Nearly 5,000 students of an Indian school in UAE's Sharjah city today entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest human image of a boat to mark Children's Day and UAE National Day.
The school management said the attempt was held to mark Childrens Day in India, the birth anniversary of first Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was very fond of children.
"It is a great achievement for our students. It is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them," school principal Manju Reji said.
Their life has to go a long way like a boat sailing in an ocean. And the boat is a symbol of the UAE's heritage too. As a symbolic image, we chose the boat for this attempt, she said.
All the students from grade one to grade eight who participated in the attempt will receive a certificate from the Guinness World Records.
The adjudicator for Guinness World Records Ahmed Gabr declared India International School "Officially Amazing" by setting the World Record for the "Largest Human Image of a Boat with 4882 students", the school said.