Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31:
Yannita Priyadarshini and Biswakant Panda, two students of Utkal Culture University, on Saturday attempted a place in Limca Book of World Records by drawing a 500-feet long and 50-feet wide rakhi in Indira Gandhi park in Odisha’s capital city.
The eco-friendly rakhi, claimed to be the largest in the world, was made with 300 kilos of paddy and about 40 kilograms of rice and doesn’t include any plastic materials in it. The tow budding artists attempted to display the art and culture of the state through this magnificent piece of art.
“The entire process was videographed and would be sent to the Limca Book of Records officials. The announcement regarding its entry in the prestigious book of records would be made if its officials find it meets all required criteria. Limca Book of Records holder Keshab Swain has been helping us through the process,” said Biswakant Panda.
It may be noted that the largest rakhi as per Limca book of records was displayed in Bangalore on August 17, 2013. This 400 feet long and 40 feet wide rakhi was made by Brahma Kumaris of Bangalore.
The Rakhi was inaugurated by Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, editor of leading Odia daily Sambad on Saturday afternoon who lauded the attempt by the students.
“There is competition everywhere. One needs to compete in order to achieve success and determination in order to compete. Yannita and Biswakant have done just that,” said Patnaik while inaugurating the rakhi.