1968 students from Thrissur plant 1968 plants together to obtain Guinness record
Thrissur: A total of 1968 students of Devamatha CMI Public School here together planted 1968 plants at a time to obtain a Guinness record. The event was conducted as part of Haritham project raising the slogan ‘Love Nature, Save Environment’.
The mass planting was organised by Dr. Monson Mavunkal Foundation in order to create a Guinness World Record. The event was conducted at 11 in the morning on Saturday. Dr. Monson Mavunkal, chairman of the foundation, inaugurated the planting session. Principal Fr. Shaju Edamana chaired the function.
Saplings of crape jasmine (locally called as Nandyarvattam) were planted in plastic flowerpots on the school ground. The plants will be maintained at their homes. Students from classes 3 to 11 participated in the programme. At present, the world record is possessed by a school where 1800 students planted plants together.
The school authorities intend to organise ‘Haritham’ project in which 5000 plants will be nurtured on the campus in the coming years. The record will be declared after the Guinness authorities assess the activities of the school.