Tuesday, August 24, 2010

‘Snehapookalam’ in the Guiness Book

Aug 21, 2010
‘Snehapookalam’, a joint venture of Kozhikode District Administration and District Tourism Promotion Council has found its way to the Guinness book of World Records as the world’s biggest floral carpet.

Spread over a massive 17, 622 square feet, the carpet was made with creativity supported by 25 artists. The carpet had set a world record. The previous record was set in 2008 at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium at Ernakulum, where Kerala Police prepared a ‘Jana Maithri pookkalam’ over 12000 square feet.The carpet was made with seven kinds of flowers representing 7 continents taking 2 hours and eight minutes.
For making on the spot assessment of the function, officials from the Guinness book of world records and Limca book of world records were present. As many as 14,500 kg flowers were used including Chrysanthemum, Chethi, vadamalli, and Dalia brought from Thovala. The attempt was led by 72 group leaders,Kozhikode :Marking a model for religious harmony and universal brotherhood, the biggest floral carpet `Snehapookkalam’ was laid with 15 tones of flowers. Fragrance filled the air at Swapna Nagari on Saturday as an army of 1,000 people, including 500 students, created the world’s biggest ‘Pookalam’ (floral carpet), to get into the Guinness book of records.

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