In a quest to acknowledge and respect the hidden talents of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the Department of Tourism, Puducherry has organised an 18 day long world record festival. This event, jointly organised by Tamil Nadu Book of Records and Sadhanai Tamizhagam Charitable Trust is held at the New Port grounds from 9-26 January. The festival is a unique attempt to not just show case the talents from different parts of the state and union territory, but also sets a new benchmark for future endeavours.
The event was inaugurated on 9th January by N Rangaswamy, Chief Minister of Puducherry. With over 100 stalls being set up, the festival has an array of interesting record breaking performances lined up for the people. Some of the highlights are sure to be the 30-feet long cricket bat, 15-feet coffee mug, non-stop DJ music for 240 hours, 60 hours drumming by a 7-year old kid, non-stop music and orchestra. The festival also is a fundraiser, as the money collected will be utilised for creating more lucrative employment opportunities for struggling Tamil World Record Achievers and improving travel, food and accommodation facilities for record holders as well providing over all support for all 2015 world record attempts.
A mass rally led by social activist, Gandhi Kanagaraj would precede the commencement of the festival as a vehicle to create more awareness about the festival and the amazing talents who are attempting world records. A marathon as well as 100 hours of cleaning Puducherry began on 8th January in which thousands of students from different schools and colleges participated.
Source: The New Indian Express