Class IX students of Ryan International School today created history by making the world’s largest piece of handmade recycled paper. Their achievement has been recognized by Limca Book of Records.
VVR Murthy, Senior Executive, Limca Book of Records, who came from Delhi to witness the making of the sheet, said, “Earlier, there was no record of such a big recycled handmade paper. We will enter their name in the Limca Book of Records 2012 as the edition of the year 2011 has already been published and is about to be released in January (2011). The students made paper of an area of 1050.4 square feet, which is the biggest in the world. So they will be issued a World Record certificate.” Before this, the Guinness World Record for handmade paper stood at 675 sq. feet.
Gurpreet Kaur, the school principal, said, “It is the vision of the Chairman, Dr. Augustine Francis Pinto, as the message of ‘sustainable development’ and using the natural resources judiciously was spread amongst the masses by this humble gesture which proved to be a record-breaking event. The students worked diligently towards this global mission of ‘Green World’ by reusing the waste paper (collected in the school) and transforming it into a utility product.”