for ISKCON News on June 3, 2010
Radheshyam Dasa (in orange), Temple President of ISKCON Pune, stands with participants (l to r) Pranali Zamje, Nikhil Dhamnaskar, and Sangram Shelar.
An art competition organized by ISKCON Pune has found a place in GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™ by becoming the Largest Art Competition in the World.
In its Guinness World Records™ attempt for Largest art competition, the painting competition organized by ISKCON Pune on Dec 14, 2009 received record participation of 1,41,918 students that broke the earlier record of Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs of Germany by over 18976 paintings as it had 122,942 entries from the children in Germany.
The certification confirming this new record was recently received by ISKCON Pune. All the students who participated will be awarded with a certificate of participation during the coming Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON Pune, and the participating schools will be informed about it in the due course of time.
The purpose of the competition was to encourage students to discover their hidden talents in terns of imagination and creativity through the medium of painting. It also aimed at creating awareness amongst the children about many social pressing issues such as environmental protection, cow protection, importance of friendship and appreciating and preserving nature’s beauty. Lord Krishna was the central theme of this competition.