Organised by Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava and Sree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha, in association with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Rotary Bangalore Parisara, the clay seed Ganesha campaign has set a new Guinness World Record.
Story so far: The campaign has claimed to break its own record for ‘the most number of people sculpting with modelling clay simultaneously’ at National College Grounds on Sunday. While the initial goal was set at creating 10,000 Ganesha idols, only 3,308 idols could be created. But this still made it to the records book.
- 3,000 people participated in the campaign, belonging to different age groups and professions, coming together to sculpt their personal Ganesha idols.
- Idols were embedded with seeds of flowering plants such as tulsi, sunflower, ashwagandha and others.
Environment-friendly: The clay idols are designed in such a way that they can be planted in a pot post the festival, which will eventually grow into plants. The campaign was set up not only to promote environment-friendly plants but also to provide a hands-on clay idol-making experience.
(Image credits: Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava’s Facebook Video)