The organisers had given away 7,847 prizes at the district level, State level, South India level and national level.

Elite Circle’s ‘Clinic Plus Gateway 2012' competition in the city for schoolchildren from across the country reportedly broke three records. According to K. Pradeep Kumar, Founder and president, Elite Circle, the event that saw over 70,000 students participate in over 19 competitions, has broke three records – largest one-day art competition, largest one-day writing competition and largest literary and cultural meet.

Elite Circle had conducted ‘Gateway’ on Saturday at the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex.

Mr. Kumar said that the 13 edition of the event had students from the Lower Kindergarten to Plus Two participating in drawing, essay writing, caption writing, story writing, group dance, talent hunt and other events.

The organisers had given away 7,847 prizes at the district level, State level, South India level and national level.

Mr. Kumar said that 35,460 students helped the organisers break the largest one-day art competition record, 8,251of them in the largest one-day writing competition category and 72,459 in the largest literary and cultural event category.

He said that adjudicators from the Asian Records Academy had issued the certificates for the three records at the event, after they made a count of the participants at the venue.

The organisers had facilitated it using biometric entry system.

He added that students from 8,543 schools from 21 States participated in the competitions.

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