Students of Ideal institutions at Kadakassery in the district took a step closer to the Guinness Book of World Records when their 15,000-page giant magazine was released at a colourful function on the campus.
Titled Mega Mag 2014, the magazine is claimed to be the largest manuscript magazine ever. The 4,000-odd students on the Ideal campus, from kindergarten to degree level, worked non-stop for a week to produce the magazine.
The students produced 3,604 poems, 2,941 stories, 2,298 sketches, and 1,719 essays, besides a large number of cartoons, travel anecdotes, and snippets. Supervised by their teachers, the children did the complete work of the magazine from designing to binding. The 500-kg magazine is more than 250 cm high. Although the school had registered 10,000 pages with the Limca Book of Records, it increased the number of pages to 15,000 during production.
Sub Collector Amit Meena released the Mega Mag 2014. E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MP; K.T. Jaleel, MLA; writer P. Surendran, and other dignitaries spoke.
Ideal academic director K.A. Majeed welcomed the gathering. Programme coordinator Ummer Punathil proposed a vote of thanks.