Recording love for India

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PENNING PATRIOTISM: Subrahmanyam on a writing spree. Photo: S. Rambabu
PENNING PATRIOTISM: Subrahmanyam on a writing spree. Photo: S. Rambabu

B.V.S. Bhaskar

Rajahmundry: Alisha Chinai's `Made in India', A.R. Rehman's `Vandemataram' and `I love my India' from the movie `Pardes' are his favourite songs. He sees patriotism in every walk of life.

Revu Subrahmanyam (22), took this passion a step ahead by stuffing a post card with 14,800 letters of `I Love India'. Then, he tried his writing skills on rice.

He wrote the same slogan on 2,000 rice grains. He developed this skill while doing graduation at V.T.College, Rajahmundry in 1999. In the process, he broke the record of another youth -- Phani Kumar of Aalamuru from East Godavari district.

The motive

"Today's youngsters lack patriotic spirit and it hurts so much. That is why I chose this campaign," said Subrahmanyam, son of a police constable, R. Ganapatirao.

His penchant for innovation also resulted in a low-cost, hands-free painting machine.

The machine would spray paint the third rail bridge across the Godavari by engaging only one or two labourers instead of the regular 50 to 100 workers, he claimed. "All these are not for fun. I want to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records," sums up Subrahmanyam.



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