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Gurukulam School enters Limca Book of Records

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For its feat in presenting 370 students dressed like Swami Vivekananda

Honour:Swami Sukhatmanandaji Maharaj, President, Sri Ramakrishna Math (third left), displaying the Limca Book of Records received by Gurukulam School at a function held in Kotagiri recently.
Honour:Swami Sukhatmanandaji Maharaj, President, Sri Ramakrishna Math (third left), displaying the Limca Book of Records received by Gurukulam School at a function held in Kotagiri recently.

The Gurukulam School at Agalar near here has entered the Limca Book of Records for its feat in presenting 370 students dressed like Swami Vivekananda.

In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in a fitting manner the school had asked its students to turn up on January 12 last attired like the great spiritual leader. 370 students belonging to various religions and studying in classes LKG to tenth standard had attended the programme dressed up like him. It had generated considerable interest and had been acknowledged as a unique way of singing the Swami’s praise by the chief guest Chandra Joshi, Deputy Headmistress of the Lawrence School, Lovedale.

It had also given immense satisfaction to the students and a great deal of prideto the parents.

Recognising it as an achievement vis a vis maximum number of persons dressed up like the Swami, the India Book of Records had given a certificate.

Speaking to The Hindu here on Monday School Correspondent N. Arjunan said that a request had been made to the Limca Book of records to record the feat.

A certificate stating that it was a national record had been received last week from the Limca Book of Records. While participating in a function held at Kotagiri Swami Sukhatmanandaji Maharaj, President, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Udhagamandalam, had blessed the certificate along with B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore.

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