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Uniting for world peace!

VISUAL SPECTACLE: World Peace formations by students. Photo: Special Arrangement

VISUAL SPECTACLE: World Peace formations by students. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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Last Friday was not just another morning for the students of Fuscos Matric Higher Secondary School. It was their turn to attempt a feat for the Limca Book of Records – albeit unknowingly, by involving maximum number of students in the formation of peace symbol. It was also akin to making a small contribution to world peace, in their little way.

Taking “World Peace” as the theme for their 36th annual sports meet, the event was completely taken over by the students. From early morning they ran around with the preparations, receiving the special guest, the Mayor of Madurai, maintaining discipline and attempting to create a new record. “All rise up for third count, do the drills uniformly, check on the lines, listen to the music” the high school graders were instructing the juniors and every student put in his or her effort. Just when the speakers blared out Michael Jackson’s Peace Song, 1,250 ran and scattered themselves on the ground systematically to form a massive peace symbol. They also came up with a cannon formation representing “we want peace not war”. It was an attempt to alarm people about the types of atrocities the world is suffering from and to give peace a chance.

“Our primary target was not to attempt for a record but to contribute towards world peace” said the school principal, Rev.Sr. Sheela. She claimed that no other school has tried the world peace formation with so many students. The video of the event has been forwarded to the Limca officials for confirmation.

The However, shares, the PT master R.Senthil Kumar, “We never mentioned to the students that the exercise is for entering Limca Book of Records. What and how they did was purely their own effort and perseverance,” he said, adding, “If their involvement fetches them the feat, the success too would be entirely theirs.”

“We practised only for 15 days and I am happy that we could execute the formation in complete coordination,” said C.K.Ganesh studying in class XI. “I feel proud that we could contribute to the world peace in our way.” It was a proud moment for the parents too watching their kids take part in the peace initiative.

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