Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, 15 Feb: At least eighty students of the Moginand Senior Secondary School launched an anti-tobacco campaign, in a bid to set a world record by flying 7,730 paper planes in a minute.
All the paper planes have some messages on them to shun tobacco.
The anti-tobacco campaign kicked off on November 14, 2016 and ended on Tuesday.
“This is part of a community development project to shun tobacco which started on November 14 last year. Eighty boys and girls have set a world record by flying 7730 paper planes with a message on it to create awareness amongst youth against the drug,” stated Sanjeev Atri, organiser of the drive and a teacher at the school.
The event was recorded live by the Golden Book Award Record of the United States. The record was earlier made by the students of Maria International School of New Zealand, where 87 students had flown 3,622 paper planes in a minute. “These students of Moginand Senior Secondary School have broken an old record of Maria international School of New Zealand where 87 children had a record of flying 3622 paper planes in one minute,” said Alok Kumar, a representative of the Golden Book Award.
While running the campaign over 7,500 paintings and messages were conceptualised by the students. “It is important for the young generation to stay away from the drug. We are doing a campaign against drug menace and today I am very happy that we have set a world record to send a message against drugs,” said Abhijeet, a participant in the campaign.