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64 Nationalities' Handprints Making UAE Flag Enters Guinness Book

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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An Indian school group in the United Arab Emirates has set a Guinness World Record for creating a gigantic handprint mural of the UAE national flag.

The mural was created by 16,367 PACE Education Group students, teachers, staff, and parents from 64 countries as part of the 50th UAE National Day celebrations under the theme 'One Community, Many Hands.'

The nine-metre-wide, 18-metre-long red, green, black, and white flag established a new Guinness World Record for 'Most Contributions to a Handprint Mural. ‘Gulf Asian English School from Sharjah, India International School from Sharjah, PACE International School from Sharjah, Delhi Private School from Ajman, PACE British School from Sharjah, and PACE Modern British School from Dubai contributed towards this successful attempt. They painted one hand and made a handprint to fill in the various colour portions of the UAE flag.

On Monday, Ahmed Bucheeri, the official judge for Guinness World Records, judged the event in which all of the colours of the UAE flag were joined together and the attempt was proclaimed as an exceptional achievement.

The group's schools have been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the sixth time. This is a personal accomplishment for Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, an Indian expat chairman of PACE Education Group, delighted to give back to this country through his education group and other business verticals after witnessing the historic moment of the UAE's formation in 1971 and its phenomenal growth during his 55-year journey in the UAE.

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