• Rajkot schoolgirls roll out 25,000 chapattis in 8 minutes
     August 23rd, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Events in Gujarat, Gujarat in News

     The hockey and basketball playgrounds of Kadvibai Virani Kanya Vidyalay (KVKV) were put to an altogether different use on Wednesday morning as 1,200 girl students made a strong pitch for entering the Limca Book of Records by making 25,000 chapattis in mere eight minutes. The feat is expected to be featured in the 2014 edition of the book.

    Instead of sportspersons it was the chefs who were out to display their culinary skills in the playgrounds as hundreds of girls assembled to make the record. KVKV is one of the oldest girls school in Saurashtra region that was established in 1946 by freedom fighters in Rajkot.

    “The event was spectacular. All the members of school management along with the participants are happy and excited about the event. We will now proceed to claim our record in the Limca Book of Records for this event. We will send them the detailed video recordings, photographs and other evidence to get the event registered,” principal of KVKV Sonal Shah said.

    A total of 1,800 girls took part in the event out of which 1200 girls were involved in chapatti making while the remaining 600 girls participated as volunteers.

    “The event was supported by Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). We have taken care with regards to the hygiene while carrying out the exercise. After the event was over, the chapattis were distributed among patients in government hospitals and the poor in the city with the help of Bolbala Charitable Trust,” Shah said.

    Each participant had brought 250 grams of flour from their home and some parents had donated ghee as well.

    “The idea of making chapattis to enter the book came up when the parents of a student and told me that while their ward was bright in education she did not know how to make chapattis. In our culture, this is a necessity. It was then that we decided to have an event that involved chapatti making on a mass scale involving maximum number of our students,” Shah added.