On the occasion of International Human Rights day on December 10, 2015, the students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) formed the longest human chain to spread out a powerful message of world peace.
More than 25,000 students participated in the event and they forming 30 km longest Human chain. The event was conducted in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Theme of Event was “Joining hands against terrorism – Urge for world peace.”
One of the students of KISS said that”The world is suffering because of terrorism and we want everyone to come together to ensure world peace.”
While the viewers greeted and encouraged the students, dignitaries from different walks of life assembled at all important intersections of the city to support the cause.
The complete chain was formed at 8 am and continued for the duration of three minutes, for this traffic was regulated.
Later the students were addressed by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, he also lauded the efforts of KISS to bring tribal children into the mainstream and also told the importance of institute and Education.
Encircling around the city roads, the students arranged themselves in a human formation reading ‘we urge for world peace’. A Total of 15,225 students were involved in creating the “largest human sentence” and has set a new world record, The Guinness records certified. The previous record on this feat was made in Dubai by 6,958 people.
The students also created a second world record for the “most simultaneous high-fives”. In this, 25,151 students participated and have set a record. The previous record was made for “most simultaneous high-fives” in Canada by 7,238 people. Here, Guinness World Records official Fortuna Lisa Burke was present with her team to witness the spectacle.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta is Founder of KISS said: “that KISS is the pride of Odisha, glory of India and congratulating the students for setting double world records in the same events and for the successful Human Chain.”