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Graphic Era creates another World Record

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 18 Feb: Graphic Era has created another World Record. World Record India today granted the status of world record to the largest eco-friendly waste paper ball created by the students of Graphic Era Deemed University and Graphic Era Hill University.
The students made the world’s largest waste paper ball weighing 500 kilogrammes using 421 kilogrammes of waste paper and 79 kilograms of jute rope. The ball is 10.4 feet in height and 33.8 feet in circumference.
After the announcement, today, Prof Dr Kamal Ghanshala, Chairman of Graphic Era Group, distributed the certificates and medals received from World Record India to the participating students.
The ball was made on 8 December, 2018, after which the claim was sent to World Record India. After careful screening and assessment by the officials of World Record India, the ball was conferred the status of world’s largest waste paper ball. Previously, the record was held by USA Pollution Control Board for making a 196 kilogramme waste paper ball.
The ball was made by a team of 22 students from both Graphic Era Deemed University and Graphic Era Hill University under the leadership of Yuvraj Joshi and Yatharth Joshi in 27 days.
The team consisted of Desh Deepak Mishra, Akhilesh Singh Bhaisora, Sandeep Thapa, Satyam Mani Silswal, Nitin Kumar Singh, Pranjal Vats, Akash Singh, Ritik Arora, Ankrish Singh, Subh Rastogi, Akash Singh Rana, Prabhakar Pratap Singh, Ankita Maurya, Sheetal Gussain, Kenya Kandwal, Firdaus Khatoon, Sahibaan Singh, Abhishek Dhasmana, Shivangini Khanduri and Akriti Chaudhary.
While motivating the students, Prof Ghanshala said that such activities not only provided recognition, but also prepared one to face new challenges and stay ahead.