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Bangabandhu’s portrait in cropland enlisted as Guinness World Record

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:34 PM, 16 March 2021   Updated: 09:13 PM, 16 March 2021

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, painted on 120 bighas of cropland in Balenda village of Bhabanipur union in Sherpur upazila of Bogura has been enlisted in the Guinness World Record as the largest grain artwork.

Awami League joint general secretary and agriculturist AFM Bahauddin Nasim confirmed the matter on Tuesday.

It is learned that the size of the portrait is 12 lakh 92 thousand square feet. It is 400 meters long and 300 meters wide, which is the largest grain artwork in the world. The previous largest grain artwork made in China in 2019 was 8 lakh 55 thousand 786 square feet.

On the occasion of the Mujib Year, an initiative was taken at the National Assembly to create this artwork aiming to present the agricultural sector and agriculture of Bangladesh to the world. The event was funded by the National Agricare Company.

On January 29, Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Awami League central committee joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim inaugurated the huge activities.

The planting of purple and green Janakraj rice seedlings imported from China was on the same day. After that, 140 local women workers planted paddy saplings till February 1-15. Ealier 100 students from different schools and colleges in Bogura and members of the Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) laid out the portrait in about 1,200 poles on dry land.