Tamil Nadu students dress up as Gandhi to spread peace, non-violence

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Coimbatore, June 17 (ANI): In an effort to spread Gandhi's message of peace and non -violence in the world, about 255 students from a school in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore dressed up as Mahatma Gandhi.

They walked into a crowd holding bamboo canes and sang the "Vande Mataram"-the national song.

The students got the event registered in Limca Book of Records.

"For them it is a question of giving inspiration to the rest of the country's children. So as the years go by, we tend to forget how we got independence, who was responsible," said Aarthy, Editor, Limca Book of Records.

"So, to bring back those memories and the fact that Gandhi was somebody worth admiring. And, for us to be able to set this record in the Limca Book of Records 201,is a very very proud moment," she added.

In keeping with the spirits of the event, 52 of the 255 students chose to shave off their heads. Others covered it with pastel cream cloth.

They wore round spectacles, sported false moustaches, and draped a white 'dhoti' on their torsos'.

" I am very proud to be Gandhiji for a day, for this Guinness World Record, very proud," said Karthic Barathi, one of the participants. (ANI)

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