Mumbai children dressed as trees create world record

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Over 2,000 students from various schools here participated in a runathon aimed to spread awareness about energy conservation, a statement said Monday. Over 300 students were dressed like trees for the event and thus entered the Guinness World Records.

Organised by Reliance Infrastructure Limited, the children, popularly known as RInfra's Young Energy Savers (YES), came together to support the cause.

Of these, 308 students were dressed like trees, thereby creating a Guinness World Record Sunday. The event was flagged off by actress Karisma Kapoor.

The event titled "Run-to-Save" was a 4.5 km runathon. It was followed by the felicitation of the YES champions and schools for their energy conservation initiatives.

"RInfra's YES initiative has created a history by setting up a new Guinness World Record. It has created unparalleled momentum and excitement around the noble cause of environment-energy conservation," said an RInfra spokesperson.

YES is among RInfra's many energy conservation initiatives that drives the important message among children and entrusts them with the responsibility of carrying forward the mission into their family and friends.

With reinforcement of the initiative, this year the company has achieved its targeted goal of reaching out to almost 125,000 students through 170 schools in four years to spread awareness regarding energy conservation.


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