Bahrain in bid to break floral record
Manama, September 25, 2012
A group of Bahraini youngsters are hoping to break the world record for the maximum number of people planting flowers simultaneously.
They plan to enter the Guinness World Records with a 537-square metre floral tribute to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
It is expected that more than 1,000 people will take part in the event and plant red and white flowers, representing the Bahraini flag, in the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park in Hidd.
The project is the brainchild of Bahraini Ali Ahmed Kharfoosh and has been backed by Muharraq councillor Mohammed Al Mutawa.
"We are supporting the idea and have already sent letters to Guinness World Records," he said.
"They have given us a temporary approval and have agreed to send an adjudicator to check the place and accept it for the book.”
"We are going to work on this project as soon as we get approval from the Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry."
Al Mutawa said organisers were hoping to raise BD28,000 ($74,467.87) to pay for two judges from the Canada-based Guinness World Records company to come to witness and register the record.
"The only problem we are facing now is to get sponsor for this project and we expect private companies to help us raise this amount," he said.
"So we are sending letters to all the major companies in Bahrain and see the reaction from them, but I believe they will love the idea and donate wholeheartedly." – TradeArabia News Service