Bahrainis set to create floral design record
Manama, December 21, 2013
Bahrain is planning to plant itself firmly in the Guinness World Records on Tuesday for the greatest number of people sowing bulbs in one place at the same time.
Eight hundred Bahrainis will rally to break the current record and write 'King Hamad', planting 3,500 red and white petunias simultaneously as a tribute to His Majesty King Hamad on the 42nd National Day and the 14th anniversary of his accession to the throne, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"His Majesty has already given the go-ahead for the attempt to be made in the open land opposite Aa'li Roundabout," Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi said yesterday.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, the King's grandson and the son of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, will patronise the event.
The current record for the most people planting flower bulbs simultaneously was achieved by 636 participants in an event organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (UK), at Butt's Close Park at Hitchin, on October 2, 2010.
A Guinness jury will arrive from London for the event and, hopefully, officially recognise the new world record.
The Education and Interior ministries along with the Southern Governorate took part in choosing the location and setting the scene for the world record breaking bid.
Leading personalities, ambassadors, newspapers and TV channels will be invited to the event.-TradeArabia News Service