By Our Correspondent, in Dhaka;
The largest crop filed mosaic of Bangladesh’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World record keeping behind a similar artwork made in China in 2019, an official related to the art work in Bangladesh said on Tuesday.
The massive portrait of Bangabandhu was completed on a crop filed in the northern district of Bogura marking the yearlong celebration of the birth centenary of the Bangladesh’s founder. The artwork, made using green and purple paddy on an area of 100 bigha land, was completed on March 9, and then it was reported to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League party, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, told local media that the representatives of the Guinness confirmed that Bangladesh’s application for the record was approved. A certificate may be handed through video conferencing on Wednesday, added Nasim, the head of the crop-field mosaic project of Bangladesh.
The artwork shows the representation of the portrait of Bangabandhu with paddies around 400 meters long and 300 meters wide in a field of Sherpur sub-district of Bogura.
According to the Guinness World Record, the 1,285,536 square feet image of the crop mosaic depicting the Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the largest one. It was achieved by AFM Bahauddin Nasim and KSM Mostafizur Rahman. It was organized by National AgriCare Import and Export Limited.
The previous world record of crop filed mosaic was in China. The artwork was made in 2019 on a land area of 855,786 square feet.