Brit Indians attempt to paint largest Indian flag; enter Guiness Book

Brit Indians attempt to paint largest Indian flag; enter Guiness Book
Chairman of UKABC, Taha Coburn-Kutay (left) and Mayor of Southwark Cllr. Sunil Chopra
Chairman of UKABC, Taha Coburn-Kutay (left) and Mayor of Southwark Cllr. Sunil Chopra

At a recently held briefing for community leaders, media and special invitees, The UK Asian Business Council has announced that the largest Indian flag painting event will be organised to celebrate the Indian Independence Day at Indian Gymkhana Club, London on 21stAugust .

Speaking to IndiaGBnews, the Chairman of UKABC, Mr. Taha Coburn-Kutay informed that ‘’this historic event will raise money for two causes: Sarva Jana Hitaya whose main aim is to provide education to children who do not have any access to it due their financially weak families or they do not know the value of education and the Swach Bharat Campaign: Green India, Clean India.’’

Kutay stated that it was an opportunity to join UKABC’s Guinness World Record creation attempt by painting “The biggest flag of India” on 21st August. The UK Asian Business Council invites all to join this free event with with families and friends.

Kutay has assured that once the record is observed by Guinness Book of World Record and The Record is made all those who participate will be awarded certificates.

UKABC team with community leaders at the briefing
UKABC team with community leaders at the briefing

Speaking on the occasion, former Mayor of Southwark Cllr. Sunil Chopra emphasised on the relevance of Indian community investing in businesses and properties in the UK than in India.  Stephen Fry, CEO for Hounslow Businesses was also present, along with Telangana NRI Forum and Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence.

It is reported that the event will also be an occasion to remember Pingali Venkayya, the conceiver and designer of the Indian national flag.

Paint and canvas will be provided by UKABC. ‘’All you have to do is turn up and paint the flag,’’ Kutay informed. For booking your free tickets – visit www.ukabc.co.uk or contact press@ukabc.co.uk

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