The Record Breaking Envelope

THE ENVELOPE MADE BY AMU STUDENTS ONCE AGAIN MAKES ITS WAY TO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

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At a proud moment on April 3, 2013, the largest envelope in the world was unveiled at the Community Hall of New Guest House, AMU amongst judges and witnesses. The size of the envelope was measured to be 17.86 meters in length and 13.10 meters in breadth. The students and professors of Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College and a professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, AMU made it. The making of the envelope started on March 18, 2013 and was completed on April 3, 2013. It was made with pink 130 gsm card sheets of 22×28” size and about 1600 sheets were glued together. The three observers appointed by the officials of Guinness World Records, Dr. Shah Shahood from the Department of Mechanical Engineering Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), AMU, Dr. Imtiyaz  from the Department of Mechanical Engineering ZHCET, AMU and Mr. Puran Singh Rana, Additional City Magistrate-II, Aligarh declared the envelope to be the largest in the world. The record-breaking team behind the wonder envelope will soon receive the certificate from the Guinness World Records authority.

The envelope was also displayed at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, AMU on April 4, 2013. Pro Vice Chancellor of AMU Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, Prof Zakia Siddiqui, Adhyaksh Zilla Panchayat Mr. Sudhir Chaudary and Sumaira Khan from ABP News were present on the occasion.

The envelope was made to convey the message to ‘stop crime against women’. That was the main reason to choose the colour pink for the envelope. While all the girls dressed in pink, balloons of the same colour were also released in the air to mark the day. Students of the Fine Arts Department of AMU contributed to the day by organizing a painting exhibition based on the theme.

Later in the day, the envelope was sent to the President of India with four postal stamps of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Allama Iqbal and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. These were commemoration stamps released by Government of India and one thing common among them was that they all strived for the rights of Women.

It is an encore achievement for AMU as one year ago also thirty students of Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, AMU had made an envelope that measured 17.86 meters in length and 13.10 meters in breadth. It was then declared as the largest envelope in the world.

NOTE: The article has been published in The Times of Agra (The Times of India) on April 12, 2013. Hence, the copyright of the article is owned by The Times of India. Anyone who tries to copy, use or reproduce the article in any way will be liable to legal action. 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Record Breaking Envelope

  1. Salam, I admire your efforts to provide the history of the Victoria gate. Is it possible for you to send me the translation of the Arabic inscription that is on the building in English.

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