JSPL’s Anjana Tirkey Receives Guinness Certificate

BARBIL (Odisha): Anjana Tirkey, working with Barbil business unit of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has received a certificate from Guinness World Records for participating in making the world’s longest crocheted scarf.

JSPL’s Barbil Unit Head Suresha G felicitated Anjana for the latter’s rare feat in a function here recently.

Congratulating Mrs Tirkey, on the occasion Suresha said, “It is indeed a great honour for all of us that she has achieved a rare feat. I hope this will encourage all to engage themselves in such activities which will not only earn self-respect but accolades for our country.”

To promote international peace, Mother of India Crochet Queens (MICQ), a Chennai-based group of crochet enthusiasts, mainly housewives, has knitted the world’s longest scarf measuring 14.09 km.

The feat has been acknowledged by Guinness World Records. The scarf was a joint effort of more than 700 women from across the country and knitters from Dubai, Poland, Singapore and Hongkong.

“I have no words to express how happy am I. It was possible only because of the joint effort of our group and hence the credit goes to everybody and of course my family for supporting me. I will continue to contribute for the good work of my group which aims to help the poor and downtrodden of the society.”

The Guinness World Records had set a benchmark of 4km but group had challenged for something close to 15km, an elated Tirkey said. The crochet works were completed in three months. Later with the help of volunteers these were stitched in Chennai for the final show, she added. The products made by members of the group are given for charity.

Last January, MICQ had come out with the world’s largest hand crocheted blanket of 11,000 square metre.

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