World's longest scarf dedicated to world peace and global democracy
To promote world peace and global democracy over 700 women from across India and other countries joined efforts to knit the world's longest scarf measuring 14.09 kilometers. A certificate of the Guinness World Records was presented on May 21 to the founder of Mother India’s Crochet Queens, Subashri Natarajan, in Chennai.
“This was the result of four months of intense involvement by more than 700 members from across the country and the globe who wished to do something for society,” Ms. Natarajan said according to a report in The Hindu.
The women who participated hope to spread the message of peace and solidarity across the world. As Ms. Natarajan explained, the initiative which was carried out in association with the Indian Skill Development Council supports the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
By now, the world-record scarf was dismanteld into nearly 5400 individual pieces, most of which will be donated to local NGOs across India. Around 900 scarfs will be sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and heads of state and government. "We will deliver the message to the UN that a citizen-elected Parliamentary Assembly is needed as a step towards global democracy," said Ms. Natarajan.
"We want peace in this world," she added.