The record breaking portrait of Bangabandhu was completed on March
The harvesting festival of Guinness World Records winning crop field mosaic honouring Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bangladesh was inaugurated at the Balenda village of Vabanipur union under Sherpur upazila of Bogra on Monday.
National AgriCare Import and Export LTD provided the logistics and financial support for this project from its beginning.
Convener of the national committee of the project and Awami League Joint General Secretary Krishibid AFM Bahauddin Nasim inaugurated the crop field mosaic honouring Bangabandhu while advisor of the national committee of the project and Awami League Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak was present as chief guest.
Awami League Organizing Secretary S M Kamal Hossain, Awami League Office Secretary and Special Assistant to the prime minister Barrister Biplob Barua, and Krishka League President Sameer Chanda also took part in the harvesting festival.
As many as 130-140 women worked every day from January 29 to February 20 and they were accompanied by 15 to 20 male workers every day while the land was leased from local farmers for this project.
The area of Bangabandhu's portrait was 1,290,000 square feet while the length of the grain painting was 400 metres and the width was 300 metres.
“Bangabandhu in crop field” has created a new history for Bangladesh by getting a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The exhibition "Shassachitra Bangabandhu” also achieved the Guinness World Records on March 16 just before the birthday of Bangabandhu this year.
Every day hundreds of people used to flock to the project area to see the portrait of Bangabandhu in the crop field
According to the Guinness World Records' website, the largest crop field mosaic (image) is 119,430.273m² (1,285,536.75ft²) and was achieved by AFM Bahauddin Nasim and KSM Mostafizur Rahman in an attempt organized by the National AgriCare Import and Export LTD.