Nineteen school girls of Karachi have made a “history” and managed to register their names in the Guinness Book of World Record by accommodating themselves in a smart car.
The group led by Aimen Saleem Yousuf squeezed themselves into the car to break the earlier World record set by the Climb Fit Team of Australia when 18 students compressed into a standard Smart Car at the Warringah Mall, Sydney Australia on January 25, 2010.
My impression for Guinness Book of World Record was ruined when I watched those 19 “talented” girls trying to accommodate themselves in a small car climbing on each other in literally ‘weird positions’ for the sake of setting ‘world record’ surrounded by various media men who were happily taking photographs to print Pakistan’s competitive girls for next day’s newsprint.
I wonder what the hell that was but again its a matter of personal freedom and setting world records keeping the fact aside whether the circus they were indulging into was really productive.
To me, climbing over each other in a small car is not a big deal, I suggest Guinness Book people to just come out on the streets of Pakistan and see how the overloaded Public Buses in this part of the world carry more passengers than their seating capacity, its the record we set on daily basis.
If these girls really wanted to do something they should have come up with creatives ideas which could glorify nation in its true sense. Like Lahore Grammar School that made nation proud by winning NASA competition.
Likewise Last year Pakistan successfully managed to get into Guinness World Record by planting maximum number of mangrove sapling by breaking Indian record which they set up in Assam on 13th July 2009 by planting 447,874 trees in 24 hour.