At a function held at New Delhi's National Stadium, the deputy
prime minister LK Advani, unveiled the longest towel ever to be
created. A press release says that this one of its kind towel weighs
over 500 kgs and is 419 metres long. The release also adds that
the longest single piece towel has been specially designed and manufactured
by Welspun to mark the 57th Independence Day of India.
I&B minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present during the
occasion. Brinda Malhotra form the Limca Book of Records was present
to verify the claim.
Welspun group vice chairman and MD was quoted as saying: "This
is a towel through which we have tried to capture the essence of
India, the spirit that fascinates the world with its mystique. This
towel is our humble salute to this great nation of ours. May the
spirit of our independence always reign strong!"
Limca Book of Records editor Vijaya Ghosh was quoted as saying:
"The idea of the longest towel is very unusual and we have
not got any entry like this till date. We are happy to announce
that we will use it for the 2004 edition of the Limca Book of Records."
Welspun claims to be among the top five manufacturers and exporters
of terry towels in the world and the largest in Asia. It exports
to over 22 countries across the globe. In India, the company's range
comprises of terry towels and bathrobes as well the bedsheet ensemble.