The students of Aligarh Muslim University have secured a place
into the Guinness Book of World Records for their alma mater by
creating the world’s largest paper envelope, a university
The Guinness World Records has
issued a certificate to the Aligarh Muslim University to this
The 36ft x 24ft envelop was made by a group of more than two dozen
students from different
It also carried a message of world peace and
brotherhood signed by more than
ten thousand students and faculty members of the University. It
was addressed to the
United Nations Department of Peacekeeping and had a beautiful
stamp of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
The messages urged the people to make the world a corruption free
and peaceful place. “Let
there be no oppression, we want peace, equality, and brotherhood
in the world”, read the
tagline mentioned on envelop.
The official witnesses of the event, Prof. Mukhtar Ahmad, Prof.
Razaullah Khan and Dr. F.
S. Sheerani have congratulated the students on the first ever
entry of the historical
university into the Guinness World Records.
The students’ team
leader, Syed Nabeel Mehdi
said, “Credit goes to our team that worked really hard and put
their sincere efforts. It
required extreme care, neatness and delicacy to manufacture such a
massive envelope with
paper, which we would recycle soon”.
He said it was just a
beginning and in a new
AMU Public Relations Officer, Dr. Rahat Abrar said, "The students
have sent a sincere
message to the world. This is what Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of this university,
dreamt of – a peaceful and united world."