Berhampur, January 7 (Localwire): For students of the government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here, any material is a raw material and nothing can really go waste.
Inspired by similar such initiatives at the campus, around 20 students here joined hands to create a giant fishing bait by using the scrap from the dismantled building.
The 22.10 feet (6.90 meters) long and 91-cm wide bait was developed by the trainees of the welding and painting trades of the institute, which they claim is the biggest in the world
The hook at the bottom of the bait measured at 101.6 cm.
The students of the institute took about four months to develop the giant fishing bait that weighs around 400 kg.
According to the ITI principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy, the students developed the giant fishing bait after their regular classes.
“The main objective of the creating the fishing bait is to highlight the fishing jetting at Gopalpur-on-Sea, which is a fisherman dominated tourist destination town, located near Silk City,” Panigrahy said.
The fishing bait was installed in the Open Air Scrap Museum on the premises of the institute.
Panigrahy also said that since it was the biggest fishing bait in the world, they have applied for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Record.
The Guinness Book of World Record has records of 10.10 ft-high fishing bait at Sandestin Miramar beach in Florida (2011), and another 15.6 ft-high bait at Ethan Sparks in West Texas, USA (2013).
“The bait made by the students of our institute is the largest in the world,” he claimed.
Earlier, the students of the ITI have developed different giant sculptures, which are presently installed at the premises of the institute that has been promoted as the Open-Air Scrap Museum.
At least 15 such giant sculptures, developed from scraps are installed in ITI campus here, including the 32-feet high, 12 feet wide giant giraffe made of scrap iron rods from broken roof casting.
The giraffe weighing around 2,000-kg was made by 35 students of fitter trade in 22 days and it now figures in the India Book of Record.
The institute has also been conferred the grandmaster certification from the Asia Book of Records for making a large sculptured guitar from waste materials.
Besides the giraffe and guitar, the students of the institute have also made several other sculptures including that of fish, deer, and Spiderman by using the scraps of automobiles and old broken houses.