Berhampur, July 19 (LocalWire): The government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) has installed a 68-feet high, giant guitar in the campus here.
The guitar that has a 25-foot base and weighs over 300 kilograms was built by the ITI students using building and automobile scrap.
Claiming this as the world’s largest scrap sculpture, the ITI authorities are now planning to apply for different world records.
The world’s largest scrap sculpture, according to the Golden Book of World Records, is the sculpture of a lion depicting the logo of ‘Make in India’ installed at the Urkura Raipur railway station.
The 32-feet high, 65-feet wide, 22-metric ton sculpture was installed by the General Stores Depot South East Central Railway on 12 April 2017.
“We think the guitar that has been built using scrap material by our students will be the largest scrap sculpture in the World. We will soon apply to the different world record organisations for the purpose,” ITI Berhampur principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy said.
Panigrahy further informed that the scrap materials were collected from the institute buildings that were damaged during cyclone Fani and the automobile labs.
“Around 20 to 30 students of different departments, including welding, electrician, painters were engaged to create this huge sculpture that took around 25 days to build,” he said, adding that the team will take another a week to give finishing touch and complete it.
Some of the earlier sculptures created by the students include a 12-feet high Hollywood science fiction character Predator made of 550 kilograms discarded vehicle parts, a (16-feet high giant fish, and a 32-feet tall giraffe. All of these are installed at the ITI campus here.
The institute has also set up a scrap museum, where the students have made several other structures and sculptures.
The ITI Berhampur had received the Prakruti Mitra award from the state government for its use of waste material and environment protection this year at a function in Bhubaneswar.