Indian farmer in UAE sets world record for distributing saplings
(Sourced from PTI)
An Indian farmer in the UAE has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah. Sudheesh Guruvayoor from Kerala on Tuesday distributed 4,914 saplings of the organic curry tree and broke the record set by the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Dubai. The Gurudwara had distributed 2,083 saplings of three varieties of trees. Here's more.
Guruvayoor, who had hit headlines with his accomplishments in farming, achieved the new feat as part of the World Environment Day celebrations. The saplings from his own farm in Sharjah were distributed to students. Guruvayoor said the initiative was his attempt to support the green vision of the Father of the Nation, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the Year of Zayed.
With five Limca Book of Records and other awards in his kitty, Guruvayoor said he had been growing curry tree saplings at his farm for almost three months for this dream project. He said he chose curry tree from India since curry leaves are an essential ingredient in cuisine. Curry leaves are used for the aroma and flavor in the cuisine.
Curry leaves from India were earlier banned in UAE due to high levels of pesticides. Through this initiative, Guruvayoor said, families of these students can grow pesticide-free curry leaves at home.