Mou Das, a resident of Assam’s Cachar district, earned a spot in the India Book of Records by painting 30 country flags on flattened rice flakes, locally called “chira”.
Mou Das, the owner of an art school in Salganga, painted the flags of 30 countries, including India, Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Russia, Peru, Australia, France, Germany, Kuwait, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, England, Norway, Senegal, Panama, Ireland, Bangladesh, Niger, Palau, Peru, Austria, Rwanda, Jamaica, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Benin, and Vietnam.
About two months ago, Mou Das conceived the idea of painting national flags on flattened rice flakes while eating them. After contemplating the process, she successfully painted the flags of 30 nations on the rice flakes. She submitted her application to the India Book of Records on October 2 and recently received the “good news”.
Mou Das’ mother, Shila Das, mentioned that Mou has special interests for arts and painting, and also said that Mou acquired her painting skills from teacher Utpal Acharjee at Morley High School in Salganga.
Mou, aspiring to elevate her art and painting skills, aims for recognition in the Asia Book of Records and Guinness World Records. The India Book of Records awarded her a certificate and medal for her accomplishment.