04 October 2016 Current Affairs: A 34-feet long 'Lamp of Humanity' was inaugurated byGujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the city here as part of the Gujarat Vibrant Navratri 2016 celebrations.
The lamp is made up of stainless steel and has a diameter of 15.8 feet, with the authorities claiming that the initiative has already entered the Guinness Book of World Records, as the 'world's biggest lamp'.
The lamp, which was lighted in the GMDC ground in the city yesterday as part of Gujarat Vibrant Navratri 2016 celebrations, took a year's time for completion.
The Navratri 2016 celebrations will last till October 10 and the tourism department is expecting that more than eight lakh people will take part in the event, out of which over three lakh will be foreigners.
This year, the event has put up pavilions which will showcase major tourist destinations of the state and 25 food stalls which will exhibit food items indigenous to each district of Gujarat like Suttarpheni, Gulabpaak etc.
Apart from this, Gujarat is also a host for the 2016 Kabbadi World Championship, to be held between October 7 and 22.