Students of Leaders Group of Schools, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, made a 140 ft tall and 50 ft wide collage of Thiruvalluvar using newspapers and coloured paper, with help from Pidilite Industries. The 133 ft tall Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari was the inspiration for the 1,148 students who made it in 5 hr 30 min (10.00 am to 3.30 pm) on Dec 9, 2013.