No, that's not my alma mater.
The kolam, measuring 73.3m by 41.3m, was made from 6,600kg of coloured rice glued to 4,080 pieces of polystyrene boards to form a “Merdeka 50 years” logo.
That could figuratively feed the whole of Africa, you know.
Compare it with the below fact in the same news article:
Over 200kg of coconut waste were used to make the13m by 12m kolam.