Indian In Dubai Creates World Record Collecting Stationery For Charity

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Indian In Dubai Creates World Record Collecting Stationery For Charity

Venkatramam Krishnamoorthy has a non-profit initiative name 'education4all'.


Dubai:  A Dubai-based Indian social worker, Venkatramam Krishnamoorthy, has set a Guinness world record by collecting the largest amount of stationery for charity in 24 hours.

He received 10,975 kg of stationery from schools, corporates and individuals last month in an attempt to help one lakh refugee children around the world.

The donations included around 50,000 notebooks, 3 lakh pencils and 2,000 school bags along with items like crayons, pencil sharpeners, scissors. Four hundred volunteers joined hands for the mission at Dubai's Al Diyafah School.

The Emirates Red Crescent organisation would be delivering it to the refugee camps.

"Joyful giving is the motto of this mission. It's all about bringing smiles on the faces of needy children around the world," Mr Krishnamoorthy said.

The 57-year-old chartered accountant was born in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelvelli. He has been living in Dubai since 1992. His non-profit initiative 'education4all' collects used books and toys for its school library projects in India and African countries, helping children in remote areas.

The previous Guinness record in this category received 4,571 kg in 2015, in Saudi Arabia.

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