Venkatramam Krishnamoorthy, a Dubai based Indian entered into the Guinness World Records collecting 10,975 kg stationery for the refugee children in 24 hours.
He received the items last month from different schools, corporates and individuals with an aim of helping one lakh needy children around the world.
The contributions included around 50,000 notebooks, 3 lakh pencils and 2,000 school bags along with items like crayons, pencil sharpeners, scissors. Four hundred volunteers from different parts of Dubai had come together at Al Diyafah School, Dubai to meet the charity needs.
The Emirates Red Crescent organisation would be initiating the delivery process to the refugee camps round the globe.
Joyful giving is the motto of this mission. It’s all about bringing smiles on the faces of needy children around the worldMr.Krishnamoorthy
57 year old Krishnamoorthy hails from Tirunelvelli of Tamil Nadu residing in UAE since 1992. His non-profit initiative 'education4all' takes used books and toys for its school library projects in India and African countries, uplifting children belonging to remote areas.
The previous record set was for items weighing 4,571 kg in 2015 by a philanthropist in Saudi Arabia.