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.