Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar Bags Guinness Book of World Record
Udaipur royalty Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar won a Guinness Book Record for a campaign that collects clothes for the underprivileged and thereafter distributes them to the needy.
The campaign Vastradan has collected over 3,29,250 pieces of clothing material from over 76,000 donors. The campaign reached out to over 120 schools, 15 colleges and around 30 NGO’s during the campaign period.
Taking no credit for the World record collection, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar said, “Not me, but the Vastradaan Campaign has won the record. I dedicate this award to the sheer beauty of a human heart, the spirit of brotherhood and the deep connection that Udaipur has for all its citizens.”
He added, “I started the campaign as an innovative exercise in giving. I could have asked some organisations to fund the same, but I wanted the citizens, young boys and girls of this remarkable city to show what a large heart they have.”
The royal also has plans to make the campaign an annual affair and believes it instils the dedication and discipline of giving. This he believes, is a hallmark of a culturally rich, stable & morally sound society.
Interestingly, the previous world record was held by Dubai where the local citizens had donated 2,95,122 articles of clothing in 2016.
Here the cloth donations came in from more than 12 countries including Australia, USA, Oman, Sri Lanka and UAE.