While everyone was busy with a myriad of tasks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, this Dubai girl was busy aiming for a Guinness World Record.
An information technology (IT) project manager at Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai Knowledge Park/Knowledge Village campus, Kaavya Mohana Sundaram secured the 12th Guinness World Record for the largest display of 2031 origami maple leaves, beating the record of Hyderabad girl Shivali Johri Srivastava who displayed 1,993 origami maple leaves.
The display scored approval for the largest display from Guinness World Record. Taking utmost Covid-19 precautions, the display was neatly stacked in 10X10 at the Heriot-Watt University campus of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai.
Two witnesses from the Guinness World Record, Shan Fazelbhoy and Humza Bhatti — were present to attest Sundaram’s bid to achieve the record-breaking victory. The maple leaf is a symbol of hope and with this undertaking, she wanted to share the feeling of hope in this testing time, she was seen saying.
Sharing her joy, Kaavya mentioned that she was on this heavy task whilst managing her full-time job. “My day job of being an IT project manager for Heriot-Watt University keeps the left hemisphere of my brain active and it’s the art that keeps me alive. I’m very passionate about the artwork, and it is more than a hobby to me,” says the outgoing Sundaram. Her happy disposition embodies the vibrant colour schemes of origami maple leaves,” she quipped to Khaleej Times.