Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, has made its way to the Guinness Book of World Records for an exceptional feat.
Chief Minister Chandrbabu Naidu’s “My Brick My Amaravati’ campaign to global arena had fetched a tremendous traction, collecting record number of unique donors ever towards building a new capital.
The attempt was initially targeted at attracting online donations through maximum number of individuals for a cause within 24 hours.
AP Govt achieved the feat on Tuesday (November 10th) by registering donations by 1,43,740 individuals who purchased e-bricks from across Andhra Pradesh and the world.
This way, AP has broken the earlier record of 1,05,800 online buying by individuals in 24 hours that was set for a cause by a Chinese NGO.
“It was not easy to mobilize such large-scale online buying. We enrolled 500 volunteers to help the donors make online purchase of the e-bricks. There was this constant fear of websites crashing due to excess traffic, the payment gateway may stop functioning. But finally, we made it and informed the Chief Minister that we have a splendid Diwali gift for him,” confirmed the officials.
The representatives of the Guinness Book of World Record would come in the next 10 days to present the certificate to AP Govt.
CM’s ‘Mana Amaravati’ campaign was a roaring hit, with exceptional response coming in from all angles. People have been actively coming forward to donate the bricks and the momentum is still on.