Bengaluru: Students and teachers on the SFS Academy set multiple world records with their origami work on Monday, on the occasion of Children’s Day as well as the 75th Independence Day.

A national flag measuring 600 square meters was prepared using 2.3 lakh origami boats, which set a record. The work was completed in seven hours on the campus of the Academy situated by the Bengaluru-Hosur national highway, said sources.

As many as 1,727 students and 140 teachers painted more than 5,000 national flags, which was also reportedly a record.

Dr Rabih Baalbaki, CEO of Elite World Record (LLC-USA); chief adjudicator Dr Satyagupta, Dr M Naura, Bhavana Rajesh, Benni Marangoli of the Academy, in-charge Cyril Ananth, SFS principal Dr P M Lawrence were present.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.