India, October 22, 2020: Mi India, India’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand, has created a new Guinness World Records feat by setting up the world’s ‘Largest Oil Lamp’ installation – “The ‘Ray of Hope”. The Ray of Hope is a part of the brand’s on-going Durga Puja celebrations. Building on the symbol of hope that was created by the installation, Mi India will also mobilise scholarships worth INR Two Crore to be distributed among thousands of students in partnership with Buddy4Study, India’s largest student empowerment programme. The brand is collaborating with former cricketer, Sourav Ganguly, for this campaign.
The installation of the lamp has been done at Ballygunge Cultural Association’s Durga Puja, Kolkata, and was inaugurated by popular artists Mir Afsar Ali and Priyanka Sarkar. The record has been attempted based on two parameters, volume and size. The lamp will be on display for people visiting the pandal from October 22 to 26, at the venue.
Additionally, Mi India will enable the student community from underprivileged segments to pursue higher education in continuation to their efforts in increasing literacy and online education in the country. Partnering with Buddy4Study, Mi India will enable thousands of students across India in senior secondary classes and graduation courses. Buddy4Study will help Mi India, mobilise, manage and execute the scholarship programme. With education being one of the 17 sustainable development goals today, the scholarships could help those very bright meritorious students reach their full potential.
Commenting on the announcement, Manu Jain, Managing Director, Mi India, says, “It’s that time of the year where the whole country unites to commemorate the triumph of light over dark and we, at Mi India, wanted to celebrate this occasion in a big way by creating something unique to which people can relate. This Ray of Hope is a symbol through which we stand in solidarity with the nation hoping for a safer, healthier and brighter future for all. We hope that it can bring back the light and happiness into the lives of all in a grand way this festive season.”
Prateik Das, CSR Lead, Mi India added, “We have always believed in doing something unique which matches with our mission, creates a better world and serves the nation. Education is a key enabler to holistic empowerment, and in an endeavour to build on the symbol of the Ray of Hope, Mi India is proud to introduce its Mi Scholarship programme worth INR Two Crore that would help the students to continue their education and empower them to create a brighter future.”
The Ray of Hope and the scholarship programme builds up on the brand’s social initiatives last year wherein the brand was awarded two world records for the Largest Notebook Mosaic – Image, and the Largest Donation of School Supplies in 24 hours on November 8, 2019.