12000 ‘Thank you Singapore’ hand-painted Deepavali greeting cards were displayed at the launch of the - ‘Thank you Singapore and Happy Deepavali Greeting Cards’ event.
An initiative by Vijaya Mohan, it aimed to support and thank the Singapore Government's leadership in the current pandemic.
Folks from all corners of Singapore, across races, genders and ages did their part from start to finish with about 50 organisations including University Womens Association Singapore (UWAS) participating enthusiastically.
The objective of these cards was to thank our leaders, ministers, civil servants, grassroots and community leaders among others, who have managed to keep Singapore safe, strong and united in the face of a raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was inaugurated by Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LiSHA) chairman Raja Kumar Chandra which was one of the participating organisations.
Organised by Vijaya Mohan, Rotary Club of Novena, Singapore and supported by LISHA and Tekka Place, more than 12,000 cards were distributed to over 75 organisations as well as individuals to be coloured and returned for display at Tekka Place.
Singapore residents from all walks of life took part in this venture and the event has qualified for the Singapore Book of Records (SBOR).
The official record keeper from the SBOR had a challenging time counting each of the cards hanging from floor to ceiling and spread out of the ground, inside and outside the rectangular structural frame set up in the atrium of the Tekka Place shopping mall.
All participating organisations received a participating certificate at the event, after the official record keeper from SBOR verified the numbers.
The cards were on display from 27 to 29 Nov 2020 at Tekka Place,in Serangoon Road.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic safety rules the public could head to the venue to take photos but only with 5 people at a time, while abiding by the safe-distancing rules.