Mangaluru, Oct 30 2019: Deep passion for making crafts and gift boxes has launched Apeksha Kottari, of Mannagudda in Mangaluru, in the India Book of Records for the longest gift item — an explosion box.
She had engineered the gift box on the theme ‘Incredible India.’ The box was made from colour chart paper and measured 25 cm X 25 cm when closed. When opened, it came out to a length of 75cm X 1000 cm. Although it seems like a small box, when opened it spreads to 10 metres’ length. It consists of photos and information on states, union territories, freedom fighters of India, prominent personalities of India, notable achievements, cultural diversity of the country and so on to showcase how India is incredible.
Apeksha is the daughter of Suresh Kottari and Vidya Kottari. She is pursuing her masters in Commerce (M.Com) at Besant Evening College. She had been making and presenting explosion gift boxes to her friends and has made more than 35 varieties of such gift boxes. Her gift box-making talent also fetched her entry into the Exclusive World Records in August 2019. The certificate of Exclusive World Records said, “She has prepared 30 innovative explosion gift boxes of different shapes and sizes in a very short span of time. These boxes have been prepared using colourful chart papers.” Apeksha is also in the process of applying for entry into the Asia Book Of Records and the Guinness World Records.