10 October 2022, Kochi: South Indian Bank on Sunday bagged the world record for organizing a first-of-its-kind category event by ‘Staging and Swinging 101 `Oonjals’ simultaneously’ at a single venue at Marine Drive in Kochi. The World Book of Records Team presented the Award to South Indian Bank officials. Mr. Murali Ramakarishnan, MD & CEO, South Indian Bank along with Mr. Thomas Joseph K, EVP & Group Business Head, South Indian Bank, received the World Book of Records certification.
The event ‘Onnichirikkam Oonjaladam’ saw a huge gathering of the public to celebrate unity and prosperity during the ongoing festival season. The Chief guests for the event included Mr. K Chandran Pillai, Chairman, GCDA, and Mr. Shaji Daniel, CFO – CIAL. Film Actress Ms. Sheelu Abraham and Ms. Sabeetta George, Television Artist were also present during the occasion. South Indian Bank’s leadership team including Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan, MD & CEO, Mr. Thomas Joseph K, EVP & Group Business Head, and Mr. Anto George T, Head HR & Admin were also present.
While lauding the efforts of South Indian Bank for organizing such a first-of-its-kind event for the public, Mr. K Chandran Pillai, Chairman, GCDA, said “This is a unique occasion due to its distinctiveness. I sincerely appreciate South Indian Bank’s effort to recollect the childhood memories.”
Commenting on the event, Mr. Murali Ramakrishnan, MD & CEO, of South Indian Bank said, ‘The event aims to promote the unity and prosperity among people and celebrate this festive season. A swing represents fun and enjoyment. Today we celebrate the upside of our
lives through this mass gathering to cherish our childhood memories and South Indian Bank is happy to bring this gathering for everyone to enjoy.”
Swings made using wood and rope in the traditional way attracted people from all walks of life, cutting across gender and generation. This special gathering by South Indian Bank was intended to introduce traditional festival art forms in a unique way to the new generation.
The event also had cultural programs like `Chenda Melam’, musical performances by various bands including South Indian Bank’s own band, and a virtual reality experience zone for visitors.
South Indian Bank also expressed their gratitude to Mr. Santosh Shukla, Founder, and CEO, of the World Book of Records for the support.
The function was arranged by the event management team, Symphony Entertainments