Hyderabad, November 14, 2021: RealPage, a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, today, on the occasion of Children’s Day, announced the launch of its new social impact initiative, ‘RealSoles from RealSouls’. The initiative set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title by making a continuous line of 60,000 shoes and contributing the 30,107 pairs of shoes to Telangana government primary schools, touching the lives of 30,107 school-goers.
A total of seven government schools took part in the event at Gachibowli Stadium and the shoes were distributed to the children of 100 government schools across Hyderabad. The launch was graced by Allipuram Venkateshwar Reddy, Chairman, Sports Authority of Telangana.
“At RealPage, novel initiatives such as ‘RealSoles from RealSouls’ reflect our core philosophy as responsible corporate citizens. It is a matter of pride for me to be a part of this noble cause and I appreciate our RealPage India team for this phenomenal feat.” said Dana Jones CEO, RealPage.
Sandeep Sharma, SVP & Managing Director, RealPage India said, “This is much more than just setting a record. Beyond the record attempt, every RealPager wanted to see the smiles on the faces of those under privileged children when they got their new pair of shoes as part of the initiative… and today we did it. This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title makes our 2021 even greater and RealPage India wishes the best for our beneficiaries.”
“It gives me great satisfaction to see our corporates stepping up for the social cause and making real impact. I appreciate the RealPage India management and employees for donating 30,000 pairs of shoes to school-goers across various Telangana Govt schools and breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title as part of the effort.” said K. T. Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, Government of Telangana.
“The RealSoles by RealSouls initiative by RealPage India is a commendable effort where the underprivileged school-going kids are gifted with 30,000 pairs of shoes. I congratulate the RealPage team for this novel idea, great execution, and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™recognition.” said Jayesh Ranjan IAS, IT Secretary, Govt of Telangana.
Swapnil Dangarikar, Official Adjudicator at Guiness said, “The attempt for the longest line of shoes was last done in 2011 in The United States of America, which was 24,962. Nobody has attempted to break this record in the longest time. RealPage broke the record today with 30,107 pairs lined up in 6.188 kms. I flew down all the way to witness this and I’ve seen the entire line and the way it was arranged and all I can say is RealPage is Officially Amazing.”
The event also recognized the RealPage RealHeroes Award winners. The program highlights the importance of giving back to communities and honours organizations and individuals who are making a difference and building a better community and environment.