De La Salle University-Dasmariñas will seek to expedite the processing of its bid to break the record for the World’s Largest Umbrella Mosaic after some 6,000 Lasallians united to form the image of St. John Baptist de La Salle at DLSU-D Track Oval last April 7.
The event, which was scheduled on the Feast Day of the University’s Founder, was a milestone event for the celebration of the Lasallian Tercentenary and was supported by students, faculty, staff, parents and sponsors.
“We are currently in the process of verifying the actual numbers with our independent auditors before we submit the required documentation to the record body,” Marco Polo, University Advancement Office Director and Project Manager of the Animosaic 2: Humans of St. La Salle event, said. He added that he is confident that the numbers will break the current record held by China, who formed an Umbrella Mosaic with 3,099 people in 2016.
Polo explained that typically, the processing for certification takes 3-6 months but he said that he will propose for priority application which will fasttrack the processing. Through this method, the University can expect a reply from the record body within five days and certification within 3-4 weeks if all the documents are verified.
Polo said that their office is also working closely with the Accounting office to reconcile the final figures for the registration of the Animosaic 2 project and assured an immediate update when it becomes available. The proceeds of the project will go to the One La Salle Scholarship Endowment Fund to be distributed among the University’s colleges and high school departments.