BANGALORE: Several records were broken on the day the India Book of Records 2012 was launched in Bangalore. To begin with, the launch was simultaneous in 12 cities in India including Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata. It was a 12 city launch on 12 of January at 12 noon.
But, the interesting records were already registered in the book. Hence, the launch of the India Book of Records made it to the Asia Book of Records.
India Book of Records is a collection of national records in the field which is mostly not included under an organised sport. City residents were awarded and feliciated for their efforts. Professor Dr S Ramesh Babu was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for holding 40 world records, including two Guinness World records and nine National records. He said that age is no bar to record any achievement and that he will strive towards setting more records.
Orthopedic And Spine Surgeon Dr John Ebenezer, who has already set a Guinnes World Record for writing “Most number of books in a year” was felicitated on the occassion. He wrote eight books in a single calendar year. This record has been registered as one of the top 150 records set in the
country in 2011-12. RBVC Associates too were felicitated for creating a 1,31,000 sq ft banner shaped like India.
Speaking on occasion, Dipak Marwah, business head, Reliance TimeOut said, “The 120 new records established in contests stand testimony to the spirit of our nation’s youth and the many other talented people among our varied diaspora.” There was colour and energy on the launch with various record holders presence adding to the occasion.
Regret Iyer exhibited his passbook-sized Kannada magazine and his 375 regret letters written to various newspapers. Riffin T Sanjeev was recognised as the youngest paleontologist as he owns a 64-million-year-old fossil. Abhinandan Sadalge set a record for executing 1,321 cartwheels in a row.
India Book of Records was started in 2004 by Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, who is a Guinness World Record Holder, has been working on this book for the past seven years. The book has several categories of records including human body, biggest and smallest, strange but true, and science and technology among others extraordinary acts.