Assam, a state located in the northeast region of India, has earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the largest number of handwritten notes submitted for a common purpose during an essay writing competition to mark the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan. The authorities at the Guinness World Records have handed over the certificate to the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The year-long celebration organized by the Assam government included essay writing competitions about the life and contributions of Lachit Borphukan, who is known for his legendary leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat, where the Mughals were defeated. The organizers received a staggering 42,94,350 handwritten essays from different parts of the world.
Although more than 57 lakh entries came in from different parties, the Guinness World Records officials only accepted the images of the handwritten essays for the purpose of this record. The Guinness World Records certificate recognizes the achievement of Assam in creating the world’s largest online photo album of handwritten notes.
The Assam government had planned elaborate events to celebrate Lachit’s birth anniversary and run a national and international campaign depicting the valor of the Ahom General. Chief Minister Sarma tweeted, “Assam once again enters Guinness World Records Hall of Fame. This is special, as 42.9 lakh handwritten notes on Lachit Barphukan are recognized as the world’s largest online photo album in the world. I salute our youngsters for having shown their affection for the legendary General.”
Assam is now eyeing another Guinness World Record for the largest congregation of Bihu dancers on April 14 during the Rongali Bihu (spring festival). The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will attend the event in Guwahati. The Assam government plans to send invitations to all the governors and chief ministers of all the states to attend the event. Ambassadors of G20 countries and Southeast Asian countries will also be invited.
The Bihu dance is a popular folk dance in Assam that symbolizes the state’s cultural identity. The largest Bihu dance performance in a single venue will be participated by 12,000 troopers.
This achievement is a testament to the cultural heritage and rich history of Assam. The state has a long and illustrious history of valor and bravery, which is reflected in the life and legacy of Lachit Borphukan. The recognition by the Guinness World Records is a tribute to the people of Assam, who have shown their love and respect for their cultural heritage.
The Assam government has been taking significant steps to promote the state’s cultural heritage and attract tourists. The state is home to several tourist attractions, including the Kaziranga National Park, which is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros, and the Majuli Island, the world’s largest river island.
The state has a diverse population, and its people speak several languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, and English. The Assam government has been taking steps to promote the state’s linguistic and cultural diversity by organizing events and festivals that celebrate the state’s various cultural traditions.
In recent years, the state has also been focusing on promoting entrepreneurship and creating job opportunities for its youth. The government has launched several initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, including the Chief Minister’s Startup Scheme and the Deendayal Divyang Sahajya Scheme.
In conclusion, the recognition by the Guinness World Records is a significant achievement for the people of Assam. It is a testament to the state’s rich cultural heritage and the passion and enthusiasm of its people. The state government’s efforts to promote Assam’s cultural traditions and attract tourists are commendable, and it is heartening to see the state