42 lakh essays on Assam War hero Lachit Borphukan enter Guinness World Record
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The compilation of over 42 lakh essays on the brave Ahom General Lachit Borphukan has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the "Largest Online Photo Album of Handwritten Notes".
An overview of the news
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma received a certificate for the Guinness World Record for the maximum number of essays written on a single person.
The certificate was handed over to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma by Guinness World Records adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar at an event held in Guwahati.
Entries in over 25 languages were uploaded in a portal in October-November last year, which was launched as part of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Borphukan.
A 150-foot-tall bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan is currently being built, with a technical committee overseeing the project.
About Lachit Borphukan
He was born on November 24, 1622 in Charaideo, the first capital of the Ahom kings.
He effectively led his army in the Battle of Saraighat in 1671, which defeated the Mughal army's attempt to capture Assam.
He also fought the Battle of Alaboi on August 5, 1669 in the Alaboi Hills near Dadara in North Guwahati.
He was inspired to strengthen Indian naval power, revive inland water transport and build infrastructure related to naval strategy.
He died on April 25, 1672.
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