KATHMANDU, OCT 23 - A Nepali man has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records after he recited non-stop for 113 hours and 15 minutes.
Deepak Sharma Bajagain, 24, read aloud stories and poems by different Nepali writers over a period of five days, from Sept. 19 to 24, at Tundikhel.
“My happiness knows no bounds,” said Bajagain. “My parents were afraid that I might face any physical problems. But they agreed seeing my passion.”
Bajagain set the world record in the category of “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud (Individual)”, beating the earlier record by a margin of three hours. The earlier record was set by Adrin Hilton, a British citizen, who had read Shakespeare for 110 hours and 46 minutes in 1987.
Bajagain’s recital programme was managed by The Reader’s Club. “Despite threats from human rights personnel to not continue with the programme as the boy could die, I continued with it,” said Amod Domzon Tamang, president of the club. “I did this because I felt something in Bajagain that he could do something great.” According to him, even doctors had suggested to discontinue the programme as there might be chances that Bajagain would suffer from brain haemorrhage.
Bajagain, a resident of Khumaltar, has just appeared in his third year examinations.
Posted on: 2009-10-23 10:20