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Assam Sets World Record For Largest Collection of Handwritten Notes

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Guinness World Records - Sputnik India, 1920, 09.03.2023
With over 11,000 participants, Assam is eyeing another world record for organizing the state's traditional Bihu dance performance later this month.
India's northeastern state of Assam made history, entering the Guinness World Records on Thursday.
Assam's accomplishment came after the state's residents made the largest collection of handwritten notes with 4.3 million essays on Lachit Borphukan, a legendary general during the medieval period in Assam.
Born in 1622, Borphukan is best known for leading his men to defeat the much larger army of Mughals during the battle of Saraighat in 1671. Their victory meant that Assam never came under the direct control of the Mughals, who ruled the majority of India from the 16th to 19th century.
On behalf of the government, Assam State Chief Himanta Biswa Sarma received the award from the Guinness World Records Adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar during a function in Guwahati city.
"We have received worldwide recognition. The people of Assam have remembered Lachit Borphukan with great respect. It is matter of pride to write in almost all languages including Assamese on the great warrior," Sarma said after receiving the award.
Assam's top leader then thanked the youth of the state for showcasing their "affection" toward the great warrior.
"I salute our youngsters for having shown their affection for the legendary General. I also thank the hardworking students and others in India and abroad for writing tributes on the brave Ahom General," Sarma concluded.