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Dergaon boy sets record

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DERGAON, May 23 � Rupam Borah, a local lad of a small village, Hollowgaon near Dergaon town in Golaghat district, made it to the India Book of Records today, as he completed 107.6 km walking backward in 24 hours 20 minutes.

A huge crowd gathered at Khangia Natyamandir to watch the completion of the record-setting event and applauded the achievement by Rupam.

The observer, Dr Abhijit Barua declared that Rupam, the eldest son of Shyam Borah, a namacharya of Hollowgaon near here set the new India record.

The walk, which started at 5.17 am of May 22 from Khongia Natyamandir, was flagged off by Prabin Ch Saikia, IPS, DIG (TAP/EB) in the presence of Dergaon MLA Arati Hazarika Kachari.

The whole programme was monitored by observers Dr Abhijit Baruah and Jayanta Talukdar, while Ankita Barthakur assisted from Delhi.

�I dedicate this achievement to all my well-wishers who encouraged me in this endeavour,� Rupam told this correspondent. �Now I shall try to set the Guinness record,� he added.

�We feel proud of him,� Pradip Bora, a subject teacher of Indranee Devi HS School, said.

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Dergaon boy sets record

DERGAON, May 23 � Rupam Borah, a local lad of a small village, Hollowgaon near Dergaon town in Golaghat district, made it to the India Book of Records today, as he completed 107.6 km walking backward in 24 hours 20 minutes.

A huge crowd gathered at Khangia Natyamandir to watch the completion of the record-setting event and applauded the achievement by Rupam.

The observer, Dr Abhijit Barua declared that Rupam, the eldest son of Shyam Borah, a namacharya of Hollowgaon near here set the new India record.

The walk, which started at 5.17 am of May 22 from Khongia Natyamandir, was flagged off by Prabin Ch Saikia, IPS, DIG (TAP/EB) in the presence of Dergaon MLA Arati Hazarika Kachari.

The whole programme was monitored by observers Dr Abhijit Baruah and Jayanta Talukdar, while Ankita Barthakur assisted from Delhi.

�I dedicate this achievement to all my well-wishers who encouraged me in this endeavour,� Rupam told this correspondent. �Now I shall try to set the Guinness record,� he added.

�We feel proud of him,� Pradip Bora, a subject teacher of Indranee Devi HS School, said.

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