JORHAT, June 3 � The lamp lit by Srimanta Madhabdev at Dhekiakhowa some 484 years ago is still burning without any interruption. This was claimed by the �Dhekiakhowa Bor Naamghar Parichalana Committee� (managing committee of Dhekiakhowa Bor Naamghar) at a press conference held at Press Club, Jorhat on May 31 last.
The committee further informed that they are going to send the evidence to the authority of the India Book of Records to receive recognition as the oldest burning lamp. In support of their claim they said that there were some written evidence in ancient books and an impression of foot of Madhabdev preserved in their museum.
In the same programme, the committee requested Abhijit Baruah, observer of the India Book of Records for Assam formally to verify the evidence.
Another youth, Diganta Bora from Dibrugarh also showed his skill by making sketches of 40 renowned persons including Einstein, Dr Manmohan Singh and Tarun Gogoi on the surface of an egg. In the same programme he also expressed his interest to set a record by his skill of making sketches of other renowned persons on the surface of an egg.