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Mangalore lecturer's feat finds place in Guinness website

Written by: Staff

Mangalore, July 6 (UNI) Lecturer Anniah Ramesh's record-breaking dream has come true, with the publication of his non-stop lecture for 98 hours and 32 minutes in the website of the coveted Guinness Book of World Records.

Mr Ramesh, a lecturer in the Department of Applied Botany in Mangalore University, was awaiting an official certificate endorsing his feat of giving a marathon lecture on 'Molecular Logic of Life' from 0900 hrs on March 22 to 1333 hrs on March 26. As per Guninness rules, he took a 15-minute break after every eight hours.

The tenth entrant under the marathon lecture category, Mr Ramesh had bettered the records of Errol E T Muzawazi of Zimbabwe (March 2005-88 hrs 4 min) and Narayana Sivashankar of Hyderabad (November 2001-72 hours 9 min).

With a hunger to create history by teaching non-stop for 101 hours, he began his strenuous preparations last year, despite discouraging remarks.

In November 2005, Mr Ramesh performed his first trial lecture lasting for 12 hours, followed by second trial for 36 hours on January 14, 2006. His third try ended at 45 hours on February 27, 2006, and on March 20, 2006, he went public with his feat.

He is keen to do research on the same topic.


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