Manipur tribe sets world record for mass Bible reading
Aug. 30, 2013
The Gangte tribe in Manipur has set the world record for the largest mass bible reading. This was approved by record bodies such as the Limca Book of Records, Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records. Gangte leaders informed that the process is on to enter in the Guinness Book of Record. Addressing media persons at the Manipur Press Club on Friday, an elated L S Gangte, Chairman of the Gangte Christian Gospel Centenary Committee, Manipur said, “The achievement is significant not only for the Gangte community, but also for the whole state of Manipur.”
He added that it is a moment of joy and happiness for the community “as the record has been achieved on the soil of Manipur." Determined to set a record, 7047 participants took part in the mass bible reading as part of the Gangte Gospel Centenary celebration on December 16, 2012 at Chiengkonpang in Churachandpur district of Manipur. Braving the cold wintry breeze, participants read the entire book of Romans from Chapter 01-16, starting at 1:27pm. The reading concluded at 2:53pm, taking a duration of 1.27 hours.
The reading was witnessed by Maniram Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur and L Mangkhogin Haokip, Superintendent of Police for Churachandpur. A press note informed that it was organized with the aim to involve all participants who took part in the centenary celebration. “The main aim of the mass Bible Reading was to spread the Gospel throughout the Seven Seas,” Rev K Mawia said.
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