Guwahati: An Email communication on April 24, 2023 confirmed that Hemkosh’s Braillie Edition is the Guinness World Records holder of ‘Largest Bilingual Braille Dictionary’ and its official certificate presentation ceremony was held at the Birinchi Kumar Baruah (BKB) Auditorium, Gauhati University on Monday(May 1).
Notably, May 1, is also the 127th death anniversary of ‘Bhaxar Oja’ Late Hemchandra Baruah.
Jayanta Baruah, publisher of Hemkosh and chairman of Pratidin Media Network received the Guinness World Records certificate of ‘Largest Bilingual Braille Dictionary’ from Rishi Nath, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records TM.
The certificate was received in august presence of Governor of Assam, Gulab Chand Kataria and several other noted personalities including the VC of Gauhati University, Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique, Pijus Hazarika, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Dr. Bhartendu Pandey, Professor of Department of Sanskrit, Delhi University, Shri Basanta Goswami, amongst other distinguished personalities, academicians, journalists,litterateurs, and socio-cultural organizational leaders. People came in large numbers to witness the historic event.
On the dias, Governor of Assam, Gulab Chand Kataria, Gauhati University VC, Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique lauded the efforts of Jayanta Baruah, in flied of language.
They congratulated Hemkosh Prakashan, to take Assamese Language and his noble contribution to the world stage.
Jayanta Baruah thanked the entire team of Hemkosh’s braille dictionary. He expressed his gratitude towards Pijus Hazarika, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, also the Commissioner, Manager,and staff of government.
Braille Press for extending their invaluable support. He also thanked the entire support staff who tirelessly worked for the dictionary and for the tabulation for Guinness World Records, including visually impaired proofreaders.
It is worth mentioning that, world record holder, Hemkosh’s braille edition, is the ‘Largest Bilingual Braille Dictionary’ with 90,640 words printed in than 21 volumes and 6 parts, across 10,279 pages weighing 80.800 Kgs.
The braille edition is the adaption of Hemkosh’s 14th Edition’s regular dictionary.
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