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21 December 2012

Manipur''s Gangte Tribe Attempts To Create Record in Bible Reading

Manipur''s Gangte tribe attempts to create record in Bible readingChurachandpur (Manipur), Dec 21 : More than 7000 people from the Gangte tribe participated in a record attempt to mass read the Holy Bible at an event in Manipur in a bid to enter record books and get recognition for the community on a national level.

The event was organized in the state''s tribal dominated Churachandpur district where the Gangte people gathered to take part in the centenary gospel celebrations of the local church organization on Sunday.

About 7,047 people from the community gathered at a local ground for the event and read all of the 16 chapters from the Bible''s entire Book of Romans portion.

The event started at around 1.30 pm and the feat was completed in a span of about an hour.

The event was also organized in a bid to make it an entry into the Limca Book of Records and get recognition for the community on a national level.
The Limca Book of Records is India''s premier organization that keeps a data of records made by people in various feats throughout the country.
For most of the participants, the event, apart from a record attempt, has also helped in fostering societal bonds among the people from the tribe.
"This is an event of the Gangte, and it is part of the centenary celebrations. So we just want to try for the Limca Book of Records by reading the Bible by a number considering around
7000, through mass reading.
"And it is imparting a lot of education in the society for a better future especially in our community, that is Gangte tribe," said Albert Gangte, a participant.
The Gangte tribe, mostly Baptist Christians, is one of the many tribes in the state of Manipur that come under the umbrella category of the Kukis.


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