How this Indian teacher entered the Guinness Book of World Records

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New Delhi | Published: January 10, 2018 5:17:52 PM

The report added that Pawbake achieved the feat in his village in Sangamner, Ahmednagar district on November 6, 2017

Guinness Book of World Records, Indian teacher, Maharashtra, alphabetsHow this Indian teacher entered the Guinness Book of World Records (Image IE)

Where there is a will there is a way, this old saying was proved true by a 31-year-old teacher in Maharashtra when he made a Guinness World Record of becoming the fastest person to arrange the letters of the English alphabet on stencil board, reports Hindustan Times. According to the report, Vijay Pawbake, a resident of Vangaon in Dahanu made his way into the Guinness Book of World Records by clocking 28.45 seconds. He is the first Indian ever to achieve this feat. He did that by defeating the earlier record holder, Helen Strether of United Kingdom, who had achieved the feat in 30.05 seconds.

The report added that Pawbake achieved the feat in his village in Sangamner, Ahmednagar district on November 6, 2017. Speaking about his record, he told Hindustan Times, “I was inspired by my student, Karan Khanloda, who stood on his toes for 30 minutes. That made me think of what I could do.” Explaining about his record he said that he had to arrange the alphabets with multi-coloured magnets and fix them on a stencil board. After practicing for a while he decided to record the event during Diwali. “My wife Sarla and mother Shashikala were the witnesses, brothers Akshay and Shubham recorded the feat and their wives Lata and Archana were the timekeepers,” said Pawbake quoting Hindustan Times.

He added that he was overjoyed when achieved the feat in 28.45 seconds. The 31-year-old then sent the details of the event to Guinness authorities after which on December 21, he received acknowledgment of the record. Guinness Book of World Records has also posted the record on its official website.

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