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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Lil Buddhia Singh's extraordinary feat


Here is the story of Buddhia Singh's feat, taken from The Hindu dated May 3, 2006. Buddhia is a 5 year old from Orissa who ran 65 kms in 7 hours starting from the Puri Jagannath Temple to reach Bhuvaneshwar. His name is now in the Limca Book of records. Will Buddhia receive recognition and appreciation for his feat from our Government? I doubt. Why will they promote Buddhia's talent when all they have is time to think about Vote-bank politics and fight for wrestling the top posts in the Sports Boards and Councils? Had this little boy been born in Russia or China or US, he would have represented his country in all major sports events.

Way to go - Buddhia Singh! You rock!

Source for Photo and News article - The Hindu

Buddhia enters Limca book
GRUELLING FEAT: Four-and-a-half-year-old Buddhia Singh finishing his record run of 65 km in 7.02 hours at the CRPF Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Budhia, who started from the Puri Jagannath temple at 4 a.m., reached Bhubaneswar a few minutes after 11 a.m. A team of 300 CRPF cadets ran in groups alongside the child who covered the distance at nearly 10 km an hour. Limca Book of Records Editor Bijoya Ghosh said Budhia's name would figure in the 2007 edition. — Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty
Bhubaneswar: Child prodigy Buddhia Singh on Tuesday entered the Limca Book of Records by covering a distance of 65 km in 7.02 hours even though he failed to complete the targeted 70 km.
Flanked by cadets of the Central Reserve Police Force , the five-year-old Buddhia completed the distance from Puri Jagannath Temple to Bhubaneswar braving the hot and humid conditions.
"He successfully completed a distance of 65 km in 7.02 hours. His name will figure in the 2007 edition of the Limca Book of Records," Amreen Toor, assistant editor of the book, told PTI at the CRPF stadium here.
Given his family background, today's achievement was more special, Ms. Toor said. "Buddhia's will be a human interest story. We hope it will inspire a large section of people."
The book's editor, Bijoya Ghosh, also confirmed that Budhia's name would figure in the 2007 edition. "Yes, he has entered the record book," she told a TV news channel.
Buddhia started his record run around 4 a.m. and reached here after 11 a.m. People lined up in large numbers to wish the wonder boy. A team of 300 CRPF cadets ran in groups alongside Buddhia, who covered the distance at nearly 10 km per hour.

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