Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel got a record certificate from a representative of the World Book of Records, London, for the programme ‘Padhe Lucknow, Badhe Lucknow’ in which 9.59 lakh students of 2,278 educational institutes read books at the same time on October 1, this year.
Adjudicator of the World Book of Records, Dr Yogesh Mohan Gupta, presented a copy of the certificate to DM Lucknow Abhishek Prakash and former V-C of Lucknow University SP Singh on Sunday.
On the occasion, the governor felicitated officials, teachers and representatives of organizations that put their efforts hardly to make the programme a success. Chief development officer Manish Bansal, regional higher education officer Alok Kumar Srivastava, programme coordinator professor Anil Mishra and district inspector of schools Mukesh Kumar Singh were felicitated in this grand event.
On her address UP Governor said “Now, our effort should be to establish a record in which 10 crore people read books (together)”.