Thursday, December 22, 2011

Madasamy finds place in Guinness World Records

Dear Comrades,

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is official now. The enduring wait of M Madasamy has not only earned him a rare global honour but is all set to lift the nation’s pride. Madasamy, the postal assistant of Peermade post office, has finally made it to the Guinness Book of World Records through his commendable record of delivering a marathon speech for 30 hours and six minutes a few months ago. In an official communique received by Madasamy the other day, along with a certificate, the Guinness World Records title has been conferred on him for the ‘longest speech marathon’ recorded in history. “The longest speech marathon lasted 30 hr 6 min and was achieved by M Madaswamy (India) at the Himarani auditorium in Peermade, Kerala on 4-5 June, 2011,” the communique confirmed. He had dealt with the topic of ‘World Peace and Environment Issues’ on a marathon stretch, which was formally launched by Water Resources Minister P J Joseph in the presence of Idukki MP P T Thomas and Peermade MLA E S Bijimol.
The speech was a trilingual mix of Malayalam, Tamil and English, for which, the 38-year old chemistry graduate remained strenuous and committed despite proving to be steadfast on his official duties and assignments as a postal assistant.
While emerging as the cynosure of all eyes through his remarkable fete, a much-prized mail has come from none other than Mike Frazier, whose record Madaswamy has surpassed. Frazier, pastor of the Amazing Light House Baptist Church, Winter Park, Florida, USA, had set a 28-hour marathon preaching. “I’m the former World Record Holder and send my best regards to M Madasamy of India,” he complimented in his brief message posted on Monday.
“I am amazed to find that I could make it to the top,” said an elated Madasamy. “I want to contribute more to the world, for the environment and peace,” he told Express, when asked about his future plans. Interestingly, the achievement of Madasamy, a Tamilian born and brought up amid the tea plantations where his parents were employed, has come at� the height of the burning Mullaperiyar issue, which is creating fissures in the age-old relations between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.� His family has roots in Nagercoil, close to the capital city. Madasamy is married to Kavitha, a homemaker, and the couple has two children. Speaking on the Mullaperiyar issue Madasamy said: “I have written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as well as the Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago. The water-level should be brought down and Kerala should be permitted to construct a protection dam in the downstream. In the event of any breach of the existing dam, a new agreement could be thought of,” he says.

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 12:04pm IST

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