Nepalese presenter sets talk show world record
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 14, 2013
Rabi Lamichhane, a 36-year-old based in the US, returned to Kathmandu to stage the “Lord Buddha Was Born in Nepal” programme, which took the Guinness world record late Saturday night.
“Our campaign was aimed to spread the message to the world that the Buddha was born in Nepal,” said Anil Joshi, Chairman of News24, the television station broadcasting the program told AFP, adding that the programme promoted tourism destinations such as Mount Everest.
One hundred guests, ranging from former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to the Indian ambassador to Nepal, to Nepalese television celebrities and common people joined Lamichhane during the programme.
Lamichhane’s performance broke the record previously held by Pavlo Kuzheyev and Tetiana Danylenko for a 52-hour broadcast to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in 2011.
According to Guinness World Records rules, Lamichhane was allowed five minutes every hour for a break.
Organizers said he ate some meals while interviewing guests, banked several of the slots for a longer rest period and otherwise survived on energy drinks.
The show was recorded in the Nepali language with English subtitles from the News24 studio in Kathmandu, and was live-streamed on the channel’s website and several partner websites.– AFP
@New Straits Times