Coca Cola India on Wednesday launched the 2005 edition of Limca Book of Records in the Capital. With this launch, the record book has entered into its 16th year of tribute to Indian achievers from across the globe.
The book was unveiled at a special ceremony amidst stalwarts like Dr Naresh Trehan, Executive Director and Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre; and Lt Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Athens Olympic silver medallist and winner of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2005.
Also present at the occasion was Navin Gulia, a man with exemplary courage, who despite being 90 per cent paralysed drove from Delhi to Marsimik La in 55 hours.
Vikas Gupta, Vice-President-Marketing, Coca Cola India, and Vijaya Ghose, Editor, Limca Book of Records, felicitated these eminent personalities, who have been featured in the ‘People of the Year’ list in the 2005 edition.
Speaking at the occasion Gupta said, “We at Coca Cola India are proud to present the 2005 edition of the Limca Book of Records. Right from its inception, the one of a kind record book celebrates the achievements of Indians from across the globe. It is heartening to see so many Indians, unknown, unheard and unsung get a platform to showcase their special talents. The book truly catalogues ‘India at her Best’ and provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge and applaud this spirit.”
This year’s edition encapsulates the accomplishments of Indians from four new fields – fashion, photography, animal welfare and alternate medicine. It also carries interviews with 24 distinguished personalities, including Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, noted painter Anjolie Ela Menon, film director and choreographer Farah Khan, among others.
Besides, there is a special section on ‘Doing India Proud’, which features organisations like Maruti, ONGC, Infosys and SEWA.
Vijaya Ghose, Editor, Limca Book of Records, said, “Launched in 1990, Limca Book of Records 2005 includes 24 sections featuring a total of over 10,000 records. The book has truly become the most trusted and most valued infotainment source, read as much for its authenticity as for its presentation of rare and little known facts.”