Limca Book of Records (LBR) celebrates 28 years of showcasing “India at its Best”
From L to R – S Chandrasekhar, Director, Higginbothams; Thomas Abraham, Managing Director, Hachette India; T. Krishnakumar, President, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia and Ishteyaque Amjad, VP, Public Affairs & Communications Coca-Cola India & South West Asia.
Launches the 2018 edition with Hachette India in a Distinct New “Avatar”
Highlights available on Coca-Cola India’s digital magazine, Coca-Cola India Journey
Chennai, Hachette India today announced the launch of the new aesthetically enhanced 28th edition of the Limca Book of Records (LBR) at Higginbothams in Chennai, the oldest bookshop in India. The latest edition has masterfully leveraged distinct display pages, reader-friendly infographics and charts to make it more visually appealing. The contents of the book would also be made available in newer digital formats, which can be easily consumed by readers.
The book brings together a diverse range of information on several subjects and is divided into chapters for easy reading. It includes the ever-popular Human Story section in addition to sections on Education, Agriculture, Medical Science, Sports, Nature, Adventure, Radio, Cinema etc. This year’s edition also features new dedicated sections on Business and Economy, The Natural World and Science and Technology which makes it extremely insightful for the readers.
From L to R- LBR Record holders Vijay Boddupalli, Jeyakumar Venkatasamay, O G Jeyan, T Krishnakumar (President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia), T.S Sathish
Over last two decades and more, the foremost record book for India is dedicated to providing a platform to extraordinary talent and achievers to demonstrate their achievements and earn wider recognition for their efforts. The latest edition captures close to 4000 such records, which shape up and contribute to a bolder and more resilient India.
- Krishnakumar, President, Coca-Cola India & South West Asiasaid,“Consider LBR to be an ode to exemplary humans, who transcend the thinkable and overcome all odds to accomplish their goals. They are true inspirations for all of us. We’ve records from the back of beyond of India and this establishes how talented our country is and talent is not just an urban phenomenon. As diverse as our talent pool is, we would have similar diversity in LBR formats for the readers’ comfort and delight. It’s available in print and some highlights will be up on our digital magazine, Coca-Cola India Journey with a digital version eventually.”
Thomas Abraham, Managing Director, Hachette India, said, “We hope readers will enjoy the new bigger LBR with an all new metallic cover and repositioned reference layout with stunning images, useful charts, infographics and tables as much as we enjoyed putting it together. This year’s edition returns to being both core reference featuring key records and landmarks of earlier years along with a range of brand new records that will make for enthralling reading.”
S Chandrasekhar, Wholetime Director, Higginbothams said, “Limca Book of Records is an inspiration to millions of Indians for over two decades now. We, at Higginbothams, feel privileged to be a part of it as an institution that holds the record for being the oldest book shop in India having opened its doors to public in 1844.”
Some of the interesting and noteworthy records featured in this year’s edition are those created by Agni-V as India’s longest-range nuclear missile tested successfully last year, and 200 million users in India making us WhatsApp’s biggest market, reflecting the penetration of mobile data and other broadband technologies, as we move toward digital India.
This year’s edition also features Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’which broke all records for the largest selling adult non-fiction and the Indian teen Rifath Sharook for developing world’s smallest satellite KalamSat, which was launched by NASA in June 2017.
The book will be launched in English, Hindi, and Malayalam and will be available across the major bookstores in India. A dedicated section of LBR capturing select records and interesting stories will be available on Coca-Cola India Journey.
About Limca Book of Records
Limca Book of Records is an extension of the Limca brand. Launched in India in 1990, it is the second book of records in the world after Guinness Book of World Records. From then on there has been no looking back. Today, in its twenty-seventh edition (2016) the book has not only achieved this objective but also become a ready-reckoner for those who intend to break limits.
The book has successfully identified people who have the spirit to excel and follow their goal with single-minded passion. It lays emphasis on unique achievements of our citizens and is a salute to all those people who want to do something different and be remembered for their distinctive deeds. Being the first of its kind in the country, this book has been an instant hit with people from all generations.
The book has been well received over the years and the proof can be seen in the ever-increasing number of record-holders and record-breakers that approach the book each day. With this special edition, it has yet again charted another era of human innovativeness and excellence within its covers.
About Coca-Cola in India
Coca-Cola in India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its beverage products – Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Fanta Green Mango, Limca, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Maaza, VIO flavoured milk ‘Almond Delight’ and ‘Kesar Delight’, Minute Maid range of juices, FUZE Iced tea, Georgia and Georgia gold range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Schweppes, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water and Kinley Club Soda. The Company along with its owned bottling operation and other bottling partners, through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers, at a rate of more than 500 servings per second. Its brands are some of the most preferred and most sold beverages in the country – Thums Up and Sprite – being the top two selling sparkling beverages.
The Coca-Cola India system provides direct employment to 25,000 people and indirect employment to more than 150,000 people. The Coca-Cola system in India is contributing in its own small way to building sustainable communities through community initiatives like Support My School, VEER, Parivartan and Unnati and by reducing its own environmental footprint.