MUMBAI: Last year when the government decided to stop the telegram service, news channel News Nation decided to use it to its advantage. Upon inquiry from the Limca Book of Records (LBR), it found that the record for the maximum number of telegrams sent in a day had earlier been held by a person in Kerala for sending 201 telegrams in one day.
It sent a mail to the LBR that it will be attempting to break the existing record. In order to break the record it had to send out a minimum of 50 telegrams more than the earlier record.
On 13 July 2013, the channel sent out 400 telegrams from the Noida post office to various people including the President, Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi, Shah Rukh Khan, agencies, socialites etc. The message on the telegrams was ‘ab telegram nahi aayega, News Nation har khabar pahunchayega.’ Once it was done, it had to send the original receipts, photos and a video of the process to LBR.
Even though no one responded back in time (as the service was to be shut from 14 July), it has now received the response from the LBR that it has successfully created a new record of ‘most telegrams sent in a day (group)’. The record will feature in the next edition of the book that will come out in January 2015.
This record has also become unbreakable because the service no longer exists in the country.