August 26, 2016
Sarnath – The Sacred Place, a documentary produced and directed by Chitturi Sai Gunanidhi Prudhvi Rajh, is likely to enter the Guiness Book of Records for being dubbed in 15 Indian languages, thanks to Coimbatore-based Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Research Centre that is helping the Hyderabad-based youth to get his name entered in the record book.
Speaking to reporters here today, Dr. S. Subramonian, chief scientific officer, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Research Centre said the objective of this world record was to bring to limelight the historical monuments in India. “I am sure, through this attempt, Prudhvi Rajh will bring pride to our nation,” he said.
The official record attempt would be submitted to the Guinness World Records and this record would be officially granted after the team from the Guinness World Records verifies the credentials. This process would take a maximum of six month’s time.
“The documentary is about the Dhamek Stupa at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh which is one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist shrines in the world. The translations have been made in English, Malayalam, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Arabic, Oriya, Assamee, Bhojpuri, Bangla.” Prudhvi Rajh said.
According to Prudhvi Rajh, getting clearance to visit Sarnath was a big challenge. It took one year of planning and the production and post-production work lasted six-months.
Lepakshi, directed by Rajendra Vinod, holds a Guiness record for being translated into 11 languages. The documentary was released in India on 28 February 2014.