Jajpur, Nov 21 (LocalWire): Residents of sleepy Balia village in Bari block of Jajpur district today accorded hero’s welcome to Sangram Kesari Jena for achieving record-breaking feat in a daredevil show organized by the Army.
Havildar Jena of the Corps of Signals of Indian Army achieved the feat of riding the longest distance backwards on an 11-feet ladder on a motor cycle. He covered 128 kms in 4:29:45 seconds in a daredevil show recently in Jabalpur.
Jena returned to a rousing reception at his native village with large number of people turning out to greet them. He was taken in an open jeep with hundreds taking part in a motorcycle rally to greet him.
‘I am overwhelmed. People have showered me with love and affection. My feat will figure in the next edition of Limca Book of Records, Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records,’ he said.
‘It has taken over a year of practice to achieve the feat. Besides physical stamina, loads of concentration and acumen is required for the balancing act,’ he said.