An international karate player and 12th APBN (Assam Police) personnel, Manjit Dihingia, has been selected for the National Pride and Excellence Award 2019.
Earlier in December 2017, Dihingia had accomplished a barefoot marathon, 200.2 km, in just 25 hours and 10 minutes, local media reported.
In 2016, while trying to spread awareness about preserving and promoting Assamese folk musical instruments, he also rode a Ranger cycle while playing Assamese folk instruments like flute, dhol, taal and pepa without touching the handle of the cycle from Gohpur to Kusumtala (80 km).
The Universal Records Forum (URF) has also granted him Universal Records Forum Top Talent Award 2016. He also received an honorary degree from World Records University in 2017.