US statute in a 2-cm-long book

Agence France Presse

New Delhi, July 1:

A villager in the Indian Himalayas has sought recognition from US President George W Bush after copying by hand the US constitution in a book only two centimetres long, a report said today. AB Rajbansh, an engineer in Ansoli village in Himachal Pradesh, has previously penned down the Hindu sacred text the Bhagavad Gita. The 43-year-old said it took him 196 hours and 25 minutes to write down the constitution in the 124-page book that weighs 2.17 grams.