The 23 year old Manash Protim Gogoi is an artist who got recognized for his work – creating smallest Rang Ghar structure with chalk pencil to Assam Book of Records.
Assam boy Manash Protim Gogoi belongs to Naharkatia, Dibrugarh. He lives with his mother, father and sister. He did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Jorhat Engineering College in 2019; currently he is trying for higher education. He loves art and his hobby is to create miniature structures.
“I was always interested in arts; I did a diploma course in art. I was fascinated with chalk and compass and used to do something or the other with it during my engineering class breaks. My first miniature structure was of a human face which I created with chalk pencil. Then eventually I kept creating more and made almost 20 miniature structures so far. My first miniature structure was made in the year 2017.”
Gogoi doesn’t believe in planning much; he creates whatever his heart and mind says.
“I just do what my heart says and this time I came up with Rang Ghar structure idea because I felt like making it. I just create it without much planning. A week back I created a small miniature structure with chalk pencil at my home which was of Rang Ghar, it took me around 5 hours to complete the structure. The length of the structure is about 1.55, breadth is 0.60 and height is 1.00cm.”
This young man has created different sculptures/structures with pencil lid and chalk pencil.
“The collections of structures are Eiffel tower( in pencil lid and in chalk), Harry Potter (Golden snitch), Christ the Redeemer, Doraemon, Coc (Valkeri), Pubg (M416, AWM), Smallest rubbish cube, Statue of Unity, Ganesh, Female Face, Red rose, Bird in hand. I have also made structures of Corona Virus warriors’ doctor and police man and a statue of Dehing Patkai. My favorite sculpture till today is ‘Statue of Unity’ which was made with a pencil lid.”
Gogoi adds being in art line from many years, how he got recognized by Assam Book of Records.
“One of my friends suggested me to make an entry for my work to Assam Book of Records. And that’s how I contacted them and submitted my Rang Ghar miniature. Soon then I was told that I was the first person to make the smallest miniature on Rang Ghar. I got a lot of appreciation for my work and made it to the Assam Book of Records (ABR), I felt really good for all the appreciation people have thrown. I will continue to do this work for a longer time and walk forward to make my state proud.” Manash Gogoi thinks that there are a lot of talents in the state; just many are not yet recognized. He believes there is always a right time in everyone’s life and he is blessed that this right time in his life has arrived where people finally got to recognize his work.