Assam’s Traditional Bihu Dance Enters Guinness Book Of World Records

Assam’s Traditional Bihu Dance Enters Guinness Book Of World Records: India’s Northeastern state Assam created history and marked its name in the Guinness Book of World Records on Thursday by performing the traditional Bihu dance at a single venue.

More than 11,000 performers, including drummers and dancers, took part in the Guinness World Records bid by the State Government at the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati. During the event, the performers included singers and those playing state’s traditional instruments such as Dhol, Taal, Gogona, Toka, Pepa, and Xutuli, among others. Practice sessions were held across the state to bring in the best performers for the mega event with the aim being to put Assam’s cultural heritage on the world map.

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Each participant, including master trainers and dancers, will earn a 25,000 grant for taking part in the historic event. The certificate will be handed over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be in the state today to celebrate the state’s spring festival.

Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that the aim is to “organise the largest Bihu dance performance at a single venue and make it to the Guinness Book of World Records in the folk-dance category”.

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