JORHAT, May 13 – As many as 2265 students and teachers performed Bihu at Court Field, Jorhat today aiming to set record in both India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records. Out of them, 2129 were students from 68 schools of the vicinity of Jorhat town.
Organised by Jorhat Zila Sikshya Bikash Kendra under the aegis of the office of Inspector of School, Jorhat this was the first event in Assam of its kind in which all the participants performed their skills to the same song they performed in an organized manner. As many as 200 dhols, 50 flutes, 100 takas and 50 pairs of taals (cymbals) were played while 300 female dancers danced simultaneously. The programme was started at 2 pm and continued for 21 minutes 55 seconds.
Earlier, Jorhat MLA Rana Goswami inaugurated the programme. North East observer of both India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records, Abhijit Baruah monitored the whole programme. He said that he will submit the documents and related videos to the authorities concerned to consider it for a record.
The Inspector of Schools, Kamaljyoti Gogoi, told this correspondent that if the authorities provide certificates of the records, a duplicate copy of the same will be provided to every student who participated in the event.