Govt of Assam sets World Record for hosting event with 11K Bihu artists performing at a single venue
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | April 14, 2023 | News
Government of Assam Bihu Guinness World Record
In a historical moment, Government of Assam imprinted its name in the Guinness World Record books with the largest Bihu performance in a single venue, with more than 11,000 Bihuwotis and dhuliyas being a part of the grand effort. The record was created on April 13 at the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati.
The aim of the mega Bihu performance was to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Bihu dance performance at a single venue. The Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government had decided to make the Rongali Bihu of 2023 a grand occasion with this initiative.
CM Sarma had also expressed optimism that the event will help to put Assam and its cultural history on the map throughout the world.
Performers were practicising for this event for a long time with auditions taking place across the state to bring in the best of the best for this mega event. During the event, the performers included singers and those playing state's traditional instruments such as Dhol, Taal, Gogona, Toka, Pepa, Xutuli, among others. Each participant, including the master trainers and dancers, will receive a grant of ₹ 25,000 for participating in the historic event.
It was earlier scheduled to take place on April 14 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance, however, was preponed.
Earlier in March, the Guinness World Records had recognized a compilation of 42.9 lakh essays on Ahom commander Lachit Borphukan as the largest online photo album of handwritten notes.
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The aim of the mega Bihu performance was to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Bihu dance performance at a single venue.