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14,833 khol players set India record

By Sanjoy kr hazarika

TITABOR, Jan 6 � The traditional khol today made it to the India Book of Records with 14,833 people playing it in unison for 15 minutes here for the first time in the State.

Assam�s state song O Mor Apunar Desh was also sung by the khol players in one minute and five seconds at the same venue at Mezenga Pathar here, making it to the Asia Book of Records.

The North East observer of India Book of Records Abhijit Baruah, who is also a Guinness record holder, said the recordings of both the events would now be sent to the Guiness Book of World Records for inclusion in it.

The 300-bigha Mezenga Pathar at Titabor came alive to the sounds of 14,833 khols immediately after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ceremonially played a beat on the musical instrument.

In his speech Chief Minister Gogoi expressed the hope that today�s epoch-making event would take Assam further to the world arena.

The inaugural ceremony held with Karunakanta Dutta, Padadhikar of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha (SSS) � organisers of the event � in the chair, was also attended by MLAs Arun Phukan and Rajani Kanta Das. The Chief Minister�s son Gaurav Gogoi released the souvenir Khit Dit-Dhei-Dao published on the occasion and edited by Dr Budhindra Nath Saikia.

Earlier, the welcome address was read out by the president of the reception committee Sonadhar Rajkhowa and the objective of the programme was explained by the Pradhan Sampadak of SSS Hari Prasad Hazarika.

SSS Pradhan Sampadak Hazarika informed that it took the organisers one year to prepare for the event. He also revealed that a total of 40 Zila Samitis of SSS along with representatives from Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura took part in the programme.

Break-up of the number of participants: Kaliabar 157, Nagaon 518, Barpeta 81, Gahpur 254, Hojai 265, Darrang 435, Morigaon 696, Guwahati City 86, Kampur 258, Hajo 29, Jonai 120, Dhansiri 195, Karbi Anglong 271, Lakhimpur 1098, Dhemaji 958, DP Kamrup 67, Hamren 115, Goalpara 100, Biswanath 484, Nazira 802, Tezpur 346, Majuli 183, Nalbari 41, Dhakuakhana 414, Rangiya 108, Bongaigaon 17, Odalguri 52, Golaghat 1231, Charaideu 333, Dibrugarh 1149, Sivasagar 1313, Tinsukia 431, Titabor 522, Bajali 8, Jorhat 1303, Bokakhat 331, Baska 22, Sadiya 30, Arunachal Pradesh 5 and Cachar 5.

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14,833 khol players set India record

TITABOR, Jan 6 � The traditional khol today made it to the India Book of Records with 14,833 people playing it in unison for 15 minutes here for the first time in the State.

Assam�s state song O Mor Apunar Desh was also sung by the khol players in one minute and five seconds at the same venue at Mezenga Pathar here, making it to the Asia Book of Records.

The North East observer of India Book of Records Abhijit Baruah, who is also a Guinness record holder, said the recordings of both the events would now be sent to the Guiness Book of World Records for inclusion in it.

The 300-bigha Mezenga Pathar at Titabor came alive to the sounds of 14,833 khols immediately after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ceremonially played a beat on the musical instrument.

In his speech Chief Minister Gogoi expressed the hope that today�s epoch-making event would take Assam further to the world arena.

The inaugural ceremony held with Karunakanta Dutta, Padadhikar of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha (SSS) � organisers of the event � in the chair, was also attended by MLAs Arun Phukan and Rajani Kanta Das. The Chief Minister�s son Gaurav Gogoi released the souvenir Khit Dit-Dhei-Dao published on the occasion and edited by Dr Budhindra Nath Saikia.

Earlier, the welcome address was read out by the president of the reception committee Sonadhar Rajkhowa and the objective of the programme was explained by the Pradhan Sampadak of SSS Hari Prasad Hazarika.

SSS Pradhan Sampadak Hazarika informed that it took the organisers one year to prepare for the event. He also revealed that a total of 40 Zila Samitis of SSS along with representatives from Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura took part in the programme.

Break-up of the number of participants: Kaliabar 157, Nagaon 518, Barpeta 81, Gahpur 254, Hojai 265, Darrang 435, Morigaon 696, Guwahati City 86, Kampur 258, Hajo 29, Jonai 120, Dhansiri 195, Karbi Anglong 271, Lakhimpur 1098, Dhemaji 958, DP Kamrup 67, Hamren 115, Goalpara 100, Biswanath 484, Nazira 802, Tezpur 346, Majuli 183, Nalbari 41, Dhakuakhana 414, Rangiya 108, Bongaigaon 17, Odalguri 52, Golaghat 1231, Charaideu 333, Dibrugarh 1149, Sivasagar 1313, Tinsukia 431, Titabor 522, Bajali 8, Jorhat 1303, Bokakhat 331, Baska 22, Sadiya 30, Arunachal Pradesh 5 and Cachar 5.

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