DERGAON, Dec 25 � Dhekial, 15 km off from Dergaon town, today reverberated with the beats of khol as over 12,000 participants played the Assamese traditional instrument in their preparation to make a bid at entering the Guinness Book of World Records.
In the programme organised by the Golaghat district unit of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha (SSS) at Dhekial HS School playground, more than 1200 participants representing different regional committees took part in the final rehearsal for the Guinness record to be performed collectively at Titabor on January 5-6 next. The programme was inaugurated by the vice-president of AASU, Jatin Bora.
In his speech Bora said that such type of activities will certainly inspire the youths to make their contribution towards building peace and harmony in the society. The student leader further said that the message of the rich Assamese culture to the world platform can easily be sent across the world through the creation of the great saint of Assam. After this, the rules and regulations to be followed by the participants in the final programme were explained by Jayanta Kamal Bora and Dulu Prasad Nath, the president and the secretary of Cultural Wing of Golaghat district committee of SSS.
Talking to this correspondent, the secretary of the publicity wing of Golaghat district committee of SSS, Tarun Bora, revealed that finally more than 1500 participants from Golaghat district are likely to participate in the final programme. It is pertinent to mention that the immortal creation of khol by the great saint, Srimanta Sankardev, is now all set to make an impact on the world stage as the efforts are on to set a new Guinness World Record by performing the unique musical instrument with more than 15,000 participants at Titabor on January 5-6.