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Rare global recognition for Sankardev

  • 15000 khol playing at Totabor. Photo: UB Photos
    15000 khol playing at Totabor. Photo: UB Photos

Its yet another record the state set on Sunday. Altogether 15000 artists played khol in Titabor to help Sankardev get global recognition.

The event took place at Mezenga Pathar in Titabor where dressed in traditional Sankari attires, 15000 artistes played khols for 15 minutes. Sponsored by Srimanta Sankardev Sanhga, the 15 minute long event is the first-ever attempt of its kind where traditional and humble khol made a global debut through the reverberation of over 15,000 khol players beating its leathery pads. According to the organizers, the attempt aims at setting a new record was dedicated to the propagation of Sankardeva's teachings and philosophies. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally opened the final event in presence of two observers from the Guinness book of world records. An observer from northeast and a central observer were present in the event. Organizers called it an attempt to bring about a global recognition of the traditional khol and also propagate the teachings and ideals of the saints.

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