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Assam is eyeing Guinness with its massive Bihu event featuring 11,000 artists


GUWAHATI, April 13 (IANS) With 11,000 performers performing the traditional Bihu dance at the Sarusagai Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday, Assam is looking to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

This huge event comes as the state celebrates Prunjali or Pohag Bihu, which marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said all preparations had been completed.

The 11,000 artists came from different parts of the state.

The event will start at 5.30pm on Thursday.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the state to inaugurate a series of development projects.

Earlier, it was decided that the artists would perform on Friday in the presence of Modi to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

However, there was a last minute adjustment to the schedule.

The artists will perform for Guinness World Records on Thursday. “There has been a change in the schedule because we expect that after entering the Guinness Book of Records, we will receive the certificate on Friday,” Sharma told reporters on Wednesday.

He also reported that the artists will perform again on Friday in the presence of the Prime Minister.

“There will be two records, one for bihu dance and one for drumming,” said the Prime Minister.

– Jans


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