MOST PEOPLE PLAYING KHOL DRUM TOGETHER
Performing an attempt on mass participation is never an easy task. An excited India Book of Records adjudicator reached the town of Titabor in Assam on the early hours of January 4, 2013, just to adjudicate the amazing attempt of thousandths of drummers from all over Assam playing the khol drum for a duration of 15 minutes. The event was the brainchild of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha and was scheduled to happen at Samanvay khetra, Titabor. Khol drum is a terracotta drum from Assam and is mainly used for religious purpose.
With the inaugural beat of the occasion given by the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi, the drummers started beating their individual drums with amazing co-ordination. The drummers represented different age group and were all dressed up in their traditional attire- dhoti, kurta and Gamusa. The co-ordination with which the participants drummed their khol drums, made a wonderful scene as all the people were all dressed in white.
The event continued for 15 minutes. The resultant of the 15 minutes attempt was that a total of 14,833 drummers played the Khol drum together at Somonnoy khetra, Titabor, Assam with amazing co-ordination and excitement. Titabor had created a new record in the history of India Book of Records.
Delivering such an attempt requires a lot of things- planning, co-ordination, courage, technique and most importantly proper support. It is never an easy task for those who does not put efforts at all. India Book of Records took the greatest pride in adding another wonderful record to its record book. Congratulations to the organizers for having successfully completed what they aimed at. But, it should be specially mentioned that the event would not have been as success as it was without the supporting hands of the supporters.