Mizoram sets world record
Aizawl, March 12 Nearly 11,000 tribal boys and girls in India’s northeastern state of Mizoram danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by setting a record of the largest dance ensemble in the world.
A new Guinness world record was created with 10,780 dancers performing the bamboo dance for eight minutes in perfect rhythm,” a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, Lucia Sinigagliesi, announced after the event.
“About 671 troupes comprising 10,736 dancers participated in the mass dance congregation at the Assam Rifles ground and its outskirts in the heart of the capital Aizawl city to demonstrate the world’s largest and longest dance ensemble,” Jim K. Chozah, Mizoram information and public relations director.
The bamboo dance locally known as the Cheraw dance is the harbinger of the Chapchar Kut festival of the Mizos, which marks the end of winter and the advent of summer.
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