kullu:Whole atmosphere in Kullu valley was filled with religious fervour and divinity when over 2200 Bajantris congregated at the Atal Sadan ground in the presence of CM Jai Ram Thakur to play ‘Devdhun’ on the occasion of International Kullu Dussehra festival today. Devdhun is the sound that resonates after playing different traditional instruments when deities move out of their temples to join local festivals.
CM was presented a medal and certificate by the representatives of India Book of Records as the ‘Devdhun’ has been entered as a record in the India Book of Records with a record 2200 Bajantries playing the musical instruments simultaneously. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that it was a great honour for the people of the State in general and people of Kullu district in particular that the ‘Devdhun’ has entered the India Book of Records for being an event in which over 2200 musicians played traditional instruments together at one place to fill the whole atmosphere with divinity and traditional fervour. He said that the efforts of the musicians were indeed laudable.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would ensure that this event not only become a regular event but also an added attraction of International Kullu Dussehra. He said that in the present era of cut throat competition, our age old culture and traditions were slowly vanishing and urged the people to come forward to conserve the same. He announced Rs. 5 lakh from his discriminatory fund to the Bajantaries who performed during the event.