: Over 1,000 folk singers, who sang a variety of folk songs at the Janapada Jhenkara last February, have made it to the Limca Book of Records. They entered the records for organising the largest folk music gathering on one stage.
The team, which was led by Bandlalli Vijaykumar, performed at the Samsa Open Air Kala Mandira last year. “It was a challenging process to train the singers. We had singers from all age groups, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds. Our aim is to strive to maintain the tradition of folk songs in an age when it is being forgotten,” Mr. Vijaykumar said. He also mentioned that the Ranga Samsthana trained the singers for six months.
The songs sung at the event included prayers and wedding songs.