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Students bid for world record in Thavil playing

In a bid to set a new world record students in Pondicherry of have begun a 35 hour non-stop Thavil concert.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 13:41 IST

In a bid to set a new world record and break their own record, six third year students of Bharathiyar Palkalaikoodam on Friday began a 35 hour non-stop Thavil concert at Gandhi Thidal in Pondicherry.

Palkalaikoodam member secretary Kannan inaugurated the performance on Friday morning and it would come to a close at 1900 hours on Saturday, when Chief Minister N Rangasamy would greet the players.

The students - Murugayyan, Vijayan, Bhaskaran, Pasupathy, Tamizhvanan and Suresh - performed a 12 hour non-stop Thavil concert in 12 different 'thalams' in April last year. They told newspersons that in order to break their earlier record they started the 35 hour non-stop concert in which 35 'thalams' would be played.

There would be solo and chorus playing of the musical instrument, they added.

First Published: May 26, 2006 13:41 IST

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