Around 5000 Konyak women from Mon, Nagaland dance together to set Guinness World Record

Konyak women dancing at Aoleang Festival in Mon, Nagaland (courtesy: Facebook)
Around 4,700 Konyak Naga women in their colourful traditional attire came together on Friday, April 5, 2019, in an attempt to set a Guiness World Record for the "Largest Traditional Konyak Dance". Konyak is one of the 16 Naga tribes and people of this community live mainly in the Mon district of Nagaland.

In their attempt, Konyak people danced to the beats of traditional instruments and sang a ceremonial song for five minutes and one second at the Aoleang Festival. The programme was organised at Mon during the Aoleang Monyu festival of the Konyak tribe, held between April 1 and 3 every year to welcome the spring.

The official declaration on the record to be announced by the Guinness authorities is expected within five days.

The official adjudicators of the Guinness World Records could not come to judge the attempt but their representatives from North East Zone Cultural Centre under the Ministry of Culture were present.

The representatives would send the evidences of the programme to the Guiness authorities and they will meke the final announcement.

The event was organised by the Konyak Union in coordination with other organisations of the tribe with an aim to preserve the cultural heritage of the people and also to promote tourism.