Artist Sirumoni Doley, a young resident of Jorabat Karpunpuli Mising Gaon today attempted to create a world record by riding a scooty for 27 km without holding it with his hands from Patarkuchi in Sonapur to Dhupguri and at the same time doing a painting using his nose as a painting brush.
The painting programme was organised by Tribal Art and which was Flag off by ACP of Sonapur H.K. Gogoi and Bollywood actor, pro wrestler Binud Koombang in presence of Tribal Art president Kuleswar Lagachu, All India Tribal Students’ Association (AITSAA) adviser Arindom Prince Panging, Sonapur Press Club president Ajit Das and other dignitaries.
The painting was supervised by world record observer cum authorised person Pulen Das and Antonio Boro with presence of local administration.
Doley started painting well from Patarkuchi and after successfully painting one picture, he was interrupted by two Assam Cabinet Minister’s convoy while painting the second picture. Consequently, Doley could only complete one picture, riding 27 km in 27 minutes.
Later Doley said, “The record is not more important than my life, but it is really sad and not acceptable that a car of the minister’s convoy did this shameless act as the car could have passed normally on its track.”
Though Doley was successful in his attempt for the world record as the required distance for the record was just 10 kilometres, his dream was to register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by riding a Scooty upto 50 kilometres painting pictures with his nose.
President of Tribal Art, Kuleshwar Lagachu who was present during Doley’s feat, decried the act of the minister’s convoy. “It is very disgraceful that despite taking permission for his feat from several competent offices, Doley was not provided a safe and hassle-free environment by the police, he added.
Besides AITSAA Adviser Arindom Prince Panging also deplored that, that was intentionally attempt to murder by minister’s convoy which was unexpected like this programme.