GUWAHATI, June 6: In an innovative method of campaigning against rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park on the occasion of World Environment Day, Guwahati-based artist Sirumoni Doley drew a 45 square feet oil painting with his nose named ‘Mission Save Rhino’ at Guwahati Press Club here on Tuesday.
Doley had made several records and entered his name in the Limca Book of Records, World Record India, India Book of Records, Indian Achiever Book of Records, World King Awards 2017 etc by drawing oil painting with his nose.
Doley has three records to his credit – a record for creative painting with nose while riding a two-wheeler without holding onto the handlebars for 26km in 26 minutes, the second for designing the longest selfie stick made of bamboo – 9.5 metres long and 0.31m wide, and the third for making the largest painting brush – 27.6m long and 0.86m wide.
Last year, Doley had performed his painting feat on October 23 and designed both the selfie stick and the largest painting brush on July 29.
The programme was organised by Asam Vridhi Sangathan (AVS). The Hills Times and Prag News were the media partners of the programme.
The 25-year-old youth, Siromoni hails from Karmpuli Mising Gaon under Sonapur Police station in Kamrup (Metro) district. It took only one hour and thirty minutes to complete the painting measuring 16 feet, 4 inches length and 3.8 feet wide oil painting.
Sirumoni is an Arts graduated from West Bengal’s Bangiya Sangeet Parishad. Till now he has not received any assistance from the government for his mission against poaching of rhinos.
“The government should recognize the innovative oil painting of Sirumoni and extend its financial assistance to him for the mission,” Asam Vridhi Sangathan general secretary Debasish Medhi said,
Director of Sports Authority, Dr. Subhash Basumatari attended as chief guest and assistant professor of Lakshmibai National Institute Of Physical Education (LNIPE), Sonapur, Pulen Das attended as special guest in the function.