mami Brahmaputra festival from March 31

Guwahati, March 9: mami Brahmaputra- the biggest river festival of India is going to be held near the longest bridge in Asia Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Sadiya subdivision from March 31, a press release said. It will be organized across 21 districts in Assam from March 31-April 4.

Assam’s life and culture are deeply influenced by the rejuveting splashes of Brahmaputra, India’s only male river and one of the most powerful rivers of the world. To pay fitting tribute to the river’s life-giving prosperity and countless blessings, a five day long event, mami Brahmaputra is being organized under the visiory leadership of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal across 21 districts along the Brahmaputra in its entire stretch from Sadiya to Dhubri. It will serve as an ideal platform to showcase Assam’s tremendous potential as a state brimming with trade, tourism and culture opportunities. ‘mami Brahmaputra Fest is basically conceived to boost the business, rich ethnicity and huge tourism prospects of Assam. The transport department of Assam is working in proper co ordition with the state government to make this event a grand success’, said AP Tiwari, MD, ASTC.

The event shall take off in the form of a spectacular opening ceremony on March 31 at the riverfront of Bharalumukh, Guwahati- land of Kamakhya Temple, one of the most important and popular Shakti-peethas in India. The event will include a soulful veneration of river Brahmaputra along with other attractions like indigenous sports, local food, exhibition of organic tea, display of handloom & handicrafts, cultural evenings, film festival, business meetings and symposium among others. The conclusion of the event shall be equally spectacular with a grand closing ceremony on April 4, 2017. This five day event, epic in scale and grand in reality, shall bring along business, fun and festivities for all. Brahmaputra is not called ‘lifeline of Assam’ for nothing as this perennial river presents incredible business opportunities. The tiol Waterways, especially NW 2 and NW16 shall be the drivers of economic development and prosperity. tiol Waterways 2 (NW-2) from Dhubri to Sadiya is a bridge to drive economic progress in Southeast Asian markets, as part of India’s ‘Act East Policy’.

These waterways will not only make Assam the centre of India-ASEAN collaboration but also attract major investments from around the world. The river is also a source of current and potential hydroelectric power generation. It will certainly give a boost to power infrastructure in the state.

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