FROM A CORRESPONDENT
TEZPUR, Dec 31: The curtains on three-day Biswath Festival, 2015 came down On Tuesday at Biswath Chariali. Spaeking on the occasion renowned litterateur and researcher Dr Pushpa Gogoi said, “Lack of infrastructure has become a hindrance in the development of tourism in Assam. We have failed to showcase our resources to the world. Every quarter, including Government and general public, has a big role to play in this respect to improve the scerio.”
He said this while releasing the souvenir ‘Mahapeeth’ edited by Bhupen Dadhara.
Citing examples of Chi and Thailand, Dr Gogoi added that those countries had succeeded to garner huge amount of money from the tourists who visit them from all over the world only through exhibiting their resources.
The ceremony was presided over by SDO (C), Biswath, Pallav Gopal Jha, who was also the president of the organising committee. Taking part as the guest of honour, Lokth Sharma, SCERT Director, underlined the need of doing away with the defects at the socio-economic and intellectual levels in our society.
Former minister Noorjamal Sarker, Biswath MLA Prabin Hazarika, Biswath Municipality Chairperson Ruli Sharma, historian Dr Nityanda Gogoi, litterateur Phatik Chandra Hazarka playwright Tarun Saikia, social workers Apurva Kr Das, Swaraj Hazarika, among others, spoke a few words in the ceremony conducted by Deepak Das. The prize distribution ceremony was conducted by Manish Thakur, BEEO, Behali Education Block. The cultural night in the evening was iugurated by rayan Konwar, Commissioner, Guwahati Municipality Corporation.
In his iugural address, Konwar expressed the hope that Biswath Festival would be able to draw tourists to this historically town.
Earlier, Additiol Chief Secretary, Home and Political Department, MGVK Bhanu, iugurated the boat race held on the occasion at Biswath Ghat. He assured that that the State Government would provide all kinds of help for the development of tourism in Biswath.
He also visited the stalls in the exhibition. A cultural programme was held at Tinisuti NEFA Tiniali, too. The festival drew huge crowd during its several programmes.