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Curtains fall on five-day mami Brahmaputra Festival

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dhubri, April 4: Brahmaputra is not only the lifeline of the people of Assam but it is also very close to the heart of every one living in Assam as civilization has grown along the banks of it since time immemorial, said chairman of Assam Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, Mission Ranjan Das while speaking at the closing ceremony function of the mami Brahmaputra Festival at Raja Prabhat Chandra BaruaMaidanon Tuesday.

Das, who was the chief guest, said that the main objective behind organizing the five-day-long festival was to highlight and showcase the rich cultural fabric and heritage, trade and commerce, growing cottage industries with the help of traditiol skills and potential tourism destition of the State, on the tiol and intertiol canvas.

“It was in fact a cherished dream of Chief Minister SarbandaSonowal who called upon the people of the State to highlight the mythology and rich culture and tap the potentialities of Brahmaputra, son of creator Brahma, for the benefit and all-round socio-economic development of the State”, Das added.

Das also said that henceforth, mami Brahmaputra festival would be an annual feature across Assam.

At the onset of the function, Das also administered an oath-taking ceremony wherein officials, dignitaries and audience as well, while paying obeisance to River Brahmaputra, took a pledge to make Assam free from foreigners, insurgency, corruption and pollution.

DhubriDeputy Commissioner DhirajChoudhury in his brief speech thanked all the officials and participants for their selfless, tireless and unflinching support to make this festival a grand success despite inclement and foul weather.

Winners of various competitions held over the last four days were given away the prizes and certificates of appreciation while individuals and institutions were felicitated for their contribution in the mami Brahmaputra festival by the chief guest, Mission Ranjan Das. The festival came to an end with a cultural programme held in the evening at the main venue.

Tezpur : Sonitpurdistrict too had organized the river festival along with 21 districts of Assam through which the mighty Brahmaputra River flows. The mami Brahmaputra River Festival, the biggest river festival of India in the Northeast was iugurated at Jahajghat, Tezpur on March31 in presence of a mammoth gathering by Monoj Kumar Deka, Deputy Commissioner ofSonitpur.

BrindabanGoswami, local MLA, Ganesh Limbu, MLA of Borsola LAC, Dr.Satish Ch. Bhattacharjee, HemantaBaruah, president of TezpurSahityaSabhaand other dignitaries were present. Through this festival, Tezpur has showcased its rich culture and simultaneously taken the initiative to boost local tourism as well as trade and commerce.

The five-day long programme commenced at 7 am with offering of puja on the bank of River Brahmaputra at Jahajghat and followed by yoga demonstration, flag hoisting and formal iuguration of the programme.A cultural procession marched out from the NehruuMmaidan through Tezpur town and iugurating the march, Padma Hazarika, MLA of Sootea, delineated that the people of Assam were truly blessed and indebted to the mighty Brahmaputra for nurturing our culture and enriching Assam.

On April 1 a cleanliness drive calledSwachhTezpurAbhiyan was held and this was followed by yoga, opening of Brahmaputra River Cruise and iuguration of tea tourism at Dhekaijuli and haraniTea Estate. Besides these, traditiol sports, quiz and art completion on Brahmaputra, self-composed poetry recitation, traditiol and marathon race were held. The five-day long festival also included release of souvenir and prize distribution.

TINSUKIA :The five-day long mami River Festival in Tinsukia district concluded on Tuesday at Hatikhuli amid paying obeisance to River Brahmaputra.

The concluding programme was attended by representatives of various ethnic groups, artists, students, officials from different government departments with Partha Pratim Bairagi, ADC, in the chair. The speakers shared their experiences and later lit lamps on the bank of the river and performed Ashokastomi. The Tinsukia district administration extended thanks and gratitude to all stakeholders for successful completion of mami festival.

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