FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jan 17: The much-awaited Kameng River Festival scheduled for January 21 to 23 is all set to bring together adventurers, explorers, music lovers and enthusiasts from across the country.
A team of high rank official’s including secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda, DC East Kameng district Sandeep Kumar Singh, host of HODs, EKSWCO members and festival committee discussed the progress of the preparation of the festival here today, official sources informed.
DC briefing the members present about the status of the overall preparation also lauded the PW and RW departments for maintaining and widening the approach roads to the festival venue.
Underscoring the importance of liaising, the DC directed EAC (Hq) and the festival committee to prepare a list of eloquent and articulate individuals to help greet the visitors. Besides giving various inputs, he suggested putting up of informative sigge on trees and artifacts and places of religious, cultural and historical importance. He also stressed on the preparedness of security arrangement and traffic magement.
The DC also exhorted the festival team to exert more energy to make this festival a grand success and give impetus to conservation of flora and fau.
He also advised the committee to exercise restriction on selling of wild animals. While requesting for making this district a hub of adventure tourism, he simultaneously cautioned the committee about the risk associated with river rafting and paragliding.
He advised the committee to undertake precautiory measures beforehand and be prepared with medical emergency services. On security front, he suggested for arrangement of walkie-talkie, installation of CCTVs at strategic locations, deployment of volunteers as people police and proper traffic magement plan. He emphasized on giving priority to tourists, cultural troupes and media persons as they are the medium of publicity and advertisement.
Many in the house delegated with various tasks also spoke and highlighted about the progress made so far related to their respective charter of duties. Later the secretary Tourism and the DC along with the HODs, officers and festival team visited the venue and took stock of the ground status, the sources added.