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Preparations on for river festival at Biswath

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Biswath Chariali, March 28: Along with the rest of the State, preparations are going on in full swing to hold the mami Brahmaputra, 2017, the biggest river festival of India, at the historical temple town Biswath Ghat in Biswath district with a five-day long programme from March 31 to April 4. This was stated by Asitaksha Chakravarty, Deputy Commissioner of Biswath district at a press meet held on Tuesday at the Circuit House here.

The festival will be held under the aegis of Biswath district administration which is trying to make all arrangements for the grand success of the event in association with local people. Almost 80 per cent work has already been finished.

The event will commence on March 31 with Brahmaputra pujan followed by flag hoisting by Asitaksha Chakravarty, Deputy Commissioner of Biswath district. The exhibition and cultural programma will be iugurated by State minister Ranjit Dutta at 9.30 am. At 10 am, the boat safari to the Kaziranga tiol Park will be iugurated by State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma. The boat safari is expected to be the main attraction of the festival. The second day’s programmes include cultural programme and multi-lingual poetry session to be iugurated by Biswath MLA Pramod Borthakur and parliamentarian R P Sharma, respectively. The cultural programme on day three will be iugurated by Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah. The fourth day’s programme will be started by plantation to be iugurated by ‘Forest Man’ Yadav Payeng. The other programmes of day three include cultural programme, boat race and a semir entitled ‘Assam Tourism and the Role of Biswath’, in which eminent scribe Samudra Gupta Kashyap, writer Tapati Baruah Kashyap and historian Dr Nityanda Gogoi will take part as resource persons. The festival will come to an end on April 4 with a cultural procession and Basanti puja.

A number of competitions and sports events, including quiz, essay and marathon will also be held on the occasion. A visit to the various historical temples and other places of the district, including gshanker temple, Gangmou Than, Chari Krish Dham and Kalyani Temple, have also been organized during the festival in association with Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC). SDIPRO i/c, Biswath, Gopal Sharma, Biswath Circle Officer Biswajit Saikia and AC Ajit Kalita were also present in the press meet. The district administration has sought public cooperation to make the festival a successful one.

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