Dwijing Festival to be global river fest in future, says CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Kokrajhar: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday visited the 4th Dwijing Festival held at Khagrabari, Hagrama Bridge, Aie River in Chirang district and hoped that this festival would be a global river festival in the near future.
Addressing the huge crowd of visitors, Sonowal said that the Dwijing Festival had gained popularity within a short time, not only in the State but in the country as well. He said the Aie River was one of the important rivers of the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam which had enormous potential for the growth of economy.
“The organizer of Dwijing Festival has been organizing the festival very beautifully with colourful programmes. Visitors from all communities are enjoying the flavour of festival,” he said, adding that the highly disciplined festival would attract domestic and international tourists. He also said that he visited the Dwijing Festival last year too and this time he found that the programmes had been organized in a more organized manner.
“We often feel that rivers cause only flood and erosion but the rivers have vast contribution in the growth of civilization and development of economy,” he said, adding that protection and preservation of rivers and their resources was of utmost importance.
Sonowal said that peace prevailed in the region after BTC was formed. Hailing the efforts of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary for peace and development among all sections of people, he said the Dwijing Festival was an example for peaceful coexistence as people from all communities, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, were coming to the river festival and enjoying. He called upon all to maintain tranquillity to make India a vibrant nation.
The open meeting in the festival was also attended by State Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma, BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary, BJP State president Ranjit Dass, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Moneswar Brahma, Thaneswar Basumatary, Maheswar Basumatary and BTC Principal Secretary BC Phukan.