MAJULI: The river rafting expedition led by the NDRF under Brahmaputra Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, which started from Gelling in Arunachal Pradesh on December 23, arrived at Majuli on January 4 after docking at various stations in the route, stated a press release.
A day-long programme will be organized on Tuesday at Majuli where Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be the chief guest. During the programme, an awareness campaign with the theme 'Living with the River' will be organized by Brahmaputra Board along with NDRF, NESAC, CIFRI, IMD, CWC and IIT-Guwahati, followed by felicitation by the Chief Minister of the students who won in different competitions organized during the expedition. The event will be updated on all social media platforms.
The expedition will be flagged-off on the following day from Majuli in presence of various dignitaries before embarking the journey to downstream. The team is scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on January 14 on the day of Magh Bihu and conclude the expedition at Assameralga on the Indo-Bangladesh border on January 20.
Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan, an initiative of the Government of India, organized by the Brahmaputra Board (Ministry of Jal Shakti), has a two-pronged approach - a public outreach programme focusing on the younger generation to inculcate the concept of 'Living with the River', and a combined scientific data collection and analysis on river water quality, river sediment, river bank erosion and fish habitat along entire route of the expedition.
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