Zubeen Garg's Statue Unveiled in Digboi
Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival is a three-day tourism event organised on the banks of the Dibru river
DIGBOI: A statue of the Assamese heartthrob Zubeen Garg has been set up in the Digboi town of Tinsukia distinct from Assam. The statue is located on the banks of the Dibru river in the Digboi region.
Zubeen Garg is one the most popular Assamese singer and musicians and had a huge fan following both in the state and outside the state. As a mark of respect and to celebrate the famous singer, a 20 feet tall statue has been set up. It was unveiled by the singer himself on Monday, December 2 during the ongoing Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival in the region. The 20 feet tall statue has been built by prosthetic artist Diganta Madhav Goswami.
The Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival is a three-day tourism event organised on the banks of the Dibru river with the aim to celebrate its rich heritage.
Huge crowds arrived at the location to catch a view of their favourite singer during the second day of the event. They witnessed the unveiling of the statue at the event. This was followed by a cultural presentation where Zubeen Garg also performed a few of his popular songs.
While some people visit the location to organize picnics, many more visit the beautiful location just to spend some time with nature. During this three-day extravaganza, traditional dance and music and ethnic cuisines were showcased.
Union Minister Rameshwar Teli and MLA Suren Phukan were also present for the occasion. The MLA mentioned that the birthday of the popular singer will be organised in the venue from now on.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is visiting the venue today, December 3 on the concluding day of the festival. He expressed his happiness in being able to take part in the event at the very beginning of the new year. He also mentioned that the number of untoward incidents on new years eve has decreased drastically. He mentioned that he wishes to see this festival along the lines of the ZIro festival of Arunachal Pradesh, the Sangai festival of Manipur and the Hornbill festival of Nagaland.