Top events in Guwahati in 2018
Assam played host to a number of prominent events in 2018 which helped boost the state’s image in the country. The government tried its best to portray itself in various fields by hosting several different programmes. Here is a look at some of the major events in 2018:
Advantage Assam: The state hosted its first Advantage Assam Global Investors’ Summit in 2018 on February 3 and 4. More than 4,500 delegates had participated in the event which included representatives from 16 countries. Around 200 MoUs were signed during the summit and an investment proposal of Rs 1,00,000 crores was committed.
Ambubachi Mela: The yearly religious festival was organised this year too with great fervour. Dharmagurus of Akhadas, satradhikars and spiritual gurus of Assam and north east attended the event this year.
Cricket ODI: Guwahatians got a chance to witness a one-day international (ODI) cricket match held in October. The match proved to be an enthralling one with the two teams scoring three centuries. India beat West Indies by 8 wickets.
GIFF: As many as 108 acclaimed films from over 50 countries were screened in the second edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) which was held in October. A total of nine films from northeast India were also screened at the festival. The seven-day film extravaganza saw participation from nearly 35 film personalities from abroad with their movies.
IAF programme: President Ram Nath Kovind attended a special programme of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Borjhar, near Guwahati airport on November 29. The President presented the Standard and Colours Award to 118 Helicopter Unit, Air Defence College, in acknowledgement of service to the nation.