Assam: 3rd Dwijing Festival begins on bank of Aye river at Chirang
GUWAHATI: The 3rd Dwijing Festival starts on the banks of Aye river at Chirang district of Assam.
The 12-day Dwijing Festival began on Thursday and around 15 lakh tourists are expected to participate in the festival this time. Assam PHE minister Rihon Daimary inaugurated the festival in the presence of several dignitaries. Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal will attend the event on 29th of December.
Adventure sports, food mart, cultural events, traditional games are
being organized in the 12-day long event. Participants from Thailand, Bhutan and Bangladesh are also taking part in the festival.
“This festival was started in the year 2016 with an aim to promote the local tourism and culture of BTC. The government plans to make it one of the biggest ever and establish it as an annual calendar event at the national and international level,” said Daimary.
The festival provides livelihood opportunities for the local people and focuses on business activities for better economic generation through rural tourism. The Dwijing Festival this year also showcases various activities such as display of ethnic food and culture, adventure activities, ethnic games and more.
Photo from the event