Preparations are underway on war footing for the five-day long festival, which will be held in Assam covering 21 districts.
A top official of the state Government said that the President will inaugurate the festival at a mega function to be held on the banks of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati at around 2-25 pm.
Security has been heightened in Guwahati for arrival of the President.
The festival will come to an end on April 4.
The government official said Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be present on April 2.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is also likely to present at the closing ceremony to be held on April 4.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharati, Mahesh Sarma and several prominent personalities, including 40 VVIPs are likely to attend the river festival.
By: Hemanta Kumar Nath | Source: indiablooms