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President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate Assam's mega river festival tomorrow

Mar 30, 2017 17:33
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Namami Brahmaputra

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Namami Brahmaputra Festival, the biggest ever river festival in India on Friday in Guwahati.

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.

The mega river festival will showcase the culture, indigenous sports, arts, craft, skill industry, tourism, livelihood of tribes and the traditional foods of the region.

By: Hemanta Kumar Nath | Source: indiablooms

Mar 30, 2017 17:33
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