3rd Dwijing Festival kick starts today on the bank of Aie river in Chirang district and will continue till 7th January, 2019.
According to reports, around 15 lakh tourists are expected to participate in the festival. Assam PHE minister Rihon Daimary inaugurated the festival in presence of several dignitaries.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is slated to attend the festival on December 29. The 12 day long event will showcase various activities such as display of ethnic food and culture, adventure activities, ethnic games and more and will witness participation from Thailand, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
The festival initiated in 2016-17 known as “AIE RIVER WINTER FESTIVAL” to promote River Tourism in the Rural Areas of BTC and the State.Later in 2017-18, the name was changed to “DWIJING” meaning “RIVER BANK” and it became the annual River Festival of the region. The association of the Hagrama Bridge, the longest rural river bridge of the state, with the festival further resulted in the increase of visitors to the festival.
Artists like Kailash Kher, Amit Trivedi, Malaika Arora, Himesh Reshammiya, Neeraj Shridhar, Bhoomi Trivedi, Shweta Pandit, Great Khali among other famous personalities are expected to attend and perform at the festival.