Guwahati gears up for Ambubachi Mela to be started from June 22. The festival is scheduled to take place from June 22 to June 26.
Addressing a press conference here at Guwahati, Chairman of Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), Jayanta Malla Baruah said that the opening ceremony of Ambubachi Mela will be held on June 21 at 4 PM.
Baruah said that there will be a cultural evening on the same day and renowned singer Kailash Kher will also be present in the event.
ATDC Chairman also informed that the union tourism minister will inaugurate the event on June 21.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is all also set for Ambubachi.
According to reports, GMC, which is responsible for ensuring water supply, adequate lighting, proper cleanliness of the camps and temple premises, sufficient manpower for cleaning works, etc, is all ready to set up 330 water taps in and around the Kamakhya Temple for the convenience of the devotees during the Mela.
Meanwhile, the Public Health Engineering Department will reportedly provide drinking water in plastic pouches during the four day event.
GMC commissioner Debeswar Malakar has informed that 58 workers will be on duty along with 10 supervisors, to ensure proper cleanliness.
It was witnessed that starting from Saturday, the GMC has begun work for setting up pipes to supply water in the temple premises. It has also informed that it will increase number of garbage carriers in the area.
During Ambubachi, officials from the Food Safety department and the Public Health Laboratory have been appointed to work in two shifts to ensure food safety for the devotees.