Chirang, December 27: The much anticipated Dwijing Festival began today at the Aie River Park, Hagrama Bridge in Chirang.
The third edition of the festival was inaugurated by Rihon Daimary, Hon’ble Minister, PHE, Govt. of Assam.
Speaking on the occasion, Rihon Daimaray said “Today, on its third year of inception, the festival has set a benchmark for itself. We have people coming from all parts of the country – both national and international. In the coming years, we aim to make this festival and Aie River a tourist hub for the nation.”
Gautam Talukdar, Deputy Commissioner, Chirang District cum President of Dwijing Festival 2018-19 hoisted the flag of the event. The festival which begun today will continue till January 07, 2019.
The day began with a marathon race from Chapaguri to Aie River flagged off by International Boxer L Sarita Devi.
It was followed by the inauguration of food stalls by Chandan Brahma, Hon’ble Minister, Tourism and WPT & BC, Govt. of Assam.
The day also witnessed the opening of Bodo Traditional House, book stalls, traditional stage, Adventure Sports, Dwijing night camp, demonstration and opening of Rifle Shooting, Jeep and Elephant Safari among others.
The second half of the day witnessed cultural programs by various tribes, a fireworks show, performances from Bangladesh, performance by singers Anaya Brahma and Kailash Kher.