Chirang, January 08: The Dwijing festival that kick started on the 27th of December, 2017 concluded yesterday. The festival was organised along the Aie river, behind the Hagrama Bridge, in Chirang district. This is the second edition of the festival; the first one was named Aie River Winter Festival.
The festival was organized by the Chirang District Administration, along with the organizing committee, to explore tourism prospects in the region. The festival was inaugurated by BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary.
“We witnessed more than one lakh visitors on the 31st, much more than the expected number. The number increased more January 01” says a member of the organising committee in a rendezvous with Team UniTreed.
Hundreds of stalls were set up in the festival premises from different parts of the state along with neighbouring nation Bhutan.
Ethnic food displayed for sale at a stall
Gambling is fine if it’s once a year
Expo organised at the Festival premises
The visitors had numerous options to select from ranging from activities such as Paragliding, Helicopter Ride, Elephant Safari among others to indigenous food and drinks; one could also opt for ATV rides.
The new joy ride
Steady and Strong
One of the most popular attractions
The word “Dwijing” means by the river or beside the river, and that is why the festival has left no stone unturned to make the visitors feel nearest to the river, informed another member of the organising committee.
Visitors enjoying a walk over the peaceful waters
Replica of a village scenario
The festival finally ended with the performance of none other than of our very beloved heartthrob of Assam – Zubeen Garg!
See you there next year!