“Brahmaputra is our culture, civilization, economy and lifeline.”
– Sh. Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam
A festival to be organized across 21 districts in Assam from March 31-April 4, 2017
Assam’s life and culture are deeply influenced by the rejuvenating splashes of Brahmaputra, India’s only male river and one of the most powerful rivers of the world. To pay fitting tribute to the river’s life-giving prosperity and countless blessings, a five day long event, Namami Brahmaputra is being organized under the visionary leadership of Sh. Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, across 21 districts along the Brahmaputra in its entire stretch from Sadiya to Dhubri. It will serve as an ideal platform to showcase Assam’s tremendous potential as a state brimming with trade, tourism and culture opportunities.
The event shall take off in the form of a spectacular opening ceremony on March 31, 2017 at the riverfront of Bharalumukh, Guwahati- land of Kamakhya Temple, one of the most important and popular Shakti-peethas in India. The event will include a soulful veneration of river Brahmaputra along with other attractions like indigenous sports, local food, exhibition of organic tea, display of handloom& handicrafts, cultural evenings, film festival, business meetings and symposium among others. The conclusion of the event shall be equally spectacular with a grand closing ceremony on April 4, 2017.
This five day event, epic in scale and grand in reality, shall bring along business, fun and festivities for all. Brahmaputra is not called ‘lifeline of Assam’ for nothing as this perennial river presents incredible business opportunities. The National Waterways, especially NW 2 and NW16 shall be the drivers of economic development and prosperity. National Waterways 2 (NW-2) from Dhubri to Sadiya is a bridge to drive economic progress in Southeast Asian markets, as part of India’s ‘Act East Policy’.
These waterways will not only make Assam the centre of India-ASEAN collaboration but also attract major investments from around the world. The river is also a source of current and potential hydroelectric power generation. It will certainly give a boost to power infrastructure in the state.
The rivers of the world are fast becoming hotspots for travelers, and the mighty Brahmaputra happens to be one of them. A river cruise on Brahmaputra is an eclectic blend of luxury, comfort and nature’s never ending delights. The extraordinary cruise experience on Brahmaputra can be further heightened by watching migratory birds, visiting temples, tribal villages, monasteries, touring breathtaking tea estates and more. Its tributaries like Manas, Jia Bharali and Kopili are ideal for white water rafting.
All in all, Brahmaputra effortlessly brings together Assam’s trade, tourism and cultural aspects, interwoven into one event, that is, Namami Brahmaputra- the biggest river festival of India. Come, be a part of it and explore the soul of Assam.