Dwijing Festival in Assam enters its 5th edition this year. The 12-day festival starting from December 27, 2022, to January 7, 2023, will promote river tourism along with rural tourism, the main attractions of the state. In a recent press conference held at Guwahati, Minister of Tourism, Chandan Brahma announced the festival dates from 27th December’2022 till 7th January’2023.
The 12- day event celebrates the beauty, culture, heritage, and delightful experiences. It is held on the banks of River Aie at Hagrama Bridge, the longest rural river bridge in the state. The river is known as the ‘mother Goddess’ flowing through Chirang and Bongaigaon districts in Assam. Originating from the Himalayas in Bhutan, the river is a major source of the economy as well as beauty in the region. The event aims to promote River Tourism in Assam as well as a rural area of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
Started in the year 2016-17, Dwijing Festival was previously known as the “Aie River Winter Festival”. It was held on the bank of river Aie in the Chirang district of Bodoland Territory (BTC). Later, the name was changed to ‘Dwijing’ which also means ‘river bank’. Today, the festival is the annual river festival of Assam and even North-East India. The site of Hagrama Bridge, the longest rural river bridge in the state further increases the number of visitors.
The annual extravaganza of Dwijing Festival has a number of excitements. Various activities, displays of ethnic food and culture, adventure activities, ethnic games, and more will be a part of the festivities. The festival will focus on promoting State Tourism. The River Aie has great potential in becoming one of the major tourist spots in the state as well as North East India. The festival and other such activities aim to harness the potential.
In fact, Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) leaves no stone unturned to promote the festival on a national as well as international scale. Chairman of ATDC, Jayanta Malla Baruah said that the 2018-19 edition will have a popular artist line-up, in addition to events planned to attract crowds from all parts of the country.
Some popular names include artists like Kailash Kher, Amit Trivedi, Malaika Arora Khan, Himesh Reshammiya, Neeraj Shridhar, Bhoomi Trivedi, Shweta Pandit, Great Khali, and more. They will grace the stage in the 12-day event.
Also, there are promotions, publicity, and propagation on a large scale to make Dwijing Festival a success.