Third edition of Dwijing festival to start from Dec 27 in Guwahati
Guwahati, Dec 19 (IBNS): The 3rd Edition of the Dwijing Festival will start from December 27 and continue till January 7, 2019 in Assam's capital Guwahati.
The press conference to announce the festival was attended by Minister of Tourism Chandan Brahma and Chairman, ATDC, Jayanta Malla Baruah.
The 12- day event will witness audiences from all sections of the society and will include the both national and international guests.
Assam tourism minister Chandan Brahma on Wednesday said that this festival was started in 2016 with an aim to promote the local tourism and culture of BTC.
“Today when we have reached the 3rd edition of the Festival, we plan to make it one of the biggest ever and establish it as an annual calendar event at the national and international level,” the Assam minister said.
The festival also provides livelihood opportunities for the local people and focuses on the business activities for better economic generation through rural tourism.
The Dwijing Festival this year will also showcase various activities such as display of ethnic food and culture, adventure activities, ethnic games and more.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah said that, Assam Tourism Development Corporation is leaving no stones unturned to make this festival a great success.
"By promoting this event in the national platform, we want to change the face and image that BTC has. The artist line-up and events planned for the festival seeks to attract crowd from all parts of the country," said he.
“Artists like Kailash Kher, Amit Trivedi, Malaika Arora Khan, Himesh Reshammiya, Neeraj Shridhar,Bhoomi Trivedi, Shweta Pandit,Great Khali and a galaxy of other stars are expected to attend and perform during the festival,” Jayanta Malla Baruah said.
To take the festival forward and also ensure participation from everyone, the Assam tourism minister has requested the people from all sections of the society including the media to publicise, promote and propagate the festival in order to make it a success.
(Reporting by Hemanth Kumar Nath)