Bodo Press: Dwijing festival began from 27th Dec 2019 on the bank of the Aie river in Chirang district. Bodoland Territorial Council Chief Hagrama Mohilary inaugurated the 4th edition of the festival which aims at promoting tourism and vibrant culture of the indigenous communities residing in Bodoland Territorial Area District.
Along with Mohilary, tourism minister of Assam Chandan Brahma attended the inauguration events.
The 12-day extravaganza which will continue till January 7 has been organised by the tourism departments of the government of Assam and Bodoland Territorial Council since 2016-17.
According to the organizers, several popular artistes including Vishal and Shekhar, Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan, Kalpana Patowary, Lou Majaw, Jonita Gandhi, Sugandha Mishra will enthrall the audience with their performances at the festival. This edition of Dwijing festival will include food carnival, exhibitions, games, sports, river campaigns and spectacular fashion shows.
Helicopter ride, elephant safari, hot air balloon, jet skiing and several other adventure activities have been included as the major attractions of the gala event.
River Aie (Mother) River “Mother” originates from the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan and flows through the Chirang and Bongaigaon districts of Assam before joining the river Brahmaputra. The River Aie is the lifeline of the region as about 30000 families in the region are dependent on the river for their daily livelihoods through Crops, Fishing, Stone & Sand Collection and many other activities.
The River creates a massive attraction for many tourists (locals/visiting) for picnic and weekend activities during the winter season and in summer the river creates massive damages to both the sideways due to heavy rainfall resulting in loss of properties and lives of many families. Hagrama Bridge which is located on this river is a centre of attraction.