Chirang: Dwijing Festival begins from today


GUWAHATI, Dec 27: The much-awaited Dwijing festival began from today 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 inaugural event.

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 organisers, 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.