Did you know that our mighty Brahmaputra is considered a male river? The literal meaning of the word ‘Brahmaputra’ means ‘Son of God Brahma’. Not only is the mighty river our pride, it is also the lifeline of our State. It binds different communities of our State together.
The 5th edition of the Jeevan Kite and River Festival is underway at the Rajaduwar Ghat, Panbazar. It started from the first day of the New Year and will continue for a week. A horde of visitors descended at the ghat to witness this festival. The organizers have a host of activities planned for the duration of the festival.
One of the major draws of the event is the Brahmaputra Vandana, where thousands of visitors light up the riverside using candles, earthen lamps etc. The floating lamps on the water create an ethereal glow, when dusk descends on the river. You can also fly colourful kites, some of which are of international standard.
Folk and rock bands playing western fusion music, display of traditional handicrafts etc were also popular draws. There are also stalls displaying robotics, drones and helicopters. Off-road biking race and sand art was also a part of the event. Apart from the usual pizza and biryani stalls, there were also stalls offering Mising and Deori delicacies. A puppet-show is also being held there from today.