President to inaugurate Namami Brahmaputra
President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the River festival 'Namami Brahmaputra'(Obesiance to Brahmaputra) here on Friday.
The festival, tagged as 'India's largest river festival' is being organised across 21 districts of the state and will showcase trade, tourism and cultural possibilities of along Brahmaputra river.
Nobel Laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Mahesh Sharma along with tourists from across the globe are expected to attend the meeting.
"This is a perfect oppurtunity for us to show our cultural strength and economic importance to the world," Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.
Since time immemorial River Brahmaputra has been a symbol of inspiration and respect for the people of Assam and 'Namami Brahmaputra', to be held along the banks of Sadiya in upper Assam to Dhubri in lower Assam is a tribute to this mighty river.
Industry and Transport Minister Chandramohan Patowary said so far Brahmaputra has been in news for the devastating effect of its floods but "now we want to showcase its economic potential".