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First Namami Barak Festival Inaugurated in Assam

The first ever Namami Barak festival was inaugurated in Silchar by the  Chief Minister of Assam Sarbanand Sonowal.

  • Namami Barak festival is a three-day river festival.
  • The event is organised to pay tribute to the River Barak and to showcase of Barak’s potential & possibilities to emerge as a hub of trade and commerce.
  • The event is organised at 3 locations in Barak Valley also known as Southern Assam. 
  • Silchar will be the main event area while other two locations are Hailakandi and Karimganj.
  • The closing ceremony of Namami Barak scheduled on 20 November will be held at Police Parade Ground, Silchar. President Ram Nath Kovind will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.
  • The festival will highlight the cultural heritage of the valley together with its cuisine, fauna and flora, socio-economic and civic splendour

 Barak River

  • It  is one of the major rivers of South Assam.
  • It is is a part of the Surma-Meghna River System.
  • It rises in the hill country of Manipur State
  •  After Manipur it flows through Mizoram State and into Assam, ending after 564 kilometres.
  • After entering Bangladesh it merges into the Surma and Kushiyara rivers.
First Namami Barak Festival Inaugurated in Assam First Namami Barak Festival Inaugurated in Assam Reviewed by Insiya on November 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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