First Namami Barak festival


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

More details:

  • 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

About 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.

Source: Business Standard & Wiki

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