In a bid to tap the tourism potentials of Bhairabkunda -a picturesque tri-junction located in the Himalayan foothills of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan and register its unmatched natural beauty on the tourism map of the country, the sixth edition of Bhairabkunda festival is going to be celebrated from January 17 next.
The four-day colourful cultural extravaganza will be held at Bhairabkunda, 24 km north of Udalguri town in Assam.
A reception cum festival management committee to this effect was formed on Wednesday here at Udalguri Town Committee conference hall with State Cabinet Minister Rihon Daimari, as president, Ripen Daimari, MCLA of Bhairabkunda BTC Legislative Assembly as working president and Tridip Daimari, speaker of BTC Assembly as chief convenor respectively.
The meeting also decided to bring out the annual mouthpiece of the festival with Ganesh Mochahary as chief editor.
The celebration committee members said Bhairabkunda festival would reflect the age-old bond of fraternity, unity and integrity among the diverse ethnic linguistic groups including those from neighbouring Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh and its mission is to give an exposure to the tourism prospects and self-employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youths.
The organizers also believe the festival would go a long way in maintaining and prevailing communal harmony and tranquility in the region.
The man-made forest at Bhairabkunda is spread over an area of 550 hectares near Dhansiri river giving a picture perfect getaway destination to unwind in its serenity.
The plantation process started in 2007 in a plot of barren sandy land near Bhairabkunda. The 22.24 square kilometre area of Bhairabkunda Reserve Forest was left without a single tree by early 1980s due to rampant illegal felling of trees in region mostly infested by insurgents during that time.
The initiative was taken by a joint forest management committee formed by local enthusiasts from adjoining villages namely, No.1 Mazorgaon, No. 2 Mazorgaon, Bhairabpur, Goraimari, Sonaigaon and Sapangaon.