The Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan is being celebrated this year
As a part of the celebrations, a Festival of Assam was organized in Thimphu, Bhutan on March 22-23. The inaugural ceremony was held at Hotel Taj Tashi.
A delegation from Assam led by the minister, Cultural Affairs Department of Assam, Naba Kumar Doley, eight MLAs and other officials participated in the events.
Doley recalled the age-old relations between Bhutan and Assam and the trading activities between Bhutan and Assam. He also spoke of the emerging new cultural and trading ties.
The two-day Assam festival includes B2B meeting between tour operators of Assam and Bhutan, seminar on educational opportunities in Assam for Bhutanese students, reports BBS News.
A cultural troupe from Assam led by Somnath Bora Oja enthralled the audience with their stellar performance of Bihu and drum based performances. The dignitaries and guests were also given a taste of Assamese cuisine, starting with Oou Tenga soup and other Assamese delicacies.