The seventh edition of Bhairabkunda festival is going to be celebrated with a five day extravaganza from January 8 next at Bhairabkunda, 24 kilometres north of Udalguri town in the district of Assam.
The festival is aimed to tap the tourism potential 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.
Addressing a press meet at Bhairabkunda Tourism Development Centre on Monday, the president of the reception cum festival management committee and State Cabinet Minister, Rihon Daimari exhorted the people of the region for wholehearted participation in the event.
He expressed high aspirations that besides the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan, people from the entire north-eastern states would participate in the festival.
He further stated that students of various schools and colleges would also participate in four discussion panels on burning issues of the area.
The festival will also witness various cultural, sports and literary competitions including quiz, art, women’s kabbadi, fashion show, body building and the likes.
Speaker of BTC Assembly cum working president of the festival management committee,Tridip Daimari, and chief convenor cum MCLA of Bhairabkunda BTC constituency, Ripen Daimari also attended the press meet.
The celebration committee members expressed that 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, self-employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youths and prevail the communal harmony and tranquility in the region.
This time the Bhairabkunda tourism festival will get featured with new additions like helicopter joy riding, para gliding, jeep safari, elephant safari, river rafting, shooting and ethnic food exhibition.