GUWAHATI, Jan 2: With an aim to highlight the Brahmaputra issue on the international platform, Brahmaputra Beckons, a newly formed NGO, is organizing the First Brahmaputra Festival at Andherideo Balichar, Bharalumukh from January 23 to 24.
The aim of organizing the festival includes protection of the mighty Brahmaputra from pollution and construction of dam over the river, promotion of tourism and integration of the greater Assamese race on a single platform. All the Northeastern States are participating in the festival. This was stated by Nripen Das, joint general secretary of the NGO, at a press meet organized at Guwahati Press Club today. THE SENTINEL