On December 27, 2018,the 12-day 3rd ‘Dwijing Festival’ celebrations commenced on the banks of the Aye river in Chirang district of Assam.It will continue till January 7, 2019.It will be organised by Assam Tourism and Bodoland Tourism.
i. The festival started as Aye River Festival in 2016-17 to promote river tourism in the rural areas under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). It started under the name of ‘AYE RIVER WINTER FESTIVAL’.
ii. The name was officially changed to “Dwijing (river bank in Bodo language)” in 2017.
iii. The association of the Hagrama Bridge, the longest rural river bridge of the state, with the festival increased its popularity.
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♦ Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal.
♦ Governor: Jagdish Mukhi.
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