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Assam’s Dwijing Festival Wins 5 awards at WOW Awards ASIA – 2020

The 4th edition of the Dwijing Festival was graced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal and the Hon’ble Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma and other eminent dignitaries. The award-winning 4th edition of Dwijing Festival was organized by the Dwijing Festival Organising Committee under the guidance and leadership of the Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Chandan Brahma, and in association with Assam Tourism and Bodoland Tourism. The event was executed & managed by Length Breadth Height Productions Pvt Ltd, Mumbai headed by Saurav Takyar & Gaurav Takyar.


The Dwijing Festival is an annual river festival celebrated in the BTAD region with various colourful events viz. ethnic trade and food festival, exhibitions, games & sports, river campaign & adventure activities and various cultural programs that make it a center of attraction and the New Year Festival. The festival is organized with the vision to encourage tourism, boost the will of the promising indigenous talent and promote local products. The festival was also meant to provide help to the flood victim families through charity generation and distribution.

Commenting on the recognition Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Chandan Brahma said, “The Assam Tourism had worked closely with the Dwijing Festival Organising Committee and Bodoland Tourism to make the 4th edition of the Dwijing Festival a great success. It is really humbling to know that WOW Awards Asia 2020 has acknowledged and recognized the dedication and hard work put in by everyone involved. We will continue our efforts to make the Dwijing Festival a big success each year.”


With the vision to promote local tourism and river tourism in the State, the festival was started in the year 2016-17 under the name of “AIE RIVER WINTER FESTIVAL” as the event takes place on the bank of river Aie in the Chirang district of BTC. Later in 2017-18, the name was changed to “DWIJING” meaning “RIVER BANK” transforming the event into an annual River Festival of the region. Since its inaugural in 2016, Dwijing Festival was primarily aimed to showcase indigenous talent as well as employ, support and give an opportunity to indigenous performers, artists, local businesses and boost the economy of the state through rural tourism.


Photo courtesy: The Siasat Daily