India's largest river festival 'Namami Brahmaputra' - President inaugurated

Posted on:01 Apr 2017 09:27:59
India's largest river festival 'Namami Brahmaputra' - President inaugurated
01 April 2017 Current Affairs: The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam.

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the festival on the banks of the river, which is considered the country's only male river.

The Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Governor of Assam and Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also attended the inaugural ceremony. Spiritual leader Dalai Lama and several Union ministers also attended the five day festival.

The main purpose of the 5 day festival (31st March to 4th April) is to give a boost to the investment and tourism prospect in the state.

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