GUWAHATI, March 23 - Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma will participate in the Namami Brahmaputra festival, said an official press release here today.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called on both the Union Ministers in New Delhi and extended invitation to grace the festival, which will be held in 21 districts across the State from March 31 to April 4. In response to the Chief Minister�s invitation, Gadkari confirmed his presence in the festival on April 4 while Dr Sharma will participate on April 2.
Sonowal, during the meeting, informed both them about the salient features of the festival and how the State Government is aiming at promoting the Brahmaputra valley civilisation, its contribution to the development of the region and how the same can act as a catalyst in transforming the economy of the State through this festival.
Apart from this, the festival will also showcase the rich art and culture, customs and traditions of different tribes and communities living on both banks of the Brahmaputra and other cultural and sports events.