CHANDUBI (KAMRUP), Jan 3 � The State Government has launched the initiative to preserve and protect the picturesque Chandubi lake here that not only has a unique faunal diversity, but also is redolent of a past that is historically significant and replete with mythology.
As a step towards protecting this wetland that is facing a crisis in the form of increased sedimentation and pollution over the years, the government has decided to document the flora and fauna thriving around Chandubi and adopt a roadmap after consultation with the experts who participated in the national seminar on �Protection and Conservation of Chandubi Lake� held here today under the aegis of the Kamrup (rural) district administration.
It needs to be mentioned here that this national seminar that was attended by experts from the Assam Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Central Fishery Research Institute, Guwahati and Soil Conservation department was part of the ongoing Chandubi Festival that began on December 31 and will conclude on January 4.
This festival showcasing the rich treasure trove that is Chandubi along with the culture and way of life of the Rabha community was an opportunity for the urban visitors to unwind with folk music and dance, ethnic food and of course with the breath taking beauty of the area.
Organizers of the festival, the Barduar Bholagaon Anchalik Rabha Students Union, Barduar Bholagaon Anchalik Six Schedule Demand Committee and the Barduar Bholagaon Anchalik Rabha Women Council paid tribute to the music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika through a bust beautifully done on terracotta. Bikul Boro who made this bust said that it was a memorable experience in his life. �I feel happy that I have paid my respect to the popular bard,� he said.
The festival had several exhibition sites that displayed the traditional costumes of the Rabha community, the tools they use in their daily life, the works of art and wood sculpture, and photographs capturing the different mood and beauty of the Chandubi Lake.