GUWAHATI, Jan 8 - The fifth Jeevan Kite and River Festival � The Brahmaputra Campaign has been extended till January 10.
The event has been on since the first day of the New Year at Rajaduar Ghat near the Sukreswar Temple, Panbazar.
�Thousands of people have thronged the festival site, connecting themselves with the river that has nurtured them throughout the ages. The entire site has been cleaned by Jeevan volunteers for this confluence of nature, culture and life, which was otherwise just like another garbage dumping ground,� Suresh Ranjan Goduka of Jeevan Initiative said.
At the festival site, the Kamakhya Temple complex has been recreated in sand. An artwork and photography exhibition has been put up at an abandoned ferry. Puppet shows by famous Assam Puppet Theatre, too, has been very popular. Adventure sports by the Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association and the Global Adventure Association have been an added attraction of the event.
Another highlight was a round-table conference on the potential of the river Brahmaputra where scientists, environmentalists, academicians and journalists participated.