Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Three-day Rising Sun Water Festival concludes in Guwahati

The three-day Rising Sun Water Festival hosted in Guwahati by the Indian Army and Eastern Command in collaboration with the Assam government, has concluded.

The festival held in the city’s Deepor Beel showcased the rich cultural heritage of Assam, celebrated the valiant spirit of the Indian Army and forged a path towards becoming a landmark event for the entire northeastern region, an official statement said.

The sporting event included sailing and rowing with over 100 sportspersons from 15 clubs and reputed technical staff and referees taking part.

The sailing events were conducted in Enterprise, Laser and Optimus classes for boys, men, girls and open Categories.

A total 47 participants and 42 boats from eight clubs from all over India took part in the Sailing events.

The rowing events conducted were Single Scull, Double Scull, Coxless Pair and Coxless Four in Boys, Girls and in Open Categories, the official release mentioned.

At least 60 participants of seven clubs from all over India took part in the rowing events.

All the races were adjudicated by officials and jury members of international repute.

Apart from the competitive races, windsurfing, speed boating and fun sailing were also conducted as demonstrations to promote water sports in this region.

Meanwhile, the closing ceremony included a series of attractions in form of traditional music, dance and art, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Assam.

Special attractions were the drone show, depiction of the battle of Saraighat, fusion musical by military bands.

The Indian Army also conducted a weapon equipment display, helicopter fly-past and para special forces combat Free Fall demonstrations.

Speaking at the closing ceremony on Monday, Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita expressed gratitude to the Assam government for their remarkable contributions in making the event a resounding success.

According to him the festival owed its success to the relentless efforts and coordination between Army’s Eastern Command and the state government.

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