The grand finale of Rising Sun Water Fest-23 in Assam at Deepor Beel drew a significant crowd of visitors.
The three-day Rising Sun Water Festival, themed “Revisiting Saraighat,” wrapped up with a stunning closing ceremony at Deepor Beel, Guwahati. This innovative event highlighted Assam’s cultural heritage and paid tribute to the Indian Army, establishing itself as a significant celebration in Northeast India.
The festival’s sports segment saw fierce contests in Sailing and Rowing, engaging over 100 athletes from 15 clubs. Sailing, with Enterprise, Laser, and Optimus classes, featured 47 participants and 42 boats from eight clubs nationwide.
Rowing, with Single Scull, Double Scull, Coxless Pair, and Coxless Four events, had 60 participants from seven clubs across the country. Yacht Club Hyderabad won in Sailing, and the Indian Army’s 236 IWT secured victory in Rowing.
Chandra Mohan Patowary, the Minister for Environment and Forest, presided over the closing ceremony blending tradition and modernity. The event featured traditional music, dance, and art, offering a glimpse into Assam’s rich cultural heritage.
Furthermore, the concluding ceremony showcased a Drone show, a reenactment of the Battle of Saraighat, and captivating performances by violinist Ms. Sunita, Megharanjini, and her dance group. Additionally, a fusion musical presented by military bands contributed to the event’s diverse highlights.