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The first ever Brahnmaputra river festival, 'Namami Brahmaputra', to be held in Assam later this month, will have delegates from China, Vietnam and Singapore among others. The first-ever river celebration between March 31 and April 4 will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. "China has confirmed to be part of the five-day Namami Brahmaputra festival.
A team is scheduled to participate in a trade seminar," Assam Inland Water Transport director B B Dev Choudhury told PTI here. Among other countries who have also confirmed participation are Vietnam and Singapore, he said. The Brahmaputra with 1625 km lying in China, 918 km in India, and 337 km in Bangladesh is an international river. "We are also trying for Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he added. Assam government's offering of tribute to sacred Brahmaputra will attract global and national attention in showcasing trade, tourism and transport investment opportunity in the north eastern state, the minister said. A total of eight roadshows in cities and at least two international roadshows were organised to promote the event, a brain child of the new Assam government.