Union Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday flagged off the 917 km lengthy “Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan”, a river rafting expedition and public outreach programme in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Rijiju in a tweet mentioned: “The largest river of our nation, the mighty Brahmaputra, is called Siang in Arunachal Pradesh. It enters our motherland India close to Gelling. Joined ‘Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan’ at Tuting organised by the Ministry of Jal Shakti with the Authorities of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & NDRF.”
The Union Minister launched the month lengthy expedition, organised by the Brahmaputra Board beneath the Union Jal Shakti Ministry and supported by the Arunachal Pradesh and Assam governments and the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF), from the Mayum hanging bridge in Gelling beneath Higher Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The “Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan” was undertaken as a part of the general public outreach, encouraging the youths and college students and likewise to popularise the idea of “dwelling with the river”.
The expedition was launched into by a crew comprising members of the NDRF, officers of the Brahmaputra Board and scientists with the assistance of the tourism departments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
“A collective information assortment and sampling train would even be completed on river water high quality, sediments, erosion and fish habitat alongside all the 917 km route, in collaboration with numerous reputed institutes,” an official of the Guwahati primarily based Brahmaputra Board mentioned.
The rafting expedition could be completed each in Arunachal Pradesh and in Assam’s Dhemaji district from Pasighat and would terminate in Mankachar district close to the India-Bangladesh border on January 21.
The mighty Brahmaputra, one of many longest rivers on the earth, flows from Tibet into Arunachal Pradesh, all the way down to Assam and finally Bangladesh.
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