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‘Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan’, the river rafting expedition which was flagged off by Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Ministry of Minority Affairs on December 23, finally reached Pasighat.
The 20-member team of Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan Rafting Expedition was accorded a warm welcome at Raneghat by the East Siang District Administration led by Dr Kinny Singh, Deputy Commissioner accompanied by District Tourism Officer Tate Tatak among others.
This marks the end of the Arunachal leg of the Expedition which will culminate in Assam on January 21 next.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Kinny Singh said, “The rafting expedition is to promote the concept of “Living with the River” for conservation and environmental awareness, river rejuvenation is the need of the hour today.”
Some rafters shared their experiences along the Arunachal route, saying that the Siang/Brahmaputra river is the toughest river to raft and has great potential for boosting the state’s tourism sector.
A team of NDRF, officers of Brahmaputra Board and group of scientists with the help of the Tourism departments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam undertook the expedition.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)