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Rising Sun Water Fest Being Organised in Shillong From 02nd to 05th November

The Indian Army in association with the state government will be organizing a four day sporting extravaganza ‘The Rising Sun Water Fest’ in the first week of November this year. The event is planned from 02nd to 05th November 2022 at the Umiam Lake in Shillong with the aim of furthering the spirit of adventure & waterman ship in the North East of the country. Various water sports events and competitions in the form of Rowing & Sailing will be organised by the Army’s Eastern Command Aquatics Node (ECAN) established next to the Umiam Lake in the state of Meghalaya.

This one of its kind maiden event will be instrumental in increasing awareness and instilling spirit of adventure in the youth of the North Eastern states already known for its liveliness and sportsmanship. The event is likely to see participation from many civil and services clubs from around the country. The event is scheduled to be witnessed by many senior dignitaries from civil and military echelons.

Senior officials from the Government, state, services and sporting fraternity are likely to be present for this event during this time.

A large participation is expected for the event. Some prominent state and private clubs have already confirmed their participation.

In addition to the sports competitions of rowing and sailing where boats compete based on muscular strength and using wind conditions respectively, many cultural programs, exhibitions, Helicopter shows and food fest will form part of this event.

The occasion will also be graced by number of celebrities some of whom will perform on stage.

The mega event is steered by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army in association with the state governments of Meghalaya and Assam.

LT COL MS Rawat, Defence PRO Guwahati stated this news with media.

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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