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Rising Sun Water Festival

ByNE India Broadcast

Nov 2, 2022

It will be inaugurated during a gala opening ceremony on 03 Nov 2022. The maiden event is being conducted at the Umiam Lake, Shillong under the aegis of Headquarters Eastern Command which has its aquatic node at the Lake.

In this first edition of the event more than 150 participants from 22 clubs are participating in Rowing and Sailing disciplines from all across the country.

The grand inauguration ceremony will start at 10:00 AM. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya will be the chief guest. The opening ceremony would be bejeweled by stellar performances from Isha Som Band, Local Garo Dance and Regimental Brass bands of Indian Army.

Indian Navy operational demonstration and display of prowess of the Special Parachute Regiment Forces with vital support from the Indian Air Force will also be a major attraction for the audience.

Meghalaya Tourism Department which is one of the partners for the event is undertaking live streaming of the event on You Tube.

The regatta will have a lasting impact and will create awareness about Sailing and Rowing. It will encourage youth for participating in such water sports events and therby creating an opportunity for North East to become a centre of excellence in water sports events.

The Rising Sun Water Festival is yet another shining example of the Services teaming up with the State Govts to create enabling and conducive environment taking forward the concept of “Khelo India” and integrating the North East.

Source: Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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