• Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

Rising Sun Water Fest started from today with a great zeal and enthusiasm

The opening ceremony of the Rising Sun Water Fest-2022 was conducted today amidst the pristine surroundings of Umiam Lake at Meghalaya. The maiden Regatta is being conducted from 03 – 05 November and steered under the aegis of Indian Army’s Kolkata based Headquarters Eastern Command. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya was the Chief guest on this momentous occasion.

The large gathering of viewers was delighted to witness the cultural events, flypast by Microlight aircraft and the beautiful display of rowing and sailing races.

The CM thanked all the participants, team managers, conducting body and organisers for coming together and putting on a brilliant display with clockwork precision. The crowd cheered for the spellbinding display of talent by the artists including Priyanka Bharali, Joana Jamang, Local Garo and Jaintia Dances. Indian Idol famed Naib Subedaar Pawan left the audience spellbound with his melodious voice.

A total of 22 clubs are participating in Rowing and Sailing disciplines from across
the country.

The same is being conducted for the men and women participants. Semi-finals and finals would be conducted over the coming two days.

The event is aimed at promoting the spirit of rowing and sailing in the Youth of Meghalaya and ensure that more champions emerge from the state of Meghalaya in these sports through relentless efforts by the Indian Army,

Eastern Command Aquatic Node & Meghalaya Government. Overall, the Indian Army and Eastern Command in particular has taken the initiative in line with the “Khelo India” initiative of the government to promote water sports and laid the foundation for developing the naturally available waterbody into a state of the art venue for conduct of events in future.

Lt Col Mahendra S Rawat , Defence PRO, Guwahati shared this news.

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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