• Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

“ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023: A Gastronomic Extravaganza with Economic Impact in Assam”

The District Mission Management Unit, Cachar of Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ASRLM) under Department of Panchayat and Rural Development, Government of Assam, has set the stage for a groundbreaking event. The ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023, a celebration of culinary diversity and cultural richness, is making its debut in Silchar, Cachar district. This significant event, which commenced on October 11, 2023, is expected to run until October 15, 2023.

In a grand inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, the 11th of October, the event was graced by the esteemed presence of  Pijush Hazarika, the  Minister of the Government of Assam, who attended as the chief guest.

Accompanying him were several MLAs from various constituencies, the President of Zilla Parishad, the District Commissioner of Cachar, the CEO of Zilla Parishad, and other dignitaries. The collective presence of these esteemed guests underlines the importance of ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023 in the cultural and culinary landscape of Assam.The spotlight of this unique mela shines on the self-help group members affiliated with ASRLM from all across Assam, spanning the diverse districts of the state. These enthusiastic participants have gathered not only to showcase their culinary expertise but also to reap economic benefits from their participation, representing the essence of Assam’s rich and varied food culture. Visitors to the event can look forward to a gastronomic journey through the flavors and traditions of this vibrant region.


What sets ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023 apart is not only the delectable cuisine but also the rich cultural experience that accompanies it. Each day of the event will be enlivened with captivating cultural programs, ensuring that attendees are not only treated to sumptuous dishes but also to the vibrant traditions and arts that define Assam. This integration of culture and cuisine promises to create a truly immersive experience for all who attend.

The ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023 is not just a culinary extravaganza; it is a celebration of Assam’s diverse flavors, traditions, and cultures, while also serving as a platform for economic empowerment. It beckons food enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and curious travelers to embark on a unique journey through the heart of Assam’s culinary and cultural heritage. In a world where fast food and globalization threaten to homogenize regional cuisines, this mela is a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating culinary diversity while providing tangible economic benefits to SHG members.

As the mela unfolds, it is expected to leave a lasting impression on all who attend. Visitors will not only savor the exquisite and nearly forgotten flavors of Assam but will also witness the strength of community self-help groups in preserving and promoting these culinary traditions. This event has the potential to reignite a passion for Assam’s unique and diverse culinary heritage, ensuring that these flavors continue to tantalize taste buds for generations to come.

The ASOMI Ethnic Food Mela 2023 is a testament to the efforts of the Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission and the Department of Panchayat and Rural Development, Government of Assam, in promoting the cultural and economic well-being of the state’s rural communities. It provides a platform for these self-help groups to showcase their talents, create economic opportunities, and ensure that Assam’s rich cultural and culinary heritage remains alive and thriving.

Visitors to the mela are in for a treat, as they embark on a journey through the heart of Assam, experiencing its flavors, traditions, and cultures in a single, unforgettable event. This mela promises to be a landmark celebration, a fusion of food, art, culture, and economic empowerment—an opportunity for everyone to savor the essence of Assam while contributing to the well-being of the SHG members. As the event continues to captivate the senses of attendees until October 15, 2023, it marks a momentous occasion that will be remembered for years to come.

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