Red Horns Division on behalf of Army’s Eastern Command and Government of Assam was thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Second edition of prestigious *The Rising Sun Water Fest* – Revisiting Saraighat during the curtain raiser event at Narangi Military Station, Guwahati on 7th November 2023, featuring Sailing and Rowing by renowned clubs of the country. To make this event even more exhilarating and unique, Red Horns Division was delighted to reveal that thrilling demonstration by Special Forces and Indian Air Force will be a major highlight for the spectators.
This water sports festival is a tribute to the heroic Saraighat Battle, a pivotal historical moment in 1671 when the valiant Ahom forces led by Lachit Borphukan triumphed over the Mughals on the Brahmaputra. The ceremony commenced with the unveiling of the magnificent trophies that will be awarded to the winners of the Sailing and Rowing competitions. These trophies represent the pinnacle of achievement in water sports and serve as a symbol of excellence, inspiring young athletes to strive for greatness.
Organisers are hopeful that spectators will witness some of the most talented and dedicated athletes from renowned National level clubs as they compete in both Sailing and Rowing. These athletes are a testament to what can be achieved through hard work and dedication, motivating aspiring youth to follow in their footsteps and promote these sports. We believe that the future of water sports lies in the hands of the youth. Through interactions with seasoned athletes, the event will actively encourage and guide young individuals to take up Sailing, Rowing and other water based sports, thus ensuring the legacy of this event and these sports continues to thrive.
Army’s Eastern Command and Assam Government invites all sports enthusiasts and the public to join them for this three day Festival at Deepor Beel, Guwahati from 17th to 20th November 2023 and witness the thrilling journey that awaits in the Second edition of the Rising Sun Water Festival. This event is not just about sports, it’s about celebrating the spirit of competition, inclusivity and the pursuit of excellence while motivating our youth to embrace water sports.
With inputs from Lt col Mahendra Rawat PRO ,Defence Guwahati
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee