The award-winning fourth edition of the Dwijing Festival was organized by the Dwijing Festival Organising Committee under the guidance and leadership of the Minister of Tourism, Chandan Brahma in association with Assam Tourism and Bodoland Tourism.
The awards were won in these categories:
1. Rural Activation of the year.
2. Special Event of the Year for Government/Federation/Association.
3. Rural Engagement Property of the Year.
4. Business/B-2-B/Knowledge-Exchange Property of the Year.
5. Special Event of the Decade.
The Dwijing Festival is an annual river festival celebrated in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) region, promoting ethnic trade and food festivals, exhibitions, games & sports, river campaign & adventure activities, and various cultural programs that make it a center of attraction and the New Year Festival.
The festival is organized with the vision to encourage local tourism, boost the will of the promising indigenous talent, and promote local products. The festival was also meant to provide help to the flood victim families through charity generation and distribution.
Minister of Tourism, Chandan Brahma said, “Assam Tourism had worked closely with the Dwijing Festival Organising Committee and Bodoland Tourism to make the fourth edition of the Dwijing Festival a great success. It is really humbling to know that WOW Awards Asia 2020 has acknowledged and recognized the dedication and hard work put in by everyone involved. We will continue our efforts to make the Dwijing Festival a big success each year.”
The festival started in the year 2016-17 under the name of “AIE RIVER WINTER FESTIVAL” as the event takes place on the bank of the river Aie in the Chirang district of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
Later in 2017-18, the name was changed to “DWIJING” meaning “RIVER BANK” transforming the event into an annual River Festival of the region. (Source)