Successful Conclusion of Rajasthan Students’ Week-Long Cultural Exchange Visit to Assam

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21 March, 2024 Guwahati: The week-long exposure visits of the students of Rajasthan under the nodal institute IIT Jodhpur to Assam, organized under the prestigious Ministry of Education, Government of India’s Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Yuva Sangam Programme (Phase 4), culminated in a resounding success today. Managed by the esteemed Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Guwahati, the visit was a remarkable endeavour aimed at fostering profound cultural exchange and fortifying bonds between the youth hailing from diverse states of India.

From March 13 to 18″, 2024, these enthusiastic young ambassadors from Rajasthan delved deep into the captivating tapestry of Assamese culture and heritage. Their journey commenced with a warm welcome at the Guwahati Railway Station on March 13, 2024, orchestrated by the diligent Nodal Committee members of IIIT Guwahati, setting the tone for a week filled with enthusiasm and anticipation.

The inaugural day, on March 14″, 2024, greeted the students with the traditional Gamosa upon their arrival at the IIIT Guwahati campus. Professor Gautam Barua, the esteemed Director of IIIT Guwahati, extended a heartfelt welcome, underscoring the essence of Assamese culture and heritage. The day unfolded with visits to the picturesque Brahmaputra River embankment at Palasbari, followed by an engaging workshop on Assamese dance forms, immersing the delegates in the vibrant cultural tapestry of the region. The evening culminated in a mesmerizing cultural retreat, showcasing the rhythmic beats and vivid colors of Assam.

On March 15, 2024, the delegation embarked on explorations to Sualkuchi, renowned for its silk weaving traditions, and Hajo, a site steeped in history and spirituality. Subsequently, on the third day, visits were organized to Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Umananda – the smallest inhabited river islet in the middle of river Brahmaputra, and the revered Kamakhya Temple at Nilachal hills, a sacred abode of devotion and mystical allure.

The grand finale on 17 March, 2024 saw the 43-member delegation presenting a rich cultural display of Rajasthan at the valedictory ceremony, held at IIIT Guwahati. Dr. L. David Lal, the EBSB Nodal Officer of IIIT Guwahati, eloquently highlighted the comprehensive exposure provided to the students, encompassing tourism, traditions, development, technology, and fostering people-to- people connect.

Expressing heartfelt gratitude, the Rajasthan student delegates extended their appreciation to the Government of India, the Assam Government, IIIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati, and other departments for their gracious hospitality. Departing from Guwahati on 18 March, 2024, they carried with them cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the rich cultural tapestry of Assam.


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