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The first ever Namami Barak festival was organised at Silchar, Assam.
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Objective of the Festival
The 3-day festival is aimed at showcasing the cultural heritage of the Barak valley , and also to highlight the Baraks potential to emerge as a hub of trade and commerce.
i)It is one of the largest rivers of Assam and forms a part of the Surma -Meghna River system.
ii)It originates in Manipur and flows through Mizoram and Assam, On entering Bangladesh it forks into Surma and Kushiyara rivers.
iii)The Sixth National Waterway is on the Barak river.
SOURCE-Times of India.