Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his wishes for the Namami Brahmaputra festival to be celebrated in Assam between March 31 and April 4.
"It is a matter of great pride that the Namami Brahmaputra festival is being launched by the Assam government. Best wishes for the festival," Modi tweeted.
"The Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Assam and the Northeast and is the source of livelihood for people in the region," he added.
In his message, the Prime Minister also advised Indians to work together to ensure clean rivers for the growth of the country.
"Rivers occupy a central role in India’s history and culture. Let us keep working together to ensure clean rivers for India’s growth," he added.
A five day long event, Namami Brahmaputra, the biggest river festival of India, is being celebrated in Assam under the leadership of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal across 21 districts along the Brahmaputra in its entire stretch from Sadiya to Dhubri.