The first Brahmaputra Literary Festival was inaugurated in Guwahati on January 28th by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

In his address to the three day festival, Sonowal said, it would be a great platform for interaction and exchange of ideas between readers and litterateurs across the country and abroad. He said, Brahmaputra river personifies the essence of life which inspires many to create masterpieces. Bhupen Hazarika through his timeless songs has portrayed the importance Brahmaputra, he said.

Sixteen authors from 10 countries and many writers from within this country are participating in the festival. Among the noted foreign participants are Randy Taguchi from Japan, Carlo Pizaati, Giampaolo Simi and Alessandra Bertini from Italy, Francois Gautier and Nicoloi Idier from France.