To celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in collaboration with National Dam Safety Authority, Central Water Commission, Brahmaputra Basin Organisation, Guwahati and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) organized an outreach programme under the aegis of ” Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)" on the theme " Promoting Dam Tourism" at Bichom Dam, Kameng Hydropower Station, Arunachal Pradesh.
The following activities were performed:
Awareness Programme on Improved Water Resources Management to People of Bichom Dam command.
Organization of Lake festival-Grameena cultural activities with the involvement of common people and local authorities thereby promoting the local traditions/culture & increasing awareness through dance performances /Cultural Events/ musical performances/ stage performances etc. A large cross-section of people representing different demographic age groups attended the event.
A painting competition, Quiz competition and awareness speech of school children on the theme of water conservation/ importance of dams towards water etc. at “Dam viewpoint” followed by a cultural programme by school children & prize distribution was organized to create awareness among the common people regarding the importance of water and dam.
Departmental staff, school children, local bodies etc participated in the event with great enthusiasm. Around 250 participants from the neighbouring locality came to participate in the event.