The World bamboo day celebration under the aegis of World Bamboo Organisation will be observed from September 16-18 at Kisama heritage village. Along with it, North East International Bamboo festival will also be held simultaneously.
The event to be held on the theme ‘Bamboo for livelihood and community development’ has been organized to spread the message of World Bamboo Day and to generate the overall awareness on bamboo in the society and economy. More than 200 participants from around the world alongwith members of WBO, central government representatives and various other dignitaries will be attending the event.
It may be mentioned that the World Bamboo day was declared in the year 2009 by the WBO alongwith the Thai Royal Forest department during the 8th World Bamboo Congress which was held at Bangkok. Some of the highlights of the programme include green marathon, bamboo sports, bamboo music and food festival, exhibitions of bamboo products, symposium and workshops.