A helpline service, ‘Hello Ma’, was started aiming to help people experiencing challenging moments in their lives and need support.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the service in Guwahati on August 4.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal lauded the initiative and emphasised on collective effort of the society to help the people in need. He urged the people to uphold societal values and exhibit deep sense of social responsibility by providing support to people who are going through difficult period in their lives. He also stressed on maintaining positive outlook in day today life and said that challenges are temporary and people with positive outlook can overcome that.

The chief minister further called upon the people to show reverence to parents and take good care of them which is of foremost requirement for the elderly people.

Editor of Dainik Agradoot Kanak Sen Deka, DPG Kuladhar Saikia, psychiatrist Dr Jayanta Das and editor of Sadin Anuradha Sarma Pujari, also delivered speeches on the occasion and highlighted the need of the society for being responsive and responsible.

Earlier, Hajo MLA Suman Haripriya delivering the welcome speech shed light on the aim and objective behind the helpline service and the operational mechanism of the initiative.

Through the helpline service – Hello Ma – people can get counselling and support at the time of need. It can be accessed through 2202237, 2202238 and 2202239 or email [email protected]. A government release said that the people in need can also log on the website helloma.assam.co, but it was not accessible at the time of filing this report.

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