Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday extended gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims for coming to Kamakhya Peeth from all over the country and abroad and making the Ambubachi Mela, ‘one of the greatest religious congregations’, a success.
Paying obeisance to the Shakti Shrine after the temple was reopened, Sonowal also extended his accolade to all organisations, agencies and personalities directly and indirectly involved in making the Ambubachi Mela a smooth affair. In a statement, the chief minister said, “Assam is known for its hospitality and rich tradition of according highest respect to pilgrims and visitors since ages and this year’s Ambubachi Mela was not an exception as the state keeping up the tradition on a constant high, embraced lakhs of pilgrims during the five-day religious congregation”.
Sonowal offered pujas and sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya for peace, prosperity and progress of the State. “The amity, harmony and order that prevailed throughout the five days of the festival have really made the Ambubachi Mela truly a unique pilgrimage”, Sonowal added. The chief minister also sought to transform Ambubachi Mela into one of the greatest tourist attractions and make it cleaner, greener and more pious.
Union minister of state (Independent charge) for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav, Assam minister for health and family welfare, finance etc. Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma and others were also present and paid their obeisance to Goddress Kamakhya.