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R-Day celebration: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal urges people to work with compassion for humanity

R-Day celebration: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal urges people to work with compassion for humanity

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Jan 2019, 11:26 am

Guwahati, Jan 26 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal joined the nation in celebrating the 70th Republic Day by offering floral tribute to the martyrs at the martyrs’ column at Shradhanjali Kanan in Guwahati on Saturday.

He also offered floral tribute at the portrait of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika at the venue.

The Assam CM, speaking on the occasion, urged the people to work with compassion for the humanity at large.

Stating the 70th Republic Day very significant for Assam due to the Union Government’s decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling a long standing demand of the people of the state.

Moreover saying that the Government’s decision to confer the highest civilian award of the country to the maestro makes the people of Assam happy and proud, Sonowal made a call to the people of the state to follow his humanitarian values and work for humanity with compassion and commitment.

Sonowal also congratulated eminent physicist Dr. Illias Ali and innovator Uddhav Bharali, who have also been conferred with Padma Shri Awards.

The Assam CM also attended the central celebration of 70th Republic Day of the State Government held at Veterinary College Playground at Khanapara today.

Sonowal alongwith the Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, presented the Republic Day Journalism Award to veteran journalist Dhirendra Nath Chakraborty on the occasion.

The award introduced by the Information & Public Relations Department in 2017 carries a citation, a japi, sharai, gamosa and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)