Assam CM inaugurates Brahmaputra Pushkar & Sanskritik Mahotsav
Guwahati/IBNS : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday inaugurated the Brahmaputra Pushkar & Sanskritik Mahotsav 2019 and highlighted river Brahmaputra’s important role in Assam’s socio-cultural life.
The Mahotsav is organised at Sonaram High School Field at Bharalumukh in Guwahati by Purva Tirupathi Sri Balaji Samiti Guwahati in collaboration with Sri Mahalakshmi Charitable Trust, Chennai.
The Assam Chief Minister said, “Brahmaputra is our culture, civilisation and strength. This festival has given us an opportunity to fulfil Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s vision of Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat and would act as bridge between North East and South India. We must take this opportunity to showcase Assam and NE’s natural beauty to the world through Pushkar Mahotsav.”
“The devotees from South India visiting the state to take part in the Mahotsav were not guests but relatives as everyone belongs to the greater national identity of India. Festivals like Pushkar Mahotsav help in fostering a sense of togetherness among the people of various parts of the country. It would revive humanistic values, help in discovering resources and possibilities of the land while attracting tourists to the state and region,” Sonowal said.
Pushkar Mahotsav, to be held for 12 days from Nov 5 to 16, is a river festival which is organised at the banks of 12 important rivers in India.
The festival occurs once every 12 years for each river.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and many dignitaries along with organising committee members were also present on the occasion.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)