Sarbananda Sonowal attends Singpho ethno-cultural festival 36th Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi
Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that, the initiatives taken by the government to bolster ties with South East Asian countries can be augmented by the Singpho community as Singphos are residing not only in Northeast region but in various countries of SE Asia like Myanmar, Thailand etc.
While attending at the Singpho ethno-cultural festival 36th Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi at Margherita in Tinsukia district, Sonowal said that members of this community are easy going and very strong spiritually and culturally.
“The Singpho community had been enriching the cultural identity of the greater Assamese society shaped by Swargadeo Cholung Sukapha, the Chief Minister highlighted the vivacity and exuberance of Singpho traditional dances and songs as an indication of the cultural wealth of the community,” Sonowal said.
He also urged the Singphos to play active role in taking forward the State in all spheres.
Announcing an amount of Rs 25 lakh for the socio-economic upliftment of the Singpho community, the Assam Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government had been taking steps to bring rapid development to Assam and Northeast by forging close ties with SE Asia though Act East Policy.
He called upon the young generation to work hard and acquire knowledge and skills to increase their viability to capture opportunities in the global forum.
Sonowal also termed Margherita as the melting pot of various tribes and communities and underlined the importance of the place as a border town.
The Assam Chief Minister also released a souvenir on the occasion.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)