Nagaon, May 25: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Shri Shri Badala Padma Aata Kalakshetra at Sonarigaon, Kaliabor in Nagaon district on Friday. He laid the foundation stone prior to taking part in the open session of the 472nd birth anniversary celebration of Shri Shri Badala Padma Aata and All Assam Bhaona Samaroh celebration. The birth anniversary and Bhaona Samaroh celebration was organized by Shri Shri Badala Padma Aata Kalakshetra Management Committee under the aegis of Shri Shri Badala Padma Aata Seva Samiti.
Addressing the gathering as chief guest of the open session, Sonowal announced that the State government would take steps for setting up a chair in the name of the Shri Shri Badala Padma Aata at Madhabdev University at Bihpuria soon. He also informed that the Nagaon Deputy Commissioner has already been directed to expeditiously construct the boundary wall of the proposed Kalakshetra. Sonowal also assured to complete the construction works of the Madhabdev Kalakshetra at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district soon.
Sonowal in his speech also stressed on the need for imparting spiritual teaching to the youth. “While knowledge in the field of science and technology help in boosting professional excellence, spiritual education builds sound character and personality of the youth,” he observed. The Chief Minister also underlined the contributions of Shri Shri Balada Padma Aata to the society and urged the youth to follow his ideals to build a better society. He also called upon the gathering to lead a socially responsible life to take the society to attain higher excellence.
Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta, Chairman of Assam State Tourism Development Corporation Jayanta Malla Baruah, delivered speech in the open session. While Xatradhikar of Uttar Kamalabari Satra Janardan Deva Goswami presided over the open session, chief executive member of Deuri Autonomous Council Madhav Deuri, several Xatradhikars, Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.