GUWAHATI, June 21: The Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Ambubachi Mela in the presence of dharmagurus of Akhadas, satradhikars and spiritual gurus of Assam and north east at a function held at Sonaram HS School playground in Guwahati today, a communiqué said.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Sonowal said that Ambubachi Mela reflects India’s spiritual, cultural and social values. “Indian traditions have their universal appeal and they contributed in nurturing the human values over the ages”, he said.
Stating that the Assamese people are known for their hospitality, the Sonowal also urged the stakeholders to ensure hassle-free visit to the Kamakhya Temple by the pilgrims during the Mela.
During the inaugural event, Minister for Finance and Health Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharjya, Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma, president and secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad and several others also delivered speech, the communiqué added.