BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
Guwahati, Oct 26: Along with the rest of the country, Assam also joined in celebrating the Chhath festival with Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi attending the third day of the festival at Bharalumukh this afternoon.
Professor Mukhi arrived at the Brahmaputra river bank at around 4 PM and spent around an hour with the devotees by participating in the Chhhath puja.
In his brief message to the devotees, Governor Mukhi said, “Offering oblation to the setting and rising sun has got its spiritual and scientific connotations. The Sun is the most powerful energy without which we cannot even think a moment on earth”.
“Though the festival is celebrated in the Gangetic belt primarily in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the spontaneous participation of people across the country especially in Assam is indeed a testimony to Chhath festival’s universal character,” he said.
The Governor said that the sight of thousands of devotees taking holy deep in the Brahmaputra and praying to the sun god for its life-giving prosperity symbolised the people’s deep faith in Chhath’s religious and scientific significance.
He prayed to the Sun God for the welfare of all sections of the people of state and hoped that let the prayers to the god fulfil all wishes of the devotees. Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay, former DGP GM Srivastava and a host of other dignitaries were present at the celebrations which was organised by Sarv Hindustani Yuva Parishad.