Confluence of ethnic communities in Guwahati today


GUWAHATI, Aug 11: ‘Sahodor’ an interactive programme aimed at further strengthening the relationship between different ethnic communities and to usher in a new era of development in the State will be held at Assam Engineering Playground at Chandmari in Guwahati tomorrow.

Held for the first time, the day-long programme will witness the assembling of 78 ethnic communities and organisations representing the Brahmaputra, Barak and Hills districts of the State.

Addressing a Press Meet at Assam Engineering Playground today, Sports & Youth Welfare Minister ba Kumar Doley said his department at the initiative of the Chief Minister has organised the day-long interactive programme to strengthen the brotherhood, unity and amity between different ethnic communities encompassing the Brahmaputra, Barak valleys and hills districts of the State. “It is an avowed policy of our Government to strengthen the greater Assamese society by bringing the Barak, Brahmaputra and hills districts into one whole,” he said.

Synchronising with the Intertiol Youth Day, Sahodor has been organised with a view to harnessing youth power for Assam’s development, Doley said, adding that the views and opinions of different ethnic communities, organisations and youth would be compiled which would be very helpful to the Government in taking forward its agenda of development in the days ahead.

Exuding optimism that the first-ever interactive programme organised in a big way would herald the beginning of a new effort towards consolidation of the greater Assamese society, Doley said the tremendous response from different ethnic communities, organisations, intellectuals and media persons augurs well for the State.

Doley said the iugural programme will commence at 11.45 am followed by an interactive programme wherein Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and Minister for Education, Dr. Himata Biswa Sarma will take part. Various colourful cultural programmes showcasing the Brahmaputra, Barak and hills district have been lined up.

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