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Gandhiji recalled

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 2: Under the aegis of Kamrup (M) district administration the Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at Gandhi Mandop, Sarania Hills. To mark the occasion a painting competition was organized among the school children at 9 am and after that floral tributes were laid at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi by MP Bijaya Chakraborty, MLAs Atul Bora and Sidhartha Bhattacharyya and others. There was an all-faith prayer. Guwahati Mayor Mrigen Sarania , State DGP Mukesh Sahay, Commissioner and Secretary Cultural Affairs P Saikia, Kamrup (M) DC M Angamuthu and others were present.

The Assam Khadi & Village Industries Board organized an all-religion prayer and held commemorative activities and cultural events during the day while Gandhiji’s favourite devotiol Bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” was also rendered in his fond memory. Earlier in the day the Assam Khadi & Village Industries Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma paid floral tribute at the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and hinted on rolling out definite measures to revamp the Khadi industry in Assam.

Meanwhile, the departments of Handloom and Textiles, Sericulture and Irrigation held Swachhata Hi Abhiyan on the occasion of Gandhi on Tuesday. While the Irrigation Department conducted the drive at its Chief Engineer office at Chandmari, the other two departments conducted the programme at Khapara.

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