Governor, CM, others wish for Diwali
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 28: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit extended his best wishes to the people of Assam for a joyous and peaceful Kali Puja and Diwali. The Governor said, “May the divine blessings of Maa Kali bring joy and prosperity to the state.”
In his message to the people, Purohit said, “Diwali the festival of lights removing all darkness and disparities should act as a catalyst for unity and development of Assam. Let us on this occasion work together to make Assam cleaner and greener and celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.”
The Governor also added, “As Diwali symbolizes victory of good over evil, let us on this occasion join together to celebrate the triumph of wisdom over ignorance and good over evil”. May the festival of lights be the harbinger of peace, joy and prosperity and dispel all darkness from the state and radiate the lights of unity, amity and brotherhood amidst all so that there can be all-round progress and prosperity in Assam.”
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal also greeted the people of the State for both Kali Puja and Diwali. He wished this Diwali would bring about joy and happiness among all in the State, besides bringing in peace in the State.
Former Chief Ministers Tarun Gogoi and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora, Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, AGP president Atul Bora, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal, State BJP in-charge president Santanu Bharali, BJP’s State Minority Morcha president Mominul Aowal, AASU and AJYCP leaders also wished the people of the State on the occasion of Diwali and Kali Puja.
State BJYM president Diplu Ranjan Sarma today appealed to the people of the State to boycott Chinese products and use locally-made chakis. He said that from October 27 they have been providing local ceramic products. They also appealed to the people to use only Barpeta-made crackers. Today they have distributed local potters’ products free of cost in different areas in the city.