GUWAHATI, June 26: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today extended his gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims for coming to Kamakhya Peeth from all over the country and abroad and making the Ambubachi Mela a success.
With Nibritti as the doors of the temple were opened today, Sonowal offered puja for the welfare of all sections of the people of the State and prayed to the Goddess Kamakhya to reign over all the evil forces and give sacred forces a chance to guide the growth of the State. He also extended his gratitude to the larger fraternity of Shaktipeeth Kamakhya Devalaya, the security forces, all organizations, agencies, and all other persolities directly and indirectly associated to make the Mela a success.
In a statement here this morning, Sonowal said, “Assam is known for its hospitality and rich tradition of according highest respect to pilgrims and visitors since ages and this year’s Ambubachi Mela was not an exception as the State keeping up the tradition on a constant high, embraced lakhs of pilgrims during the five-day religious and spiritual congregation”.
Sonowal sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya for peace, prosperity and progress of the State. “The amity, harmony and order that prevailed throughout the five days of the festival have really made the Ambubachi Mela truly a unique pilgrimage”, Sonowal added. The Chief Minister also sought to transform Ambubachi Mela as one of the greatest tourist attractions and make it even cleaner, greener and more pious. He vowed to take more devotee-friendly steps in coming editions of the Mela. State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Fince etc. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Pallab Lochan Das, Media and Legal Advisers to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami and Shantanu Bharali were also present and paid their obeisance to Goddress Kamakhya.