From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, November 14: Making the Children’s Day celebration this year a significant and memorable one for all the members and office bearers of All Assam Mai Parijat (AAMP), a State-level voluntary organization having its units in different districts of the State, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Monday handed over a cheque amounting to Rs. 10 lakh under State Information Technology Department to the office bearers of AAMP.
Attending the centrally arranged Children’s Day celebration by AAMP at Shilpagram in Guwahati as the chief guest, Chief Minister Sonowal also assured to sanction an amount of Rs. 3 lakh from the Cultural Affairs department and Rs 2 lakh from the Social Welfare department. An august gathering of about 300 children coming from various districts of the State along with office bearers of AAMP highly appreciated the assurance of the Chief Minister to allot a plot of land measuring two bighas in Guwahati city for the proposed office complex of AAMP.
Taking part in an interactive session with the children, Chief Minister made a hearty appeal to follow the immortal saying of the Father of the tion – ‘Don’t do evil, don’t see evil and don’t speak evil’ - which would help them in becoming good citizens of the country. “The Father of the tion also laid special importance on maintaining cleanliness in all walks and today Prime Minister Modi has made the same appeal to the countrymen to make ‘Swacch Bharat’ and to plant more trees to protect our clean and green environment from all types of pollution. The great Vaishvite Saint Srimanta Sankardev has taught us to live in religious harmony while the great general Lachit Borphukan with his highest degree of patriotism has taught us to be brave to fight against the foreigners and we should remember that hard work has no substitute,” said Sonowal.
He also assured to make arrangements for required infrastructure in every district for all-round welfare of the children. Replying to a volley of queries from the inquisitive children on various topics, the Chief Minister said that he never had dreamt of becoming the Chief Minister and humbly gave the credit to the love and affection of the people of the State.
In the function well anchored by singer Pranjal Sarma, the office bearers of AAMP earlier offered hearty felicitation to the Chief Minister. Water Resource Minister and president of AAMP, Keshab Mahanta earlier unfurled the flag of the AAMP while young member of AAMP Ashthajita Hatikakoty took part in the homage-paying function. Commissioner Secretary of Cultural Affairs department, Pritam Saikia, Director of Social Welfare department, SS Meexi Sundaram, Director of State Information Technology department, Jaidip Barua and general secretary of AAMP, Ratul Bora also took part in the programme.