From A Correspondent
Majuli, Feb 14: “Mishing tribe is one of the most colourful and culturally rich tribes of the State and they have enhanced the Assamese society with their unique dance forms, songs, handicrafts etc. They are inspired by the ture and they incorporate vivid hues of ture into all of their creations.” Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Wednesday said while taking part as the chief guest in the Ali Aye Ligang festival organised by Cultural Directorate, Govt. of Assam in association with Majuli District Administration at Jengraimukh College and Higher Secondary School playground at Majuli.
Saying that the members of Mishing community have risen above the challenges posed by flood and erosion through grit, determition and hardwork to achieve success in different fields, Sonowal underlined the tribe’s contribution to the State’s cultural identity while taking the State forward onto the path of development.
Reiterating the State government’s commitment to equally develop all sections of the society where all communities have been given uniform importance irrespective of their size, the Chief Minister highlighted the initiatives taken by the government to preserve and protect culture and heritage of all communities. Saying that the Majuli is the epicentre of Vaishvite culture which has made tremendous contribution to Assam’s cultural identity, Sonowal stated that the government is taking a lot of steps to develop the Majuli as a tourism hotspot and increase the flow of tourists into the river island.
He also said that the recently concluded Advantage Assam- Global Investor’s Summit was an effort to highlight the State’s potential as an investment destition and create a conducive environment for trade and business and it could attract the attention of investors towards the State’s agriculture, tourism, Muga silk etc.
In today’s programme, the Chief Minister also felicitated 14 individuals for their tremendous contributions towards different aspects of the society and he also presented one time fincial aid of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of Late Boloram Das, who was killed recently in rhino attack.
The Chief Minister also ceremonially laid the foundation stone of the Rs. 284 crore integrated office and residential complex at Majuli and iugurated the service of a new sophisticated boat ambulance equipped with night vigation facility & GPS trekking for the people of Majuli district in the same programme. The boat ambulance with the carrying capacity of two patients along with six other passengers is equipped with life jacket, solar powered refrigerator, light, fan etc where emergency medical service can be provided.