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Dispur to launch ‘Sanskar’

Assam Secretariat

GUWAHATI, June 11: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has felt the need of a reformation movement in Assam in the backdrop of a number of incidents in the State triggered by sheer ignorance and superstitions in the past few months, including the lynching of two artistes in Karbi Anglong district on Friday last. Dispur has decided to reach each and every block and gaon panchayat in the State with the movement named ‘Sanskar (reformation)’.

A decision to start the programme, Sanskar, was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal this evening.

Taking Assam Science Technology and Environment Council as the nodal agency, the programme will encompass all deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and all government departments concerned in a district. Moreover, all local bodies, women bodies, voluntary organizations, media persons, leading citizens, academicians, MPs and MLAs from ruling and Opposition parties will also be stakeholders of the programme. Social activist like Birubala Rabha will be roped in the programme.

Sonowal said, “Assam is known all over India for its unique hospitality and people coming from all over the country must feel an ambience of friendliness where ever they in the state”. He has asked the authority concerned to frame modalities of the programme and a suitable roadmap should be created to implement it at all levels so that no unfortunate incident happens in the state due to superstitions.

Following the tragic death of two young artistes in Karbi Anglong district on Friday last, Sonowal, while talking to the fathers of the slain artistes, informed them of the programme. They (fathers) also advocated for generating awareness throughout the State so that the society can be empowered to create a shield against the recurrence of such an incident in future.

Chief Minister’s Media and Legal Advisors Hrishikesh Goswami and Santanu Bharali, Chief Secretary TY Das, DGP Kuladhar Saikia and others were present at the meeting.