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Only spiritual empowerment can fetch happiness: CM

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 12: Stating that Srimanta Sankardeva, Madhabdeva, Harideva and Damodardeva established humanistic and intrinsic moral values in society for which they worked their entire lives, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that only spiritual empowerment can eble a person to attain true happiness in life.

Taking part as the chief guest in the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Barpeta Sakha Xatra Samaj at Barpeta Road today, Sonowal said that people must be inspired to follow the ideals of the great persolities to build a morally strong and vibrant society where people of all faiths, language and castes get equal opportunities. Urging the people to never give up on a morally correct way of living Sonowal said that people belonging to all sections of society must join hands and make Assam one of the best states through hard work and perseverance.  

Asking the youth to follow the ideals of Srimanta Sankardeva and other great saints of the state in committing themselves to the service of society, Sonowal said that only a morally correct and spiritually satisfying life can bring true happiness.     Barpeta Sakha Xatra Samaj also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister on the occasion which contained various demands related to improvement of road communication to Xatras, providing stable power supply to the Xatras and preservation of Xatras affected by erosion. The Chief Minister assured them of taking all required measures for solving those problems.

The conference presided over by Burha Xatradhikar of Barpeta Xatra Basistha Deb Sarma saw participation of Minister for Cultural Affairs ba Kumar Doley, State BJP president Ranjeet Dass, several MLAs , former MP of Rajya Sabha Kumar Deepak Das, professor of Gauhati University Amalendu Chakravarti, among others. The conference was iugurated by Deka Xatradhikar of Barpeta Xatra bajit Das.

The Chief Minister, talking to newsmen, said that the government would take steps to make xatra land, including xatras of Barpeta, encroachment free.