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World can be won through devotion: CM

Srimanta Sankardev Sangha’s session

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

BISWATH CHARIALI, Feb 6: “Srimanta Sankardev Sangha has a big role to play in spreading the teachings and ideals of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev throughout the country and the world. Sankerdev had travelled to most parts of the country and perceived the religious and spiritual faiths and traditions of other people. Therefore, the annual session of the Sangha should be held in other parts of the country so that people can come to know about him more and more,” said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal at Gohpur on Monday while attending as chief guest the open session of the 86th session of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha, held at Ramanda Samany Kshetra, Gopalpur.

Sonowal further said it was a matter of surprise for him that the Vaisvaite saint, rising from a very simple rural life, had reached such a great position in almost all fields. “It needs hard work and perseverance to become a jagat guru,” he added.

The Chief Minister said the world can be won through bhakti only because bhakti is the power that unites everyone. Highlighting the great heritage of Gohpur, the place of martyrdom of Kaklata Baruah and Mukunda Kakati, Sonowal commented that Gohpur has turned into a holy place today because of the Sangha’s session.

The session was presided over by Padadhikar of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha, Bhabendra th Deka while it was iugurated by Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka, Vice-Chancellor of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha University. The open session was also attended by State Agriculture Minister Atul Borah, BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary, parliamentarians Pradan Baruah and RP Sharma and AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, among others.

Earlier in the morning, the dharmadhwaja was unfurled by Bhabendra th Deka. It was followed by a colorful procession carrying Srimad Bhagawat Geeta in a ‘Hansajan’ that attracted the attention of the multitude gathered there. The play Parijat Haran and other cultural presentations based on the creations of Sankardev enthralled the audience on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, thousands of devotees thronged the session site on Monday too.