GUWAHATI, Feb 3: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Friday iugurated an exhibition ‘Seeds of Hope: visions of Sustaibility, Steps toward Change’ at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts at Machkhowa here. Organized by Bharat Soka Gakkai, the Indian Affiliate of the Soka Gakkai Intertiol, an organisation working for peace, culture and education based on respect for dignity of life, the 10-day exhibition will continue up to February 12.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Our country must take the lead for a youth propelled development where 65 per cent of the population belongs to youths below 35 years of age. Youths are the powerhouse who can bring about revolution for the society to change towards betterment”.
Sonowal said that clean minds lead to clean society which in turn gives rise to clean state and country. Emphasising on the importance of Swachh Bharat Programme enunciated by Prime Minister rendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that the programme was launched with an objective to make India an ideal tion and asked the youths to take a lead to popularise the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Maintaining that ‘charity begins at home’, Sonowal said, every human being is endowed with unflinching energy as he called upon everybody to take a lead to transform the country saying that ‘God has given us enormous power and we should make good use of it’.
Terming that Assam has been blessed with the greats like Sankardev, Madhabdev, Ajan Phakir, Phani Sarma, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, he called upon the youths to emulate these great persolities and continue to work towards enrichment of this fertile land which is also a melting pot of rich cultures and ethnicities. He also asked them to take lesson from the past and work to forge a value-based society.
Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, Chairperson of Bharat Soka Gakkai Vishesh Gupta also spoke on the occasion.