By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 13: Saraswati Puja, the Goddess of Learning, has gripped Guwahati today. The puja touched thousands, including Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who opted to hop a few puja pandals in the city today to have a nice time with students.
The students of Cotton College, B Barooah College and Handique Girls’ College were surprised to see the Chief Minister taking part in the Saraswati puja in their respective institutions. Gogoi did not just take part in the puja, he spent ample time with the students, exchanging views with them. It could be called a different avatar of the Chief Minister who was not in his usual shelf. “The college atmosphere in such pujay when we’re students wasn’t like what it is today. If I were born now!” Gogoi told a few students who clicked selfie with him with Smartphone or webcam.
The Saraswati Puja was also celebrated in all educatiol institutions in the city, apart from offices and families, persolly. Rush of visitors for prayers, specially girls, marked the puja.
Traffic jam was also out to play spoilsports. Autorickshaws and battery operated rickshaws did a roaring business as the traffic jam helped them get more passengers than usual.
The traffic jam was maximum on B Barroah Road, Ulubari, Guwahati Club, GNB Road, MG Road, etc. These roads were teeming honking vehicles, nose to tails.