GUWAHATI: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi and State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have conveyed their greetings and best wishes to the people on the occasion of Durga Puja. Both, however, said urged all not to make any religious gatherings and follow the safety guidelines and COVID- 19 protocols and pray for the betterment of humanity.
In a message, the Governor said, "Durga Puja marks the eternal essence of victory of good over evil and usher in hope and bright future. I hope that the festivity strengthens the spirit of unity to fight against all evils. "May Maa Durga -- the deity of Shakti -- guide all in the path of righteousness and bless all with peace, joy and prosperity."
In a separate statement here on Thursday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Spiritualism is one of the crucial elements of Indian culture. In our spiritual life, celebrations of festivals play an important role. Durga puja celebrated in the autumn season is not just a festival, it is an occasion which strengthens the bond of universal brotherhood and all other human virtues. It is a festival which symbolises victory of good over evil. Celebration of this festival fortifies peace, harmony, unity and integrity"