Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma offered floral tributes to the portrait and statue of the Satradhikar and also visited the place where Satradhikar Mahanta was laid to rest.
Guwahati: Rich tributes were paid to eminent social reformer Harrison Mahanta, who was the Satradhikar of Sri Sri Borongajuli Shrimanta Shankardev Satra at Udalguri in central Assam recently when State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Vaishnavite monastery.
The saffron leader offered floral tributes to the portrait and statue of the Satradhikar. He also visited the place where Satradhikar Mahanta was laid to rest. Later Sarma visited the Satra Namghar and prayed for the welfare of all sections of the State.
“Satradhikar Mahanta was a glittering star in the social and spiritual landscape of Assam who worked tirelessly for the unity of all people based on the teachings of Jagatguru Shrimanta Shankardev,” said Sarma adding that the government would take necessary initiatives to help Satradhikar Mahanta’s principle remain relevant among the young people.
In the presence of State legislative assembly speaker Biswajit Daimari, in charge Satradhikar Niranjan Boro and other dignitaries, Sarma also informed the management committee of Borongajuli Satra that the government would take pragmatic steps to protect and preserve the monastery along with its 33 divisions.
Yoga national workshop: A week-long national workshop on Yoga with the theme ‘Yoga to overcome a crisis in personality development due to Covid-19’ is organised at the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM). Nearly 1000 participants from different parts of the country have joined the workshop, which is presently going on at the university premises in the Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
“Yoga can be a great medium to overcome all kinds of crisis. The pandemic has affected the entire human race where Yoga can give a way of solutions to all problems,” said Mahbubul Alam, chancellor of USTM adding that the workshop includes various means to develop physical and mental protection, quality diet and breathing exercises, etc.