Guwahati: On January 5, former Chief Justice of India and member of the Rajya Sabha Ranjan Gogoi released a book ‘Chief Minister’s Diary No.1’ containing the account of events of the first year in office of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Dr Sarma said that without bringing his personal life into the limelight, the book featured accounts of daily activities he undertook as a Chief Minister. Terming him a fortunate Chief Minister who did not have to face any situation like the catastrophic earthquake of 1950, Indo-China War of 1962 or the Assam Agitation, he said that as a result, he could concentrate on developmental activities. His diary featured the growth initiatives that the state has witnessed over the last 11 months. He said that without violating the sanctity of the oath of office he took while assuming the office of the Chief Minister, he enumerated his day to day development activities that he undertook as the Chief Minister of the State.
Terming Chief Minister and Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as two separate entities, he said that Chief Minister represents the people, while Himanta Biswa Sarma represents an individual. He said that though he frequently meets several persons as a Chief Minister, he intentionally avoids the repetitive mention of their names in the book. He also said that he inadvertently missed out the names of some important persons. He also said that he would bring out subsequent editions of his diary in the next four years. The Chief Minister also thanked former Chief Justice India Ranjan Gogoi for releasing the book.
Speaking on the occasion, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said he has had relations with Dr Sarma for many years. Referring his relations with him since the time of lawyer, Justice Gogoi said that Dr Sarma left law and entered politics. Consequently, the lawyers’ fraternity has lost a capable lawyer. But politics has gained.
Vice Chancellor Assam Skill University Subhash Das, VC Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University Prof. Rajendra Prasad Das, VC Srimanta Sankardev University of Health Science Dr Dhruba Jyoti Borah, eminent writer Anuradha Sarma Pujari, his cabinet colleagues, MPs, Adviser Education to Government of Assam Prof. Nani Gopal Mahanta, CM’s Mother Mrinalini Devi, CM’s wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, daughter Sukanya and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.