Guwahati: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma greeted the people on the occasion of Magh (or Bhogali) Bihu, one of the important festivals of the region. In a statement, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma said that the festival provides an opportunity to the people for celebrating an intrinsic relationship with nature. It is also an occasion to celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture, he added.
“Hope the celebrations besides giving us an opportunity to promote our culture, strengthens the bond of friendship cutting across all divides. Let the Mejis and the tradition of putting on fire consign all negative forces to strengthen the bond of universal brotherhood in our State. I also hope that the celebrations of Bhogali Bihu throughout Assam will strengthen our age-old bonds existing among our people cutting across all communities and ethnicities,” he added.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on January 13, 2023, inaugurated Jor Pukhuri (twin ponds) park at Uzan Bazar locality in the city, which has been built under a State government initiative and Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation (AMRUT) involving a financial outlay of Rs 3.23 crore with the facilities like a pathway, lighting, fountain, retaining wall, erosion protection wall, shelter for ducks, etc among others. He said that the park will provide a refreshing experience to the visitors.
Later, Himanta Sarma inspected the Panbazar construction site and took stock of the progress of the work. The project consisted of developing an old commissioner of police bungalow campus as an extension of the Mahabahu Brahmaputra river heritage centre.
Emphasizing on the timely completion of the project, he stressed on the quality of construction. Sarma also visited the site of Fancy Bazar botanical garden and inspected all aspects of the construction. He asked the GMDA to take care of the ancillary facilities and plant different species of saplings to make the place an attractive and unique one.