Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Lokhimon Ashram in Dolamara area of Karbi Anglong district on November 26 to attend a congregation meeting. Sarma paid a visit to the cemetery of Kurusar Lokhan Engti Hansek, the founder of Lokhimon faith, to pay rich tributes.
Unveiling a statue of the great man, he also laid foundation of the third temple (Sok-Phe Ah Aklam). Speaking on the occasion, Sarma stated that Lokhimon faith is based on the tenets of reforms where its founder spread the messages of non-violence, restraint, peace, friendship, faith, devotion and purity. Lokhimon faith gives the path of nirvana, said Sarma adding that every religion gives the path of liberation. Sarma commented that Kurusar Lokhan Engti Hansek was not only a religious leader, but also a social reformer who reached the path of self-discipline for Karbi people.
Sarma announced Rupees five crore for the construction of the Lokimon temple. Once its construction is completed, the entire Dolamara area will be transformed into a beautiful tourist destination. Tourists who come to Kaziranga may also come to the area and cherish its scenic & spiritual beauty. He expressed hope that the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC ) would take all the ethnic communities on board for their socio-economic-cultural and academic development.
Earlier Sarma met the heir of Kurusar Lokhan Engti Hansek and offered his respects. State legislative assembly’s deputy speaker Nomal Momin, legislators Darsing Ronghang, Bidyasing Engleng, Rupsing Teron, KAAC chief Tuliram Ronghang, eminent social worker Basistha Bujarborua and a host of dignitaries were present on the occasion.