GUWAHATI: The Shiva temples scattering in the nook and corner of Assam witnessed huge gathering when devotees waited in serpentine queue to offer puja to the Lord to mark the Maha Shivatri on Wednesday. From early in the morning the devotees in large number started offering pujas to the Lord Shiva amid traditional religious fervor.
Sivasagar breaks into a sea of humanity when nearly three lakh people thronged the historic town to join the International Shivratri Festival which got underway on Tuesday. In Guwahati also, devotees have crossed the river Brahmaputra to land the tiny island where the historic Umananda temple houses. Thousands of devotees offered puja to the Lord on this occasion.
Similar religious fervor marked in Namrup, Jorthat, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, BTAD areas, Dimakuchi, Hojai, Raha, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Dhalpur, Nazira, Barpeta.
SUVANGSU BORA ADDS: Golaghat also joined the Shivratri festival with traditional Hindu religious fervor. The focus falls on the Panchajanya temple where devotees thronged in thousands to offer puja to the Lord Shiva to mark the occasion. Same enthusiasm prevails in other Shiva temples across the district.
GUWAHATI: With deep devotion and pledge of an immigrant free Assam, the state observed the Martyrs’ Day on Sunday marking the end of the life of Khargeswar Talukdar, the first martyr of the Assam agitation.
Many parties and organizations and individuals have offered floral tributes to the martyrs who made supreme sacrifice to restore the real identity of the state and its people. Social media is full of status offering tribute to the 855 people who fought till the end of their lives. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his cabinet colleagues paid homage to the martyrs on the occasion.
Many Assam agitation leaders have expressed grave concern over the incomplete implementation of the Assam Accord. They, mostly, blamed it all Dispur and Delhi for lack of interest. The family members of the martyrs also have the same sentiment even thirty years after the signing of the Accord.
The central observer (General), Rajesh Kumar Sinha, IAS for No. 5 Kokrajhar HPC (ST) visited the 31-Sidli (ST) LAC segment and held a meeting with the officers engaged in different cells under the District Election Office (DEO) where he has stressed to conduct election in free and fair on Sunday in Chirang district
Virendra Mittal, DC and DEO of Chirang welcomed Sinha to the district and briefed about the preparation so far made for smooth conduct of election in the district along with touching present law and order situation, regular monitoring of Model Code of Conduct violation, implementation of expenditure related mechanism etc.
Sinha expressed his satisfaction over the progress of work in the district and suggested few more necessary points to be taken care of for conduct of free, fair and hustle-free election. He further, took stock of progress of the EPIC distribution, the percentage of inclusion of young voters in the electoral roll and the strategy initiated for deployment of security personnel to the vulnerable pockets in the constituency.
It has been informed that if anyone has anything to talk to the central observer on any election related matter, they are always free to talk to him at 09495060500(mobile number) till the election process.