Parts of Guwahati have been reeling under rainwaters following the incessant rains that lashed Guwahati on Monday night. The surging waters of the river Bharalu have submerged Naveen Nagar, Zoo Road, Pub-Sarania and Mathura Nagar with waist deep water.
On the other hand, the killer landslip has claimed one more person in the city on Tuesday. The incident took place in Shantipur area in the wee hours. There are reports of landslip in Chandmari and Kahilipara area.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal extended gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims for coming to Kamakhya Peeth from all over the country and abroad and making the Ambubachi Mela, ‘one of the greatest religious congregations’ a success.
Paying obeisance to the Shakti Shrine after the temple was opened on Sunday, Sonowal also extended his accolade to all organisations, agencies and personalities directly and indirectly involved in making the Ambubachi Mela a smooth affair. In a statement here this morning Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Assam is known for its hospitality and rich tradition of according highest respect to pilgrims and visitors since ages and this year’s Ambubachi Mela was not an exception as the State keeping up the tradition on a constant high, embraced lakhs of pilgrims during the five-day religious congregation”.
Sonowal offered pujas and sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya for peace, prosperity and progress of the State. “The amity, harmony and order that prevailed throughout the five days of the festival have really made the Ambubachi Mela truly a unique pilgrimage”, Sonowal added. The Chief Minister also sought to transform Ambubachi Mela one of the greatest tourist attractions and make it even cleaner, greener and more pious.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav, Assam Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Finance etc. Dr.Himanta Biswa Sharma were also present and paid their obeisance to Goddress Kamakhya.
20 Feb 2008 - 4:33am | editor
Former Team India captain Saurav Ganguly and his successor Mahender Singh Dhoni will be seen in action when they will lead Bengal and Jharkhand respectively at the East Zone Ranji Trophy cicket championships slated for February 26 in Guwahati. According to Asam Cricket Association officials, apart from the home team, Orissa, Tripura will also join the battle for the Cup. Other cricketing stars include Randep Bose, SS Paul, Sunder das, Niranjan behera, Debashis Mohanty and Sadgopal Ramesh.