CM Sonowal inaugurates Ambubachi Mela 2019
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated Ambubachi Mela, 2019 in the presence of dharmagurus of Akhadas, satradhikars and spiritual gurus of Assam and northeast at a function held at Sonaram HS School playground in Guwahati.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel, Assam Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma, chairman of Assam Tourism Development Corporation Jayanta Malla Baruah, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (M) Biswajit Peg
u, Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar, Union Minister Rameswar Teli, Gauhati MP Queen Ojha, and members of the Kamakhya Devalaya Committee also graced the occasion.
"Assam is known for its hospitality and age-old tradition of according the highest respect to pilgrims and visitors. And this year's Ambubachi Mela will be no exception as the state, keeping up its tradition on a constant high, will embrace lakhs of devotees during the five-day religious congregation", said Sonowal.
Stating that the Assamese people are known for their hospitality, the chief minister also urged the stakeholders to ensure hassle-free visit to the Kamakhya Temple by the pilgrims during the Ambubachi Mela.
The highlight of this year’s inauguration ceremony was a performance by renowned folk and classical singer, Padma Shri Kailash Kher. As thousands of devotees thronged Sonaram field, Kher enthralled the gathering with his magical voice.