SIVASAGAR, March 5 - Dr Laksmanan S, DC ,Sivasagar inaugurated the 2nd International Shiva Festival and the historic Moha Shivaratri Mela organised by the Sivasagar district administration in association with Temple Development Board and Sivasagar Municipality Board on Sunday at the historic 18th century Shiva Doul premises. He called upon the sub committees to work dedicatedly in the service of the devotees that come from all over the land to pay obeisance to this famous Sakta peeth in upper Assam.
Dr Laksmanan also released the souvenir brought out on the occasion which has been edited by Sarat Hazarika. The inaugural function was attended by a handful of foreign tourists, Amitabh Sinha, SP, Sivasagar, Cmdt Jacov V Tusing of 149 Battalion of CRPF, Navin Shing, Addl SP, Sivasagar.
The Sivasagar police administration has taken all possible measures to help the traffic and security of the devotees as CCTV cameras have been installed at all important points and regular security checks will be conducted . The inaugural ceremony lacked the usual enthusiasm as it drew a lukewarm response from the general public. Cloudy sky and intermittent rain also dampened the spirit of the people.