Pokamura Pothar (Jamugurihat), March 3 - The second day�s programme at the historic Baresaharia Bhaona yesterday registered the highest-ever footfall, though the organisers declared the remaining programmes as cancelled today as yesterday night�s heavy shower rendered the venue unfit for further use.
Earlier, a number of events were packed into the itinerary, including unveiling of a statue of Sonit Konwar Gajen Baruah, music legend Dr Bhupen Hazariak and inauguration of martyrs tomb in memory of the heroes of the Assam Agitation beside NH-15 in front of Jamuguri Higher Secondary School by former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Amarjyoti Chowdhury, Sangeet Natak Akademi award-winner, noted cultural activist Jatin Goswami, and AASU Chief Adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya. A souvenir titled Smriti Grantha-Baresaharia Bhaona was also released.
In the afternoon, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Naag Sankar Natya Bhawan and the new building of Jamuguri Circuit House. He also inaugurated a bhaona programme at 8.30 pm where he addressing the mammoth gathering. The Chief Minister recalled the stellar role of 15th century saint reformer Mahapurush Srimanta Sankaradeva in uniting the people of the diverse Assamese society scattered both in the hills and plains, besides Barak and Brahmaputra valleys through his neo-Vaishnavite culture. Urging the people to follow the ideology of the Mahapurush, Sonowal referred to Srimanta Sankaradeva�s famous adage ...... eko brikshya dasa putra khomo (one tree is equivalent to ten sons) while stressing on nurturing a greener environment for future humanity.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister for Cultural Affairs Naba Kumar Doley and Press Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, among others. At night, bhaona was performed by troupes from different villages of the area.