GUWAHATI, June 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the annual Ambubachi Mela at a function held at Sonaram HS School playground here today.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Sonowal said that Ambubachi Mela reflects India�s spiritual, cultural and social values.
�Indian traditions have their universal appeal and they contributed in nurturing the human values over the ages,� Sonowal said with a call to the people of the State to put in joint efforts to make Ambubachi Mela as one of the most attractive religious congregations of the world.
Stating that the Assamese people are known for their hospitality, the Chief Minister also urged the stakeholders to ensure hassle-free visit by the pilgrims to the Kamakhya Temple during the Mela.
State Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharjya and Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma were present on the occasion among others.