Guwahati, May 13: It was a Mama-Bhagin lunch at Majuli today.
True to his word of hosting his bhagins (nephews) from Majuli for a meal, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma shared lunch with them when he visited the island-district today. Popularly called Mama in the State, Dr Sarma, during his election campaign in Majuli a couple of months ago, had invited a few boys of Majuli to Guwahati for lunch when they had shared some fun moments with him.
They had urged Dr Sarma, then a Cabinet minister, for a cricket academy in Majuli, while complaining that they couldn't have lunch with him that day. Keeping his assurance, Dr Sarma made the eight boys his guests at lunch today, sharing a meal of local delicacies, including fish and meat. He motivated the boys to study sincerely and also follow their passion for cricket, adding that he will invite them to Guwahati later when he will ask them about their progress in all fields.
During the day-long visit, the chief minister paid obeisance at several Satras and also discussed the prevailing COVID 19 situation in the district. Dr Sarma's predecessor, Sarbananda Sonowal, represents Majuli in the State Assembly.