GUWAHATI, June 21 - �Devotees from around the country and the world receive Maa Kamakhya�s blessings during Ambubachi Mela and the power of these blessings enables them to contribute meaningfully to sustain an environment of peace and harmony in the world,� Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today while speaking at the inaugural programme of the Ambubachi Mela 2019 at Sonaram High School Field in the city.
Saying that Ambubachi Mela provides an opportunity to welcome tourists and devotees from different parts of the country as well as the world, Sonowal informed that all efforts have been made to sustain the success of last three years in organising the mela on a grand scale.
Urging people of Guwahati to play the role of hosts as in previous years to make this year�s Ambubachi Mela a grand success, the Chief Minister said that it was every citizen�s moral obligation to make the visitors feel comfortable in the State and enable them to take back good memories of Assam with them.
Union Minister of State (Independent) for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel said that he was fortunate to get the opportunity to attend Ambubachi Mela as the first programme after assuming office and he stressed on the need to explore more prospects for developing tourism in the State taking advantage of the vast natural resources.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Jayanta Malla Barua, Bordoloi of Kamakhya Devalaya Mohit Sarma and other spiritual gurus also spoke at the programme, where Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu gave the welcome address. Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma, Education Minister Siddhartah Bhattacharya, Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli were also present among the other dignitaries.