GUWAHATI, April 3 - Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today underlined the need to take concrete steps to preserve the rich tribal culture and heritage, and urged the CEMs of the autonomous councils to work towards highlighting the folk traditions of the tribes they represent through concerted efforts.
The Chief Minister held a meeting with the CEMs of six autonomous councils at his office at the Assam Legislative Assembly here, said an official press release.
The CEMs of Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council, Mishing Autonomous Council, Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, Tiwa Autonomous Council and Deori Autonomous Council attended the meeting.
Sonowal also said that the soon-to-be-constructed Sahodar Sammanway Kshetra near Rani on the outskirts of the city would also provide an integrated platform to showcase the vivid cultural resources of the tribal societies of the state to visitors from outside the state and the country.
The Ekata Bhawan, which would be built at Sadiya, would also serve as a place for congregation and cultural exchange between the tribes of the state, he said.
Sonowal urged the autonomous councils to identify land for inviting potential investors to set up organic agriculture-based industries and also stressed on the importance of making business proposals in tourism sectors for harnessing the immense potential of the state.
He said that following the Advantage Assam Global Investors� Summit, there is great buzz within the business community in the country and abroad for investing in Assam. The autonomous councils must take advantage of this positive environment by opening up their areas to these investors.
Hrishikesh Goswami, media advisor to the Chief Minister, Rajib Bora, Additional Chief Secretary of the WPT and BC Department, and Sanjay Lohia, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, were present in the meeting.