MANGALDAI, March 15 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the historical Khatara Satra at Dipila under Sipajhar Assembly constituency in Darrang district today.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was scheduled to attend the open session of the third and final day of the ongoing three-day celebration today in regard to 450 years of its glorious existence.
However, to avoid public gathering, he visited the Satra well ahead of time, i.e., at around 9-45 am and offered prayers there and subsequently left the place shortly afterwards.
He abstained from talking to the local media for which tight security arrangements were made in the presence of Superintendent of Police, Darrang, Amrit Bhuyan.
In view of Sonowal�s visit to the Satra, entry of general visitors and devotees to the main Satra premises was restricted in the morning hours.
Santanu Bharali, who is the CM�s legal adviser, also accompanied the latter during the brief visit.
During the second and final open session today afternoon which was chaired by Sipajhar legislator Binanda Kumar Saikia, who is also president of the three-day ceremony, was addressed by Mangaldai parliamentarian Dilip Saikia and Associate Professor of Cotton University Dr Suresh Kumar Nath, among others.
Besides the open meeting, other programmes like cultural evening and symbolic lighting of 450 earthen lamps were also lined up.
Earlier on Saturday, a Bhagawat procession was taken out by showcasing various ethnic cultures and traditionals associated with Paseti festival which is celebrated every year at Khatara Satra.