GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - The tirubhab tithi (death anniversary) of Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankaradeva was observed in a solemn manner across the State today, remembering the matchless contributions of the Mahapurush towards sociocultural sphere of Assam.
Considering the pandemic situation and health protocol, the devotees stayed away from elaborate programmes on the occasion and the naam prasanga was held with great devotion at namghars across the State, maintaining social distancing.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who visited Sri Sri Auniati Sakha Satra, Kacharibari in Dibrugarh on the occasion, appealed to all to emulate the teachings of the great saint and reformer.
In Guwahati, naam kirtan programmes were organised at namghars and various social institutions, with limited presence of people. Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra also organised naam prasanga along with the locals of Panjabari area.
�We used to organise various competitions among different age groups of people to promote and popularise the teachings of the Mahapurush every year. But this year�s tirubhab tithi programme culminated with naam prasanga organised by the Kalakshetra staff and women members of our Kalakshetra residential area, along with locals of Panjabari,� Hirak Das, programme coordinator of the Kalakshetra said.
On the Tribune Building premises also, a naam prasanga programme was organised on the occasion.