GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today attended the 70th Constitution Day celebration programme organised by certain departments near the statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at the Janata Bhawan.
Paying rich tributes to the father of Indian constitution, Chief Minister Sonowal said that Dr Ambedkar had achieved a tremendous feat by preparing a Constitution which adequately reflected aspirations of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-faith and multi-ethnic society like India while laying the foundation of a vibrant democracy.
At the programme, the Chief Minister also witnessed the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s address to the joint session of both the Houses of Parliament, where he said that the Constitution stands for dignity and unity of India and Indians.
The Chief Minister also said that it was important to remember one�s duties towards the country while enjoying the Constitution-provided rights so that others� rights do not get violated.
Saying that the State government is striving to make Assam one of the top states in the country by developing sectors like agriculture, business, culture, sports, science, education, etc., Sonowal urged people from all sections of society to join hands so that the goal of a prosperous and developed Assam can be achieved.
The Chief Minister also administered the 70th Constitution Day pledge to all present on the occasion.
The day was also observed by at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
Plantation drive:The Assam Secretariat Services� Association organised a plantation drive in the Janata Bhawan premises here today.
The programme was started by Forest and Environment Minister Parimal Suklavaidya in the presence of Commissioner and Secretary of Secretariat Administration Department Dr M Angamuthu.
The initiative was taken up in keeping with the Constitution Day celebration today.
�We have been raising awareness among the workers and officials of the Secretariat regarding the necessity to enhance greenery inside the Secretariat campus as well as contributing in overall environment protection as conscious members of society,� Partha Hazarika, general secretary of the Association, said.