DHEMAJI, Oct 4 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has appealed to the people living in the State to work for peace and unity among diversity for overall development of the State.
Addressing the open meeting of 17th biennial conference of �Krishna Guru Antorjatik Adhyatmik Mahila Samiti� conducted at Dhemaji town on Friday, Sonowal asked the people to obey moral responsibilities to establish peace and tranquility in the society.
�Spiritual reform develops one�s mental health and influences one to think for others. It is necessary to eradicate superstitious fears and evil practices from the society�, Sonowal advocated.
The Chief Minister also said that acquiring spiritual knowledge gives one self confidence and inspires a person to work for welfare of the society as well as mankind.
�Only a person having sound physical and mental health can achieve a difficult task in the life�, he added.
Stating that State government has taken steps for women�s empowerment, Sonowal asked the women to take up a pro-active role to reform the society. He also appealed to the mothers to guide their growing children morally and mould them into human resources for the future.
Speaking on the occasion, the Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Doley reiterated various steps taken by the State and Central governments for the economic and educational empowerment of the women, while Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu requested the organisers to spread the message of unity and peace to the society from their platform.
Among others, Lahowal MLA Rituparna Baruah, Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner Narsing Pawar and functionaries of various organisations of Krishna Guru Sewashram were present in the meeting.
Several thousand devotees of Krishna Guru Sewashram earlier took out a religious procession in and around Dhemaji town this morning, chanting prayers for universal peace.
The two-day conference concluded this evening.