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Tea tribes are the pride of Assam: Sonowal

By Correspondent

DOOMDOOMA, Oct 7 - Tea has given Assam a special place of pride and unique identity in the world. This has been possible due to the dedicated service of the tea tribes towards the tea industry of the State. Obviously, the tea tribes are the pride of Assam, opined Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while addressing the open session of the silver jubilee function of Koomsong Rajahuwa Karam Sanmeelan at Koomsong Tea Estate here as the chief guest on Tuesday.

Sonowal urged the people to celebrate Karam festival as a national festival of the greater Assamese nation, instead of celebrating it as a festival of only the tea tribe people. He expressed the hope that such an initiative would strengthen the bonds of fraternity among the various tribes of the State. He assured that his Government would take every possible measure for equitable welfare of each and every tribe of the State.

The open session was held under the presidentship of Manoj Manki, president of the celebration committee. The meeting under reference was also addressed by Transport and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Labour Minister Pallab Lochan Das, MPs Kamakhya Prasad Tassa and Rameswar Teli. Members of Assam Legislative Assembly, namely Bolin Chetia, Durga Bhumij, Sanjay Kishan, Rituparna Baruah, Teras Gowala and Bimal Bora also attended the meeting.

Before the open session, a colourful cultural procession was brought out. The four-day Karam Sanmeelan came to an end on October 3 with a cultural nite organised in memory of Govinda Chandra Mallick.

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