The personalities also included sports organizers, social activists and journalists.
During the telephonic discussion, Assam chief minister Sonowal apprised them of the state government’s ploy to beat the viral infection.
Sonowal told them that besides protecting and saving precious lives from COVID19, the state government is working wholeheartedly to create a robust infrastructure of health care facilities to reach out to the people who are falling prey to the deadly novel coronavirus.
He said the government is also working assiduously to strengthen the economy which has been badly hit by the pandemic.
Chief minister Sonowal while talking to them took stock of their health status and requested them to lead a life lifting their morale high so as to transfer enthusiasm and positivity among different sections of the people.
Sonowal dialled former vice principal of B. Borooah College and Ambikagiri Roy Chowdhury’s grandson Jagadindra Roy Chowdhury; former head of the Assamese department of Pandu College Bhabani Prasad Upadhaya and former MP Dr. Arun Sharma.
He also talked to former Guwahati Press Club secretary Naba Thakuria, senior journalist Rupam Baruah, former IFS and former ambassador to North Korea Binanda Kumar Gogoi, veteran businessman Krishna Kumar Goenka, sports organiser Manoj Mohanty, social activist Gauranga Roy, Dilip Basu and Swapnanil Madhukar.