Assam Chief Minister  Sarbananda Sonowal has lauded the role played by the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council in preserving the traditions, culture and heritage of the Thengal Kacharis

He also praised the council for developing Titabor as an agricultural hub.

He said that Titabor has a historical significance and that inhabitants here should strive to sustain it.

Sonowal was in Titabor in Jorhat district to inaugurate the Thengal Cultural Centre and Museum constructed by the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council at Titabor in Jorhat district

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“The Assamese identity is safe during the tenure of our government,” said Sarbananda Sonowal.

“Our government has completed the works left incomplete by the previous Congress and we have provided land pattas to indigenous landless people to protect their right over the state.”

He also paid tribute to former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and noted political leader Giridhar Thengal on the occasion.

Stressing on the importance of education in the age of science and technology, Sonowal cited the example of former IAS officer Ashok Saikia of Titabor, who shone at national level bureaucracy and urged the youths of the area to aspire for such excellence.

He also hoped that the Thengal Cultural Centre and Museum would prove to be an important landmark for the entire State.

The chief minister also assured to look into the demand of the autonomous council for setting up a sericulture college, an industrial training institute, a home for senior citizens and library at Titabor.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com