Clad in dhoti, Panjabi and cheleng chador, Himanta Biswa Sarma portrayed Assamese culture during his oath-taking as the 15th chief minister of Assam.
Sarma emerged as the first chief minister of Assam, who took oath wearing traditional Assamese attire.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by BJP president JP Nadda, Union DONER minister Dr Jitendra Singh and other party leaders.
Besides, Sarma’s mother Mrinalini Devi, his wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma and children were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, Himanta Biswa Sarma sought blessings of Ma Kamakhya at the Kamakhya Temple on Monday.
On Monday, Sarma also visited Sri Sri Doul Govinda Mandir in North Guwahati and the Sri Sri Ishwar Hati Satra at Sualkuchi and sought blessings of the Almighty.
Sarma tweeted in the morning: “In the morning today, offered prayers in the feet of Devi Ma after visiting Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Temple, seeking peace and development of the state. Sought that the Kripamayee Devima keep on showering blessings on the people of Assam.”