The ashes of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi will be immersed in the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in Jorhat on Wednesday evening.
Disclosing this at a press meet at Jorhat, AICC secretary Rana Goswami said that former chief minister Gogoi’s wife Dolly Gogoi and son Gaurav Gogoi would carry the ashes of the stalwart and reach Jorhat on Tuesday evening, halting at some places en route.
“The exercise of scattering the ashes in different rivers after taking them to different districts by Congress workers and paying homage had been named Tarun Gogoir Smritit Sadhbhavana Yatra and Asti Bisarjan,” Goswami said.
He said that on December 9, early morning at about 9 am, a memorial meeting would be organised accompanied by singing of religious hymns and gayan bayan.
At 9.30 Gaurav Gogoi would also hand over seven urns carrying the ashes of Gogoi to Congress representatives of seven upper Assam districts– Jorhat, Majuli, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.clubbed under zone 1, which will be carried to the respective districts and similar functions organised
At about 3 pm the ashes would be taken to Nimatighat via Borigaon, Naoboicha, Potia Gaon to be immersed in the Brahmaputra by Gaurav Gogoi.
A ferry would take the junior Gogoi to a spot at a slight distance away from the ghat where it would be immersed.