Sankardeva unified Assamese nationality: Assam CM
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal addressing the 26th convention of SSS. Image: Northeast Now

Srimanta Sankardeva unified Assamese nationality and incorporated spiritualism in a broader way,” said Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday.

He was addressing the 26th annual conclave of Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha (SSS) for children, youth and mothers.

The three-day conclave, which began on Friday ended on Sunday in Narayanpur in North Lakhimpur.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister recalled the contributions of the Vaishnavaite saint Srimanta Sankardeva.

“We should also emulate Sankardeva’s teachings for the development of the state,” he reiterated.

Later, Sonowal also planted a sapling and urged all to plant at least one sapling.

“One tree is equal to one hundred trees,” the CM said.

The three-day conclave began on Friday in Madhabdeva Samannaya Kshetra in Narayanpur.

Various programmes and lecture series were organised in these three days.

Cultural programmes featuring Borgeets and Xatriya dances were also performed, apart from Sankardeva’s works being discussed widely.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com