Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday urged the people of Assam to share the responsibility with the armed forces in safeguarding the national border.
He also requested the people to act responsibly for strengthening border security.
The Chief Minister said this while taking part at the inaugural session of Assam State Conference of Seemanta Chetana Mancha Purvottar (SCMP).
It was held at Royal Global University premises in Guwahati.
SCMP is a socio-cultural and non-political organisation committed to promoting patriotism and nationalism among people living in the international border areas of the Northeast.
Around 700 delegates from the border districts of Assam are participating in the two-day conference.
Sonowal, while appreciating the initiatives of SCMP to induce the sense of patriotism, said that the border people face many challenges in their everyday life.
“Therefore, the initiatives taken by SCMP to bring these people closer to the mainstream have been successful in generating immense positivity in the society,” Sonowal said.
Underlining the need for regular interaction and exchange of ideas with the border people, the CM urged the people to give utmost importance to national security and deliver services to the people.
He also highlighted various innovative measures taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build up the confidence of the people living in the border areas as well as to ensure their security and economic growth.
The CM while lauding the initiatives of SCMP also urged the organisation to generate more awareness among the people living in border areas on the prevention of anti-social and illegal activities carried in the border.
CM Sonowal also released souvenir “Seemanta 19” on the occasion.