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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal during the Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh in Lakhimpur

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday asked the youths to imbibe the teachings of Vaishnavite saints Srimanta Sankaradev and Madhavdev in their lives.

He said this while inaugurating the State Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh at the historic Letekupukhuri in Narayanpur in the Lakhimpur district.

The four-day cultural and spiritual festival has been organized by the Sri Sri Madhavdevar Janmasthan, Letekupukhuri in association with Sri Badala Padma Ata Sewa Samiti and Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Samaj.

Letekupukhuri is the birthplace of the sixteenth-century Vaishnavite saint Madhavdev.

“The works and legacy of the two Vaishnavite saints Srimanta Sankaradev and Madhavdev are immortal and the youths must imbibe their teachings in their lives,” said Sarbananda Sonowal.

The chief minister also laid the foundation of the Monikut of the Sri Sri Madhavdevar Janmasthan, Letekupukhuri.

The state government has provided funds worth Rs 25 lakhs for constructing the Monikut.

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Sonowal also lauded the efforts by the organizers in holding the festival with the objective of building bridges among various ethnic groups of the region.

A cultural procession was also taken out in Narayanpur on the occasion.

Madhavdev University and Majuli Cultural University has organized a national level as part of the festival on Friday.

The seminar is likely to be attended by several eminent scholars of the region.

Several Vaishnavite priests like Bashista Deva Sarma, head priest of Barpeta Satra, Janardan Deva Goswami, the Satradhikar of Sri Sri Uttar Kamalabari Satra, Bhabakanta Deva Goswami of Titabar Kamalabari Satra and many others were present on the occasion.

Farhana Ahmed

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