Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged upon Asom Satra Mahasabha to take the responsibility of promoting and spreading the philosophies of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva to every nook and corner of the country and outside.
Speaking at the 51st biennial conference of Asom Satra Mahasabha and convention of Satradhikars at Sankardev Namghar Raas Leela playground in Kokrajhar today, Chief Minister Sonowal said the Neo-Vaishnavite saint Sankardeva was also a great humanist whose teachings are based on pure science and Satra Mahasabha should shoulder the responsibility to spread the teachings of the Gurujona far and wide.
“We the people of Assam should follow the teachings of Sankardeva which are based on the tenets of humanity, unity and tranquillity to strengthen the edifice of Bor Asom,” Sonowal said.
He further said Gurujona’s model of development advanced after years of meditation, pilgrimage and renunciation can act as a ‘force multiplier’ to bolster the development of Assam which is full of prosperity and potentiality.
The Chief Minister however, said, “For Assam to tread the path of development, we need to follow the path of unity that Sankardeva has taught us and people belonging to Barak, Brahmaputra, hills and plains need to work together reinforcing unity and eschewing discords”.
Hailing the role of Satra Mahasabha to promote and popularise the teachings of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, Sonowal said the Satra Mahasabha should also take the initiatives to popularise Gurujona among the younger generations and teach them the scientific aspects of Gurujona’s teachings.
Sonowal said that the government is committed to a society based on ‘equal dignity, equal treatment and equal status’ and in this journey the teachings and philosophies of Srimanta Sankardeva would act as a guiding force to the Government.
Speaking on the ensuing Global Investors’ Summit on 3 and 4 February, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the government has decided to hold the first ever investment summit in Assam to expedite the process of investment which will lead to industrialisation.
However, he said that the government is vying for industrialisation taking into consideration the interests of the farmers.
‘Nature and climate’ are the crux of the state’s economy and the government would do everything to propel development protecting the ecology of the state,” Sonowal pointed out.
He said his government is committed to a pollution free state and in order to achieve the end the government has taken an ambitious project of planting 10 crore saplings in one year.
BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary while speaking on the occasion touched upon influence of Sankardeva in spiritual, cultural, social and economic life of the people of the State. He also expressed his gratitude to Asom Satra Mahasabha for choosing Kokrajhar as a venue for holding the Mahasabha’s 51st biennial conference which itself is a testimony that Kokrajhar can move forward embracing all sections of the people in its fold.