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The 40-foot-long ‘gamusa’ at the state CEO’s office in Assam on Wednesday
The 40-foot-long ‘gamusa’ at the state CEO’s office in Assam on Wednesday|Twitter
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A 40-ft ‘gamusa’ aiming to uphold spirit of democracy in Assam

Morigaon woman gifts the unique piece of cloth, considered as a symbol of Assamese culture, to state CEO as part of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the state

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: In a heartfelt gesture, a woman from Assam’s Morigaon district gifted a 40-foot-long phulam gamusa to the state chief electoral officer’s (CEO) office in the state on Wednesday.

The Morigaon woman who gifted a 40-foot-long <i>gamusa </i>to the state CEO
The Morigaon woman who gifted a 40-foot-long gamusa to the state CEO
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Touched by the deed, the Assam CEO’s office took to Twitter saying, “40-feet gamocha by an Assamese lady is nothing but a manifestation of the rich and enduring heritage of the Assamese Women weavers [sic]. The dexterity of Morigaon women is contributing to the upholding of the biggest festival of democracy at Morigaon.”

The state CEO’s office took to Twitter to praise the woman for the unique 40-ft-long ‘gamusa’
The state CEO’s office took to Twitter to praise the woman for the unique 40-ft-long ‘gamusa’
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Gamusa holds a high cultural significance in the Northeastern state of Assam. It is often gifted to honour or respect a person, apart from traditional usage. Also, weaving gamusas is one the major cottage industries of the state.

The Morigaon district of Assam underwent polling during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18.