Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma reached Majuli on Thursday for a day-long trip to the world’s largest river island. Sarma is scheduled to inaugurate several schemes and projects focused on the people of the island.
The CM also handed over cheques to those bravehearts who had helped in rescuing victims of the boat mishap that took place in Majuli on September 8. Cheques of Rs 25,000 each were handed over to 35 people for their bravery in the rescue operations.
The CM also distributed Rs 50,000 each to 59 Ras Mahotsav organising committees of Majuli.
Speaking to the media, the chief minister expressed his intention to organise Ras Mahotsav in Majuli on a bigger scale to showcase its significance to national and international audiences.
“There is a spiritual and cultural importance of Ras Mahotsav of Majuli. Due to COVID-19, we had to restrict ourselves. But in the next four years and the years after, people from across the country will get a feeling of exhilaration when they think of Ras Mahotsav in Majuli, and they would want to be a part of it,” Sarma said.
The CM also took stock of erosion protection work being carried out at Luit Ghat in Majuli and directed the officials concerned to complete the work within the stipulated time.
Sarma will be spending the night in Majuli and discuss issues faced by people of the Mising community due to floods and erosion.
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