Assam CM Sonowal greets people on Rongali Bihu and Ramadan
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday extended his greetings to the people of Assam on the occasion of Rongali Bihu and Assamese New Year.
In a statement on Tuesday, Sonowal said that Rongali Bihu, considered as the lifeline of the socio-cultural life of Assam, brings new hope and possibility.
“The Bihu festivities reinforce our age-old bond of unity and camaraderie and I wish they usher a new era of peace, prosperity and progress for all sections of people of the state,” he said.
Given the outbreak of COVID-19, the Chief Minister urged the people to celebrate Bihu maintaining all health-related protocols issued by the government.
He observed that the people of Assam, by following the COVID-19 protocols, played a key role in controlling the epidemic in the state last year. “I hope the people will exhibit the same responsible behaviour this time also,” he added.
Sonowal also extended his warm wishes to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of the beginning of holy Ramadan month.
“Ramadan is a holy month during which the followers of Islam endure hardship and devote themselves in praying to the almighty,” he said in a statement.
He hoped the month-long prayer would reinforce peace, unity and harmony in society.