Asom Divas, the Foundation Day of Assam was celebrated by Delhi Raj Niwas with gaiety and enthusiasm here on Saturday. Lt.Governor BN Saxena and his wife Sangita Saxena participated in the celebrations along with officials, dignitaries and people of Assam residing in the national capital.
Extending his greetings to the people of Assam on the foundation day, Lt.Governor Saxena narrated about his close association with the state and its people. Saxena said Assam is endowed with rich natural resources, world class tea, finest golden muga silk and blessed by Maa Kamakhya and the mighty Brahmaputra, the lifeline of the state.
He also recalled the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of Assam. The Lt. Governor highlighted the achievements of Assam and said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma the state is marching triumphantly on the path of progress and prosperity.
A colourful cultural programme showcasing the rich culture of Assam was presented on the occasion, including Satriya dance, Bihu dance and other items by artists from different communities. It may be noted that statehood days of different states are being celebrated by the Raj Bhawans to foster a sense of belongingness and spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.