Sadhguru graces Assam government’s Chintan Shivir
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- In a move to draw a roadmap for holistic development of Assam and to create a blueprint for expediting its growth as we all make it a model on all sectors, State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev inaugurated a three-day Chintan Shivir at Kaziranga. The three-day camp beginning on Saturday will have elaborate discussions and deliberations involving CM Sarma, State cabinet ministers, senior bureaucrats, functionaries from the Prime Minister’s economic advisory council. Speaking on the occasion, Sarma stated that Assam was once a very flourishing the State and its GDP growth was more than the national average. The per capita income of Assam was also more than the national average. Though the State is contributing greatly to growth of the nation in the last 75 years, the growth has not been as encouraging as it should have been. Referring to the devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent floods Sarma asserted that these had a negative impact on common psychology of the people. However, making a turnaround, the present government in Dispur with the able guidance of the Union government has unleashed a series of activities which have given a new momentum to the development of Assam. The government has already ventured into a journey to steer the State to a robust growth trajectory, Sarma stated adding that the government is encouraging a vision which has emerged from that sense of responsibility. Sadhguru, while addressing the congregation at Chintan Shivir, emphasized on the initiative to save the soil. A memorandum of understanding was signed on the Save Soil Movement with Isha Foundation though which the government would take actions on sustainable use of soil for agricultural practices. Sarma also unveiled three rhino statues at Mihimukh of Kaziranga National Park along with Sadhguru, which have been created using the ashes collected from burning rhino horns. It may be noted that Assam government made a history when a stockpile of 2479 rhino horns were consigned to flames on 22 September last year sending a strong message to the poachers and illegal horn traders that rhino horns have no medicinal value. Later in the evening, Sarma and Sadhguru opened the world-famous national park for the tourists for the coming season. Sadhguru led a jeep Safari from Mihimukh when he drove a jeep with Sarma sitting alongside. State tourism minister Jayanta Malla Baruah was also present.