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Jorhat District Divas concludes with cultural procession

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JORHAT, July 2: The three-day Jorhat District Divas festivities, organised by the district administration to celebrate 40 years of Jorhat attaining district status, concluded on Saturday. The celebrations included a colourful cultural procession in the morning, which was participated by students of colleges, schools, and local people. Jorhat deputy commissioner Pulak Mahanta, superintendent of police Mohan Lal Meena, and district administration officials also took part in the procession, which was flagged off by Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa. The procession depicted rural life and showcased the activities of farmers using bullock-carts.

An open meeting was held at the Shree Shree Pitambar Deva Goswami Auditorium of Jorhat District Library, with Finance minister and Guardian minister of Jorhat district Ajanta Neog as the chief guest. Minister Ajanta Neog highlighted the historical and cultural importance of Jorhat in Assam and mentioned the notable individuals who contributed to the development of the town. The minister also discussed the various initiatives undertaken by the state government for the overall development of the district. The meeting was attended by Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and legislators of Jorhat, Mariani, and Titabar.

The district divas celebrations began on June 29, with the hoisting of 40 flags at the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office complex by 40 notable individuals of the district. Various activities were organised throughout the district, including a writers’ meet, a bicycle rally, distribution of cheques to Bihu dancers, and special gaon sabhas in 86 Gaon Panchayats. The special sabhas focused on informing villagers about ongoing government schemes and projects, as well as delivering talks on topics such as prevention of child marriage, abstaining from drugs, and road safety. Drawing competitions were also organised among school students as part of the celebrations.

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