GUWAHATI, Oct 6: Durga Puja festivities have picked up across Assam with devotees offering their prayers to Goddess Durga on Maha Ashtami. Along with commoners, politicians were also seen making a beeline to pandals as they offered their obeisance to Maa Durga.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal offered prayers at the 500-year-old Durga Puja at Bokul Tea Estate on the outskirts of Dibrugarh town this morning.
On #MahaAshtami, offered obeisance to the Goddess at the 500 years old Durga Puja at Bokul Tea Estate near Dibrugarh.
May Maa Durga bring continued development of Assam and bestow peace and prosperity in everyone's life. pic.twitter.com/nrmHBwTel7
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 6, 2019
Later in the evening, he also visited the Bishnupur Durga Puja pandal where he offered prayers to Goddess Durga.
On the other hand, Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offered prayers at various puja pandals in Silchar.
শিলচৰৰ বিভিন্ন মণ্ডপত মহা অষ্টমী পূজাত সকলোৰে সৈতে অংশ লৈ মাৰ শ্ৰী চৰণত প্ৰণিপাত জনোৱাৰ সৌভাগ্য লাভ কৰিলোঁ। সকলো অসূয়া-অপ্ৰীতি দূৰ কৰি ঐক্য সম্প্ৰীতিৰ বাতাৱৰণ সৃষ্টি কৰিবলৈ দশভূজা মা দুৰ্গাই আমাক সকলোকে আশীৰ্বাদ প্ৰদান কৰক ৷ pic.twitter.com/nmddp5Rp5q
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 6, 2019
AGP president Atul Borah was also seen making various vegetable purchases in Bokakhat during Puja.
Batadrava legislator Angurlata Deka, minister Ranjit Dutta were also seen offering prayers at puja pandals.