Autonomous councils
  • All must work for highlighting our indigenous cultural heritage

Guwahati : Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today held meeting with the Chief Executive

Members (CEMs) of six autonomous councils of the state at his chamber at Assam Legislative

Assembly.

CEMs of Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council, Mishing Autonomous Council, Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, Tiwa Autonomous Council and Deori Autonomous Council attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the chief minster stressed on the need to take concrete steps to preserve

the rich tribal culture and heritage and urged the CEMs of the autonomous councils to dedicatedly

work towards highlighting the culture and folk traditions of the tribes they represent through

concerted efforts.

Sonowal briefed Autonomous councils for projects

He also said that soon to be constructed ‘Sahodar Sammanway Kshetra’

near Rani at the city outskirts would also provide an integrated platform to showcase the vivid

cultural resources of the tribal societies of the state to the visitors from outside the state and the country.

Ekata Bhawan, which would be built at Sadiya, would also serve as a place for congregation

and cultural exchanges between the tribes of the state, he informed.

The chief minister also urged the autonomous councils to identify lands for inviting potential

investors to their areas for setting up organic agricultural based industries and he also stressed

on the importance of making business proposals in tourism sectors for harnessing the immense

inherent potential.

He said that in the aftermath of Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit there is great buzz

within the business community in the country and abroad for investing in Assam and the autonomous

councils must take advantage of the this positive environment by opening up their places to these

investors, he added. Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, Additional

Chief Secretary of WPT & BC Department Rajib Bora, Principal Secretary to the Chief

Minister Sanjay Lohia were also present in the meeting among others.

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