|Governor, CM greet people on Chhath Puja|
GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja.
In a message, the Governor said, “My heartfelt greetings to the people across the State on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, where people participate in large numbers to offer prayers to Sun God. Hope the celebrations of the festival, showcasing utmost self-discipline, faith and belief, help in strengthening human values like restraint, abstinence, renunciation, etc."
In his message, Sonowal said that Chhath Puja epitomises performing puja to thank God for supporting life on Earth and to seek divine blessings. Since the observance of the festival involves a rigorous routine, including fasting, holy bathing, offering prayers to the rising and setting sun by standing amidst water, the festival is all about abstinence and purification, he said.
"I hope the festival strengthens universal brotherhood and brightens peace, prosperity and progress," Sonowal said.