Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday interacted with children of sanitation workers at an event at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
During the interaction, CM Sarma answered questions put forward by the children. He said: “Have faith in God and keep moving forward, he will guide you,” in reply to a child who asked how he managed to do so many things in his busy schedule.
Another child asked, “How can you tirelessly keep on moving from one errand to the other,” to which the Assam CM replied, “God gives me the strength to keep working for the people.”
Meanwhile, CM Sarma promised that a dance school will be opened for children besides also assuring them of looking into issues plaguing the Harijan Colony at Uzan Bazar, Guwahati.
He further promised that the government will ensure that all the needs of the young students are met.
CM Sarma then sat with them for dinner during which he himself served food to the children.
Before bidding adieu, the Assam CM presented each child with a school bag to encourage them to pursue their education.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “A per a promise I had made to them on Dec 4, 2022, interacted with children of Guwahati safai workers at Srimanta Sankaradeva International Auditorium under ‘Alokore Yatra’.”
“The ideas they shared for a better tomorrow during the interaction lit up my heart & mind,” added CM Sarma.
Chief Minister Sarma, after the event, announced that the government will establish a sanitation workers commission.
The commission will oversee issues such as sanitation workers’ education and health in Assam, the Assam Chief Minister added.
According to the Assam Chief Minister, the decision will help in the comprehensive development of sanitation workers in all areas.
He also stated that the government will include funding for this in the current fiscal year’s budget.