GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday attended the Central Me-Dam-Me-Phi observance at Sadiya in Tinsukia district. The central Me-Dam-Me-Phi programme was organised by Assam government’s directorate of cultural affairs in association with Tinsukia district administration.
Me-Dam-Me-Phi is celebrated by the Tai Ahom community on January 31 every year to pay tributes to their ancestors.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister urged everyone to take inspiration from Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha’s ideals and work towards taking Assam to new heights.
He also presented awards to the winners of Swadesh Adhyayan Quiz organised by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and unveiled a souvenir.
attended the Central Me-Dam-Me-Phi observance in Sadiya with Ministers Shri
, MLAs & other dignitaries and offered prayers to ancestors,” the chief minister office tweeted.
CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal attended the Central Me-Dam-Me-Phi observance in Sadiya with Ministers Shri @doley_naba, Shri @kishan_sanjoy, MLAs & other dignitaries and offered prayers to ancestors. pic.twitter.com/y9AVJLNSQu
— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) January 31, 2021
On the other hand, health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the Me-Dam-Me-Phi celebrations organised by All Tai Ahom Students’ Union at Nimaijan in Sivasagar district.
“The civilisation against which Lachit Borphukan fought that engulfing our society. We have been fighting against such civilisation maintain democratic principles,” Dr. Sarma stated in his speech.
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