Srimanta Sankardeva recalled on death anniversary


GUWAHATI: The great Vaishnavite saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva is being remembered today on the occasion of his death anniversary. Though, religious programmes have been organized at the satras and namghars across the state, the celebration remained a low-key affair due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Assam governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi paid his reverence to the contribution of the great Vaishnavite saint on the occasion of his death anniversary.

“Srimanta Sankaradeva, a 16th century apostle, is unparalleled in the history of mankind in his contribution to life and culture of Assam. He is a role model for mankind. He is a versatile genius, a music composer, innovator of a classical school of dance, a world class translator, a litterateur, a spiritual guru,” an official release quoting the Governor said.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma also recalled the contribution and ideals of Srimanta Sankardeva.

CM Sonowal paid his tribute to the pioneer of Assamese art, culture and literature at Aauniaati Sakha Satra in Dibrugarh.