As a part of the 400th Birth Anniversary of Bir Lachit Barpuhukan on wednesday a Marathon race was flagged off by Preeti Kumari, IAS, SDO(civil) Margherita from Eco Park to Central Field, Margherita.
The event was organised by Margherita civil administration in collaboration with the Margherita District Sports Association. Along with the SDO and officials of the administration, students from different educational institutes also took part in the Marathon.
Another event ‘Asomi Mela’ was also inaugurated at Eco Park by the SDO, Margherita which was organised by Margherita civil administration in collaboration with Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission and Assam State Urban Livelihood Mission under Margherita Development Block.
Preeti Kumari, IAS, SDO(civil) Margherita said the courage and strength of Bir Lachit Barphukan which praised the women entrepreneurs for showcasing similar strength in running their small businesses while also managing their respective households.
Preeti Kumari also added, that Bir Lachit Barphukan is inspiration for all and apart from the noble cause of celebrating the greatest military General of Assam which she wished that the event will help them in generating revenue.
Around 15 stalls were opened by the women SHG members comprising of traditional garments, artefacts, plants, eateries etc and the trade fair which commenced from wednesday will run till 25th November.
The inauguration function was also attended by Anand Kumar Sarma and Rajlaxi Devi Gogoi both Chairman and Vice- Chairman of Margherita Municipal Board, Assitant Commissioners of Margherita Administration(civil) Siddhartha Sh. Sonowal and Pranta Pratim Patra, Margherita Election Officer Aditi Neog, Margherita Circle officer Runal Nath, Margherita Block development officer Urvashi Chetia and other administrative officials along with Block Project Manager, Olee Paul, members of different Self Help Groups and general public.