The Chief Minister inspected the arrangements made for the pilgrims coming from different parts of the country and abroad for the Mela at the holy temple and asked officials to ensure all arrangements in respect of accommodation, drinking water and sanitation for the pilgrims.

Keeping its rich tradition of according highest respect for visitors since ages, the state would keep up the tradition on a constant high by welcoming the pilgrims during the five-day Ambubachi Mela, Sonowal said.

Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay was also directed to ensure a full-proof security apparatus in and around the Shakti shrine.

The Chief Minister also appealed to the people as well as the pilgrims to maintain cleanliness in the temple and its peripheral areas in the true spirit of 'Swacch Bharat Mission'.

After paying obeisance to Goddess Kamakhya for peace, prosperity and amity in the State, Sonowal also visited the camp set up at Sonaram Higher Secondary School playground near the temple to oversee the facilities put in place for the pilgrims.

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