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Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurates Baram Baba fair 2018; shares plan to make Silcoorie a garden tourism destinstion

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Amidst devotion and excitement, Baram Baba fair kicked off in Silcoorie area yesterday. After Gandhi Mela, Baram Baba Mela is the other fair that attracts a huge number of people. The three-day fair was inaugurated by Bharat Sevaashram Sangha’s Swami Mrinmoyananda along with Excise, Fishery, Forest and Environment Minister of Assam Parimal Suklabaidya, MLA, Sonai, Aminul Haque Laskar among others.

In his opening remarks, Suklabaidya shared his vision to make Silcoorie a garden tourism point. He mentioned that there is a good amount of greenery in the area along with lake and tea gardens. According to him, this combination is ideal to woo tourists. He also mentioned that the construction of Hailakandi to Ashinganj highway, which would pass through Ramakrishna Nagar, is about to start. He believes once the road is ready for vehicles to ply, Baram Baba Mela will attract more pilgrims and visitors. He went on to say that he would discuss his vision to make Silcoorie a garden tourism destination with the Chief Minister, at the same time, asked the local committee to make a plan.

Swami Mrinmoyananda, on the other hand, appreciated the Minister’s plan and said anything that benefits the locals and helps them grow and develop is always encouraging. However, he reminded the Minister about the plight of labourers and said they must not be ignored.

Aminul Haque Laskar emphasised on hygiene sanitation and said if the land is made available, then the government would like to build a community toilet worth Rs 10 lakh in the premises. The MLA also mentioned that a proposal to include Sonai Shiv Mandir, Baram Baba Mandir and Chatla backwaters as a tourism centre.

The Baram Baba Fair will continue till November 24 and the organisers are expecting a huge footfall. It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Sonowal visited Baram Baba’s temple after getting elected as the head of the state.

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