Guwahati: On the occasion of Children’s Day, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the SOS village and interacted with the children in Guwahati near LGBI Airport on Saturday.
The minister also extended greetings to the children and urged them to work hard with commitment to be successful in life, while distributing fruits and gifts among them.
Sonowal dwelled on the significance of observation of Children’s Day on former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday and referred to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence and peace as keys to achieving a society based on moral values and brotherhood.
He also stressed on the need of giving equal importance to sports and physical exercise in the formative years of the children for a healthy life.
Putting emphasis on the importance of traits such as honesty, dedication and commitment to evolve into ideal citizens and make meaningful contributions to nation building process, the Chief Minister advised the children to persevere and make consistent efforts to excel in their chosen fields braving all odds.