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Sea of humanity atop Nilachal

Amid tight security pilgrims from the country and abroad are thronging atop the Nilachal Hill to get a glimpse of the ongoing ambubachi fair.


Organizers told Assam Times that over 1000 foreign pilgrims have already arrived in the hill top to see the four day long event while 80,000 pilgrims from other parts of the country are visiting the ancient temple pilgrims.  


The Kamrup (metro) district administration and tourism department have been holding four camps in the city to accommodate the pilgrims this time.


The camps at the Sonaram High School playground, Kamakhya railway station, Pandu ghat and Naharbari (near Kamakhya Temple) are teeming with the pilgrims for the two days. The fair would end on Saturday.


A team of senior administration officials has been monitoring the situation apart from deploying 1000 security personnels and installing 100 CCTVs.


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Change is the law of nature and the second most important truth after the ultimate truth of life and Death. Every living thing on this universe adapts to change. Seasons of nature are also a part of the various changes that take place in this universe. Our mother Earth has also shown her change recently by switching from the gruesome summer seasons, giving respite to every one. The ones who have the comforts of a home and electricity are slightly better of compared to their counterparts who dwell on the roadside without the blanket of protection above their head. The winter nip is in the air. The atmosphere has cooled down and every one is ready bringing out the winter clothing to enjoy the winter delights in total comfort.

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In a country like India, which is said to be the largest democracy in the world with the uniqueness of so many people of different origin living together and known for ‘Her’ tolerance, and hospitability and immense accommodating power, has no meaning when a sight like the sight of the unknown lady is so common in our country.

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