Once again in a move to make Assamese ‘Gamocha’ renowned across the globe, the Hajj pilgrims from Assam were seen donning traditional gamochas during their holy prayers in Mecca and Medina.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal-led government has provided the gamochas to the Hajj pilgrims from Assam. The Hajj pilgrims have thanked both CM Sonowal and Handloom Ranjit Dutta for their effort.
It may be mentioned here that there were two primary motives behind the decision to let the pilgrims from Assam carry a gamocha.
“The decision will help people of Assam to easily identify and stay connected with their own kind among the 80-90 lakh pilgrims from across the world. The second reason is to promote the gamocha and Assamese culture worldwide,” Northeast Hajj Pilgrims Coordination Committee (NEHPCC) chairman Nekibur Zaman had said.