The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently, has been immersed in Assam’s Brahmaputra and Barak rivers on Thursday.
The immersion was led by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in presence of State Bharatiya Janata Party president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and BJP’s national general secretary (organisation) in charge of the Northeast Ajay Jamwal.
State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass brought the urn containing the ashes from New Delhi by a flight on Wednesday. The urn was received by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
A public tribute to Vajpayee was also held on the Karbi Yuva Sangha premises at Hengrabari on Thursday.
A procession to immerse the ashes was taken out which passed through RG Baruah Road, Chandmari and Latasil playground. The ashes was immersed in the Brahmaputra, near Lachit Park.
Meanwhile, another urn containing the ashes immersed in the Barak river at the same time.
On the other hand, the ashes of the former Prime Minister will be brought to Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday and immersed in Parashuram Kund, a Hindu pilgrimage centre, located in Lohit district on Friday.
The ashes of Vajpayee will also be immersed in the major rivers of other northeastern states.