In a heartwarming display of solidarity and support, the 26th Jongkhuli constituency of the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) in Kamrup district, Assam, has contributed significantly to the historic inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22. The community’s gesture showcases a unity that transcends geographical boundaries and underlines the cultural significance of the moment.
On the evening of January 4, a convoy, led by members of the Assam Divyanga Versatile Development Association and 26th Jongkhuli Constituency General Member Arjun Chetri, ceremoniously flagged off a container (UP 70 ET 2750) loaded with 7,000 pieces of bamboo. These bamboo pieces, collected from the scenic Lumpi area along the Assam-Meghalaya interstate border, are destined to play a crucial role in the inaugural ceremony of the Ram Mandir.
The people of Lumpi, with their generous contribution of physical labor, played a pivotal role in gathering the bamboo, which was then transported to the Jongkhuli Kacharipara playground with the assistance of Mahindra pickups. Arjun Chetry, expressing pride in the community’s involvement, stated, “This is a proud moment for us that we got a chance to send bamboo to the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, about 1200 km away from the evergreen Lumpi area of greater Boko.” He emphasized the significance of the occasion for Sanatan religious Hindus and looked forward to the cooperation of all involved.
Notably, the active participation of disabled individuals in this endeavor adds a touching dimension to the initiative. Jil Chowdhury, Secretary of the Assam Divyanga Versatile Development Association, highlighted the crucial role played by the disabled community in this project. “The disabled people of Assam have been able to move towards development,” he stated proudly. The disabled community in Assam contributed seven thousand bamboo during the ten-day process of collecting bamboo from the hilly Lumpi area.
This collaborative effort not only symbolizes the spirit of community and cultural unity but also highlights the inclusivity of the initiative, with disabled individuals actively participating in contributing to the construction of the Ram Mandir. As the bamboo from Assam makes its journey to Ayodhya, it carries not just physical material but the heartfelt support and goodwill of a community determined to be part of this historic moment in India’s cultural landscape.