GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday inaugurated Assam Bhawan at Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The Bhawan has been built on an area of 4,340 square metre with a financial outlay of Rs 23 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarma termed the day momentous, as he dedicated Assam Bhawan in Vellore to the service of the people of Assam. He said that the Bhawan will be very helpful to the patients and their attendants who come to Vellore for advanced treatment. The Bhawan will also be beneficial for the students from Assam who come to Vellore for higher studies. The Assam Bhawan will address the accommodation issue of the patients and students, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the Bhawan has been built in four phases as this six-storey building has suites, double-bedded accommodation, one 2BHK unit, 40 double-bedded guest room, three 5-seater male dormitories, one seven-seater female dormitory, one reception and lounge, one dining hall, one kitchen, one store, one office, one Assam Emporium and office and one staff dormitory. For the management of the Bhawan, 12 sanctioned posts have been created. The Chief Minister also said that the presence of Christian Medical College and Vellore Institute of Technology within 10-km radius has increased the importance of the Bhawan.
The CM also said that for the convenience of the people of Assam, the State Government has already set up Assam Bhawans in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Shillong. However, his government has also taken steps for reconstruction of Assam Bhawan situated at SP Marg in New Delhi and Russel Street in Kolkata. The construction of Assam Bhawan is going on in full swing in Bengaluru which will be inaugurated in the current financial year. Sarma said that steps have also been taken to build Assam Bhawan at Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Pune in Maharashtra. He said that one more Assam Bhawan is being built in New Delhi which will have a convention centre as well as Namghar to reflect Assam’s cultural heritage at the national level. The Chief Minister also thanked Tamil Nadu government and the people of Vellore for extending all help in the construction of Assam Bhawan.
Ministers Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Ashok Singhal, CEM of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Tuliram Ronghang, Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology, Dr. G. Viswanathan and host of others were present on the occasion, stated a press release.