By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 10: Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today said that some of the decisions taken by his government invited opposition from a section of people of the State. He, however, said that the good results of the seemingly harsh decisions taken now would only benefit the people of the State in the long run.
Sonowal said this at a function organized by the State Committee of BJYM at District Library here to felicitate the meritorious students who had come out with flying colours in the HLSC, AHM and HS examitions, and those who cracked IAS this year.
Sonowal said: “Whatever we’re going to do is for the interests of the people of the State. We’re not going to do anything that may hurt the people of the State. In the past one month many people of the State aren’t satisfied with a number of decisions taken by the government. There are criticisms against the government. However, I want to make it crystal clear that every good result of these decisions will benefit the people of the State.”
Sonowal said: “We’ve many assurances given to the people to meet. Lakhs of unemployed are in the State who need job avenues. Farmers are problem-ridden. Roads are to be constructed or renovated. Educatiol infrastructure is to be boosted. Good governce and good administration are to be made a reality. However, to make all these really happen, we need cooperation and coordition from the people of the State.”
Stating that there is no short-cut to success, Sonowal said: “We need to lay more importance on education, and work hard. Education has to be accorded top priority if we’re to make a stronger society. The students will have to take the responsibility of making the resources and prospects of the State well established in the world. To make that happen, we need to follow the footsteps of great men. Assam can be a front-running State in the country only if we take the right planning to exploit the resources and prospects we have. I appeal to the student community to dream big and translate them into reality through hard work. We need to shed emotions so as to lead ourselves based on reasons.”
Dibrugarh University vice chancellor Alok Kumar Buragohain, who was the chief guest at the function, said: “Student life is the time for dreaming. We need to lead our imagition to the right direction with reasoning. I appeal to the teachers to lay more importance on bringing out their innovative talent latent among the students than giving them more bookish knowledge.”
Each of the students will be paid Rs 7,000 for buying books, the Chief Minister said.
State Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MP Ramen Deka, Guwahati Mayor Mrigen Sarania, State BJYM president Diplu Ranjan Sarma, and others were present at the function.