Development of State possible through development of villages: Gogoi
From a Correspondent
DHEKIAJULI, June 14: “The freedom movement under the leader of Mahatma Gandhi was not racial but now a section of political parties are indulging in racial politics, but we are not involved in such politics,” said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while unveiling three life-size statues of martyrs of the Quit India movement - Manbor th, Kumali Devi and Khahuli Devi - at the Ghotoa mghar premises at Kaoimary under Dhekiajuli revenue circle of Sonitpur district on Sunday.
He urged people to respect villagers by saying that the contribution of the people residing in the villages was more than the people in the towns during the freedom movement and the villages provide food and essential commodities. “The development of the State is only possible through the development of the villages,” he said. He mentioned about the sacrifice made by Kaklata at Gohpur and Khahula Devi at Dhekiajuli.
State Cultural Minister Bismita Gogoi, who accompanied the Chief Minister in the programme, said that the government would sanction Rs 40 lakh to construct the statue of remaining eight martyrs of Dhekiajlui who laid down their lives on September 20, 1942.
Later, the Chief Minister iugurated the newly constructed building of Circuit House at Tezpur which was built with an allocation of Rs 2,58,000.
In the evening he went to Samanyaya Khetra and laid the foundation stone for development works for renovation of the Khetra for which Rs 50 lakh was sanctioned by the government. He paid homage to Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha. The development work includes renovation of Samanyaya Khetra, construction of office building, construction of footpath inside the Khetra and restoration of electrical connection which was spped in 2009.