LICI adopts Udalguri district

A Correspondent

TANGLA, June 30: In a goodwill initiative of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI), Udalguri district figured among the list of seven districts of State as aspiration districts by the Government of India.

“The LICI has decided to adopt Udalguri district for its economic development and as such, it has initiated steps to make people aware of the various people-friendly schemes of the Union Government and thereby promote the standard of life and economic self-reliance of the people,” said Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI), Hemanta Bhargava here at Monpur village near Udalguri town on Saturday.

Addressing an assembly of villagers, Bhargava exhorted the people of the district to get themselves acquainted with the low cost Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana with a premium of only Rs. 330 per annum and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana with only Rs.12 per annum, which would cover their life security from the age of 18 onwards and would ensure economic self-reliance even after daily bread earner’s accidental death.

Speaking as a guest, Regional Manager of PMGS, SBI, K Kemu urged the villagers to involve themselves in people-friendly schemes to make their future secure and self-reliant.

LICI came forward to adopt Udalguri district under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Swaraj Abhijan-2 as the Union Government selected Udalguri district under its ‘Aspiration District’ along with six other backward districts of Assam. The LICI also presented a cheque worth Rs.2 lakh to Nimita Basumatary on the occasion under its scheme launched by the government.

The guests were enthralled by performance of a traditional Bagurumba folk dance on the occasion. Earlier to this, the LICI top brass officers and bank officials held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Dilip Das at the DC conference hall.