From our Correspondent
Silchar, Aug 16: Development has been the prime objective of BJP Government. So, it came to no surprise when Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister for Transport, Parliamentary Affairs, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Industry and Commerce, in his half an hour speech at DSA ground, Silchar, on the occasion of the 71st Independence Day, emphasized on industrial and commercial development of Cachar. He covered a wide range of topics and assured all round development of the district. He said, “Save Cachar Paper Mill, there is no large scale industry here. Government is concerned over the sick status of Cachar Paper Mill. I assure you that I will revive the Mill and also build well developed and well furnished ITIs.”
“We are thinking of making this place as a logistic hub so that other industries can engage in business activities in Cachar district. To a large extent, development of a place depends on its commercial activities. Growth of industries is indispensable for development.” Chandra Mohan Patowary assured that more skill development centres would be set up in Cachar to fight unemployment. “I have been told that there is lack of means of transport. 30 buses will be provided very soon. I have been visiting this region for a long time. I can comprehend and feel the sorrows and sufferings of the people of this region,” Chandra Mohan Patowary added.
Patowary further said that Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal is also concerned about the development of Barak valley and that the dreams of the people of this region will soon be fulfilled. “The dream of ‘Shor Bharat’ is not far away. Prime Minister rendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ has brought some revolutiory changes in the country. BJP government has been working hard to wipe out corruption from the country. Moreover, all gging issues related to NRC will be solved at the earliest. We are also trying our level best to provide basic amenities to the flood victims. The government’s noble initiatives to provide free medical camps and free education at primary level are praiseworthy. BJP government has taken India at world stage,” said Chandra Mohan Patowary.
Earlier, Chandra Mohan Patowary hoisted the tiol Flag in the presence of S Viswathan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar and Rakesh Roushan, IPS, Superintendent of Police. The auspicious occasion was graced by the presence of MLA Dilip Kumar Paul who is also the Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly, MLAs Aminul Haque Laskar and Kishore th and other leaders, lumiries and important persolities of the valley. I-Day was celebrated with zest and zeal despite heavy rains. The inclement weather failed to dampen people’s spirit. They braved the weather and celebrated the day.
All government and private offices and establishments, educatiol institutions across the valley hoisted the Tricolour. Students, teachers, officials and general people actively took part in the celebrations that followed thereafter. The Minister along with the DC and the SP went to pay floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and the miret at Gandhi Bagh at Park Road of this town. A large number of school students, socio-cultural groups, and other sects of people participated in various cultural events, games and sports. Students who secured ranks in HSLC, AHMLC, senior HMLC and HSSLC examitions were felicitated. The ceremonious hoisting of the tiol Flag was followed by combined parade by CRPF, 6th AP Bn, District Police, Traffic Police, Homeguards, NCC scouts and guides and school students.