Lakhimpur, April 5: Chief Minister Sonowal on Thursday reached out to Dhakuakha and laid the foundation stone of roads under the Central Road Fund to fuel the State government’s bid to revolutionize connectivity in the area. He also laid the foundation of a circuit house in Dhakuakha, distributed cheques to the beneficiaries of Kaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni at a function held at Dhakuakha playground.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Sonowal said that Dhakuakha is a place which has curved its niche in the socio, cultural and spiritual uplift of the State. Podumoni and Basudev Than of Dhakuakha along with its Phat Bihu made immense contribution towards the socio-cultural and spiritual advancement of the State.
He also said that both the State budgets prepared by the present State government made elaborate proposals and fincial outlay for the welfare and equi-development of all people belonging to all castes, communities and ethnicities. Lamenting the sluggish growth of north bank areas of the Brahmaputra, Barak Valley and three hill districts even after 70 years of independence, Sonowal said that the present State government after coming to power has drawn a distinct roadmap for the balanced development of all areas of the state.
Chief Minister Sonowal also said that for the all round development of the State, his government has decided to set up a Medical College in Lakhimpur, a Centre for Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Gogamukh, a Cultural University at Majuli, a Sports University at Chabua, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Sammaya Kshetra at Sadiya, an Engineering College in Dhemaji, a Cancer Hospital in Lakhimpur.
Putting a never before emphasis on the development of connectivity in the State, Sonowal said that dedicating the Dhola-Sadiya bridge to the public, his government with the help of the Centre is on its toes to iugurate Bogibeel Bridge this year itself. The new bridge would revolutionise connectivity between the North Bank and South Bank of the Brahmaputra.
Giving a spshot of all the good works of the present State government, Chief Minister Sonowal said that under the present dispensation, employment avenues for 45 thousand youth of the State have been created. He appealed to the students to work hard and get a competitive edge to achieve success in life.
Sonowal also informed that all the vacancies in the government sector will be filled up and asked the youth to take advantage of that. Making a special mention of Podumoni and Basudev Than and Phat Bihu, Sonowal said that his government would take special steps for popularising these places including Phat Bihu to make Dhakuakha an attractive tourist destition. Synchronising with the event Sonowal also laid the foundation stone of a SIRD training centre at Dhakuakha.
Speaking on the occasion Panchayat and Rural Development Minister ba Kumar Doley said that his ministry with the active support of the Chief Minister has been taking several steps for the creation of infrastructure in the State. He said the newly launched Kaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni in the State has vowed to empower more than one lakh women self-help groups with the special fincial benefits.
Member of Parliament Pradan Barua, MLA Debanda Hazarika, Chief Executive Member of Mising Autonomous Council Sunil Pegu and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.