TAMULPUR/GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State government has prepared a comprehensive roadmap for all-round development of Assam wherein adequate space has been created to use the services of disgruntled youths of the state who returned to the mainstream.
Speaking at a function while giving financial benefits as part of rehabilitation package to the ex-NDFB cadres at Tamulpur today, Chief Minister Sarma said that State government as an important component of the Bodo Peace Accord signed on 27 January 2020, designed the rehabilitation package to make the youths economically empowered to strengthen the government's narrative of economic development.
It may be noted that as a part of the rehabilitation package, the Chief Minister presented fixed deposit certificates amounting to Rs 4 lakh each to 1105 ex-cadres of NDFB belonging to different factions who abjured violence and returned to the main stream of the society.
Sarma cadres said, "As a part of our commitment to bring the disgruntled youths to the mainstream of the society and make them an important part of our composite human resource, I am happy to hand over fixed deposit certificates to our youths with a request to make good use of the money and help in our endeavour to start an economic movement in our state to make an Atmanirbhar Assam."
He also said that those cadres who have been left out in the rehabilitation programme will be included in the third phase of rehabilitation package so that they can also be empowered economically to strengthen the government's narrative of economic development.
He also said, "Rehabilitation of the cadres is one of the important components of the Bodo Accord signed on 27th January, 2020. On this occasion I expressed my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Bodo leaders who took active role to herald a new era of peace in Assam."
On this occasion the Chief Minister paid his rich tributes to Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma and assured the people of BTR that his government is steadfast in fulfilling the aspirations of the people living in BTR. He also maintained that as a commitment of the State government for the promotion of the Bodo language and culture, the government is also contemplating to allow the willing students to write APSC examination in the Bodo language.
He also called upon the ex-cadres not to be swayed away by any external stimulus or pressure and cooperate the government in its bid to build and promote a socio-economic, cultural and academic empowerment narrative in the state.
Minister for Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes UG Brahma, Irrigation Minister Ashok Singhal, Chief Executive Member BTR Promod Boro, special DGP LR Bishnoi, Principal Secretary Home Niraj Varma were present on this occasion, a press release said.