Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 7 February launched the ‘Asom Mela’ programme in Sonitpur district of poll-bound Assam.
The PM’s visit comes almost two weeks after his visit to Kolkata on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Assam’s Sivasagar district, where he distributed land allotment certificates to over one lakh indigenous people in the state.
Addressing a gathering at Sonitpur, PM Modi said that Assam is playing a leading role in the development of the Northeast. “After the historic Bodo Agreement, the Bodo Territorial Council elections have written a new chapter of trust and development in the region,” he added.
The Prime Minister who is all set to inaugurate several development projects in the state, said that emphasis will be laid on teaching in the mother tongue at institutes of higher education in Assam.
“When the new government will be formed in Assam after the election, I promise that we will start a medical college and a technical college in Assam in Assamese.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Earlier, PM Modi shared pictures from Assam and wrote, “Glad to see immense enthusiasm in Assam. Happy to be getting yet another opportunity to be in the state tomorrow. We will continue working for Assam’s all-round development.”
Next, the PM is scheduled to visit Haldia in West Bengal where he will inaugurate a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which has been constructed at an investment cost of Rs 1,100 crore, open the 348-km Dobhi-Durgapur natural gas pipeline section, lay the foundation stone of the second Catalytic-Iso-dewaxing unit of Haldia refinery of the Indian Oil Corporation, and a four-lane flyover at Ranichak in Haldia on National Highway 41.