Guwahati: Soon after reaching Silchar in the morning hours on Saturday with a two-day visit schedule to Baraka valley, State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma paid rich floral tributes to the statue of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Rangpur zero point and fondly remembered the former Prime Minister’s roles for the development of Bharat and the welfare of people.
“It is a privilege to be back in Barak valley. Started my tour today by paying tributes to former PM Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his statue,” said CM Sarma adding that Vajpayee’s towering vision continues to guide everyone in the country. Sought his blessings & offered my prayers, stated Sarma.
Later he visited RSS office at Silchar and proceeded to the construction site of the much-anticipated permanent complex of the Mini Secretariat in Srikona area. Besides inspecting the ongoing works, he also took stock of other peripheral activities being undertaken at the construction site.
It may be mentioned that the BJP led government in Dispur has already earmarked and sanctioned rupees 116 crores for the construction of the mini secretariat for the residents of Barak valley. The construction work is expected to be completed by three years, which would help in disposing of the administrative works smoothly.
It will also reduce the precious time for the residents of southern Assam who otherwise has to come to Dispur for various official works. The initiative is also expected to help in implementing government schemes and programs without any encumbrances.
In presence of State forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Parliamentarians Rajdeep Roy, Pallab Lochan Das along with legislators Dipayan Chakrabarty, Mihir Kanti Som and Kaushik Roy, etc Sarma also inspected the construction works of Silchar bypass connecting Silchar-Aizawl NH 306 and Silchar-Karimganj NH 37.
He gave clear instructions to the officials of NHIDCL and PWD to take immediate measures so that the construction work is completed within the estimated time and ease the irksome traffic movement.
Later Sarma laid the foundation stone of a multi-utility building of Red Cross Society and also attended a meeting with the stakeholders. He commented that the Red Cross society has a glorious legacy of humanitarian service in the valley. State government has sanctioned rupees 50 lakh for the project and would provide another rupees 50 lakh on receipt of the utilisation certificate, he added.
Saying that the importance of a robust healthcare infrastructure has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarma informed that the government is giving top priority to development of healthcare sector in Assam. The State must remain prepared for future challenges, he asserted.