Broader vision for people’s uplift imperative: Sonowal

GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has underlined the need to have a broader vision for development of all sections of people in the state.

“A government should have a broader vision for development of all sections of people. The present state government during last two and a half years has worked in the greater interest of the people without any discrimination and parochial attitude,” Sonowal said after laying the foundation stone of an RCC bridge over river Dichang at Khutughat in Charaideo district of Upper Assam on Sunday.

The bridge will be constructed with an expenditure of Rs 11.69 crore along with a number of other development projects. This includes construction of an auditorium at Borhat under untied fund with an amount of Rs 2.20 crore and improvement of six playgrounds with an expenditure of Rs 1.20 crore under Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana, an official statement issued here said.

Emphasising the need for better relations between government and public, the chief minister said steps taken with a positive mindset always benefit the society.

“The importance of education to develop the youth as potential human resource is imperative here. Keeping this in mind the state government has made adequate allocation of funds in the state budget to strengthen academic infrastructure as well as various steps are also being taken to ensure education for all,” he said.

Moreover, highlighting the importance of hard work, sincerity and dedication for achieving success in life, Sonowal urged the students to acquaint themselves with the glorious history of the country and the state.

He emphasised the need to induce moral and spiritual values among students and urged parents and teachers to play an important role in this regard.

Sonowal also spoke about various initiatives being carried out for benefiting different sections of the society besides announcing financial aid of Rs 50 lakh for infrastructure development of Borhat Higher Secondary School.

The chief minister distributed free LED bulbs to 1800 beneficiaries under Mukhyamantrir Akhashdeep Yojana and smartphones to 933 line sardars of tea gardens under Sonari constituency

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