Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of various development projects in Assam

  • It is my privilege that I am visiting Dhemaji for the third time and meeting all of you and every time the intimacy, warmth and the blessings of the people here inspire me to work more and something new for Assam and the North East.
  • When I came here to lay the foundation stone of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute at Gogamukh, I said that North East will become a new engine of India’s growth. Today we can see the reflection of that faith.
  • Brothers and sisters, Eight decades ago, Assamese cinema started its journey from the North Bank of the Brahmaputra with the film ‘Joymoti’.
  • The region has given many personalities to enhance the pride of the culture of Assam. Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Natasurya Phani Sarma, all of them took the identity of Assam to new heights.
  • Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika ji had once written: लुइतुर पार दुटि जिलिक उठिब राति, ज्बलि हत देवालीर बन्ति।
  • Both the banks of the Brahmaputra will be illuminated like the lighting of lamps in Diwali.
  • And yesterday I saw, especially in the social media, how you celebrated Diwali here by lighting thousands of lamps.
  • The light of lamps reflects the picture of development in Assam amidst peace and stability. The Centre and the Assam government are committed for a balanced development in Assam.
  • And a major foundation of this development is the infrastructure of Assam. Friends, Despite the abundant potential in the North Bank, the earlier governments meted step-motherly treatment to the region.
  • Connectivity, hospitals, educational institutions and industries did not figure in the priority of the earlier governments.
  • Ours and Sarbananda ji government, which are working on the mantra of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas, ended this discrimination.
  • Our government expedited the work of the Bogibeel Bridge, which the region had been waiting for years.
  • The broad gauge railway line reached the North Bank only after the formation of our government.
  • Kalibhumura Bridge, the second over the Brahmaputra, will further enhance the region’s connectivity. It is also being implemented expeditiously.
  • The work of a four-lane national highway in the North Bank is also progressing rapidly. Only last week, several new projects related to the region’s waterway connectivity from the Mahabahu Brahmaputra have started.