Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has unveiled several major projects in Barpeta district of Assam.
Sonowal inaugurated the newly built Chandi Barua Bhawan and a Swahid Bedi (Martyrs column) encompassing the martyrs of Assam Movement at Howly.
At the same time, the minister has also laid the foundation stone of an Adarani Toron, a welcome gateway to Howly to be built by Assam Tourism Development Corporation for Rs 40 lakh on the National Highway.
CM Sonowal has also inaugurated the newly-constructed Chandi Baruah Bhawan that has been constructed in the memory of Koch King Chandi Narayan Baruah who had shown exemplary patriotism in fighting against the Maan.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that the people of Howly should be committed to keep the town dignified, clean and green. He also called upon the parents to help their wards to imbibe love and respect for Chandi Barua and help them to grow up culturally
Stating that in contrary to discord and disharmony created by the Congress and Left parties, the present BJP led State government has been working to bolster the development of the state taking everybody belonging to all communities and ethnicities on board.
Later at a different programme, Chief Minister Sonowal laid the foundation stone to mark the beginning of the construction work of Jania Satra to be built with financial outlay of Rs 50 lakh. At the same programme Sonowal also released ‘Na-Ghosa’ composed by Purushuttam Thakur and edited by Biswajit Das.
Chief Minister here gave a brief snapshot of all the steps that government of Assam has taken for the preservation of satra, devalaya, namghars, temples etc. In this context, Sonowal mentioned about the one time grant given to eight thousand namghars in the state.