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Teachers play a vital role in forging a mutually co-existent society: Sonowal

Dispur, September 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Need of the hour is to underline the importance of a teacher in our social life as the teacher plays a pivotal role in forging a society based on mutual trust, harmony and camaraderie through education". Speaking on the Celebrations of the 55th Teachers' Day at Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati today, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Education is the tool by which inter-ethnic and inter-community gaps can be bridged by ...

IOCL Employees Contribute to CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, Sept 4: On behalf of the employees of Bongaingaon Refinary, Indian Oil Officers Association Bongaingaon unit and Bogaingaon Refinery Employees Union today handed over a DD of Rs 16, 89,313 to the Chief Minister of Assam at his residence. As a measure of relief to the victims of recent devastating floods the employees of IOCL Bongaingaon have extended their contribution to CM's relief fund. Chief Minister Sonowal has thanked the IOCL employees for their generous contribution which would ...

CM sets Punctuality and Cleanliness as the benchmarks for ASTC

Dispur, Sept 4: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that to bring back the faith of the people to Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) it has to strictly adhere to the benchmarks of discipline, punctuality and cleanliness. While flagging off 46 AC buses for Greater Guwahati connectivity under JnNURM II at ISBT Guwahati, Chief Minister Sonowal termed ASTC as the symbol of Assamese identity. He said to bring back the glory days of the Corporation both the civil society and the ...

Sonowal visits riverine border areas Moots an exhaustive and inclusive mechanism to seal the Indo-Bangla Border

Hatsingimari, September 3: On the last leg of his two day visit of Indo-Bangla border at Mankachar sector, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday visited Dewaner Alga under Hasichar Border Outpost and expressed that a 'lot needs to be done' towards sealing the border and vowed to take an exhaustive and all-inclusive step on a war footing. Inspecting the riverine border areas along the Mankachar-Dhubri Sector, Chief Minister Sonowal anchored at Hasichar Border Outpost and observed, "A ...

Sonowal Visits Indo-Bangla border fencing along Mankachar sector

Mankachar, September 2: In a move to send across State Government's intent of zero tolerance against cross border movement from across the border, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid a visit to the Indo-Bangla border along Mankachar sector in South Salmara on Friday. He inspected the barbed wire fencing while travelling approximately 30 km border areas for three hours along the Mankachar areas and also took stock of the condition of fencing. He visited Sahapara Border Outpost, Kakripara, ...

Shrinkage of forest land is genesis of all wildlife related crimes: CM

Dispur, September 1: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the forest officers to identify challenges posing dangers on wild lives, the sources of such challenges and develop a mechanism to counter them for the protection and conservation of forests and wild lives. Interacting with the lady forest officers in the conference room of his office in Assam Secretariat on Thursday, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "The fact that forest land is shrinking is a cause of concern as most of the problems ...

CM Calls for digital highway in the state

Dispur Sept 1: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reiterated that the development of the state on a war footing is the Goverment's utmost priority and building the Digital Highway to this affect is of paramount importance. Speaking at the Northeast Information and Communication Technology (NICT) conference 2016 at a city hotel, Chief Minister Sonowal said that every village of the state will be digitally connected in the next five years and called on all IT players of the country to be part ...

Chief Minister visits Bhupen Hazarika Memorial

Dispur August 31: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited Bhupen Hazarika Memorial at Jalukbari and took stock of construction work of the site. He also paid homage to the late cultural doyen of the state by lighting earthen lamps. Chief Minister Sonowal thanked the people of the state for their continued support at the completion of the first 100 days of the government and also sought cooperation in coming days as well so that the government can keep performing its duties with same ...

CM reviews Swach Bharat Mission progress

Dispur, August 31: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Managing Director, Swach Bharat Mission Assam to prepare some short films with popular film stars of the state to affectively disseminate the message of Prime Minister's dream project Swach Bharat Mission at a review meeting at his conference hall in Assam Secretariat. Chief Minister Sonowal has reiterated that Swach Bharat is far bigger concept than merely constructing toilets and it involves motivating the people to adopt a ...

Civil Aviation Minister calls on Sonowal Discusses issues to boost regional connectivity

Dispur, August 30: Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayanta Sinha on Tuesday met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Brahmaputra State Guest House in Guwahati as they talked on issues pertaining to regional connectivity and boosting cargo infrastructure in the State. Chief Minister Sonowal requested the Civil Aviation Minister to take steps to increase frequency of passenger flights in the region so that connectivity issues can be addressed. He also said that considering the region ...