UDALGURI, Feb 22 � Rihon Daimari, PHE Minister of Assam and MLA of Udalguri LAC distributed various sports goods and musical instruments to the beneficiary clubs, SHGs and institutions of Udalguri area under the Chief Minister�s special scheme here on Tuesday at Bishnu Rabha Kristi Sangha premises.
The aids which were sanctioned to the various clubs and institutions for 2010-11 financial year included sports items like cricket bats, stumps, volleyball, football, volleyball nets, carrom boards, dhols, khols, taals, etc.were distributed to the clubs and institutions, including Udalguri Music College and Sangeet Natya Vidyapeeth of Udalguri town area in a ceremonial distribution meeting chaired by Thaneswar Malakar, which was also attended by Maheswar Boro, MLA of Kalaigaon LAC and Madhaw Prasad Sarmah, project director of Udalguri DRDA, among others.
On the other hand, the Minister also inaugurated two safe drinking water plants at Sapangaon and Majargaon. The Majargaon water supply scheme under PW scheme of 2006-07 constructed at a cost of Rs 1.92 crore and the Sapangaon drinking water plant constructed at a cost of Rs 1.56 crore under the Border Area Development Fund were dedicated to the villagers of Sapangaon and Majargaon. The neighbouring villages had a long standing demand in this regard and were dependent on the water of Dhansiri river since independence. The inaugural meetings to this effect at Sapangaon and Majargaon under Udalguri PS were also attended by Dipak Ghosh, director of PHE, BTC, Girin Goswami, engineer of PHE, Udalguri and Robison Daimari, chairman of TLCC, Bhairabkunda.
Reacting to the new water supply projects at Sapangaon and Majargaon, the villagers expressed their gratitude to the government for meeting this problem of safe drinking water in this remote Indo-Bhutan border village where they had to depend on the river water for drinking purpose, which resulted in water-borne diseases.