Guwahati, Feb 27: Last week Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who was accorded a warm welcome at the 36th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh assured the people that the initiative of resolving border issues will be completed by this year. Following a cabinet decision, the Govt of Assam has decided to revoke the facilities of full security coverage and other facilities like accommodation provided to former Chief Ministers of Assam prospectively. The President of India launched a slew of projects to mark the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan.
Assam, Arunachal border issues to be resolved by this year: CM Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma assured the people of Arunachal Pradesh that the maximum border issues between Assam and Arunachal will be resolved by the end of this year and the initiative will be started from April.
The CM while delivering his speech during the 36th Statehood Day and 50 years of Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar urged Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, to take the lead. He is hopeful that both the States will be able to solve the problem amicably.
Security cover and other facilities of prospective ex CMs revoked
The government of Assam revoked the facilities of full security coverage and other facilities like accommodation provided to former Chief Ministers of Assam prospectively in pursuance of the decision taken by the Cabinet in its meeting held on January 1, 2022.
However, the present ex-chief minister shall continue to avail the facilities. The new rules will be imposed with the current Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The CM further mentioned that the number of vehicles and personnel in his convoy will also be reduced.
President launches 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan
President Ram Nath Kovind launched the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan, and laid the foundations for a war memorial and a 150-foot bronze statue of the legendary commander.
The celebrations will be held across the state and other parts of the country.
Kovind also laid the foundation of Alaboi War Memorial, to be constructed at Dadara in Kamrup district of Assam. He also launched the beautification and repair work of Lachit Borphukan's 'maidam' (burial ground) at Teok in Jorhat district.