KALAIGAON, April 8 - The 14th biennial session of the All Assam Bengali Youth Students� Federation was held at�Tangla�here with a day-long programme.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the session as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, �Bengalis are an integral part of the greater Assamese society, therefore, people belonging to the Bengali community will have to work in tandem to help Assam in bringing prosperity�.
Referring to the doctrine of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas enunciated by Prime Minister Narednra Modi, he said that the Central and State governments have been working tirelessly for the equal growth and development of people living in the areas ranging from Kanyakumari to Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal to Gujarat.
Sonowal however, said that equal development of Barak and Brahmaputra valleys has so far remained a slogan, but under the present dispensations at the Centre and the State, Barak valley has been able to break the jinx to witness real development in all areas. He also informed that the present State government has decided to set up Swami Vivekananda Research and Cultural Centre at Silchar, a medical and engineering college at Karimganj and a mini secretariat at Silchar.
Making a strong pitch for harmony and co-existence among all sections of people living in Assam, Sonowal urged the people belonging to all communities to strengthen the age-old amity beteween the people in the state.
Minister for Public Health Engineering Rihon Daimari while speaking on the occasion said that state government has released Rs 8 crore for the development of road traversed through the heart of Tangla. He also gave a snapshot of all the welfare schemes that have been lined up for Udalguri and more particularly for Tangla.
PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, MP Mangaldai Ramen Deka, MLA Shiladitya Dev also spoke on the occasion.
Presided over by the advisor, the central committee of the All Assam Bengali Youth Students� Federation Sukumar Biswas, MLA Kamali Basumatary, Maheswar Bodo, Chairman AIDC Mission Ranjan Das, Executive Member of BTC Jagdish Sarkar, Deputy Commissioner Udalguri Dilip Kumar Das and a host of other dignitaries were present at the event.