JORHAT, July 15 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a cultural stage at the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar on the outskirts here.
A district administration official said that the stage will be constructed from Untied Fund (Rs 1 crore) of the State government. Sonowal also laid the foundation stone of a modern toilet facility at the Bornamghar compound which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh under the Asom Darshan Scheme (2019-20), the official stated.
The chief minister offered prayers at the Bornamghar and sought blessings for well-being of the people of the State.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar was a place for Assamese spiritualism and his government was working towards developing the area, which is steeped in teachings of great Vaishnavite saint Madhabadeva, into an important tourist centre, the official said.
The managing committee of the Dhekiakhowa Bornamghar submitted a memorandum to the chief minister seeking socio-economic development of the area, the official added.
State Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Revenue and Disaster Management Jogen Mohan, Jorhat Lok Sabha MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, Assam Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Teok MLA Renupoma Rajkhowa, Dergaon Legislator Bhabendra Nath Bharali, were among the dignitaries who attended the function, the official added.
Later, Sonowal inaugurated the newly-constructed building of Teok Police Station under the Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI) scheme in the eastern part of Jorhat district.
He also inaugurated the new thana buildings of Sivasagar (Sivasagar district) and Sarupathar (Golaghat district) via video-conferencing, the official said.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the chief minister lauded the policemen for efficiently and fearlessly discharging their duty in the ongoing fight against the outbreak of COVID-19.
He said that over 600 policemen across the State have been infected while contributing in the fight against the pandemic, the official said.
Sonowal announced that the government has initiated the process to launch a scheme for construction of 100 barracks for constables across Assam after which another scheme to construct more such barracks will be taken up.
The chief minister further said that infrastructure upgradation under the MOITRI scheme, about 72 police stations across the State were in the completion stage.
Earlier, Sonowal visited a flood relief camp at Teok Rajabari HS School and interacted with the inmates.