NALBARI, Aug 1 - Governor of Assam and Nagaland Padmanav Balakrishna Acharya on Saturday visited the char areas of Barkshetri Revenue Circle in Nalbari district to take stock of devastation caused by the Brahmaputra river during the current wave of flood.
The Governor visited the Bhelakhati Char where more than 500 people are taking shelter as the swollen Brahmaputra submerged their dwelling houses. He interacted with the relief camp inmates on their problems arising due to the devastating flood.The Governor was accompanied by his wife Kabita Acharya , local MLA Narayan Deka and the Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari Anantalal Gyani.
The Governor distributed food material, baby food, mosquito nets and saris to 10 pregnant women and 26 new mothers among the flood-affected. While talking to this correspondent, the Governor Acharya said that the State Government should take up scientific and long-time measures to bring a lasting solution to the flood problem of the State. It may be mentioned here that a total of 70,000 people have been affected in Barkshetri Revenue Circle in the district.
Earlier, the Governor addressed the closing ceremony of the three-day meeting of Bharat Sikshan Mandal at Nalbari Natya Mandir. Addressing the meeting, the Governor said that the combined efforts by industries, trade and education could easily change the scenario of the State.
He urged upon the univesities under his jurisdiction to impart education on patriotism besides the traditional education. According to him, the north- eastern State has no lack of merit but woman trafficking has become a serious problem in this region. In the meeting, three Sanskrit scholars Ram Gopal Dev Sarma, Niranjan Bhattacharya and Achyut Chandra Misra were felicitated by the Governor.