SIVASAGAR, June 27 - Meeting the representatives of various organisations of Sivasagar in Sukapha Bhawan on Tuesday, the Governor of Assam, Prof Jagadish Mukhi, said that service to the nation should be uppermost in one?s mind while doing public work and it is never easy to do public work as well. Even the best public work may invite criticism, he added.
?Every step we take, every speech we make or every work we do, must have a bearing on national interest ? service to the country and this is how a country like Japan has developed, ?the Governor said.
Referring to the good works done by the Central government, the Governor said that development of the Northeast is at the top of the agenda of the Modi government and since he joined as the Governor of Assam eight months back, the President of India came to the NE three times, the Prime Minister three times, the Vice-President four times and central ministers on numerous occasions. It happened never before, he said. He called upon the youths of Assam not to look out for a job and be satisfied with it, but to build an avenue to create jobs.
Later, addressing the media, Prof Mukhi said that the government is committed to implement Look East policy in letter and spirit and the Steel Well Road will be completed and opened as planned provided the Myanmar government complete the bridges over the stretch in their part by 2019.
He said that insurgency in Assam has been tackled effectively by the security agencies with public support. It was insurgency that pushed the State down the line and the present government has taken steps to bring it back to the road to development and solve its endemic problems.
Pallov Gopl Jha, DC of Sivasagar; A Boruah, DDC of Sivasagar; Sarodi Gogoi, DIPRO; Mridusmita Boruah, chairman of SMB; were present in the meeting.