AGARTALA, April 18 - Tripura will reach new heights of socio-economic development if the plans which are being adopted by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb are implemented even partially, feels Governor Tathagata Roy.
�The State may be geographically small, but it is not far behind other mainland States when it comes to natural resources or splendid nature. Tourism is an area where employment can be generated very fast,� Roy said.
The Governor, who was speaking at a programme to mark the inauguration of the new Raj Bhavan in the New Capital Complex area today, said: �I see a bright future for the State under the new Chief Minister who is young, dynamic and visionary.�
The Chief Minister has taken up a number of ambitious plans to change the fortunes of the State and if these are implemented even partially, the State will surely prosper,� he said.
Roy also termed the inauguration of the new Raj Bhavan as a milestone in his life. �As a Governor, I may not be here for long as I have already spent three years in office. But I will keep the memories of Tripura in my heart for the rest of my life,� he added.
In his speech, the Chief Minister underlined the need to promote tourism in a big way to address the State�s unemployment problem. �My only dream is to make Tripura a prosperous State, which requires a team with solid determination to translate good intentions into reality. Therefore, all of us must strive to change our mindset,� he said.
Deb further said Tripura might be the lone state where the Civil Secretariat is very close to the Raj Bhavan. �The Governor whom I consider the guardian of the new Government, can easily look at the happenings at the Civil Secretariat,� he added.
Since the Governor has got his home spread over nine acres of land, the old Raj Bhavan housed in the iconic Pushpabant Palace will be converted into a museum and heritage site.
The Government has decided to make the century-old Pushpabant Palace a museum and heritage site to preserve the State�s glorious culture and heritage,� said Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan in his speech.
The Pushpabant Palace was built by Birendra Kishore Manikya in 1917 where Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore and many eminent personalities had stayed. The iconic building is also witness to the State�s journey from a princely regime to democracy.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, Tribal Welfare Minister Mever Kumar Jamatia, Principal Secretary of Finance M Nagaraj and Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik were also present in today�s function.