DIPHU, June 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that a joint effort by the government and public is a must for riding the society from superstition and other forms of social evils. Participating in the Mahila Samaroh programme held at Kheroni High School playground in Karbi Anglong today, he said that women can play a major role in bringing reforms in the society. The Mahila Samaroh was organized by the Panchayat and Rural Development department under the aegis of Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission.
He also emphasised active role by the women in developing scientific temperament among the youths.
Highlighting the immense tourism potential of Karbi Anglong, Sonowal called for a concerted effort in developing toursim sector in the district . He exhorted the local people to follow the mantra of �Atithi Devo Bhava� to draw higher tourists footfall in the district and earn a distinct identity for the district in the tourism map.
He also underlined the government schemes being implemented in education, health, industry, social welfare, agriculture and other sectors to unleash a new era of development in the hilly district.
Sonowal said that surface communication in the hilly districts (Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao) would also receive a major facelift soon and made a call to the people to take active part in the development.
Reiterating the state government�s commitment to strictly deal with all subversive forces, Sonowal said that violence has lost its foothold in the hilly districts as a result of state government�s dedicated endeavours and peace reigned over the entire region now.
Senior Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma in his speech reassured the gathering that the state government would fulfil the promises made to the people of the hilly districts during the election. He also informed that the government would release sufficient funds to Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) .
Mines, Minerals and Hills Areas Development Minister Sum Ronghang, Minister of State for Panchayat & Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley, Chief Executive Member of KAAC Tuliram Ronghang and CEM of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Debolal Garlosa and other dignitaries were present in the programme.