Home Minister Amit Shah launched a medical college in Guwahati to be built with an investment of over Rs 850 crore, besides laying foundation stones of nine law colleges to be built in Assam. Shah also distributed financial grants to 8000 Namghars, the traditional Vaisnavite monasteries of Assam at the venue. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal together with members of his cabinet was also present at the occasion.
Shah mentioned that once agitating youths of Assam have now joined the development process and they are working to make their state growth engine of India. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, efforts are being made to promote peace in the state with the steps like Bru-Reang Agreement and Bangladesh Agreement. Prime Minister Modi has already signed an agreement with Bodoland groups which has paved the way for resolving the long continuing dispute.
Shah praised Assam for its cultural values, language as well as its contribution to music. He said Bharat Ratna Bhupen Hazarika, the legendary music maestro, is known across the country as a symbol of arts and literature and without the contribution of Assam, the art and literature of India is incomplete.
He particularly congratulated the Assam Government for the protection of rhinoceros, known as the pride of Assam. He equally praised the state government for making Kaziranga National Park free of encroachers.