PM Narendra Modi is on one – day visit of Assam today on the occasion of ‘Rongali Bihu’. PM Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation various projects worth more than Rs. 3,400 crores in Guwahati. PM Modi also dedicated AIIMS Guwahati and three other medical colleges to the nation. He also laid the foundation stone of Assam Advanced Health Care Innovation Institute (AAHII) and launched ‘Aapke Dwar Ayushman’ campaign by distributing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) cards to eligible beneficiaries.
PM Modi greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Rongali Bihu and remarked that the health infrastructure of Assam and the North East has found new strength as the Northeast gets its first AIIMS and the state of Assam gets three new medical colleges. He underlined that the foundation stone for a 500-bed super specialty hospital has also been laid for advanced research in collaboration with IIT Guwahati. He also noted that work is underway in mission mode to distribute Ayushman Cards to millions of citizens of Assam. PM Modi added, “The citizens from the neighboring states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram will also reap the benefits of today’s development projects.
PM Modi said, ” the previous governments had created a feeling of alienation towards the Northeast and deemed it too far from the mainland. But the present government, comes with a service-oriented belief which makes the Northeast very approachable and the feeling of proximity never ceases.”
PM Modi expressed happiness that the people of the Northeast have taken charge of their destiny and development. PM Modi said, “We are moving forward with the mantra of India’s development through the development of the Northeast. In this movement of development, the central government is accompanying as a friend and servant.”