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Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today inaugurated Assam Bhawan at Vellore in Tamil Nadu at a function held today.
It may be noted that the Bhawan built on an area of 4340 square metre with a financial outlay of Rs. 23 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma termed the day momentous, as he dedicated Assam Bhawan in Vellore to the service of the people of Assam. He said that the bhawan will be very helpful to the patients and their attendants who come to Vellore for advanced treatment. The Bhawan will also be beneficial for the students from Assam who come to Vellore for higher studies. The Assam Bhawan will address the accommodation issue of the patients and students, Dr. Sarma added.
The Chief Minister said that the bhawan has been built in four phases as this six storied building has suites, double bedded accommodation, one 2BHK unit, 40 double bedded guest room, three five sitter male dormitory, one seven sitter female dormitory, one reception and lunge, one dinning hall, one kitchen, one store, one office, one Assam Emporium and office and one staff dormitory. For the management of the bhawan, 12 number of sanctioned posts have been created.
Dr. Sarma also said that for the convenience of the people of Assam, State government has already set up Assam Bhawans in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Shillong. However, his government has also taken steps for reconstruction of Assam Bhawan situated at SP Marg in New Delhi and Russel Street in Kolkata. The construction of Assam Bhawan is going on in full swing in Bengaluru which will be inaugurated in the current financial year. Dr. Sarma said that steps have also been taken to build Assam Bhawan at Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Pune in Maharashtra. He said that one more Assam Bhawan is being built in New Delhi which will have a convention centre as well as Namghar to reflect Assam’s cultural heritage at the national level. The Chief Minister also thanked Tamil Nadu government and the people of Vellore for extending all help in the construction of Assam Bhawan.
Minister GAD etc Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal, CEM Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Tuliram Ronghang, Chancellor Vellore Institute of Technology Dr. G. Viswanathan and host of others were present on the occasion.