CM lays foundations of different schemes in Tezpur


From November onwards Cultural Fest in 28 thousand villages will be held: CM

Tezpur: Giving a new momentum to the development of Tezpur, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today opened a series of infrastructure projects in Tezpur which include inauguration of a garden at Litchu Pukhuri, development of Chowk Bazar, integrated sports complex at Hazarapar including waterfront development and bird observatory tower, beautification of Borpukhuri, Tezpur.
Moreover, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the construction of town hall at Parwa. He also felicitated the Bihua and Bihuwatis who participated in the mega Bihu event which created Guinness Book of Record. He presented the Bihu artistes with certificate and a cheque of Rs. 25,000 for each of the participants.
Speaking at the programme held at Tezpur Church field, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that Assam is always proud of the culture and heritage of Tezpur. The land which is the birth place of the doyens like Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Phani Sarma, always feels the requirement for a state of the art auditorium. However, with laying the foundation of an auditorium with 1000 seat capacity to be built on a land measuring 10 bigha land involving a financial outlay of Rs. 27 crore, the need for the same will be met greatly. He said that with these schemes, the importance of Tezpur will be improved to a great extent.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that Assam has 28 thousand villages and from November to April in all the villages, cultural fest will be organised. In each village during the cultural fest arrangements will be made to hold Jyoti Sangeet, Bhupendra Sangeet, Bishnu Sangeet, Rabindra Sangeet and any of the ethnic dances of the state. The winners of the village will take part in constituency level and then in district level and ultimately in the state level cultural fest will be organised in Guwahati.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that as a part of the Cabinet decisions held in Tezpur, a step has been taken for the beautification of Borpukhuri involving a financial outlay of Rs. 14.85. Moreover, the integrated sports complex at Hazarapar has been aimed at promoting healthy body and mind of the youth through sports.
Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Ashok Singhal, MP Pallab Lochan Das, MLAs Prithviraj Rabha, Promode Borthakur, Ganesh Limbu, Krishna Kamal Tanti, and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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