Assam government has renamed the state highway connecting Narengi with Bhakatgaon after Assamese author-journalist Homen Borgohain.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the newly-christened 50.86-km Narengi-Bhakatgaon section of the State Highway 3 after Homen Borgohain at Birkuchi on December 6.
Speaking at the programme, Sarma said that as a tribute to the multifaceted personality of Homen Borgohain, renaming the road will ensure smooth and seamless connectivity in the area. Stating state government’s decision of presenting sports, literary, artiste pension on three important days, Sarma said that on the birthday of Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah, sports pension is conferred, on Silpi Divas artiste pension and on the birthday of Homen Borgohain literary pension will be given.
With the presentation of literary pension on December 7, the award will assume a new importance, he said.
Homen Borgohain was a legend and his demise dealt an irreparable loss to the society. Reaching the zenith of his success, he never lost touch with his birth place. For the development of Dhakuakhana he lent inspiration to all. From 1963 till death, Homen Borgohain contributed immensely to all aspects of the society. His intellectual genius empowered the society and took it to a different height. His role in literary and journalistic world will also be a source of inspiration to the posterity, a statement from the CM’s office said.
During the function, CM Sarma also announced that a flyover will be constructed in Panikhaity for smooth flow of the traffic.