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Governor visits Mangaldai, asks youths to focus in agriculture

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday visited Mangaldai and urged the youths to explore the agriculture sector.

“Unemployment problem is the root cause of the growing insurgency in Assam as well as in the northeastern region. However, the previous governments had laid more stress on security related aspects rather than finding a solution to it. The present government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very much interested in expediting the pace of the development works in the region,” said Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi while interacting with the media persons at Mangaldai Circuit House in a luncheon meeting during his first to the district on Wednesday.

“The Assamese culture is very rich and its people are celebrating a different festival in a colourful manner, but at the same time, its people are not giving more priority in agriculture sector though Assam is enriched with the best fertile soil in the country. It is the high time that the people of Assam should get involved deeply in the agriculture targeting multi-cropping,” he added.

Referring to the initiatives being taken up by the government, he said that Assam is going to be the ‘Digital Hub’ of India while proposed waterway from Guwahati to Chittagong in Bangladesh would be the shortest route for transportation of goods to Assam which would also be a cheaper one.

He also made a fervent appeal before the people of the state not to be job taker, but to be the job giver.

He visited a primary school at Bandia and Town Girls HS School and also visited Mangaldai Civil Hospital. During his visit to the hospital, he interacted with a section of indoor patients and took stock of the functioning of the hospital.

Later the governor held discussions with the heads of the security agencies, district heads of the departments and members of various political parties, social organizations, students’ organizations, NGOs and leading citizens in three separate meetings at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office.

During the day, at Mangaldai circuit house, the governor offered hearty felicitation to Voice India Kids-2 champion Manashi Saharia of Udamri village near Kalaigaon with a Bihuwan and also gifted her several valuable books on music besides a financial support of Rs 10 thousand.

Later, the governor also visited the Krishak Swahid memorial at Pothorughat and offered floral tribute in memory of 140 Krishak Swahids (martyrs) who were brutally shot dead by the British rulers on January 28 of 1894.

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