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CM lays stone for Assam's first cultural university at Majuli

IANS  |  Guwahati 

on Friday laid foundation stone for the state's first at to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore.

"A society becomes disciplined only when its members have a cultured mind and the would be able to pave way for the state's youth to study the colourful cultural heritage of the state in a systematic way," said after laying the foundation stone.

He said the has already released an amount of Rs 4.5 crore to make a model organic hub. He said that the farmers of the Island district must engage themselves in organic cultivation for contributing in shaping a healthy future generation and the river island can lead the way in this organic revolution in the state.

Stating that in the last two years, projects worth Rs 1,000 crore have been launched in Majuli, urged the people of the district to keep a strict watch over the government schemes' implementation. He also said that the government is committed to make a leading tourist destination.

The also announced that a project would be taken up soon for encouraging the artists engaged in boat art. "The would be a great place for learning about the state's vivid culture," he said.

Sonowal also distributed tractors to 10 groups at the programme under As per the plan, a tractor would be provided to each of the 112 revenue villages of

He also presented recognition cards issued by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Assam, to 15 journalists of the district and felicitated artists engaged in traditional boat art at Salmara area of Majuli, apart from felicitating crew and owner of the ferry boat "Jalpari" for saving the passengers from accident.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 01:04 IST
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