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Sonowal urges for a Presidential Retreat in the NE

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Chief Minister has requested President Ram Nath Kovind to set up a Presidential Retreat in the North East symbolising the unity of the country, which was appreciated.

Sonowal during his recent meeting with Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan referred to the Presidential Retreats located at Mashobra in Shimla and Bolarum in and requested him for "a Presidential Retreat in North East besides the existing ones in North and South as it would symbolise the unity of the country," a CMO release here said.

A retreat in the North East "would signify the unity of our diverse cultures and people of the country," the release quoted Sonowal as saying.

Kovind appreciated Sonowal for conceiving the idea and he assured to look into the matter in right earnest.

The chief minister also invited the president to to which he readily agreed and said he is looking forward to visit "the beautiful and scenic state of and the North East sometime in October-November," the release added.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 15:32 IST