Press Release

Ram Nath Kovind's victory is a foregone conclusion: CM

Dispur, June 23: Alongwith Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several top leaders of the BJP including party president Amit Shah, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal accompanied NDA's presidential election nominee Ram Nath Kovind as he filed nomination papers today. The battery of leaders present at the time of filing of nomination papers include several other chief ministers, deputy chief ministers of BJP and NDA ruled states and also the party chiefs of the alliance partners. Chief Minister ...

11 MLAs, 3 MPs from Assam endorse Ram Nath Kovind's nomination

New Delhi, June 23: 11 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly and three MPs were proposers and seconders for the nomination papers filed by Ram Nath Kovind for the Presidential election today. Lok Sabha MPs Bijoya Chakravarty, Pradhan Baruah and Ram Prasad Sarmah seconded the nomination papers while MLAs Gurujyoti Das, Ashok Kumar Singhi, Bhabesh Kalita, Suren Phukan, Sanjay Kishan, Ashwini Ray Sarkar, Pijush Hazarika, Kishor Nath, Rituparna Baruah and Terash Gowalla proposed the same with the ...

CM directs immediate release of ex-gratia to Guwahati flood victim's family

Dispur, June 22: Taking strong note on the tragic death of Dulal Malakar who was killed in an incident of flash flood induced electrocution in Guwahati today morning, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to immediately release ex-gratia amount of Rs. 4 lac under SDRF and another Rs. 2.5 lac from APDCL to the next of kin of the deceased person immediately. The Chief Minister while reviewing the flood situation of the city at Brahmaputra State ...

CM directs cultural affairs department to protect historical sites of Mottock community

Dispur, June 22: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Cultural affairs Department to take immediate steps for conservation of historical sites which date back to the times of Mottock Rulers including Sarbananda Singha. The Chief Minister issued the direction for declaration of the historical sites as protected sites under Assam Ancient Monuments and Records Act, 1959. The sites which will be protected under the Act include Kunti Pukhuri, Sarogodha Pukhuri, Borgodha Pukhuri, ...

KAAC poll result CM expresses gratitude to the people of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong

Dispur, June 22: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his gratitude to the people of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong for their overwhelming support to the Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in the recently concluded Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council election, result of which has been declared today. In a press statement, the Chief Minister stated that the mandate of the voters of KAAC in favour of the BJP testifies the persistent faith of the people of the hilly districts towards ...

State level celebration of International Day of Yoga Yoga aims towards establishing peace: CM

Dispur, June 21: On the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal participated in a mass Yoga demonstration event at Gordan Higher Secondary School playground in Nalbari district today. Thousands of enthusiastic people also took part in the state level celebration organized jointly by Health & Family Welfare Department and Directorate of AYUSH, Government of Assam. Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Yoga is a way of living that aims ...

Spiritual and religious tourism center will be built around Ambubachi and Kamakhya: CM

Dispur, June 21: Taking part in the inaugural ceremony of Ambubachi Mela as the chief guest today, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Assam would be turned into a center of religious and spiritual tourism working around Ambubachi Mela and Kamakhya Temple. Saying that Goddess Kamakhya's temple has established Assam as one of the great spiritual destinations in the country as Kamakhya Temple is one of the 52 'shakti peeths' and all efforts would be made to highlight this great place of ...

MMUs launched for the Tea Gardens of the state Quality healthcare will now be available for the tea community: CM

Dispur, June 20: Launching Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) for the tea gardens of the state Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda today termed this as a historic initiative of the government which would be able to make healthcare accessible to the tea community of the state. Saying that Assam's identity is synonymous with its tea gardens but the large working labourer population in the tea gardens have not been given access to quality healthcare, Nadda stated that ...

Sonowal confers Bishnu Rabha Award 2017 on the occasion of his 48th death anniversary

Dispur, June 20: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Bishnu Prasad Rabha, a literary and cultural icon had immense faith on the power of the youth. He wanted from the core of his heart that youth of Assam should show their supremacy in all fields. Bishu Prasad was an admirer of beauty. He also wanted that everybody should be in a position to enjoy the beauty of life with dignity. These were the observations of Sonowal while speaking at a function organised on the occasion of observe the ...

'Unnati' video conference CM reviews flood preparedness, asks DCs to reach out to affected

Dispur, June 19: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed preparedness of the district administrations for tackling flood in the state and directed the deputy commissioners to reach out to the flood affected people and to provide relief to them. The Chief Minister issued this direction through video conference while taking part in the 'Unnati meeting' at Janata Bhawan today. Chief Minister Sonowal asked the deputy commissioners to keep sufficient stock of medicine, food items, fodder for the ...