Assam CM SarbanandaSonowal inaugurates bio-diversity park, five police stations in Barak Valley
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday night inaugurated Sahitya Manishi Bio Diversity Park at Dholai in Cachar district and planted saplings at the park.
Speaking on the occasion, the Assam Chief Minister announced naming the park after former Prime Minister ‘Bharat Ratna’ Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Saying that local residents must take up the responsibility to preserve and sustain the bio diversity park along with the Forest Department, Sonowal stated that the park would be able to inspire the children and young members of the society to work for preservation of nature and environment and he called on the journalists to create awareness about nature among the children.
Highlighting the commitment of the State Government to build a pollution free Assam, Sonowal thanked the Forest Department for planting 8.5 crore trees till now in the state out of the total target of 10 crore trees set by the State Government.
He also appreciated the department for its proactive steps which resulted in increasing forest cover by 222 square kilometers in Assam and successfully protecting the flora and fauna. He also remarked that conservation of nature must be turned into a habit.
Forest and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Aminul Haque Laskar, MP Dr Rajdweep Roy, MLAs Mihir Kanti Som, Kishor Nath, Dilip Paul, Rajdweep Gowala, Amar Singh Jain, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta were also present in the programme among others.
On the other hand, Sonowal dedicated the Udarbond Police Station to the service of the people under MOITRI scheme. At the same time, he also inaugurated Jaypur police station virtually.
Sonowal said that with the inauguration of five police stations in Barak Valley, the government’s intent of making smart police in Barak Valley also has been made possible.
He said that in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making smart policing a reality, State government has taken the initiative of upgrading and modernizing the police stations under Mission for Overall Improvement of Thana for Responsive Image (MOITRI) scheme. This has helped the police forces in the state to ensure security to the lives and properties of the people along with bringing in and strengthening peace in the state.
Sonowal said that in the changing face of science and technology, the commission of crime and its manifestation have undergone a sea change. In view of these changing circumstances, the police forces have to attune themselves to stop perpetration of crime on common masses.
The Assam Chief Minister also said that the present State government has laid tremendous importance on the equal development of both Barak and Brahmaputra Valleys. He also at the same time observed that the overall development of the state is possible only when all areas of the state enjoy the fruits of good governance.
Hailing the people of Barak Valley for their role in strengthening the peace and tranquility, Sonowal said that have played an unprecedented role in taking peace and progress of the valley altogether to a greater height.
Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahata also spoke in the meeting the welcome address of which was given by the SP of Cacher Bhanwar Lal Meena. Minister of Environment and Forests Parimal Suklabaidya, Deputy Speaker Assam Legislative Assembly Aminul Haque, MP Dr. Rajdeep Roy, MLAs Mihir Kanti Shome, Kishore Nath, Dilip Paul, Amar Chand Jain, Managing Director Assam Police Housing Corporation Limited Arabinda Kalita, DIG South Assam Division Dilip Kumar Dey, DC Keerrthi Jally and host of others were present on the occasion.
Later Chief Minister Sonowal inaugurated the newly built Dholai Police station. At the same programme, Sonowal also inaugurated Hailakandi and Badarpur police stations virtually.