PM Modi to visit Assam on April 28

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Assam on April 28.
 
PM Modi to visit Assam on April 28

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Assam on April 28.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will address the 'Peace, Unity and Development Rally', lay foundation stone of several initiatives in education sector and Amrit Sarovar projects in state, and also dedicate to the nation seven cancer hospitals.

Prime Minister Modi will also address the 'Peace, Unity and Development Rally' at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district.

During the programme, he will also lay the foundation stone of various projects in the education sector. Thereafter, Prime Minister will reach Assam Medical college, Dibrugarh and dedicate Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital to the nation.

Later, he will attend a public function at Khanikar ground in Dibrugarh, where he will dedicate six more cancer hospitals to the nation and lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals.

Referring to visit at Diphu, Karbi Anglong in a statement the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that the Prime Minister's unwavering commitment towards peace and development of the region was exemplified with the recent signing of Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) by Government of India and Government of Assam with six Karbi militant outfits.

"The MoS has ushered in a new era of peace in the region. Prime Minister's address at 'Peace, Unity and Development Rally' will provide a major boost to the peace initiatives in the entire region," the PMO said.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Veterinary College (Diphu), Degree College (West Karbi Anglong) and Agricultural College (Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong).

These projects, worth more than Rs 500 crore, will bring new opportunities for skilling and employment in the region.

During the programme, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for more than 2,950 Amrit Sarovar projects.

The state will develop these Amrit Sarovars at a cumulative cost of around Rs 1,150 crore.

Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a joint venture of Government of Assam and Tata Trusts, is executing a project to build South Asia's largest affordable cancer care network with 17 Cancer care hospitals spread across the state.

Under the Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction.

Phase 2 of the project will witness construction of seven new cancer hospitals.

The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation seven cancer hospitals completed under phase 1 of the project.

These cancer Hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat to be constructed under phase 2 of the project.

--IANS

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