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Your love, affection brings me here: PM Modi addresses mega rally

PM Modi will also be laying the foundation stone for 2,985 Amrit Sarovar for water conservation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Assam and is currently addressing a mega rally at Diphu. The PM said that it is the love and affection of the people of Assam which brings him here.

PM Modi is addressing a huge gathering at Laringthepi in Karbi Anglong district from 11:30 today. At this program, PM Modi will be laying the foundation stones for the Veterinary College & Hospital of Manja, Agriculture College at Kongla in West Karbi Anlgong district, and a model government college at Umpanai.

Along with these, PM Modi will also be laying the foundation stone for 2,985 Amrit Sarovar for water conservation. The Amrit Sarovar project aims to conserve water in 75 water bodies providing proper water supply to a one-hectare area in each district.

The state government is also aiming to unfurl one lakh national flags during the programme at Laringthepi.

Later in the day at 2 pm, PM Modi will reach Dibrugarh where he will be attending a public rally at Khanikar Playground. Prime Minister Modi will be inaugurating seven cancer hospitals in the state and would also be laying the foundation stones for seven more cancer hospitals in Assam.

The hospitals have been made as per an MoU signed between the Assam government and the Tata Trust. The cancer hospitals to be inaugurated today would be in Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Tezpur, Jorhat, Darrang, Kokrajhar, and Lakhimpur.

About 3000 Bihu dancers would be present at Dibrugarh to welcome the Prime Minister upon his arrival.

Meanwhile, preparations have been done on a war footing in both Dibrugarh and Diphu for the mega-events today.

Meanwhile, the news of the seven new cancer hospitals in Assam has brought a wave of relief and happiness among the people. With the seven cancer hospitals set to be inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people celebrated the development yesterday evening by lighting earthen lamps in Lakhimpur, Mangaldoi, and Barpeta, the cities which are getting the new cancer hospitals.

People in Lakhimpur yesterday lit up about 1000 earthen lamps to mark the arrival of the new cancer hospital in town.

On the other hand, a thousand earthen lamps were also lit up in the town of Mangaldoi yesterday evening with the town set to get a cancer hospital from today onwards. Mangaldoi MP Dilip Saikia was also present at the venue to light a lamp along with the rest of the people.

People also lit up scores of earthen lamps in Barpeta which is also getting a new cancer hospital today. Joining the scores of people in lighting earthen lamps were Barpeta DC Tejprasad Bhuchal and other top officials.

First Published: 28th April, 2022 11:44 IST

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