From Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI : The Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival at Digboi today, said that the State government will promote the festival to one of the most important tourism events of Assam. Attending the last day of the three day festival at Digboi in Tinsukia district, Chief Minister Dr Sarma hailing the organiser of the festival said that in line with Tawang Festival in Arunachal Pradesh and Cherry Blossom Festival in Meghalaya, Assam Government has plans to transform the Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival into one of the most sought after tourism events of the state. He on the occasion also announced Rs. 3 crore for the infrastructural development of the Nazirating Tamuli Tourism circuit for creating more amenities for the tourists.
The Chief Minister also said that Assam has always been blessed with attractive tourist destinations. Nazirating Tamuli Tourism circuit is a new addition to the tourism map of the state. He said that he felt really glad to participate in the breathtaking Nazirating Tamuli Tourism Festival in Digboi. The festival being held in the pristine landscape enriched by the river Dibru and the unique flora and fauna provide an exquisite experience for the nature lovers, Dr. Sarma added. The Chief Minister said, "The natural beauty of the place and the presence of different species of birds have made Nazirating Tamuli an attractive tourist destination. Moreover, creating guest house, roads etc have added new amenities for the tourists. Another attraction of the festival is, it has the potential of transforming this tourist spot into a melting pot for different ethnic groups. I thank the organiser for organizing this festival which I am sure will pave way for new job opportunities and create attractions for students and nature and animal lovers".
The Chief Minister said that Assam is experiencing an unprecedented wave of development in the past few years especially because of the improved law and order situation. He said that the Digboi Refinery which once faced the possibility of shutting its operations, today under the decisive leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting a facelift especially in enhancing its installed capacity. He also said that State government has a comprehensive plan of expediting the socio-economic-cultural and academic development of Assam.He also said that in view of the erosion caused by Dibru river, the Water Resources Department will take immediate measures to redress the problem. He said that his government will add six thousand more beneficiaries to the existing list of Orunodoi beneficiaries'list in Digboi.
Later, Chief Minister dedicated Dibru Bhawan Guest House to the tourists. The guest house has been built by PWD (B) under PM's Khanijkhetra Kalyan Yojna involving an outlay of Rs 57 lakh. MLA Digboi Suren Phukan who gave welcome address in the programme was also attended among others by Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameshwar Teli, Minister for Tea Tribe Welfare Sanjay Kishan, MLAs Taranga Gogoi, Rupjyoti Kurmi, Bolin Chetiya, Rupesh Gowala, Chairman Assam State Housing Board Pulak Gohain among others.