Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam, Manipur during weekend

The Union Home Minister will undertake a two- day visit to Assam and Manipur from December 26.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Assam, Manipur during weekend
Amit Shah (file)PTI

NEW DELHI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will undertake a two- day visit to Assam and Manipur from December 26 during which he will lay the foundation stone of a new medical college in Guwahati and distribute financial grants to 8,000 ‘’namghars’’ or Vaishnavite monasteries under the Assam Darshan programme, officials said on December 24.

In Manipur, he will lay the foundation stones of the Churachandpur medical college, an IIT at Muongkhong, a state government guest house, the state police headquarters and the integrated command-and-control centre in Imphal.

Besides distribution of financial grants to the ‘’namghars’’, Shah will also lay the foundation stone for the development of the Batadrava Than as a cultural and tourist destination, a home ministry official said.

The Batadrava Than, a Vaishnavite monastery in Nagaon district of Assam, was established by Srimanta Sankardeva, a 15th-16th century Assamese saint-scholar, poet and socio-religious reformer.

Shah will also lay the foundation stone of a new medical college in Guwahati, the second medical college in the city, and nine law colleges to be set up across Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will attend the programmes in Guwahati while his counterpart in Manipur N Biren Singh will be present in the events in Imphal. (PTI)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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