From Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar (Assam) ,Feb 4 4: Assam Finance and Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today arrived at Kokrajhar to review the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Kokrajhar on Feb 7 .
As two-days are left for the PM’s visit,massive preparations are underway in Assam’s Kokrajhar district to celebrate the Bodo peace accord where over 5 lakhs people are expected to attend
The PM’s event would be held at Jangkhritai Pwthar near new the flyover which is being jointly organised by centre,state government and Bodo accord signatories including All Bodo Students Union,all factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB) .
PM Modi would be reaching Kokrajhar in a chopper and 100 Bodo girls would be presenting Bagurumba dance to welcome him to Kokrajhar.
The Bodoland Territorial Areas District(BTAD) administration has declared a local holiday on Feb 7 in four districts of the council to enable the people in large numbers to participate in the event.
Several leaders from ABSU, civil society members including ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary,Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit, Assam Tourism minister Chandan Brahma, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma,BTC administration members are also supervising the ongoing preparations .
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal would be visiting Kokrajhar on Wednesday to take stock of the preparations . He is likely to arrive at 1 pm tomorrow in Kokrajhar and hold a meeting with the programme organisers, security officials and BTC leaders.
“The PM visit programme would of witnessed by more than five lakhs people representing the Bodo society . Necessary arrangements and preparations are going on in a speedy manner”,said ABSU general secretary Islary.
He appealed to all communities of Bodoland region to attend the grand ceremony to mark the BTR Accord and welcome Prime Minister of India .
” This day is going to be historic and significant day for the Bodoland to have the PM in the midst of a permanent peace in the entire northeastern India”, he added.
Former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma termed the proposed visit of PM to be a historic one in the state.
Rajya Sabha MP and senior BPF leader Biswajit Daimary extended his thanks to the Government of India and Assam for inking the BTR Accord with the Bodoland Movement groups on January 27 last.