Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni (MGPA) and distributed vehicles under the scheme to beneficiaries on Wednesday at a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff College by the transport department. The scheme aims to improve rural connectivity and generate employment in the villages.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal urged the beneficiaries to create success stories of self reliance and entrepreneurship through the vehicles received under Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni and inspire others in their villages to explore self employment opportunities. In the wake of Rs 20 lakh crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revitalize the country’s economy, all citizens must come forward to play their part in this endeavour, he said.
Saying that the process of making ‘Atma Nirbhar’ Assam been initiated by the state government through schemes like these, Sonowal stressed on the importance of hardwork and dedication to become successful in any endeavour while commenting that no government self employment scheme can succeed if the beneficiaries do not utilize the opportunities to the fullest. Only through tenacity and perseverance the challenge posed by COVID19 can be overcome and shackles put on the economy can be broken, he asserted.
The Chief Minister also said that, apart from boosting rural connectivity, the vehicles provided under the scheme would also come in handy in medical emergency situations as critical patients can be transported to the nearest health facility on time with the vehicles. He expressed optimism that the selected beneficiaries would make the scheme a success by setting a thriving example of entrepreneurship and self-employment.