PM Modi In Assam Live: Lachit Borphukan 'Statue Of Valour' Inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam's Tezpur airport to a warm welcome from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. During his two-day visit, PM Modi will tour the Kaziranga National Park and unveil projects worth several crores.
PM Narendra Modi is in Assam for a two-day visit during which he will tour the Kaziranga national park
PM Narendra Modi is in Assam for a two-day visit during which he will tour the Kaziranga national park

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PM Modi In Assam Live: Visit Kaziranga, PM invites tourists from all over the world

Sharing a video on X of a "memorable" Kaziranga visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited people from all over the world to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Highlights of PM's address

The Prime Minister inaugurated several key projects under the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for the North Eastern Region (PM-DevINE) scheme, including the groundbreaking for a Medical College and Hospital in Sivasagar and a Hemato-Lymphoid center in Guwahati. Additionally, he initiated significant ventures in the oil and gas sector, such as expanding the capacity of the Digboi Refinery and the Guwahati Refinery Expansion, among others.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister dedicated essential projects to the nation, such as the new Medical College and Hospital in Tinsukia and the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline, a vital part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project. He also inaugurated approximately 550,000 homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin and various railway projects in Assam, collectively worth more than Rs 1,300 crore.

Thousands of beneficiaries of Assam's 'Lakhpati Baideo' scheme gathered at the rally venue, expressing their excitement. Through this program, women beneficiaries have the opportunity to earn up to Rs 1 lakh annually and receive financial assistance of Rs 35,000 each. Anusekiya, one of the beneficiaries, expressed her enthusiasm for attending PM Modi's rally, emphasizing the impact of the scheme on her life.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi enjoyed an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park, emphasizing its uniqueness as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He highlighted the park's biodiversity, including its population of single-horned rhinos, and the government's efforts to protect them, citing a significant decrease in rhino hunting incidents since 2013. In commemoration of Kaziranga's golden jubilee year, the Prime Minister encouraged citizens to visit the park and appreciate its natural beauty.

PM Modi In Assam Live: PM Modi speaks

Addressing the gathering in Assam's Jorhat, PM Modi acknowledged the warm reception and love he has received from the people of Assam saying he felt fortunate to dedicate development projects for the people. Here is the speech live:

PM Modi In Assam Live: Sivasagar, Tinsukia medical colleges virtually dedicated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the Tinsukia Medical College in Assam and also laid the foundation stone of Sivasagar Medical College today.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Himanta highlights importance of visit

Stating that this is the 16th time PM Modi has visited Assam since coming to power in 2014, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his visit to Kaziranga will help boost tourism. "He spent more than two hours in Kaziranga today," he said.

Speaking on the inauguration of the Lachit Borphukan 'Statue of Valour', the Assam Cm said, "The statue will stand as a mark for the youth of the state to to draw inspiration and courage from and will mark a step towards making Greater Assam the best state in the country. PM Modi will hand over keys to the 5,55,550 beneficiaries of the PM Awas Yojana."

PM Modi In Assam Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma speaks

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighted the importance the Centre gives to the state, said that this is the 16th time after PM Modi came to power in 2014 that he has visited the state. Watch it live:

PM Modi In Assam Live: Lachit Borphukan's 'Statue of Valour' inaugurated

Dressed in traditional Ahom attire, PM Modi inaugurated the statue of legendary Ahom commander Lachit Borphukan at Lachit Maidam in Jorhat's Holongapar. He paid floral tributes at the 125-foot tall statue. Here are the live visuals from the event:

PM Modi In Assam Live: PM's chopper lands in Jorhat ahead of Lachit statue inauguration

The chopper carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam's Jorhat at a temporary helipad near Holongapar ahead of the inauguration of Lachit Borphukan's 'Statue of Valour'. The PM will address a gathering there and dedicate projects worth Rs 18,000 crore to the people of the state.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Sela tunnel inaugurated during Arunachal visit

In a landmark visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheaded a momentous occasion by inaugurating the Sela Tunnel in Itanagar and launching the UNNATI scheme, aimed at bolstering industrial growth in the North East.

The Prime Minister's visit was marked by a fervor of development initiatives, as he outlined an array of projects undertaken by his government in the northeastern states.

PM Narendra Modi is in Assam for a two-day visit during which he will tour the Kaziranga national park
PM Modi Inaugurates Sela Tunnel, Launches UNNATI Scheme During Arunachal Visit

PM Modi In Assam Live: Lakhpati baideos arrive in Jorhat for PM Modi's address

Gleaming Lakhpati Baideos, the beneficiaries of the Lakhpati Didi program, implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, have started arriving at the venue for PM Modi's address in Jorhat.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Viksit Bharat Viksit Northeast, says PM while addressing people of Arunachal

PM Modi batted for the idea of Viksit Bharat Viksit Northeast as he began his speech in Arunachal Pradesh. The Prime Minister will dedicate 41 projects worth Rs 41,000 crore in the state today. Here's the live feed:

PM Modi In Assam Live: Rs 41,000 cr worth projects to be dedicated in Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate projects worth a whopping Rs 41,000 crore to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, chief minister Pema Khandu informed.

He will lay foundation stones for various projects which are worth a total near the Rs 41,000 crore mark. The highlight will be the ground breaking ceremony for the Dibang multipurpose hydroelectric project worth Rs 31,876 crores, one of the 41 projects the PM will dedicate today.

"These projects will herald a new chapter in the 'Land of the Rising Sun,' further accelerating the development trajectory under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble PM. They not only symbolise investments, but also serve as catalysts for socio-economic growth," wrote Pema Khandu on X.

PM Modi In Assam Live: At Kaziranga, PM advocates women empowerment

While at Kaziranga, PM Modi interacted with the Van Durga team made up entirely of women forest guards. They are at the forefront of the conservation efforts in Kaziranga.

Taking to X, PM Modi wrote, "Interacted with Van Durga, the team of women forest guards who are at the forefront of conservation efforts, bravely protecting our forests and wildlife. Their dedication and courage in safeguarding our natural heritage is truly inspiring."

PM Modi In Assam Live: Kaziranga trip in pictures

PM Modi In Assam Live: After Kaziranga, a short detour through Arunachal Pradesh

At around 9:45 am, the Prime Minister will leave for Arunachal Pradesh from the Panbari helipad, our sources say.

While in the neighbouring state, PM Modi will dedicate several projects to the citizens including laying foundation stones for upcoming projects.

From there, the PM's busy schedule is set to bring him back to Assam's Jorhat where he has important programmes to attend. PM Modi will land

Sources say that the PM will land at a temporary helipad near Hollongapar at around 12:05 pm on March 9, tomorrow which is near to Lachit Maidam.

He will be at Lachit Maidam from 12:15 pm to 12:25 pm during which he will inaugurate the 'Statue of Valour' of Lachit Borphukan. From there, he will travel by road to the main gathering venue at Meleng Meteli Pathar where he is scheduled to reach at around 12:30 pm. There he is set to dedicate development projects worth a cumulative Rs 18,000 crore to the people of Assam and address a gathering there till 1:25 pm.

At around 2 pm, PM Modi will depart from the Rowriah Airport in Jorhat, concluding his visit.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Grandeur of Kaziranga from atop elephant and jeep, details of safari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed first hand the natural beauty of Kaziranga national park from atop elephant and jeep when he took safaris inside the vast expanses of the World Heritage Site.

With his trip to Kaziranga, he became only the second Indian Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1957 to spend a night there. PM Modi took an elephant safari along with a jeep safari at the Kohora range of Kaziranga.

His ride for the day was an elephant named 'Pradyumna'. Later on, a jeep also took him through the wilderness and he got to witness the diverse flora and fauna on offer from the famed one-horned rhinos to rare breeds of migratory birds.

Jeep and elephant safaris were closed for tourists at Kaziranga National Park for the period of the the PM's visit due to security concerns. After his safari which ended at around 7:45 am, the Prime Minister headed for Arunachal Pradesh.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Itineraries for today

PM Modi is set to first fly out to Arunachal Pradesh today where he will be unveiling several development projects before again coming back to Assam. Here the PM will inaugurate the much awaited statue of Lachit Borphukan in Jorhat. He will address a gathering and dedicate projects worth close to Rs 18,000 crores to the people of Assam.

PM Modi In Assam Live: PM witnesses Kaziranga's natural beauty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spent the night in Kaziranga, took a safari early today morning to venture into the Kaziranga National Park. Here are some visuals:

PM Modi In Assam Live: Glimpses of Golaghat welcoming the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a warm welcome upon arriving in Assam's Golaghat ahead of spending the night in Kaziranga and then taking a safari tomorrow. The people gathered to greet him, while a special cultural event was also on show. Here are the images:

PM Modi In Assam Live: People of Kaziranga accord a warm welcome upon arrival

PM Modi In Assam Live: Details of Jorhat event

With a minor delay in arriving, there has been some changes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans for tomorrow's Jorhat visit. Sources say that the PM will land at a temporary helipad near Hollongapar at around 12:05 pm on March 9, tomorrow which is near to Lachit Maidam.

He will be at Lachit Maidam from 12:15 pm to 12:25 pm during which he will inaugurate the 'Statue of Valour' of Lachit Borphukan. From there, he will travel by road to the main gathering venue at Meleng Meteli Pathar where he is scheduled to reach at around 12:30 pm. There he is set to dedicate development projects worth a cumulative Rs 18,000 crore to the people of Assam and address a gathering there till 1:25 pm.

At around 2 pm, PM Modi will depart from the Rowriah Airport in Jorhat, concluding his visit.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Itinerary of the Prime Minister's historic visit

Apart from spending the night and witnessing the diverse flora and fauna the Kaziranga National Park has to offer, PM Modi is set to unveil the 'Statue of Valour' of legendary Ahom commander Lachit Borphukan tomorrow in Jorhat's Hollongapar.

During his trip, the Prime Minister is set to dedicate projects worth Rs 18,000 crore to the people of Assam. This trip is being viewed as a crucial strategic manoeuvre with the Lok Sabha general elections right around the corner.

The Statue of Valour
The Statue of Valour

The Assam Chief Minister, during a press conference yesterday said, "PM Modi will arrive in Jorhat district and ceremonially inaugurate the statue of Bir Lachit Borphukan which we have named as the ‘Statue of Valour’. At Meleng Meteli Pathar, he will dedicate several projects to the people of the state on behalf of the Assam and Central governments. At the same event and venue, PM Modi will unveil 5,55,550 houses to the people under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana scheme beneficiaries. This will be historic because for the first time such a huge number of houses have been provided to beneficiaries at a single event."

Apart from this, PM Modi is slated to inaugurate the newly-constructed Tinsukia Medical College virtually at the same event, said Himanta Biswa Sarma, adding that the foundation stone of the Sivasagar Medical College will also be laid under the PM DevINE Scheme.

CM Sarma also highlighted that under the PM DevINE scheme, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate a Rs 300 crore project of the B Barooah Cancer Institute.

The Assam CM further said, "Another important project will be inaugurated for the people of the state, that is the Barauni to Guwahati gas pipeline project. A pumping station has been constructed by Oil India Limited at a cost of Rs 572 crore to push crude oil from Barauni to Guwahati which will also be inaugurated by PM Modi.Apart from this, another pumping station worth Rs 51 crore constructed by OIL will also be inaugurated."

PM Narendra Modi is in Assam for a two-day visit during which he will tour the Kaziranga national park
PM Modi's 2-Day Visit to Assam; Himanta Biswa Sarma Shares Itinerary

PM Modi In Assam Live: What chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said?

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Assam visit, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed a presser to discuss the itinerary of the trip.

There were slight changes to the PM's schedule due to unforeseen delay in his impending arrival. However, he landed at the Tezpur airport and headed straight to Kaziranga.

Speaking yesterday, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "On March 9, at 5:30 am, he will tour the Kaziranga National Park for at least two hours and witness the natural beauty of the world heritage site. Modi ji will then head to Arunachal Pradesh and attend two public rallies in the state," CM Sarma added.

According to Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Prime Minister will again return back to Assam at 1:30 pm the same day and arrive in Jorhat district. The Assam CM elaborated on the projects that PM Modi is slated to inaugurate and lay foundation stones.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Plans for tomorrow

After spending the night at the Assam Police Guesthouse in Kohora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Kaziranga tour early tomorrow morning.

His day will begin tomorrow at 5:40 am when he will reach Mihimukh or the Central Range, that is, Kohora. There he will enjoy a safari through the national park where the sight of majestic beasts and rare birds await him.

At the end of his safari, PM Modi will return to the Assam Police Guesthouse at around 7:10 am.

At around 9:45 am, the Prime Minister will leave for Arunachal Pradesh from the Panbari helipad, our sources say.

PM Modi In Assam Live: Slight changes in plans

Pratidin Time sources claim that there are slight changes to PM Modi's schedule with some delay in his arrival, possibly owing to his responsibilities elsewhere.

After his arrival, PM Modi will head straight to Kaziranga where he is set to spend the night before touring the National Park tomorrow. The Prime Minister will enjoy a safari inside the vast expanses of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve early on Saturday.

As of now, he is scheduled to arrive at Kaziranga's Panbari at around 5:05 pm. From there, he will take the national highway to reach the Assam Police Guesthouse at Kohora at around 5:30 pm where he will spend the night.

PM Narendra Modi is in Assam for a two-day visit during which he will tour the Kaziranga national park
PM Modi Set to Make Historic Visit to Kaziranga National Park Today

PM Modi In Assam Live: Prime Minister lands in Tezpur, to head to Kaziranga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who begins his two-day Assam visit today, has landed at the Tezpur airport in Assam. At the Tezpur airport, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Governor Gulab Chand Kataria received him.