While speaking at the foundation stone laying programme of 550 bedded Tinsukia Medical College at Sukan Pukhuri in Tinsukia Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that it is a golden opportunity for the state and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) must play an active role at the high level committee for ‘Clause 6’.
“The high level committee constituted by the Central Government for safeguarding the cultural and linguistic identity of indigenous people of Assam through Clause 6 of Assam Accord” –Sonowal said.
“I am a son of the soil and I will not allow the Assamese people to get marginalised in their own place. Let us all join hands to find an acceptable, rational and practical solution to this important issue.” Sonowal said emotionally.
He also asserted that Assamese race is strong and its existence cannot be threatened by foreigners and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working sincerely and dedicatedly for the development of the state and region.
Speaking at the programme, Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that due to the state government’s relentless efforts to improve the health sector, the number of medical colleges in the state is going to be increased from 6 to 14 soon.
It may be mentioned that Tinsukia Medical College- which would be built for a total amount of Rs 405 crore is the 12th medical college of the state.