PM Narendra Modi Calls Brahmaputra A Manifestation Of Assam’s Variety, Peaceable Coexistence


PM Modi highlighted the inseparable hyperlinks of the Brahmaputra with Assam’s life and tradition

Majuli, Assam:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted the inseparable hyperlinks of the Brahmaputra with Assam’s life, livelihood and tradition and mentioned it’s not only a river however the manifestation of the state’s ethnic range and harmonious coexistence.

Nearly launching a collection of growth initiatives for street, waterways and digital connectivity named ‘Mahabahu Brahmaputra’, PM Modi particularly talked about the late musician Bhupen Hazarika and mentioned alongside the banks of this mighty river, grew the tradition and civilisation of Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Street Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had been amongst those that attended the occasion at Majuli.

PM Modi mentioned ‘Bard of the Brahmaputra’ Hazarika’s immortal music ‘Mahabahu Brahmaputra Mahamilanar Tirtha, Koto Yug Dhori Aahise Prakashi Samanyar Tirtha’ (Expansive Brahmaputra is a pilgrimage of concord, for years altogether this river continues to manifest the that means of assimilation) is the true reflection that the river nurtured the harmonious coexistence of the multitude of ethnic communities of Assam.

“The Brahmaputra isn’t just a river, it’s the manifestation of the nice saga of Northeast’s ethnic range and the area’s harmonious coexistence,” he mentioned.

The Prime Minister mentioned through the years, many issues have modified, nonetheless what has not modified is the Brahmaputra’s numerous blessings within the type of various spiritual, societal and cultural influences on totally different ethnic communities dwelling on each banks of the river.

“This river is the truth is the nerve-centre of the state’s risk, potentiality and prosperity,” he mentioned.

Nevertheless, PM Modi mentioned, the irony is that as a substitute of contemplating the Brahmaputra as ‘Assam’s Pleasure’, all of the years since independence the river was handled as ‘Assam’s Sorrow’ as a consequence of floods and erosion attributable to it.

However, PM Modi mentioned, opposite to prevailing notion concerning the Brahmaputra, his in addition to Sarbananda Sonowal governments since coming to energy made honest makes an attempt to understand the river’s innumerable blessings on the folks of the state and its potentiality for progress of Assam’s economic system.

“Due to this fact, I really feel immensely delighted to provoke very important tasks in the present day that are an endeavour of our authorities to maximise the potentiality and prospects of the river Brahmaputra thereby giving additional push to the event journey of the state,” he mentioned.


The tasks embody development of India’s longest bridge (Dhubri-Phulbari), a bridge connecting island district Majuli with mainland, Ro-Pax ferry companies and modernisation of native vessels.

The Prime Minister additionally highlighted the federal government’s focussed consideration for the event of Majuli, the nation’s largest river island, and mentioned the federal government was dedicated to protect Majuli’s distinctive tradition, its ecology and defend it from erosion and join it with mainland.

PM Modi mentioned he understands that the folks of Majuli whereas taking delight of their tradition, identification and existence aspired for a life with superior connectivity community, greatest civic facilities, higher healthcare, instructional alternatives and an accessible and responsive authorities which may realise their desires and fulfil their expectations.

“Contemplating this, Majuli has all the time been a centered space for our authorities on the Centre and within the state. That’s the reason all these years now we have made dedicated efforts for realising the expansion aspirations of the folks of Majuli,” he mentioned.

PM Modi mentioned he was glad to say that there’s a outstanding change in Majuli – be it street infrastructure, healthcare amenities, tutorial alternatives or governance, change is seen all over the place within the island.

Congratulating Mr Sonowal for his dedicated efforts as a consultant of Majuli and in addition because the chief minister for bringing about this speedy change.

“I recognize the truth that Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam authorities instantly after coming to energy upgraded Majuli right into a district thereby making it India’s first island district,” he mentioned.

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