President of India graces ceremony of NE Festival in Guwahati

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was present at the event along with many other ministers

The Union Minister for Port, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal attended the valedictory ceremony of the North East Festival under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati which was presided by Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Hon'ble First Lady Smt Savita Kovind.
The Hon'ble Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi, Assam CM Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Ministers Shri G Kishan Reddy, Shri Kiren Rijiju and Union MoS Shri BL Verma were in attendance along with Hon'ble Governor of Manipur Shri La Ganesan and CMs of other North Eastern states. As part of the programme, the Honble President launched the Advancing North East portal which will offer benefits to students and job seekers.
The Union Minister thanked the Hon'ble President and Hon'ble First Lady for gracing the event and the people of North East for their massive support in making the festival a success.
The Hon'ble President also launched a Project Monitoring portal developed by NESAC which utilises space technology for monitoring aspects of development works. A short film on development in the North East and a showcase of achievers from North East in various sectors was also presented. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that today is a happy and proud moment as we celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. "Under the dynamic leadership of Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi ji, we have to make India Aatmanirbhar by 2047.
President Ram Nath Kovind along with the other ministers  on the  stage
Image: President Ram Nath Kovind along with the other ministers on the stage
To achieve that objective, we have to work with the spirit of Ek Baharat Shrestha Bharat. If we work together with the spirit of Team India, we will build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat by 2047," the Union Minister said. "Before 8 years ago, NE was neglected for decades, kept in darkness. But due to PM Modi ji's efforts, the North East is realising its strength and moving rapidly on the path of progress. North East has huge strength and it has been realized only after Modi ji became the PM," the Union Minister added.
The Union Minister thanked the Hon'ble President and Hon'ble First Lady for gracing the event and the people of North East for their massive support in making the festival a success. The Union Minister said, "I thank the Hon'ble President, who has always given us encouragement and guidance and have taught the new generation the value of life and the value of democracy." The Union Minister also thanked DoNER Minister Shri G Kishan Reddy for organizing the event.



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