Prime Minister arrives on two-day visit to Assam

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Assam during which he will attend an award giving ceremony and review implementation of major Central government schemes in the state.

Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 19:30 PM IST

Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Assam during which he
will attend an award giving ceremony and review implementation
of major Central government schemes in the state.

The prime minister was received at the Lokapriya
Gopinath International Airport by Governor J B Patnaik, Chief
Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Cabinet colleagues along with
senior officials of the state.
Soon after his arrival, Singh drove straight to Arya
Vidyapeeth where he is scheduled to inaugurate the school`s
auditorium, constructed under his MP Local Area Development
Fund.

Mediapersons, however, were not provided with passes
to cover this programme.

The prime minister is scheduled to present the
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award to eminent Gandhian Hema Bharali
and journalist M J Akbar at a function at Pragjyoti Indian Tea
Association (ITA) auditorium at Machkhowa here where he would
also lay the foundation of a water supply scheme.

Singh is also scheduled to meet Gogoi and members of
his cabinet at Raj Bhawan to review the progress of
implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes, official
sources said here.
Singh would visit Rampur in Kamrup (Rural) district
tomorrow morning to inspect a scheme under the MP`s local
area development fund before leaving for Jorhat to lay the
foundation stone of National Institute of Design.

The prime minister is also scheduled to lay the
foundation stone of Rajiv Gandhi Petroleum Institute at
Sivasagar in the afternoon before returning to Jorhat from
where he will fly back to New Delhi in the evening.

PTI