Guwahati: Tripura is also celebrating its 50 years of statehood today in a grand manner. A special programme was held at Agartala’s Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in the presence of Chief Miniter Biplab Kumar Deb, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Deb Barma, and other cabinet ministers.
At the program, Union Minister of State Pratima Bhoumik, who was also present, acknowledged the increase in income of farmers in the state after the formation of the new government in 2018. She also lauded the state government for launching the Vidyajyoti scheme, under which 100 government schools are being affiliated with the CBSE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (January 21) congratulated the people of Tripura on the 50th statehood day of Tripura.
PM Modi paid tribute to the people who have contributed to the establishment and development of Tripura.
While virtually addressing the people of Tripura, PM Modi acknowledged the dignity and contribution of the state from the period of Manikya Dynasty. He praised the unity and collective efforts of the people of the state.
The Prime Minister underlined the three years of meaningful development and said that Tripura is becoming a land of opportunities under the aegis of relentless efforts of the double engine government.
Highlighting the state’s excellent performance on many of the development parameters, PM Modi said that through the construction of the connectivity infrastructure, the state is fast becoming the hub of the trade corridor.
“Today, along with roads, railways, air and inlay waterways are also connecting Tripura with the rest of the world,” he said.
“The double engine government fulfilled the long pending demand of Tripura and got access to the Chittagong sea port in Bangladesh. The state received the first cargo from Bangladesh through Akhaura Integrated Check Post in 2020,” the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the recent expansion of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport.
The Prime Minister talked about good work in the state regarding providing pucca houses to the poor and use of new technology in housing construction.
These Light House Projects (LHP) are going on in six states and Tripura is one of them.
He said that the work of the last three years is just a beginning and Tripura’s real potential is yet to be realized.
PM Modi further said that the measures in the fields ranging from transparency in the administration to infrastructure development will prepare the state for decades to come.
Campaigns like saturation of benefits and facilities in all the villages will make the lives of the people of Tripura easier and better, he said.