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PM to address peace rally, dedicate cancer hospitals in Assam

During the programme, he will also lay the foundation stone of various projects in the education sector," the PMO said.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on Thursday to address ‘Peace, Unity and Development Rally’ at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district and to lay foundation stone of seven cancer hospitals across Assam.

“At around 11 AM, he will address the Peace, Unity and Development Rally at Diphu in Karbi Anglong District.

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During the programme, he will also lay the foundation stone of various projects in the education sector,” the PMO said. Prime Minister’s address at ‘Peace, Unity and Development Rally’ will provide a major boost to the peace initiatives in the entire region, the PMO added.

The PMO also said that he will also lay the foundation stone of Veterinary College (Diphu), Degree College (West Karbi Anglong) and Agricultural College (Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong). These projects, worth more than Rs 500 crore, will bring new opportunities for skilling and employment in the region, the PMO added.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone for more than 2950 Amrit Sarovar projects. The state will develop these Amrit Sarovars at a cumulative cost of around Rs 1150 crore. The Prime Minister will then reach Assam Medical college in Dibrugarh and dedicate Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital to the nation.

He will attend a public function at around 3 PM Khanikar ground in Dibrugarh, where he will dedicate six more cancer hospitals to the nation and lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals, the PMO said.

Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a joint venture of government of Assam and Tata Trusts, is executing a project to build South Asia’s largest affordable cancer care network with 17 Cancer care hospitals spread across the state.

Under the Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, the construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction. Phase 2 of the project will witness construction of seven new cancer hospitals.

The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation seven cancer hospitals completed under phase 1 of the project. These cancer Hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat.

The PM will also lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat to be constructed under phase 2 of the project.

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