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Sonowal lays foundation for statues of Dr Amaresh Dutta and Dr Phanindra Nath Ghosh

Assam Chief Minister also lays the foundation for SP Office and inaugurates Dibrugarh East Circle Office

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Dispur: Chief Minister Sonowal Monday laid the foundation stones for erecting statues of eminent scholar Professor Emeritus Dr Amaresh Dutta and largely regarded as the architect of modern Dibrugarh Dr Phinindra Nath Ghosh within a park premise adjacent to India Club in Dibrugarh.

He also laid the foundation for a modern auditorium in the park. It may be noted that the park will be built involving a financial outlay of Rs. 20 lakh of 15th Finance Commission and the statues using the untied fund of 2020-21.

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Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that considered as one of the eminent researchers of Shakespearean literature, leading scholar Prof. Emeritus Dr. Amaresh Dutta and one of the key exponents of setting up Assam Medical College and an architect of Dibrugarh Dr. Phinindra Nath Ghosh played immensely towards socio-cultural and academic development of the state. The state government took steps in a move to immortalise their contribution. Their contributions have enriched the academic, cultural and literary fields of the state and lent dignity to the people of Assam. Chief Minister Sonowal said that the 180 years old India Club of Dibrugarh is the symbol of pride. He requested the intellectual section of the state to take initiative to write book encompassing the lives and works of Amaresh Dutta and Phanindra Nath Ghosh for enabling the younger generation to study and know about these great personalities.

He also said that their lives and works have immense role for enabling the upcoming generation to render their services with the mission of nation building. President of Dibrugarh India Club Shyamal Seal gave the welcome address in the programme which was attended among others by MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Teresh Goala, Bimal Bora, Chief Executive Member Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council Dipuranjan Makrary, Chairman Dibrugarh Development Board Ashim Hazarika, Deputy Commissioner Pallab Gopal Jha and host of other dignitaries.

Earlier, Chief Minister Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a new office building of Superintendent of Police Dibrugarh along with inaugurating the office of the Circle Officer of Dibrugarh East Revenue Circle. Sonowal also inaugurated the newly built office building of Rural Road Network Management Unit under Lok Nirman (Road) in Dibrugarh and interacted with the officers and staff. During interaction, Sonowal asked the officers to bear in mind the beautification aspect while they prepare the design of the road project.

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