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Modi To Stay At Kaziranga National Park During His Upcoming Assam Visit

PM Will Also Go On A Safari Within The Park And Depart For Jorhat To Attend A Number Of Events.

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Guwahati, Feb 28:  During his two-day visit to Assam starting on March 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to stay at the Kaziranga National Park and go on a jungle safari, an official said on Wednesday.

As per the official, on March 8, Modi is expected to travel to Kaziranga in the evening and spend the night there. The following morning, he will go on a safari within the park and depart for Jorhat to attend a number of events.

In order to finalise plans for the prime minister’s visit, Assam Forest and Environment minister Chandra Mohan Patowary visited the Kaziranga National Park and met with a number of high-ranking officials, including chief secretary Paban Borthakur and director general of police G P Singh.

The official further claimed that arrangements have been made for both elephant and jeep safaris within the park.

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The renowned Ahom general Lachit Barphukan’s nearly 125-foot-tall bronze statue will be unveiled in Jorhat on March 9 by the Prime Minister.

In addition, he is expected to address at a public gathering at Meleng Meteli Pothar in Jorhat, lay the foundation stone of Sivasagar Medical College, and take part in the “Griha Pravesh” (house-warming) ceremony for the 5.5 lakh homes built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on February 15 visited the statue of Lachit Barphukan, located at Ahom general’s ‘maidam’ (memorial), at Lahdoigarh in Hollongapar area of the district.

Sarma had said that the area will be developed as a Lachit Barphukan Cultural Centre and two museums — one on the Ahom era and the other a war museum with artefacts of that period will also be set up in the precincts.

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Barphukan is famed in Assam’s history for thwarting the Mughal Army in the 1671 naval ‘Battle of Saraighat’ on River Brahmaputra. (With inputs from PTI)

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