Government committed to realising potential of Northeast: PM Modi
New Delhi: Ahead of his visit to Northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government is committed to realising the potential of the region and accelerating its progress as India will not develop till it develops.
"I would visit Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland and attend a wide range of programmes that would connect me to all sections of society, I am eagerly looking forward to being there and interacting with people," he tweeted.
Rich natural resources combined with talent of youth gives the Northeast the potential to play a key role in the development journey, the Prime Minister noted.
"India will not develop till the Northeast develops. We are committed to realising the potential of the Northeast and accelerating its progress," Modi said.
As per the schedule, the Prime Minister will arrive at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati today at 04:30 pm and head towards Maligaon Stadium to flag-off the first train from Mendipathar (Meghalaya) to Guwahati by remote control and also unveil the plaque for a new rail line from Bhairabi to Salrang (Mizoram).
He will also inaugurate the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Assam Tribune Group of newspapers here in the evening. He is scheduled to stay at Raj Bhavan in the night.
Next day he will inaugurate the Conference of Director Generals of Police here at 09:20 am and later address party workers before leaving for Imphal, capital of Manipur.