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Majuli becomes first island district of India

MAJULI: The seat of neo-Vaishnavite Bhakti renaissance – on Thursday became India’s first island district with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating it as the 35th district of Assam.

majuli-assam-brahmaputra river“The long cherished dream of the people of Majuli has been fulfilled today, reports The Times of India.

However, to give a fillip to the growth momentum of the district a comprehensive approach is required,” he said, adding that the government is committed to propel Majuli into the “fast growth trajectory.”

The inauguration of Majuli as a district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika.

“If we want to usher in an era of development in Majuli, everybody has to render their concerted efforts. Emergence of Majuli as a full-fledged district on the birth day of Bhupen Hazarika is indeed a matter of joy, pleasure and pride”, he said.

“As Majuli is a treasure trove of potentialities and possibilities, the district has to tread the path of development in tandem with the development initiatives taken in the fields of art and culture, PWD, tourism, rural development, health and sports, agriculture, water resources, soil conservation,” Sonowal, who represents it in the assembly, said at a function.

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