Modi to visit Bengal, Assam on Jan 23

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (file photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Assam on January 23 to attend the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and to distribute land certificates to Assam’s people.

In West Bengal, the Prime Minister will address inaugural function of the ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

“To honour Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, government has decided to celebrate his birthday on January 23 every year as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to inspire people of the country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

On the occasion, a permanent exhibition and a Projection Mapping Show on Netaji will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister and a commemorative coin and postage stamp will be released, it added.

Apart from this, a cultural programme ‘Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot’, based on the theme of Netaji, will also be held.

Earlier on January 23 day, Prime Minister will also distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates in Sivasagar, Assam, the PMO statement read.

Taking into account an urgent need to protect the land rights of indigenous people of the state, the Assam government came out with a comprehensive new land policy with a renewed emphasis on protecting the land rights of the indigenous people.

“The issuance of patta/allotment certificates for indigenous people of Assam has been given highest priority in order to instil a sense of security amongst them,” the PMO said.

Assam had 5.75 lakh landless families in 2016 and present government has distributed 2.28 lakhs land pattas/allotment certificates since May 2016. The ceremony on January 23 marks the next step in this process, the statement added.