President Draupadi Murmu on Friday said that the central government is committed to the development of the northeastern region. She described all the states of the Northeast region as the ‘Ashratna’ of India. While laying the foundation stone and inaugurating online various state and centrally sponsored schemes in the eastern and southern districts of Sikkim, Murmu said, “The Government of India has taken up infrastructure sector projects to enhance connectivity, education and agriculture sectors among the northeastern states. have been started.
The President, who is on a two-day visit to Sikkim, said on Friday that these projects will help in the economic growth and development of Sikkim, especially in the tourism sector and will also increase employment.
She also inaugurated the 1.13-km-long Atal Setu, which connects Sikkim to the entire country via West Bengal. “This is a strategically important infrastructure for the country,” Murmu said.
She was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, top officials of the civil administration and the army at the Libing helipad earlier in the day. Murmu, who came on her first visit to the Himalayan kingdom, was given a guard of salute. The presidential convoy later left for the Raj Bhavan in the provincial capital.