PM flags off new passenger trains for northeast

PM flags off new passenger trains for northeast

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-05-27 17:36 Shillong: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off new passenger trains for northeast and also laid the foundation stone for a football stadium 'Ampati' here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said, "Today, we laid the foundation for a football stadium. We're aware about love the people of northeast, especially the people of Meghalaya, have for football." He further said, "Football is a passion here, and is being played in every nook and corner of the state." Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi interacted with members of self help groups and laid focus on rural livelihood in north-eastern states. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Dr. Jitendra Singh were among prominent leaders who were present on the occasion. Earlier, addressing the valedictory session of the 65th plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council here, Prime Minister Modi said the government wants to bring the north-eastern region on a par with other regions of the country. Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma, and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present at the function. (ANI)