Guwahati – A Guinness World Record attempt including approximately 11,000 Bihu dancers and musicians will also feature the PM in the largest traditional dance performance category.
On April 14, when he visits Guwahati, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stones and dedicate projects worth close to 8,500 crore, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Sunday.
According to the Assam chief minister, the PM would participate in a Guinness World Records attempt with over 11,000 Bihu dancers and musicians to break the existing record for the largest traditional dance performance.
“Assam will celebrate, rejoice, and grow on this day as development projects totaling close to $8,500 billion are launched. The highlight of the day will be the Bihu performance, according to Sarma.
According to Sarma, the Prime Minister would officially open the Changsari branch of the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Guwahati on April 14. The national government spent approximately 1,123 crores to build the unit. There will have 750 patient beds available, and every year, 100 new students may enrol there to study medicine and surgery.
Additionally, PM Modi will digitally open the three new medical institutions that the state government has established in Nalbari, Nagaon, and Kokrajhar. Each of these medical schools will have 500 patient beds, and each one will be able to accept 100 new students each year to study medicine, according to Sarma.
Along with this, PM Modi will introduce a state government programme that will give all ration card holders in the state medical insurance coverage of 5 lakh. The new cards will be distributed to about 11 million people as part of the Ayushman Asom programme.
Later, the PM will lay the cornerstone for the Assam Advanced Healthcare Institute, a multi-specialty hospital that will be built in collaboration with IIT-Guwahati with a focus on delivering engineering research and tools for medical treatment.
Modi will participate in the closing ceremony of the Gauhati High Court’s platinum jubilee celebrations at Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra.
PM Modi will visit the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati later in the day, according to Sarma, where he would effectively open a methanol manufacturing facility that Assam Petrochemicals Limited has established in Namrup. Oil India Limited and the Assam government collaborated to build the unit for a total of 1700 crore.
“This project will be a significant development for the Assam industrial sector and the Assam government’s first such endeavour in many years. According to Sarma, the factory would also supply methanol to surrounding nations and other states.
He added that PM Modi will also lay the cornerstone for a new bridge over the Brahmaputra near Guwahati that connects Palashbari and Sualkuchi. Rang Ghar is a nearly 300-year-old amphitheatre built by Ahom kings, and the state government has a 100 crore plan to beautify it.
A total of 3197 crore will be spent on the bridge’s construction.
The final event would be a performance of the Bihu dance by about 11,100 dancers and musicians at Sarusajai Stadium, which would be an attempt to break the folk dance category Guinness World Record.
“The celebration of Assam’s Bohag Bihu will be a one-of-a-kind event. For fifteen minutes, the performers will dance to Bihu. After the performance, the PM will address the crowd before leaving for Delhi, according to Sarma.