I think Tarun Gogoi is doing more for Assam than Nitish Kumar in Bihar, even though NK gets praised a lot. :nuts::lol:GUWAHATI: Education, skill development and disaster management are some of the priorities for chief minister Tarun Gogoi during his stay in USA where he is expected to explore tie-ups with American educational institutions.
Gogoi left for USA last week, along with state revenue and disaster management minister Prithibi Majhi, and other state government officials.
On Sunday, the chief minister visited the Montgomery College in Washington DC and interacted with professors and students of the institution, where Gogoi gathered information on skill development and medical training courses imparted by the college. Montgomery College is a multi-campus institution and educates nearly 60,000 students a year in more than 100 courses.
Gogoi also visited National History Museum in Washington DC.
Gogoi and Majhi also met assistant secretary Robert Blake in Washington DC and discussed modern techniques, method, and policy of disaster management.
Gogoi has left for New York for signing a memorandum of understanding with Columbia University in New York on Tuesday. Last year, a team from Columbia University had visited the state to explore the possibilities of collaboration with Assam State Disaster Management Authority. The team comprised climate adaptation expert Shiv Someshwar and water expert Tara Troy. The team also undertook field visits of flood and erosion-hit areas of Palasbari.
During his visit to Washington DC, Gogoi also interacted with NRIs and Americans who are interested to invest in India, particularly Assam. They also discussed various other issues related to the education sector, healthcare, biodiversity and green economy. Gogoi asked them to come forward and explore the investment possibilities in these sectors in Assam.
@CBI think Tarun Gogoi is doing more for Assam than Nitish Kumar in Bihar, even though NK gets praised a lot. :nuts::lol: