On July 30th, Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, inaugurated the new building of the Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati. The event was graced by the presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The new building is a significant milestone for the state’s legislative body and represents a step towards enhancing the infrastructure for legislative proceedings in Assam.
During the inauguration of the new building of the Assam Legislative Assembly, CM Sarma expressed his gratitude to Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, acknowledging him as a prominent and inspiring figure in India’s democracy. He commended the Speaker for being a source of inspiration for all parliamentarians in Assam, motivating them to raise important questions concerning the welfare of the people in the Parliament. The presence of the esteemed Speaker at the event added to its significance and highlighted the importance of parliamentary proceedings in serving the interests of the public.
Features of the New Legislative Assembly Building
- The new Assam Legislative Assembly building is modern and well-equipped with features like e-Vidhan, audio-visual technology, and information facilities.
- Inside, you’ll find office chambers for important people like the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Chief Minister, ministers, and MLAs, as well as conference halls and meeting rooms.
- This new building will represent a developed and confident Assam, symbolizing progress and growth.
- Its design is iconic, blending modern and traditional elements with classical and ethnic arts from Assam.
- Each room is uniquely designed with the state’s rich and diverse art forms, showcasing the cultural heritage of Assam.
Assam Legislative Assembly
- It is an unicameral legislature.
- It is housed in Dispur, the capital city.
- It comprises 126 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), directly elected from single-seat constituencies.
- Its term is five years unless sooner dissolved.
- The current Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly is Biswajit Daimary, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
- The current Governor of Assam is Gulab Chand Kataria.
- The first Assam Legislative Assembly was held in Shillong on April 7, 1937.
- The current political party in power in Assam is the BJP, which won 75 seats in the 2021 assembly elections.
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What is the language spoken in Assam?
The official language of Assam is Assamese, but other languages spoken in the state include Bengali, Hindi, Bodo, and Karbi.
What is the history of Assam?
Assam has a long and rich history. The state was originally inhabited by the Ahoms, who came from Tibet in the 13th century. The Ahoms ruled Assam for over 600 years, and their influence can still be seen in the state’s culture and language.
In the 19th century, Assam was annexed by the British Empire. The British ruled Assam for over 100 years.
After India gained independence in 1947, Assam became a part of the Indian Union.