GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam has been bestowed with the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship in recognition of his unwavering dedication to advancing public works and development initiatives within the state.
The Fellowship not only stands as a mark of distinction but also extends an exclusive invitation to Chief Minister Sarma, welcoming him to Singapore as a distinguished Lee Kuan Yew Fellow.
His impending visit to Singapore as a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow holds the promise of strengthening ties between Assam and the international community, further enhancing the state’s prominence on the global stage.
Notably, he is the first Chief Minister from Assam to receive this esteemed Fellowship, thereby etching his name in history alongside luminaries such as former Union Minister Arun Shourie, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and former Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
The Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship is a distinguished recognition bestowed upon individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their nation’s development and have significantly enhanced bilateral relations with Singapore.
Named in honour of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, the Fellowship holds a special place in the heart of Singaporeans and is patronised by the Prime Minister of Singapore.
Established in 1991, the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship invites outstanding individuals for high-level visits to Singapore. Through this programme, Chief Minister Sarma will have the opportunity to engage in dialogues, exchange ideas, and collaborate with international leaders, further enriching his vision for the development of Assam.
As Chief Minister Sarma prepares to embark on this prestigious journey to Singapore, the people of Assam eagerly await the insights and experiences he will bring back to continue the pursuit of progress and prosperity for the region.