"The NDA government was working to bring back the degrading economy to the track and root out corruption," he said, while addressing party workers at the one-year celebration of the NDA government here on Tuesday.

While lauding the people of the state for providing him the opportunity to serve them, he said his priority was not only to bring development in the land-locked state but also to initiate measures to preserve its identity.

"The lost glory of this sensitive border state needs to be revived and my priority is on development and creating a unique identity of the state in mainland India," he said.

Stating that after being inducted as the Union Minister, he tried to convince several ministries and as a result, developmental packages have been provided to the state as well as to the entire North East region.

"Implementation of central schemes will not be successful if the state government is not serious and committed," he said.

On security of NE people in various parts of the country, he claimed that he had implemented the Bezbarooah Committee report and accordingly opened helplines in all metros besides constituting groups comprising students from the region to help students in distress.

"Steps have been taken to incorporate chapters of north east in the syllabus of school textbooks across the country. Recommendation has been made to CBSE and UGC to work in this direction and the process has already started," he said.

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