Guwahati, (JPN/Bureau): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is on a two-day visit to Assam with the agenda of attending an award ceremony and taking  a stock of the stages of the implementation of major Central government schemes in the state.
The PM was received at the airport by Governor J B Patnaik, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Cabinet colleagues along with senior officials of the state.
Shortly after his arrival, Singh drove straight to Arya Vidyapeeth where he is scheduled to inaugurate the school's auditorium, constructed under his MP Local Area Development Fund.
Scribes, however, were not provided with passes to cover this programme. The Prime Minister is scheduled to present the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award to eminent Gandhian Hema Bharali and journalist M J Akbar at a function at Pragjyoti Indian Tea Association (ITA) auditorium at Machkhowa here where he would also lay the foundation of a water supply scheme.
PM is also scheduled to meet Gogoi and members of his cabinet at Raj Bhawan to review the progress of implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes, official sources said here. Singh would visit Rampur in Kamrup (Rural) district Saturday morning to inspect a scheme under the MP's local area development fund before leaving for Jorhat to lay the foundation stone of National Institute of Design.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Rajiv Gandhi Petroleum Institute at Sivasagar in the afternoon before returning to Jorhat from where he will fly back to New Delhi in the evening.