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The place North Guwahati : -

From the context of History :

North Guwahati is on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra just opposite the city of Guwahati. The place bears the testimony of becoming the garrison ground of great warriors of Indian history. The place also bears significance for being the native land of some of the great sons of the state like the erudite Sanskrit scholar Ananda Ram Baruah, Karmabeer Nabin Chandra Bordoloi, Bolinarayan Borah, Col. Shivram Borah, Lakshiram Baruah and many others. As the most recognized corridor in history and heritage down the track of civilization, North Guwahati happened to be the capital town of the ancient rulers of Kamrup and was within the four boundaries of the capital centre of Pragjyotishpur. The great general of Ahom era Lachit Barphukan defeated the Mughal invaders in the decisive battle of Saraighat here. The famous Ahom king Rudra Singha breathed his last on this sacred land. The place is also known as the temple town of Assam as some of the famous pilgrimage sites of the state such as Doulgobinda temple, Aauniati Satra, Dirgheswari Devalay, Aswaklanta Devalay, Rudreswar Devalay, Manikarneswar Devalay etc. are located here.

From the context of Development :

Following liberalization, the pace of economic development has touched a new height in the country resulting in the rapid industrialization and urbanization that has left almost no place untouched in the country. Consequent Guwahati, the premier city of the North East India is also fast changing and the same has now been expanded to new areas of its surroundings including North Guwahati. Thus, development has brought new opportunities and avenues to North Guwahati to grow by leaps and bounds. In the meantime, the establishment of the super-technology institute, the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) here has already created an environment of academic magnitude in North Guwahati. The establishment of Kamrup (rural) district headquarters at Amingaon, construction of Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) and some Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) here have added a new dimension to the growth process of the extended urbanization of the Guwahati city to North Guwahati, bringing new hope for further progress of the academic institutions here including North Gauhati College.