Arunachal CM Lauds Adi Community For Preserving Cultural Heritage; Embracing Development On All Fronts 

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The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister – Pema Khandu today lauded the Adi Community for its unwavering efforts to uphold the rich cultural legacy, while embracing development on all fronts.

Addressing the Solung celebrations at Ruskin in East Siang District, the CM mentioned that the frontier state still has its indigenous cultural heritage alive and thriving.

Khandu noted that “Indigenous festivals not only exhibit rich cultural history, but are also opportunities to strengthen our connection with our roots.”

“What is encouraging is that our youths today are taking pride in their culture, voluntarily  participating in festivals like Solung and speaking in their mother tongue. Our identity is in safe hands!” he observed.

Although modernity and development is inevitable, but Khandu asserted that it should not be at the cost of the state’s rich and varied cultural identity.

Regarding development, the Chief Minister noted that Pasighat region has witnessed unprecedented development in recent years.

“The Pasighat airport is functional and come this winter, work of the railway line to Pasighat will also commence. Then the rich and organic horticulture and agriculture produces, which abounds in the region, can be transported to markets across the country and beyond,” he pointed.

Khandu reaffirmed that the state administration is dedicated to taking into account the opinions of community-based and youth-based organizations, while making crucial policy choices.

Besides, the Arunachal Pradesh CM has also announced to sanction funds for construction of a mini-secretariat at Ruksin.

Earlier during the day, Khandu inaugurated the 60-metre RCC bridge over Sille River on Mirem-Mikong-Jonai Road built with help of Central Road Fund in East Siang district. While, the MP Tapir Gao inaugurated the 22m RCC bridge over Ngorlung river on Mirem-Mikong- Ruksin road.

Taking to Twitter, Khandu wrote “Under leadership of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji we are building robust infra in Arunachal that will further development. Happy to have inaugurated 60-metre RCC bridge over Sille River on Mirem-Mikong-Jonai Road built with help of Central Road Fund in East Siang district, today.

We are going extra mile in streamlining overall infrastructural resilience in Arunachal. Glad to be present at the inauguration of 22m RCC bridge over Ngorlung River on Mirem-Mikong-Ruksin Road by Hon MP Shri @TapirGao Ji and @aplaofficial Hon Speaker Shri @pasang_sona Ji, today.” – he further added.

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