From our correspondent
Itagar, Oct 28: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu was on Friday awarded the ‘Flower of Joy’ by the Tendhon Cultural Preservation Society (TCPS) in its 27th anniversary celebration at general ground Tawang.
The award, a replica of Ashoka’s lion emblem, was awarded to the chief minister on behalf of the people of Monyul as an appreciation and respect for his extraordiry leadership and achievements, an official report said here in Saturday.
In his award citation, Tulku Tenzin Gyurmey said there have been visible positive changes and development in all sectors ever since Khandu took over as the CM. “A stable government, innovations in education, social development, religion and culture, health and environment, economy and infrastructure development, welfare of the people and social stability are to mention a few,” he said.
Underlining the CM’s new policies and initiatives in taking the State to a new height of development and prosperity, Gyurmey said: “The great works and achievements of yours will remain in the history of this.”
On the occasion, a book titled “His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama’s 6th visit and teaching in Mon Tawang’ was jointly released by the CM and the dignitaries present. This was followed by presentation of Thangka as souvenir to the CM and other distinguished guests.
Artistes from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), Gangkhar and Lumla Cultural troupe presented felicitation songs and colourful cultural dances during the celebration. The CM announced that the State government will soon have a memorandum of understanding with TIPA to facilitate training of Buddhist arts and culture to the Monpa youth to generate interest in their age-old culture.