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Connectivity key to development, says Rijiju

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, Oct 2: Terming connectivity as the key for development, union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday lauded the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for its untiring efforts to connect far-flung areas in this land-locked state.

Iugurating a 60 meter concrete bridge at Orang-Tenga road under Kalaktang sub-division in presence of BRO officials including Maj Gen U S Dadu, Brig J S Ishar, Col Ashish Gupta besides GBs, PRI members and other district heads at Bomdila in West Kameng district, Rijiju said that the pave of work has remarkably improved in the past few years, an official communiqué said here today.

The Home Minister also urged the BRO officials to keep the tempo and zeal intact in the future.

The bridge was constructed within three years period at a cost of 610.35 lacs by 1441 BCC of Project Vartak under the BRO.

The bridge would immensely facilitate the socio-economic development of the area and also pave the way for movement of heavy vehicles of the army.

Of the remaining nine more bridges on the route, seven are under construction and after their completion the Orang to Tenga road would be through which would serve as an alterte road for the Army to Tawang, the report said.

Later in the day Rijiju iugurated the five-day Boudh Sanskriti Mahotsava at Dirang which is being sponsored by union Ministry of Culture and coordited by Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS), Dahung.

The festival incorporates various cultural components relating to Buddhism like Lama chanting, Butter sculpture, sand mandala, mostic dance, meditation, dharma exhibition, thangka painting, sowa rigpa, dharma talks, yoga, campaigning programme on Swach Bharat and performances by local artists of the area, the report added.

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