From Our Correspondent
Itagar, Dec 7: As promised during the Golden Jubilee celebration of Pakke Kessang circle, Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday assured to sanction an amount of Rs 1 crore soon for construction of a football stadium in Pakke Kesang, which would be med after late bam Tajam for helping establish the Pakke Kesang administrative headquarter in 1966. Khandu’s assurance came when a delegation of bam Welfare Society (NWS) and bam Youth Association (NYA) met the former at the chief secretariat here on Tuesday. bam Runghi, the first agency councilor of NEFA administration, who is credited for selection of Itagar as the state capital also accompanied the team, an official communiqué informed here today. In a brief meeting that followed, Runghi rrated how he was able to convince the then governor of Assam, B K Nehru to choose Itagar as the state capital. Places such as Pasighat, Basar and Yachuli were other potential sites identified for state capital but lost the race to Itagar due to his persuasion coupled with high compensation demands, Runghi claimed.
The chief minister appreciating his contribution in making Itagar as the state capital, assured to take up the pending request of NWS for according recognition to Runghi. NWS had earlier proposed for a state level felicitation on a day of state importance, life-time honorarium and land allotment within the capital city to Runghi.
The chief minister assured that the matter would be taken up in the cabinet meeting to be held on December 8 next and a collective decision would be taken in this regard, the communiqué added.