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Rajth Singh to grace Statehood Day

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Itagar, Feb 18: Union Home Minister Rajth Singh will grace the 31st Statehood Day of Aruchal Pradesh on February 20 next at Indira Gandhi Park here. The state government has made elaborate security arrangement for visit of the Union minister.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein, Chief Secretary Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Principal Secretary Satya Gopal, Capital complex DC Sandeep Kumar Singh and others on Friday visited the park and reviewed the preparations, an official report informed. During his review visit Khandu inspected the preparations for main stage and the arrangement being made for seating capacity of 7600 person, giving all the needed instructions to the concerned secretaries and senior officials. The officials briefed Khandu about all the security arrangements being made including facilities for toilet and drinking water. Briefing the chief minister about the salient features of this year’s statehood day celebration, the officials informed that the celebration will include flower show, where orchids and flowers from the state and all over the country will be showcased. Also next to flower show will be a book show where Khandu later inspected the arrangements being made.

The chief minister reviewed the progress on preparations being made for adventure and sports show. The officials briefed him that the show would include bungee jumping, hot air balloon, etc where the visitors will have to pay a nomil fee for the ride.

The Festival of Aruchal, which coincides with the statehood day celebration would have cultural extravaganza, food stalls, exhibitions stalls put up by various government departments. This year, the Wancho house would be the main venue for VIP dining, which is being constructed in the festival ground. The chief minister inspected all these preparations being made. Khandu further inspected the arrangements being made for Krishi Mela, and the site where the replica of the dwelling places of Yaks and Mithuns with real animals would be on display.

The chief minister also reviewed the progress of the Aruchal Tea House and the Hanger where short movies called for competition by the IPR department would be screened. The Aruchal Tea House would showcase all the local tea products and also from across the country, the report added.