Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has embarked on a two-month publicity campaign – Arunachal Rising Campaign, to disseminate information on major state and central flagship programme to the people. Khandu began his Arunachal Rising Campaign tour from Longding district on Tuesday from Longding district in the easternmost part of the state, a CMO communiqué informed here on Wednesday.
Speaking on the campaign, the chief minister said that the need is now to bridge the gap between the people and the government.
“The campaign has been started to ensure that we all do justice to our position,” he said adding, the scheme ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ is achieving its intended objective and besides guaranteeing benefits to the people. He lauded the local administration for carrying out ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ campaign successfully across the district despite manpower shortage. The chief minister also assured all the manpower shortage for running the newly created district administration offices would be met up soon.
“The state government is focusing on three sectors – education, health and law and order. If these sectors are prioritized, it will facilitate other sectors to grow fast,” Khandu said. He further said Longding district is lucky to begin the Arunachal Rising campaign through these sectors with the inauguration of a VKV school, a primary health centre and the laying of foundation stone for the upgradation of police station. Khandu also inaugurated the unemployed women’s hostel and the mega health camp on the occasion. Highlighting about major achievements made by the state government in completing all earlier incomplete projects, Khandu informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon to visit in January to inaugurate the projects – 100MW Pare HEP, 600MW Kameng HEP, Arunachal’s longest 6.25KM Dibang project.
“The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for construction of road tunnel bypassing Sela Pass towards Tawang,” the chief minister added.
On the occasion, the chief minister felicitated the ground level functionaries who are working for the people at the grassroots and changing the face of Arunachal through their dedicated service. He gave away felicitation to the three best ASHA workers, progressive farmers and the Anganwadi workers from the district.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Longding MLA Thangwang Wangham, Kanubari MLA Gabriel D Wangsu and state unit BJP President also spoke, the communiqué added.