Governor of Arunachal Pradesh tours tourism-interest places in Itanagar
The governor appreciated the adequate display of traditional items covering the art, culture, and livelihood of various tribes in the state.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen. Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik visited a few prominent places of tourist interest in and around the state capital on Saturday. While visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum here, the governor appreciated the adequate display of traditional items covering the art, culture, and livelihood of various tribes in the state. Impressed with the museum's displays and presentations, he termed it "the pride of the state'. The governor, who visited the place to get first-hand knowledge of the state after assuming office on February 16, this year, visited every section of the museum and keenly observed all the items on display. Lauding the custodial department for maintaining and keeping the museum so well, Parnaik put forth some suggestions, including the digitization of museum matters, diversification of the displays for better projection, and making stamps so that the state is promoted at all levels. The governor during the day also visited Ganga Lake, the Zoological Park, Ita Fort Southern Gate, and paid obeisance at Sidhartha Vihar Gompa and Theraveda Gompa. He lauded the people for maintaining their culture and traditions. Appreciating the forest officials for taking proper care of the Zoo, the Governor suggested the introduction of a transport system to ferry the visitors within the Zoo. Stating that the place has lots of potential to be developed into a national and international tourist spot, Parnaik called for highlighting the tourism potentials of the state to make it globally known. While going around the Ganga Lake, the governor suggested the holistic development of the area to attract more tourists and added that care must be taken to preserve its greenery and cleanliness. Winding up his tour with a visit to Ita Fort's Southern Gate, which is under renovation and was kept closed for the visitors for quite some time, the governor emphasized that archaeological monuments like Ita Fort must be preserved as they present the rich history of the state.