Vajpayee’s ashes immersed at Parsuram Kund
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh today bid final adieu to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee by immersing his asthi at Parsuram Kund, the holy place in Lohit district.
As the Sky One chopper carrying the urn containing the ashes of Vajpaee landed at the helipad near the Kund, thousands of people gathered to pay their last respect to their beloved leader. A full guard of honour was also presented in the helipad.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein accompanied by Art & Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai, BJP state unit president Tapir Gao and General Secretary Jarpum Gamlin along with civil and police officials immersed the ashes in the kund after performing necessary rituals.
All-religion prayers were also organised in the venue before immersion of the ashes.
Earlier, the urn containing the ashes was kept at Pasighat Advance Landing Ground (ALG) for half an hour enroute to Parsuram Kund for public viewing.
Recalling the contribution of Vajpayee for North East, Mein said that during his (Vajpayee’s) tenure as the Prime Minister, a special package was prepared for the region.
“His contribution to North East was immense which is now evident in the region be it in the form of PMGSY or in the science and technology sector,” Mein said adding, all the politicians should follow his principles and ideology. Remembering the days spent with the former Prime Minister, Gao said that Vajpayee was a disciplined person and an inspiration for all.