Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday lauded the contributions of the Christian community of the state towards moulding the society and promoting peace and communal harmony.
Speaking at the seventh general conference of the Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) at the Christian Revival Church in Papunalla, Pema Khndu also congratulated the forum for their active involvement in the day-to-day activities of the people and the society.
“I hope the forum would continue the legacy of their predecessors and spread Jesus Christ’s message of love, peace, harmony, and religious tolerance, Khandu said during his address.
Khandu also maintained that churches can play a major role to defeat corrupt practices in life, governance and politics.
“Churches should take the lead in the fight against corruption that has roots in electoral politics based on money culture. If involvement of money in elections can be rooted out, corruption will fade out eventually. If churches preach to believers to desist from money laundering in elections, the first war in the battle against corruption would be won,” Pema Khandu added.
Pema Khandu also urged all religious bodies to keep religion and politics away from each other.
The Chief Minister further reiterated his government’s commitment towards the welfare and development of each and every community of the State, irrespective of their religious affiliations.
Former State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was also present on the occasion.
The function witnessed an impressive audience comprising several community and church leaders.