Arunachal governor Dr B D Mishra (left), CM Pema Khandu (centre) in a file photo during the inaugural function of Tawang Maitree Diwas on November 28, 2018. Photo: Damien Lepcha

Arunachal Pradesh Governor B D Mishra and State Chief Minister Pema Khandu have greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

In a message issued from the Raj Bhavan, the Governor describing Makar Sankranti as one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindu community, said the festival has a special meaning for Arunachal as thousands of pilgrims visit Parshuram Kund in Lohit district to take a dip in the holy water there on Makar Sankranti.

Welcoming the devotees and pilgrims to the kund, Mishra called upon the Lohit district administration and the organizers conducting pilgrimage to ensure care and convenience for the visiting pilgrims there.

The Chief Minister also in his message welcomed the pilgrims to Parshuram Kund, and urged the people of the State to ‘take this opportune moment to begin afresh to build a new and resurgent Arunachal Pradesh’.

He also conveyed greetings to the people on the occasion of Lohri, Sukarat, Bihu and Pongal, an official statement from the Chief Minister’s office read.

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