Bamang Felix
Bamang Felix (third from left) posing for a joint photograph. Image credit - Northeast Now

Arunachal Pradesh home minister Bamang Felix on Saturday called for cooperation from the public to contain law and order in the state.

Felix asked the denizens to have a sense of belongingness and take the responsibility to make their own neighborhood and the state safe and peaceful.

“We are peace-loving people and if our state is to be known for peace and safety, it will mainly depend on the public,” Felix said.

“The home department is working hard to maintain peace in the state but it requires public cooperation,” added Felix stating that ‘Hamara Arunachal Abhiyan’ will help denizens contribute in containing law and order.

He said that any government plans and policies should come from the grassroots level, especially in his own Nyapin Assembly constituency under Kurung Kumey district.

He added that he has constituted village committees that will prepare and assess how they want their village to be in the next five years.

He also said that all 36 anchal segments under Nyapin constituency have submitted reports on what kind of policies and works that need to be undertaken in the next five years.

“Likewise I have asked the officers and intellectuals of my constituency to drop suggestions for the welfare of the constituency. Many have suggested ideas,” Felix said.

He added that active participation from public is a key in making any place better.

Felix has also set up a ‘Janta Darbar’ at his official residence here to meet people of his constituency every Saturday.

At least 300 people met him on Saturday, presented their problems and requests and discussed various public grievances.

“In a week, I devote five days for the people of the state and carry out my office works. But every Saturday, I take out time for the people of my constituency,” he said.

On the development in Nyapin, Felix said that his constituency will be a hub for education soon and he has been focussing on the educational sector.

He also said the construction of the Joram-Koloriang road, which was started recently, has been halted due to the monsoon but assured that works would resume soon after the rainy season.

“The road is likely to be completed by 2022,” he said.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at:

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