Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the Ali Aye Ligang festival celebrations of the Mishings along with Solung Festival of the Adi community at Mebo, East Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
Speaking at the festival he said, “Assam and Arunachal Pradesh both must work together while keeping the age-old ties between the two states intact to achieve all round development. Both these states are rich in bio diversity and they must harness this potential for achieving rapid development of the region.”
He urged the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to work towards harnessing the state’s agriculture, horticulture, hydrology and tourism potential for rapid development of Northeast region, Sonowal called for united effort for achieving growth and prosperity.
Only through active cooperation and joint initiatives, the region can bring development in all sections and become the ‘Astalaxmi’ of the nation as Prime Minister Modi has envisioned, he said.
Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Several MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, GOC of 56 Infantry Division at Likabali Major Gen Bhaskar Kalita, CEM of Mishing Autonomous Council Paramananda Chayengia, CEM of Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council Dipuranjan Markari were also present in the programme among others.