Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a sapling of Bael (Aegle marmelos- Stone Apple) in the front lawn of Raj Bhavan in Itanagar Thursday. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu were present on the occasion.
While planting the sapling of Bael, the Prime Minister highlighted the medicinal value of the fruit and the syrup made out of it.
Going by the tradition of planting of saplings in the Raj Bhavan compound by visiting dignitaries to Arunachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister has added another green to the premises of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar.
Modi also inaugurated the Dorjee Khandu state convention centre and Civil Secretariat in Itanagar and asked his ministers to hold more meetings in the north-east than in the national capital.
In his first visit to Arunachal Pradesh after the Doklam standoff with China last year, Modi said more ministers and officials from the Centre are visiting Northeast regularly.
The State Convention Centre has main auditorium hall of 1000 seating capacity, three mini conference halls, restaurant, administrative block and media room including open amphitheatre with parking facility for more than 200 vehicles.
Statues of Abo Tani, Jeet Ane with his son and dog Kipu at the entrance of centre thus give a local touch.
Construction of the convention centre in the state capital was proposed keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the people of the state for convention of meetings and VIP functions.
The centre has one of the best auditoria in the state, which is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure enabling direct telecast, wall mounted huge screen, visualizer to display printed material on screen, controlled lighting and sound with WiFi facility.
The hall is ideal for large conferences, seminars, film screenings, presentations, theatre and cultural performances of all kinds.