Arunachal Rising campaign reaches Vijaynagar
Arunachal Rising campaign reaches Vijaynagar Photo: Northeast Now

The Arunachal Rising campaign led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu reached Vijaynagar, the remotest circle in Changlang district on Friday.

On his arrival at the Vijaynagar advance landing ground, members of Yobin and Gorkha community warmly welcomed the chief minister and his team.

Khandu soon proceeded towards health centre and inaugurated the health camp. He thanked the doctors and medical staffs who had come from Changlang and Itanagar for their service in this remote area and for participating in the biggest ever-medical camp to be conducted in the circle.

The chief minister also inaugurated the circuit house and office of the extra assistant commissioner and dedicated the projects to the people of Vijaynagar.

He said these projects were built under Special Plan Assistance by PWD, whose funding got discontinued from the Centre but were completed through State’s resources.

The chief minister and his team also visited the Sarkar Aapke Dwar camp organized by the district administration. He visited the stalls put up by several government departments and the banks and interacted with the officials and the beneficiaries.

He lauded the administration for reaching out to people in this remote area through such camps and for enrolling more than 22000 beneficiaries across the district.

Responding to a public memorandum, the chief minister on shortage of teacher said that if any locals qualify as a teacher, he or she will be directly recruited considering the remoteness of the area. On infrastructure demand such as foot suspension bridge, hydroelectric project and a helipad in Gandhigram, the chief minister assured to take it up soon.

Khandu also gave away appreciation certificates to Pisi La Singpho, Choegey Yobin and Akhi Yeliyeh Yobin who during 1960-70 helped the Indian authorities consolidate its rule and establishment in Vijaynagar when India-Myanmar boundary was not demarcated.

The Chief Minister also recommended their names for gold medal to be awarded in the coming statehood day celebrations.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, WRD minister Kamlung Mossang and State BJP President, MLAs Phosum Khimhun, Laisam Simai and Tesam Pongte were present.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

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

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