Two-month-long Arunachal Rising Campaign launched
LONGDING, Dec 4: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday launched Arunachal Rising Campaign — a two-month-long comprehensive publicity campaign to disseminate information on major flagship programmes of the Centre and the state government to the people of the state — from the Longding district.
Khandu on the occasion felicitated the ground level functionaries who are working for the people at the grassroots and changing the face of Arunachal through their dedicated service.
He felicitated three best ASHA workers, progressive farmers and the Anganwadi workers from the district, besides giving away prizes and certificates to the winners of the essay writing competition organised under the Arunachal Rising campaign across the schools in the district.
About 1000 women have been selected free LPG connection in the district under Ujjwala Yojana and Khandu on the occasion handed over Yojana benefit to the beneficiaries. He also handed over cheque to 34 women beneficiaries under Mudra Yojana, who were provided loan through the SBI.
The chief minister in his speech said the state government was focusing on three sectors – education, health and law and order. He said if these sectors are prioritized, it would facilitate other sectors to grow fast.
He said that Longding district is lucky to begin the Arunachal Rising Campaign through these sectors with the inauguration of a VKV school, a primary health centre and the laying of foundation stone for the upgradation of police station, which was earlier launched by the chief minister.
He also inaugurated the unemployed women’s hostel and the mega health camp here.
On Arunachal Rising Campaign, Khandu said that the need is now to bridge the gap between people and his government. He said people come first and from chief minister to all government officers to workers, all are paid to serve people.
“The campaign has been started to ensure that we all do justice to our position,” he said adding that the scheme ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ is achieving its intended objective and besides guaranteeing benefits to the people.
He lauded the local administration for carrying out ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ campaign successfully across the district despite manpower shortage. He assured that all the manpower shortage for running the newly created district administration offices will be met soon.
Highlighting major achievements of his government, Khandu informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the projects — 100MW Pare HEP, 600MW Kameng HEP, Arunachal’s longest 6.25KM Dibang project in January.
He would also lay the foundation stone for construction of road tunnel bypassing Sela Pass towards Tawang.
The deputy chief minister Chowna Mein, education minister Honchun Ngandam, Longding MLA Thangwang Wangham, Kanubari MLA Gabriel D Wangsu and the state BJP president Tapir Gao also graced the occasion.