ITANAGAR, March 2: GOC 5 Mountain Division, Tenga Major Gen RK Jha called on Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu at DK Memorial Museum at Famla on Friday and discussed various subjects including land acquisition, compensations matters, recruitment rallies and Rajya Sainik Board.
Briefing the chief minister about the status of compensation issues of other Army Occupied Areas, Gen Jha said the matter is being expedited and the locals will soon get the compensation.
Major Gen Jha impressed upon the chief minister to take up establishment of Rajya Sainik Board at the earliest in order to infuse a sense of belongingness and encouragement to personnel of arm forces. While assuring that the matter will be expedited, Khandu said the subject of Rajya Sainik Board which was under the disaster management department earlier is now taken up under the home department.
On the invitation of GOC, Khandu assured to visit Tenga and interact with the Army jawans in the army camp. “I would love to be amidst our brave jawans and share views” Khandu said.
The chief minister appreciated the Army for facilitating recruitment rallies in different locations in the state which has given local youth’s ample chance to get recruited in the great Indian Army.
Khandu handed over a letter of appreciation to Lt Col Manu Virmani of Hq 190 Mtn Brigade of Tawang for his concerted effort in establishing excellent Civil-Army relation and by winning over the heart and mind of the people of Tawang by associating the Army in all the mega events in Tawang. Lt Col Virmani was felicitated with a white scarf and a book with the appreciation letter.