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Khandu’s stress on all-round welfare
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 ITANAGAR, Aug 16 - Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday celebrated the 73rd Independence Day with patriotic fervour. The main function was held here at the Indira Gandhi Park where Chief Minister Pema Khandu unfurled the Tricolour and took the salute from the parade contingents.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Khandu said that his Government is working in a team spirit for achieving its vision of excellence in governance, providing quality education and health services, bringing about transformational change in agriculture and horticulture sectors, realising the potential of Blue economy, putting emphasis on employment generation, livelihood activities and ease of doing business, and providing drinking water to all households by 2024.

While noting that nothing great can be achieved without teamwork, he said, “We have to start collaborating as a team to create the New Arunachal of our dreams. We have to put all efforts to make Arunachal Pradesh one of the best administered and governed States in the country.”

Khandu, also the minister in charge of PWD, announced a five-year road plan called the Chief Minister Comprehensive State Road Plan 2019-2024.

He also disclosed that the Potin-Pangin stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway, which had been stuck since the last five years, has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways with nine packages amounting to around Rs 4,000 crore. The work for the same is expected to start soon. He also said that his Government is committed to maintaining law and order in the State.

State Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) also celebrated the Independence Day with schoolchildren at the Raj Bhavan here.

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