ITANAGAR, Dec 5 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday launched the ‘Arunachal Rising Campaign’ – a two-month publicity campaign to disseminate information on major State and Central flagship programmes among the people of the State, starting from Longding district.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Khandu said that the need is now to bridge the gap between the people and the Government.
He said the people came first, and that the Chief Minister and government officers are all paid to serve the people. “The campaign has been started to ensure that we all do justice to our positions.”
The Chief Minister said the State Government is focusing on three sectors – education, health and law and order. He said if these sectors are prioritised, it would facilitate other sectors to grow fast.
Khandu said the ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ programme is achieving its intended objective and besides guaranteeing benefits to the people, government officers are also expressing job satisfaction.
He said Longding district is fortunate to begin the ‘Arunachal Rising Campaign’ through these sectors with the inauguration of the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, a primary health centre, and the laying of the foundation stone for upgrade of the police station.
Highlighting the major achievements of the State Government in completing all incomplete projects, Khandu said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the 100 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project (HEP), 600 MW Kameng HEP and the Dibang project in January next year. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of a road tunnel bypassing the Sela Pass towards Tawang.
The Chief Minister felicitated ground-level functionaries for their service to the people. He also gave away prizes and certificates to the winners of the essay writing competition organised under the Arunachal Rising Campaign across schools in the district.