CM greets people on Statehood Day

ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has conveyed his greetings to the people on the occasion of the 32nd Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on 20 February, 1987.
Expressing optimism that the state would continue to rise, the chief minister urged the citizens to “join the national movement to end corruption to ensure transparent and accountable governance.”
He offered assurance that his government would undertake major economic activities in all potential sectors to open up employment avenues for the youths in the coming years.
“Today each one of us has a strong desire to progress, develop and live in a transformed Arunachal. It is our duty to provide an environment to enable this transformation. This is and will be the sincere effort of our government,” Pema said in his message.
Highlighting the achievements of his government, which include achieving 100 ODF (gramin) status, information technology initiatives, making functional the offices of the east and west divisional commissioners, creation of Kamle district, governance reforms, infrastructure development, boost in connectivity, etc, the chief minister said there is a lot more to be done, and sought the people’s active participation in the government’s initiatives.
“Our government organized a participatory policymaking conclave, ‘Dream change Arunachal 2027’, which saw the participation of over 1000 delegates from all walks of life. Scholars, academicians and progressive farmers deliberating on an agenda of change for Arunachal Pradesh have come up with a comprehensive blueprint of development for the state. Likewise, we have opened the gates for people’s suggestions for finalizing the budget proposal for 2018-19,” he informed.
Pema reiterated that a peaceful state is one of the most important criteria for uninterrupted development.
“On this historic occasion, I appeal for peace, bonhomie and harmony to fulfill our commitment to take our state on an unprecedented growth trajectory,” he said.