Need secure border between India and Tibet: Waii

TAWANG, Nov 22: Home Minister Kumar Waii emphasized the need to have a strong and secure border between India and Tibet for the growth and development of both the nations.
He was addressing a national convention on ‘Strong and secure border a way to secure culture and develop nation’, organised by the Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) at the Kalawangpo convention hall here on Thursday.
Citing the long history of trade relations with Tibet, Waii said the state and the union governments have been undertaking a number of projects for the development of the border areas.
He highlighted the role played by the Brokpas (yak and sheep grazing community), who continuously move from one area to another and help in protecting the Indo-Tibet border, and stressed the need to provide good facilities to them.
“The national media should come to these border areas and highlight the hardships being faced by the people living in these remote areas. In spite of many hardships, the people of Arunachal never fail to show their patriotism and commitment towards Mother India,” Waii said.
Earlier, over 375 pilgrims from around 20 different states of the country participated in a peace march from Tawang monastery to the convention hall.
BTSM president Indreshji Kumar, the Tibetan government-in-exile’s Finance Minister Karma Yeshi, former MP RK Khrimey, former ministers Tsering Gyurmey, DK Thongdok and Naresh Glow, former Bomdila monastery abbot Geshi Thupten Kunphen and others also attended the event. (DIPRO)