Mishra, Khandu greet people on Ambedkar Jayanti, Bihu

ITANAGAR, 13 Apr:  Governor B.D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

Ambedkar Jayanti is observed on 14 April in honor of Dr. BR Ambedkar, who was born on 14 April, 1891.

The Governor appealed to the people of the state to uphold the values and spirit of the Indian Constitution for development, progress and prosperity of all sections of the society, the state and the nation.

Mishra also wished the people on the occasion of Sangken festival too.

“On this blessed day, I offer my prayer to Lord Buddha to give each one of us his choicest blessings. May this festival of our Tai Khamti and Singpho brethren bind each one of us in fraternal love, goodwill and cooperation,” the governor said in a separate message.

Paying rich tributes to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, Chief Minister Pema Khandu in his message said, “One of the most prominent social reformers of India, Dr. Ambedkar is known for his fight against the social evil of untouchability and the inequalities posed by the caste system of India. We, as Indians will always remain indebted to Ambedkar ji for his invaluable contribution to the Indian legal system and framing of the Constitution,” he added.

In a separate message, the Chief Minister has conveyed his best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, Bohag Bihu and Mahavir Jayanti that will be celebrated across the country on Thursday.

Wishing members of Sikh, Assamese, Bengali and Jain communities serving and residing in Arunachal Pradesh, Khandu expressed optimism that their respective festivals will further the bond of bonhomie and brotherhood with other communities of the state.

“These festivals are not only to celebrate for joy and fun but also to celebrate our unity for peace and progress of our state and the country. I personally join with you all in your celebrations,” he said in a message here this evening. (PRO to Raj Bhavan, CM’s PR Cell)