Govt committed to all-round development: DCM

NAMSAI, 7 May: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that the state government is committed to all-round development of the state, “with more emphasis on human resource development.”

During a meeting of the Core Committee for Unsung Heroes, held at the district secretariat here on Saturday, Mein said that “the government has been supporting and providing logistic support to the central universities in the state, like RGU, TRIHMS, wherever possible.”

Stating that the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav “has given us a good opportunity for writing our own history,” he advocated setting up a research cell in Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), “through which they can conduct research on various aspects of the state.”

He said that a theatre show on the unsung heroes of the state will be played during the year-long celebration of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

It was decided during the meeting that a 15-day festival will be organised to celebrate the unsung heroes. The festival will also feature theatre shows, exhibitions on unsung heroes, literary activities, and cultural programmes.

A resolution was adopted to convert Siddhartha Hall in Itanagar into a state-of-the-art theatre hall. A budget of Rs 8 crores has already been announced for the purpose in the 2022-23 budget.

It was further decided to establish a museum of the freedom fighters of the state, and to make the state’s freedom fighters a part of the National Museum in Gujarat too.

The committee also resolved to “have a war memorial in a designated place, and preserve and protect the existing war sites.”

Among others, the CM’s adviser Tai Tagak, Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Transport Secretary Dani Sulu, Namsai DC RK Sharma, RGU Pro-VC Prof Amitava Mitra, and National School of Drama Assistant Professor Riken Ngomle attended the meeting. (DCM’s PR Cell)