Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the Bango Solung festival here at Ruksin accompanied by DCM Chowna Mein.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the Bango Solung festival here at Ruksin accompanied by DCM Chowna Mein, State BJP President Tapir Gao, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Health Minister Alo Libang, Advisor to CM Lombo Tayeng, Lok Sabha MP (East) Ninong Ering, Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng and Pasighat (West) MLA Tatung Jamoh.
Earlier the Chief Minister inaugurated a steel bridge (50 metre) built over Remi river near Miglung village in East Siang district constructed under PMGSY scheme. He also inaugurated the Ruksin Guest House constructed by RWD department.
Expressing delight in participating in the Solung festival, the Chief Minister lauded the Adi community for their contribution towards development of Arunachal terming them as the most progressive.
He said without support from the community, establishment of Sainik School at Niglok would not have been possible appreciating the forthcoming nature of the community towards development.
The CM laid emphasis on preservation of culture with preservation of language forming its core effort. He said development is a process that can be achieved at any period of time whereas a culture once lost could not be retrieved.
Responding to public memorandum, the CM assured support for flood protection in Miglung village area for protection of Remi steel bridge. Also he assured to take up work for construction of Mini Secretariat for Ruksin ADC HQ in the next financial year.
Further informing on reformative steps taken by state govt, Khandu said the recently formed Staff Selection Board (SSB) will conduct its first recruitment exams in coming December to fill up vacant posts of Group C Staff.
He said formation of SSB is the biggest reform ever taken by the state govt and assured that recruitment through this board will be taken purely through merit and without the conduct of interview. He also said continuous consultation is being held with UPSC, railway board and govt of India’s SSC commission to make SSB efficient, effective and corrupt free.
The CM said Arunachal should not only lean towards centre for financial help but also for its handholding support for judicious and efficient use of the resources. He said time has come for Arunachal to change its mindset and the thought process to become accountable. Affirming intolerance towards corruption, the Chief Minister strongly warned all the elected officials and govt officials not to indulge in corruption or else face strong action from the government.
Earlier Deputy Chief Minister, Tapir Gao and Tatung Jamoh also spoke.