Attending the Closing Ceremony of the fourth edition of Orange Festival of Adventure & Music 2017, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein said that there are lots of aspiring talents among the youths of the State and the need of the hour is to provide them a proper platform to grow. “Govt is ready to support every platforms which gives an opportunity to the budding talents of the State to perform and excel” he said.
He stated that Arunachal is passing through a transitional phase, a change for betterment and good days are awaiting with the improvement of road connectivity. He further said that Dambuk which remains cut off most of the time will now see the light of the day with two important bridges, over Dibang and Sisar (Sisiri) rivers nearing completion. He exhorted the people to take up agriculture and horticulture cash crops in large scale as the market linkages will improve in days to come.
He further lauds the Director of OFAM, Abu Tayeng and his team for successfully spearheading the organisation of this annual event for the fourth consecutive year. The Festival has helped to promote Dambuk and its sweet oranges to the world outside.
Mein who has attended the festival for the third time this year said that the OFAM is going better and better year after year.
Parliamentary Secretary for WRD and the local legislator, Gum Tayeng requested the Deputy Chief Minister to press for early completion of the approach roads to Sisar bridge. She said that due to non-completion of the approach roads in both sides of the bridge, the construction work of the bridge has been over delayed which was long over due.
On the occasion, Mein gave away the prizes of the winner of JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury and the Orange and Fruit Exhibitions organised by the Department of Horticulture, Roing. JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury was won by Chandigarh based Gerrari Offroaders followed by Association of Offroaders of Nagaland as first runner up and MOCCA (Arunachal Team) as second runner up.
In the Fruit Exhibitions, Lozar Linggi won the first prize among Orange Fruits and Najing Modi won the first prize in Mosambi.
Mithali Namchoom, Deputy Commissioner Roing, Sanjay Singh Sain, Superintendent of Police, Atul Tayeng, ADC Dambuk attended the festival among others.