Chief Minister Pema Khandu today accorded a warm welcome to Bollywood actor, John Abraham on his arrival here, who is also the ‘brand ambassador’ for Arunachal.
The Chief Minister said the actor has great feelings for the North East. His feeling for the region is demonstrated through his keen interest in promoting North East talents outside the region, who owns a football club with the name – North East United FC.
Khandu was speaking to a large gathering in the Tawang festival ground here evening, while introducing the actor to the crowd.
The Chief Minister said John is also keen to shoot films in Arunachal, to which the state government is ready to extend any kind of support and service that is needed.
Khandu expressed hope that together with the actor, they should be able to promote Arunachal as one of the hot tourist destinations in the country and conveyed that people of Arunachal has now high hopes and expectations from him.
The Chief Minister also welcomed the representatives from the renowned international tour operator, Cox and Kings Tours & Travels, and said that the state has started to join hands with renowned world agencies and business house for active tourism promotion in Arunachal.
John, who arrived here at the festival ground cheered by the crowd, thanked the people for choosing him as the brand ambassador for the state.
He also thanked the government of Arunachal for being cooperative in setting up his works in Arunachal. The actor suggested that an academy for the North East United FC and an international marathon club could be set up in the state.