Different Communities Celebrates Rongali Bihu together at Mahadevpur on Sunday. Bamang Felix, Minister of PHE & WS, IPR &P and Parliamentary Affairs while attending the closing ceremony of Lekang Anchalik Rongali Bihu Sanmilan as the chief guest at Mahadevpur said that people of different communities and backgrounds dwelling together peaceably in brotherhood and harmony is the true essence of culture & traditions which has a great value. He lauded various communities of Lekang Assembly Constituency wherein people belonging to different communities viz., Moran, Ahom, Assamese, Mishing, Kosari, Adivasi, etc were living together peacefully for ages and appealed them to never loss this culture and system.
Informing that 80% of the diseases are water borne, he appealed the people to maintain cleanliness through Swachh Bharat to make Arunachal an open defecation free state. He said that the area being a flood prone area, it is prone to water borne diseases and urged the people to remain clean and safe.
He announced to place one Lavatory Vehicle at Namsai for eastern sector and one at Itanagar for western sector that was purchased by the state govt recently. He also said that out of four numbers of JAL DOOD, two shall be placed for Eastern Arunachal at Namsai and two at Itanagar for western Arunachal.
He informed that West Kameng District stood at No.1 position in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Namsai District in 2nd position in the state. He also informed that Arunachal stands in 6th position in IHHL Mobile Uploading Achievement in the country.
Techi Kaso, Parliamentary Secretary for UD & H, Town Planning and PWD who was the Guest of Honour on the occasion said that the Assamese communities settled in Arunachal should also avail the same facilities as the people of the state and in the similar way people of Arunachal settled in neighbouring Assam should also gets the same facilities in their state of settlement.
Tapir Gao, State BJP President attending the occasion as a special guest lauded the various communities of Lekang Constituency for celebrating the Bihu festival jointly. He said that it has made the colourful festival of Bihu more beautiful and urged to maintain the same. He sought them to keep the beautiful society protected. He expressed hope that the people of Lekang Consttuency is progressing and will continue to see the light of development under the leadership of Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein along with the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister who is also the Chief Patron of Lekang Anchalik Bihu Sammilan said that he is closely associated with the Bihu Festival for the last 25 years. He said that he is very fond of the Bihu Dance and lauded the Assamese communities for keeping the rich traditions and culture alive and urged the young generations to continue the legacy.
He urged the people of his constituency to avail the benefits under various developmental schemes initiated by the state govt.
Stating that that the Dholla bridge over Brahmaputra will not only benefit the people of Sadiya but will also immensely benefit the people of five districts of Arunachal namely, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw and Namsai.
He said that cultural delegates from the these districts should be sent to participate in the inaugural programme of Dholla Bridge over Brahmaputra on 24th May next which is slated to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He asked the Deputy Commissioner to ready at least three cultural troupes from Namsai District.
On the occasion, Mein announced to sanction fund for construction of a permanent festival hall at the festival site which would be used for all official and public functions.
On the occasion, Gokul Gogoi, President and Robin Boruah, Secretary, LARBS Committee also spoke on the occasion. Winners of various cultural competitions performed on the occasion.