Chief Minister Pema Khandu today hailed and congratulated the team members of the tableau of Arunachal Pradesh that won the first position in the 68th Republic Day parade in the New Delhi.
The tableau depicted Yak Dance, a famous pantomime of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and practiced in many parts of the state, particularly in Tawang and West Kameng districts.
“It is indeed a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh. By winning the top position from amongst 23 tableaus including six from various ministries and departments, we have drawn attention of the entire country. This is a rare achievement,” Khandu observed.
The Chief Minister particularly congratulated the artistes – all hailing from Tawang – who performed the ritualistic dance during the parade and won the heart of the nation.
He also congratulated and appreciated the efforts put in by the officials of IPR and Art & Culture in preparation of the tableau and its successful performance in the country’s highest celebration.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister expressed concern over repeated fire mishaps being reported from various corners of the state, the latest being the incident at Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district. It has been reported that in the mishap one minor girl – Chayir Naji (9) – lost her life while her uncle Mopak Laigi sustained severe burns.
Condoling the death of the girl, Khandu assured ex-gratia as per norms and gave directions to the department concerned and the Upper Subansiri administration to expedite the same.
Khandu appealed the people to remain cautious and adopt preventive measures to avoid such mishaps.
“We need to be extra cautious, especially in the villages where we mostly live in thatched houses and use fire extensively during the winters. I appeal all stakeholders to spread awareness on fire mishaps and prevent loss of lives and properties,” he added.