I wanted to be an Army Officer, said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while interacting with NCC cadets in his office.
Ten National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets that included 6 girls and four teachers from Delhi Public School, Faridabad interacted with Chief Minister Pema Khandu here today in his office.
Speaking to the students and the teachers who are on their maiden visit here, Chief Minister gave a brief sketch of the state’s cultural diversity, it’s tourism potential, and about places of historical importance.
The students asked several questions to the CM wanting to know about the challenges of being a Chief Minister, about his personal life, daily routines, hobbies, schooling life etc.
On challenges as leader of the state, the Chief Minister said the cultural diversity of state is immense and biggest challenge is taking all along. He said the challenge for the govt would be to provide jobs for unemployed youths in the state who are graduating every year in large number.
CM said he is an avid music listener and enjoy watching movies. To maintain a healthy routine, he wakes up early at 4 am, and begins the day by his routine morning exercises.
During school days, CM said he wanted to be an Army Officer and had passed the high school in science stream. But being the eldest in the family, several responsibilities fell upon him and he meanwhile had to enter politics.
Chief Minister said politics should not bring negative images in people’s mind; rather it is required to bring changes in the society. He said a society needs person from every different background to make things work.