Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended a function ‘Prem Milan’ to pay tribute to Reverend Brother Prem Bhai, on his 10th death anniversary here at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association.
The Chief Minister laid a wreath on the casket of late Prem Bhai inside the Church. He later stood solemnly for few seconds with folded hands praying for peace of the departed soul.
In his speech, the CM said – “Prem Bhai today commands respect not only in Catholic community but across all denominations of Christian society and also among different faiths”.
He called Prem Bhai as “Saint” who brought tremendous changes in Nyishi society and contributed to development of Arunachal with his 25 years of humanitarian service.
Further acknowledging the contributions of different missionaries in the development of Arunachal, Khandu said the state government is ever ready to help such organisations that can be of assistance towards upliftment of people.
He expressed concern over growing divisions among people on political lines even among families. He urged the people to adopt politics only as a profession and not be subsumed by it completely.
Further for assistance towards building of Ashram in memory of Prem Bhai, the Chief Minister announced to donate Rs 10 lakhs from Dorjee Khandu trust and assured further support from the state government.
Environment and Forest Minister Nabam Rebia and APCC President Takam Sanjoy also spoke. Present on the occasion were former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and others.