Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General (Retd) KT Parnaik has met Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria at the Raj Bhavan, Kharghuli Hills, Guwahati on Friday and discussed bilateral issues including inter-state boundary and enhancing goodwill between the residents of both neighbouring states.
Governor Parnaik, who is on a two-day visit to Assam, commended the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Ministers for taking concrete initiatives to resolve the long-standing inter-state boundary issue, and opined that a conscientious approach will strengthen the age-old friendship among the people of the two Northeastern states.
The Governors also deliberated on various opportunities for collaboration between the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam for their mutual benefit, said a communiqué from the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. Parnaik proposed increasing cultural and educational exchange programs to promote the rich culture of the region among the youth of both states.
The Governors also exchanged ideas on preserving the natural environment, biodiversity, and archaeological treasures that are integral to the identity of the region. They stressed the need to expedite the implementation of development projects that will contribute to the overall progress and well-being of their respective populations, the communiqué added.
Ke-Meh-Ha greetings: Meanwhile, Governor Parnaik has extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the eve of Ke-Meh-Ha, the annual harvest festival of the Idu-Mishmi community. He expressed hope that the festival will usher in prosperity and happiness in the society.
“On this sacred day, I join my Idu community in their prayer to Apeh Mili and Apeh Gonlo to invoke their blessings for each one of us,” the Governor said in his message