Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu while acknowledging the contribution of ‘Team Arunachal’ including citizens, CBOs, farmers, entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers, investors, public servants in accelerating the state’s development on Tuesday appealed for ‘collective efforts, dedication and determination’ to build a “Vikasit Arunachal”.
“In the coming 25 years, which marks 100 years of Independence and 75 years of Arunachal, our utmost endeavour will be to transform Arunachal into a Vikasit State,” Khandu said in his Independence Day address in the State level function at IG Park here.
The Chief Minister, who hoisted the Tri-colour followed by the playing of the National Anthem, said, “Arunachal is not just a state; it’s a promise. A promise of unity, inclusive growth and prosperity for all. We are, as we have always been, duty-bound to fulfil the aspirations of every child, every youth, every woman, every farmer and every family. This is not a distant dream but a tangible goal, a goal that we will achieve through dedication, collaboration and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Our journey towards development is about transcending barriers of identity, region, tribe, creed, religion as well as the barriers of our tough terrain,” he stated.
Further citing that the resolve of ‘Vikasit Bharat’ and ‘Vikasit Arunachal’ requires commitment from each one of us to work hand in hand, Khandu said, we ought to contribute our best in shaping India’s journey towards becoming a developed nation and ‘Vishwa-Guru’ by the time we celebrate 100 years of our Independence in 2047.
Highlighting the various achievements of his government in the last seven years and the accolades the state earned in recent times, the Chief Minister said, “Our achievements in the fields of economic growth, connectivity – roads, aviation, telecommunications, healthcare, e-governance, sports, education, nutrition, arts and culture have been remarkable.
Arunachal today is an ideal example of wholesome development. It is because of the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas given by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, that we are witnessing unprecedented, holistic and inclusive development.”
Earlier, paying his tributes to the freedom fighters and the Armed Forces for defending and maintaining the territorial integrity of the country, Khandu said, “In the tapestry of our great nation, each thread is a testament to the sacrifice and valour of our freedom fighters, unsung heroes and martyrs. They struggled heroically, not for themselves but for us, for our bright future…Let us reaffirm our commitment to the values of democracy, unity and integrity of the country.”