Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu called upon the youth of the state to visualize where they want to see Arunachal Pradesh when India celebrates 100 years of its Independence 25 years from now.
“Need to aim for Amrit Kal, when India will be celebrating 100 years of Independence, and start working right now to achieve it,” he said to hundreds of youths, who had joined the Har Ghar Tiranga bike rally from Naharlagun to Dera Natung Govt College ground in Itanagar on Sunday
Appreciating young members of various rider clubs, who joined the rally organized by Itanagar Municipal Corporation in coordination with the capital administration, Khandu said it exemplified the patriotism already imbibed in the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“We Arunachalees are known for our die-hard patriotism. You all have just proved it,” he said while mentioning that he has seen more than 3-4 ‘Tirangas’ flying atop one single house in the capital.
Khandu informed that similar rallies are being organized across the state. “And it’s all over social media. You can see our youths have turned out in huge numbers,” he said.
Khandu expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coming up with the initiative to commemorate India’s 75 years of Independence.
“This is the right time to remember, realize and recognize the sacrifices made by hundreds of our freedom fighters. Because of their sacrifices, we are today a free country,” he observed.
Later, sharing a 1.53-minute video of the bike rally on his Twitter handle, Khandu wrote: “It is simply amazing. Fills us with a rare sense of solidarity, and patriotism! Our youth are the harbinger of hope, and progress! I’m reminded of the famous quote of Swami Vivekananda: ‘Arise awake and stop not until the goal is reached.’ Come on and build a new India. HarGharTiranga”.
The bike rally was also joined by Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, State BJP president Biyuram Wahge, local legislator Techi Kaso, Itanagar Mayor Tame Phassang, Corporators, officials of the capital administration, and personnel of State Police, ITBP and CRPF.