Following ‘tradition’, LS Speaker plants a sapling in Raj Bhavan lawn

ITANAGAR, May 13: Carrying forward the Itanagar Raj Bhavan’s tradition, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who was on his maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, before leaving the state capital on Friday planted a sapling of ‘Cherry Blossom’ in the lawn of the Raj Bhavan in presence of Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and other dignitaries.

The Lok Sabha Speaker arrived in Itanagar on Wednesday, and inaugurated the 18th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region Zone III Conference at the DK Hall of State Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.

The LS Speaker and the Governor also had a meeting at the Raj Bhavan here and discussed parliamentary issues in a democratic set-up. The Governor, while sharing his observations with the Speaker regarding the Preamble to the Constitution of India, said that it is need of the hour to include a mention of Fundamental Duties in the Preamble. “This step will promote the commitment to duties towards the Nation amongst the people along with much in demand the Fundamental Rights,” he said. 

Mishra also briefed Birla about the developmental initiatives of the State Government and its challenges. “The State Government and its people are fully committed to bring peace and development in every part of Arunachal Pradesh. The State machinery is working with the spirit of ‘'Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab ka Vishwas aur Sab ka Prayas’. The people of Arunachal Pradesh have a high sense of nationalism and take pride in being Indians,” he said.