GoI recognizes 15 ‘Unsung Heroes’ from Arunachal: Dy CM

YATDAM (Changlang), Aug 16: 15 ‘Unsung Heroes’ from Arunachal Pradesh have been recognized by the Government of India, following the completion of year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of Independence.

The GoI-recognized unsung heroes are Matmur Jamoh, Moji Riba, Moje Riba, Ligin Bomjen, Ronua Gohain/Chaupha Planglu, Tawo Gohain, Taji Dele, Ponge Dele, Tagi Raja, Medhi Raja, Khunjing Wangham, Wanchin Wangsa, Ningroo Thumung, Bom Singpho and Beesa Gaum.

Informing this today, Arunachal Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that their names have been uploaded in the web portal of unsung heroes by the Ministry of Culture, GoI and added that it is a matter of great pride for every people of the frontier state.

Mein, who was accorded a rousing reception by the district administration and people of Yatdam circle under Changlang district, spoke about the ‘development’ post inaugurating 11 infrastructure development projects in presence of Arunachal Assembly Dy Speaker Tesam Pongte, MLAs Phosum Khimhun and Wanglam Sawin, DC Changlang Sunny K Singh and SP Mihin Gambo among others.

Terming the day as ‘historic’ for the people of Changlang district, the Dy CM said they witnessed inauguration of as many as 11 major infrastructure development projects viz upgraded Jonkey Nallah MHS & power grid connection from Yatdam, CC pavement, Govt Secondary School, rostrum & general ground, CC Pavement in Jongram village, helipad, Electrical Division 's office building, Primary Health Centre, Hydropower divisional office's establishment and Cluster Resource Centre office building. 

Later, addressing a meeting at multipurpose hall Yatdam, Mein said that the state government is working tirelessly with great speed for all round development of the state.

Describing the vigour and talent of our youth as unmatched, he said that they must imbibe a sense of competition and responsibility in the age of innovation and advanced technology.

He lauded the efforts of various Women Organizations in fighting against social evils and drug menace in the state.

Mein exhorted the drug addicts to shun their bad habits and return to the mainstream and become better human beings, while stating that the government is serious and determined to curb the problem of drug abuse in the state.

Speaking about the tourism potential of Changlang district, he said the places where hydropower projects have come up can be developed as tourism site in the district. He also spoke on the importance of Stilwell Road for the tourism development of the district.

He said that the Centre has recently approved two new tourist circuits for Arunachal Pradesh to boost tourism in the northeastern state viz Dibrugarh – Deomali – Hukanjuri – Khonsa in Tirap district and Dibrugarh – Kanubari – Longding in Longding district of the state.

Mein said Changlang, in the eastern part of the State, also needs to be included in the tourist circuit so that the district can develop at par with other parts of the Northeastern state.

On the issue of education, Mein said that the government is working vigorously to improve the education scenario of the state.

He also assured to provide funds for construction of toilets/bathrooms in 25 schools of the district.

On the hydropower development front, Mein asked the HoD (HPD-Hydro Power Development) to take up projects to meet the needs of villages which are still facing power ‘issues’.

The Dy Speaker, in his speech, highlighted a few but ‘major’ issues of the district in various sectors including connectivity, health and education.