ZIRO, Sep 17: Of late, Ziro, the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district is slowly and surely getting acknowledged as a pride of Arunachal Pradesh for its rapid development taking place in various fields viz. socio-economic, cultural and educational, and tourism.
Tourism is gaining ground at Ziro with the recently completed Trans-Arunachal Highway shortening the journey time from Itanagar to Ziro to two hours, and availability of plenty of good hotels, resorts and homestays coupled with a mild climate which makes it an ideal tourist destination.
World famous festivals like Ziro Festival of Music (ZFM), identification of Ziro as a potential World Heritage Site for its enchanting Cultural Landscape and discovery of world’s tallest natural Shivalinga has catapulted Ziro as the sixth most favoured tourist destination in India.
Ziro also boasts of housing more than 20 residential schools making it as an educational hub as well. Earlier, parents enrolled their wards to hill station schools at Shillong and Darjeeling but now the trend has reversed and children not only from the neighbouring districts but also from every part of the state and even from outside are receiving education at Ziro.
As for healthcare facilities, the Gyati Takka General Hospital boasts of state-of-the-art medical facilities with specialist surgeons available in almost every department. The hospital is also under upgradation as a Zonal Hospital which would cater to the medical needs of not only Lower Subansiri but to other neighbouring districts of Kamle, Kra Daadi, Kurung Kumey and Upper Subansiri.
Over the period of time, several individuals have immensely contributed in shaping the destiny of Ziro and bringing it to world limelight. To salute and honour few of these pioneers whose contributions for Ziro are unparalleled, Helping Hands, a Delhi-based NGO will felicitate them during the forthcoming Gandhi Jayanti.
Helping Hands will also inaugurate the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Centre’ with facilities of Library, Digital Career Guidance Centre, Children’s Activities Centre, Citizen Services Centre, Farmer’s Sales Hub, Panchayat Ghar and Health Clinic.
The “Pride of Ziro” awards with Gold Medals and ‘Administration Excellence Award-2023’ will also be given away at Hong village during the function. The awards would be given away by Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi in presence of eminent personalities from Delhi.
The winners of the maiden ‘Pride of Ziro’ award include Lod Kojee, late Nani Challa, Tailyang Shanti, Lod Tabyo, Hage Tade, Taku Chatung, and Hano Bobby, while Bamin Nime, APCS (AG) will receive the Administration Excellence Award-2023. (DIPRO)