People’s cooperation must for development: Felix

Itanagar: Home Minister Bamang Felix on Saturday called upon the people to cooperate with the state government in its developmental mission.

Interacting with the villagers of Jullang-Rakap under the Sangdupota circle near here, he impressed upon the villagers on the importance of having a pro-development attitude for the sustainability of any development initiatives in a holistic manner.

Sangdupota circle in Papumpare district has been established as an education hub over the years with the establishment of Film and Television Institute, law college, NIT and a women’s college.

Addressing the gathering, the minister said the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu is committed to developing the rural areas but the commitment needs to be backed by cooperation of the stakeholders for positive results.

Lauding the villagers in Sangdupota circle for their pro-development attitude, which resulted in its establishment as an educational hub, Felix appealed to Chief Secretary NareshKumar to draw a roadmap for the development of Jullang-Rakapas a model village.

Urging the chief secretary to prepare the roadmap by October 2 to coincide with Gandhi Jayanti and to roll it out within three to four months, Felix hoped that the model will be an inspiration for other villages in the circle to follow.

The chief secretary emphasised making the village free from plastics and establishing it as one of the cleanest villages in the circle.

The chief secretary also advised the villagers of Jullang-Rakap to create a Village Development Committee and rural women self-help groups for the holistic development of the village.

He said that emphasis should be on education, health, road connectivity, and agri-horti related activities for which the government would also extend all possible assistance.

Meanwhile, Upper Balijan ZPM Hina Camdir Tok appealed to the visiting dignitaries for GSM connectivity in the area and a police station in Sangdupota circle.

He asserted that the villagers are willing to donate land for the development of their area.

Earlier, the visiting dignitaries also planted tree saplings to mark the occasion. The event also witnessed the screening of a short documentary film on how stakeholders of Sille village in East Siang district transformed it as one of the cleanest villages in the district.

Among others, the event was attended by RD Secretary, IT Special Secretary, Papum Pare DC and SP, HoDs, ZPMs, gaon buras and villagers. (PRO)

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