CM extends warm greetings on New Year
My dear fellow citizens of Arunachal, Happy New Year! As we stand at the dawn of an exciting and promising new year, I extend my warm greetings and wishes to my people of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a day to recollect our initiative in the past and ponder upon new ideas to transform our collective vision into reality for the future. In the last few years, we have brought about a remarkable positive change in the development trajectory of our State. A number of people centric welfare programmes have been initiated keeping in minds the immediate requirements of our masses. We have prioritized the social sectors like Health, Education and skill development and employment generation in our approach. At the same time, it has been a consistent effort of the state government to provide its citizens transparent, responsive and responsible governance. We became one of the few states in the country to enact Lokayukta, which is aimed to empower people. I take this pride to inform you that our state was adjudged one of the best performing states in terms of devolution of power to PRIs and Urban Local Bodies and stood at 5th rank in all India ranking amongst the state. We received India’s Best Project -2014 award for implementation of Skill Development and Employment Generation programme, besides clinching the Krishi Karman Award for the second consecutive term for increase in food grain production. We have taken all possible steps to ensure law and order and peace in the State and we shall continue to do so. Safety of women and girls has been taken care off apart from introducing Police Control Room Vehicles for effective policing. There will be a visible change in approach towards our efforts in promoting Arunachal as a tourist destination. We have categorized areas on religious tourism, adventure, cultural, health, research and nature tourism to attract tourists of varied tastes. I dedicate the year 2015 to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, with each of our development effort being singularly targeted at ensuring common good particularly for those who can’t secure future of their own. Let us take a pledge today to stand united against all forces inimical to peace and tranquility of the State and contribute our bit for sustainable development of Arunachal Pradesh. Together we will do it!