Hunli celebrates Statehood Day in a ‘unique’ way

Hunli celebrates Statehood Day in a ‘unique’ way

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The 32nd Statehood Day was celebrated at Hunli sub-divisional headquarters under Lower Dibang Valley district in a ‘unique’ manner with the theme ‘Development for All & Development with All’ by inter-linking a conglomerate of stakeholders – bureaucrats, technocrats, academicians, field functionaries, youth and grassroots leaders.

Addressing the gathering, SDO Hunli Jally Umpo called upon the participants to contribute their “best” towards developing Hunli as a model sub-division for the rest to follow in spite of its physical bottlenecks.

She focused on food, health, education, infrastructure and employment for all towards a holistic development and exhorted the youth to refrain from the menace of drugs and other narcotics to remain active as well as energetic. Recalling last year’s theme-based celebrations on ‘Youth and Development’, Umpo remarked that development is a two-way traffic. The efforts of the govt should be sufficiently matched by the civil society participation to accomplish the noble objective ‘Development for All & Development with All’.

Speaking as chief guest on the occasion, Dr Jajati K Pattnaik, Associate Prof, Jomin Tayeng Govt Model Degree College, Roing said that Arunachal Pradesh does not have adequate revenue generating mechanisms. Thus, it has to harness its untapped resources in hydro, herbal and horticulture (3H) and tradition, tourism and technology (3T) to augment the pace of development.

He mentioned that Lower Dibang Valley district is well located from geo-economic perspective and could be a potential spot for tourism industry as it is blessed with archeological site of Bhismak Nagar, snow covered mountain of Mayodia, eco-cultural site of Hunli-Desali and natural lake of Mehao.

He felt that with the opening up of Dhola-Sadiya bridge and the commissioning of ongoing Dambuk bridge over river Dibang, again Roing-Hunli could be a hub in the envisaged Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) starting from Pasighat, Dambuk, Roing, Tezu, Namsai and Nampong etc, linking this corridor with the national as well as international economy.

The need of the hour is that all the stakeholders including both the govt and the civil society of the area would have to make conscious and sustained efforts to generate robust pro-investment climate and indigenous entrepreneurship culture for sustainable development of the region, he observed.

The cultural troupes, attired with the traditional costumes, added glitter to the occasion.

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