Make Tawang the most tourist friendly district: CS

TAWANG, Oct 9: State Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar has implored the Tawang Deputy Commissioner to make Tawang as the most tourist friendly and cleanest district in the country.

He also asked the DC to explore feasibility of harnessing wind or solar energy at Bumla Pass and put up public conveniences at all important tourist places.

The CS, who was on a whirlwind tour of West Kameng and Tawang districts from October 6 to 9, visited the Bumla Pass and interacted with the Indian Army troops. He also intermingled with the tourists and reviewed the amenities that were available for the sightseers at Bumla.

Kumar, who also visited the Tsachu Hot spring water, the Holy Chumey Gyasar falls, and Mago village during the trip, has reviewed the progress of BADP schemes being implemented at Mago village under the Chief Secretary's discretionary fund. He directed the EE, RWD, who was also present, to put extra efforts to complete the Mago-Thingbu PMGSY road at the earliest.

The Chief Secretary also visited the proposed sites for airport, railway survey office, etc at Tawang. During the last leg of his visit, the CS visited the Dorjee Khandu Memorial Museum, Jamtse Gatsel Children's Community at Lumla and interacted with faculty and children of the institute. He expressed satisfaction and happiness at the yeoman's service being rendered by Director of the institute Lobsang Phuntsok and assured him to provide his full support to the institute in both personal and official capacity.

Earlier, he was accorded a warm welcome at Tawang by all the officers and staff. DC, Tawang made a power-point presentation on Tawang and district and overview of the developmental activities being undertaken in the district by various departments. Secretary (Health) Parthibhan, Tawang DC, SP, ADC, DRDA PD, EE (RWD) and EAC Thinbu accompanied the CS during the district tour. (DIPRO)