ITANAGAR, July 18 - The new Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has reiterated to work for all round development of the State by maintaining the �team Arunachal� spirit.
�I believe in teamwork and will work to reach out to all sections of society to strengthen the spirit of Team Arunachal,� said the Chief Minister while interacting with the members of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) which met him here today.
�Being new to the (top) chair and young, I will be needing guidance and advice from all the learned and elderly members of the society,� Khandu said.
Stating that he has high regards for NES, the Chief Minister expressed hope that it would strive to lead the State to a better future being the largest social body in the State.
Further, the Chief Minister urged the Nyishi apex body to devote its full effort on preservation of indigenous culture and tradition. �Cultural traditions strengthen our sense of belongingness and it defines who we are. Without it we tend to lose our identity,� he asserted.
On developmental priorities, he promised to bring equal development to all constituencies. �I believe all MLAs must be financially empowered equally so that that no constituency is deprived of development,� said the Chief Minister.
The NES promised its full support to the new government, and asserted that being a social organisation it is committed to help the government in carrying forward its welfare programmes and policies.