ITANAGAR, Oct 26 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has expressed his wish for a bright and glorious future for Indo-China friendship during his visit to a remote border post in Tawang district bordering the neighbouring country.
During his visit to the border post of Bumla yesterday, the Governor placed a stone on the �Heap of Stones� on the Indo-China border for harmonious relationship between the two Asian giants, a Raj Bhawan release said today.
The Governor also lauded the Army personnel for doing their duty in such a difficult and harsh terrain. Interacting with the Army personnel at �Maitri Sthal�, 33 km from Tawang, Rajkhowa said the people of Arunachal Pradesh should take pride in the Indian Army.
Commanding Officer of 14 Punjab Regiment, Col Rajesh, briefed the Governor on Bumla Pass and activities in �Maitri Sthal� towards Sino-India friendship. On his way to the border post, the Governor paid homage to Param Vir Chakra Awardee Subedar Joginder Singh at his memorial located at a height of 16,000 ft, near Bumla.
During his visit, the Governor expressed hope that the serene and pristine environment on way to the border post will be preserved and tourists will be able to see the nature at its best, which in turn will boost the rural economy of the district and State as a whole, the release said.
The Arunachal Pradesh Governor also interacted with prominent NGOs of Tawang district during yesterday�s visit. He called upon the Lamas, civil society and youth to put in concerted effort to improve the literacy rate of the district.
The Governor also emphasised on preservation of rich cultural heritage of the Monpas. He said that many indigenous expertise in handicrafts and exclusive design weaving including mask making, are gradually becoming extinct. Urgent effort must be there to revive and promote these heritages, he said. Rajkhowa also stressed that cultural assets of the society, including folk dances must be preserved and promoted. He underscored that it must be percolated to all ages through training and motivation.
Lauding the Environment Protection Society (EPS) of Tawang for its work in cleanliness drive, the Governor advised the NGOs, including the Lamas of Tawang Monastery to make contribution towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and make Tawang district the cleanest district of the State, the communiqu� added. � PTI