Source: News Bharati English19 Jul 2016 14:54:24

Itanagar, July 18: Newly elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu has urged the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) to devote all its effort on preservation of indigenous culture and tradition. ‘Culture strengthens our sense of belongingness and it reinforces to define who we are, without it we will lose our identity,’ he asserted.During a meeting with a delegation of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) led by its president Bengia Tolum, Khandu said, “I believe in team work and will work to reach out to all sections of society to strengthen the spirit of Team Arunachal”. The CM also expressed hope that the NES would strive to lead the state to a better future being the largest social body in the state and appealed the Nyishi society to play the role of a big brother in bringing harmony among people of Arunachal.

On developmental priorities, he promised to bring equal development to all constituencies. The NES on its part also assured to extend its full support to the new government in carrying forward its welfare programmes and policies. Meanwhile, the NES delegate also made a courtesy call on Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein at his residence in Itanagar.

According to news agency The Arunachal Times, NES President Tulom said that the society is happy with the formation of the new government in the state and hoped for overall progress of the state under the new government. He also apprised Mein of the welfare measures carried out by NES for the betterment of the society and the state. Mein appealed to the society to play the main role in bringing and unifying different communities of state together.

He also informed that his government will seek the opinion and support of opposition parties, stakeholders, NGOs and all communities for constructive idea and criticism, to carry forward all the programs and policies of the government.