4th Nov 2017 09:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Centre ready for any eventuality: Defence Minister Sitharaman

BOMDILA, Nov 4:

Seemingly charmed with the cultural concerns of the people of the district and the way the six indigenous tribes wore their ethnicity and pride in tune with the callings of nature, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman appreciated the people of the district for living harmoniously with the nature and prioritizing peace as the stepping stone for development.

Referring to the unfortunate 1962 war, the Defence Minister spoke highly of the people for being the real sentinels in guarding the frontiers and securing the borders of the country.

“I stand here first as a citizen of the nation and secondly as the Defence Minister,” she said and added that peace is of utmost importance but the Centre would respond to any need of the state and its borders. ‘We are with the people of Arunachal,’ she said.

Earlier, Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju calling upon the people to work for the development of the area said that he would be more than happy to facilitate further development in the area and the state.

Local Legislator Japu Deru and Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop also addressed the mammoth gathering.

Among others, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, DGDE J Sharma, Joint Secretary (Works) Manish Thakur, ADG, LW& E, Resident Commissioner Delhi Gitanjali Gupta, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for H&FW Phurpa Tsering, MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for PHED&WS Kumsi Sidisow and GOC 5-Mtn Division attended the inaugural programme of the second edition of the Buddha Mahotsava today at district headquarters Bomdila.


Kenter Joya Riba

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