30th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Apr 30:The Arunachal postal department today released a special cover on former Chief Minister, late Dorjee Khandu in a simple ceremony held at its head office here.

The special cover was brought out to commemorate late Dorjee Khandu’s contribution in the field of development in Arunachal on his 6th death anniversary.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra and Health Parliamentary Secretary Phurpa Tsering attended the release function.

Thanking the postal department for bringing out the special cover on behalf of all his family members, the CM also recalled the developmental activities initiated by late Dorjee Khandu.

“All the major development projects of the state that we see today were started during his tenure. Now almost all of these projects are completed while few are on the verge of completion,” he said.

The Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support in completion of these projects and for his concern and care for early completion of all the ongoing projects. 

Earlier paying tribute to late Dorjee Khandu, an official from postal departmental spoke on his contribution to development of the state.

In his short tenure, late Drojee Khandu initiated the Trans-Arunachal highway, 4-lane highway from Banderdewa to Hollongi, 2-lane highway to all district headquarters, green-field airport for Itanagar, and railway connectivity in the state. In addition, he initiated the construction of civil secretariat building, state Assembly building and a medical college in the state.

Under his leadership, Arunachal scout was raised to induct local youths in the defence forces, revived the Apex bank, implemented the sixth pay commission and initiated hydropower development in the state. For his contribution, late Dorjee Khandu was conferred the prestigious Karamveer Award by the Indigenous Faith Society of Arunachal Pradesh

Kenter Joya Riba

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