The famous Tawang festival started on Friday at historic Tawang town. Now in its fifth year, the festival has established itself as global event. Apart from the many festivities, DoKAA released its Bhoti syllabus for class 9th and 10th std in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, U.S. Ambassador To India Richard Verma and Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu, chief patron of the Tawang festival.
Celebrating the age-old relations between Assam and Arunachal, the Assam CM said, “We are from the same family of the North East India. So we will have to stay together, work together and prosper together.”
He exhorted the youths to realize their potential through hard work and said that Tawang festival is an opportunity for them to explore their talent. “Tawang is not a just a place, but it’s the land of Gods. The place will shine and grow and will be able to curve her own destiny in future,” Sonowal added.
The Assam CM also spoke on various welfare initiatives being taken by the centre for the North East under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, chief patron of the Tawang festival said that Assam and Arunachal has maintained deep cultural ties from ages. So to celebrate this bonding, the Assam Chief Minister has been invited to be part of the festival, he informed and thanked Sonowal for accepting the invitation.
The Arunachal CM appealed the people to cooperate with state government to make tourism industry a success in the state. He said though the state has high tourism potential but the communication bottleneck is one major impediment for the sector to flourish. Khandu informed the Tawang people that bearing in mind such bottlenecks, the centre under PM Modi has given special preference for the state.
Ambassador Verma earlier thanked the people of Arunachal and especially Tawang for extending invite to him, on behalf of American people and President Obama. He said the U.S. – India relation is all time high and the country is looking towards India to work together in the field of tourism and technology.
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein, Health Minister Jomde Kena, Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, and MLAs Tsering Tashi, Dr Mohesh Chai, Paknga Bage, Laisam Simai and Kaling Moyong are attending the event.