Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday paid tribute to the 40 CRPF jawans who were martyred in a militant attack in Pulwama On February 14.
Governor Brigadier (retd) BD Mishra, along with chief minister Pema Khandu and his cabinet colleagues, paid homage to the martyrs by observing a two-minute silence at the Indira Gandhi Park here where the 33rd Statehood Day was observed.
Addressing people on the occasion, the governor condemned the suicide attack and said the sacrifice of the martyrs would not go in vain. “The supreme sacrifice made by our jawans will be a source of inspiration for the people of the country in their fight against terrorism,” said Mishra.
He called upon people of the state to take a pledge for promoting unity and fraternity and preserving their cultural heritage. “We must work with a missionary zeal as ‘Team Arunachal’ to realize our cherished goal of making Arunachal an economically vibrant and self-reliant model state of India,” he said.
Referring to the development trajectory of the state, which gained momentum in recent years, Mishra said the state has been progressing fast under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The situation has changed after 2014 when the NDA came to power as most central ministers are visiting the state to extend support for development on regular basis,” the governor said.
Stressing on girls education, Mishra said, “If girls receive education, society will develop automatically.”
Calling the youth of the state to shun drugs, Mishra appealed to people to be connected to the Swachhata Mission and strive towards a cleaner, healthier and greener India which, he said, would be the best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.