Independence Day Celebrated
Publish Date : 16/08/2018
Aalo 16 August:- The celebration of 72nd Independence Day was celebrated along with rest of the country at Govt. HS School Ground amid fanfare and festive fervour on 15th August. Shri Jarkar Gamlin, Minister Tax & Excise, Tourism and Cultural Affairs unfurled the ceremonial flag and took salute from 32 contingents representing Para military forces, police and various schools of Aalo.
Giving his Independence Day greetings to people of West Siang, Gamlin paid floral tribute to martyrs who laid down their lives to win freedom for us and spelt out various programme and policies initiated by the govt. to ameliorate the condition of people. He disclosed that Trans Arunachal Highway will be taken up soon; Circuit House Aalo will be given a finishing shape, Rs. One crore under SIDF and Rs. 15 crore under CRF CC Pavement internal roads, Rs. 20 crore for improvement of water supply in town are worked out to take up essential development in the town. In order to boost tourism in the district, Rs. 1.5 crore for Adventure [at] Mechuka, 1 crore for Yomgo River Festival and Rs. 50 lakhs for River Festival has been already earmarked, he said. Incentive for doctors, selection of group C post through Staff Selection Board and bold steps by the govt. like CAAY, Sarkar Aapke Dwar, Arunachal Rising Campaign, CMASY and other wide range of programmes should be launched with letter and spirit so that benefits reach nook and corner of the district.
The growing drug menace is a great cause of concern everywhere as it is engulfing our young generation and members of the civil society should come forward jointly to eradicate this evil from our society and expressed his gratitude to one and all to make the event a successful one. Other highlights of the day long programme included Prabhat Pherry, Hoisting of flags in various institutions, exhibition stalls, band display by Indian Army and cultural display by various cultural troops.