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New Delhi: The Ministry of Development of North East Region and North East Council, Government of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Government of Arunachal Pradesh organized a roundtable on ” welfare of tribals and development of border areas” as part of the North East Festival under the patronage of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) on 30th April 2022 at Dorjee Khandu Hall, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
The event was honored by Shri Nisith Parmanik, MoS Home, Govt. from India as the main guest and Shri Chowna Mein Dy. CM as guest of honor with Shri Bamang Felix, Minister of Interior, Shri Alo Libang, Minister of Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), Shri PD Sona, Chairman of the Government of ‘Arunachal Pradesh. Central ministry and state government dignitaries. delegates from Northeastern states, college and university students also participated in the program.
The event began with the lighting of the lamp by the main guest, followed by a welcome speech by Smt. Padmini Singla IAS, Commissioner SJETA/Education, Govt. from Arunachal Pradesh and congratulations from the guests.
Shri Nisith Pramanik Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in his speech expressed his pleasure to witness the unique “Synergy in Diversity” of Arunachal Pradesh. He insisted on the resolve of the central government in the development of Arunachal Pradesh. He assured that the socio-economic development of the remote border regions of the state and the welfare of the local population will be of paramount importance. He also assured that the issues and concerns of the state will be taken care of at the central level and that the projects envisaged for the state will be implemented with all rigor.
Shri Chowna Mein Dy. CM mentioned that the welfare of the tribes and the development of the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh go hand in hand. Emphasizing “Our Culture, Our Pride,” emphasized the role of researching and documenting the rich culture of the state. He also highlighted the state’s achievements in preserving indigenous culture.
Shri PD Sona, The Speaker of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in his address highlighted connectivity issues in the border areas, improving the correlation between forces and local villagers and also called on the central government to consider the conditions and reality on the ground in border areas while framing policies at the national level.
Shri Bamang Felix, Minister of Home Affairs and Border Management, etc. spoke about the efforts made by the State in the development of border areas and capacity building of border personnel. He also talked about the achievements in improving the policing system. He stressed that more concerted efforts should be made to strengthen the state’s financial resources, with the support of the central government.
Shri Alo Libang Minister SJETA and Health highlighted the state’s achievements in tribal welfare. He mentioned that the financial constraints of the state require due attention from the central government and more assistance can be provided for the holistic development of the state.
The technical session had two separate panel discussions – “Development of Border Areas” and “Tribal Welfare”. Experts from the respective field were invited as panelists in the program.
Technical Session – I on the Development of Border Zones was moderated by Professor Simon John, AITS, Rajiv Gandhi University and had the following as panelists
- Shri PD Sona, Speaker Hon’ble Speaker, APLA-cum-Chairman, Indo-China Border Development Legislators Forum of Arunachal Pradesh
- Shri Shyam Mehrotra, Inspector General, ITBP NE Frontier,
- Shri Minga Sherpa IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare District
- Brigadier AS Konwar, Chief Engineer, Arunank Project
- Dr. Tejum Padu, Vice-Chancellor, North East Frontier Technical University
- Dr Lobsang Jampa, Epidomologist, State Surveillance Officer, Ministry of Health
- Teacher. Ashan Riddi, Head, Department of History, Rajiv Gandhi University
The Technical Session – II “Tribal Welfare” was moderated by Ms. Lisa Lomdak, Assistant Professor, AITS, Rajiv Gandhi University and had the following as panelists
- Smti. Padmini Singla IAS, Commissioner SJETA/Education/WCD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Shri YD Thongchi IAS (retired). Padmashree and President of the Literary Society of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Teacher. Jumyir Basar, AITS Director, Rajiv Gandhi University.
- Teacher. SK Nayak, Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University.
- Shri Bai Taba, Vice President, Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh
- Dr. Vijay Swami, Executive Director, RIWATCH
- Smti. Ratan Anya, President, Oju Welfare Association
The program was summed up with closing remarks from Smti. Ayushi Sudan IAS, Special Secretary (Planning), Government. of PA.