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CM attends Ali Aye Ligang and Solung Festival at Arunachal Assam and Arunachal Pradesh must work together to achieve development: CM

CM attends Ali Aye Ligang and Solung Festival at Arunachal

CM attends Ali Aye Ligang and Solung Festival at Arunachal

Dispur, Feb 24: "Assam and Arunachal Pradesh both must work together while keeping the age-old ties between the two states intact to achieve all-round development. Both these states are rich in biodiversity and they must harness these potentials for achieving rapid development of the region." Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while attending mega Ali Aye Ligang Festival celebrations of the Mishings along with Solung Festival of the Adi community at Mebo, East Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh.

Urging the youths of Arunachal Pradesh to work towards harnessing the state's agriculture, horticulture, hydrology, and tourism potentials to usher in a period of rapid development in all spheres of Northeastern region, Sonowal called for united effort for achieving the goals of growth and prosperity. Only through active cooperation and joint initiatives, the region can bring development to all sections of its people and become the 'Astalaxmi' of the nation as Prime Minister Modi has envisioned, he said.

Saying that to realize the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Northeast becoming the new engine of growth for the nation there is greater need of unity among the states, Sonowal stated the region must strive towards taking advantage of central government's Act East policy to take NE into the high growth trajectory. He also spoke about Prime Minister's vision to make the northeast an organic hub and the need to take joint initiatives by all the states of the region to protect the rich biodiversity and ecology of Northeast. The renewed thrust of the central government on cultural and trade exchanges with the ASEAN countries would benefit the region immensely and youth of the region must prepare themselves to take advantage of this transformation, he added.

Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Several MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, GOC of 56 Infantry Division at Likabali Major Gen Bhaskar Kalita, CEM of Mishing Autonomous Council Paramananda Chayengia, CEM of Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council Dipuranjan Markari were also present in the programme among others.