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Destination North-East 2020 (Arunachal)

Published on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 Press Release


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

NORTH EASTERN COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH EASTERN REGION

NONGRIM HILLS, SHILLONG – 793003

 

No.NEC/IPR Press Release/2008                                                                   Dated: 28th September 2020

PRESS RELEASE

The second day of the ongoing Destination North East 2020, a mega online event, with the theme “Emerging Delightful Destinations”, held on 28th September 2020, witnessed the participation of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Welcoming all on behalf of North East States to visit North East Region, Prof. Biman Kumar Dutta, Member NEC, highlighted about the tourism potentials of North East Region, rich biodiversity hotspots, historical and religious places and other  important tourist attractions like Tea Estates, scenically beautiful places & historical monuments besides the hospitality of people of the North East Region.

The event saw the presentation of cultural mosaic, dances, places of tourist attractions, choirs, state icons, achievers and entrepreneurs of the participating states. Miss Arunachal Pradesh extended welcome on behalf of her state. Special messages were delivered by Delong Padung & Jackie Bodo, Icon/Achiever from the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Introduction about Kiwi Wine was given by Takhe Tamo, Bamboo Jewellery by Techi Anna.  Cultural presentation of Dance & Music like Snow Lion Dance, Nyshi Dance and Folk Music & Dance were also presented.

During the programme Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khandu, thanked the Ministry of DoNER and NEC for the efforts to showcase tourism in North East despite the present Covid crisis. He also thanked Union Minister; Shri Amit Shah for the consistent focus given on development of infrastructure, improvement of connectivity through railways, airports, ports and road which would go a long way is promoting tourism in North East. Shri Khandu also praised  Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for the special attention accorded to NER in the Act East Policy.

CM of Arunachal Pradesh informed that Arunachal Pradesh, being the largest state in NER with 26 major tribes and 100 sub tribes, displays a perfect case of unity and harmony in diversity and is known for the preservation of culture and environment by the tribes. He informed that after overcoming the challenges of COVID 19, the state of Arunachal Pradesh will move ahead with Tourism.

During his speech Hon’ble Tourism Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Nakap Nalo described the beauty of various tourist destinations in the state and informed that tourism in Arunachal will start from the month of October.

The program ended with vote of thanks to the participating State of Arunachal Pradesh by Deputy Financial Adviser, NEC, Shri B.T.S Dong.