IPR (PR) 3/2009 Dated Naharlagun, Aug 4, 2009
PRESS RELEASE SL NO – 705
Governor visits Lumla, thrills over scenic beauty
Itanagar, Aug 4: It was like seeing true Arunachal Pradesh, said State Governor Gen J.J Singh while driving from Tawang to Lumla in Tawang district on July 31 last. The thrill and scenic beauty of the area is just wonderful, he added.
The Governor, who is on a visit to western part of Arunachal Pradesh, has undertaken a tour by land route to experience the excitement along with other infrastructure constrains on the route faced by the tourists, reports PRO to Governor.
During his hour-long stay at Lumla, before returning to Itanagar, the Governor visited the under construction Tara Devi statue. Interacting with the construction committee of the project, Gen Singh expressed his hope that the statue, when completed in next two years, will definitely bring peace and prosperity to the region as it will attract pilgrims and other believers along with tourist to picturesque town of Lumla. It will be like our famous Tawang Monastery, he added. Making cash contribution towards that statue, Gen Singh expressing his desired to visit it once completed.
The members of the committee informed that statue of Goddess Tara Devi, once completed can be seen even from Sela Pass on clear sky as also it will be seen from neighboring Bhutan.
As always concerned about the education of the children, accompanied by the first lady Anupama Singh, the Governor inspected the under construction Eklaviya School, Lumla. Going through the construction details, he urged upon the engineers to put on their best for the best construction in this far-flung area. Your effort will definitely encourage in giving quality education to our rural children, he pointed.
Earlier in the morning before leaving for Lumla, Gen Singh, who is the Honorary Colonel of the Maratha Light Infantry paid homage to the statue of Chhatarpati Shivaji Maharaj at Tawang, which was unveiled on June 3 last.
Sd/- Purabi Taikam, PRO
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