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Union Minister (Law & Justice) Kiren Rijiju, on a ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ visit to Roing

Publish Date : 21/08/2021

Roing, Aug 21: Union Minister (Law & Justice) Kiren Rijiju, on a ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’, visited Roing today. Addressing a gathering of CBOs (IMCLS and ABK), officers and public of the place, he sought the blessings of the people and thanked them for their love and support and said that his elevation to Union Minister was a recognition of Arunachal Pradesh and its people.

Celebrating 75 years of independence, we are on an important journey and have to decide on the vision/ road map of what we want our state to be, in 100 years of our independence in 2047, he said. He enjoined all to prepare a roadmap of the development and progress they wanted in the district in the next 25 years. Our elders have taken the state forward and now it’s our turn to shoulder the responsibility and take it forward, he added.

Speaking on The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill 2021, he said that for a tribal their identity is very important and so the exclusion of a large no of people in the constitution was a dismay. The recent inclusion and correction done in the constitution was a historical step as it bestowed recognition to many tribes of the state. Our children were in danger due to not having a proper identity and not getting all the benefits given by the government but now the situation has changed, Rijiju added.

Rijiju also called for encouragement of sports culture in the state. Bring professionalism in sports which will convert to representation in international level games and Olympics and medals for the country, he added. He also called for promotion of quality tourism in a balanced and sustainable way and preserving our nature, land, our identity, culture and traditions.

MP(East) Tapir Gao spoke on the welfare schemes of the central government which were for the benefit of the people especially the UJJWALA scheme 2.0 which would provide free gas cylinders to BPL households that were left out in the first phase.

MLA & BJP President Biyuram Wahge stressed that the ‘Jan Ashirwad’ programme was not a political one but to seek people’s blessing and to meet them. He added that all should take inspiration from Kiren Rijiju to work hard and dedicatedly for the people and reach greater heights.

MLA Gum Tayeng expressed her happiness over the recognition given to a son of the soil by the central government. MLA Mutchu Mithi congratulated Kiren Rijiju on holding such an important portfolio that was once held by B. R. Ambedkar and other eminent personalities. He also thanked all who had worked for the amendment of the constitution to change the nomenclature of many tribes and which has bestowed a correct identity to many people.

Deputy Commissioner K. N. Damo and IMCLS President Ginkgo Linggi also spoke on the occasion. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, MP(East) Tapir Gao and team also took stock of the flood situation in the district at Sissar bridge and Dibang bridge.

—-> DIPRO