PM Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the Golden Jubilee and 36th Statehood Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh.
Modi stated that Northeastern India will be the engine of India’s development in the 21st century. "We are working with full force to make Arunachal a major gateway to East Asia. In view of the strategic role of Arunachal, modern Infrastructure is being built in the state”, said the PM in his address.
He added, "Extensive work is going on in the field of connectivity and power infrastructure and that is making the lives and business in Arunachal Pradesh easier. All capitals in the region are being rail-connected on a priority basis."
The Prime Minister praised paid tributes to the martyrs from Arunachal Pradesh who laid down their lives for the country. “Be it the Anglo-Abor war or the security of the border after independence, the tales of valour of the people of Arunachal are a priceless heritage for every Indian," Modi said.
The Prime Minister further said that Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most important areas of BioDiversity. Modi also reiterated his commitment to realising Arunachal’s tourism potential at the global level.