PM Modi promotes Arunachal Pradesh progress on 29th foundation day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a tour of Northeastern states and with his visit to Arunachal Pradesh on its 29th foundation day, he promised the progress of the state. He flagged off the first express train from Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh to New Delhi at a function held at Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar and said it was Arunachal’s foundation day gift.
He addressed Arunachal’s people and said that this is the only state in India where people greet with ‘Jai Hind’. He has promised Arunachal that it will receive a better development in their state in 5 years that they haven’t even experienced in the past 28 years.
“Railway is the root of all communications and we require it for developing tourism, as well as communication. Hence, we need railways for the development of Arunachal Pradesh.” Modi said in his speech. He also said that Arunachal can be the source of light for the whole country as it is a natural resource center for hydroelectricity generation requirements.
“You people have blessed me with the power and I will make sure you get 24 hours electricity, if we wish to eradicate poverty, then protesting against it won’t help, you need to gather together in the dark and say, “Let’s get rid of the dark.” In order to achieve that.” Modi added, “If a person shouts that Darkness should go away, then it won’t go away but if a person comes forward and lights a candle, then darkness will go away. Similarly, we need to work together for poverty.”
He deemed Arunachal as the source of energy and speed and has also promised an investment of Rs 28,000 crore for the development of railways, roadways and communication network towers in northeastern states and has called it the new gateway to Asia.
He has envisioned “Make in Northeast” as an essential part of “Make in India”.