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Itanagar, May 21 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Arunachal Pradesh to a rousing welcome from State Chief Minister Pema Khandu, his Deputy Chowna Mein and other party leaders and senior officials on Saturday.
Shah is on a two-day visit to the frontier state. “Hon’ble Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Deomali Helipad on a 2 day visit to Arunachal Pradesh. HCM Pema Khandu accorded him a warm welcome,” read a tweet from Arunachal IPR Dept.
Shah was accompanied by Union Minister for Law and justice Keren Rijiju. The Union Home Minister will be attending the ‘Swarn Jayanti Samaroh’ (Golden Jubilee celebrations) of Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar at Deomali in Tirap district.
In the afternoon, Shah will lay the foundation stone of a 51-feet bronze statue of Bhagwan Parshuram at the famous pilgrimage site Parshuram Kund near Wakro in Lohit district, as per the programme schedule released by the Home Minister’s Office.
Earlier, the Home Minister landed at Mohanbari in Assam’s Dibrugarh, from where he took a special helicopter to reach Deomali, sources said. In the morning, Shah wrote on his Twitter handle: “Leaving for Arunachal Pradesh on a 2-day visit. Looking forward to attending various programs in this beautiful part of India.”
On Sunday, the Home Minister will attend the ‘security and development review’ meeting at Namsai and will interact with the officials and personnel of Army, ITBP, SSB, Assam Rifles, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL).
He will also meet the social organizations and address a public meeting at the Namsai-based Multi-Purpose Cultural Hall, where he will be launching 22 developmental projects and laying the foundation stones for 25 other projects across Arunachal Pradesh. Shah will also offer prayers at the Golden Pagoda of Namsai, also known as ‘Kongmu Kham’ in the Tai-Khamti language, a Burmese-style Buddhist temple opened in 2010.