On February 3, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu hoisted a 104 ft tall funerary National Flag at Ngangpa Natme (Buddha Park) at Tawang which is a Buddhist pilgrim town bordering China.
Arunachal CM chaired the event:
While speaking to the Media, CM Khandu congratulated the people and said that the funerary flag has been hoisted and dedicated to all the patriotic people of Arunachal Pradesh and is the second highest monumental national flag at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
He congratulated the Army, the Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Tawang district administration and MLA Tsering Tashi for the feat.
CM Khandu on Twitter:
Further, CM Khandu tool the occasion to its official Twitter handle where it wrote, “Proud to dedicate to patriotic people of Arunachal a 104 ft national flag, which was hoisted today at Ngangpa Natme (Buddha Park) in Tawang.”
“At 10,000ft, this monumental national flag overlooking the Tawang city, is second highest in the country in terms of altitude. #JaiHind,” he said in another tweet.
Governor presents citation to 6/11 Gorkha Rifles and 20 Sikh:
In another event, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) presented Governor’s citation to 6th Battalion of 11th Regiment of Gorkha Rifles (6/11 GR) and 20th Battalion of The Sikh Regiment (20 SIKH) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 3rd February. Colonel Pankaj Kumar, Kirti Chakra of 6/11 GR and Colonel AB Sahu of 20 SIKH along with their Subedar Majors and their junior most Sepoys received the citation from the Governor.
About the event:
The Governor commended the Battalions for effectively performing their operational roles, maintaining extremely good relations with the District Administration and creating an excellent bonhomie with the civil population. He wished the Battalions all success in their future assignments.
The Governor appreciated the 6th Battalion of 11th Regiment of Gorkha Rifles for establishing a very good Civil-Military relationship through various outreach and initiatives like medical camps, infrastructure support and promotion of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the remote villages. The Battalion has been assisting the civil administration, government officials and local people for developing Kaho as a Model Village.