In Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated a prayer hall with a statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Chumi Gyatse in Tawang district.
Along with CM Khandu, Padmashree Lama Phuntsok, Maj Gen DS Rana, GOC Blazing Sword Div & Brig Sanjeev Dhar, Cdr East Tawang Brigade have also participated in the inauguration ceremony. The event was also attended by MLAs of Dirang and Lumla and local Monpas of Tawang.
Khandu dedicated this place to the people of the State by offering prayers at this highly revered site as he felt that this would boost the tourism to these remote areas. This is also part of the Indian Army’s initiative of nominating 2020 as the Year of Tourism.
He also thanked the Indian Army for providing whole-hearted assistance in making this a reality and reiterated the successful civil-military bonhomie existing in the border state of Arunachal Pradesh.
In a joint effort, led by the CM Khandu and Indian Army, the project of constructing this prayer hall commenced in May 2018 and was completed in June 2020. Along with this construction, civil administration and Indian Army has improved the connectivity to this remote location by constructing a road.