Unfurling the tricolour at Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar on the occasion of the 68th Independence celebration, Tuki urged the people of the state to become partners in true team spirit in the state’s journey towards development.
    
"While it is necessary to preserve and promote one's own culture, the ultimate interest of the people lies in the ability of different tribes and sub-tribes of the state in strengthening bond of unity across different communities of the state," the Chief Minister said.
    
"We must strive to promote a pan Arunachal image even while deriving strength from past heritage of each individual tribe," he said.
    
Dwelling on various schemes and programmes undertaken by his government and those in the pipelines, Tuki disclosed that infrastructure development; health and education sectors remained the priority areas for the government in addition to agriculture and its allied sectors and development of tourism.
    
"The Union ministry of Information and Broadcasting has proposed to set up a Film and Television Institute in our state at par with the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata," the Chief Minister said.
    
A team of experts from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, would soon arrive in the state to assess and prepare a feasibility report, he disclosed.
    
"The initiative will not only nurture creative talent but will also promote growth of film industry in the state as well as the North East," he said, adding the state government had also proposed setting up a mechanism for film finance scheme to assist film makers of the state.

Informing that the state government had enhanced the Dearness Allowance (DA) for the government employees from 90 to cent percent, Tuki appealed to the employees to revisit their conduct and deliverance towards their assigned duty of public service.
    
"It is time to instill in work cultures besides ensuring honesty and sincerity while discharging your duties," the Chief Minister urged the employees adding, by adopting the policy of zero tolerance, the state government was able to minimize bandh culture to a great extend in the last one year.
    
On the law and order front, Tuki highlighted various measures adopted by the state government to contain crime and criminals by providing 24X7 PCR vans in all district headquarters in the current fiscal.
    
"The state assembly in the recent budget session passed the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Bill, 2014 with an objective to contain illegal bandh culture and unlawful activities in the state," he said.
     
"I am confident and optimistic that we shall regain the glory of the 'Island of Peace' for Arunachal Pradesh," he said.
     
Referring to Centrally sponsored North Eastern Regional Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) launched in the troubled Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of the state, Tuki informed that the project with an estimated investment of Rs 540 crore over a period of 6 years was designed for generating employment for unemployed youths and creation of infrastructure.

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