"Transition in the form of development is must but at the same time we need to make sure that our rich cultural ethos are equally preserved and passed on to the younger generation," Khandu said during the Lossar celebrations at Kalaktang in West Kameng district yesterday, official sources said here today.
Lamenting the gradual disinterest shown by the youth over learning and preservation of the rich tradition, culture and ancestral language, Khandu called the elders to guide the young so that they are well conversant with the rites and rituals.
He batted for documentation of the customary laws and also stressed for showcasing the unique cultural identity of the state to the outer world. The chief minister sounded very loud over social responsibility to be shouldered by the people.
While he urged the people to maintain and safeguard the public property, he emphasized for a plastic free Arunachal Pradesh and urged all to take the task on a missionary zeal.
The chief minister further dwelt on length on the hydro power and tourism potentials of the state and stressed on the need to rightly harness them for the state's economic sustenance.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy while speaking on the occasion clarified that the legislators, MPs and the common always support and stand for Khandu, and they would not allow any force to interfere in the matter of state's development.
"Arunachal Pradesh is in the fast track of development under the present leadership and the way the developmental activities are being undertaken, the state is soon to achieve many milestones," he added.