Arunachal CM treks 24 kms for 11 hours to meet residents of remote village

Arunachal CM treks 24 kms for 11 hours to meet residents of remote village

In order to meet residents of a remote village, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu trekked 24 kilometres for nearly 11 hours at a height of 14,500 feet above sea level, very few CMs have done this to meet the public.

Chief minister Pema Khandu  was accompanied by just one security officer and some villagers when he trekked through passes, difficult mountain terrain to reach Luguthang which falls in his constituency Mukto in Tawang district.

The area is close to the McMohan Line that divides Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

The village just have 10 households and a population of 58, villagers in Luguthang are mainly engaged in yak rearing. Khandu spent two nights at the village, which is not accessible by roads, and trekked back on September 8.

“A 24 km trek, 11 hrs of fresh air and mother nature at her best; crossing Karpu La (16000 ft) to reach Luguthang (14500 ft) in Tawang district. A paradise untouched,” Khandu tweeted.

“Has a review meeting with Luguthang villagers to ensure that benefits of every flagship programme reaches the last man standing in forward areas,” Khandu tweeted after his return.

He also attended the consecration of Jangchub Stupa in memory of his father and former chief minister late Dorjee Khandu along with villagers and monks of the Ganden Namgyal Lhatse monastery in Tawang.

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