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Arunachal Pradesh marks Constitution Day with unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue

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HT Bureau
GUWAHATI, Nov 26: In a historic celebration of Constitution Day, the
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt General KT Parnaik (Retd),
unveiled a magnificent 16-foot statue of Mahatma Gandhi titled ‘Into
the Future’. The ceremony, held outside the Legislative Assembly
building in Itanagar, marked a significant moment in the state’s
history.
The unveiling ceremony coincided with the observance of
Constitution Day, with Arunachal Pradesh commemorating the
occasion with a unique theme – Pink Constitution Day. This theme
was chosen to honour the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill,
officially known as the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’.
Dignitaries present at the event included Governor Lt General KT
Parnaik (Retd), deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan
Singh, Union minister Kiren Rijiju, chief minister Pema Khandu, State
Legislative Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona, Deputy CM
Chowna Mein, Dy Speaker Tesam Pongte, and various ministers and
MLAs of the state.
Chief minister Pema Khandu emphasised the state’s commitment to
women-led development, embracing progress, empowerment, and
equality for a brighter and more inclusive future for women in
Arunachal Pradesh.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju expressed gratitude for the grand
celebration of Constitution Day in Arunachal Pradesh and highlighted
the significance of Constitution Day as a crucial day that has gained
importance since its commemoration began in 2015.

The bronze statue, a two-month effort by Delhi-based sculptor
Ashish Bose, portrays Mahatma Gandhi with his grandson Nanu bhai.
The statue, symbolising Gandhi moving forward with his grandson,
conveys a powerful message about children leading the nation into
the future. The event celebrated the achievements of women in
Arunachal Pradesh and emphasised the need for continued emphasis
on women’s reservation.
MP of Rajya Sabha, Nabam Rebia, called Constitution Day a historic
day, celebrating the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill as a
significant step towards empowering women in all spheres of life.

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