ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Governor Brig. (Ret) B.D. Mishra, while interacting with ‘Viewfinder’ troupe from Gujarat in Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday, recalled the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in forming Union of India.
The theatre artists are here on a cultural exchange programme to present a stage show on Sardar Patel as part of Independence Day celebrations.
Appreciating the Govts of Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat for this initiative, he recalled his visit to Gujarat during four-day ‘Madhavpur Mela’ in Porbandar district which was maiden cultural integration with the NE states under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat in March 2018. He said that both states share cultural relationship being deeply intermixed in our folklores. Lord Krishna married Rukmini, daughter of King Bhishmaka near Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district.
The Governor said that The remnants of Bhismaknagar, Malinithan and Vasudev Mandir (Gongai Than) at Likabali and Nari respectively in Lower Siang district bear the testimony of flourishing rich cultural links of this state with rest of India since time memorial. Highlighting importance of these places, which find mention in Kalika Purana related to ancient social aspects, he added. (PRO)