Tourism spotlight on border village

TAWANG, Mar 30: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kesang Ngurup Damo along with Tawang ZPC Leki Gombu and other officers on Tuesday visited Damteng village near here. They were accorded a warm reception by the commander of 40 Brigade and other Army officers and locals.

Interacting with the villagers, the DC lauded the bonhomie between the Army and civilians in the border village. He asked the villagers about overall developmental activities being carried out and told them to continue with the cordial relations with the Army and paramilitary forces stationed in these areas. He also requested the Army authority to provide all possible help and assistance to the locals.

Damo expressed his happiness on Damteng coming up as a tourist spot due to the hot water spring and holy waterfalls. Remembering his posting as Circle Officer at Thingbu in the early 1990s, he said” “Those days, we used to visit this place on foot and there used to be only a few houses mostly of brokpas (yak grazers). But now it is coming up as a small town and we should develop these border villages and provide all possible facilities so that our villagers do not migrate towards urban areas.”

The DC, accompanied by the 40 Brigade commander, abbot of Tawang Monastery, Gyabung Tulku, monks and other officers visited the Chumig Gyatse (waterfall) on Wednesday morning, attended the consecration rites of the statue of Guru Padmasambhava at the waterfall and discussed plans with the Army authorities for further development of the spot.

He assured the Army authority of every possible support and cooperation from the civil administration and the general public of Tawang in particular to secure the borders. (DIPRO)

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