Pema Khandu dance

Itanagar, April 22: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shows his dance moves during the celebration of the Assamese festival Bihu in Itanagar.

CM has attended the Bihu festival celebration by the Assamese community of Itanagar at his residence. CM Pema Khandu had dance during the Bihu celebration.

He shared the glimpse on Twitter and said that “My attempt at Bihu dance moves. Joined the Assamese community of Itanagar for the Bihu festival at my residence. May such spirit of celebration re-kindling age-old cultural bond between Arunachal and Assam continue to thrive forever!”

By sharing the glimpse he emphasizes the bond between the two states – Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. He also said that the celebration of the festival is the mark to the re-kindling age-old cultural bond between Arunachal and Assam to continue to thrive forever.

Just a day before sharing this video, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments agreed to set up district-level committees headed by cabinet ministers to end the decades-old border dispute between them in a time-bound manner—a move similar to the one Assam and Meghalaya had agreed earlier.

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The decision was taken at the second official meeting on the issue between Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati. Senior ministers and bureaucrats of both states were also present.

Assam shares an 804 km-long boundary with Arunachal Pradesh. Though there was no dispute initially, over the years allegations of residents of one state encroaching land on the other have led to disputes and violence. A suit has been pending in the Supreme Court since 1989 on the issue.