Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has visited his parliamentary seat. The MLA, elected from Mukto constituency in Tawang district, walked a 24-mile (11 mi) hill path to visit a village. The 41-year-old reached Luguthang village, about 96 km from Tawang, crossing remote valleys and forests. This information has been received from the report of broadcast media NDTV.
Luguthang is a village situated at an altitude of about 14,500 feet above sea level. The hill village has 50 inhabitants. They live in ten houses. Since there is no road, the only way to reach the village is by climbing the hill on foot.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu returned to Tawang on Thursday after meeting villagers. In a tweet the same day, he wrote, crossing la Luguthang from Karpoo-La was a difficult journey. A meeting has been held with the residents of the village of Luguthang to ensure that the benefits of the joint program reach the last person living in the marginal area.
To reach Luguthang village, one has to cross the beautiful Karapu La Mountains and many natural lakes. The next day after reaching the village, the Chief Minister inaugurated the construction of a Buddhist temple there. At that time MLA Taresing Tasi, a villager and pandit of Tawang Buddhist Ashram was also present.
The Buddhist temple is named after Pema Khandu’s father and former state chief minister Darji Khandu. On April 30, 2011, Darji Khandu was killed in a helicopter crash near Luwangang village, coming back from Nawang to Itanagar.
According to a source in Tawang, Chief Minister Pema Khandu returned to Tawang after spending two nights at a house in Lugthang.
The village of Luguthang is mainly inhabited by nomads who keep yak. During the summer months, they seek green grass in the highest parts of the Himalayas. And descends in relatively few areas during winter.