On June 30, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to appoint two Everesters from the state as Adventure Promotion Instructors in the Department of Youth Affairs.
The Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in its sitting, acknowledged the contributions of Tapi Mra, the first Everest from the State, and Tine Mena, the first woman ever enter from the State and the Northeast. Their instigating efforts were appreciated and they approved the creation of the two posts.
The Cabinet took this decision thinking that the expertise and experience of the duo in the field of mountaineering and adventure sports would benefit a lot of aspiring youths who have a special interest in this field. They also gave consent for renaming government institutions in the name of prominent personalities of the state who worked relentlessly for the cause of the people.