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Acharya calls for strengthening security apparatus in Aruchal

From Our correspondent

Itagar, Feb 2: Aruchal Pradesh Governor P B Acharya on Wednesday reviewed the overall security scerio of the state at Raj Bhawan with the senior officers of the security agencies including Aruchal Pradesh Police (APP), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) and Assam Rifles.

The governor called upon the officials to strengthen the security apparatus and at the same time initiate action to change the mindset of the people to promote Pan-India spirit, an official report said here today. “Every citizen of the state must be respected. It is the prime duty of the security agencies to instill sense of security,” the governor stressed. He advised the security agencies to organize more civic action programme to win the heart and mind. “Do more than your call of duty. Involve trend setters and opinion makers such as senior citizens, ex-servicemen, and college and university students in your programmes,” the governor suggested for creating awareness on the government schemes. He further asked them to help the farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs of the region but buying their products for the needs of forces and at the same time solving their marketing challenges.

Acharya asked the APP to constitute Peace and Security Citizens or Fellowship Committee involving opinion makers to aid the security agencies in maintaining law and order, promote peace and harmony and also aid the poor and needy people, the report said.

The governor during the day met the members of Itagar Municipal Council led by Deputy Chief Councillor and accompanied by Ngurang Yache, Tatung Tania, Takap Tagru, Gora Tallang and others. He advised the IMC members to focus on cleanliness of the town so as to facilitate inclusion of Itagar in the list of Smart Cities. “Once included, the Capital City will be citizen friendly and sustaible and its denizens will avail many benefits under the urban renewal and retrofitting program of the Centre,” he said.

The governor also stressed on strengthening the IMC by delegating more subjects including water supply, house tax, town beautification and primary schools with fund, functions and functiories, the report added.