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‘Educating girl child is educating a family’

Our correspondent
Itanagar, May 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (retd) Dr BD Mishra called upon the people to contribute towards improving the literacy rate of the State.
Addressing a public meeting at Raga, the headquarters of the newly created Kamle district on Thursday, Mishra said that every child above the age of six year, particularly the girl child, must be sent to school. He added: “Educating a child is educating a person but educating a girl child is educating a family.”
The Governor, who reached Ragaby road, urged the people to contribute towards the development, peace and security of the State and the nation.
“They must facilitate in the developmental process by ensuring accountability and transparency,” he stressed. Impressed by the scenic beauty of the district and scopes for promotion of eco and adventure tourism, the Governor emphasized that every developmental project must be integrated with the tourism sector. Informing about vacancies in the Police and Army, the Governor requested the people, public leaders, PRI members and Gaon Burahs to motivate the youth to avail the job opportunities.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and Dairy Development Tamar Murtem, Arunachal Pradesh State Forest Corporation Chairman Talo Mugli and representatives of PR institutions, GBs, NGOs and students briefed the Governor about the challenges of the district.
Later, interacting with the district head of departments (HoDs), the Governor advised the government officials to ensure transparency and accountability in their functioning.
Mishra also advised the officials to put in extra effort to reach out to the people.