FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jan 27: Amidst political crisis, Aruchal Pradesh on Tuesday joined rest of the country in celebrating the 67th Republic Day with Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa giving a clarion call for a corruption free government.
Unfurling the tiol tri-colour at Indira Gandhi Park here, the governor called upon all government functiories, employees to work with full commitment without wasting time in political activities.
“We have to ensure smooth, prompt, hassle-free delivery of public services. We have to provide corruption free administration and all those involved in corrupt practices and other unlawful activities must be dealt with firm hands,” he said with conviction.
“Let us join hands to fight the mece of the hydra-headed monster called ‘Corruption’ otherwise ‘Good Governce’ will be a far cry and the common man will continue to suffer,” he added.
Rajkhowa also emphasize on the urgency to constitute the state ‘Lok Ayukta’ on priority saying that such initiative would ensure delivery of justice, speedily and at reasoble cost to the poorest of the poor.
Step must also be taken, with right earnest, to complete the process of separating the judiciary from the executive, he added.
On the security front, he said the state does not have home grown terrorists or underground elements but some districts in the eastern front are affected through terrorist acts like, extortion, kidpping, demand of House Tax, Business Tax imposed by underground groups visiting from outside.
“The security agencies are keeping close watch on such illegal activities and have also been successful in bbing or neutralising some such elements and also recovering significant quantity of arms, ammunition, explosives, which is indeed commendable,” he pointed out.
“On the law and order front, certain recent happenings are a matter of great concern in the Capital Complex in particular. The Police, Magistrates and the Administration have to be more vigilant, proactive and innovative and enforce the law strictly by dealing with all law breakers firmly and impartially, in order to maintain the order and public peace and ensure security for the common man,” he stressed.
The governor while expressing concern over increasing trend of crimes against women and properties urged the law enforcing agencies to contain such crimes.
“Our biggest collective achievement over this period has been our ability to preserve the democratic traditions of the country and take significant steps forward on the road to becoming a mature and vibrant democracy. I hope and believe, that, we will continue to uphold the Constitution of India securing to its citizens, Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, as enshrined in the Preamble,” he said.
Rajkhowa informed that the state government took up the task of preparing the “Aruchal Vision-2030”, for which an Expert Committee had been constituted.
“The vision document needs to be filized soon. Meanwhile people-oriented policies and programme for alleviation of poverty, infra-structure development, various schemes in Social, Economic, Health, Education, Skill Development, Connectivity, Communication, Power Generation, Agriculture & Allied Sectors, Tourism, Handloom, Handicrafts and Horticulture and other priority sectors have to be formulated on short-term basis,” he advocated.
“To achieve the desired success in all the Key Sectors on a sustaible basis and free of corrupt practices, five ‘M’s – Men, Money, Machines, Materials and Methods have to be maged through Five ‘E’s- Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Equity and Excellence,” he added.
Stating that Aruchal posses over 500 endemic orchid species for which the state could rightly be called as the ‘Orchids Paradise’ of the country, Rajkhowa called upon youth and unemployed women and housewives to take up orchid and floriculture for self-employment.
“Let us all pledge to do our respective works with sincerity, commitment and devotion and with a high sense of patriotism, so that all the evil forces disappear and goodness prevails, the truth prevails and the tion emerges, along with Aruchal Pradesh as the most powerful and blooming economy,” he said.
Rajkhowa also appealed the people to appreciate that the government and the state could forge ahead to keep pace with the rest of India only with the active co-operation and participation of every citizen of the state.
Eleven gold medals including 17 silver medals, four commendation certificates along with three Chief Minister sram awards were given to persolities on the occasion for the commendable services to the state.
March past by various contingents including school children along with colourful display of traditiol dances were the highlights of the celebration.