From our correspondent
Itagar, Jan 30: Aruchal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday said a sense of security and peaceful environment are crucial for development in the State, particularly in health and education sectors.
“It is the responsibility of every citizen to ensure that the environment is conducive for implementation of welfare projects and programmes. Do not shy away from your responsibilities if you want your society, state and tion to progress and develop,” he said while interacting with government officers, PRI members and gaon burahs at Longding during his maiden visit to the district. The Governor stated that gun culture has never benefited anyone. He urged upon the people to take steps to bring back the misguided youth to the mainstream.
Strongly advocating against poppy cultivation, the governor said that drug addiction has been destroying the whole society. He urged upon the people to stop the poppy cultivation, while suggesting for altertive cash crop programmes. The Governor also advised the people, particularly the GB to ensure immunisation in order to elimite measles and control rubella by 2020. Mishra also visited the Community Health Centre and Government Higher Secondary School at Longding. He also motivated them to take a solemn pledge to stand against opium and poppy cultivation and gun culture.
Earlier, on his arrival at Longding, the Governor and his wife Neelam Misra were received by Deputy Commissioner Vikram Singh Malik and Superintendent of Police Rohit Mee. The governor later left for Khonsa, the headquarters of Tirap district, the report said.
“If the people want peace, prosperity and development, they have to stand against poppy cultivation, gun culture and corruption,” he stressed.
The governor also urged elders and guardians to bringing back their children to mainstream society.The governor appealed to the youth to join the Indian Army, which is conducting pre-recruitment rallies in the State at the request of the Governor. Maximum number of our youth should join the army, he said while recalling the valour of Ashok Chakra Awardee Havildar Hangpan Dada.
Mishra exhorted the people to fight against corruption and corrupt practices by ensuring transparency, accountability, continuity, review and audit and midterm correction in all the development programmes and schemes.
Expressing his concerns on health and education sectors, the Governor said that if these two sectors are in addressed in correct prospective, then the society will be in ascending mode.
Local MLA Aboh, in his welcome address conveyed gratitude to the Governor and First lady of the State for visiting the Tirap District.
In the meeting with heads of departments, Mishra called upon the officials to reach out to the people and visit the field themselves. He also advised them to take extra steps to ensure that fruits of development and benefits of programmes and schemes reach to the targeted beneficiaries.