Arunachal celebrates 35th Statehood Day
ITANAGAR: In a veiled message to China, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra on Saturday said that the State is a part of India; and nobody can snatch even an inch of its territory.
The country now is strong enough to give a befitting reply to any such misadventure, said the Governor while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the 35th Statehood Day at Indira Gandhi Park here on Saturday.
The Governor's remark bears significance at the time when India and China are engaged in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh.
Referring to the infrastructure push at the border areas of the State by the Centre, the Governor said that work on 2,000-km road in the State are going on with focus on various other facilities in the border areas.
Expressing concern on the drug addiction and gun culture, he urged the people to join hands in the fight against these two menaces which are destroying the peace and creating hindrance in the progress of the State, particularly the youth.
Urging the masses to contribute and cooperate in the developmental progress of the State, Dr Mishra advised them to stand by the spirit of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'.
Emphasising more focus on women, children and youth, the Governor said that welfare measures for women and children must be implemented in letter and spirit. Stating that youths of the State have huge potential, he advised them to strive with progressive mindset to become entrepreneurs.
"Youth must avail the scope available in the agriculture and its allied sectors for their own progress as well for the progress of the State," advocated the Governor.
He said, ''The State government in the previous year had concentrated on improving the Health sector; and this year the focus would be on education. "The New Education Policy has given a great opportunity to rejuvenate the Education sector. With Rs 400 crore investments, over the period of three years, the State will definitely witness better quality of education," he said, adding that primary education must provide the solid learning start to the children.
The Governor also emphasised on strengthening the value system, preserving indigenous faith, traditions and cultural roots.
Earlier during the day, the Governor flagged off 10 ambulances and released a book on Nyishi fables & folktales -- 'Dojang Napong' -- on the occasion.
State Art & culture Department presented a mega fusion dance showcasing all the tribes.
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