Shed off individual interests: Arunachal Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Saturday called upon the people of the State to shed off their individual interests and work for the development of the State.
Unfurling the tricolour on the occasion of 70th Republic Day at Indira Gandhi Park here, the Governor said, “I appeal to the people to think and act in the larger interest of the State, discarding individual benefits and allow the developmental projects to take off without raising any objections,”.
Dr Mishra was referring to the objections raised by a certain sections of people on the greenfield airport at Hollongi near here, the foundation of which would be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month.
He said, the union Finance Ministry has cleared the proposal for the airport at Hollongi at an estimated cost of Rs 1,043 crore.
“We must remember that projects like Hollongi Airport are not only for Hollongi but the entire State. We must understand that it was after sustained persuasion by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his council of ministers to make the Centre agree to provide, despite there being no such provision, land compensation, in addition to the airport project cost, as a special case for the State,” he pointed out.
Referring to the improving law and order situation in the State, the Governor appreciated various tribal bodies and civil societies who have provided support and assistance to the law and order machinery of the State.
“I congratulate the entire government machinery for its concerted and effective steps to put an end to the menace of ‘bandh culture’ in the State capital,” Mishra said.
He said, the State government is focussed to improve education, health, tourism, skill development, agriculture, horticulture and harnessing the rich hydro power potentials in the State.
“Our government is also implementing in letter and spirit all the social welfare and financial inclusion programmes of the Centre and diligently promoting the vital national imperatives for progress in keeping with the policy of Prime Minister Modi which is ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’,” he said.
Sharing two mantras of good governance, the governor said, “Firstly, the last man in the last rung of the society should benefit from the initiatives of the government and secondly, every scheme and project should be carried out with honesty, transparency and accountability.”
“I hope that every person in authority will imbibe these mantras for good governance,” Mishra added. A colourful cultural programme displaying the cultural diversity of Arunachal Pradesh was presented on the occasion.
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