ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Tuesday proposed for a student exchange programme between universities of his state and Japan besides, online interactions amongst the school and college students of both the countries.
Mishra, along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu, interacted with the Ambassador of Japan Satoshi Suzuki through the virtual medium from Raj Bhavan here and shared new areas of mutual aid and endeavour for the progress and prosperity of the two friendly countries. The Governor expressed gratitude to the Japanese Ambassador for the strong friendship between the governments and people of Japan and India. He wished that the age-old bond be strengthened further with joint ventures and cooperation.
Underscoring the vast potential of the state's religious tourism, the Governor suggested cooperation in the Indo-Japanese tourism sector. He also stressed sharing of scientific know-how to mitigate natural calamities, as Arunachal Pradesh lies in a high seismic zone. With an aim for employment avenues for the youth of the state in the line of 'Make in India', Mishra advocated for starting Japanese assembly-line factories in the state. He also advised them to explore collaboration in hydropower and non-conventional sources of energy sectors.
The Governor and the Chief Minister invited the Japanese Ambassador to visit the State, particularly the world-famous Tawang monastery and the monastery in Namsai.
Khandu, who visited Japan twice earlier, highlighted the vast scope of the interface between Arunachal Pradesh and Japan for people-to-people contact and joint ventures. He also emphasized imparting the Japanese language as a new skill to the youth of the state, an official communiqué said.