Nation is proud of you: Governor to people in border areas


AALO, JAN 19: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) visited Monigang and Aalo in West Siang District on 19th January 2018. He is the first Governor after the statehood of Arunachal Pradesh to visit Monigang.

Going by his avowed resolve in reaching out to the people in border area, the Governor, accompanied by First Lady of the State, Smt Neelam Misra interacted with the people of Monigang and shared shared his thoughts with them. He saluted them as the sentinels of the Nation and said that the Nation is proud of them.

The Governor, while informing them about Army Recruitment Rally at Likabali in Lower Siang District from 5th to 8th February 2018, exhorted the people to motivate their youth to join the Indian Army and reminded them that the home grown soldiers will be the best fighters to defend the country.

The Governor also called upon the womenfolk to come forward and be partners in the development process.

The Governor said that Central Government is giving emphasis on the development of the border areas through model village programmes. He added that grants and aids provided through these programmes must be judiciously used as it is our own money. There must be transparency, accountability, continuity, review and audit and midterm correction, if need be, in all public expenditures.

Carrying the message of Swachh Bharat to this last administrative habitation of the State, the Governor instituted three cash awards of Rs. 5000/- each for Best Swachhata Abhiyan Organizer, Best house frontage and Best shop frontage. The competition will be conducted by the district administration.

Earlier, on his arrival at Monigang, the Governor was received by Extra Assistant Commissioner Shri Gamtum Padu and Anchal Chairperson Smt Yadom Tapo. At the Monigang Army-ITBP post, Major General Bhaskar Kalita, GOC, 56 Div, senior army and ITBP officers and troops were present in full strength.

Interacting with the troops of the Indian Army and the Indo Tibetan Border Police stationed at Monigang, the Governor appreciated their high moral and élan. The Governor complemented them for their zeal and resolve to keep every inch of our motherland safe and secure.

The Governor asked the Army and ITBP personnel to accept a goodwill token sum from his discretionary grant for their ‘Bara Khana’.

While returning from Monigang, the Governor visited Aalo and addressed a public meeting at Gumin Kiin. In this place also, he asked the people present in the meeting, including Gaon Burah, Panchayat members and the general public to ensure proper utilization of the public fund so that the projects take proper shape. He said that earlier our State leadership had to visit Delhi for financial assistance and projects. Under our present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the plocy has undergone a positive sea change and now Union Ministers and Government of India officials are regularly visiting the State for providing developmental help as required by our State..

The Governor urged upon the womenfolk to come forward and participate in the development process. He said with educated womenfolk, the society will develop, He emphasised that the girl child must be educated so that the society realizes its full potential.

The Governor and First lady of the State visited General Hospital, Aalo and interacted with doctors, nurses and patients. They also distributed fruits to indoor patients. Later they visited Government Higher Secondary School, Aalo and interacted with the students and the teachers.

The Governor and First lady of the State also paid obeisance at Donyi Polo Temple at Aalo to invoke the blessings of the divinity.

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