Sulabh International founder calls on the Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 4:The Founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organization, New Delhi,Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak and Secretary, Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad, Shri G.V.V.S.D.S. Prasad called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 4th February 2019. They discussed on Swachh Bharat Mission and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Dr. Pathak briefed the Governor about Sulabh International Social Service Organization. Shri Prasad, who is the Secretary, Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad also briefed him about the initiatives of Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad.
The Governor emphasised on promotion of cleanliness amongst the cities, towns, and villages. Keeping of the surroundings and dwellings clean must be propagated and practised by one and all, he said.
The Governor shared his experiences and initiatives of Raj Bhavan towards the Swachh Bharat Mission. He suggested for joint action of Sulabh International and State Governor of Arunachal Pradesh for a concrete and tangible result in keeping with the Mission of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Chief Minister held an interactive session with the heads of the department and government officers

PASIGHAT | February 4:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today held an interactive session with the heads of the department and government officers here in presence of DCM Chowna Mein and MLA Kaling Moyong.
Speaking during the occasion, CM said the state is eager to march ahead in all development spheres and invited the officers for their say on way forward. He said Arunachal is a blessed land and has potential to become one of the richest state in India. He said looking after the welfare of 1.4 million population of the state should not be a Herculean task if there is will to serve. He said the state along with Nagaland has earned bad reputation in corruption and said it was time to come out of such menace. He said those in position today must take the lead else we can’t expect things to get better later on when having lost the opportunity we could have made things better when we had the chance.

Chief Minister said bureaucrats are the main pillars of the government and their selfless contribution is vital for the growth of the state. He said politician comes and goes but bureaucrats are there to stay for long and hence their greater role in creating better system.

Chief Minister said he will never go for appeasement politics and that his dream is to make Arunachal a better place. As long as he is in chair, he will run the government without fear and without bowing to any individual interest but only in the larger interest of the people of the state.

He also said he wish to empower the institution of deputy commissioner and wish to give more roles to officers to decide on development matter. He said entire planning process is being changed so that development aspirations of grassroots people are fully implemented.

Later the Chief Minister also held an interactive session with members of trading community and heard their grievances.

Chief Minister launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign at Nari

NARI | February 4:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign here in presence of DCM Chowna Mein, MLA Kento Rina, MLA Kaling Moyong, MLA Tatung Jamoh, MLA PD Sona and MLA Olom Panyang.

Speaking on the occasion, CM said during his course of Jan Sampark Yatra, he had the opportunity to visit every corner of the state and meet people, which gave him tremendous happiness. During his meeting with people, people told him about the way they are coming to know about government flagships programme of which earlier they had no idea.

In the past even many elected officials didn’t knew about the important central schemes and many such information were holed up somewhere, said the Chief Minister. He said places such as Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts saw deprivation of central schemes with such schemes being implemented only in few pockets in the state.

However, the situation is different today with central schemes being implemented evenly across the state irrespective of the constituencies ruled by ruling or opposition party, said Khandu. To make development inclusive and to fight the past deprivation, Chief Minister said the state government has emphasized that central schemes be implemented on need basis and not on the basis of pick and chose.

Chief Minister appreciated the district administration for carrying out 15 Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps in the district and reaching out to more than 44,000 beneficiaries. He said administration has done commendable job despite shortage of officers and staffs due to the district being newly created.

Chief Minister assured the people that within this year he would lay foundation for new district secretariat and all infrastructure works for setting up of district headquarters will be taken up. He also said the issue over location of district headquarters will be resolved in the coming days.

Responding to a one point public memorandum, Chief Minister promised to sanction funds for construction of intra district administrative road connectivity from new Sirem Circle to Koyu Circle.

On digital connectivity, Chief Minister said the centre has sanctioned Rs 1700 crore for the state but the work has been held up due to litigation issues in Supreme Court. Chief Minister said the matter has been taken up with the centre to resolve the matter with urgency to which the centre has assured to take up immediately.