Governor advice to APCS Officers


The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) interacted with the officers of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Entry Grade (Lateral) 2017 Batch at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 29 th June 2018. The Governor talked to the officers regarding the
important articles of the Constitution relevant in the run of their duty, the institution of Governor and the model ways of shaping their career.
The Governor said that the administrative officers are the most important link in governance. They should provide good governance for the wellbeing and development of the people of the State.
Giving a copy of Fundamental Duties to each officer, the Governor reminded them of their duties and obligations towards the fellow citizens. He emphasised that they must develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
Referring to Articles 154, 159, 163 and 371 (H), the Governor highlighted on the executive power of State vested in Governor and Governor’s duties and obligations. He said that as he has made and subscribed the Oath of Governor, he will devote himself to the  service and wellbeing of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and go full length to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and law. He also referred to Article 371 (H), where the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has special responsibility towards the Law and Order of the State.
The Governor urged the officers to work with the resolve and dedication to bring development in every corner of the State. He advised them to work with the spirit of selflessness to ensure that challenges facing the last man on the last rung of the society
in education, development and health are addressed and mitigated. The Governor cautioned the officers that there will be many challenges, interferences, pressures, threats and inducements to detract them in carrying out their proper official duties. He advised them to develop a reputation of being transparent and accountable and work with a ‘no personal gain’ bottom line.
The Governor stressed upon the officers to remove corruption and ensure that every paisa spend under their power is accounted for. They must meet every visitor and no visitor to their office should return unattended. First Lady of the State, Smt Neelam Misra and Shri Bamin Tarang, Assistant Director, ATI were present amongst others. The APCS officers are undergoing induction training cum refresher course at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun.

The best Sainik School in the country to our children: Governor

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mshra (Retd.) chaired a high level meeting on the Sainik School of the State at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 28th June 2018. Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein, Minister Education Shri Honchun Ngandam, Minister Sports etc. Dr. Mohesh Chai, Chief Secretary Shri Satya Gopal, Secretary Education Smt Madhu Rani Teotia, Director Sports Shri Tadar Appa and Captain Edwin Jothirajan, Principal, Sainik School, Goalpara, Assam attended the meeting. The Governor emphasised that the Sainik School must start from 27th August 2018 as scheduled and all required formalities and admission process must be completed in time. He underscored that one of the three Sainik Schools sanctioned for the State must be one of best schools in the country.
The Governor urged upon all stakeholders to put in a joint effort in providing the best Sainik School in the country to our children.
The Governor, while appreciating the State Deputy Chief Minister for expediting the transfer of land required to the institute, advised the State Government officials to speed up other formalities.
Captain Edwin Jothirajan, Principal, Sainik School, Goalpara, Assam, who is overseeing the work, till regular Principal joins, briefed the house about the new Sainik School. The Governor advised the State Chief Secretary to pass directions to all the Deputy Commissioner to inform all school children through the Deputy Directors of School Education in the Districts and headmasters of the schools to motivate maximum number of students to fill up the Form and appear for first ever entrance examination in Arunachal Pradesh for Sainik School. The Prospectus and Admission Form will be available online as also in the selected centers and State Government notification.
The Governor pointed out that the parents and guardians must be told of the last date for Receipt of Application, which is on 13 th
July 2018. The Entrance Examination with be conducted on 22nd July (Sunday) at selected centers which will be announced by the
State Government. Merit List for Interview and Medical Examination will be published on 28th July 2018. Interview and medical examination will be conducted from 1st to 4th August 2018. Final Merit List including Waiting List will be published on 7 th August 2018.
Issue of Call Letters for Selected Candidates will commence from 8 th August. Admissions will be done in the School from 13 th August till 16th August 2018 and the School will start from 27th August 2018.

Governor encouragement to NCC Cadets.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) attended ThePrize Distribution Ceremony of the Combined (for the cadets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam) Annual Training Camp of National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Dera NatungCollege, Itanagar on 26th June 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor exhorted the NCC cadets to personify the motto of National Cadet Corps, which is ‘Unity and Discipline’. He emphasised that they must imbibe leadership quality, sprit of nationalism and ideals of selfless service while developing strong moral character, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook and spirit of adventure. There is a need for them to build up strong nationalism.
The Governor further stressed that NCC is required to counter the divisive forces asthe second line of defence. The Governor advised the cadets to take to their heart the great command of Field Marshal Philip Chetwode to the youth, enshrined at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradoon, i.e., ‘The safety, honour & welfare of your country comes first, always & every time. The honour, welfare & comfort of the men you command, come next. Your own ease, comfort & safety come last, always & every time’,
Sharing his experience as Cadet from 1955 to 1959, the Governor said that the preliminary training in NCC and NCC-C Certificate, which he received, helped him injoining the great Indian Army. He advised the cadets to guide, motivate and encourage other youth to be part of NCC the disciplined organization.
The Governor was impressed by the turnout, cultural programme and the Guard of Honour presented to him. Cadet Nipia Kipa of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh was the commander of the Guard of Honour. As a token of appreciation, he gave a cash award for ‘Bara Khana’ to the Cadets and another cash award to Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam for a meritorious girl cadet and‘Best in Firing’ amongst girl cadets.
First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Lt. Col NK Bishnoi, SM, CommandingOfficer, 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn NCC, Lt. Col. Anuj Awasthi, Commanding Officer, 72 Assam Girls NCC, North Lakhimpur, Assam, Principal, Dera Natung Govt.
College, Itanagar Dr. N.T. Rikam, NCC teachers of various schools and colleges of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, instructors from Army were present on the occasion,amongst others.
Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh received the Best Institute Award and Cadet Parnita Saikia of Shankar Dev College, Assam received the Best Cadet award. Cadet Gyamar Jhon of Govt Higher secondary School received the Award for Best Turn Out. Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam and Cadet Parnita Saikia of Shankar Dev College, Assam received the first and second prizes respectively in drill of girls’ section, while Cadet Gyamar Jhon of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh and Cadet Tony Kumar Saikia, Darrang College, Assam received the prizes in boy’s section. In firing, Cadet Pranjal Modal of Darrang College, Assam and Cadet Kristoper Dhela of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh received the 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in boy’s section, while Cadet Chimpy Boruah of North Lakhimpur College, Assam and Cadet Torik Kaye of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat received the 1st and 2nd prizesrespectively in girl’s section.
A patriotic colourful cultural programme depicting various tribes and communities of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam was presented on the occasion.410 cadets from 1 Arunachal Pradesh Battalion NCC, Naharlagun and NCC GroupHeadquarters (B), Tezpur, Assam participated in the ten-day Combine Annual Training Camp. Along with drill, obstacle training, map reading, firing, they took part in activities including judging distances and field signals, use of compass, classes on health and hygiene, disaster response, Swachh Bharat activities, cultural program , games and weapon and equipment display.

Governor gave away Rajya Puraskar.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) graced the 19th Rajya Puraskar Award ceremony of Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG), ArunachalPradesh in the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 22nd June 2018. The Governor gave away the highest Bharat Scouts and Guides award in the State to twenty one Scouts and twenty one Guides from Tirap, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Namsai,Upper Subansiri, Lohit, Papum Pare, Lower Suansiri, West Siang, Upper Siang andSiang Districts on the occasion.
Congratulating the Scouts and Guides for the award, the Governor said the RajyaPuraskar reflects their hard work and dedication and they truly deserve it. He said thatthey are the assets and support of the State and they must continue to maintain discipline, be honest and transparency in their approach. He also emphasise on thespirit of ‘Give back to Society’ amongst the students. Commending the officers and scouts and guides of the State, the Governor, who is thePatron of BSG in the State emphasised that the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement must be encouraged and promoted in every districts of the State.
Referring to the Sub Article (h) of Article 51 A Fundamental Duties as enshrined in TheIndian Constitution, the Governor urged the students to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform. He also advised the students to be connected to humane values, i.e. fortitude, forgiveness, lessen pride, honesty, cleanliness, self control, calm, knowledge, truthfulness and no rage.
Scouts and Guides gave a First Aid Demonstration and students of Hornbill English Medium School and Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Itanagar presented a colourful presentation.
First Lady of the State of Arunachal Pradesh Smt Neelam Misra, Secretary Education Smti Madhu Rani Teotia, government officials, teachers, scout & guide masters and trainers, Rovers & Rangers also attended the function.
State Education Minister Shri Honchun Ngadam, Director Secondary Education cum State Chief Commissioner for Bharat Scout and Guides, Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Gania Leij and Deputy Director Secondary Education cum State Secretary for Bharat Scout and Guides, Arunachal Pradesh, Shri S. Ronrang also spoke on the occasion. State Scout Organizer Shri P. Kalita presented a brief report on Scouting and Guiding moment in Arunachal Pradesh. State Training Commissioner (Guides) Ms Kempi Pakam briefed the Governor about Rajya Puraskar and achievements of the BSG of theState.

First Lady Participates in International Day of Yoga Programme


The First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra participated in the International Day of Yoga celebration at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 21
st June 2018. The programme was an all women initiative for making Yoga practice popular with the women, particularly girl child
of the State.
Women from all walks of life, including officers and officials, Brahmakumari and girls students from Vivekanada Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Chimpu joined the First Lady in ‘All ladies’ Yoga programme. Team from Art of Living, Jullang led by Smt Tadar Taine conducted the Common Yoga Protocol.
The participants further interacted over a high tea on ways and means to make Yoga popular amongst the people.

Inculcate Yoga. It is good and beneficial to all : Governor


In the widely conducted International Day of Yoga programme, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the event at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Doimukh, 25 km from Itanagar, State Capital, on 21 st June 2018 along with Raj Bhavan officials and Faculty members, students and research scholars of RGU and school children.. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that many important medico-academic assets of Indian Cultural heritage had, during the long foreign rules been suppressed out of practice. However, on 11 th December 2014 at the initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Yoga has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, with overwhelming support of its 177 members and June 21 st has been declared as the International Day of Yoga (IDY). The Governor, who has been practicing Yoga for forty years, shared his experiences and importance of the ‘phisio-mental’ wellbeing legacy of Yoga. He also explained the important procedural aspects of Yoga practice.
While explaining, the Yoga practice procedure, the Governor said that the first stage of Yoga is to adopt correct pre Asana position, second, slowly getting to the Yoga posture, third, holding the posture for minimum for a minute and maximum for three minutes and fourth, slowly moving out of the posture to pre Asana position.
The Governor, who hails from the Black Commando Organization said that all top commandoes practices Yoga and Pranayam for concentration, tension free mind and raising of will power. He appealed to the people to inculcate Yoga as part of their lifestyle. It is good and beneficial to all, he further said. The Governor appreciated the University fraternity for involving and integrating its members in observing the occasion in befitting manner. He was impressed by the students of Physical Education Department, who conducted the Common Yoga Protocol and presented a group display of ‘Yoga Pranayam’ and internal cleansing.
Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor, RGU, Dr. Tomo Riba, Registrar, Deans and Heads of Department were present on the occasion. Dr. Anil Mili, Head of Department, Physical Education, RGU along with his Post Graduate students (Yoga) participated in the Common Yoga Protocol.

Principal of Sainik School, Goalpara calls on the Governor

The Principal of Sainik School, Goalpara, Assam Captain Edwin Jothirajan (IndianNavy) called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) atRaj Bhavan, Itanagar on 18 th June 2018. He has been deputed by the Sainik School Society of the Ministry of Defence to conduct the Entrance Examination to select the Fist Batch of 60 students and commence the course at Pasighat on 27 th August 2018.
There will be 60 vacancies for the students in the First Batch. The Governor had visited the school site on 11 th May 2018. The Governor directed the Deputy Commissioner, Pasighat to render all assistance to Captain Jorthirajan to start the school on due date, i.e. 27 th August 2018.
The Governor requested the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein to enable the transfer of the 100 Acres of land, the site of the school from Department of Industry to the Department of Education at the earliest. Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister will hold a meeting of all the stakeholders in the matter on 20 th June 2018 in his office to get the land transfer and the mutation for the purpose done.
The Governor also discussed the matter with the State Chief Secretary Shri Satya Gopral, IAS to pass directions to all the 22 Deputy Commissioner including Deputy Commissioner of Capital Complex to inform all school children through the Deputy Directors of School Education in the Districts and headmasters of the schools to motivate maximum numbers of students fill up the form and appear for first ever entrances examination in Arunachal Pradesh for Sainik school.
The detailed programme for the start of the school is as follows:- (1) The Prospectus and Admission Form will be available online as also in the Centres selected and to be announced by the State Government from 25 th June to 10 th July 2018. (2) The Last Date for Receipt of Application is 13 th July 2018. (3) The Entrance Examination with be conducted on 22 nd July (Sunday) at Centres selected and to be announced by the State Government. (4) Merit List for Interview and Medical Examination will be published on 28 th July 2018. (5) Interview and medical examination will be conducted from 1 st to 4 th August 2018. (6) Final Merit List including Waiting List will be published on 7 th August 2018. (7) Issue of Call Letters for Selected Candidates will commence from 8 th August. (8) Admissions will be done in the School from 13 th August till 16 th August 2018. (9) The School will start from 27 th August 2018.

Vice President plants sapling

The Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, on his maiden visit after entering his high office to Arunachal Pradesh planted a sapling of Red Sandalwood at the front lawns of the main building of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 16 th June 2018.
Continuing the tradition of planting saplings by the visiting dignitaries, the Vice President planted ‘Rakta Chandana’. The Hon’ble Vice President was briefed by the Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) regarding the plants, species, properties and usage, who informed that it is found in Southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India and grown on shale sub-soil at altitude of 750 metres. It is listed as Endangered Species by IUCN due to over exploitation. Its uses includes antipyretic, anti inflammatory, antihelmintic, tonic, hemorrhage, aphrodisiac, etc.. All officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan were present on the occasion.
The Vice President was very gracious and offered a photo opportunity for the Raj Bhavan family. He appreciated the green environment and peaceful environment of Raj Bhavan. He advised the Raj Bhavan officials to keep up the Sylvan surrounding of the Raj Bhavan.
The Vice President was also appreciative of the rare weather beauty of the location, with eye soothing mist filled ambience. The Vice President profusely thanked the staff of the Raj Bhavan for the hospitality.

Governor conveys Eid-Ul-Fitr greetings

The Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has conveyed his warm greetings to the people of the State and to all the Muslim brethren in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
In his message, the Governor said that Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the period of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan. It is a month of prayers to seek blessings, forgiveness and benevolence of the Almighty for the entire humanity. Mercy of the Almighty is prayed for during this holy month, to enable us all to discard the thoughts and acts which may hurt anyone. It is a Festival which reminds us of our obligations of alms, charity and generosity towards the weak, forlorn, poor and underprivileged. This joyous Eid-ul-Fitr festival promotes peace, harmony, brotherhood and happy coexistence amongst the people, he further said. May this Holy Eid-ul-Fitr festival further enhance the bonds and values of our plural society, the Governor wished.

Vice President of India visit in Arunachal Pradesh


The Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, on his maiden two-day tour of Arunachal Pradesh arrived at Itanagar on 15th June 2018.
The Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) received the Vice President at Raj Bhavan. Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein, Cabinetministers and State senior officers were present on the occasion. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented to the Vice President by Arunachal Pradesh Police at the Raj Bhavan, Itanagar.
Later, the Vice President had a brief interaction with the Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Secretary Shri Satya Gopal.
On 16th June 2018, the Hon’ble Vice President of India has, on the request of the Governor, consented before leaving the Raj Bhavan for Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre, Itanagar to plant a sapling of Red Sandalwood (Rakta Chandana) at the front lawn of Raj Bhavan.
The Vice President will be laying the foundation stone for seepage management system and storm water drainage system of Itanagar at Itanagar and address the research scholars and faculty members of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) at Nirjuli, near Itanagar on 16 th June 2018.