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.

Society will progress if our girls are educated: Governor

<strong>Governor expresses his hope that new district will new pace of development and prosperity for the District</strong>

ITANAGAR, JAN 24: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited the newly created district of Lepa Rada on 23<sup>rd</sup> January 2019.

Addressing a huge gathering, the Governor said that the new District of Lepa Rada is the long time hope and aspiration of the people of the district come true. He said that the District is created to bring administration within the reach of the people and expressed his hope that it will harbinger new pace of development and prosperity for the District.

The Governor said that among others, road and internet communication are the most important factors for development. He appealed to the people to cooperate in the developmental process by facilitating the government officials in their duties, particularly in construction of road by willingly providing the required land. The people have to create conducive environment for development.

The Governor said that State will witness development, only if the funds provided for the purpose are utilized properly and 100 percent of it is used for the purpose it is meant for. He called upon the officers, contractors, public, Gaon Burahs to ensure that projects and programmes are implemented with honesty, transparency and accountability.

Receiving a one point memorandum for airport in the district, the Governor said that if airport is built, it will be for the convenient of the present and future generations of the State. The citizens of the State need not worry about the safety and security of the State as India is now capable enough to fight off any threat to our national territory and sovereignty, he said while assuring to take up the issue with the concerned authorities.

Local MLA Shri Gojen Gadi and Deputy Commissioner Shri Duli Kamduk also spoke on the occasion and briefed the Governor on the challenges of the newly created District.

First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Superintendent of Police, Smt Swetha Chauhan, government officials, public leaders, senior citizens, youth, students and general public of the District were present on the occasion.

On his return journey to State Capital on the day, the Governor addressed a public meeting at Garu, Lower Siang District. He urged upon them to change the mindset and encourage entrepreneurship. Our youth should be job providers and not job seekers.

Emphasising education, particularly amongst the girl children, the Governor said that society will progress if our girls are educated.

Escorted by Deputy Commissioner of Lower Siang, Shri A.K. Singh and Superintendent, Shri Taru Gusar visited Malithan.

Shri Singh briefed the Governor about the new initiative of the District administration for the convenience of pilgrims to Akashi Ganga and Malithan.

The Governor visits Darak Circle

Ensure that fund provided for development programmes are hundred percent used on the ground: Governor

ITANAGAR, JAN 23:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited Darak Circle, one of the interior Circles of West Siang District on 22nd January 2019. The Governor, who is on a district tour of newly formed Districts of Shi Yomi and Lepa Rada, interacted with the officials and villagers of the Circle.

Stating that road, electricity, education and health are required for progress of the society, the Governor urged upon the people to ensure that fund provided for development programmes are hundred percent used on the ground.

Emphasising on active involvement of the public in the developmental process, the Governor reiterated on transparency, honesty, accountability in utilization of developmental fund, The officials must be prepared for review and audit and where ever required, mid course correction must be made, he said.

Earlier, Local MLA Shri Nyamar Karbak briefed the Governor of the developmental activities in the Circle.

First Lady Smt Neelam Misra, who is promoting indigenous loin loom presented a DVD, titled, Buniya ki Ranggi Duniya’ to Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan on the occasion.

During his maiden visit to the Circle, the Governor and First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra paid obeisance at Benji Liine, a sacred places for both indigenous and Hindu believers. .

Earlier in the morning, the Governor, accompanied by local MLA Shri P.D. Sona inspected the Advance Landing Ground at Mechuka in Shi Yomi District. He interacted with the Air Force officials and abreast himself of the latest development.

Governor visits Shi Yomi

Itanagar, Jan 21:Governor asks the people to cooperate with the district administration to build up the infrastructure and amenities
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited the newly created District of Shi Yomi on 21st January 2019. The Governor addressed public meetings and interacted with the people at Tato and Mechuka on the day.
In his address, the Governor congratulated the people of Shi Yomi for having the new district and expressed his hope that the creation of the new district will expedite the development process for the people. He said that creation of the new district aims to bring administration to the doorstep of people. He however advised them to put in their best to get over the teething problems in the initial stage.
The Governor asked the people to cooperate with the district administration to build up the infrastructure and amenities for the people. He said that the new District will requires road, electricity and internet communication. The people must be active partners in the developmental progress by willingly providing required resources, such as land to the district administration. He also emphasised on health and education development in the District.
Accepting a memorandum from the people of the district, the Governor assured them to take up their issues with the State leadership for the welfare of the people of newly created district.
The Governor stressed on proper utilization of developmental funds with honesty, transparency and accountability.
Later in the afternoon, the Governor met the troops of Indian Army stationed in Shi Yomi. He exhorted them to continue great tradition of Indian Armed Forces in safe guarding the border. The Governor also asked them to motivate local youth to join the Indian Armed Forces.
In the evening, the Governor graced the Sonam Losar Festival celebration and greeted the people on the festive occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor, who has toured the world said that Mechuka is better than Switzerland. He suggested them to harness the tourism potential of the place. He also advised them to work with unity and make Arunachal Pradesh the best State in the country.
The Governor was accompanied by the First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra. Local MLA Shri Passang Dorjee Sona, Deputy Commissioner Shri Mito Dirchi and Superintendent of Police Shri Gothombu Dajangju were present on the occasion amongst others.

Governor unveils bust statue of Martyr Mihin Bagang

India defeated Pakistan 1971 war on the strength of patriotism and ‘Nation First’ spirit of the people like that of Sepoy Mihin Bagang: Governor
ITANAGAR, December 6:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig.(Dr) B.D Mishra (Retd.) on 6th December 2018, unveiled the bust statue of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang of the 5th Battalion of the ASSAM Regiment of the Indian Army, who made the supreme sacrifice for the defence of the Nation on 6th December 1971. The Bust statue is very appropriately located in the school compound of the Government Secondary School, Hapoli which has, by State gazette notification rechristened as Mihin Bagang Government Secondary School, Hapoli. The occasion coincides with the 3rd Youth Rising Day celebrations of Apatani Youth Association to commemorate 47th Death anniversary of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that India defeated Pakistan 1971 war on the strength of patriotism and ‘Nation First’ spirit of the people like that of Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Paying tribute to the Martyr Mihin Bagang, the Governor said that Late Mihin had dreamt of joining the Indian Army and nothing could stop him from that. His mission to serve Mother India and his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty has made him immortal. He called upon the people to remember and cherish the valour of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Our tribute to this brave son of this beautiful valley will be to encourage our youth to follow his path and join the Army, Air Force and the Navy in various capacities, the Governor said. He urged the District Administration, political leadership and Goan Buras to motivate the youth to come forward and serve the nation through a good career which the iNdian Armed Forces provide. He also recalled with appreciation the recently conducted Pay Back to Society programme by 27 Armed Force Officers, 20 Army, 4 Navy and 3 Air Force from Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor, while addressing the Ex-Servicemen present on the occasion exhorted them to serve the society. He also called upon the political leaders to explore avenues, where these Ex-Servicemen can be placed to contribute to the public wellbeing.
Sharing his mission and priorities, the Governor said that youth, education and cleanliness are must for the progress of a society.
I dream to see an Arunachali IAS / IPS officer in each of 29 States and 3 Union Territories of the country” the Governor said, while informing that he has already initiated for establishment of seven additional Kendriya Vidhyalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.
MLA Er. Tage Taki, President AYA Habung Tamang, Shri Radhe Millo, Secretary Capital Complex Tajang Welfare Association also spoke on the occasion. Shri Mihin Tallang Tangu presented a brief narrative on the life of Martyr Mihin Bagang.
The First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Lower Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner Shri Chukhu Taker, Superintendent of Police Shri Mihin Gambo, Heads of Department, Goan Buras and Goan Buris and general public attended the program.
A colourful cultural program dedicated to Martyr Bagang was presented by the ladies of the Apatani community and school children on the occasion.

Never lose heart but use your abilities to progress: Governor to differently abled people

Itanagar,3rd December: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) along with First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra attended the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing and Visually Impaired (DPMSHVI), Chimpu on 3rd December 2018. DPMSHVI, Chimpu was established on 15th October 1990 has 106 students, including 15 visually impaired today. 97 hearing impaired have passed Class X from the institute till date, many of who are engaged in government establishment.

The Governor felicitated the differently abled persons on the occasion and also gave away the prizes to winners of the essay writing completion, conducted by the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. He also felicitated Dr. K. Zaman, medical practitioner of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar for his contribution towards DPMSHVI, Chimpu, since its inception.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor exhorted the people with disabilities to take it in their limitation and develop their personality. He advised them to make friends and mix with positive people.

Citing Ashtavakra, the revered Vedic sage, who was born with eight physical handicaps, Poet Surdas, who was blind but his poetries are sung till date and similarly Lt General Pankaj Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, a former Indian Army officer, was field disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade, an Armoured Division and Army Commander, the Governor emphasised that physically disabled person must never lose heart but use their abilities to progress. He also recommended to them to practice Yoga and Pranayams, which is beneficial for all.

Complimenting Shri Gegong Apang for his contribution in establishing DPMSHIV, Chimpu, the Governor called upon people to change their attitude towards differently abled people. Instead of being sympathetic, they must be empathetic towards them.

Referring to the ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2016’ passed by Parliament under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister if India, the Governor suggested that new schemes, amenities and reservations for the differently abled people must be regularly brought in.

The Governor advised the officials of Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to provide the computer software, which will help the visually impaired children.

Immensely impressed by the crafts made by the students, the Governor suggested for instituting a display place in the State Government emporiums in the metros for its promotion.

Governor condoles the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar

Itanagar Nov 12:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has condoled the demise of Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar. The Governor in his condole message said that in the death of Shri Kumar, the Nation has lost one of the grass root leaders, distinguished publc figure with huge political experience and a social worker.
Conveying sincere and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of the people of the State and on his own behalf, the Governor prayed to Almighty to bestow enough strength to bear the loss and for eternal peace for the departed soul.

Governor meets Tourism Minister

Governor for commissioning eco friendly, tourist friendly tourism and socially beneficial projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Governor emphasises on holistic approach in harnessing the tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Sept 20 :The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) met the
Union Minister of State (Tourism) Shri K.J. Alphons at New Delhi on 20th September 2018. They discussed on specific issues for enhancing and promoting Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Governor, who is on an official visit to the National Capital New Delhi emphasised on holistic approach in harnessing the tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Governor requested the Tourism Minister for commissioning eco friendly, tourist friendly tourism and socially beneficial projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

As a follow up action of his recent meeting with Head Priest of Parasuram Kund and his earlier visit to the sacred Kund, the Governor impressed upon the Minister for its overall holistic development to promote spiritualism and age-old values, while keeping the Indian culture and traditions of the Kund undisturbed.

Sharing his experience, climbing 400 plus steep steps down to the Kund from the hilltop near the temple premise, the Governor said that the need of the time is to facilitate the aged pilgrims and women to perform their ‘Pooja’ with convenience and safety, so that they can carry back good experience from the pilgrimage, the Governor emphasized. He suggested for appropriate provision of the holy water in well approachable Kunds and also with special care for the exclusiveness for women pilgrims.

Governor meets Tourism Minister

Governor for commissioning eco friendly, tourist friendly tourism and socially beneficial projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Governor emphasises on holistic approach in harnessing the tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Sept 20 :The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) met the
Union Minister of State (Tourism) Shri K.J. Alphons at New Delhi on 20th September 2018. They discussed on specific issues for enhancing and promoting Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Governor, who is on an official visit to the National Capital New Delhi emphasised on holistic approach in harnessing the tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Governor requested the Tourism Minister for commissioning eco friendly, tourist friendly tourism and socially beneficial projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

As a follow up action of his recent meeting with Head Priest of Parasuram Kund and his earlier visit to the sacred Kund, the Governor impressed upon the Minister for its overall holistic development to promote spiritualism and age-old values, while keeping the Indian culture and traditions of the Kund undisturbed.

Sharing his experience, climbing 400 plus steep steps down to the Kund from the hilltop near the temple premise, the Governor said that the need of the time is to facilitate the aged pilgrims and women to perform their ‘Pooja’ with convenience and safety, so that they can carry back good experience from the pilgrimage, the Governor emphasized. He suggested for appropriate provision of the holy water in well approachable Kunds and also with special care for the exclusiveness for women pilgrims.

Nation will develop, when the last person in the queue is taken care of: Governor

It is the onerous responsibility of every citizen to ensure that projects are implemented with honesty, transparency, accountability and continuity: Governor

Itanagar Sept 12:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited the various projects, undertaken under the ‘Aspirational District’ programme in Namsai District on 11th September 2018. Accompanied by the First Lady of the State, Smt Neelam Misra, the Governor visited Health & Wellness Centre, Piyong and interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Saubhagya Scheme / Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

The Governor and the First Lady of the State also visited the residence of Shri Monisor Payeng in Adi Ningroo Village, who have availed benefits from Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Saubhagya Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Monisor and his wife Deepa expressed their gratitude to the State and Central Governments for material assistance, which has changed their lifestyle for better.

The Governor and the First Lady of the State also visited the Anganwadi Centre and Government Upper Primary school at Piyong which are cover under the Aspirational District programme and interacted with Anganwadi workers, ASHAs, students and teachers. They enquired about the nutrition provided to them, mid-day meals and status of textbooks and advised the children to study hard, be obedient to their parents and teachers and keep themselves healthy.

Addressing a public meeting at Piyong, the Governor said nation will develop, when the last person in the queue is taken care of. Therefore, the government and administration should see that every needy person is taken care of and that will to achieve the overall development. It is the vision and mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Pema Khandu ji to see every part of this Frontier State develops. Hence, it is the onerous responsibility of every citizen to ensure that projects are implemented with honesty, transparency, accountability and continuity. This trend must take root in the State, the Governor pointed.

Earlier, the Governor honoured the eldest Gaon Burah Shri Lohani Mantaw, GB, Piyong Khampi and gave away the cheques to beneficiaries under Krishi Vigyan programme for promoting organic farming.

Later, the Governor interacted with the officers concerned with the ‘aspirational District’ projects and programmes. He advised them to set their target and get into the implementation of the projects whole heartedly.

The Governor said that the Government officers are the one who can take the State forward. Therefore, they must be punctual and regular in the office, meet all the visitors to their office, go to the ground, devote full time and energy in Public interest, he emphasized.

While citing reference of Shri Tapi Gao, Director, Elementary Education, who has adopted Govt. Primary School, Raj Bhavan, the Governor advised the Heads of Department and officers to adopt a school each to improve the education status of the State.