Governor conveys Mopin Festival greetings

ITANAGAR April 04: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has conveyed warm greetings to people of the State on the festive occasion of Mopin and wished that the festivity heralds happiness, amity and prosperity in the State.
In his festival message, the Governor said that Mopin being a socio-religious festival, the Galo Tribe brethren fervently associate the celebration with propitious agricultural prospects. It is observed to seek blessings of bounteous Goddess Ane Mopin, the Goddess of prosperity for bumper harvest, communal harmony and good health for all. Showcasing an amazing array of ritualistic and cultural activities, along with Popir Dance, this festival is a great medium in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage, he added.
On this joyous occasion, I join my fellow citizens in offering prayers to Goddess Ane Mopin and seek blessings for each one of us, the Governor said in his message.

Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) interacted on the theme Campus Placement

ITANAGAR, March 22: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) interacted on the theme, ‘Campus Placement’ with the students and faculty of Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 22nd March 2018.
Stating that the students of the day are the future leaders, who will be leading the country, the Governor extorted them to inculcate knowledge and professionalism required for their intended profession. Advising them to prepare themselves for future challenges, he said that with better language and analytical skill, positive approach, leadership skills and creating good peer group, they can make themselves the most employable. Everybody is born with grey matter but it is their environment, peer group and faculty which make the deference between the great and the mediocre, the Governor said.
The Governor emphasised that for better campus placement, the standard of the institute must improve. He said that the standard can improve with the concerted effort of students through their academic excellence, faculty through their display of utmost professionalism and joint effort of students and faculty in research works.
While suggesting them to seek help from alumni of their alma mater and optimum use of social media, the Governor emphasised strengthening of the training and placement cell of the institutions of higher education. He suggested improvement of college profile by better designed website and brochure and positive reflections of the students and faculty’s achievements. He also suggested that the Training and Placement Cell must be lead by persons on full time basis having good professional reputation and good public relationship or rapport with corporate houses.
The Governor suggested that the best member of the faculty with some top students of the institute must approach corporate house and offer their service free of cost as interns. Such initiative, he pointed out will enhance the attractiveness of the institute in the job market and ensure better opportunities during campus placement.
The Governor also shared some basic tips for preparation for campus interviews and and also gave some finer points for interviews.
The students and members of the faculty in-charge for training and placement shared their views and suggestions with the Governor on the occasion..

DC East Siang Chairs coordination meeting on ensuing visit of Governor

PASIGHAT,March 9 : Chairing a coordination meeting in connection with ensuing visit of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig. (Dr.)B.D. Mishra, (Retd) to, the district headquarters of East Siang here on March 13 & 14 next , DC, Tamiyo Tatak has called upon all stakeholders to make the visit a successful one. During the meeting responsibilities and duties were entrusted to the concerned departments and officers and representatives of the BRO & Army .The DC also asked the concerned departments to be ready with details of the progress and status reports of implementation of PM and CM Flagship Programmes in particular and others in general.He informed that during the visit, H.E. will also interact with GBs,PRI members and NGOs, BRO among others, besides other chalked out programmes to understand the developmental issues of the District.Other arrangements in terms of civic reception to accord a warm welcome to the visiting dignitary, was also reviewed during the
meeting. The Governor will be accompanied by the First Lady, Neelam Mishra during the visit informed the DC. Former MLA , Oken Tatung, among others also put forward also put forward suggestions. Chief Councillor Kaling Doruk was also present on the occasion among others.


ITANAGAR March 12: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited Dembuen, the last village in Dibang Valley District towards international border on 12th March 2018. Accompanied by the First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra and Shri S.K. Sharma, DIG, ITBP, the Governor interacted with the villagers, government officials and the Indo Tibetan Border Police personnel posted in the outpost.
The Governor advised the villagers, government officials and personnel of armed forces to motivate and prepare local youth for recruitment in the armed forces. Home grown soldiers are the best soldier for the defence of the national integrity, he added.
The Governor exhorted the ITBP officers and personnel to do their duty with dedication, gallantry, responsibility and bravery. He urged them to secure very inch of the land.
As a token of appreciation of their alertness and encouragement, he presented a cash award for a ‘Bara Khana’.
Earlier, Shri W. Inaobi Singh, Second in Command, ITBP, briefed the Governor about the strategic post and the area.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), whi is on a four day district tour, addressed a public meeting at Anini, District headquarters of Dibang Valley District on 12th March 2018.
The Governor called upon the people to actively participate in the developmental process.
Responding to the public requests, the Governor assured to take up the issue of basic requirements like petrol depot, connectivity and communication, with the concerned ministry.
Referring to his interaction with students on entrepreneurship and self-employment, who shared that loans are not easily available, the Governor urged upon the officials to go out of the way and facilitate loans to the budding entrepreneurs and encourage self-employment.
The Governor exhorted the officials to resolve to move forward and ensure that benefits of government programmes reach the last person in the queue.
The Governor advised the officials to get involved and ensure transparency and accountability. He emphasized that the officials must follow up all projects and programmes.
The Governor said that under dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, special focus is on the development of the North East region and now our ministers do not have to go to Delhi, but instead union ministers and senior officials of the ministries come from Delhi to us. Approximately 35 numbers of state and central government programmes and projects are in different phases of implementation. It is the duty of every citizen of the district to ensure that it is implemented in letter and spirit.
Expressing surprise and pain about the large number of suicide cases in the district, the Governor assured to take up with the concerned authority to send a psychiatrist to the District Hospital.
Interacting with the District heads of department, the Governor emphasized that there must be transparency, accountability, continuity, audit and review and if required, midterm correction. He stressed that there must be utmost transparency and merit in recruitment process particularly in police recruitment.
The Governor advised the officials to cut redtapesim, come out of their comfort zone and make little sacrifices. He exhorted them to resolve to get involved through transparency and accountability and to move forward. Be proactive, he added.
Earlier, the Governor and the First Lady of the State were accorded traditional reception led by Shri Yamuna Miso and Shri Jummar Basar, SP.

Continuing his district tour, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) addressed a public meeting at Roing on 12th March 2018.
The Governor called upon the people of the district to put in a concerted effort for the progress of the State.
The Governor said that whatever amount of fund is received for developmental activities, itmust be utilized with transparency andaccountability. There must be continuity, review and audit and where ever required, there must bemidterm correction.
The Governor emphasised on girl education. Every girl child must be provided opportunities to be educated and excel in life.
Emphasizing on new thought process and change in mind set of the young, he said that they must not only beencouraged to get employment but also be motivated to go for entrepreneurship and self-employment.
The Governor said that 1962 should not be repeated and for that there is a requirement for home grown soldiers. He called upon the goan burahs, PRI members, government officials and the public leaders to ready their youth for recruitment in the armed forces.
While informing that in the coming days there will be lots of vacancies in the armed forces as new battalion of Arunachal Scouts will be commissioned, the Governor informed. The Career in army is respectable with good pay and opportunities to serve the nation, he added.
Expressing his concern about drug addiction, the Governor said that addiction is due to neglect of the parents and guardians towards their wards and peer group.It is a social evil and people mustaddress it at family and peer group level.
The Governor who arrived in the afternoon, visited the famedBhismaknagar,30 kms from Roing which is associated with the legend of Lord Krishna and Rukmini, the Idu Mishmi princess. Acknowledging the historic importance and tourism value of the archaeological site, the Governor assured to take up with Union Tourism Ministry for its promotion and preservation.
Later, the Governor met the District heads of department. Smt Mitali Namchoom, Deputy Commissioner and district officials briefed the Governor about the State and Central Governments schemes implemented in the Lower Dibang Valley District.
The Governor said that there have never been so many programmes and schemes for development. He called upon the government officials to utilize and implement it intelligently and with personal involvement. He advised them t Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.)o go beyond their call of duty.
Reiterating his concern on female literacy, the Governor said that as the district is led by a lady officer, the female literacy rate must improve. He also stressed that no child should be deprived of opportunities for education.
The Governor urged upon the officials to contribute through their ingenuity with innovative and broader approach. Prepare yourself to address the critical issues of the common people. Develop a sense of oneness amongst the people andcreate a popular feeling that government officials are their friend and guide.
Appreciating the quantum jump in the number of tourists visiting the district, the Governor said that the three main concerns of a tourist are security, cleanliness and healthcare facilities in case of emergency. These matters must be taken care of to ensure steady inflow of tourists.
The Governor said until and unless the government officials promote and encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment, unemployment will continue to exist. He categorically said that they must reach out to the youth and facilitate them in availing loans and schemes under Central and State Governments.
Earlier, on their arrival at the district headquarters, the Governor and the First Lady of the State were accorded a traditional reception led Deputy Commissioner Smt Mitali Namchoom, Shri Sanjay Sain, SP.

Secretary DoNER calls on the Governor

ITANAGAR, March 5: The Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Govt. of India, Shri Naveen Verma called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 5th March 2018. They discussed on various projects of DoNER Ministry in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor emphasised that roads and air connectivity projects must be promoted by the Ministry of DoNER on priority basis for the State. He also emphasised on expediting the development projects under DoNER and NEC in Arunachal Pradesh.

Governor celebrates Deepawali with ITBP personnel

Along with rest of the country, the Deepawali, the festival of lights was observed at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) along with State’s First Lady Smt Neelam Misra celebrated the auspicious occasion with personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police and their families. Officers and officials of Raj Bhavan also celebrated with the first couple.

Interacting with the personnel and officials of Raj Bhavan, the Governor and State’s First Lady conveyed their warm greetings and wished that the festival inspires each one of them to rise against all odds and move forward on the path of progress and prosperity. They also enquired about their welfare and families.

Moving away from usual practice and leading with examples, on the advice of the Governor, no fireworks except traditional diyas were used in the celebration to avoid pollution to the pristine natural environment of the Raj Bhavan and the State.

Governor visits Tai Khampti Singpho Museum

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Shri P.B. Acharya, on his final leg of the fourday
two-district tour visited the Tai-Khamti Singpho Museum cum Research Centre
in the Arunachal Pali Vidyapith Complex at Chongkham, Namsai District on 6th
August 2017. Accompanied by State’s First Lady Smt Kavita Acharya, the Governor
was ushered around the Museum by local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary
Environment & Forest Shri Chow Tewa Mein and former PCCF Shri C.K.
Namchoom, now Khampti Chief. The Museum showcases the treasured cultural
heritage of Tai-Khamti Singpho tribes.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor called for preservation of the rich cultural
inheritance. He said that strength of India is its diversity, where every tribe,
community and their cultural richness is valued and appreciated. Our youth should
take pride in our culture, traditions and dialect. At the same time, the elders of the
society must pass on the prized legacy in order to preserve, promote and propagate
it, he stressed.
Impressed by the Tai-Khamti Singpho cultural presentation, the Governor gave a
token cash amount of Rs. 20,000.00 (Rupees Twenty-Thousand) to cultural troupes
as an appreciation and encouragement towards cultural preservation.
The Governor shared his grave concern about drug addiction in the district with
senior citizens, public leaders and monks. He said that there is a huge failure in
understanding and addressing the issue. We need to fight against this menace head
on as it is crippling about 25% of our youth in the district, the Governor point.
Let us empower our youth through right education, skill and motivation. Let us imbibe
in them the social concept of responsibilities towards the society. The sense of ‘my
wealth, my empowerment, my potential is for socio-economic development of the
society’ must be instilled in them, he emphasised.
The Governor reiterated that educated and empowered people of Tai Khampti
Singpho communities must ensure that poor and illiterate people of the society avail
maximum benefits from the welfare schemes and programmes of State and Central
Governments, including Jan Dhan Yojana, One Rupee Insurance.
Earlier, Parliamentary Secretary Environment & Forest Chow Tewa Mein and former
PCCF Shri C.K, Namchoom briefed the Governor about the challenges of the people
of Namsai, including seasonal floods, deplorable roads, security, administrational
infrastructure and drug menace.
General Secretary of Tai Khamti Singpho Council, Shri CM Moungmau, former
Director Accounts, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh briefed the Governor about the
council, its cultural heritage and practices. He informed that only Tai KhamptiSingpho
and Monpa tribes their own scripts.
Senior citizens of Namsai, Shri Mein and Namchoom recalled their association with
Shri Acharya through Students’ Experience in Interstate Living (SEIL) in late 1960s,
which was launched by ABVP in 1966 and Shri PB Acharya was first Chairperson of
Large number of people from Chongkham and its neighbouring areas, along with
students of Arunachal Pali Vidyapith and District administration led by Namsai
Deputy Commissioner Shri R.K. Sharma and Superintendent of Police Shri C.K.
Mein received the Governor and State’s First Lady on their arrival at Chongkham.