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.

Education is the first barometer of civilized society: Governor

Have Pan Arunachal Approach, quality involvement of all stakeholders with missionary zeal, every penny must be honestly spent for more returns: Governor

In the educational programmes, utilization of resources, development of infrastructure and procurement and use of latest training / teaching aids, there must be transparency, accountability, fair policy and even playground for students, and teachers: Governor

Itangar Sept 05: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) attended the Teachers’ Day celebration at State Banquet Hall, Itanagar on 5th September 2018 and presented the State Teacher’s Awards to 39 teachers, including 7 lady teachers on the occasion.

Congratulating the awardees, the Governor said that it is their good effort and dedication that the education scenario is improving in the State. He made a special mention of Shri Niranjan Shahoo, a retired teacher, who is still rendering his service gratis to the earlier school where he was teaching, in Kurung Kumey District.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor recalled the literary accomplishment, educational dedication, nationalism and values of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, which he possessed, preached and practised. He also recalled the great teaching merit of his teachers, Prof. JK Mehta of Allahabad University and Prof. R.N. Mishra of Jiwaji University, Gwalior, on the occasion.

Stating that education is the first barometer of civilized society, the Governor highlighted the history of education in India. He said that it was entirely due to teachers’ greatness that our ancient learning system developed extremely well and in due course of time we had famous universities, like Nalanda and Taxila, where the students from far off countries came to study.

Associating himself with the teaching community, the Governor said that in his 35 years in Army, he was either studying in Military Colleges, or teaching in Military Colleges, or fighting war, some of low intensity, some of high intensity and some of all out dimension. He said that the thoughts of Teacher- Leaner Teaching, – Learning always have been in his mind, heart and practice.

The Governor called upon all including parents, politicians and educationists to actively participate in the mission to improve education status in the State. Stating that education is the Key Result Area (KRA), he suggested for policies and programmes for improving the educational scenario of the State, which he said should have Pan Arunachal Approach, quality involvement of all stakeholders with missionary zeal, every penny must be honestly spent for more returns, there must be clear vision to achieve all round better educational environment in the State enabling students for decent, self support and Stand up in life.

Underscoring the challenges in the education sector, the Governor said that in the educational programmes, utilization of resources, development of infrastructure and procurement and use of latest training / teaching aids, there must be transparency, accountability, fair policy and even playground for students, and teachers.

Education Minister Shri Honchun Ngandam, Education Secretary Smt Madhu Rani Teotia and Special Secretary (Education) Shri Rahul Singh also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier the Governor released a book, titled ‘Gandhi ji’s Nai Talim’.

First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Daporijo MLA Shri Dikto Yekar, PWD Commissioner Shri Bilatee Pertin were present on the occasion along with officers from the Department of Education.

NCC is a very important part of academic curricula: Governor

NCC inculcated self-discipline, obedience, sincerity and determination amongst the cadets: Governor

Itanagar, Sept 01:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) interacted with the officers and cadets National Cadet Corps (NCC), 1 Arunachal Pradesh Battalion NCC at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 1st September 2018.
The Governor said that NCC is a very important part of academic curricula, which has been instilling nationalism, patriotism and spirit of ‘Nation First’ amongst the young students. It has inculcated self-discipline, obedience, sincerity and determination amongst the cadets. He emphasized that there must be more and more NCC Units, which will help in developing a disciplined human resource in our State.
Sharing his idea of having Independence Day NCC Camp, in place of Republic Day NCC Camp to avoid academic losses to the students, participating in RD Camp, the Governor asked the officers and cadets to provide him required inputs, so that it can be pursued at the highest decision making authority’s level.
1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn NCC, Commanding Officer, Col. R.K. Sharma, Lt. Col NK Bishnoi, SM, Second in Command, NCC officers, Instructors and NCC Cadets who participated in Republic Day Parades shared their experiences with the Governor.

Governor emphasises on availability of PDS items in Border Areas

 

The Cabinet Minister for Food & Civil Supplies and Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs etc. Shri Kamlung Mossang called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.)

B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 16th July 2018. They discussed about Public Distribution System, ration items and consumer affairs etc.

The Governor emphasized on strengthening the Public Distribution System in the State. He said that the basic requirements, i.e. ration items must reach every bona fide  denizen, especially in the remote villages of the State. Focus must be on the border areas of international boundaries, from Bhutan in the West to Myanmar in the East, he said.

The Governor also stressed that availability of essential commodities  at  reasonable rates must be ensured with utmost transparency and accountability. He suggested for evolving an effective monitoring system throughout the State on availability and pricing  of essential commodities. He recommended for proper monitoring  and  regular inspection of storehouses, Fair Price Shops and other outlets and check  malpractice  and hoarding of essential commodities.

The Governor advised the Minister to enforce regular checking of PDS for ensuing  proper market prices and to address issues of the consumers, if any in fast track mode.

 

 

 

Governor emphasises on Cleanliness and Education

A delegation led by Shri Gora Lotak, former Councillor of Ward No 18, Itanagar Municipal Council called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 12th July 2018.

Interacting with the delegation, the Governor emphasised that the councillors of Municipal Councils should take initiative and necessary action for maintaining upmost cleanliness in the residential areas as well as in the public places.

 

The Governor said that as Raj Bhavan is located in Ward No. 18, it must be a model Ward in cleanliness. It should be the Ward sending out messages of “Swachhta / Cleanliness’ to the people of the Capital city and the State. The healthy environment and recreation facilities, like Raj Bhavan Parks, must be maintained and utilized in correct manner, he added.

The Governor also called upon the former Councillors and the Ward members of Municipal Councils to motivated and assist in sending every child above the age  of six years to school in their respective wards. He emphasised that to achieve 100% literacy, every child of today must go to school.

The former councillor and Ward members, present in the meeting assured the Governor to do their best in cleanliness and education in the Ward No. 18.

 

 

 

Members of Parliament, Tibetan Parliament in Exile calls on the Governor

The Member of Parliament, Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE), Mr. Pema Jungney, who is a former Speaker of TPiE, called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh  Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 12th July 2018. Accompanied by Lama Kunga Sothup, who is also a Member of Parliament, TPiE and Mr. G.T. Yangdup, Settlement Officer, Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan Settlement Office, Tenzingang Mr. Jungney conveyed the gratitude of Tibetan Parliament in Exile towards India and its people for helping the Tibetan cause and Tibetan people in the last sixty years.

The Governor shared his experience of his visit to Tibet region in earlier 1990s and expressed hope that rich cultural heritage of Tibet which is embodied with peace and humanism will continue to promote amity and brotherhood amongst the people of the world.

Earlier, Mr. Jungney briefed the Governor about the present petrifying situation in Tibet.

 

 

 

Governor takes up issues of the State at the NEC Forum

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the first day of the two-day 67th Plenary of North East Council (NEC) at Shillong on 9th July 2018.

Addressing the august gathering of all the Governors and Chief Ministers of eight North Eastern States, chaired by the Union Home Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh, the Governor highlighted on the potentials and challenges of Arunachal Pradesh. He also put forward the connectivity bottleneck and implementation of 1500 km Trans Arunachal Highway, Arunachal Frontier Highway and East West Corridor. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is the lone State which does not have airport in the State Capital and emphasised that Civil Aviation Ministry and Ministry of DoNER must fund this important project at the earliest.

The Governor requested the North East Council and Ministry of Development of North Eastern region (DoNER) for their assistance and participation in tourism, skill development, health care and education.

Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is most strategically located in the country, having 1680 KM International Border with three countries i.e. Bhutan (160 Km), China (1080 Km)  and Myanmar (440 Km), the Governor said that the Border Area Development in the State is a national necessity for security and to check thinning out of population. Nation has to invest in the Border Areas so that people of the State are safe and the far-flung land has men & women to fly the National flag. He informed the house that Arunachal Pradesh Government has submitted a BADP and it would need additional package under the programme.

To boost the education sector in the State, the Governor urged NEC to explore the possibility of establishment of regional important educational institution in Arunachal Pradesh in the same lines of IITs and IIMs. He also urged the NEC to open a strategic policy research cell in Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, which can deal with border related issues across the North Eastern region on the same line of the APJ Abdul  Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis set up by NEC in IMM Shillong.

The Governor informed that Arunachal Pradesh does not have any iconic institution. He requested for allotment of appropriate fund for one State-of-Art Sainik School in the State, wherein students from across the States would dream to join.

 

Stating that Arunachal Pradesh has a great potential in sports and music and there is a need for avenues to channelize the youth energies in order to wean them from going  the drug and gun way through sports and music, the Governor requested the NEC to provide fund for establishing five State of Art Football Institutes and five State of Art Music Institutes in the State. He underscored that such institutes will help in weeding away the youth from gun and drug culture.

The Governor urged the NEC to take up major projects under North Eastern Region Community Resources Management Project (NERCORMP). He said that there is a need to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts for which the State Government has submitted a plan of Rs. 1524 crores to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In presence of Union Home Minister, the Governor also expressed his concern about the insurgency activities and the Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts and called for a concrete action to bring peace and development in the eastern part of the State.

The Governor also requested the Ministry of Home Affairs, DoNER and NEC to strengthen the infrastructure at border check posts to promote inter-border trade with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Kingdom of Bhutan and the People’s Republic of China.

 

Governor condoles the demise of former Governor

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has condoled the demise of Shri M.M JACOB, former Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

On behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Raj Bhavan family, the Governor conveyed his deepest condoles and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

Late Jacob was the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh from 24th January to 6th April 2007.

Maintain punctuality and meet the common visitors to your office: Governor to Officers

 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) convened a meeting of senior officers of Rural Development, Environment and Forests and Planning Departments at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 7th July 2018. They discussed various issues including livelihood programmes, catchment area treatment, bamboo development, doubling of farmers’ income and road connectivity for the State, which will be taken up by the Governor in the 67th Plenary of North Eastern Council.

The Governor emphasised that all the Central and State programmes must be implemented in letter and spirit. There must be proper monitoring of all the NEC schemes. Challenges in the implementation of the development programmes must be addressed at the earliest. All effort should be made to ensure that the benefits of  welfare programmes reach the targeted population, he said.

In the meeting, the Governor urged upon the officers to maintain punctuality and meet the common visitors to their office to ameliorate their difficulties. The Governor also advised them to promote and propagate the mission of Swachh Bharat.

The Governor advised the officers to explore ways and means to double the incomes of the farmers by addressing the challenges in transportation, preservation and marketing of their products. As Arunachal Pradesh has the highest number of species of bamboos, while 32 species are cultivated by the farmers and 44 species are occurring naturally in the State, the Governor said that he would propose for opening a Research Cum Development Institute, to be located in Arunachal Pradesh of bamboo cultivation at the NEC Fora.

Earlier, the officers briefed the Governor on the issues related to their department for discussion in the ensuing plenary of North Eastern Council.

Governor advice to Master Tamman

 

Dance India Dance Little Masters season 4 runners up, Master Tamman Gamnu along with his parents called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 6th July 2018. The Governor and the First Lady of the State congratulated Master Tamman and his parent and felicitated them.

Interacting with family in the Vivekananda Hall of Raj Bhavan, the Governor presented a ‘Governor’s souvenir pen’ to Master Tamman and advised him to study hard along with his hobby of dancing.