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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Saturday called upon the students of the State to study for knowledge and competence and not only for receiving certificates and recognition.

Mishra who was interacting with the meritorious students of 13 eastern districts of the State at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in Itanagar said, “It is the right time and age for you to inculcate integrity, respect for teachers and elders and passion for hard work and you must start from this moment itself.”

“Have a lofty vision and go about it with diligence, discipline, and commitment,” he added.

Mishra urged the young children to be good citizens, good human being and think out of the box at all times. He suggested to them to not only study for getting jobs but also to become an entrepreneur, a job provider and an innovator.

Interacting with the students who told him that they were comfortable in Hindi, the Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh is the only State in India, where the people speak and interact with each other in Hindi. He further said that the spirit of nationalism is immense, unique and par excellence amongst the people of the State.

The governor then felicitated Vanda Moran, a Class IX from Namsai district who topped the Arunachal State Board (Class VIII) 2018-19 and the youngest member of the group Mame Mele, a Class V student from Dibang Valley district.

First Lady Neelam Misra and education joint secretary Repo Ronya were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Samagra Shiksha deputy state project director Nangram Pingkap informed the Governor that maiden exposure tour for the meritorious students has been conducted under the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme.

“Six students from each district are visiting Raj Bhavan, legislative assembly, civil secretariat, Jawaharlal Nehru state museum, Itafort and the institutes of higher studies. The aim of the tour is to encourage the students to know the habitats and people in their surroundings and neighborhood and to inspire them to have sense of pride and responsibility towards the state and nation,” Pingkap said.

It was revealed that 80 of these students were visiting the State capital for the first time.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at:

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