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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra, accompanied by first lady of the state, Neelam Misra on Sunday visited the children park at Raj Bhavan Complex in Itanagar and interacted with the kids.

The Governor exhorted the children to play in the park and also take part in games and sports.

He said that along with studies, they must be physically fit.

He told them about the grand old saying, ‘Healthy mind in healthy body’.

While stating that for the children to excel in life and become better citizens, they must be mentally and physically fit, the Governor emphasized on the need of play fields in various localities as also in the schools throughout the State.

Mishra said that in the electronic age, most of the children are busy in video games and television programmes.

“They may be brilliant in their studies but playing on ground in open air, in the lap of nature, has its own significance in shaping the body and mind,” he said.

He further called upon the parents and guardians to encourage the children to take regular physical exercise and engage in outdoor activities.

The Governor, who has been regularly emphasizing on the care takers of the parks to pay attention to the safety of the children, instructed that the parks must be clean and the playing amenities must be in serviceable condition.

He appealed to the corporate houses, NGOs, district administrations and government departments to adopt children parks and maintain it in other towns of the State.

The Governor and the first lady later felicitated the children and distributed snacks, ice-cream, juice and cakes prepared by the Raj Bhavan.

The Governor, ever since his arrival in Itanagar has been taking keen interest in developing the children park and has provided more play units for the parks.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

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

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