Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (retired) Dr BD Mishra met Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Friday. They discussed higher education, primary schools in border areas and NCERT textbooks of the school students in the State.?
The Governor impressed upon the Union minister to enhance the quality of higher education in the State to match the requirements of employment avenues. He emphasized on value based education for qualified, skilled and trained human resource.
The Governor requested Javadekar for expediting the process of appointments of director for NIT and vice chancellor for RGU. The minister assured that the appointments will be done very soon.
Mishra requested the HRD Minister for Kendriya Vidyalayas in the border towns of the State, such as Taksing, Limiking in Upper Subansiri district, Mechukha in West Siang district, Tuting, Singa, Geling in Upper Siang district and Kibithoo, Walong in Anjaw district. He said that KVs in the distant and difficult areas would help the local people get access to quality education for their children.
“Then they would like to stay in their original village and area, which will be good in their interest, their family, their village, our own State and the nation,” he added.
The Governor, who has been closely monitoring the NCERT book distribution in the State, briefed the HRD minister and requested him for his assistance in the distribution process in the coming years.
Governor Mishra on the day also met the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat here during which they discussed recruitment and Pay Back to Society Group (PBSG).
The Governor conveyed the goodwill of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to the General for his initiative in conducting pre-recruitment trainings by the Army units located in the State, increased number of recruitment rallies and for the proposed new battalion of Arunachal Scouts.
The Governor briefed the Army chief about the progress of PBSG. The project, promoted by the Governor, aims at ensuring more youth from Arunachal Pradesh join the armed forces.
The General assured his best for the State and the people of Arunachal Pradesh and said that the Indian Army is always with the fellow citizens of this Frontier State.
The Army chief also said that Arunachal Pradesh boys, particularly those from higher reaches will be an asset and recruited in the Indian Army for the security of the 1,080 km border with China. He hoped that the youth of the State will utilize the opportunities of recruitment and more and more youths will be motivated by their parents, guardians, gaon burahs and district administrations so that large number of them turn up for recruitment. ?