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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra, who is on a three-day tour to West Kameng district interacted with district officials, gaon burahs and public at Balemu on Monday.

The Governor advised the people to avail maximum benefit from the self-sustainable and job-creating schemes and programmes of the State and Central governments.

Citing programmes like ‘Stand Up’, ‘Startup’ and Make in India’, he urged the senior citizens, particularly the GBs to motivate and guide the youth towards entrepreneurship and self-employment.

“Take up poultry, piggery, sericulture or vegetable farming. You should become job creators instead of job seekers,” he said.

The Governor emphasized that the GBs should take the lead in ensuring that every child above the age of 6 years go to school.

Education for the children is the only way to secure a bright future for the people, he said.

“The State and Central governments are doing their duty. Now it is the duty of every citizen to see that the programmes and projects are implemented on the ground in letter and spirit,” Dr Mishra said, calling upon the government officials to be punctual in duty, meet the public and address their problems and challenges.

Replying to a request from the public for mobile connectivity, the Governor said that the government is pursuing it with the departments concerned.

“I have already taken this up with Union Minister for Telecommunication but on the ground, more coordination is required amongst the road construction agencies so that the optic fibre cables are not cut in the area,” he added.

The Governor, who met the Consul General of Bhutan at Raj Bhavan recently, urged upon the people to reinforce the age-old good relationship with the people of Bhutan.

He called for a strong mechanism to maintain peace and tranquillity in the area and to instil a sense of security amongst the local population.

Earlier, the Governor and the First Lady were accorded a traditional reception led by deputy commissioner in-charge Gombu Tsering and superintendent of police Raja Banthia on their arrival at Balemu, the tri-junction of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Bhutan.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

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

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