Arunachal Pradesh's development
File image of Arunachal Pradesh governor BD Mishra.

Arunachal Pradesh governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra has announced to surrender 30 percent of his monthly salary for the next one year to the national exchequer in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor had on Friday contributed his one month’s salary to the state chief minister’s relief fund in his bid to fight the pandemic.

Mishra expressed hope that with individual contributions, the nation would surely overcome the crisis.

Meanwhile, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call, the governor and first lady Neelam Misra on Sunday lighted diyas in Raj Bhawan to display the country’s collective resolve to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor appreciated the good work of the health workers, police personnel, civil administration officers, NGOs, Red Cross and other social organizations for their effort and fight against the coronavirus.

Mishra one again appealed the people to follow the lockdown procedure and maintain social distancing.

“For sure we will defeat this coronavirus pandemic,” the governor said.

Chief minister Pema Khandu also observed the blackout in his private residence here by switching off all the lights and illuminating candles.

“#9pm9minutes let the spirit of Unity spread. #indiaFightsCorona,” Khandu said in a tweet.

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