Khonsa, Aug 31: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya insisted that the fruit of development must reach to the people in an equitable manner.
Addressing a public meeting on his second leg of a four-day district tour at Khonsa, the Governor pointed that if the society needs to rise and progress, it must emphasis on three ‘E’s- Education, Electricity and Employment. He urged the people to contribute towards ‘New India’ with the spirit of citizen social responsibilities.
Later, the Governor felicitated Chasen Lowang Dada, wife of Ashok Chakra (posthumous), martyr Havildar Hangpan Dada.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Agriculture, Wangki Lowang highlighted the challenges of the district and requested the Governor to influence the central government for more developmental projects in the area.
Advisor to CM, Wanglin Lowangdong termed the visit historical and expressed hope that the visit will usher in new pace of development. Local MLA Wanglam Sawin also gave his inputs.
The Governor also met the elected representatives and expressed his dismay on the road condition between district headquarters of Longding and Khonsa. He stressed that the lifeline of the people joining both tribes must be addressed at the earliest.
Later in the evening, the Governor had a meeting with district heads of departments and reviewed the progress in flagship programmes. He suggested rainwater harvest, use of solar energy, promotion of indigenous crafts, mid-day meal, Jan Dhan Yojana, One Rupee Insurance, food security and Swachh Bharat Mission.
The governor also visited the oldest girls’ school of the state, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission at Khonsa and interacted with the students.
As a token of appreciation of Ramakrishna Mission order towards girl education and as an encouragement towards ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, the Governor announced Rs 1 lakh towards the development fund of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School, Khonsa.
He also participated in a cleanliness drive organized by the District Urban Development Agency at Khonsa and administrated the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan pledge to the people. He also visited a rural toilet constructed by the Public Health Engineering Department at a cost of Rs 22,000 at Borduria Village.
Acharya also visited the Nocte Heritage Centre in Kheti Village, near Khonsa on August 30. To promote and encourage the preservation of cultural heritage, the Governor announced Rs 21,000 towards the development of the cultural centre and the villagers.
On the way from Khonsa to Changlang, the Governor paid a brief visit to Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar in Tirap district and interacted with the Swamis.
Earlier, on August 28, Acharya participated in the cleanliness drive organised by the DUDA in Longding bazaar.