Ensure timely distribution of textbooks to students: Governor

NAMSAI, Feb 10: Governor BD Mishra has suggested to the state government to develop a mechanism to deal with the problem of shortage of textbooks in government schools, and to ensure timely distribution of textbooks to the students before the commencement of academic sessions.
Sharing his observations with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein in a meeting here on Saturday, the governor also emphasized the need for establishing a police station in each circle of Namsai district.
Highlighting the importance of the judicial system, the governor called for establishing courts in every district. He also discussed the issue of shortage of specialized doctors in district hospitals, and the possibility of meeting the demand.
The governor, who has expressed his concern over growing drugs menace time and again, said that there should be provision for farmers to plant alternative crops to stop the illicit cultivation of poppy plants.
Planning Parliamentary Secretary Chow Zingnu Namchoom was also present in the meeting.
The governor and his wife Neelam Mishra, accompanied by Mein and Namchoom visited the Golden Pagodas at Tengapani and Namsai.
Later, addressing a public meeting here, Mishra urged parents, gaon burahs, panchayat members and political leaders to fight the drug menace. He urged the people to cooperate with the administration and the police in their fight against drugs and poppy cultivation.
Besides Namchoom, Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police CK Mein, Zilla Parishad Chairperson CK Munglang, gaon burahs, panchayat members and members of NGOs and the Tai Khampti Singpho Council attended the meeting.
The governor also visited the government higher secondary school and the community health centre here and distributed fruits to the indoor patients. He then visited the ANM school and met the students and teachers there.
Before winding up his district tour, the governor met the heads of security forces here, and advised them to make concerted efforts to maintain peace and social order. (PRO)