State celebrates 32nd Statehood Day

Stand against corruption; Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Governor BD Mishra called upon the people to stand against corruption and ensure that every penny sanctioned for development is spent fairly and in full for the intended purposes only.
Addressing people on the occasion of the 32nd Statehood Day celebrations at IG Park here on Tuesday, Governor Mishra highlighted on five important issues –education, healthcare, developmental projects, self-employment & entrepreneurship and drug and gun menace– concerning the state.
Stressing on the need for cent per cent literacy in the state, Mishra urged upon the teaching community to shed the “tendency to abstain from work” and asked the private universities in the state to focus on personality development of students through inclusive education.
“The state government will soon come up with a mechanism to monitor the functioning of private universities in the state,” he said.
Sharing his observations about health sector during his district tours, the governor urged upon the medical officers to serve in the interior areas.
Emphasising on skill development, self employment and entrepreneurship, he advised the youth to avail subsidized loans and other schemes provided by the government and start up their own businesses.
Sharing his concern on the drug menace and gun culture in some parts of the state, the governor called all the political leaders, government officials, goan burahs, Panchayat members and common citizens to join hands together and fight against drug menace and gun culture.
The governor, who has been keen on the recruitment of local youth of Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian Army, called upon the youth of the state to join the Indian Army and “guard the country’s borders against intrusion”.
Lauding the army for their recruitment drive in Arunachal Pradesh, Mishra informed that 3000 youth have filled up online forms for 350 vacancies in the Indian Army this year, and he will try for more vacancies in the coming years.
“We need our boys in the Indian Army as they are accustomed with the terrain and climate of the state,” he said.
Mishra also praised the state government for launching the Dulari Kanya scheme in the state to check infant mortality.
Under this scheme, the state government will be depositing Rs 20,000 in the bank account of a girl child, born in any government hospital. The girl will have access to the amount along with its accrued interest once she turns 18.
The governor released the Statehood Day souvenir and launched the ‘Saubhagya Scheme’- Pradhan Mantri sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana on the occasion.
He presented the ‘Arunachal Ratna’ award posthumously to Ashoka Chakra awardee Havildar Hangpan Dada. Chasen Lowang, wife of late Havildar Dada received the award.
He also presented the State Gold and Silver medal awards and three Chief Minister’s Excellence Award in Civil Service on the occasion.
Later, Mishra accompanied by his wife and Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the exhibition and district food stalls. He interacted with the stall managers, artisans and officials.
Meanwhile, reports of Statehood Day celebration were received from Aalo (West Siang), Anini (Dibang Valley), Bomdila (West Kameng), Changlang (Changlang), Hawai (Anjaw), Khonsa (Tirap), Palin (Kra Daadi), Pasighat (East Siang), Namsai (Namsai), Roing (Lower Dibang Valley), Seppa (East Kameng), Tawang (Tawang), Tezu (Lohit), Yupia (Papum Pare) and Ziro (Lower Subansiri).
State government’s various people friendly programmes and policies, achievements, developmental activities in the districts were mainly highlighted on the occasion, besides organization of sports activities, and cleanliness drives.
At Aalo Zilla Parishad Chairperson Yaman Bagra unfurled the tri color. She appealed to parents avail the CM’s Dulhari Kanya Scheme. “Run for Sports”-a mini marathon race initiated by the Sports Department to bring sports culture among the younger generation was also organized on the occasion.
At Anini, Anchal Chairperson of Anini-Mipi CD Block Geeta Melo urged for plantation of trees for commercial as well as preservation of environment. He inaugurated stalls put up by SHGs of different villages to showcase agriculture and horticulture products of the district at the general ground.
At Bomdila, Deputy Commissioner Dr Sonal Swaroop called for preservation of traditional culture as well as the natural environment. She further urged all parents to ensure that their children are administered with MR vaccines.
At Changlang, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jowkhong Singpho urged all to work for development of the state. The short distance marathon race “Run for Sports” was also organized.
At Hawai, ZPC H Tawsik appealed to the youths to abstain from drugs addiction.
At Khonsa, MLA Tirong Aboh unfurled the national flag, He appealed to the public to support and cooperate with the government for all round development. He also inaugurated a legal awareness camp organised by the district legal services authority.
At Namsai, Divisional Commissioner (East) Bolung Siram hoisted the national flag on the occasion. He advised the students to study hard for academic excellence. He distributed prizes to the winners of “Run for Sports” mini marathon race.
At Pasighat, Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak, who inaugurated the tri-colour, highlighted the various development activities undertaken by the government departments at district level. He appealed to the citizens to extend full cooperation to the administration in making East Siang a smart district in all fronts.
Nari MLA Kento Rina, ZPC Kaling Dai, CC (PMC) Kaling Doruk and SP Prashant Gautam attended the celebration among others.
At Roing, ZPC Sipi Elapra unfurled the national flag in the presence of Rajya Sabha members Mukut Mithi and ADC Cheshta Yadav.
The ZPC appealed to youngsters to stay away from drugs and other narcotic substances. She said that drugs menace is gripping the young generation and causing social disturbance.
The “Run for Sports” mini marathon race was also organized and winners were given prizes.
At Palin, the national flag was unfurled by IMC Councilor Higio Aruni. She urged the people to develop civic sense to make the state cleaner, greener and healthy.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu handed over the State Level Hangpan Dada Memorial trophy to the victorious Kra Daadi women’s volleyball team and runner up trophy to the women’s football team.
At Seppa, Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) Tapuk Taku summarized the various socio-economic development activities undertaken by different departments of the district. He also apprised the people about various achievements, especially on education, health and infrastructure fronts, made so far in the district.
Some of the dedicated government officials of the district were conferred with commendation certificates for their excellent services in governance.
Earlier in the day, “Run for Sports” marathon race was organized.
The Statehood Day was also celebrated at ADC HQs Chayang Tajo, Bameng and Seijosa.
At Tezu, Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki appealed for peace and equanimity.
Referring to the recent incident of mob lynching, Leki said that law and order must not be taken into one’s own hands. He said due process of law must be allowed to take place. He further appealed all the PRI leaders, gaon burahs and public leaders to cooperate and help stop rumour mongering.
The DC gave away the prizes for recently held mini marathon race by the sports department.
At Tawang, Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok hoisted the tri-colour at the parade ground. The DC called upon everyone to maintain spirit of bonhomie and harmony and be partners of development.
At Yupia, Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye said that the state, particularly Papum Pare is progressing in all fields and it is the duty and responsibility of the people to make Arunachal a well developed state in the days to come.
The District Health Society Papum Pare presented a short play to create awareness on Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign (MRVC).
The Papum Pare administration awarded 11 locals and seven excavator operators of Sushi Infr Pvt Ltd with commendation certificate in recognition of their outstanding services rendered during the 4th July 2017 Helicopter Crash at Hostalam village and 14 July, 2017 land slide Disaster at Laptap.
The SP Papum Pare Tume Amo, who led the rescue operation of Helicopter crash at Hostalam has been awarded with Gold Medal, which he received from the Governor.
The deputy commissioner also gave away silver medals to 11 state awardees from the district and commendation certificates to 22 on the occasion.
The day was also celebrated at Kakoi.
At Ziro, Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobin called upon the youths to imbibe positive thinking and be part of the development process.
He highlighted the status and progress of various flagship programs of government of India. (Reports by PRO to Raj Bhavan/DIPROs)