Governor visits Hansen’s Disease Sanatorium and Elam Industries

PASIGHAT, Mar 14: In the final leg of his three-day four district tour of Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw and Eastr Siang districts,
Governor Dr BD Mishra visited the Hansen’s Disease Sanatorium here on Wednesday.
Established during the NEFA period in the 1960s, the sanatorium catered to leprosy cases under the aegis of Sreemanta Shankar Mission, Assam before it was taken over by the state government.
Carrying on his effort to see the actual state of healthcare facilities in different parts of the state in order to recommend necessary steps to the government to improve it, the governor interacted with the officials of leprosy programmes and a leprosy patient.
East Siang District Medical Officer Dr M Perme and District Leprosy Officer Dr Tarik Talom briefed the governor and his wife about the facility.
State Nodal Officer for Leprosy programme Dr Reema Das Tabyo and Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak were present on the occasion.
Before returning to the state capital, the governor also visited both factories of Elam Industries.
Elam Industries is the first mechanised textiles industry of Arunachal Pradesh, started by ex-serviceman Group Captain M Panging, employing about 150 local persons, majority of them women.
It manufactures all types of school uniforms, military and police uniforms, sports jerseys, t shirts, track suits, ethnic gales, towels, silk products, etc.
The governor, who have been advocating and encouraging the people towards entrepreneurship, appreciated Group Captain (Rtd) M Panging, who has started the firm as an entrepreneur.
He said that such projects create employment for large number of locals. Interacting with the factory workers, he encouraged them to work sincerely and become skilled workers. (PRO to Raj Bhavan)