Governor encourages youths to join Indian Army

TAWANG, Mar 17: A home-grown soldier will be the best sentinel, doubling the safety and security of the state and the nation, said Governor B D Mishra.
The governor, who interacted with the departmental heads during his visit to Tawang on Friday, asked them to encourage and motivate the youths to join the armed forces. He also informed of the vacancies in Indian Army for the youths of the state.
The governor called for free and fair police recruitment and providing proper accommodation facilities to the police personnel for effective policing.
The governor who met the representatives of various security forces and agencies stationed in the district advised them to remain alert, watchful and proactive and to instil sense of security amongst the people for peace and progress of the state. He also emphasized on continuing the civil-military relationship, which is happily now in place.
While calling the government officials as the pillars of development, he exhorted them to put in their best effort to ensure that the last person on the last rung of the society benefits from the welfare schemes and programmes.
“A target has to be set and people have to be motivated and take steps for progress,” he said.
The governor also said that priority must be given to education and healthcare.
The heads of departments must see that every child has an opportunity to develop the full potential and excel in life, he said, and advised the officials to go an extra mile to improve the female literacy rate.
Earlier, the governor reviewed the central as well as state government sponsored developmental programmes and projects, which are being implemented in Tawang.
Tawang Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok briefed the governor on the overall developmental scenario of the district.
On Thursday, the governor visited Manjushree Vidhyapith, where he advised the students to join Sainik schools and serve the nation by joining the Indian Army.
He also donated Rs 1 lakh to the school.
He also visited the Khinmey Monastery and Late Dorjee Khandu Memorial Museum, the Textile, Handloom and Handicrafts Emporium.
The governor paid homage to the martyrs of 1962 Indo-China War at the Tawang War Memorial before winding up his three-day tour on Saturday.
He laid wreath at the War Memorial and saluted the heroes of the Indian armed forces, who laid down their lives while defending the motherland.
“We will emulate your valour and defend our nation as ordained by our brave hearts,” he wrote in the visitors’ book. (PRO to Governor)