Education paramount for development: Mishra

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: “Education is the paramount requirement for any society to develop,” said Governor BD Mishra.
Attending a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here on Monday to finalize the proposals for establishing new Kendriya Vidhyalayas (KV) in the state, the governor called for concerted efforts from the state government and the KV Sangathan (KVS) to strengthen education in Arunachal Pradesh.
Measures to establish seven identified KVs, in Kurung Kumey, Dibang Valley, Namsai, Upper Subansiri, Anjaw, West Siang and Upper Siang districts, were finalized at the meeting, in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, KVS Commissioner Santosh K Mall, Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia and Education Joint Secretary Rahul Singh.
Mishra advised the state government to facilitate in providing land and other requirements for the establishment of the educational institutes. He emphasized the need for having good central schools in different parts of the state, particularly in districts where there are no JNVs, KVs and RK Mission Schools.
Mishra asked the Tinsukia (Assam)-based KV deputy commissioner to extend his stay in Itanagar by two days. He directed the education secretary to finalize the proposals after obtaining them from the deputy commissioners concerned and submit them in the approved official format to the Tinsukia KV DC before his departure from Itanagar.
The KVS commissioner is visiting the state at the invitation of the governor.
Namsai DC Tapasya Raghav, Kurung Kumey DC Binod Kumar Behera, the representative of the Upper Subansiri DC, and KVS officials attended the meeting. (Raj Bhavan)