Promote ‘nation first’ spirit: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Governor BD Mishra urged the members of the Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) to “promote 100 percent ‘nation first’ spirit among the people of Arunachal Pradesh.”
The governor was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the AVP’s two-day ‘silver jubilee programme and karyakarta prant sammelan 2019’ here on Sunday.
“If nation is there, we are there; if nation is secured, we are secure; if nation develops, we develop – and that spirit should show us our path,” Mishra said.
He commended the AVP for its activities for socio-cultural development of different indigenous communities of the state.
“The AVP has been working for a quarter of a century now in the state with utmost sense of duty and patriotism,” he said, and also praised the contribution of the AVP’s first president, Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo.
“The rich cultural heritage and traditions of Arunachal must be maintained and preserved for securing the cultural amity of the state,” he said.
Mishra also said empowering women in areas of education, health and social security would ensure education, health and wellbeing in every household. He exhorted the AVP to focus on engaging boys and girls in socially productive pursuits.
Raipur-based All India Kalyan Ashram’s shraddha jagran pramukh Ramesh Babu, state AVP president Techi Gubin and general secretary Gyati Rana also spoke.
The governor released documentary films on the Nocte marriage ceremony and the Mishmi birth system.
A large number of AVP workers, including former karyakartas, are participating in the sammelan. (Raj Bhavan)