Governor visits Lepa Rada

BASAR, Jan 24: Governor BD Mishra expressed hope that the creation of Lepa Rada district would act as a harbinger of development, peace and prosperity.
The governor, who visited the newly created district and addressed a huge gathering here on Wednesday, said that, among other things, “road and internet communication are the most important factors for development,” and urged the people to facilitate government officials in carrying out their duties, particularly in construction of roads, by willingly providing the required land.
“The state will witness development only if the funds provided for the purpose are utilized properly and 100 percent of it is used for the purpose it is meant for,” Mishra said.
Responding to a memorandum seeking an airport in the district, the governor said “if the airport is built, it will be for the convenience of the present and future generations of the state,” and gave assurance that he would take the matter up with the authorities concerned.
Local MLA Gojen Gadi and Deputy Commissioner Duli Kamduk briefed the governor on the challenges faced by the new district.
The governor’s wife Neelam Misra, Lepa Rada SP Swetha Chauhan, government officials, public leaders, senior citizens, youths, students and others were present on the occasion.
On his return journey to Itanagar on the same day, the governor addressed a public meeting at Garu in Lower Siang district, where he urged the people to encourage entrepreneurship.
“Our youths should be job providers and not job seekers,” he said.
Emphasizing on education, particularly among girl children, Mishra said, “The society will progress if our girls are educated.”
Lower Siang DC AK Singh briefed the governor on the administration’s initiative for the convenience of the pilgrims visiting Akashi Ganga and Malinithan. (Raj Bhavan)