Gov exhorts people to take part in developmental process

ITANAGAR, 20 Jan: Governor BD Mishra on Thursday called upon the people, particularly the youths, to cooperate with the government and take part in the developmental process of the state.

Participating in the golden jubilee celebration of the state’s foundation day in Lower Subansiri HQ Ziro, the governor urged the people to “resolve on this special day to take Arunachal Pradesh forward towards prosperity.”

The state was earlier known as the North-East Frontier Agency. It gained union territory status on 20 January, 1972 and was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh. It became a full-fledged state in 1987.

Stating that good governance is the key to a nation’s development and people’s progress, the governor asked government officials to be accountable, have probity, and act with promptness.

Sharing his concern over disruption of normal lives of the common people due to frequent agitations and bandhs, Mishra said that the bandh culture is a hindrance to the developmental process.

“As responsible citizens, everyone must have zero tolerance towards the bandh culture,” he said.

Mishra also cautioned the people about the rising cases of Covid-19 and appealed to them to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour. (PTI)