KIBITHOO- The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. General KT Parnaik, (Retd.) interacted with inhabitants of border villages, selected under Vibrant Border Village programme at Kibithoo in Anjaw District on 25th November 2023.
Interacting with the villagers, the Governor, who launched the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra for the State from Ziro fortnight earlier said that the programme aims to ensure that the people who could not avail benefits for welfare schemes and programmes of Central Government must be provided before 26th of January 2024.
It has a special focus on tribal welfare and wellbeing of the tribal community. He appealed to the people who are yet to avail benefits from Central government schemes and programmes, to come forward and avail it.
The Governor advised the government officials to work in a mission mode and ensure that all the eligible persons are registered as beneficiaries and 100% saturation is achieved. He also advised the administration and elected representatives to reach out to the distant villages in a continuous cycle every day.
The Governor said that National Education Policy 2020 is all about learning and skilling. He advised all to contribute in the implementation of the new education policy. The Governor expressed his concern about the school dropout rate and advised the concerned officials and teaching community to take proactive measures to reduce the rate.
The Governor shared his deep apprehension of the drug abuse amongst the people. He said that it is destroying our youth and our future generation. He earnestly appealed to the people, especially the Gaon burahs, Panchayati members and elders of the society to educate and guide the individuals involved in the drug menace.
Highlighting the importance of Ayushman Bharath programme, the Governor called for the cooperation of the local people for setting up of village volunteers, particularly womenfolk, who can be trained in health care, hygiene and sanitation. They can lead the way to ensure cleanliness in villages and could be incentivized by the State government, he said.
The Governor advised the youth to harness their potential in the field of games and sports. He said that in addition to the State Government, which is promoting games and sports in the State, the Indian Army stationed in different parts of Arunachal Pradesh is always there to help them in preparing playgrounds and venues for recreation activities.
Local MLA Smt Danglu Pul and Anjaw District Deputy Commissioner Talo Jerang also spoke on the occasion. Shri Jerang briefed the Governor about the development activities in the District and activities under Vibrant Border Village programme. He expressed gratitude of the people of Anjaw District to the Central and State Governments.
Later the Governor had a special interaction with the Goan burahs of the border villages, while the First Lady of the State Smt Anagha Parnaik met the womenfolk and children. She enquired about the wellbeing of the villagers and the children.