On 70th Republic Day celebration the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) unfurled the Tricolour and inspected the parade at the Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) attended the Republic Day ceremony in the State Capital Itanagar on 26th January 2019. He unfurled the National Flag and inspected the parade at the Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. The Governor took the salute from the marching contingences from paramilitary forces, State Police, NCC cadets and Scouts and school students.
In his address, the Governor greeted the people and extended his warm greeting on the occasion of 70th Republic Day ceremony.
Recalling the freedom fighters and martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for the freedom of the nation, the Governor also reverently remembered the supreme sacrifice made by the valiant solders who guard the borders.
The Governor said that the nation, inspite of numerous challenges has emerged stronger and reinforced on the strength of our democratic institutions and values in the last 69 years.
The Governor highlighted the achievement of the State Government during the last one year in various fields, including education, health, agriculture & allied sectors, road connectivity, civil aviation, hydropower, water supply & sanitation, social justice, women & child development, sports, public security and law & order.
In education sector, the Governor appreciated the procurement of 27,71,850 books for Classes I-XII directly from NCERT at a cost of Rs. 17,92,87,500/-, transparency in the recruitment of teachers, hike in their salaries, reintroduction of State Board Examination for Class V and VIII from the year 2017-18, opening of Sainik School, move for opening of 7 Kendriya Vidhyalayas in the State.
The Governor said that the State government has righty passed the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) Bill 2018 and ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ action of the State Government are of great benefit to the people.
We have successfully conducted the ATAL (Arunachal Transformational and Aspirational Leaders) Conclave to deliberate on the issues, ranging from urban infrastructure, smart cities, hopes and aspirations of the Youth of the State.
The State Government has distributed free LPG connections to 26818 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana.
The Governor said that one of the major achievements in the health sector last year was commissioning of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS) College, while highlighting on the ambitious scheme, the Chief Minister’s Aarogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY) – the Universal Health Insurance scheme for Rs. 5 lakhs in convergence with Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY).
The Governor appreciably mentioned the State Government’s effort to double the farmers’ income by 2022 and said that Kiwis grown by the local farmers are now exported to New Zealand, Australia and the European countries and oranges from Arunachal Pradesh are exported to Dubai.
Emphasizing on road and air connectivity, the Governor appealed to the people, especially the land holders, to cooperate and offer their land willingly whenever required in public interest. He urged upon them to think and act in the larger interest of the people of our State, discarding individual benefits and allow the developmental projects to take off without raising any objections.
The Government also highlighted the initiative if the State Government to strengthen the State Police Force and ensuring public security.
A colourful cultural programme, displaying the cultural diversity of Arunachal Pradesh was presented on the occasion to commemorating the 70th Republic Day of India.