ITANAGAR | Jun 29 | Terming officials as pillars of the Govt to work for the welfare and development of the people, Governor P B Acharya has exhorted them to go out of their comfort zone to address the challenges of the needy and downtrodden.
Acharya, on a four-day tour to Lower and Upper Subansiri districts, while interacting with a group of district officials at Daporijo on Wednesday advised them to create awareness about various welfare programmes and schemes of the Govt. He stressed on motivating the youth towards education, entrepreneurship, preservation of cultural roots and harnessing the natural resources. Sponsor some poor students and assist at least five persons to avail benefits of state and central schemes.
He asked the bankers to be proactive and ensure that people are covered under welfare programmes.
Reiterating his deep concern about implementation of mid-day meals, distribution of ration items to the beneficiaries and existence of corruption, he stressed on strict monitoring of all those schemes.
After travelling to Daporijo by road, he termed roads as lifeline for development and called for efforts to improve the road connectivity to accelerate development process.
He reviewed activities under Swachh Bharat Mission, food security, education, horticulture, social welfare and road communication with Upper Subansiri DC A.K. Singh briefing him in details.
Later inaugurating a five-day training programme for farmers’ at Ligu village, he exhorted the villagers to avail maximum benefit of the programme and strive towards financial empowerment through entrepreneurship. He advised SHGs to explore various opportunities in this nature blessed state.
He urged the villagers to ensure education of their children, adding that Arunachal Pradesh would prosper if education is given highest priority while educated people and achievers need to contribute towards villages on ‘roots and wings’ principle. the governor announced Rs.50,000 towards village developmental fund as token of love on his first visit to the village.
Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Medzephena, Nagaland along with department of Horticulture, Govt. Of Nagaland in collaboration with Murmenrijo Welfare Consumers Cooperative Society are organising the training programme for farmers, especially women SHGs. The programme aims to train on value addition methods for horticultural produces such as king chill besides on preparation of Aloe Vera soap.
CIH training coordinator Shisarenla Aier and Nagaland horticulture development officer Senti Langcha are resource persons of the training.
Upper Subansiri DC A K Singh and SP Taru Gusar and Dr. Ligu Tacho were present. (PRO)