ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria called on state Governor Brif (Retd) B D Mishra at Raj Bhawan on Thursday and discussed on ways and means to improve and enhance the socioeconomic status of scheduled tribes in the state.
The governor impressed upon the minister that as late starter, Arunachal Pradesh has been lacking in various fields, particularly in education and health. He suggested the MoS to facilitate social justice by helping the state’s NGOs, who are doing good work in the field of social justice and empowerment.
Mishra emphasised on providing training to the target group to make them capable and self-dependent through appropriate technical training in the field of traditional and technical occupations and entrepreneurship.
He asked the minister for providing hostel facilities to tribal girl students from rural areas, to enable them to pursue secondary and higher education.
The minister assured to look into the issues raised by the governor.
Later the governor along with the minister attended the cultural programme, ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ by the divyangjan at Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall here. (PRO)