Itanagar, Aug 29: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) has called upon the people to inculcate the ‘Nation First’ spirit, saying that security of the border areas is not the responsibility of security forces only but of every citizen.
While visiting Chayang Tajo on Monday, one of the remote villages in the East Kameng district of the state, selected under the vibrant village pilot programme, the governor advised the people to remain vigilant and make their presence felt in the border areas.
Addressing a public function, Parnaik said that people in the border areas must not feel neglected as in the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas aur Sabka Prayas’, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Pema Khandu, many welfare schemes and programmes are in the pipeline for developing the border villages.
He asked the people, especially the youth to avail the benefits from the programmes and become ‘Atma Nirbhar’ or self dependent instead of migrating towards urban areas.
The governor exhorted the youth to imbibe knowledge, inculcate discipline and be resilient and asked them to prepare themselves for future challenges and contribute in the nation building.
“The state government and Raj Bhavan are committed to eradicate tuberculosis, cancer and drug menace in the state,” Patnaik said.
Expressing his concern about the dropout rate in the state, the governor called upon the parents and guardians to provide adequate opportunities to their children to excel in educational pursuits.
He also asked them to encourage games and sports activities and yoga among the young children to make them physically fit, mentally alert and morally upright.
Earlier, East Kameng deputy commissioner Sachin Rana informed the governor that 40 villages of the district have been selected for the vibrant village programme, of which 18 villages are in Bameng Circle, 14 in Chayang Tajo and 8 in Khenewa circle respectively. (PTI)