ITANAGAR, Sept 1 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) visited Miao, Jairampur, Nampang and Pangsau Pass in Changlang district and interacted with the people and the gaonburahs during his public meetings, stated an official press release.
The Governor, who was on a two-day visit, called upon the people of Changlang to ensure the protection of wildlife. He appealed to them to participate in the development process of the state by ensuring transparency and accountability.
Stating that for a state to progress, it must have a healthy environment, literate society and empowered womenfolk, the Governor emphasised that every member of the society must play his or her role. He urged homemakers and schoolgirls to come forward and become partners in the development process.
The Governor distributed �Team Arunachal� lapel pins to the gaonburahs during public meetings to motivate them to develop pride for their state. He also interacted with the villagers and urged them to lead the young generation in preservation, protection and promotion of wildlife.
The Governor, accompanied by Deputy Speaker Tesam Pongte and MLA Laisam Simai later visited Pangsau Pass. The people�s representatives briefed the Governor regarding the potential for tourism and border trade in the area, and emphasised on early opening of a land customs office. A memorandum was also submitted to the Governor by the people of Nampong.
The Governor suggested that Pongte and Simai along with Minister Wangki Lowang and senior officials visit and study the infrastructure and functioning of the border trade point at Moreh in Manipur for setting up of a similar trade point at Pangsau Pass.
Brig Mishra and First Lady Neelam Misra visited Danodi Basti village, away from the main Vijoynagar area to get firsthand knowledge about the challenges faced by the villagers. He interacted with the villagers, and familiarised himself with the homes and health of the local community. They spoke to him about the escalating cost of basic commodities due to non-existence of roads to the administrative headquarters.
The Governor apprised them that the state government was expediting the construction of a road from Miao to Vijoynagar. He assured them that he will personally monitor the construction of the road and avail expertise from the Border Roads Organisation.
While visiting a girls� residential school, which has 32 students, the Governor found only two toilets. He directed Changlang Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma to set up two more toilets for girls.
During a visit to a village home, the Governor and the First Lady called for preserving the age-old practice of weaving of hemp yarns, a uniquely practice followed by the Yubin community. Achibo Yobin and her 80-year-old mother-in-law briefed the dignitaries and demonstrated the process of hemp weaving to the First Lady through an interpreter.