ITANAGAR, June 3 � Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma while addressing the newly elected members of the State Assembly on the second day of its three-day sitting on Tuesday, encouraged them to work for State-building, honouring the mandate given to them by the people of Arunachal in the recently held elections.
While greeting the members, the Governor said: �I am indeed very happy to welcome you to the first session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. I congratulate you all for being mandated with lots of hope to steer the destiny of the State.�
He further told them, as you have taken the solemn pledge, I urge you to pause for a moment and recollect the faces of all the weak, old members of the constituency you represent and resolve with full conviction that the opportunity the almighty has bestowed on each one of you to serve the people will be done in a just manner. That, each one of us will strive each day of the next five years to translate the hopes and aspirations of each and every single Arunachalee into a reality.
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh was the first State in Northeast India to enact a law on Lokayukta, the Governor said the Lokayukta shall be appointed very soon to bring in accountability and transparency of the government.
He further said that the government will continue to accord topmost priority to the health and education sectors, which according to him �will determine the future of our beloved State�. He also told that the need of the hour is to shun the politics of parochialism and ethnic identities, and focus on the politics of development and unity. The people, especially the youth yearn for a better future. I am confident that you will all rise to their expectations.�
Before concluding his address, the Governor said, �In the just-concluded elections, people have given a clear mandate for a stable government and have reposed their faith in the State leadership and government�s policies and programmes. Therefore, it is imperative on all esteemed members to respect the will of the people and work towards a prosperous and glorious Arunachal.
�Arunachal Pradesh is in a stage of transition looking towards a very bright future soon. I expect that each of you to anticipate the prospect that awaits our State, assess the gaps of each constituency and work on a road map that will be the guiding light to serve the people you represent for the next five years. Let us all pledge to be partners to build together a peaceful and prosperous Arunachal Pradesh.�