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Rajkhowa for higher education in Arunachal

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, June 14 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa felt that higher education in the State must be strengthened if the State has to progress with the changing time and that the State�s premier institute of higher education, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), must be looked after, nourished and taken upmost care.

�All efforts must be there to ensure that conducive environment for learning prevails in the university campus. There must be infrastructural support from all, including State and Central governments. The onus is also on the university fraternity to facilitate its growth,� pointed the Governor, who is also the Chief Rector of the Central university, while interacting with a joint delegation of students and employees� representatives of the RGU at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The Governor, while acknowledging that RGU is now one of the major centers for research and developmental activities covering multi-disciplinary and emerging areas of knowledge in the northeastern region, which is frequently visited by many subject-experts and educational luminaries from different parts of the country and abroad, further stressed that it must have good road connectivity.

�When roads are good, people from different parts of India and abroad will come, which will be immensely beneficial for the students, faculty and for the people of the State,� he observed and advised the Public Works Department officials to ensure that university roads and side drains are maintained.

On being informed that there is no lighting system on the 2.5-km-long road from Doimukh (the nearest town) to RGU, which at times creates problem for the students and employees who have to go on foot in the evening, the Governor suggested that a project may be submitted for street lighting system to the North Eastern Council (NEC) through the State Government.

He pointed that the RGU caters students from different States of the NE region and at the same time, many people from different parts of the country, particularly from NE region, are employed there. Therefore, the NEC must consider funding the project, which will benefit people from the region. He added that it must be submitted on top priority.

Earlier, PWD Western Zone Chief Engineer Nani Tatung and Chief Engineer (Electrical), Western Zone, Jumtum Tato briefed the Governor on the status of roads and electrical power in and around the university campus. Among others, Commissioner (Power) Bolung Siram and Additional Secretary to Governor BS Hada were also present in the meeting.

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