ITANAGAR, June 10 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital on Monday and discussed the security scenario of the State, particularly the eastern districts of Namsai, Changlang, Tirap and Longding.
The Governor also shared the anguish of the people of Arunachal Pradesh with the Home Minister against militancy in the eastern parts of the State and the barbaric killing of a sitting MLA of the State Assembly, Tirong Aboh, and 10 others on May 21 last.
During the meeting, the Governor emphasised on strengthening the State Police through police modernisation, providing adequate fund for accommodation facilities to the lower level personnel of the Arunachal Pradesh Police force and mobility. He also stressed on upgradation of riot control training and riot control equipments. He also briefed the Home Minister regarding jails in the State and their challenges.
The Governor also met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the day and discussed various initiatives of the Armed Forces in the State for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh and for the territorial integrity of the nation.
Mishra briefed the new Defence Minister of �Pay Back to Society� programme of the local officers of Arunachal in the armed forces for motivating local youths in joining the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. He shared future programmes to be taken up in collaboration with armed forces in the State.
The Governor also discussed about the missing AN 32 aircraft in the State and apprised the Defence Minister regarding the initiatives of the State Government.
The Governor also met Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani and discussed with her about promotion of traditional loin loom and women and children issues of the State.
The Governor called for promotion of traditional Arunachali textiles at the national and international levels. He said that the designs and patterns of traditional weaving of Arunachal Pradesh are unique, attractive, exclusive and one of its kind in the world. �Each and every tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has different colour and design symbolising their identity,� he said while adding that �loin loom weaving is an extension of the traditions and has been a time tested self-employment avenue for the women.�
The Union Textiles Minister acknowledging the need for promotion of traditional loin looms in Arunachal Pradesh said that a �Handloom Park� will be developed in the Arunachal capital region wherein loin loom weaving can be taken up adequately and all its aspects taken care of.