NAMSAI, Aug 05: Arunachal Pradesh Governor PB Acharya on Saturday urged people in the district here to stand united against drug menace. He also asked the business community to give back to the society they are earning from.
The governor and First Lady Kavita Acharya reached Namsai on the second day of his four-day tour of two districts. They visited the Buddhist Monastery here and interacted with the monks.
“Indifference of the educated empowered people has resulted in the present situation,” he said while expressing deep concern about drug addiction in the district.
The governor requested the head priest and other monks to create awareness against drug addiction in the villages. “Drug menace is crippling the society and each and every one must shoulder responsibility in its eradication,” he said.
Acharya also underscored the need to create awareness on the welfare schemes of central and state government. He urged the business community in particular to sponsor the education of children and provide assistance to the government schools.
As a national ambassador (Nav Ratna) for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the government participated in a cleanliness drive in the morning along with government officials, security personnel and students. He later flagged off the open defecation-free mission organised by the Public Health Engineering department.
The governor advised the students to imbibe skills along with degrees. “India has great potential and you are the soldiers. Your education must make our state golden,” he said and exhorted them to be proud of their cultural heritage, dialect and traditions.
He visited the District Hospital and Government ANM School at Namsai, calling for optimum utilisation of infrastructure and resources. Before leaving the district, he visited the Golden Pagoda at Tengapani and hoped it will help promote religious tourism in the state.
Earlier, a delegation from Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai met the government at the Circuit House. The university’s vice-chancellor VK Kawatra led the delegation.
The governor advised the university faculty to research on creating wealth out of the natural resources of the state besides mitigating drug-addiction in the district.
“You must ensure that graduates are job-givers and entrepreneurs. Skill development and entrepreneurship must be included in your studies,” Acharya said.
The government and his entourage later visited Hindu pilgrimage Parashuram Kund and interacted with the local community before reaching Tezu where local MLA and Veterinary Minister Dr Mohesh Chai received him.
Lohit district DC Danish Ashraf briefed the governor on Parashuram Kund, for which the latter assured concrete steps after discussing with Chief Minister Pema Khandu.