Itanagar: Paying a visit to Upper Siang district bordering China, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Tuesday said that the nation is “progressing well due to our security and territorial integrity ensured by our Army” and added that “every Arunachali and every Indian is proud of our soldiers who are guarding the borders.”
The Governor said this while interacting with the officers and personnel of Indian Armed Forces stationed at Tuting in Upper Siang district near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Extending New Year greetings and commending the soldiers for guarding the country’s frontiers with élan and dedication, Mishra said the apex leadership of the nation is aware of the challenges of the Armed Forces and is making every effort to address the needs of soldiers and their families.
“The Central leadership is making our Armed Forces ‘Aatma Nirbhar’ and ensuring that our fighting capabilities don’t depend on import of weapons. Today, India is one of the powerful nations,” the Governor said in the midst of chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.
He urged the Armed Forces to reinforce the goodwill amongst the civil population and reach out to them, especially during an emergency.
He exhorted the officers and soldiers to prepare themselves in the proud traditions of the Indian Army to make supreme sacrifice for the defence of the nation.
A large number of soldiers from Infantry Battalions, Engineers and Artillery Brigade along with Indo-Tibetan Border Police were present on the occasion.
During the visit, the Governor also met the Gaon Buras, Gaon Buris, Government officials and villagers of border areas of Upper Siang at Tuting and appealed to all to join hands and contribute towards the development of the State.
“The Central and State Governments and the Armed
Forces of the nation are always with the people in remote border areas, and the wellbeing of the people in the border area is always of priority concern to our government,” he said.
While noting that Arunachal Pradesh is bestowed with great potential for self-employment and entrepreneurship, he called upon the people, especially the youth, to become ‘Start ups’ and entrepreneurs, stating that the youths should not only run after Government jobs.
While expressing his anguish over the APPSC paper leak scandal, the Governor said, “Our students must study to enhance their knowledge and capability. They should not only run after government jobs, which always grow lesser than the workforce. Our youth must be job providers and not job seekers.”
He also called upon the Govt officers to support the people and render all possible help to them to benefit from the Govt developmental schemes. “It should be the responsibility of the officers to motivate and guide the people to be ‘Aatma Nirbhar’,” he said.