Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh has appealed to the youth of the state to devote themselves to the development of the state and use their energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship skills to promote peace and progress.
He said this during an interaction with a delegation of AAPSU (All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union), which called on him at Raj Bhawan on Friday, according to official sources here on Saturday.
The Governor, while appreciating several meaningful contributions made by the students in general and AAPSU in particular for taking up issues affecting the state as a whole, such as stapled visa and other matters, exhorted all the AAPSU members to channelise their energies on activities which can be trend-setters for other Arunachalis to follow, the sources said.
Dwelling on abundant natural resources in the state, the Governor indicated that if these were used fruitfully, the state could reap rich dividends and reach the development levels of western countries.
Gen Singh indicated that students should take up and promote projects in the field of handicraft, tourism, horticulture, honey-production, packaged drinking water and floriculture.
The Governor also mentioned the progress being made on various fronts such as Arunachal Scouts, upgradation of Advanced Landing Grounds to subsidiary airports, opening of more tourist circuits, development of Ganga Lake and Poma Bamboo Processing Center and Raj Bhawan’s contributions towards these initiatives.
While appreciating the Governor for his untiring efforts for the development of the state, AAPSU president Takam Tatung highlighted lack of connectivity and poor educational scenario in certain parts of the state and requested the Governor’s intervention in the same.
Later, a memorandum was also submitted by the AAPSU delegation highlighting the need for increasing the number of Assembly seats, creation of a new Lok Sabha seat and implementation of 6th Schedule in the State. He requested the Governor to continue to advise and guide the people of the state and the student community in particular.
The Governor assured the delegation of looking into the issues raised by them positively, sources added. (UNI)