Itanagar, January 26 : The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) graced the 72nd Republic Day celebration which was organised at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar.
The Governor unfurled the National Flag and inspected the Republic Day parade, which was commanded by Shri Sivendu Bhusan,IPS, He took salute of the Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) marching contingents and addressed the gathering. In his Republic Day address, the Governor said that on the 26th day of January 1950, India adopted its own Constitution and became a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic. This day reminds us of the responsibility we have taken upon ourselves to build a society free from social discrimination,and religious prejudices and security to all our citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality and to promote among them all, fraternity, he said. The Governor called upon the people to stand for transparency and efficiency of the administrative machinery for public welfare. He said that the State Government led by the Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu is fully committed to it.
The Governor urged upon the people of the State to pledge on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day of India to make Arunachal Pradesh a model State of the North East India. He said that despite the challenges due to intense hardships and unpredictability posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic last year, the State Government has taken a slew of initiatives on various fronts to build a strong and self-reliant Arunachal Pradesh. The Governor thanked every member of ‘Team Arunachal’, especially the doctors, health and other frontline workers, who for the last 10 months have been working tirelessly to protect us from the COVID-19 Pandemic. On behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, he paid homage to the four COVID-19 warriors, who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. He also thanked the people of Arunachal Pradesh for their unprecedented cooperation and standing united in these challenging times. Expressing pride of the fact that two ‘Made in India’ vaccines are now available for COVID-19, the Governor cautioned all not to lower our guards. He appealed to all to continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask, washing hands regularly, avoiding spitting in public places, and observing physical distancing. In the education sector, the Governor said that the State has made commendable progress, which has been duly recognised by a leading National Daily by declaring Arunachal Pradesh as the Most Improved Small State in Education. Rajiv Gandhi University in the State has received the title of Best Central University during the 3rd Himalayan Educators Summit held recently. He said that the State Government is focusing on improving the quality of education in the State by initiating the ‘Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Quality Education’ to recognize performing teachers. Under the Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer & Posting Policy 2020