10th Jun 2019 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

NEW DELHI, Jun 10: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) while on an official visit to the national capital today conducted separate meetings with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh  and Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Irani  to apprise them about the vital issues pertinent to the state.
Discussing the security scenario of Arunachal with Shah, particularly the prevailing scenario in the eastern districts of Namsai, Changlang, Tirap and Longding, Governor emphasised on strengthening Arunachal Pradesh Police through modernization of riot control equipment and relevant training. He also highlighted the need for adequate funding of accommodation facilities for lower ranks  of the force and increase mobility for better crime control  besides briefing the conditions of the state’s jails.
Governor further shared the deep anguish currently felt by the people of Arunachal in  the wake of rising  militancy in  eastern parts and the brutal May 21 massacre  which  killed legislator Tirong Aboh and 10 others.
With Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the duo discussed various initiatives of the Armed Forces in the state for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh and for the territorial integrity of the nation.
The Governor briefed the new Defence Minister on ‘Pay Back to Society’ programme of the local officers of Arunachal Pradesh in the armed forces for motivating local youth 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 discussed about the missing AN 32 Aircraft in the strategic area of the State. He also apprised the minister regarding the initiatives of the State Government. 
Meeting the Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Irani, Governor discussed ways and means to promote traditional loin loom of the state  besides the issues relating to women and child development.
While highlighting the uniqueness of the state’s traditional loin loom with each tribe having different colour and design symbolizing their respective identities, the Governor called for promotion of traditional Arunachalee textiles at national and international levels besides reminding the Union Minister of her last February visit to Itanagar. Governor reiterated the challenges of local traditional weavers and requested her to start cotton and silk banks in the state so that they can  collect their thread requirements and continue  preserving  this age-old tradition. Textiles Minister agreed with these needs and said that a Handloom Park will be developed in the state capital wherein loin loom weaving can be taken up adequately meeting all the aspects.
Governor also shared his findings gathered during his district tours regarding issues relating to women and children in the state’s rural areas. PRO Raj Bhawan

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