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His Excellency Governor of Arunachal Pradesh visits Tirap

His Excellency Governor of Arunachal Pradesh visits Tirap
His Excellency Governor of Arunachal Pradesh visits Tirap
His Excellency Governor of Arunachal Pradesh visits Tirap

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Governor Dr BD Mishra on Tuesday urged the students of Ramakrishna Mission School here in Tirap district to promote nationalism, patriotism, unity, and integrity among fellow human beings. The governor said this while addressing the students and faculty members during the schools annual prize distribution ceremony. He said he has high hopes for the students, and expressed his appreciation for the Ramakrishna Mission Order. Ramakrishna Mission trustee, Swami Sarvabhutananda Maharaj in his address exhorted the students to be champions in every sphere of life. The governor and his wife felicitated Class II student Senwang Dada, son of Ashok Chakra recipient Havildar Hangpan Dada. They also gave away prizes and cash awards (scholarships) to the winners in academic activities, including the Governors Award for aggregate highest marks in Class X to Ajo Linggi. The swami gave away the prizes to the winners of games and sports events. Earlier, on Monday, the governor, who is on a three-day tour of Longding, Tirap and Changlang districts, visited Khonsa, where he exhorted the people of Tirap to stand against poppy cultivation, the gun culture, and corruption in order to bring peace, prosperity and development in the district. Opium addiction is destroying the society, and the people themselves have to address the challenge he said, and urged gaon burahs and panchayat members to play their role in eradicating the drug menace. Speaking against the gun culture prevalent in the district, the governor appealed to elders and guardians to bring back their children to the mainstream society. Recalling the valour of Ashok Chakra awardee Havildar Hangpan Dada, he encouraged the youths to join the Indian Army, which is conducting pre-recruitment rallies in the state. The governor also exhorted the people to fight corruption by ensuring transparency, accountability, continuity, review and audit, and midterm correction in all the development programmes and schemes. Expressing concern over the poor performance of the health and education sectors, he said if these two sectors are addressed in the right perspective, the society will be on the ascending mode. Local MLA Tirong Aboh in his speech welcomed the governor and his wife, and highlighted the challenges faced by the people of Tirap. Members of the Nocte Mothers Federation and students of several schools presented a traditional cultural programme to mark the occasion. In the afternoon, the governor met village chiefs, GBs, PRI members, ex-servicemen and government officers separately. After listening to their grievances, he suggested ways to address their issues. In the meeting with the heads of departments, Dr Mishra asked them to reach out to the people, and to take extra steps to ensure that the fruits of development and the benefits of programmes and schemes reach the beneficiaries. He emphasized on proper implementation of important schemes, and exhorted them to motivate the people to curb drug addiction and the gun culture. Deputy Commissioner PN Thungon briefed the governor on the status of various central and state government schemes being implemented in the district. (PRO to Governor)

District Headquarter : Khonsa
State Capital : Itanagar
Nearest Railway Station : Tinsukia
Nearest Airport : Dibrugarh
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1. By Train There is no direct train service to Tirap. The nearest railway stations are at Dibrugarh (120 km), Tinsukia (110 km) or Naharkatia (70 km) in Assam . From these places, daily bus/taxi service is available to the district headquarter, Khonsa. It takes approximately 3 hours each from Dibrugarh and Tinsukia and approximately 2 hours from Naharkatia to reach Khonsa. There is a daily Rajdhani Express and Brahamputra Express from New Delhi to Dibrugarh / Tinsukia via Guwahati. The train bookings may be done online at the site 2. By Bus Both Govt. and private deluxe bus services are available between Guwahati and Dibrugarh/Tinsukia. Night service is also available. Then from Dibrugarh or Tinsukia onwards, buses of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) to Khonsa have a daily service. Many private taxis / buses also ply on this route. Khonsa has recently been connected to State capital Itanagar by a daily direct bus service of APSTS. 3. By Air Dibrugarh is connected to Guwahati by air through 2 daily flights. It also has a direct daily flight to New Delhi (Jetlite - From Dibrugarh onwards, taxi or bus service is available. Dibrugarh is also connected to State Capital Itanagar by a daily helicopter (except Sundays) service (operated by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh). Once a week, the helicopter also lands at Khonsa helipad from Dibrugarh. The time-table is however subject to change and exact prevailing timings may be ascertained from helipad at Itanagar (Ph No. 0360-2243262).
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Contact Person : Shri R.Das (DIO)
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Last updated on: 31-01-2018

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