ITANAGAR, OCT 18:
Expressing serious concern over encroachment on government land particularly in education institutions in the state, Governor Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd) on Friday said that encroachers are trampling the future of the youth and this must not be allowed in a civilized society and well administrated state.
It is a contagious epidemic and is done by educated and powerful people in high positions. It is not just an administrative or police problem, but more of a social problem. Therefore, there should be social solution as well for it , he said chairing a meeting held to discuss the issue here at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar.
State Education Minister Er Taba Tedir, Nyishi Elite Society President Bengia Tolum, Special Secretary (Education) Santosh Kumar Rai, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare Pige Ligu and heads of Institute of Higher Education were present in the meeting.
The Governor called upon the people, particularly the leaders of the communities to socially tackle this serious disturbing issue.
He also expressed his concern about the wastage of food. He said that country, where a major part of the population cannot effort two square meals, wastage of food is a social sin and should be stopped. Food albeit owned privately is a national property and as a law-abiding citizen, we cannot allow wastage of our national property, the Governor said.
The Governor requested the Education Minister and the heads of the educational institutes to start movement to stop wastage of food by educating the students. He further advised them to sensitize the issue amongst the people and the families through the students. (PRO)