Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on Thursday, called on Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan, during which they discussed several developmental and strategic matters of the state.

During the meeting, the governor, who returned from New Delhi recently, shared his recommendations on various issues discussed with the Union Government representatives with the chief minister.

He informed Khandu about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to open 100 new Sainik Schools in the country and said that Arunachal Pradesh must also bid for the establishment of the new Sainik schools in the state and plan to provide a complete infrastructure for the institutions.

The governor said that the new schools should be located in border districts, and developed on the day schooling pattern with a high standard of imparting quality education, including good physical and sports training. “The schools will be a boon to the parents and students in border areas,” Mishra said.

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The governor further emphasised the early completion of the Hollongi Airport project and the vital Miao-Vijaynagar road in the Changlang district.

Mishra commended Chief Minister Khandu for undertaking the tedious road journey cum tough and long trek to Gandhigram and Vijaynagar in Changlang district and reaching out to the people in the remote area.

For the safety and security of the eastern part of the state, the Miao-Vijaynagar road has to be completed at the earliest, he said.

The governor and chief minister further reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the state and decided to put in the best efforts to check its spread.

Both emphasised on necessary precautions of putting on facemasks, maintaining social distancing and frequent washing of hands. The chief minister also briefed the governor regarding his district tours.

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