Degrading Quality of Education & Drug Addiction Major Concerns of Arunachal: CM

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday raised two major concerns of the state degrading quality in education and fast-spreading drug addiction and called upon the women to contribute their bit to deal with both.

Attending the International Women Day programme here, Khandu said youths are the future of the state and the country but lack of quality education and drug menace have become a major hurdle in giving them a future.

“We have already constituted the state task force for its implementation. Once this is implemented, the education scenario will change for the good. But without the support and cooperation of the people, the government alone cannot make it a success story,” he quipped.

Creating awareness amongst youths and vulnerable groups is most important and this can be effectively done by women organizations,” he said.

Responding to a submission made by the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), Khandu endorsed all the points that included the appointment of child protection officer, compulsory marriage registration, fast track and family courts, job reservation, political reservation, ban on polygamy, right to property, etc. “All the points raised are genuine. We will bring these issues for discussion in the next Assembly session,” he assured.