ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa and Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki have greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Governor and Tuki wished for peace, compassion, oneness and love to prevail in the
Villagers ban open defecation
DAPORIJO, Sept 04: The villagers of Menga and Rading under Taliha Circle moving one
step closer towards realising the objective of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) have completely
banned habitual open defecation in their villages. The decision was taken during
an awareness programme organised by Department of PHE and WS under SBA.
The resource persons during the awareness programme explained in detail about the
importance of maintaining good sanitary practice in order to protect themselves from
many avoidable diseases.
The villagers were distributed sanitary items like hand wash, bucket, mug and water
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom and Executive Engineer (PHED) Nyapung
Konia appreciated the villagers for initiating such noble step and encouraged others
to follow suit.
Stolen idol recovered
TAWANG, Sept 04: The idol of Jowa Thonga Dondup, which was stolen from Serteng Gompa
of Socktsen village under Zemithang circle, was recovered from Guwahati by Lumla
Lumla Police after registering an FIR filed by the ASM of Socksten village regarding
theft of the idol, constituted a team and launched investigation under the close
supervision of CI S Norbu, OC SB K Norbu and Deputy SP PN Thongdok.
The team led by SI A Mandal was stationed at Guwahati and finally succeeded in recovering
the idol on Sept 2.
The idol is believed to be older than Tawang Monastery and Gorsam Stupa.
Another special team has been constituted to apprehend the person involved in the
AAPSA-Sahodaya observes Teachers' Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Former member of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Jathi
Pulu called upon the teachers to discharge their duty as a member of noble profession
with utmost sincerity and dedication.
Addressing more than 200 teachers from various private schools at the AAPSA-Sahodaya
Teachers' Day celebration at Holy Cross School here today, Pulu, who also is the
President of Don Bosco Alumni, Itanagar urged the teachers to inculcate discipline
and moral values in their students. He also advised the large number of students
present on the occasion to respect their teachers, irrespective of their age.
Dr. VN Sharma, SLO, NSS, lauded the teachers for the yeomen services they render
to the State.
"Teachers are the harbinger of all that are noble in the society," he said. Quoting
from Rabindranath Tagore, Sharma exhorted the teachers to consider themselves the
luckiest persons in the society.
All Arunachal Private School Association (AAPSA) President Techi James reiterated
the commitment of all private schools of the State to quality education.
Sahodaya President Levi Katy called upon all members of AAPSA and Sahodaya to work
united as unity of purpose and action alone strengthens any organisation. Best Teacher
Awards were given to teacher representatives from all participating school.
Students from Holy Cross School, Eleazar English School, Itanagar, Donyi Polo Vidya
Bhawan, Dawnlit Public School and JNK Public School presented a cultural extravaganza
to the delight of all present.
Earlier, the programme began with casual interaction and sharing among teachers followed
by conferment of 'Best Teacher' awards.
A joint venture of All Arunachal Private Schools' Association and Sahodaya, which
is a fraternity of CBSE-recognised schools, the programme was organised under the
leadership of Principal, Holy Cross School, to honour the teachers of the private
schools under AAPSA.
Meet on HTS claims
KOLORIANG, Sep 04: Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba explained the process
and procedures for submission of Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS) claims at a meeting
in her office chamber here today.
She stressed on the role of circle level vigilance committee in connection with receipt
and distribution of food grain and issue of necessary challans and certificates.
The wholesale nominee cum carriage contractors of both land route and head load requested
the authority to increase rice allocation and timely payment of HTS bills.
The District Food and Civil Supplies Officer (DFCSO) Kalsang Lhendup was also present
in the meeting. DIPRO
NNSPSU allege anomaly in recruitment
ITANAGR, Sep 04: The Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students' Union (NNSPSU) has
alleged that several posts of accountant under residential school, SSA Kurung Kumey
were recruited without any notification on December 06, 2014 by the Education department
in Kurung Kumey district.
According to the advertisement published on September 11, 2014, the vacant posts
for residential schools published were part time teachers, permanent teachers and
wardens, but the accountant posts under the same were not published, it said. The
union also claimed that the recruited candidates did not qualify the educational
qualification criteria for the post of accountant as they were only Class XII pass.
The union has written a complaint letter to the Project Director SSA and sought his
intervention into advertising the vacant posts of accountants in the newspaper within
15 days and conducting fresh exam. It has also demanded strict action against the
authorities involved in the act.
Road blocked in Silsango circle
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: All Silsango Circle Youth Association has informed that the road
to Nakar village via Pilla, Rugo, Nyopang, Arung, Silsango, Sarchgai, Mate, Kussuk
and Moya Ambam under Mengio sub division has been blocked by landslide. Also stating
that people of the area are facing lot of problems as they cannot travel out even
for treatment, it called upon the concern authority to immediately release funds
for restoring the damaged road.
Training on basic computer concludes
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: In all, 90 youths from Wakka and Pongchau circles of Longding district
took part in a Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation sponsored
capacity building training on basic computer under Border Area Development Programme
which concluded at Don Bosco School, Longding on Thursday.
Addressing the valedictory function of the training, Major Neeraj Kumar Pandey of
Rajput Battalion, Longding, exhorted the trainees to become self disciplined and
work hard to achieve success in every field.
Fr. Jose Karippai of Don Bosco School also advised the youths to eschew violence
and stay away from alcohol and drug addiction.
Rector of Don Bosco School Fr. Joseph Thottappally also spoke on the occasion.
RGU launches English certificate course
RGU, Sep 04: Rajiv Gandhi University's Department of English has launched a three
month Certificate Course in Communicative English (CCCE) from the current session.
The course was formally inaugurated by Prof. Tamo Mibang, the Vice-Chancellor who
had visualised the course to reach out to the people outside the regular curriculum
of the University.
VC observed that though English is an international language but has remained for
the elite class. So in order to fulfill the responsibility towards the society, the
course has been introduced.
The Vice Chancellor also unveiled "My Space", the Wall Magazine of the Department.
The Registrar, Prof. Rachob Taba congratulated the department and the new entrants
for expressing their interest in the course.
The Dean, Faculty of Languages, Prof. A.R. Parhi emphasised on the need of communicating
the 'self' to the 'other' through the CCCE programme.
Speaking on the occasion the Deputy Registrar, Dr. David Pertin also expressed the
importance of English as a global language which must come in handy for the budding
talents of Arunachal Pradesh.
PMC website launched
PASIGHAT, Sep 04: Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) goes global with the launching
of its website by East Siang Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla in a function held here
Expressing his happiness over the launching of the website MLA Kaling Moyong said
that the citizens will now be able to assess the activities of the civic body and
extend suggestion for improving the service delivery mechanism.
"It was first step towards Smart City Mission" said DC Khosla said adding that the
website would update the citizens on service delivery system of PMC. Later this afternoon,
she also reviewed preparations of Smart City Mission with the Head of Offices. Municipal
Executive Officer Deepak Shinde and Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk also spoke on the
Initiated by MEO Deepak Shinde, the web portal www.http://arunachaltp.nic.in/pmc
has been designed and developed by the Department of Town Planning and ULBS, Itanagar
with the help of National Informatics Center. The PMC also decided to keep e-payment
provision in its website to facilitate the citizens to clear payment of water, electricity
Among others, DIO Pasighat T. Devaraj Singh and all ward councillors were present
on the occasion. DIPRO
Retain transferred teachers: APCYGTSU
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: Claiming that two teachers were transferred from Govt Higher Secondary
School Palin without any relievers, All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak Langdi
Students' Union (APCYGTCU) has sought suspension of their transfer orders.
In its letter to the Director School Education, it also demanded posting of PCB and
Hindi teachers in the school.
ASM calls for creation of CO office
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: The Anchal Samiti Member of Tigdo Panchayat Tayum Akin has called
for creating a CO headquarters at Yupia saying that going to Doimukh for petty official
works like ST, PRC, birth certificate, ILP etc for the people of his Panchayat is
The ASM gave a representation to the Papum Pare DC in this regard.
Seminar month at St Claret College ends
ZIRO, Sep 04: The seminar-month organised by the final year honours students of the
Saint Claret College, Ziro concluded with the seminar on the topic "British Imperialism
and its Impact on Northeast India" here on Sept 2 last.
Earlier, the seminar started with the topic "Timelessness in T S Eliot" on August
14, which was chaired by Dr. Luhish Lushai of Don Bosco College.
Altogether five seminars including seminars on the topics, "Tourism in Arunachal
Pradesh", "Inner Line Permit: Origin and Relevance," and "Agriculture in Northeast
India" were conducted and 15 papers presented during the programme.
A daily scene at Roing market
Photo: Karyir Riba
Raj Bhavan takes note of garbage problem
Rajkhowa asks for garbage collection and disposal in Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa has taken note of the
problems related to garbage in the state capital.
Expressing concern with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Itanagar, the
Governor called upon all stakeholders to shoulder responsibility to rise to the expectations
of the people. Referring to the newspaper reports and photographs, he said that concerted
efforts should be made by all stakeholders including Itanagar Municipal Council members,
commercial establishment and industries.
The Governor opined that every house and shop should contribute towards this campaign
and legal framework must be put in place. He also suggested for levying fine on the
violators, which he said is practiced in many countries renowned for cleanliness.
He said this while reviewing the initiatives taken by different stakeholders for
success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) at Raj Bhawan, here today.
Addressing the meeting attended by state government officials, and representatives
from financial institutes, non-government organisations, commercial houses and entrepreneurs,
the Governor exhorted the different stakeholders and private sector to contribute
towards the campaign. He suggested them to adopt place or locality for the campaign
or provide manpower and other resources for the success of the mission.
Governor said that Prime Minister has given special responsibility to financial institutions
and central government agencies under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and there should be synergy
amongst the banks, public enterprises, municipal councils and Urban Development department
for creating a better and cleaner environment.
The Governor called upon the people to do their best to keep the city and town clean,
and that the message must go to the districts. He wished that twenty best known personalities,
including sportspersons, popular singers and actors, social workers be involved in
the campaign as ambassadors. Suggesting for optimum utilisation of vehicles for garbage
collection and revival of recycling plant near Itanagar, the Governor suggested that
efforts be made for educating the people on segregating the biodegradable and non
degradable wastes at the source. He also suggested for exploring alternative dumping
grounds away from the roadside.
Pointing that many rivers and streams in the State, particularly in the state capital
have been polluted due to dumping of waste and garbage directly into the water bodies,
the Governor called for proper and strong action through sewage management procedure
to save the aquatic lives of the State.
Taking part in the discussion, State Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said that major
stakeholders, including the Urban Local Bodies, Departments of Public Health Engineering
Department, Education and Rural Development must be proactive. While stating that
many cities have privatised the cleaning work, the Chief Secretary suggested for
workshop involving all stakeholders.
Earlier, the Commissioner to Governor KJR Burman briefed on the twenty-point Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan. He reminded that while launching the campaign, the Prime Minister
had called upon the citizens of the country to make Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as mass
movement and to contribute hundred hours a year towards cleanliness. PRO to Governor
Efforts on to reduce use of plastic bag
ZIRO, Sept 04: More than 400 reusable bags were handed over to the Bazaar Welfare
Committee and Trade and Commerce Chamber, Hapoli by the Lower Subansiri District
An initiative by Kanki Darang, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri it envisions
reduction of usage of plastic bags. These bags would be made available with the vegetable
and raw meat vendors. A customer could use these bags and return it to the vendor
during the next visit.
Darang requested the people to come forward to support and sponsor this venture.
A little effort from every individual can make a massive difference, he said. He
also directed the vendors to wear aprons, headwear, gloves and masks while on work.
The District Administration is relentlessly trying to reduce the usage of plastic
in the plateau and keeping it clean. Notices have been served earlier, few shopkeepers
penalized and random checking drives conducted.
The listing of the Apatani Cultural landscape in the World Heritage Site has put
Ziro on the world map. The people of the plateau will have to decide what memories
people carry back with them after visiting Ziro, he added.
EAC Mokar Riba, Secretary Bazaar Welfare Committee Mihin Doilyang and Chairman Chamber
of Trade and Commerce Narang Dolley and Secretary Talyang Sambyo were present on
the occasion. (DIPRO)
Governor for knowledge and value-based education
CM acknowledge hardwork of teachers
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa in a message to the
teaching community of the State on the eve of Teachers' Day, which commemorates the
birth anniversary of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan expressed hope
that the occasion will inspire them to rededicate themselves towards imparting knowledge
and value-based education, essential for nation building.
In his message on the occasion, the Governor said that education is the key to success
in life, and teachers are the ones who can inspire hopes, ignite the healthy learning
habits in the young minds, arouse imagination and innovation, and instill love for
learning in order to be knowledgeable and wise.
The Governor appealed to the teachers to inculcate knowledge, ethical values, hard
work, punctuality and discipline amongst the student community and also to be their
The Governor emphasised on restoration of respect for the teachers in the society.
He said that the children can be good citizens and contribute towards the nation,
provided teachers play their role with utmost dedication and sincerity at all the
stages of education.
At the same time, he commended those committed teachers, who, in spite of encountering
many hardships are imparting education to the young children in far-flung corners
of the State. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in a message commended those teachers, especially
those serving in interior and rural places without basic facilities facing innumerable
hardships, "for silently contributing in man-making and state building".
He said that teachers' contributions cannot be measured in physical terms but future
of an individual and entire country depends upon them. The Chief Minister called
upon the students to recognise the services rendered by their teachers and give them
their due in the form of love and respect. Expressing concern over the dwindling
relationship between teachers and students in the modern world, he appealed the younger
generation to uphold the tradition of guru-shishya parampara and respect their teachers
no matter what as teachers are the ones who shape their future.
Meanwhile, Tuki also appealed the teachers to be sincere in their duties and uphold
the sanctity of the world's most noble profession.
Strategy chalked out to eradicate opium menace in Tirap
KHONSA, Sept 04: The Tirap district administration has chalked out strategy to eradicate
opium menace in the district. In a coordination meeting held here at DC's conference
hall today, it was decided that every department should contribute 10 per cent of
its funds to carry out anti-opium activities and District Planning Body would work
out plans for allocation of fixed fund to fight opium menace.
After a threadbare discussion, the house resolved to constitute village level team
in each village involving Chief GB, GPC, teachers, a representative from NERCOMP,
district administration and police for mapping of areas under illicit opium cultivation.
The team shall collect the data including names of the cultivators and the areas
under cultivation and send the feedbacks to the DC within three days. Accordingly
the administration will forward the data collected to the government for taking further
Informing that orders under Section 144 will be issued asking the villagers not to
cultivate opium, the DC also urged all the Chiefs, GBs and public leaders to convene
village level awareness meeting against opium and to pass resolution not to cultivate
Earlier, in the meeting, Tirap Deputy Commissioner has emphasised the need for proper
mapping of opium cultivation in Lazu area so that plans could be made to deal with
the issue effectively.
The public leaders, Chiefs, PRI leaders present in the meeting informed the DC that
series of meeting were also conducted in the last couple of years but no tangible
solution could be arrived at. They stressed on providing alternative means to the
people to give up opium cultivation. They also stressed for de-addiction of the addicts
by establishing rehabilitation centres.
While sharing his experience in destruction of standing opium crop during last three
years, the Assistant Superintendent of Police informed that opium cultivation is
mainly concentrated in Lazu area and the reason for cultivation was for self-consumption
and commercial purpose. Earlier cultivation was done by the villagers near the road
side but they shifted to inaccessible areas after operations against opium cultivation
were carried out by the CBN, he further informed.
Informing that due to lack of awareness and absence of alternative source of income,
the villagers took to opium cultivation, he suggested involvement of NGOs and religious
institutions to create awareness among the people. DIPRO
AAPSU, LDSU oppose sub-head, call for quality work
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Claiming that Monte Carlo, an Ahmedabad based construction company,
which is supposed to execute C/o Longding-Kanubari (47.215 kms) double lane road
under Trans-Arunachal Highway is in the process to award the project to petty contractors
under sub-head system, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and Longding
District Students Union (LDSU) today strongly opposed the alleged move.
Addressing media persons in a joint press conference at Press Club here today, LDSU
President Manlem Wangsu claimed that Monte Carlo, the executing agency of Longding-Kanubari
double lane road under SARDP-NE of Trans-Arunachal Highway is trying to execute the
project through sub-contractors. While condemning the move of the agency, LDSU President
said that allowing the project to petty contractors will not only degrade the work
quality but also violate the laid down norms. Wangsu added, "We want quality work,
we will not allow the company to award the work to sub-contractors". He also urged
the company to surrender the project if they are unable to execute so that re-tender
process can be initiated.
AAPSU Spokesperson Tanya Agu who representing the apex students union strongly condemned
the company's alleged delaying tactics to start the project. Terming that the sub-head
system degrades the work quality, Agu said that AAPSU will appraise the Ministry
of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to ensure that the project be executed by
This daily was unable to contact with the officials of Monte Carlo Pvt Limited for
AAPSU and LDSU also urged the education department to adopt 'zero tolerance policy'
in transfer and posting of teachers claiming that many teachers had been transferred
from Longding without relievers leaving the district short of teachers. "If the teachers
are refraining from attending their duties in their respective posting places, what
would be the future of our state", said Agu while questioning the teachers who took
retention against transfer to Longding district.
13 karatekas from state for C'wealth C'ship
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Karate Association of India (KAI) has selected 13 players from
Arunachal Pradesh, highest among the North East States, to represent the country
at 8th Commonwealth Karate Championship to be held in New Delhi from September 18.
They have been selected on the basis of their performance in the National Karate
Championship-2015 conducted by KAI at New Delhi in May this year.
Apart from it, 18 players in sub-junior category from the state will attend the qualification
trial for the Commonwealth Championship. The qualified players will be allowed to
take part in the Championship in the newly introduced sub-junior category.
The selected players (men) are Nabam Radhe, Mojum Dodum, Kamku Tallo, Yorjum Sera,
Raja Yangfo, Tade Bayer, Biplob Devnath, Sinne Mikhu, P Nobin Jomoh,; (women) Niamun
Mara, Minam Tekseng, Yoisi Tausik, Johny Mangkhiya. All of them will take part in
Kumite (fight). Nobin Jamoh has been selected on the basis of his medal winning performance
in the previous Commonwealth Championship in Canada.
KAI has also appointed Arunachal Karate Association Technical director Shihan S Deben
Sharma and General Secretary Sensei L Marik as the coaches of the Indian team.
Sharma, who is currently serving in the Sports Department as Karate coach, was recently
awarded Black Belt 6 DAN in Japan. He also is a World karate Federation (WKF) accredited
Marik, Grade-A judge and Black Belt 5 DAN awarded by WKF, is currently serving as
Sub Inspector in the Police Department. He is one of few karate officials working
tirelessly under the guidance of AKA President Likha Tara for promotion and development
of the sport in the state since last 28 years.
AAPBSU serves 30 days ultimatum
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students' Union (AAPBSU) today served
a 30-day ultimatum to the state govt to fulfill their demands which include immediate
raising of 3rd batch of AAPBn to secure the lives and properties of the people living
in Arunachal-Assam inter-state border areas and creation of separate Border Affairs
Minister to oversee the border related issues.
Addressing media-persons at press club here today, AAPBSU president, Atung Tana said,
"AAPBSU will be compelled to resort to democratic movement if the govt fails to fulfill
the demands within the stipulated time". Tana claimed that despite repeated pleas
and submission of representations, the state government is not paying any heed towards
their demand. AAPBSU resented the alleged apathy of the state government to tackle
the border related issues. He added that the present APPBn is insufficient to man
the inter-state border areas as it has to confront with law and order problems.
"The need of the hour is immediate creation of the third batch of AAPBn to curb law
and order problems in border areas. And it is the duty of the state govt to ensure
security and safety of each and every individual," he added.
In March 2011, the then Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu sought a proposal for creation
of two additional battalions to guard the inter-state border in the foothill areas
from Balemu to Jonai. Pursuing the matter, AIGP (Adm) GK Chetia had reminded the
Deputy Secretary (Home) for creation of 977 posts in its letter written in April
2012, the union added.
Highlighting the lack of permanent office for Border Affairs department in the state
capital, the union added that it is problematic for the public from the border areas
to place their grievances to the govt. It demanded for creation of independent commissioner,
secretary, joint director, deputy director and other ministerial staffs and establishment
of Border Affairs Office at Itanagar for effective implementation of govt policies
pertaining to border affairs in the state.
It also demanded the govt to execute BADP scheme under the guidance of Director of
Border Affairs instead of the department of Planning, claiming that there was no
proper implementation of BADP scheme under the Planning department.
Referring to various other points in favour of their demands, the Union further appealed
the state govt to utilise the AAPBn personnel to tackle law and order problems of
border areas instead of using them for the security of officers, VIPs and in VVIP
The union had launched two phases of bandh calls on January 29 and March 4 last against
the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the state govt towards their demands.
Arunachal mourns Binny Yanga
ITANAGAR, Sep 04: Condolences messages kept pouring in from all sections of the society
following the death of Binnya Yanga, Padmashree to share pain and grief with her
Binny Yanga, who was lovingly called as 'Anne Maya' by all, was mother of all poor,
orphans and destitute as she gave them lease of life by bringing them up and giving
them shelter, said State Bharatiya Janata Party in its condolence message.
"She was a social worker par excellence and her philanthropic activities were widely
recognised by all," the party said and termed her death a great loss for the country
and the state in particular.
While expressing grief and sorrow over her death, Woman and Child Development, Social
Justice and Empowerment etc. Minister Wanglin Lowangdong, said, "In his passing away
we have lost a notable social worker, a pioneer, an imminent entrepreneur and a very
good human being."
She will always be remembered by the people of the state for her immense contribution
to the betterment of the society, said Lowangdong.
The Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) has also expressed shock
and grief at the sudden demise of Yanga.
"She was a great asset of our state and her philanthropic works will remain a source
of inspiration for all of us in the days to come. She will remain in the hearts of
people of the state for her selfless services rendered for betterment of the society,"
said the APMCC in its condolence message.
Conveying its deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family of Yanga, the Arunachal
Indigenous Tribes' Forum (AITF) said the vacuum she left behind will be difficult
Meanwhile, AAPSU has also deeply mourned the sudden demise of Padmashree Binny Yanga
who died at Guwahati on Wednesday. In a condolence message to her bereaved family
members, AAPSU recalled Late Yanga for dedicating her life for underprivileged and
downtrodden people. The union also added that contribution and supreme sacrifices
made by Late Yanga would remain ever unparalleled.
Describing Yanga as Mother Teresa of Arunachal, All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU)
in its condolence message said that she has dedicated her entire life for the welfare
of the oppressed people, orphan and destitute women of the state and served them
until her last breath.
The vacuum created by her death and in the field she worked will be very difficult
to fill. ANSU said and termed her death a great and irreparable for the state.
Women Welfare Organisation, East Kameng described her as an example of promoting
values that are important to humanity.
The rank and file of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state unit deeply mourned
the death of Binny Yanga. Late Yanga worked for the weaker sections of the society
in various capacities. The people of the state have lost one of the pioneer social
workers in her death. She will be always remembered by the people of the state and
the Nation as a whole for her dedicated service, the NCP said in a message.
Councillor of Ward 24, Lishi Yapu has also condoled the demise of Binny Yanga. "She
was a stalwart in the field of social activism and had worked tirelessly for the
downtrodden class and for empowerment of the women in our state. I use to regularly
interact with her and seek her views on various important matters. I will miss her
presence," said Yapu in a release.
Jairampur GHSS nears completion
JAIRAMPUR, Sep 04: The double-storey Government Higher Secondary School, Jairampur
constructed by the DUDA under Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) is nearing
completion. Established in 1953, GHSS Jairampur with its rotting timbers and corroding
CGI sheets was desperate for renovation. Thanks to the persistent endeavour of MLA
Laisam Simai, the deteriorating GHSS Jairampur got an entire new life.
The multi-crore double storey GHSS building when completed will be 'first-of-its-kind'
Government School in the entire state.
While visiting the school building site recently, Simai said, "This is one government
school that even the most elegant and affluent private schools of the state will
The outstanding design of the school has already made it a strong contender to be
one of the major landmarks of the region. Besides being an architectural marvel,
the new school is loaded with eco-friendly features like rain water harvesting, solar
energy, centralized waste management system and multi charging facility for mobile
phones, which is a first for any government school.
Jairampur DUDA, Deputy Director, George Joseph elaborating about the integrated features
said, "We've put two metal tanks with 3000 litres capacity each to store the rain
water for treatment and it'll be enough to cater to the water needs of the school."
About the solar energy, he said that all the lights will be powered by solar energy.
It must be mentioned here that besides, GHSS Jairampur, the other major buildings
nearing completion are Rs. 2 crore WW-II Memorial Museum (Jairampur), Rs. 1 crore
52 lakhs three storeid border trade shopping complex (Nampong) and Rs. 73 lakhs Trade
Development Office Building cum Guest House in between Nampong and Pangsau Pass.
Community mobilisation vital to bring changes in healthcare practice
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Nodal Officer of National Health Mission Dr. D Padung exhorted
the members of Mahila Aarogaya Samiti to act as focal community group in their area
to generate community awareness on maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition.
He was addressing the inauguration programme of the week-long batch wise training
under National Urban Health Mission for the MAS members of Papum Pare at Administrative
Training Institute Naharlagun today.
Dr. Padung, who also is one of the resource persons of the training, expressed happiness
over enthusiastic participation of the MAS members in the training and encouraged
them to take up their voluntary work for the welfare of the community.
Later, he explained the participants on basic principles of health systems in the
state and multiple determinants of health.
Dr C. Lowang emphasised on community mobilisation to bring positive changes in healthcare
practices in the society.
Nodal Officer (NHUM) Dr R. Dodum, DRCHO Papum Pare Jomnya Ado, MO Incharge S Taben
and Dr Tania Raju, DANO were present in the training.
The Dying Trust
[ Tom Simai ]
Along with the transiting time, the PHCs and CHCs of Changlang district are also
turning inglorious for pioneering the 'Referral Trend', whether one is suffering
from minor or major ailment, medical officers are alleged of scribbling the referral
instead of 'remedy' that too by simply throwing a cursory glance upon the patient(s).
In place of tending to the sick and needy, they find it easier to refer the patients
to private hospitals somewhere in Assam where our poor villagers often get robbed
by the insatiable white coats and their greedy staff. The referral trend might have
lightened the local doctor's load but it has multiplied the poor patient's miseries,
compelling them to live a borrowed life, forever.
It hurts to heed the painful anecdotes of the ailing locals which they experience
during the course of their treatment at those expensive hospitals in nearby Assam.
A majority of them claim of being mistreated, misbehaved and manipulated.
Apparently, it is the ramification of the referral trend that our rural folks are
not only losing their faith on the PHCs and CHCs but also they are coerced to gravitate
towards the primitive substitute - Quacks, encouraging superstition.
The dilemma here is that if they seek the expensive treatment as referred, they are
certain of losing all their life savings including the agricultural plots - if they
prefer the 'Quack service' they tend to save everything, except life.
In a backdrop, where even the affluent folks fear and despise the exorbitant medical
bills, how do we expect the poorest of the poor to afford or appreciate it?
In majority of the cases, the rural populace that walks the excruciating miles and
halt, believing that miracles occur only at the hospital's often return back with
a broken heart and bruised hope carrying the same disease home.
For our ailing multitudes, sadly, CHC/PHC symbolizes as a centre of predicament.
Whom should we blame for the diabolical status of our healthcare department - the
State Government for constantly failing to improve the healthcare sector or the medical
fraternity that has 'solid' excuses to incline more towards 'referral' than 'remedy'
or the rural folks for believing in both the government and the medical fraternity
to subside the ailments from their poverty ridden existence. (The Writer can be reached