GUWAHATI, Oct 20: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called upon the
North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) to plan out a NEDFi Haat
in Arunachal Pradesh which could not only promote the local made items but would
also boost tourism for the state in the lines of Delhi Haat.
While reviewing the activities undertaken by NEDFI in Arunachal Pradesh in a series
of meetings held with the NEDFi and New India Assurance Co. Ltd officials at Guwahati
this morning, Tuki called the public sector undertaking to identify entrepreneurs
based on local needs. He was of the view that though NEDFi had undertaken numerous
activities in the state, there had been very little publicity of their works. The
CM opined for organizing mass awareness programmes for sensitizing the common masses
on the benefits they could avail from NEDFi.
While responding to the request for a plot of land at Itanagar for NEDFi branch office,
Tuki assured to provide all possible assistance. He also assured to look into other
issues like single window clearance system with minimal documentation for industry
projects and development of skills of local youths on a positive note.
While interacting with the delegates of New India Assurance Co. Ltd, Tuki reiterated
that Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance scheme is one of the most ambitious
programmes of the state government which requires to be implemented in letter and
“I want to ensure that each and every household in Arunachal Pradesh is benefitted
from CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme” Tuki emphatically said. He requested
the insurance company to expedite the left out enrollment and ensure speedy issuance
of smart card to the beneficiaries. He however hinted for a monitoring committee
to overlook the performance of the programme.
The meeting was also attended by Parliamentary Secretary Education, IPR Bamang Felix,
Parliamentary Secretary Home etc. Likha Saya, APCC President Padi Richo, Planning
secretary Sonam Chombay, State Protocol Officer and Secretary IPR and Culture Dani
Sallu along with NEDFi officers and officers.
State’s first-ever ‘reconstructive surgery’ performed
RUKSIN, Oct 20: The first-ever “Reconstructive Surgery” of oral tumour in the state
was recently conducted in a private-run hospital at Ruksin, wherein half of the lower
jaw of an old-man was completely removed and replaced with Titanium Reconstruction
Plate and screws.
The 50 year-old patient from Geku in Upper Siang district had developed a large tumour
in his lower jaw and he was diagnosed with Ameloblastoma. He was successfully operated
upon by dental surgeon Dr Kayon Ratan.
The patient was confined to bed for a week and surviving with liquid food. The patient’s
health is improving after the operation, the doctor said adding that he would be
allowed to take normal food after few weeks.
Dr Kayon Ratan, who specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, performed some
cases of rare and complicated oral surgeries last year.
Oral cancer surgery is yet to be introduced in the government hospitals in the state.
The doctors earlier referred such patients either to Guwahati or other places for
operation due to lack of facilities in local hospitals. But, surgical operation of
the complicated case has become available after the Dr. K Ratan started service in
his father’s private hospital set up near Ruksin Community Health Centre. His father
Dr Kabit Ratan, is also a popular doctor and treats poor patients on concessional
rate. The doctor duo has appealed to the government of Arunachal Pradesh to create
the post of ‘Maxillofacial Surgeon’ in the State Hospitals for the patients’ benefit.
Anthropology Dept. in colleges sought
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The research scholars of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) under the
aegis of Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) held a meeting
today to discuss various issues and problems faced by them. The meeting was attended
by the scholars of various departments of RGU and the coordinators who represented
the various departments of the university.
The meeting discussed about the urgent need for introduction of Anthropology in the
government colleges of the state as there are more than 35 tribal students, who have
qualified NET and SLET in the Anthropology. Moreover, the scholars or students, who
have done doctorate and qualified NET/SLET in Anthropology have no opportunity to
get recruited as teachers in the colleges due to non existence of Anthropology department
in the Govt. Colleges in the state which is a waste of human resources, the meeting
Meeting also discussed on problems related to research facilities in RGU like non-availability
of research laboratory, poor internet facility for research work, meager provisions
for free access to e-journal materials in RGU library and non-availability of research
rooms for the regular research scholars in their respective department.
Rijiju takes part in Chingdang festival
BOMDILA, Oct 20: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had participated in
the Chingdang Festival of Sajolang tribe on Oct 15 during his three days visit to
Nafra circle from Oct 14 to 16 last. Rijiju also attended various local programmes
during his visit to Nafra.
In his address the Rijiju said that he would take care of NE region with special
emphasis on border development in Arunachal Pradesh.
Phurpa Tsering, Parliamentary Secretary, HPD and Kumsi Sidisow, Parliamentary Secretary,
PHED also were present and spoke on the occasion.
Mega dance by womenfolk of Sajolang tribe and special Yak dance from Namshu were
other attractions of the celebration.
On Oct 16, Rijiju visited his native village Nakhu, JNV School, Nafra and Gompa at
Upper Dzang, Nafra circle. He was accompanied by Raghvendra Singh, Additional Secretary
(Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi and other high-ranking
AAPETA district unit submits memo
to education minister
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (AAPETA),
Upper Subansiri district unit submitted a three-point memorandum to Education Minister
Tapang Taloh during his recent visit to the district urging him to post sufficient
teachers in various schools in the district to improve the educational scenario.
AAPETA in its memorandum informed the Education Minister about the acute shortage
of teachers in various schools in the district which has adversely affected the academics
of the students.
The Association also appealed for restoration of 50 percent promotional avenue from
A/T ‘A’ to J/T for those who posses requisite qualification.
Further, the AAPETA unit appealed for immediate release of pending D/A arrears of
in-service teachers and other staff.
Meanwhile, the AAPETA unit informed that the Education Minister has assured to look
into the demands raised by it.
All Upper Subansiri District Student Union (AUSDSU) while welcoming the transfer
and posting policy of the government, also appealed to the Education Minister to
post sufficient teachers in schools of the district and other districts where there
is acute shortage of teachers, like Kurung Kumey and East Kameng districts.
First sitting of budget committee held
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The first sitting of the budget committee of sixth state legislative
assembly was held in the Nokmey Namati Hall, Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Naharlagun
The committee after examining in depth the budget proposal prepared by the Legislative
Assembly Secretariat recommended the Revised Estimate of 2014-15 for an amount of
Rs 34.91 crores and Budget Estimate of 2015-16 for an amount of Rs 29.04 crores respectively.
Rang Frah Government College week concluded
CHANGLANG, Oct 20: The road connectivity between Changlang town and college campus
would be improved by the end of this year said Parliamentary Secretary, Trade and
Commerce, Geology and Mining Phusum Khimhun while attending the valedictory function
of 19th Annual College Week Celebration 2014 of Rang Frah Government College Changlang
He further clarified that construction of various infrastructure at the permanent
site of the college will be carried at a rapid pace and by March 2015 the accommodation
problems will be solved to a great extent.
While advising the students to devote their time in their studies, Khimhun added
that the college week is also a right platform for the students to showcase their
Nampong MLA Laisam Simai also advised the student community to hone their hidden
talents and to discharge their duty with honesty and determination. He further exhorted
the student community to shoulder great responsibilities to bring positive change
in the society. He also raised concern on the menace of drugs and narcotics which
is posing a great threat to the future of the youths in Chnaglang District.
Earlier, Dr. K Megu, Principal of the College, Jemkhum Mossang, General Secretary
of student’s union also spoke on the occasion.
Later, Khimhun and Simai distributed prizes to the winners of various games and sports,
cultural and literary competitions.
2nd Gora Tamar Memorial Football Tournament from Nov 9
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The 2nd Gora Tamar Memorial Football Tournament will be held at
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from November 9, informed Arunachal Pradesh Football
Association, the organizer of the tournament.
This tournament is open to all and can be participated by all registered or unregistered
clubs or teams. The selection of players for the state football team for the ensuing
North East Games to be held in Itanagar this year would be on the basis of their
performance in this tournament, APFA assistant general secretary Kipa Ajay said.
APFA requested all interested teams and clubs to confirm their participation before
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association has discouraged participation
of registered players in unrecognized tournaments and championships.
SMILE conducts awareness prog on social issues
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Indo Global Social Service Society (SMILE), Itanagar organized
an awareness cum sensitization programme on various social issues and problems like
domestic violence, early marriage etc. at Govt. Primary School Puroik Colony yesterday.
Attending the programme, Kani Nada Maling, legal advisor of Arunachal Pradesh State
Commission for Women, gave an overview of Domestic Violence Act 2005. Informing that
domestic violence against women can be in many forms like verbal, sexual, economic/financial
and physical abuses, she educated the participants, mostly from Puroik community
on the legal provisions under the Act for their protection.
She also highlighted on the adverse effects of early or child marriage. She informed
the youths and parents on the occasion that the minimum age to get married as per
law are 18years for girls and 21 years for boys.
The programme was attended by the youths and elders from Puroik Colony and Papunallah.
Fund for smooth functioning of school sought
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The All Silsango Circle Youth Association under Papum Pare district
has sought funds for immediate restoration for smooth functioning of the schools
in its area. In a representation to the Chief Minister, the association claimed that
every school in the area is deprived of basic facilities like toilets, teacher quarters,
class rooms and furnitures etc. It also demanded funds to run the health sub-centers
in the circle. Claiming that the general public is facing problems due to non-posting
of a Circle Officer, the association requested the Chief Minister to post a CO for
14th Senior National Women’s Boxing Championship
Chanu & Khakhalary win Bronze medals
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: H.Tonibala Chanu and Anjima Khakhalary of Arunachal Amateur Boxing
Association have won a Bronze medal each in their respective weight category (51
kg and 57 kg) in the 14th Senior National Women’s Boxing Championship held at Rajpur,
Chhattisgarh from October 11 to 16. 2014, informed the Department of Sports and Youth
Affairs in a release.
IFCSAP team visits Tirap, inaugurates prayer centres
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: A team of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFCSAP) led by vice president Gichik Taaza toured Tirap district recently and inaugurated
two newly constructed Prayer Centres (Yangsomhom) at Longliang village on October
18 and another at Sinnyu village under Laju circle the next day.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Taaza called upon the public for revival
of indigenous faiths and culture of Tirap district and stressed the need for protection,
preservation and promotion of aged-old traditions.
General secretary Bai Taba suggested the people to maintain the Yangsomhom as a holy
place and advised them to follow their own faiths and belief at the Yangsomhom.
L. Khimun from Rangfra Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) suggested the public the detailed
philosophy of Ranfgra Faith and culture of Tirap, Longding and Changlang communities
and thought, practice and belief system of Rangfraism.
The management of new prayer centres were initiated by the local indigenous public
of concern village and supported by IFCSAP and RFPS.
‘Give preference to locals’
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The Gumto Youth Welfare Association (GYWA) today urged the district
administration to give preference and job reservation to local people in its the
group C and D such as UDC, LDC, Peon and Chowkidar as the vacant posts had been
published in the local dailies for recruitment against Gumto circle. In a letter
written to the Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare, the association claimed that local
people had donated their cultivable lands for the establishment of the circle headquarter
and the appointing authority should consider the local people for the vacant post.
GYWA added that it would strongly oppose and object placement of non-local applicants
in the mentioned posts.