The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Buddha Purnima Greetings
ITANAGAR/NEWDELHI, May 24: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J.
Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings and good wishes
to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima tomorrow.
In his message, the Governor expressed the hope that the occasion would inspire all
to follow the path of non-violence and harmony as preached by Lord Buddha.
“May the propitious occasion guide us to the path of universal peace and brotherhood,”
General Singh wished.
In his message, Tuki wished that the holy day would bless the people of all religion
with the wisdom of truth and non-violence.
“The teachings of Gautam Buddha are universal and for well being of all creatures.
Let us welcome this Purnima with pure and pious hearts and assure the Almighty that
we will follow the path of truth and non-violence no matter what,” Tuki who is currently
in New Delhi, appealed.
Tuki, in his message, added that only through truth, honesty and non-violence can
an individual develop and also take his society, state and country to greater heights.
APPSC team calls on governor
ITANAGAR, May 24: A three- member APPSC team including BK Chena, Jathi Pulu and
Mamang Dai today called on Governor Gen. (retd) J J Singh and extended gratitude
for guidance and support to PSC during his tenure.
During the discussion on the challenges confronting the state, the Governor assured
his continued support even from a distance.
“I feel I am of Arunachal,” the Governor said adding that the road and railway projects,
which were initiated under his governorship, would bear fruit soon and the Arunachal
Pradesh would enjoy the benefits of development. While appreciating the role and
function of APPSC Governor said only those of ‘proven merit’ should be appointed
to APPSC in the interests of fair play and equality in recruitment to state Civil
Services and other posts by conduct of examinations.
At the end of long innings and the wonderful years spent in Arunachal, he said he
would now be working on a second book commissioned by his publishers after the huge
success of his “A solider’s General.”
Special recruitment rally for youths of border districts
ROING, May 24: Special Recruitment rally for the youths of Border District of Arunachal
Pradesh in ITBP, SSB and Assam Rifles will be held at 9th Bn Head Quarters Lohitpur,
Lohit from July 3 to 6.
Date and reporting time for recruitment rally is July 3 at 5 am for Dibang Valley
and Anjaw, July 4 at 5 am for Lower Dibang Valley and July 5 and 6 at 5 am for Lohit
Candidates of age bracket between 18 - 23 years on August 1 are eligible to appear
rally. However, upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates and
3 years for OBC. Educational Qualification is Class 10 pass from a recognised Board/University.
A month-long preparatory training is also organized for the candidates belonging
to Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw and Lohit Districts from June 3 at 9th
Bn Head Quarters at Lohitpur, Lohit District. Interested candidates may contact 9th
Bn Head Quarter, ITB Police, Lohitpur on June 2 with proper documents to undergo
the pre-recruitment training. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, May 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Lohit working from Chongkham under NRC
on Yak (ICAR) conducted two training on scientific cultivation of rice and integrated
pest management (IPM) in rice at Namliang village recently. A total of 26 farmers
attended the training.
Subject Matter Specialist Debasish Borah and Madhumita Sonowal Bora of the KVK imparted
training to the farmers about scientific cultivation of rice and concept of IPM in
rice, types of manures and fertilizers and their proper and judicious utilization.
6th Eco Census Charge Level Training Workshop at Tezu
TEZU, May 24: Training cum workshop for field functionaries on Sixth Economic Census
for Tezu rural, Tezu urban and Sunpura circle was conducted at BRC Hall here today.
Addressing the trainees, Oling Lego, EAC cum Charge Officer Tezu-urban and Hakreso
Kri, CO cum Charge Officer Tezu-rural instructed all the field functionaries to follow
the basic guidelines and know the concepts of the subject matter properly before
executing work in the field.
CT Manlong, District Statistic Officer cum Assistant Economic Census Commissioner
spoke on the importance of economic census launched by the Government of India.
All together 105 field functionaries from Tezu-rural and Tezu-urban, and Sunpura
circle attended the workshops.
PC Tiwari, senior teacher and VN Sharma, junior teacher from Government Higher Secondary
School, Tezu were the resource persons. DIPRO
First NE India Mt Everest Expedition concludes
ITANAGAR, May 24: The First North East India Mt. Everest Expedition came to an end
after last member Manish Deka of Assam reached the summit of Mount Everest today
at 5.45 am.
Manish Deka is the second climber from Assam to reach Mt. Everest.
Altogether 11 members of the team, including two from Arunachal Pradesh, successfully
scaled the Mount Everest.
The team is expected to arrive in Delhi on May 30.
The expedition was organized by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association,
Manipur with support from Planning Department, Govt. of Manipur.
North Eastern Council, Shillong sponsored the expedition.
The expedition was flagged off by President of India on March 20.
Union calls for rescheduling of exam
ITANAGAR, May 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Engineers’ Association (AAPUEA)
has appealed the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) secretary to
reschedule AE (Civil) Examination.
As most of the engineering departments have not been able to send information regarding
the various vacant seats to the Public Service Commission because of the recently
held municipal and Panchayat elections, so the exam should be conducted only after
all the paper works are done, AAPUEA said in a release.
Moreover, for most of the candidates residing in far flung areas, it will be difficult
for them to reach during monsoon, it further said in the release.
Ajaypal Singh takes charge
ITANAGAR, May 24: Ajaypal Singh, Deputy Inspector General, has taken over the charge
of ITBP Itanagar sector on May 23 last. Prior to this assignment, Singh, an ITBP
cadre officer of 1990, was commanding a battalion in Delhi deployed for VIP security.
Singh had also posted in different parts of Arunachal Pradesh as deputy commandant
in between 2004-2008.
313 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
ITANAGAR, May 24: Large group of students today took out a rally demanding the releasing
and enhancement of stipend money. The rally took off from Akashdeep market and ended
at higher education office. The releasing of stipend money has always been an intriguing
issue among the students community especially for students studying outside the state.
During the procession student community took the matter to the higher educational
officials in order to sort out the prolonged grievances. In the meanwhile, a team
of students had meeting with the higher educational director and officials. The student
group claimed that the authority has responded positively to their demands. They
said, “Authorities has already released the stipend and promised to give the student
exact money. In order to fulfill the demand proposed by students, the stipend money
will be directly transacted into the bank account of an individual’s account.” This
may come as a relief for the students studying outside. They also added, “Final year
students studying in various institutes all over India can collect their stipend
from Itanagar henceforth presenting their course completed certificate”. The students
group also admitted that officials have promised them that they will very soon initiate
the proposed demand made by them.
All in all, the rally was concluded on a very peaceful manner and the student community
has shown their gratitude towards the concerned authority for hearing out there voices.
Rivers of capital turning into dumping site
By Tai Dora
Just take few seconds to notice the following rivers/streams:
· Pachin river while crossing the Barapani bridge at Naharlagun
· Stream flowing below Lagun bridge at Naharlagun
· Senki river at Chandan Nagar bridge at Itanagar
An average observer, especially who had been living in this capital city for the
last few years, could easily tell the difference about its cleanliness about a decade
back and now.
At present, in twin capital of the state, almost the entire human waste is whole
heartedly being dumped into the streams and rivers without being treated. Weather
its human excreta, excavated earth, garbage or industrial wastes; they all end up
in streams, resulting in rapidly deteriorating condition of water bodies. Major problem
being the dumping of excavated earth and deforestation. Excavated earth during earth
cutting is directly dumped into lower ridges of mountain, which usually blocks small
streams that feed the main river. Even if it is not directly dumped onto river/stream,
it finds its way towards rivers during rainy season through the process of soil erosion
and surface runoff. This extra earth causes excessive siltation of water bodies and
completely changes its previous natural environment. During rain, everybody must
have noticed completely murky rivers/streams, well that’s because of soil erosion
due to lose excavated soil and deforestation. Siltation of river beds prevents free
flow of water, leading streams/rivers being almost stagnant, thereby harming natural
water cycle. If not in our state, it of course will lead to flood in lower reaches
like in Assam.
Other human waste leads to increase in population of harmful micro-organism in water
bodies. As we all know, about 90% of human diseases are water borne, so it must be
a serious concern for people who want to live a healthy life. The water body may
tolerate a certain level of pollution, but a level reaches when it is so polluted
that it is called a “dead river, a river which can support no life at all. No wonder
the fishes previously found in those rivers are no more to see, instead one can find
different shapes, sizes and colour of pigs and human shits!
I still remember when we were kid; we used to swim in Pachin River to beat the summer
heat. But today given its condition, I would like to see only my enemies swim there.
This process of polluting our precious water bodies must be stopped for betterment
of the entire human race. This mentality of seeing water bodies as the easiest and
cheapest form of drainage of human waste must be changed. A proper waste management
must be formulated and implemented. Just blaming the government and officials won’t
solve the problem, neither writing articles on paper will. A collective approach
from the entire society is a must. However, few individual contributions can make
a great deal of difference, simply by changing few habits, like:
1. Not dumping kitchen/domestic waste directly to water bodies
2. Constructing proper septic tanks
3. Not dumping cloths, polythene, plastic bottles etc. to water bodies as it
chocks the flow of water
4. Not breaking bottles on river side or in river
5. Making use of dustbins instead etc.
Though small, but such individual contribution will be of a great help to our mother
nature. We cannot bring a revolution, but at least let us contribute our bid towards
a Clean and Green Arunachal. I feel great to do my bid. (The writer is a Range Forest
Officer with Govt of AP)
A repulsive episode that lasted long …!
A young boy appeared to be at his 11 or 12 years of age was jostling through crowd
fighting for his place in queue with voter identity card in one hand to cast vote
somewhere near polling station at Kendriya Vidalaya, Chimpu Itanagar in recently
concluded Itanagar Municipality election.
Young boy could cast the vote without any hurdle; neither people standing in a queue
nor officers in duty had any words of protest on the legitimacy of his right to cast
vote, though he did not attain eligibility age of 18 to enjoy the adult franchise.
Similar young voters were reportedly turned out to cast their votes in Panchayat
election on the “judgment day” (May 16th) at different polling stations particularly
at remote villages across the state.
Such story is not at all surprising for everyone. Perhaps it is known to everybody
as it has been an age-old brazen practice. The officers on duty inside the polling
booth have to come in negotiation term with rival parties to give safe passage to
proxy voters despite knowing the facts of voters’ illegitimacy.
In fact the officers and security personnel on duty were left with no choice but
to compromise with their life security depending on situation, as they were “lamp”
caught in the middle wolves. The slight movement like dare to object could end up
them with major altercation and physical assault and life threatening.
Though over all report of Panchayat election was claimed to be passed off peacefully,
the murkier side of it that caught everybody’s attention, was death of a youth at
Koloriang in Kurung Kumey district after group clash broke out during filing of nomination
paper, the physical assault on officers on duty at Seppa and Palin and setting vehicles
on fire at Dirang in West Kameng district (which went unreported).
Over the last couple of weeks, reports on poll-related violence such as skirmishes,
booth capturing, group clashes, destroying of ballot boxes, physical assault on officers
at duty and lathi charge and open fire and so on had flooded into local dailies.
Apart from violence, involvement of money were also hit the headlines, as there
were claims and counter claims by various candidates and political parties that
lakhs of rupees were pumped in to buy the voters.
When election fever comes, people declared their candidature with slaughtering of
cattle (mithun) even before the state election commission announced the final notification.
And I am damn sure that numerous cattle were slaughtered wittingly and unwittingly
in just concluded election, no matter how unequivocal district administration pronounced
the quantum of do’s & don’ts as part of election code of conduct. Luckily so far
we are yet to read news of cancellation of candidature in the electoral history of
Arunachal on account of violation of model code of conduct.
For a common citizen like me, it would easier to draw a conclusion that Arunachal
Municipality and Panchayat Elections were a repulsive episode that lasted for long
and which sprayed violence and corruption only. For the winners in fact “it’s time
for a wild jubilation and but for losers it’s time to dip in sombre and re-introspect
on the lapses.
Apparently, electoral system in our state is far more different from other parts
of the country; people cast votes merrily with a hope to bring little change and
rapid development. But do we Arunachalee really vote for change? Or we cast vote
with paranoia, uneasiness and self-centric approach with least care about good leadership
and a change?
Demand for re-poll in Ruksin block denied
RUKSIN, May 24: Alleging some discrepancy in the polling and counting process, the
GPM contestants from ruling Congress in Ngorlung Anchal-III under Ruksin block have
demanded the election authority for re-polling in the segment.
The Congress candidates for GPM in the segment submitted a written complaint before
the Returning Officer (RO) of Ruksin on May 22 last, pointing out some irregularities
in polling and counting processes. They alleged that the authority was moved in time
for action, but not paid any heed to their grievances.
But RO cum SDO(C) of Ruksin Y Tayeng flatly refused any re-polling in the alleged
segment as the polling and counting processes were over and there was no adverse
report from the presiding officer concerned.
According to him, the complaint lodged by the candidates was unreasonable and that
is why their complaint was ignored by the election authority.
Giving details of the complaint raised by the contesting candidates, the RO informed
that on the day of polling, the 3rd- polling officer for Ngorlung anchal-III wrongly
issued 11 ballot papers of Segment- ‘C’ to the voters of Segment- ‘B’, which were
dully polled and inserted in the ballot box. The matter was immediately brought to
the notice of the Presiding Officer. Consequently, the presiding officer allowed
recasting of 11 votes to the voters of Segment –C.
"The ballots (wrongly issued) were later removed from the ballot box before counting
of the votes on May 21. The result was declared after counting of the remaining ballots",
said the RO.
Congress wins Nari-Koyu ZPs
As per result of the panchayat election declared recently, ruling Congress captured
both the Nari-Seren and Koyu anchal block falling under Nari-Koyu constituency.
The acting Nari-Koyu Block Congress Committee (BCC) president Takir Kakki was elected
as ZPM of Koyu block. He defeated his nearest rival Nyagom Padu (IND) by a margin
of 120 votes. Another Independent contestant Tabom Boje managed to bag only 44 votes.
In Nari-Seren block, Kenyom Dabi retained power for the third consecutive term. He
defeated his opponent Gamdo Bomjen of the NCP by a margin of 265 votes.
The ruling party also won 15 ASM seats out of total 24 in the two blocks.
ZPM Dabi is among the contenders for the Zilla Parishad Chairman (ZPC) in East Siang.
Other contenders are Tonggeng Panyang (Ruksin) and Namukh Taloh (Bosing-I). According
to unconfirmed sources, Congress party heavyweights are choosing Namuk Taloh as ZPC
of East Siang Zilla Parishad.
The ruling party won 12 ZP seats, including two reserved for women out of the total
16. It also captured all seats in Pasighat-East and Pasighat-West (Ruksin) LACs.
BJP, AAPSU demand inquiry into Palin firing
ITANAGAR, May 24: State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a thorough
inquiry into the May 22 firing incident at Palin in which a contesting BJP candidate
for Panchayat election was grievously injured.
In its complaint letter to State Election Commission (SEC), BJP claimed that party’s
Langdang Anchal Samity candidate Takam Tagung suffered serious bullet injury when
security personnel opened fire to disperse an angry mob.
“Tagung was innocent and had never been a part of the irate mob. He has been targeted
without any provocation,” the party said in the complaint letter.
“Since the instant case is poll related we demand your immediate intervention in
the matter,” the letter said.
While condemning the incident in its strongest term, BJP demanded stern action against
those responsible for the incident. The party also demanded financial assistance
for the victim, who is currently undergoing treatment at RK Mission Hospital here.
The State BJP President Tai Tagak accompanied by General Secretary BR Wage and Secretary
(Orgn) BJP East Arunachal Ramesh Kaddaganchi yesterday visited Tagung at RK Mission
Hospital to enquire about the victim’s wellbeing.
Meanwhile, blaming the INC candidate for ZPM, Palin -1 seat for the incident, Tagung
in a complaint letter to state lection Commission demanded that candidature of
the contesting candidate for ZP seat be disqualified and punishment be given to
those who were involved in the incident.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has demanded setting up of an enquiry committee
to investigate Palin firing incident. Reacting to the incident, union also appealed
Govt to bear expense of the injured person to bear all cost till he comes out of
danger. Expressing concern over break down in law and order due to recent election,
union urged state government to minutely look into the issue.
Meanwhile AAPSU has welcomed the decision of education department to release stipend.
The Byabang Welfare Society has condemned the recent attack on Chukhu Takar, additional
deputy commissioner of Pania by a group of INC workers at Palin. Society claims that
house of ADC was ransacked and in the process everything was damaged by the mob.
Society demanded punishment for the culprit involved in attack as per the law. Further
society prayed for early recovery of Takam Tagung who received bullet injury during
Tawang to host ITM
TAWANG, May 24: A high level delegation of Union Ministry of Tourism held detailed
discussions with the State Tourism Department to chalk out arrangements for the upcoming
International Travel Mart to be held in Tawang in the third week of October this
A detailed presentation on district’s infrastructure facilities for hosting the ITM
was made before the visiting high level delegation comprising Addl. Director General
(MR) AK Gupta, Dr. Mamta Kochar Director (ENE) and VP Bhatia, General Manager ITDC
by the state tourism department.
It may be recalled that the first edition of the international Travel Mart was held
in Guwahati in January, 2013 in which more than 80 foreign delegates representing
26 countries participated.
The Ministry of Tourism has selected Tawang as the venue for this prestigious international
event to showcase Northeast as a favoured Tourist destination to the international
Earlier in the day, the delegates accompanied by the officers of the department of
Tourism and the District Administration, including Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev,
Tourism Director Taru Talo and Secretary Sonam Chombay inspected the probable venue
for the event, the status of accommodation, tourist sights to be included in the
technical visits for the foreign delegates participating in this event.
The visiting delegates expressed satisfaction with the available infrastructure in
the district and appreciated the enthusiasm of the department of tourism and District
This International Travel Mart will be a big opportunity for Tourism department to
showcase the diverse tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh especially adventure
tourism, cultural tourism and eco-tourism.
Later in the evening, the delegates of the MOT called on Pema Khandu, Minister Tourism
and briefed him about their visit and expressed their satisfaction with the district
as the venue for the International Travel Mart.
Pema Khandu stated that the State Govt. under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabum
Tuki has accorded Tourism as the priority sector and, therefore, the Govt. will make
all efforts to make this event a grand success. DIPRO
DIGAR Committee Meets to Draw Perspective Plan for West Siang
AALO, May 24: In its effort to make planning process more participatory, transparent
and scientific, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner
M K Sahoo today in his office in connection with the District Infrastructure Gap
Assessment Report (DIGAR).
Spelling out the objective behind the meet, the DC said that it is important to work
out infrastructures gaps in the district to compile a district infrastructure gap
assessment report for further compilation to form a ‘State Infrastructure Assessment
Report’. He asked all executive agencies and HODs to draw futuristic plan by working
out new projects and infrastructures requiring up gradation priority wise taking
the confidence of elected representatives. The road connectivity, rural electrification,
drainage system, health and educational institution, urban and rural sanitation and
other infrastructure requirements, public utilities like cold storage, market sheds,
boundary walls should also be included in the proposal.
The infrastructures that have outlived its utility should be worked out separately
to avoid unnecessary and huge expenditure, the DC said and asked the HODs to complete
the task by June 10 for proper review and onward submission to Govt.
Highlighting on various projects that are being implemented by the govt. in the district,
the DC urged the executing agencies to give Monthly Project Status Report of ongoing
projects on prescribed format that will be made available with information of fund
allocation, expenditure, specification and status of the project for uploading in
official website for the purpose of easy monitoring.
He also stressed on rain water harvesting which are being practiced successfully
in other states. He asked the PWD to stop dumping of construction materials on road
side that obstruct movement of vehicles. DIPRO
Steps to mitigate drinking water problem in Roing township discussed
ROING, May 24: An emergency meeting was held in the office chamber of the Deputy
Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley district to discuss the water supply problem
and possible remedial measures in the Roing Township and the adjoining villages today.
Local MLA Laeta Umbrey attended the meeting besides heads of the Department.
Highlighting the drinking water supply system, EE PHE & WS Department Er Subhat Pertin
informed that the Water Supply System of the township was installed during 70’s during
the time of CPWD and most of existing pipe networks is corroded and irreparable.
No proper treatment plant were incorporated during that time, he further informed.
In order to cater the present water need of the people of Roing township and adjoining
habitations, a scheme under NLCPR for supplying of treated water was being implemented
during 2002-04 but the flashed flood of June 11, 2004 completely washed away the
proposed water source before completion of the scheme to such an extend that the
construction of the head work become impossible. Though the water treatment plant
was built but it was without water source due to technical reason.
He further informed the house that the existing water supply wholly depends on Power
Channel of Deopani Micro-Hydel Project, Chetah Nallah and some seasonal sources like
DFO Nallah, Naucho Nallah, etc which have high turbidity during monsoon and dry up
in winter and prolonged sunny days, the EE informed. Adding to the sorrow, last
year’s flood had washed away basic structures like intake point, collection chamber,
pre-sedimentation tank, sedimentation tanks etc. of supplementary water supply sources
of the adjoining villages and Roing Town.
The rainfall occurred on 8 April’ 2013 damaged the temporary head works of Deopani
Power Channel cum Water Supply and there is huge deposition of silt in whole course
of Eze (Deopani) River. A dam like structure has formed due to slide of hill in to
the course of Eze river at the upstream side of tapping point of drinking water.
The continuous falling of soil is adding turbidity even in sunny days as a result
of which PHE & WS Department is not in position to provide regular and clean water
to consumers of Roing and its satellite villages, he added.
He also informed that the department is putting constant effort to restore water
supply from available sources and has put tankers on road. The division has one Tanker
of 2000 Litres and one Mini Truck capable of carrying 5000 litres of water in Sintex
for distribution during crisis hours.
As a remedial measures, Er Pertin further informed the house that already 8 DPRs
for Drinking Water Supply System for Roing Township has been submitted to the Govt.
and the State Govt has already accorded administrative approval for Improvement of
Roing Drinking Water Supply-II for an amount of Rs 1500.00 lakhs under RIDF and the
DPR has been forwarded to NABARD for consideration. The Govt. has also sanctioned
Rs 37.50 lakhs for two Deep Tube Boring under Thirteen Finance Commission during
the year 2012-13 and the work has already been entrusted to a private contractor
and drilling materials has reached at the work site.
He also informed that under initiative of local MLA Roing, Govt. has sanctioned 2
Nos. Deep Tube Boring under SPA in Roing and is likely to be started within short
time after getting budgetary support from the finance department.
In order to arrest the prevailing turbidity of water from Deopani Source problem,
a proposal for using existing Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has been submitted to the
authorities with estimate of Rs 10.00 lakhs and accordingly the Chief Engineers had
consented to go ahead with the proposal. It was also informed that a Water Tanker
for Roing Division has been purchased by the department recently whose body building
work is going on and is expected to reach Roing shortly.
Laeta Umbrey, MLA Roing requested the department to immediately start the laying
of the new pipelines to the Water Treatment Plant to do away with the prevailing
situation of water turbidity and also to start the drilling works of Deep Tube Boring
which can be used as an alternative for supplying clean water in case of the breakdown
of Micro-Hydel Power Channel. He also suggested to make a proper survey of the depositions
of sand and boulders in the course of Eze river which might pose as a danger to the
Roing Township and also to take the help of experts from BROs for clearing the same.
Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner chairing over the meeting sought the support and
co-operation from work departments, Public Leaders and Public during such crisis
Dr. Ista Pulu to USA under USF sponsorship
ITANAGAR, Nay 24: Dr. Ista Pulu, Senior Gynecologist, Dist Hospital Roing, has been
awarded one month’s observership programme by Morsani College of Medicine, University
of South Florida, Tampa, that stands world’s 9th leading University. His observership
starts from June 1 to 30. He will be leaving for USA on May 25.
The sponsorship by University of South Florida covers his entire expenses, including
to and fro, food and accommodation etc.
The basic objective of inviting Dr. Pulu by Morsani College of Medicine is to provide
him opportunities to observe the hospital and medical system in USA, interact with
world’s leading medical professionals and research scientists. This will help enhance
his professional excellence in his working field and open new vistas for the future
networking and collaborations in the field of public health.
During his stay, he will also visit Stanford University California (the world’s best
medical institute in cancer research), University of Ohio Cleveland, New York and
also witness US Independence Day celebrations at Washington DC on 04-06 July.
Dr. Pulu happens to be the Co-author for the Manuscript of TB research that made
breakthrough worldwide. A research Lab opened in collaboration with Stanford University
California, Guwahati Medical College and RIWATCH (Research Institute of World’s Ancient
Traditions Cultures and Heritage) Roing, had hit the headlines in world’s news papers
on 31 January 2013, as the research found out the hiding place of TB bacteria in
human body. It hides in stem cells in bone morrow. The research has been published
in Science Translational Medicine Journal.
The University of South Florida and RIWATCH had signed a MoU on 26 February 2012,
for academic collaboration and scholar exchange programme and it is an honour that
Dr. Ista Pulu is the first one to go under this exchange programme.
It is to be noted that Dr. Joram Begi, Director of Higher and Technical Education
and Vijay Swami, Executive Director RIWATCH had visited many universities in USA
for academic collaboration and it is the result of their effective co-ordination
and continuous follow up, that made this successful commencement of scholar exchange
programme, starting from Dr. Pulu, said the RIWATCH release.
Activities under SSA District Mission in Lower Dibang Valley
ROING, May 24: The tentative calendar of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan activities in Lower
Dibang district for 2013-14 was highlighted through PowerPoint presentation in the
office chamber of Deputy Commissioner here yesterday.
The activities consist of SC/ST Community Mobilization and Training Programmes for
School Management Committee and PRIs, awareness campaign for anti-drugs to students,
parents, SMC members and teachers, refresher in-service teacher training, monthly
cluster level meeting, refresher training for RPs, BRCs, CRCs etc. Provision has
also been included for exposure visit for 58 students of Class VII and VIII within
NE state and Arunachal Pradesh and also for eight girl students from KGBV and Govt.
schools to Dibrugarh, Assam.
Skill development training like chalk, candle, detergent, book binding, noodles making
will also be imparted to girl students under Girls Education Programme. Nine months
foundation course to 3 IE volunteers will also be given under foundation course on
education of disability.
The fund has been separately kept for various activities under SSA District Mission.
Deputy Commissioner cum District Project Director of SSA District Mission Shiv Kumar
expressed the hope that the department would implement the activities in letter and
spirit and the fund would be utilized judiciously for the specific purposes.
SSA co-ordinators S Mikhu (Pedagogy, RSTC/NRSTC & Estt), SK Tamang (MIS & Planning),
Anilee Elapra (Gender Coordinator) and Accountant Licha Serbi showed the details
of the tentative programmes.
DDSE cum District Project Officer T Tatak, EAC Kalyani Namchoom were also present
in the meeting. DIPRO
Community participation vital in disaster management: DC
PASIGHAT, May 24: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner has emphasized on community participation
and their cooperation with government agency for effective disaster management.
Attending the co-ordination cum review meeting of the District Disaster Management
Committee here yesterday, DC RK Mishra said that every department should have their
own disaster management plan to tackle disaster successfully. There should be proper
coordination among various Govt departments and also better interdepartmental liasoning
so that all can work in tandem, the DC said.
Briefing about the importance of disaster preparedness, the DC suggested for identifying
disaster prone areas so that precaution can be taken beforehand.
Appreciating the role played by BRTF during last year’s rainy season, the DC directed
the bazaar committee to draw a plan for any kind of emergency.
Superintendent of Polic Pushpendra Kumar while briefing about the importance of maintaining
law and order during emergency, highlighted his department’s preparedness, especially
for search and rescue operations during disaster.
Emphasizing that mass awareness play vital role on disaster management, he appealed
all to attend the Community Awareness Programme to be conducted at Pasighat on May
30 and 31 by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a Guwahati based NGO.
Major Manish, BRTF said that his organization was fully ready to lend all possible
help in terms of man and materials to the District Administration during disaster.
He said that all vulnerable places have been identified and precautionary steps have
been taken to maintain the road connectivity of NH52.
Zenden Tsomu, DDMO, while inviting all to the NDRF program appealed all to submit
the departmental plans so that the comprehensive plan of the district can be updated