ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena All Sagalee Branch (AACS-ASB) has
expressed concern over sorry state of affairs in terms of poor infrastructure and
lack of basic medical facilities at Community Health Centre Sagalee and urged the
District Medical Officer (DMO) take action in this regard.
A team of AACS-ASB, which visited the hospital to take stock of the situation and
functioning of the hospital, claimed to have found that the hospital has been functioning
without proper laboratory and other medical facilities like X-Ray and Ultrasound.
Moreover, the hospital building is in a dilapidated condition with broken doors,
windows and leaking roof.
The Sena team said that it had lodged a complaint with the hospital authority regarding
condition of the hospital but the authority has not yet given any answer.
AACS-ASB demanded the DMO to provide fund for maintenance of the hospital building
before it is damaged further and provide X-ray and ultrasound facilities for the
benefit of poor and needy patients. It also urged the DMO to instruct the doctors
and other medical staff of the hospital to discharge duty sincerely and keep the
hospital neat and clean.
Meanwhile, AACS-ASB urged the DMO to extend logistic and other support to conduct
awareness programme on Japanese Enchapalitis (JE) at Sagalee town and also urged
for carry out mosquito fogging operation in the whole town.
Nss advisory committee meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Education Minister Tapang Taloh has assured all possible to help
to carry out NSS activities in Arunachal Pradesh to fulfill its motto.
Addressing the 10th NSS Advisory Committee Meeting at his chamber here today, the
minister stressed the need for organizing awareness campaign in far flung areas to
make people aware about various NSS activities and inculcate in young people the
desire for social service.
The meeting discussed at length on NSS activities during the year 2013-14 and prepared
a road map for the 2014-15 session.
The Director of Disaster Management suggested for organizing few NSS training programmes
coinciding with the awareness generation activities that Directorate of Disaster
Management takes up so that NSS volunteers also benefit from the same.
Earlier in his welcome address, Joint Director of Higher and Technical Education
Dr. T. Padu, highlighted the NSS activities and called upon all to work towards instilling
volunteerism in young people.
Nakul Chandra Deory, Youth Officer, NSS Regional Centre, Guwajhati also attended
the meeting and deliberated upon NSS activities in the state.
Socio-academic counseling cum felicitation prog by SEWA
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) organized its second
‘socio-academic counseling cum felicitation’ programme for class X and XII students
of Govt. Higher Secondary School Lathao today.
The resource persons from different disciplines including the Chief Advisor of SEWA
dwelt in length on the importance of moral education for students. They advised them
to keep themselves away from drugs and study hard to achieve academic excellence.
The Principal of the school appreciated the effort of the association to encourage
Earlier in his welcome address, the Secretary General of the association highlighted
the problems being faced by the students due to change of education pattern. He also
highlighted some socio-economic problems prevailing in the area.
Nearly 200 students and teaching staff attended the function.
Students organization visits Dollungmukh
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) team led by its president
Bei Talin along with president All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU)
Techi Atunia and convenor, All Lower Subansiri District Students Union (ALSDSU)Maga
August visited the eviction spot in Dollungmukh today.
The team met Dollungmukh CO, panchayat leaders, public and owners of damaged paddy
The CO informed the team that he has had meetings with three DC’s; Lower Subansiri,
Lakhimpur and Papum pare regarding the boundary problem between Assam and Dollungmukh
that the trio has decided to maintain peace and tranquility in the boundary.
Meanwhile, ARASU, president has urged the concern DC to immediately deploy police
force to Dollungmukh.
Blood donation camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: A total 31 units of blood were collected during blood donation
camp organized under the initiative of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, Itanagar and the
Church Committee of Town Baptist Church, Naharlagun at the Church premises today.
There were an enthusiastic participation from the Church Committee members and its
youth brigade. Most of them were the first time donors.
Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society Deputy Director (BTS) Dr. N.Budh and
Medical Officer, Blood Bank, Arunachal State Hospital and Dr. P.Sona provided technical
support for collection of blood.
A donors’ motivation programme was held prior to collection of blood where Lenin
Tungi, Vice chairman, VYS highlighted the importance of voluntary blood donation.
The church leaders have shown keen interest on the blood donation programme and assured
to conduct more such camps in near future.
Ramesh Jeke, Chairman, Vivekananda Yuva Shakti was also present on the occasion.
WSDSCEDS to keep vigil on illegal fishing activity
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Welcoming the recent order of West Siang Deputy Commissioner banning
illegal fishing in Yomgo river, the West Siang District Socio-Culture and Economic
Development Society (WSDSCEDS) has appealed to all to abide by the said order to
protect the declining fish stocks in the river.
The Society said that illegal fishing in the river by professional fishermen with
non-traditional methods has threatened the survival of many endangered fish species.
WSDSCEDS also informed that it will keep strict vigil on illegal fishing activity
in the river.
AKSU writes to DDSE
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) has urged the education department
to visit Middle School, Lower-Jumi under Kakoi Circle.
In its letter written to the DDSE, Papum Pare, it claimed that the school is hardly
functioning in the current academic session.
The school is being run by only two teachers since many years, and instead of staying
at their allotted quarters, they stay in Assam. They hardly take classes.
It further sought two more teachers for the school.
Health camps at Lumdung and Veo
SEPPA, Aug 23: All Pappu Valley Youth Welfare Association organized free health camp
at Lumdung and Veo village of East Kameng district on August 20 and 21. The objective
of the health camp was to make the people of Pappu Valley aware of the JE.
A team of doctors led by Dr Gedo Kamchi, MO and Dr. Lito Ete, MD offered treatment
to 208 persons at Veo and 143 persons at Lumdung.
Meanwhile, the Association lauded the team of doctors for making the camps grand
success and hoped similar medical support in future too.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All East Kameng Capital Complex Students Welfare Association on
Friday felicitated its meritorious students who topped in their respective department
from the district in a small but impressive felicitation programme held at city hotel
The meritorious students felicitated were Nau Richo (64.3 percent), Jyoti Mangkya(57.8
percent), BA, Education Hons), Sagar Sangdo (63.1 percent) B.Sc (Physics Hons),
Yaping Yangfo (B.Com Hons) with 57.8 percent from Dera Natung Government College
and Jango Sonam BA English Hons with 55.8 percent from Don Bosco College Jollang
All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) General Secretary Nyanya Gollo while congratulating
the students suggested them to make the entire district proud in academic field.
NESO Coordinator Pritam Sonam and AAPSU Information and Publicity Secretary Lota
Singhi also encouraged the students.
In the news item – ‘IMR reviewed’, published in this daily on August 23, the name
of the district was wrongly mentioned as West Siang in place of West Kameng. The
error is regretted.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: “Make NERIST the symbol of peace and unity and set an example for
others to emulate”, exhorted Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while addressing the faculty
and students of North East Regional Institute for Science & Technology here at Nirjuli
Without actually mentioning about the internal problem the institute has been facing
for quite a while, Tuki said that NERIST is pride of Arunachal Pradesh and it should
be maintained so in any cost. The standoff whatsoever between the management and
the faculty should be amicably sorted out without resorting to means that would show
this institute of learning of the highest degree in poor light to the world, Tuki
While appreciating the premier institution for producing excellent technical manpower
for last two decades, the CM opined for taking expert support and assistance from
NERIST for preparation of projects pertaining to state and national importance.
“We are in the era of advanced technology and scientific approach towards any project
is need of the hour” Tuki said and requested the NERIST to extend all possible help
to the state whenever sought for.
He was in the NERIST campus to inaugurate two very important projects namely a new
well built 200-capacity girls’ hostel which is named “Subansiri” and a hostel for
Continuing Education Programme, named “Brahmaputra”.
The new girls’ hostel has single rooms and some shared accommodations with mess and
dining facilities. The Director of the Institute, Prof. Dipankar Pal, informed that
it took about 30 months to complete the construction. Proposal is on for a badminton
court, a basketball court and a multi-gym that would soon be added for the girls
to avail sporting facilities after 7 p.m. without having to move out. With this the
acute shortage of accommodation in the Institute would end finally. The hostel for
Continuing Education Programme also was a most sought and genuine need which is now
been fulfilled. This would now facilitate short term courses for senior students.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary, UD and Land Management Techi Kaso, DC capital
Mige Kamki, Councilor Tarh Nachung, SP Nabam Gungte and other officers were present
on the occasion.
Felix urges Centre for financial help to state film makers
NEW DELHI, Aug 23: IPR & Education Parliamentary Secretary Bamang Felix who attended
the three-day North East Film Festival here termed the initiative of the I &B Ministry
splendid. Such initiative, he said, would go a long way in encouraging budding talents
of Northeast filmmakers. Felix was representing the state on behalf of state Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki at the Film festival which began at Siri Fort Auditorium-I here
Organized by the directorate of film festivals, ministry of information and broadcasting
in coordination with north east division (HM) and NElim and ministry of culture,
the three-day event titled Fragrances from the North East will be screening nine
films, including seven feature and two non-feature films.
The lush green forests, the lofty mountains, the snow clad peaks, the roaring serpentine
rivers and the mesmerizing scenery speaks volume about the potential of Arunachal
perfectly fitting the frame of film makers, he said, adding that the state government
has taken many steps to promote film making, including Arunachal State Film Festival
as an annual event for last two years while the union I&B ministry recently proposed
to set up a Film & Television Institute in our state at par with the Film & Television
Institute of India, Pune and the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata.
This would serve as a boon for the growth of film industry in the North East, Arunachal
Pradesh in particular, he said and urged the ministry to evolve a mechanism for a
Film Finance Scheme to assist film makers of the state.
While speaking to the union minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar
after the programme, Felix conveyed his gratitude to the union ministry for choosing
Arunachal Pradesh for setting up of Film and Television Institute. He briefed Javadekar
on the potential of film industry in the state and various other issues pertaining
to IPR in the state. He also invited the Union Minister to visit Arunachal Pradesh
on behalf of the State Chief Minister and State Government. Felix was accompanied
by Director IPR CM Longphong, according to an official release.
Siang flows above danger mark, authority prepared to tackle situation
PASIGHAT, Aug 23: With the mighty Siang flowing above the danger mark due to torrential
rains, several pockets of Pasighat are battling with a flood-like situation with
low-lying areas such as Sibokorong-Siang confluence point, Komlighat and Raneghat
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava and the officers of WRD, Disaster
Management etc are constantly monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile, the DC while appealing all not to panic and give no heed to the rumors
mongers, instructed all the officers to be prepared for any eventuality. She informed
that the authority is fully prepared and if necessary Town Club has been identified
as probable relief camp/ temporary shelter.
Official sources informed that Pangin-Pasighat (PP), Pasighat-Mariyang (PM), Mebo-Dhola
(MD) and Pasighat-Ledum-Tene-Koyu (PLTK) roads remains cut off.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament Ninong Ering and local MLA Kaling Moyong have appealed
the people residing in low-lying areas adjacent to the river to be careful, and closely
monitor on every development. Duo further cautioned people against boating or fishing
in the river. DIPRO
Late night patrolling intensified, 3 arrested
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Itanagar Capital Complex District Administration along with
City Police has intensified late night raid and patrolling within the Capital Complex
in order to check the crimes being committed during night hours.
Meanwhile, a patrolling party led by Nangram Pingkap, Circle Officer-cum-Town Magistrate
conducted late night raid at Naharlagun and Nirjuli and seized huge quantities of
liquors from different sectors of the towns. The party also found a couple of Gumties
selling wine, beer, whiskey without possessing valid licence. Three persons were
arrested in connection with this illegal business.
Further, the Town Magistrate along with Police personnel raided the pools and snooker
establishment of the town and directed the licensees to adhere to the permissible
time and not to allow consumption of any kind of alcohol in their business premises.
Meanwhile, under the guidance and supervision of Capital DC Mige Kamki, the seized
liquors were auctioned out by a board comprising of the Administrative and Police
Officers and the money collected from the auction was handed over to destitute Home/
Orphanage of Naharlagun Mother Teresa’s Sister and Oju Mission Naharlagun, according
to an official release.
East Kameng DLMC meeting held
SEPPA, Aug 23: The 13th District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting was held
at Kameng Hall here yesterday for monitoring the physical and financial achievements
of the various projects under SPA, NLCPR, PM package, BADP, MSDP etc executed by
various departments. The meeting also reviewed action taken report on the issues
related to 12th DLMC meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, EE PHED, while pointing out the Supreme Court order for
water supply connection to every Anganwadi centers, requested the ICDS department
to furnish details list of Anganwadi centers and its water supply status.
EE Electrical informed that the infrastructures created under RGVK which got damage
during road constructions under PMSY, needs to be taken care and carried out after
re-alignment were done.
DC Sandeep Kumar Singh directed the executing agencies of various projects in the
district for proper and equality implementation of projects as per DPR. He also reiterated
the need of submission of photographs and utilization certificate of the works done.
Taking note of the complaints on few schemes executed by RWD under Bameng sub-division,
he directed the EE RWD to submit report with photographs immediately. He said that
if the complaints were found to be true and projects were not implemented as per
scope of the works, action shall be initiated against the executing agencies. He
also urged the HoDs for prompt reply of the application on RTI. However, he cautioned
that no one should make false complaints which deterred the development process.
It was also made mandatory for executing agency to deposit 12.5% of the building
cost for internal electrification & 4 % internal water supply connection to electrical
PHED deptts. DIPRO
Seminar on unemployment in India held
ZIRO, Aug 23: The Department of Economics of Hill Queen Education Institute (HQEI),
Ziro organized a seminar on ‘Unemployment in India’ at the Institute auditorium here
Mithi Perme, Senior Teacher of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro chaired the seminar as
the resource person.
Three students of the school presented papers on different topics related to unemployment
problem in India.
Hibu Monya, Class XII (Hum.) presented paper on ‘Meaning and Concept’ while Gora
Nani Class XII (Hum.) on ‘Magnitude and Aspects’ and Lod Sumi Class XI (Hum.) on
‘Causes and Employment Generation Programmes.’
The programme witnessed enthusiastic participation of all the students of the Institute.
They threw a volley of questions on the key topics which were answered by the resource
persons. The seminar also held in-depth discussion on unemployment problem and their