Governor appeals for specialised health care for Arunachalees
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Gen J J Singh has called on Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
under KLE University, to extend specialised health care services to people of Arunachal.
He suggested that cardiologists come to Arunachal Pradesh and carry out free camps.
The Governor, said this during the annual convocation of the Institution in which
125 students received their graduation certificates.
Responding to the request of the Governor, Chancellor KLE University Prashakar Kore
agreed to conduct free camps in the State. Touched by the appeal of Gen Singh, Kore
further informed that they are ready to provide free heart surgeries for poor patients
of the Arunachal Pradesh and any serious heart case of the State may be referred
in the institution.
Showing enthusiasm, the medical fraternity of the intuition, assured free camps,
especially for cleft cases and other medical awareness campaigns.
Governor further said that there is an acute shortage of doctors in rural areas.
“I urge young doctors of the country to devote some years of their professional lives
to working in rural areas by responding positively to the call of the Government
to take up rural postings. Undoubtedly, all of you have certain career goals which
are important. At the same time you also have social responsibilities and a duty
towards nation building, he said. By serving in rural areas not only would you be
doing good work for the nation, but the stint will be a valuable addition to your
professional experience. It would also be an opportunity to get to know your country
more closely, he stressed. Never missing an opportunity to plead for denizens of
the State, he offered open invitation to any specialized medical practitioner to
Arunachal Pradesh, whom he said would be treated like a State Guest if they come
for social service.
It may be mentioned here that Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum has 46 years
of distinguished academic record. The KLE Society and University have rendered a
sterling contribution in the field of education since 1916. It is now known for its
comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient care.
Earlier, in the day, Gen Singh, who is also a Honourary Colonel of the Maratha Light
Infantry, visited its centre, which is located at Belgaum. He was given ceremonial
guard on his arrival at the regimental centre. As tradition, Gen Singh paid homage
to martyrs. The former chief of Indian Army donated twenty medals, which were awarded
to him during his illustrated service in army. He also donated the golden trophy
won for golf in Srinagar to the centre.
Govt committed to give shape to education sector: Siram
AAPSU reiterates on Education Policy
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that due importance is being
given to the overall development of the education sector and Govt. is committed to
mitigate the problem being faced by the teachers and students so that a tangible
solution can be worked out. He informed that necessary legislation would be brought
in education sector shortly for which he sought the cooperation of every stakeholder
including the elected leaders, students’ organization and other NGOs. While admitting
the problem infesting the education department, he said the problem could be sorted
out with considerate support from every stakeholder. He said that first step has
been taken in the form of NCERT books being introduced and reiterated that private
publications will be done away with.
The minister said this during his maiden visit to Kurung Kumey district to attend
the Annual sports week of Palin higher secondary school yesterday. He called upon
the students to participate in full sporting spirit and reminded them that the future
of the state lies in their hand and for that, they have to work hard in every sphere
of their life and make the best use of whatever opportunities they get.
While responding to a memorandum submitted by the students union of the school, he
replied in affirmation that the posting of senior teachers in science will be done
at the earliest and regarding the infrastructure development, he promised that necessary
funds will be provided with due consultation with the local MLA.
MLA Takam Tagar assured the students and teaching community that the problems of
the school will be taken up on priority basis. He said that instead of always depending
on the government for everything, citizens should rather work out at their own level.
President AAPSU Takam Tatung requested the education minister to immediately bring
necessary legislation in the education sector for the passing of education policy
in the state. He also delved in length the unscrupulous encroachment of land belonging
to education institute all over the state and of the Palin higher secondary school
in particular. He urged the minister that upgrading schools for the sake of up gradation
on political consideration should be immediately stopped. He further cautioned the
students to refrain from using mobile phones in the school premises.
President ANSU Niglar Veo lamented that the root cause of deteriorating academic
condition is due to the accumulation of teachers in district headquarter and in the
He further said that in the recent time government servant in the state instead
of doing what they are supposed to are busy in politics and other businessmen themselves!
The function was attended among others by Director of School Education Tapang Taloh,
Deputy Project Director (SSA), General Secretary ANSU Likha Tabho, and Spokesperson
AAPSU Tobom Dai.
Maitry Diwas gets a day’s extension
Tawang, Dec 9: The official closing ceremony of Maitry Diwas, a festival celebrating
the friendship between the District Administration-Civilian and Army in the Tawang
District was observed with great pomp in the Yid-Gha Choezin ground today.
However, due to popular demand from public the festival has been extended for one
more day. Brigadier C. P. Mohanty, VSM, 190 Mountain Brigade and Lobsang Phuntso,
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tawang graced the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest
and Guest of Honor respectively.
Brig. Mohanty addressing the gathering said that, " the army, district administration
and the people of Tawang all have rendered their help, assistance and support to
make this Maitry Diwas a success one". To provide employment to the youth of Arunachal
Pradesh there will be an entry rally in Rupa after short notice, he informed. "This
will give an opportunity to the youth to serve the mother land".
"I wish and hope that in future also the public and District Administration of Tawang
will extend their cooperation and coordination to the Army", he said. He gave an
assurance from the Army saying that the Army will be there whenever called for.
He thanked Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu, Tsewang Dondup and Jambey Tashi, MLAs
of Tawang and Lumla respectively and the Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu, the YUVA
Secretary Tseten Chombey and volunteers and the school children from Tawang and
There were colorful cultural shows and programs by the school students of Tawang
and Lumla as well as by the Army Jawans and local dancers. Other Army dignitaries
present were, GOC 4 CORPS, GOC 5 DIV, COs-7Sikh, 18 Punjab, 19 Garh, 4 Mahar, 15
DC calls for coordination
Governing body meeting held
BOMDILA, Dec 9: For finalization of the annual action plan under rural development
programme for the year 2009-10 of the district, the District Rural Development Agency
Governing Body meeting was held today here at Bomdila. In the absence of the MP (West)
and Zilla Parishad Chairperson, the senior most Zilla Parishad Member Logyang Rikhong
presided over the meeting of the Governing Body.
Delivering the keynote address, Deputy Commissioner i/c R. Tashi underscoring the
importance of the various schemes implemented by DRDA, reiterated that these programmes
and policies of the central government are people oriented and for poverty alleviation
and to make the rural people self reliant. Underscoring the need for proper coordination
between the officers and the PRI members for effective implementation of the schemes,
ADC Tashi called upon the PRI members to play a pro active role in bringing the developments
to the doorsteps of the rural mass. He also impressed upon the Officers and the PRI
members of the need for frequent field visits and interactions with the people which
would facilitate and pave way for the success of the RD programmes and policies in
Chairing the District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting, R.Tashi dealt
at length on the duties and responsibilities of its members. EE (RWD), EE (PHED)
and DD (ICDS) highlighted on their rural development programmes and schemes dealing
on the physical and financial target achieved on PMGSY, TSC and NSAP. Earlier, Project
Director Dakbom Riba took up for discussion the draft annual action plan under SGSY,
NREGA, IAY, IWDP (Hariyali) DRDA administration, SBP (State Building Plan) CD Housing,
SPA infrastructures and other miscellaneous points which were later approved and
passed by the house after threadbare discussion. In fact, the said Governing Body
meeting should have been convened in the month of June/July, but it could not be
done so owing to various technical snags, the Project Director informed. (DIPRO)
Tree plantation orgainsed to mark Sonia’s Gandhi’s B’day
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) led by APYC President and
MLA Likha Saaya and APYC Vice President Tadar Niglar celebrated the 63th birth anniversary
of President AICC Sonia Gandhi at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan today at APYC, Premises Naharlagun.
Besides, highlighting the achievements and activities of Sonia for the overall development
of the country, APYC also organized tree plantation programme at APYC and Directorate
of Art and Culture office complexes to mark the day. Later, APYC distributed fruits
to the Orphan students at Oju Mission School and also organized an outing for them
at Midphu, which was also attended by Chairperson, Oju Mission School Biny Yanga.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and Its rank and file also celebrated
the day .
On the occasion, the members highlighted Sonia’s activities in strengthening the
INC party and the nation.
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A day-long orientation workshop on Rights of the Child would be
organized at Banquet Hall here tomorrow at 9.30 am onwards.
Resource persons from various departments, including police, women and human rights
activists from the state and out side the state will deliver lectures on the key
While Hasina Kharbih, team leader of Impulse, an NGO from Meghalaya will deliver
the key note address on "the child rights convention and the tights of the child--a
regional appraisal, Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society secretary general Dipti
Bengia will talk about child marriage and prostitution.
Jarjum Ete, chairperson, ICCW-Creche Committee Arunachal Pradesh unit will also speak.
SIC organise prog on Adolescence Education
ROING, Dec 09: The State Institute of Education (SIE) yesterday kicked off 4 days
Adolescence Education Training Programme (AEP) for Senior and Junior Teachers of
higher secondary and secondary schools of both Dibang and Lower Dibang Valley districts
at DIET here to train them for the solution of various adolescence related problems.
In his inaugural speech, G C Baral, resource person from SIE, said that adolescents
between the age group of 10-19 which constitutes 22 percent of the total population
is highly vulnerable and prone to exploitation, HIV/AIDS, unwanted teenage pregnancies
and other outrageous activities. Adolescence education must be included in school
curriculum to create awareness on such problems among those vulnerable age group,
E. Lego, DDSE, who was the chief guest, said “The youngsters certainly are in crossroads
due to their exposure to multi-faceted changes, easy access to information technology
and lots of electronic gadgets and cable TVs etc. Their constant devotion to these
machines dissuades them from the basic ethics/morality, family attachment and many
more social obligation.” The adolescence education is an urgent need of the hour,
he said, adding that the nodal teachers participating in this training must disseminate
what they have learnt to the students, Lego emphatically said.
This age group have the potentiality to be developed as important human resources
and for that, they must be groomed properly, he added.
Addressing the trainee teachers, Abu Saring, DAEO, said this training will be highly
beneficial to them to guide the students in right direction. Adolescence education
(AE), if properly imparted, the youth could be streamlined in well manner, the DAEO
O Tabing, Principal DIET explained that during the period of adolescence, they unable
to feel the rapid physical, psychological, mental and emotional changes, and their
propensity towards sex, petty crimes and cheap literature constantly mount pressure
on them to involve in unwanted activities. The need of the hour is to create proper
awareness to adopt a meaningful life, the principal said.
From childhood to Adolescence: A passage, Life skill development in adolescent education,
Teenage pregnancy and its consequences, Sexual abuse : awareness building & sensitization
etc. will be taught during the 4-days training programme.
Orientation programme on Hindi language ends
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: 20 days orientation programme on Hindi language organized by Central
Institute of Hindi, Guwahati held at DIET, Papu Nallah concluded today.
Speaking on the closing ceremony as Chief Guest, DDSE G Lazi urged the participants
to use fluent Hindi language in the school to improve the quality of Hindi language
in the state.
DIET, Principal also urged the participants to avoid grammatical mistakes.
ADEO, SSA J Tiwari and DAEO TT Tara also spoke on the occasion.
CTO lauds SP and OC
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Capital Youth Organization (CYO) appreciated SP and OC Capital
Complex for conducting regular checking to ensure safe driving, more so among the
bikers in the capital complex.
It appealed the public and youth to cooperate the city police to avoid life causality
Power Dept trainers training
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Department of Power is conducting training of trainers under National
Franchisee Training Programme at Vidyut Bhawan, Itanagar from December 14-19.
3-day Art of Living workshop
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Art of Living has announced a special 3-day workshop in Itanagar
from December 11. The workshop will be held at the Art of Living Centre, H Sector.
Explaining the idea behind the workshop, Rajaque Rahman , a faculty of the Art of
Living, said, “The 3-day workshop is being organised keeping in mind those who do
not have time to attend the normal 6-day workshops. The techniques taught in the
Art of Living workshop have been proven to facilitate physical, mental, emotional
and social well-being. We want to bring these techniques to all the people in Itanagar."
Officer Badminton Meet
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Friendly Badminton Match was played between Jairampur Officer’s
Club Vs Namsai Officer’s Club yesterday at Namsai in which the host won by 3-2.
The 6 member Jairampur Officer’s Club was headed by well known sports personality
D. Doke, Forest Officer while Namsai Officer’s Club Jointly Captained by T. Pertin,
DFO, Namsai and D. Taipodia, EE, Electrical, Namsai.
During the Informal discussion amongst the club members of both teams, it is decided
to extend such endeavour with officers clubs of Tezu, Hawai, Changlang, Khonsa in
near future to inculcate a sporting environment in the districts. Respective DSA’s
are also to be roped-in in this endeavour.
Members have extended thanks to Ministers Chowna Mein, Setong Sena and T Bagra Commissioner
East for their all out support and encouragement for the cause.
Rodent Management Training
YINGKIONG, Dec 9: While addressing the field functionaries M. Ete, ADO stressed on
proper monitoring of Rodent attack in TRC and WRC field so as to contain any damage
in field crops. He asked the participant to take full advantage of this training
and work sincerely in the farmer’s field to make Upper Siang a Rodent free.
During the training session N. Ete, Oni Panyang, R.D. Singh, spoke on Rodent management.
As many as 30 AFA’s from the district took part.
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Baptist churches of Gotupu pastoral range, Sagalee are going to
organize joint Christmas celebration at Gotupu Baptist Church from 23rd to 25th December.
Rev. Changha Chippo, General Secretary NBCC will be part of the celebration.
Peoples’ Party Of Arunachal (PPA)-Too Old or Too Young
Party politics in the state theoretically started in 1972 with the foundation of
a unit of Indian National Congress. There have never been competitive party politics
since the state is a “Congress state” and there is nominal presence of other political
parties and hence the theory of one party-dominance can suitably be applied for the
party politics of Arunachal Pradesh.
Let this be the last lesson
This is with reference to the column "Flexibility is no good for APPSC" . I would
say feedback of such kind is very different. This may be the only one who blames
people for the mistake they have committed rather claiming the commission for its
Infact, there would be dire consequences if the commission goes by the people's
demands and pressure or humanitarianism. This would also jeopardise the autonomous
and advisory status of the commission. I agree with Vanessa's comments on the most-talked
issue of the state. Why are they not aware of the daily happenings being Civil Service
aspirants who actually need to be very well informed and keep themselves updated
for the cut throat competition. Must not they go through every sort of information
or advertisement published in the newspapers? Moreover, if it raised any doubt why
have not they brought to the commission's notice?
However, it is clear that the number of rejected candidates is massive.
As some proclaimed that Self-attestation was not mentioned in any part of the form
(though I have not seen), there might be incomplete instruction on the part of the
commission. The commission should have mentioned it very clearly.
Also, as suggested by Hage Mala in her "A sign and rejection of candidates" , invigilators
might collect the candidates' signatures at the time of examination.
Every possible effort should be taken on the part of candidates and the commission
for the smooth functioning of examinations henceforth.
Give us a chance to compete
I would like to high light the practices of the Urban Development & Housing (UD
& H) Department in Itanagar.
This is the only department that has never handed over the recruitment process of
posts of UPO which is equivalent posts of Assistant Engineer to the Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission. Most of the posts are recruited via deputation without
following the Recruitment Rule (RR) framed for Engineering Department without maintaining
RWD, PWD, and RD Junior Engineers who have served for 2-3 years are appointed on
deputation and absorbed, whereas R/R says that for Promotion 'Deputation' Transfer,
the incumbents as Junior Engineers must serve the Department for minimum 8 years
and pass Department Account Exam.
Interestingly, this Department is practicing reverse to the framed RRs, all transfer
/ promotion/ deputation are done under the influence of political Leaders, creating
havoc in the department amongst officers and blocking the chance of handing the posts
to the APPSC.
There is already an unemployment problems in the state, why Department is interested
in recruiting through Deputation since its creation and blocking the aspirants to
try their luck in the dept.
I would like to request the Top Brasses of the Dept including the minister concern
to hand over recruitments process to APPSC, which would enable us to compete.
Let us APPSC, be free from internal interference
State public service commission, is an offspring of UPSC. How far it is justifiable
and authentic to be called an "Advisory body" is yet to be examined. It often shifts
its decision and order, it is a process unending, degrading its own status and dignity.
Let’s forget those bygone days because we learnt from our own mistake but the omission
should never be repeated.
Let APPSC be equipped with some sanctity and remain free from external interferences.
Amending the procedure and rules through appropriate legislation and established
Administrative Tribunal is needed to provide certain guidelines, when will be abiding
and adhered to it, so that the status and dignity of commission is retained.
It is not an exaggeration but it is a fact, erupting from my vast experiences, which
enable me to compare the differences in scrutiny process of various selection Boards.
What I have seen in others selection Board is that aggrieved candidate is left only
with Court of Law for any dissatisfactory process and result, which is beyond any
pressure and negotiation.
Therefore need of the hour is certain modification and amendment in the basic tenet
of the APPSC and provide certain immunity so that every intellectual regard “PRATIBHA
SADAN”, as above all selection Board of the State.
Thanks for the necessary correction
"After ten years of the publication of Book: General Studies on North¬East India
with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh, I am very happy to note that errors
have been detected by a reader Bukher Rhamching Mara. The compilation works, which
depended on the secondary sources, are more dangerous. It can be error free only
after constructive criticism and suggestion of the esteemed readers.
Nevertheless, the Author always take care while writing and tries to make it error
free but sometimes, there are typographic errors which is at times not detected by
I thank Mara for detecting the errors which would be corrected in the next edition."
Daporijo needs another school
I agree that one APPSC preliminary examination centre in Upper Subansiri should be
made as mentioned by one of the readers.
On the other hand, I would like to highlight the woes of students of Daporijo and
request the minister for education to see lone Higher Secondary School, which is
overcrowded. Many a times children roam outside just because the crowd is huge. To
make matter worse, there are no fans and in summer, it is impossible to sit in classrooms.
However, the most painful is the acute shortage of teachers.
Once I was told that there were 16 teachers for 300 students and 20 classrooms. Everything
is still the same but the number of students is somewhere around 2000.
So, I would like to suggest another Hr sec in Daporijo township, otherwise students
of the dist will always be behind the mainstream Arunachal.
Its about time
I would like to draw the kind attention of the Education Minister, Commissioner and
the Director, School Education, regarding the delay in declaration of results of
Junior Teachers and Assistant Teachers written examination, which was held on Nov
On 25th November, I went to the Directorate of School education to enquire
about the declaration of the result. One of the officials told me that everything
(coding, evaluation and decoding) would be completed within the month of November
and the result will be declared in Dec first week. In my opinion, concerned authority
should seriously look into this matter if they really think and is concerned for
better education scenario in our State.
I on behalf of all candidates who have appeared the said examination, humbly request
the department to declare the result so that viva voce of said examination could
be conducted immediately.
It was the first General Election to the Lok Shaba in 1977 and Vidhan Sabha election
a year later, which activated party politics in the state. In 1977 election, the
Union Territory was divided into two Parliamentary Constituencies – Arunachal West
(1) and Arunachal East (2). The congress candidate R.K. Khirmey was the lone candidate
from the Arunachal West Constituency and hence was elected unopposed. While in the
Arunachal East Constituency, Bakin Pertin, an Independent was elected to the Parliament
as the first ever popularly elected Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh.
Bakin Pertin, immediately after his election, convened an All Leaders Conference
at Pasighat in April 1977 with an idea to form a regional political party to fulfil
his election fledge. The Conference was attended by leaders from all over Arunachal
Pradesh The Conference decided to form a regional political party in Arunachal Pradesh
to be called “the People’s Party of Arunachal” with Mithun as the symbol of the Party.
On 10th April, 1977 the constitution of PPA was adopted. Ideologically PPA was committed
to meet aspiration of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and to preserve distinctive
culture of its varied tribes.
Bakin Pertin was elected its President and Wanglat Lowangcha, Convener of the Conference,
was elected its Secretary. Tomo Riba resigned from the Thungon Ministry and the Janata
Party to join the newly formed People’s Party of Arunachal. He became its Vice-President.
The Party was granted registration in August, 1977 and was subsequently recognised
by the Election Commission after first General Election to the Legislative Assembly
In August 1979, the PPA in order to accommodate defectors from the Janata Party
into it which enabled it to pull down the Janata Ministry of Prem Khandu Thungon
and to form its own Ministry, decided to change its name into United People’s Party
Why was PPA formed?
In the course of my research many interesting facts have been revealed about the
reasons for the emergence of the first regional political party in Arunachal Pradesh.
I am told by a prominent leader of Basar that Bakin Pertin, the founder President
of PPA, was particularly impressed by the personality of Laldenga, the founder of
Mizo National Front. Therefore, it is likely that he wanted to develop a regional
party in Arunachal Pradesh in the line of Mizo National Front so that the party does
not have to dance to the tune of National Political Party and its high command in
Delhi. In an interview, the author was told that late Pertin’s idea was to demand
Arunachal Pradesh as ‘Buffer State’ between India and China after becoming the Chief
Minister. This idea came to him after a ‘letter’ from Ministry of External Affairs,
Government of India was shown to him, when he was in Delhi College, Delhi as Senior
Officer, NCC, by one Mr. Sen indicating that the Government of India may be forced
to declare Arunachal Pradesh as Buffer zone. It could not, however, be ascertained
if he had in mind the idea to separate Arunachal Pradesh from India or wanted special
constitutional status for the state.
In the first General election in 1977, late Pertin’s claim for nomination by Indian
National Congress did not happen probably because of local politics. He was denied
Congress ticket and an outsider, Nyodek Yonngam belonging to Western PC, was made
party’s nominee from Eastern Parliamentary Constituency. Late Pertin thought that
an injustice had been done to him, which gave rise to a favourable situation for
germination of an idea of Regional Party in the state. He convened a meeting of students
of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat and could convince them of a necessity of having
regional party to defend the interests and aspirations of the indigenous people of
Students of JNC, who were already unhappy with the Congress for imposition of emergency,
decided to go against the ruling party (Congress) candidate and proposed Bakin Pertin’s
name on the condition that he form a Regional Party on being elected. Initially there
was a meeting of Adi students studying in the College and subsequently meeting of
all students was organised. It was decided, in that meeting, to create political
consciousness among the villagers by the students in their respective villages about
the necessity of regional identity.
The experiment of regional political parties has not been quite successful in Arunachal
Pradesh. The regional tendency that developed in the state with the formation of
Peoples’ Party of Arunachal in 1977 is no more found among the people. The Peoples’
Party of Arunachal (PPA), the first regional party of the state came to power in
1979, which lasted for only 47 days.
The Arunachal Congress (AC) was formed in 1996 under the leadership of Shri Gegong
Apang. The party stayed in power until it was voted out in Assembly in January 1999
following a split in Arunachal Congress Legislative party. Rejection of Arunachal
Congress by the voters in the last assembly election indicates that the regional
political parties are neglected in favour of national parties.
A meeting of a group of intellectuals and politicians from the State held in the
month of August 2007 resolved to revive the Peoples’ Party of Arunachal. It is to
be seen whether the voters will allow the history of 1970s to be repeated in the
state. Given the level of corruption and the degree of irregularities, should we
be optimistic that the refined regional party would play a significant role in the
electoral politics of the state and ultimately gain the voters’ confidence? It is
to be seen whether four MLAs elected on PPA ticket will keep the regional flag high.
Dr. Bath teaches in the Department of Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University
and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCI calls for evening branch
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a letter to the Chief Manager,
State Bank of India, has called for opening of evening branch at Naharlagun.
General Secretary ACCI Tarh Nachung said that with numerous business establishments
locally and from outside coming up in large number there is an urgent need to open
an evening branch at the earliest.
He said that Naharlagun branch is being shifted to another bigger building in G-Extension
so the existing branch should be converted to an evening branch.
This will go a long way in helping the business community as well as some of the
revenue earning departments and the huge number of office goers would also be immensely
benefited by this facility, he said.
The ACCI would seek the intervention of the state government, particularly Finance
Minister Setong Sena to expedite the matter.
Medical camp at Chipru
HAYULIANG: Dah Division deployed in Hayuliang block of Anjaw district undertook the
organisation of a Medical Camp in village Chipru on Dec 5-6. The event saw two Doctors
and a dental technician providing medical relief to people from the adjoining areas.
The local population also provided active support to the camp by not only turning
out in large numbers but also helping the army to set up the camp. The closing ceremony
was presided over by Col K S Kalsi, Commanding Officer of The fourteenth battalion
The Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.
Col K S Kalsi thanked the locals for making the camp a success and promised to undertake
more such projects in future. A release said that the area has been plagued by problems
of underdevelopment and is not well connected to the rest of the region. The population
lives in poverty and basic medical facilities are scarcely available.