7 houses gutted in fire, unions seek relief
ITANAGAR, May 7: At least seven dwelling houses were gutted in a fire at Yiga village
under Tirbin circle in West Siang district at around 10 am today. This was informed
by both Tirbin Area Students’ Union (TASU) and Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU).
However, there is not report of human casualty. Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees including traditional ornaments and granaries were
destroyed in the fire accident, said the unions in separate releases. Both the unions
appealed the district to investigate and take stock of the properties damaged in
the fire mishap and provide immediate relief assistance to fire victims.
TASU also appealed the Galo Welfare Society and other NGOs and student community
to extend help to the victims in this hour of need.
Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin Foundation to facilitate Management studies for Arunachalees
ITANAGAR, May 7: There is good news for students of Aruanchal hoping to pursue management
To make dream come true for those talented students, Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin Foundation
(S&GGF) has signed a MoU with the First India School of Business (FISB), a Gurgaon
based management institute that will facilitate local students to pursue management
studies in the institute with scholarship amounting Rs 10 lacs.
Named Jari Gamlin scholarship, after the Late son of Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin would
provide more than Rs 10 lacs to students who would be selected through an interview
to be conducted annually by FISB in the state capital starting from June 1 this year.
Jari Gamlin, who died on March 1996, is the seventh child of Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin.
Interacting with the media this afternoon, S& GGF Director Dr. Lingam Ete Gamlin
informed that the MoU valid for 5 years has provisions for scholarships to local
students for programmes like BBA and MBA.
Dr. Gamilin while highlighting the projects to be undertaken by the foundation said
that with time the Foundation would take up several other welfare projects that
would offer platforms to the youths of the state to secure their future.
The foundation understands that providing sound foundation and exposure to the youths
could only help Arunachal Pradesh in the days to come, she said.
Irrespective of their selection or not to BBA and MBA course, students who apply
for the course would be provided a one month personality development programme by
the Foundation in collaboration with FISB.
Regularization of MGNREGA staff sought
ITANAGAR, May 7: Arunachal Pradesh NREGA Employees’ Association (APNEA) has appealed
the Chief Minister for regularization of NREGA employees in the state.
In a one-point memorandum to Chief Minister, the Association said the NREGA (now
MGNREGA) staff working under the guidance of DRDA for last four years should be
absorbed in the RD department in the same line as DRDAs which are also getting
absorbed with the RD department. The Association also submitted the representation
to the state R D Minister.
Both the Chief Minister and R D mister assured to look into the problem for fruitful
solution, the association claimed and thanked both the minister for their assurance.
It hoped that their demand will be considered sympathetically.
West Kameng embark on Clean and Green Arunachal journey
BOMDILA, May 7: Giving a further boost to the state government’s initiative of ‘Clean
and Green Arunachal’, the District Administration this afternoon in collaboration
with the Forest department of Bomdila arranged for three thousand numbers of Illicium
griffithi (Lissi) and Cupressus (Dhupi) for distribution to the government departments
and public for plantation in their office and residential premises.
Saplings were distributed by the Parliamentary Secretary R.T Khunjuju and Deputy
Commissioner Rinchin Tashi to the individuals and departments for plantation with
the responsibility of its proper care and upkeep.
Earlier, addressing the huge number of government Officers, public and staff gathered
at Buddha Stadium, Parliamentary Secreatary, Hydro Power Development R.T. Khunjuju
implored upon the people to give a big momentum to the state government’s initiative
by planting trees and getting rid of the polythenes.
The drainage system of the headquarter too needs to be improved, he said. On the
DC’s request, R.T Khunjuju assured of developing a mechanism which would monitor
the proper upkeep of the trees planted. Incentives to the departments and individuals
would also be given for excelling in this mission, he added.
Dwelling on the importance of greening the area, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi
said that it is high time to plant trees in the district headquarter as the place
has been extremely deforested and has become highly prone to landslides. Equal measures
should also be taken and efforts made by all to keep clean ones premises. Requesting
the Parliamentary Secretary and the Divisional Forest Officer, DC Tashi said that
a package could be sought in this line for the district; the headquarter in particular,
by which the losses during natural calamities in the area could be mitigated to some
extent. In the second phase, mass plantations would be carried out on the hills and
in the catchment areas surrounding the district headquarter which is devoid of tress
for maintaining the ecological balance. Requesting the Parliamentary Secretary and
the department concerned for working out a mega package for greening the area under
the ambitious second phase, DC Tashi said that, this way the water crisis and other
problems related with the deforestation in district headquarter could be minimized
to a great extent.
Later, a total of about three thousand saplings were distributed by the Parliamentary
Secretary R.T Khunjuju and Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi to the individuals and
departments for plantation with the responsibility of its proper care and upkeep.
Results of Army Recruitment Rally announced
Naharlagun, May 7 : The results of the recently conducted Army Recruitment Rallies
held at Jorhat and Aalo from April 7 to 25 last for Arunachal Pradesh candidates
of Soldier general Duty and soldier Technical Categories has been announced by the
Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat .The list of the successful candidates can also be
availed from the website of the department of Information and Public Relations, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh – http://arunachalipr.gov.in. (DIPR)
Lower Dibang Valley prepare to deal with disasters
ROING, May 7: District Level Disaster Management Coordination Committee Meeting was
held today in the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley District
to review the preparedness and mitigation in the event of any disaster during monsoon
Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner said that the main motto behind Disaster Management
Committee would be to reduce casualties in case of any disaster and to monitor that
all the life saving essentials like drinking water, medicines and ERCs are available
to every individual. She asked all the heads of the work department to submit the
strength of human resources and Tools & Plan by next Wednesday.
She informed that in case of any event of disaster, District Operating Emergency
Centre (DOEC) would operate through the DC Office and the Police Station, Roing as
the control rooms with telephone numbers 03803222223 and 03803222228 respectively.
Superintendent of Police Tojo Karga, informed that a master plan in the state police
headquarter had been prepared and with control room at SP’s residence connected to
all SPs, DG and commandant. Karga sharing his experience of the Siang Flood Tragedy
in 2000 suggested motor boat, life saving jacket and belts and water storage tank
should be kept ready.
DRCHO Dr M. Basar, informed that Rapid Response Team already exist to deal with any
disaster and life saving drugs which are centrally purchased and supplied to the
district are yet to arrive. He suggested for use of bleaching powder @ 1 tbs per
litre of water to control water borne epidemic.
AE PHED O. Yirang, informed that the department conducts meeting time to time to
deal with the water supply crisis that may arise during monsoon season. To deal with
the shortage of water supply, the department has tapped the seasonal sources of water
to provide drinking water to the township.
K. Perme, District Relief & Rehabilitation Officer had earlier highlighted the aims
and objectives of the meeting. Almost all the HoDs were present in the meeting. (DIPRO)
National Integration Youth Camp organized at Tawang
TAWANG, May 7: National Integration Youth Camp was recently organized at Tawang by
the National Youth Project with support of Yuva Arunachal, a Tawang based NGO. As
many as 350 youths from all over the country participated in the 10 days Camp.
There was one participant from USA and 10 from Nepal. The Camp was organized with
sponsorship from Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.
With the vision that the youth has the courage, zeal and enthusiasm to create a world
without barriers, the camp witnessed committed youths coming forward and participating
in the camp zealously despite hurdles and hardships faced by them to reach Tawang
due to landslides.
Speaking as chief guest in the concluding day, Home Minister Tako Dabi emphasized
the need of such integration programmes to strengthen peace and national integration.
Dr. S N Subba Rao, Director National Youth Project in his key note address mentioned
the aims and objectives of the NYP and while informing that four such camps have
been organized in Arunachal Pradesh.
Yuva Arunachal’s Chombay kee, the local coordinator was instrumental in success if
the camp. The Indian Army who also gave infrastructural and logistic support for
the success of the camp organized a light and sound show, know your Army.
In the Camp various types of project work such as plantation drive with the help
of Army, cleanliness drive with Yuva Arunachal and other local NGOs, were organised.
Talent exchange, rural support, cultural programs besides cultural preservation and
self employment programs of various cultural and State Govt. Departments were conducted
for the Youths and unemployed.
Apart from national integration programmes, awareness camps on various Govt. schemes
child education, and such other programmes were organized during the camp.
Orientation program on RMSA
ITANAGAR, May 7: District Mission Office, Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikhsha Abhiyan, Lower
Subansiri has conducted an orientation program for Administrative officers, PRIs
members, Principals and Headmasters about the Mission today at Hapoli.
Circle Officer J T Obi presided over the meeting while it was inaugurated by Deputy
Director School Education Mallo Yam Gollo.
On the other hand ZPM Bamin Siri informed that PRI members boycotted the meeting
in protest against what he called “non involvement in all aspects of educational
policies and programe in the district’. He said that PRIs wants more involvement
in the planning process to improve the overall educational scenario.
AAPSU calls for high alert
ITANAGAR: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union in the backdrop of NSCN (IM)
General Secretary Th.Muivah failed attempt to visit Manipur has called upon the state
government to remain on high alert to face any eventuality.
The government must see that peace is not disturbed in our state and take a cue from
the Manipur Government as we feel that there are chances of spillover to Tirap and
Changlang, since the outfit is quite active and draws it financial strength from
the region, said Takam Tatung, its president in a message.
ITANAGAR: Delhi University will begin the admission process 2010 for its undergraduate
Courses from May 28. The last date for receipt of application form is June 11.
Meanwhile Arunachal Student Union Delhi (ASUD) executive in a meeting have decided
to setup Help-Desks in South and North campus for the convenience of the students
who want to pursue their graduation in Delhi University. Details are available
ITANAGAR: Due to major renovation works at 2X5MVA, 33/11 KV substation on May 8,
power supply will be affected in many pockets of Itanagar. RKM Hospital Complex,
V/vihar, Gowpur Tinal and surrounding areas, Chimpu, GSI, Juli, PHQ, Ganga Village,
Ganga Lake, Senki Park, Akash Deep, Div-IV, ESS Sector, E-sector, H-sector, F-sector,
Secretariat complex and surrounding areas, part of Niti Vihar, Mob-II and Museum
complex would have to do without power till 3 PM
ITANAGAR, May 7: All Taksing Tagru Welfare Society has mourned the death of late
Taksing Tamar, who died on 6th of this month in Itanagar. He was 70 years old and
is survived by his wife, 2 son and 3 daughter.
ITANAGAR, May 7: Former Minister Roding Pertin has demanded introduction of chopper
services to Paglam. He said that introduction of chopper services would mitigate
the problems of the people as road communication has been disrupted because of incessant
rain in Dambuk Subdivision.
He further informed that road communication between Lower Dibang valley and East
Siang has been cut off making movement difficult for the people of Paglam Circle.
Its Convener Takam Sanjay alleged that Delhi Administration has issued verbal instructions
to census officials not to enter STs in the Column 15 of the census format thus ensuring
that ST population is entered in General Category.
Expectations run high
ITANAGAR, May 7: Zila Parishad Member, Parsi Parlo Anchal Block Sangha Tagik has
expressed the hope that with Bidol Tayeng as the new DC, Kurung Kumey would witness
smooth implementation of developmental schemes in the district. While calling for
support from all the sections for the betterment of the district, he further welcomed
the initiatives of the DC in ensuring that government officers stay in their respective
posting places. He further hoped that PRI and other areas would be streamlined.
Appeal for relief
ITANAGAR, May 7: All Tumlang Yaki Kaung and Tagum Youth Social Welfare Association
have called on the state government and the local representative Nyapin constituency
to give relief to the fire victims of Kaung village. While informing that three houses
were gutted down in the fire on May 6, the association said that nothing could be
salvaged by the family members.
ITANAGAR, May 7: Labour Cell of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee would celebrate
the 144 birth anniversary of freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale on May 9 at Rajiv
ITANAGAR, May 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association
has called on the Deputy Commissioner to put a ban on fishing, hunting, deforestation
at Nibu Nyijik Model Village Area, Itanagar.
What’s the inside story of RGU?
Since the last few months, we all have been witnessing series of unfortunate events
unfolding in the Rajiv Gandhi University campus. Every morning the papers inform
us of the ‘Countless’ students union, youth organisation and interestingly even ‘Contractors
Associations’ alleging the Vice Chancellor Belliapa of corruption, nepotism, misconduct,
financial mismanagement etc and the blames for all the ills that plague this institute
falls on the VC’s head. So, according to them, only the removal of the VC & nothing
else would solve ‘all the problems’ & things would be back to nice & calm like before!
Infact, if we stretch our memories back a little, it all started with the unfortunate
& untimely demise of the incumbent Registrar late Dr. Depak Pande in the middle of
2009. This was followed recently by a very ugly and cruel attack on the VC in his
residence by some local goons. Certainly the VC wouldn’t have orchestrated such an
attack on himself!
Events took a turn for worse when un-provoked and flimsy charges were made against
many faculties and staffs of RGU and the similar physical attacks have been made
on three other lecturers- all non-tribes and threats of dire consequences issued
to many others, obviously by the same goons again. An atmosphere of terror, fear
and distrust reigns in the RGU campus. This ugly incident prompted Dr. Ram Chandra
Guha, eminent historian and writer, to come out with a column in The Telegraph titled
‘Serpent in paradise’ condemning the incident. Who do we assume are these serpents
in our beautiful paradise?
And according to our esteemed student bodies and various unions and associations,
and as they would have liked us to believe, only one person is to be blamed-the VC.
Allegations have been flying thick and fast. Some very lewd & cheap sms and comments
about the VC are doing the rounds. So far the VC has maintained a dignified silence.
Well if Belliapa is really the monstrous demon with the key to Pandora’s Box, as
he is portrayed, then were the rest of the RGU authorities sleeping all this while?
Or have these righteous people been collectively struck by some divine premonition
about the deteriorating atmosphere in the campus only lately? In fact, this whole
slug fest has been played out in the media so much so that it has actually started
to appear like a choreographed campaign of personal vendetta and vengeance against
This mess in the RGU not only tarnishes the image of the entire state but also of
our community. Moreover, it reflects poorly on the teaching faculty of RGU who have
been involved in slugfest. It puts a big question mark on their credibility. Are
our mentors and guides in this institute of Higher learning in-capable of civilized
behaviour, of showing some respect and decency towards each other and towards their
own fraternity, of sitting across the table and resolving matters peacefully through
discussion and debate ? Where is their sense of responsibility towards their students?
Do we really want our children to learn from such ‘educators’? Certainly not.
If things have come to such a pass, then obviously acts of omission and commission
have been done and rather than trying to make the VC the sacrificial lamb, the fact
finding team should be allowed to do their job. Any attempt to hijack the truth and
to drown it in angry shouts and protest should be resisted.
We the people can’t remain mute spectators to what is going on in the RGU. We are
all stake holders in this entire show and therefore, this sense of outrage and disappointment.
The RGU, regardless of its current geographical location, belongs to every citizen
of this state, tribe or non tribe, to every district, to every ethnic group. It belongs
to India and to Arunachal and its copy-right can’t just be claimed by the RGSU, RGUWCA,
ANSU, ANYA, AAPSU, or Contractor Associations.
So far the media mysteriously forgot to mention the other side of the story. We expect
better from Fourth Estate and we still have some trust left in it. So let’s look
forward to an amicable and peaceful resolution to this crisis and towards some truly
un-biased and fearless reporting from the media.
Sangtung Peria (on email)
Traffic police need to behave
This is in regarding the incident that happened on Daporijo on May 3rd where people
were beaten because they violated traffic rules.
It is high time somebody in the higher echelons of power do something about the
Most of the incompetent officers are sent to do the traffic duty who I believe does
not even know the do's and dont's of traffic rules. To top it all they resort to
beating just for violating traffic norms.
Tato Payeng, (on email)
When mobile phones and books are allowed inside exam halls
The written examination for recruitment of junior engineer (civil) in the department
of Hydro Power Development and the result that was declared on May 3, 2010 was not
as per true merits of the candidate. This time also most of the candidates who succeed
in the written tests are those who used mobile phones and books inside the examination
hall and the candidates who put in all efforts in the examination with true sprit
are once again the failures.
At the time of Viva- Voce test, Concern authority will come to know who got in because
This happened due to negligence of duties by the invigilator and authority concerned.
If everyone use mobile phone and books at the examination hall how they can ever
find the desired candidates.
The practice has compelled us to think that the leaders and authorities are manipulating
the recruitment process.
If the system goes as usual, a day is not so far when the corrupted officer, official
and leader will have to face the consequences.
No one became terror by themselves; it is explicit dishonest practices which compelled
one to adopt other means to exist. Yes, it is true to say that government jobs are
not only the means to earn livelihoods.
If the present situation continues, it is better not to do professional courses.
We should rather take up other means of earning right from childhood.
SBI has to take care of customers need
I would like to inform the SBI, Itanagar authority that since the last two years
we have been facing problem to update our passbooks. The situation is so bad that
its takes at least three hours of waiting in the line to get the passbooks updated.
Govt employee has to take one day casual leave just to update the passbooks!
As the clock hits 2.pm the counter is promptly closed even though there may be thousand
people on the queue.
In this computer age, why can’t SBI have 2 counters so that citizens can update their
passbooks without any hassle or follow the earlier system where updates were done
at withdrawal & deposit counters?
Polo Nani (on email)
Agitated Dibang Valley demands response from Govt
ITANAGAR, May 7: Flood ravaged Dibang valley witnessed another set of problems today.
This however was not because of nature’s fury. The district HQ witnessed agitation
by students and public in protest against inaction by the district administration
and the state Govt to solve the problem facing the district since road connectivity
was snapped early April because of rain.
Agitating members refused to attend a meeting convened by the DC and demanded that
the Deputy Commissioner address them in public.
The DC Tayor Jampen exactly did that and informed that all efforts are being made
by the Lower Dibang Valley district administration to solve the problems in the district
owing to disruption of road connectivity due to recent flood.
The state Govt had responded promptly to mitigate the hardships being faced by the
people of the district after flood fury. Three ration sorties had already being materialized.
Another 6 ration sorties are expected to reach Anini within a day or day, the DC
Regarding shortage of medicines at the district hospital, the Deputy Commissioner
informed that ten cartoons of essential medicines had already been airlifted.
The DC said he had physically inspected the Chini Ahfra MHS and the bailey bridge
over Dri river at Ambolin which was washed out and sent the report the authorities.
The DC further said the he has been in constant touch with BRTF authorities and efforts
are under way to ensure early road link.
Responding to the seven point’s memorandum submitted by the student union, the DC
informed the gathering that steps are being taken to solve the problems mentioned
in the memo.
DC called on the students Unions not to resort for violence during the hour of
crisis, rather cooperate with the administration and the state government in its
effort to bring respite among the flood affected people of the district.
It was reported that on assurance given by the DC the students Unions decided to
call off their bandh today. The landlocked district has been further cut off because
of torrential rain and Citizens have been struggling to get essential items. Reportedly
salt is being sold at Rs 90 per kg in open market and ration sorties being arranged
by the state government is not enough as it reached just a handful of people.
7 civilians’ abducted by NSCN (K) rescued in Tirap
KHONSA, May 7: 19 Assam Rifles rescued seven civilians from Pumao in Tirap who were
abducted by NSCN (K) from Longding on May 5.
Those rescued include Bazar President and Secretary of Longding market, a contractor
and his two road roller drivers, and two other civilians.
On getting information about the abduction, the operations group consisting of AR
Jawans and District Police began the search immediately at Pumao, a village bordering
Noticing a large contingent of Security Forces the cadres of NSCN (K) panicked and
ran into the adjoining jungle. Column followed the trail of the terrorists; while
doing so it saw 7 unidentified people in civil clothes descending from the jungle.
On interrogation it was revealed that these were the same people abducted by the
terrorist outfit. The column called off the operations and returned to Longding with
Initial interrogation has revealed that these seven people were abducted and kept
in miserable conditions in the Jungle without food for almost 24 hours. A demand
totaling to a staggering amount of Rs 70 LAKHS was placed on them.
“Timely action by the unit led to rescue of seven innocents from the clutches of
the terrorist outfit while at the same time has dented the morale of the Terrorist
outfits operating in the Dist. All of them were rescued before any ransom was paid
to the terrorist outfit” said an official release. The security forces in coordination
with the Dist Police are trying their utmost to keep Tirap stable by conducting pro
active and people friendly operations, said a release.
KVK and N.N.Charitable Society to execute TDF Project
ITANAGAR, May 7: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Papumpare and N. N. Charitable Society signed
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for execution of Tribal Development Fund
Project over a period of six years starting from 2010-2011.
The project envisages plantation of horticulture crops viz. Orange as main crop and
Pineapple as intercrop for livelihood promotion. The plantation will be done in 500
acres of land of tribal farmers of Sagalee and Kimin.
Along with core activity of horticulture homestead activity of poultry apiary will
also be undertaken which will provide additional income to 500 participating tribal
families. Further, along with economic activity, soil conservation, water resources
management, women development, health also will be taken care of in which they will
network with other agencies. KVK with its expertise in Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,
Agronomy will be technology service provider and NNCS a locally based NGO will be
field coordinating agency for mobilizing, motivating and training farmers.
The project will be implemented under overall supervision of Dr. Taba Heli, Programme
Coordinator, KVK, Papumpare and N. Amar Dui, Chairman, N.N.Chartitable Society.
It is a well known fact that area of Sagalee and Kimin is famous for its orange and
During the harvesting period markets of Naharlagun and Capital complex are flooded
with Laptap Oranges from Sagalee.
NABARD in collaboration with N.N.Charitbale Society while setting up Farmers Clubs
in Sagalee identified the potential of lively hood promotion through horticulture
for resource poor farmers.
KVK Papumpare emerged as an excellent technology service provider for the farmers
in the area. NABARD facilitated the process and brought together all stake holders
under one common vision – to raise the income level of the farmers with horticulture
as the main component for lively hood promotion. With the rise in income levels the
farmers will be active customers of the banks, which in turn will help in financial
inclusion with inclusive growth, read a release from NABARD.
AAPSU take up the cause of Police
ITANAGAR, May 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) called on to the state
government to look into the burning problem faced by the personnel of state armed
police battalion in regards to their promotional avenues. The lack of promotion scope
has deeply affected their moral, a Union release said. Union has also appealed to
the Tax & Excise department to immediately declare the date to conduct the Viva Voice
test to the posts of Assistant Inspector (T & E) UDC and LDC. This call from the
Union came after a memorandum was submitted to AAPSU by the aggrieved.
Donate blood and save lives: Governor
Muskan Society organize Blood donation camp
ITANAGAR, May 7: Muskan Welfare Society today organized a blood donation camp in
which fifty-five donors including twenty-two women turned up at Raj Bhavan complex
In an effort to send positive signal amongst the women about blood donation, First
Lady Anupama Singh, who is also the Chairperson of MWS and State Commission for Woman
chairperson, Komoli Mossang, were among the first ones to donate.
The camp was organized in collaboration Nahalagun General Hospital the Arunachal
Pradesh State AIDS control society and Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar. Arunachal
Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh, while taking part in the voluntary blood donation
camp said “To a donor, it is a ten minute exercise but for a recipient, it is life.
So let us donate blood and save lives, said.
Interacting with the volunteers, Gen Singh said “as Arunachalees, lets pledge, not
to allow even a single individual to loss his or her life due to want of blood”.
He urged upon them to spread the message and encourage others to donate. Always
be prepared and come forward to donate blood, when and where it is required, Governor
Muskan Welfare Society President Anupama Singh, who have been leading in all MWS
activities said, it is a dedicated effort by the members to instill individual responsibility
towards other members of the family and society. Through the voluntary camp, we want
to create awareness amongst the people on the importance of blood donation, she pointed.
Nahalagun General Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Moji Jini through his PowerPoint
Presentation on blood donation, highlighted on its importance. Dr. Jini, while clarifying
myths and misconceptions of blood donation and dwelling on its benefits said, our
blood get replaced every four to six months, whether we donate or not. As it is not
possible to produce blood, we defend on our benevolent donors.
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in his speech appealed for more blood donors.
Muskan member and Special Secretary Govt of Arunachal Pradesh Swati Sharma, who coordinated
the event, informed that Muskan Welfare Society will be organizing such voluntary
blood donation camps in the near future.
It worth mentioning here, that Muskan Welfare Society had in the past successfully
organized a statewide Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, a statewide plantation and
cleanliness drive under Clean and Green Initiative in the State. It has also facilitated
free heart surgeries for the children from financially poor background in collaboration
with the Rotary International and leading Heart Institute like National Heart Institute,
New Delhi and Escort Hospital, New Delhi.
NSS and NCC volunteers from North East Regional Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital,
Itanagar, volunteers from IGNOU, Indo Tibetan Border Police, Border Road Organization,
GREF, Raj Bhavan officials, Bunny’s Fantasy World, Turbu Daley MPCS, Naharlagun,
representatives of State Commission for Women, youths from Doimukh, Poma and Naharlagun,
members of MWS and large number of enthusiastic donors from all walks of life participated
in the camp.
This blood donation camp was unique since apart from blood donation, all the volunteers
had the facilities to undergo blood tests, which include blood hemoglobin test, blood
grouping and blood sugar.
Donors’ card will be issued to the participants from Blood Bank, General Hospital,
Naharlagun on Tuesday next. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Lower Subansiri team receives a hero’s welcome
ZIRO, May 7: The Lower Subansiri Football Team, who won the IX Tadar Tang Memorial
Football Tournament 2010, was given a hero’s welcome at their arrival to Ziro by
government employees and general public today.
Speaking on the function, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, S Deori congratulated
the team and advised them to keep up the spirit. She assured to work out better strategies
so that the team wins the trophy in the next two tournaments.
On speculation of hosting the next tournament, she said there will be no shortage
of logistical support for organizing the next tournament at Ziro.
Meanwhile, Team manager Toko Bath and Coach Pura Tallo, while sharing their experiences
in the tournament thanked the District Administration, public of the district and
sponsors for their support and encouragement during the tournament. They appealed
talented players of the district playing for other teams to join the home team and
make Lower Subansiri Team stronger in the coming tournament.
Meanwhile, the team handed over the trophy to Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner.
Make use of Column 15 of Census format: Tribal MPs
ITANAGAR, May 7: All India Forum of Scheduled Tribe Members of Parliament has written
to the Registrar General of India to issue firm and necessary directives to the Delhi
Administration and its officials to fill up ST’s Column 15 in the census format from
current census operations onwards. He said that despite the presence of huge number
of STs in the National Capital, Column 15 of the format may just draw a blank in
the coming census operation if necessary instructions are not issued.
APPRCC calls for grants of Rs 50 lacs for DPC
ITANAGAR, May 7: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Co-ordination Committee(APPRCC)
demanded grant of rupees 50 Lakhs to district planning commission as announced by
Chief minister Dorjee Khandu in his independence day speech last year. This demand
was placed to Panchayati Raj minister, Takar Marde, in a meeting of the Committee
which was held on Tuesday at SIRD Hall, Itanagar. PRI representatives from all the
districts attended the meeting.
The Committee further called for review all the demands of PRI’s of state and requested
the state government to merge DRDA staff with Panchayat. Members also requested intervention
in the process of construction of Panchayat Resources Centers at districts. They
claimed that at the moment construction are not being carried out with proper guidelines.
Another demand of APPRCC includes release of honorarium to the PRI members on priority
APSTGA calls on youths to take up tea cultivation
ITANAGAR, May 7: Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association (APSTGA) has called
upon the educated youths of the state to take up tea cultivation in order to be self
sustainable instead of going for petty contract works or ‘C’ and ‘D’ grade government
Attending a awareness camp cum meeting on tea at Palin yesterday, APSTGA president
Tadak Gab said Arunachal Pradesh, specially Kurung Kumey, has land which is suitable
for tea cultivation, including organic tea. He hoped the state could enter the world
tea market through organic tea in future, if taken up seriously. He appealed Palin
MLA to encourage and lead other tea growers in the state. He also informed that the
Khandu Govt. will adopt a comprehensive tea policy in the state soon.
Unlike other crops tea is basically a plant which is grown using proper scientific
methods, and cultivation of it without proper knowledge would not be productive,
APSTGA secretary Sompha Wangsa said. Considering the problems of tea farmers, specially
new growers, the association has decided to extend technological help free of cost
to them in collaboration with Tea Board of India, he informed. He urged farmers to
avail the opportunity.
While giving a comparison between tea and other crops, he said tea can be harvested
ateast for a minimum of three times in a month while other crops are generally harvested
once in a year. One can earn upto Rs.2.50 lakh yearly from a hectare of tea plantation,
During interaction with farmers, he collected soil samples provided by the farmers
for laboratory testing, and results would be given within few days ascertaining whether
the area is suitable for organic tea cultivation or not.
The awareness camp cum meeting was chaired by Palin BDO Takam Tana and attended by
local MLA Takam Pario as chief guest.