ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh 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
Paper mill in Arunachal sought
NEW DELHI, Nov 01: Tanyon Tatak, Chairman, Yora Tagung, Vice Chairman, Arunachal
Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA) and Kahfa Bengia has called
on Praful Patel, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises here in
Delhi and requested him to take up the proposals for establishing a paper mill, a
plywood factory and bamboo technology park in the state. The minister, however, asked
them to submit project proposals officially to the department of heavy industries
and promised to fulfill the proposals during next financial year.
During the course of discussion, Tagung said establishment of paper mill and plywood
industries in state will help reduce unemployment problem to some extent. A paper
mill will provide direct employment for 2000 people and indirect employment to another
5000. On invitation Patel also promised to visit the state in the coming new year.
Tasso Tai wins the Chess title
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Tasso Tai won the Lower Subansiri District level Chess Championship
which concluded on Oct 31 last.
Tai collected 6.5 points while Hage Lasha (Nado) earned 6 points to secure the second
position. The 3rd , 4th and 5th position were won by Takhe Pai, Padi Khambo and Gem
Taje respectively in general category.
Under the 17 years category, Takhe Robin, (4.5 points), Bullo Apha, (4 points),
and Likha Taram, (3 points) won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.
Earlier, Lower Subansiri DCC president Kime Nime in his inaugural speech encouraged
the players to maintain sportsman spirit and assured to extend all possible assistance
for promotion of the game. All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) president
Niapung Konia gave away the prizes to the winners. AAPCA secretary Tamchi Kache
also present on the occasion. Altogether 40 players participated in the championship
which was organized by the All Lower Subansiri District Chess Association.
IPR staff wish early recovery of Doji
SEPPA, Nov 01: The IPR staff of East Kameng prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo for early
recovery of the veteran singer Moge Doji from illness.
Doji is not only an excellent singer but also a social activist and good human being,
DIPRO Eleng Nokar, who stayed at Aalo for 4 years as a neighbour of the legendary
singer, said. DIPRO
Training on scientific cultivation of mushroom
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Tirap conducted training
for farmers on Mushroom Farming at Kaimai, Khela and Kapu of Tirap and Jedua village
of Longding district from October 29 to November 1.
Altogether, 30 SHGs from Kaimai, Khela, New Bunting, Choimoithong, Kapu, Longo and
Jedua villages were given practical training on scientific cultivation of mushroom
by resource persons from Mushroom Development Foundation Guwahati. The resource persons
also informed the SHGs about the advantage of mushroom farming. The participants
were also shown some success stories through projectors.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde and Longding Deputy Commissioner Shilpa
Shinde attended the training at Khela. The SHGs were assured of every possible help
by both the DCs. Thee were distributed spawn and poly-bags free of cost.
DC gives emphasis on sports for youths
CHANGLANG, Nov 01: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav exhorted the youths
of the district to use their youthful energy in positive direction.
Attending the closing ceremony of the circle level games and sports competition at
DIET auditorium of Changlang today, the DC explained the importance of games and
sports and said that “you can keep yourself physically fit by regularly practicing
sports.” One can also earn livelihood from sports, if taken up seriously, she added.
Later, the DC distributed the prizes to the winners of the games and sports competitions.
Society appeals for relief to the farmers
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The Raha Welfare Society informed that bamboo flowering has created
havoc in Pip-Sorang circle under Kurung Kumey district. In a release society claimed
that, 95 percent of crop in the area has been destroyed by rate menace and there
is urgent need for providing relief to the poor farmers. Society also informed that
due to bamboo flowering poisonous snakes are seen in the field and it is putting
human life at risk.
Meanwhile, Hai Machi Anchal Samiti member has appealed to the state Govt, particularly
the Kurung Kumey district authority to take stock of crop damage by rodent following
ASM Hai Takio in a release today said that the growing number of rodent population
damaged the jhuming cultivation of Hai Machi villagers who have no other source
of livelihood. He appealed the authorities to prove immediate relief to the affected
IT graduates neglected, says AUEA
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Arunachal Unemployed Engineers’ Association (AUEA), in a memorandum,
has appealed to the Secretary, Hydro Power Development, to make Information Technology
(IT) graduates eligible to apply for the posts, the advertisement for which was published
in a local daily on October 12 last.
Expressing strong resentment for depriving the IT graduates for the posts, AUEA clarified
that the subjects studied by both IT graduates and Computer Science and Technology
graduates were same. In fact, there is no difference, in terms of subjects studied,
between the two courses, it claimed,
The unemployment among the qualified IT Engineers is on the rise due to lack of employment
opportunity in various state govt departments.
The departments, where IT related posts exist, are being occupied by unskilled persons,
which have hampered effective functioning of the department concerned. For instance,
it claimed, most of the CICs are now lying defunct. Also the websites of various
government departments have either expired or lying defunct for want of timely updation,
Further, most of the government departments do not have recruitment provisions for
IT engineers as they are unaware of the benefits offered by IT, the memorandum said
adding that IT awareness can significantly reduce government expenditure.
ASM’s death mourned
CHANGLANG, Nov 01: The Panchayat members and Diyun EAC D Riba condoled the death
of Miolick Longri, Anchal Samity Members (ASM) of Balupathar Anchal segment, under
Diyun circle of Changlang, who breathed her last on October 27 after a prolonged
All the PRI members and the EAC cum member secretary observed two minutes silence
as mark of respect to the late ASM. They prayed to almighty to rest her departed
soul in eternal peace. DIPRO
KVK training at Changlang
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Changlang conducted a day-long training
cum demonstration program on Scientific Cultivation of Pea at New Longke village
under Kharsang sponsored by ATMA, Changlang. Demonstration on basal application of
fertilizers and line sowing of pea was taught to the farmers by the subject matter
specialists for better production of Pea. The advantages of line sowing method like
maintaining of Plant population, Inter Culture operation and easy harvesting of green
pods were also taught to farmers.
Sensitization prog on child rights
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Childline Itanagar, under the aegis of Don Bosco Youth Centre organized
an awareness program to sensitize the college students on the rights and protection
of children at Dera Natung College, here today.
While highlighting activities of Childline, the Childline team briefed the 200 strong
Dera Natung College students on protection of child rights and gave a presentation
on the grim scenarios of child victims in the Arunachal Pradesh.
The program highlighted the grim situation prevailing in the whole of North East,
which is apparently turning a deaf ear to the cry of children. Pamphlets were distributed
to every individual in and around the college campus.
The highly interactive program involved the students in developing a strategic plan
to reach out to more deprived children and uproot the subtle exploitation of the
children of our state, who are basically child laborers below the age of 14 years.
The Childline Team also appealed to the collegians to come forward to volunteer to
make someone’s life better and beautiful.
AAPYO members stage dharna
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO)
today staged dharna in front of Raj Bhawan in protest against the state Govt’s failure
to fulfill its charter of demands. The organization threatens to launch bandh if
the state Govt fails to meet its demand for “shifting Greenfield airport to Karsingsa”.
109 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Centre committed to North East development : Ghatowar
“Funds for road infrastructure in Arunachal sanctioned’
DOIMUKH, Nov 01: Union DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar today said that the Congress-led
UPA government at the Centre was well aware of the problems of the Northeastern states
and fully committed to develop the region.
“The Centre has been giving special attention for the development of the region and
DoNER ministry is a result of its commitment,” Ghatowar said here during a party
rally organized to mark one-year completion of Nabam Tuki government and three years
of local MLA, Parliamentary Secretary Planning Nabam Rebia.
Referring to the various central packages of the UPA government for Arunachal, Ghatowar
informed that the ambitious Rs 24,000 crore developmental package announced for the
state during 2008 by the Prime Minister was an example of special attachment of the
Centre with the people of the state.
“The Centre has already sanctioned an amount of 6000 crore for the 1, 325 km long
Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) to provide inter-district connectivity in the state
and works are going on in full swing,” he disclosed and added that once the project
is completed, connectivity problem the people of the state face while moving through
Assam would be solved permanently.
He said, the Centre has also sanctioned an amount 383 crore for constructing 223
kilometers of roads in border areas, while an amount of 3000 crore had been provided
for double lanning of the existing road from Banderdewa to Hollongi across the state
“My ministry is supporting the proposal of the state government for all-weather road
in all untouched blocks and accordingly I have approached the concerned ministries
for early sanction of fund,” he said.
Under PMGSY, he said, works on construction of roads in 298 habitations out of total
350 habitations in Arunachal Pradesh already started with special dispensation from
the Centre in terms of population criteria.
Congratulating Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for successful completion of one year in
office, Ghatowar lauded the party workers for their selfish and dedicated services
for the cause of the party in the state.
He also assured to pursue the concerned ministry for fund sanction to construct the
Doimukh-Hoj road, the lifeline for three districts of the state.
Tuki completes one year in office
The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated successful completion of one year
of the Nabam Tuki government in the state in a mega-rally organized by the Doimukh
Block Congress Committee at Doimukh.
Tuki was sworn in as the seventh chief minister of the state on November 1 last year
after Jarbom Gamlin, who was the Chief Minister after the death of Dorjee Khandu
in a tragic helicopter crash on April 30, 2011.
Addressing the party rally, Tuki acknowledged the support of his party workers and
political colleagues for their unstinted support while discharging his duties.
“My commitment is to make Congress a strong party in the state and will carry forward
the mission for a developed Arunachal,” Tuki emphatically said. He, however, admitted
internal bickering among the party workers and maintained that he was trying his
best to bind them together.
Highlighting various achievements of his one-year-old government, Tuki spelt out
some of his priority areas and schemes proposed for the state.
“My government with a view to provide transparency in governance has mooted several
new administrative reforms policies,” he disclosed and added that several new schemes
have been approved by the cabinet to be implemented from the current fiscal.
Tuki said that his government had proposed to implement Chief Minister’s Universal
Health Insurance scheme from this financial year for providing health insurance to
poor people for critical illness. “An amount of three crore has been provided for
the scheme,” he added.
The other new schemes for implementation include, chief minister’s agriculture mechanization
programme for providing fifty per cent subsidy to poor and marginal farmers, CM skill
development programme for unemployed youths, CM Livelihood Mission School, CM Prayatan
Vikas Yojana, Disability Pension Scheme, students stipend etc.
Tuki also took a dig at the Opposition BJP, which had recently threw a slew of allegation
on the ruling Congress Government. He said allegations have to be substantiated with
“Going to the media to throw allegations blindfolded will serve no purpose. It would
only backlash and put the party in poor light,” he said. The Chief Minister also
expressed concern over the tussle over the Greenfield airport site. He called upon
the people not to get misled by some people with vested interest.
Clarifying that his government has no role on the decision taken by the Center to
shift the airport site from Banderdewa to Holongi, he said till the last moment he
personally had never imagined Hollongi as an airport site.
“The inter-ministerial technical team after inspecting the sites had recommended
Hollongi for the project on the reasons that Banderdewa was not feasible in terms
of air-space, safety (it would have only one-way approach proving hurdles for big
aircrafts to land and take off) and its costs of construction. If the experts in
Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India
decides to have the airport at Hollongi then who are we to oppose? Our aim is to
have an airport wherever it may be,” he pointed.
Tuki in fact cautioned that the ‘tussle’ may end up in depriving the state capital
of an airport after so many years.
Recently appointed Union Minister of State (MoS) for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering
and DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar also spoke on the occasion besides Rajya
Sabha MP and Pradesh Congress Committee President Mukut Mithi and Lok Sabha MP Takam
The rally was also attended by Planning, Finance and PWD Minister Chowna Mein, host
of Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs and members of Congress frontal wings.
On the day, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Doimukh-Tigdo wire rope suspension
bridge and laid the foundation stones of the Government College and a 50-bed Community
Health Center at Doimukh.
Security forces conduct raids, recover 3 AK assault rifles
KHONSA, Nov 01: Security forces including the Tirap police, 36 Bn CRPF and 1st Bn
Assam Rifles (AR) personnel conducted a raid in Chasa village where cadres of
the NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K) were involved in a factional clash on October 23 last
and recovered an AK series assault rifle.
Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh informed in a press release that the NSCN cadres withdrew
from the village and ‘fled away into the forest’ on seeing the security forces approaching
Again on October 28, AR, CRPF and APP personnel conducted a joint operation in and
around Borduria village and recovered an AK 56 rifle along with ammunition, the release
said adding ‘the UGs of both the factions were taken unawares and started fleeing
from the fringes of the village on seeing the security forces approach.’ The NSCN
groups again engaged in cross-firing in the forest area between Borduria and Kaimai
villages during night hours on Oct 28 and security forces which had been stationed
in Borduria and Kaimai had launched an operation. This time too the insurgents fled
from the area and left behind another AK 56 rifle and ammunition. Cases have been
registered at Khonsa police station.
The SP claimed that for the first time the security forces have recovered three AK
series assault rifles and over 100 live rounds of AK ammunition within a week time.
“Generally the UGs do not leave behind any weapons which they guard more than their
lives. This is an indication of the pro-activeness of the police and security forces
deployed in the district,’ the SP said.
The SP further informed that the security forces deployed in the district are spread
over a vast area involving tough topography, dense forests and poor surface communication,
which he said, causes delays in mobilizing the forces. Considering these facts more
forces are in an advanced stage of being deployed in the district, he added.
National Jr. Boys & Girls Teakwondo C’Ship from Nov 18
Over 600 players to vie for top honors
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Over 600 Teakwondo players from 33 states, including the Union
Territories, would be seen in action for top honors in the 32nd National Junior Boys
& Girls Taekwondo Championship to be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from
November 18 to 21.
The Championship will be held in 10 weight categories for both Boys and Girls. A
total of 80 medals --20 gold, 20 Silver and 40 bronze —would be up for grab during
the championship, according to an organizing committee release. However, Poomse,
the competition of imaginary fighting movement, has been cancelled by the Taekwondo
Federation of India on request of the Arunachal Taekwondo Association due to unavailability
of accommodation facility in and around Naharlagun.
The Game venue preparation will start from November 9 and it is expected to be completed
well before start of the event, the release informed. Meanwhile, the organizing committee
said that putting of poster, banner, hording etc temporarily for wide publicity of
the ensuing championship by Arunachal Taekwondo Association is in the interest of
the people and for overall development of the sports in Arunachal Pradesh and; in
case of any inconvenience, the matter may please be intimated to the organizing committee.
The organizing committee has appealed all the civil and students organizations not
to call any kind of bandh during November 9 to 23 for smooth conduct of the national
In the meantime, for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh the Taekwondo Federation
of India will also conduct "Black belt examination "on November 18 at 9 am at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh.
Drug peddler nabbed, brown sugar seized
ITANAGAR, Nov 01: In a major drug haul, Bordumsa police arrested a drug peddler and
seized 405 gm brown sugar from his possession at Wagun-I village, about 20 km from
Acting on a specific information, Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba, Bordumsa OC SI P. Tatu
his team of police raided the house of one Tangmai Singpho at Wagun-I today and
succeeded to seize Brown sugar weighing 405 grams along with weighing scale/units
etc. The local drug baron surrendered himself before the team without any resistance.
The entire operation was conducted by the Police team under the command of the OC,
PS, Bordumsa in presence of ADC Riba.
Police team also seized 45 grams of raw opium covered in a polythene from the possession
of two addicts of Dapkhu and Magantong village of Bordumsa circle.
The Bordumsa Police has arrested the persons involved in the instant drug peddling
case and a regular case vide Bordumsa PS/Case 28/2012 U/S 17 NDPS Act 1985. has been
registered and the investigation started in order to unearth the nexus between the
local peddler and the peddlers from Assam.
It is strongly suspected that one Khan Bhai of Tinsukia, Assam is the man behind
the supplying of contraband drugs to Bordumsa through his local agents. The role
of Bordumsa Police in the instant case deserves appreciate from all concern.
CM calls for in-depth research, proper documentation of historical facts
DOIMUKH, Nov 01: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on the historians and academicians
to go for in-depth research from the ground level to the top and do the documentation.
He said there should not be any scope for deviation from the basic facts that would
remain for posterity in history books. Tuki was addressing the inaugural session
of the three-day 33rd Annual Conference of the North East India History Association
(NEIHA) this morning at Rajiv Gandhi University here at Rono Hills, Doimukh.
“In the past several historians have attempted to document the history of our tribes
and the state. Unfortunately, few did so by not getting into the ground realities
and documented on the basis of half-done researches. Nomenclatures like Abhors for
the Adis, Dafla for the Nyishis and ‘other Naga tribes’ for tribes like Wanchos,
Noctes, Tangsas, etc of Tirap and Changlang districts were coined and wrongly made
part of the history,” he pointed.
Observing that the oral tradition and communication of folklores, folk traditions,
ethnic herbal treatments and people’s culture and indigenous institutions are yet
to be rightly documented, Tuki appealed historians, writers and intellectuals to
work in this line. He also called for a soul searching deliberation and discussion
during the conference to evolve a mechanism to ensure that the history and culture
of the State should find a place in history books of schools, colleges and universities
of the country.
“The paucity of written documents, lack of script among most of the tribes of the
State, except for few and limited exploration and excavation are the major bottlenecks
to understand the history and cultural transformation of the ancient and mediaeval
periods of Arunachal Pradesh,” he said.
Calling for incorporating and imparting a peripheral regional history and culture
into mainstream educational knowledge system, Tuki said it would allow students to
appreciate and understand the diverse culture of the North East India in general
and Arunachal Pradesh in particular.
“This would help in cementing and strengthening of the unity in diversity and ability
to accept and tolerate multicultural and multiracial mosaic of India among the younger
generation in the days to come. I am confident, imparting & inculcating such historical
knowledge will ensure the success of India's democracy, the defense of its secular
fabric, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender, region, community,
and the pursuit of sub-continental peaceful co-existence,” the Chief Minister added.
The inaugural session was also attended by Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, Vice Chancellor
(Acting) Prof K C Kapoor and members of NEIHA.
US President Barack Obama and his family
Col Rimmo Karbak (retired)
Born in Honolulu in 1961, Barack (blessed) Obama (burning spear), the man, who
defeated John McCain in 2008 and is likely to be re- elected a second term in November
according to poll pundits, has come a long way. While the persona of the US President
has been extensively covered by media, his immediate family members remains somewhat
clouded. I have no know all pretention about his family whatsoever. The man who became
the first black president has never really looked back since his days in Harvard
University law school.
Let us hear from horse’s mouth (Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama first published
in 1995 as his memoir) and confine to only his immediate family viz father, grandparents,
mother(s), brothers and sisters and step-father.
The President’s father, Barack Hussein Obama was born to Hussein Onyango Obama at
a place called Alego on the shore of world famous Victoria Lake in Kenya. Grandfather
Onyango Obama belonged to an Islamic tribe called Luo. Luos did not circumcise and
was the second largest tribe in Kenya next only to Kikuyus. Elder Obama was probably
a prominent farmer, elder of the tribe, a medicine man with healing powers. He was
in his early days a cook to an Englishman and earned enough to buy lots of cattle
used to pay for wives as dowry, a sign of prosperity then. Working for an Englishman
also taught him to live in very hygienic condition that was then taunted as very
strange by other tribesmen. Senior Barack on the other hand was a promising student
and won a scholarship to study in Nairobi. In 1959 at age 23, on the eve of country’s
Independence he was selected by Kenyan leaders and American Sponsors to attend a
university in USA to master western technology and bring back to forge a new modern
Africa. Thus, he had the honour of being the first African student to be admitted
to Hawaii University where he distinguished himself and organised International Students’
Union of which he became its first president. Honest, very confident of himself,
domineering and uncompromising, after three years he graduated in economics at the
top of his class. It was in Hawaii that during a Russian language course he met 18
years white American girl, Stanley Ann his second wife who delivered the future American
44th President a year after marriage. First wife, Kezia mother of sons Roy, Abo,
Bernard and daughter Auma remained in native land.
In 1963 senior Barack left Hawaii, wife and two years old son and went to Harvard
University on a scholarship to study Ph. D. Wife Ann declined to accompany despite
persistent efforts by husband and divorced him. Why? Because the father in law, elder
Obama refused to accept a foreign bahu which was reiterated via unending letters
addressed to her father Stanley Dunham . At Harvard, Barack senior married third
wife Ruth, another white American who went to live with him in Nairobi on completion
of his studies in Harvard. Sons Mark and David were from Ruth who divorced him
and remarried a Tanzanian when the President’s father went through a low phase
and began to hit the bottles. Much later, 4th wife, a very young African girl delivered
George the seventh son to senior Barack.
President Obama’s mother remarried an Indonesian Muslim called Lolo who fell for
her also in Hawaii. Later, mother and junior Obama went and lived with Lolo in Djakarta
but not for long. Lolo’s financial condition left much to be desired which made him
withdrawn and he remained incommunicado. I did not come all the way to Indonesia
to be a burden to him said an unassuming yet an extremely determined Ann and left
Lolo. The President’s sister Maya was fathered by Lolo. While in Djakarta, young
Obama went to a local school. At this point the mother who was teaching English in
Djakarta International school used to wake up young Obama at 4 in the morning and
teach him for three hours for five days a week. Are modern moms listening!! Mother
died in her early forties. President Obama was extremely close to her mother about
whom he writes, “ I know that she was the kindest, most generous spirit I have ever
known and that what is best in me I owe to her “. As the mother and step father could
not afford a better school, he was sent back to Hawaii under the loving care of grand
parents. Due to untiring efforts of grandparents, particularly grandmother Madelyn,
Obama junior was admitted to famed Punahou Academy, a school founded by missionaries
in 1841 in Hawaii about which a proud grandfather, a World War-11 veteran said ,
“this schooling heralded the start of something grand”, a prophesy that came true
when the grandson became the most powerful man on earth. Grandmother who rose to
be the first woman Vice President of a local bank in Hawaii and the grandfather deserve
to take the cake while the mother who was mercilessly teased for marrying a black
man and who despite becoming a loner displayed an extraordinary determination to
give her son the best certainly deserves to take the bakery. Of course wife Michelle
must be somewhere in between while the President’s daughters Sasha and Malia can
and must enjoy the fruit of being in White House.
Roads in Daporijo town need Govt attention
I would like to draw the attention of concern authority of Upper Subansiri district
towards the deteriorated condition of township roads.
The road condition of the Daporijo township is at its worst which needs immediate
attention of the concern authority including GREF. The GREF road which passes through
the very heart of Daporijo town is the lifeline of the people of the area. The
road is never renovated in true sense. If there is any maintenance work then it
is only filling up of the potholes only to be washed away or deteriorated within
the two-three days of maintenance. Is it due to lack of fund or deliberate negligence
of the GREF? Besides the township road, other roads within the township area are
not in good condition. During the rainy season artificial lakes in front of entrance
gate of DDSE, Daporijo, PHED enquiry office, at Tri-junction of the P & T colony
and airport colony make the life of the pedestrians and vehicle owners miserable.
On the other hand, sometimes, the general public damage the road by laying the pipelines
without the knowledge of the concern department which needs to be rectified.
It is my earnest request to the authority to take up all necessary steps for proper
maintenance of road and beautification of Daporijo township. I would also like to
request the general public to introspect for better living.
P & T Colony, Daporijo
Malaria hits the world’s poor
Malaria kills over 1.2 million people every year worldwide, twice as many deaths
as thought earlier, while deaths from the mosquito-borne disease in India could be
more than 45 times higher than what is currently estimated, a study has claimed.
Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
who collected data on malaria deaths from 1980 to 2010 found that 1.2 million people
died of the disease in 2010 worldwide.
For India, the study has estimated 4,826 malaria deaths among children below five
years and 42,145 deaths among those aged over five and older for the year 2010, accounting
about 46,970 total deaths of people of all ages.
In Nepal, where malaria is endemic, the World Health Organization estimates that
20 million people are at risk of malaria.
Eleven health officials from Nepal travelled to Melbourne under an Australian Leadership
Awards Fellowship with the ambition to eliminate malaria in their communities.
During the three-week Fellowship program held in September, the seven men and four
women were given training in how to prepare a malaria management plan which could
be implemented in their malaria prone districts in Nepal.
It is said that malaria is a major public health problem around the world and it
hit the world’s poor the hardest.