Civil societies urged to join hand to protect wildlife
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: B S Sajwan, PCCF, head of forest force today called upon all civil
societies to join hand with the forest department to protect the precious wildlife
in Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the valedictory function of the 56th wildlife week observation at Biological
Part, Itanagar yesterday, Sajwan, who is also principal secretary, department of
environment and forest, said rich biodiversity including wildlife of the state should
be conserved at any cost. He appealed one and all including Govt officials and students
to take a pledge to protect wildlife. He further said it is not possible for forest
department alone to save and protect wildlife without cooperation of civil societies.
The chief guest Sajwan also released Zoo brochure to mark the occasion.
J L Singh, PCCF (WL&BD) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Joram Dopum, Deputy Chief Wildlife
Warden, and Ex-officio Zoo Director, Biological Park, Curator R Bei also spoke on
Ms B S Sajwan and Ms J L Singh gave away the prizes and certificates to the winners
of essay writing, painting competitions organized during the wildlife week.
Among others, Dr Jumni Rina, headmaster of Govt Middle School, Niti Vihar, Shyam
Narayan Singh Yadav and K V Dineshan, both senior teachers of the VKV, Chimpu, Dr
Pradeep Chaudhury, CCF, director, SFRI, teachers and students attended the function.
Training-cum-Workshop on Disaster Management
PASIGHAT, Oct 9: A one-day workshop on Disaster Response and Emergency Services was
organized by the District Relief and Rehabilitation department (DRR), Pasighat at
the DC's Conference hall yesterday.
On the occasion, DC O Panyang appreciated the concerned department for conducting
the workshop and stressed on capacity building, effective disaster management and
the needs of the disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.
SE (PWD) Er. Atop Lego attended the workshop as resource person. He highlighted the
challenges of disaster management and various issues on structural elements.
Earlier, on October 6 workshop, the ADC SC Debnath suggested the department about
the pre and post disaster management and informed that Pasighat and Mebo CD Blocks
have been chosen for the Block Disaster Management Plan while Namsing, Berung and
Sika Tode villages for village plan.
Deputy Director (DM), C. Wanglet and PO (DM) Dr. Nawang Phuntso imparted the knowledge
on Disaster management through power-point presentations followed by discussion on
Community Based Disaster Risk Management and the tools and processes involved in
Later, a documentary on Tibet earth quake was also presented on the occasion.
Head of offices, NGOs, ZPMs and PRI members attended.
Two Arunachalee Mountaineers scaled Mount Nepal Peak
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The success story of Tapi Mra’s Mount Everest Expedition has seriously
inspired two more Arunachalee mountaineers.
Nima Lama and Anshu Jamsenpa, who participated in the North East Pre-Everest Expedition
to Mount Nepal Peak (7169 metres) of Sikkim Himalayas-2010 along with other 9 members
from North Eastern states, have successfully climbed the Mount Nepal Peak recently
as a preparation of their Everest expedition which would likely to be held in the
Before scaling the Mount Nepal they participated in North East Zonal Sports Climbing,
Imphal, Manipur and National Himalayan Trekking-2009. They are now participating
in the ongoing three days North East Zonal Sports Climbing Competition at Guwahati
which will be concluded on October 11.
Further, Nima and Anshu will attend the flag-in ceremony of the first North East
Zone Pre- Everest Expedition Mount Nepal which will be held at Manipur on October
Earlier, the first North East Pre-Everest Expedition to Mount Nepal Peak (7169 metres)
of Sikkim Himalayas 2010 was flagged off by sports Minister N Biren Singh in the
presence of GOC 57 Mountain Division Maj Gen DS Hooda from Manipur.
Meanwhile, Nima and Anshu who are being impressed by the first Arunachalee Everester
Tapi Mra’s successful Mount Everest trip also briefed their experiences and problems
during the recently concluded North East Pre-Everest Expedition. They appealed the
state government to provide financial help so that they could follow the foot steps
of the first Arunachalee Everester Tapi Mra.
Nima and Anshu are the members of Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association
and are the first Arunachalee to conquered Mount Nepal. They had done their adventure
course from Lamden Manipur in 2009, Basic Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute
of Mountaineering, Uttarakand and later done their advance course from Himalaya Mountaineering
ZPM for early restoration of tele connectivity
DIRANG, Oct 9: Dirang Zilla Parishad Member Dor Tsering has appealed the BSNL general
manager to restore tele connectivities of Dirang village particularly of Industrial
Training Institute and Sericulture colonies.
While pointing out that tele connectivities of these areas had been lying defunct
for the past seven years due to washing away of cable in flash floods, the ZPM said
that it is affecting the smooth conduct of training of students at ITI learning communications,
electronics and courses in technology. ‘The people of the area comprising 500 inhabitants
have also written several times to BSNL authorities and the SDOT Bomdila had given
assurances on a number of occasions including in writing for the restoration work
but it is yet to happen till this day’, lamented the ZPM. He also appealed the GM
to order early restoration of the defunct mobile tower at Dirang village to facilitate
better communication. ‘The people of this area are facing acute problem due to lack
of communication facilities and we will go to consumer court if BSNL authorities
do not take urgent and early remedial measures in the matter’, the ZPM added.
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Pharmaceutical Advisory Forum (PAF), an autonomous advisory
body of the government of India headed by chemicals and fertilizer minister as chairman,
has been reconstituted recently by incorporating three members from each state.
The health minister, the drug controller and a representative of chemist association
of each state besides two representatives of consumers to be nominated by respective
health department will be the members of the body.
The national members are representatives of All India Organization of Chemists and
Druggists (AIOCD), National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Indian Drug
Manufacturing Association (IDMA), Organization of Pharmaceutical Production Industries
(OPPI), among others.
AIOCD president JS Shinde, while informing Arunachal Pradesh Chemists & Druggists
Association president Likha Taji, the former ANSU president, about the development,
stressed the importance of the Forum and asked Taji to make meaningful contributions
through deliberations and suggestions at national level as a PAF member in evolving
drug policy, cost effective quality production of medicines and availability of quality
essential pharmaceuticals of mass consumption at reasonable price.
The Forum aims at meaningful dialogues among all the stakeholders to achieve the
goal in the larger interest of the countrymen.
Two-day mega health camp held at Nyapin
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Kurung Kumey District Health Society (DHS) has organized a two-day
mega health camp at Nyapin on Oct 8 and 9. Around 2500 people from various villages
attended the camp.
Besides vaccination, HIV tests and free treatment and medicines were provided to
the patients by a team of special doctors from different hospitals of the Capital
Complex during the health camp.
Earlier, MLA Mamang Felix while inaugurating the camp stressed the need of mass awareness
on HIV/AIDS. He also asked the general people to take full advantage of the health
camp. Deputy Commissioner-cum- district health society chairperson emphasized the
need to follow the dictum of “prevention is better than cure” and appealed the villagers
to maintain health and hygiene in their respective village.
Koloriang DRCHO, panchayat leaders and general public also participated in the inaugural
Road safety awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: In continuation of its awareness campaign the Road Safety Cell PHQ
has organized a training programme on safe driving for the drivers and handymen of
private school buses of Itanagar at Kingcup Higher Secondary School Itanagar yesterday.
Altogether 47 drivers of school vehicles of Itanagar participated in the training.
PHQ traffic SP Apang Tamut has highlighted the importance of defensive driving and
other safety measures on road. The resource persons of the programme also gave special
emphasis on safe driving while transporting school children.
Inspector KVG Pillai of Road Safety Cell with his team demonstrated defensive driving
technique through power point presentation and highlighted details on road accident
and other importance information regarding road safety. Ct Take Sorang, Ct. Md Safruddin
and L/ASI J Loya and L/Ct G Gamlin of RSC were among the road safety education team
during the training session.
APACU pleads for release of arrested orgs leaders
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Union (APACU) today criticized
the state Govt for arresting AIPU, AYA and AVYF leaders.
While urging the Govt to release the leaders, the union termed the arrest illegal
saying that they are fighting against corruption in the state through democratic
means such as bandh call.
The Govt is advocating against bandh culture when the corruption culture is going
on and corrupted people are roaming freely, the union said and resented that persons
who are fighting against the corruption are detained.
Meanwhile, the union further demanded arrest of all accused in the PDS scam. If
the authorities are unable to take appropriate action against all those accused,
they should hand over the PDS case to CBI for fair investigation, the union added.
Copper-T training held
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Intrauterine Device Insertion training commonly known as Copper-T
to layman was organized at District Hospital, Khonsa from 4th to 9th Oct. The training
was inaugurated by Dr.S.Ronya, DMO Khonsa. While speaking on the inaugural function
Dr. Ronya requested the participants to be sincere and punctual in training session.
The participants consisted of ANMs and doctors of the district. Dr. WA Singh SMO
of CHC Kanubari was the master trainer. The training consisted of power point presentation,
audio-visual show, practical class using JOEY MODEL and pre and post test.
Convener of the training Dr K.Perme, DRCHO Khonsa speaking during the valedictory
function thanked the DRCHO Pasighat for providing the Joey Model which is the backbone
of the training. He informed the trainees that the IUD insertion rate in the country
is only 2% in comparison to China’s 60%. The training is meant to improve this number
and thus contributing in the population stabilization. To improve IUD user in the
district, he assigned specific target to all the participants for the remaining quarter
of the year. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has decided to organise various
games and sports and cultural competitions during its first ever convention to be
held at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli from October 14 to 18.
According to an ANYA release, traditional sports competitions (dapo and bobo) for
Chera Talo Memorial Trophy, Volleyball competition for Tania Sala Memorial Trophy,
Thunder Thirteen Cricket match for Donyi Dodum Memorial Trophy and folk dance and
song competitions for Tadar Tang Memorial Trophy would be organized during the 5-day
Nabam Rebia, Parliamentary Secretary for Industries, will attend the convention as
chief guest while all the Nyishi MLAs would be the guests of honour.
Saaksar Bharat Committee formed
AALO, Oct 9: A preparatory meeting for constitution of the Saaksar Bharat committee
under Saaksar Bharati Mission was held at Aalo on Oct 7 last.
While presiding over the meeting, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak said that
the Mission was launched particularly to enhance women’s literacy rate. Stating
that education of women will help to educate the whole society, he sought the support
of the PRI members and NGOs to make the mission a success. He also announced the
members of the Saaksar Bharat Committee.
Zarsa Gamlin, Chairperson West Siang Zilla Parishad assured cooperation from the
PRI members for successful implementation of the Mission. DIPRO
ALYSU supports LCDF demand
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: All Lekang Youth and Students Union (ALYSU) has endorsed the demand
of the Lohit-Changlang Development Forum for re-notification to issue Permanent Residential
Certificates (PRC) to the tribes and communities of Lohit and Changlang with 15 days.
ITANAGAR: Itanagar, Parmanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court will remain closed
from Oct 13 to 31 on account of the Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja celebrations.
However, officers and staff of the registry will attend the office as per roster
arrangement except 2nd and 4th Saturday and Sundays, according to a court notification.
Reconsider RTI fee
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Union (APACU) today appealed the State
Information Commission and state Govt to reconsider the decision on information fee
Criticizing the authorities for enhancing the information fee from Rs 2 to 10 per
page, the APACU said it is against the norms of the RTI and such exorbitant rate
will deprive the information seekers of their right.
ITANAGAR: The Kurung Kumey District Panchayati Raj Coordination Committee (KKDPRCC)
has been formed in a meeting of all ZPMs, Anchal chairpersons and ASMs of the district
at Koloriang on Oct 4 last. The members unanimously selected Taring Bath as chairman,
Bengia Yadek, vice chairman and Tadar Ado as general secretary.
The meeting held under banner of Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Coordination Committee”
also discussed devolution of power, fiannce and functionaries under 29 subjects
of the Panchayati Raj.