DC calls for mass awareness on health schemes
YINGKIONG, Oct 22: Upper Siang deputy commissioner Pawan Kumar Sain has called upon
health officers and officials of the district to work with more dedication and sincerity
to bring a change in the health sector.
Speaking in the governing body cum review meeting of the District Health Society
and Rogi Kalyan Samity of the District Hospital on October 20 last, Sain appealed
them to inculcate values of duty as the health duties are considered divine. Proper
training and education should be provided to the common masses so that they become
aware of the facilities and avail them, he said.
Sain said that the expecting mothers should be motivated for proper pre-natal check
up and hospital deliveries.
He also wanted more coordination and cooperation amongst the administrative officers
and the medical department in the outpost for proper implementation of various health
programmes. While assuring his all help for uplifting medical facilities in the district,
the DC appealed to the executing agencies for civil works for proper utilization
of funds and completion of works in time.
MLA Alo Libang stressed for creating awareness among people through IEC to give
up old age tradition and go for modern and scientific medical facilities. The laboratories
should be upgraded to avoid wrong treatment, he said adding that medical officers
and staff should be more dedicated in their duties and ASHAs be motivated for improving
the overall health scenario.
The Tuting Community Health Centre (CHC) would be taken over by Karuna Trust, he
informed and hoped that the NGO will serve the need of the people of the area.
Assuring that he will provide all cooperation for improving the health facility as
health is one of his priority sectors, the MLA appealed to all to contribute to make
the district a success example in health sector.
Dr. Kaling Dai, district medical officer, presented the achievements under NRHM in
the district. He exhorted the medical officers and staff to re-dedicate themselves
to achieve the targets set up under NRHM.
Dr. Tatok Gao, DRCHO presented the District Action Plan and Dr. Gepeng Litin, Medical
Superintendent presented the achievement and Action plan of Rogi Kalyan Samity of
the District Hospital which was approved in the meeting. DIPRO.
Global Iodine Deficiency Day observed
ROING, Oct 22:Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Day was observed in Lower Dibang
Valley District yesterday with a view to create awareness regarding the deficiency
diseases of Iodine prevalent in the region, its remedial measures and precautions
to be taken.
District Health and Family Welfare Department organized mass awareness campaigns
at Denlo village and Jawaharlal Nehru Vidhyalaya, Roing to mark the occasion.
Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto attending the programme as the chief guest at JNV
School has lauded the efforts of District Health and Family Welfare Department under
the leadership of DMO, A Yirang. He exhorted the students to concentrate on their
studies and to keep themselves away from drugs and not to resort to antisocial activities
saying that they are leader and future of the society.
SDO Sadar, Lod Gambo, incharge Deputy Commissioner who was the Guest of Honour on
the occasion called upon the student community to maintain health and hygiene apart
from their regular studies. He also asked them to disseminate the information about
the need of maintaining good health in order create a disease free society.
DDSE T. Tatak who presided over the programme has exhorted the JNV students to maintain
discipline and excel in studies.
DMO Dr Atlok Yirang, in his inaugural speech has highlighted the importance of the
day and informed that the district falls under Iodine Deficient Disorder endemic
area as the water and vegetations of the Himalayan Region are low in iodine content.
He suggested to take iodine rich diet in order to supplement the body requirement
Dr N. Yirang, MO cum DVBDCO has dealt at length on the topic with power point presentation.
He informed that 200 million people in India and 1.6 billion of world population
are at risk of Iodine Deficiency Disorder. Human Being requires 50-150mcg iodine
daily and when iodine falls below recommended level then deficiency disorders occurs.
It can be obtain from food and drinking water only. Iodine Deficiency Disorders can
be seen in the form of Goitre, Cretins, growth retardation and brain damage, etc.
He called upon the participation of civil societies to fight against IDD. Dr S J
Mitapo, SMO cum DTO has demonstrated the testing of iodine content in common salt
with a simple kit. He also spoke on simple tips to minimize the loss of iodine from
food such as covering of vegetables while cooking, purchase of only packed/seal common
salt and storing of common salt in closed container. S. Bhaskara Rao, Principal JNV
Roing and students of JNV school also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Society appeals for fair investigation
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Nabam Welfare Society has appealed the state Govt to give necessary
directives to district magistrate and SP Bomdila to expedite investigation process
in Nabam Sonam murder case.
Sonam, who was working as supervisor cum-sub contractor under PHE WTP project for
last couple of months, was reportedly murdered in a jungle, five km away from the
Bomdila town in West Kameng district on Oct 7 last by miscreants.
In a letter addressed to the state Home Minister, the Society urged him that the
accused persons in the brutal murder case should be remanded to judicial custody
for fair investigation and charge sheet against the accused should be filed immediately
in the district and session Court at Yupia for speedy trial of the case.
The Society further urged the state Govt to extend all possible help to the family
of Late Sonam and said that there should not be political interference in investigation
process for fair trial in the murder case.
India and its national character
By Kago Gambo
India has produced several Miss Worlds, Miss Asia-pacifics or Miss Universes which
again tell us that Indian women are no less in beauty, talent and personality than
other women in the world. India is becoming knowledge and IT (information technology)
super power which is really an achievement. Best of the scientists, technocrats or
engineers were produced in India who were retained and absorbed by America by paying
better emoluments and giving better facilities which led to brain drain. But we can
term America bought better man powers found in India which not found in their own
land. Majority of the world countries have not so far have nuclear power. But in
this spheres as well India has not been lagging behind. We don’t have enough nuclear
powers (besides nuclear energy) which would be enough to match any other nuclear
powers in case of war or armed conflict.
Above all, the best part of India is its national character. Whenever emergency (be
it natural calamities or external aggression) comes up, whole people of India start
standing united like a rock and handle it very well. It has been proved during Kargil
war and all other emergencies and disasters, like Gujarat earthquakes or Orissa cyclone.
Democracy could not survive well in the neighbouring countries and in several other
countries in the world. But democracy has survived in India for the last 50 years
or so and hopefully will continue to be so in the future to come. Indian leaders
and statesmen are no less diplomatic and tactful than any other counter part in the
world. This also really makes us proud. One such instance was when we isolated Pakistan
at the time of Kragil War almost from every other countries in the world. Other such
instance is that lately we could win the heart and friendship of the only super power
of the world, i.e. USA. India believes in peace, harmony, unity and integrity. She
does not believe in terrorism which is a world-wide phenomenon and cancer like malady.
Recent support by India to the USA in the wake of terrorist at tacks at World Trade
Centre and Pentagon may not be interpreted as entirely friendship building tactics
towards America but be interpreted as her love for peace and non-violence in a greater
measure of course by removing terrorism which brings more problems than it professes
Lastly, if mention is not made of thousand other factors of India which may make
us proud of being Indian in the similar manners, we will failing on our part and
do injustice to ourselves and mother India. Let us say, what about many other persons
and personalities whom we should be proud of and who have not been mentioned here.
Even manual and agricultural workers who toil for us since morning till evening silently
are to be more proud of their contribution which gives us basic necessities of life
or survivals like food, shelter or clothing which form the basic backbone of humanity.
Those people who silently sacrificed their lives for the sake of India’s freedom
whose names may or may not be found in the history books even do also make us proud.
Fake certificates cause concern
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Arunachal Teachers’ Association, Papum Pare unit today alleged
that many job seekers or admission seekers have been producing fake Class X and Class
XII certificates while seeking jobs in education department or admission in colleges
in the district.
Such deceitful tactics to obtain a job or higher education has hampered the education
scenario, the ATA unit said and appealed the authorities concerned to verify the
fakes certificates being obtained from outside the state.
School boundary problem resolved
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The long pending boundary problem of Govt Hr. Sec. School, Balijan
was finally resolved and boundary demarcated in a meeting which was attended by school
authorities, school management committee, panchayat leaders, administrative officers
and general public of 5th Lower Balijan, according to APPSU, the convenor of the
YNCP lauds Tayeng
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Youth Nationalist Congress Party (YNCP) of Dambuk segment in Lower
Dibang Valley district appreciated local MLA Jomin Tayeng for bringing various developmental
activities in the constituency.
Recently under his initiatives Dormitory of Meka Block has been renovated, free of
cost Bomjir Ghat flagged off and bolder caging works sanctioned to save government
middle school Bolik from soil erosion, the YNCP unit said in a release today.
39th TMPK, MMK & TMMK foundation day observed
PASIGHAT, Oct 22: The 39th TMPK, MMK and TMMK foundation day was observed at the
Kemi village (Assam), about 25km away from Pasighat on Oct 15 and 16 last. All the
Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) executive members of East Siang Unit, All Gurkha Students Union,
Assam students (Simen) were participated the function to make it grand success.
The President ABK (East Siang) Okom Yosung graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In
his speech, Yosung narrated the history of Mishing community and their early migration.
Yosung also advised that boundary roads must be maintained well by the both governments
Assam and Arunachal in their respective areas. He appealed to maintain brotherhood
and cordial relationship amongst the states to bring prosperity and peace in future.
Among others, Okop Tamin, M. Ering, O. Rukbo and M. Pao of East Siang district were
present on the occasion. DIPRO
Seminar on impact of modern technology in education
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: The Department of Education, J.N. College, Pasighat, organized
its 4th Departmental Seminar on the topic -"Impact of Modern Technology in Education”,
under the initiative of Dr.Tasi Taloh, HOD, Education Department yesterday.
College Principal Tayek Talom while attending the seminar emphasized the need for
more such seminars in future to accelerate the academic interest of the students.
15 papers were presented by student participants. The key-note address of the seminar
was delivered by Assistant Professor Angu Padu, while Assistant Professors Dr. T.
Taggu and Minu Sonu presented the summary and vote of thanks respectively. Assistant
Professor Tage Yama played a vital role for smooth conduct of the seminar.
Dr. Tasi Taloh, highly appreciated the performance of all the participants including
his departmental colleagues.
ITANAGAR, Oct 22: Guruk Pordung, former anchal chairperson of Bameng CD block of
East Kameng district has been appointed as chief patron of Arunachal RTI Activists.
Tarh Mangha, Dolang Taging and Khyoda Tamang have been appointed as president/action
chairman, chairman and general secretary respectively of the newly formed Arunachal
Pradesh Public Health Welfare Society.
HHSU to join rally
ITANAGAR: Hirik-Hiru Students Union (HHSU), Kamba has decided to participate in the
proposed rally being organised jointly by Galo Students Union and District Students
Union at Aalo, the district headquarters of West Siang, on October 26 to register
their anger and strong protest against PDS scam accused from Galo inhabitant area.
Speaker, Dy Speaker leave for Chhattisgarh
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong and Deputy
Speaker Tapang Taloh have left for Chhattisgarh, Raipur for attending the 4th India
and Asia region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference to be held from
Oct 25 to 29, an official release said.
‘Lapiya’ on Oct 24
ITANAGAR: Hornbill Centre For Development is going to stage a drama titled ‘Lapiya’
based on the plight of women in Arunachal on 24th October at Naharlagun Cinema Hall.
No private vehicle in Banquet hall complex
NAHARLAGUN: The state Govt has decided to introduce a new security system for smooth
functioning of office work in Banquet Hall, Itanagar with immediate effect.
As per the improved system, no private vehicle including private vehicles of Govt.
employees are allowed and entry of private visitors within the Banquet Hall is allowed
with prior appointment with the concerned officers working in the Banquet Hall Complex.
All the entry passes for the Banquet Hall earlier issued against private vehicle
are hereby cancelled. DIPR
Rights Forum extend support to APSWC
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Human Right and Juvenile Justice Forum (APHRJJF) extended
support to Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission for its recommendation for immediate
setting up of a state Human Right Commission and also condemned the circulation of
video MMS showing a local girl being inhumanly tortured by some group of women.
The forum termed the act as violation of human right and appealed the state government,
NGOs, societies and student’s organization to come forward and give justice to the
victims and exemplary punishment to those women who involved in the torturing.
It further appealed the home department to carry out immediate inquiry to investigate