ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Armed with documents obtained through RTI, a group of Panchayat
leaders in a representation to the Chief Minister on Thursday demanded to drop Industry
Minister Tapang Taloh from council of minister alleging him of misusing MLA local
area development (LAD) fund by giving work order to his kith and kins.
The PR leaders also alleged that Taloh had misappropriated a huge amount under NLCPR
fund of Boleng PWD division during his tenure as deputy speaker.
Further, it alleged that a major chunk of amount went to M/S Donyi-Polo Enterprises
and M/S T.T Enterprises, which, the PR leaders claimed, are owned by the minister’s
kith and kins.
It further alleged that Taloh had influenced on mass transfer of government officials
from the area, claiming that 76 government staff had been transferred so far from
Pangin-Boleng area after his second term as local MLA from October 2009.
Misuse of MLA LAD fund, IAY alleged
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The Ramle Youth Welfare Association, in a release alleged that
the MLA local area development (LAD) fund meant for Nari-Koyu constituency for social
and civic development activities has been misused by the local MLA.
The association also alleged misuse of centrally sponsored schemes like MNREGA and
IAY by extending benefits to undeserving and dead persons.
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Arunachal Pradesh Democratic Youth Association (APDYA) and Arunachal
Pradesh Nyishi Youth Organization have jointly called their first phase 12-hr Capital
Bandh on October 31 next.
They have been demanding for immediate removal of Education Minister Bosiram Siram
and arrest of ex-education minister Tatar Kipa alleging their involvement in the
illegal appointment of 68 employees in group B, C & D in the department of school
education under secondary education, termination of the 68 employees and advertisement
of the posts in the local dailies and immediate removal of director, secondary education,
ASYA threatens to file PIL
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Reiterating its earlier demand for handing over of the work pertaining
to the jurisdiction of newly created Sagalee Electrical Division to Executive Engineer
(E), Sagalee Electrical Division, the All Sagalee Youth Association (ASYA) has given
ultimatum to the power secretary to fulfill the demand by October 31.
In its representation submitted, it threatened to initiate legal procedure such as
PIL against the executive engineer (E) NED Nirjuli.
District level Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jairampur stood first in the district
level (Changlang) Science Congress held at VKV, Jairampur today.
Teams from nine schools from the district participated in the event.
The program was inaugurated by Jairampur ADC Kento Riba and convened by DDSE, Changlang.
Training on handling of cash and account gets underway
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A week-long in service Training Programe on handling of cash and
account under 100 percent course fee sponsorship under DoPT government of India got
underway at Administrative Training Institute Naharlagun here today.
Finance and Account Officer Directorate of Accounts and Treasury JK Bhattacharya
inaugurated the programe.
As many as 29 officials of civil secretariat and head of departments who are directly
handling cash and accounts are attending the training programe.
Lendo Ao Welfare Association celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The Lendo Ao Welfare Association celebrated its 22nd foundation
day on October 25 last.
Various sports, literature and cultural competitions were conducted as part of the
celebration. On the occasion, the recently appointed assistant professor Eken Rumdo
Lendo was felicitated.
December 31 to be observed as Donyi Polo day
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: With Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFSCAP) deciding to shift the Indigenous Faith Day celebration from December 31st
to December 1st, The Donyi Polo Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (DPFCSAP)
has decided to celebrate December 31st as Donyi Polo day.
Addressing media persons in a press conference today afternoon, president DPFSCAP,
Bengia Augung said, “The recent decision made by IFSCAP has compelled us to form
this Donyi-Polo based organization.”
He clarified that the association is not an alternative to IFSCAP but will function
General Secretary DPFCSAP Taniyang Ningee and Member Jombo Ratan also spoke on the
APSLSA attends national para-legal members’ meet
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A team from Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA)
attended the one day National Para-Legal Members meet at New Delhi on October 26.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam,
Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority and attended by all the Executive
Chairmen, State Legal Services Authority, Member Secretary, State Legal Services
Authorities, Chairman of Best District Legal Services Authority and the Best Para
legal volunteers from all the states.
The APSLSA team included its Executive Chairman H Roy, Judge, Gauhati High Court,
Budi Habung,District & Session Judge,Yupia and Member Secretary, APSLSA, AK Singh,
Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Bomdila cum Deputy Commissioner, Bomdila
and Deepa Yoka, Advocate/Para legal volunteer, State Legal Services Authority.
District Legal Services Authority, Bomdila was recommended for the best District
Legal Services Authority and Deepa Yoka, Advocate for the Best Para-Legal Volunteer
of the Authority.
Gambling banned in Papum Pare
YUPIA, Oct 28: Papum Pare District Administration today issued an order banning all
kinds of gambling, including dice, striker etc. in public places during this Diwali
under Arunachal Pradesh Public Gambling (Prohibition) Act, 2012.
“Any kind of gambling, including playing of dice, striker etc. in public places is
an punishable offence under the said Act,” the order said.
It also directed all administrative officers not to issue dice/striker permit during
this diwali as practiced earlier, and take all preventive measures to ensure that
any type of gambling does not take place in their administrative jurisdiction, the
order added. DIPRO
Awareness cum animal health camp held at Mechukha
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A one-day awareness-cum-animal health camp was organized at Mechukha
and Dechinthang village by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Basar in
collaboration with Onge Welfare Society, Mechukha on October 26 last.
The camp was attended by progressive farmers from different villages of Mechukha.
Free medicines and kits were distributed to the participants.
During the day-long programme different kinds of animal diseases were discussed and
their preventive measures were demonstrated to the participants.
Dr Doni Jini (scientist), Dr Tolan Kumar Borah, livestock manager, ICAR, Basar was
the resource persons.
People of Parsi Parlo submits memorandum to Mein
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Kurung Kumey district Zilla Parishad Chairperson Sangha Tagik on
behalf of the people of Parsi Parlo circle submitted a memorandum to the PWD, Finance
and Planning Minister Chowna Mein during his recent visit to inaugurate the ADC headquarter
and a Bailey bridge at Patuk.
The demands in the memorandum included declaration of Patuk as an independent ADC
HQ, creation of PWD, PHED, WRD and power sub divisions at Patuk, flood control at
Parsi Parlo, road from Koloriang bridge point to Damin via Parsi-Parlo (Phase (II)
under RIDF scheme of NABARD, approach road from Parsi-Parlo town to Helipad ground
and early payment of the pending bills of the road constructions from coloring bridge
point to Parsi Parlo (Part I) under REDF- XV NABARD.
The ZPC in a release claimed that the minister has assured to look into the demands
within this financial year.
National award to YJ Lego
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Yanung Jamoh Lego, DAO, Anini has been recently conferred with
“Paramparika Vaidya Rathna” national award in recognition of her exemplary health
services to the people of her district in particular and the state in general by
Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Foundation for Revitalisation of Local
health Tradition, Bangalore on the occasion of National Folk Healer Convention from
This is the second time she has been honoured with national award. Earlier. She
was with “Sristi Samman” award in 2008 by Society for Research and Initiatives for
Sustainable Technologies and Institutions at Gujrat University, Ahmedabad, sponsored
by Innovation Foundation of India.
She initiated the work on treatment of people with herbs since 1996. She took initiative
to create public awareness on the use of herbs for better health in various melas,
like Kissan Mela, Siang Darshan at Yingkiong and Pasighat and Brahmaputra mela at
Tezu by organizing various training cum demonstration programmes on medicinal plants
and their uses.
Training on WIFS kicks off at Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Training on Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation programme under
NRHM was today inaugurated by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi at Community
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the WIFS is an important tool to fight
against the iron deficiency anemia of adolescents in the country. He categorically
stated that it was meaningless to born a child who will have impaired physical growth
and poor cognitive development due to iron deficiency anemia. He requested all the
trainees to work sincerely in discharging their assigned duties in implementing WIFS
and also instructed the DMO to furnish the work plan of the programme and ensure
participation of all the trainees.
Dr. Amping Perme SPO gave a briefedabout adolescent health and its importance.
Earlier, Dr. K Perme, DMO highlighted the aims and objective of the WIFS.
H.Bangsia, DD (ICDS), Dr.N Borang, DRCHO proposed also attended.
PR leaders appeal to expedite Basar rape and murder case trial
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The Panchayati Raj leaders and women representatives of Daring
and Basar circles of West Saing district, in a joint representation, have urged the
Chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) to influence
upon the authority concerned for expediting the trial of Basar rape and murder accused.
They urged the chairperson to ensure that the accused is not granted bail under any
circumstances and the culprits are convicted accordingly. It also requested the APSCW
to visit the village to know the ground reality of incident.
It informed that a minor girl from Basar, who went missing from Dari Village on October
11, was found dead near Nyigam Village on October 13 by police. Police arrested four
suspects in this connection for interrogation, they informed.
KKSU demands early completion of road work
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) appealed to the public and panchayat
leaders of Darak to pressurize the executing agency/contractors concerned for early
completion of the road from Darak to Kamba PMGSY road.
The students union claimed that the road portion between Darak to Kamba was lying
in dilapidated condition even after 8-9 years from the tendering. It also alleged
poor quality in construction of culverts.
KSC mourns Namchoom’s death
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Khamti Singpho Council (KSC), the apex body of the Khamti and Singpho
communities, has deeply mourned the demise of Chow Indrajit Nachoom.
“Namchoom was not only a prominent member of the society but also a great personality
of the region. The void created by his death will be difficult to fill,” the society
said in a condolence message.
“Beside a very simple and straightforward man with amiable nature, who had selflessly
served the people with utmost sincerity and dedication, Namchoom was an icon of sports.”
He played Santosh Trophy in 1959 and further excelled in football and went on to
represent India in Youth Asian Soccer Tournament held at Saigon, Vietnam in 1964
under his captaincy. He was always a part of active indoor and outdoor games and
won many trophies to his credits, KSC informed..
While attending the last ritual ceremony of Namchoom on October 28, the Khamti Singpho
Council consoled the members of the bereaved family and extended moral support and
strength in this hour of grief and sorrow.
The Council prayed to almighty “Lord Buddha” to rest the departed soul in eternal
peace in heavenly abode.
Meanwhile, the Council has unanimously decided to appeal the Chief Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh and the President of the Arunachal Football Association to install a statue
of Late Indrajit Namchoom in an appropriate location at the state Capital and introduce
a Running Football Trophy in his name as a symbol of inspiration for the upcoming
Monitoring Committee on Collection of Highway Compensation holds meet
AALO Oct 28: A meeting of Monitoring Committee officially delegated to oversee the
collection of 3.5% from the Highway compensation amount from the beneficiaries by
the office bearers of PAPLOA (Project Affected Private Land Owners Association) was
held under the chairmanship of Kamba Zilla Parishad Member, Gedo Kato at the residence
of Yormi Kato, ASM on October 26 last.
The members present in the meeting touched to the root of the hue and cry arising
out after disbursement of the compensation amount and resolved to reach to a logical
conclusion after threadbare discussion among the gathering.
The Treasurer, PAPLOA submitted the list of 276 beneficiaries from whom 3.5% were
collected amounting to 28, 57,463 . The Treasurer will hand over the said amount
to Chairman Monitoring Committee on or before 10th Nov. 2013. The Chairman will conduct
another meeting after receiving the said amount from the Treasurer of PAPlOA and
start the repayment process to the affected beneficiaries. DIPRO
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: A mass social service was conducted by Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang
Students’ Union (NNSPSU) in the campus of Govt. Hr Sec School, TT Govt College and
Kipa Kache Memorial at Nyapin yesterday. Senior citizens of the area also participated
in the social service.
Participating in the cleanliness drive, Nyapin ADC appreciated the work by the union
and exhorted that they should work only for the welfare of the student community
and should restrain themselves from any anti social activities.
Govt. to establish Model College at Tirap & Longding
CHANGLANG, Oct 28: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today said that the State Government
has decided to set up two new model colleges at Tirap and Longding districts.
“State Government has decided to set up two new Model Colleges at Tirap and Longding
districts,” said the Education Minister while inaugurating the 18th College Week
of Rang-Frah Govt. College here today. Siram said that the present government was
putting more emphasis on education, particularly higher. He assured that the present
shortage of faculty members at RFGC, Changlang and other Govt colleges of the state
will end with the appointment of 94 newly selected Assistant Professors.
He further informed that recruitment of school teachers both Junior and Senior will
be conducted by the APPSC in order to improve the standard of education. The Minister
also informed that stipend for the students has been increased.
Siram asked the students to whole-heartedly participate in extra-curricular activities,
like cultural, literary, games and sports.
Earlier, Siram accompanied by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mossang, Agriculture
and Horticulture, Animal Husbandry Minister Setong Sena, Parliamentary Secretary
Phosum Khimhun visited the upcoming new campus site of the college and asked the
Principal and the executing agency represented by Tadar Tarang, UPO, Changlang to
complete the project as per the requirement of the college.
Mossang stressed the need for establishing more colleges in the state to cater to
the need of growing number of students.
While emphasizing on the need of inclusive growth for the all round development of
the state, he advised the youth to participate in this process with utmost sincerity
and pursue their studies with dedication.
In his speech, Sena said that Changlang district is known for many things for different
persons and advised the students to be sincere, and disciplined while pursuing their
degrees. He also advised the students to look for other avenues of employment like
agri-business, horticulture etc and said that Arunachal Pradesh has immense scope
in these sectors. He further said that the whole world is moving towards the reverse
trend and Arunachal Pradesh will become suppliers of all the organic products in
Khimhun emphasized the need of improving the quality of education and exhorted the
students to strive for their bright future.
While quoting Swami Vivekananda, he advised them to inculcate positive things of
life while pursuing their studies and said that the people of Changlang district
specially the youths have to put extra efforts to compete with other parts of the
Principal of RFG College, Dr. K Megu presented a brief write-up containing a brief
outline of Rang-Frah Govt. College since its establishment in 1996 which included,
the student enrolment from 1996-97 to 2013-14, strength and weaknesses as well as
opportunities and challenges of the institution.
The General Secretary of the College Students’ Union submitted a memoranda to Siram,
Mossang and Khimhun.
PG Tago, Associate Professor and Secretary Staff Council of the college also spoke
on the occasion.
The inaugural function was also attended by Chanchal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner,
Vijay Kumar, Superintendent of Police, all the Heads of Department, govt officers,
public leaders of Changlang.
Centre sanctions 3111 additional houses for Puroiks
NEW DELHI, Oct 28: Union Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned 3111 additional
houses for the Puroik community in Arunachal Pradesh. These include 780 houses in
East Kameng, 331 in Papum Pare and 2000 houses in Kurung Kumey districts under the
Indira Awaas Yojana for the financial year 2013-14. This is over and above the normal
allocation for Arunachal Pradesh.
The information was conveyed to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki by Union RD Minister Jairam
Ramesh during a meeting here today.
The development comes in the wake of constant efforts of the Chief Minister to increase
the allocation for facilitating housing facilities to the backward communities of
the state. The State Government under the leadership of Tuki has been initiating
schemes for achieving social inclusion amongst the backward communities.
The Union Minister has also informed that the Empowered Committee meeting for the
57 road works under PMGSY will be convened on 5th November, 2013 for final consideration/sanction
of these roads out of which 21 roads are in border areas, mostly on Indo China and
Indo Bhutan border.
Tuki has also apprised the Union Minister about the third party monitoring which
has been started for all RD schemes in the state. Also present in the meeting were
General Secretary, AICC (In Charge Arunachal), Luizinho Faleiro and Resident Technical
Adviser to CM K.C Dhimole.
Develop infrastructure along China border: BJP
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded
for construction of all weather defence road from Bamlan village, Hayuliang to the
last border post Chaklagam to properly guard the China border.
Addressing the press persons here today after returning from the party’s recent Sarhad
Ko Pranam Yatra to Anjaw to pay tributes to the martyrs of 1962 Indo-Sino war at
Walong on October 22, State BJP president Tai Tagak claims to have found very poor
defence infrastructure in all the sectors at remote border outpost at Chaklagam.
He informed that the road construction project under PMGSY at Chaklagam is still
unfinished and there was no forward army base camp at Chaklagam. Tagak suggested
for establishment of military forward camps at all vital areas and formulating a
suitable mechanism for high level boundary patrolling. He also suggested for establishing
health centres, schools and improvement of PDS items and power supply in the border
Tagak informed that health and education facilities were very poor while the Haila
Pani Hydel project was lying defunct causing acute power crisis.
The party also claims to have observed lack of coordination among ITBP, Army and
public leaders and only ITBP has been positioned with under-strength.
Tagak quoting local people sources said that more that 200 Chinese soldiers intruded
60 km inside Arunachal Pradesh near Plam-Plam area, just 30 km from Chaglagam, CO
HQ on August 11.
The party also demanded that a war memorial of 1962 Sino-India war should be constructed
at Itanagar in recognition of those brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives while
defending the motherland.
India and China shares about 1080 km border in Arunachal Pradesh alone.
There is circle office, Middle School, Public Health Centre and Govt. Tourist lodge
at Chaklagam. The last post is at Tashi Tara which about 94 km from Chaglagam.
Meanwhile, Tagak informed that the another objective of the party’s ‘Yatra’ was to
collect iron/tools used by farmers to use in the construction of the statue of Iron
Man of India Sardar Vallabhai Patel at Gujarat, a dream project of Narendra Modi.
Dr. Moily to attend
NEW DELHI, Oct 28: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr. M Veerappa Moily
will attend the Vikas Rally to be organized at Itanagar on November 16 next to highlight
and introspect on the development achievements of the Congress Government in the
state. The Rally will also mark the commemoration of two years of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki in office. He had assumed office of the Chief Minister on November 1,
Dr. Moily will also lay the foundation of a Nursing College at Itanagar. The Nursing
College would be established as part of the CSR activities of the PSUs under the
Union Petroleum Ministry.
Luizinho Faleiro, Ex CM Goa, CWC Member and General Secretary AICC, JD Selam, Union
Minister of State for Finance, Ranee Narah, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs,
Raj Babbar, MP and Spokesperson AICC will be among the host of dignitaries to attend
Senior officials from Planning Commission, North Eastern Council, Union Ministries
and PSUs are also expected to participate in the Rally in addition to various dignitaries
of the State Government.
Earlier, in a meeting with Dr. Moily at New Delhi today Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
urged the Union Minister to provide increased allocations of petrol pumps and gas
connections in the remote areas of the state.
While mentioning that the thrust on development projects covering major sectors like
Hydropower, Roads etc has increase the fuel demands even in remote areas of the state
and this has necessitated the increased allocation.
Dr. Moily assured Tuki that he would look into the matter and push for some allocations
at the earliest.
No misuse of fund, clarifies PWD
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: While reacting to the news item about allegation of misuse of fund
meant for legislative assembly project, the Executive Engineer (EE) Capital Division-A,
PWD, Itanagar in a press release today clarified that slow progress of work is entirely
due to sheer negligence of contractor in mobilizing adequate resources for expediting
the work, despite release of payment in time.
“The project was entrusted to PWD in July, 2007 by the Legislative Assembly Secretariat
and the work was awarded to the contractor, after the finalization of site on 03/04/2009
and the site was formally taken over by the contractor on 25/08/2009 with a project
duration of 24months and the building was supposed to be completed by 24/08/2011.
But from the day one, the contractor has miserably failed to mobilize adequate resources
and machineries to expedite the progress of the work at site,” stated the EE.
Further he added, “Various clauses of the contract was not adhered too, instead the
Technical Partner of the project M/s P Bhaskar Reddy, Secundarabad, Andhra Pradesh
has recuse/withdrawn from the project as Technical Partner, which compelled the department
to refer the matter to the government headed by then Chief Minister, late Dorjee
Khandu, for rescind of the contract on 23/03/2010.”
“The state Government in turn took the matter to cabinet and decided that the same
contractor shall execute the work with the original terms and conditions of the contract
by appointing a new technical partner. Thereafter, a new technical partner called
M/s Lotus Construction Company, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh was roped in and
was made the new technical partner. The progress made thereafter was also not satisfactorily
and the payment was made as per the progress achieved at site. Besides this, the
consultancy payment of 140.00 Lacs and 683.73 lacs were made for the procurement
of steel and cement for the project, he clarified.
The EE further clarified that only 2762.59 lakh has been released by legislative
assembly secretariat till date.
“The alleged reason of non release of payment is an excuse to cover up own misdeeds
in the project. The claimed pending bill of 6.98 crore is imaginary and arbitrarily
in nature which holds no ground for consideration of payment. As such, the claim
of the contractor is misguiding. Therefore, there is no question of misuse of the
fund meant for the Assembly building construction as alleged by the contractor,”
continued the EE.
Administration cracks whip on erring traders
PASIGHAT, Oct 28: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava along with ADC
Rajesh Panyang, officers of Legal Metrology and task-force committee comprising HoDs
on Sunday cracked the whip on erring traders in the main market of Pasighat including
vegetable, fish and meat market areas.
On getting a whiff of the wrong practices, the raid was conducted by the administration.
The team of officers observed that many traders were indulging in malpractices to
cheat the consumers.
According to Legal Metrology sources, many traders, including local rice and vegetable
seller were violating weights and measures rules and some of them were delivering
the consumers less weight than that of specified quantity.
The chairman of the task-force SDO (Jud) T Pada and Assistant Controller (LM&CA)
KP Tago inspected many weighing machines and cautioned to initiate stern action against
the traders, who violated rules.
According to Legal Metrology sources, many vegetable sellers were using unverified
weights and instruments and local rice sellers use tina/pua system which is actually
very less than 15 Kgs. At meat market raw fleshes were selling without certifying
by veterinary officers.
Taking serious note, the DC directed the legal metrology authority to take action
against the violators. She appealed to the consumers to pay exact price as fixed
by the administration or MRPs printed by the producers/companies, no matter where
it is sold or served. They should ensure that essential goods selling at specified
rates and quantities and follow the weights and measures rules to avoid penalty in
future, she advised.
Later, the team visited the new fish-meat market in 2-Mile area where the present
market will be shifted on November 1 next. DIPRO
DHS organizes health awareness camp at Pakoti
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The District Health Society, East Kameng in collaboration with
PHC Pakoti and PRI members of Pakoti and Mebua GPCs conducted a day-long health awareness
camp at Pakoti village on October 26. The Information, Education and Communication
(IEC) campaign covered vector borne diseases, including Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis
and Dengue, and leprosy and Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD).
Dr. Kapu Sopin, MO in-charge of Pakoti PHC highlighted the aims and objectives of
the awareness programme in the light of the various sicknesses endemic to the district,
such as Malaria and its possible vulnerability to others such as Japanese Encephalitis
Elucidating on Hansen’s disease or Leprosy, Dr. Sopin talked about its prevalence
and its signs and symptoms. He advocated for immediate consultation of doctors in
the case of symptoms, like hypo-pigmentation, itch-less single or multiple patches
with loss of sensation on limbs, face, trunk or body, as early detection aids complete
Dr. Dirang Pizi, District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Officer (DVBDCPO)
clarified various misconceptions about Malaria. Colorfully tracing the history of
the cure for Malaria by Ronald Ross in South Africa, he underlined that female anopheles
mosquitoes, and not air, water or food caused Malaria. He went on to explain the
strategies to be adopted for combating mosquitoes, both at the larval stage (such
as chemically treating stagnant water bodies) and adult stage (such as large scale
spray, repellents and mosquito nets).
Dr. Pizi similarly introduced the lesser known, but equally grave Dengue and Japanese
Encephalitis to the village audience. Describing the symptoms of three diseases,
he advised the gathering to seek medical attention without any delay in case of suspected
Dr. Khoda Tada while talking on Iodine Deficiency Disorders explained about the importance
and role of iodine in growth and development of a person. He informed the public
that iodine, found in rocks and seas, is naturally scarce in hilly regions due to
surface run-off of water. This is compounded by the dietary habits in the Himalayan
region (consumption of food items such as maize, bamboo shoot, finger millet), which
leads to depletion of iodine from the body, thus leading to prevalence of the disorder
in places like Arunachal Pradesh. The disorder, he explained, is manifested in spontaneous
abortion of foetus, mental under-development, cretinism and goitre.
To combat IDD, he advocated the use of iodised salt and consumption of iodine-rich
food, including dairy products. A demonstration to ascertain the presence of iodine
in commercially available salt was carried out.
Dr. Nyagi Geiyi, District Medical officer, East Kameng appreciated the public and
panchyat leaders for their active participation in the programme. He also lauded
the medical team of PHC, Pakoti, which he declared as one of the better-run in the
He advised the public to identify land for the future expansion of medical infrastructure.
Underlining the role of ASHAs, he exhorted the people to avail of schemes such as
JananiSishuYojana for pregnant and expecting mothers.
Later, he gave away the prizes to the winners of essay writing competition on ‘’Iodine
Deficiency Disorder and its Prevention’’.
Takam Nicholas, CO Seppa, appreciated the medical team as well as the public of the
Pakoti and surrounding areas for their initiatives and encouraging responses to the
He advised the gathering to put into practice the suggestions of the speakers.
Four hundred numbers of mosquito nets were distributed among the villagers and students.
The logistics for the programme was managed by Rohit Bayang, ASM Pakoti and Mefe
Tai, Gram Chairperson, Pakoti.
PRI leaders, Gaon Buras, ASHAs, teachers and students of Govt. Sec. School, Pakoti
and Govt. Middle School, Mebua and general public attended the camp.
Pre-Si-Donyi celebrated in Shillong
SHILLONG, Oct 28: Like previous years, Pre Si-Donyi festival was celebrated in a
grand matter at Shillong attended by students from different tribes and communities
from North East, including Arunachal Pradesh, studying in Shillong.
Attending the festival as Chief Guest Tagin Cultural Society Secretary General Lardik
Kare highlighted about the origin of festival which is celebrated every year in January
for welfare and prosperity of the people. Rituals are performed to appease Si (Earth)
and Donyi(Sun) Gods.
Highlighting about origin of Tagin tribes and their challenges, he said that though
a later starter, Tagins have been able made tremendous progress in all fronts, including
education, social, political, economics.
He appealed to the students to participate in festivals of others which provides
a platform not only to exchange culture to know each other better but also foster
unity and brotherhood among them.
He urged the student community to invite more people from different tribes in such
occasions for better understanding of the society.
All Tagin Students’ Uion (ATSU) president Raju Malling, who attended the programme
as a guest of honour appreciated the students for organizing the festival so smoothly
to promote their culture and traditions outside the state.
He also urged the student to maintain unity and brotherhood among the fellow students.
Various cultural and sports competitions, such as ‘tug of war’, volleyball etc. were
organized among the students (both boys and girls) of different colleges as part
of the celebration. Later, prizes were distributed to the winners by the chief guest
and guest of honour.
Other attractions of the celebration were cultural items presented by troupes from
different tribes and community with their tradition attire.
Students from Tagin tribes presented their popular local traditional dance Konyiboker.
Later, a fashion show was organized showcasing the traditional costume of Tagins.
The meritorious students of different department were also felicitated on the occasion.
Earlier, the festival began with singing of “Gite Loda”of Si Donyi by the participating
Pamphlets containing the mythology of Si Donyi were distributed among the participants.
The celebration concluded with a community feast attended by more than 500 students
in the premises of Arunachal Boys Hostel.
BDO office at Kora demanded
RUKSIN, Oct 28: The people of Koyu and Kora circles under Nari-Koyu constituency
have demanded the rural development authority for establishment a full-fledged BDO
office covering the two backward circles.
Koyu-Kora area located on a hilly terrain 45 km west of Pasighat has no direct road
connectivity with Nari HQ due to which the people of the area have to travel a long
distance of 130 km via Ruksin through NH 52 in Assam to reach Nari headquarters.
The local people feel the necessity of a separate and full-fledged Block Development
officer for expediting implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes such
as MGNREGA, IAY and SRSY besides other rural development projects.
Koyu EAC headquarters with more than 4,000 populations was established 20 years ago.
Later on, another Circle Office was established at Korang. The area bereft of any
small scale industry is blessed with sufficient agri-horti produce besides natural
Newly elected Koyu ZPM, Takir Kakki, who is taking up the communication problems
before the state government, said their demand for establishment of craft industry
at Nari-Seren and Koyu-Kora area is still unheard by the authority concerned.
On the other hand, Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii has been tirelessly moving different
ministries for development of DIC craft centre, Veterinary Hospital, Development
office for Agriculture and Horticulture, construction of medical quarters besides
taking up other developmental issues.
Dabii recently submitted a memorandum to the Minister for Rural Development demanding
establishment of a separate BDO office at Koyu-Kora area at the earliest. He also
moved the state's Power Minister and sought sanction for electrification of the newly
set up Tojo village under Seren circle besides creation of post of electric lineman
for smooth power supply service.
NABARD organizes awareness prog on Commodity Future Market
TEZU, Oct 28: Heavy dependence on powerful trade cartels or the middlemen robs farmer
of their real profit, especially in remote areas like Arunachal where poor road infrastructure
and lack of proper storage facilities translates to high cost.
To do away with such losses, the concept of Commodity futures market was introduced
to the local farmers of Lohit district during a 1-day awareness programme held for
Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) and farmers in Mekailiang village today.
The awareness programme was organized by the NABARD consultancy services Pvt. Ltd.
(NABCONS) in association with a local NGO Amik Matai Society (AMS), Tezu.
Generating awareness among the farmers and other stakeholders about the economic
functions and benefits of the commodity futures market has been one of the major
activities of the Forward Market Commission (FMC), informed Kamal Roy, Assistant
General Manager, NABARD. The FMC is a body under the Department of Economic Affairs,
Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
The main objective of the commodity market is to provide centralized market place
where farmers can sell their commodities to those who wish to use them for manufacturing
or consumption, and where producers and consumers can conveniently meet.
Apart from emphasizing the utility of the markets, the awareness programme also educated
the participants on how to participate in the market, the precautions to be taken,
and the use of information generated by the market in their decision making process.
According to a study by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), the growth
of commodity futures markets in India has helped farmers dismantle powerful trading
cartels in potato and mentha (mint) oil. It has also helped farmers take more broad-based
decision on production, storage and marketing of farm produce, informed Roy.
In order to make the concept of commodity futures trading clearer to the farmers,
a movie on “Kal Ki Soch” was shown to the participants.
AMS representative Ruzing Bellai talked on the role of NABARD and various developmental
activities undertaken by the bank for the benefit of the farmers, SHG members and
unemployed tribal youths in the agriculture and rural development sector.
He opined that the efficient functioning of the commodity futures market warrants
active participation of physical market stakeholders.
This would enable it to serve as a meaningful and effective platform for price discovery
and price risk management and provide significant economic inputs to the physical
market players, especially farmers, to support their production and marketing relating
decision making process.
Debate Competition on Environmental Awareness organized for Collegians
AALO, Oct, 28: A debate competition on environmental awareness for college students
of Donyi Polo College Kamki and SFS Aalo was organized by the Gomar Foundation, an
NGO, in collaboration with Aalo Forest Division, at SFS College Aalo. The debate
competition was part of the week-long College Week celebration of SFS College which
got off to colorful start today.
Altogether 12 students from both the colleges took part in the debate competition.
Attending the program, Nyali Ete, Divisional Forest Officer, Aalo said that Gomar
Foundation is an NGO which keeps its focus and thrust in educational sector while
launching series of activities ever since its inception to come out for the cause
The environment in which we live today is at stake and healthy environment and healthy
living cannot be thought of without generating awareness for a conducive living today.
The global warming, natural calamities, dwindling of greeneries and drying of the
natural sources of water are the offshoots of man made disasters which needs to be
addressed in a focused manner, he said.
He exhorted the participants to share their wisdom and knowledge at their level so
as to generate consciousness on this burning issue among the young generation adding
what matter most is participation not the win or loss in the competition.
Outlining the importance of the debate, the Principal of the college said that the
topic of debate assumes special significance on the present day context and expressed
her satisfaction on sponsoring it as the first event of the week-long college week
Yapi Lollen from Jhony Rakyor from DPDC and Kenter Rina from SFS, Sister Lucy from
SFS baged the first, second and third positions respectively in the competition.
Blood donation camp cum motivational talk on Voluntary Blood Donation
ITANAGAR, Oct 28: Vivekananda Yuva Shakti in association with Arunachal Pradesh State
AIDS control Society organized a blood donation cam cum motivational talk on voluntary
blood donation at RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar today.
Dr. Joram Begi, Director of Higher & Technical Education, GoAP and also the Pranth
Pramukh of VKV in Arunachal Pradesh attended the function as the chief guest and
lauded noble and philanthropic efforts by the youth brigade of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti
and encouraged them to carry forward the noble work.
Swami Chinmayananda , one of the senior most monk of RK Mission Math and who has
been associated with the RK Mission in Arunachal Pradesh for the past 45 years, especially
in the field of education as a special invitee spoke on the role of youth in nation
APSACS Deputy Director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabam Budh sensitized the participants
on voluntary blood donation through PowerPoint presentation.
Jeke Ramesh, Chairman, Vivekananda Yuva Shakti highlighted the various activities
taken up by his organization to promote brotherhood and create communal harmony in
the tribal society of Arunachal Pradesh.
Also present on the occasion were Swamijis from RK Mission Hospital, Dr. Phasang
Sona, MD (Path), Blood Bank officer, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun, Dr. S
Choudhary, Blood Bank Officer, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Dony Taying, Consultan
A blood donation camp was held to mark the observation of the National Voluntary
Blood Donation Day.
Tacho inaugurates new circle office building
ANINI, Oct 28: Urban Development, Town Planning and Fisheries Minister Rajesh Tacho
has inaugurated the new circle office building at Mipi constructed on October 26
in presence of Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso, Circle Officer Nikita Panggam, PRI
leaders, GBs and general public of the circle.
Later, addressing a public meeting, the Minister urged the PRI members to involve
public in all developmental activities so that transparent, cordial and conducive
working environment is maintained. He also urged public to extend cooperation to
the Govt. officers and officials in all Govt. activities to ensure proper and coordinated
functioning of Govt. machineries and also to ensure successful implementation of
various Govt.’s flagship programmes, developmental projects and schemes in the district.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner appealed every inhabitants of the circle
to be responsible in safeguarding Govt. properties as their own. Further, dwelling
in length about Govt.’s various ongoing Health and Hygiene programmes, the DC advocated
for cleanliness in the village, individual households, office surroundings as clean
and tidy surroundings ensures safe and secure environment for every one of us to
lead a health living/life.
GB and PRI members also spoke on the occasion.
A public memorandum was also submitted to the Minister by Mipi ASM Enopi Mipi. DIPRO