PDS scam – an eye opener to INC misrule: Yomso
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The unprecedented arrest of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang,
who is the senior most Congress Party leader in Arunachal Pradesh by a Congress government,
is a glaring proof of the corrupt governance of the party in Arunachal Pradesh, said
Mongol Yomso, national general secretary of the Nationalist Youth Congress.
It is evident that the corruption level has reached such a level and extent that
it is so all pervasive that it involves even a senior and veteran leader like Gegong
Apang. Otherwise, how else can one explain, a Congress government arresting its own
senior most leader who has been the doyen of the Party in Arunachal Pradesh, Yomso
said in a release.
He further said the implication and arrest of Apang is a testimony that Congress
does not have moral right to rule the state. The incident has also vindicated NCP’s
allegations of malpractices and misappropriations by the State government in execution
and implementation of various schemes and development projects, he added.
It is also surprising that the government singled out Apang to arrest, whereas it
is given to understand that he is a mere witness in the PDS scam case, not a prime
accused. The big question is why the other people implicated in the scam has not
been summoned and arrested? Why the government is shielding them and for what reason?
The Special Investigation Cell (SIC) Superintendent of Police (SP) M S Chauhan gave
a statement that Apang was arrested on basis of material evidences and statement
of co-accuses, then it is necessary on the part of state government to publicise
these evidences and the detail of other accuses, he emphatically said.
The NCP youth leader said the state government should let know the names of all the
people who have been implicated in the list of 40 people in connection with the
PDS Scam. The people of Arunachal Pradesh have a right to know, after all the embezzled
funds were meant for the poor people, not for filling the pockets of few people,
How else will one explain the meteoric growth of wealth of few people (a growth rate
that probably even beats the fastest growing company in the world) in a matter few
years? How else will one explain few people from nothing, acquiring several crores
in a span of 2-3 years in a place like Arunachal Pradesh where there is no industry
of any significance, he questioned.
The NYC strongly condemned this corrupt governance of the Congress in Arunachal
Pradesh, he said while adding that the “malpractice of the Congress government is
also apparent from the way the SIC have been constituted. To handle such a sensitive
and important investigation, it has appointed officers whose integrity and character
are a suspect as their career records reflects”. The release stated that M S Chauhan,
SP ( SIC) was suspended earlier in his career by a Congress government. Now, why
a Congress government handpicked such an officer with such service record and appointed
him as a key officer for such an important case, the Nationalist Youth Congress questioned
and said that it smells of foul play and reflects the casual attitude of the Congress
government towards such an important case having large public ramification. ‘Moreover,
the release said the Congress government’s insensitivity toward one of the important
and biggest communities of Arunachal Pradesh, the Adi Community, was also shown very
clearly by the manner in which a very senior and veteran leader hailing from the
community was treated so ignominiously by two public servants. The Congress government
of Dorjee Khandu has violated the sentiment and deeply hurt the pride of the Adi
people. It is apparent that Congress party seemed to be either not bothered or forgotten
the tribal ethos, values and norms of Arunachal Pradesh. They seemed to believe in
the authoritarian, dictatorial and feudalistic practices. Nationalist Youth Congress
is deeply anguished by the lack of sensitivity of the state government and condemned
it in the strongest terms,’ the release said.
The Congress government in the state also seemed to have forgotten that India follows
a cabinet system of governance where the cabinet shares collective reasonability
of governance. Most of the people who were part of the then cabinet of Apang are
still in the current government. What about their collective responsibility? Are
they not answerable for the state of affair leading to the PDS scam? The people of
Arunachal Pradesh need to ask this hard question to them.
Most importantly, why is the state government reluctant in handing over the investigation
to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The people of Arunachal Pradesh need
to ask this question and the state government headed by Khandu is morally bound to
reply them. I for one, strongly demand inquiry by CBI, Yomso said.
He strongly appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to wake up if they want to
see a better Arunachal Pradesh. Nationalist Youth Congress will continuously pursue
this matter to its logical conclusion, he concluded.
Assam Govt assures to lift economic blockade
Peace parley on boundary skirmishes held at Guwahati
GUWAHATI, Aug 27: Assam government has assured its Arunachal counterpart that economic
blockade imposed against people of Tirap district will be lifted with immediate effect.
This was disclosed after ministerial level peace meeting between Assam and Arunachal
over boundary dispute held in Assam capital ended with a positive note.
Ever since skirmishes broke out in Russa villages under Tirap district on 14th August,
relation between two states has gone from bad to worse. Economic blockade imposed
by Assam based organizations against people of Tirap district further inflamed the
volatile situation. Even various peace meeting held between citizens of two states
also could not yield desired result.
Today’s peace meeting held in a cordial atmosphere has managed to calm down the tense
atmosphere with both sides willing to talk peace. Arunachal peace delegation lead
by Finance Minister Setong Sena included home commissioner Tajom Taloh, IGP AVK Singh,
Parliamentary secretary Thangwang Wangham, advisor to chief minister Tame Phassang
and social activist Bamang Tago. Assam side led by revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar
Barman included health minister Himanta Bishwa Sharma, Law minister Pranab Gogoi,
Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, Excise Minister Gautam Rai and principal secretary
home and border Subhas C Das.
Later in a press briefing inside Assam Secretariat, both side informed about various
steps being taken during the meeting to bring in normalcy.
As a first step towards normalizing situation, in the meeting it was decided that
bunkers erected by Arunachal police in the area between Charaipung and Teok River
will be removed immediately. From now the area will be jointly patrolled by both
Assam and Arunachal police till situation turns normal. While Arunachal police will
have right to patrol in Wanchu villages, Assam police will patrol in tea garden areas.
To avoid any misunderstanding between two police forces, local commanders will constantly
remain in touch and if needed they will exchange wireless sets for better communication.
Arunachal government promised to take necessary steps to stop public display of arms
by Arunachalee villagers of the area. On their part, Assam government pledged to
work towards lifting economic blockade in the interest of both side. Every possible
step will be taken to lift blockade, Assam government assured. Assam Govt also
assured to withdraw additional police force deployed in boundary area after Aug 14
Meeting also decided to take strong action against any militant activity in the area
and no extortion of money or display of arms will be tolerated. Addressing the presspersons
of Assam and Arunachal, Finance Minister Setong Sena urged them to show restrain
while covering this boundary dispute. “I request press persons to help in restoring
normalcy. People of Assam and Arunachal have lived peacefully since time immemorial.
We should not let one incident harm the beautiful relation shared between wonderful
people of two states,” said Setong Sena. Assam Health Minister Himanta Bishwa Sharma,
who also addressed media said, “With this meeting we hope peace will prevail soon.
Now we will wait for Supreme Court appointed boundary commission to come out with
some solution in the future.”
With this peace parley, both side hoped that soon situation will return to normal
along the border.
Committee demands fresh memorandum on Subansiri Upper hydel project
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Joint Action Committee of 2000 MW Subansiri Upper Hydro Electric
Project (SUHEP) had demanded the Chief Minister for preparation of fresh MOA to incorporate
genuine points which are not reflected on the present MOA.
In a 14-point memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister yesterday committee said
that the proposed height of the dam should be reduced to half for production of
1000 MW only. Justifying its demand the memorandum said 75 per cent of Taliha and
Payeng, 25 per cent of Gusar and 10 per cent of Siyum Circle’s residential area
and cultivable land will be submerged under water if the dam with proposed height
is executed. Moreover there will be no land for rehabilitation and cultivation
for the displaced people. Apart from mentioned 7 villages, around 50 other villages
are feared to be affected by the project which must be included as affected villages.
Even the villages in the immediate vicinity of the project site such as Rading
and Menga village on right bank of Subansiri river have not been mentioned in the
MoA, the memorandum said adding that it indicates insincerity and the lack of concern
for the welfare of the affected people by the State Government and the company.
The committee, however, said that Chief Minister agreed to some of points of the
memorandum like establishment of Degree College, CHC (Community Health Centre). KSK
Energy Ventures Ltd will look into the some grievances mentioned the memorandum,
while rest of the points will be taken up as per power policy of the state Govt,
the committee further informed.
Society demands arrest of all accused in PDS scam
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Parang Pare Welfare Society (PPWS) has strongly reacted to
the arrest of veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister Gegong Apang.
It is disheartening that the former Chief Minister was arrested without issuing notice
or arrest warrant; the society said and added that procedure of arrest has created
confusion in the mind of people and created doubt against the investigating officer.
It seems the action was taken with vested interest by the investigation officer
just to demoralize the former CM which in some extent tarnished the image of the
Congress Govts at Centre and state, the society said.
The society in a release today demanded that officers and others involved in the
PDS scam should be arrested and name of all the accused in the scam should be made
The Society in one way appreciated the initiative as an eye opener for the people
of the state, but while doing so, the investigation process must be equal to every
one for those allegedly involved in the PDS scam. Urging all to ponder upon the present
situation created with the arrest of veteran leaders, the Society said the procedure
adopted by investigation officer was uncalled for. The society further said “It
is understood that SP SIC M S Chauhan had created certain problems wherever he was
posted in the past.”
The Society called upon the HC to handover the case to CBI to unravel the truth ‘since
Chauhan’s integrity is doubtful.” The Society also urged upon both the state and
Central Govts not to release the PDS pending bills until the investigation is completed.
AdiSU bandh passes off peacefully
PASIGHAT, Aug 27: The 24 hour bandh called by AdiSU and All East Siang District Students
Union (AESDSU) passed off peacefully except stone pelting at Pasighat market and
damage of window of City bus (APST) at Rani Village.
The bandh had no impact in the circles and subdivisions of East Siang. However,
public transport system was badly affected at the district head quarter Pasighat.
Function of Govt. offices and educational institutions were normal despite disruption
of vehicular movement in Pasighat. Shops downed their shutters in the morning in
and around Pasighat market. However police and district administration prompted the
shopkeepers to open their shops in the afternoon. Students, patients and general
public had to face hardships due to disruption of vehicular movements at Pasighat.
Eleven activists of the bandh was arrested and detained by the police for violation
of prohibitory order. After arrest of the eleven activists which included a former
ASM and a former general secretary AAPSU, about hundred numbers of bandh supporters
consisting of students of JNC, some villagers mostly from Sille-Oyan circle proceeded
from JNC campus to secure release of detainees from police station but they were
stopped a few meter away from the police station. They protestors shouted slogans
against the state government, district administration and police. Finally detainees
were let off at about 8.50 pm on furnishing of an undertaking by the President and
General secretary of AdiSU and President AESDSU to the effect that the members would
not indulge in unlawful and illegal activities and execution of Personal Recognition
(PR) Bonds by the detainees.
Meanwhile, the DM Onit Panyang told the media that the bandh was declared illegal
and section 144Cr PC was imposed one day ahead to prevent unlawful activities and
damage of public properties as experienced during the bandh calls of AdiSU in the
past. Panyang emphasized that the bandh was unlawful and unwanted as AdiSU and AESDSU
were informed about the meeting being convened by the Power minister with the CM
at Itanagar tentatively on 7th September next where the ministers and MLAs of three
Siang districts, representatives of AdiSU and AESDSU, Dam affected people and other
people connected with the issue would attend.
Meanwhile, Pro-dam supporters of Pangin and Rottung area came out against the bandh
Introduction of new education policy creates confusion
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Abolition of admission fee from class I to VIII under Right To
Education (RTE) that too without making any alternative arrangement by the State
government has adversely affected the normal functioning of various schools, observed
West Siang district unit of Arunachal Teachers Association.
The newly introduced Continuous Comprehensive Education in schools has created confusion
among teachers as the first assessment examination under the new education policy
is scheduled in April-May which is a vacation period, the ATA unit, which toured
various schools under West Siang district recently and held meetings and interacted
with colleague teachers, observed. The ATA team, in its meeting at Tirbin, also discussed
various chronic problems faced by the schools, such as shortage of NCERT textbooks,
primary and computer teachers, classrooms, deduction in quantity of rice for Mid
Day Meal, frequent transfer of teachers etc. and demanded the authorities concerned
for immediate redressal of their grievances. It also demanded that students’ stipend
should be routed through ADEOs.
Other demands included grant of maintenance and school development fund to various
educational institutes, regular payment of salary to SSA teachers and their service
regularization as and when posts are fallen vacant.
Mother Teresa remembered on her birth centenary
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Local MLA Techi Kaso greeted Missionaries of Charity Sisters (MC)
on the occasion of birth centenary of Mother Teresa at Good Shepherd Public School,
Joining the celebration of birth centenary along with 2000 faithful, Kaso said that
it is a golden opportunity for him to get a chance to pay homage to Mother Teresa
on her 100th birthday. He donated some money towards hundreds of motherless children
being looked after by MC Sisters at Naharlagun and other parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union presented a memento to Kaso MLA for his ability
to read the pulse of the down trodden. They also donated cash for MC Sisters in recognition
to their untiring services rendered to the people of the state, especially poorest
of the poor. They also placed a proposal to the local representative to name the
Papu Hapa road as Mother Teresa Road for all purposes.
So far, four Arunachalees have joined the MC and have become full-fledged nuns and
brothers in the Mother Teresa Congregation. They are now serving in different parts
of world and India.
Sister Bengia, one of the MC nuns, called for more and more Arunachalee to join with
her in her mission and become nuns and monks to serve the people of the state.
Rt. Rev. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar Presided over the Eucharistic Celebrations
along with the faithful, public leaders and Good shepherd Public School children.
The children of Holy Cross School Nyokum Lapang presented a beautiful dance in honor
of Blessed Mother Teresa.
Later, Kaso distributed prizes to students of Good Shepherd Public School for Essay
competition on Mother Teresa.
FGA exposure visit ends
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: A two-day exposure trip for the people of Mechuka and Koyu circles
ended at Rubdi village of Lower Subansiri in Ziro-II area today. The exposure trip
was organized by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) for the groups participating
in the project entitled “Identifying Best Practices to Empower Arunachal Families”.
The visiting community members were impressed by the voluntary works of the women
groups in Yachuli area, notably in Rubdi and Kuch-Kuth villages. The group from East
and West Siang assured that they will work for the welfare of their villagers with
Tajir Kakki, Head Gaon Bura of Kakki village in East Siang said the works of FGA
in their area has brought about lots of changes. The same thing is happening in Yachuli
area as well, he said. The women from the villages around Mechuka were inspired by
the wet rice cultivation system of the Apatanis and decided to start similar system
of cultivation in Mechuka since they have abundant water and similar climate as Ziro.
The participants from three communities shared their achievements and challenges
they face while working with FGA since the last two years. The FGA project aimed
to build the capacity of the disadvantaged sections of the community.
The team participating in the exposure trip was led by Pura Aiya, Project Coordinator
and the Project Supervisors from Mechuka, Koyu and Yachuli.
Awareness campaign on health & sanitation launched
TEZU, Aug 27: Lohit district administration on August 25 launched a month-long campaign
to sensitize people about the importance of using safe drinking water, hygienic living
The campaign initiated by Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma, is being conducted by
IPR department in collaboration with PHE/Medical departments. Its primary focus is
on health and sanitation, which assumes significance in the district because of poor
hygienic and health practices of the people.
Documentary films “Chodo Kalki Baate” and “Safai Mein Bhalai” are being screened
during the programmes to raise awareness. With Hindi as the medium, the film stresses
on hygienic and healthy living practices of people besides explaining ways of protection
against malaria, water-borne disease and need of improving existing living practices
of the local communities by constructing sanitary latrines, separate pigsty and use
of low-cost filters etc.
Beside distributing pamphlets on education, immunization and health issues, the team
will explain the objectives elaborately by displaying models and posters of low-cost
sanitary latrines, safe drinking water, prevention methods against malaria and adult
education programmes in villages.
It may be mentioned that many villagers especially of interior regions of district
fall victim to rampant malaria and water-borne diseases during summer season mainly
because of lack of awareness about preventive measures. Considering this factor the
Lohit District Administration has been endeavouring to create adequate awareness
among people on these basic issues since last two years by organizing mass sensitization
programmes in the district. Launching the campaign, K.C. Das Asstt. Engineer (PHE),
Tezu Sub-Division & Jogin Tamai Political Asstt., DC Office, Tezu explained about
the need of healthy and hygienic living practices and proper use of safe drinking
water; Sanitary latrines.
All the villages of Tezu Sadar Circle will be covered in month-long programme.
The Deputy Commissioner, Lohit has also urged all the out post Administrative Officers
to carry out similar awareness programme in their respective jurisdiction to create
massive awareness on above issues. DIPRO
Tirap students distributes ration in boundary areas
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: A team of All Tirap Students’ Union’ led by president Somwang Homcha
Lowang visited the trouble-torn Kamkuh-Russa villages and distributed essential commodities
like rice, salt, medicine etc among the affected. While demanding the Centre, the
state governments of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for solving the Inter-State
boundary dispute immediately, ATSU appealed AASU to lift the economic blockade because
such kind of tactics serves no purpose but harass people, the release added.
There was acute shortage of ration items and other essential commodities. Even there
was no medical (First Aid) team for the people and police personnel as well, said
an ATSU release. Describing the grim situation tprevailing in those areas, the team
claimed that the entire area are deserted. Houses were found locked and; what we
came across were few youths with anxious faces, the release said.
“When we sat down for a short conversation with Tirap SP and two of his colleague
SPs at Kamkuh-Russa, few students’ leaders and Chief of Russa accompanied us. After
brief conversation, we have come to know that there were no local media penetration
and representatives of the state Government accepting Home Minister Tako Dabi’s last
visit. Surprisingly, many of the representatives of Tirap are yet to visit the affected
area. On the other hand, Assam’s cabinet ministers, DIG, Commissioners, SPs, Pro-talk
ULFA, students, public leaders etc. are frequently visiting the affected area, the
“However, amidst such a brewing tension, we have seen friendly hands waving towards
us from Assam police bunkers. We were surprised by the gesture. If all are putting
efforts to solve the boundary problem then why situation is worsening day by day?
Are citizen of this twin state not Indian? If yes, why central Govt. is still mum
on the issue and why are they letting us ruin decades old cordial relationship between
the two neighbouring states?, the release said.
Sensitization Workshop on Urban risk reduction
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: One day Sensitization Workshop on Urban risk reduction programme
was conducted at ATI, Naharlagun today by City Deputy Commissioner.
Speaking on the occasion, City Deputy Commissioner Dr. S B Deepak Kumar urged the
participants to take appropriate measures and steps while constructing buildings
etc thereby reducing the risk of disaster. He further urged all to maintain the drainage
system clean within their duelling house so that it could not create havoc during
Deputy Director, RR&DM Christine Wanglat overview the concept of the new progamme
Urban Risk reduction. She also elaborated the concept and theory of Risk and its
Later, SE,PWD, Basar Er. A.Lego, explain the details of Earthquake Resistance & Safe
Structural buildings and also presented a demo of building methods and also shown
the resultant negligence of buildings taking examples of recent Tibet earthquake.
He further have a interactive session/ discussion on the identification of Risks
areas in Itanagar and Naharlagun.
All India School Education Survey
Ziro,Aug 27: The District Survey Unit constituted for accomplishing the survey activities
relating to 8th All India School Education Survey, 2010 in Lower Subansiri district
conducted a training programme at Ziro-I, Yachuli-II and Raga for block and town
level education officers, principals, headmasters, teachers and other officials to
be engaged in data collection and their manual scrutiny from August 23 to 26, according
to an official release.
8th AISES aims to describe the current status of school education system at different
level with respect to access, enrollment, participation in school process and to
assess the impact of SSA in the country and to find out deficiencies in various interventions.
At Ziro phase of the campaign, DDSE cum DSO Mallo Yam Gollo pointed out the importance
of survey work and the data generated thereof. She advised the officials and respondents
to co-ordinate at different level and execute the survey activities in the district
in an efficient and effective way to provide complete and error free data for better
planning and management of educational schemes.
The District Project co-coordinator (Survey) Padi Tylang who is assisting with DSO
to ensure the data collection as well as entry and uploading of error free data in
the software, extended operational support for successful completion of training
programme and the resource support for filling up of all type of survey tools along
with the training of officials for survey activities was extended by Sh. Umesh.
Action plan chalked out for cleanliness drive
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: A coordination meeting was held under the chairmanship of Upper
Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Ameya Abhyankar regarding town cleanliness and conduct
of social service at conference hall, Daporijo on Aug 23.
Presiding over the meeting DC highlighted the growing problems that are causing the
Daporijo town un-hygienic.
Er R. Welly, Deputy Director (UD) cum member secretary, DUDA, Daporijo suggested
locally arranged comprehensive long term action plan to carry out ongoing town cleaning
activities. Seeking co-operation from public/officers and leaders, he pointed out
the difficulties in carrying out daily cleanliness works departmentally due to scarcity
During deliberation majority of the house urged District Administration to initiate
every possible step to make the town clean.
Tayar Bullo, president Gandhi Market Committee, Tachu Hina, General Secretary, APCC
requested administration and DUDA to implement proposed action plan accordingly.
They also requested OC, BRTF to initiate immediate steps to clean road side drain
along BRTF road.
Highlighting the need of social service, Daporijo MLA Tapen Siga also appealed urban
dwellers to extend their co-operation to district administration and DUDA officers
to implement resolutions and decisions passed in the meeting. Further, he expressed
his support and accepted the Action plan to keep the Daporijo town clean and also
promised to contribute fund for social service activities.
After threadbare discussion, the meeting unanimously resolved that there shall be
mass social service in markets, offices, colonies every month with involvement of
masses. However, priority would given on market area.
The meeting also decided to impose fine of Rs Rs 500 to the defaulters who refuse
to cooperate with the decisions of the administration in its cleanliness drive.
Induction level training for SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: SSA Zilla Mission, Kurung Kumey District has organized induction
level training programme for SSA teachers at Palin.
Speaking as chief guest on the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner Chukhu Takar
advised the teachers to be sincere and punctual to their duties and also appealed
the public, parents, social workers and NGOs of the district to come forward to build
up a good educational scenario in the district.
Guest of Honour, CO Pisa Tarak also appealed the teachers to play pivotal role particularly
in Kurung Kumey district to uplift the literacy rate.
ZPM Techi Azad, BRCC AK Rai, Programme coordinator Toku Tachung and ADEO Kyoda Tagum
also spoke on the occasion.
Free eye camp organized
KHONSA, Aug 27: Altogether 484 patients were screened for various eye diseases and
18 major operations and 200 refraction cases were done during a five-day free eye
camp organized at District Hospital Khonsa from August 23 to 27 last.
The eye camp was conducted by Eye Specialist Dr. Taba Kana, Dr Dubam Bagra, Ampi
Bami, D.Maiti and a team from District Hospital, Khonsa led by Eye Specialist Dr
In spite of the on-going economic blockade imposed by Assam, due to which movement
of vehicles are restricted, hundreds of patients came on foot to avail the opportunity.
DMO Dr S Ronya expressed gratitude to the Specialists from Changlang and Khonsa for
successful conduct of the camp and hoped that more such camps will be held in near
Association demands enhancement of salary
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalay Teachers Association
(KGVBTA) president today met the Education Minister and discussed at length regarding
the future status of KGVB teachers.
He appealed to the Education Minister for regularization of services and enhancement
of salary of KGVB teachers at par with SSA teachers since KGVB is also associated
with SSA Rajya Mission.
Malaria Awareness Camp Held at Sippi
500 Mosquito Nets distributed to the public of the area
DAPORIJO, Aug 27: A malaria awareness camp cum treated mosquito Net Distribution
Programme was held yesterday at Sippi by the District Vector Borne Disease Control
Although mosquitoes are seen as small and insignificant, they are deadly as they
can cause malaria and take lives, stated MLA Tapen Siga while addressing the beneficiaries
of the distribution Programme. He added that ignorance and negligence of the people
could be blamed for causing Malaria deaths and that Malaria could be prevented through
taking of small precautions like using mosquito nets, keeping surrounding free of
places for mosquitoes to breed etc.
He also enjoined the people to learn from such programmes and in future not to wait
only for government’s schemes of free distribution but to take their own initiative
in following steps and means for prevention of Malaria in the area.
The DC A. Abhayankar said that Malaria is a serious disease but could be controlled
with small steps taken from within and outside our own homes. He laid stressed on
the importance of health and education in the development of a society and conveyed
that the state and its people had a lot of potential to develop and go forward if
good health care facilities were given and children were educated and made responsible
Breaking the traditional belief that malaria was caused by consumption of bamboo
shoot, the DMO J. M. Boje informed the public that no such thing was written in medical
books and told the people that clean living and healthy lifestyle could go a long
way in its prevention. Identifying bamboo groves and banana plantations near residential
areas and stagnant water as breeding ground for mosquitoes, he asked the people to
refrain from such practices.
T. Tayeng (DVBDCPO) explained the aims and objectives of the programme and a total
of 500 treated mosquito nets were distributed to the public of the area. A demonstration
was also given on the process of treatment of mosquito nets and the correct method
of its storage. DIPRO
SHG training in book keeping & bank linkage
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The AMYAA (NGO) with support from NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar,
organized 4 days of training programme in Book Keeping and Bank Linkage for the
SHG office bearers of Miao and Kharsang Circles from Aug 24.
60 SHG office bearers from 16 SHGs of the circles were the beneficiaries of the training.
M. K. Bodh EO, Khagam CD Block, Miao spoke and dealt the topic on Book Keeping. He
used practical examples and figures to make the participants understand and have
the practical idea of maintaining proper records and books such as minutes, cash
and ledger book, saving account and loan book. Purna Gogoi SCC from Apex Bank, Miao
enlightened the participants on SHG Bank Linkage. He spoke on various bank facilities
which SHG members can apply such as saving, loan and other merits of linking with
This training was organized after the AMYAA organization went for a random round
of assessing the records and book maintenance of the existing SHGs in Miao and Kharsang
Circle. The practical ignorance of the SHG office bearers in maintaining proper records,
their request for training and the willing collaboration of the Block Development
Office and Bank enabled the successful completion of the training. This training
will definitely help the SHGs to pass the grading test in the course of time from
the Block and become eligible to receive loan grants from the local Bank.
SDP for School Drop-outs: Meanwhile, Skill Development Programme (SDP) in 25 villages
of Changlang district, sponsored by NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar and implemented
by the AMYAA concluded with a valedictory function at the office of AMYAA, Namphai-I
of Miao circle. T. Mara ADC of Miao came as Chief Guest. The other public leaders
present in the function were GBs, ASM and Gram Members from the villages of Neotan,
Neirong, Old Plon, Namphai-I and New Plon. A total of 30 representatives from different
villages participated in the function.
Health minister visits health centres in remote areas
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling visited Yazali
CHC, Boa Simla PHC and Rag PHC of Lower Subansiri, Dumporijo CHC, Maro CHC, Taliha,
Kodak, Siyum, Limeking, Giba, Chitum of Upper Subansiri, Basar CHC, Nikte PHC and
Pessing PHC of West Siang and East Siang districts.
The minister appreciating the performance of Pasighat General Hospital, Ruksin CHC
and Pangin CHC of East Siang and Basar CHC, Maro CHC, Daporijo District Hospital,
Ziro District Hospital, Dumporijo CHC, and Yachuli PHC, expressed displeasure over
the poor performance and attendance of staff of various PHCs of Lower Subansiri,
Upper Subansiri and West Siang districts.
He appealed all the DMOs and medical officers and staff working in the state to be
more vigilant and sincere in their duties and responsibilities.
He further appealed to all the DCs, ADCs, SDOs, EACs, Cos and public leaders to cooperate
with the health department and extend their valuable administrative help in order
to bring the Health sectors at par with other states and assured that required staff
will be provided.
KKDSU refuses to budge
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union was adamant in its demand
for re-introduction of Air-Dropping of PDS items in various remote areas of Kurung
While claiming that Head Load Carriage System of Essential Ration Items in the district
has been a total failure and become money spinning machine for some people with vested
interest, AKKDSU said that Head Load Carriage does not work in places like Tali,
Damin, Parsi Parlo, Pipsorang and many other remote circle HQs.
Describing government clarification on the issue as fabricated, the Students Union
claimed that ration items made available through Air Dropping at CPO centres are
meant for Govt employees only. Those items are generally not sold to common public.
It also alleged misuse of power by ration cards issuing authority in issuing cards
and enlistment of PDS beneficiaries in Kurung Kumey district.
Meanwhile, the students’ union has decided to stage a peaceful dharna in front of
CM’s bungalow on August 30 following expiry of ultimatum served to the state government
for fulfillment of its demand.
Arunachalee team to participate in Martial Art meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: A six-member team from Arunachal Pradesh, including two officials
will participate in the International Martial Arts Meet to be held at Kathmandu,
Nepal from September two to four next, according to All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association
The team: Abo Lukham, Tama Makcha, Tat Sonam, Ganesh Das. Coach: Biren Singh and
KKSU celebrates 38th foundation day
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Kargu Kardi Students Union (KKSU) has celebrated it 38 years of
existence in a befitting manner at Yomcha in West Siang district today.
The celebration began with hoisting of union flag by general secretary Yidik Lombi.
This was followed by various cultural activities performed by the students.
The union vows to continue its selfless service to the society and the uplift of
the poor in the district.
Committee’s instruction to land owners
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Banderdewa Tarajuli Development Association & Forest Right Committee
(BRDAFRC) advised dwellers and land owners of Tarakjuli area to construct houses
on their land within 25 days failing which lands will be possessed by the committee.
It was resolved in a meeting of the committee following a reported attempt of Assam
people to encroach Arunachal land by clearing jungle with help of police personnel.
Congress refutes NCP demand for resignation
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has refuted the demand for resignation
of the Congress Govt raised by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to smoothen the
ongoing investigation process of PDS scam in state.
APCC general secretary Minkir Lollen in a release today, said neither the Congress
Govt nor the Congress party has any role to play in the judicial matter. Thus the
demand for the resignation of the Congress Govt in the state stands no ground, the
The NCP should not try to gain cheap political mileage out of the matter, which is
sub-judice, the Congress said.
Eye donation prog.
ITANAGAR: Rama-krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar is celebrating the national fortnight
on eye donation programme at Vivekananda Hall, RKM, Itanagar on August 4.
ITANAGAR: The Banderdewa police have recovered two motor bikes — one red colour Pulser
bike (180 CC) and another TVS GLX Victor bike – from the jungle area of the Dobum
Basti and Niya colony Banderdewa yesterday.
MP appeals for peace in boundary area
ITANAGAR: MP Ninong terming the recent Kanubari Sub Division incident of Tirap district
as unfortunate appealed to all the people living in the border areas of Kanubari,
Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to refrain from violence and come to an understanding
by peaceful means.
He further appealed to all the residents of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to maintain
1979 status quo so that there is peace and understanding amongst the people of both
states and added that Union Minister of DoNER and Mines BK Handique has assured to
speak to Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to bring peaceful conclusion.
Ering also wrote a letter to Home Minister P Chidambram and appraised the matter
to Incharge of State V Narainswamy to take up the matter for peaceful negotiation.
ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Takio Tara has been appointed as General Secretary of Nyapin, Sangram,
Phassang Students’ Union in a meeting held recently.
Chera Siro, Talam Har Neelam and Bake Talik have been selected as President, Vice
President and General Secretary of Itanagar C Sector Welfare Association.