Silver Jubilee Year of Tawang Namghar
TAWANG, Aug 17: Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup cum Parliamentary Secretary (Planning)
accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu attended the inaugural function of
Silver Jubilee Year of Tawang Namghar as chief guest and guest of honour August
Tsewang Dhondup urged the members of Assamese Community of Tawang to preserve their
rich culture and traditions and maintain a cordial relation with the local people
so that a unity prevails.
The MLA donated a PA system to the cultural centre of Tawang Namghar. He further
assured that all necessary support would be provided for well being of the cultural
centre of Tawang Namghar.
DC Padu advised the members of Assamese community to maintain utmost secular attitude
while in thier endeavour in preserving culture and tradition. He also laid emphasis
on the need for cultural exchange of various communities to strengthen the national
All the members of Assamese community residing in the district of Tawang and many
local leaders, panchayat leaders and well wishers of Tawang attended the function.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Tsering Lhamu also spoke on the occasion. DIPR
Governor to inaugurate bamboo-processing centre
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh will inaugurate a Bamboo
Processing Centre, first of its kind at Poma Village, 32 km from Itanagar in Papum
Pare district on Aug 18. The centre, which has been set up by the State Forest Corporation
with technical help from the Cane and Bamboo Technology Center (CBTC), Guwahati will
be handed over to the villagers to run.
Gen Singh, who always have been advocating on financial empowerment of rural populace
visited Cane and Bamboo Technology Center, Guwahati earlier this year and expressed
his keenness to initiate such project in the State as Arunachal Pradesh has huge
bamboo growth. As long-term plan for the project to encourage self-employment and
entrepreneurship amongst the youths especially of the rural population, the Centre
has been established. The villagers are taking up the project in business mode instilled
with corporate behaviour for it success. In addition, with 100% buy back guarantee
for the produces by the CBTC, Guwahati, it will be definitely be a profitable venture.
The local villagers have been trained on handling of the machines and tools of the
centre in advance and after inauguration, the unit will be handed over them to run.
(PRO to Governor )
President’s Police Medal for Marge Riba
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Marge Riba, Deputy SP/SDPO, Naharlagun has been awarded President’s
Police Medal for meritorious service in recognition of his dedicated service as
well as devotion to duty on the occasion of 63rd Independence Day.
He joined the state police department as sub-inspector on Sept 1, 1981 in civil police.
The police officer was posted at Tezu in 1983 and later served the state as officer
incharge, Bomdila, crime branch, Police HQ, Itanagar, officer in-charge of Maio
Police Station in Changlang, inspector, Indian Reserve Battalion, officer Incharge,
Itanagar, Police Station and was detailed for operation“Hurricane” in Tirap district
where he had performed his duty sincerely and efficiently. During his 28 years of
police service in the state, he solved many extortion cases, shown unflinching devotion
towards his duties. He was rewarded by the DGP along with commendation roll in connection
of Itanagar PS C/No 115/08 Dt 19/6/2008.
BJP announce the first list
Itanagar, Aug 17: Though the Election Commission of India (ECI) is yet to announce
the date for Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh due in October, the central
election committee of the BJP has announced the first list of 13 candidates.
Tamiyo Taga, who has been declared as the party candidate from Rumgong constituency,
is a former speaker who also served as the education minister. Two former ministers
Dr. Tangar Tapak and Lechi Legi are other prominent names.
Tapak would stand from Pasighat West while Legi is the candidate for Itanagar.
The other candidates include Tana Tagam Tara (Sagalee), Ajit Nacho (Nacho), Tapen
Siga (Daporijo) Lumpak Paksok (Dumporijo), Katan Kamboh (Tuting-Yingkiong), Tayam
(Panging-Boleng), Oyam Dai (Pasighat East), Wangman Lowangcha (Khonsa East) and Kapnai
Wangcha from Pongchau-Wakka constituency, the sources added. UNI
JD (U) to field in all sixty
Itanagar, Aug 17: The Janata Dal (United) (JDU) has decided to contest in all sixty
assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, election for which is due in October next.
JD (U) national secretary Arun Kumar Srivastava is scheduled to visit the state on
August 20 next to give a final shape of the election manifesto and to work-out poll
strategy, party’s state unit president Sonam Wangchuk and vice president Takir Kurdu
told a press conference here this afternoon.
“JD (U), which is a nascent party in the state is all set to give a tough fight in
the election and want to change the political culture of the state”, Kurdu said adding,
the party’s main thrust was on socio-economic development of the state.
Declaring that the party would not go for pre-poll alliance with any parties, both
the leaders disclosed that doors were open for post-poll alliance with likeminded
“The party would give due share to women candidates and winning prospect of the candidates
will be the main criteria for issuing tickets”, the party chief added. UNI
SIRD starts training under BRGF initiative
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The training of State Level Master Trainers for supporting the
PRIs in development interventions, particularly in the process of planning support
and creating capacities for effective and meaningful planning and implementation
of all grassroots level interventions began at SIRD today.
SIRD Arunachal Pradesh which is also the Technical Support Institution to the PRIs
of the State is implementing this training intervention with support from various
Inaugurating the programme, Director SIRD, Tope Bam called upon the participants
to utilize the opportunity provided by the training to the fullest and to acquire
all skills required to become ‘State Level Master Trainers’. He dwelt on the background
of the planning process in the country and the process of transition from centralized
planning to decentralized planning.
He also expressed the hope that the training interventions being undertaken by SIRD
should be able to ensure that the Gram Sabha plans are integrated with the State
Plan in near future. Addressing the participants, Director Panchayati Raj, Bida Gadi,
also appraised the participants of the initiatives undertaken by the Department of
Panchayati Raj to strengthen the panchayats. He informed that the Department was
in the process of releasing the handbook on planning process. Special initiatives
are being undertaken to strengthen the PRIs by the State Government, notably to provide
additional support for panchayat office infrastructure and for meeting the basic
working expenses particularly at the Anchal Samiti level.
Earlier Kirto Loyi, Deputy Director SIRD welcomed the participants and Rakesh Srivastava,
Assistant Director cum Course Director gave a brief programme outline.
SIRD is arranging resource persons from various line departments and engineering
departments etc to interact and provide required inputs to the trainees.
The programme shall be conducted for 6 days wherein selected participants based on
the participation in various training exercises etc shall be selected as State Level
Master Trainers (SLMT). The participants who are selected as SLMTs shall be actively
involved in the process of developing District Level Master Trainers and Block Level
Facilitators and Animators. The SLMTs shall also be certified resource persons of
SIRD Arunachal Pradesh to assist, coordinate and extend the professional planning
support to the PRIs upon demand in respective districts.
Are Autonomous councils the answer for Arunachal?
At the floor of the state legislative assembly, the MLAs from Tirap and Changlang
reiterated its demands for creation of Patkai autonomous council. The timing was
perfect as the demand came when the state is gearing up for the assembly polls.
Among many others, promise of creation of autonomous councils for Mon (Tawang and
West Kameng) and Patkai (Changlang and Tirap) is believed to have been one of the
issues that was crucial in formation of the government led by Chief Minister Dorjee
The four districts have 16 MLAs of the 60 in the state. Since it is all about number
game, 16 is a decent number, capable of calling the shots.
The demand for creation for autonomous councils had been there for quite some time.
The state government even adopted a resolution way back in Feb 2004 for creation
of autonomous councils.
Now the adoption of resolutions and passing of bills is not something that’s done
with much thought in the assembly given our history of weak opposition parties and
extreme loyalty to power and those in power.
On the other hand, people of the state have voiced their opposition to such demands.
Civil society movements and students union have spoken out against move for autonomy.
Moreover, given the mood of the people in rest of state, it is very unlikely that
they would support in future as well.
Autonomy, if at all is given because of political compulsions, would be disastrous.
In a unique state like Arunachal, any move as such would be detrimental for the peace,
development, and wrong message to those who have been desperately eyeing our land.
The reasons for demands are very predictable. Social, economic and cultural needs.
Every part of the state needs special attention, as the problems are all unique.
If special attention means creation of autonomous councils, Arunachal had it. It
will soon be a birthday cake from where everyone will soon have a portion cut out
even if there is no particular appetite.
Coming back to Changlang and Tirap, these districts have grappled with insurgency
for a long time. Both the factions of NSCN are active in the area. What is interesting
is the fact that despite cultural affinities of Tangsas, Wanchos and Noctes (Constitutionally
as well, these tribes of Tirap and Changlang are known as Other Naga Tribes) with
various Naga tribes, until recently, insurgency was not home breed.
However, with passing of years, the scenario has changed. Indigenous tribes of Tirap
and Changlang are part of the groups running parallel government that collect taxes
from the government and its employees and get a cut from every scheme worth its name.
In the battle of supremacy, developments have taken a back seat.
Even the much flaunted Department of Tirap and Changlang have not been able to bring
in any changes. It is well-established fact that ideology alone is not the basis
why our young men and women chose to rebel against the state.
Lack of opportunities and feeling of being an outsider in their own homeland drive
these young men and women to take up the guns. The widening gap between the rich
and poor adds to it. Solutions will not come on a platter more so because of involvement
of outsiders who will go any length in the name of promised homeland.
Government and people of the state need to take steps tactfully instead of talking
It is necessary that everyone is part of the process of development and reconciliation.
Autonomy certainly is not the answer to the problems. Arunachal is not just another
state in Indian Union. It is the sentinel of the nation.
Political boundaries drawn by the Indian State will not be respected, if another
boundary is drawn in the name of autonomy.
Arunachal to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions
Itanagar, Aug 17 : In order to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) with
respect to its functions, functionaries and funds, the Arunachal Pradesh government
has decided to allocate Rs ten crore from state plan for schemes to be implemented
''The amount will be allocated among the districts on the basis of the tribal population
and funds will be placed with the district planning committee, which will decide
the schemes and projects to be implemented by the PRIs through the district rural
development agency (DRDA),'' official sources said.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in his Independence Day speech disclosed that Rs five
crore would be allocated as an honorarium to be paid to the PRI members for attending
panchayat meetings at various levels.
Sources said to enable the PRIs to meet the expenditure towards telephone, stationary
and establishment costs, the government had decided to allocate Rs fifty thousand
per year per zilla parishad and Rs twenty five thousand per anchal samiti.
Khandu, in his speech, also highlighted that the PRIs would be actively involved
in the implementation of various Centrally sponsored schemes like Indira Awas Yojana
(IAY), National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Swarna Gramin Swarozgar
Yojana (SGSY), Hariyali as per the Centre's guidelines and the National Bamboo Mission
both for the forest and non-forest areas would be implemented through the PRIs and
the horticulture and forest department would work out modalities for implementing
''The Total Sanitation Programme will also be transferred to the PRIs and the modalities
will be worked out by the public health engineering department (PHED),'' the Chief
Minister disclosed, adding repair and maintenance of water supply scheme for which
Twelfth Finance Commission (TFC) grants were being received, would be implemented
by the PRIs through PHED as the implementing agency.
Selection and monitoring of works and release of funds would be done by the PRIs,
besides issuance of utilisation certificates, the CM said. UNI
ITANAGAR Aug 17: The Technothlon prelims exam was conducted by IIT Guwahati at D
sector Naharlagun Government Middle school for the first time in the state on July
There were more than 1 lakh participants from all over India. The exam constituted
of mental ability questions of 150 marks that had been set by the students of IIT
Guwahati. Arunachal students proved by procuring themselves in the top 50.
In the senior squad Saurabh Chauhan and Varun M S of VKV Itanagar stood 3 (third)
in the All India Ranking (AIR).
In the junior squad, Rubel Ahmed Talukdar and Shahid Alam Khan of KV 1 stood AIR
4 (fourth) while Karba Loyi and Taba Tanya of Good Shepherd School stood AIR 5 (fifth).
Students in the top 50 would be proceeding to IIT Guwahati for the final round on
September 3rd-6th for Techniche the Techfest of IITG.
There were many other students who made it to the Top 250 in their respective categories
and they would be receiving their silver certificates soon. The following are the
teams who made it to the top 250.
1.Saurav Nath and Tanmay Ghosh AIR 72 of VKV Itanagar
2.Aditi Mandal and Pankhi Bhuyan AIR 73 of KV 1 Itanagar
3.Rohit Thapa and Imar Ete AIR 75 of KV 1 Itanagar
4.Deepika Das and Deblina Thokchom AIR 77 of Kingcup Public school, Itanagar
5.Nabagato Bhattacharjee and Jayanta Saikia AIR 101 of KV1 Itanagar
6.Nani Yampi and Jyoti Jopir AIR 141 of Kingcup Public school,Itanagar
7.Dicha Changmi and Byabang Munni AIR 199 of Royal International School, Naharlagun
1.Likha Harry and Paggam Lendo AIR 68 of Good Shepherd School, Naharlagun
2.Shankaracharya Dutta Saikia and Prateek Samal AIR 69 of VKV Itanagar
With just 170 teams writing the exam 12 teams have qualified with 3 in the top 50.
This puts Arunachal as the rank 1 state in this examination. Due to limited time
and lack of communication the exam could not be held in the entire state. Result
can also be checked by logging into www.techniche.org/technothlon and they can register
themselves and give the weekly tests informed Technothlon, Arunachal Chapter Coordinator
Training on Conduct Rules begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Proper understanding of conduct and discipline is the foundation
for successful career as government servant said Director (Training), Pema Tshetan
during his inaugural address at the week-long training programme on “Conduct Rules”
which commenced today at ATI, Naharlagun.
While dwelling at length at the present working scenario of the government offices
and departments in the state, Tshetan lamented that there is clear indication of
downward deterioration of work culture and efficiency as well as lack of discipline
among the work force particularly at the middle and lower level of the government
The Director further pointed out that these negative symptoms of poor work culture,
lack of integrity, discipline and devotion to duty is prevalent amongst the local
With the change of policy in recruitments, all government offices and departments
are manned by Arunachalee employees and they should set a guiding example of good
work culture and devotion towards duties by taking up responsibilities more seriously,
Earlier, the Deputy Director (Trg) & course coordinator of the programme, T Lodo
said that ATI is constantly making effort in raising the efficiency level of government
employees through various in-service training programmes.
The training programme on “Conduct & Discipline Rules” is an important target for
the institute in order to infuse proper understanding of the rules and to adopt in
their day to day service life.
Lado further requested all the participants to take the training seriously and cooperate
with the guest resource persons.
Advocate Sunil Mow, Advocate R L Yadav, PO (Home Deptt.) Y S K Kameswari and Director
(TRG) Pema Tshetan are the resource persons.
I-Day celebrated throughout Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The 63rd Independence Day was celebrated in various parts of the
districts with much enthusiasm and reports of I-Day celebrations are still pouring
in this newspaper house.
The I-Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at newly upgraded ADC Headquarter
at Bordumsa sub-division.
Unfurling the national tri-colour as the chief guest on the occasion at Bordumsa
general ground, Health and Family Welfare, Food and Civil Supplies Minister C.C.
Singpho highlighted achievements of UPA government at Centre and Congress Government
in Arunachal Pradesh on PMGSY, SPA, NEC, NREGA, Technology Mission, Sarva Siksha,
National Rural Health Mission and many other schemes that have immensely benefited
the general people. He appealed the youth and the students to dedicate for the cause
of the nation and become worthy citizen.
Informing people about the swine-flu H1N1 he appealed people not to be in panic.
All possible measures will be taken care to prevent swine flu, he said and wanted
civil society to create awareness on AIDS/HIV for greater safe of the human race
against this dreaded disease.
He appealed all citizens to cooperate government and take active participation in
developing the with knowledge on government policies and programmes and desired Government
functionaries specially the officers of development departments to be transparent
and become people friendly for their interest in public service.
“Promote environmental awareness”
At Wakro, in Lohit district Col. P.L. Jayram, Commanding Officer of the 26 Maratha
Light Infantry unfurled the tri-colour on behalf of Maj. General B.S. Sachar, SM,
VSM, General Officer Commanding the DAH division in presence of teachers and staff
of Apna Vidyabhavan. Col. Jayram conveyed that the DAH division led by Maj. Gen.
Sachar was committed in striving to make the Apna Vidyabhavan, Wakro and also the
world a better place for the future generation. “Army is keen to see that children
in schools get better facilities to promote learning all over the hilly and difficult
areas of Lohit, Anjaw and Dibang Valley”, he said. Apna Vidyabhavan, Wakro is a
school for the underprivileged children from extremely remote areas of Arunachal
Pradesh and has been adopted by Brigadier Manjeet Mehta, SM Brigade Commander 82
Mountain Brigade. The students on the occasion presented a cultural programme with
the theme of “Global Warming and preserving our environment.”
The issue of Global warming is of immediate concern to all and so the awareness of
children on environmental issues today will help make a better tomorrow, Col. Jayram
pointed out. Speaking as the guest of honour, Shantanu Kri, the first ever journalist
belonging to the region stressed upon the importance of the great cultural heritage
of India and the need to build it into the education of the youths. Col. Jayram presented
school bags, books and stationary to the students on behalf of Dah division.
The Chairman ASSET thanked Col. Jayram, all ranks of the 26 MLI and the Army for
the continued support for the welfare of the children.
The Independence Day was also celebrated at Ziro, Raga, Yachuli, Dollungmukh, Pistana,
Kamporijo and Yazali administrative centres with various programmes.
While unfurling the tri colour at Subansiri Stadium, Ziro MLA, Nani Ribia highlighted
the achievements of the state Government in the last two and half years. Rebia sought
the continued support and cooperation of the people to the government.
Claiming cent percent fulfilment of the agendas of his election manifesto, Rebia
said that Circle Officer’s HQ has been created at old Ziro, Schools have been opened
in almost all the villages with adequate infrastructures, Roads have been constructed
for every villages and old roads are being improved, rapid response team has been
constituted for health service delivery, water supply and electricity have been improved
in the constituency in last five years. DIPRO
The 63rd Independence Day was also celebrated successfully at Hunli & Dambuk Sub-Divisions
and at Koronu Circle Headquarters.
At Dambuk, SDO D Tali unfurled the tri-color at the school football ground and paid
homage to the freedom fighters of the nation in his speech.
Prabhat Pherry by the government staffs, students and teachers, multi-colour cultural
programme depicting the national harmony and games & sports were the other attractions
of the day.
At Hunli, T. Miso, SDO unfurled the national flag and addressed the gathering while
J. Umpo, CO unfurled the tri-color at Koronu. Cultural programme and games & sports
events were also held.
Umpo in her speech highlighted the importance of the day and remembered the great
heroes who struggled to achieve freedom. She appealed the masses to maintain communal
harmony and peace for over all development of the region. DIPRO
At Koloriang: MLA Lokam Tassar unfurled the national flag and highlighted the work
of the present government in the district as well as in state as a whole. He also
pointed out on various developmental projects and schemes being implemented by the
state government to benefit the people.
Exhibition show, games, sports and cultural show were also held.
Tassar also pointed out that the present state government has revived the Arunachal
Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank, streamlined the PDS, establishment of FCIs, funds
allocated to the PRI besides adopting people friendly policies. (Special correspondent:
DIO Bamang Apo)
At Daporijo : Heavy rains, water filled streets and muddy roads could not dampen
the spirit of patriotism of the people of Upper Subansiri district on the Independence
Day as hoards of people came to attend the celebrations at Rijo ground in Daporijo
on August 15 last.
The celebrations kicked off with the hoisting of the tri color by the Deputy Commissioner
H. K. Shalla and a parade and band display by the APP and school students of schools
in and around Daporijo.
Shalla stressing on the need for harmony and cooperation in the smooth functioning
and growth of the district urged every individual to have a hand in maintaining law
He also made an important announcement whereby the use of “toko” leaves, the main
cause of fire accidents, was to be discontinued and CGI sheets to replace them by
March 31 next. DIPRO
At Tawang : The 63rd Independence Day was celebrated at Lumla ADC Headquarter-Division
of Tawang district in a befitting manner with participation of all Government officers,
officials, students, GBs, public leaders and villagers.
The ceremonial flag was unfurled by the Lumla MLA Rev. T G Rinpoche who congratulated
the people for living in a free-India.
Later he highlighted on the various developmental programs of the government in the
region as well as in the State.
At Mukto: The remote circle headquarter under Tawang district which shares its border
with Indo-Bhutan, celebrated the 63rd Independence Day with a sheer difference.
Best part of the momentous day was that all the villages in the area enthusiastically
took part in the day long celebration despite road blockages in several points from
Jhang to Mukto.
Circle Officer Lobsang Tsetan unfurled the tri-color amidst huge gathering. The locals
displayed their utter patriotism by actively participating in all the events organized
on the day.
Panchayat leaders led by Mukto Anchal Samity Chairperson Namgey Tsering and ZPM Dangsang
assisted the local administration in conducting cultural competition, volleyball
tournament, archery competition and badminton competition amongst the villagers which
was a great success.
Handsome prizes were awarded to the winners. In order to boost horticultural activities
in the area, special prize was conferred for the best horticulturist.
PT display by the school children and guard of honour by 38 battalion of SSB were
other highlights of the day. PRO to CM
Meanwhile, Collegian and university students of Capital Complex belonging to Taliha-Payeng
circle of Upper Subansiri district celebrated the Independence Day here at the residence
of former MLA Munji Mara in the state Capital.
As part of the celebration, discussion on various developmental activities taken
up during Mara’s tenure as MLA was deliberated upon by panchayat leaders and students
present. The students appreciated the development activities done in previous times
by Mara and also his social responsibilities towards his constituency.
Green Changlang clean Changlang
CHANGLANG, Aug 17: A mass tree plantation as well as cleanliness drive took place
at Changlang yesterday.
All the shopkeepers were asked to clean the surroundings of their respective shops
by the District Administration. They were also instructed to keep a dustbin each
which would be cleared by the Department of UD & Housing on daily basis.
The Changlang Divisional Forest Officer Chimoy Simai issued 1565 numbers saplings
of different varieties namely Gol Mahar, Nahar, Maha Neem, Ashoka, Amla, Jalphai,
Siris and Pine which were delivered through the Department of UD & Housing.
The trees were planted in the office premises, Schools, Assam Rifles camp, CRPF Camp
and all other colonies including Changlang Bazar Line.
People from all walks of life took part enthusiastically in mass plantation lead
by the Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar with all the head of Offices,
Campaign at Tawang
Led by the DC Tawang Gamli Padu, the officers, staff and students participated in
the mass plantation campaign ‘GO GREEN ARUNACHAL’ at the district here at Tawang.
The campaign started with planting of a sapling at DC office complex by DC at 09.30
am. More than 5000 saplings were planted in all colonies and office complexes including
ADC and CO headquarters in the district. The campaign will go on for a week where
more saplings are targeted to be planted. The saplings are made available by DFO
Hibu calls for innovative projects
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: DIG, Robin Hibu, stressed on the need for taking up innovative
projects for the society and also outlined the urgent need for environmental projects
that would involve cross section of people and agencies as well as institutions such
as police training centre for the greater benefit of future generations, while addressing
the 9th Installation ceremony of the Rotary club of Rising Sun Itanagar at Hotel
Donyi Polo Ashoka.
Rtn. Kishore Nath as President, Rtn. Avijit chakraborty as Secretary, Rtn. T. Madhusudan
as Vice President took charge Rotary Club of Rising Sun Itanagar.
Former president of the club Rtn. K. C. Dhimoley presented annual report for 2008-09
and also briefed about the two awards given by the Rotary District 3240 to the Itanagar
Club during 2008-09 while the outgoing Secretary Rtn. Dinesh Agarwal, briefed about
the activities taken up by the club during 2008-09.
Earlier Rtn. Tomi Ete, Charter President of the Club shared his experience on the
Rotary Movement in Arunachal Pradesh. He also outlined various achievements and initiatives
taken by the club in service of mankind and difficulties being faced in expansion
President, of the club Rtn. Kishore Nath, outlined various projects that the club
plans to initiate during 2009-10. This includes a joint venture project to be launched
in collaboration of Arunachal Pradesh Aditya Solar Society (APASS), Itanagar “Future
Wealth Project”, for distribution of solar devices to needy people of rural areas
at subsidized rates.
Secretary Rtn. Avijit Chakravorty briefed about the objectives, approaches and benefits
of the project.
Awareness meeting on Swine Flu held
CHANGLANG, Aug 17: The Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar in an awareness meeting
on Swine Flu today expressed serious concern at the likelihood of the disease spreading
in the district after positive cases reported from the neighboring states.
He advised the members present to learn about the influenza to protect oneself, one’s
family and community as well. The DC expressed his intention of intensifying preparedness
activities against H1N1.
The District Medical Officer Dr P De informed that pandemic Influenza transmits through
the droplets from the nose and throat of an infected person who is coughing and sneezing.
The minimum distance necessary for such transmission is 3 feet. It can also be transmitted
through direct skin to skin contact and indirect contact with respiratory secretions
(touching contaminated surfaces and then touching eyes, Nose and mouth).
Dr De informed that the virus is killed by heat of 56 degree Celsius for 3 hours
or 60 degree Celsius for 30 minutes and with common disinfectants such as formalin
and iodine compounds.
As precautionary measures Dr De advised all to cover one’s mouth and nose while coughing
or sneezing and wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, before
and after touching one’s nose, eyes or mouth.
He also advised them to avoid crowded places. Dr de appealed to every one to join
and extend helping hand in the fight against Pandemic Influenza (H1N1), which is
creating public health problem and a serious matter of concern in the health sector
Educational and medical awareness tour
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Topo Eche Students’ Welfare Association (TESWA) conducted educational
cum awareness tour on health and hygiene in the entire village of Topo Eche and Lodu
area of Dumporijo from August 2-10.
Resource person from Education department and Department of health Daporijo accompanied
the members of association during the tour.
Blood samples of 288 patients were taken and medicines and first aid were provided
free of cost to the people.
The Association thanked DMO Dr. JM Boje, DDSE M Bagra, MO Dr, D Saikia and his team
for their active support during the tour.
ITANAGAR: MLA J K Panggeng resigned from the membership of the Fourth Legislative
Assembly to join Congress. Elected on Arunachal Congress ticket, he quit the party
as well. Panggeng said that he is convinced that only INC can look after the welfare
of the downtrodden people and that INC’s principles and policies are best suited
to the tribal people.
Apang calls on NSTFDC head
Itanagar: MLA Omak Apang today called on Gur Saroop Sood, chairman cum Managing director
of National Schedule Tribe Finance and Development Corporation to apprise him various
possible partnership with financial houses like Arunachal Pradesh Rural bank and
others who could become partners under public-private funding in convergence with
Block development and NREGA and others to pave way for rural employment and engagement
of youths in development process.
The chairman of APIDFC further convinced the chairman to include micro credit under
Apang who is the Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Development Finance Corporation
also exchange ideas on how to activate self help groups for micro credit and micro
finance with UPA’s vision for empowerment of women. He further called on Sood to
expedite the pending projects of the APIDFC.
GBs demand action against CO
ITANAGAR,: All Sangram Circle Gaon Burah Welfare Association in a letter to the Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh alleged that Independence Day was not observed at Circle Headquarters
at Sangram as the Cirlce Officer did not show up on the day. They said that the Circle
Office have been closed since Aug 3 after final day of hearing for verification on
the claims and objections of the electorates.
Expressing anger, the GBS said that abstaining from celebration of the Independence
Day is being disrespectful which calls for stern actions.
ITANAGAR: BSNL Employees Union, Arunachal Pradesh Division would join in the nationwide
two days strike from Aug 19 as per the call given by United Forum of BSNL Unions.
The strike is being called for realization of long pending demands.
Independence Day this year is an emotional moment for me as my elder brother Marge
Riba is one of the recipients along with others. I congratulate you on receiving
the award for your excellent performance and contribution in your chosen field. We
are very proud of your achievement and you are an inspiration for all the youngsters.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Thanks for the support
The people of 36 Nari-Koyu bestow special thanks to the people and public leaders
of Likabali circle for their role in demanding the inclusion of 36 Nari-Koyu in the
proposed new district “Lower Siang”.
We also thank the State Government’s early response in considering inclusion of
36 Nari-Koyu in the new district based on the ground realities and problems faced
by the people of the area.
Upper Ramle Banggo
Do not incite us
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the incident
of the burning and destruction of Govt. property i.e. the Commissioner’s office at
Namsai sub division during the Bandh called by the AdiSU on 6th August 2009. The
AdiSU have claimed that the disputed land and the areas of Joypur, Samuguri and New
Jenthu under Namsai sub division belong to the Adi community residing in the area.
The fact is that the Khamptis gave land in the area to the Miris for temporary settlement
on sympathetic grounds and to create a labour force to work in fields owned by the
locals. The people who settled here then and now claim to be Adis (to benefit from
the ST status given to the Adi tribe here) are actually Miris from the flood plains
of Assam. The Khampti community has a history of donating land to the needy as seen
in the case of the Chakmas at Chongkham, and the same followed here. But now the
AdiSU in claiming the areas as theirs, without knowing the facts and consulting the
Khamptis and destroying Govt property as well as creating disturbance here, has alienated
and angered the local khampti population.
Another point to be stressed here is that the bandh call was not a sudden one but
a widely publicized one as can be seen in the ultimatum served by the Union in your
esteemed paper. The bandh should have passed off peacefully. So how could a mob gather
and burn down the Commissioner’s office, Urban Development office and the Horticulture
office? Normally during a bandh security forces are deployed for security reasons
and the area has no dearth of them with the Army, CRPF and Police stationed here.
What was the administration under the ADC doing? Was he taking the day off? Or was
The administration delayed in arresting the culprits and some arrests were made only
after the locals stormed the houses of the culprits. The administration should remember
that the damage done was to the Government and not an individual. All the culprits
should be arrested to show to the people that crime against the Govt. is not tolerated.
There is a request to all those involved not to take any steps without verifying
the facts and also to the politicians involved (It has come to light that some politicians
are involved in inciting the union to claim the area) not to politicize the issue
for their own gains. We, the Khampti Community as a whole take a strong stand in
claiming the area as ours. And request outsiders not to step on our peaceful and
giving nature and claim the area as theirs.
Chow Mongsengwin Maunglang
Namsai, Lohit district.