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Social service cum tree plantation

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The Koloriang, Damin, Parsi-Parlo and Sarli Students Union (KDPSSU)  has conducted a two-day social service cum tree plantation programme at Koloriang on August 13 and 14.   Kurung Kumey DC Rajeev Takuk,  Govt officials, students and general public took part in the social service and planted around 800 saplings in various places including Govt Hr Secondary school, Koloriang general ground and newly constructed circuit house. The DC appealed to everyone to protect and nurture the  planted trees and assured to take all steps from his side  for nurturing the saplings. Local MLA Lokam Tassar also appreciated the noble gesture of the union.

While lauding the DC, DFO, BDO (Damin),  PWD and other organizations for extending support to the social service, the Union also appealed to the three MLAs to contribute from the MLALADF for beautification and development of Koloriang.


ATDSU’s branch body formed

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: All Tawang Dist. Students' Union (ATDSU) formed its new branch body for Mukto constituency called Hrew-la Gangsum Students' Union in a meeting at Tawang yesterday.  Lobsang, Thutan Tashi and Leki Wangchu were elected as president, vice president and general secretary respectively.


Solung festival

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Solung festival would be celebrated at Boleng like previous years with pomp and gaiety.

Setong Sena, Minister for Power and Environment & Forests has consented to be the chief guest of the festival, according to Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Boleng 2011.


‘Cancel retention order’

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: All Arunachal Youngstar United Federation (AAYUF) has demanded immediate cancellation of Govt order allowing EE T K Tara, (E) Capital Electrical Division to continue his service in the present place of posting until further order in the interest of public service. The Federation in a release today said that the said EE was transferred on August 11 vide order no PWRS/E-488/98/Pt.  But the same order was modified partially on August 18 and the service of the EE was retained, the Federation said and asked the authorities to cancel the retention order.



ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Mori-Moya Intellectual Forum, Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district was constituted in a meeting held at Aug 19 here with Tater Dugi (Tamin) as president and Tacha Lusi Sorum as general secretary respectively.


Guv, CM greet people on Janmashtami

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh and Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin have greeted the people of the state as well as the nation on the pious occasion of Janmasthami.

In his festival message, Governor expressed the hope that the sacred occasion will promote goodwill and instills the blessed message of Lord Krishna enshrined in Bhagavad Gita.

“May the joyous occasion inspire us to lead lives of compassion, mercy and justice,” Gen Singh wished in his message.

In his festival message, Gamlin said, “As Lord Krishna took birth on this very day to conquer the evil and spread the message of love and brotherhood, I would appeal my people to follow the principles of Lord Krishna and resolve to shed hatred and violence and pave way for peace and tranquility in the world”.


Workshop on folk dance

ITANAGAR: The five days workshop on folk dance organized by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Palin  with  the aim to expose hidden talent as well as preserve cultural heritage began yesterday.

Ramraj Singh, principal of the school inaugurated the programme and Bamang Simi and Gichak Poona will conduct the workshop as resource persons.


PIO urged to furnish info free of cost

ITANAGAR: While hearing the APIC case No 299/2011, the State Information Commission has  directed the APDA PIO to furnish the information free of charges to the complainant  Loku Sono, East Kameng District Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha president. The confirmation of action taken is fixed on Sept 9.


Painting competition on energy conservation

ITANAGAR: The NHPC, regional office situated at Itanagar will organize school and state level painting competitions among the students of Class IV, V and VI in the state as a part of the national campaign on energy conservation -2011 being launched by the union ministry of power.

The interested may contact  S Murugappan,  nodal officer for painting competition for Arunachal Pradesh, NHPC on Tel. Nos 0360-2291858, 2292830 and 09436069497 for further information.


News Impact

Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The  Environment Protection Society (EPS) today carried out a much needed cleanliness drive at BRAMADUNGCHUNG  & Jangchup Choelling nunnery(Gyanghong) which  are located at about 8-10 kms away from the main Tawang Township area.

The EPS members had a really tough time in cleaning plastic and waste materials at Bramadungchung Nunnery as the  waste materials  were thrown away in the slopes of the hill.

On the other hand the waste management  at Jangchup choelling nunnery(Gyanghong). which is not approachable by vehicle  was very much satisfactory and appreciable as it is being done in organized way. The President of EPS Jambey Dondu during the drive addressed the nuns of both the nunneries and asked them not to scatter away the wastes carelessly. Tawang is an emerging tourist hot spot and the first impression of a dirty place would leave a bad impression in the mind of the visitors, the president said. He also said that the organisation would make it a point to manage a vehicle atleast once in every month to lift the wastes from these spots in order to maintain a clean environment for healthy leaving. The Society also extended sincere thanks to UPO

(DUDA,Tawang)  for extending all possible help during social service.


NCP calls for judicious use of road restoration fund

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Appreciating the State Government for releasing Rs.17 crore non plan grants for repair and maintenance of the capital roads devastated by heavy rainfall this monsoon, the Papum Pare unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today appealed to the authority concerned to keep strict vigil over the utilization of the fund.

Rain has caused extensive damage to the roads in the district, specially Jote-Poma and Doimukh-Sagalee roads which would need adequate fund for restoration work. But the fund released was not sufficient for complete restoration work, said NCP in a release and appealed to the Government to consider release of additional fund for carrying out repairing work smoothly.

It called upon the executing authorities PWD and Urban Development Deptt. to use the fund judiciously and carry out renovation work at war footing.

The party expressed gratitude to MLA Techi Kaso for his persistent effort in pursuing the state Govt. for immediate release of the fund.

To cope up with the constant nature’s fury in the state capital, the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh should put in order a plan to bring an enduring solution to such natural disaster, NCP said.

The party said that local MLA Kaso in his vision plan stressed on construction of by-pass roads for the capital so as to manage such nature’s fury and traffic problems and declaration of Green Belt area of entire stretch of NH52-A from Naharlagun to Itanagar.  “Accordingly, we would like to appeal to the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and his cabinet colleagues to examine the affair and grant funds for the development of the by-pass roads for the Capital Complex and stop issuing land allotment at the vicinity of NH 52-A from Naharlagun to Itanagar and declare the said stretch of area as the ‘Green Belt’ area,” the NCP said.

The NCP also demanded immediate transfer of officers from the Capital Complex who have served more than 3 years in the same office especially in the PWD, Urban and Power Deptt’s of Capital Complex to ensure effective work culture and control possible corrupt practices in the public office as well.


BJP Mahila Morcha to open Nari Shakti Kendra in state

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: BJP Mahila Morcha national vice president Sharda Devi called upon the party workers to strengthen the party base at the grassroots level by forming booth committees at every polling booth.

Sharda Devi, who is currently here on a 2-day state tour, said that training would be given to those booth level committees to manage the party affairs.

Addressing a series of meetings here, the BJP Mahila Morcha vice president, who is also central-in-charge for the North-Eastern states Mahila Morcha, said that the major thrust of her visiting North East was to open Nari Shakti Kendra at the state level where women would be given vocational training on knitting, tailoring, embroidery etc. to provide self employment for livelihood. She also announced for providing sewing machine for tailoring and embroidery for Arunachal Pradesh.

Nagaland BJP Mahila Morcha president Rosy Santhan, who accompanied Sharda Devi, exhorted the party workers to form self help groups and start some income generating activities in any field to sustain  livelihood  citing the example of how the mahila workers of Nagaland collected donations in meagre amount and started tea packaging business. BJP Mahila Morcha State president Kenjum Pangkam called upon the Mahila workers to take full benefit from the visit of the central leaders.

BJP Mahila Morcha general secretary Bengia Yayang highlighted the aim and objective of the meeting.

State BJP vice presidents BR Wage, P Jamoh, Kabak Yabi and general secretaries Dominic Tadar and Tai Tagak attended the meeting, among others.


Results of Lummer Dai Memorial Drawing &  Painting Competition announced

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The results of Lummer Dai Memorial Drawing & Painting Competition, conducted on August 13 as a part of ensuing Solung Festival, have been declared today. More than 600 school children from the schools of Capital Complex took part in the on-the-spot competition organized by Solung Festival Celebration Committee (SFCC), Itanagar.

Even though the participants were divided into two categories (junior and senior), the organizers, in yet another encouraging move, slightly modified it and inserted one more category – the sub-junior group, taking into consideration the massive participation.

‘Gale’ was the theme of competition for senior category (class XI and above) and Egiin’ for junior (class VI to X) and sub-junior (upto class V) categories.  

VKV, Vivek Vihar clinched the ‘rare’ honours by sending the highest number of participants to the maiden venture of SFCC-2011. The VKV had sent 196 students to bag this award – another unique one by SFCC.

While Kato Dai, a class V student of Donyi Polo Vidya Bhavan (Prep), Itanagar bagged the top position in the sub-junior category, Miyam Pertin (IX) and Oyam Yirang (XII) – both from Kingcup Public School (KPS), Itanagar – emerged first in junior and senior categories respectively. The second and third position holders in sub-junior category are: Nabam Rajum, a class V student of VKV, Vivek Vihar and Dani Kaming (V) of Vivekananda Central School (VCS), Itanagar. While Amir Tajo (IX) of Govt Sec School, Ganga and Nibedita Singha (VIII) of VCS secured second and third positions in junior category, Omem Kadu (XII, KPS) and Sweety Megu (XI, KV-II, Itanagar) emerged second and third respectively in the senior category. Apart from these, 11 other participants of all three categories were chosen for the award of consolation prizes.

The prizes will be given to the winners during the Solung Festival celebrations here on September 1 next.


Itanagar DPSC Centre inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Managing Director of Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Development  and Financial Corporation (APIDFC) Tony Koyu  today inaugurated a  Donyi-Polo Sports and Cultural Centre (DPSCC), at Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) Head Office, Itanagar.  The Centre is an undertaking of Arunachal Vikas Parishad.

Koyu, the chief guest of the programme, in his inaugural address,  called upon the youths to take up sports as well as culture as it  helps us strengthening the sense of fraternity and brotherhood among various communities of our Society.  He categorically asked the youths to dedicate toward the sports activities as it helps in shaping and building their future life.

AVP Vice President  Techi Gubin highlighted the importance of such Sports and Culture Centre across state in maintaining sense of National integrity among the like minded individuals and organizations. He asked the participating youths to be fully prepared for the up coming National Sports meet at Pune, Maharashtra starting in the last week of December. Further he urged the youths to preserve and protect the age old tradition and culture along with own traditional Sports like Archery.

DPSCC Itanagar centre president Yido Boje  highlighted the proposed Sports events to be held soon at different circle level of the State in September 2011. This would be followed by district level competition for selection of participation in state level competition.


One more suspected JE case undergoing treatment at Dibrugarh

Ojing Tayeng

Dibrugarh, Aug 21: After the report of detection of suspected Japanese encephalitis case from Aalo in West Siang district, another such suspect case from Pasighat is being admitted at Sanjeevani Hospital, Dibrugarh.

The patient, who was admitted first at General Hospital Pasighat for headache, was later referred to Dibgrugarh for further treatment. Presently, he is in unconscious condition and battling for his life since last 14 days.

Treatment of  Japanese Encephalitis caused by "JE" virus and transmitted by mosquito bite (Culex species) becomes a great challenge for the doctors in Arunachal Pradesh. Moreover, there is no diagnosing centre for JE in any hospital in Arunachal Pradesh. Those, who suffer from suspected JE, have to go for treatment outside Arunachal Pradesh spending lakhs of rupees. Currently, there is  no effective treatment available for "JE" virus in outside state too.

Though there are numbers of suspected JE cases found in the state, there is no any report of suspected JE case available at Directorate of Health Service from any district excepting a single report from Aalo may be due to communication gap. The Department of Health Services needs to conduct immediate JE vaccination cum awareness campaign in the state.

As far as my knowledge is concerned, the first and last such vaccination campaign was conducted at Lohit for the children of age group between 1 to 15 years last year.

Though the state have no any proper treatment/ diagnosing centre for JE at present, the mass vaccination, health education, awareness and mosquito control would help minimize the spread of JE virus to a certain level.


ATMA conducts district level farmers’ training

PASIGHAT, Aug 21: A district level training on sensitization of group activities for farmers was conducted by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), East Siang at the conference hall GTC here yesterday. Attending the function, Dr. BR Phukan, Dean (in-charge), College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF), Pasighat emphasized on unity and cooperation to bring change in the society. He stated that in groups, small and marginal farmers can do magic. They can increase their surpluses to meet the demands in the market. He informed that there are many govt. agencies like National Horticulture Board, Spice Board, NABARD etc which would like to fend for production and help in marketing. He appealed all to work in united so that SHGs become successful. He also informed that there are departments like mushroom cultivation, fishery, home science, post harvest etc in the CHF Pasighat from where the interested groups can avail the technical know-how through agriculture department.

Agronomist T. Tamut opined that govt. schemes and projects implemented through groups are mere effective. They should be active and vibrant. He also suggested the groups to register themselves and avail the facilities and subsidies provided by the government and other agencies.

A. Doso, DTO-cum-PD, ATMA, Y.J. Lego, PTO explaining in details regarding the aim and objectives of the programme informed that the govt. is giving emphasis on implementation of schemes through groups which are easier and more effective. These kinds of programmes are held to encourage, revive and reactivate more groups for effective implementation, they said and added that such sensitization program should be utilized for acquiring knowledge to keep themselves update with the latest technology development. Due to ignorance many facilities made available by the govt. and other organizations are not utilized by the farmers.

HODs of line departments also attended and spoke on the occasion. Representatives of various self help groups (SHG) attended the training. DIPRO

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Adolescents and challenges


1.2 billion adolescents stand at the challenging crossroads between childhood and the adult world. Nine out of ten of these young people live in the developing world and face especially profound challenges, from obtaining an education to simply staying alive – challenges that are even more magnified for girls and young women.

Although there is no internationally accepted definition of adolescence, the United Nations defines adolescents as individuals aged 10–19: in effect, those in the second decade of their lives.

UNICEF's report ‘the state of the World's children 2011 brings out the urgent need to invest in adolescents and their future to successfully tackle poverty at its root.

It is said that investing in adolescence is the most effective way to consolidate the historic global gains achieved in early and middle childhood since 1990.  Moreover, investing in adolescents can accelerate the fight against poverty, inequity and gender discrimination. Adolescence is the pivotal decade when poverty and inequity often pass to the next generation as poor adolescent girls give birth to impoverished children. This is particularly true among adolescents with low levels of education.

Adopting a life-cycle approach to child development, with greater attention given to the care, empowerment and protection of adolescents, girls in particular, is the soundest way to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Lasting change in the lives of children and young people, a critical underlying motivation of the Millennium Declaration, can only be achieved and sustained by complementing investment in the first decade of life with greater attention and resources applied to the second.