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.
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,
‘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
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
“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
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
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
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
(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),
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
One more suspected JE case undergoing treatment at Dibrugarh
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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Although there is no internationally accepted definition of adolescence, the United
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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
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investing in adolescents can accelerate the fight against poverty, inequity and gender
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Adopting a life-cycle approach to child development, with greater attention given
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