It is understood that there is a scores of graduate/postgraduate students of Upper
Subansiri District in search of jobs. APPSC is the one platform where they can test
their mettle and get a better career.
But it is quit disappointing to see the final results of the APPSC exam 2010 ,where
not a single could get through may be because of ill luck or less efforts. One should
know that only hard work is the panacea for every success and there are no alternatives.
Life in college and university is for preparation of better career and not to waste
the time. Be prepared for next task ahead and do not dishearten us again.
Tanu Loriak Tamin
Raise the bar
Apropos to the letter "Retain the existing policy" by one K Riba, I strongly disagree
with the same. State like Arunachal Pradesh needs age relaxation and hence I support
the genuine demand of AAPSU in this regard.
And I urge upon my fellow citizens to support this genuine cause being raised by
the Apex Student Body to ensure the age limit is raised and get effective from the
Itanagar, (on email)
Kudos to APPSC
The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission declared the results this time within
24 hours after the completion of viva voce which is a record and matter to be appreciated.
Unlike other times, this year the exams were reportedly completed within a record
time of 11 months beating the records of the UPSC.
The reputation of APPSC got a beating earlier because of the late declaration of
result leaving the room for allegations of favouritism, nepotism and corruption.
However the present team seems competent enough and determined to bring some good
changes in the commission which is a very good step, not only for our young aspirants
but also for the state.
Many of the bright students found place in the list which appears to be the reflection
of free and fair conduct of examination process. Congratulations to APPSC team and
all successful candidates.
Ori J, (on e mail)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
‘Survey for extension of rail link to Ziro, Aalo & Pasighat on’
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The survey and investigation are being undertaken for extension
of railway line from Lakhimpur to Ziro, Silapathar to Aalo and Jonai to Pasighat.
The N F Railway general manager Keshab Chandra informed this to the Zonal Railway
Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) members from Arunachal Pradesh who raised the
demand for extension of railway line in various places of Arunachal in the 89th ZRUCC
meeting held at Maligaon, Guwahati on Dec 2.
The committee members held discussion on various issues related to NF Railway and
adopted resolutions for submission to union railway ministry for its approval and
implementation. All the ZRUCC members including Captain Robin Bordolai, Karya Bagang,
T Mangibabu Singh, A L Hek, and Tamsher Ali took part in the meeting.
Meanwhile, the members present in the meeting unanimously elected former minister
and social worker Bida Taku as National Railway Users Consultative Committee (NRUCC)
member. Taku will represent the N R Railway in national level consultative meeting.
Anti-tobacco campaign gains momentum
BOMDILA, Dec 3: A co-ordination meeting of all the administrative officers of the
district, PRI members, Officer-in charges of the various police stations and Head
of departments was convened in the district headquarters Bomdila today for implementation
of the Anti-Tobacco Act 2003 in the district.
Having also chaired the previous meeting for implementation of the Anti-Tobacco Act
2003, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi advocated that the thrust area should be
on Information, Education & Communication (IEC) campaign.
Until and unless the people are made well aware of the ill-effects of smoking and
usage of other tobacco related products, implementing the act would be a bit early
and unproductive, he said. Banking his hopes on the administrative officers and the
PRI members, DC Tashi called on them to reach out to the people with a missionary
zeal if at all this Programme is to be made successful. Endeavor should be to make
the people realize on their- own rather than using the rod at the first available
excuse, he added.
Power point presentations on the ill-effects of Tobacco on health and brief summary
on Tobacco law, Tobacco related facts, No smoking area, role of Enforcement Officers,
Component of National Tobacco control Programme, Budgetary estimate for the district
etc were made by DMO Dr. Dani Duri and DFWO Dr. T. D. Namsa.
Besides East Siang, West Kameng is the only other district of the state implementing
this pilot project. In the open house discussion that followed, besides suggestions
for taking up awareness programmes on war-footing, co-ordination meeting between
the administrative Officers,
Police Officers & Officials of the Legal Metrology to be facilitated by the District
Health Society, Youth orientation programmes in schools and colleges, the house in
unison voiced their concern over the poor and dismal performance of the NGO – Arunachal
Literate Youth Welfare Society, which has been given the responsibility of imparting
training and generating awareness on Anti-Tobacco Act 2003 by the state government.
The house opined that the said NGO could do better by roping in technical and professional
Resource persons to take up the challenge and to make this pilot project a success
in both the districts of West Kameng and East Siang.
Earlier, in order to commemorate the World AIDS Day, SMO Dr. S. Deb presented a paper
on ‘Universal Access and Human Right’ followed by a presentation on HIV positive
cases in the state with district-wise break up by DMO Dani Duri. Of the 141227 people
tested for HIV infection so far in the state, 112 male & 50 females have been found
to be positive. The number could naturally be more but due to the social stigma and
agony which a person could go through if found positive proves to the deterring factors
for correct compilation.
Earlier in the morning, DC Rinchin Tashi convened a meeting of the District Level
Campaign Committee consisting of the district’s Electoral Registration Officers (EROs),
DIPRO and the FPO for celebrating the 25th day of January 2011 as ‘ National Voter’s
Day’ in the district.
Stop illegal timber operation: AEKSU
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Expressing serious concern over alleged illegal tree felling and
extraction of forest resources by miscreants from Dissing-Passo circle under Seijosa
sub-division of East Kameng district, the All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU)
strongly demanded the authorities concerned to stop such self-destructive activities
Timbers are being smuggled out of the district to Assam in large scale by unscrupulous
traders from Assam freely, AEKSU said, and demanded the PCCF, Chief Conservator of
Forest, Banderdewa, DFO Khellong Division, Bhalukpong, Deputy Commissioner, East
Kameng and ADC, Seijosa to take immediate steps to stop such illegal timber operation.
At a time when whole of the world is battling and formulating policies to save mother
earth and our State Government is demanding ‘Green and Peace” bonus from the Centre,
the forests of Arunachal Pradesh are being destructed by some greedy people without
realizing its consequences, it lamented.
The 2004 flash was due to deforestation as declared by the Department of Science
and Technology, it said.
Creative writing workshop concludes on high note
Students of Mass Communication, RGU
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 3: The three-day workshop on creative writing organized by the department
of Mass Communication of the Rajiv Gandhi University concluded on a note of much
enthusiasm and motivation for the participating students. The workshop, which was
addressed by a host of leading poets and writers of the state, was organized with
a view to de-mystify the techniques of creative writing and to help the budding writers.
All days of the workshop were packed with technical sessions taken by various resources
persons in areas of specialization. While Dr. AR Parhi of the English department,
RGU spoke extensively on the forms, structure and elements of prose writing, Dr.
A Tripathi of the Hindi department deliberated on the role of emotions and imagination
in poetry writing. He also delved on symbolism and commented on the social responsibilities
of poets as a mirror to society. Both resource persons also read from their original
compositions to the eager audience. The final day saw Utpal Baruah, the PTI representative
in the state, reflected on writing for the media and the processes of news reporting.
In addition to this, renowned poets and writers of the state were invited to share
their experiences and unique processes of writing, which helped the students, understand
various new techniques and ideas on how to create pieces of poetry and prose. Acclaimed
novelist Mamang Dai stressed on how it was important to scribble down every single
idea and observations that one made. The students were advised repeatedly to read
several poem and prose to generate interest in oneself. Mamang Dai shared her wisdom
among the participants of the students and also shared her experiences as a novelist
and as a journalist, which she considered as a very rewarding job. RN Koley, poet
and writer read from his Bengali compositions and encouraged the students to attend
sittings of the Literary Forum regularly to expand their horizons.
The most remembered part of this session was the heart touching work shared by Tai
Tugung, an emerging young poet who read from his works and also screened his creation
Lapya – A Tale of Nyishi Women.
Sunil Koijam, Head of department (in-charge) said that the idea of blending technical
sessions, experience sharing and hands-on writing exercises worked very well with
the students and they are now really motivated to write.
AASSATA lauds Govt for regularization of SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA)
has welcomed the education department’s decision to regularize job of 58 SSA teachers
in the first phase.
In a press statement AASATA while extending gratitude to Education Minister Bosiram
Siram, believed that this 1st phase of regularization will go long way in boasting
the morale of SSA teachers of Arunachal Pradesh. Further they informed that state
government has assured to regularize another 100 SSA teachers in addition to already
approved 58 teachers.
AASATA has urged state government to regularize more SSA teachers and reward them
for their selfless service to the society.
Formalities undermined in tender process
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The tender bidding process for the works “extension, maintenance,
and carpeting of Roing township road” under PWD department at the office of the
PWD superintendent Engineer at Tezu on Nov 15 was done without observing the initial
formalities, said an enquiry report.
According to report, complaints were lodged by both the parties. While representatives
of M M Project, Itanagar and Mena Traders, Itanagar lodged complaints at Tezu police
station stating that they had been physically restrained from participating in tender
process by Roing MLA and his party despite being on time to submit the tender papers,
another group – One Eha Muli and eight others had also lodged written complaint
at the same police station against Mena Enterprise and MM project alleging that
Roing MLA was publicly manhandled and physically assaulted at the entrance of SE
complex when the MLA pleaded them not to enter the biding hall after the lapse of
The enquiry which was conducted to ascertain the actual fact revealed that there
was a hot argument between both the parties leading to pulling/pushing to each other
and there was obstruction by the group of Roing MLA who did not allow anyone inside
the SE office for dropping their bids and the tender process was done without observing
the initial formalities.
The report, a copy of which was made available to the press said that till 15.00
hours the board members were not sure about the reconstitution of the board /committee
for opening of the bids as the earlier chairman of the board had gone on leave.
‘It has been found that the tender box was also not sealed which was supposed to
be sealed before starting the tender process’, the report added.
Dismal performance in Anjaw while Lohit satisfactory
Quarterly District Consultative Committee reviews credit
ITNAGAR, Dec 3: At the only branch of SBI operating in entire Anjaw district, it
was observed that against a target of 60%, CD ratio of bank was 21%, achievement
under priority sector lending was 13% against a target of 40%, achievement under
agriculture lending was only 3% against a target of 18% and achievement under weaker
section was 8.5% against a target of 10%. Achievement under ACP 2010-11 as on 30.09.10
was 47 lakh against a target of 502 lakh which was 9.36% of ACP.
Performance under govt. Sponsored programmes was also dismal as only 02 proposals
under PMEGP is under consideration of bank and no other proposals were received by
This was disclosed at a District Consultative Committee (DCC) meeting for September
Quarter on Nov 26 at Hayuliang which was presided over R. K. Borthakur, ADC. The
important points discussed by A. K. Deb, LDM were Review of performance of banks
under ACP 2010-11 and recovery of bank loans, review of implementation of govt.sponsored
programmes and CD ratio.
Further, against a target of 250 nos. of KCCs, no KCC issued so far. Under SHGs,
10 units with an assistance of 20 lakh was sanctioned against a target of 5 units.
S. Mazumder, Manager, NABARD requested ADC to write to the RO of SBI to increase
the staff strength of SBI and explore the possibility of opening of a APRB branch.
He also requested the district agriculture officer to forward proposals for issuance
of KCCs by banks. Further, branch manager was advised to improve ground level credit
so as to increase the CD ratio. Shri Mazumder also discussed in the house about some
of the promotional programmes of NABARD conducted in other districts particularly
Selp employment training programmes like
REDP/SDP, Farmers Club Programmes, etc with good NGOs operating in the district and
requested ADC to forward proposal to NABARD for setting up of TDF project through
KVK. The ADC also expressed his concern over the performance of banks and indicated
that an awareness programme on KCCs should be convened urgently to achieve the target
under KCCs he also assured to recommend opening of bank branches in coming days in
R. K. Sharma, DC presided over the DCC meeting for quarter ended September 2010 for
Lohit District at Tezu on Nov 29.
The performance of banks in the district was satisfactory as achievement under most
of the parameters against target were achieved.
However, CD ratio of banks was 33% against a target of 60%. Performance under Govt.
Sponsored Programmes was not below par as sanctions/disbursements have been made
in all programmes. As regards performance under ACP 2010-11, achievement under agriculture
against target was 40% and achievements under KCCs as on 30.09.10 was 32%. Shri S.
Mazumder, Manager, NABARD expressed that issuance of KCCs should be increased in
next quarters and the CD ratio should be increased by increasing ground level credit.
A mention was also made by Mazumder about the Micro Finance Vision of the State and
requested for more SHG-Bank linkages through govt. functionaries.
DC expressed that a village level awareness creation programme on KCC should be convened
for the benefit of farmers.
A. K. Deb, LDM discussed about the importance of Financial Inclusion as instructed
by RBI and Mazumder, Manager, NABARD also discussed on the status of action points
of the seminar on Financial Inclusion conducted by NABARD during September 2009.
The Deputy Commissioner advised that all the proposals of govt. Sponsored programmes
should be released without further delay. He also desired that a joint meeting of
Departments and Banks should be convened at 15 days duration to discuss issues on
various loans. He also advised that banks should prepared defaulter list of borrowers
so as to initiate action from district administration. Manager, NABARD also requested
the DC to set up TDF project in the district through KVK.
Hard work, sincerity and devotion mantra for success: Honi Bayang
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Hard work, sincerity and devotion are the key elements which bring
success in life, said APPSCCE topper Honi Bayang.
Born to Tarang Bayang of Kamsa village, Seppa of East Kameng district, Bayang topped
this year’s APPSCC examination conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.
While giving all credits to his family members, especially his elder brother Dr Posting
Bayang for his success, Bayang, a software engineer by profession, said that he
did not take any formal coaching to prepare himself for the competitive examination.
Rather, he gathered knowledge by reading various books, collecting informations through
on-line and interactions.
His passion and love for his mother land, its people; and, ultimately, his willingness
to serve this nascent state may be attributed to shift of his career option, Bayang,
who is presently working in a multi-national company as senior software engineer,
He, however, said that he is nurturing a dream to crack UPSC in future.
Bayang, who won best IBM award twice in 2007 and 2009, did his B.Tech in Computer
Science and Engineering from IIT Guwahati in 2002. He worked as Research Engineer
in Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) under Government of India, Bangalore
from 2002 to 2005 and since then he is working as Senior Software Engineer (Team
Lead) in IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore. He also worked for some duration in IBM,
Austin, Texus, USA to support his modules in lab there.
Bayang topped in State JEE for Engineering (PCM) and MBBS (PCB), NERIST entrance
examination for Forestry and ranked (all India) 044 in IIT JEE (ST category) all
in the year 1998.
He completed his school education from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Seppa with a percentage
of 85% in class X final examination and Class XII from JNV, Roing with 88.20% in
1998. He was the district topper in class X and state topper in Class XII in Science
stream among APST students. He was nominated for scholarship in VKV Ghaziabad for
being the district topper in class V and achieved 72% marks in National Level Proficiency
Test (NSE) Roorkee during class VII in 1992.
A keen sports lover, Bayang also led the Guwahati IIT football team as captain during
his study period and won many prizes in literary, drawing, painting and cultural
competitions during his school time.
Guwahati declaration proposes better facility for farmers
Itanagar, Dec 3: The North East Regional BJP Kisan Morcha Meet was held at Guwahati
on Nov 27-28. The special conclave discussed various issues relating to the problems
faced by the farmers of the region. During the discussion special emphasis was given
to the Land Acquisition Act, with reference to the 2007 amendment bill and also on
Seed Bill 2010.
After the two days deliberation, the Guwahati kisan declaration was made with twelve
charter of demands which includes that the State Governments in the NE region should
develop Whole sale market to enable farmers to sell their produce without the interference
of middleman and get better price.
State government has to develop food processing units which will value add to the
agricultural produce of the farmer while establishment of cold storage at convenient
locations so that farmers can store their produce on rent and sell when they get
Government should promote multi-purpose dams in the region and provide better irrigation
It was also said that the government should develop agriculture export centers with
Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan so that farmers of the region can export their
The other declaration includes Patta” be given to all indigenous farmers and safeguard
their land, easily availability of agricultural loans to the farmers of the region
and better roads and transport system in the rural areas of the region.
Cement and other factories and industries should not be promoted in agriculture land
since agricultural land is scarce in the region the meeting said while adding that
if still acquired then farmers should be paid as per market rate and also given profit
sharing by the concern company. Emphasis to be given for Animal Husbandry like piggery,
poultry, sheep rearing, fishery, bee keeping, etc, better quality seeds, fertilizers
and pesticides to be made available to farmers by the government and provision of
subsidy to medicinal plants growers of the region.
VKV Chimpu secure first place in district level science exhibition
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Tagru Dattu of VKV Chimpu and Dongche Bapu of VKV Sher stood first
and second respectively in the district level Science Exhibition -2010 organized
by Papum Pare district deputy director of the school education at URC building, Naharlagun
Chief guest of the inaugural function of the Science Exhibition, Prof Tomo Riba
of RGU called upon the students scientists to be more innovative and informative
while presenting their creativity.
Appreciating the young scientists of the district for their excellent presentation
in the exhibition, Riba said the exhibition has represented the hard work and sincere
approach of the participants with full scientific temperament and knowledge towards
life and society.
DDSE T T Tara stressed on more participation of student scientists from various schools
in such scientific exhibition in future in order to expose their hidden talents.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: A delegation of the executives of the Arunachal Public Motor Transport
Federation (APMTF) has called on the Capital DC and DTO to discuss the issues like
compulsory uniform of drivers and road tax clearance, other valid papers of the vehicles.
After having discussion with DC and DTO, the Federation in a release today informed
that the administration agreed to terminate the proposal for compulsory uniform of
the commercial drivers and consider the issuance of badge on certain condition that
the drivers wear compulsory shoes with proper dress, follow strictly the traffic
rules and there should be no handyman in Trackers. The administration will abandon
the uniform proposal only when the drivers follow the directives mentioned above,
the federation said.
Meanwhile, Federation has requested the commercial vehicle drivers to follow the
directives of the administration and also appealed its federal and district units
to update their plying permits, clear road tax and maintain their vehicles properly.
The Federation further said that passenger vehicles should not carry vegetables for
the convenient of passengers.
School Health Programme
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: District Health Society Tirap conducted a School Health programme
at Govt Higher Secondary School Khonsa today.
It was attended by teachers and students of class XI and XII. DRCHO Khonsa Dr K.Perme
while thanking the Principal i/c for extending cooperation to the Health Department
explained the objectives of School Health programme and its component.
Dr.K.Matey was the resource person. He spoke on the health issues commonly encountered
in Adolescent period. After the power presentation there was question time and interactions
Another School Health Programme is being organized in Kendriya Vidhalay Khonsa on
Dec 6 where health check up with remedial measures and eye screening etc of the students
will be carried out.
World AIDS day
SEPPA, Dec 3: World AIDS day was observed by the Govt. Hr. Sec. Schoo. Seppa in which
the NCC cadets, NSS troops & the senior students of this institution evinced their
keen interest to know the cause and effects of the HIV AIDS.
D.B.Singh, resource person highlighted in detail about the origin, causes & effects
of HIV AIDS and inform the students how to protects and save one self from the from
such killer disease by showing the different charts related to infected persons &
device to save the life from it.
Jorjo Sono Yangfo, ANO suggested the NCC cadets and NSS troops to keep themselves
away from high risks & make the people aware of the effects of HIV-AIDS whenever
they organize their programmes.
Prizes were given away by the Principal Hortum Loyi, Govt.Hr.Sec.school.Seppa to
the best performers in the Quiz & essay Competitions with the help of District Medical
Make Raga ADC office functional:ANSU
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) demanded the chief minister to
immediately make the ADC office at Raga functional.
The ADC office which has already been inaugurated remained a non starter due to unknown
reason causing great inconvenience to the people, ANSU in its memorandum to the Chief
Minister said, and suggested that it could be started temporarily from SDO office
which will mitigate the hardships of Raga people, who have to travel a long distance
to reach Ziro (Hapoli) even for minor official works.
ANSU also appealed to the CM to adopt and apply the principle of equal right and
opportunity to all in regards to land allotment in Lower Subansiri district.
While demanding for early submission of the findings of the one-man committee on
Ziro incident, it urged the CM not to transfer the district officers, particularly
the present DC and OC so that substantial evidences are not tampered and proper investigation
does not get interrupted.
Annya Nam released at Sagalee
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Nyishi film ‘Annya Nam’ was released at an impressive function at
Community Hall, Sagalee on Dec 2. IX Leporiang Anchal Samity chairperson Nabam Kakam
and Langdang Panchayat ASM Nabam Kalu Hina were chief guest and guest of honour of
the film release function organized by the Arunachal Artiste Forum Papum Pare unit.
‘Restore road link’
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Expressing concern over disruption of Itanagar-Seppa road by tree
felling, Khodaso panchayat ASM Tara Nabam has appealed the East Kameng deputy commissioner
to take immediate step for restoration of road link. The ASM also demanded action
against the person who guided the people of Rupung village to create road block during
the visit of Govt officers on Nov 30.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Toko Nikam has been appointed as vice president of the Arunachal
Law Students Union.
Transfer and postings of IAS officers
NAHARLAGUN: The state Govt. has affected transfer and posting of IAS officers with
immediate effect. T.T Gamdik Director (S&T,RR &DM) would be Secretary (Tax & Excise)-cum
Director (RR&DM), Bolung Siram Director (Civil Supplies) would be Secretary (Transport)
while Hage Khoda Shalla would be RCS Secretary (Cooperation)-cum-RCS.
Bandhana Deori, Secretary - Department of Tax & Excise, Kapa Kholie, Secretary -Department
of Transport and A.B Shukla Secretary -Department of Cooperation have been relieved
from their charges of their departments.
Khandu at advisory council
ITANAGAR: S Khandu of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu has been nominated to
the advisory council of the Global Education Society and Development, an international
journal of academicians, published from New Delhi.
Workshop on domestic violence Act
ITANAGAR: Papum Pare district ICDS Cell in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State
Commission for Women and National Commission for Women, New Delhi will organize a
workshop on “Protection of Domestic Violence Act 2005 and Prohibition of Child Marriage
Act 2006” at State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) conference hall here on
Fire Mock–up Drill at DP Ashok
Itanagar, Dec 3: A mock fire drill was held at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, Itanagar,
The response time taken by the fire department was appreciated by the hotel management
as it was noted that the first fire tender reached in flat three minutes time from
the time of call. Further, the second and the third turnout were within 10 minutes.
Later, all the officers and staff of Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok were trained in fire-fighting
skills by the fire department.
The hotel management thanked T. Horming, Officer in-charge of Itanagar Fire Station
and his crew for their valuable time and training.
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: On Dec 5, Kargu Gamgi Management Committee, Itanagar would celebrate
its 6th Foundation Day of Kargu Gamgi. Devotional song, cultural items, world peace
prayer would be part of the day long observation.
Techi Gubin, Director, Housing and General Secretary, Arunachal Vikash Parishad and
Tabin Karlo would be the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
Chess tourney begins today
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The second state level chess championship 2010 will be beginning
at Youth Hostel, Naharlagun tomorrow.
Local MLA Techi Kaso and Sports and Youth Affairs Director DK Dinglow will attend
the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Appeal for better facilities on World Differently Abled Day
220 recorded in Lower Dibang Valley
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: World over today the Differently Abled Day was observed. In Itanagar
it was observed at Donyi-Polo Mission School for Hearing Impaired premises, jointly
by Donyi-Polo Mission Rehabilitation Centre, Chimpu and All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped
Welfare Society (AAPHWS), Naharlagun.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Capital Deputy Commissioner SB Deepak Kumar
lauded the Donyi-Polo Mission Rehabilitation Centre for their yeoman services and
also appreciated the all round performance of the students.
He suggested the executive members of the Centre to create a website of the institution
so that the services provided to the special children spread in every part of the
country and the world.
The Chief Guest further assured to extend all possible help to the institution in
its developmental activities.
Further responding to a memorandum submitted by AAPHWS, Deepak ensured cent percent
implementation of 3% job reservation in government job under his jurisdiction, and
also assured to initiate necessary step for parking places for persons with special
need in public and government department offices in the state capital.
Deepak also advised the members of the APHWS to start enrollment of member’s name
in the DC office for immediate issuing of red identity card for persons with special
Earlier, AAPHWS Chairman Tami Tanyang appealed the state government to take up appropriate
measures for the welfare of the PWDs under basic rehabilitation programme and submitted
an eight point’s memorandum to Chief Guest regarding facilities as per the Disability
Regulation Act. 1995, implementation of Urban Housing and Sanitation for barrier
free and ramps at every government office premises, parking places for differently
abled person in public and government department offices, issue of identity cards
for easy entry of disabled person in every officer’s offices and government resident,
implementation of poverty alleviation schemes like BPL, APL cards to PWDs, establishment
of school and rehabilitation institution for PWDs, AOP provision for construction
of OB type building at Papu Nalla, Naharlagun for vocational training centre with
appropriate road connectivity and nominated members from differently abled community
in Itanagar Municipal Coorporation as per the national policy.
Guest of Honour, Special Secretary Personnel, vigilance and cooperation Nandini Paliwal
also acknowledging the performance and ability of the students, advised the parents,
well-wishers and teachers to motivate such children of the state to attend school
and avail education.
Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Board Chairman Jalley Sonam
the special guest of the day also appealed the people to extend all possible help
to the differently abled people and the lone hearing and visually impaired institution.
The Chairman also urged the educated citizens to spread the awareness message of
rehabilitation policies in the rural areas of the state, where numbers of such citizen
are left unattended by parents, relatives, society and government.
He gave away exercise books to the students of the institution and assured to cooperate
with the AAPHWS movements.
Former Chief Minister cum founder Chairman of the centre Gegong Apang lauded the
world leaders for enactment of World Day for the Differently abled people to address
the grievances of the person with disabilities.
Regarding lack of infrastructure development particularly for the children of lesser
god in the state, Apang said that the planners in the Centre could not understand
the problems of Arunachal Pradesh. Therefore, such infrastructure developmental could
not be take place properly in this vast hilly geographical area.
Apang further appealed the parents to give special care to their children especially
during 0-5 years and also urged the NGOs and general masses to create awareness to
address the grievances of PWDs.
Principal of the DPMS for hearing and visually impaired H Sharma said that differently
abled people are full individual human being just like anyone else with independent
personalities, dearness, aspirations, interest and skill. They have the right as
well as full potential to lead successful, productive lives with dignity and relative
self reliance just like others. Only we should provide them full opportunity and
training and look at their abilities, he said.
He appreciated the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for granting Rs. 13.40 lacs for proper
functioning of the visually impaired school and informed with this financial assistance,
the institution will enroll ten fresh students who are in waiting list very soon.
He also informed that the institution is planning to provide Certificate/ Diploma
Courses on disabilities under IGNOU, if financial assistance for infrastructure development
is provided from the concerned department and the government.
Secretary Donyi Polo Mission SK Singh said that these differently abled children
are facing problems in availing their rights despite policies are framed. He urged
the well-wishers, NGOs and educated citizens to come forward and assists them to
bring them in the main stream of the society.
Chairman, Boum Kakir Mission Sanjay Tasser, concerned over the land encroachment
problems in the DMPS for Hearing and Visually Impaired School, Chimpu urged the District
Magistrate Dr Deepak Kumar to take up necessary step and stop encroachment of institution’s
land and appealed for setting up of permanent demarcation wall.
Meanwhile, Students from DPMS for hearing and visually impaired, members from AAPHWS
Khandu Yangfo (PWD) who is pursuing Degree in Forestry at NERIST and Bamang Doro
presented Sports and cultural items. Besides these, Muffler and Sweater knitted by
the students of the DPMS for Hearing Impaired were given to guests as token of love
on the occasion.
Amongst other alumni of DPMSFHI, who are presently serving in various government
departments in the state and recently passed out students Tomo Riba, Kuru Puming,
Bulla Tadi, Techi Takar, Techi Koda, Joram Yadam also took active part in the celebration.
PARBUK: The World Differently Abled Day was observed at Lower Dibang Valley District
for the first time today. On the occasion, Health & Family Welfare Department of
the district organized an awareness camp at Musup (Community Hall),Parbuk about 22
km from the district headquarter.
The Chief Guest of the day, Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of the district has called
upon the people to come forward and help rehabilitate the differently able people
to ability in the society saying that the society must take responsibility to care,
support and rehabilitate them.
She informed that 650 million people in the world are disabled which constitutes
10% of the world population. Out of it 80% of them are found in developing countries.
She emphasized to give priority to health and education of the growing up children
without which no healthy society can be formed.
Dr Allok Yirang, DMO informed that the motto behind the observation of World Differently
Able day is to create awareness regarding rehabilitation of the disabled person.
He also informed that a board of doctors was constituted to examine the degree of
disability of a person and accordingly Disability Certificates are given to them
in order to facilitate them to avail govt. schemes or jobs. This board sits twice
a month that is on 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month and called upon the villagers
to avail this opportunity.
Zilla Parishad Member, Meka Anchal Block, Mibom Pertin has also called upon the people
not to confined such people secretly in their houses but must bring them to the District
Hospital and get them examined by the Medical Board for Disability Certificate so
that he/she can avail govt. schemes. He thanked the Health & Family Department for
organizing the camp at Parbuk which is first in the district.
Nelo Umbrey, CDPO Roing highlighted various schemes recently launched by the Govt.
of India and requested the villagers to avail the same for rehabilitation of the
On the occasion, 14 Persons were given Disability Certificate and 25 Disable Persons
were examined by the Board of Doctors on the spot. Till now more than 220 persons
with disability are recorded in the district.
Team of Doctors, ASHAs, Panchayat Leaders, GBs, Public and Differently Able persons
attended the programme.
TAWANG: World Disabled Day was also observed in all the schools Tawang District.
at Tawang, 60 special students took part in various activities.
The DDSE i/c Hridar Phuntsok, Principal Tawang, CDPO Tawang and ADEO, Dhondup took
active part in observing the day. The noble day ended with prize distribution to
all the winning participants.