December 23


News Impact

Moses Colony CRC team lift Christmas valleyball champion trophy

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The Moses Colony team CRC Dumporijo defeated Isaac Colony team CRC Dumporijo in two straight sets to lift the Champion Trophy  of 2012 Christmas Volleyball tournament, 2012 organized by Christian Revival Church, at Dumporijo on December 21.

Tournament was attended by Rikme Hali, vice chairman APCRC Sub Council Area-V and witnessed by all the believers of CRC Dumporijo.


Bishop extends Christmas greetings

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Bishop of Itanagar, Dr. John Thomas wished his fellow Christians and all the people of Arunachal Pradesh the peace and joy of Christmas.

“At this Christmas,” he said, “we cannot ignore the protests that are taking place all over India against violence perpetrated on women. Unless such incidents of violence are stopped, there can be no peace. The responsibility for it has to be shared by both the citizens and the government. Respect for women has to begin in our families. If every family is able to do that then no family will produce criminals guilty of crime against women. This is the best way of realizing the peace that Jesus came to give.”


Koloriang reels under darkness

ITANAGAR, Dec 22:  Koloriang, the district headquarter of Kurung Kumey, is reportedly reeling under darkness over the last many weeks due to discontinuation of power supply to this remote town. This was informed by Seka Barbia Welfare Society in a release today. The citizens are forced to use candles ahead of Christmas, the Society said and added that poor power supply condition of the town is due to negligence of concerned authority. It appealed to the concerned authority to restore the power supply before Christmas and New Year.


Ngurang FC thrashes Barapani FC

ITANAGAR, Dec 22:  Ngurang FC defeated Barapani FC 2-1 in a close contest match played today in third day of Christmas Premier Football League at IG Park here.  The match was hanging on balance till deadlock broke by Loi Kena of Ngurang FC who scored twice from his side. Later Tagio Raju scored a solidarity goal from Barapani FC after earning penalty shot. In another match, PBFC defeated TTFC 1-0. Gyamar Apa alone sealed the match for PBFC.

In the third match played between Senki Valley and Ajing Arum FC , Bamang Tajik’s hat-trick for Senki Valley has devastated Ajing Arum FC.  Later it was added one more goal from captain Tadar Tabo by 4-2. From Ajing Arum FC Taching and Rei Tatum scored one goal each.

In the last match of the day, Good Shepherd FC defeated KFFC 1-0.


Orientation training prog for WC, SHGs

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Two days orientation training programme of WC, self help groups (SHGs) and user group under institutional capacity building of integrated wasteland development programme-V for Ditten and Paimori village was held at Gensi on December 20-21.

Sengo Dini, BDO (in-charge) of Gensi while highlighting the aims and objectives of the training advised the trainees to reap maximum benefits out of it.

Bege Ete, Project Director, DRDA, Aalo advised the trainees to be attentive and gain good knowledge from the training.

Training to the participants was imparted by resource persons drawn from various technical, agricultural, animal husbandry and veterinary and fisheries departments.

The resource persons included, Kirli Bui, TA cum Nodal Officer IWMP Aalo, KBasar, EO (RE) Gensi, Dr. Dakto Basar, VO, Gensi,Toke Bui, fishery officer, Likabali, Sengo Dini, ADO Gensi.

Around 100 participants, including WC members, self help group, users group and Panchayat leaders attended the training.


‘Contain FM disease’

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Claiming that at least 40 Mithuns were found dead due to foot and mouth disease in Ambam alone, All Lower Subansiri District Youth Association today said FMD has badly affected the Mithun population in Ambam, Yachuli and Mai villages in Lower Subansiri district. Only ten percent of cattle infected with foot and mouth disease could be vaccinated by the authority, it said. The Association appealed the authority  to deploy adequate staff equipped with medicines at affected areas to contain the disease.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Having completed the House Test, 48 members of the active National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Saint Claret College conducted a one-day camp cum social service at the District  Hospital, Ziro.

Dr. Hage Tam, DMO and Dr. Subu Habung, Medical Superintendent and DSO addressed the students and flagged off the camp.

In his message, Dr. Tam appreciated the spirit of volunteering in the students and urged them to carry forward their commitment to social service.

Dr. Habung reminded them that education consisted not only in learning from books but in learning to recognize and serve the needs of society.

The students then undertook the task of cleaning up the premises of the District Hospital with such enthusiasm that by the end of the day, the hospital campus looked spotlessly clean. As Dr. Habung remarked, “I have never seen a group working with such enthusiasm, commitment, and fervor.” Dr. Tam observed that the service of the NSS unit left a lasting impression on everyone in the hospital. The entire camp was organized and ably led by the NSS co-ordinators of the college, Landi Tama and Withoam Socia.

Energized by the experience, students have asked for more such programs in future.


DPWS celebrates Founder’s Day

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The Donyi Polo Welfare Society (DPWS), Likabali has celebrated the 71st birth anniversary of Late Tamar Karlo, the founder President of the Society as Founder's Day  with pomp and gaiety at Donyi Polo Dere Complex, Likabali, West Siang district today. Around one thousand indigenous believers of Likabali took part and paid homage to their founder president. The co-founder members like Lt. Doi Taipodia, Lt. Pega Kena, Lt. Takir Dini, Lt. Moter Karlo and Lt. Binsak Taipodia and others were also fondly remembered.  

The speakers including Yide Potom, Preisdent DPWS, TahumTaipodia, Ex-Chairman, Boundary Cell, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Tabin Karlo, Ex-ZPM  and Yigo Karlo, HGB Jipu Village dwelt at length on their long association with Lt. Tamar Karlo and recalled his contribution to the movement for revival of  Donyi Polo faith in the area. The participants vowed to pursue his mission for ushering in a better society guided by Donyi Polo faith. The day-long programme was marked by sports events, cultural and literary competitions, followed by community feast and prize distribution.


Death mourned

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: All Tarum Tarie Youth Association deeply mourned the death of village elder Yorum Kimu who died on 21 Dec last. Late Kimu was 85 years old. He is survived by wife, a son and three daughters and four grand children.







160 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Cong to form Govt with single majority: Bapna

All-round balanced dev my priority: CM

SAGALEE, Dec 22: Without referring to recent claim of Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari at Itanagar, AICC secretary Sanjay Bapna today said that  the ruling Congress would recapture power and form the government with single majority at the Centre.

Addressing a Congress rally here today attended by the state Congress’ ‘who’s who’, Bapna blew the poll bugle for the 2014 election while exhorting the massive gathering to strengthen the oldest party of the country.

He said that Congress recaptured power from BJP in Himachal Pradesh including the victory of AICC in-charge of Arunachal, Dr Dhaniram Shandil and improved its position in BJP-ruled Gujarat as an indicator of 2014 elections.

Describing Arunachal Pradesh a beautiful land inhabited by good hearted people, Bapna highlighted the speedy all-round developments the nation witnessed since its independence under the rule of Congress led by Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Sonia is committed to the development of the poor, under privileged, ST and SC sections of the nation living in rural areas through various flagship programmes of UPA governments. This would gain momentum if the workers work wholeheartedly for the party, Bapan added.

“If you stand united and work with commitment for development of the state, particularly Sagalee that would contribute towards nation building,” Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering said in his address.

“Elect Nabam Tuki unopposed for accelerating the visible development of the state. Be prepared to capture power in every forthcoming election in the state,” Ering said to the thunderous applause of the gathering.

“We three MPs are committed to work for state’s greater welfare. I have urged Union Minister for Minority Affairs for a special package for our under developed state which was endorsed by the CM,” he added.

Appreciating the successful rally, Rajya Sabha member and APCC president Mukut Mithi made special mention of ongoing inter-state Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) and expressed confidence that Chief Minister Nabm Tuki would take the state to a much greater height.

“We all Congress MLAs are with the CM and hopefully he would lead the next government, Mithi in his presidential address added.

He congratulated Tuki on being chosen by International Association for Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), a voluntary organization affiliated to many UN bodies, for IAEWP Lifetime Achievement Award-2012 and Arunachal for Green State Award-2012.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is the local legislator and was elected unopposed in 2005, highlighted numerous policies his government has framed within in a short time for all-round balanced development of the state.

Taking a dig at Gadkari for blaming Nehru for the 1962 defeat, Mithi said that BJP was not even formed then. It was Nehru’s forward policy that helped demarcate all the frontier areas while facilitating the administration and development, particularly in this land-locked state, to take deep roots.

Agri-horticulture and its allied sectors are the top most priority of my government to tap the vast potential while benefiting the agrarian people of the state, the CM said spelling out the 50% subsidy for procurement of tractors, power tillers, rice huller and water pumps under CM’s Agricultural Mechanism to boost the production in the sectors.

He also highlighted the benefit of ongoing TAH and 5,300 BPL families of Papum pare of the total 40,000 beneficiaries would benefit under Rashtriya  Swastha Bima Yojan while Employment Generation Council, Skill Development Council and CM’s Livelihood School (Also planned here) aimed at improving skill of the youth to earn decent livelihood.

The chief minister announced a mini secretariat to be built here at a cost of Rs 5 crore.

Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy called for wholehearted support for Tuki for taking Arunachal to a new height. He said the support should be reflected by winning in all future panchayat, assembly and Lok Sabha elections to draw the attention of the central government and the party.

Rubbishing rumours of political instability, Sanjoy said the ruling Congress, party and three MPs are working coherently in fine-tune.

Such political chemistry in the past would have pushed Arunachal to greater height, he emphatically said before announcing Rs 30 lakh from his MPLAD fund for construction of a community-cum-cultural hall at Tani Hapa.

Earlier, about 300 persons joined Congress at the initiative of BCC president Taba Tate, who pleaded for giving importance to the party and its office bearers who form the base of the government.

“Trans-Arunachal Highway passing through Sagalee is an ambitious project of the GoI which would yield massive benefit to the state. It would be in the greater welfare to facilitate its speedy execution of the project with district administrations making the way,” he reasoned.

While APMC president Yari Dulom emphasized on giving priority to women at all levels, APYC president Tadar Niglar stressed on youth power having the strength to take Congress to new height, including the emphatic victory of the CM. Organizing committee chairman Taba Haniya and secretary Nabam Tadap also addressed host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and the rank and file of the party, thousand of party workers attending the rally.

Sagalee, an independent ADC HQs spread in 1288 sqkm in three circles with a population of 15,542, wore a new look. In all 32 cultural troupes numbering 700 members in their best traditional attires punctuated the rally with enthralling programmes.




Nobin wins International Karate Gold

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Senior Karate players of Arunachal Pradesh P Nobin Jomoh won an International Karate Gold in the 3rd International Karate Championship, which concluded at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi today.

Nobin won the medal in Senior Men’s Individual Kumite in +84Kg category beating his opponent from Nepal in the final. Besides host India, players from Afghanistan, Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, Botswana and USA participated in the Championship which was organized by Shanshinkan Karate India.



Teachers are the backbone of our education system: Siram

ZIRO, Dec 22: Withstanding the bad weather the whole of Joram village wore a festive look on December 20 on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Govt. Secondary school Joram.

Attending the celebration, Education Minister Bosiram Siram congratulated the school for completing 50 glorious years of academic excellence. Paying tribute to those teachers, who were instrumental in the growth and development of the school, he exhorted the current teachers to discharge duty with dedication for the betterment of students and the society as a whole.

Praising Joram for producing many doctors, engineers, IAS officer and many intellectuals, Siram reminded that the journey is yet to be completed. We need more IAS, IPS, IFS officers, he said and requested the parents to give priority on their children’s education.

Replying to a memorandum submitted by the organizing committee, Siram responded positively towards the demand for erection of school boundary wall and setting up of a well equipped laboratory.

Commenting on the pen down strike by SSA teachers, he informed the public that the govt. is tirelessly working to sort the grievances of the SSA teachers. “Sincerity, hardwork and dedication will surely be recognized”, he said in a positive note towards regularization demand of the SSA teachers.

NES president Bengia Tolum, asked the teachers to be dedicated and live up to the society’s expectation. He also exhorted the students to pay due attention to their studies and keep themselves away from politics.

Director of Higher and Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi, who is an alumni of the school, fondly recalled the growth history of the school. He also informed that Joram has a significant role in the development and preservation of Nyishi culture and had proudly hosted the Central Nyokum Celebration in 1967. The Rikam Pada dance was performed here since 1950s, he added. He also thanked the education department and the district administration for their help in developing Joram village. “This Golden Jubilee Celebration is the right time for retrospection to plan for a better future” Dr. Begi added.

Likha Saaya, MLA, also spoke on the occasion. He thanked the dignitaries for their enthusiasm in joining the celebration despite bad weather. He also advised the younger generation to focus on education and become valuable assets for the village and the society as a whole.

On the occasion the first teacher of the school Lt. Taba Toda who joined the school in 1962 was facilitated posthumously. Also Students and proud sons and daughters of Joram village were felicitated on the occasion. A colorful cultural program was also displayed.

The celebration was also attended by Tapang Taloh, Director, School Education, Likha Tongum, Zilla Chairperson, ADC Ziro  Yowa Topu, ADC Yachuli K. Peyang, DSP John Pada, renowned singer Bengia Hemanto , HoDs of the district, PRI members and public. DIPRO



Wakro celebrates National Mathematics Day

Workshop on Ganit Vidya launched

Wakro, Dec 22: M.N. Chaturvedi dedicated the Ganit Vidya (GAV), mathematics workshop for rural children on the occasion of National Mathematics Day today. The  GAV named in honour of Vidya Rajiv by the ASSET will be organized for three years till 2015.

M.N.Chaturvedi assured to continue helping the rural children to reap the benefit from GAV. He conducted GAV mathematics workshops for the students of Class X in the Govt Secondary School and the students of Classes VI, VII and VIII of the KGBV and the Apna Vidya Bhavan. The five days activity packed workshop helped 200 students  of  rural Wakro cultivate interest in the subject. Chaturvedi who has been tirelessly working to promote mathematics in Arunachalee children felt that the children are bright and willing but they are neglected lot. He appreciated ASSET for reaching out to the children this way. The children need care and guidance which is found lacking in the present times. These rural children are waiting to take off and capable of flying high. They just need the proper care and guidance which the elders in society must render.

 Students assembled in Anugrah to celebrate the birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujam. A video clip on Srinivasa Ramanujam's magic square was played to mark the occasion.

Addressing the assembly in Anandamoyee Hall Apne Amilu said that Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887– 26 April 1920) was an Indian Mathematician and  autodidact, who, with almost non formal training in pure mathematician made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Ramanujan was said to be a natural genius by the English mathematician G.H. Hardy in the same league as mathematicians like Euler and Gauss. In December 2011, in recognition of his contribution to mathematics, the Government of India declared that Ramanujan's birthday (22 December) should be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day and also declared 2012 the National Mathematical Year.



CCRC organizes Christmas Carol night

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Capital Christian Revival Church (CCRC) organized a Carol night on eve of Christmas at Akash Deep Complex in a colorful manner today evening.

Attending the function, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) General Secretary Toko Teki exhorted the Christian brethren to follow the Jesus’ pure words which never fail for peace and communal harmony. He appealed all to help the poor and needy people regardless their religion and race. He hoped this Christmas will bring peace, harmony and fraternity among people all around.

Speaking about Christian religion and India, the ACF general secretary said, without elaborating, that Christianity in India is as old as Christianity itself.

While giving the message of peace on the occasion, Tai Ete, General Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council, appealed all to maintain a cordial relationships in the society and help each other in time of need. In his motivational speech, he exhorted all Christian brethren to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ to maintain peace and harmony in the society.

Organizer Kipa Lolgo thanked owner of Akash Deep Complex for facilitating to organize the event.

Singing Carol and Caroling events, dance, skit show on birth of Jesus Christ by young boys and girls and women from various churches marked the Carol night.

Earlier, a procession was taken out from Gohpur Tinali to Bank Tini Ali and culminated at Akash Deep Complex.



Soccer makes a difference

CM-XI trounce APCC-XI

SAGALAEE, Dec 22: In a keenly contested match here Friday evening, CM-XI defeated APCC-XI by 2-1 with ministers, MLAs and officers along with thousand of sports lovers cheering the players.

Young and veterans irrespective of rank and position joined the match reflecting sportsman spirit.

CM-XI was captained by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki (jersey No. 7) and vice captain Tapang Taloh (industries Minister, jersey No. 9), while the APCC president and Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi (jersey No. 10) and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy (jersey No. 9) led the APCC-XI as captain and vice captain respectively.

It was strong defender Kumar Waii (Parliamentary Secretary) and Bamang Tago (political secretary to CM) who defended with strong force while the goal keeper exhibited his skill in neutralizing many sure shots, particularly by APCC-XI centre forward Kipa Kaha and vice captain Sanjoy.

But centre forward Likha Saaya (Parliamentary Secretary), a known soccer player, scored the first goal at 13th minute in the first half while vice captain Taloh netted the second goal through a direct kick after steering through the opponents. However, Sanjoy netted the first goal for APCC-XI few minutes before the last whistle brining the score to 2-1.

After receiving the winner and runner-up trophy besides individual medals and cash awards from chief guest Mrs Nabam Yani, wife of the chief minister and PWD, Finance & Planning Minister Chowna Mein (guest of honour), Mithi responding to question almost fall short of admitting ‘match fixing’, saying ‘dhila de diya’ to ensure the victory of the CM-XI while Tuki responded that the match was played in presence of a huge gathering and the CM-XI did not wish humiliating defeat thus also played with lethargy.

APCC secretary Sanjay Bapna was declared man of the match, while Taloh the best player and APCC-XI keeper Nabam Donyi received Ra 5,000 each.

The winner team was richer by Rs 70,000. However, the CM donated Rs 75,000 (including the Taloh’s Rs 5,000) to Sagalee Sports Club after receiving the amount from Union Minister for Minorities Affair Ninong Ering.

The sportsman spirit shown by each player was worth appreciable. Many fell flat to get up instantly to play eliciting huge laughter while Bapna and Taloh almost playing after three and two decades exhibited soccer talent along with APCC secretary Taba Haniya to the applause of all.  CM-XI won the match but many of its members sustained injured.

Referee Tadar Apa, joint director sports and youth affairs was very imperial without sparing both the captain for foul game, while manager Dr Hatobin Mai (OSD to CM) ensured the match go smoothly.

HCM-XI: Nabam Tuki, Takam Taloh, Bosiram Siram, Jarkar Gamlin, Padi Richo, Techi Kaso, Bamang Felix, Likha Saaya, Gadam Ete, Ralom Borang, Bamang Tago & goal keeper while the extras were Tani Loffa.

APCC-XI: Mukut Mithi, Sanjay Bapna, Takam Sanjoy, Nyamar Karbak, Kipa Kaha, Taba Haniya, BC Tok, Tadar Niglar, Byabang Nukh, Techi Tagi Tara, Nabam Rana, Jalley Sonam and  keeper Toko Donyi.



Year-long Baptist Church Dambuk golden jubilee celebration ends

DAMBUK, Dec 22:   With mixed blend of culture and religion, the year-long Golden Jubilee celebration of  Baptist Church Dambuk (BCD) concluded here today. The BCD was established 50 years back on 22nd April1962.

The Golden Jubilee Celebration started early part of this year on 22nd April’ 2012 with the theme, “Darkness to the Light”.

Rev. Wanglong Simai, General Secretary of Arunachal Baptist Church Council shared the Bible message on the occasion. He exhorted the believers to be a faithful citizen and also to be prepared oneself for the heavenly kingdom by remaining faithful to God and His words.

Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey has exhorted the Church members to play a more responsive role for better society. He called upon the believers of Christ to be role model for others by living an exemplary life.

In his address Otul Tayeng, SDO Dambuk, has lauded the contribution of Baptist Church Dambuk to the society. He said that with the increase in crime rate, role of church has also increased. He appealed the church members not to confine themselves in religious activities but to work for social awareness and  harmony for over all peace and development. T Millang, Chairman cum President Golden Jubilee Organizing Committee and Kaling Saring, Pastor Baptist Church Dambuk also spoke on the occasion.

A golden jubilee Souvenir, “Rima-Rile” (Planting of Holy Spirit) was  released by  Laeta Umbrey on the occasion. The Pioneers of  Baptist Church Dambuk, Lt Aga Lego, Pastor, Muksek Moyong, Secretary, Lokngik Perme, Treasurer of the then first Baptist Church at erstwhile Poblung Village of Dambuk and Angkom Damin, Patuk Tayeng, Lojing Moyong as first Baptists, Kaling Saring, First Evangelist were honoured  on the occasion.

Earlier, Umbrey laid the foundation stone for the new Church building and inaugurated the Museum where traditional war, fishing & hunting weapons, household articles like brass plates, woman weaving materials, beads and other traditional items were displayed.

Colourful cultural events including cultural nite added flavor to the  celebration.

 M Pertin, Commissioner (Industries, DoTC and Trade & Commerce), Reverend Lalmuangzuala Sailo, Field Director, Arunachal Far East Field, Sonam Tayeng, President and Banbo Pertin, General Secretary, Dibang Lohit Baptist Church Association besides PRI leaders, public leaders, Gaon Burahs, officers from Dambuk Sub-Division and believers were present.



ITBP conducts passing out parade for 247 personnel

AALO, Dec. 21: A spectacular passing out parade of 247 ITBP personnel was organised at Additional Training Centre, 20th Bn ITBP Aalo today.

Raja  Babu Singh, DIG, SHQ(ITA), ITBP  graced the occasion as  chief  Guest alongwith  SP Aalo, senior  Army and  Civil  Officers, Principals of  various educational  institutions and  eminent  locals.

During the gala function, Raja Babu Singh congratulated Anuj Kumar Singh, Commandant, 20th Bn ITBP and  his  team of  trainers to transform  young Himveers into  a disciplined, dedicated and  brave soldiers, who are ready to face any challenge  in life and even sacrifice their  lives for their mother land. He also appreciated the excellent parade and blessed newly passed out soldiers and conveyed best wishes to their families. He said that he had full faith  in the soldiers and that they would imbibe the motto of ITBP “Valour, Steadfastness and  Dedication” in their day-to-day life and  always endeavour to attend excellence  in various  fields of their  works resulting in  bringing glory  to the nation  and  force. He also gave away the prizes to all prize winners of 99th &100th Non-GD Condensed Course for Over all Best, Best in Weapon, Best in Drill, Best in Firing and Best in Endurance.

The Commandant 20th ITBP, Anuj Kumar Singh spelt out the objective behind the Passing Out Parade and said that the soldiers have been well trained to serve the nation in the difficult terrains of Indian borders. The Deputy Commandant, Training, extended his thanks to one and all for making the mega event a successful one.

An exhibition on arms and ammunition and mountaineering equipments held on the occasion gave a deep insight into the border guarding preparedness of the Bemisaal Bees. DIPRO



Training prog on FTKs cum awareness campaign

DAPORIJO, Dec 22: A block level training on handling of field test kits (FTKs)-cum-awareness campaign was organized by Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Division, Daporijo on 15th December at Rijo Conference Hall, here as a part of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan(NBA) programme completed successfully.

Er. Tumgo Dulom, AE, PHESD, Daporijo highlighted the NBA programme carried out by the Govt of India to make Arunachal Pradesh Open Defecation Free (ODF). He also stressed on formation of Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC), Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of village water supply, testing of water sources and delivery points by field test kits (FTKs) and timely reporting of water samples collected by the VWSC to sub divisional laboratory.

Er. Jomdu Dulom, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Daporijo through his power point presentation explained about the technology options for household sanitation. He elaborately explained how to design low cost toilet and how to plan, implement, operate, maintain and manage sanitary toilets to ensure their sustainability. He went on to further explain various traditional pigsty latrine practices in traditional household of Arunachal Pradesh and its ill effect and abolition of age old practice of traditional Pigsty toilet being commonly used in rural Arunachal.

 Osum Konia, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Daporijo explained through power point presentation about  drinking water quality analysis. She stressed on the need of safe drinking water, disposal of waste, personal hygiene and village sanitation. She explained various water and sanitation borne diseases like typhoid, diarrhea, dysentery, malaria, hepatitis etc.

  T. Bagra, lab assistant, PHE & WS Division, Daporijo gave training on how to handle Field Test Kits (FTKs). He demonstrated on how to use, measure the chemical reagent. Later AE, PHESD, Daporijo handed over FTKs to Gram Panchayat Chairpersons (GPC) of the concerned block.

On 18th December, same training programme conducted successfully at Puchi Geko block. In that training programme many PRI members and public raised question regarding water quality and sanitation. AE, PHESD, Daporijo sincerely listened to villagers and answered all the questions raised by villagers. Later he handed over FTKs to Gram Panchayat Chairperson of the concerned block.



Don Bosco NSS volunteers organize special camp at Bath village

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: True to the NSS motto “Not me but you”, NSS volunteers of Don Bosco College, Jollang, Itanagar organized a three day NSS Special Camp at Bath village near Ganga lake from 18th to 21st December. Fifty-two NSS volunteers together with the staff Fr. Stanis,  Shivumso Chikro and Nyari Riso participated in the camp.

During the three days, the NSS volunteers cleaned the surrounding of the school, the Public Health Centre, the village drains that were blocked with mud and garbage and repaired the potholes on the roads. They visited families and got to know about their situation, educational standards and health hazards.

On 20th evening, the girl volunteers and the boy volunteers played a friendly volley ball match with the women and men of the village respectively. The same evening, the volunteers performed a short cultural programme for the villagers during the Camp Fire.  The Special Camp came to a close on 21st afternoon with a concluding programme. Dr. V. N. Sharma, State Liaison Officer, NSS and A K Tripathi, Principal of Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic encouraged the students with their thought provoking speeches. Besides cultural dances and songs, the participants organized awareness programme on safe drinking water, hygiene and education. Necessities like notebooks and pens for children, soaps and washing powder for the elders, volleyball net and ball for the youth and medicines for the sick were donated.



Training prog on new WHO chart

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: A day-long training programme on new WHO (United Nations Organisation) growth chart was organized at community hall, Baliso, Dissing Passo circle of East Kameng.

During the training, Khoda Tapa, CDPO Seijusa emphasized the importance of new WHO growth chart with different color code to easily identify the nutritional and heath status of the children of 0-5 years. The CDPO also stressed on regular functioning of the anganwadi centres and proper liaison of anganwadi workers with panchayat members, education, health departments and public etc.

Further, VLCC (Village Level Coordination Committees) were formed headed by the CDPO as chairman and Gaon Bura, ASM, AW workers as members. Later, the members were briefed on their responsibilities for all-round development of Anganwadi centres.

The young officer also visited the under construction AW Centres and ensured their early completion. He advised the villagers and public to be a good citizen and contribute positively towards development of their villages and community.

Dissing Passo Youth Welfare Association thanked the CDPO for his timely visit, training and for encouraging the youth in right direction.

ASM Nomora, who was an AW worker earlier, shared her experience as AW worker and suggested the AWs to be more sincere and dedicated in their duties. She appealed the public to cooperate with the young and energetic officer for extracting his service in full.

The Gaon Buras also praised the formation of VLLCC for smooth functioning of the AW centres.

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