ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The Central Executive body of Arunachal Pradesh Doctors' Association
(APDA) in an emergency meeting today unanimously decided to defer the proposed mass
casual leave throughout the state on Dec 26 and 27 after the assurance from Chief
Secretary and health Secretary to fulfill its demand.
The APDA in a release today informed that the chief secretary assured a delegation
of the Association that the DPC for time bound promotion to be conducted on Dec
24 for those having requisite number of ACRs. For rest, pending ACRs will be collected
on war footing and all pending DPC for Time Bound Promotion (TBP) will be completed
by 31st of January 2014. The Chief Secretary and the Secretary Health assured to
assist officers with missing ACRs in completing the ACR timely for the purpose, the
Association said in its release.
He also assured to streamline the routing of ACR so that discrepancies regarding
ACR of officers are minimized in future, the release said.
The release further said that the CS assured to take up with the Government strongly
regarding current trend of appointment of District Medical Officers (DMO)/Deputy
Director Health Services (DDHS) outside the DPC by pick and choose method and agreed
that all appointment of DMO/DDHS should be as per the APHS Cadre rule 2000 through
PPA demands action against assaulter of college teacher
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The physical assault of DNGC's Political Science Assistant Professor
Dr. Aruna Gyati Lod by a student of her own college shows how our education system
has deviated from Swami Vivekananda's ideal of education-'what we want is not just
book learning education, what is important is character building and man making education,'
lamented Kamen Ringu, Chairman Central Working Committee, PPA.
Sadly, education has never been a high priority agenda in any Indian Political Party's
manifesto, resulting in growing innate intelligence but abysmally low growth of wisdom-
buddhi. This is both the cause and effect of our total indifference towards education.
Today our society lives in a moral vacuum, added Ringu.
Appropriate measures should be initiated by the Govt. to prevent such untoward incidents
happening in the future within the campus, said Nikh Kamin, President PPA.
Union calls for suspension of officers and police
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: Squarely blaming at the district administration and police personnel
in protecting the electoral roll of the entire Kurung Kumey district, All Kurung
Kumey District Students Union (AKKDSU) today strongly called for the suspension of
deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and police personnel. In a release
AKKDSU stated that three police on duty, the deputy commissioner and the superintendent
of police should be suspended as they failed to perform their duty in protecting
the electoral roll. The union also questioned the both DC and SP for engaging less
staffs and police in escorting the electoral roll despite knowing the sensitivity
of the issue. It further added that burning of electoral roll by miscreants occurred
due to inefficient administrator and police of the district. Further it strongly
opposed the excess enrollment of electoral roll during the summary revision in the
district adding that the union will not tolerate enrollment of non-APST without valid
reason. It also strongly opposed the issue of temporary inner line pass(ILP) during
the hearing process and requested the authority to halt the ILP till the completion
of the hearing process.
Woman injured in accident
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployment Civil Engineering Association
(AAPUCEA) in a press statement claimed that on 16th December the vehicle belonging
to Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner during a freak accident hit one Tam Yaying at
Koloriang. According to AAPUCEA, "around 10.30 am some electricians were carrying
out repairing work near DC office. The electric cable lying on the road was pulled
by Bolero vehicle and cable hit Yaying, throwing her to some distance. She received
grievous injury and is currently admitted at RKM Hospital."
The association claimed that an FIR has been lodged against DC at Koloriang PS in
this regard. They have appealed to the women commission to look into the matter.
Villagers resolve to oppose administration's proposal
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The villagers, gaon burahs and former PRI members of Pakke-Kessang
circle in East Kameng district had resolved to oppose the district administration's
proposal for beginning of works under Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) till their demands
In its representation submitted to the deputy commissioner East Kameng, the villagers
demanded to halt the construction works of proposed TAH from Pallov to Khodaso village.
It also demanded for proper demarcation with fixing up of center line for reassessment
of affected properties.
Further the affected people sought the authority to constitute village level committee
instead of single separate committee to avoid misappropriation and irregularities.
It also urged the authority to identify the persons whom compensation has been given
despite being their properties do not fall under TAH affected area.
District level farmers' training on small tea growers
CHANGLANG, Dec 20: The department of agriculture, Changlang, conducted "District
Level Farmers' Training on Small Tea Growers" yesterday. Altogether 50 farmers, male
and female, attended the training from various villages of Changlang district.
Field demonstration on tea cultivation was given at New Changlang village and the
women farmers were trained on livestock and poultry farming and marketing by the
Block Technology Manager (BTM) and Subject Matter Specialist (SMS).
Marina Kenglang, Changlang ZP Chairperson urged the small tea growers to convert
tea cultivation into family tradition involving every member of the family, since,
tea has been familiar to our society since time immemorial. It would boost the rural
The programme was initiated by A.D. Panggam, the District Agriculture Officer, he
explained in detail on the purpose of the training. The event was coordinated and
cooperated by D.K. Bora along with his team of two ADOs, V. Sing, Tato and two SMS
and BTM. DIPRO
AAPAWS foundation day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: 6th All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society foundation day was celebrated
at Paktu Linn site Aalo, West Siang District today.
On the occasion, Moji Bagra, Secretary General AAPAWS stated that the Paktu Heritage
centre would be the hub of Paktu people in particular, Galo, state and the country
While appreciating the GWS team led by its President Dr. Imi Rumi and Secretary General
Mokir Ori, Doi Ado President All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society said that this is a
good initiative of the duo leaders to normalize the differences of the Galo Society.
Dr. Emi Rumi, President GWS also spoke on the occasion he suggested to maintain peace
and tranquility. He also appreciates the AAPAWS for initiation of heritage centre.
Earlier, a mass procession was also organized and later a daylong programme was organised
at Gumin Kiin Aalo in which thousands of people from Paktu Clan and well wisher including
Dr. Imi Rumi the President GWS and Mokir Ori Secretary General GWS participated with
great joy and pomp.
"The Legends of Ato Paktu" A historical book published by Ato Paktu Research Team
was and news office bearer of Paktu Ao was also selected on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, DEC 20: On Dec 19 last this daily published a report - "Bengia Hemanto
conferred lifetime achievement award" informing that the festival also awarded audio
albums from five districts of the state which was published as first, second and
third etc in a chronological order. However, it was a district wise producer achievement
award for those pioneers ever produced in their own district. The objective was to
recognise them as torch bearer instead of categorizing as first, second or third
etc. At the same festival T G Tara was also conferred achievement award distinguishing
him as the first local to become producer and director which was not included in
the news story. We regret the error and apologize for any embarrassment caused to
Rs 66 lakhs looted in broad daylight
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: Even before the Capital Complex Police was heaving a sigh of relief
over solving the December five Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank robbery case, another
robbery incident reportedly occurred today in broad daylight at NERIST gate in Nirjuli
leaving police red faced.
According to police source, robbery occurred around 1pm when SBI staffs along with
its security guard were getting down from the car to deposit the cash amount of Rs
66 lakhs (in approx) in the ATM Booth. The three unidentified youths overpowered
the SBI staffs and lone security guard at gun point and fled from the scene with
cash bags on motorcycle, police source added. The sources also claimed that bank
authority did not ask for security guard to escort cash bag. A robbery case has been
registered with Naharlagun police station, sources said.
Meanwhile, when enquired about the robbery incident by this daily for more details,
Capital Complex SP Seiju P. Kuruvilla while refusing to make any statement, made
a bizarre comment by saying that ‘engage your own man to get detail information,
(Apna aadmi laga ke pata karlo kiya hua hai wahan)’.
It is worth mentioning here that earlier in November 2012, armed miscreants looted
Rs.4.5 lakh from the same Rural bank branch. On December 1, 2012, the Axis Bank,
Itanagar branch was looted of Rs 18 lakhs by the bank's private security personnel
when they went to deposit cash at the ATM. Later Rs 11 lakh was recovered, police
said. In 2011, miscreants looted an amount of Rs 22 lakh from the Axis Bank ATM at
Naharlagun when the security agency was depositing the cash.
Two arrested in Rural Bank robbery case
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: In a major breakthrough, the Capital Police arrested two accused
involved in the December five Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Ganga branch robbery
The police also recovered an amount of Rs. 6,43,000 from the possession of one
of the arrested accused.
A group of three miscreants armed with small firearms and lethal weapons entered
the rural bank branch located at busy area near Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here
on December 5 last and looted Rs 28 lakh at gun point.
According to a press statement issued by Capital SP Seiju P. Kuruvilla, a police
investigating team led by Inspector Tabi Bage, OC PS Itanagar and SI Tapun Messar,
I/O of the case under the supervision of SP Capital, SDPO Itanagar arrested one Tapo
Marde, 22, of Marde village under Dumporijo police station on December 18. The
arrested person was put under an intensive and strenuous interrogation and finally
admitted his direct involvement in the case with two other accomplices namely Gichik
Tasung and Lingdum Kon. The arrested culprit further informed the police that the
entire operation of bank robbery was the brain-work of one Hiba Tajuk who hatched
conspiracy with them and also provided small fire-arm for execution of the operation
in a fool proved manner, the release informed. On the basis of the disclosure, Hiba
Tajuk, 28, of Lorputung Village under Itanagar police station was arrested on December
19 and an amount of Rs. 6,43,000 was recovered from his possession.
It also revealed that Hiba Tajuk was earlier arrested for his direct involvement
in Axis Bank Robbery case of Naharlagun reported at PS Naharlagun vide Case No. 151/2011
and ultimately got enlarged on bail.
Efforts are on to nab the remaining two culprits viz. Gichik Tasung and Lingdum
Kon who are absconding and evading police view. Capital Police are on toes to put
them behind the bar within a very short time, the release added.
Governor assures Longding people of cooperation for prosperity
‘Instill a sense of security amongst denizens’
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma assured
the people of Longding district that he is with them and will work for their progress
and prosperity. Addressing a huge public meeting at Longding on 20th December 2013,
Governor expressed his appreciation that people are standing against insurgency which
has been an impediment in development of the district and State.
During his maiden visit to the district, Governor pointed that wherever the local
people and security forces come together, there will be peace and prosperity. He
advised the district administration and armed forces to instill sense of security
amongst the denizens of the district and create conducive environment for all.
Exhorting the people to not to depend solely on the Government, Governor urged the
people to help themselves in finding ways and means to address their challenges and
problems. Governor emphasized on Rain water harvesting, use of non-conventional energy
sources and harnessing nature's bounty.
Underscoring the importance of roads and other infrastructures for progress of the
new district and its people, Governor emphasized on implementation of all projects
as per specification and within time limit.
Highlighting education, Governor said that special attention has to be given in this
sector. Advising the public leaders and elites to explore possibilities of inviting
reputed educational institute like Ramakrishna Mission School or Sarada Mission School
in the district, Governor said that people have to work together for well-being of
the next generation and create favourable upbringing.
Governor, who visited to the Community Health Centre, Longding immediately after
his arrival at the district headquarters stressed on preventive health care and awareness.
He appreciated the efforts of the Government to contain epidemic in the district.
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh reflects true secular spirit, Governor called upon
the people to strengthen the truly secular character of the State, where all religions
are practised with respect and reverence for followers of other religions.
State Minister for Water Resource Development, Social Welfare, Women and Child Development
Newlai Tingkhatra briefed the Governor on the district. He highlighted on various
challenges and potentials of the district.
Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Public Relations and Printings, Thangwang
Wangham and Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Honchun Ngandam also spoke on
the occasion. Longding District Zilla Parishad Chairperson Phezon Wangsa submitted
a three point memorandum to the Governor.
A colourful cultural programme was presented on the occasion by the village cultural
troupes and school children.
During the daylong visit, Governor had a meeting with district heads of department
in the office of Deputy Commissioner. He interacted with the HoDs and advised them
to respond to the call of the people. PRO to governor
CS calls for collective efforts for successful implementation of school health prog
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The state level review meeting with stakeholders for Adolescent
Health Programme under National Rural Health Mission was held at Banquet Hall here
Presiding over the meeting, Chief Secretary, H K Paliwal appreciated the good efforts
of department of Health and WCD in implementing the school health programme and stressed
on preventive and curative activities while implementing this programme in state.
Screening of drugs addictions must be included in the school health programme, he
"School Health Programme is not only the job of health department," he said and
called for collective efforts of all the departments to achieve the goal of school
health programme. He particularly, urged the WCD and education departments to cooperate
and work together to achieve the goals. He also urged the participants to work with
unison to bring the objective into reality.
Earlier, the P.N. Thungon, Mission Director (NRHM) explained the objective of the
meeting saying that the "Review Meeting was urgent for better understanding and convergence
of School Health Programme (SHP) under NRHM".
Shalini Varma, Secretary, WCD highlighted the various programmes and schemes sponsored
by Govt. of India under the department of Women & Child Development. She also emphasized
the need of convergence for successful implementation of School Health Programmes
at the grass root level. Power point presentation on Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram
(RBSK) and Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) programme and details
of its implementation was presented by Dr. Amping Perme, Nodal Officer (Adolescent
Indra Mallo, Secretary (Health & FW) said that IFA tablets for School Health Programme
will not be an issue under School Health Programme. She requested the department
of WCD to submit the detail list of Anganwadi Centres from all the districts. She
has also directed all the DMOs to conduct the convergence - review meeting with
other line department from time to time.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Director of School Education, Director
of WCD, Director of Health Services, DMOs, DRCHOs and other senior officers and staffs
of the Mission Directorate and District Programme Management Supporting Units (NRHM),
according to an official release.
LDV DC visits remote areas
ROING, Dec 20: Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District, Shiv Kumar, made
two days visit to the remote circles under Dambuk Sub-Division to take stock of the
implementation of various schemes under the departments of education, health, agriculture,
horticulture, electrical, PHED, WRD and others. During his visit to Community Health
Centres at Dambuk and Primary Health Centres at Anpum, he enquired about the problems
and the difficulties faced by the staffs in discharging their duties. While assuring
to provide medicines at the two sub-centres separately from the untied fund, he asked
the MO in charge to give the list of medicines required at the earliest so that it
can be purchased and delivered to them before the rainy season. The problem faced
in both the Health Centres are the shortage of staff quarters and shortage of medicines
during rainy season as the communication remains cut off.
He also visited Residential School (Hostel) at Paglam, Bizari and Dambuk run by an
NGO. He expressed dissatisfaction over the numbers of hostellers admitted in the
hostels especially at Bizari which is much below the requisite numbers. He asked
the Administrative Officers to regularly monitor the functioning of the residential
schools saying that he wants to make these schools a model schools in the area and
the benefit provided by the Govt. for the children must reach to them in toto. He
also asked the education department to create awareness about the residential schools
among the general masses and to ensure that school is run properly and requisite
numbers of students are admitted in the hostel.
While interacting with the teachers in his visit to Govt. Secondary School at Paglam,
Govt Secondary School at Bizari, Middle School at Tapat and Govt Hr Secondary School
at Dambuk, DC asked them to motivate the students so that they may like to study
harder. Wondering about the deteriorating CBSE result of Dambuk Higher Secondary
School over the last two years, he asked the teachers to make some extra efforts
and to maintain the good record of the school that has produced many doctors, engineers
and officers in the past. He further assured to immediately post a subject teacher
of History as an internal arrangement on demand of Bedang Apum, SMC Chairman of GHSS
Dambuk who submitted a memorandum to the DC regarding shortage of History and Chemistry
teacher. He also requested the SMC members and PRI Leaders to take interest in the
proper functioning of the schools and to take action against irregular teachers.
Deputy Commissioner also assured to provide furniture (bench and desk) to various
Govt. schools from untied fund.
DC also inspected the Bridge Construction site at Zero Point Sisiri River at Dambuk,
under-construction ADC office building and also the bridges construction site along
Dambuk-Paglam road under CRF. He also inspected the Flood Protection Site and road
damaged site at Loklung Village.
Earlier, the DC inaugurated a three days programme on community training cum social
mobilization to SMCs and PRIs on various SSA and RTE issues at Govt Secondary School
at Paglam organized by SSA District Mission, Roing, Lower Dibang Valley District.
During his visit Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Sandeep Kr Singh, Assistant
Commissioner, A Tayeng, ADC Dambuk, T Tado, PD DRDA, H Hayuliang, DSP,M Dirchi, DPO,
M Lego, DAO, J Angu, DHO, D Perme, EE (PWD), N Modi, EE (Power), A Yirang, DMO, R
Ratan, DFCSO, Eving Yirang, CO cum BDO Dambuk and others. DIPRO
MHRD team submits report on MDMS
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: A team comprising members from the union human resource development
ministry (MHRD) and the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) that
recently conducted a review of the implementation of the Midday Meal Scheme (MDMS)
in 42 schools across Lower Subansiri and East Siang districts has made a series of
recommendations including conducting monthly reviews of the scheme's implementation
at district and state levels. The team, led by NIN assistant director Dr Hari Kumar,
submitted the report of its findings to the GoAP during a meeting with education
commissioner KR Meena and officers of the secondary and elementary education directorates
on Thursday. The team's recommendations include, inter alia, strengthening the monitoring
mechanism at all levels; setting up grievance redressal mechanisms down to the grassroots
level; regular inspection of schools; improving the nutritional value of the meals
being served in the schools; improving the environmental sanitation in school kitchens;
constructing new toilets and repairing old ones; motivating school authorities to
use double fortified salt; and providing emergency medical kits at schools. The education
commissioner assured to take necessary actions based on the findings, and expressed
hope that visible changes would be made within the next 2-3 months. Elementary education
director Bodong Yirang, who supervised the tour programme, also assured that steps
based on the recommendation would taken with renewed zeal. DDSE Monya Nyori had represented
the state as a member of the team.
Traffic wardens at cross road
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The capital traffic warden also popularly known as Itanagar Traffic
Warden is backbone behind managing the chaotic traffic situation of capital complex.
Stationed in various strategic traffic points at Itanagar, these traffic wardens
numbering around 75 have completely changed the scenario. Under the guidance of Arunachal
Pradesh Police (APP) traffic cell, they have brought in some sanctity among reckless
drivers of capital.
However today these traffic wardens are facing identity crisis and are battling against
all odds to sustain their life. Whether it is winter, summer, raining or blazing
sun they work hard to ensure that citizens remain safe.
"We work for 6 hours, with morning shift from 8 am to 2 pm and evening from 2 pm
to 8 pm. We do not get any holiday and if we take holiday our salary is deducted.
Our salary is only Rs 4300 per month. Our condition is very pathetic," shared one
of the traffic wardens. He further added, "Today we are at a cross-road. We were
recruited under the supervision of the then DIG (Traffic) Robin Hibu and placed under
control of ADM capital complex. Our recruitment process was of very high standard
and first batch of Itanagar Traffic Warden was given one month training at police
training centre (PTC), Banderdewa. We appeared written exam followed by viva-voice
and lastly physical test. At that time we were made to believe that in the long run,
we will be either absorbed or given preference in future police recruitment. However
nothing has materialized yet and now we are confused about our future."
The most shocking part is that these traffic wardens are not given any security or
insurance coverage. "Everyone is aware that streets of Itanagar are filled with many
rogue drivers. Many a times they attempt to physically assault us during duty time.
As we are not regular police personnel, we can't arrest them and often have to somehow
save ourselves. Govt should alteast provide us insurance and security coverage,"
pleaded another traffic warden. He also added that apart from the ill treatment meted
out to them in street by rogue drivers, they often get humiliated by Govt. agencies
"During VIP visits and big events organized in various parts of Itanagar we are
engaged to manage traffic. We stands whole day but authorities do not even bother
to offer us cup of tea or bottle of water. Just because we are working as contractual
traffic wardens, we are treated like second class citizen. It really saddens us as
we give best putting our own life at risk," he continued. Two months ago these traffic
warden had written to Parliamentary Secretary (home) appealing for enhancement of
salary and placement under home department. The letter was forwarded to DGP office
and it is alleged that police refuse to act upon it citing that they did not recruit
traffic warden. Many of the traffic wardens who were pursuing education at school
and college level have dropped out in the hope that this job will give them better
future. The state govt. in particular home department should look into their grievances
and offer helping hand.
Road connectivity and flood prime concern of Dambuk people
ROING, Dec 20: Tokbom Saring, Anchal Chairperson Dambuk in a memorandum submitted
to the Deputy Commissioner stated that the BRTF could not provide tangible progress
in the road connectivity despite 23 years of its establishment and start of work
in the Sub-Division.
In a meeting with the Roing DC during his visit to Dambuk sub-division, Saring said
that spill over bridge at Sisiri River along Dambuk-Aohali road constructed by the
M/S Singla and Company that has started during August/September 2009 is still far
from completion. He further lamented that the assurance of the BRTF to construct
a temporary bailey bridge over Sisiri River by December 15 is not yet started. "By
making such empty assurance, BRTF is losing their credibility", he adds. He further
said that the non-issue of forest clearance or NOC by the department of forest for
construction of approach road towards the bridge site from both sites of river is
beyond the comprehension of general public as the area does not falls within forest
reserved area. He requested the Deputy Commissioner to look into the matter seriously
and take up the matters with the higher authorities.
He further requested line departments to cooperate and implement the developmental
activities that comes under notified 29 subjects of Panchayat through the supervision,
control and administration of the Panchayat. He also requested to implement 80 per
cent of the Non-Border Area Development Programme Fund through the Panchayat. He
requested to provide Rs 20 Lacs for demarcation of new township area as the area
proposed/kept for the new township is being encroached by the people and also asked
for provision of a fire brigade station at Dambuk Sub-Division.
Kirti Linggi, ASM Bizari appealed the PWD department to repair and maintained the
log bridges along Dambuk-Paglam road till the permanent bridges are completed as
the road serves as the only means of communication in rainy season for the people
of Bizari. He also requested to depute doctors to visit the area for health check
ups at least twice a month.
The people also demanded for provision of buffer stock of rice before March in the
Sub-Division informing that this year crop fails due to scanty rainfalls.
At Paglam, Tamo Mibang, CO informed that the Paglam Circle is being threatened by
flood every year and the very existence of the circle is in danger if no immediate
flood protection measures are taken up. He also informed 60 quintals of rice provided
by the Govt during flood is still lying in his office store, he requested the FPS
holders to lift the rice immediately and distribute it to the people. Public and
Gaon Burahs also spoke about the recurring flood in the area and demanded for provision
of fund of around Rs 20 Lacs to divert the Dotung river to the mainstream of Dibang
River for the timebeing.
Responding to the demand of the people, Deputy Commissioner assured to provide buffer
stock of rice before March to the Dambuk Sub-Division. He also asked the AE WRD to
make proper survey of the river and prepare an estimate accordingly to divert the
Dotung river to the Mainstream of Dibang river. Meanwhile, K Pertin, AE (WRD) informed
that proposal for flood protection scheme for Paglam has already been sent to the
M. Lego, DAO apprised the people about the schemes being implemented under the department
of agriculture. R Ratan, DFCSO also apprise the people about the functioning of PDS
and FPS. While, N Modi, EE (Power) informed that construction works of the 33 KV
Power Line from Mebo to Dambuk via Aohali would be completed by March 2014. DIPRO
Poultry birds distributed to beneficiaries
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: The Papum Pare Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) organized a day-long
awareness camp on poultry bird rearing and distribution of poultry units under the
Sponsorship of National Research Centre on Mithun (NRC-M), Medziphema, Nagaland yesterday.
Altogether, 40 farmers of Mani, Chiputa, Midpu under Doimukh circle belonging to
"Mithun Farmer club Rami Shei ' got benefit of the programme.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary director Dr Hage Tabin, other senior officers of
the department distributed poultry birds (20 pullets per beneficiary) to farmers
on the occasion. After distribution of Vana Raja birds to all beneficiaries, Dr.
Hage Tabin in his key note address assured all necessary service delivery support
from the department. He further advised the farmers to rear the Van Raja birds properly
which can produce more eggs as well as meat to address the malnutrition. Also present
on the occasion were Dr. T. Taku (Dy Director) and Dr. K. Basar (DIO).
While addressing the beneficiaries, Dr. T. Heli, Programme Co-ordinator of the Kendra
said such innovative programme was organized for the first time in the state with
joint efforts of the 3 stakeholders, namely, National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR)
Nagaland, KVK, Papum Pare and department of animal husbandry and veterinary.
Further, he informed that the poultry birds (in pullet stage) being distributed to
the beneficiary farmers of Doimukh area have been vaccinated against common infection
disease, reared in Kendra poultry demo unit for more than 3 weeks and trained for
backyard farming which can be adaptable at village condition.
Earlier Dr. N. Gama (Farm Manager) of the Kendra briefed the beneficiaries on poultry
health and feeding aspects. He suggested them for cultivation of maize at large scale
as it has high energy value and important feed ingredients for the poultry birds.
Yab Bola, chairman, Mithun Farmers club Rami Shei appreciated the efforts initiated
by the KVK Papum Pare and requested the Director AH & Vety to extend support to
the Kendra to continue such beneficiary oriented programme in the district and state
as a whole.
Children and teachers take out rally on sanitation at Bomdila
BOMDILA, Dec 20: A mass school rally on Water and Sanitation was organized today
by department of the Public Health Engineer & WS Division Bomdila under Information
Education and Communication (IEC) Programme in School as a part of (IEC) campaign.
More than, 500 School children and dozens of Teachers from seven Govt. and Non Govt.
School and the PHED staffs have actively took part in rally defying the bone chilling
weather of misty town. The rally was started with slogans like "Clean Bomdila, healthy
Bomdila" "Stop Open Defecation" "One house one Toilet" and "Save Water, Safe life"
etc. The procession covered almost all the streets of Bomdila Township.
Taking part in the rally, PHED Executive Engineer Bimal Welly acknowledged the support
and contribution of school children and teaching staffs in sanitation campaign in
the town. He said that efforts of school children and teaching fraternity are moral
boost to the department in its year long campaign. The objective of the rally was
to create an awareness and sense of responsiveness among the school children and
general public of the district.
PHED conducts awareness tour on safe drinking water
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: In the midst of huge death toll in the far flung areas of the Longding
District due to unknown reason/diseases, a team of Public Health and Water Supply
Departmental staff of Tirap and Longding districts under the constant monitoring
and supervision of Er. Likha Tekhi, Executive Engineer has visited all the household
of every habitation to impart awareness on safe handling of drinking water.
A team consists of Er. S.K. Srivastav, AE, Doi Tarak, Chonai Wangpan, Lampang Wangsa,
Bogi Haider (all consultants), Block Co-ordinators and Laboratory Assistant of Tirap
and Longding Districts have demonstrated the procedure for testing the presence
of harmful objects in drinking water including microbial contamination testing using
H2S Strip/Field Test Kits(FTK), already provided to each Gram Panchayat previously.
They also taught three convenient methods of disinfections; boiling of water, SODIS
technology and chlorination of water, to the villagers and simultaneously distributed
chlorine tablets and H2S microbial testing bottles.
As many as 1000 household have benefited. Further, house to house interaction were
followed for maintaining personal and environmental hygiene like "NO" to open defecation,
merit of construction of sanitary toilets, etc. The people were also advised to conserve
water and water sources.
This exhausted but extensive tour to every habitations of the District was made in
response to High Level meeting at the office chamber of state Chief Minister recently
and in collaboration with department's routine exercises under NRDWP and NBA programs.
Santi Deva Vidyalaya, Bomdila wins first position in state level science exhibition
ITANAGAR, Dec 20: Priya Singh, Santi Deva Vidyalaya, Bomdila, West Kameng district
stood over all first in the State Level Science Exhibition-2013 held at the Govt.
Higher Secondary School Library Hall, Itanagar on Dec 18. Master Agam Lego, VKV,
Roing, bagged the second position and Kiyum Padu, VKV, Jirdin, West Siang secured
The State Level Science Exhibition-2013 was organized by Directorate of Secondary
Education, GoAP in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi on the topic - "Scientific
and Mathematical Innovations" under five sub-theme - Agriculture, Health, Resource,
Environment and Energy.
In addition to above, top rankers of four attended sub-theme have been selected for
participation in the National Level Science Exhibition to be held on 7th January
2014 at Kolkata. They are Mst. Sanehadeep Bhowmik, GHSS, Tezu, Mst. Gokul R, VKV,
Itanagar, Mst Jamlar Kojam, EMRS, Bana, East Kameng and Mst. Anurag Sundaran, VKV,
Amliang, Anjaw district. Altogether 18 students from 11 districts participated in
the exhibition which was judged by the three judges from Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic
T. Taloh. Director of Secondary Education, handed over cash prizes and certificates
to the winners along with certificates to all the participants, according to an official
DLMC reviews implementation of centrally sponsored schemes
ANINI, Dec 20: The 12th District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting was held
in the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner, Dibang Valley District here on 19th
The progress and achievement made in implementation of various centrally sponsored
schemes under ACA, SPA, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, BADP, PM Package etc. by different executing
agencies were discussed in the meeting which was presided over by Tamune Miso, DC
Addressing the meeting, DC asked all the Departments including Horticulture, Agriculture,
DRDA, DDSE to submit the monthly progress report in time. Physical verification of
the major schemes under various departments shall be carried out along with his supporting
officers, executing agencies and the beneficiaries, he said. The DC also asked the
DPO to carry out the proceeding. DC, however, expressed dissatisfaction to observe
that some of the officers were absent in the important meeting.
The DPDO, AE of PWD, RWD, PHED, UPO UD & Housing, officers from NHPC, DAO, PO APEDA,
APO DRDA, BDOs, CDPOs and other officers shared their views on the achievement,
progress and problems faced by the agencies. Emphasis were made on the projects of
JNV buildings where executing agency (UD & Housing) waiting for the JNV authority
to come and visits the site and release the remaining amount at the earliest so that
project could be completed in time.
The house expressed their dissatisfaction over the JNV authority for delaying in
release of remaining fund to the executing agency. The schools buildings, hostels
both boys and girls including kitchen are in pathetic condition. DIPRO
In our state poor is becoming poorer and rich are getting richer. More people are
getting into crime world to earn money through evil means. No doubt, money is an
essential, almost indispensable article in the present day. It is the ‘money’ through
which we can purchase all the necessary comforts and amenities of life. If you have
money, you can get what seems impossible to others. It is the money which gives man
the confidence, credentials, capacity, capabilities and courage.
In the present day in our state rampant corruption, increase crime rate, callous
degradation of moral and ethical values are all happening for the sake of grabbing
and accumulating more and more money. The prestige, respect, social status, commanded
by a person is calculated as per his monetary status. Time has gone, when we valued
a person in evaluation of his moral and ethical values. Money has become the centre
of all activities. Money and muscle power have become essential ingredients of a
successful political leader. Money is regarded as omnipotent by a few people, particularly
by the poor. As whatever one does not possess, one aspires it badly, and it becomes
mono aim of achievement. For the rich, that own lots of money, still craving to earn
more and more, by hook or crook, with fair or foul means, without caring even for
their own health and own family. They are mad about money, but someday a time will
come when they find themselves unable to use the money for their happiness. They
are unable to eat, unable to taste the most delicious dish, unable to move, walk
or enjoy because they suffers from many diseases which are the result of their undue
crave for wealth at the cost of health. Can one purchase anything with the power
of money? No, one cannot. You cannot purchase inner satisfaction with money, you
cannot purchase the lost youthfulness with money and you cannot purchase time from
the death at any cost. Those who earn money simply to have more money, more balance
in their accounts are no better than poor people. Money is important for our life,
but it is not the most important thing for a human being. Those who use money for
fulfilling their necessities, acquiring reasonable comforts and also for the welfare
of common people, for the society etc are the masters of money. But those who earn
money by criminal mean and cutting off the development fund etc are slave of the
money. They are the most unfortunate creatures of God who know well that whatever
money they are earning by without work such as political leaders, officers, contractors,
etc can’t take along even an iota of that when they die, though they are minting
more and more money. . Money can buy power, fame and sometimes even buy a life. What
paradox, money has become their master and they are just slaves, having no peace
of mind, no moral and ethical values, no inner satisfaction.
Ruksin-Mikong-Mirem road need urgent attention of authorities
Through the column of your esteemed daily we would like to draw the kind attention
of concern authority regarding stagnancy in the development of linkage road. Being
a responsible citizen it is part and parcel of our moral duty to raise the voice,
highlight the problems and claim right for the inhabitants on their behalf. In this
context we would focus particularly on Ruksin-Mikong-Mirem (RMM) road situated in
37 assembly constituency under East Siang district.
The concern road forms the life line of people and is the solitary road connecting
area to the rest of state. However this stretch of road has been in deplorable condition
since last two decades and remained a trivial issue for the authority concern. Indeed
RMM road becomes fish fond in rain session and there is hardly any vehicle seen plying
on this road. The said road is in worst condition since many years. Neither MLA,
local leaders, VIPs nor concerned department officials is taking any step to maintain
this road. Taking into consideration the deteriorating road condition there is a
very big question mark on our economic growth and even on our survival..
It is demand of the people to the authority concern to look into this matter seriously
and take solid and positive step with immediate effect in this regards as to erase
this problem at the earliest.
Bilat Block Timber
Best Contractor Association, Bilat.
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Launch state wide campaign for fire safety
In yet another major fire incident seven houses have been burnt down to ashes by
a devastating fire in Banskota area, opposite Pasighat Vijaya Bank on Thursday night
leaving about 100 people homeless. As the winter approaches, the fire incident alarmingly
rises across the state. However what is worrying factor is that authorities do not
seem to learn anything from such incident.
Especially in rural areas, where people mostly reside in traditional dwelling house
made of bamboo, the chances of fire incident is more. The concern authorities, especially
disaster management department and fire service cell of police should carry out awareness
campaign on fire safety. The village Panchayat members should be made part of the
campaign for better coordination at grass root level. For successful campaign, in
urban areas the schools and colleges should be targeted. If children are properly
educated about fire safety, they can go on to teach their parents. The govt. has
to take help of media to launch vigorous campaign throughout the state. If proper
steps are not taken at this juncture, the fire incident will continue to haunt us
in the future too.