Now the department endeavours to incorporate special treatment for these resources.
Stating that investment in these areas has also become an imperative for mitigating
climate change as precious forest would be protected, Sinha said, we can collaborate
with South East Asian countries in this area which will be practical manifestation
of the ‘Look East Policy’.
The three-day workshop includes three technical sessions, where the experts will
share the papers on various subjects, interactions with artisan and stakeholders
and visit to rattan related institutions. Representatives from Thailand and Malaysia
along with participants from different parts of the country are taking part. (PRO,
Body formed to mitigate suffering of Aurnachalee patients at Vellore
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Arunachal Pradesh Patients Welfare Committee, Vellore has been
formed in view of the rising number of cases in the state of Arunachal Pradesh requiring
advanced multi specialty treatment, majority cases of which are being referred to
The Committee will be headed by Dr.Moji Jini, Chief Medical Officer, GH, Naharlagun
as Chief Patron with Lodam Dulom, as General Secretary and Dr.Meena Lombi, CMC Vellore
as Secretary Coordination with nine others.
A releases stated that, around 50% of referral cases of the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh have been undergoing treatment at Vellore. However, it is observed that no
parallel infrastructure is available at Vellore to facilitate accommodation and other
liaising necessities required by the patients and their escorts. This in turn, exposes
the patients and their relatives to a lot of physical, financial and physiological
upheavals which can be mitigated if there is a liaison office infrastructure in place
to help the patients. Therefore, stakeholders and empathizers have come together
to form a voluntary forum whose target is to work towards setting up of an adequate
Medical Guest House at CMC Vellore at par with other north eastern states like Mizoram,
Nagaland and also Sikkim .
The APPWCV will endeavor to pursue with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for setting
up of a 50 Bedded Medical Guest House at Vellore with provisions for expansion.
The forum will collect statistics from CMC Vellore regarding the number of patients
being treated at Vellore since 2000 and nature of their ailments, in order to formulate
a reality based proposal on the actual kind of facilities required by the patients.
The forum would soon start a voluntary online coordination by inviting all the patients
and the relatives to share their opinions and suggestions.
The name, registration number and nature of ailments of the patients undergoing treatment
at CMC Vellore, can be conveyed either directly or through SMS to the General Secretary
and Assistant General Secretary of APPWCV at following numbers 09402257709 and 09436044674.
AAPSU writes to govt
ITANAGARR, Feb 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union in a representation to the
govt has called for increasing the upper age limit of candidates appearing for Sub
Inspector. It said that 120 applicants were rejected because they could not meet
the age criteria. The Union said that age limit should be 28 years as opposed to
25 years. It further said that by bringing down the age limit, many youths are being
deprived of employment opportunities.
Further, AAPSU appealed the police and forest departments to reschedule the date
of examinations for the recruitment of Sub inspector and forest guard to be held
on March 7. The union said, the time schedule of both the said exams coincide on
the same day depriving the many deserving candidates to compete in both examinations.
APPC demands action from Assam CM, students write to CS
Itanagar, Feb 24: In a letter to the Assam Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee has asked for his personal intervention at the Dipa fiasco and initiate
stern action against the culprits involved. On Feb 22, vehicles with Arunachal registration
were kept waiting for more than 10 hours by some people of Assam allegedly retaliating
a death of a youth from Assam in Arunachal. The Committee further said that travelers
from Arunachal are unnecessarily harassed both by the police and citizens.
The Committee while calling for safe passage of travelers, said that such incidents
will create tension between the two states and also disturb peaceful co existence.
Adi Students Union in a letter to the Chief Secretary, Govt of Assam has demanded
immediate arrest of miscreants involved in assault on Panggeng. It gave 15 days
time to the Assam govt to take action failing which the Union threatened to initiate
Meanwhile, All Upper Siang District Student Union condemned the physical assault
of Kangken Panggeng, son of Parliamentary Secretary, Law & Fishery. J. K. Panggeng.
The Union requested the concerned authority to immediately arrest the culprits involved
in the incident at Dipa within 15 Days.
Khandu in Tawang
TAWANG, Feb 24: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who is on 3 days tour to Tawang from
today, inspected the Deputy Commissioner’s office building here which is near completion.
He lauded the executing agency for maintaining the quality of work and timeframe.
The DC’s office would be formally handed over to the administration by March last,
informed the executive engineer PWD Tawang.
Later the chief minister participated in a Radio Talk in All India Radio Station,
Tawang and gave special message to the people on afforestations, promotion of tourism,
health hygiene, education, ill effects of alcoholism.
Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup, DCCI president Lobsang Phunstok, and ZPM Dorjee Norbu
also participated in the radio program. (PRO to CM)
Workshop on revamped SJSRY
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Expressing concern over proliferation of slums despite of healthy
growth of economy in the last one decade, chief engineer cum director of urban development
and housing T Tedir exhorted the departmental officials to give enough time and energy
for implementing urban poverty alleviation programmes.
Inaugurating a two-day workshop on implementation of revamped SJSRY programme here
on Monday last, Tedir said that present allocation of fund under SJSRY is too less
to make a dent in the urban poverty alleviation scenario of the state. He hoped that
the workshop organized by Regional Research Center of Urban and Environmental Studies
(RCUES) Lucknow will help the officers in successfully implementing the revamped
Dr. UB Singh, resource persons assured urban and housing department that RCUES will
provide all kind of services in future.
The workshop was sponsored by Union Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation in collaboration
with department of urban development and housing, Govt. of Ar. P.
Tawang take steps to enhance hospitality business
TAWANG, Feb 24: A meeting of the District Level Tourism Committee with the Hoteliers
of Tawang District was held in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, which
was chaired by G. Padu, D C, Tawang. The District Tourism Officer and the Deputy
Director Industries attended the meeting.
Padu called on the hoteliers to strictly follow all the laid down rules which includes
maintaining a proper statistical data of the tourists. He emphasized on maintaining
record of their arrival, departure, confirming their Identity Card, Inner Line Permit
incase of non APST tourists, and incase of foreign tourists verifying their Restricted
Padu also chalked out an idea of setting up of a Committee which would be endowed
with a Pro Certificate to any hotel in terms of the services, ambiences, cleanliness
etc provided to their clientele. This, he said will be given on the 26th January
every year by the District Administration.
The President of the Hotel Association, Tawang District presented some grievances
faced by the Hotels in the Town. He primarily asked the members to increase the strength
of the Ration Card for the hoteliers and to look after the water, LPG problems.
The DTO and DDI emphasizing the importance of tourism to the hotel owners said that
Tawang has now been declared as major tourist spot of the nation and Tawang ranks
Fixation of room tariffs as per facilities provided, maintenance of proper menu,
were some points which were raised. The DTO also suggested the members present to
bring out their own private tourist brochure for the convenience of tourists. (DIPRO)
Stray dogs cause concern
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Capital Youth Organisation (CYO) has drawn the attention of authorities
towards ever increasing straying of domestic animals into the roads of capital complex.
In a press release issued CYO noted that these stray animals has become major cause
for the accidents especially during night hour. Further they also have appealed to
residents of capital complex to take care of domestic animals and lend their helping
hand for beautification capital.
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 24: Horticulture Minister Honchun Ngandam will be the chief guest
of Nyokum Yullo celebration on February 26 next at Kimin in place of Rajya Sabha
member OT Lepcha, while Naubaicha MLA SR Subba will be the guest of honour. RGU Vice
Chancellor Prof KC Belliappa will be special guest of the celebration the same day
at Doimukh, according Central Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee and MLA Nabam Rebia.
Meder Nello Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The 6th Meder Nello Foundation Day will be celebrated in a befitting
manner at Dree Ground, Papu Nallah on Feb 28 next. Indigenous Faith and Culture Society
of Arunachal Pradesh President Nabam Atum and APIDFC Managing Director Tony Koyu
will attend the festival as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. A mass
social service will be conducted at the celebration venue with participation of all
Danyi-Piilo believers of Apatani community residing in the Capital Complex as a part
of the celebration on Feb 27.
Sanitation walk organised for clean Arunachal
ZIRO, Feb 24: A sanitation walk with the theme, “Sanitation for all by 2012”, was
organized by PHED, Ziro to mark the 24th Statehood Day celebration on February 20.
A large number of people including students, NGO representatives, Govt servants took
out a procession in Hapoli market to bring awareness about the need of Total Sanitation
Campaign (TSC). Slogan on effective sanitation practices, distribution of placards
and booklets were the main highlights of the programme.
Later, Er. Liagi Miri, EE, PHED addressing the gathering at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli,
highlighted the efforts made by the state government and centre to make our nation
open defecation free by the year 2012.
He urged the public to adopt hygienic way of life. The participants, especially the
students, went back with the message that at least beginning should be made by
the students and conscious citizens to make their location clean and hygienic, according
to department source.
Awareness campaign on road safety
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: It its continued effort to educate the school children about the
road safety under the initiative of DIG (traffic) Robin Hibu, a team of police comprising
of Inspector K V G Pillai, lady ASI J Loya, Ct T Sorang and Lady Ct A Darang of PHQ,
Road Safety cell today conducted a traffic awareness programme at Police Primary
Altogether 350 students and 12 teachers were educated with safety tips on how to
cross to, walk on the road, how to board and travel in vehicles, besides demonstration
on hand signals and imparting knowledge on the importance of road signs.
Teacher in charge of the school Riba appreciating the team said that all schools
should be covered under the programme.
Felicitations to Dr. B.C. Sarma
PASIGHAT, Feb 24: Education Minister Bosiram Siram handed over the certificate of
appreciation to Dr. Bhupesh Chandra Sarma Additional Director Health Services, Pasighat
at Pasighat on February 22 last for his outstanding services rendered to the society.
Dr. Sarma joined as a Surgical Specialist in Pasighat General Hospital in October
1981. He is the first specialist in State Health Cadre and conducted first Kidney
surgery upon Bote Moyong in 1984. Later, he spent 11 years at Bomdila and again joined
at Pasighat as DDHS (T&R) in the year 1999. He will retire on February 28 next. He
also wrote many books, health tips and articles.
Speaker Wanglin Lowandong, Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh, IPR Minister Setong Sena,
Honchun Ngandam (Horti), Parliamentary Secretary Phosum Khimun, Karikho Kri, Likha
Saaya, Kamlung Mosang, MLA Kamthok Lowang, DC Pasighat Onit Panyang, local leaders,
HODs and public attended the programme.
Three-day post harvest management workshop
PASIGHAT, Feb 24: Three day long workshop on production and post harvest management
of pineapple, citrus and off-seasonal vegetable, crops was held at the GTC Pasighat
on yesterday. The workshop is being organized by the department of Agriculture Pasighat
and sponsored by the ministry of Agriculture (GOI) New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Education Minister Bosiram Siram emphasized
on organic farming and post harvest management for good marketing and high yielding.
he assured to extend possible help to the department and farmers and appealed them
to adopt the modern methods and techniques of farming.
The Joint Director Purkayastha advised the farmers to grow more cash crops to generate
Director (SAMETI) KD Darang, Joint Director (Agri) A.K. Purkayastha, Scientist Dr.
L. Saikia from Jorhat, Dr. IS Singh (CoH) and other agriculture officers and farmers
of the district also attended the inaugural day.
Later, the minister along with the Parliamentary secretary Nido Pavitra visited general
hospital, Pasighat. Pavitra appreciated the concerned authorities and calls for immediate
funding for renovation of the dilapidated residential buildings of the hospital.
Awareness workshops on commodity market
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: NABCONS, a wholly owned subsidiary of NABARD, will conduct 2 district
level workshops on commodities market at Namsai on 27 February 2010 and Ziro on 6
March 2010. The workshops are being organized on behalf of Forward Markets Commission,
union ministry of consumer affairs, food and public Distribution. State Govt officials,
progressive farmers, Farmers Clubs, banks and NGOs are expected to participate in
The objective of the workshop is to create awareness among farmers for commodities
market, commodity exchanges, regulatory issues, various derivative products, spot
and forward market, hedging using commodity futures, price risk management and to
ensure that benefits of commodity futures trading reaches farmers.
Efforts on for clean and green Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, flagged off a motorbike
rally organized by Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) at Raj Bhavan, early this morning
The six-day Ride to create awareness on “Clean and Green Arunachal”. will touch Bhalukpong,
Bana, Seppa, Bamin, Chayang Tajo, Papu, Passa, Pakke Valley, Sagalee, Nimte, Laptab
and Kheel, in West Kameng district, East Kameng district and Papum Pare district.
Gen. Singh hoped that their endeavour will definitely inspire others towards better,
cleaner and greener Arunachal.
He further called on them to spread messages of preservation of environment, wildlife,
indigenous cultural and traditions and tourism.
Riders from Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh are taking part at the rally while
some from Manipur and Nagaland will join them at Bhalukpong.
Earlier, the Governor distributed ‘Team Arunachal’ T-shirts and badges to the participants.
Organizing committee chairman, Jose Nabam informed that ABC established in 2007,
had carried out several expeditions in the past, which includes, Ride to Pangsau
Pass, reinforcing the Look East Policy, campaign against Rhino poaching and displaying
patriotism and sentiment of the Arunachalees.
Nabam said the present ‘Ride’ aims to carry forward messages for ‘Clean and Green
Arunachal’, on protection and preservation of forest, wildlife and culture and on
health awareness on AIDS. Along with it, the ride also aims to promote tourism in
the State and educate denizens on hospitality towards tourists and other travelers,
he added. (PRO to Governor)
ITANAGAR: Five-day session of the Third Session of the Fifth Legislative Assembly
of Arunachal Pradesh shall commence from March 18, according to a communique from
Greetings on Nyokum
TAWANG: State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has extended warm greetings to the people
of Arunachal Pradesh particular the Nyishi Community on the auspicious occasion of
Nyokum Yullo festival. In his message Khandu said that the “Nyokum” renders platform
to showcase the mesmerizing culture, cuisines, ornaments, dresses, dances and folklores
of the colourful Nyishi Tribe. While it symbolizes the dawning of a new era, Khandu
hoped that the festival would bring with it happiness, bumper harvest, prosperity
and mutual understandings between all sentient beings on the earth.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in a Nyokum message hoped that the festival
would bring peace, tranquility and also spread the message of communal harmony and
feeling of oneness amongst all.
Appeal for reopening of school
ITANAGAR: All Kurung Kumey District Students Union has called on the state government
and High Powered Committee for reopening of Don Bosco School Palin. The Union said
that more than 500 students and teachers are at the receiving end because of the
fire tragedy that left more than 12 students dead.
‘End timber transaction’
ITANAGAR: All Pakke Kesang Pijerang Dissing Passo Seijosa Student Union has called
on the concerned authority to put an end to deforestation in the area. It said that
timber is being unlawfully cut down and transported to Assam on a regular basis
under Khellong Forest Division. It further called on the natives of the area to cooperate
with the law enforcing authorities to save forest resources.