E-governance making rapid strides in state: Khandu
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: “e-Governance initiatives have improved in the state remarkably
in a very short span of time and the implementation of National e-Governance Programme
(NeGP) is being carried out in a war footing manner”, stated Arunachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu while presiding over the review meeting on NeGP projects here
in his official residence office building today.
The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary IT & Science & Technology, Jomde
Kena, Parliamentary Secretary Planning Tsewang Dhondhup, IT Commissioner Hage Khoda,
Joint Secretary Finance Amit Singla, Director IT and Science and Technology and his
officers along with representatives of various IT companies working in one or other
project in the state, discussed in detail over the implementation of various projects
in the state and the issues coming on the their way during the process.
It is worth mentioning here that Arunachal Pradesh has bounced from the last to 3rd
position in the country in implementation of State Wide Area Network (SWAN). The
project is almost in the completion stage as the infrastructure creation work has
been completed in 13 districts and the remaining would soon be completed, informed
Commissioner Hage Khoda.
On his part CM acknowledged about the delay in clearance of files in various government
agencies and assured that he would pass on directives to the departments to clear
the development files on speedy manner. The chief minister advocated for employing
local educated youths for the projects which are supposed to be run by the company
in PPP module. To these the companies agreed and also assured to provide proper training
to the employees.
Participating in the meeting, Kena emphasized for strict abiding of the standing
guidelines while implementing the IT projects. He highlighted the need of proper
monitoring of the projects while ensuring that quality products and software are
installed in their projects as per approved specifications. “We shall not compromise
with the quality and time frame” he said. PRO to CM
Seppa BWC conducts mass social service
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Responding to the clarion call made by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner
Pige Ligu, Bazaar Welfare Committee (BWC), Seppa today conducted a mass social service
at main Bazaar line in Seppa. All the shopkeepers, local residents specially the
youth of the main bazaar line enthusiastically took part in it.
Pointing out the resolutions passed in order to maintain cleanliness of the Seppa
township at BWC meeting on January 22 , the Committee called upon the shopkeepers
and local residents to keep their surroundings clean and healthy.
Meanwhile, the Bazaar Committee once again requested the higher authorities, specially
UD and PWD Minister to provide garbage and waste pick-up/disposal vehicles at the
Scientists to investigate mysterious fish diseases
YINKIONG, Jan 23: J.K Panggeng, Parliamentary Secretary, Fishery, Law, Legislative
& Justice along with John Modi CO I/C SDO Maryang, Kenbom Chisi DFDO and other officers
and public leaders visited the Yamne bridge point, Upper Siang to assess the mysterious
fish death in the tributaries of Siang on Jan 22.
In most of the streams in the district, a particular species of fish is dying mysteriously
since last few months. J K Panggeng instructed the DFDO for proper investigation
of the disease to which the DFDO informed that correspondence has already been started
and some fishery scientists from Bhimtal will be coming soon to diagnose on the spot
the fish diseases in the affected areas.
J K Panggeng exhorted the public to stop indiscriminate hunting of wild life and
fishing so that the ecological balance is not disturbed. He also advised the locals
to go for fishery and animal husbandry as alternative source of meat and also for
socio-economic upliftment of the state. DIPRO
NABARD supports SDPs in 3 districts
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in
its efforts to evenly spread the various developmental and promotional activities
implemented by it across the 16 districts of the state, has sanctioned 5 numbers
of Skill Development Programmes (SDPs) on handloom, cane & bamboo handicrafts, woolen
hosiery manufacturing to National Youth Project, Arunachal Pradesh Unit.
The training programmes will be conducted at Chowkham, Wakro, and Namsai Lohit district,
Meryiang in Upper Siang district and at Itanagar in Papum Pare district. Each programme
will be of 35 days intensive training with 25 trainees per programme, selected from
SHG members, artisans, women and unemployed youth from the three districts. A total
of 125 trainees are expected to benefit from the training programme.
Representatives and officials of district level like BDO, Extension Officer (Industries),
Extension Officer (Credit) and officials of banks will be involved at various stages
of implementation of the programme.
NYP will co-ordinate with various Govt departments, banks for the successful implementation
of the programmes, according to an official release.
Miraculous escape for driver
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: In a car accident which took place near Durga mandir in Karsingsa
area along NH52(A) one person was seriously injured. According to Banderdewa police,
lone driver name Pura Tami an IRBn personnel lost control of vehicle and plunged
into Dikrong River. However he escaped from the jaws of death miraculously with deep
Arunachal Pradesh -- the land of union, association, society….
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The words ‘union, association, society, organization, NGO etc’
have become the most used terms in Arunachal Pradesh. In every nook and corner of
state there will be one association or federation claiming to be representative of
some group or communities. It is difficult to make out what is the real aim behind
congregation of such groups but there is no denying that there numbers have been
rising higher and higher in the whole state.
Trying to gather the exact number of these groups is an uphill task and despite audacious
effort, their true figure could not be found. Even government agencies were not able
to provide their accurate count immediately as their numbers are voluminous all over
the state. “To get true number of association, society or union who are active, one
has to scrutinize files of every district of state. Moreover, many of these groups
are not registered under law which makes it more difficult to get their precise number,”
told a source on the condition of anonymity. He went on to add, “In every district
there are so many groups and it is virtually impossible to get their exact number
as count will go on and on.”
However, according to an estimate at present there are around eight thousand non-government
organization’s (NGO’s) in the state. It is hard to identify whether all of them are
really working sincerely at ground level?
In the midst of all, it is those groups who really work for social causes that faces
scrutiny for generating funds. “Of late sponsors and donors have become bit skeptical
of NGOs because some of them did not carry out their work honestly. Just because
of few NGO’s misdoings, everybody is facing lot of problem,” informed a NGO worker.
Also presence of large number of unions and associations at times has lead to the
clash of interest resulting in petty troubles. But those people involved in union
works believe there existence is must for better development as they act as watchdog
“In our state union and association provide important platform for presenting local
issues and grievances to the government. Also these group acts as pressure to prevent
corruption,” told Tarah Eha, who is legal adviser cum spokesperson of All Papum Pare
District Student Union. Further he added, “Indian constitution has given us right
to form association and union under Article 19(1). So, we believe there is nothing
wrong in forming union or association”.
Lohit identified as model DAPCU district
TEZU, Jan 24: Lohit District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit conducted three days
induction training for DAPCU staffs from Jan 19 to 21 last. All stakeholders including
doctors, PRIs, NGO and HoDs attended the consultation works on DAPCU operator guidelines
The resource persons from NERO Shantanu and S Gautam from NACO-NERO Guwahati spoke
in detail about the objectives of the workshop and advocated the needs to make Lohit
as a model DAPCU district to launch the programme effectively in the eastern region
of the state.
While gracing the function as chief guest and guest of honour S K Deori Tezu SDO
and H N Dubey EAC appreciated the effort of the NACO–NERO – APSACS and DAPCU Tezu
for launching such important campaign and stressed on creating awareness on medical
knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The Project Director APSACS Dr. Emi Rumi in his key note
address emphasized the need to create a comprehensive district profile and district
HIV / AIDS action plan within 5th February for onward submission to government. The
three day long training included over view of development plan , planning process
, work on inter sectoral convergence, formalisation of DAPCC, road map for DAPCU
The DMO of the district Dr. N Ninu , Medical Superintendent Dr. P K Saikia and District
Program Officer DAPCU Dr. J Ado extended their thanks to one & all for attending
the all important workshop. DIPRO
Advance course for SM and GC
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Hage Tatung, joint director of school education attended the valedictory
function of the week-long regional advance courses for Scout Master and Guide captain
at State Training Centre, Bharat Scouts & Guides (BS&G), Polo Colony on January
22. He appreciated the BS&G for their self-less service towards building ideal citizens.
Altogether 50 members including from Manipur, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh took
part in the programme in which topics like daily good turn, discipline and programme
related to national integration were discussed. B Tiwari ALT (Scout) of Arunachal
Pradesh and C Lowang SOC (Guide) were the course leaders among the national training
51 Arunachalee boys qualify in ASI talent hunt
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Giving a major boost to the state’s sports, 51 Arunachalee boys
have qualified for final selection in a talent hunt conducted by Army Sports Institute
(ASI), Pune at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on January 22 last. Of them, atleast 10 to 15
would be finally selected for enrollment at ASI, Lt. Col. Dr. Puneet Handa of ASI,
who led the drive, disclosed during his meeting with Governor JJ Singh yesterday.
Handa said that he has seen a lot of talents in Arunachalee boys and if they are
groomed properly, they would certainly bring glory to the country. In Nagaland leg
of the drive only seven have qualified the test out of 600 appeared. Whereas in Arunachal
Pradesh 51 have qualified the test out of 157, he informed.
Handa and Capt. TSS Rao, also from ASI, called on the Governor yesterday accompanied
by the officials of Arunachal Weightlifting Association.
While appreciating the Army for conducting the talent hunt for the first time in
Arunachal Pradesh, Singh assured all possible help and cooperation from his side
to AWA for promotion of the sport in the state. He also assured AWA officials to
help approach the state Govt. in procuring sports goods and accessories needed for
It is worth mentioning here that, Governor JJ Singh was the founder of ASI with the
sole aim of winning gold medal for India in Olympics. He founded the institute when
he was Army chief under “Mission Olympic programme” with specific aim of “Catching
the Young”. ASI products have so far won 272 international medals in various sports
disciplines. It may be mentioned here that lifter Yukar Sibi is also a product ASI.
Kudos to police
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to traffic management authority of the state
police for implementing compulsory helmet while riding bike in the Capital Complex.
I would take the opportunity for narrating an incident to make clear as to how helmet
becomes a life giver for a bike rider in road.
On the direction of the traffic police who was managing traffic movement skillfully
near the secretariat I stopped the bike to allow the vehicle of the other side to
move on January 13 last. Within a few second I was thrown up in the air and after
few second I fell down, as a result my head hit the ground first and I received severe
injuries in my body and leg. After a few seconds I could realize that I was hit by
a car from behind and my bike was laying few meters away from my body.
Now I realize that if I did not wear helmet that day, another life may be lost.
Although the matter was solved amicably by both the parties according to the advice
of the traffic police, I felt all the bike riders should wear helmet and request
the traffic management authority to implement the traffic rules and guidelines strictly
in the Capital Complex and take action against traffic violators because life is
Education way to better society
After more than two decades of acquiring statehood, Arunachal is still a bewildered
infant. We may be living in the land of rising sun but practically everything looks
like `kushi kushi'. The famous quotation "kushi kushi" itself sounds funny to utter,
but the fact is that we are living in that downtrodden and backward society. Despite
the fact a thing to ponder upon is the impetus that makes us consider ourselves superlatives.
But what is that which makes us so proud and conceited. Our old values and new visions
are buried under unbridled lust for instantaneous affluence; no youth is willing
to work in patience, their movements' extent beyond their primary duties, many of
them are motivated to participate in bandh calls and other vested interests tricks
by cunning hoaxers. As we grow older many of us become conservatives and focuses
simply on special advantages confine to our own community. As a matter of the fact,
we as god fearing individuals will never be able to escape from such obligations,
but it is our fundamental duty to educate our people to think beyond the activities
of their villages and districts, so that we firstly as a human learn to live our
lives, and then as; where on earth we are from, and then as anyone from any region
The separation and discrimination will end if we are educated. But there must be
good education system, by good it doesn't mean every facility but there must be discipline.
Every student must be aware of moral science before they begin to be taught physics,
chemistry, biology and maths. But transgression of a section of politicians, officials
and other influential people has tainted the young minds of our state. The student
today is more willing to participate in rallies and agitations rather than to sit
in competitive examinations. You all know the reason why.
The only key to unlock the healthier future and the most important issue today from
my point of view is education, if the leaders of today do not help impart a better
education for today's generation then all other developments are useless. There is
a greater challenge ahead of us, everyone need to aware of the future, it is important
to ensure whether we have the wisdom to use the wealth that is earned today, to advance
the quality of our civilization.
Tomorrow's progress is depending on today's decision. The improvement is only through
valued time investment in shaping today's society where every student can find knowledge
to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. The development that we want to see
in future truly starts from today and from every class room of every school of every
village and every town.
It is very sad to witness that in many schools the class rooms are over crowded and
curricula are outdated. Most of our qualified teachers are underpaid. The responsibility
must be burdened by both leaders and officials of not only the concern department
but by the responsible Govt. of Arunachal as a whole. There must be basic facility
to give every child a place to sit in a classroom and also make available regular
teachers to learn from.
Also we must provide the best of education to every child and for that reason poverty
must not be a bar to learning.