‘Aaba’ selected for Berlin Film Festival
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: 'Aaba'--a short film by Bollywood director Amar Kaushik and co-produced
by Alison Welly under Space Miracle Studios, Itanagar, has been selected for 67th
Berlin International Film Festival in 'Generation Competition Category'.
The film is in Apatani language and the entire team of cast was from Ziro with Dani
Randa as Aaba, Dani Chunya, Dani Suku, Hage Yami and Dr Joram Khopey.
The film has been written and directed by Amar Kaushik, a long term associate of
the national award winning Director Onir. He was also the assistant director of the
blockbuster film 'No One Killed Jessica' starring Rani Mukherjee.
Alison Welly, an emerging producer is here again with her unique film ideas, after
one of the most popular feature film of the state, 'Itanagar 0 KM' under Space Miracle
Raj Kumar Gupta and Onir, two ace film makers known for content-driven cinema, along
with film enthusiast Mitul Dikshit also decided to produce this masterpiece.
Hali Welly, another film enthusiast and a known photographer from the state is the
line producer of this short film.
It is worth mentioning here that 'AABA' is the only official selection from India
at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be premiered in the
Generation Kplus competition on February 11, 2017.
Founded in 1951, the Berlin International Film Festival, also called Berninale, is
one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media event. It is
held annually in Berlin, Germany.
BJP state executive meet begins
Gao tells party workers to welcome all
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The two-day state executive meet of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
State unit kick-started on Monday at Hill Top Community Hall here. The party functionaries
from across the state are taking part in the executive meet. The BJP state unit is
conducting the meet just after its national executive meeting in Delhi recently in
order to strengthen the party.
Addressing the delegates, the state unit President Tapir Gao called upon its party
leaders to be welcoming and accommodative in nature.
Gao was indirectly referring to Chief Minister Pema Khandu led PPA legislators recent
merger with BJP. "We should have welcome and accommodative attitude and shouldn't
distinguish between the new and old party members" Gao said as he called on them
to strictly maintain discipline.
Terming the formation of BJP Govt. in Arunachal Pradesh as dream come true, the
party President exhorted that impact of BJP government should reach every household.
He also urged the party functionaries to carry forward the philosophy of founding
fathers Syama Prasad Mookerji and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Speaking on demonetization issue, BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra termed the
demonetization as historic decision made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cleanse
the Indian economy. The BJP Spokesperson attacked the Congress Vice President Rahul
Gandhi for criticizing demonetisation, saying Rahul should be awarded best money
manager in India.
" Rahul should be awarded with best money manager in India, as he withdrew Rs 4500/
from ATM with which he managed to ran his household expenditure and even went to
London for holiday with that amount" said Patra.
"Congress party couldn't do anything to check black money in their sixty years of
rule, but PM Modi did that just after forming the government" he said.
"Modi government is intolerant towards corruption" added Patra responding to those
who alleged that BJP is intolerant. BJP Member of Parliament from Mangaldoi, Ramen
Deka also spoke on the occasion.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju,
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, various ministers and party MLAs were among those
who attended the event.
AVYS rescues old ailing woman
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) members led by chairman
Ramesh Jeke rescued an old ailing woman abandoned in a small hut below Ita Fort here
RKM Hospital Swami Vishwesananda pitched in support by sending an ambulance to fetch
her to the hospital, allotted a cabin in female ward besides providing medicines
and urgent care. The woman has been identified as Hiba Yaniyang, 63, of Hiba village
of Kurung Kumey district.
Reportedly, the woman had been living with his two sons in a rented accommodation
near Ita Fort here. She developed sore, spreading foul smell all around. Other tenants
complained and the elder son was forced to shift her to an isolated hut where she
was left alone.
She is the 5th elderly mother rescued by AVYS which has been mobilizing resources
to set up an old-age home.
Meanwhile, the AVYS volunteers donated blood to three patients today at Tomo Riba
AAPSU, Ete resolve issue
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Following the row over an apology letter written, Director Arts
and Culture Nyabin Ete, who wrote the letter and All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union
(AAPSU), has reportedly resolved the issue amicably.
In a joint statement issued today, AAPSU President Hawa Bagang expressed sadness
over the incident and termed it as unfortunate which happened in his absence. Both
Ete and AAPSU appealed to the organisations and individual not to interfere in the
matter saying that it would unnecessarily aggravate the situation. Joint press statement
was issued in presence of Home Minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh after arriving
at mutual understanding, the statement added.
Construction worker escapes death
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Jan 16: A construction worker is battling for life after he came in contact
with live wire from an 11000 volts transformer.
The incident happened 40 meters away from the district hospital. Eye witnesses say
that the man got entangled with the wire before he miraculously managed to detangle
while working at the site in the wee hours on Monday. He was thrown off the building
because of the impact. Currently, he is battling for life at district hospital.
The transformer is less than a metre away from the new constructed building.
Meantime, staffs from power department arrived at the spot.
When asked about the precautionary measures taken to avoid such negligence, the department
could not give a straight answer. The department failed to respond when asked if
any notice has been served to the owners of the buildings coming up near the transformer.
Such incidents have reportedly occurred during the initial phase of the construction,
yet no action had been taken to avoid repeat of similar incidents.
RGU conducts awareness prog. on biodiversity
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: An awareness programme on biodiversity and its status, services
and conservation by sustainable management was organized by the Centre with potential
for excellence in biodiversity (CPEB), Rajiv Gandhi University for the student of
Govt. Secondary School, Wakro in Lohit district recently.
The programme was organized with the aim to create a sense of responsibility among
people particularly, younger generation and those living at fringes of protected
areas to conserve biodiversity.
Speaking on the occasion as resource person RGU Assistant Professor (Ecology & Wildlife
Biology), Dr. Daniel Mize sensitized all on biodiversity and its indispensable services
to mankind. He also explicitly explained about, how conservation of biodiversity
can boost ecotourism and can improve the rural livelihood standard and can help to
preserve and promote our traditional culture and handicraft.
Resource person Talo Biju also spoke about the Birdlife diversity and population
status of Arunachal Pradesh. He informed the gathering that Arunachal Pradesh has
the second highest bird diversity with 879 species among Indian state but around
43 species of birds are in threatened category. He also explained about how conservation
of birds can promote birding activities as well as ecotourism in the state.
Golden Jubilee Boori-Boot Yullo at Raga
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Boori-Boot Yullo Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee (BBYGJCC)
based in Raga under Lower Subansiri district, led by its Chairman Komri Murtem today
made public, the details on the schedules and events of the upcoming Boori-Boot Yullo
celebration in a press conference at Arunachal Press Club.
The central Boori-Boot celebration which started in 1967 when the state was still
under the erstwhile NEFA administration, has reached its golden jubilee year this
January and the central committee headed by Komri Murtem has laid down an elaborated
schedule expanding to 17 days starting from January 22 to February 7 next.
Highlighting on the primary essence of the Boori-Boot Yullo, Murtem informed that
the festival is celebrated to appease the deities for well being of the entire living
species and also to promote peace and prosperities in the society.
Dwelling on the specifics of the 17 days event Ranjan Bini, the BBYGJCC general secretary
highlighted that various competitive events like singing competitions (Boori-Boot
Idol), sports and cultural items will be held between January 22 and 31 next.
"As part of the cultural extravaganza, the committee has also roped in various local
singing artists like Bengia Himanta, Bengia Tab, Taba Yal Nabam, Liduk Padu and Gemo
Dium among others," Bini informed.
Bini also informed that the ritualistic events will unfold on February 1 with Deputy
Chief Minister Chowna Mein attending the event. Also adding that the there will be
convergence of the representatives from various Community Based organisations of
the state on February 3, Ranjan further informed that the main event of the Boori-Boot
Yullo will be observed on February 6 with Chief Minister Pema Khandu as the chief
Another member of the organising committee Kina Tamik (Souvenir Editor), while highlighting
the importance of the golden jubilee celebration this year, informed that the 50th
year of the Boori-Boot Yullo will be an occasion to commemorate the legacies of the
society's forerunners in cultural and traditional preservations.
"Unlike the past celebrations, the Boori-Boot Yullo in the aftermath of the Golden
Jubilee year will henceforth, have a sacred permanent ground with all the ritualistic
and other cultural essence attached to it for its further sanctity and preservation
by the younger generation," Tamik added.
DHS launches door-to- door TB screening
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The District Health Society under Revised National Tuberculosis
Control Programme on Monday launched a 15 days TB screening programme to find people
living with active TB cases in Papum Pare district.
The health team started the programme by conducting testing of the prisoners at District
The first phase of the programme with theme "to reach the unreached" will continue
till January 30. It targets to cover 27,303 populations in and around Capital Complex.
Apart from the jail inmates, the target areas will be slum areas, orphanages, old
age homes, tribal hostels and construction sites, informed District Tuberculosis
Officer Dr. PD Thongchi in a release.
Apart from TB screening, the health team will also look for other diseases like diabetes,
The prorgamme was necessitated because of the fact that people avoid going to hospital
for check up due to social stigma associated with the disease, the DTO said.
Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye, who attended launching ceremony, hoped the programme
will achieve its sole objective ensuring that nobody is left out for need of health
The Superintendent of Prison said that movement of inmates with such health condition
to health facilities always remains a challenge due to security reasons. Screening
of inmates for such communicable diseases at the doorstep is a welcome step, he said.
The programme was also attended by Superintendent of Police (Prison), Deputy Director
of Health Services (TB) cum State Tuberculosis Officer, Chief Medical Superintendent,
Tomo Riba State Hospital, Jailer of District Jail, Jullang, officials of State Tuberculosis
Centre, District Tuberculosis Centre, Naharlagun and District Jail, Jullang.
Meet on IPPI and Indradhanush
Ziro, Jan 16: The District Task force meeting for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization
and Mission Indradhanush Phase-4 was held in the conference hall of General Hospital,
Ziro on Monday. Chairing the meeting ADC Nending Chatung said that it is the collective
responsibility of all the stakeholders to ensure a disease free healthy society.
The district administration will guide and provide all the logistic support in ensuring
successful immunization program, but every individual in the society will have to
equally participate for the success of such massive immunization programs launched
by government in the true sense, he added.
Awareness pertaining to the dates for the immunization has to be percolated to far
flung areas as well, he added and suggested for initiating IEC activities way ahead
of the scheduled immunization dates. He directed the i/c Deputy Director, ICDS to
issue orders to all the workers by name, designating their immunization centers.
He further directed CO (TPT) to liaise with the departments for vehicle requisition
and also appealed for cooperation from HoDS during the vehicle requisition process.
DMO Dr. Tage Kano dealt in length about the history of pulse polio immunization program.
He said that although lot of progress has been made in eradicating polio, but risk
still remains in terms of complacency, international importation from polio affected
countries, gaps in surveillance, detection and response to the polio virus etc.
He also directed the nodal officers for the immunization programs to prepare a work
schedule for the district, of the entire exercise right from conducting workshops
for the MO in charges to the finalization of reports for onward submission to the
Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
DRCHO Dr. Derin Likar presented the district plan for IPPI which would be carried
out on 29th January. 524 health workers would be engaged in the three day program
which includes booth activity on 29th and house to house immunization on 30 and 31st
January. Mission Indradhanush-phase 4 will be carried out on 2nd April.
Secretary Apatani Women's Association, Ziro Dr. Kunya assured to provide volunteers
and motivators for the programs. The members also decided to prepare jingles on IPPI,
which would be recorded by AIR and widely circulated by the DIPRO office.
The meeting was also attended by Medical Superintendent Dr. Kime Horming, CO Hage
Tarung, AIR, Director Hage Tachang, doctors, representatives from ICDS, Education
department and AWAZ. (DIPRO)
CM allocates portfolios to ministers
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday allotted portfolios to newly
inducted three Cabinet Ministers here this evening.
Bamang Felix was made new PHED Minister while Alo Libang has been given the Department
of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.
Dr Mahesh Chai has been given the Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development
Department. He will also look after Art and Culture Department as Minister in charge.
In a minor, change, Tamiyo Taga will hold additional charges of Power (Electrical)
in addition to his already allotted portfolios of Industries, Textiles and Handicrafts.
The Department of Cooperation held earlier by Taga will now be held by the Chief
DIG urged to deploy NDRF team to trace missing person
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Informing that a person, namely Tajik Techi Tara has reportedly
gone missing since January 7 after he jumped into Kameng river at Pacha Morang, Seppa
in East Kameng to save his own life from attackers' hands, All Pakke-Kessang Pijerang
Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students' Union (APPDSSU) appealed to the Director General
of Police (DIG) to engage NDRF team and para-military forces to trace the whereabout
of the missing person.
According to the union, the victim was allegedly attacked by some boys with sharp
weapons before he jumped into the river to save his own life.
A case was registered in Seppa Police Station and the alleged attackers were also
arrested by police. But the missing person is still untraceable, said the students'
union in its complaint letter to the DIG.
APPDSSU also appealed to the DIG to give necessary directive to the district authorities
not to entertain any bail plea by the alleged accused until completion of a proper
investigation into case. It also appealed for speedy investigation of the case.
Cleanliness drives-cum-IEC on Swachh Survekshan
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: A day-long cleanliness drive-cum-information Education and Communication
(IEC) on Swachh Survekshan, 2017 was conducted along the NH 52 A from Lagun Bridge
to Barapani Bridge and Little Rose School, C-Sector, Naharlagun by the Rural Development
Society, Naharlagun in coordination with Youth Welfare Association at Naharlagun
on Saturday last.
An awareness campaign on door to door collection of Municipal Solid Waste in respect
of Ward No. 23, IMC was also conducted on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, Rural Development Society, Naharlagun President, Tabu
Dui asked the participants to cooperate with the implementing agency towards cleanliness
drive being initiated by IMC.
Jikke Tania, an NGO leader, explained about the role and contribution of one and
all towards sound environment for sound health and cleanliness of surroundings. He
further informed the sector dwellers about the method and timing of garbage delivery
system of Ward No. 23 IMC.
A similar drive was also conducted at IMC Ward 12 by Eco-Tourism Society of Arunachal
Pradesh (ETSAP) wherein, members of ETSAP, ward members and local residents actively
Ward Councilor Yumlam Minu further suggested the general public and shopkeepers to
cooperate with IMC and Eco-tourism Society to keep the city clean.
IMC councilors lament lack of funds
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The councilor of Ward No 22 of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC)
Tarh Pacho has said that the elected members of the civic body have almost become
handicapped due to non-release of fund to take up developmental activities in their
While drawing attention of the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner towards their
grievances, the IMC councilor stated that the councilors have been sitting idle since
formation of the civic body in Itanagar three and half years ago as no fund has been
provided to them to take up developmental works.
"We are helpless and can't answer if someone asks question on development issues
of IMC," the councilor said.
"We are also hurt at non-inclusion of our agendas in IMC business meeting," the councilor
"There were funds under 13th and 14th Finance Commissions Grants, specifically for
the local self-governing urban bodies, like IMC," the Councilor claimed and sought
a clarification from the government on fund status.
The councilor also strongly objected to proposal for construction of IMC office building
in Panchayat area without consultation with the councilors and at a time when already
notified numerous developmental works could not be taken up by IMC for fund crunch.
"The State Govt. has only approved for issuing of Birth Certificate, Trading License
and Ration Card, where unelected persons like Market Chairman, General Secretary
can also countersign them," he said.
The IMC has 30 elected councilors, including 11 women with its jurisdiction from
Chimpu in Itanagar to Banderdewa excluding few rural areas of Capital Complex, like
Model, Lekhi, Jully & Ganga villages.
Oppo service centre inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Oppo Service Centre at Naharlagun was inaugurated on Monday
by "Itanagar 0 Km" famed actor Tai Tugung in a symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony.
While announcing the Service Centre open at Taba building at main market, Naharlagun,
Tugung congratulated Oppo team for opening the service station and wished good luck
for its smooth functioning.
Oppo team headed by Arif Ali informed that Oppo Camera phone is one of the leading
Mobile Phone brands in the country as well as a global leader.
He along with the team wished the talented actor all the best for his upcoming film
"Kharabter", which will soon be released.
Also present during the ceremony was rapper, dancer and choreographer Karken Riba.
Dambuk BCC President no more
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: 6-Dambuk Block Congress Committee (I) President, Makpak Perme
has died of cardiac arrest on Jan 15 last at Dambuk. He was 59 years old. Perme is
survived by his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters and 2 grand children.
Perme was the Anchal Samity member of the undivided 6-Dambuk Anchal Samity for two
terms and had also served as the chairperson. He was holding the post of president
BCC(I) from 2004.
In a condolence message, 6-Dambuk Anchal Samity Chairperson, Baling Perme recalled
late Perme as a respectable and active social worker and termed his demise an irreparable
loss to the people of Dambuk and the Adi community as a whole.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) expressed profound grief and
sorrow over sudden and untimely demise of Perme.
"He was a very sincere and dedicated party worker and made significant contribution
to the Congress party and for the welfare of the people of Lower Dibang Valley district
as a social worker. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss for the Congress party
in particular and the state as a wholem," APCC said in a condolence message.
The rank and file of APCC prayed to almighty rest his departed soul in peace and
also bestow enough strength to the bereaved family to withstand the tragedy.
Mini Book Fair at Roing
ROING, Jan 16: A three-day long Mini Book Fair participated by over 400 students,
teachers, library-activists was jointly organized by Essomi Foundation and Lohit
Youth Library Network under the aegis of the district Education department at the
Parade ground here on Thursday last.
Speaking on the occasion Lower Dibang Valley DC, Deepak Shinde advised the teachers
and parents to make every effort to stimulate reading habits among the youth. While
lauding the Essomi Foundation and Lohit Youth Library Network for taking the initiative
to hold a book exhibition promoting reading activities in Roing, the DC hoped the
people of Roing will enthusiastically join hands to spread the joy of reading.
Later, during the valedictory session of the Book Fair on Sunday last, Roing ADC,
Cheshta Yadav appealed to the school incharges and teachers to include a weekly session
of free library reading, book talks and creative writing.
RIWATCH, Roing, Executive Director, Vijay Swami and Essomi Foundation, Organizing
Secretary, Lomi Linggi also spoke on the occasion.
Cultural Heritage Namlo at Kherbari
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The foundation stone of Cultural Heritage Namlo was laid at Kherbari
village under Dollungmukh circle on Monday.
Addressing a large gathering, local MLA Tamar Murtem stressing on the significance
and relevance of culture and tradition said that the day should be a beginning of
a journey towards glorious future of Namlos of Dollungmukh and not be just a foundation
stone laying ceremony. He further assured his support in the movement.
Executive director NHPC Ltd Gerukhamukh Rakesh highlighted about benefits of Hydro
Electric projects in terms of infrastructural development, employment generation
Among others, former minister Talo Mugli, IFCSAP president Dr Tacho Ligu also spoke
on the occasion.
Training on home stay
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: With the Government approving the Jairampur-Nampong-Pangsau Pass
tourism circuit, the Department of Tourism conducted a three days training ahead
of Pangchau Pass Winter festival 2017 to motivate community participation in Homestay
The training, which was conducted from January 10 to 12, was enthusiastically participated
by 50 stakeholders from seven villages from in and around Nampong, wherein different
aspects of homestay tourism, such as hospitality, homestay as alternative for sustainable
community development, cleanliness etc were dwelt at length by resource persons drawn
from Association for Conservation on Tourism, APSED--a state based NGO, and departmental
Certificates to the trainees will be given away during the festivals.
In another effort, the team of resources persons and PPWF committee members under
the guidance of local MLA Laisam Simai have adopted and declared the village of Tikhak
Taipi as Model Homestay village in Nampong.
The PPWF 2017 committee led by ADC gave the responsibility to local youth of Nampong
Rahul Tikhak to coordinate with Homestays operators to fulfill the accommodation
requirements during the PPWF-17.
DC inspects Gandhi Bridge
YINGKIONG, Jan 16: Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki on Monday inspected
the under construction steel suspension Gandhi bridge over Siang and asked the engineers
and workers involved in it to expedite the construction work.
He also inspected the renovated foot suspension bridge over Siang and interacted
with villagers of Gosang village, who took up the renovation works.
Earlier in the day, Kamki inaugurated the newly building of VKV, Yingkiong. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Former MLA and State BJP Executive Member, Nani Ribia has strongly
condemned the Jan 14 vandalism at BJP head office by a group of party workers after
immediate induction of three new council of ministers in the Pema Khandu led BJP
government and appealed to all BJP workers to maintain peace and uphold the party's
ideology and principles.
He further appealed to the state BJP president Tapir Gao to reconsider the suspension
order issued by him in the larger interest of the party.
Make NIT compulsory: AAPACSU
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Students' Union (AAPACSU)
has demanded compulsory implementation of Notice Inviting Tender on schemes amounting
to Rs 10 crores and above.
In its memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it claimed that NIT processes
are not being implemented properly in the state due to political pressure which then
results in poor quality of work.
The union further appealed for early sanctioning of the Mukhya Mantri Seema Vikas
Yojana under transport department saying that it has been kept pending for the past
Hime festival celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The festival of Hime was celebrated at Hime village under Kangku
circle of Likabali sub-division on Monday.
Health Minister Jomde Kena informed the gathering that a mini hydel for domestic
consumption will be installed in the village. Further informing about various developmental
schemes in the area, he urged the people to work proactively for the up-gradation
of medical sub centre, Government Secondary School Kangku and up gradation of circle
office to SDO.
Thousands benefit from free med camp
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Over 5000 people benefitted from a free Hepatitis B screening and
vaccination camp organized by the SHEEP Society, Yupia, a local NGO within Papum
Pare district on Sunday last.
During the camp, a medical team led by Senior Medical Officer Dr. Mope Riba screened
people for Hepatitis B and vaccinated them.
Papum Pare ZPC, Nabam Aka, who was also present on the occasion sponsored vaccines
for over 200 laborers of Abo Hina handloom industry, Yupia.
Earlier, Ward-1 Councilor Biri Tugdo also urged all to get vaccinated and protect
their families from the disease.
Training for nurses
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The batch wise eleven days training on Faculty Based Integrated
Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illness for newly appointed Staff Nurses commenced
on Monday at National Health Mission office training Hall, Naharlagun. Two batches
with forty each are participating in the training. Organized by the AP State Health
Society, the training is being given with objective to equip newly appointed nurses
with knowledge and skill required to handle neonatal case in most efficient way.
Welcoming the participants, Dr. Otem Yomso SMO FRU Ruksin, explained that Faculty
Based Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illness (F-IMNCI) has been developed
with an aim to address the skill gaps found in Health facilities. It aims to provide
optimum skills and help build capacities of the Staff Nurses to address the child
morbidity and mortality, he further added.
Nodal Officer Training Dr T Taku urged the participants to give their quality time
in training and to clear all their doubts before leaving for district. Further he
also added that this training will help in learning the required skill and knowledge
to reduce infant mortality rate. The Resource persons for the training are Dr Gagam
Dai (pediatrician) General Hospital Pasighat, Dr Tumli Lollen, Medical Officer Tomo
Riba State Hospital and Dr Raju Mena (Pediatricians).
NDRF conducts School Safety Programme
AALO, Jan 16: As a part of National School Safety Programme (NSSP), the NDRF E-Coy
12th Bn Itanagar in collaboration with District Administration and District Disaster
Management organised a day long NSSP on Disaster Management at Govt. Hr. Sec. School
Aalo on Monday.
DDMO West Siang Dorjee Nima informed that similar programme would be conducted in
other places as well.
Team Commander E Coy 12th BN NDRF C S Bal said, "Community is the first responder
to any event whether it is school or neighbourhood and it is important that schools
are alerted to sensitize on disaster preparedness and safety issues. They must be
encouraged to participate in preparedness activities for knowledge Building and Awareness."