July 27

Legal literacy campaign by APSLS

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services (APSLS) authority conducted a one day legal literacy programme for the students of class VI to class IX to make make them aware about legal rights and duties under the state plan of action of 2014-2015 at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kongkarnallah, Naharlagun today.

The resource persons informed the students about legal aids and schemes of AP Legal Services Authority, Juvenile Justice Act and Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme 2011. The resource persons also spoke on national integration, human rights, fundamental duties etc.

District and Session Judge (Yupia) cum Member Secretary, APSLSA Budi Habung dwelt on aspects of legal services activities and the role of the state authorities. He advised the students to spread and make people aware about various legal aids and service provided by APSLSA them.

He informed that the State Legal Services Authority would be bringing out a booklet for the students of Class IX to XI which would help them understand the laws better.

Principal of the school Tagin Tatan urged State Legal Services Authority conduct more such programme for the students of higher classes. He asked the students to use the knowledge gained by them.

Brouchers on legal aid were distributed among the students. A film on national integration and domestic violence was screened on the day.

Around 300 students along with their teacher attended the programme.


ABKLSU demands early completion of road works

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The All Bameng, Khenewa and Lada Students’ Union (ABKLSU), in a memorandum to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner has appealed for early completion of the second phase of road work from Pakke-Bameng-Khenewa and Bameng-Lada.

The road project under PMGSY which was started in 2010 by Rural Works Department, Seppa division has remained incomplete till date, the ABKLSU memorandum said.

Highlighting the hardship faced by the people of the three circles due to lack of proper road communication, the students’ union appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to do the needful for immediate completion of the road project.

The union also demanded the Deputy Commissioner for providing regular power supply at Bameng and Khenewa Townships. Alleging that electricity is supplied during visit of VIPs only, the union urged the Deputy Commissioner to solve the electricity problem as soon as possible.

Other demands included posting of sufficient teachers in various schools of Bameng, providing sufficient infrastructure, drinking water facility, staff quarters, school furniture, proper implementation of midday meal schemes, posting of medical staff with basic healthcare facilities at Khenewa Health Centre. It also urged the Deputy Commissioner to instruct government employees posted in Bameng to stay in their respective place of posting without any delay.


Koyu-Korang celebrate Van-Mahotsav

PASIGHAT, Jul 26: With rest of the country, Van Mahotsav was celebrated at remote Koyu and Korang circles in East Siang District under active supervision of Bapak Koyu, Deputy Forest Ranger by organizing a public awareness campaign highlighting the importance and benefits of trees and harmful effects of deforestation.

Dy. Ranger Koyu along with ZPM Takir Kakki, GBs, local PRI members, youths, staffs, teachers, students and villagers planted hundreds of seedlings in various locations including, office and school premises and roadsides.

ZPM Kakki while appreciating the forest department said trees have been serving humanity since times immemorial but it is advisable to plant native trees which readily adapt to local climate, integrate into eco-system and have a high survival rate. Besides, such trees are helpful in supporting local birds, insects and animals. The very existence of man would not have been possible without trees and other green plants, he said.

 Deputy Ranger Koyu claimed loss of trees will certainly result in human insecurity leading to global warming, natural hazards and pollution. Trees have longed served humanity in one form or the other. On the other hand, humans have only threatened their very existence. Now it is our turn to reverse the damage that we have caused and restore the balance between nature and man, he added. DIPRO


Society felicitates meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: In a bid to encourage its Bango (area) students who topped in both All India Secondary School Examination and All India Senior Certificate School Examination, the Nyiko-Panggii Society has felicitated meritorious students of various disciplines in a small but impressive function held today.  

In recognition to their excellent marks in the examination, the society presented mementos, along with cash prize and certificate to meritorious students. Congratulating the achievers public leader Kido Ingo urged the students not to deviate from its main goal. He further called upon them to be determined and dedicated in their pursuit of career.

Encouraging the students Dr. Moji Jini urged the students to be discipline and obedient. He further appealed to each of the society member to come forward to support such noble initiatives.  Chief Patron of the society Dagmo Jini appreciated the students who made their parents in particular and society as whole proud. He also suggested them keep up the family expectation.  Among the meritorious were Limo Nochi Class (X) (topper), Leevina Jini Class (X) (second topper), Terpi Ango Class XII Arts, Kenjar Ango Class XII Arts, Genjum Ango Class XII (Commerce), Nyaamo Jini Class XII Science  respectively.


Union demands maintenance of road

ITANAGAR, July 26: The Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) has called for immediate maintenance of the Ziro- Hapoli Twin Township road.

In its letter written to the project manager of the construction agency of the road, while pointing out that the major portion of road is being damaged by the overloaded heavy dumper plying on the road engaged by the agency, it threatened to restrict the movement of the agency’s vehicle if their demand is not fulfilled by August 1st.


Fire accident at Yangje village, EKMZSU seeks relief

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: In a tragic fire accident broke out at Lachung Yangje village under Seppa Circle on 25 July, a dwelling house of one Yadap Lingfa was reportedly gutted down. It said that fire broke out around 8 am when owner was at Church. The source of fire accident is yet to be known; however it was believed to be started from the kitchen. All belongings such as valuable ornaments including a pig were burnt down to ashes during the fire accident.  Drawing the district administration attention towards the tragic incident, East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union (EKMZSU) today pleaded the DA to provide immediate relief materials to the victim.


Seminar on ‘Human settlement’

ZIRO, Jul 26: The Geography Department of Hill Queen Education Institute, Ziro conducted its maiden seminar of the session 2014-15 on topic ‘Human Settlement’ today.

Three papers were presented on topic “Origin of Settlement, Rural Settlement and Urban Settlement.”

Senior Teacher of Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Ziro Taham Taga highlighted on the key theme of the seminar as resource person. He also answered a volley of questions threw by the participating students.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) and ABK (DU) jointly organized a mass social service to clean the the premises of Giidi Notko (Midland) Central Solung Celebration Ground and nearby area of NH-37, Roing today morning.

Saplings were also planted in the vicinity of the Central Solung Celebration Ground.

Participating in the cleanliness drive, DAEO cum ABK (DU) Secretary General Abu Saring explained the importance of cleanliness and preservation of the community hall.

The social service was actively participated by the student leaders, officers, general public, teachers and students of Rayang Middle School.


News Impact

Rs. 140.02 deficit budget presented in state Assembly

CM proposes slew of sops

Budget Session

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: While presenting a Rs. 140.02 crore deficit budget for the financial year 2014-15 in the Assembly today, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who also holds the Finance portfolio proposed many new and bold initiatives for the benefit of all section of the society.

The budget estimate for 2014-15 shows a receipt of Rs. 9,455.54 crore under the Consolidated Fund of the state of which Rs. 8,777.48 crore is on the Revenue Account and the remaining under Capital Account and total expenditure at Rs 9595.56 crore leaving a deficit of Rs 140.02 crore.

Highlighting the major thrust area of the budget, Tuki informed that the state government is proposing to make functional 22 secondary schools upgraded in recent time. Moreover, bio-metric attendance with SMS alert for school teachers for 500 schools would be introduced.

On the health sector, he said, smart cards would be issued to the people including government employees for coverage under insurance scheme under the Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme.

"Under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, 11647 individual household toilets for BPL families along with 81 sanitation complex and 108 anganwadi toilets would be constructed, while the government had set a target to achieve coverage of drinking water supply to 363 rural habitations and 384 rural schools," Tuki informed adding, the chief minister’s disability pension scheme for persons with disabilities had been enhanced to Rs. 1000 per month from the current fiscal.

"I propose to allocate a tentative amount of Rs. 361.66 crore in the economic sector which constitutes 6.57 per cent of the total budget provision during the current financial year," he said adding proposal for establishing a indigenous livestock promotion council for research, promotion and strengthening indigenous livestock like mithun and yak has been made with an initial allocation of Rs 50 lakh.

"Green India Mission is going to be implemented for which budget provision of three crore was submitted to the Centre for establishment of GIM cell, GIS and other activities," he said adding, under the chief minister’s parayatan vikas yojana, 161 beneficiaries would be provided tourist vehicles.

In the tourism sector, Tuki said, the department had proposed to constitute district tourism promotion council in the districts as autonomous registered society under the chairmanship of deputy commissioners to bring more decentralization in planning, monitoring and implementation of tourism related activities.

"The state government has proposed to set up eco-tourism hub in the state in identified areas in phased manners," the chief minister said.

He said, the government had decided to implement special life insurance schemes of Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY) under joint venture of Union ministry of Labour and Employment, state government and Life Insurance Corporation of India.

In the first phase, 15,000 families of Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri and Upper Siang districts would be covered, he disclosed.

Giving special attention for border area development in the budget, Tuki proposed to launch CM welfare scheme in international border villages by providing free rice and salt with budgetary allocation of ten crore. Chief Minister's Welfare Scheme for the consumers residing in the International Border villages will provide 10 Kg of rice and 1 Kg of salt free of cost per family per month.

"This will discourage migration of people living in border areas to urban areas and would ensure stability of population in such areas," he pointed out.

Tuki said, for border area development, the government also proposed several schemes including loan cum subsidy scheme for purchase of medium size vehicle for transportation of essential commodities, creating adequate storage facilities for implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013, power transmission through non-conventional sources of energy and enhance allocation to strengthen infrastructure in health, education.

It is also proposed to enhance the MLAs' Local Area Development Fund from rupees one crore to one crore twenty five lakh from the current fiscal.

Tuki also presented Gender Budget 2014-15, Annual financial statement for the year 2014-15 and Comptroller and Auditor General report for the year 2012-13.


Quotes of the day


1. 'Ek din ka mantri hone se bhi reply dena parega'  

 --- MLA Tamiyo Taga to PWD minister Gojen Gadi while raising a supplementary on construction of four-lane highway at Itanagar

2. 'Aapka  sawal accha hain isliye dhanyabad deta hain'  --- PWD Minister Gojen  Gadi to MLA Tamiyo Taga

3. I agree with your sentiment, concern and feeling - Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while responding to private member resolution moved by MLA Laisam Simai.




CAG report reflects poor financial management

Deficiencies in the NLCPR and NEC planning process

ITANAGAR, Jul 26:  The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was tabled at the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today which reflects the financial mismanagement as well as losses due to ill planning, lack of internal audit and inability of the departments to come up with utilization certificates.

The NLCPR and NEC funds:  A performance Audit of implementation of the Roads & Bridges projects funded through Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and the North-Eastern Council (NEC) covering the period from 2008-09 to 2012-13 revealed that there were delays in completion of the projects due to deficiencies in the planning process, delay/non-release of funds to implementing agencies and inadequate monitoring. Consequently, only 11 (eleven) out of the targeted 49 (forty nine) projects were completed as of March 2013.

Records of 25 test-checked NLCPR projects revealed that Detailed Project Reports were prepared without proper survey and investigation.

There were delays ranging from 3 to 48 months in release of funds by the State Government to executing agencies.

The State Government did not contribute its share aggregating to Rs. 12.15 crore (48.41 percent) towards implementation of 25 test-checked NLCPR projects.

Against the total amount of Rs. 403.15 released up to 2012-13 for implementation of NLCPR, utilization certificates (UCs) for Rs. 111.50 crore (30 per cent) were pending as of March 2013.

In 22 test-checked projects, executing agencies incurred inadmissible expenditure of Rs. 10.16 crore against NLCPR funds.

In three projects, executing agencies diverted Rs. 5.26 crore from NLCPR/NEC funds to other projects.

The completion rate of projects under NLCPR/NEC was far from satisfactory. Out of 49 projects due for completion by March 2013 or earlier, only 11 projects (23 percent), involving an expenditure of Rs. 105.44 crore, were completed. Even completed projects had huge time overruns ranging from 12 to 24 months.

No Evaluation Study was conducted to assess the impact of projects created.

Adequate transparency and publicity/dissemination of information relating to NLCPR/NEC projects was not ensured through the Local media and Display Boards, the report added.

Implementation of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY): A Performance Audit of the implementation of the IAY Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh was carried out covering the period from 2008-09 to 2012-13 in which the report says that waitlist was faulty and as a result many eligible beneficiaries were left out as highlighted in National Level Monitor’s Report. There were instances of non-BPL households being extended benefit as noticed during joint field verification.

Due to short-release of State Share, the Government of India deducted Central Assistance of Rs. 40.98 lakh.

An amount of Rs. 56.25 lakh received from the Central Government as natural calamity funds was neither allotted to the districts by the State Government nor utilization of the same shown at State level, but the fund balance was shown as ‘Nil’. Thus, actual utilization of funds for the purpose for which it was allotted remained doubtful. Inadmissible payment of Rs. 113.50 lakh was made by DRDA, Anjaw District. Besides, an unauthorised expenditure of Rs. 5.52 lakh was incurred by DRDA, Papum Pare District.

An excess amount of Rs. 14.11 crore was extended as assistance during the years 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2012-13, which was sufficient to cover 3,344 more beneficiaries.

DRDA, West Siang District distributed lesser quantity of CGI sheets to beneficiaries for new construction valuing Rs. 1.63 crore, thereby, depriving 3032 beneficiaries of full benefit of the Scheme.

DRDA, Lohit extended extra financial benefit of Rs 328.65 lakh to the beneficiaries of new construction.

The IAY beneficiaries failed to avail loan under DRI scheme with marginal interest due to lack of awareness.

In absence of convergence and dovetailing of central sector schemes with IAY, the beneficiaries were deprived of the intended benefits of these schemes.

PHE and WS division extends undue benefit: Undue advantage payment of labour escalation over and above the higher labour rate applied during analysis of tender by the Department and non-compliance of statutory provision of deduction of VAT by PHE & WS Division, Itanagar, resulted in extension of undue benefit of Rs. 1.55 crore to a private contractor.


Question mark over LTS payment

ITANAGAR: LTS payment of Rs 4.45 crore as Land Transport Subsidy for transportation of the iodized salt for PDS beneficiaries of interior/remote areas of the Upper Siang District was highly questionable as the quantity to iodised salt stated to have been distributed was sufficient to meet the requirement of the entire population of the district for more than 18 years, pointing towards fraud. The entire exercise of involved in the payment of LTS needs thorough investigation to punish the officials involved in such irregular practice, the CAG report said.

The Feb 2014 records of the Director of food and civil supplies reveals that the govt of Arunachal Pradesh in Sept 2013 accorded administrative approval and expenditure sanction of Rs 4.57 crore for the making the payment of LTS bills for transportation of iodised salt in respect of M/s Reekam Trading Agency, Koloriang, to various Fair Price Shops located in Upper Siang through land route and head load operation between Jan 2005 and March 2006.




Centre earmarks Rs. 400 cr for road project

Question hour in Assembly

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR,  Jul 26: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has earmarked Rs 400 crore, out of the total cost of Rs 870 crore in approved AOP -2014-15, informed PWD Minister Gojen Gadi in the Assembly  today. The minister disclosed this when MLA Tamyo Taga wanted to know the present status of DPR for construction of   four-lane road from Banderdewa to Itanagar.

Giving details, the minister informed the house that the DPR for the said road had already been submitted to Centre and Union ministry of Road Transport and Highways has been requested in June last through a memorandum to immediately sanction fund for 4-lane high way from Banderdewa  to Itanagar.  The  Union ministry of road transport and highway was also requested  for declaration of new 5 state ownership roads to national high ways, immediate release of fund for remaining 8 packages of Trans Arunachal high ways and relaxation of PMGYS criteria on population especially for hilly area like Arunachal Pradesh ranging from 250 below, Gadi further informed.

The minister said NIT will be called immediately as soon as estimate is sanctioned against the DPR.

Meanwhile,  PWD minister informed that the Govt of India has declared 5 roads which are under  ownership of state Govt of Arunachal Pradesh as new national high ways. These are - Joram- Palin- Sangram - Koloriang (158 km) - 713, Pasighat- Maryang- Yingkiong (140 km)-531, Meka-Anini (235 Km)-313, Hawacamp- Hayuling- Hawai (165 km)-113, and Hoj- Yupia (35 km)-731-A   

To another supplementary from MLA Wanglam Sawin, the minister informed that the Khonsa–Bogapani–Hukhanjuri road which has been notified as NH- 315-A is presently under BRO and is yet to be handed over to the state PWD.  He assured that the road will be given special emphasis on priority as soon as it is handed over to state PWD by BRO.

Law and order: While responding to the supplementary of MLA Wanglam Sawin, the home minister informed that at present four inspector, 7  sub-inspector, 1 ASI, 17 head constable and 297 constables have been deployed in Tirap district in addition to 3 coy of IRBN, four Coy of CRPF and 4 Coy of Assam Rifles deployed in the district.  More police personnel will be deployed in the district after the  recruitment process is over, the minister assured.

Tutsa prog:  The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed the house  that the proposal for inclusion of Tutsa programme in AIR is under active consideration of the  AIR authority.  The CM was responding to a question raised by MLA Tesam Pongte.

Excess drawal: Responding to a supplementary of  MLA Pani Taram, the Chief Minister informed the house that at no point of time more than one IAS officers drew salary against Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner.

Private members resolution: MLA Laisam Simai has withdrawn his resolutions moved proposing for creation of sustainable income for upliftment of economic condition of people  of the state after the chief minister explained elaborately about the schemes being implemented in every sector for upliftment of economic condition of people.



AAPSA organizes phonetics training for teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The All Arunachal Private Schools’ Association (AAPSA) organized a one-day training on phonetics for the teachers of AAPSA schools of Naharlagun area at Good Shepherd Public School, Pappu Nallah.  

The programme aimed at improving English language and pronunciation skills of teachers were attended by 42 teachers from the various schools of Naharlagun.  

The day-long training made the participants well-versed in handling pronunciation skills especially getting used to phonetic symbols and correct use of them.

The training which began with introductory words from Joshy Kurian, Principal,  Good Shepherd Public School, was a mix of theoretical and practical sessions on phonetics, voice and accent and other related language skills.

This is the first of its kind being organized by AAPSA to improve teacher efficiency, especially in the field of speaking and pronunciation skills.



Tuki assures early disbursement of pension benefits

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Responding to the question raised by 38th Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong regarding issuance of pension, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today informed the Assembly that the finance department/ Directorate of Audit & Pension is issuing guidelines and instructions to all HoDs/ HOOs for timely processing of pension cases. The government through ATI is also imparting regular training to clerical and supervisory level officials and computerization of pension in the Directorate of Audit and Pension to create date base for pensioners and employees is now in progress.

Tuki further informed that the government is taking up necessary step for early issuance of pension. He assured that the pensioners will get their pension immediately just after their retirement for the service.

Earlier, in his question Moyong said that the retired employees who have rendered their precious service to the state struggle even for a year to get their pension and other retirement benefits.

The government of Arunachal Pradesh has adopted central civil service (pension) rules wherein it is clearly given that all the relevant paper works should be completed six months before the date of retirement. But in spite of clear provision of pension rule and recommendations for easy and speedy finalization of pension the pensioners are getting tough to get their genuine pension and other retirement benefits from the Directorate of Audit & Pension.



Tourist inflow to Ziro valley increasing

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Jul 26: Tourist inflow to Ziro Valley has increased significantly in the last two years with about 10,000 domestic and 7,000 overseas tourists visiting the valley each year. The reason is simple. Ziro Valley is a hill station with incredible natural beauty and traditional hospitable nature of its people.

In fact, the tourists are attracted to Ziro Valley not only for it being a hill station with serene beauty of landscapes but also for the uniqueness in agricultural practice with paddy cum pisciculture, rich culture, heritage, eco-friendly attitude of people with the knowledge of afforestation in traditional ways, rich flora and fauna  etc magnetize the hearth of tourist most.

The other reason for the development is active involvement of District Tourism Officer Tater Mize, who takes pain in disseminating the knowledge to people on the importance of tourism in the district. With his vision to make the place a tourist friendly, he is keeping liaison with hoteliers, local NGOs and general public.

In an interview, he said that the district has got great potentiality especially in eco tourism such as rafting, tracking, rock climbing etc and ‘bird watching’. Out of 650 bird species in Arunachal, 310 species are found in this district alone of them 90% are migratory.

Earlier, the local amateur birders took the interested tourist to Kaziranga National Park, Assam for watching birds. Gradually, the tourists, who are interested in bird watching, are showing interest in Ziro Valley. It is likely that the tourists for bird watching may increase in near future, which will be greatly beneficial to the local unemployed youths, he said.

As far as rural tourism is concerned, the people of the district have learned the concept of Home Stay. As most of the oversea tourists prefer Home Stay, we encourage people to take interest in rural tourism. However, there is still miles to go to reach the goal.

Earlier, the trainees were sent to Sikkim after giving them training on home stay at the Directorate of Tourism at Itanagar, But from last year, the trainees have been sent here to Ziro to get the practical knowledge on Home Stays.

Apart from tourism department, local NGOs – Ngunu Ziro and Rural Tourism Management Committee are also working seriously to improve the rural tourism in Ziro, he disclosed.

Saying that ‘tourism and cleanliness’ are two sides of same coin, he urged local citizen to emphasize in maintaining cleanliness of the place as tourist will not prepare to visit a filthy place. Besides cleanliness, hospitality of the people is equally important to attract tourists. If there is hospitality and welcoming gesture from the host people, it is sure that the tourists will pass a positive message to others who would in turn like to visit the place. Talking about inclusion of Apatani Cultural & Landscape in the tentative list of World Heritage Site, he opined that tourists inflow will shoot up to very high if UNECO accepts the proposal. He suggested people of the district to keep the habit of behaving well with the tourist and show hospitality to them by keeping in mind this slogan ‘Received the tourist as a guest and send them back as a friend’ in every ones mind.



IDAPF conducts awareness meet on  hydro project

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Immediate Downstream Affected People’s Forum (IDAPF) of Talong-Londa Hydro electric project in East Kameng district has jointly convened a public awareness meeting on negative and positive consequences of dam at Pachi yesterday.

Ahead of the proposed public hearing on July 28, the people living downstream appealed to the district administration to arrange separate public hearing so that all their grievances can be redressed properly. They said the project affected people had no specific information about it for which they will be unable to place their grievances due to shortage of time, IDAPF said.

Further, the Social and Environment Impact Assessments by GMR is not satisfactory, the IDAPF said, and demanded that anything which come within the radius of 10km from the project should be included as actual project affected and, accordingly, compensation and other benefits should be provided to them.

IDAPF also worried about the extinction of aquatic animals, including different migratory fish species and plants due to the proposed 226MW project. The villagers, including from Fachang, Tabri, Attangrang, Pachi Camp, Baro camp, Mangkhya and Chudo camp and Mebua camp etc were unanimously adopted a one-point resolution and demanded the district and higher authority to give them adequate time to prepare themselves for the public hearing so that they can place their grievances or else the IDAPF will launch democratic movement to protest against the ongoing project.

IADPF also accused the authority for not taking into account the various grievances of the people living downstream which is unfair.

Many speakers shared their opinions on future impact of the project such as influx of migrant labourers causing security threat to the local people, exploitation of natural resources, displacement of human settlement etc.

Addressing the meeting, IDAPF chairman Lota Signhi highlighted the possible threat posed by the dam on downstream and  urged the government to assess the downstream impact of the dam thoroughly to instil a sense security in the minds of the people.

We do not oppose the project but demand for proper assessment on environmental, social, demographical impact and consequences of the dam before conducting the public hearing, added IDAPF.

Meanwhile, the gathering strongly opposed CESC led survey for hydro electric project on river Pachi. This project is just one kilometre away from the Talong-Londa Hydro project on Kameng River which will add another big burden to the local people of the areas as well as its environment.

The meeting was attended by several panchayat and public leaders, leaders, Gaon Burahs and youths of the project affected areas.



Students sensitized on voluntary blood donation

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The students, particularly seniors, have been sensitized about the importance of voluntary blood donation in a programme organized by Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, an NGO working in the field of voluntary blood donation, at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Chimpu near here today.

Blood Bank Officer of Arunachal State Hospital Dr. P Sona explained in details about voluntary blood donation and its importance through PowerPoint presentation. He answered many queries regarding blood and blood donation from the inquisitive school children..

Chairman of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti Ramesh Jeke highlighted the importance of blood donation and the scarcity of blood in the blood banks and exhorted the students to donate blood for the greater cause of the humanity. He also narrated his experience and the problem faced by the RK Mission Hospital and the Arunachal State Hospital due to shortage of blood.

He sensitized the students that blood donation is a painless and safe process and any healthy individual between the age group of 18-65 years can donate blood. He also said that many people are ignorant about blood donation. He also narrated the problem faced by patients for want of blood during emergency.

A collective effort by all the stakeholders; the civil society, including the business establishments, colleges, paramilitary forces, community based organizations, students organizations, religious organizations and Govt. Institutions, hospital administration and the government is must to avert this recurrent human loss for want of blood, he said.

Dony Taying, Consultant (VBD), Blood Transfusion service, APSACS also participated as a resource person from the Health Department.

VKV, Chimpu Principal asked the students to make maximum use of such programme and gather maximum knowledge from the visiting resource persons. Besides the knowledge acquired should be disseminated to the parents, relatives and friends to clear up the myths and misconceptions about blood donation.



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