June 08


Parliamentary secretaries allocated portfolios  

ITANAGAR, June 07: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today allocated portfolios to 18 Parliamentary secretaries who took oath of office here yesterday. The portfolios of the  parliamentary secretaries are : 1) C T Mein – Environment & Forest, 2) Punji Mara – RD & Panchayati Raj, 3) Phosum Khimhun – Geology & Mines, Trade & Commerce, 4) Jomde Kena – Transport & State Transport Services, 5) Techi Kaso – UD, Housing, Town Planning, additional charge of Land Management, 6) Bamang Felix – Education, additional charges of IPR & Printing besides Govt spokesman, 7) Jambey Tashi – RWD, 8) Likha Saaya – Home, additional charges Sports & Youth Affairs, 9) Markio Tado – Food & Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, 10) Phurpa Tsering – Hydropower, 11) Kumsi Sidisow – PHE&WS, 12) Alo Libang – PWD, 13) Karya Bagang – WCD, Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs, additional charge of Fisheries, 14) Tapuk Taku – Tax & Excise, 15) Gum Tayeng – Water Resources, 16) Mama Natung – Tourism, 17) Mutchu Mithi – Horticulture, 18) Tatung Jamoh – Industries.


Everester Mena to lead Arunachalee team in Mt Menthosa expedition

ITANAGAR,  June 07: First woman Everester from Northeast Tine Mena will lead a three-member expedition team from Arunachal Pradesh in Indian Mountain Foundation All Women Expedition at Mount Menthosa (6443 metre) in Himachal Pradesh from June 28 to July 28 next.

The expedition is being organized by the Indian Mountain Foundation (IMF) for 12 women participants from the country including from Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Along with Mena, Apali Lombo, a resident of Malini village under Anini circle in Dibang Valley district and Muri Linggi, a school peon of Government Abali Middle School, Lower Dibang Valley will join the expedition.


Beware! Counterfeit notes in circulation

ITANAGAR, June 07: Police recovered counterfeits notes of denomination of Rs 500 bearing serial numbers 8ST097883 and 7EW646097 from Chakma Basti No.1 of Chongkham in Lohit district today.

After being informed about circulation of counterfeit notes, a team of police led by Inspector Thomas Pertin, In-charge of Chaongkham Police out post conducted a raid at Chakma Basti No.1 which led to recovery of the fake notes.

While informing this, Pertin said fake notes rackets are active in Lohit and other parts of the state. Police are making all out efforts to bust the fake note rackets, he said, and warned people of counterfeit notes spread by rackets.


Student's suicide note indicates one ‘Borali sir’ harassed him

ITANAGAR, June 07: Guwahati Arunachal Students' Union (GASU) has informed that it had recovered a suicide note left by Tashi Phuntso, who was found hanging in his room at City Cozy Boys Hostel, Guwahati on May 31.

In his suicide note, Tashi accused one ‘Borali Sir’ and the “new manager’ of harassing him. However, the genuineness of the suicide note is yet to be judged or ascertained.

Tashi, son of Pema Wangdi of Sangti village of Dirang, West Kameng district, was a student of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Guwahati.

Tashi’s post mortem was conducted at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) but the report is yet to be declared, informed GASU.

A case of unnatural death has been registered by Geeta Nagar Police, Guwahati.

Meanwhile, GASU urged the Arunachal Pradesh Government to take up Tashi’s unnatural death case with its Assam counterpart immediately and conduct a thorough inquiry to unearth the truth behind his death and person(s) responsible.


Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, June 07: A cleanliness drive was conducted at newly opened market at Gohpur Tinali near here to keep the market net and clean.

Organized by Ward No 2 Councilor of IMC Tatung Tania and the ward members, the social service was organized especially in view of the piling up garbage.

Vendors, shopkeepers and public of the area actively participated in it.

The councilor appealed to the authority concerned of the NH-52 A for regular and timely disposal of garbage and damaged materials from the road and market area. Otherwise, it may become breeding ground of mosquitoes and spread diseases like malaria, dysentery and Diarrhea.


31 vehicles impounded

ITANAGAR, June 07: City Police along with ADM (Capital Complex) and DTO in a joint drive today impounded 31 vehicles for violation of specific city traffic rules and sections of MV Act.

City Police so far have imposed fine on 1331 traffic rule violators since last three months and realized Rs. 2,27,920 as fine from them, informed Capital SP Seju P Kuruvilla.

The SP suggested vehicle owners to get their vehicles registered, fix proper number plates, obey traffic rules to avoid heavy fine and impounding of their vehicles.


Reading FC coach duo arrives Kamba

AALO, June 07: Jamie Carr and Heith Greewe from Reading FC along with Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board Chairman Nyamar Karbak arrived at Kamba, West Siang district today to conduct a football coaching camp as well as to spot football talent.

Inaugurating a week-long football coaching camp at Kamba, Karbak exhorted the participants to avail the opportunity and learn as much as possible from the touring British coach duo. He asked the budding footballers to maintain strict discipline and exhibit true sportsmanship throughout the coaching.

He also informed that this coaching could be metalized due to the efforts by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Present on the occasion were Tumto Loyi DSO, West Siang, Karik Lollen, AGs DSA, Yomge Karbak President HHSU, Dr. Pemin Kamki, Nyade Nomuk Asst. Professor,Gego Doji and Meka Karbak.

Earlier, the coach duo and Karbak were accorded a warm welcome by the sports loving people of Kamba and Hirik Hiru Students Union.


MADS felicitate students

ITANAGAR, June 7: The Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society (MADS), a registered NGO under Nyobia administrative circle of Kurung Kumey District has felicitated Bamang Tani s/o Bamang Tarang, Bamang Gage John s/o Bamang Kachang, Bamang Achung s/o Bamang Chagi and Bamang Kampung d/o Bamang Tadh for class XII (Sc.), class XII (Arts),Class XII(Com.) and class X respectively for securing highest marks among the Bamangs  in academic session 2013-14 in its 8th academic excellence award today.

Sonam Chombey, Secretary Planning, who attended as a resource person for Career Counseling cum Orientation programme, while giving away the Academic Excellence Award to the toppers with cash award and certificate, stressed on the importance of keeping oneself healthy, happy and optimistic, which will help in fighting the tough competition. He also said that family is the smallest unit of the society where   education begins and success of children depend on the parental guidance.

He lauded the society for felicitating the students and expressed the hope that other societies will be inspired to do the same.

Parliamentary Secretary Bamang Felix  who is also the patron of society congratulated the entire team of society for encouraging their younger generation by regularly organizing important events in the field of education.

While congratulating the toppers, Er. Bamang Tadh, Chairman MADS, expressed his thankfulness to the parents of the students for their children’s good result. He called on the students to work harder to achieve their desired goals in life.


CCLAPF team meets ADM on land occupation and allotment imbroglio

ITANAGAR, June 07: A team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik called on the Capital Complex Chief Estate Officer (CEO) cum ADM Talo Potom yesterday and held a marathon discussion on the present land occupation and allotment imbroglio of the Capital Complex.

According to a CCLAPF release, the team expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the structure of one Nani Yaja of E Sector Naharlagun was demolished last month.

The visiting team reminded the CEO cum ADM that due to persistent persuasion jointly by CCLAPF and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), the state government had earlier constituted a high level committee to look into the issue.

The committee during its meeting dated 13/02/2014 had passed a resolution to immediately halt the ongoing unauthorized constructions and eviction processes until the committee submits its report to the government.

The Forum requested the CEO cum ADM to take due cognizance of the above resolution of the government constituted high level committee and maintain status-quo.

The Forum emphatically stated that any eviction at this juncture would be in contravention to the intend and purpose of the government in constituting the high level committee.


Relief items for fire victims distributed

Karda Natam

Daporijo, June 7: Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Upper Subansiri district unit distributed relief items to the  31 May fire victims of DST colony and Leya village.

Four houses were gutted down and property destroyed in the fire incident.

AVP distributed utensils and blankets to the victims. According to a source, fire had spread from a paddy field in the village.


Union declares 12-hrs Toru bandh

ITANAGAR, June 07: Protesting against the BSNL authority for allegedly not fulfilling their three-point charter of demands, Toru Circle Students’ Union today declared 12-hour bandh on June 12 in Toru circle area.   In a letter addressed to ADC Sagalee, union informed that Doimukh-Toru PWD road will remain closed during the bandh hours from 5 am to 5 pm.  It added ambulance and other emergency services will be exempted from the purview of bandh call. The Union is demanding for immediate activation of BSNL tower at Kheel, ensure punctuality of employees in government departments and construction of boundary wall at Govt secondary school Toru.


News Impact

Rijiju appeals to NE militants to join mainstream

GUWAHATI, June 07: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream.

Rijiju, who arrived here following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tiger militants, reviewed law and order situation in Assam in a closed door meeting with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today.

"Don't kill your own brothers and sisters. Come to mainstream. You are doing a great disservice to your own people," Rijiju urged the militants through the media which was waiting outside the venue of the meeting.

Rijiju said if there is trouble in Assam the rest of the North East also suffer.

"You should trust us as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a developed North East and on hearing the news of the incident, Home Minister Rajnath Singh immediately directed me to rush to the state to take stock of the situation in Assam," he said.

"The fact that I, who hail from the region, have been appointed as Union Minister of state for Home Affairs signifies that the Government of India has full faith in the people of North East," he said.

Rijiju reviewed the law and order situation with the Chief Minister in a closed door meeting which was attended among others by state Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla and Director General of Police Khagen Sarmah.

Rijiju and Gogoi also paid homage to Goswami and his PSO Ratul Nunisa at the 4th Assam Police Battalion here.

Rijiju said he would visit each Northeast state for the first hand assessment of the law and order scenario, at least once in three or four months.

"More reviews and updates on the law and order front will enable us to deal with any situation," he said. PTI


NCW chairperson calls for proper implementation of women related laws

ZIRO, June 07: As a part of efforts of the National Commission for Women  to curb crime against women a one-day legal awareness programme on crime against women was held in Abotani Hall, Ziro today.

Addressing the mammoth gathering of women folk from all walks of life, NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma called for a change in the mindset of the society and for proper implementation of laws with strong monitoring mechanism in place.

She exhorted the women to be brave, come forward and report any crime or violence against them. Until you report, no actions can be taken against the offenders. This will encourage them and the crime rate against women will increase rather than decrease. Police also needs to be sensitized on matters where women as victims are to be questioned, she added.

She expressed joy that evil practices like dowry, child infanticide is very less in Arunachal, however she expressed concern over prevalence of child marriage, domestic violence and other negative social systems. NGOs working in these areas should be encouraged she added.

Also attending the program, the newly elected MLA, Er. Tage Taki said that women are empowered with the unique blend of strong will and softness. While exhorting the women to shoulder responsibility in the society, he said “As mothers you are the first teacher, so imparting right values right from the childhood can produce responsible citizen.” He also urged them to disseminate what they have learnt from this session to their friends.

L. Sailo, Member, NCW said that huge turnout today is reflective of the fact that a consciousness is being finally spawned even amongst the women of rural and interior villages. She added that empowerment and dignity are essential for women and given equal opportunity without any biasness, she can achieve much more than men.

Deputy Commissioner KM Uppu also spoke on the occasion. He said that a society can be progressive only when women are given their due rights.

Kani Nada, legal advisor, SWC presented a power point on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. Dy SP John Pada presented the report on crimes against women for the past 10 years. Advocate Subu Koyang, President Bar Association, Ziro gave an insight on laws for protection of women and girl child.

The program was followed by an interactive session where SWC Chairperson Gumri Ringu clarified queries and gave constructive inputs. The program was attended by members of NCW, SCW, the Deputy Director ICDS Jaya Jaiswal, HoDs, APWWS Ziro and Yachuli Branch members, Goan Buris, and PRI members. DIPRO


ANSU hell bent on its demand, to launch movement

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 07: Taking head-on with the malpractice involved in the execution of ST girls’ hostel of various Middle schools in Palin circle under Kurung Kumey District (RCC double storey building for 40 Boarders) amounting to Rs 12.49 crore, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) is hell bent on its demand for the termination of all those officials involved in the project. It dismissed the executing agency, PWD Sangram Division’s claim published on June 2 edition that out of 10 hostels, five has been completed, it has threatened to launch democratic movement with 12 hours Kurung Kumey district bandh on June 23 next if state government fails to fulfill their demand by then.

The whole issue, since it began, has taken many twists and turns. After the issue was raised by ANSU, Department of Social Welfare, the nodal department, and PWD Sangram, the executing agency of the project, have come up with their version of clarifications. The Social welfare department had said the project was placed under the disposal of PWD Central Zone to which PWD Sangram claimed that project works were implemented through the local contractors of the respective village where the schools are located.

Addressing media persons at Press Club here this afternoon, ANSU President Byabang Joram while informing that the ANSU team led by him made an extensive tour of Palin area to verify the execution of the project in question recently, nullified the executing agency, PWD Sangram Division’s claim published on June 2 edition that out of 10 hostels, five is complete.

He said, “Various reports have been submitted that the project is not complete, yet in the papers it has been mentioned that the work is complete and funds have been withdrawn.”

“Corruption will not be tolerated. We will spare no one and will punish even our kiths and kins if they are involved,” Joram exclaimed adding, “had it (schemes involving education sector) been judiciously utilized, Kurung Kumey district would have done so much in education sector.”

The president further informed that they will continue with their democratic movement, 24 hours Capital Bandh of which the date will be detailed later, if the government still continues with its inaction.

ANSU general secretary Nyanya Gollo, while reiterating that ANSU had submitted a complaint letter to the chief secretary on April 30 last demanding termination of all the officials involved in the malpractice of the project, expressed disappointment that the government is yet to act on the issue.

“We want to ensure that no such malpractice is ever repeated in all the Nyishi inhabited areas,” he said.

“The whole thing has been executed in such precise manner. It has been preplanned with the government machineries to misuse the public money,” Nyanya alleged.


Sharma briefs PM on Arunachal

ITANAGAR, June 07: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma met the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi today.

The Governor during the briefing to the Prime minister requested his attention on connectivity, including road, rail, air and telecommunication, hydropower and other important projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Governor congratulated Modi on assuming the office of Prime Minister of India and conveyed good wishes of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. (PRO to Governor)


5th North East NSS Festival concludes

Taloh assures to help strengthen NSS in state

ITANAGAR, June 07: Education Minister Tapang Talho has assured to extend all possible help from his side for further strengthening the NSS organization in Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing the valedictory function of the 5th North East NSS Festival at NERIST today, Taloh opined that such gathering will definitely go a long way in bringing unity and integrity among the people of North East. He also highlighted the importance of of education in shaping the future of the youths in particular and the nation in general. He prayed to Almighty Donyi Polo for safe return of all the participating NSS volunteers and officers from eight NE states.

Secretary (Tourism) Dr. Joram Beda stated in his speech that the people of North East should be proud for their rich culture and tradition and exhorted them to carry on them for identity. He stated that the youths of today should not only focus on their goal but also keep an eye on what is happening around the globe.

“Youths should not lose hearth for some problem they face. They should fight back and try to achieve their goal. No obstacle is large enough if one has strong determination”, stated Tine Mena, the first lady Everester from North East while addressing the youths. She also shared her experiences as mountaineer.

Director of Higher and Technical Education, GoAP Dr. Joram Begi stated that the rich tradition of the North East region should be exhibited to other countries all over the world. He appreciated the cultural display by the NSS volunteers during the festival.

Sunil Basumatary, Youth Officer and Head, Regional Office NSS, Guwahati, Dr. VN Sharma, SLO, GoAP, Dr. AK Mishra, Program Officer AP, Debbarma, PO Tripura and A Dinamani Singh, Coordinator NSS, NERIST also spoke on the occasion.

Around 300 NSS volunteers and officials from the eight North Eastern states participated in the five days festival.


Capital region needs to be organized


Rumi Longri

We enjoy the beauty of a flower for the pattern in which its petals and colours are organized. This is by virtue of nature and as civilization progressed, man has the tendency to be more organized. There is beauty in everything that is well organized and any system that is organized is more efficient. An  organized system is a result of planning. “Fail to plan, plan to fail” this wisdom by one of the greatest  statesman, Lord Winston Churchill has a ring of truth.

Having said these, when I take a look in our own backyard I find there is no planning of any sort yet.

The view that is presented here is continuation of my earlier observations as concerned citizen and a layman.

As soon as one enters Banderdewa, we are greeted with the sights of earth cutting, landslides, non-existent or clogged drain and shabbily extended residence. And if you are travelling following or on a rainy day you will not find even the National Highways. There are segment of National Highways blocking the natural flow of streams, there is no downstream. I mean no proper culvert or bridges for water to flow through.

As we travel up towards Itanagar, the roadside is full of overflowing dumping boxes; broken and unattended. And animals and rag-pickers are dangerously accessing the waste materials. The waste disposal team is ill-equipped and without any protective gears. The tri-junction at Naharlagun Supermarket presents us the most ancient way of waste disposal management with modern technology.

The stench of rotting vegetables and other waste is so overpowering that it will make you decide not to visit again. Alas! If only we had a choice.

And there are the open meat sellers besides the road. It is such a detestable sight with animal parts hanging in open and the owner with a piece of cloth trying to shoo the flies. It is so unhygienic and I wonder if pre-butchery checking has been done by veterinarian to ascertain fit for consumption status of the animal. I find no pedestrian lane on the roads or narrow streets of capital complex. This may be a cause for road traffic accidents and traffic congestion. How I wish our intra city roads and streets were wider with proper drain and pedestrian lanes.

These are few observations which have made me spend a weekend tinkering about the idea that Itanagar needs to be organized. There is urgent need for coordination in inter-sectoral planning to see a beautiful Itanagar. As rightly put by Paul J. Meyer, “Plan your progress carefully; hour- by hour, day-by-day month-by -month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power”.


Training for blood donor motivators held

ITANAGAR, June 07: Keeping an eye on the forthcoming month-long observation of the World Blood  Donors’ Day which starts from June 14 next, Blood Transfusion Services Division of APSACS along with the cooperation of the Vivekananda Yuva Shakti here organized a short Blood Donor Motivators Training session  at Vivekanada Hall, R K Mission Hospital here today.

The trainee included the members of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti & their parents, students of Dony-Polo Hearing Impaired & guardians of the patients who have received blood transfusion through the efforts of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti.

Dr. P. Sona,MD (Path), Blood Bank Officer, Arunachal State Hospital as one of the resource person sensitized the participants about voluntary blood donation through a power point presentation. The subject dealt included the importance of voluntary blood donation, who can donate blood, increasing demand of blood in clinical uses and health benefits of blood donations.

Dr. Nabam Budh, Dy. Director(BTS), APSACS also spoke as one of the resource persons and gave an overall scenario of blood transfusion service in the state and India in general.

He observed that blood is the only medicine which cannot be brought from a drug store rather it should come from a voluntary blood donor, i.e., people who are healthy should come forward to donate blood. Therefore, all healthy individuals, civil society members and armed forces establishments should come forward to shoulder this noble venture by conducting regular blood donation. Until then many valuable lives will be lost in want of blood transfusion and this is not a fiction; it is everyday reality which happens in our hospitals beds.

Ramesh Jeke, Chairmain of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti also spoke on the occasion by sharing his experience how it is difficult manage blood for the patient party for transfusion. He narrated that many a time a patients has to die because blood could not be arranged at time. In many of these cases the victims were poor women and their small children belonging from rural areas who are generally helpless. Ramesh Jeke himself being a 25 times blood donor exhorted the present participants to join the movement of blood donation. You loss nothing in fact you get infinite happiness by the feeling that you have saved someone’s life by giving an insignificant amount of blood from your body. He also appealed to the government to support the organizations and the blood banks across the state working for the blood transfusion services as many of the blood banks in our state have no proper infrastructure nor trained manpowers to man the blood bank in a scientific way. Since blood transfusion service is an essential part of the heath care delivery system.

As a part of the programme the students of Dony-Polo Hearing Impaired presented a beautiful cultural programme which was highly applauded by the audience present.

The other people present on the occasion were Principal, Dony –Polo Hearing Impaired, Kalyan Dutta, Nagar Prant, Vivekanada Arun Jyoti, Kishore, Senior Karyakata, Lokam Taguim, Education Secretary, ANSU and Dony Taying, Consultant (BTS),APSACS.


Awareness campaign on drug abuse held

PASIGHAT, June 7: A team of officials from administrative and Police held a consultative cum awareness meeting on drug abuse and its consequence with the PRI members, GBs and villagers at Rani village today.

Addressing the gathering, Allen Pertin SDO (Jud) said people should avoid drugs as it not only brings ill health and but also causes economic drainage. “It will spoil whole generation and give rise to crimes. The habit also traumatizes the family as well as its members. Hence the people, especially the youth should keep away from drug abuse and make their life more productive. All should cultivate positive attitude and become worthy citizens of the society.”

The police team led by Tab Techi DSP (HQ) and Nikom Riba OC Pasighat explained in detail about Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act (NDPS). They said that trafficking of drugs is a serious offence. The government is very serious about it and will deal with them strictly. The drugs users destroy the society and bring more antisocial activities and crimes. Hence, if society is using them, they should correct themselves in time. The police cautioned that in future the peddlers and abuses of drugs will be cracked down strongly.

Tajing Taki, ZPM and the villagers who were appreciative of the initiative taken up by administration and police said that they will extend all helps and cooperation to arrest the crime. The ZPM also proposed to call a general meeting of villagers tomorrow to chalk out strategy against drug menace. DIPRO


Rain water inundates Ruksin township, cripples normal life


RUKSIN, June 7: Ruksin township in East Siang district bordering Assam bereft of any drainage or sewerage disposal system is inundated by the rainwater, causing innumerable problems for the local residents.

Introduction of drainage at Ruksin town is a long-pending demand of the local people. Life becomes miserable during rainy season due to absence of drainage at Ruksin market. The sub-divisional administration here is unaware of any developmental achievements as the SDO (Civil) has no rule over the government departments.

The water logging problem becomes worst at CHC medical colony after a PWD road linking Ruksin Petrom pump and MMJ road was constructed last winter. The entire colony is remaining submerged in rainwater and causing surface communication problem for the colony dwellers. The roads, courtyards with septic lavatory tanks of medical quarters and barrack are clogged with muddy water, pushing the resident to live in unhygienic/unsanitary condition.

The sufferers alleged that the PWD engineers were not paying attention to the water disposal problem despite repeated pleas. They alleged that the natural drain for rainwater disposal was closed at two portions during construction of the link road, which resulted in water clogging.

“The junior engineer of PWD at Ruksin did not feel it necessary to construct a culvert at portion to drain out the rain water. Now, we are suffering a lot due to imprudent acts of the departmental engineers”, the sufferers rued.

Water clogging at different portions of the small town is a common phenomenon, but the situation is worsening this time. Residents of forest colony, police station with police colony, Tax and Excise office at Border Facilitation Centre, Forest Range Office, PHED Section Office and electrical colony have been suffering from water logging problems for last several years, but the local administration and local elected leaders are quite silent on the issue.

Locals said that the district receives huge amount of fund under different heads every year, but no significant development has been achieved yet in Ruksin area due to ‘mystification’ of the funds. The panchayat leaders reportedly placed schemes under MGNREGA for drain construction at Ruksin town, but the authority has not yet given fund aghast the schemes.

The East Siang DMO, D Bagra along with the Ruksin EAC, P Raksap and PRI leaders today visited the water-logging portions of Ruksin town and taken stock of the situation. The DMO will take up the issue with the higher ups of state PWD authority for an alternative solution.


Simai gives priority on education & health care

From a correspondent

JAIRAMPUR, June 7: “My focus will be on the development of human resources and transparency and accountability in governance,” said newly elected MLA Laisam Simai who was visiting his constituency for the first time here yesterday.  Emphasizing the need to improve both education and health care system under his constituency, Simai said “I assure transparent and systematic governance where everyone will be treated equal and grow together.”

Earlier, more than three thousand ardent supporters from four circles Nampong, Jairampur, Manmao and Rima-Putok thronged the Jairampur Police Check Post to greet the new MLA Laisam Simai in his constituency.

Simai said that he was overwhelmed and inspired by the humble gesture displayed by the mammoth gathering. “I was flabbergasted by the sight of such massive reception; it ceased my travelling fatigue and made me more determined towards my objectives ahead,” he added.

Revealing his initiatives that have already been put in process, confident looking Simai said Govt Sec School, Manmao that was functioning without headmaster will get its head soon, secondly, the same school will be upgraded into higher secondary school and thirdly, cellular service of Jairampur, Manmao and Nampong will be improved at the earliest possible time. “System can be changed, we can do it, nothing is impossible with united efforts,” he concluded.


UGC-sponsored workshop unearth deep relationship between biodiversity & human society


RUKSIN, June 07: With a view to sensitize local Gaon Burahs, Kebang (village) secretaries of the villages settled in fringe area of D’Ering Wildlife Sanctuary and Poba RF, the “Centre with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity (CPEB)” of Rajiv Gandhi University yesterday conducted a workshop at Sille HSS near here.

The day-long UGC-sponsored workshop with the theme “Biodiversity and its value”, made focused on various aspects on biological diversity of the region with special reference to its food and economic values. The resource persons stressed on conservation of the biodiversity for sustenance of future generation.

Participating in the inaugural session of the workshop, Pasighat DFO (Wildlife) Tashi Mize highlighted the interrelationship of the biodiversity and human society. He has pointed out indiscriminate hunting and poaching of wildlife as the main cause of their depredation.

Pasighat ADC, Rajesh Panyang, who graced the inaugural session, urged the participants to be aware on the need of wild life conservation. Referring to Assam Frontier Administration Justice Act, 1945, he urged the GBs and village heads to deal with the deforestation and wildlife hunting in their respective jurisdiction.

The programme was followed by a technical session and villages-expert interaction, wherein a host of researchers made threadbare discussion on the need of regeneration of degraded ecosystem through conservation of the remaining natural forest cover with the wild animals.

Discussing on the importance of plants and animal diversity for survival of mankind, an assistant Zoology professor Rajiv Gandhi University, Dr Deniel Mize said the plant and animals are the man’s life supporting factor. He explained that plants give us food, timber, oxygen and medicine and also provides shelter to wild lives and many other epiphytics. Using power point presentation, he has taught that plant kingdom maintains the overall terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem and provides support for existence of the living creatures.

Mize unveiled a future economic prospect for the local societies through proper and systematic conservation of the wild species found in the region. He suggested the Eco-development and Biodiversity committee members to work with closer coordination to the concerning authorities.

In the technical session, Dr Asham Borang, a Forest Zoologist in State Forest Research Institute (Itanagar) said that century-old tribal folklore is concerned with plants and animals, but the traditional knowledge is gradually losing due to intrusion of alien culture. Talking about “Conservation-Culture conflict”, Borang underlined that lost of traditional knowledge among the local tribes has become a major impediment in conservation of natural resources. The senior scientist observes that introduction of schooling process, urban exposure migration and intrusion of monetary markets is causing degradation of the natural resources, which is posing tremendous threat to the biodiversity.

Another Botany professor of JN College at Pasighat, Temin Payum gave presentation on the medicinal plants available in the natural vegetation. Payum foresees that the hilly state is rich in medicinal resources and there is a good economic prospect on the practices and trading of medicinal plants.

Among others, president of Ecological Biodiversity Conservation Society (EBCS), John Apum, Assistant professor (Zoology) of JN College, Dr Kento Kadu, Sille HSS principal T Doruk and Sille-Oyan Circle Officer Bengia Yater also participated and spoke on the occasion.



MLAs seek people’s cooperation

ITANAGAR, June 7: The newly elected PPA MLAs Wanglam Sawin from 55 Khonsa East and Tirong Aboh from 56 Khonsa West Assembly constituencies during their maiden visit to Khonsa interacted with the officers and public of Tirap district.

Both Tirong Aboh and Wanglam Sawin while thanking the officers and the public for the warm reception accorded to them said that they would work honestly and with complete transparency for all-round development of the district and sought co-operation of all. Communalism had no place, Aboh said adding that all the elected leaders would work unitedly for the welfare of the people. He further said that jobs would be given on merit basis and that local people would not be deprived of contract work.

Wanglam Sawin told the large gathering that nothing could be achieved by the MLAs without the active support of the people. He urged the people to forget what had happened during the elections and work unitedly for the development of the district. He also requested the officers to discharge their duties honestly without any bias or favouritism.

Earlier, in his welcome address ADC Homjong Matcha congratulated the two MLAs and assured all possible help and support from the district administration. T. Tongluk, senior public and Denhang Bosai also spoke on the occasion and they both pleaded the MLAs to address the problems of the district with all seriousness. The public also presented mementoes to the two MLAs. A huge gathering was witnessed on the occasion. DIPRO


RNTCP review meeting held

ITANAGAR, June 07: The District Review Meeting of District Health Society (RNTCP)of Papum Pare District was held at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun yesterday under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman District Health Society (RNTCP) Ashok Kumar.

Kumar while discussing various issues of RNTCP programme, suggested the DTO Dr.P.D Thongchi to conduct school health awareness programme for school children in coordination with school authorities and asked the DDSE to coordinate in organizing such programmes in schools. He also emphasized on proper identification of patients address and their proper counselling and sensitization.

Secretary Maharaj RK Mission Hospital Itanagar Swami Vishveshananda also expressed that there is need for sensitization of doctors on treatment of TB cases and importance of their regular feedback to DTC.

At the very outset, Dr. P.D. Thongchi, District Tuberculosis Officer through a power point presentation presented an overview of performance and activities of District Tuberculosis Center, Naharlagun. He informed that as a part of sensitization programme DTC conduct literary activities in schools and TB awareness camp in various parts of the District from time to time.

He said as per the data of DTC, Naharlagun, detection rate of TB cases are increasing but few more cases goes unreported due to non report of TB cases detected by the private practitioners in and around capital complex, despite of repeated request most of them are reluctant to report the TB cases.

Further, he informed that most of the cases detected are from floating population from neighbouring state or districts giving wrong address or who entered state as daily wage labourers.

Dr. Thongchi also pointed out specific issues of DTC, Naharlagun like giving wrong address by floating population, high cases detection rate, high initial defaulter rate, increase in number of MDR TB cases and vehicle problems.

Medical Officer TC Dr. Hage Tayo also said that TB patients should not be easily swayed by whatever other private practitioners are recommending to them instead they should take DoTs medicines which is available free of cost and is much better than non-DoTs. He also expressed that though repeated awareness camp are being done but it proved insufficient as most of the people still have misconception about the TB as stigma and liable to infect with mere touching, whereas TB is completely curable with timely medication and proper counseling, and need of hour is sharing of more and more information on TB and its preventive measures among the citizens, he added.

Issues like RNTCP programme improvement, Non-reporting of TB cases by Private Practitioners, regarding school health programme and appointment of Senior Treatment Supervisor (STS) were discussed during the meeting.

Dr.R.D Khrimey, Chief Medical Superintendent, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun and other were present on the occasion. DIPRO


Poor CBSE results a major cause of concern in East Kameng

SEPPA, June 07: The review meeting on SSA, RMSA, NBA, MDM and IED intervention held at Kameng Hall, Seppa recently. All the BEO, CRC, BRC, principal, Headmaster and progmmer coordinator attended and had detailed discussions on problems and prospect of programme implementation and educational scenario in East Kameng.

Sankoli Taffo, Project coordinator SSA, Jaro Lingfa, District programme coordinator RMSA, J.N. Jha, Coordinator MDM and P N Pandey. APO SBM explained through power point presentation on achievement and measures to mitigate the lacunae for proper implementation on their respective subjects. The coordinator, mid day meal (MDM) suggested that it would have been better if the food grains for MDM of Sejossa area were allowed to draw their quota from Balukphong rather than Seppa which is too far away.

Jaro Lingfa, District Programme coordinator, RMSA informed that Pipu Block has the lowest literacy rate with lowest female literacy where concentration of Sullung( Puroik) population is higher than other seven blocks.

Kata Rangmo, DDSE said that CBSE results is the mirror of our performance and was surprised see the dismal performance and poor result even in the schools with sufficient teachers especially GHSS Seppa and GHSS, Sejossa. However he attributed the poor performance of students to non- posting of principal, Vice principal, Headmasters in Govt. Higher Secondary school and Higher School; frequent transfer and posting of Headmaster in the district without completion of tenure as the case of Bameng Higher school and Chayangtajo; non sanction of posting against upgraded GHSS and GSS as is the case of Pampoli GHSS; Lack of regular teacher in the school on account of release of nearly 100 teachers within a decade without reliever; on release of Text- Book in time, lack of awareness and commitment and linkage with community on the part of parents.

Sadly, the CBSE results in East Kameng as very poor in terms of marks scored barring some private schools like Eklavya model school Bana having all odds unlike Govt. Schools. It is to mentioned that only one student of all the Govt. schools in East Kameng scored A1 and negligible numbers of student able to make it to B1 and B2 and rest under C category. The time has came for the educational functionaries of East Kameng to retrospect and work out modalities where the problem lies and put the things on right track before it is too late for the future of the students.

Sandeep Kumar Singh, DC while expressing displeased over the poor results lambasted on the teachers saying that we have forget to work for what we have been paying salaries by the Govt. and asked how many of you have admitted your children in Govt. School. You have to pay attention and take care of mauling the life of students from poor family through proper education as education is only the solutions of all the problems, he added. He cautioned the teachers to carry out proper class room knowledge transactions failing which the strict action shall be taken against the erring teachers. He suggested for timely monitoring of school by BRC/CRC, regular meetings, proper motivation to students, carrier counselling and evolutions literacy competition and science exhibitions in school to imbibe scientific temperament etc. He directed the coordinators for proper implementation of the scheme and work as much possibly as one can to give maximum benefits to the student whom it meant for under the various intervention. He was optimistic to see necessary cooperation and commitment from the teaching community in the times to come which will definitely go along way for improvement of the performance of the students and producing quality students.

Meanwhile, president ATA, East Kameng unit submitted a one-point memorandum to DC seeking for allotment of sufficient PDS quota to boarding schools of East Kameng. DIPRO



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