International Day against Drug and Illicit Trafficking
Nido calls for concerted effort to contain rampant drug abuse
ITANAGAR, June 25: To mark the International Day against Drug and Illicit Trafficking
and create awareness on the menace of drug, Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control
Society in association with Donyi Polo Vidya Bhavan and King Cup Public School, Itanagar
shall organize a Quiz Competition and on the spot drawing competition in Donyi Polo
Vidya Bhavan school on June 26.
Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare Nido Pavitra shall attend the programme
as the Chief Guest.
In a message, he said that Arunachal Pradesh is also not free from the menace of
Drug Abuse. In Lohit, Anjaw, Tirap and Changlang, there is rampant abuse of Cannabis
products, often called charas, bhang, or ganja, throughout the locality as it has
attained some amount of social and customary sanctity which need to be done away
by generating awareness among the local people. There are incidence of abuse of pharmaceutical
products containing narcotic drugs in Itanagar and some part of the state. The intravenous
injections of analgesics like dextropropoxphene etc are also reported from many part
of the state, as it is easily available at 1/10th the cost of heroin. The codeine-based
cough syrups continue to be diverted from the domestic market for abuse, he added.
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun, is implementing Targetted
Intervention Projects through various NGOs to control Intervenous Drug Use, he said
and appealed all the stakeholders, NGO partners, Government Departments and Specially
the youths to come forwards and create awareness on drug abuse and make a promise
to work for prevention and control of drug abuse.
Blood donation camp held at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, June 25: In order to instill a sense of social responsibility in people
about the need of donating blood, the Pasighat General Hospital in collaboration
with the APSACS (Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society), Naharlagun organized
a Blood Donation camp in the hospital premises on June 25.
All together, 19 persons registered their names for blood donation, but only 12 persons
could do so. Among others, the SSP, D.C. Srivastava, DIO Arjun Singh, Dist BJP president
Tamat Gamo, president of Women Welfare Society and NGO members also donated blood.
The DC Onit Panyang visited the camp.
The DDHS (T&R) Dr. K. Lego, who is also head of the hospital administration lauded
the blood donors. He said, blood donated here will help save a few lives. DIPRO
APPSC to conduct next competitive exam shortly
ITANAGAR, June 25: In an attempt to fulfill the long-felt demand of the aspirants
to conduct the combine competitive examination on yearly basis, the Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission (APPSC) has decided to issue advertisement for the next
APPSCEE -2010-11 very shortly, said spokesperson of the Commission Jathi Pulu in
a release today.
The release said, a letter has been written to Govt for placement of additional vacancy
of posts under various departments to the APPSC in addition to already placed ten
posts of CDPOs and one post of APPS (EG).
Meanwhile, the 3rd APPSCCE-2010 (Main) came to end on June 24. Altogether 587 candidates
appeared in the examination which began on June 8. The examination conducted in Dera
Natung Govt College, here has been most successful so far and there was no untoward
incident, the release said.
APPSC also extended gratitude to the local administration, police, education departments
and candidates for their cooperation in successful conduct of the examination.
AAPSU cries foul over arrest of five students
ITANAGAR, June 25: The five students were arrested last night after scuffle broke
between few hosteller and headmaster of Nikte Government Secondary School, near Aalo.
According to the source, the whole mayhem broke out when headmaster of school entered
the boys’ hostel allegedly carrying a dao at 10 in the night. The headmaster is alleged
to have beaten up few students after hosteller objected to his visiting the hostel
with a dao. Later on, few students in retaliation attacked headmaster’s house.
Police arrested five students on non bailable warrant and are looking for remaining
However, according to late evening report the arrested students were released.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has taken strong exception to the arrest
of 5 hostellers and sought for their immediate release. In a statement AAPSU General
Secretary Tujom Poyom said all the arrested students are under-age and keeping in
mind their police should release them urgently.
Athena’s civic action program
ITANAGAR, June 25: M/S Athena Demwe Power Limited distributed school bags to the
students of Govt. Middle School Pukhuri, Lohit in continuation of their Local Area
Development Program. Vice President of the Company Gagan Agarwal addressed the students
and others present.
The Power developer is set to build 1750 MW (Lower) and 1250 MW (Upper) projects
Faculty and employees comes out in support of Dr Begi
ITANAGAR, June 25: NERIST faculties and officers in a letter to the Chairman, NERIST
Board of Management Prof Gautam Barua has demanded that Dr Joram Begi be allowed
to continue as the Director. In a letter, they said that Dr Begi took the reign under
extreme belligerent situation and due to his excellent administrative insight, he
brought normalcy in the campus.
Outlining various achievement of Dr Begi which include first ever convocation of
the NERIST with the President of India as Chief Guest, streamlining of administration
and academic activities among others and convocation to be held with Dr APJ Abdul
Kalam as the Chief Guest in August, the officers and faculty said that he should
be allowed to continue till a regular Director is appointed.
The uproar over Dr Begi was created after MP Takam Sanjay wrote a letter to Chief
Minister recently asking the state government’s position on NERIST and removal of
Dr Begi as Director NERIST.
Dr Begi yesterday has denied all allegations leveled by the MP and has said that
his performances as Director NERIST speak for itself.
Lohit to conduct inter school sports competition
TEZU, June 25: Comprehensive Action Plan is being drawn to conduct Inter School Sports
Competition for all schools in Lohit district under scheme for promotion of Games
& Sports in school level. This programme under Panchayat Yuva Khel Krida Abhiyan
is directed to spot budding sports talents of the district.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K Sharma insisted on clear cut action plan on date, venue,
events, number of participants and other modalities to make the event a successful
one. He emphasized on conducting the sports event at block level at minimum expenditure
and carry intensive drive to select sports talents from all schools. The selected
Boy and Girls should be invited for district level competition at Tezu and he assured
transportation / accommodation facilities from the District Administration side.
DDSE Kento Rina stressed on selection procedures and guidance and assured all help
through Principal and Head Masters of respective schools.
ZPM Balangsi Thalai, Binit Gogoi , Secretary DSA and Dinesh Pawar in-charge Kendriya
Vidyalaya also spoke on the occasion .
Earlier Pailo Mihu District Youth Coordinator NYK spelt out the aims and objectives,
guidelines and modalities worked out for conducting the sports competition in the
Training prog on water quality test conducted
ITANAGAR, June 25: The 2nd phase of training programme on "water quality test" was
conduced at Sippi, Upper Subansiri district recently by Rural Development Society,
Daporijo branch under the sponsorship of Communication and Capacity Development Unit
(CCDU), Itanagar under PHED.
As many as 145 participants were trained on water quality test during the six days
programmes. Of them, 135 were panchayat members.
RDS president Paktin Bagbi highlighted about water system and advised trainees to
avail the opportunity and go to serve people of rural sector. Secretary of the Society
Majin Dui while highlighting the importance of drinking safe and clean water to keep
various common diseases at bay, informed that this training programme of Water Quality
Test would be organized in entire Upper Subansiri district in phase-wise. He also
thanked CCDU director and Upper Subansiri district ADC for shouldering RDS for organizing
this all important training programme.
NABARD support to micro-enterprises
ITANAGAR, June 25: In an effort to generate self-employment avenues for the educated
unemployed youth in the state, NABARD Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office has sanctioned
four incentive based Rural Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (REDP) to Oju
Welfare Association for training 100 educated unemployed youth to be conducted in
Kimin, Itanagar and Naharlagun.
The areas for entrepreneurship development are -- cutting and tailoring, jute crafts,
cloth bag making, soft toy making.
However, the selection will be from the of list of registered educated unemployed
youth with state Labour and Employment Department and trainees will be selected by
a Project Monitoring Committee (PMIC).
On submission of the details of new units set up by the trainees after the training,
the incentives will be released to the NGO by NABARD.
The sponsorship is partly for meeting training cost and for incentives to the NGO
based on the setting up of new units by the trainees through bank loan or self-finance
within a period of two years from the completion of the training.
Along with these programmes, NABARD RO has also sanctioned a Skill Development Programme
on beauty culture for 25 rural women and SHG members for livelihood promotion to
be implemented by the same NGO. NABARD will encourage similar initiatives in other
districts also, according to an official release.
Training on Agricultural Development and Livelihood Improvement
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: A two days workshop-cum-training programme on “Problems, prospects
and Scope of Agricultural Development in Arunachal Pradesh” was organized by the
Finance Minister, GOAP in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(ICAR), A.P. Centre, Basar and District Administration, Changlang under the sponsorship
of NABARD, Regional Office, Itanagar on June 21 and 22.
Altogether one hundred and sixty (160) farmers, rural youth, practicing farmer, panchayat
members, tea growers from different villages under Nampong sub-division participated
in the programme.
The programme started with planting of tree in and around the children park of Nampong
In the inaugural function was chaired by the Joint Director ICAR, A. P. Centre Basar,
Dr. R. Bhagawati.
In the inaugural speech Finance Minister Setong Sena Sena appealed to all the participants
to get the ray of knowledge to bring improvement in not only agricultural and allied
areas but to ensure a better.
Finance Minister emphasized the importance of high yielding varieties of different
crops for increasing the production and productivity of the state in general and
the district in particular.
Dr. R. Bhagawati addressed the gathering with an introductory speech on “Problems,
prospects and scope of Agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh and the role of ICAR, Basar”.
The team of seven members led by the Joint Director, ICAR, Basar that included Scientists
and Technical Officer (Agromet) of ICAR, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar and Subject
Matter Specialists of KVK West Siang delivered lectures and practical hand on demonstration
on different topics covering nursery management of vegetables, techniques of protected
cultivation, production techniques of orange, pineapple, banana and mushroom, importance
of cropping system, animal husbandry and poultry production, importance of weather
forecasting in agriculture, bio control of disease, insect and pest, role of farmers
club, self help group (SHG) and NGO’s for livelihood improvement etc were delivered.
The Joint Director enlightened the trainees about the potentiality of agriculture,
horticulture and animal husbandry in this region.
Deputy Commissioner of Changlang District Opak Gao asked all the participants to
take full advantage of this rare opportunity.
ZPM, Jairampur J.Longri called on the farmers friend to adopt the new scientific
methods and techniques for their own benefit.
SDO, Nampong N.M. Das, has emphasized on the significance of modifying the traditional
agriculture practices keeping traditions and culture intact in the North Eastern
Region. He also highlighted the importance of development of a location specific
fast-aid-kit for the practicing farmers of this remotely located boarder region.
On 22nd June, 2010 the farmers were given hands on training on mushroom cultivation,
preparation of Bordeaux mixture, various bio pesticide to apply and utilize in their
ZPM Chairperson of Changlang J. Jugli requested both the male and female farmers
of the district to go ahead with better understanding and cooperation not only in
field works but also in all domestic works.
DC directs local administration to strictly stop land encroachment
ITANAGAR: Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare District Nandini Paliwal visited Doimukh
Township today to inspect the alleged government land encroachment at Doimukh.
She visited all the spots where government land and quarters are encroached by the
private individuals, government officers, and officials and instructed the local
administration to strictly stop the illegal construction and strongly directed that
no illegal construction should be allowed at any cost at Doimukh Township henceforth.
Adding that strict action should be taken up against those who are found to be indulging
in such acts.
EAC Doimukh Nighee Bengia, CO J Bomjen and LRSO Techi Hitlar accompanied her.
IMWA proposes stray animal eviction drive
ITANAGAR: Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) concerned over the ever-increasing
stray animal in Itanagar has decided to carry out stray animal eviction drive in
collaboration with the district administration in state capital soon.
It further appealed the animal rearers of the capital complex and nearby areas to
take control of their domestic animal within two-three days. However the IMWA did
not elaborate on the plans for eviction of animals.
Jan Suvidha in West Siang soon
AALO: JAN-SUVIDHA in West Siang district will be introduced and made functional
in DCs office at Aalo by the end of July next. This was informed by DC Amjad Tak
in a meeting with administrative officers held here on June 23. The DC further informed
that he had a discussion with Secretary, planning, state Govt and the secretary assured
to look into the required fund for establishment of JAN-SUVIDHA.
Under JAN-SUVIDHA project, all the certificates, licenses, permits would be computerised
and obtained from DCs Office without delay and public would get laminated documents
with minimum fees.
Nyaken Ori, DIO Tezu explained the system of JAN-SUVIDHA adopted at Tezu through
Power Point Presentation. DIPRO
Death anniversary Prembhai
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The 2nd death anniversary of Bro. Prembhai will be observed at
Holy Trinity Church, Banderdewa on June 28.
School Social service
ITANAGAR, Jun 25: The school management and development committee of Govt. Secondary
School Mengio (Sakiang), in a recent meeting, has decided to organize a social service
to construct temporary teachers quarter, boys and girls hostel on self-help basis
for the school from July five to seven next.
The organizer has requested the all Panchayat leaders, parents & guidance, teaching
staff, officers and students of Mengio circle to participate in the social service.UNI