May 14

Governor suggests state govt for Anti-Opium policy
ITANAGAR, May 13: Expressing deep concern on drug related challenges in the state, Governor JP Rajkhowa has suggested that the state government should come up with a concrete and comprehensive Anti-Opium policy for the state.
He was interacting with the two-member team of Upper Siang District unit of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS), which had called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday and appraised about Opium addiction and Opium cultivation in Upper Siang. The two member delegation from Upper Siang District unit of APWWS was represented by its President, Mekem Nopi and member Dr. Gepeng Litin.
The Governor advised the Commissioner Tax & Excise, Dr. B.M. Mishra, who had done a commendable job in Opium eradiation as the Deputy Commissioner of Lohit district earlier, to bring out a comprehensive proposal.
Appreciating the efforts of the NGOs in different parts of the state, particularly the laudable work carried out by the Upper Siang unit of APWWS, the Governor suggested that drug awareness should be introduced in school curriculum. Taking cognizance of the points raised by the Women group, the Governor exhorted them to continue their crusade. He wished that other NGOs of the state will also emulate their good works towards drug abuse free society.
Earlier, the women representatives appraised the activities of the NGO in destroying the Opium fields and organising awareness campaigns in various villages of the district. They further stated that they have been doing all these interventions on their own without the financial assistance or otherwise from the state Government and requested the Governor for monetary help.
Secretary to Governor, Dr. Joram Beda, Additional Secretary, B.S. Hada and Deputy Commissioner (Tax & Excise) Pebom Bagra were also present in the meeting.
The members of the Upper Siang unit of APWWS also called on wife of the Governor Rita Rajkhowa, who is also the Chairperson of NGO, ‘Muskan Welfare Society’ and apprised her about their activities and campaign.

“Review the fire auditing procedure”
Governor J P Rajkhowa has advised the state Government and East Siang district administration for reviewing the fire auditing procedure and to suggest various preventive measures to the people against recurrence of fire incidents.
The Governor has expressed deep concern on the fire accident at Pasighat on May 11, which destroyed large numbers of shops.
Conveying his sympathies for those traders who lost their businesses and properties, the Governor called for a thorough police investigation to ascertain the cause of the devastating fire accident.

AKKDSU alleges EE of misappropriation, EE refutes
Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, May 13:  Claiming an amount of Rs 132.45 lacs meant for shifting of electric utility for 20 KM (138-158 KM) under Trans Arunachal Highway of Joram-Koloriang stretch was allegedly misappropriated by Executive Engineer, Kurung Kumey Electrical Division Narang Gumbo, All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) on Friday demanded the authority to constitute an inquiry committee to unearth the truth.
In a press conference held here, AKKDSU President Bengia Anthony claimed that Rs 132.45 lacs was deposited to Kurung Kumey Electrical Division, through Border Road Organisation (BRO) for shifting of electric utility by the Highway authority, however, the amount was spent by the Executive Engineer without executing any physical works.  
AKKDSU President further added that even if the EE, initiated the supply orders of required materials, it was a gross violation of department laid down norms, as the process should have been done through notice inviting tender(NIT).
Holding the EE (Electrical), Kurung Kumey responsible for the mess, the district students’ union urged the authority concern not to release Narang Gambo from his current posting as EE Kurung Kumey until the amount is recovered and the enquiry is completed.
The TAH project against the mentioned location is yet to be started, so question of shifting of utilities does not arise” said AKKDSU president while asking why the EE spent the amount whereas TAH project is yet to begin.
Meanwhile, reacting to allegation leveled against him by AKKDSU, EE Narang Gumbo denied the allegation claiming that department of power has not made any payment to any contractor without executing the work.  In a statement mailed to this daily, EE Gumbo states,  “The 85 Road Construction Coy(GREF) had deposited demand draft No.949946 dated 28/11/2013 amounting to Rs 132,44,610 only for shifting of electric utility for 20 KM i.e; 138-158 KM and we were accordingly requested to immediately start the shifting work”.
He went on to claim that on the basis, the supply order for various items was ordered through local contractors in form of work order on exigency of work.  The payments were released after verification and inspection of the material at site. He also claimed that materials are lying at department store at Koloriang.  The EE further clarified that out of total amount Rs. 1,11,00,000/ was spent in payment made against supply orders and other, while Rs 7,27,782/ was spent as payment on erection work and the balance amount is  Rs 14,16,828/ , the EE added.

Namne Mena gets Florence Nightingale Award
ITANAGAR, May 13: ANM Namne Mena has been conferred the Florence Nightingale Award 2016. An ANM from Arunachal Pradesh, she was one amongst the 35 nurses from across the country to be conferred with the coveted Award by the President of India on the occasion of International Nurses Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Thursday. Mena works at the Raj Bhavan State Dispensary.
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa has congratulated her on getting the award.
While conveying his best wishes for her service ahead, the Governor said that nursing is one of the most noble and challenging professions and a trained, dedicated and committed nurse is one of the great blessings for humanity. He expressed confidence that Mena will inspire fellow nurses of the State and elsewhere in their service towards better healthcare, which is the need of the hour.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has also congratulated Namne Mena on being conferred the Florence Nightingale Award 2016 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI.
Delighted with the news, Chief Minister in his message said that the role of nurses is very crucial in saving life and providing healthcare facilities to the people. He said that the winning of the prestigious Award by Mena would be an inspiration for other fellow nurses and health workers of the state too.

Huge quantity of country made liquor seized
ROING, May 13: Huge quantities of local made liquor were seized from Shantipur Dokin Line area under Lower Dibang Valley by the district administration on Friday.  
The district administration team led by CO Parbuk, Sanjay Taram in coordination with DSP Roing, Habung Hayliang and ABK (WW) LDV under the supervision of ADC, Roing, Ruchika Katyal made unannounced checks and seized the country made liquor.
The raid was conducted to contain sale of spurious liquor and prevent law and order in the inter-state boundary area arising due to consumption of cheap liquor. The high alcohol concentrated local liquor was made from tapioca and boiled rice which is locally found in the market.
Meanwhile, the ABK Women Wing LDV called on Commandant BRTF, Roing for early start of the black topping works in between Roing-Meka stretch. The officer in-charge assured the completion of work by October 2016. DIPRO

Six INC ZPMs of Upper Subansiri merges with PPA
Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, May 13: Out of the eight INC Zilla Parishad Members (ZPMs) of Upper Subansiri district, six have merged into People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), the lone regional party of the state. They are Tako Mosi of Chetam Anchal Block, Yating Mra - Taksing Lemiking Anchal Block, Paksing Maling - Paying Anchal Block, Baja Yukpo - Chikom Anchal Block, Togam Leriak - Giba Anchal Block and Yamak Rava - Nacho Anchal Block.
Speaking to reporters at Press Club on Friday, Zilla Parishad Chairperson (ZPC) of the district Togam Leriak expressed confidence in the workings of CM Kalikho Pul and also called upon other ZPMs to join PPA.
Leriak, ZPM of 6-Giba Anchal Block, was elected ZPC on Wednesday after no confidence motion was moved against the former ZPC Sushil Nalo by the 12 ZPMs out of total 14.
Expressing happiness on the development, PPA chairman Kamen Ringu blamed Congress legislators for ruling the state for six decades without any development.
“They only wanted to become CMs,” he lamented.

Make NIT one of the most sought after institutes: CM
ITANAGAR, May 13: Chief Minister Kalikho Pul called for making the National Institute of Technology one of the most sought after institutes in the country for high quality engineering education in the State.
“I am delighted to see retired and experienced professors from renowned institutes, like NERIST and graduates from top engineering institutes of the country, Indian Institute of Technology rendering services to the institute. I appreciate their decision to serve in this hard and difficult area,” Pul said after inaugurating a Police Outpost Station at NIT campus at Jote on Thursday.
Describing Arunachal a Mini India, where unity in diversity flourishes, he advised the students from different states pursuing education in the institute to live peacefully and in perfect harmony with the people of the State.
Chief Minister assured to look into the critical services of the institute, like health, water supply, power and rations need of the students of the Institute.  He also said that the road leading to the Institute will be renovated.
Pul asked the contractor to finish the building within the stipulated time by engaging more man power and working round-the-clock.
He further asked the executing private company, Hindustan Prefab Limited (A Govt of India Enterprise) to build permanent structure for the Police Station at the entrance of the Institute under CSR programme.
He instructed the Officer incharge of the newly inaugurated police station to prevent disturbance from the outside the campus. He said all the students both from the state and outside must be treated equally.
Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo said the state government would attend the critical needs of the national importance institute like NIT. He expressed the hope that skilled human resources will be produced from this institute, whose services would be utilized in the nation building purpose.
Director of the NIT Prof. CT Bhunia said that the institute will cater to the need of the technical education of the region besides giving employment opportunity to the local youths. He further informed that the NIT Jote is one of the fastest developing NITs and only institute to have Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship Development Skill programmes.  
He also informed that the Institute aims to have a minimum of 10,000 students and 1000 faculty members after the completion of the infrastructure.

‘Parshuram Kund has potential to become Haridwar of Arunachal’
ITANAGAR, May 13: Lohit Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf said that to make Parshuram Kund more tourist friendly, a detailed project and action plan will be prepared soon focusing on “Holy Bath” as well as tourism throughout the year
The Deputy Commissioner, who visited the holy place along with officials of Wakro circle to assess all the existing tourism related facilities, opined that Parshuram Kund has a huge potential to become Haridwar of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Kund is known for its ritual bath (Holy Dip), which falls every year on Makar Sakranti.
The DC also discussed about Athena Demwe Hydropower (1750 MW) Project with the officials of Athena Demwe Power Ltd, GM RK Singh and AGM AH Jafri,
The local people also met the DC and requested him to take up the matter of Hydro Power Project completion and tourism revival to the authorities concerned as soon as possible.
DC found that local people of Wakro Circle are eagerly waiting for completion of this Hydro Power project as it will become an economic backbone and a way to bring Wakro at par with developed cities.

DC holds meeting with IMC and  panchayats
ITANAGAR, May 13: A coordination meeting was held today in the Conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Sandeep Kumar Singh to discuss matters pertaining to Municipality and Panchayat.
As the Itanagar Capital Complex consists of both urban and rural areas, the DC advocated for proper coordination between the IMC and the Panchayat, and asked both to work together towards the development of the society.  
The meeting discussed at length regarding proper garbage management. The DC stressed that there should be a systematic approach to collection and disposal of garbage and emphasized that the Municipality and Panchayat should work together.
The DC also reviewed the two landfill sites (dumping grounds) at Karsingsa and Chimpu and the working of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Plant at Chimpu. The Panchayat leaders expressed their discontentment over the newly proposed landfill site at Chimpu to which the DC assured that it has been proposed after proper verification and it would at no cost create any kind of nuisance to the residents of the Capital Complex.
CMEO Habung Lampung explained in detail about the proper mechanism of garbage management. He further informed that the biodegradable waste would be treated at the compost plant at Chimpu and the non-biodegradable waste like debris would be dumped at another landfill site at Chimpu which would later get covered and leveled in scientific manner. The CMEO hoped that in future the same dumping site would come to the ground level which then could be utilized in many ways.
The EE IMC also advocated for the same.  Regarding the working of the compost plant at Chimpu, the UPO (UD) informed that it is not working as of now but assured that it would be made functional by May 18.
The Panchayat leaders also opposed the proposed modern Abattoir House/Slaughter House at Jullang to which the AE IMC informed that it has been proposed on the lines of other Abattoir House existing in the country to systemize the haphazard slaughter houses in the Capital Complex and scientifically manage it. He also explained that it will consist of effluent treatment plant where the waste produced would be treated.
The DC informed that an exposure tour would be conducted for the residents residing in the vicinity of the Abattoir House during which they would get a chance to study the working of the Abattoir house in other states. An awareness camp would also be conducted in this regard for the residents.
The members also proposed for a burial ground to which the DC informed that the old burial ground at Nirjuli would be made functional.
Later, the DC sought cooperation of both the IMC and Panchayat and asked them to supervise sanitation at their respective level to further contribute towards a clean city. The DC also lauded the effort of the CMEO who has been on a whirlwind round ever since the Clean Arunachal Campaign was launched on Feb 1 to mark the 30th Statehood Day celebrations.
The CMEO informed that the IMC with the support of the state government and Capital Administration, is working on a systematic approach to waste management.  To keep the highway clean, the sanitary staffs of the IMC are engaged in clearing garbage along the highway everyday from 9pm to the wee hours in the morning. Several circulars were also issued in this regard appealing the public to throw the garbage between 6pm to 9pm. But still people are seen dumping garbage early in the morning creating an unhealthy atmosphere.
The CMEO stated that the need of the hour is to have basic civic sense if people want to live in a healthy environment and appealed the citizens to cooperate and give constructive suggestions to keep Capital Complex clean. DIPRO  

Diary of a trip to Mishmi Hill
[ C I Mannou ]
Twenty-five years have passed since I took a thrilling trip to the Mishmi Hills. It was an official trip with the Deputy Commissioner to the interior areas of Dalai Valley under Hayuliang sub-division ((Presently under Anjaw district) under undivided Lohit district. I was serving as District Adult Education Officer at that time and the Primary objective of the tour was to carry the massage of National Adult Literacy Mission to the people of Dalai Valley.
We started our journey from Tezu to Hayuliang In the morning of December 20, 1991. As usual practice during tours, we took along with us a projector and a generator set so as to entertain the villagers while educating them about adult education. We reached Hayuliang on the same day.
The next morning, we left for Hayuliang and reached Dalai river bridge point where we left our vehicles and started marching towards Chipru, our first stage camp, on foot. We came across many beautiful hills and valleys. The landscape was quite breathtaking. I enjoyed walking over the hills and valley in a very joyful atmosphere.
On way to Chipru, we came across a small village which comprised of two to three houses. These houses were used as rest point by the travelers.
I was tired and thirsty. When I entered into a house in search of water, I was offered a glass of local Rice Beer instead of water, which tasted like honey.
At Chipru, there was an IV School with only 17 students. In IV schools in Arunachal Pradesh children were given stipend of Rs 135 per month and free hostel facilities.
After Lunch, we attended a public meeting at Chipru to discuss grievances of the people. At the end of the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner gave public presentation to the Gaon Burrahs and other Public Leaders. It is customary to carry public presentation, whenever any public leader or a government official makes a visit to the interior places.
In the evening, we organized a film show along with the massage of Adult Literary Mission. The programme was attended by large number of villagers from Chipru and the neighbouring villages.
We halted for a night at Chipru.
In the next day, we left Chipru for Metangliang, the second stage camp. It track between Chipru and Metangliang was one of the toughest tracks in the area. On reaching Metangliang, we were given warm welcome by the local public.
Metangliang is located in a beautiful valley with snow clad mountains on two sides. The view was extremely beautiful. It had a Middle School with poor attendance. This was mainly because of non availability of food items. Students had to make similar trips to Hayuliang for ration items. The school was also in a dilapidated state. It was an ILC (Improved Log Cabin) building.
After the lunch, we attended a public meeting and a cinema show was organized in the evening.
It was raining when we left Metangliang next day in the morning. After steady climbing and continuous descanting we reached Mithumna. On the way we could see lot of Mithuns. But we were cautioned from the Mithuns and Monkeys. Mithumna was then a small village having few households. As there was not a single school, the villagers demanded for opening of a Primary School.
After a night halt at Mithumna, we proceeded to Mailiang. It is located in a reasonably flat land snow clad mountains.
Mailiang had only seven houses, but it appeared to be well laid village. There was no primary school at Mailiang. We attended a Public Meeting at Mailiang. After the meeting, we organized a film was in the evening. At the interval of the show, a brief address was made about the importance of Adult Education Programme.
In the next morning, we started for Chaglagam. From Mailiang to Chaglagam, the tracks had become very slippery due to rains. While approaching Chaglagam, the silence of the dense jungle was replaced by the faint sound of children playing and wailing. On reaching Chaglagam, we were accorded a very warm welcome.
Though Chaglagam was established as CO HQs in 1961, there has been negligible progress. The CO HQs did not have a Middle School. It had a small helipad on a mountain top. In the night, the local leaders organised a party for us.
We visited Taflagam the next morning, which is the last village of Chaglagam Circle. It was an hour’s journey from Chaglagam. Taflagam had a new Primary School with one teacher. The suspension bridge connecting Chaglagam and Taflagam was very slippery and in a pathetic condition without page-wire at the sides. After spending an hour at Taflagam, we came back to Chaglagam following a shortcut where we crossed the stream through knee-deep water instead of taking the bridge.
As the weather in the mountains are always unpredictable, we hurriedly left for Chaglagam and reached Mailiang and halted for a night there.
We decided to cover two stages each day from Mailiang. As I was not accustomed to tracking on narrow and hilly track, my legs screamed for rest, but, I could not stop even for a moment. We reached Mithumna and rested for a while. After lunch, we proceeded to Metangliang and halted for a night. At Metangliang, we showed a film on wildlife to the villagers.
In the next day, we crossed Chipru and reached the Dalai River bridge point where our vehicles were waiting to take back us to Tezu. We reached Tezu on 28.12.1991, the same day after a brief halt at Hayuliang.
Although it was a hectic and tiring trip and my whole body was aching for the next few days, it was one of my most remarkable journeys. The silence of the mountains with the occasional sound of birds and insects echoing and piercing the silence and the simplicity and hospitability of the people left a deep impression on me. I am old now and maybe I won’t be able to take such a trip again, but my heart still yearns for it. (The write is Retd. Principal Chongkham)

Absentee officials upset BJP
ITANAGAR, May 13: BJP leaders of 36-Nari-Koyu Assembly have called on the government employees to be present at their place of postings. In a meeting chaired by Mandal President, BJP Nari-Koyu, at Seren village on May 9, the leaders expressed their disappointment at the government employees who instead of staying in their place of posting, choose to stay in Pasighat.  
It called on all the officers posted Nari ADC hq. & Koyu EAC hq to return to their respective place of posting.
It further resented that all technical department Heads are staying at Pasighat even though there are offices and quarters in headquarters.
The BJP leaders further said that Govt vehicles are being used for private work by the employees.
It gave the employees till June first week to shift to their place of posting as it threatened to go higher authorities for official actions.

AASSATA calls off dharna
ITANAGAR, May 13: The proposed dharna by All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) from May 23 to 25 next has been called off following assurance by Chief Minister Kalikho Pul to look into their demands. The CM gave the assurance during a meeting on Thursday with the association.
In a release, the association informed that the CM assured to mitigate problem of SSA teachers by sanctioning more posts and that they may be absorbed batch wise but one go regularization cannot take place.
On the association’s demand for single window entry for assistant teachers and double entry for TGTs, the CM assured to implement it after discussing with the concern department.
The CM also assured to disburse salary on timely basis and to implement SSA RTE Act as per revised norms for teachers.
Regarding enhancement of salary, the CM assured to discuss it with MHRD.

Mock evacuation drill on earthquake and fire disaster
ITANAGAR, May 13: A mock evacuation drill on earthquake and fire disaster was conducted at Green Mount School by Fire and Emergency Services of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
The drill was to apprise the students about any natural calamity and taking precautions. Many other life saving techniques were also taught by the team, like in the case of a fire emergency or if anybody is stranded somewhere. The students and the teachers enthusiastically participated in the drill.
Secretary, Green Mount School, Higio Aruni hoped that the students would apply the techniques learnt and save their as well as others lives in any unforeseen incident.
The Fire and Emergency Services team under the guidance of SP Kime Aya, comprised of SFO Liyom Sora, Yomgam Likar, Bamang Taga, U.Rida and J.Riram.

First graduate from Tani clan dies of ailment
ITANAGAR, May 13: Social worker and first graduate from Tai clan Tai Keoram of Pagba village under Sangram circle of Kurung Kumey district breathed his last on May 12 at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons and a grand-daughter.
Despite the fact that school was a taboo in those times, Keoram managed to do primary schooling from Nyapin Primary School and then did matriculation from Digboi, Assam in 1974, Higher Secondary from Pasighat University of Guwahati in 1976 and graduation from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong in 1980.
He worked as a teacher at Govt. Middle School, Rakso, Palin during 1975-76. Later, he joined as Sub-Inspector in the Department of Economics and Statistics, Shillong. He was later elevated to the posts of Inspector, then to District Statistical Officer. Finally, he in 2014 retired as Research Officer.
While expressing grief and sorrow over his death, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in a condolence messages said, “Keoram would always be remembered for his soft spoken nature and as an honest person.
APCC prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.

Community health volunteers trained in malaria diagnosis and treatment
ITANAGAR, May 13: Community Health Volunteers of Siyum and Nacho blocks under Upper Subansiri district were trained in early diagnosis and treatment of malaria.
Organized by Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) and Caritas India in collaboration with District Vector Born Disease Control Programme (DVBDCP), the training was organized in four batches from May 6 to 10 wherein a total of 90 CHVs were trained,
CHVs have tremendous role in sensitizing the community for adopting effective preventive measures-- the use of long lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) and indoor residual spray (IRS).  
IDEA and Caritas India has been implementing the intensified Malaria control programme in 90 selected villages in Upper Subansiri district under the guidelines National Vector Born Disease Control Programme since 2015.

DC for ‘no work no pay” policy against irregular teachers
KOLORIANG, May 13: Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang stressed the need for implementing “No work no pay” policy against absentee and irregular teachers.   
Presiding over a coordination meeting of teacher in-charges of various schools in the district, education and administrative officers here on Thursday, the deputy commissioner advised the teachers of the district to be punctual, and discharge duty sincerely.
Darang also advised the education officers to have good liaison with the administrative officers for ensuring quality education. He assured to provide necessary assistance like, quarters for teachers, girls toilet etc. wherever required.
The meeting convened by SSA District Mission, Kurung Kumey discussed various issues related to academic to improve the quality of education.
DDSE cum DPO Kurung Kumey Tai Tach highlighted on various issues and problems faced in the department. He also informed the Principal, Headmaster and various teacher In-charges to submit Adhaar Card of their students to avail facilities like stipend and Mid-Day-Meal Scheme which is mandatory. DIPRO

Health Commissioner asks DTOs to create public awareness on TB
ITANAGAR, May 13: Commissioner, Health and Family Welfare Hage Kojeen asked the District TB Officers (DTOs) to make concerted efforts to generate public awareness on service availability, curability and prevention of tuberculosis (TB).
Addressing the DTOs in a review meeting under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) at State TB Centre, Naharlagun on Thursday, Kojeen said that staff motivation and proper counseling of the patients hold the key to success of the programme.
He also asked the DTOs to adapt themselves to the situation and try to improve their performance by optimally utilizing the available resources.
Director, Family Welfare Dr. M Lego, who also is DHS in-charge stressed on proper recording and reporting of data in a timely manner for maintaining accountability and transparency.
Earlier, Deputy DHS (TB) cum State TB Officer Moi Nyori highlighting the performance under RNTCP in the State, informed that the department has recently launched Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT) machines, which can detect Drug-Resistant TB in less than two hours.
The facility is available at Bomdila, Tezu, Yingkiong and Pasighat. Installation of three more such high-tech machines at Aalo, Deomali and Roing is under process and will be made functional by the end of this month, he informed.
The meeting was also attended Director, Finance (NHM) Habung Youngbow, WHO consultant Dr. Palash Talukdar, APSACS Deputy Director (Blood Safety) Dr. Nabum Budh and all the District TB Officers.

International Nurse Day celebrated at Aalo
AALO, May 13: The International Nurse Day was  celebrated in a befitting manner by the nurses of ANM School, Aalo on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Ligu exhorted the nurses to derive inspiration from Florence Nightingale to serve humanity. The profession of nursing is a noble job and today it is emerging as one of the biggest service providers in the country, he said.
Dy. Director Nursing Service, Kijum Karga and DMO, Dr. Marbom Basar stressed on the role of nurses in health delivery system and appealed the public and patients to cooperate with nurses to get the best possible services.
Convener and Principal ANM School, Meena Koje, Organizing Secretary, Kago Angu Dabi and Tutor ANM School, Bikek Mara also stressed on the role and responsibilities of nurses and administered the pledge to all the nurses.
A lamp was lit and tributes paid as part of the day which marks the 196th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. All programme officers, Medical Officers and Para Medical Staffs of General Hospital also attended the function. DIPRO

Simai takes stock of storm hit Sinwang
MANMAO, May 13: Jairampur MLA Laisam Simai visited Sinwang village, 8 kms from Manmao circle headquarters on Friday to take stock of the situation.
Despite enduring destruction at massive scale there is no report of human casualties except some minor injuries. The violent storm of Wednesday night had destroyed 12 houses.
Simai interacted with all the family members whose houses were destroyed in the storm and assured them to extend all the possible help and assistance to rebuild their lives all over again. The MLA handed over Rs.15000 for the worst affected families and Rs.10000 for the families whose house sustained partial destruction. Besides distributing relief materials, Simai also gave CGI sheets to all the villagers with 30 CGI sheets to each family. Earlier on Thursday, Simai had deputed ADC Kento Riba to evaluate the destruction as well as to distribute immediate relief materials to the victims.
Simai was accompanied by all the HoDs of the sub-division. He also instructed all the HoD's to immediately restore all amenities that were disrupted by the storm.

Tuki recommends Taram’s name in Committee on Disqualification
ITANAGAR, May 13: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Nabam Tuki has recommended the name of MLA Pani Taram as a member of the Honchun Committee on Disqualification in place of Tapang Taloh.
In a letter to the Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Tuki recommended the name of Taram consequent to Taloh’s resignation from the said Committee on health ground.
Taloh had earlier submitted his resignation as member of the Committee to the Speaker citing ill health while requesting inclusion of someone else from the CLP in his place.
Earlier, Taloh was made a member of the Committee constituted by the Speaker on April 11 in pursuance of the Judgment and Order dated 6th April 2016 of the Gauhati High Court in WP (C) No. 9/2016 in respect of the disqualification of 14 Congress Legislators for anti-party activities under the 9th Schedule.

Skill development training concludes
AALO, May 13: The capacity building and skill development training on scientific and commercial rearing of livestock and poultry organised by the department of Animal Husbandry Veterinary and Dairy Development concluded on Friday. The programme was funded from the MLALAD of Aalo West MLA and Deputy Speaker, Tumke Bagra.
In the inaugural session at Gumin Kiin, Aalo, Kamba ADC Nyiken Lollen called on the farmers to take advantage of the training and rear their livestock in scientific manner for commercial use. He also advised the Animal Husbandry department to help the farmers in livestock rearing in scientific and commercial way.
Aalo DVO, Dr. Pagi Kamki Basar informed that due to awareness on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan everyone is heading towards cleanliness for good and healthy life. Accordingly livestock and poultry should be kept in confined places, she added.
Nodal officer cum programme coordinator, Dr. Kejom Padu, Dr. Taken Kamchi, Dr. Sidik Raksap and Dr. Yika Angu trained the farmers as resource persons.
DDI, Gomar Angu, DPO, Jumdo Diyum, HDO, Hembom Dirchi, SRA, Henge Riba, VOs, Dr. Dagge Riba and Dr. Lige Bagra attended the function.
The training was conducted at Gumin Kiin for Darka, Jeyi, Lipu, Higi and Angu villages for 12 Anchal segments with 30 trainees from each segment. Altogether 360 trainees were covered with honorarium and medicines distributed to them. An exposure tour programme has been also planned for the farmers outside the state to let them know about extensive commercial livestock rearing. DIPRO

DC issues orders for smooth traffic management
ZIRO, May 13: In view of the growing traffic congestions in Ziro Hapoli Township due to haphazard parking of vehicles, Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen has directed all the motorists to park their vehicles only in notified areas. Violators would be penalized as per provisions under Motor Vehicle Act.
Further, entry of heavy goods vehicles as well as loading and unloading of any type of medium goods/ passengers vehicles, like Tata Sumo, Tata mobiles is restricted from 9.30 am to 5 pm in the township area.
In another order, the DC cum District Magistrate, under section 133 CrPC, has prohibited parking of private vehicles inside the premises of the General Hospital, Ziro to ensure free movement of vehicle carrying emergency patients as well as prevent disturbances to the patients. DIPRO





Listen to the voice of Tawang people

The Tawang police firing incident which left two people death and eleven injured have left huge scar on psyche of the people of state. The citizens of Arunachal are yet to come to terms that such an incident can take place in a peaceful region like Tawang.   Chief Minister Kalikho Pul recently visited Tawang and tried his best to assuage the worried citizens.  Despite the assurance from Chief Minister there is deep suspicion against the enquiry committees constituted by state government to probe into the incident.

The state government had constituted two separate committees headed by a Commissioner and a local ADC. The local people have been demanding an impendent probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). There has been allegation of the involvement of powerful local politicians in the incident. Therefore, it is feared that they might try to sabotage the probe. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has also rejected the two enquiry committee into the Tawang firing incident. There seems to be univocal voice seeking CBI probe. State government should listen to the concern raised by the local people. If people of Tawang say that they don't trust the enquiry committee constituted by state government, then govt definitely have to listen to them.  They are victim and are very much aware of the situation that led to the incident and people involved in it.   








Readers’ Forum




Brewery in a residential area

Dear Editor,

A new brewery is being set up in a residential area at Lekhi Village, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.

It is a matter of utmost concern that the brewery is being set up in the residential area in spite of the fact that breweries are highly polluting in nature and release huge amounts of toxic wastes into the atmosphere. Breweries are a source for release of huge quantities of hot and toxic airs into the atmosphere. The brewery would consume a huge quantity of water, more than 10 lac litres per day. Huge quantity of water effluent, more than 8 lac litres every day would be released by the brewery into the residential area which is bound to result in flooding of the area and would become a huge source of mosquito breeding resulting in spread of unwanted diseases among the residents.

Brewery effluent is highly toxic and would result in contamination of the ground water in the area. It would also result in immense foul smell in the area making life impossible for the residents.

Burning of fuel in the boilers would give rise to release of huge quantities of toxic and hazardous gases into the residential area thereby adversely affecting the health of the people. Breweries also use ammonia gas for manufacture of beer which can be a cause a huge catastrophe in the event of accidental leakage of the gas into the residential area resulting in a tragedy of gigantic proportions.

Allowing of the manufacture of the brewery in the residential area is fraught with immense risks which cannot be overlooked. It is a matter of deep concern that the brewery is being allowed to come up in the residential area in these modern times and amounts to playing with the health of the people residing in the area.

It is therefore a public demand to examine how licence and pollution clearance is received by authority and why appropriate action should not be taken against the culprit and licence should be cancelled.


A Concerned Citizen




Parenting and performances of children

Dear editor,

The girls have done it yet again. Girls have been consistently outperforming boys in every academic performances- from schools to university colleges and to highly competitive examinations. On the other hand, the performances of boys have been going spirally downward every year, a phenomena which is of serious social significance and can't be simply discounted as "accident".

And as far as traits like hard work, determination or intelligence is concerned I don't think it has to do with a gender of the person.

In my humble opinion, besides all other factors, the root cause for such growing trend lies in the differential parenting provided to the daughters and the sons in today's families. It was Napoleon Bonaparte who quoted, "Give me good mothers and I shall give you a great nation"; which hints to the power of proper parenting. A good parenting would involve both the affectionate care of the mother and the realistic wisdom of the father. However besides parenting in general, the role of "mothering" in a girl's life and those of "fathering" in a son's life is of tremendous importance for full development of a child's personality and self-actualization, a fact which every psychologist would insist. In this respect, while every girl develops a close bonding with her mother and thereby receives proper parenting, most boys don't. Most boys have had very poor fathering; also because of the fact that the fathers are generally more busy and the boys are supposed to grow "tough".

However, such attitudes towards the boys are doing them no good and it is being reflected, among several other things, in the continual downward spiral of their academic performances in all educational institutions. I hope parents nurture our sons as much as we care for our daughters; after all we are all children of the same universal God.


Dite Pertin





Challenges of Global Warming and Climate Change

Dear Editor

The impacts of global warming are being felt across the globe irrespective of the developed or developing/under developed countries. Extreme heat waves have large number of deaths around the world in recent years. Draughts, famines, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados have caused severe loss of human lives and properties. It is quite alarming that Antarctica and Greenland has been losing several metric tons of ice per year over the past two decades. Furthermore, agriculture and industrial pollution is impacting our environment, forests, wildlife, fresh water resources, land as well as the simple integrity of the global human life. Food chains and food webs have been impacted across the planet. Over exploitation of food resources have negatively impacted food biodiversity in the same line as modern agriculture has impacted the global agricultural biodiversity in a significant manner that worries academics, scholars, researchers about future global food security. No part of the globe seems to be now remains unaffected due to Global Warming and Climate Changes. It is impacting our life, agricultural productivity, weather patterns as well as economic growth. The impacts of such drastic environmental changes warranties serious discussion and a long term plan to meet these challenges. Human participation or positive anthropogenic engagement is now considered the core of the long term success for any serious environmental issue.

Science in this modern era is incomplete without serious consideration of the ecology and environment. All major disciplines of science now have focus on environment to introspect various dynamics of global eco-environmental challenges. The latest innovations of science in various disciplines need to be integrated together to deal with the technological shift necessary for addressing problems of Global Warming and Climate Change. The global eco-environmental challenges needs to be dealt seriously and hence it is essential to discuss all the challenges of environment and ecosystem on a common platform between a wide diversity of participants from a multi-dimensional perspective in the form of an association of scholars, researchers, academics, students, lawmakers, politicians, bureaucrats, technocrats, industrialists, agriculturists, socialists, lawyers, teachers, doctors, media personnel and ordinary citizens. Only through positive engagement on a holistic platform the world could find a solution to the challenges of Global Warming and Climate Change. However, the great political fault line between the developing and under developed nations with the developed nations is a significant challenge to overcome to ensure a global consensus in dealing with this enormous global issue impacting life across the planet. Some of the ways to deal this problem is to engage with the public and increasing media awareness, building awareness and developing consensus about major ecological and environmental issues. Increased environmental cooperation both regionally and locally between adjacent countries by sharing and exchanging necessary environmental guidelines, recommendations and protocols, alternative green technologies, innovative strategies and long term sustainable planning can help address some of the challenges posed by Global Warming and Climate Change.  


Saikat Kumar Basu



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