Ray of hope for health service with opening of new building equipped with latest
Bills on education, police and health soon: Khandu
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: After long hiatus people of state has something to cheer and be
proud of as newly built posh building of General Hospital, Naharlagun was formally
opened on Wednesday by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. With neatly dressed staff and
clean room waiting, this new block of General hospital will give fresh experience
to visitors and should act as tonic for crippled health sector of Arunachal Pradesh.
The four-floored building has been built at the cost of over Rs Twelve Crore and
house departments like labour room, dialysis unit, Operation Theatre, Intensive Care
Unit, Female and Child wards. All these departments have been equipped with all the
latest equipments and promises of extending high quality service to the public.
In his opening remark, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said, “State government will
continue to attach priority to health, education and policing.”
Further, he added, “We have achieved dream of having world class hospital in our
state. Now it will be duty of all people involved to properly handle the equipments
and keep hospital clean.”
He also spoke of introducing three bills in the next session of assembly on health,
police and education. The bill will strictly deal with those officials who instead
of their place of postings are often found residing in district headquarters or in
capital complex area.
PWD and UD minister, Nabam Tuki stressed the need of no compromise attitude in taking
up projects related to health and education. “We have to build infrastructure projects
keeping in mind the needs of future generation,” told PWD minister.
Drawing comparison between armed force and health officials, Family Welfare and Health
Minister, Tanga Byaling told gathered crowd, “Just like army, officials of medical
department also has to fight hard against dangerous enemy in the form of deadly diseases.”
He requested government doctors to concentrate more on public service than private
There is also proposal to turn this hospital as medical college in the future with
50 seats for medical studies and 50 for nursing. The people of this state who often
have to depend on cities like Guwahati, Delhi, Vellore etc, to seek medical treatment
are hoping this new medical revolution taking at Naharlagun General Hospital will
come long way to solve their woes.
Speaker Wangling Lowangdong, Health Minister Tangya Byaling, Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso
and Health Commissioner Anshu Prakash, Chief Medical Officer Dr Moji Jini were present
Orgs accuse NHPC of violating recommendations of EAC
ROING, Nov 18: The Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (ICLS) and All Idu Mishmi
Students Union (AIMSU) in a joint communiqué has expressed shock and surprise over
a write up by General Manager NHPC DMP project AK Mishra, on ‘Myths and Realities
– Acquisition of land, Rehabilitation and Resettlement at Dibang Multipurpose Project
(3000 MW), Arunachal Pradesh” which was carried by this daily.
Expressing shock, the union observes that such publications, in effect, violates
the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, the spirit of the EIA Notification 2006 and
blatantly brushes aside the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee for
River Valley Projects under Ministry of Environment & Forest.
In the write up, NHPC states that the process of land acquisition for the Dibang
Project is beginning soon and it is being aimed by the project authorities to complete
the land acquisition and R & R plan by 30th June 2010. The NHPC goes on to say that
the project has identified about 40 hectares of land in Chimri village (Roing) and
19.2078 hectare of private land near project site for which the land owners have
also given the consents for the said land…minimum 60 Ha. of land is required immediately
to start the construction of Residential Colony/Administrative Block etc. for the
project along with construction of 43 Nos bridges and 58 kms access roads for reaching
Dam/Power House sites.
Objecting to what NHPC had stated, the organization have questioned how can such
construction and acquisition of over 5500 ha of forest land take place without any
formal environmental and forest clearance.
Moreover, pointing out the minutes of the EAC River Valley Meeting of July 2009 the
ICLS points out that site clearance to this project was accorded during 2004 under
the provisions of EIA Notification, 1994. The Ministry issued a new Environment Impact
Assessment (EIA) Notification on 14th September 2006, in supersession of EIA Notification,
1994. However, projects were allowed to be submitted under the provisions of earlier
1994 notification for two years i.e. till 13th September 2008.
NHPC prepared the EIA report and submitted the same to the Arunachal Pradesh Pollution
Control Board for public hearing. Since the project involved two districts, the public
hearing needed to be conducted in both the districts. In Lower Dibang public hearing
was completed on 29th January, 2008. However, public hearing in the other district
namely Dibang Valley could not be undertaken due to public agitation. By this time,
the extended period for submitting the proposal under EIA Notification, 1994 expired.
The project proponent was therefore advised by the Ministry to submit the proposal,
afresh, according to the procedure mentioned in the EIA Notification, 2006.
NHPC accordingly submitted this proposal for approval of Terms of Reference (TOR)
which they considered for preparation of EIA report. The proposal was placed before
the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) at its meeting held on 16th June, 2009. The
Committee desired some information for its further consideration. The information
submitted by the NHPC was further considered by the EAC along with the representations
After critically examining all the issues the committee noted that the Dibang high
dam is located in high seismic zone V and the area receives very high rainfall during
monsoon. The dam impounds huge reservoir strech (43.0 km). A situation may arise
when high rainfall together with a major earthquake may occur. The steep slopes charged
with rain water and triggered with earthquake are very vulnerable and may lead to
large scale landslide. A major landslide may occur into the reservoir which may lead
to creation of water waves in the reservoir. Further overtopping causing serious
safety problems may happen. As already mentioned by NHPC that slope at many locations
are vulnerable, the committee was of the opinion that a more thorough investigation
need to be carried out w.r.t. geology of the slope.
In addition to the above the EAC suggested following additional TORs for incorporating
in the EIA report as follows.
- Back water level study along the tributary at FRL should be conducted (pre sedimentation
- Downstream release of water should be decided on the basis of a scientific study
based on depth and velocity of water.
- Elephant migratory corridor, salt lick and existence of sanctuary within project
area should be investigated.
- The flow temporarily arrested at the dam of this project is to flow back into the
river much before its confluence with Lohit river. It is true of course, that due
to the flood moderation effect of the Dibang dam, the release will be modulated.
It may therefore be in the fitness of things that the degree of modulation is known
and the adverse effect (if any), to the downstream, to the national park, etc., to
- To highlight the benefit of the project (in addition to the power generation),
it may also be quantitatively describe the flood moderation effect in Assam.
The committee recommended clearance for pre-construction activities and approved
the TOR with the additional TORs for incorporating in the EIA & EMP report which
is already prepared. NHPC Ltd. has to conduct a fresh Public hearing for both the
Districts on the basis of revised EIA/EMP Reports.
Pointing out the above decisions of the EAC, ICLS and AIMSU made it clear that it
is enough to understand that NHPC has only got clearance for pre-construction activities
and not beyond that.
Then how could a project General Manager talk publicly of construction of roads,
bridges, residential colonies etc and acquisition of community owned and governed
forest lands, the organisations stated.
Parliamentary Secretaries takes oath
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Altogether seventeen Parliamentary Secretaries out of a total twenty
appointed by the Chief Minister were sworn-in today.
The Parliamentary secretaries are Tsewang Dhondup, R.T Khunjuju, Kumar Waii, Nabam
Rebia, Padi Richo, Lokam Tassar, Nido Pavitra, Jomde Kena, Gojen Gadi, Gadam Ete,
J.K Panggeng, Rajesh Tacho, C.T Mein, Phosum Khimhum, Tinghap Taiju, former Environment
& Forest Minister Newlai Tingkhatra and Thangwang Wangham.
Former Health & Family Welfare Minister C.C Singpho, MLAs Karikho Kri and Wangki
Lowang, who were a part of the team of the twenty Parliamentary Secretaries were
absent at the swearing in ceremony.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Parliamentary
Secretaries at a brief but impressive function organized here at the state Banquet
hall which was attended by the states who’s who.
The portfolios would be allocated in a day or two.
Awareness must for protection from influenza A H1N1- Dr. Jampa
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The State Surveillance and Nodal Officer of H1N1 Dr. L. Jampa has
said that awareness is very important for protection from influenza A H1N1. He said
that prevention is better then cure and people must know about H1N1 virus, its symptoms
and precautions required for protection.
Dr. Jampa was addressing the people of Doimukh while formally launching the awareness
campaign on influenza A H1N1 organized by the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP)
in close coordination with Health Department and District Administration.
He said that during the winter season chances of spreading of H1N1 virus are more
and people should take maximum care for protection. Dr. Jampa clarified that H1N1
virus is not spread by the swine but it may be transmitted from human to human. He
said that all necessary medicines, testing kits etc. are available in the state and
Arunachal is well equipped to face any challenge.
The District Surveillance Officer, Yupia, Dr. Kipa Tubin gave information about the
H1N1 virus, symptoms and precautions in detail. He appealed the people to always
cover their nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing, often wash hands with soap
and water, especially after cough and sneeze, avoid touching eyes and nose by unwashed
hand and try to avoid close contact with people having respiratory illness. Dr. Kipa
Tubin also informed that in Arunachal so far no case has been detected. He said that
46 samples were sent for testing of H1N1 and all were found negative.
In his address Dr. Bengia Tobin, DMO, Yupia said that people should take utmost care
as Papum Pare district is vulnerable because people from other places frequently
visit capital Itanagar and other areas of district.
ZPM, Doimukh lauded the DFP for organizing such an informative and impressive campaign.
He said that people of Doimukh will be benefited a lot from such publicity programmes.
EAC, Doimukh Bengia Nighe, while expressing thankfulness towards DFP on behalf of
the people of Doimukh said that such awareness campaigns are very fruitful and should
be organized regularly.
Earlier, in his welcome address Raj Kumar, Joint Director, DFP informed that the
Directorate of Field Publicity is organizing special awareness campaign on influenza
A H1N1 throughout the country. In Arunachal Pradesh, the similar programmes will
be organized in West Kameng, Lower Subansiri, West Siang, Anjaw and Changlang districts,
he added. The artists of the Song and Drama Division also presented theme based songs
and drama, which was very well appreciated by the people. A quiz contest and photo
exhibition was also organized by the DFP. As part of the awareness campaign a soap
was given to each audience to just remind them that they should always wash hands
frequently to protect themselves from H1N1.
Polythene users imposed fines
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Observing the increasing use of polythene/plastic carry bags in
the markets defying the ban order issued by the district magistrate, the Itanagar
executive magistrate and police personnel conducted a surprise checking in Akashdeep
market complex on Nov 17.
During the checking drive, 15 shopkeepers were found using polythene bags. A total
amount of Rs 5900 was realized from the defaulters and a stock of 30 kg polythene
carry bags were seized from their possession.
Informing that similar checking shall be carried out regularly in all the markets
and sectors of the Capital Complex in coming days, the Capital district administration
appealed all the shopkeepers and consumers not to use polythene carry bags in greater
interest of safeguarding the environment.
State Govt betrays constitutional laws: BJP
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh has criticized the state
Govt saying that new government has betrayed the section 3 of the Anti-Defection
laws under the Constitution (Ninety First Amendment) Act 2003 and Article 164 (1)(A)
which aim at checking defections and limiting the size of the ministers both at
the Centre and in States.
Pointing out the appointment of large number of parliamentary secretaries, the
BJP said “It seems that all the 42 MLAs of the ruling party will get privileges
of minister and minister for State in Arunachal Pradesh which will be a record for
the leaders in the people first Govt”. Now, 34 of the 42 MLAs of the ruling party
got privileges of ministers of state, the BJP said adding appointments to offices
of Chairmen and Advisors to Chief Minister are yet to take place with only 8 more
MLAs left with the party in power. It would be certainly a matter of concern how
the public funds are to be properly utilized when all have their own commitments,
demands and pleasures in the state like ours which survives through the Central grants
and non-revenue state, the party said.
BJP demands development activities at the ground level saying that public money
should no longer be wasted rather properly utilized .
Ete stress on women financial empowerment
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan chairperson
Jarjum Ete today emphasized on women’s participation in various economic activities
through cooperative societies in the state.
Participating in the on-going celebration of the 56th All India Cooperative Week
which began at Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) conference hall
at Naharlagun on Nov 14 last, Ete suggested cooperators not to confine themselves
in a particular activity rather diversify their business.
Ete, former chairperson of the State Women Commission also highlighted on Domestic
Violence Act and Marriage Registration Act which protect the women from social injustice.
Appreciating the APSCU for their welfare activities, Ete, suggested a platform, for
interaction on various women related issues.
Registrar of Cooperative Societies Nandini Paliwal also spoke on the occasion and
gave some examples of successful cooperatives being run by the women.
Guest speaker and development officer of industry department A Gammeng explained
about the various schemes, especially for women and youths available under department
APSCU CEO G Nyorak and cooperators Taro Modi and Yapi Kulo also spoke on the occasion.
APSCU vice chairman A T Kulo, a good number of women and youths from cooperative
societies and self-help group took part in the programme.
AAPSU calls for rescheduling APPSC prelims
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has called on Arunachal
Pradesh Public Service Commission to reschedule the APPSC preliminary examination,
which starts from Dec 30.
It would call on the Chairman of the Commission tomorrow to submit a memorandum in
The apex students body of the state after going through the detail composition of
the Rajiv Gandhi University Student Union memorandum could find that the scheduled
of the APPSC preliminary examination almost coincides with the UGC’s NET examination
thus depriving many aspirant candidates from sitting in the APPSC examination hailed
as the “mother of all exams” in the state, it stated.
Every eligible student has the right to appear for the examination and it is the
duty of the commission that it works out a date where maximum number of students
can appear without any hassles, Union added.
The union further suggests the commission to take cue from the UPSC pattern where
the exams are held annually in a fixed date and time.
The union while appreciating the yeoman service of the commission feels that going
ahead with the preliminary examination as fixed will deprived large chunks of the
Meanwhile Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) in a letter to Secretary, APPSC appealed
for rescheduling of APPSCE prelim exam.
It said that the Annual Law Exam under Gauhati University, NEHU and Symbiosis Pune
will be held in the month of December and it will not be possible for the law students’
to Prepare and appear for the APPSCE prelims.
SLMC approves subsidy to Self Help Groups
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: A meeting of the State Level Microfinance Committee (SLMC) of Microfinance
Vision 2011 was held yesterday.
A proposal moved by Special Secretary, Finance cum State Microfinance Co-ordinator
Amit Singla, IAS, to provide interest subsidy to the SHGs through Apex bank, SBI
and APRRB was approved by the committee.
In addition, it was decided that the impact assessment of existing SHGs as well as
the work done by field level functionaries of Social Welfare Department would be
done by third party to get objective idea of the work done by SHGs and identify credible
SHGs from among them.
A sum of Rs 3.00 cr has been earlier announced in the budget speech of Finance Minister
for the current year (2009-10).
Amit Singla informed about the activities under Microfinance Vision till now, including,
the first Self Help Mela was organized in the month of April 2009 which was inaugurated
by President Prathibha Devi Singh Patel.
Microfinance Vision 2011 was launched by the State Govt. in 2008 with an ambitious
programme of forming 5000 Self Help Groups within three years period. The vision
envisages covering all the poor families of the state under the massive micro saving
movement. It will empower women and thereby bring about socio economic development
in Arunachal Pradesh.
A separate Cell has been formed in this regard under the leadership of Special Secretary,
Finance Amit Singla. The partners to fulfil the vision are State Govt., NABARD, Arunachal
Pradesh State Women Commission, SIRD, State level Bankers Committee and Essomi Foundation
Trust. NABARD has established a Support Center led by Essomi Foundation to implement
the vision successfully and to assess the impact.
NABARD, DSW and SIRD has already conducted training programmes for Master Trainers
and now in turn they will train the grass root level functionaries.
The Support Centre is already in action to collect the data of existing SHGs, assessing
its status and the need. The center will also publish a bi-monthly bulletin on the
developments, covering success stories and role models, starting from January 2010.
Amit Singla stressed on convergence of SHG component of various Centrally sponsored
The meeting was chaired by Commissioner V K Dev, Development Commissioner Finance,
Yeshi Tsering, Commissioner, Social Welfare, Ankur Garg, Secy. Planning, Dr B G Mukhopadhay
General Manager NABARD, R T Riba, Director, Women & Child Development, Vijay Swami,
Executive Director, Support Center Micro Finance and representative of Banks and
Dept. of Rural Development.
Orgs demands action against PDs contractor
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: In a letter to the Chief Minister, All Idu Mishmi Students Union,
Dibang Valley Students Union and Middle Dibang Valley FPS owners Union, sought action
against irregularities in supply of PDS item in Dibang Valley district by M/s Ahoh
The organisations stated that despite complaints,
no action has been initiated while adding that district administration had also lodged
a complaint against the Enterprise.
The organisations called for immediate putting an immediate halt to interim arrangement
of PDS wholesale nominee cum carriage contractor and floating of fresh tender as
per laid down guidelines.
Preparation for 4th Siang River Festival
AALO, Nov 18 : The Preliminary round of discussions for celebration of Siang River
Festival-10 was held at DC’s Conference Hall on Nov 16 last.
This will be for the 4th time in a row that the Siang River Festival is going to
be celebrated at the confluence of Sipu and Yomgo River.
This is worthwhile to mention that the SRF began at Tuting,Yingkiong and Pasighat
but was short lived.
Wide ranges of activities including cultural events, indigenous sports like rope
swing, food medas mostly of cylindrical bamboo cooked, local products and sales,
footing houses with all in traditional look of different tribes etc. would be main
attraction of the 5-day celebration.
This time around, Inter-District cultural troupes of different tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh will be invited to showcase their traditions and culture in addition to the
cultural troupe from other states of the country so as to promote national harmony.
District Sports Association will be the agency to take responsibility for celebration
of the festival with the support and help from public and all depts. DIPRO
West Siang DRDA Governing body meeting held
AALO, Nov 18: The West Siang district DRDA Governing Body Meeting was held under
the chairpersonship of Zarsa Gamlin, Chairperson, Zilla Parishad in DC’s Conference
Hall, Aalo on Nov 17.2009.
Speaking on the occasion, Zarsa Gamlin stressed on proper co-ordination of PRI
members and District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) for success of flagship rural
programmes. He said that PRI members having the knowledge of ground realities should
keep watch on the implementation of the works.
Amjad Tak, DC Cum CEO DRDA said that fund received from the central and state Govt.
should be judiciously used and quality needs to be maintained, he added.
Emar Ete, Project Director DRDA reviewed the physical and financial achievement of
2008-09 and also placed AAP 2009-10 under various RD Programmes.
In the meeting, it was thoroughly discussed and approved the AAP 1009-10.
During the second – half of the day District vigilance and monitoring committee meeting
was held under chairmanship of West Siang DC cum member secretary DVMC Amjad Tak.
Deputy Commissioner reiterated on the need to erect signboard at Project site for
easy identification while adding that it is mandatory on the part of executing agency
to take photographs before, during and after completion of the works. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh expressed shock and grief
over the death of his staff late Nabajyoti Borah who died in Guwahati Medical College,
Guwahati today at 7.30 am after a prolong illness. Expressing condolence on behalf
of the Raj Bhavan staff and on his own behalf to Ranju Borah, Borah's widow, Gen
Singh said the untimely demise of a sincere and dedicated staff was a great loss
not only to the family but for the whole Raj Bhavan.
Late Borah is survived by a son, mother and sister. Born on 1st June 1984, Late Borah
joined as staff driver of Raj Bhavan establishment on 8th June 2007.
Tamin Elite Society has deeply mourned the sudden demise of late Matu Nidak Tamin
who passed away on Nov 8. He was the eldest son of former minister and member of
legislative assembly Daklo Nidak. Society conveyed heartfelt condolence to the family
of late Matu Nidak Tamin and prayed for his soul.
The staff and students of government secondary school, Nirjuli organized a condolence
meeting on Wednesday in memory of their student late Tadu Novin. A student of class
seven, he passed away after prolong sickness.
Officers and staff of Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun expressed their
deep sense of sorrow on the premature death of Phuh Khyriem, Peon (NVBDCP) and observed
two minute silence and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The house further conveyed its condolence to the bereaved family members.
Land doners demand development works
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The Papu –I and Papu II villagers have appealed both the director
of civil supplies and general manager of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services
to carry out development works in the area immediately.
In memorandums to both civil supplies director and APSTS general manager, the villagers
who formed a Papu Village Interim Committee (PVIC) to raise their grievances said
that they had donated land free of cost to both civil supplies and transport departments
in the prime region in good faith that setting up Govt offices in their area would
bring rapid development and provide unemployment opportunities. But no development
activities have been carried out by both the departments till date, they resented.
The villagers in a meeting on Nov 15 last resolved that both the departments renovate
the approach road from NH52A to Papu Village which also serves as link road for the
two aforesaid offices, reserve 20% group D posts for the villagers, and provide contract
works on supply, construction, renovation and maintenance, electrification and procurement
of office store materials below 10 lakh to unemployed villagers.
PVIC said that their demands should be met before February next, to avoid democratic
movement by the villagers.
Pangsau Pass winter fest website launched
Jairampur, Nov 18: In view to the upcoming Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, which is
schedule to be held in January next year, an official website, www.amazingarunachal.com/ppwf2010,
of the festival has been launched here today.
Apart from information on the festival, the website will cover Arunachal Pradesh
for the convenience of tourist, willing to visit this landlocked region. A Siliguri
based tour operator “Help Tourism” will look after all the accommodations solution
for the visitors.
On the cards is a vintage car rally with vehicles of WW-II era that will start from
Guwahati and conclude at the Pangsau Pass. The North East Motor Sport Association
in collaboration with Help Tourism, awarded for “CNBC Awaaz Travel Award 2009” for
Best NGO in sustainable tourism is preparing for this unique event.
The details of three days events would be finalised after the high-level meeting
on November 20 next consisting of Finance Minster, Secretary, Tourism and other top
AOL’s meditation technique
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The Art of Living will conduct a special three-day meditation course
christened Sahaj Samadhi from Nov 20. The two-hour a day course will be held at the
Art of Living Centre, H Sector, Itanagar from 6 am to 8 am.
“Find alternative for NGERA staff”
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Arunachal Pradesh NGERA Employees Association, Upper Subansiri
District said that they have been appointed for a period of five years through competitive
exam and serving the assigned job with dedication and sincerity for last three years.
However, expressing job insecurity, as their five years term will be completed after
two years they appealed the concerned authority and the state government to find
out alternative solution for the welfare of the Staff.
It further expressed the hope that the new government would bring better development
in grass root level through NGERA and other centrally sponsored schemes in the state.
‘Maintain quality work’
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: The Dumporijo Gusar and Baririjo Collegian Forum(DGBCF) has appealed
the construction agency PWD Dumporijo and contractor to maintain quality work while
constructing the Dumporijo-Hali road under Dumporijo ciricle in Upper Subansiri
The Forum in a release said that the Dumporijo-Halli road which is running along
the road side of Sinyum river covering many villages should come up to the expectation
of the people and standard should be maintained as per specification mentioned in
the tender paper.
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Describing the decision of the All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union
(AAPWU) to conduct time to time checking drive against bogus labourers in departments
concerned as unfortunate, All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labours Union
(AAPGDLU) said that AAPGDLU is purely an organization of Govt department labourers.
As such AAPWU has no right to check bogus labourers in Govt departments.
Gender awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Nov.18: Recently three days gender awareness area specific programme was
organized at Anini by SSA Rajya Mission of Itanagar. More than 40 girls attended
the program, where they were taught vocational activities like knitting, tailoring,
National seminar in Khadi and Village Industries
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Department of Economics, Dera Natung Government College is organizing
a three days National seminar on the role of Khadi and village Industries in socio
economic development of North East States and Development of Tribal People in Arunachal
Pradesh Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi from
November 20-22 at DNG College.
Around 50 academicians from different parts of the country are likely to participate
in the seminar.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, RGU T Mibang, Department of Economics,
RGU Prof A Mitra and Joint Director, Higher and Technical Education Dr. T Padu have
consented to attend the inaugural function as Chief Guest and Guests of Honour.
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: MLA Lokam Tassar and Secretary APCC Byabang Nukh would attend the
inaugural function of the orientation programme of membership drive at Koloriang
on November 20.
BDO seeks cooperation from Panchayat leaders
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: A series of coordination meeting for PRI leaders and Self-Help
Groups (SHGs) of Borum and Doimukh anchal samity were conducted recently at Doimukh
Attending the meeting, the new block development officer (BDO) of Doimukh Chagam
Dolo, sought cooperation from the PRI leaders for the uplift of rural people and
implementation of NREGA programmes. He emphasized on formation of SHGs for sustaining
livelihood as govt can’t provide employment to everyone.
Selection of IAY beneficiaries for the BPL families was also discussed in the meeting.
Meanwhile, the PRI leaders and SHGs appreciated the BDO for holding the meet and
taking interest in group activities, according to an official release.
State champion opts out of Chess C’ship
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: State Champion Hina Nabam Mavam has withdrawn from the first ever
state level open chess championship at Nahar-lagun on personal problem, informed
the organizing committee.
ACA to participate in BCCI tourney
ITANAGAR, Nov 18: Arunachal Pradesh will participate in both U-16 and U-19 cricket
tournament being organized at Shillong and Chattishgarh by Board of Control for Cricket
The tournament for U-16 category at Shillong will begin on December one while the
event for U-19 at Chattishgarh will be held from December 15 to 21 next, according
to Arunachal Cricket Association release.
First Lady appeals people to be in mission mode for a cancer free Arunachal
Ziro, Nov 18: Get involved and come forward in a mission mode to make Arunachal a
cancer free state, said Arunachal’s first lady Anupama Singh in an introductory remark
at a function of Breast awareness Campaign, at Abotani Hall, here today.
Appealing the Anganwadi workers, ASHA members, teachers, Gaon Burahs, NGOs, govt.
officials and students union members to join the campaign, Anupama said, each of
us have to play a role in this campaign to get involved and come forward in a mission
mode. Form volunteers among yourself and speak to others, organize walkathons, rallies
and small group meetings at all level to spread the message and convince the girls
and ladies at least to turn up for breast check up.
I believe we can do great things in life and lets begin with this campaign. It is
our concern for our own people that we are here. Working together, marching together,
fighting together, I know we will be successful. Let it be the stepping steps towards
Cancer free Arunachal, she said.
The first lady, being enchanted and admired by the exquisite Apatani attires, the
innovative and hardworking people, practice of extremely high yielding wet Rice cultivation
and unique way of preservation of environment and ecology of Ziro plateau, congratulated
the people of the state for such rich traditions and practices.
The function as second day of the 10-day state wide Breast awareness campaign, organized
by Muskan Society in collaboration with state Health and family welfare dept, Project
Highways-Infinite, Pune, was also addressed by Lower Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori and
Dy. Director, ICDS, JJ Singh. Deori in her speech while appreciating the Muskan society
and others involved in campaign assured all possible help and asked participants
to take full advantage of the campaign.
Project Highways-Infinite, Director, Dr. Ritu Biyani Joseph, through a power point
presentation explained all aspects including detection, treatment, risks of Breast
cancer and other related diseases.
Dr. Kri of General Hospital, Naharlagun, Dr. Hage Tadi, Gynecologist, District Hospital
Ziro and others also spoke as resource persons.
The enthusiasm of women about the programme was very high with high turn up of women
of all ages including students, ASHA members, Anganwadi workers, NGO activists, villagers,
Singpho appeals for peace
ITANAGAR: Legislator C C Singhpho appealed the people of all communities to maintain
the age-old tradition of peace and harmony in Diyun-Bordumsa constituency for all
round development of the area and welfare of the people of all section.
While addressing the people of the constituency who accorded him a warm welcome back
to the constituency, MLA thanked all section of people for their untiring support
in re-electing him for a 5th consecutive time. He “hailed it as the victory of the
people”. He ensured the people for more development in all respect in the constituency.
AAPSU welcome Home Minister’s initiative
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union welcomed the initiative taken by the
Home Minister Tako Dabi to find out a lasting solution to Assam-Arunachal boundary
problem. Union believes that his leadership will bring out positive changes in the
home ministry and improve the overall law order situation of the state. It further
lauded the home department for making functional the lone central jail at Jully village.
Youth Exchange programe concludes
ITANAGAR: The nine-day long interstate youth exchange and home stay programme organized
by the National Service Scheme (NSS) in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Institute
of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur concluded on Tuesday. The valedictory function
of event was attended by Bosiram Siram Education Minister, Hage Khoda Commissioner
Education and Joram Begi, Director Higher and Technical Education.
More than 100 volunteers from states Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh,
Rajasthan and all north-east state took part in the progamme. The main idea behind
organizing of exchange program was to provide an opportunity to NSS volunteers from
other state to understand culture, tradition and life style of the people of state.