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Governor urges army to contain drug menace

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has called for concerted efforts to contain drug menace.

While addressing a Sainik Sammelan of 26 Maratha Light Infantry at Chowkham in Lohit district today, he said that along with their duties, the Forces should step into check drug menace in the state.

Along with local administration and indigenous people, drug addiction need to be eradicated from the area and efforts should be put in to bring back the addicts to correct path through Sadbhawna Project, he stressed.

The Governor, who was on a day long visit to Chowkham, expressed his appreciation on the high working standard of the battalion and operational successes.

He further suggested adoption of schools among others.

The Honorary Colonel of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Gen Singh said that during operations, innocent people should not be harassed or harmed.

Earlier, the Governor and the First Lady Anupama Singh were received at the battalion headquarters by Col P.L. Jayram, commanding officer of 26 Maratha LI.

Gen Singh, who was also commissioned from the same regiment interacted with personnel of the battalion and had Bara Khana with them.


Governor, CM greet teachers

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended his best wishes to the teaching community on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. He exuded his hope that the occasion will inspire each one of them to rededicate themselves to build a quantum of human resource that has the highest degree of knowledge and intellectual ability.

In his message, Gen Singh said, Dr. S Radhakrishnan, whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day is the embodiment of righteousness and high moral values. His philosophy and teachings inspire all of us to commit ourselves to cause of the illiterate with service and sacrifice, he said.

Exhorting the teaching community to follow the highest moral and ethical values of Dr. Radhakrishnan, Gen Singh said that as a tribute to him and also to show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers towards our development, the Teacher's Day is celebrated all over the country.

The Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu expressed the hope that the day which commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who was one of the most distinguished diplomat, educationist, scholar and teacher, apart from being the President of India, will instill more zeal and enthusiasm into the teaching community to shoulder the responsibility of educating the society.

Khandu appealed to all teacher friends to pledge to inculcate knowledge, unity and discipline amongst the student community, impart quality education and to be a role model by working harder to achieve the desired goal.

Former MLA Tezu Karikho Kri wished a teaching fraternity on teacher day. He expressed the hope that day would motivate the teachers to rededicate themselves towards nation building.


Patanjali Seva Kendra

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The long pending desire of the Arunachalees regarding the

opening of the retail outlet of Ayurvedic medicines and other herbal products of  Divya Yog Pharmacy being operated by Patanjali Yog Samiti Haridwar has finally been cherished. Patanjali Seva Kendra has been opened at Vivek Vihar this evening in a simple but impressive manner by Padmini Singla IAS (Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex) with the lightening of lamp. The Seva Kendra will house free consultancy services of an Ayurved Vaidya from Patanjali Yog Samiti Haridwar.


Takam calls on Centre to release pending funds

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Lok Sabha Member Takam Sanjoy has requested Centre to release pending fund for completion of various sports schemes in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sanjoy, who met Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Dr. MS Gill yesterday at New Delhi in connection with spill over schemes sanctioned by the Ministry, said that work of 14 centrally sponsored schemes under Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs were pending at various stages due to non-release of the remaining fund amounting to Rs 8.52 crore.

During the meeting it was informed that the Ministry had stopped funding of some schemes and put a ban on taking new schemes. However, the Ministry has asked the Planning Commission to sanction a total of Rs 60 crore for spill over schemes of sports for various states as one time funding and settlement.

Gill further informed that he and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman have agreed to place the funds as one time exercise for early completion under ACA programme of the state and central heads. The minister urged Sanjoy to confirm the subject matter and its implementation with Planning Commission and the State Govt.

The centrally sponsored schemes which were pending at various stages are-- State Level Sports Complex at Chimpu, Itanagar ( 80 pc), District Sports Complex, Ziro (75 pc), District Sports Complex, Roing (80 pc), District Sports Complex, Daporijo (20 pc), District Sports Complex, Yangte (50 pc), District Sports Complex, Dirang (90 pc), District Sports Complex, Khonsa (30 pc), District Sports Complex, Yupia (70 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat. III), Palin, 90 pc), District Sports Complex, Pasighat (20 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.I), Rupa, (50 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.III), Anini (80 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.I), Tawang (100 pc), and Indoor Stadium (Cat.II) Yomcha (50 pc).

Meanwhile, Gill agreed to the request of Sanjoy to visit Arunachal in November- December and arrange necessary resources and funds from Sports Ministry for conduct of North East Sports Festival, reports DIPRO.


A proud moment awaits VKV, Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Come Teachers’ Day, a National award for outstanding contribution in the field of education awaits Karnam Prahlada Rao from Bellary, Karnataka. The award will be given in a glittering ceremony by the President of India, Pratibha Devi Patil in New Delhi. Surprisingly the award is in recognition of his silent and dedicated work for over 30 years not in Karnataka but in the remote Himalayan tribal State of Arunachal Pradesh.

In the late seventies even in the metros of the country, not many might have heard of NEFA. But not Prahalada Rao. Born in 1951 in the remote Kalapura Village, Bellary District in Karnataka, Prahlada Rao completed his graduation in Arts and Bachelor of Education. Barely was in his late twenties, when a call came from Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) for service in the NEFA. He left home without a second thought, though there were many opportunities knocking at his door in the home state itself.Travelling over 3000 km to that un-known, climatically hostile, linguistically and culturally different terrain, Prahlada Rao as a Primary Teacher, plunged into the “Man Making and Nation Building” educational activities of Vivekananda Kendra in the year 1977. Since then, it has been a relentless struggle against all odds, to bring the light of education to the tribal children there who in those days belonged to the first generation learners. Not limiting him within the four walls of class rooms, the fire of service in his belly prompted Rao take up community development work like cleanliness Campaigns, health camps, adult education classes also, thus endearing to the community and leaving a mark wherever he worked. Now for over three decades, Rao has been part of the triumphs and tribulations of that remote Himalayan State. Thanks to the efforts of people like him in Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal Pradesh slowly took strides in development.

Recognizing his unique contribution, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh had given him the “Best Teacher Award” in the year 2000 itself. The present National Award is a grateful Nation’s recognition for his silent nation building work being carried out in a strategically very significant part of the country, which the neighboring China even now claims as its part!.

Now, in his late fifties, Rao is the Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Yazali, a Senior Secondary English Medium School in Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh.

A proud moment indeed for Vivekananda Kendra kanyakumari, Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Trust.



Sangma is day dreaming: APCC

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee reacting to the press statement of General Secretary, NCP P.A. Sangma, said that the statement are self mocking, shameful and hollow and amounts to day dreaming.

Claims of NCP to play crucial role in formation of next state government and allotment of tickets to those who fail to get tickets in other parties is self contradictory. How one count chicks before it is hatched, APCC asked?

Sangma had yesterday said that Congress is a divided house with many chief ministerial candidates and that NCP would give tickets to those rejected by other parties.

The Arunachal Pradesh witnessed unprecedented, multi faceted development in almost all sectors under the leadership of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu with support of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, the party claimed.

Sangma's claim of anti-incumbency factor in the state is contradictory and baseless and aimed at gaining cheap political mileage. APCC, President Nabam Tuki made it clear that there is no dispute regarding Chief Minister ship and Dorjee Khandu would continue to lead the government, the party said while adding that Sangma's statement does not suit his stature as a leader.


CCRD to Screen ‘Half Moon’

ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Setting the stage for the musicians who will be showcased in the coming Saturdays at CCRD’s Saturday Cinemaghar, the first film to be screened is ‘Half Moon’.  A feature film about a musicians love for his craft.  

The film revolves around an ageing musician Mamo’s journey into Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein to perform one last time. His determination is tested when a wise man from his village predicts that a tragedy will strike during the half moon. Mamo’s insistence on finding a forbidden female singer promises to bring about the destruction of his troupe. A charming and lyrical film of metaphor and music, Half Moon is a magical tale of one man’s tryst with his musical destiny.

The film is directed by Bahman Ghobadi, whose films centre around Kurdish life and are shocking and real , but frequently touched with hope and humour. After his award-winning A Time of Drunken Horses (1999)- the first Kurdish full-length feature film in the history of Iranian Cinema-Ghobadi gained an international reputation. His Turtles Can Fly won several awards including the Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.

Half Moon has received critical acclaims and has won many awards such as Golden Seashell Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival and People’s Choice award in Istanbul International Film Festival.

The event, organised by Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, will begin at 4.30 pm on Saturday at E&K Restaurant, Naharlagun.


Changing role of teachers and quality education in Arunachal

Dekio Gumja

Quality education is solution to all the problems. Teachers are the main ingredient in respect of giving education to the society. They are the one who teach the ways of life, channelise youth power and mould their character. Teachers are the “backbone of the nation”. Since ancient period its significance and role have always been respected. However, time and situation have affected its status and role.

Arunachal Pradesh is among the least literate state of India with literacy rate of 54.76%. Though the rate is dismal, hard work put in by teachers, if not all of them cannot be undermined.

Many dedicated and brilliant school teachers are serving in various schools of the state. They limit their lives in the remote isolated village having no road connectivity and short of all modern amenities. Because of these teachers, our society survives and is progressing.

However, we can’t deny the fact that with passing of time such dedicated, determined and sincere teachers are diminishing. Worst features of dilution of quality teachers are that many of school teachers in our state don’t know even their posting place and drawing their salary residing at capital complex. Many are unable to speak and write single correct English sentences whereas our official as well as medium of study is English. Many do not mind smoking and drinking in the open market. Imagine that they are guiding and teaching our beloved children which is the future of nation. One who does not adhere to morality, what kind of moral will they teach. Until and unless one who teaches is a man and a woman of character, quality education can’t prevail.

The regularization of the officiating teachers without formal interview and bureaucratic political nexus and highhandedness in SSA teachers recruitment process on many occasion are highly responsible for dilution of quality teachers in Arunachal Pradesh. In many occasions, students with sound academic record, disciplined and sincere do not find their names in the merit list due to interference by bureaucrats and political leaders.

Who is the loser? Definitely, common masses of society. The knowledge which the sincere boy and the girl wanted to disseminate as teachers couldn’t be availed by the society.

Common masses are the worst sufferer because of lack of quality teachers. It is because all the quantified teachers are posted in the government schools mostly in rural areas. Those who are responsible for dilution of quality teachers seldom bother about it because their children are studying at costly private schools. But poor guardian unable to send their children to the private schools suffers the most.

Except in few government schools, syllabus in all government schools are seldom completed. But unlike ST/SC or OBC reservation policy there is no provision for students of such rural schools in the competitive examination. So many rural areas students suffers and inequality prevail amidst slogan of equality and social justice.

Recently Indian parliament passed right to education bill 2009 which envisaged providing all children between ages of 6 to 14 years the right to education. Without imparting quality education, pass certificate will be of no use.  We need to address the problem of quality teacher deficiency and then talk of quality education.

The Arunachal Pradesh state govt decision to recruit J/T and S/T through APPCS is welcome step. In fact, APPCS is also not free from allegation of nepotism and favoritism yet it is more reliable. Many more such move is needed to improve the education scenario of our state.

Time has come for educated people of Arunachal Pradesh to look for change in our attitude and habits. Whole corrupted system prevails largely due to unchanged attitude of our bureaucrats, public leaders and citizens. Age old attitude of narrow clan and ethnic bondage is riding every one of us. Till quality education is imparted to the young blood by valued teachers, hope for change and just society is bleak.

The moral character and academic records of the students must be given weightage during teacher’s recruitment process because teaching is more than a job. Quality education is of distance dream without quality teachers. (The contributor is a student of Rajiv Gandhi University, Department of Political science)


Upper Siang win

NAHARLAGUN, Sep 4: Upper Siang outplayed Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy in a league level match of Under 16 Dera Natung Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here today.

Bharat Panyang scored two goals in seven and 42 minutes while General Modi and Jhon Beli scored a goal apiece for Upper Siang.The fourth goal came in favour of Upper Siang was a suicide one. The lone goal for SLSA was scored by Marnya Karbak.

The first match of the day played between Lohit and East Kameng ended in  draw (2-2).


Districts gear up for assembly polls

DAPORIJO, Sept 4: After the recent announcement of the of the poll dates for the State Legislative Assembly elections and the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct in the state, a meeting was held here today at the office of the Deputy Commissioner cum CEO, H K shalla to coordinate the poll process and check the poll preparedness of the district. The meeting was attended by the SP and head of all the departments of the district.

While stressing that the District Administration could successfully conduct the Panchayat and Parliamentary elections in the past only because of the coordinated effort of all the departments, he requested all to extend help with the same tempo to conduct the election peacefully, freely and fairly.

Pertinent points like the connectivity and accessibility of the polling booths through porter tracks and suspension bridges, requisition of govt. vehicles, staff position of different departments were discussed. Stressing that the district had about 250 polling booths with about 150 declared as sensitive places, more staff would be needed so that they could be deployed in those booths. So all the govt. staff had to be ready for election duty and no one would be exempted except in dire circumstances.

Upper Subansiri being a district with hilly terrain and difficult roads, the concerned departments were asked to clear any blocks and maintain the roads and bridges before the coming elections and to stock all the essential commodities so that no major problems would be faced during the ensuing elections. (DIPRO)

SEPPA: A meeting of all Head of Departments, Administrative officers & Election officials was chaired by Pige Ligu, DEO, Seppa here at Kameng hall to discuss various issues pertaining to poll preparedness for ensuing Assembly Election.

Liken Koyu, CO (Election) presented the day to day correspondence from Election Commission as well as gave a brief note on Model Code of conduct-Dos and Donts.

Addressing it as a crucial meeting, the DEO appealed all Administrative officers & HoDs to extend full cooperation for successful conduct of ensuing Assembly poll in a free & fair manner. He further said that the conduct of Election to Legislative Assembly in East Kameng District would be different under his guidance and supervision for which he has requested one & all to extend full cooperation.

In the line of discussion, the DEO gave a short briefing on various issues like deployment of sufficient police personnel in various polling station and circle headquarters including district H/Q. He also suggested that all Adm. Officers must ensure maintenance of porter tracks wherever movement of vehicle is not possible. He also pointed out that some of the Govt. servants pretend to skip from the election duties by making short of excuses either through medical or some other reasons, such cases will not be entertained unless the matter is expedited by the CEO, Itanagar.

Speaking on law & order as well as deployment of sufficient police personnel during the entire poll process, the SP, Tumme Amo informed that he will communicate to the higher authority to meet up the requirement of actual position of security forces required in the district.

ROING: DC cum DEO Y W Ringu has called for free and fair conduct of Assembly Election at 42-Dambuk and 43-Roing Assembly Constituency.

In a consultative meeting with HoDs of Lower Dibang Valley District in the DC’s chamber yesterday, Ringu emphasized for impartial dealings with all political parties. Reading out the Model Code of Conduct, DEO said that as soon as the MCC are enforced, the govt officers & officials are under the direct guidance and control of ECI and sought all the officers and officials to be vigilance and careful till the election process is complete. Any kind of negligence in discharging election duties will be dealt with firmly as per the provision under ECI Acts & Regulation, she asserted.

Ringu further called the HoDs to keep the govt. machineries like vehicle in ready to use condition and also asked the work departments for smoothening of road, pipe line and electricity for smooth conduct of forthcoming Assembly Election. She further asked all the HoDs to call back the govt. officers and officials, who are in long leave for election duty on or before 15th of September.

T. Karga, SP has sought proper coordination between Civil Officers and Police personnel during election. He said that one should not be hesitate to give information and WT message to the control room or SP Office during poll day.

All the HoDs of Lower Dibang Valley District besides Administrative Officers were present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, to make the EVM more familiar with the voters, the District Election Office is conducting EVM Awareness Programme throughout the district w.e.f. 8-9th September by teams of co-trainers to create awareness about the use of EVM among the electors of Lower Dibang Valley district. (DIPROs)


Training cum avian and HINI Flu

ANINI, Sept 4: We need to be prepared for whatever surprises these dreaded virus delivers next”, Deputy Commissioner, Tayor Jempen said here today while inaugurating the two days capacity building and skill development training cum awareness on Avian influenza which was organized by the Dept of Animal, Husbandry and Veterinary, Dibang Valley district, at the conference hall of Circuit House Anini.

Precautions and following Dos and Don’ts are only effective means to protect oneself from the killer avian and swine influenza viruses, Jempen empathetically said.

“We all must get ready”, he said while adding that both type of influenza surges to its peak during the winter, when there would be large scale migration of seasonal birds from central Asia and across the border.

He urged the participating trainees to spread the messages and knowledge gained in the awareness programme throughout the nook and corner of the villages in the district. He also exhorted the participants to encourage group discussions among the village people in order to disseminate information on the capricious virus.

Responding to suggestions put forward by the officers, Jempen assured to put restriction on the entry of labourers without proper screening by the expert doctors. He informed that in this connection, the concerned officers were instructed to carry out proper verification of a person before issuing an inner line permit.

DVO, Dr. B. K. Saikia urged the people to inform the District Administration, Chief Veterinary Officer, DAHO or any other designated officers on event of outbreak of avian influenza to avert poultry & human health hazards in the district.

Dwelling on the action plans, Dr Saikia said observance of all the precautionary measures could reduce direct transmission of avian influ virus to humans.

About the training programme, VO, Dr. Marli Ete disclosed that it is basically aimed at creating awareness and imparting basic techniques of handling the avian influenza cases to the field staffs of various line departments and panchayat leaders, who would help the government machineries in hunting down the outbreak of killer diseases.

DRCHO, Dr Karik Basar, who was also invited as Resource person to speak on swine flu, said that H1N1 virus is becoming global issues taking toll of human lives whole over world.

Giving vivid picture of symptoms and precautionary measures, he disclosed that vaccine could be ready by November 2009. He said avoid frequent travelling to affected areas and stay away from the infected people.

DMO, K. Kamki, ADI, Kato Riram, DRRO (DIPRO) Incharge, Tana Tage suggested to form District Level Surviliance Committee, carrying out of screening test among migrant labourers, students coming from outside the state and setting up of isolation ward in district hospital and intensive publicity of Dos and Dont’s through pamphlets in entire district.


A Tribute to a Teacher: Dr. S Radhakrishnan

GR Biswakarma

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

That's exactly what a teacher has done for us, September 5th is the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan, India’s second President and a literary scholar and life long educator. Today is a special day. Why? It's Teacher's Day. It is the day we celebrate the people who have transformed our lives for the better through the medium of education. Since 1962, we observed September 5th every year as teachers to celebrate the educators in our lives. This day is just a mere reflection of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's love for and attachment to the teaching profession. Teacher's Day in India is a tribute to the hard work that is put by the teacher all year long to educate a child.

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September, 1888 in Tirutani, a well-known religious center in the Madras. Bright and precocious, with a scholarly disposition and a serene demeanor, from the very beginning, Radhakrishnan spent the first eight years of his life happily and fruitfully in his home town with his parents.  The significant fact that Radhakrishnan's parents, though orthodox, thought it fit to send their beloved son to Christian Missionary schools and colleges: Lutheran Mission School, Tirupathi (1896-1900), Vellore College, Vellore (1900-1904), Madras Christian College (1904-1908). The far-sightedness and broad-mindedness of his revered parents, which enabled them, in those days of blind prejudices and equally blind social taboos, to send their son to well-disciplined Christian educational institutions -held him in good stead throughout, making it possible for him to acquire knowledge. He choose Philosophy as his main or Honours subject in his B.A. degree course and that definitely decided his higher course of studies. He studied Sanskrit and Hindi also and garnered a good deal of interest in the traditional languages of India. He also read the Vedas and the Upanishads with great care and reverence.

For, all throughout his brilliant career, honor after honor was showered on him. The following are some of the main posts held by him most fittingly and efficiently: Lecturer and then Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Presidency College, Madras; Professor of Philosophy, Mysore University (1918-1921); Professor of Philosophy, Calcutta University (1921-1931) and again (1937-1944); Vice-Chancellor of the Andhra University (1931); Spaulding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics, Oxford University (1932-1953) - first Indian to be so appointed; and Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University (1942). Among the cultural posts held by him may be mentioned: Leader of the Indian Delegation to UNESCO many times (1946-1950); Chairman of the University Education Commission (1948) appointed by the Government of India; Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO (1948); President of UNESCO (1952); Delegate to the P.E.N. Congress (1959); Vice President of International P.E.N.; Honorary Fellow of the British Academy (1962); Representative of the Calcutta University at the Congress of Philosophy, Harvard University, U.S.A. (May 1962). Among the most esteemed political posts held by him some of them are: Ambassador-Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary to the U.S.S.R. (1949-1952), First Vice-President of India (1952-1956) and Second President of India (1962-1966). He became the Vice-President for the second time from the year 1957-1962. Among the Honorary degrees and distinctions achieved were: Knighthood (1931); Honorary D. Ph. (Teheran University, 1963); Honorary D.Litt. (Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1963); Honorary Doctor of Law (Pennsylvania University, 1963); Honorary Ph.D. (Moscow University, 1964); Honorary Doctor of Law (National University of Ireland, 1964); over one hundred Honorary degrees including those from Oxford, Cambridge and Rome Universities; Honorary Member of the Order of Merit, Buckingham Palace (12 June, 1963).

Radhakrishnan was, and still is, one of the most celebrated writers of the present generation. His works are many and varied on philosophical, theological, ethical, educational, social and cultural subjects. He contributed also numerous articles to different well-known journals, which too, will prove to be of immense value to generations to come. His first book, 'The Ethics of the Vedanta and Its Material Presupposition', being his thesis for the M.A. degree examination of the Madras University, published in 1908, at the tender age of twenty only, at once established his fame as a great philosophical writer of undoubted ability. All his later works are landmarks in their respective fields, like 'The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore' (1918), 'Idealistic View of Life' (1932), 'Eastern Religions and Western Thought', 'Reign of Philosophy in Contemporary Thought', Kalki or The Future of Civilization', 'Indian Philosophy (2 vols.), etc.

Radhakrishnan is considered as the greatest philosopher of India, and one of the greatest philosophers of the world. In 1952 the Library of Living Philosophers, an institute of world-wide repute, brought out a massive volume on 'The Philosophy of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, devoted wholly to a critical appreciation of his philosophical doctrines. This proves beyond doubt that he is universally considered to be one amongst the most notable of modern philosophical luminaries. Dr. Radhakrishnan is, indeed, a versatile genius - a great scholar, philosopher, seer, writer, orator, political leader, administrator and above all, a great man.


Fresher meet in New Delhi and Yazali

ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Government College, Yachuli celebrated its fresher meet at its college premises on September 3 last.

On the occasion, Principal of the college Dr. NT Rikam advised the students to maintain sincerity and dedication in their studies to fulfill the expectations of their parents.

Meanwhile, Licha Tana and Tapi Monu have been adjudged as Mr and Miss Fresher.

Arunachal Student Union Delhi organized its Fresher’s meet on August 29 at Arunachal house, New Delhi.

Amongst other, Union minister for water resources Vincent Pala, MP Takam Sanjay, MP Mukut mithi, MLA Techi Hemu, Advisor to Government of Meghalaya Anish Gandhi, Maharaja of Tripura Pradyut Deb Burman, AIYC in charge North-East and Kerala Nyamar Karbak, President, NSUI Hibi Eden and various youth leaders from Arunachal Pradesh and North-East organization’s attended the function.

Speaking on the occasion Takam Sanjay emphasized on the importance of education and safety of Arunachalee students in Delhi.

Anish Gandhi spoke about the importance of Union and their roles in shaping the developmental activities of nation.

Meanwhile, Pinky Maga and Taba Doni won the Mr and Miss Fresher’s2009-10 title respectively.

The union thanked Nabum Tuki and all the well wishers for their cooperation and support to the union.


Awareness camp on NREGA

Changlang, Sept 4:  A Micro Literacy and Awareness Camp on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was organized here at the Headquarter of remote Mammao Circle. Mammao C D Block was recently created by bifurcating from Nampong-Manmao C D Block. It is about 28 Km from the district headquarter.

The Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar, Jairampur ADC M Roy and BDO Nampong Widat Kimsing were present in the awareness programme besides the officers, officials and Gaoh Burahs, Public Leaders and villagers of the Block.

Dr S B Deepak Kumar who is also the District Programme co-ordinator NREGS informed that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteers to do unskilled manual work.

The Act gives legal guarantee of a hundred days of wage employment in a financial year. The jobseekers may apply in plain paper/prescribe form or even in oral to the concern BDO who is also a Programme Officer for registration and issuance of job card, he added. While stressing on identifying and selecting employment as well as development oriented schemes Dr Kumar urged upon the people present in the programme to carry out works for development of community as a whole. He appealed the Gaoh Burahs to take active part in selecting the schemes for the larger interest of the rural people.

Dr Kumar visited Government Secondary School, Manmao and Primary Health centre, Manmao.  

Earlier Manmao BDO W Mossang while explaining the aims and objectives of the programme informed that it was an endeavour to generate awareness among the general populace so that they could avail optimum benefits from the scheme. He suggested that creation of durable assets with employment generation would be beneficial for the village and community.

Nampong BDO Widat Kimsing who was resource person in the programme explained that the job seekers must register their names along with required photographs at BDO’s office and get their job card issued so that the work may be provided as per the guide lines. She further informed that while selecting the schemes focus should be given on the works in their order of priority on Water conservation and water harvesting, Drought proofing (including afforestation and tree plantation), Irrigation Channels including micro and minor irrigation works, Provision of irrigation facility to the land owned by households belonging to ST, Renovation of traditional water bodies including desisting of tanks, Land development, Flood control and protection including drainage of water logged areas, Rural connectivity to provide all weather road. She informed that as far as possible the work must be carried out within a radius of 5 KM of the village where applicant resides at the time of applying or in any case, within the jurisdiction of Gram Panchayat constituency.

ADC Jairampur M Roy and Lemkhum Mossang Public leader also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO i/c)

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