ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Stepping up its demand for resignation of Home Minister Tanga
Byaling, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh has decided to organize
a Raj Bhawan Chalo protest rally against deteriorating law and order situation in
the state, particularly in the Capital Complex on Sept 15 next.
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh, a front wing of the BJP, will
spearhead the Raj Bhawan Chalo Rally in protest against the deteriorating law and
order situation and demanding resignation of Home Minister.
The protesters will also submit a memorandum to the Governor demanding immediate
step for improvement of law and order, resignation of home minister on moral ground,
halt on fraudulent diversion of development funds and early restoration of NH52-A
at Karsingsa sinking zone, proper road connectivity within capital region, renovation
of all sector roads and to stop mass political transfer and postings, according to
a BJP release.
The BJP has been alleging total break down of law and order in the state since the
abduction of businessman K P Chacko who was later killed by the abductors and said
that Home Minister should step down owning moral responsibility.
State BJP has been claiming that “the rape and murder of a woman in West Siang, missing
of an ADC to Governor, escaping of under-trial prisoners, burning down of SE office,
kidnapping of Superintending Engineer (RWD), countless incidents of sexual assault
on women and minor girls” speak volumes about lawlessness in the state and helplessness
of the state government.
However, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and other frontal wings
of the Congress party refused to buy the argument of the BJP.
Questioning the BJP’s sensibility towards crime, APCC chief Padi Richo had said the
state BJP's demand for Home Minister Tanga Byaling's resignation was unethical and
insensible at a time when the state has been facing multifarious problems. “Crimes
are occurring everywhere wherever human beings are settled including in different
parts of the country which does not call for demanding the resignation of home minister
of those states,” Richo had reasoned.
Large number of BJP workers, leaders and MLAs are expected to take part in the rally.
Awareness campaign on eye donation
PASIGHAT, Sept 13: An awareness campaign on eye donation to commemorate the “Eye
donation fortnight” is being organized by the District Blindness Control Society
(DBCS) in East Siang district.
Addressing the eye donation awareness camp organized at Daying Ering Memorial Higher
Secondary School here today, East Siang DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra called for concerted
efforts to make the people aware of the need to donate all important human organs
for the needy patients. Throwing lights on eye donation in particular, Bagra said
one could deposit cornea at the General Hospital and the hospital does not take treatment
fees for cornea transplantation. DMO also gave various health tips to the students
for healthy and hygienic life.
Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Y R Darang who is also Medical Superintendent of GHP explained
the need of eye donation and the steps being taken by H and FW department to create
awareness among people. She spoke at length about the salient facts of curable corneal
blindness and the various eye donation awareness initiatives through power point
presentations. Corneal diseases cause visual impairment and blindness in the developing
world. The number of corneal transplants done so far is far less than the actual
requirement in India. This is largely due to the inadequate number of corneas collected.
In her motivational speech Darang appealed all to come forward and take pledge to
donate eyes. She said eyes are the precious gift of the nature to see the beautiful
world therefore everyone should take proper care of it. During open house discussion,
she replied on various eye-care related issues, raised by the students.
Consent of the family members is required for eye donation, said Eye Bank Counselor
Daniel Tali adding that one could take pledge to donate eyes and the family members
too could give their consent in a prescribed form available in the eye bank and inform
the eye bank personnel after the person’s death for collecting the corneas.
Among others, principal of the school P Rukbo, Vice-Principal Aroti Padung Pada,
students and teachers of the school participated in the campaign today. DIPRO
Deliver prompt, cost-effective health service: DC
Free ride for emergency patients from home to hospital
PASIGHAT, Sept 13: The 1st governing body meeting of the East Siang District Health
Society (DHS) was held at Siang Guest House here recently. The meeting presided
over by Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava was attended by the JDHS Dr. Kabang
Lego, Medical Superintendent Dr. YR Darang, ZPC Kaling Dai, PRI leaders and members
Addressing the house, Srivastava said government is committed to improve every citizen’s
healthcare across the state and during the last few years several steps in this direction
have been initiated. Health is core area and fundamental right of everyone and all
out efforts should be made to upgrade the existing health infrastructure and facilities.
Healthcare providers face new challenges, new ways of working and new monitoring
systems but has not been reviewed in details to address the changed context, she
opined. To deliver prompt, responsive and cost-effective service to the people she
called for more vigorous and pro-active role from the medical fraternity emphasizing
on the need to conduct the health related activities in the far-flung and inaccessible
areas where the need and necessity is felt more. The DC instructed the medical officers
to submit Utilization Certificates timely so that sufficient fund is released from
While welcoming the participants, DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra presented a detail progress
report on National Health Mission (NHM) and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Health
Insurance Scheme (APCMHIS).
Bagra informed that CM and H&FM Minister have directed to lift all the emergency
patients free of cost from home to hospital and POL expenditure would be borne by
the department from this year onward.
DRCHO Dr. T Gao focused on achievements and through power point presentation made
aware the house about immunization, anti-natal checkup, JSSK, JSY, MMU and RCH camps.
He informed that the district was awarded as the best in the state. DLO-cum-DVBDCPO
Dr. T Talom also gave power point presentation on leprosy, IDSP and NVBDCP.
ZPC Kaling Dai advised the medical officers to maintain good rapport with PRI members
and work sincerely and dedicatedly. ZPM Okom Yosung, Tonggeng Panyang, Kenyom Dabi
and Osi Tatak were also present and spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Foundation organise motor driving training
ZIRO, Sept 13: On successful completion of second batch of ‘One month motor driving
training’ organized by Taro Opey Foundation (TOF) in collaboration with District
Transport Officer (DTO), Ziro for unemployment youth of Hija village, a valedictory
function was organized here at Tailyang Dukung Nyello, Kundo today.
Attending the programme, Lower Subansiri district Zilla chairperson Hage Kobing while
appreciating TOF for taking up such an innovative service especially for the unemployed
youths, appealed other NGOs to learn a lesson from their activities.
R P Gupta, MVI Ziro who attended the programme on behalf of DTO Ziro said that the
training programme conducted by the TOF is first of its kind in the state where an
NGO is imparting driving training to unemployed youths on free of cost.
Observing that most of the vehicular accident occurs due to negligence of driver,
Gupta who monitored the entire training programme cautioned all the successful trainees
to be careful while driving vehicles.
Earlier, TOF secretary Taro Tallo, in his speech while highlighting the activities
taken up by the foundation since its inception in 2007 has disclosed that first batch
of driving training was conducted last year.
Sponsored by Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, this second batch of trainees with 10 unemployed
youths mostly dropout students have been given training. Our motive of giving training
is to boost the confidence of unemployed youths and make them self dependent, he
The host village’s ZPM Dani Buker while appreciating TOF appealed every section of
society to support and cooperate with such NGOs who are really giving services for
the benefit of the society.
Taking reference to an instance when Tapi Mra, first Arunachalee Everester posted
the TOF’s flag at world’s highest peak on Mt. Everest, Taku Chatung, President Apatani
Youth Association suggested TOF’s office bearers to carry on its service to take
its name as high as Everest peak.
In the occasion, Zilla chairperson released the audio cassette containing ‘Flag Song’
of All Students Union of Taro Taku which was composed by Lt. Leegang Tachang, lyrics
by TOF’s secretary Taro Talo and sung by Taku Halyang and Pura Ralyang.
Rural Development Dept reviews implementation of schemes
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Department of Rural Development reviewed implementation of
various centrally sponsored schemes and programmes in a two-day meeting which concluded
Attending the meeting, Parliamentary Secretary (Rural Development) directed the officers
and officials of his department to work sincerely for the benefit of the people and
implement all the rural development programmes as per the provisions in the guideline.
Director of rural development department Tarin Dakpe highlighted on Intensive Participatory
Planning Exercise (IPPE) for preparation of labour budget under MGNREGA for the financial
Secretary of the department T Taggu requested all the Project Directors and the District
Nodal Officers to prepare the labour budget for the selected backward blocks under
State Resource team AK Das, APO (Monitoring) and Aditya Tyagi, PMDRF explained the
procedures of IPPE to be followed at the time of preparation of labour budget for
the financial year 2015-16.
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The "Veteran Football Cup Tournament" organized by the World Cup
Hangover Committee, Yazali was kick started at Yazali football stadium ground today.
Addressing the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary, Home, Sports and Youth
affairs Likha Saaya appreciated the organizer for the concept of Veteran football
tournament. He also reminded the gathering that state government is striving hard
to produce national level players from the state. He also announced to build Yazali
and Yachuli stadiums at par national level stadium of other states of the country.
Parliamentary secretary, Trade and Commerce Phosum Khimhun said that sport is a
must to keep the body and the mind healthy and good.
The Organizing Committee also felicitated Joram Lalin for representing Arunachal
Pradesh in Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Jr. football tournament) in the year 1970 at Delhi
and also felicitated Toko Bak for his tremendous contribution in the field of football
for 16th Yachuli constituency since 1973.
Large numbers of football lovers, including Dani Sulu (IDAS) secretary sports and
youth affairs, Govt officials, PRI leaders witnessed the inaugural matches.
Opening match was played between Delta XI and ZPM XI Yazali, in which ZPM XI defeated
Delta XI by 1-0 goal. The Second match played between Biriyani FC XI and Yachuli
United ended with draw.
YUPIA, Sept 13: Twenty persons were found without any ID or address proof during
Inner Line Pass(ILP) checking drive carried out at Rajiv Gandhi University junction
Later, all the defaulters were deported to other side of the check gate.
Meanwhile, CO Gumto Marchina said that during the two days checking drive it was
learnt that most of the local guardians of labourers who despite being aware of BEFR
Act 1873 did not bother to make ILP for the labourers.
Marchina further said that instead of educating the outsiders regarding ILP, we need
to educate our own people in this regard.
The CO instructed the police personnel to intensify ILP checking in the check gate.
In-charge officer of Gumto check gate said that many of the defaulters enter into
the state through forest areas along the Assam and Arunachal boundary as there is
no any concrete wall along boundary. Moreover, the scanty police personnel posted
in Check gate is unable to man this porous boundary areas. DIPRO
Steel bridge in bad condition
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: The Steel Suspension Bridge over Kamala River at Raga in Upper
Subansiri district has been lying in dilapidated condition due to years of wear and
tear risking life of those who use it frequently..
Further, the condition of the road from Potin to Daporijo has also been in bad condition
after BRTF (BRO) withdrew maintenance work and handed it over to State PWD, Kamporijo
Block-I ZPM Kabak Appo informed in a release.
Claiming that delay in providing compensation to highway affected people is causing
delay in starting of the Trans-Arunachal Highway in that area, he appealed to the
state government to instruct the authorities concerned to make payment to the affected
people as early as possible so that highway construction work can be started soon
which will be the ultimate solution to all those problems. He, however, urged the
government to maintain the roads and the steel bridge over Kamala until highway comes
Social service conducted at CHC Doimukh
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: A mass social service was conducted at CHC Doimukh complex today.
The drive which was carried out complying to the order of the DMO Yupia who had asked
all the sub centres to carry out social services every second Saturday of the month.
It was participated by all its staff members.
Chakka bandh suspended
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Jigo Yego Students' Union (JYSU) has suspended its proposed indefinite
chakka bandh at Likabali from September 14 temporarily after getting an assurance
from the West Siang Deputy Commissioner to fulfill their charter of demands.
JYSU had called the ‘chakka bandh’ in protest against non-fulfilment of its charter
of demands in connection with the rape and murder of a woman at Garu village and
another murder case at Lower Torajan under Likabali Police station. JYSU has been
demanding a written assurance from the state government to fulfil its demands within
a stipulated time.
The students union in a release further informed that the West Siang Superintendent
of Police in a meeting at Likabali Police Station yesterday assured JYSU and public
of the area all possible help so that a charge-sheet against the accused rapist-killer
can be framed before expiry of his mandatory remand period.