September 13

Social service near Siang River

PASIGHAT, Sept 12: Siang Welfare Forum (SWF) in collaboration with Anti Drugs Committee of Adi Baane Kebang (Women Wing) conducted a mass social service on the banks of Siang River, Children’s Park and Paglek Colony here today.

Thrown away empty beer bottles, cans, plastic bottles, which were scattered in the river bank littering the entire area, were collected and later disposed.

Councilor (Ward no. 6) Makpak Peyang advised all, particularly those youths, who often visit the river bank and spend their leisure time, not to throw discarded materials here and there and keep the river bank clean. Appreciating the organisers of the cleanliness drive, he urged various organisations and students unions to follow suit.

The motto of the cleanliness drive was to inculcate a sense of cleanliness, good health and hygiene practices among the public.


DC inspects progress of highway works

AALO, Sept 12: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pigu Ligu inspected the highway works near Darka village where a new shortcut route is being taken up by TK Engineering Works.

The company officials disclosed that all earth cutting works have been completed barring few meters where electric poles are to be shifted and to complete it soon.

The Deputy Commissioner asked the company to take up the work constantly so that it can be completed within the end of this month.  The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by DLR&SO Pumek Ronya and officials from TK Engineering.

If completed, the 2 kms long shortcut route will not only shorten the distance by 5.2 km but also do away hostile twist and turns and non-negotiable potholes on the way. DIPRO


Officer suspended

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: District Tourism Officer, Changlang has been suspended for being absent without official leave. With this, the numbers of officers suspended because of unauthorised absence has reached four.  Alarmed at the increasing number of government employees absenting themselves from work, the state administration has been forced to take drastic steps.  The latest suspension comes a day after 11 employees were dismissed by DC, East Kameng for alleged irregularities in management of schools.


Lok Adalat settles 104 cases in a day

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: A total of 104 cases of the 275 listed have been settled involving amount of Rs.48,13,037 in the monthly Lok Adalat on various civil and criminal matters as a part of the All India Monthly National Lok Adalat today. Apart from criminal cases, pre-litigation, bank recovery, money suits were settled during the day. Aalo, Pasighat, Yupia had the highest numbers of cases listed at 83, 57, 41.

Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) Yupia in coordination with the judicial officers of Additional District and Session Judge of Basar, Pasighat and Bomdila, Chief Judicial Magistrate Courts of Yupia, Roing and Aalo, Judicial Magistrate first class of Tawang, Yingkiong and Khonsa conducted the hearings.

APSLSA, OSD Dani Belo informed that these judicial officers who are now designated as the chairperson and member secretaries of various District Legal Services Authorities by the state Govt have been regularly holding Lok Adalats in their courts in spite of various constraints and court pre-occupations and are contributing a significant role in the reduction of pendency of cases and in the overall administration of civil and criminal justice system in the state. The monthly Lok Adalat has reduced nearly 1200 pending cases, he informed.


National seminar on NE development concludes on positive note

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: The two-days National Seminar on ‘Issues, Challenges and Development of North East India: Special Reference to Arunachal Pradesh’ concluded on  a positive note at RGU auditorium today. The seminar was organised by Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum in collaboration with department of Political Science.

Addressing the valedictory function, Prof. S K Nayak, Dean of Social Science, RGU, said that the research scholars should present their ideas in a simple way by using simple words and sentences instead of using difficult vocabularies and tough sentences in the research process and in other academic works. He, however, expressed happiness over the quality research works of RGU scholars and upgradation of research standard of RGU which has been observed during the two days seminar.

Altogether five research papers on various topics were presented during the last technical session of the seminar which was chaired by Prof. Tomo Riba.


Volunteers construct school fencing

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: The students, teaching staff, GBs, panchayat members and general public led by the Mani Govt Secondary School Management and Development Committee (SMDC) have repaired and constructed the school fencing during a two days social service on Sept 11 and 12.

The SMDC Chairperson cum Doimukh ZPM Tana Yayo provided 210 mtrs of chain link fencing materials and 150 wooden posts for construction of fencing around the school.

State Legislative Assembly Speaker, Nabam Rebia, Govt officers and panchayat leaders including Papum Pare DDSE, Doimukh BDO, AE power, ASM Chairperson and Chiputa ASM visited the school and hostel this morning and participated in the social service.

The Speaker advised the students to maintain discipline and also urged the teachers to be dedicated in their duties.  He also urged them keep the school neat and clean. He directed the villagers not to let their domestic animals enter in school campus.

While responding to a memorandum submitted by SMDC Chairperson, the Speaker assured to take necessary steps for  renovation of  the school building, sanitary toilet and to provide furniture for school and hostel.

The Doimukh BDO and ASM Chairperson also assured to provide fencing materials to complete the remaining incomplete school fencing work, while, DDSE and ex-school chairman Tana Pehi assured to provide computer and games and sports items to the school.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Mass social service was conducted at Govt Residential School, Leel under Sangram sub-division by All Leel Youth Association (ALYA) on Sept 4 and 5. General public, panchayat leaders, teachers and students constructed two kitchen sheds for boys and girls and boy’s hostel building. Three dilapidated class rooms were also repaired during the two days social service.

Meanwhile stating that the school is facing problem of drinking water, proper sanitation and absence of science teacher, the association called on Kurung Kumey DC to visit the school and work out the crisis.


Training for NHM staff

ITANAGAR, Sep 12: The employees of National Health Mission (NHM) in the state were imparted training on office rules and procedures by Arunachal Pradesh Health Society to equip them with the required knowledge to achieve the target of the NHM.

State NHM Additional MD, Habung Lampung urged the trainee staff to learn as much as possible from the training and put their knowledge while processing and maintaining files.

Resources person V Thomas, Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat (Personnel branch) explained on office rules and regulations. Nodal officer (NHM), Dr. D Padung gave an overview of NHM and its main components.


CHF celebrates Parthenium Awareness Day

PASIGHAT, Sept 12: The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat in collaboration with the All India Coordinated Research Project on Weed Management Pasighat Centre has celebrated Parthenium Awareness Day today.

Attending the celebration, CHF Dean, Dr. A K Pandey called upon the NSS volunteers to take responsibility to aware the society about parthenium. Dr. Pandey also administered the NSS pledge to the volunteers.

Earlier Dr Dinesh Sah, Prinicpal Investigator, AICRP Weed Management gave a presentation on Parthenium eradication. Parthenium is an alien weed and it was introduced in India from USA during sixties. It causes menace in agricultural and non-cropped area as well as to human health, environment and biodiversity.  

Krishna S.Tomar, NSS Programme officer exhorted that the NSS unit always involves in social awareness activities and suggested the volunteers to take up this issue at community level.

NSS volunteers also spoke on the occasion.


News Impact

Facilitate financial assistance to skilled youth, says Governor to banks, Govt

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: While on a visit to Bamboo Processing Centre, Poma today, the Governor J P Rajkhowa said that financial assistance must be provided to the trained persons by the banks and financial institutions as part of the State Programme to generate and provide employment.

The Governor said this after he was informed that 60 persons were provided training in the last financial year, against capacity for 360 trainees in a year because of paucity of funds. The Governor stating that Credit Deposit Ratio of the State stands at 21.2 %, whereas the All India Ratio is 78.1%, he desired that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh should take up the matter with banks and provide positive support to the Centre.

The Governor advised Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye to take special interest for development of the Craft Centre and organising training of at least 360 trainees in a year, under the Skill Development Mission of Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

The instructors also informed that most of the machines installed in 2009, when the Centre was set up are not functioning and outdated.

The Governor opined that the machines need to be replaced with latest ones, preferably automatic, which do not require much physical labour and are more efficient.

The Governor interacted with the trainees, master trainers and members of Poma Village Development Society, which is running the centre.

The Governor observed that the Centre is good for economic empowerment of rural community but to realise that it must involve the youth in big way. He emphasised that youth of the State must work hard and not shy away from physical labour. Citing example of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had toiled in their early life but achieved spectacular success, the Governor advised the youths to imbibe a high sense of dignity of labour. The Governor further advised the villagers to focus on value added handicrafts that fetch more profit than incense sticks, where production cost is much higher than the return per kilogram of sticks. He suggested them to make handicraft items like ‘Murha’ and small chairs for children from cane and bamboo, which he opined will sell like hot cakes.

Facilitated by Departments of Planning and Environment & Forests, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and implemented by Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited, the Bamboo Processing Center was set up with technical help from Cane and Bamboo Technology Center (CBTC), Guwahati at Poma Village, 32 kms from Itanagar and inaugurated on Aug 18th 2009.

Later, the Governor also visited Adventure Camp Site, Jotte. He asked the in-charge of the tourist complex to maintain the tourist facility properly to facilitate more flow of tourists particularly those interested in adventure tourism. He stressed on dustbins in the site and disposal of plastic materials in appropriate manner. The lessee of the Complex requested for protecting the land from the erosion by Poma River, for which he asked them to submit proposal to Tourism Department.

The Managing Director of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd, C. D. Singh was present at Poma Bamboo Processing Centre to brief the Governor. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)



Will not allow survey and investigation, says SIFF

YINGKIONG, Sept 12: Siang Indigenous Farmer’s Forum (SIFF), which has been opposing the proposed Siang Upper Stage-II Hydro-electric Project (3750mw) tooth and nail, expressed their reluctance to allow even preliminary survey and investigation for the project.

Attending a consultative meeting conducted by Upper Siang district administration with the PRI members and department concerned regarding the proposed enumeration of land owners and area of land likely to be affected by the proposed hydro power project, the SIFF vehemently opposed the proposed enumeration fearing that once any preliminary assessment is allowed and done the project will inevitably come up.

Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki advised the SIFF to re-consider their ultimatum for closure of NEEPCO office at Yingkiong and to refrain themselves from violent and unlawful activities against the power developer.

The Forum will be held responsible in case of any law and order problem which may arise out of the same, the DC cautioned. DIPRO



Fate of PMEGP beneficiaries hangs in balance


ROING, Sept 12: The fate of 25 selected beneficiaries under PMEGP hangs in balance as the Roing HDFC bank branch has no specific answer when the bank loan will be provided to them.

According to information received, HDFC bank branch is not in a position to disburse the bank loan to the beneficiaries as the subsidy amount of previous PMEGP loans are yet to be cleared by the Khadi and Village Industry Commission.  

Kiine-Naane Farmer's Welfare Association (KNFWA) president, Vijay Damin informed that annoyed by the delay in disbursement of bank loan to the beneficiaries, he has approached the HDFC bank branch manager to enquire into the matter. When enquired, according to Damin, the bank Branch Manager (BM) revealed that the bank will only be able to release the loan if the subsidy amounts of the previous loans under PMEGP are cleared by the Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC). "We were told by the BM that the KVIC is yet to clear last year's subsidy amount of Rs 3,60,000. The BM has assured us that the loan will be disbursed as soon as the bank receives this amount from the KVIC", Damin said.

According to a bank source, there has been no response from the KVIC, to the repeated letters sent by the BM regarding the matter. "A letter in this regard was also forwarded to the DC Roing", said the source.

Altogether, 25 beneficiaries of the PMEGP programme were entitled to receive loan from the HDFC Bank in the month of March last as per Government norms. "Even after repeated pleas, the bank has not disbursed the loan yet", said a representative of the Association.

One of the beneficiary informed that they had been formally selected in September 2014 after facing a selection board comprising Panchayat members, EAC, DDI, ADI, CM SBI and BM HDFC. "We were provided three days entrepreneurship training from March 2 after our selection. We were also provided certificates for the same, but have not received our loan till now", he informed. Damin said, "PMEGP is meant to provide upliftment to the unemployed and promote self employment, but this issue between the HDFC bank and the KVIC is depriving the people of their rights. The hopeful beneficiaries have not only spent a lot of money throughout the process, but also lost valuable time. We want this issue between the two agencies to be resolved as soon as possible, otherwise, we will have to launch a democratic movement for justice".



State to host Sahitya Akademi session in Dec

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in Indian languages since its foundation in March 1954, would hold its session for the second time here in December.

This was informed by Sahitya Akademi awardee and Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society president Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi during the 71st sitting of APLS at State Jawaharlal Nehru Museum here today.

It may be recalled here that about hundred poets of different languages from across the country led by Sahitya Akademi president Sunil Gagopadhyay and secretary Agrahara Krishna Murthy had participated in Sahitya Akademi’s Multi-Lingual Poets’ meet on March 29th 2011, organised at the same venue at the initiative of Thongchi.

The state literary field is drawing outside attention as Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Trust (BHCT) headed by Kalpana Azmi has also conveyed Thongchi its desire to organise the 98th birthday celebration of Bhupenda at Itanagar.

The information was lauded by the gathering who congratulated Thongchi on conferment of first Bhupen Hazarika Samanyoy Award on him on Sep 7th by the BHCT.

Arunachal Pradesh had joined the nation in paying rich tributes to India’s globally famous cultural icon Bhupenda after he departed for his heavenly abode and a Thongchi-led team had joined the last rites at Guwahati, while Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had brought his mortal remains from Guwahati which were immersed in various rivers of the state by the APLS.

Bhupenda was born in 1926 at a place near present Shantipur and Bolung village, now in Lower Dibang Valley district, then in Sadiya under NEFA. In his autobiography, ‘Moi eti jajabor’, Bhupenda had mentioned how Adi mothers of Bolung had breast-fed him. Dr. Hazarika has immortalised the mountains, hills, rivers and the people of Arunachal Pradesh with his songs, like Siangore gallong, Lohitore khampti…’ ‘Koto jowanor mrityu hol…’ ‘Tirap himanta rupahi nai anta…’ ‘Hamara Arunachal, hamara Arunachal…’ etc. The house in Bolung village where Bhupenda used to come and stay for days together is a living testimony. This had prompted the CM to take many decisions to immortalise his memory including a film on his life.

The APLS members also recalled the invaluable services rendered by Binny Yanga to the humanity, who died on Sep 3rd last with Thongchi terming her ‘Mother Teresa of Arunachal’. Information Secretary Pradeep Kumar describing her as a living embodiment of love and affection before Research vice president, Dr. Tage Tada, Research Director, Batem Pertin, Dr Pekba Ringu and Yabin Zirdo, narrated their personal memories. Earlier, the gathering observed two minutes silence to pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul. The gathering including RGU associate Hindi Prof. Jamuna Binny saw recitation of poems by new and old members too.



Taku cautions against irregularity, mismanagement by teachers

SEPPA, Sept 12: Parliamentary Secretary Tapuk Taku urged the teachers of East Kameng district to shoulder their responsibilities as a member of noble profession for the betterment of education sector in the district.

Expressing his immense displeasure over recent development where district administration has found irregularities in some schools and consequently sacked few teachers, Taku cautioned the teachers against any irregularities and mismanagement by them.

He was addressing the general conference of Arunachal Teachers’ Association of East Kameng Unit at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Seppa today.

Informing that he was trying his best for transfer of sufficient subject teachers and other faculties to the district, Taku requested the ATA-EKDU new executive members to work hard and approach him for any assistance pertaining to the advancement of education.  

He also extended his support to the district administration and assured to back anyone who genuinely works for the progress of the society.

Earlier, he inaugurated a rest house for the teachers at Seppa.

DDSE K Rangmo also spoke in the meeting. DIPRO



Woes of once famous park

[ Tom Simai ]

The 15th Tiger Reserve of India Namdapha National Park (Project Tiger) is a treasure-trove as it is considered the nation’s only bio-reserve where all the four wildcats (tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard) live together.

The park’s magical spell can entice the global backpackers to delve upon its opulent bio-reserves brimming with fascinating flora and fauna. Despite having all the tempting ingredients, unfortunately, one way or other, we’ve failed to trigger the magical spell that would have refurbished the destiny of the park and ignited an economic revolution.

The deprivation and delinquency continuing since many years has disintegrated all its essence and capability. Currently, dangling between ‘extinction and existence’ the park surely requires some concerted endeavours for it to breathe or live again.

NNP (Project Tiger) has transformed Miao and Changlang District, from an invisible dot to a recognizable spot on the face of global tourism, but yet, we’ve not been able to reciprocate the generosity. Along with the wildlife and tourism department, we the indigenous society still treat it with utmost disrespect. What can be more disgracing than this that the most priceless property has become a worthless asset in our hand?

Besides others, the pivotal element for the park’s success is the tourist population, where even the domestic tourist, people of Changlang are not interested to peek around, how can it attract national and international tourists. How will someone from far off plan their journey to this amazing wilderness if we are inept to promise them an adventure of a lifetime or at least some Kodak moments?

Being the home to countless endangered and undiscovered species of flora and fauna, NNP (Project Tiger) has the potential to gift the sub-division unimaginable opportunities. As of now, we don’t see any of those gifts coming in the way of the common people, which means that magnificent potential still remains unexplored and unknown. Thanks to the laxity and inability of the Wildlife and Tourism department, it has prevented those life changing opportunities from changing a single life.

We don’t need big and flashy ideas for basic improvisation of the park. A small but collective and calculative step can accomplish the task or alter its fate. Once we achieve that, opportunity and opulence will be a frequent event for all walks of life in Miao sub-division. Until then let’s continue with the blame game because we are good at it.  (The writer can be reached at [email protected])



VKVs celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day

Follow teachings of Vivekananda

for character building: DC

ITANAGAR, Sep 12: The Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated by the VKVs in the state with various programmes commemorating the epoch making speech by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, USA.

Attending celebration at VKV Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri Superintendent of Police Taru Gusar highlighted about Swami Vivekananda, who is known for his inspiring speech at Parliament of the World’s Religion at Chicago in 1893.

Acknowledging the yeoman service of the VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in education sector, the SP suggested the students to devote their time and energy for a bright future and fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the parents as well.

Later, he gave away the certificates of appreciation sent by Smriti Irani, Minister of Human Resources and Development to the concern subject teachers of VKV Kuporijo for good performance by students in class X examination (2015) conducted by CBSE.

VKV Kuporijo secured better Class-X results than national average in the same year and stood top among entire VKVs of Arunachal.

Rhymes recitation, action song and dances by the students and the analogous Swami Vivekananda’s address of Chicago by Jeli Sikom of Class IX were the other attractions of the programme.

Students, entire teaching staff and more than 100 parents and well-wishers of the VKV witnessed the programme.

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Daporijo branch, also celebrated the Universal Brotherhood Day.

Dr. Bijay Raji, Principal Govt. College Daporijo distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners of Talom Rukbo Literally Competition organised by Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal as a part of another phase of yearlong birth centenary celebration of Eknath Ranade, founder chairman of Vivekananda Kendra.

Both Tadam Maling and Tapu Maying of Govt. Rijo Middle Daporijo won the first and second prize respectively while Tamo Muri of Blue Mount Public School Daporijo bagged the third prize.

Students of more than 10 schools, both private and Govt. of Daporijo witnessed the programme.

While attending the celebration at VKV Roing, Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dhawan appealed  to all to follow the teachings of Vivekananda for character building and personality development.

He reminded that the terrorist attack like September 11, 2001 in the USA would not have happened had we followed the teachings of Swamiji.

”We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” said the Deputy Commissioner quoting Martin Luther King (Jr).

Besides parents, well wishers, former VKVians and students, the programme was attended by Jatan Pulu, Trustee of VKVs, the ITBP Commandant and Roing DSP, among others.

From Jairampur Correspondent:The main highlight of the Universal Brotherhood Day celebration on Friday at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Jairampur was the flawless recitation of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago speech by Neelam Karap, a class IX student.

Neelam despite suffering from chronic stammering walked away with all the adulations by reciting the five minute speech without any glitch. As per the report, it took him nearly three months to perfect the speech as well as to improve his speaking imparity.

“The confidence of this student and the effort put up by our teachers has helped to achieve this miracle,” said Principal K Jaishankar of VKV Jairampur.

MLA Laisam Simai advised the students to carry forward the visions of Swami Vivekananda. He praised VKV Jairampur for selflessly working to improve the intellectual status of the indigenous society.

“Thumbs up to the selfless endeavour of VKV Jairampur, today, majority of its former students are serving the state in various capacities,” he said.

Overwhelmed by the performance of Neelam, Simai applauded the kid’s confidence and appreciated the trust of teachers that boosted the morale of the young boy to perform perfectly on stage and real life.

“It shows how a simple encouragement from teachers and elders can enable a young mind to achieve the impossible,” he said.

Former ZPC Izmir Tikhak, former ASC Lemkhum Mossang and former Nampong ZPM Khingra Nong Tikhak advised the students to keep away from drugs and make their life worthwhile by the serving the nation.

The other highlights of the celebration were the cultural programmes presented by students of VKV Jairampur.



Miscreants extract fuel for free

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Arunachal Trade & Agencies, Namsai that run a retail outlet, for Indian Oil Corporation Limited has alleged that miscreants are extorting fuel, without paying for it, at the Petrol Pump.

Some people, usually youngsters harass the staff, hurl abuses, take their pictures and threaten them with dire consequences if they don’t provide fuel free of cost to them, said a statement.

Our employees are scared and have developed fear psychosis which has led them to be wary of the people around.  We want actions taken so that our safety is guaranteed, the statement read.

It threatened to shut the pump dispensary if such intimidating tactics are not checked.

Local administrative authorities and the police have been informed about the incidents.

The Pump authorities cited recent examples where a youth came in his unregistered Hyundai I20 (white coloured car), not only filled the fuel free but threatened the staff. This was the third time, he had done so.

In another instance, two young boys in their new Scooty, threatened the cashier, after he refused to provide fuel for free. The boys took the picture of the cashier with a threat to take action later.



Simai urges farmers to adopt modern technologies


JAIRAMPUR, Sept 12: A day-long animal health camp organised by Jairampur Krishi Vigyan Kendra was inaugurated by MLA Laisam Simai at Government Primary School campus, Kovin here today.

Simai advised the villagers and progressive farmers to benefit from the technical know-how of KVK regarding high-yielding crops and healthy cattle breeds. ‘Domestic animals are integral part of tribal lifestyle, the animals not only toil our fields but also earn us livelihood and help propel the rural economy’, he said and urged them to continue seeking the guidance of KVK to help keep their livestock population healthy.

He further emphasised on adopting modern technologies in agriculture and horticulture by indigenous farmers which would diminish physical labour and help yield maximum produces from a small plot of land. He also encouraged them to visit the KVK farm and its demonstration unit where scientists are developing and experimenting with various traditional crops for high yields.

During the camp, Dr T Tesai of Nampong Veterinary department along with his staff distributed free medicines like vitamins and anti-biotic tablets to all the cattle owners of Kovin, Honkap and Taipong villages. The villagers were also informed about various easy methods of treating their livestock.

PWD EE CS Chowtang, KVK programme coordinator Dr Narendra Kuman along with the members of women groups and PRI leaders attended the programme.



Work in close association, DMO exhorts health workers

TAWANG, Sep 12:  District Medical Officer Dr. Wangdi Lama exhorted the health officers and officials to work in close association to improve the health status of the district population.

Inaugurating the training cum workshop on Pentavalent and Inactivated Polio Vaccine (PV&IPV) organised by District Health Society and National Health Mission Tawang at the conference hall of Khando Drowa Zangmo District Hospital here yesterday, Dr. Lama called upon every health worker to be punctual to achieve the target of NHM. He directed the medical officer in-charges of different health facilities to prepare a blueprint of their respective institutions under the banner ‘Vision 2030 ’.

Earlier, DRCHO, Dr. Lobsang Tempa briefed on the objectives of the workshop and the role of participants.

Later in the daylong technical session, Dr. Himadri Pathak, MD, SMO, WHO country office for India, imparted training on the basic facts about Hib disease and Pentavalent vaccine. He also trained the participants on the methods of training the vaccinators and mobilisers.

Dr. Namgey Rakpa threw light on revised MCP card, counterfoil, tracking bag of IPV and PV.

Dr. Lobsang Tempa also clarified the queries of the attendance on anticipated issues and proposed solutions of IPV and PV in the interaction session.

Dr. N. Namchoom, Medical Superintendent. Dr. Rinchin Neema, MO CHC Jang, MO in-charges of various health facilities of the region, ANMs, LHV and cold chain handlers attended the workshop.

Pentavalent and Inactivated Polio Vaccine will be introduced in the routine immunization programme of the State from October 2015. (Tawang Vigilance)



Iconic Automobiles launches Mahindra TUV 300

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sep 12: Iconic Automobiles has launched the much awaited the Mahindra TUV 300 in their showroom at Lekhi village, Naharlagun here today. The TUV300 is the first ever compact SUV by auto manufacturer Mahindra.

TUV 300 was unveiled by AGM SBI Naharlagun D. Roy, Director Youth Affairs, DK Dinglow and Chief Managing Officer, RD Khirme, in presence of a host of dignitaries and loyal Mahindra customers.

Termed as 'Tough to the core' the TUV300 is a sub 4 metre true-blue SUV and comes in a seven-seat configuration. The TUV300 (Tough UV) would be the first UV to have auto-shift (automated manual transmission) technology. The new mHawk Series 80 engine produces 85PS of power with class leading torque of 230Nm. The TUV300 boasts of a ground clearance of 191mm and an ARAI claimed 18.49km/l fuel consumption. The interiors are extremely roomy with ample space for your legs, shoulders and headroom with capacity to seat three adults in full comfort. Boot space is 384 litres and can be increased to 720 litres by folding the seats.

The TUV300 comes with new third generation body-on-ladder chassis. Driver and passenger side airbags are offered as an extra across the entire range of variants whereas EBD and ABS come as standard with Corner Brake Control (CBC).

With the TUV300, Mahindra seems to have ticked all the right boxes and is best suited for hilly terrain with best in class power and ground clearance. The TUV300 will be available in three trim levels namely T4, T6 and T8. Prices start at 7.49 lacs.


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