The Arunachal Rising campaign led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu today reached the people of Changlang district

Chief Minister inaugurated the new District Secretariat

CHANGLANG | December 6, 2018: The Arunachal Rising campaign led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu today reached the people of Changlang district.
VISIT TO RANGSHOM HIM

Beginning the day, Chief Minister paid a visit to the ‘Rangshom Him’ – the prayer house and offered prayers to the almighty ‘Rangfrah’. Interacting with the Rangfrah believers, Chief Minister assured to develop link road for the prayer house and to provide an ambulance.

INAUGURATION OF DISTRICT SECRETARIAT

Following his visit to the ‘Rangshom Him’ – Chief Minister inaugurated the new District Secretariat building executed by PWD. Addressing the govt officers, Chief Minister lauded the executing agency for quality work and appreciated the provision for ramp facility in the building for physically challenged. He said the district secretariat across the state were funded by centre through SPA but were discontinued. Khandu informed that all such pending projects are now being taken up under state owned resources.

INAUGURATION OF WATER TREATMENT PLANT

The inauguration was followed by visit to the water treatment plant where the Chief Minister inaugurated the augmentation of water supply to Changlang township under RIDF (1.5MLD). The project will benefit the people of the town with treated water including promotion of additional infrastructure growth, said Khandu.

INAUGURATION OF ROAD PROJECTS

On his way towards public meeting venue, Chief Minister Inaugurated the 4.14km of cement concrete pavement road under Changlang township and the 36km double lane Changlang – Margherita road under CRF both executed by PWD.

LAUNCH OF ARUNACHAL RISING CAMPAIGN AT CHANGLANG

Launching the Arunachal Rising campaign at a public meeting here, Chief Minister said Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts have in the past face deprivation in govt jobs and in getting centrally funded development schemes due to certain loopholes in the system. However, such deprivation is being addressed with reforms brought out by present government. Chief Minister said decentralization process and reforms in job sectors will provide equitable distribution of resources and fair share of development pie. He also said centrally sponsored schemes such as RIDF NEC NLCPR are now being massively implemented in the TCL region compared to earlier times when such central schemes hardly reached the region. Giving more fillip to the development aspirations of TCL districts, Chief Minister promised to start the sports academy and Sainik school in the next academic session to begin in 2019.

Taking note of the grievances of many APCS aspirants from TCL region of not being able to appear for the mains exam due to commotion during APPSCCE exam, Chief Minister said the matter is in the court and promised to bring the issue of the commission to the coming assembly session for discussion to strengthen and make it more competent. He further said state faces shortage of about 70 Circle Officers and informed that it will be filled through recruitment by APPSC and lateral entry.

Responding to public memorandum, Chief Minister said all the demands have been marked to the concerned Secretaries through e platform promising to address it. Some of the demands included creation of new circle headquarters, funds for roads, funds for VKV School, manpower issue of Rangfrah College, posting of Circle Officer and other staffs.

Earlier Chief Minister gave away cash prizes and certificates to winners of essay and painting competition for school children conducted under Arunachal Rising campaign. He also gave away cash prizes and certificates to best ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and progressive farmers.

LAUNCHING OF ARUNACHAL RISING CAMPAIGN AT DEOMALI

Beginning his second leg of the day’s Arunachal Rising Campaign, Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for construction of 28km road from Hukanjuri to Dirok check gate via Namsang-Deomali. He also inaugurated the academic block of the Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College and laid the foundation for piped water supply (2.80MLD) for Deomali Township.

Launching the Arunachal Rising Campaign at a public function, Chief Minister lauded the district administration of Tirap for covering more than 20,000 beneficiaries through Sarkar Aapke Dwar. He said the state government will honour the best top five officers for their performance in the Jan Sunwai Sammelan in the coming statehood day celebrations.

Responding to public memorandum, Chief Minister assured to fund for the construction of mini secretariat in the next financial year. He also promised to hold talks at PCCF level for de-reservation of forest area falling under Deomali Township. He also promised to take up the construction of a new helipad in the town. Chief Minister admiring the craftsmanship skill of the locals said the state government will bring out policy to support such skills. He further promised to talk with the centre for a special economic package for the TCL region. He said the centre is always concerned about the region and exuded hope that more such support will be provided.

Governor unveils bust statue of Martyr Mihin Bagang

Governor unveils bust statue of Martyr Mihin Bagang

India defeated Pakistan 1971 war on the strength of patriotism and ‘Nation First’ spirit of the people like that of Sepoy Mihin Bagang: Governor
ITANAGAR, December 6:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig.(Dr) B.D Mishra (Retd.) on 6th December 2018, unveiled the bust statue of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang of the 5th Battalion of the ASSAM Regiment of the Indian Army, who made the supreme sacrifice for the defence of the Nation on 6th December 1971. The Bust statue is very appropriately located in the school compound of the Government Secondary School, Hapoli which has, by State gazette notification rechristened as Mihin Bagang Government Secondary School, Hapoli. The occasion coincides with the 3rd Youth Rising Day celebrations of Apatani Youth Association to commemorate 47th Death anniversary of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that India defeated Pakistan 1971 war on the strength of patriotism and ‘Nation First’ spirit of the people like that of Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Paying tribute to the Martyr Mihin Bagang, the Governor said that Late Mihin had dreamt of joining the Indian Army and nothing could stop him from that. His mission to serve Mother India and his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty has made him immortal. He called upon the people to remember and cherish the valour of Martyr Sepoy Mihin Bagang.
Our tribute to this brave son of this beautiful valley will be to encourage our youth to follow his path and join the Army, Air Force and the Navy in various capacities, the Governor said. He urged the District Administration, political leadership and Goan Buras to motivate the youth to come forward and serve the nation through a good career which the iNdian Armed Forces provide. He also recalled with appreciation the recently conducted Pay Back to Society programme by 27 Armed Force Officers, 20 Army, 4 Navy and 3 Air Force from Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor, while addressing the Ex-Servicemen present on the occasion exhorted them to serve the society. He also called upon the political leaders to explore avenues, where these Ex-Servicemen can be placed to contribute to the public wellbeing.
Sharing his mission and priorities, the Governor said that youth, education and cleanliness are must for the progress of a society.
I dream to see an Arunachali IAS / IPS officer in each of 29 States and 3 Union Territories of the country” the Governor said, while informing that he has already initiated for establishment of seven additional Kendriya Vidhyalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.
MLA Er. Tage Taki, President AYA Habung Tamang, Shri Radhe Millo, Secretary Capital Complex Tajang Welfare Association also spoke on the occasion. Shri Mihin Tallang Tangu presented a brief narrative on the life of Martyr Mihin Bagang.
The First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Lower Subansiri District Deputy Commissioner Shri Chukhu Taker, Superintendent of Police Shri Mihin Gambo, Heads of Department, Goan Buras and Goan Buris and general public attended the program.
A colourful cultural program dedicated to Martyr Bagang was presented by the ladies of the Apatani community and school children on the occasion.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the Arunachal Rising campaign at Katang

Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the Arunachal Rising campaign at Katang
KHONSA |

December 5, 2018: Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the Arunachal Rising campaign at Katang today in presence of DCM Chowna Mein, PHE&WS Minister Wangki Lowang, Advisor to CM Wanglin Lowangdong, MLA Wanglam Sawin and State BJP President Tapir Gao.

Earlier he laid the foundation stone for multi-storied parking lot for Khonsa town to be constructed under CM district innovation & challenge fund. He also inaugurated the administrative circle headquarters for Bari-Basip circle, augmentation of water supply to Khonsa township under NLCPR and laid the foundation stone for Police Station at Katang. DCM also inaugurated the office of the Circle Officer at Katang

Speaking at a public function in Katang, Chief Minister assured to fill the manpower gap for the new administrative circle headquarters for Bari-Basip circle. He said the Bari-Basip administrative headquarters was first approved by former CM late Dorjee Khandu including the one for Borduria and Chubam.

Informing that the state government will be bringing several reforms in the coming years, CM said in the initial period politicians may feel uncomfortable with the reforms but will prove to be in the interest of the people, which will have long-term benefit

During the occasion, Chief Minister released the 4-year of progress report of local MLA Wanglam Sawin and appreciated him for transparency and efficiency. Launching the Arunachal Rising campaing, Chief Minister gave away cash prizes and certificates to best ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and progressive farmers from Bari-Basip circle. He also distributed blankets to gaon burahs of the circle.

On the occasion DCM Chowna Mein, MLA Wanglam Sawin and State BJP President also spoke.

MLA inaugurated additional block of Sub-Treasury office

Namsai,5Dec: Local MLA chau Zingnu Namchoom inaugurated most essential annex block of the sub-treasury office, Namsai here today amidst gathering of government officials and public leaders . Amongst other Namsai Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tapasya Raghav, IAS, ADC Bijoy Talukdar, SDO Orin Lego were present in the programme. Welcoming the gathering Sub-Treasury Officer Sk S Hussain express his gratitude to Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and local MLA for consideration to allot fund for construction of additional block. Speaking on the occasion Namchoom said the Sub-Treasury, Namsai covering a vast area and annex block will certainly solve the problem of acute space scarcity and the local public as well as govt. officials will be immensely benefited by effective service delivery. MLA expressed his satisfaction over construction of the block by DRDA, Namsai in time . Dr Raghav in her speech said shortage of man power will be taken care to ensure effective service delivery. She advised all the govt. officials to discharge public service with complete dedication and to ensure complete transparency.

Chief Minister today began his second day of Arunachal Rising campaign

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today began his second day of Arunachal Rising campaign

BORDURIA | December 5, 2018:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today began his second day of Arunachal Rising campaign here accompanied by DCM Chowna Mein, Advisor to CM Wanglin Lowangdong, DoTCL Minister Wangki Lowang, MLA Wanglam Sawin and State BJP President Tapir Gao.

Chief Minister on his arrival at Borduria circle paid homage to Ashok Chakra late Havildar Hangpan Dada in his Memorial here. He also met late Dada’s wife Chasen Lowang and had discussion with the Army officers for development of Memorial. Chief Minister requested Tirap DC to submit a DPR for work on Memorial and assured Rs 2 crore as initial fund to start the work in this financial year.

Chief Minister later inaugurated the office of the Circle office while DCM inaugurated the Inspection Bungalow.

Attending a public meeting, Khandu congratulated the people of Borduria circle for the new CO office. He said if people demand then the state government is willing to upgrade the Borduria Circle to Sub-Division headquarters.

Responding to public memorandum, Chief Minister assured for establishment of Circle Office at Longo, construction of Tirap Chief Council Office and construction of 21 km Joypur-Hukanjari road.

Khandu said Tirap Changlang Longding region has been deprived under central scheme and asserted that the present government is ensuring that further deprivation do not continue. He informed that 21 km Terung to Sumsi pathar has been approved under central scheme for Rs 20 crore.

On Sainik School, Chief Minister promised to start one for eastern Arunachal in the next session and assured to establish it in the TCL region.

Launching the Arunachal Rising campaign, Chief Minister gave away cash prizes and certificates to best ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and progressive farmers from Borduria circle. He also distributed blankets to gaon burahs of the circle.

On the occasion DCM Chowna Mein, Advisor to CM Wanglin Lowangdong and State BJP President also spoke.

Never lose heart but use your abilities to progress: Governor to differently abled people

Never lose heart but use your abilities to progress: Governor to differently abled people

Itanagar,3rd December: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) along with First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra attended the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Donyi Polo Mission School for Hearing and Visually Impaired (DPMSHVI), Chimpu on 3rd December 2018. DPMSHVI, Chimpu was established on 15th October 1990 has 106 students, including 15 visually impaired today. 97 hearing impaired have passed Class X from the institute till date, many of who are engaged in government establishment.

The Governor felicitated the differently abled persons on the occasion and also gave away the prizes to winners of the essay writing completion, conducted by the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. He also felicitated Dr. K. Zaman, medical practitioner of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar for his contribution towards DPMSHVI, Chimpu, since its inception.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor exhorted the people with disabilities to take it in their limitation and develop their personality. He advised them to make friends and mix with positive people.

Citing Ashtavakra, the revered Vedic sage, who was born with eight physical handicaps, Poet Surdas, who was blind but his poetries are sung till date and similarly Lt General Pankaj Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, a former Indian Army officer, was field disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade, an Armoured Division and Army Commander, the Governor emphasised that physically disabled person must never lose heart but use their abilities to progress. He also recommended to them to practice Yoga and Pranayams, which is beneficial for all.

Complimenting Shri Gegong Apang for his contribution in establishing DPMSHIV, Chimpu, the Governor called upon people to change their attitude towards differently abled people. Instead of being sympathetic, they must be empathetic towards them.

Referring to the ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2016’ passed by Parliament under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister if India, the Governor suggested that new schemes, amenities and reservations for the differently abled people must be regularly brought in.

The Governor advised the officials of Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to provide the computer software, which will help the visually impaired children.

Immensely impressed by the crafts made by the students, the Governor suggested for instituting a display place in the State Government emporiums in the metros for its promotion.

Minister concerned at slow PMGSY progress

Minister concerned at slow PMGSY progress

ITANAGAR, December 3: “It will be the collective responsibility of all if our commitment of building 1600 KM stretch of rural road in the state is not achieved by this financial year”, asserted Minister Bamang Felix while chairing a two day review meeting of Rural Works Department on PMGSY starting today.
Exhorting the department officers to tighten their belts, the Minister said that the state today demands sincere and hardworking officers who would genuinely deliver for the good of the people. Rural road being one of the most vital communication means, the department need to work with renewed energy to ensure that the road reaches to the last village of the state, Felix exhortively said.
Felix revealed that Government of India has recently sanctioned 5025 KM of PMGSY road with a cost of Rs. 3837 Crore. He directed the concerned officers to finish the NIT and the process of awarding works within the month of January so that there is no further delay in execution of critical border –rural roads.
“The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) implementation has to be accelerated to accrue the benefit to the remotely located habitations for over all socio-economic development of the State. The rural roads contributes significantly in the GDP of the State and therefore all the roads has to be constructed with good quality”added felix
The physical progress, achievement, contract management, new technology, District Rural Road Plan for PMGSY-II and quality issues are being covered in two days meeting. Interaction with contractors and contracting agencies will also be convened on the 2nd day to know the problems being encountered in the field and their input will be useful for achieving the target and fast execution of thisflagship programme to achieve connectivity by March,2019, the deadline fixed by the Govt. of India.
All the field engineers from Junour Engineer to Chief Engineers are participating in this State level review meeting to address various administrative and field issues. Among others, Higio Tala, Deputy Secretary, RWD, K. Tabiyo & D. Nyodu, Chief Engineers, T. Paktung, State quality Coordinator, N. Rigia, IT Nodal Officer and K.C. Dhimole, Technical Advisor are reviewing the progress and assessing the issues and challenges.

District administration continues with stray animal drive

December 3: A team led by Senior Vety Officer(IMC) Dr. G Piel continued with the stray drive at Nirjuli area.

The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan informed that despite repeated notices and warnings, the owners are not taking adequate measures to keep these animals off the public places and roads. He has also requested the residents of Capital Complex to cooperate with the Administration and not to let loose their stray animals and to keep it confined.

The DC has further informed that the DA will keep on continuing with the drive while also observing prevention of cruelty to Animals Act.

During the drive, around 38 animals were evicted.
Combining all the drives, the DA has evicted a total of 178 animals till date.

Chief Minister attended the 3rd interaction cum awareness programme under Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh

CM handed out token of appreciation to motor transport workers

ITANAGAR | December 3, 2018: Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended the 3rd interaction cum awareness programme under Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) here today organised by the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF).

Speaking during the event, Chief Minister appealed the motor transport workers to present themselves with good behavior, honesty and hospitality to the tourists.

“The first impression the visitors will get about our state is by your behavior and conduct. So if we want tourism to grow in Arunachal, we all have to act responsibly,” said Khandu.

He said taxi business in the capital city is yet to realize its full potential. In coming days, the demand for taxi service will grow with the commencement of air service and with rail service already in operation. He therefor urged the transport workers to make a good reputation of the taxi business by not overcharging the customers and by not harassing them.

For the welfare of the transport workers, Chief Minister assured that thorough analyses and study about the operations of the workers boards in other states will be carried out to constitute a similar board in the state. He said AAPPTF and BMS will be made part of such study group for the creation of the board.

On demand for parking space by the AAPPTF in the state capital region, Chief Minister informed that the state government has sanctioned two such projects near civil secretariat and Ganga market each worth Rs 25 crore in the previous year If need for more parking project is required, Khandu assured to have discussion with the federation to have it opened in Naharlagun and other areas of the capital region.

Congratulating the AAPPTF for being affiliated with the BMS, Chief Minister said mere affiliation is not enough. “The federation members should be well aware and work in accordance with the spirit of the Mazdoor Sangh for which regular training is must for them to know more about the style and functioning of the BMS,” said Khandu.

On the occasion, Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso and State BJP president Tapir Gao also spoke.

Earlier Chief Minister handed out token of appreciation to several motor transport workers with one among them being Smt Binyim Taba, who is considered to be the first female tempo driver of Arunachal.