Governor greets the people on the occasion of Boori Boot Yullo

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) has greeted the people of the State on the festive occasion of Boori Boot Yullo. He expressed his hope that the festivity will promote amity and unity amongst the people of the State.

In his message, the Governor said that the people are tradition bound and cherish their social heritage. They abide by their Fold’s customs, traditions and moral values. They enthusiastically celebrate their festivals, folklore and ideals which remind them as to who they are. These celebrations unify them and they pass this festivity down to the succeeding generations, he said.

The Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh is a mosaic of agrarian communities. Most of our festivals are associated with agricultural activities. Celebration of these Festivals thus helps us in preservation and propagation of our age old heritage, as also enables us to upgrade our agricultural practices with the march of time. He expressed confidence that the Festival Boori Boot Yullo will spread the message of technology based innovative agricultural practices among the people to enhance their wellbeing and economic gains.

May the spirit of Boori Boot bring happiness, prosperity and protection from diseases, particularly COVID-19, for all of us, the Governor said in his message.

 

 

PRO to Governor

Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, February 5, 2021

 

The orientation/ training of Volunteer Teachers (VT) under the newly launched Padhna Likhna Abhiyan (PLA)  was held today at OJU Welfare Association

Itanagar, February 5: The orientation/ training of Volunteer Teachers (VT) under the newly launched Padhna Likhna Abhiyan (PLA)  was held today at OJU Welfare Association.

The target of the Abhiyan is to impart functional literacy and numeracy to non-literate and non-numerate adults in both rural and urban areas across the country in the age group  of 15 years and above.
Tori Gadi APO cum Asstt Nodal Officer informed that around 200 illiterate adult learners have been surveyed by OJU Welfare Association under the guidance of smt. Ratan Anya chairperson OJU. He lauded the DC cum Chairman PLA  Komkar Dulom and DDSE cum Member Secretary Mallo Yam Gollo for their support support and cooperation in conducting the training today and also hoped that under their guidance the programme would be successfully implemented in the Capital Region.
R.K Shah, Sr. Lecturer DIET  provided the orientation/ training to the Volunteer teachers.

Governor participates in RGU Foundation Day celebration

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the 38th Foundation Day celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Doimukh on 4th February 2021. The Governor, who is also the Chief Rector of the RGU presided over the function, while Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khandu graced the function as the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor commended the students and faculty of Rajiv Gandhi University, particularly the perceptive change under the leadership of RGU Vice Chancellor, Professor Saket Kushwaha for lifting the university from 100th rank to 2nd position in All India Central Universities Ranking.

The Governor emphasized on conducive academic atmosphere in the University Campus and personality growth of students. He also highlighted the need for good teaching, learning environment and bonding teacher-student relationship. He called for molding the students to become promising and informed citizens.

The Governor advised the Faculties to be well prepared for giving the lessons to their class and keep abreast with the latest inputs on their teaching subjects. He also advised the students to study for knowledge and not for certification. They must throughout their life in word and acts should remain worthy of their degree, he said.

Highlighting the good teacher-student relationship, the Governor said that teachers must try to leave an indelible imprint on the mind of their wards through comprehensive knowledge, sincerity of teaching mission and take genuine interest in personality growth of their students. He said such a relationship built on mutual trust will be an everlasting bond.

The Governor said that now the New National Education Policy has come, the University must implement it in letter and spirit.

 

Earlier in the day, the Governor unveiled the newly made Param Vir Chakra winners the ‘Wall of Heroes’ in the University Campus. He also laid the Foundation Stone for spectators seating and a viewers’ gallery in the RGU sports arena, while Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu unveiled the university signage and laid the foundation stone of Student’s Activity Centre.

The Governor felicitated the health centre personnel who have played a commendable role for the test and treatment of COVID-19 Pandemic affected people and the retiring employees and the Team RGU, who participated in the Republic Day celebration at Raj Bhavan.

The Foundation Day Speech was delivered by Prof. S.K. Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, North East Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, who has specialization in Physical Chemistry, and his research areas being nano materials, surfactants and their applications.

The First Lady of the State Smti Neelam Misra, local MLA Shri Tana Hali Tara, Director General of Police Shri R. P. Upadyaya, IPS along with other dignitaries, alumni and members of the university fraternity attended the Foundation Day celebration.

 

 

PRO to Governor

Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, February 4, 2021

DL&IO INAUGURATES “NOCTE DIGEST DIGITAL LIBRARY AT KHONSA

Khonsa  February 6, 2021:  Nocte Digest’s Digital Library was inaugurated by Ms. ChaphunSumnyan, District Library and Information Officer of Tirap, in the presence of Shri Nawang L. Medam, In-Charge BEO, Khonsa and Shri Butwang H. Lowang, Joint Secretary of All Tirap District Students’ Union (ATDSU), selected senior students from GHSS, Khonsa. The function was held at the NBF Hall, Khonsa, and was organised by Shri WangtumHumchha Lowang, founder of the Nocte Digest.

The site noctedigest.com/library gives free access to 10+ books, 15+ reference articles and 30+ historical documents! All about the history and culture of the Nocte tribe!

While inaugurating the Nocte Digest Digital Library – Chief Guest cum DL&IO Miss ChaphunSumnyan appreciated Shri WangtumHumchhaLowang for the noble idea and venturing into new Digital World that will help the students in widening their knowledge about their cultures & traditions. The DL&IO also highlighted on the importance of Digital Library in the present Information &Technology  world that help the readers in exploring new information and knowledge. Sheurged the students community to visits District Library from time to time and read books as much as  possible to improve general knowledge in a great extent.

Later, DLIO ChaphunSumnyan distributed certificates to the students for participating on the occasion to marked the day more meaningful.

In his speech BLEO I/c. NawangLowangMedam appealed the students community to browse into the Nocte Digest’s Digital Library for acquiring new information and widening knowledge on Nocte’s Culture and Traditions. Shri ButwangHumchhaLowang, Joint Secretary ATDSU also spoke on the occasion.

Attending a workshop on ‘Responsible Tourism – Future Forum’ organized by Dept of Tourism in collaboration with Outlook Group at Namsai

NAMSAI, 6 February: Attending a workshop on ‘Responsible Tourism – Future Forum’ organized by Dept of Tourism in collaboration with Outlook Group at Namsai today, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Meinsaid, “Our future lies in tourism and let uswork together to develop Arunachal Tourism in to a responsible and sustainable one”. He urged the Department of Tourism and the ‘Outlook Group’ to put Arunachal Pradesh in Tourism map of India.

He thanked the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India for sanctioning fund for infrastructure development of Parsuramkundsaying that the Parsuramkund Mela has become a tradition for us as thousands of Hindu pilgrimage come to the site every year for holy dip in Lohit river. He also asked the tourism dept to simplify the process of obtaining Inner Line Permit and Protected Area Permit for the travellers and foreign tourists as many want to visit the State but because of difficulties in obtaining ILP/PAP many of them reluctant to come to the State. He, however, said that we must evolve a clean and high end tourism for the State. He also emphasized on the need to develop more infrastructures for tourism industry to grow in the State.

He said that there will be no shortage of power supply in the State for those who want to establish industry in the region as drawing of 132 KV line from chapakhowa toRoing through power grid has been completed and another 220 KV line from Kothalguri to Namsai will begin soon. He also informed that a hydro-power project of 1750MW is also coming up in the State.

Minister of Tourism, Shri Nakap Nalo said that the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh is striving best to be the facilitator acting as a catalyst for the development and promotion of tourism in Arunachal Pradesh. He added that towards this end, we are working keenly in tandem with all the stakeholders to Transform Arunachal Pradesh as one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world.He said that emphasize are being to make our State responsible towards tourism and encouraging activities towards rural tourisms like homestays, adventure tourism in rural areas, community based tourism, eco-tourism, developing of tourist circuits and human resource development. He also said that we also strive to keep the value of sustainable tourism and the need to protect our environment by laying significance on waste management and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene.

Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, Smt Meenakshi Sharma said that there is immense potential for tourism in Arunachal Pradesh owing to its natural beauty, cultures, rivers and hospitality of the community. She suggested to develop a new tourist destination in a traditional way with less concretization but a sustainable one and to create commodity that would contribute to the development of local economy on long term basis. She said that no tourism is beneficial if the local communities are not helped. She informed that a Buddhist Circuit is coming up soon in the country which would also include Arunachal Pradesh. She further informed that there are schemes implemented under Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India such as Swadesh Darshan Schemes and PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive) that focuses on identifying and developing the pilgrim sites across the country to promote religious tourism.

Secretary Tourism, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, Sadhana Deori informed that Department of Tourism is carrying out a series of workshops with Outlook Group with a vision of Team Arunachal to develop a responsible and sustainable tourism for Arunachal Pradesh. He informed that similar workshop was already conducted at Dirang and two more workshops will be conducted at Subansiri and Pasighat.

On the occasion, CEOOutlook Group, Indranil Roy, Co-founder & Managing Director, Grassroutes, Inir Pinheiro, Managing Director, CGH Earth Hotels, Michael Dominic, Vice President, Invest India, Varun Sood, Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust, TsewangNamgail and Owner, Sangaru Design Studio, Sandeep Sangaru, Outlook Group, Sonali Chatterjee and Soity Banerjee have spoken as resource persons on various subjects of responsible tourism.

Among others, Advisors Shri LaisamSimai, Shri KalingMoyong, Smt Gum Tayeng, SmtJummumEteDeori and MLA Namsai, Chau ZingnuNamchoom and Deputy Commissioners from Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, Namsai and Director Tourism, Abu Tayeng were also present on the occasion.

DTFI Meets on Covid-19 Vaccine and Routine Immunization

Aalo, January, 29: The District Task Force on Immunization held under the Chairmanship of Shri Henkir Lollen, SDO took up all key issues pertaining to implementation of Covid-19 vaccine and routine immunization at Conference Hall of DC today. The SDO stressed on administering the two doses phase wise to all in order the wipe out the disease. He stressed on generating awareness on the vaccine to all health care workers, particularly Anganwadi workers who are unreachable through respective CDPOs so that first phase of vaccination is completed soon. He assured to mobilize the frontline workers of DC office to to take the vaccine in time. Stressing on fear psychosis among the workers to take the vaccine and absence during vaccination is sort of problem and he suggested the department Heads to show the way by taking the vaccine from top to bottom. The DMO and other Programme Officers in the district and the MOs in the PHCs, CHCs have done the same to dispel rumors of side effects doing the round in media.The vaccine is quite safe and govt. has pumped in crores of rupees to prepare the vaccine for us and all must come forward to avail the free facility. The DFWO Dr. Tomar Kamki, DSO Dr. Jombom Kato, DDMO, CDPO, DSP, ADEO Education and other gave useful tips on Covid Vaccination. The DPM Shri Yomto Lollen depicted the overall scenario of Covid-19 vaccine and routine immunization through power point presentation

Government committed to preserving indigeneous faith: CM

Itanagar, February 1: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today assured that the state government is committed to support preservation of indigenous culture, which he said is identity of Arunachal Pradesh and its pride. Speaking at the inaugural function of the 15-day Seminar-cum-Workshop of Priesthood here at the Directorate of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) office premises, Khandu said DIA was established with the sole purpose of preserving and promoting culture and heritage of the indigenous communities of the state. “Our culture is our roots. If roots are not protected and made stronger, the tree above will not survive. Hence, for our communities to survive, culture has to be preserved,” he pointed. Lauding the department for organizing the workshop, Khandu said the institution of priesthood is an integral part of indigenous culture and expressed concern over its dwindling existence. “For centuries, we depended on our local priests for every ritual – be it at birth, death, sickness, disasters or even construction of house. Every auspicious occasion revolved around the priests. I commend the department for organizing this seminar-cum-workshop and believe that it would play a pivotal role in reviving this very important institution,” he said. One of the major reasons for the dwindling of priesthood, Khandu observed, is lesser use of native languages. “Without a written script, almost all our native languages are only spoken and passed on orally.With modern education and exposure, the younger generation is getting away from their native tongues and has become a major concern for us,” he pointed. He urged elders and parents to speak in their native tongue to their children at least when they are home for vacations.

“Our languages are the connect to our culture. If language is lost, a wealth of cultural heritage will be lost,” he said.

Khandu offered assistance from the government to researchers and academicians to develop scripts for the native dialects spoken in the state. He also asked the education department to introduce textbooks for pre-primary level classes on Arunachal Pradesh, its people and culture. “We must take pride on our indigenous culture and work for its preservation in the face of modernization and global exposure,” he said. Khandu, however, reminded followers of indigenous faiths not to ‘compete’ with followers of other faiths as India being a secular country every individual is free to follow or believe any religion that he or she chooses. Admitting the fact that many members of the indigenous communities are ‘changing’ to other faiths, the Chief Minister said, “Instead of blaming others, we must introspect. If someone is changing his or her faith, we need to introspect what made him or her do so. May be the lacunae is within us or in our customs.” Advoicating ‘change’ with time, Khandu said practices that do not suit equally to all must be altered or replaced. He said believing and following a faith shouldn’t be a liability but liberating. Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum submitted by Hari Taro, president of the Priest Association of Arunachal Pradesh,

Khandu assured honorarium would be provided to the priests as assured by the government but yet to materialize. He directed the DIA to study and recommend the criteria for disbursement of honorariums to all indigenous priests of the state. He further assured that other demands of the priests like a corpus fund for the association, annual meet of priests from across the state, celebration of festivals, etc would be taken care by the department. He said sufficient budgetary support will be provided this financial year. Earlier, Khandu, along with Indigenous Affairs Minister TabaTedir, inaugurated the new office building and convention hall of the DIA. They also witnessed rituals performed by priests representing various tribes. The 15-day seminar-cum-workshop would deliver and discuss on topics like ‘Evolution of Indigenous Priest’, ‘Ritual of naming of newborn child’, ‘Ritual of Marriage’, ‘Ritual of Death’, ‘Traditional Healing’, and ‘Priesthood for Posterity’. Indigenous priests from every community of the state are expected to attend the seminar-cum-workshop on the days allotted for each.

CM inaugurates sub-fire station in Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong, January 29: Chief Minister PemaKhandu today inaugurated the Sub-Fire Station (SFS) building here in presence of Home Minister Bamang Felix, Advisor to Forest & Environment Minister KumsiSidisow, DGP RP Upadhyay and various other dignitaries. The Chief Minister also flagged off 22 fire crew vehicles of Arunachal Pradesh Fire and Emergency Services and 5 vehicles of State Disaster Response Force(SDRF). Earlier he released a vision document 2021-26 of the fire department and the SDRF. On the occasion, 25 police personnel serving as fire service officers to constables in the fire department were awarded with DG’s commendation disc and commendation certificate for their outstanding service in the year 2020. In his address, the CM appreciated the police department for the release of its vision document. He commended it as a much needed approach towards problem solving, which will help the government understand the issues facing the department and how to address it. The Chief Minister also congratulated the recipient of DG’s commendation disc and certificates and appreciated their selfless service towards the people of the state. Welfare of police personnel and strengthening of the police department has always been a priority, stated the CM .

Governor felicitates the 3rd Battalion of The NAGA Regiment

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), felicitated the 3rd Battalion of The NAGA Regiment at Raj Bhavan Itanagar on 29th January 2021, for distinguished services rendered by the Battalion to the State of Arunachal Pradesh during its deployment in Border Areas of the State. On the occasion, the Governor presented a Silver Salver to Col Bimlesh Kumar, SM, VSM, Commanding Officer of the Battalion.

While appreciating the excellent operational performance of the Battalion, the Governor said that the Civil-Military relationship maintained by the Battalion with our people is commendable.  The Governor commended that the Battalion has lived up to its reputation of good humanitarian acts and met the expectations of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The Governor requested the Commanding Officer to convey his best wishes to All Ranks of the Battalion.

Dr. Sagar Preet Hooda, IPS, Commissioner to Governor was also present on the occasion.

 

S.B. Rana

PPS to Governor

Arunachal Pradesh

Raj Bhavan

January 29, 2021

Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has initiated regional pre-budget consultative meeting this year that will be held at Namsai, Pasighat, Itanagar and Bomdila starting from today

In an effort to incorporate region specific proposals/priorities in the coming budget, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has initiated regional pre-budget consultative meeting this year that will be held at Namsai, Pasighat, Itanagar and Bomdila starting from today.

Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Chowna Mein chairing the first regional pre-budget consultative meeting at DC Office, Namsaiin his opening remark said that the initiative of holding regional pre-budget consultative meetinghas been taken under the advised and guidance of young and dynamic Chief Minister, Shri Pema Khandu so as to incorporate the specific needs and priorities of the regions in the budget. Citing Budget Speech as a vision document for the overall development of the State, he urged the respective Deputy Commissioners to prepare and present their proposals in 1 year and 3 years plan. He said that despite the economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, our State Govt’s finance and planning dept has managed well as we were able to clear a backlog of Rs 1900 Crore pending liabilities. We have also taken a bold decision to upgrade District Hospitals and to build robust Health infrastructures worth Rs 400 crores across the State, he said. He stated that though we were not able to implement the budget announcement of the present financial year, we have not compromised on major developmental works nor cut salaries of the Govt employees as done in some other States during the pandemic.

He urged the members present to emphasize on livelihood and income generating activities like agri& allied sectors, food processing units, tourism, etc. He also urged to place priorities fortapping the natural resourcesof the State to boost the State’s economy like mines and mineral resources, hydro-power,etc in order to make our State self-reliant.

Chief Secretary, Shri Naresh Kumar said that since the year 2014 there is resurgent of North East Region of the country and we must accelerate and consolidate the development in the next 3-5 years to come at par with other States of the country. He addedthat for this to happen, we must emphasize on social sectors like health, education besides road, agri-horti and tourism, etc. He said that all the proposalshad been noted and would be incorporated in the budget document to present a best budget for the year 2021-22.

Commissioner (Planning), Shri Prashant Lokhandewhile highlighting aims & objectives of holding regional pre-budget consultative meeting said that it is to incorporate region specific planning/proposals in the budget.  Citing that there is huge developmental gap due to poor connectivity earlier in the eastern belt of the State but the region is opening up now with the improvement of surface road connectivity in the last few years. He also urged to concentrate more on income generating activities and to build State’s own resources and improve it. Citing the meeting as very productive, he said that though all the proposals may not be incorporated in one year but some will be taken up in phase wise in the remaining three years.

Deputy Commissioners of 8 eastern districts of Arunachal namely, Longding, Tirap, Changlang, Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley Districts presented their priorities/proposals during the day long pre-consultative meeting.

Ministers, Shri KamlungMossang and Shri HonchunNgandam, Deputy Speaker, Shri TesamPongte, Advisors, Shri Gabriel D Wangsu, Shri LaisamSimai, Shri PhusumKhimhum, Shri WanglamSawin, Shri TanphoWangnam, SmtDasanglaPul and SmtJummumEteDeori, Chairman APEDA, Shri MopiMihu and MLAs, Shri Chau ZingnuNamchoom, ShriMutchu Mithi and Shri SomlungMossang also participated in the meeting and expressed their views in the meeting.

Among others, Secretary to GoAP, Shri A K Singh, Advisor to Planning, Shri Amitabh Kunduand  District Planning Officers were also present in the meeting.