ITANAGAR, January 9 : The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), on the second day of the cleanliness drive, under the theme, ‘Hamara Elan Swachhta aur Nari Utthan’ took part in ‘Sapai Abhiyan’ near the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) plant, Chimpu, Itanagar on 9th January 2018.
Continuing the Swachhta Mission, the Governor accompanied by the Raj Bhavan Team, members of Itanagar Municipal Council led by the Chief Councillor Smt Kipa Kaku, NGOs, Self Help Groups, student volunteers from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya and police personnel cleaned the entry point of the MSWM plant, which has been an eye sore to the visitors and commuters coming to the State Capital via Hollongi Gate.
During the Drive, the Governor emphasised on a holistic plan for the disposal of the wastes and garbage, keeping in mind the solid waste dumping for next ten years. Segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at the starting point of the waste management process, i.e. the ‘home-refuse’ is must. Temporary solution like use of Solid Waste for land filling etc. must be reviewed and solid waste disposal must find a permanent solution having scientific approach to the problem, the Governor pointed.
The next cleanliness Drive Day will be on 11th January 2018. The Swachhhta Abhiyan will be conducted in area Akash Deep in Itanagar.
Aalo Dec 9: The Galo Welfare Society organised a day long connectivity seminar themed “leveraging road connectivity in the Galo inhibited areas: issues, challenges and opportunities”on the eve of 18th Galo Foundation Day at Gumin today.
The President GWS, Dr. JM Boje and Secretary Dr. Minge Loyi disclosed that there are many villages in the Galo inhabited are which are not connected by roads ends and effort is being made through the seminar to gather mass opinion to put the problems before govt through GWS. The voice of the people like “No road no vote” and many a bandh calls given by the people for inordinate delay in the construction of Trans Arunachal Highway are mere manifestations of the pent up anger and disappointments people have been facing for a long period of time. Communication holds key to development it is important to work out the road connectivity on priority basis, they said and expressed their gratitudes to all for making the seminar a success.
Shri Gomar Basar and Moi Bagra who conducted the seminar said that the seminar is a maiden event to give a platform to exchange meaningful ideas for better road connectivity to usher developments. Representatives from Dolok Bango under Kangku Circle, Lower Siang Elite Forum, Basar and senior members from Aalo took key part in the day long deliberation.
Khonsa January 9: The Second Edition of District Level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy for Football and Volleyball was formally launched by Smti Sontung Bangsia ZPC, at Khonsa Nehru Stadium amidst huge gathering of HoDs, PRIs and participants.
In his welcome address DSO (Sports) Roy Mihu, highlighted in length about the 2nd Edition of District Martyr Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy for Football and Volley Ball both for men and women category stating that altogether 4 Football teams and 4 Volley Ball teams from 54th Namsang A/C, 55TH Khonsa East A/C, 56th Khonsa West A/C and 57th Borduria-Bogapni are participating in the tournament. He appreciated Chief Guest Sontung Bangsia, ZPC, ADC Techu Aran, Smti Chasen Dada, wife of Martyr Hangpan, HoDs, PRI members for attending the Inaugural programme of 2nd Edition District Level Martyr Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy.
Addressing the gathering, Sontung Bangsia, ZPC praised state government for the tournament is been named in loving memory of Late Hangpan Dada, the son of soil Army man from the state who laid down his life fighting against the Pakistani sponsored terrorist in Border. She urged the participants and youths of Tirap to shun addicts with Kani and Drugs adding that youth must utilize their positive energy for the good cause especially in games and sports activities to avail job under sports quota.
Earlier, Athletic Coach Noah Mongku administered oath to the players where in Smti Sontung Bangsia, ZPC declared the tournament open.
ITANAGAR, January 9: The chief Abbott of Theravada Buddha Vihara, Venerable Ratnadeepa on Tuesday released the first ever Tai Khampti – English calendar of Theravada Buddhist Society Itanagar in presence of Chairman Chau Dhanya Mungyak and members of the societyat vihara premises.
The calendar has pictures of 12 different occasions which includes visit of His Holiness Dalai Lama, the then Chief Justice of India C.S.Anand, visit of ambassador of Mongolia and various festivals celebrated at Theravada Buddha Vihara Itanagar.
It is based on Theravada Buddhist Lunar Calendarto observe the Theravada Buddhist festivals. The lunar months, normally twelve of them, consist alternately of 29 days and 30 days. As per this calendar, the year of Theravada Buddhist is 2112 which is 2018 in Gregorian calendar. The dates of the lunar months are marked in blue colour and written in Tai Khampti ******. The dates marked in black colour is of the Gregorian Calendar.
This year, the part of the Tai-calendar was compiled by President Arunachal Pali Vidyapith Society Chongkham Venerable PragyashilMahatherowhich has been used andincorporatedin the Theravada Buddhist Society calendar to give it an aesthetic look.
The calendar includes all important national holidays besides showing the important Theravada Buddhist holidays.
Tezu, Jan 9: In a meeting with regard to the ensuing Republic Day celebration, Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Shri. Karma Leki told all the Government department stakeholders to set up stalls in Jubilee Ground on the occasion of Republic Day celebration to disseminate departmental schemes and programmes to the general public of Lohit District.
The meeting was attended by all Heads of departments of Lohit District and representatives of paramilitary and military establishments in Tezu at DC’s Conference Hall, here today.
There is large number of gathering on the day. People from various walks of life from Tezu town and nearby villages come to the ground to witness Republic Day celebration like March past, Band and PT Displays, cultural programmes etc during the day. These people are drawn towards stalls out of curiosity’s which can be taken as an opportunity to impart information of the welfare schemes to the public by the representative of the concerned department at the stall.
This way we will be able to educate maximum number of people about all the schemes, he told.
Department of Health & Family Welfare, Education, Food & Civil Supply, ICDS etc were directed to set up stalls during the day.
Meanwhile, DC sought cooperation from all the departments for successful conduct of Parsuram Kund Mela on 14-15 January.
ITANAGAR, January 09: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein called for submission of innovative schemes to achieve the target of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. He said this while conducting a pre-budget meeting with the secretaries and directors of agriculture and allied sectors for inclusion in the next budget.
He said that the objective of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 as envisaged by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi can only be achieved with the farming related activities through agriculture and allied sectors. He asked to submit the proposals with five years perspective planning so that the objective can be achieved by 2022. He asked them to propose something new for the coming budget that has not been done earlier to increase the income of the farmers. He said that in addition to supply of quality planting materials to the farmers, feasibilities of drip and sprinkler irrigations to the cash and plantation crops should be looked into and provided wherever feasible. He also asked them to make optimum use of farmer’s portal and e-marketing portal like eNAM for marketing of the local products to the outside of the state which would help to fetch better price to the farmers.
He also asked the veterinary and fishery departments to increase their activities and propose schemes that can supplement the agriculture and horticulture income of the farmers which would also help in augmenting their income. Dairy and poultry farming would give double benefit to the farmer in terms of milk production as well as in achieving the objective of organic farming.
He asked the Fishery Department to go for large scale fish cultivation and also to make all the defunct fish farms of the Govt functional again. He said Tourism on Fishery is potentials of the State where educated youths and established progressive fish farmers can be engaged.
Secretary Horticulture, Mum Tayeng, Secretary Agriculture, Y W Ringu and Advisor Budget, P Aich also attended the meeting besides the Directors and Joint Directors of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary and Fishery Departments.
Itanagar JAN 5: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Si Donyi Festival.
In his message, the Governor said that deeply rooted in our cultural ethos, this festival plays a significant role in defining the strong bond between the nature and the people. With its religious, cultural and emotional importance, Si Donyi is the most important festival of the Tagin Tribe. Blended with unique customs and traditions of the tribal communities, this festival is cherished by one and all.
On this joyous occasion, I join my Tagin brethren in offering prayers to Almighty Si Donyi and seek blessings for peace, harmony, good harvest good health and good luck for each one of us, the Governor said.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm wishes on the festive occasion of Si Donyi.
In his message Khandu said “Ours is a distinct state with several tribes and communities residing side by side for ages and maintaining their own unique indigenous culture and traditions. Despite our varied diversity, we as Arunachalees are united and take pride in our indigenous cultural heritage. This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs while keeping intact our unity in diversity. I believe the Si-Donyi celebration would prove a major catalyst towards achieving this goal”. Khandu also called the youths to inherit the ageold rich cultural heritage for its preservation.
He prayed Almighty Si Donyi to bless the state with peace, communal harmony, prosperity, happiness and good health for all.
Itanagar,Jan 05: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) reviewed the preparations for pre-recruitment trainings in various districts with the District Administrative Officers through Video conferencing from Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 5th January 2018. Facilitated by National Informatics Centre, Arunachal Pradesh, this was the second videoconferencing of the Governor with District Officials.
The Governor emphasized on maximum awareness amongst the abled youth of the State about the pre-recruitment trainings, which are being conducted by the Indian Army. For providing opportunity to more and more youth of Arunachal Pradesh to enable them to join the Indian Armed forces, the Governor had requested the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has agreed to conduct such rallies in all the districts of the State.
The Governor also emphasized that re-employment opportunities for the Ex-Servicemen, employment and other benefits for them, benefits for the Vir Naris and their families must be made known amongst the targeted people, i.e. ex-service and their families.
During the interaction, the Governor advised the district officials to ensure that flagship programme of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is implemented in letter and spirit.
Aalo Jan 04: In its continued effort to make the Measles-Rubella vaccine to children under the age group of 9months to 15 years, the District Task Force reviewed the progress of work under the Chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner at her office chamber on 4th Jan last.
Chairing the meet, the DC stressed on intensifying the work at sppedy pace within the district so that no children are left uncovered under the programme. This national programme is time bound and no official engaged in the programme should be granted any kind of leave till completion of the programme. She also asked the medical and other line departments especially education, ICDS and
Administrative officers and Medical Officers in PHCs and CHC to keep focus on finalizing all required datas in the district and launch vigorous campaign in their respective jurisdictions.
The District medical Officer, Dr. Nyage Geyi sought the cooperation of all officers, PRIs and village authorities to launch the programme in an effective way in the district. The DFWO, Dr. Tomar kamki spelt out in detail about the feedbacks given from different administrative out through detail power point presentation and stressed on reviewing data backs in few circles.
Aalo Jan 04: A mass social service cum awareness programme on cleanliness was organized by Galo Ane in collaboration with department of Urban Development and Housing on the bank of Yomgo River at Puak Gumin braving against the winter morning drizzle today. The way to Yomgo River and stretches along the river was cleaned by Galo Ane and colony members of Puak Gumin.
Taking part in the social service, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan said that Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is a national programme and overwhelming response to this programme is a nice thing to happen here. Yomgo River has been a life line for the people dwelling on its bank from time immemorial and it is important to keep its cleanliness and sanctity through such awareness programme from time to time. Many things can be done on self help basis without depending solely on govt. as this dependence syndrome hinders community participation on many important issues that we can handle through collective approach. People should be able to identify degradable and non degradable wastes to dispose them off separately and she reiterated that many of the issues are also confronted by unplanned growth of the town.
The Deputy Director Urban Development and Housing, Er. Hally Welly disclosed that problems of drainage system, sewage disposal, community and individual toilets are mushrooming in the town and the department with help of Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan are putting up their best of efforts to sort out the problems here and there. The President GASA, Smti Jumken Doji Ete dwelt at length on the role of womenfolk for the last one year to mobilize cleanliness in sectors, Govt. establishments and market areas. Shri Karsen Lollen, Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Dego Panya also stressed on proper vigilance on disposal of garbage at Sipu and Yomgo rivers.
The Bazar President, Shri Duki Ete said that Market Committee has adopted various regulatory measures like installation of CCTV, Traffic regulations, drainage system, community toilets etc. through donations within the market community and appealed the district administration to look into additional burden of donation drives carried out by various organizations in the markets.