Lohit District gears up for Makar Sankranti at Parshuram Kund

TEZU, Jan 11: Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Shri. Karma Leki has instructed all the Government department stakeholders to complete their due assignments at the earliest. DA will try to provide every possible facilities of which toilets and water supply is of utmost importance, he said in a meeting called at his Office Chamber, here today.
He has instructed Executive Engineer PHE Department to provide toilets and water supply services to maintain sanitation and hygiene in the Kund area during Mela period.
Garbage pick up vehicles should ply at continuous intervals and dustbins should be provided in adequate numbers in the Kund site, he instructed the Deputy Director Urban Development.
Brochures etc depicting tourist destinations and about the Kund should be adequately printed out for advertising purpose and should be handed out to the pilgrims and tourists for tourism development and advertisement of the District, he suggested to the District Tourism Officer.
Considering history of traffic congestion due to heavy flow of vehicles during the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti in the Kund road from Tezu to Parshuram Kund, District Administration has developed a route map for heavy vehicles. The entire heavy vehicle will have to take the route to Kund site via Lohit Bridge-Medo-Wakro.
Also the road from Tezu-Demwe-Parshuram Kund is narrow which makes crossing of heavy vehicles unfavorable.
To avoid haphazard parking, two separate parking lots have been allotted, one for heavy vehicle at Parshuram Primary School Ground, and another for light and medium vehicles including two wheelers at Helipad Ground.
Each parking lot will be provided with separate toilet facilities for gents, ladies and persons with disabilities.
Meanwhile the DC has appealed to all the commuters, tourists and pilgrims to obey traffic rules and regulations for their own convenience.

Governor appeals to the people not to allow any degradation with cleanliness of the areas which have been cleaned

Governor appeals to the people not to allow any degradation with cleanliness of the areas which have been cleaned

ITANAGAR, January 11: On 11th January 2018, on the third programmed day of the ongoing cleanliness drive in the State Capital Itanagar, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in cleaning the area from Akashdeep to State Transport Station through the Hanuman Mandir in Ganga Market area, Itanagar. Secretary Home Shri G.S. Meena along with teams from Raj Bhavan, Itanagar Municipal Council and NGOs joined the Governor during the drive under the theme, ‘Hamara Elan Swachhta aur Nari Utthan’.
Interacting with the people in the area, the Governor emphasised that the local vendors who are using the area owe it to the people to keep their surroundings clean and hygienic. The area was found filled up with used plastic, teacups and other wastes. He said that vendors must do the cleaning of their stands on daily basis and maintain a wastes material basket near each vendor stand for discarding and keeping the waster at one place for further disposal by the Municipal vehicles.
At State Transport Station, the Governor advised the concerned officials to keep the Station clean and ensure that the parking of buses should be done in an orderly manner ans the Bus Station should be user friendly and have a clean and hygienic place for the passenger. Taking round of the State, he also suggested for better waiting facilities for commuters.
The Governor has appealed to the people not to allow any degradation with cleanliness of the areas which have been cleaned in the last three-days.
The cleanliness drive ‘Hamara Elan Swachhta aur Nari Utthan’ will continue till next month covering every sector of Itanagar with concerted effort to clean the less clean areas.

The Second Edition of Siang District Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy 2018

The Second Edition of Siang District Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy 2018

Pangin, January 11 : The Second Edition of Siang District Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy 2018 concluded amidst a cheering crowd here at Pangin on 9th January’2018 in a colorful ceremony which was graced by the chief guest Hon’ble MLA Shri Tapang Taloh in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner Siang District Shri Rahul Singh, District Sports Officer in charge Shri TK Kopak, other HoDs and officers of the district and the general public.

While appreciating the District Sports Authority and Organizing Committee for successfully organizing the tournament, HMLA in his address advised all participants to maintain sportsmanship spirit. Speaking about the increasing avenues and opportunities for a sportsperson in today’s world he urged them to give their best, learn from failures and strive for excellence. He encouraged them to bring glory to the district and the state.

Stating that games and sports is not just recreational but instills positive attributes of camaraderie, discipline, unity and team work, the DC urged all participants to imbibe these attributes in other areas of life also. Congratulating them on their victory he exhorted them to bring laurels for the district and the state.

The winners and runners up of the tournament were awarded cash prize, medals and Trophy. In women’s Volleyball Team Jomlo-Mobuk Circle won over team Nugong Bango. Miss Omen Mibang was adjudged best player. In men’s volleyball team Dogong Bango emerged as the winner over team Rumgong Circle and Shri Tadom Tatin was adjudged best player. In Women’s football team Magong Banggo won over Team Jomlo-Mobuk Circle. Miss Momang Jerang was adjudged best player. In men’s football team Rumgong Circle emerged as the winner over team Nugong Bango and Shri Tanyang Taloh was adjudged best player.

The tournament concluded with a colorful display of mega dance by cultural troupes.

Fire Fighting Team comes up for the Cause of Civilian

Fire Fighting Team comes up for the Cause of Civilian

Aalo, January 11: In a fire accident that occurred at Siyom colony at around 4 am, two SPT houses including huge properties are reported to be gutted in the fire on 9th January last. The cause of the fire is not known and no human causality has been reported.
A Fire Fighting Team from 44th BRTF this time came up valiantly for the cause of civilian to put off fire. One Junior commissioned officer, 10 pioneers and two water boozer carrying 6000 litres of water each were engaged to rush timely into the accident area and controlled it from spreading further in that thickly located area.
The DDMO Shri Nima Dorjee rushed to the spot on behalf of the district administration and immediate reliefs to the fire victims and losses are being assessed by a team.

Governor and CM extends greetings on the occasion of Sarok Festival

ITANAGAR, January 11: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Sarok Festival. He said that Sarok rejoicings exhibit the rich cultural heritage of Aka Tribe of East Kameng District. He expressed hope and prayed that the festivity invokes the blessings from the reverent deities for the wellbeing and prosperity of the society, in general and Aka community in particular.
In his message, the Governor further said that festivals and ceremonies are the key dimensions of human culture and form an important component of socio-environmental life of the people. Indigenous people have carried on with their traditions since time immemorial. These traditional celebrations have always brought various folds and groups together to strengthen the bond of oneness. I am sure the members of the Aka community will come forward in a magnanimous way to cement their ties with one and all in the society by their vibrant customs and traditions, he said. May the celebration usher in happiness and joy for all, the Governor wished.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu conveyed his heartiest greetings on the auspicious occasion of Sarok festival celebrated by the Akas of East Kameng district with traditional fervor.
Mentioning that Sarok celebration marks the prayer to Mother Earth for well being of all mankind, Khandu offered his prayers for peace, prosperity and progress of every community of Arunachal Pradesh.
“Sarok is an occasion for all people to come together and simply be happy. Let’s celebrate happiness and spread happiness across our beautiful state which is distinct for its diverse communities, traditions and culture but take pride as one people and one nation,” Khandu said in a message here this evening.
“As Sarok drives away evil spirits, let’s drive away the evils of hatred, violence and corruption and join together to take our state on the path of accelerated development. Let’s all join our Aka brothers and sisters of East Kameng and join in their celebrations,” he added.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Akas of East Kameng for keeping alive their culture and taking pride in their heritage while emphasizing for the umpteenth time on preservation of the indigenous identities that is distinct only to Arunachal Pradesh.

Mama Natung toured Nere and Ningcho villages

Mama Natung toured Nere and Ningcho villages

Seppa, Jan 10: Intended for development only, Parliamentary Secretary (RD & PR and IPR & Publicity) Mama Natung along with ZPM Smt. Yelam Cheri, Anchal Chairperson Smt. Yatek Natung, ANSU Education Secy. Ame Natung, former AAPSU Finance Secy. Suraj Tayam, and host of govt. officials, PRI and public leaders on Monday last made a whirlwind tour of Nere and Ningcho villages of East Kameng district and took stock of various developmental activities undergoing in the area.
Addressing huge gathering in both villages, Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung highlighted about various developmental schemes that are being undergoing and completed in his constituency, which include electrification of villages, drinking water supply, irrigation facility, village roads, and infrastructural projects under tourism, rural development, health, education and other important sectors.
Announcing about the upcoming projects, Natung claimed that since for the last four years, after becoming legislator for the first time, he has brought many developmental packages to his constituency. He further promised to work even harder to bring more schemes for all round development of his constituency. “As I promised, I have brought many developmental projects in my constituency. And, I further promised to you that I will never break your trust and assured to work even harder to bring more such schemes for all round development of the area,” he added.
Further announcing about slew of upcoming projects, Natung informed that the State govt. under the dynamic leadership of HCM Pema Khandu is working with renewed vigour to ensure that the fruits of real development are percolated down to the grassroots level in this democratic set-up of governance.
Advocating the mantra of uniform development of all, he further stated that he accords uniform attention to every individual and treats every village and its entire people equally. He further urged everyone not to play politics in development matters.
Cautioning against politicizing in any developmental endeavour, he further stated that he will leave no stone unturned for all-round development of his constituency in particular and the State in general.
Regarding the memorandum as placed by the local populace, Natung has assured to look into all genuine demands.
Disclosing further about his vision, Natung urged everyone to support and cooperate in making 11-Seppa West assembly constituency a ‘model constituency.’
During the tour, Parliamentary Secretary Natung appreciated and inaugurated a multi-purpose community hall at Ningcho village and an school auditorium at GRS, Nere.
Meanwhile, people of Ningcho village have expressed their deepest gratitude to Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung for bringing electricity connection, road, teacher quarters, and many other infrastructural projects at Ningcho village.

Pre recruitment training begins

Pre recruitment training begins

Itanagar, January 10: The Pre recruitment training for the proposed Army Recruitment Rally which is scheduled to be held from 5th to 8th Feb’2018 started today at IG Park Itanagar. The Pre recruitment training is being conducted jointly by the Capital Administration and District Administration Papumpare. The training would be imparted by officials from the Indian Army, Sigar Military Station, Subedar Subhash Singh, Havaldar Brijesh Kumar, Havaldar Sanjeev Kumar and Naik S P Singh.
The Coordinators from Capital Complex and Papumpare EACs Toko Babu and Kapter Ringu informed that 40 youths turned up today, out of which 28 boys qualified for the pre recruitment training. Out of the 28, 7 had already registered for the army recruitment rally and the remaining 21 were registered at the office of the DC,ICC informed Toko Babu. Shri Talom Dupak ADC and Shri Tabang Bodung SDO Yupia have been made the nodal officer for the same.

The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan has appealed to the youths to avail the opportunity as the training would guide them to do better in the Rally later.
The pre recruitment training would be held till 12th January 2018.

2nd edition Block Level UPS Sports Meet begins Play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life: Prl.Secy Jamoh

2nd edition Block Level UPS Sports Meet begins
Play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life: Prl.Secy Jamoh

PASIGHAT, Jan 10: 2nd edition of Block Level Upper Primary School (UPS) Sports Meet took off at a glittering inaugural ceremony amidst Parliamentary Secretary (Agri& fisheries) Er. Tatung Jamoh, Ruksin ADC T. Pada, DDSE J. Yirang, ZPM T. Panyang and many prominent personalities, teachers and students of Ruksin block on Wednesday. The two days competitions will witness budding sports stars from UPS across Ruksin Block in action in various sporting events including athletics, football, long jump, high jump, race, relay-race etc competing 320 athletes.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Chief Guest Er. Jamohcongratulated the organizing committee Chairman Tonggeng Panyang, Member Secretary OmirTatin and their associates in particular for making the sports meet a platform for the future sports stars. “We are living in a dynamic globalized world where sports and games help in promoting the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation in the society,” he said.Only education does not fulfil the criteria of being well organized social member of society. A student should study hard to be successful in competitive examinations, but he/she should also play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life, said Jamoh adding that in developed countries, education of students is no longer confined to the classroom lectures alone. Monotony of lectures has been very much minimized by participation in games and sports and various athletic feats, which generate healthy competitive spirit and interest in life among students. Victory or defeat is not final but participation and courage count. Sports make a person mentally strong to deal with success and failure equally which is also a best lesson of life, stated the parliamentary Secretary Jamoh in his address to encourage the students. The participation in sports and games may not ensure immediate gain but it is not fruitless. According to him such activities gradually builds up a healthy body and makes the mind of one energetic. To promote sports culture and to organize such event in a grand manner, Jamoh contributed some amount.

DDSE JonggeYirang advised the students to spend time on games and sports along with bookish learning. It never affect education but lead towards personality development and responsibilities. They learn cooperation, teamwork, leadership methods and time management and chance to show their hidden talents.

Organizing Chairman Tonggeng Panyang opined that in students’ life extracurricular activities empower them to make their own active decisions and also help them to gain an accurate experience, skills and confidence to lead them on the path of their future. Games are creative and mindful expression of the human spirit that comes out through the creation of activity that has an entertaining, flexible, instructive and competing element. Such activities foster unity and brotherhood in the society, he added.

CM today attended the 18th foundation day of Galo Welfare Society (GWS)

CM today attended the 18th foundation day of Galo Welfare Society (GWS)

AALO, January 10: The foundation day is celebrated with the theme of ‘peace, progress and prosperity through better road connectivity’.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said he has come to Aalo for two reasons – first to attend the foundation day of GWS and express thanks to Galo society for their contribution to development of Arunachal; and secondly to personally attend to the grievances of the people of Aalo constituency.

He said despite town’s potential for growth it has been hit by rapid encroachment. He urged the people to reflect on why once a thriving town is now lagging in development. He said govt alone could not be blamed and urged the people to take part in the development process and be part of the Team Arunachal. He called on the community-based organizations (CBO) to take proactive role in matters of development for the welfare of their society.

The Chief Minister said the state govt is keen to bring various reforms aimed at rooting out corruption and to bring in work culture and sought cooperation of CBOs in this matter. He said the recently held policy conclave by the state Govt is aimed at such interventions where even retd govt officials have been deputed who are working to bring out such policies.

The CM also stressed on harnessing natural resources to generate revenue and urged the CBOs to play active role. He said the govt is aiming at raising revenue through taxation, Tourism, Agri & Horti and hydropower. He said state govt is planning to bring in reform in hydropower policy as per which it proposes to raise the percentage of share for the local area development fund from its 12% free power share. He said the govt wants the project affected people to have greater share from the benefits accrued from hydropower generation. He said the matter will be discussed in the cabinet soon.

The CM further informed that state govt plans to fund local festivals through CBOs for which certain mechanism is being worked out. He said the purpose is to encourage celebration of local festivals and to foster communal harmony among different communities.

On a memorandum from GWS for creation of a central divisional commissioner, the CM asked the legislators from the central belt to work out on a proposal that could be presented to cabinet for discussion.

On Connectivity, the CM proposed to discuss with the centre for a new railway line connecting Aalo. He said already survey and investigation for railway lines in foothills and other upper region has started.

On road connectivity, the CM said the union transport ministry has already assured Rs 50000 crore package. He, however, said as per the directions from the centre, it will fund such roads where there are no issues of land compensation and urged the local administration and GWS for cooperation in this matter. The CM further assured to start funding for link roads in Aalo, which will begin from the current financial year. He also assured that the Potin to Pangin road will be executed at earliest and informed that majority of land compensation issues has been resolved. He assured to take up matter with the centre, contractors and with the department for early start of work.

Earlier, Secretary General of Tagin Cultural Society (TCS), Lardik Kare and Tourism Parliamentary Secretary PD Sona who attended as Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively also spoke.

The CM on the occasion released a Galo textbook and Galo Audio album. He also felicitated social activists and achievers from various fields, which includes prominent names like late Tomo Riba, late Bomto Kamdak, Gumjum Haider, Jene Hai, Bigam Doke Londo, Teetu Yoka, Nyadar Loya, Rokom Bado and many others from Galo community.

The occasion was also attended by Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra, WCD Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi, SYA Parliamentary Secretary Nyamar Karbak, APEDA Chairman cum Aalo East MLA Jarkar Gamlin and MLAs Pakgna Bage, Kento Rina and Kardo Nyigyor.

Expedite the construction works: DCM

Expedite the construction works: DCM

ITANAGAR, January 11: Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein asked to expedite the construction works of boundary wall of the plot allotted for new Guest House/Arunachal Bhawan at Guwahati and Delhi and also to start the construction of these guest houses in a time bound manner. He gave these directives in a high level meeting with the Chief Secretary, Commissioners and Secretaries of concerned departments convened to discuss the issues concerning the construction of new guest houses/Arunachal Bhawan at Delhi and Guwahati today.
Mein further informed that the fund for construction of boundary wall for the allotted land at Guwahati has already been provided last year itself and the construction work has to be expedited to prevent the area from encroachment. He further said that the services of consultant from technical experts and world class architect have to be roped in for architectural designing of the bhawans and guest houses and it should be given traditional touch of the State. He pitched for immediate construction of these guest houses stating that every year large numbers of students and patients go to Delhi and Guwahati for pursuing their higher studies and medical treatments but can not afford the high cost of hotel rooms in these cities. It will be of immense benefit to the patients of critical illness and poor students, he said. He further said to keep fund provision for the construction of the new guest houses/Arunachal Bhawan in the next budget and to bring the matter to the Cabinet for a final decision.
A committee under the chairmanship of Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi with members as Secretary Finance, General Administration, Town Planning, Chief Engineer (WZ) and Additional Resident Commissioner, New Delhi was formed to look into the issue.
Earlier, Azimul Haque, Secretary (GA) informed that two plots of land measuring 2600 Sqm at Dheerpur and 1750 Sqm at Dwarka near IGI Airport in New Delhi and one plot of land measuring 1340 Sqm at Roopnagar near Guwahati Medical College in Guwahati were procured by the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh last year for construction of new Guest Houses/Arunachal Bhawan. He asserted fear of encroachment of the plots if the construction of boundary walls and construction work of the new Arunachal Bhawan/Guest Houses are delayed.
Chief Secretary, Satya Gopal, Commissioner Finance (Link Officer) Marnya Ete, Secretary to Chief Minister, Sonam Chombay, Secretary (Home) and Commissioner PWD (Link Officer), G S Meena, Secretary (Finance), Y W Ringu, Secretary UD, S K Jain and Secretary (Town Planning), S Singh were present in the meeting among others.