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.
THURSDAY, Jan 4 ITANAGAR: To review the implementation of schemes under budget announcement for the year 2017-18 pertaining to Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein held a meeting with the senior officers of this two Department here on Thursday. He requested the Secretaries and senior officers from both the department to expedite implementations of the schemes announced in budget 2017-18 on priority.
While terming agriculture & allied sectors as the backbone for the development of the state, DCM Chowna Mein asked the department for charting roadmap for developing this sector.
Mein said that these sectors are the ones which would increase the GDP of the State and emphasised on settled terrace rice cultivation to raise the production.
Mein called for a focus on higher agriculture and horticultural productivity through the use of the latest and innovative technology to help double farmers’ income by 2022.
He emphasised for use of modern tools like Space and Geographical Information technology for precise micro level planning in agriculture and allied sectors and asked the departments to submit the proposals.
The deputy chief minister said that the opium growers of the state must be given best alternate crops so that they could be weaned away from growing poppy and provided better livelihood options.
He requested the department of horticulture to expedite the opium alternative project implementation and meticulously plan out what kind of crops could be given to farmers based on suitability of the climates.
The DCM also emphasised on the development of rich bio-resources of the State and suggested for the creation of a Department dedicated to bioresource development.
The secretaries of both the departments appraised the status of the implementation of Budget Announcement to the DCM and assured him to expedite the process to fulfil the desire of the Govt to implement it successfully on ground level.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Agriculture Y.W Ringu, Secretary Horticulture Mimum Tayeng, Advisor Budget P.Aich and Deputy Secretary Budget Ikar Dirchi, among others.
ITANAGAR Jan 4: Following the Assam NRC implementation, Arunachal Pradesh State Government has taken all possible preventive measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants to the state.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu while speaking to the state DGP today sought information on the status of border areas aftermath the NRC effect in neighboring state of Assam. He directed the DGP to keep strict vigil along the border outposts to check entrance of illegal immigrants.
Assuring that the situation is normal in the state, DGP apprised CM that all border district SPs have been alerted and directed to liaise with their Assam counterparts. He said the situation is under control in Assam and there is no problem on NRC issue in general especially in districts sharing borders with Assam.
NEW DELHI Jan 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here at national capital today as a follow up of his meeting with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during December last.
Khandu while briefing the FM on the initiatives undertaken by his government to improve governance with an endeavour to put in place a mechanism for an accountable and efficient delivery of services to the citizens said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have already seen a palpable change in the policies and approach of the Union government towards the North Eastern region under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.
“I am confident that with considerate approach and active support of the Union Government, people of Arunachal Pradesh will witness an era of rapid development this New Year” Khandu said.
CM expressed the impending need of a comprehensive package being prepared for addressing the critical infrastructure gaps. He sought resources for creating new infrastructure for the administrative centers in place of NEFA day’s structures that have long outlived its utility. Transmission lines, social infrastructure of Health and Education were also part of the package considering the fact that several new districts including two divisional headquarters have been established.
Reiterating his request, CM Khandu sought Finance Minister’s personal support in early commencement of construction work for the civil airport at Hollongi, construction of a Frontier Highway which is under active consideration under Ministry of Home Affairs, East-West Industrial Corridor in the foothills, water supply plan, enhancement of SDRF and NDRF grants to the State with special relaxation and change in modalities of expenditure, establishment of a cantonment based at Itanagar as assured by Raksha Mantri during her last visit to the state capital and release of one time grant of Rs. 1060 Crs for several crucial unfinished centrally sponsored schemes which have now been delinked such SPA, Product Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits, JNNURM etc..
“We are grateful that the smart city project for Pasighat has been approved and Itanagar also has been shortlisted under the scheme. However, we need to revisit the modalities of implementation and have a 90:10 sharing between Centre and the states as is the case for other centrally sponsored schemes” Khandu said.
Apprising that the mismatch in FFC recommendation and actual release is a major cause of concern for a resource constraint state like Arunachal Pradesh, CM prayed that the fund allocation as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission be kindly released at the earliest.
While stating that the state of Arunachal Pradesh has limited resources and therefore unable to fund some very critical infrastructure, Khandu informed FM that the state further does not have access to international and multilateral funds from organisations such as World Bank, ADB etc. for reasons of geopolitics. He therefore sought Jaitley’s benevolent indulgence for taking the development trajectory of Arunachal Pradesh at par with the rest of the States.
Arun Jaitley assured all possible support to Arunachal Pradesh.
Khandu later also met expenditure secretary Ajay Narayan Jha on the advice of Union Finance minister and discussed matters relating state finances.
Namsai, 4th January 2018: 2nd edition Constituency level Hangpan dada memorial Trophy on Foot Ball & Volley Ball (Men & Women) 2017-18 began here in Namsai District Hq today (Thursday) with great enthusiasm . The tournament officially kicked off by Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Parliamentary Secretary (Planning, Personnel, AR & TRG) who is also local MLA . Earlier, same tournaments was conducted in Chowkham Assembly Constituency and started in Lekang Assembly Constituency yesterday. Addressing the gathering , Chief guest Chau Zingnu Namchoom said that the games and sports are the integral part of students and youths and present government under the leadership of Pema Khanu emphasizing on maximum participation of school children and youths in the field of games and sports. He said, youth from Arunachal Pradesh are representing in various National and Inter National events. He further advised to the students that along with bookish learning, a student should spend his time on games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life. Attending the occasion as guest of honour ADC Namsai B. Talukdar said that the prime object of game will never depend on winning or losing an event, but to project a player as a real sportsmen. Earlier, DSO(Sports) B.C.Das in his welcome address explained the main objectives of the events and requested to all the participants to maintain discipline throughout the events and to prepare to took part in state level tournaments . Among others ZPC Namsai Chaw K. Munglang, EAC Namsai R.Karlo, DMO Namsai Dr. Nani Rika, ZPM, Namsai C.M. Chowpu were present in the occasion.
PASIGHAT, Dec 3:Pasighat MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Disaster Management) today said a comprehensive plan is being chalked out to make Pasighat a hub of tourism besides connecting the youth with the rich cultural heritage of the state. Attending a review meeting at the DC’s conference hall on Smart City foundation Stone laying celebration, scheduled to be held on Jan 20 & 21 next, Moyong said Pasighat has glorious cultural heritage and scores of visitors from all parts of the globe come to have a glimpse of scenic beauty of Smart City Pasighat. He elaborated that it has the potential to emerge as the frontline destination on world tourism map and based on this, the centurion town would be developed to realize its tremendous potential ultimately leading to the boosting of its economy. He hoped that the upcoming celebration would be crowed-pulling and open immense opportunity in tourism industry. The MLA appealed theSCCC members and administration in particular and denizens of Pasighat as a whole to put all efforts to make the foundation stone laying celebration a grand success.
DC cum Chairman of Smart City Celebration Committee (SCCC), Tamiyo Tatak while reviewing all estimates submitted by various committees and sub-committees has said that good planning and credible performance are an important part of the estimate process. District Administration is committed to extend helping hand to provide clear plans and priorities and considerable time to SCCC in making the historic event very successful, he said.
PASIGHAT, Jan 2: Mangnang Upper Primary School, under Ruksin Subdivision, celebrated its golden jubilee year on Dec-28 & 29 last. The school had organized a grand celebration as a form of thanksgiving.Alumni and ex-teachers of the school were felicitated and students performed cultural programme on various themes. A special camp on ‘Measales Rubella Vaccination’ awareness cum signature campaign was also organized where all the dignitaries and visitors participated. Loksabha MP NinongEring, Director (Elementary Education)TapiGao, Ruksin ADC T.Pada, DDSE J.Yirang, CO Sille-OyanO.Gao, ZPMTajingTaki were also present on the inaugural day.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Agri& Fisheries)Er. Tatung Jamoh unveiled the “Golden Jubilee Memorial Gate” sponsored by BROS team. In his inaugural address, the PS said, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Teachers with self-confidence alone have the capability to mould students into better human beings”.A good teacher’s success lies in making a student good citizen of the world and in enriching his knowledge in all aspects to face competitions in life, added Er. Jamoh. He congratulated the school and wished them a glorious future adding that the school has made a very precious contribution to society. Emphasizing the need to inculcate values in students he said, an education without moral values is dangerous to society. Jamoh assured to bring more development in the area including road connectivity and infrastructure development.
Dr. TangorTapak, Ex-Minister Health and Family Welfare and Tapang Taloh, Ex-Director School Education were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively of the valedictory function, held on Dec-29. In their speeches the duo advised the students to work hard with a commitment towards bringing positive change in their area and to be bold enough to make it happen. Patron of Golden Jubilee Celebration Tai Riba also spoke on the occasion.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) graced the volunteer blood donation camp, organised by Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization (AVBDO), a unit of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS), in association with State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), Ramakrishna Mission Hospital and Arunachal Pradesh Society for Education and Development (APSED) in Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar on 29thDecember 2017. The camp is the 71st blood donation initiative of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti.
In his inaugural address, the Governor urged upon the people to come forward and donate blood. He said that a unit of their blood can save many lives and bring happiness to many families.
The Governor, who is the ex-officio President of Indian Red ***** Society, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch appreciated the Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization and Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti for their selfless service to the sick and wounded, needing blood for their survival. He called upon the youth of the State to emulate AVYS and help the needy persons.
The Governor emphasised that blood donation should be without any commercial motive. It should be by one’s free will for the service to humanity. Every needy person should be provided blood without any prejudice or partiality.
Recalling the military operation carried out by him as an Indian Peace Keeping Force Brigade Commander in Sri Lanka in 1988, the Governor said that he and his troops had donated blood for the wounded and captured enemy soldiers under the provisions of the Geneva Convention. The Governor said that the blood donation for sick and wounded has been a proud military tradition in the Indian Army.
It was heartening to see that people in our Civil Society are following up the noble tradition of blood donation with enthusiasm, the Governor said. The Governor complimented Shri Ramesh Jeke and his team for the ‘Blood Donation Camp.
Swami Pradeeptananda Maharaj, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Chief Advisor of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti and senior journalist Shri Pradeeep Kumar Bahera and Chairman, Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organization Shri Ramesh Jeke also spoke in the inaugural function. Shri Jeke explained that the camp has been organised anticipating many accidents in the festivity of New Year. He informed that last year four lives were lost for want of blood during the New Year.
Indian Red ***** Society Arunachal Pradesh State Branch Honorary Secretary Dr. Emi Rumi, Joint Director, Directorate of Health Service, Dr. Nabum Budh, Deputy Director State Blood Transfusion Council, senior doctors of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, volunteers of AVYS and blood donors were present on the occasion.
Later the Governor interacted with the volunteer donors and advised them to carry forward the philanthropic work. He also distributed the donor certificate to the first donor.
34 units were collected in the day from the volunteers who include members from Women Helpline.
PASIGHAT, Dec 28:“Education is the premise of progress, in every society and family.” This was stated by the former Chief Minister Gegong Apang on Dec-26while unveiling the Golden Jubilee Memorial Stone on the occasion of 50th years of establishment of Yemsing government Primary School amidst host of officers and leaders, headmaster and teachers, organizing committee members and villagers.
Notably, the school was started earlier on12thFebruary, 1967 with 19 students and one locally appointed private teacher Lt. GalongTaloh to *** the school. Later under active initiative of DakmoJini, NEFA administration had appointed Surendranath Sharma as the first government teacher of the school. The first graduate from Yemsing village, Tator Dupak graced the occasion as Guest of Honor. Villagers commended the selfless contribution of DakmoJini, the then Circle Officer (Rtd) for introducing educational institution in far-flung Yemsing (Presently in Siang District) in the early sixties. They also remembered the initiatives taken by Gegong Apang in bringing road connectivity and electrification in the late eighties in the area.
The two-day celebration began with unveiling of Golden Jubilee Memorial Stone, felicitation of senior members of the society and students, motivational speeches and cultural presentation. In his inaugural speech, the former CM congratulated the school management for the milestone it achieved. “This shows the hard work and dedication of the teachers and the school managing committee for the benefit of the people of this area,” he told to the gathering. According to him, the theme of the celebration could be achieved only through hard work, dedication and honesty.He opined that education has become every child’s right and for a student to be the best, they require quality education from quality teachers. Teachers-students-parents relations was of prime educational development. Hence, there should be extra efforts by the teachers to have friendly relation with the students and parents, he said. Apangappealed the parents to cooperate with the teachers to mould the children in right direction and advised the students to be more attentive in studies and always pay respect to their teachers, parents and superiors in the society. They should look beyond academics and keep themselves up-to-date on current affairs and to take part in co-curricular activities on regular basis, further added Apang in his deliberation.