Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Jirdin is conducting the Annual Sports

Aalo Dec07:-  The Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Jirdin is conducting the Annual Sports Meet as part of co curricular activities of the school to spot sports talent from 6th December last. The school is divided into houses to compete among themselves in various games and sports.

Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, Smti Yayum Gangkak Director Sirurijo Tea Estate said that games and sports is an integral part of life and it is always important to shape health needs of the children in their formative years. This missionary intuition has played a pivotal role in catering the all round needs of the girl child in this district since its establishment. Swamiji’s message of man making, character building and vision of a vibrant India through youths of the nation still holds relevance and she exhorted the girls to take up the annual games and sports extravaganza sincerely. The principal of the school also dwelt at length on objective behind celebrating the event.

March past, patriotic songs, PT and band display were also presented attractively on the occasion.

State Water Quality Testing lab submits report Says not fit for human consumption

PASIGHAT, Dec 6:The State Water Quality Testing Laboratory (SWQTL), O/o Chief Engineer (Sanitation) PHE & WS Department, Itanagar has submitted the water testing report of Siang River based on the water sample collected and sent on 29th Nov’17 lastby the EE (WRD) PasighatEr. TamoJamohfor test/investigation.

SWQTL in its report (SWTL/WQR-1/110/129) has stated that water of mighty river Siang become unfit for human consumption. Turbidity NTU is 482 whileIron as Fe, mg/l is 1.65 which are found to be beyond permissible limit.

Experts say, at normal levels, iron is not deadly to any aquatic animals but unusually high amounts of iron exist in watermay lead to adverse changes in colour, odour and taste of water and has negative effects on aquatic populations, behavior and health.
HK Roy
For DIPRO, Pasighat

Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Shri Tai Kaye visited Sagalee Sub-Division

Yupia Dec 04:- Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Shri Tai Kaye visited Sagalee Sub-Division today on 4th Dec’2017 accompanied by Shri Akan Reagon EAC Sagalee to oversee ongoing developmental activities including Aadhaar enrolments, General and Panchayat Electoral revision, Health and Sanitation programme, Din Dayal Updadhayay on Rural Electrification, inspected Nichipu Hoj Trans High way pending eviction of compensated land issues and ***** verification of minor realignment of road and compulsory opening of new account for students , anganwadis and other beneficiaries various Govt Schemes.
The DC also inspected schools boys and girls hostel specially at Kasturba Gandhi ME School Sagalee and took hold of the recent incident and interacted with students, teachers in the school campus to ensure congenial atmosphere and need not panic as action is already initiated and law will take its course of action in this regard. He also interacted with the parents of students at Sagalee PWD Inspection Bunglow in a cordial manner thereby suggested to conduct parent/ guardian meeting with ADC Sagalee on 8/12/17 at Sagalee with a direction not to involve KG students in parent-teachers –administrative officer meeting in the right perspective. The day long visit ended at Govt Higher Secondary School Sagalee in which DC addressed the teacher and students to uphold teacher student relations closer with better understanding like in olden days be it change in continuity and continuity in change.

A World Disabled Day was Celebrated by the SSA District Mission, Yupia

Press Release

Nirjuli 3rd Dec’17: –     A World Disabled Day was Celebrated by the SSA District Mission, Yupia, Papum Pare District on 3rd Dec’2017 with District Project Coordinator Shri Giogi Paih, Special Guest BEO-cum-URCC, Naharlagun Shri Nabam Hina Sera, District Coordinator (Establishment) Shri Dariak Nabam Hina and other DDSE-cum-DPO Officials and staff members, Resource Person (CWSN) of this district and Staffs of Govt. Residential School, Nirjuli.


The Prabhat Pheri was initiated by all officials and children of Residential School, the programme included the following events like Drawing & Painting Competition, Chocolate Race, Singing Competition and Blind Hit. The Prize was also distributed to Specially Abled Children.

The Programme was organized in befitting manner.



District Project Officer

SSA District Mission, Yupia

Papum Pare District

President Inagurates Arunachal Assembly Secetariat, Addresses Special Assembly Session

DIPR,Naharlagun 19/11/2017
In what can be termed as truly historic and epoch-making chapter in the annals of Arunachal Pradesh history, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by the First Lady of India visited Arunachal Pradesh on 19th November 2017 .

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed legislators at a special session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Itanagar today (November 19, 2017).
Addressing the legislators, the President urged them to remember that they had been elected as members of the Legislative Assembly to achieve the aspirations of the people of the State and to render public service. After election, they represented all citizens of their constituency, including those who may not have voted for them. As legislators, they are guardians of public interest and trust. It is their responsibility to make laws that improve the lives of people and to resolve issues of public concern.
The President said that we are all citizens of a culturally rich and diverse country. There is such variety in food, clothing, customs and even religious traditions in India. And yet, this diversity is our strength and unites us. Whether it is Tirupati or Tarnetar or the Buddhist monastery of Tawang, it inspires every Indian and is a matter of pride for each of us.
The President said that Arunachal Pradesh’s experience of “unity in diversity” expresses our country’s traditions beautifully. There are many ethnic and religious communities in the state, and they live together in harmony. This is an ideal for all Indians.
The President said that being a border state, Arunachal Pradesh offers a unique opportunity to trade and do business with neighbouring countries. He expressed hope that Arunachal Pradesh would become a driver of India’s trade and economic relations with ASEAN countries under the Act East Policy.
Earlier in the day, the President graced the valedictory function of the completion of 40 years of the Vivekananda Kendra in Itanagar.
Speaking on the occasion, the President praised the Vivekananda Kendra for commendable work in Arunachal Pradesh in the field of education. He was happy to note that the Vivekananda Kendra’s schools had kept alive the guru-shishya tradition through the Gurukul system. They have maintained Indian culture through yoga, pranayama, meditation, Sanskrit and other legacies of our past.
The President noted that the Vivekananda Kendra schools are a happy synthesis of our traditional knowledge and values and of modern science and technology.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) attended the dedication function of the State Legislative Assembly building at Itanagar. The State Legislative Assembly building was dedicated to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 19th November 2017.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that Legislative Assembly is a long needed infrastructure to provide a convenient ambience to the legislators in the State. It will provide a dignified and befitting platform and convenience to the legislators to reflect, review and sit for ratiocination, for drafting, debating and enacting laws for the benefit of the people in the days to come. He wished that the legislators will work with transparency and accountability visible to the people.
Recalling the event on 19th November 1893, when the President of the United States Abraham Lincoln while attending the ‘Thanks giving’ at the National War Cemetery, at Gettysburg for the soldiers killed in war for “human rights” between the Union Forces and the Confederate Forces, had defined the Democracy as, Government of the People, By the People and For the People, the Governor said USA is the oldest Democracy but we are proud to be the largest Democracy.
The Governor emphasized that elected leaders must act to preserve the truth, promote the well being of the people and strive with right spirit to uphold the National Motto ‘Satyamev Jayte’.
Earlier, TN Thongdok, Speaker AP Legislative Assembly thanked the President for dedicating the Legislative Assembly Building to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He also welcomed the new Governor (Retd) Brigd. B.D Mishra. Briefing the history of the evolution of Legislative Assembly the Speaker said that the magnificent building should be energised with vibrancy and vigour. The House and the committees must be made to function as instruments of good governance. Assembly will be now opened to media and will be portable. The object is to make the committees people- friendly as well as to lay democracy at the door steps of the common man.
The speaker further said that the magnificent Assembly Secretariat was the brainchild and dream of late Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister and appreciated the continued effort of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and the Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein in bringing in funds for completion of the Assembly building. While speaking glowingly about the President ,the Speaker said ,”Shri Ram Nath Kovind is a living testimony to how perseverance can raise people from the pit to the pedestal. Humble origins seldom obfuscate one who conquer destiny by sheer hard work and dedication. Conversion of adversities into advantages calls for a committed zeal for continuous ascendancy . Ram Nath Kovind is an epitome of all these mantras. Tireless work is the talisman for turning every testing time into a twinkling opportunity. His biography is a brilliant canvas for the youths to emulate”
Earlier, the President and the First lady were accorded a warm reception by the Governor, Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues,MoS(Home)Kiren Rijiju,Chief Secretary and other dignitaries of the state.

Governor celebrates Deepawali with ITBP personnel

Along with rest of the country, the Deepawali, the festival of lights was observed at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) along with State’s First Lady Smt Neelam Misra celebrated the auspicious occasion with personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police and their families. Officers and officials of Raj Bhavan also celebrated with the first couple.

Interacting with the personnel and officials of Raj Bhavan, the Governor and State’s First Lady conveyed their warm greetings and wished that the festival inspires each one of them to rise against all odds and move forward on the path of progress and prosperity. They also enquired about their welfare and families.

Moving away from usual practice and leading with examples, on the advice of the Governor, no fireworks except traditional diyas were used in the celebration to avoid pollution to the pristine natural environment of the Raj Bhavan and the State.

DA conducts checking of illegal vendors

Itanagar, October 19:
A team led by EAC Liken Koyu and CO Bittu Kri yesterday carried out checking of all traders/ vendors selling and possessing fireworks/ crackers without obtaining proper license granted by the District Magistrate.
The Administrative officers of the Capital Complex have also been carrying out surprise raids at various locations of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa to check illegal gambling activities. During the raid, many gambling materials were seized and destroyed by them.

Joint Secretary (Telecom), Dept of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communication, Shashi Ranjan Kumar today called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office.

ITANAGAR | October 12, 2017

Joint Secretary (Telecom), Dept of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communication, Shashi Ranjan Kumar today called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office.

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and Joint Secretary (Admin) of Dept of Telecommunications, Amit Yadav.

The Joint Secretary in the meeting informed the Chief Minister on the status of telecom connectivity in the state. He said that ensuring telecom connectivity in border state was highly important in view of national security and meeting the aspirations of local people for mobile and internet connectivity.

He informed on the current status of implementation of BharatNet project in Arunachal. In phase-I, 7 districts, 80 blocks and 863 gram panchayats have been covered. He further informed that phase-II of the project will soon be implemented.

He also informed of the current issues related to laying of optical fibre cables along highways as the roads are being widened. He said that there are issues related to right of way (ROW) and issues of fibres being damaged and cut due to construction activity.

The Joint Secretary sought support of the state government towards ensuring land availability in setting up of towers and for necessary clearances and approvals in laying of cables. He informed that at present eight districts in Arunachal are not connected by OFC. Therefore these districts are being provided Internet services through satellite connectivity, he informed.

The Chief Minister assured all support of the state government and said that the present government is giving high priority on e-governance. He said the state needs Internet connectivity in all districts for GST implementation and to use IT services such as direct benefit transfer.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’

October 12, 2017
 Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ program for Arunachal Pradesh in a simple ceremony here at State Banquet Hall in presence of Council of Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and top officials of the state government.

‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ – Attainment through Resolve – is a five year plan and brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims at good governance under the New India Movement 2017-2022. The New India Movement envisages India free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism, casteism and uncleanliness and unite the entire country by adopting good governance using technology.

Speaking on the occasion, Khandu said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned about proper implementation of central government flagship programs at the grass root level and therefore has made a pledge to take all welfare programs to the doorsteps of the people.

“The Central and State governments have launched several pro-people programs and schemes but somehow we are failing to take these to the intended beneficiaries who are the rural folks and the poor,” he pointed.

Khandu informed under the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ program, the state government will create awareness amongst the people and create facilities to make them avail all welfare schemes.

For this the state government has constituted district-wise committees to be headed by a legislator with a Secretary level officer that will reach out to villages and aware the people of the central and state government flagship programs in close coordination and support of respective district administrations.

“We are a state with a small population. If we all – the legislators and officers – come together as Team Arunachal, we can reach every household of the state and see to it that every individual is benefited by the various flagship programs,” Khandu observed.

He called upon his legislator colleagues and officers entrusted with the district committees to get active immediately after the ensuing Assembly session (from 13 to 18 Oct) and tour their respective districts.

Khandu appreciated the role of government officials and acknowledged their contributions in paving way for rapid development of the state on all fronts. He said, the work culture in government offices has changed drastically and the change is visible in the output of service delivery.

“We are aware of your contributions and therefore the state government is committed to the welfare and well being of its employees,” he assured.

Under the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ program, the state government has framed a timeline according to which, from 13 Oct to 14 Nov, 2017 the district committees will visit their respective districts and conduct massive IEC programs on all flagship schemes, reports will be submitted to the state government by concerned secretaries between 16 to 30 Nov 2017 followed by presentations by concerned secretaries from 1 to 7 Dec 2017.

Secretary in-charges will brief about all the schemes to HoDs in meetings to be chaired by the respective deputy commissioners, who will ensure at least five master trainers to disseminate information in various circles and villages. Each DC will hold administrative camps in all circles before 30 November 2017 that will cover immunization, issuance of caste certificate/aadhar cards, PM Jan Dhan Yojana, dissemination of forms for all important schemes, etc. It has been mandatory that each secretary will visit at least five schools, hospitals, banks, anganwadi centers, PDS outlets, etc in their designated district.

The report to be submitted by the secretaries would contain the following: field visits to schools, hospitals, banks, anganwadi centers, PDS outlets, etc, field visit to key infrastructure project in the district, current performance of the district on 23 listed schemes, areas where performances are not up to the mark, details of master trainers and IEC activities carried out in the district, any innovative activity carried out in the district and any scope of improvement in execution of schemes.

Meanwhile, Khandu along with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Education and Libraries Minister Honchun Ngandam, state BJP President and former MP Tapir Gao and Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin released a book on ‘Complete Works of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay’. The book would be dispatched to all state government libraries, schools, colleges, universities and public institutions across the state.


Deputy Chief Minister calls on the Governor

The State Deputy Chief Minister Shri Chowna Mein called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 7th October 2017. They discussed various persistent issues related to the State, which need to be taken up with different ministries in the centre.

In the meeting, the Governor emphasised on women education, time bound implementation of projects, multipronged actions against drug menace, computerization of land records and security for common citizens.

The Governor pointed that if 60% or more of the womenfolk are not educated, the State will not progress. He appreciated the State Government for taking necessary initiatives towards their welfare.

The Governor also took up the issues of encroachments in NERIST campus and refugees and infiltrations with the Deputy Chief Minister.

The Deputy Chief Minister briefed the Governor, who is going to attend the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, on the progress and challenges in different sectors including agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, roads, power, security and airport. He also briefed on the proposed schemes and programmes in the ensuing budget.

In-charge Chief Secretary Shri Ashish Kundra and Secretary to Governor Shri Vinod P Kavle were also present in the meeting.