Ziro- Conference on Rural Livelihood
A two-day National conference on Rural Livelihood, Environment, and Sustainable Development was held at Saint Claret College, Ziro on March 2 & 3. The Conference was organised by the Department of Geography, SCCZ, and was part funded by Ama Aba MPCS Ltd. Ziro. The conference was decked with 16 paper presentations and 4 key-note addresses. There were over 80 participants for the conference. The resource persons for the conference were renowned academicians such as Prof. Nishamani Kar, Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, RGU; Prof. S.K Patnaik, HoD, Department of Geography, RGU; Dr. Vijay Kr. Sharma, Deputy Director, SIRD; Shri. John Gangmei, Dept. of Social Work, RGU; and Dr. Jagannath Patgiri (Retd.) Former HoD, Department of Geography, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati. Dr. (Fr). Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF, Member, American Psychological Association, conducted a workshop on APA style of writing research. Shri. Hage Penji, the Chairman of Ama Aba MPCS Ltd, the academic partner for the Conference, graced the Valedictory Function and gave away the certificates to the paper presenters and resource persons. SCCZ has a long standing commitment to Research, Publication and Extension Activities and in view of this it has been organising Seminars, Conferences and Workshops frequently at the Regional and National level under the aegis of the Research Cell of the college. This was highly appreciated by the resource persons and the participants. SCCZ plans to undertake more of such activities in the future.
Itanagar- APWS Delegates Meets Guv
A delegate of All Puroik Welfare Society (APWS), led by its General Secretary K. Talong and accompanied by T. Soja, K. Halley and T. Waru called on the Governor Shri P.B. Acharya at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Saturday. The Governor advised the Puroik community leaders to stand on their own feet for their social and economic progress by empowering trough education. Strive forward with positive mind and go for entrepreneurship. Form cooperative societies in the fields of tribal expertise like handloom and handicrafts and excel in life, he said. While exhorting them to maintain their cultural traditions, the Governor, who know about the community since his first visit to the State in 1965, exhorted the Puroiks to think about the society and people with new mindset. He also stressed on social rehabilitation and girl education. As an encouragement toward women empowerment on his part, the Governor assured to sponsor five Puroik girl students for nursing free of cost except for the fooding through Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodubidri in Udupi District, Karnataka, the home district of the Governor.
Seppa- Mama Natung Visits Richukrong
Despite bad weather on Friday, Parliamentary Secretary (RD & PR and IPR & Publicity) Mama Natung along with East Kameng DC in-charge Olik Taring, ZPC Smt. Mering Natung, and host of HoDs and PRI leaders made an official tour of Richukrong circle under East Kameng district and took stock of various developmental and administrative activities undergoing in the area.Addressing the huge gathering here at Tallom Sima village, Mama Natung stated that the development of a nation is absolutely impossible until its villages are developed first, he reiterated further that without the pro-active role of the department it is very unlikely to achieve holistic development of the State and the country. On behalf of people of his constituency, he further expressed wholehearted gratitude to HCM Pema Khandu for reposing faith on him by allocating additional departments of IPR and Publicity to him.
Pasighat- training on citrus plantation
A three day long training on agricultural practice for controlling Fruit Drops in Khasi Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulate Blanco.) organized by the Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat concluded on Saturday. Altogether 30 citrus growers and farmers from Takilalung village and GTC, Pasighat got benefited in this programme. The scientists from the college imparted the farmers on different techniques and methods of physiological disorders and management. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. A.K. Pandey, Dean, CHF Pasighat addressed the need of scientific cultivation in citrus fruits to increase the yield and productivity in the region for economic enhancement of the farmers and the state at large.