KHONSA- Anganwadi workers and helpers Protest
Demanding immediate reinstatement of 63 Anganwadi workers and helpers – who were between October 2016 to January 2017 reportedly terminated by the ICDS cell (Khonsa), more than 1000 members of All Arunachal Pradesh Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union (AAPAW&HU) on Wednesday took out a mass protest rally in the district headquarters here. The rally which started from the Gandhi stadium culminated at the Army camp where AAPAW&HU leaders addressed the gathering. The members demanded that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each should be paid to the terminated persons if they were not reinstated. The others demands of the union included ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for two anganwadi workers of Khonsa, who they claimed had died of shock following their termination news and transfer of ICDS cell Khonsa deputy director A Longcha at the earliest. A 10-day “ultimatum” was in this regard submitted to the deputy director by the union. Meanwhile, AAPAW&HU has also appealed the Chief Minister as well as the Women & Child Welfare Minister to look into its demands or else threatened to take legal recourse.
NAMSAI- ATKSSU will not support Bandh
The All Tai-Khampti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU) stated that , it would not entertain the bandh called by the Adi Students Union (AdiSU) in Namsai district. ATKSSU President Molaseng Namchoom said that the AdiSU did not consult with the apex student union of the district, the district student union or any elite civil society, thereby neglecting the sentiments of the local populace of the area and the district. “We will not entertain such kind of bandh initiated by any outside organization or students’ union, creating communal tension and disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the district until and unless there is a genuine cause, proper discussion and consultation with the apex students’ union and the elite civil societies of the district”, the ATKSSU said in its release. Saying that the ATKSSU morally supports the cause, it, however, was against the bandh called by the AdiSU in Namsai.
PASIGHAT- Hangpan Dada Memorial Tournament Concludes
The three-day district level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy for Football and Volleyball for East Siang concluded on Wednesday, with the finals and award ceremony held at the IGJ Government Higher Secondary School. Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering called on players to display their sporting skills and flair in such a prestigious arena as a cohesive team, while also maintaining the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship. Lauding the efforts of the GoI and State Government for promoting sporting culture at grass-root level, the Lok Sabha MP said that the true potential of the youth, particularly in rural areas can be tapped through such efforts. In the football men’s category, 39th Mebo won the highly interesting final match against 38th Pasighat team, which had to make do with the runners-up place. In women’s football, the team from 37th Pasighat West defeated 38th Pasighat East. Olik Tayeng from 39th Mebo and Minam Taki were declared the best players in men’s and women’s category respectively. In volleyball for men, the 36th Nari-Koyu team scored over 38th Pasighat East team, while 38th Pasighat East defeated 37th Pasighat West to represent the district in the state level. Yimo Tacha of 36th Nari-Koyu and Nani Ankha from 38th Pasighat West were also proud winners of the best men’s and women’s category.
ITANAGAR- Badminton Summer Coaching Camp
Arunachal will soon be equipped with many sports stadiums, thanks to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), announced SAI Executive Director Hira Ballah, who on Wednesday inaugurated the free badminton summer coaching camp, organized by the Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) at MLA Cottage Badminton Stadium here. Around 50 children falling in the age group of 6 to 13 years are participating in the said camp. Declaring the camp open, Ballah said that he was amazed to see the enthusiasm of kids who are participating in the camp and hoped that they would go a long way in this field. Arunachal has a lot of potential in sports, may it be of any discipline. All it lacks is good infrastructural facilities. This he said would soon be addressed by the SAI. Sports Authority of Arunachal Chairman Bamang Tago, SAI Regional Centre Director Shubash Basumatary and Director Sports Tadar Appa were also present on the occasion.
ZIRO- Dree Women’s Football Championship
The All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) and Diibo Sports Club won their respective matches on the second day of the Dree Women’s Football Championship on Wednesday. The All Hija Sports Association defeated Laji Bogia Sporting Club (LBSC) 6-0, while Diibo Sports Club (DSC) edged past Sojang Lapang Sports Club 1-0 in a keenly contested match played at Government Higher SecondarySchool, Ziro playground. The AHSA dominated the LBSC from the very beginning, where Taru Sunya scored hat-trick of goals for her team. Dani Yamhii, Danyi Yallu and Taku Yami scored one goal each. For DSC, the winning goal was scored by Tamo Kuniya.
ITANAGAR- Academic Excellence Awards
Governor P B Acharya has instituted three academic excellence awards in different categories for the children and wards of employees working in the state Raj Bhawan, including those employees of other departments attached to the institution.“As the officers and staff of Raj Bhawan maintain the highest standard of work culture, discipline, punctuality and dedication, their children also must be encouraged to inculcate those values. It can only be done by empowering the wards through education,” the Governor said.He expressed hope that these awards will encourage the students towards academic excellence and at the same time encourage other institutions to start such initiatives for the welfare of the children of their employees These awards are one of the many initiatives taken up by Governor Acharya. Rs 1 Lakh has been kept in the fixed deposit as corpus fund for the purpose and the interest accrued each year will be used for the awards, which will be in kind. A certificate for each award winner will be given from the Raj Bhawan.
TAWANG- Mandal BJP workers Meet
Parliamentary Secretary for RWD and Skill Development, Jambey Tashi called upon the Mandal BJP workers to work with team spirit for the benefit of the poor and weaker sections of the society. Addressing party workers at the second Lumla Mandal BJP meeting at Zomkhang hall, Lumla on Tuesday, Tashi also highlighted the BJP ideology and various schemes launched by the central government for well being of the weaker section of the society. Emphasizing on the economically and culturally developed society, Tashi warned the members of stringent disciplinary action if they are found involved in anti-party and anti-social activities. He also felicitated the newly inducted district and Mandal executive members. District Yuva Morcha President, Phurpa Lama and General Secretary Tsangpa Tashi deliberated on youth power, drug menace and role of the younger generation in nation building. District Kishan Morcha President, Tsering Dhondup articulated on the essence of organic farming on a large scale.
ITANAGAR- Raj Bhawan Donates Furniture
In pursuance of Governor P B Acharya’s assurance to help the delinquent welfare association in their rehabilitation process, the Governor Secretariat has handed over the office furniture to the representatives of the All Arunachal Pradesh Delinquent Welfare Association (AAPDWA) at Raj Bhawan on May 9.Old and unused tables and chairs were handed over to president of the Association, Tacho Dana Tanang by Deputy Secretary of the Raj Bhawan, M Damin for office use. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh had met the members of AAPDWA at the Raj Bhawan in April and lauded them for taking up the initiative to provide a common platform to all those who were earlier involved in criminal activities, but are now willing to rejoin the mainstream society and work towards socio-economic development.To meet the office expenses, the Governor had already sanctioned Rs 35,000.The AAPDWA has expressed gratitude for the gesture of the Governor.