Arunachal- State News in Brief, 12th June 2017

KIMIN- Rebia Flagged off Sanitation Turcks

Urban Development and Town Planning Minister, Nabam Rebia appealed to the people of Kimin to maintain civic sense and keep the town clean and green while flagging off a sanitation truck for door to door waste collection for the urban township of Kimin at the main market on Saturday. Stressing on eliminating open defecation from the country, Rebia said that using rivers as toilet is also a crime, and advised people to avoid defecating in rivers and nallahs. He also advised the officers and labours to do their duty properly and use government vehicles only for government duty or cleanliness of Kimin Town. “Avoid personal use of government vehicles” he added.  UD Deputy Director, Gyamar Tachung informed that from Saturday onwards the garbage truck would make a round of the entire town from 6 to 8 AM every day.

ITANAGAR-  World Day Against Child Labour

Governor PB Acharya called on the citizens to join efforts in fighting against child labour.  Stating that each year on June 12, the World Day Against Child Labour brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them, the Governor felt the need to intensify and accelerate action to end child labour, including in areas affected by conflict and disasters. ‘Children are the hope of the future. Let us all play our part to make our children labour free. Every child should get the chance to go to school and be educated, so that they can achieve their full potential in decent work, when they come of age,’ the Governor stated.  Governor Acharya also felt that child labour must be tackled through an integrated approach which includes measures to reduce poverty, provide universal education and promote social and economic development.

AALO- Mother Vision Vehicle for Anti Drug activities 

A new four wheeler vehicle meant for the NGO, Mothers Vision, was flagged off on June 11 by former minister Doi Ado.The vehicle was provided after the NGO approached the state Governor in Itanagar for a vehicle to carry out anti-drug activities in the district. It was informed that the Governor provided Rs 4 lakhs for the cause, while the rest of the amount was collected by the NGO members. Chairman of Mothers Vision, Jumde Gamlin spelt out the activities of the NGO in the last two years and expressed gratitude to the state Governor for helping them to carry forward their task with more commitment. Ado lauded the efforts of the women in containing drug menace, alcoholism and conducting cleanliness drives in the district, and also expressed his gratitude to the Governor for helping the NGO for such a noble cause. DMO Dr Nyage Geiyi also appreciated the efforts of the NGO and assured all cooperation from his side to take up issues related to drugs and cleanliness in the town.

ITANAGAR- INFC hosted  Puroik Community delegates 

Indian National Fellowship Centre (INFC) is hosting a team of 18 members from Puroik Community of Arunachal Pradesh in Mumbai. The team, which reached Mumbai on 6th June 2017, was warmly received by the members and volunteers of INFC.  Puroiks are one of the most educationally and economically backward tribes and as a community was historically suppressed. Though the Government officially freed them slavery few years back they still continued to live in distress and were marginalized. To help them and for their welfare the current Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya initiated the formation of Puroik Welfare Board to monitor the upliftment of the community. This tour is one of the many initiatives of the Governor.  Acharya also took some initiatives at a personal level like sending four students, including two girls from the community to a Nursing college in Udipi, Karnataka where their education and hostel will be free and taken care by the institute Alva’s Education Trust. Also Ruparel College, Mumbai has offered to sponsor five students in a course of their choice at the behest of the Governor.

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