Arunachal- State News in Brief, 13th May 2017

PASIGHAT- Bandh Passed Peacefully 

The 12 Hours Bandh called by the AdiSU  today ,has passed of peacefully in the entire East Siang district . No untoward incident was reported during the Bandh period. Vehicles remained mostly off the road and business establishments were also closed. AdiSU spokes person have claimed that the bandh was successful which affected, East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, part of West Siang in Tato, Manigong, Mechuka circles, Roing in L ower Dibang Valley and some part of Namsai. Both Pertin and Eko have also said that, the 3rd phase of 24 hour bandh will be called shortly if government continues to evade our genuine demand as per government constituted committee recommendation. The duo has also hinted for possible 4th phase 48 hours bandh after 3rd phase bandh call are neglected. AdiSU have also clarified to the misunderstanding of some people that, the bandh call and agitation launched by AdiSU and ABK are not on communal lines, but on boundary demarcation issue.

ITANAGAR- Khandu released the Photographic Collection of Governor

Chief Minister, Pema Khandu released the Photographic Collection of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,  P.B. Acharya’s programmes and events from 28th January to 6th May 2017, titled ‘Towards the vision of New India’ at Raj Bhavan on Friday. Releasing the book, the Chief Minister said that in the last 100 days, Acharya has immensely contributed towards the State reflecting his close association with the State since 1960s. He expressed his gratitude to the Governor for recommending regarding Autonomous Puroik Welfare board which the State Cabinet approved, while adding that some obsolete rules must delete as it create hindrance in providing welfare measures to the targeted people. Thanking the Chief Minister for release the pictorial collection about him, the Governor said that empowered and educated people must aid and assist the disadvantage section of the people. He emphasised on change of mind set and utilization of dormant energies such as students, ex-servicemen, housewife, red cross, scouts and guides and universities.

ZIRO-  Orchids  translocation

Ziro, with its unique geographical and altitudinal range, hosts different types of rare plants of which the family of orchids play a vital role. Many studies on orchids has shown that the area is home to several rare to very rare species, some even endemic to the region. In order to protect those species, the Environment and Forests Department of Hapoli has initiated a program for translocation of various orchids from the unprotected areas to the protected areas of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary. The program was officially inaugurated on 12/5/17 with translocation and geo tagging of 15 species by Sh. R.K. Singh, IFS, APCCF, Banderdewa, inside Tale Wildlife Sanctuary in the presence of DFO, Hapoli and other staff members. Tran located species include Liparis distans, Cymbidium elegans var.elegans, Aerides longicornu etc. This project initiates plan for translocation of at least 100 species of epiphytic orchids to the protected area helping conservation, preservation of rare species, and development of in-situ research data collection to scientific community.

ZIRO- Sensitisation on Digital India

A Gram Sabha for sensitisation on Digital India Land record modernisation was conducted in Abotani Hall, Hapoli today by Tajuk Technologies Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the District Administration, Lower Subansiri.  Digital India Land Records Modernisation program (DILRMP) is a centrally sponsored scheme to develop a modern , comprehensive and transparent land records management system. DILRMP will be implemented in Lower Subansiri, East Siang and Papumpare in the first phase, informed Vice President Tajuk Technologies shri Timothy Nima. In Lower Subansiri 17 -Ziro Hapoli will be the first constituency to be digitised, he further informed and appealed for local volunteers to guide and assist his team. The surveys will be done phase wise starting with Bamin village , he further informed.

KHONSA – Cash Award handed over to  Chasen Dada 

In a formal official function held at DC’s chamber on Friday, an amount of Rs. 5 lakh cash award cheque was handed over to Smti Chasen Dada wife of Ashok Chakra Posthumous Hangpan Dada by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha, IAS on behalf of 55-Khonsa East MLA Wanglam Sawin in presence of Borduria CO Lim Modi, BDO Jangpong Tangjang, Lazu EAC i/c.D.K. Thungdok and Dadam CO Asan Kri. It is worth to mention here that this five lakh cash award was announced by 55-Khonsa East MLA Wanglam Sawin for children education expenditure of Martyr Hangpan Dada during Felicitation Programme held last year at Kamlesh Joshi Conference Hall, Khonsa.

Aalo- Dr. Tejum Padu  New VC of  NEFTU

Dr. Tejum Padu, former Director Higher and Technical Education of the state has joins as the Vice Chancellor of North East Frontier Technical University which is the first Private technical university in Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. Padu’s rich experience will be a great support to the Arunachali students and the society. He retired from the govt after rendering long years of commendable service. He is the first doctorate from our tribe from RGU and an accomplished writer with several books to his credit. In 2002, he visited Germany as part of study tour organised by Ministry of Human Resource Development and visited Frankfurt, Bonn, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Heidelberg University and house of Beethoven. He is one of the founders of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic and worked on deputation as Assistant Registrar, RGU during 1994-96. He also worked as Lecturer in Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar from 1984 to 1994.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 13th May 2017ITANAGAR- Guv participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,  P.B. Acharya along with the State’s First Lady of the State Smt Kavita Acharya participated in the social service under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Itanagr and Naharlagun on 12th May 2017. Joining the denizens of the Capital Complex, the State’s First Couple took part in social service at D Sector Naharlagun and near Clock Tower in Itanagar, which are one of the dirtiest areas in the city.  Interacting with the sanitation workers, Itanagar Municipal officials, NGOs and Self Help Groups involving in the cleanliness drive, the Governor called for maximum participation of the denizens. The Governor emphasised on toilet facilities in every house and public toilets in market places. He advised all to keep toilets and kitchen clean. For a smart city, cleanliness is one of the most important factors.

ITANAGAR- Ram Muivah meet with Guv Aacharya 

Ram Muivah, Secretary, North East Council (NEC), Shillong called on the  Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,  P.B. Acharya at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 12th May 2017. They discussed on various issues for the development of North Eastern Region. The Governor advised the NEC Secretary to ensure timely completion of all NEC projects and suggested on releasing of fund based on physical progress of work. He emphasised on strict monitoring of projects by involving independent monitors comprising of women’s groups, ex-servicemen, student groups and NGOs. He expressed reservation on the thin spreading of resources for large number of projects and advised that only few big and good schemes should be sanctioned by the NEC. Earlier, the NEC Secretary invited the Governor for the Plenary Session of the NEC to be held at New Delhi on 29th May 2017. He also apprised the Governor on various issues pertaining to the NEC to be discussed in the ensuing plenary session.