Arunachal- State News in Brief, 14th December 2017

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Aalo- Campaign for  tobacco-free School

In an attempt to generate awareness among schools on harmful effects of tobacco, a programme was conducted by District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC), West Siang district here at Govt Sec School, Pakam under the supervision of DMO-cum-District Nodal Officer and District Programme Officer. District Consultant Yomnya Badak while making presentation on harmful effects of tobacco consumption warned the students to resist from taking tobacco. She also gave a brief on COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act), 2003.

 Aalo-  Bagra inaugurates  the circle office

APLA Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra inaugurated the circle office here in West Siang district on Wednesday.  On that occasion  addressing a gathering, Bagra said that the functioning of the circle is essential to keep pace with the administrative needs of the Ubu Bango people.  He said Rs 10 crore made available to his discretion has been put into the Nikte-Nyorak road that connects the circle. West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Swetika Sachan said that every effort was made from her end to make the circle headquarters functional. RWD Chief Engineer Doli Nyodu stressed on unity among the people of Bango for all-round development.

Itanagar- AAPSU demand proper investigation of APPSC issue

 The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has taken strong exception to the ongoing controversy over the recently held Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Preliminary Examinations conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Terming the matter serious, the union has demanded a ‘proper and thorough’ investigation into the issue.

Seppa – Election officials touring Pakke kessang

General Election Observer M Joy Singh along with District Election Officer Rajeev Takuk made a whirlwind tour of poll-bound areas of Pakke-Kessang and Seijosa from last Saturday onwards, and took stock of almost all the polling stations falling under the 12th Pakke Kessang (ST) Assembly Constituency. Assessing the readiness and availability of basic minimum facilities in the polling areas, the duo instructed the authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness of the polling areas, and to erect barricades around some of the polling stations for security purposes. They further instructed the authorities to ensure proper display of the ECI logo and other related signboards at all polling stations.

Itanagar- Wine Festival preparation

The stage is all set for Arunachal Pradesh to launch its maiden two-day wine Festival by entrepreneur James Thapa under Rims Creation at Waii International Hotel here on December 15 next. Wine is an indivisible part of festivals, functions and rituals  of tribal society of this state for which women in every house brew wine off and on. Their expertise is unchallengeable for which  former prime minister India Gandhi, during her visit here was offered Adi apong which she had relished so much.

Aalo-  Renowned priest Passed away

A renowned priest, an orator and a devoted social worker of Galo society, Tago Paja Lodu, who worked constantly for preservation of customs and traditions of the community in his life time, passed away in a Shillong hospital on December 11 last.  Late Lodu, 47, has left behind his wife, three sons, two daughters and a granddaughter.  The mortal remains were brought to his native Paja village where he was laid to rest today amidst tearful tributes from his relatives, well-wishers, friends and mourners.  Late Lodu had immensely contributed to the growth of institution of priesthood and his untimely demise has created a big vacuum for the Galo society.

Tawang- DC asks banks to improve CD ratio

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok has asked banks in the district to “aggressively push to increase the credit-deposit (CD) ratio.”  Addressing a meeting of the District Consultative Committee, the District Level Review Committee and the District Level Security Committee here on Wednesday, the DC expressed concern at the low CD ratio, and advised the banks to explore the possibility of giving household loans, besides personal and car loans.  He also suggested creating awareness on the significance of debt financing, on account of the reluctance of work contractors to avail loan facilities.

Bomdila- Japu addressed BJP meeting 

The Public must be pressurised on elected leader instead staying at home and back biting, I’m ready to work for the public if I’m elect or not’ said Advisor to CM and MLA Bomdila Japu Deru. Addressing to party worker at a party meeting held at Bomdila he said that “, I believe both new and old in BJP leaders, they will work together for the betterment of the party, booth level committee is work for the concern village voters enrolled deletions and addition, further he appeal to the workers to fully utilise and educate the poor people regarding the Central Government sponsored schemes  individual household latrine, Pradhan Mantri Ujwal Yojna etc.

Dirang-  60 years of His Holiness asylum

A consultative meeting of HoDs , PRI members, GBs , Tsokpas & NGO’s was held today to commemorate 60 years of His Holiness asylum in India in the March 2018 at Dzomkhang hall Dirang. The meeting was held under the aegis of the core committee of the Tibetan support group & Indo Tibetan friendship group in conjunction with administration. Leading the delegation  RK Khrimey, former MP & chairman of core committee of TSG delved in detail about the tentatively scheduled programme to organise a “thank you India” rally following the entire exile route from kinzang- mane to Tezpur of HH Dalai Lama way back in 1959 involving all the villages en route.

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