Arunachal- State News in Brief, 14th May 2017

SIANG- Govt team visits Kerang 

A team led by ADC Rumgong Tuli Gangkak visited Kerang Village on 12th May’2017 to assess the extent of damage and loss incurred due to the fire accident that occurred in the village on 11th May’ 2017. The team interacted with the affected fire victims in the presence of HGB & GBs, PRI members and Senior citizens of the concerned village. As per the report of the ADC, altogether 26 houses have been completely destroyed by the fire. One house was deliberately dismantled by the villagers in order to contain the fire and stop it from spreading to adjacent houses. Apart from this, one shop and one hardware store was also destroyed in the fire accident. District administration distributed on the spot, a cash amount of Rs 4000 each to all 29 members of the affected houses as immediate relief. The villagers denying any foul play stated an electrical short circuit as the probable cause for start of fire. A five member board under the chairmanship of EAC Kaying has been constituted to ascertain the facts and assess the actual loss of properties for onward submission to government for further action.

ITANAGAR- Governor’s Award 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh,  P.B. Acharya and State’s First Lady of the State Smt Kavita gave away the Governor’s Award for excellence in the fields of academics, performing arts and sports for children and wards of the employees working in Raj Bhavan, including those employees of other Departments attached to the institution on 12th May 2017. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor congratulated the awardees and their guardians. He expressed hope that they will maintain excellence in every field. Advising the officials against bookworms and stating that healthy body can have a healthy mind, the Governor emphasised on excellence in academic and sporting activities. State’s First Lady of the State wished that the awarding of students for excellence may continue in future too. In order to promote the spirit of excellence in the field of academics amongst the children and wards of the employees working in Raj Bhavan, including those employees of other Departments attached to the institution, the Governor had instituted three Awards in the different categories.

AALO-  International Nurse Day observed 

The Govt. ANM School Aalo observed the International Nurse Day with befitting programmes and paid floral to Lady with the Lamp, Florence Nightingale at its premises on 12th may last. The  Nightingle Oath was also administered to final year students from five districts of the state. Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest of the function, Dr. Marbom Basar DMO Aalo exhorted the nursing community to take renewed pledge and make self introspection on the occasion to follow the footprints left by the great soul. Medical can continued to be hailed as a noble profession only if we give our total commitments for the cause of humanity in catering health needs of the people. The prizes for week long sports and extracurricular activities starting from 6th May to mark the day was also given away by the Chief Guest Dr. Basar, Dr. Kengo Ori DFWO Aalo, Dr. Linya Lollen Medical  Superintendent, Dr. K. Jopir SMO and Gijum Tali DIPRO who were present to encourage them.  Smti Meena Koji, Principal ANM School Aalo, Vice President and other nurses also outlined the life history and humanitarian works of Florence Nightingale.

PASIGHAT-  DF&CSO  conducts inquiry 

District Food and Civil Supply Department conducted an inquiry into the reported selling of subsidized rice in open market after they received a complaint in this regard. The members of the Adi Students’ Union, East Siang District Students’ Union and All Bogong Students Union (E) had caught a shopkeeper selling PDS rice in Sawmill area on Tuesday and lodged an FIR against the erring shopkeeper and FPS owner. It was found during inquiry that PDS rice was being sold by the salesman of the shop in absence of the owner, informed DF&CSO Bijoy Pertin. The district administration, however, has taken serious note of the incident and let the Fair Price Shop owners off with a warning to refrain from indulging in such malpractices, Pertin said. Meanwhile, a meeting is being convened shortly in the office of the DF&CSO to discuss the matter with all the Fair Price Shop owners.

SEPPA- PRI members constructed Water Reservoir 

The  people of the small hamlet called Wote were facing acute water crisis since a long period of time. “Despite water resources being available near, the villagers were not able to store it due to lack of a reservoir. So, instead of waiting for the government’s help to arrive, PRI members of the locality,  Lalita Cheda and Gram Chairperson Metung Cheda of 63 Wote Cheda GPC under Pipu Circle in East Kameng recently built a small water reservoir for the people of Wote area on self help basis. This water reservoir solved the water problem for the village which has almost over 100 dwellers.