Arunachal- State News in Brief 15 March 2017

Itanagar-  Smart City Proposal

Interactive meeting of Itanagar Smart City Proposal was held on Tuesday  with Doctors and Lawyers at Itanagar Municipal Council Office Naharlagun. Informing the purposes of meeting Shri Habung Lampung Chief Municipal Executive Officer Itanagar Municipal Council said that it is part of Smart city proposal to have discussions with different stakeholders and take their feedbacks. Er Nabam Sony gave  powerpoint presentation on progress of the proposal  so far . Among others who attended the interactions were Shri Marto Kato General Secy Bar Associations of Guwahati High Court Itanagar Permanent bench and Dr Taba Khana General Secretary of Arunachal Doctors Associations. All the lawyers and Doctors gave various inputs to transform itanagar as smart city.

Itanagar-  Guv Visits cremation ground

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P.B. Acharya visited the lone cremation ground for Itanagar Capital Complex, Karsingsa, 27 km from Itanagar.  Interacting with the local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Shri Techi Kaso along with members of Itanagar Municipal Council, the Governor said that it is high time there must be a collective humane approach in building the very important public asset of the Capital Complex area. Referring to an instance of the demise of a gardener of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar recently, the Governor said that people come to the State and render their valuable service to the State. But after their demise, unfortunately their mortal remains are taken to neighbouring State for cremation, covering long distance and incurring huge amount money, time and energy to the next to the kin during their hour of grief. The Governor advised that there must be a comprehensive and holistic provision for observing the last rites. For this, a proper environment in all respect must be created in and around the cremation area.

Pasighat- Holi Celebrated 

Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong on Monday extend warm greetings and best wishes to the people. Moyong along with DC Tamiyo Tatak and SP Pranav Tayal participated Holi at Balaji Temple in market area. In his message, MLA Moyong wished for a “rainbow of unity” among the diverse cultures of the country and appealed the people to spread happiness, strengthen brotherhood and harmony amongst the people. We must maintain the spiritual significance of the festival and ensure that it stays true to its roots and unity in diversity that it so wonderfully embodies, he added.

Naharlagun-  Budget Estimates Passed in APLA

The sixth Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in its 11th session unanimously passed the Annual Financial Statement (Budget Estimates) for the session 2017-18 on the basis of budget presentation and introduction by Deputy Chief Minister,  Chowna Mein who also holds the Finance Portfolio by voice vote. Earlier, the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly T. N. Thongdok announced the Independence of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and its Secretariat at the time of opening the session.  Honchun Ngandam, Minister Education moved and introduced a bill ‘ Kameng Professional and Technical University Arunachal Pradesh Bill, 2017 for consideration of the House but due to intervention of  Kumsi Sidosow, MLA on the bill for proper examination on detail provisions of the bill, the Speaker placed and referred the bill to a select Committee consisting of  H. Ngandam, Minister Education as Chairman, Japu Deru, MLA,  Kumsi Sidosow MLA,  Pani Taram MLA and  Mama Natung as members. Chowna Mein, DyCM and Minister Finance introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Appropriation (No. 1) Bill 2017 and accordingly the house adopted and unanimously passed the bill. Earlier, the respective Cabinet Ministers presented supplementary demands for grants for the session 2016-17 and the house supported and passed on Voice Vote.

Yingkiong- Training to Rural Women

The awareness training to rural women on agro-based and small & cottage industry activities to support and improve their livelihood activities was conducted by ICDS project Yingkiong. In the training programme, Pakkar Nomuk, CDPO (ICDS) Yingkiong highlighted the aim and objective of the awareness training. Smti M. Kato (Loya) DDI Yingkiong while attended as a resource person M. Ete, ADO Yingkiong delivered lecture on rational cultivation with proper knowledge of season. He also advised trainees not to use chemical fertilisers for farming rather to encourage organic farming. Another resource person A. Lego, DO, textile and Handicraft gave speech on the way to produce sericulture product that is worm cultivation as a source of earning.

Aalo-  Women on Patrolling Duties

Around 50 women representing Mothers’ Vision were on patrolling duties along with the police in the streets of Aalo to contain the movement of boys and girls and their indulgence in drugs and other nuisances. The Chairman of Mothers’ Vision, Smti Jumde YGamlin disclosed that usual night patrolling was carried out to check any unwanted elements that gain ground after breaks and to see peaceful atmosphere prior to Mopin festival celebration at Aalo commencing from 31st to 8th April. The Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan is also closely monitoring and creating sense of cleanliness in the town with series of social services in sectors and colonies for the last one week. They are even imposing fines to Govt. establishments, Markets, colonies and private houses violating the Safai norms. The women crusaders for drug and Safai Abhiyan are backed by the district administration and police carrying out all welfare activities in the town.

Aalo – Seminar on Refugee Issues in AP

The Political Science Department of St. Francis De Sales College organised a National Seminar on “Refugee Issues in Arunachal Pradesh” under the active guidance of Mr. Reyom Ete, Head Ete Head of Department of Political Science in the College Auditorium on 10th &11th March last.  The Chief Guest, Rev. Dr. Fr. Emmanuel Uppamthadthil, MSFS and Shri Marli Kamki, Secy. Debate, Seminar and Symposium, AAPSU as Special Guest acted as Moderator of the seminar and spoke on importance and values of organizing such seminars from time to time and keen participation of students. Several resourceful intellectual and researchers came from various places presented t papers and share their findings and views. Advocate Bineesh Kumar K.S, Amity University, Delhi, introduced the listeners to “The Rights of Refugees in India” and the need for legislation to protect human beings across the world. Mr. Joba Riba and Ms. Hage Yamang, DPGC, Kamki, presented a paper on “Refugee Issue, Its impact on Indigenous population of Arunachal Pradesh”. Ms. Rinki Babin, R.G.U, Itanagar, presented her findings on the “Tibetan Refugees in Arunachal Pradesh”. Mr. Reyom Ete, S.F.S, Aalo, gave a presentation on the “Status of Refugee in India: A critical analysis”. Mr. Praduyt Dey, S.F.S,Aalo presented a paper on “Refugee Crisis in India and Its Obligation for Protection”. A joint paper on “Refugee Protection, International Legal Framework” was presented by Mr. Prashul Pathak, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Ms. Niha Mishra; Delhi,Gurgaaon and Ms. Neelam Rupa, D.B.C, Jollang. Ms. Amrita Nambiar, Legal Expert, committee on Road Safety, supreme Court of India and Mr. Gamli Loyi, NEFTU,Aalo, presented a paper on “An analysis of Supreme Court’s Decision on Chakma Citizenship in Arunachal Pradesh”. Mr. Amritnath SB, Research Scholar, Kings College London, had also submitted his research paper on “Statelessness and the Chakma Settlement in Arunachal Pradesh”.