Arunachal – State News in Brief, 15th June 2017

TAWANG-  Tourism Potential 

In a bid to boost tourism potentials in Tawang district, a meeting was held at the DC’s conference hall which here today, participated by the hoteliers, taxi union and tour operators of the district. While reflecting on the increase in tourist inflow in the district, DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok exhorted all the stakeholders to strive towards making the district one of the most sought after tourist destinations.  Reiterating on the importance of customer service in tourism sector, he said that sanctity of the region which has been known for its hospitality is to be maintained at all cost and requested everyone to refrain from indulging in any activity, which is uncalled for. While advising all to explore and introduce new tourist attractions, the DC assured of full cooperation from the district administration’s end and directed that taxi fares to various destinations be displayed at prominent places in the interest of tourists.

ITANAGAR- World Blood Donors

With the rest of the world the Arunachal State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in association with Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti(AYVS) under the aegis of State Blood Transfusion Council(SBTC) celebrated the World Blood Donors’ Day-2017.   The  theme was “What can you do”  slogan was ‘Give Blood, Give Now and Give Often, which throws light on the need for blood donations in emergencies being given by WHO(World health organization) to mark this year celebration. Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest Secretary, RK mission Hospital, Swamiji Visweshwananda Maharaj in his address expressed his gratitude to all blood donors, who with their blood have saved many precious lives.

TAWANG- Voluntary blood donation camp

A voluntary blood donation camp was organised at Blood Bank Tawang to observe World Blood Donors day under the theme ‘ Give blood, Give now and Give often’. Total 13 units of blood were collected as per the requirement of the Tawang District. Many youths under the banner of Tawang District Student Union and nurses of District Hospital Tawang came forward for the noble cause.  As informed by Dr Tenzin Gyaltsen in-charge officer, Blood Bank Tawang which has been made fully functional since March 2017 and has catered to several emergency medical cases viz. Emergency Caesarean operation, bleeding after delivery etc.

AALO- Training programme on Smart Class 

 A two days teachers training programme on introduction of Smart Class under Chief Minister’s Adhunik Shiksha Abhiyan was organized at Gumin Kiin here on 12th and 13th June last. Tumto Lollen, DDSE West Siang said that the introduction of digital classrooms is destined to bring revolution in education system of the district. He exhorted the trainee teachers, 50 in numbers, selected from all blocks of the district to be well equipped with latest teaching technology for the general interest of the students.The resource persons – Nawab Ahmed and Diptanu Chakraborty from Ed CIL (India) Ltd along with Radek Romin, in-charge of Smart Class, Batel Rime, coordinator, Gemar Karga, master trainer, internal resource persons – Kardo Kamduk and Minjum Ete guided the participants on operational and uses of the ICC unit

ITANAGAR- Tamiyo Taga Visits Tippi 

Industries & Power (Electrical) Minister Tamiyo Taga accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (PHE) Kumsi Sidisow, Commissioner (Industries) Tahung Taggu, Director (Industries), State BJP ST Morcha president Tachu Hinium and other officials of the department visited the industrial area of Tippi near Bhalukpong. The Minister is on a two-day visit to the area to explore its possibilities to extend its success story to Niglok in East Siang district and other parts of the State so that more and more employment opportunities are provided to the unemployed youths of the State. The Minister also interacted with the officials of Power Department and took stock of the power scenario of West Kameng district in the aftermath of recent landslides in various parts of the district and requested them to ensure restoration of uninterrupted power to the district at the earliest.

YINGKIONG-  Brig CC Jeleel visits Siang 

Brig CC Jeleel, Chief Engineer of Project Brahmank of Border Roads Organisation, in his recent visit to Siang valley from 12 to 14 June inspected the ongoing road works and expressed satisfaction over progress made in improving quality of Moying-Migging road. He made a detailed inspection of Bile-Migging road, which is strategically an important road connecting Siyom valley with Siang valley, and stated that the road from Migging end has been completed upto 22 Km out of 38 Km sanctioned and would soon see a spurt in induction of new equipments & plants to fast track the construction process. He emphasized on the quality of construction, particularly on stringent geometric standards such as gradient/longitudinal slope and radius of curves.  He urged the ground executives to put in their “best” and recalled the sacrifice made by dozer operator of GREF, late N B Suresh who laid down his life on this road while doing formation cutting in April 2015 due to a landslide and was awarded posthumously by Govt of India with ‘Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak’ (SJRP).

ROING-Tribal Emporium 

Dr Gyanendra Mani, General Manager NABARD  inaugurated Rural Mart in Cheta II, Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district in presence of ADC Cheshta Yadav. The Rural Mart has been sanctioned to Lambo SHG and promoted by AMYAA NGO. Sponsored by NABARD to encourage and assist rural artisans and weavers to sell their products and become self sustainable, rent and salaries of the employees of the Mart will be initially borne by NABARD for two years till the weavers are able to become self-sufficient. Addressing the inaugural session, Dr Mani said, “There’s no dearth of artistic weavers in the state and the entire Northeast. The intricate designs and patterns of our weavers are the cynosure at various craft melas and exhibitions across the country. However, guidance is required for the artisans to mould and recreate the dresses with the local patterns as per requirement and demand of the markets outside Northeast.”

ITANAGAR- Strike Call off 

NHM contractual employees  association  call off the strike after the assurance given by the Minister to look into their demands and take it up with the Chief Minister in this regard. Responding to the demands of NHM contractual employees who are on pen-down strike pressing for the regularisation of their services, Minister Health & FW Jomde Kena has directed the Commissioner Health & FW and Mission Director (NHM), GoAP to look into the matter immediately.He has directed both to sit with the employees association and have direct talk with them on the matter, according to a press note. The Minister also had a talk with the president of the association and requested them to call off the strike for the betterment of the Health department in particular and the state as a whole. Further, Kena requested them to join their duties immediately as the NHM programme is being hampered and directly or indirectly affecting the health system of the state.

YUPIA-Charu Tapio visits Balijan 

A monitoring team of OSD to Minister Agriculture Charu Tapio and Jt Director Agriculture Anong Lego under the guidance of the Minister Agriculture visited Balijan circle yesterday and had detailed interaction with beneficiaries of various schemes implemented in the circle such as RKVY, NFSM, INM, IPM, CM Farm Mechanization and Agri-Employment Generation Programme by the Dy Director Agriculture, Papum Pare district. The team expressed fully satisfied on the implementation of schemes in the circle by the dept of Agriculture, Papum Pare.The farmers of the circle requested the team to convey their best wishes to the Minister Agriculture and requested for more such beneficial schemes in the coming days.

ITANAGAR- Anshu accorded a warm reception

Everester Anshu Jamsenpa, accorded a warm reception on her home coming by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs here on Wednesday. Anshu, a mother of two, who hails from Bomdila, became the world’s first woman to scale Mt Everest twice in five days – first on May 16 & then on May 21 last. The ace mountaineer’s double ascent of the world’s highest peak was her fifth overall. Thanking all her supporters, well wishers and sponsors for all the support and prayers, Anshu termed her double ascent of Mt Everest as a much anticipated one, but something which took a long time coming. My journey this time was a blessed one, as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama had flagged off the expedition from Guwahati on April 2 last. Though there were a few hurdles, but thanks to the blessings of His Holiness and my well-wishers I could finally accomplish my goal which has given me sleepless nights since 2014, said Anshu.