Arunachal- State News in Brief, 17th June 2017

ITANAGAR- Quick Response Vehicle

A Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) under the aegis of District Disaster Management Authority, Capital Complex was flagged off by the Chief Secretary on Friday at the office premises of DC Capital. The occasion was graced by the Principal Secretary Home, DC Capital, SDRF personnel, members of DDMA, officers and staff of DC’s office among others. Explaining the main objective of launching QRV, the DC told the gathering that the QRV will respond to disaster related any eventualities immediately. Basic equipments which are needed to deal with emergency cases are placed in QRV which will be stationed at SDRF camp, Chimpu under the supervision of Commandant SDRF. The QRV will also keep close vigilance over all vulnerable areas within Capital Complex. As and when the call is received in the toll free number 1077 of Emergency Operation Centre, Quick Response Team with Rapid Response Team of Medical Department will be activated and move to incident site for response.

PANGIN- Disaster Managment 

A District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting of the department of Disaster Management, Siang district was held at the DC’s office chamber here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh along with the approved board members for finalization of relief assistance. Acknowledging the importance of the role played by the DEC, the chairman urged the members present to decide the cases only after careful consideration and examination of each case on need basis, strictly adhering to the latest guidelines on items and norms of assistance as issued by the Govt of India. He stressed the need for ensuring the grant of assistance to the most deserving and genuine cases. Directing the concerned departments to recommend cases only as per the guidelines after thorough verification and after adjudging the authenticity of cases, the DC asked them to educate people about the assistance that can be provided and the cases which can be considered and are in strict consonance with the prescribed guidelines.

ITANAGAR- Swachhata Pakhwada 

G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, North East Unit, Itanagar celebrated Swachhata Pakhwada from June 1 to 15 by organizing different activities on daily basis. The activities started from  8th June with cleanliness drives at different places including the office campus of the NE Unit, newly ‘developing’ Rural Technology Center of NE Unit at DN College campus, Itanagar. To make the Swachhta Mission more effective and more popular, short articles (in English and Hindi) were published in local and national news papers. On 14th June, an awareness programme including cleanliness drive, plant distribution and plantation was organized at Nonpu village under Doimukh circle of Papum Pare district. The programme was attended by a total of 30 participants along with the village head.

ITANAGAR-  Free Medical Camp 

A  free medical check up camp was organized recently by the Namsai district unit of Arunachal Students’ Federation (ASF) in collaboration with the district Health Department at Nongtaw Khamyang village under Piyong circle of Namsai district.  More than 150 needy patient  were benefited in this camp. A team of doctors including Medical Officer Namsai Dr C M Thomoung and MO In-charge, Piyong PHC Dr C A Namchoom conducted the camp and examined the patients by taking out their valuable time. Earlier, the programme started with the welcome and keynote address by Chow Praful Khenloong, Gen Secy of the Federation. Dr C K Gohain, Dr C M Thomoung and a few villagers spoke on health related issues. Dr Thomoung explained in detail the preventive measures for malaria, and asked the villagers to maintain hygienic and clean surroundings so that the mosquitoes cannot breed, and people remain safe from malaria.

ITANAGAR- Chakma-Hajong issue

Terming the state government decision to hold an all party meeting on June 19 next on the vexed Chakma-Hajong issue, ‘positive gesture and encouraging’ the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has appealed invitees from different political parties to come prepared with best of ideas for hammering out a permanent solution.  However objecting to reports that the state government has slated the meeting of all parties and AAPSU differently, the union said that since it was the one who suggested for an all party meeting, it should be included in the same. ‘The meeting should be inclusive in nature otherwise keeping away AAPSU will defeat the very purpose of holding it,’ said President Hawa Bagang. The  Union has condemned the killing of an innocent civilian T. Ngemu at Changlang District by the Assam Rifles. In the press statement AAPSU stated that Arunachal Pradesh is not a police state, and the army should take utmost care to protect and safeguard civilians. The Union also appealed the concern authorities to compensate the aggrieved family.

ROING- Smart Class 

A two-day teachers’ training programme on Smart Class under Chief Minister’s Adhunik Shiksha Yojana for the select 32 schools of the district in its first phase was launched at the Anchal Samity Hall here today with Special Secretary (Education) Mitali Namchoom in the chair. Speaking on the occasion, the Special Secretary, Education informed that the vision and mission of govt is to transform the govt schools into smart classrooms where every child will be taught in a most scientific method towards enhancing their understanding level along with textbooks. She stated that K-Yan device should not to be treated as substitute for teachers and called for effective use of the device. ADC Chestha Yadav informed about the K-Yan device as just a tool to make the teaching-learning process more interactive and interesting creating enthusiasm amongst students.

ITANAGAR- Govt run schools over crowded  

In a bid to improve the performance of the govt-run schools of Capital the DC held a meeting with all the principals and headmasters of various govt schools of Capital Complex. The interaction with the principals and headmasters brought out various issues, plaguing the govt schools of Capital Complex. One of the annoying issues was the unrestricted/unlimited admission of students in every govt school of Capital Complex. Itanagar  &  Naharlagun being twin capital cities of the state, there is huge influxes of students every year from various districts in search of better education and due to absence of proper guidelines on the intake of students in schools, all the schools in the region are compelled to take up admission without rejecting any student, according to an official press note. As a result schools are overcrowded with 80 to 120 students in one class resulting into poor teacher-students’ ratio. Further, various govt secondary and higher secondary schools are acting as feeders for the primary and middle schools, which further result in overcrowding of students. It was felt that a proper mechanism should be put in place for the admission process in the coming academic season.

NAMSAI- Student Drown in Jenthu River

The body of  14-year old Olek Pertin was fished out of Jenthu River in Namsai on Friday afternoon after two days of extensive search by a team lead by 12 BN NDRF, SI Saurabh Singh, with the help of locals. The boy was a class seven student of John Camemorel Memorial School, Kumari under Lekang circle, and had come home from his boarding school to collect his photographs and blood report for school documentation. Reportedly, on the morning of June 14, at around 11.30, he went out with his friends and stopped near the river to bath when the incident occurred. The body has been handed over to the family in Shanti Nagar, Namsai after post mortem.