Arunachal- State News in Brief, 1st May 2017

ITANAGAR- Khandu has extended warm greetings on Labour Day

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm greetings to the people of the state on Labour Day. While greeting the workers on the special occasion, Khandu said that they are the spine of the society which helps the societal body to stand strong. “No development is possible without their effort and support” Khandu emphasised. He underscored the importance of their role in every sphere of development of a state, country and the world. “Let us celebrate this event to strengthen, promote and encourage the working class, who are the soldiers of growth and development at the grass root” Khandu added. On thanking the working class for their support rendered to the Government, Khandu called for rededicating their energy with renewed zeal and sense of responsibility towards work culture, sincerity, dedication and honesty for the progress and prosperity of the state and nation.

ITANAGAR- Guv and CM discussed various social issues

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya chaired a meeting along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu to discuss various social issues at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 29th April 2017. The Governor emphasized that on the International Workers’ Day, we should strengthen our welfare projects of labourers and contingency staffs. He asked the Chief Minister to initiate steps towards benefits like Earned Leave, pension, accommodation for the contingency staffs and labourers and also providing basic provisions under Food Security Act and other central projects. The Governor also suggested the Chief Minister to create Department of Tribal Dialects in the Universities in the line with Department of Foreign Languages.

ITANAGAR- Governor extended his  greetings on International Labour Day

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya extended his warm greetings to the people of the State, particularly the manual labourers, who are the strength of our society on the special occasion of International Labour Day. He said that the workers are the backbone of development of the State and the Nation. In his message, the Governor said that International Labour Day, ‘1st May’ commemorates the struggle for fair labour practices and reminds all of us to strengthen this important section of our society. Workers are the heart and soul of our nation. In today’s ever demanding environment, it is our responsibility to prepare our workers for the new challenges and at the same time, it is the responsibility of each and every member of the workforce to improve the quality of the goods they produced and services they provided. The Governor, who have been in the forefront for the cause of the labourers appealed to all on the International Labour Day, ‘May Day’ to respect the labourers and take care of their welfare.

ZIRO- Signature Ceremony Saint Claret College

Saint Claret College, Ziro, marked the Commencement of the outgoing Claretine Class of 2017 by its signature ceremony with the motto, “launching you to life,” presided over by  Tage Taki, MLA of Ziro-Hapoli, in the presence of a host of invitees, guests, parents, and Claretines. The Ceremony also included award of 94 scholarships to deserving students. The Commencement Ceremony is a solemn Rite of Passage by which the graduating class is blessed and sent forth to the world to commence their personal and professional life as a mature, responsible, and educated adult to contribute to nation building. The ceremony began with a solemn procession by the Class accompanied by the officials of the ceremony. Rev. Fr. Pius Thuruthiyil, Major Superior of Claretians of Northeast India and President of the Governing Body of the College, administered the Commencement Pledge to the Class. Tage Taki, congratulated the College for getting “A” Grade in NAAC accreditation and  encouraged the students to become employers rather than employees.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 1st May 2017ITANAGAR- AAPDWA Meets with Governor 

The Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland,  P.B. Acharya today met the members of All Arunachal Pradesh Delinquent Welfare Association (AAPDWA) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 29thApril 2017 and lauded them for taking up this initiative to provide a common platform to all those who were earlier involved in criminal activities but are now willing to rejoin the mainstream society and work towards socio- economic development. The Governor said that Jails should be reformative centres, aimed at reforming the criminals and helping them find a new way of life when they are released. The association submitted a five point agenda to the Governor that included opening up of rehabilitation centres in the state and the formulation of some special schemes for the welfare of the delinquents. The Governor assured to look into the matter and asked the Secretary to Governor to write to the Department of Social Justice for the consideration of these issues.

AALO- Workshop on Domestic Violence

One day workshop on Domestic Violence 2005 and Sexual Harassment at work places was conducted by APWWS West Siang Unit in collaboration with ICDS department at Puyi Colony on 28th April last. More than fifty enthusiastic women attended the camp. The Deputy Director ICDS gave detail briefings on the aim and objectives of the meeting and urged all womenfolk to know their right and duties. The Resource Person, Advocate Binge Nomuk dwelt at length on legal aspects of filing domestic violence cases before the magistrate with the assistance of Service Providers and Protection Officer. He also highlighted the need to file complaints before the Local Complaint Committee on sexual harassment at work places. Smti Marbom Riba, President and Miss Hoksum Ori, Secretary APWWS Aalo unit also gave detail deliberations on domestic violence, sexual harassments and action taken by the women wing in the past and extended their gratitude to ICDS department for facilitating the workshop for the larger interest of the womenfolk of the district.

Khandu welcome Bhausaheb Bhawar Travelling Arunachal on CycleITANAGAR- Cyclist Bhausaheb Bhawar called on Governor

Bhausaheb Bhawar, a cyclist who is cycling around the country for the 5th time since 1993 to spread his message against practices of dowry, drug abuse, discrimination on gender basis and female foticide. He called on the Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P.B. Acharya and the First Lady of the State Smt. Kavita Acharya on 28th April, 2017 at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. Bhausaheb Bhawar, opted for a cycling journey as it allowed him to reach out to people and access the remotest villages in the country to promote the Swacch Bharat Mission—cycling produces zero carbon emission thereby taking the mission of a clean environment to another level. His white cycle is flanked by the Indian flag in front with a board carrying the message of anti discrimination apart from national integration; at the back is a huge bag load of documents and papers

AALO- Nyiken Lollen services recognised 

The district administration bade adieu to  Nyiken Lollen ADC Aalo and  Yormo Ngomdir, Political Interpretetor on superannuation with ovation at the Conference Hall of DC office on 28th April last. Lollen Served the state administration for long thirty years in various capacities at different parts of Arunachal Pradesh and PI, Yormo Ngomdir put up long 39 years as Political Interpretator right from the NEFA days.Both the retiring officials gave their nostalgic tinged accounts of their service life and exhorted the officers and officials to give their best service to govt. and people stating that our services are meant for whom we serve only. The West Siang Deputy Commissioner, officers and officials also hailed the contributions given by the retiring officers and wished both a successful retired life.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 1st May 2017ITANAGAR- Tribal textile and Handloom

 A six-week long Skill Development Training (SDT) Programme on tribal textile and handloom and tailoring is being organized by Kadorna Welfare Centre (KWC) here at Ganga Market, from April 25. In his inaugural speech, Itanagar SIDBI branch in-charge, K Brahma briefed about the importance of the training programme and urged to all the participants to avail maximum benefits out of this training. He also highlighted the various bank schemes including CGTMSE, MUDRA and Standup India and encouraged all the beneficiaries and participants to submit the loan application online through Standup India. Chairperson of the Centre (Society) Yapi Kulo spoke on the main objective of the training which is sponsored by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Itanagar Branch Office.

ITANAGAR-  Farewell to Taw Tebin

On the superannuation of Taw Tebin as Director Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJE&TA), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh the department had conducted a farewell function in honour of the outgoing Director at SPRPD Hall in the Office premises which was joined by Women & Child Development (WCD) department on Saturday last. As per the record, Taw Tebin was born on 10-4-1959 at Chod village of Yazali circle then undivided Subansiri district, now Lower Subansiri district. Initially,  Taw Tebin was entered in the Govt. Services on 12-11-1979 as a Junior Teacher under Education department. He had joined in the department of Social Welfare on 3-1-1992 as a Research Officer on deputation and promoted as Deputy Director, Social Welfare on 23-12-1994 in the same department. On bifurcation of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs department from the then Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, he was made Director of the newly created department w.e.f 18 June, 2012 to till date and his due superannuation has successfully completed on 30-4-2017.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 1st May 2017NAHARLAGUN- Football Talent Hunt Tournament 

The nation-wide Oorja Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Under-19 football talent hunt tournament-2017 was launched in the state with unveiling of the event’s official logo and mascot ‘Gabru’ by state’s renowned former international football player Gumpe Rime at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday. The Central Armed Police Forces at New Delhi on Apr 22 last announced the launch of a nation-wide U-19 tournament to promote the sport in view of the ensuing FIFA U-17 World Cup, slated for October this year, informed Inspector General ITBP NE FTR, Manoj Singh Rawat during his inaugural speech. The tournament will be held in three phases, starting May 1 to 10, wherein 36 teams from different states and Union Territories will compete. The boys and girls teams which qualify in the first stage will later compete with six teams from the North-East in the second stage at Shillong. The winner will then participate in the Prime Minister’s Cup to be held at New Delhi on July 25, he added.

SEPPA- Panchayat level Election

Election at Panchayat level will be a thing of the past for Pipu and Gyawepurang circles under East Kameng district. The Pipu Gyawepurang Social Organisation (PGSO) has decided to bid the electoral process goodbye and select candidates by consensus among the people of the two circles to avoid “complicacies” among the contestants. “During Panchayat elections, family ties are strained as relatives end up contesting each other from different parties. Corruption too takes birth in such elections,” PGSO chief advisor cum Arunachal Press Club president Chopa Cheda said during a day-long awareness campaign held here on Saturday. Competent candidates, dedicated to the uplift of the two circles, could be selected through this move with approval from the people, he added. The campaign concluded with the unanimous adoption of a resolution for selection of Panchayat candidates instead of elections from the next Panchayat election in these circles. “It is indeed a positive step initiated by PGSO to clean up corruption at grassroots level,” Saju Gyadi, ex-ASM of Gyawepurang circle, said.