Arunachal- State News in Brief 20 March 2017

Tawang- Army rescues 127 tourists from Sela pass

Arunachal- State News in Brief 20 March 2017A Bulgarian woman died while 127 other tourists, including five foreigners, were rescued by the army after they were stuck in a raging blizzard at the historic Sela Pass near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The snowstorm had struck around 2:45 pm yesterday and the local unit of the army swung into action within an hour to rescue the tourists which included nationals from Japan, New Zealand and Bulgaria. “With darkness setting in by 5.00 pm , the entire operation was almost conducted in the dark and continued till all 127 tourists, including five foreign nationals, were rescued,”. The rescued persons were accommodated at Army transit camps and provided with medical assistance and comforts.

Itanagar- Khandu  congratulates Trivendra Singh Rawat

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has congratulated Trivendra Singh Rawat for being sworn as the 9th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday. Khandu hoped that with BJP Government in place under the blessings and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttarakhand will rise to new levels of development. He pinned confidence that BJP Government in the state will live upto the people’s aspirations and give people good governance, peace and progress.Meanwhile, Khandu shared the attendance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Party President Amit Shah in the swearing in ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Lucknow today. Khandu had left for national capital yesterday from where he air-dashed  to Lucknow today to attend the swearing in ceremony of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. Khandu hoped that the new team in Uttar Pradesh will excel in every given field and live upto the people’s mandate.

Tawang- Mega Awareness Camp  

Arunachal- State News in Brief 20 March 2017Tsering Tashi, MLA Tawang,  hailed the contribution of the labourers in various fields.He was speaking in a  awareness camp conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Welfare Board. Highlighting on the important dimension of labour welfare, he fondly remembered the contribution of his Late father Dorjee Khandu, ex-CM of Arunachal Pradesh and efforts made by him to improve the living condition of workers. He also highlighted on the present Governments initiative to take care of their well being which is reflected in the Budget 2017 and  includes enhancement of wages of contingency workers, increment of honorarium of anganwadi workers, enhancement of National Old Age Pension, Widow pension, disabled pension etc. Further, he called upon the participants  to avail various  benefits like medical assistance, housing loan, death benefits etc. being extended by the Board. Welfare kits consisting of LED TV, blankets, solar lamps and gumboots were also distributed .

Pasighat- AdiSU Reacted 

The Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has sternly reacted to one of the demand of GSU seeking non-exclusion of any area under Nari-Koyu Assembly Segment from Lower Siang District and has said that, the union will not allow any Adi land and its villages to be merged with Lower Siang District. In press release Kaling Eko, Secretary Finance,  said that, since from beginning AdiSU has not objected for creation of Lower Siang District bifurcating from East Siang District. However, we can’t allow even a single inch of our Adi lands and its villages merged with the Lower Siang District sentiments of which has already been cleared to the state government through representations and democratic moments like dharnas/strikes organized at Assembly gate, mass rally here at Pasighat and through series of bandhs.