Arunachal- State News in Brief, 22nd June 2017

ITANAGAR – PPALP Support Ram Nath Kovind

PPA Legislature Party leader Takam Pario assured support of nine  PPA MLAs to the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind as NDA presidential candidate during a meeting with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav at New Delhi on Tuesday. While apprising him on Arunachal Pradesh political situation, Pario informed that state’s lone regional party’s relation with the ruling BJP has been conducive which would be beneficial for both the parties, the state and its people. The meeting was very coordinal and useful with BJP’s senior most ideologue, Pario told this daily over telephone.

ITANAGAR- Co SAAP Threatens for Strike 

Expressing resentment over government apathy towards their demands, the Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh, (CoSAAP) in an executive meeting held recently has resolved to continue its movement against government by launching a non-cooperation movement in the form of indefinite pen/tools down from June 28 next. The association has cautioned the government to fulfill their genuine demands before 27 of June next otherwise it will be compelled to launch movement the very next day. Further it was also decided in the meeting that the grievances will be phased out for consideration and on the day of strike, employees will attend their respective offices and work places and put their attendance but will not discharge duties during office hours. However officials of transport department, doctors and nurses in hospitals, fire brigades, milk van etc will be exempted from the purview of the agitation.

ITANAGAR-  NCC Training Camp Conclude

The 10 days combined annual training camp which held here at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic College campus concluded here with lots of cultural extravaganza and prize distribution and merrymaking. The valedictory function was a unique as the singers combined with other tribe and community and sing other tribe song including various patriotic and inspiring songs and dances, various traditional songs and dances were performed by the cadets belongs from different community and tribes which was showing the unity is strength and unity in diversity and communal harmony as well as brotherhood. Prizes were given away to more than 40 cadets. A total of 500 NCC cadets from AP Battalion, NCC, Naharlagun, 5 Assam Battalion, Tezpur, 8 Assam Battalion, Nagoan, 72 Assam Girls Company, North Lakhimpur, 73 Assam girls company, Tezpur and more than 500 cadets apart of officials from different schools and colleges and trainees from NCC and Army wings are participating the training camp and learn lots and understand each other of a sconce of unity and brother hood.

CHANGLANG- NSCN ( R ) cadre Apprehended 

The Changlang police apprehended an NSCN (R) cadre, identified as Self Styled Private Sepoy Kaplong Khimhun (26) on June 20 last. The district police received a tip off regarding movement of the NSCN(R) in the PWD Complex (Nadipar) of Changlang Township for extortion. Consequently, the police laid a net to nab the culprit on June 20 at around 5 PM, and noticed suspicious movement of the suspect at around 7.30 PM near the Bailey Bridge over Tirap River. The district police immediately rounded up the suspect and apprehended him, who on interrogation disclosed his identity and informed that he had joined the NSCN(R) in August 2016. In this regard, FIR no.19/2017 u/s 384/511 IPC R/W 13 UA (P) Act has been registered at Changlang Police station against the NSCN (R) cadre.

KHONSA- AR Distributes LED Lamps 

The far flung border villages of Northeast along the Indo-Myanmar border have lagged behind in infrastructure development due to its inaccessibility terrain and proliferation of insurgency. In a number of villages the basic necessity of safe drinking water and electricity is erratic. To alleviate the hardship of the local populace Assam Rifles has launched major drive to brighten up the lives of the  people living in most far flung border villages. Guided by its motto of “FRIENDS OF NORTHEAST PEOPLE”  the Assam Rifles with Eco Solution, a Mumbai based NGO took upon itself brighten and lighten up the homes of all of these far flung villages of northeast by distributing solar lamps in South Arunachal Pradesh. The dedicated efforts by the “NORTHEAST CENTRIC FORCE” along with NGO resulted in eradication of darkness in remotest households of the northeast. In furtherance to this objective Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles undertook distribution of Solar Lights free of cost to the villagers of Tirap & Longding Districts in Raho, Lyangchen, Chongkhao, Chop, Horu Chinhan, Chinhan, Khasa, Jagan, Konnu and Wakka villages. Under the project the Khonsa Battalion Assam Rifles have distributed 1300 Solar Lights worth Rs. 5.2 Lakhs effecting 1300 Households and Lives of approx 5000 villagers.

AALO- Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan 

The Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan is carrying forward the Mantle of Cleanliness in Aalo Town ever since its Safai Abhiyan themed Diko Bogdo Derek Dobe was launched by the district administration way back in the month January last. This Safai Abhiyan by Galo Ane under the leadership of Smti Jumken Doje Ete as President, Smti Higam Loyi Ango ZPM as Secretary and Mrs Hogngam Ango Ete as Assistant General Secretary has been launching the cleanliness drive on regular basis in market area, sectors, colonies, govt. institutions and public sector undertakings to generate cleanliness all around the town.  The women wing has cleaned up State Bank of India and Post Office premises on 17th June last. Huge stock of garbage and debris were cleaned and lifted out from the complex. This women group is also imposing fines to all defiant sector, colonies and institutions and market where cleanliness norms are being violated despite mobilisation from time to time. The marked change in cleanliness and face lifts we get to see around Aalo town are the result of constant effort put in by the Galo Ane.

TEZU- Fish Farming 

Two days stack holder meet cum Fishery Development Program from 19th to 20th June was held at Amik Ringya hall, Tezu, Lohit District. The program was organized by the Department of Fisheries, Lohit District,Tezu.   During the inaugural function, the chief guest,  Danish Ashraf, IAS, Deputy commissioner, Lohit District, stressed  that the fish farming should be taken up by the fish farmers as the primary source of income. He further added that, Fish farming is a lucrative business and would help the farmers for increasing optimum production and maximizing income in small areas by using latest technology of fish farming. He also suggested the famers to form a ‘Farmers association’ for better growth of the fisheries sector as well as development of the fish farmers by availing different schemes provided by GOI and State Govt. Earlier DFDO, Lohit District, Tezu welcomed the house and briefed the gathering on various aspects of the training. Tapan Datta, Fishery Officer, Tezu also advised the trainees to implement the knowledge earned from the training and utilize it in the field. He also urged the farmers to share their knowledge and experience with others. 20 (Twenty) fish farmers from different circles of Lohit District participated in the program.

AALO- Voters Enrolment 

Special Drives are on to increase enrolment percentage of eligible young electors, particularly in 18-21 age group under the theme No Voters to be Left Behind as per direction of ECI. In a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Shri Liyi Bagra, I/C Deputy Commissioner separate meetings with political parties and administrative officers were held to take stock of drives carried out so far, appointment of Booth Level Agents by political parties for all polling stations to assist the BLOs and other issues at Conference hall of DC office on 19th June last. Outlined the importance of such drive,  Bagra said that Election process is time bound as per the deadline given by the ECI on enrolment, special campaign dates, disposal of claims and objections, submission of forms to concern EROs, submission of detail report to DEO and qualifying date. He appealed all political parties to participate in such preparatory stage to avoid any confusion in the future. The Circle Officer (Election)  Lijum Ete gave detail power point presentation on ongoing election process and sought cooperation from all. The lone representative from political parties  Ogong Tamut, West Siang Congress President assured all cooperation from his side.