Arunachal- State News in Brief, 23rd April 2017

Itanagar – Rajbhawan removed Red Beacon from Vehicles 

Welcoming the decision taken by the Central Government to ban red lights atop vehicles from 1st May 2017, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has already removed red beacons from vehicles of Raj Bhavan. The Governor said that in a democratic country there is no room for VIP culture and all are equal before the law and should be treated equally. In many places, the red beacons had become a lightning rod for public disgust at official corruption and the ‘VVIP culture’. A large number of persons are using red lights on their vehicles for committing crimes in different parts of the country and they do so with impunity because the police officials are mostly scared of checking vehicles with red lights.  I welcome Hon’ble Prime Minister’s decision. I think it is high time, we need to get out of it, Governor added. The Governor hopes that others will also take similar action.

Itanagar-  Awareness meeting on 4-laning NH-415

The second round of awareness meeting on 4-laning NH-415 from Chandranagar to Banderdewa was held for residents of Ward No.4 & Ward No. 5 on 22nd April 2017 from 1000 Hrs onwards at Hotel SC Continental, Itanagar.  The awareness meeting was organised by the Councillor of Ward No. 4 Shri. Gora Tallang and Councillor of Ward No. 5 Smti Taba Yall Nabam. Shri. Prince Dhawan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex along with his team of officer viz. Shri. Nani Tath, EE Naharlagun Highway Division, PWD Nirjuli; Shri Jiken Bomjen, EAC, Itanagar; Smti Tame Yajum, EAC (HQ); and Shri Liken Koyu, CO (LM) was present to clarify the doubts of the land affected families. The Deputy Commissioner informed the members present in the meeting that in the first round of ward meeting few land owners came forward to remove their structure voluntarily. He further requested all to co-operate for smooth construction of NH-415 from Itanagar to Banderdewa and give up the possession of their structure within ROW of the existing NH-415.

Naharlagun- SBI donates school bus to Abotani Vidya Niketan

The State Bank of India (SBI) on Saturday donated a 20-seater bus to Abotani Vidya Niketan, Pachin under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme. The key of the vehicle was handed over to the school chairman Tai Tagak in a function held at the school campus. Addressing the function, Chief General Manager of SBI, Northeast Circle, P V S L N Murty said that SBI has been always in forefront in the service of the nation. We are looking forward for the service of people in a better way. The SBI aims at reciprocating the benefits received from the society through its CSR, in which the bank spends 1% of its profit, Murty said, adding the bus would be helpful to the school students.He also assured to support for establishing a laboratory in the school soon.

Pasighat- MG primary School Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Mongku Government Primary School, Pasighat celebrated Silver Jubilee with pomp and show. The beautiful rendition in traditional attire by the students mesmerized the audience receiving a huge applause. Addressing the gathering, MLA Moyong said, “Invest in education yields high dividends and therefore children deserve the best education to cope with the competitive world.” He urged the teaching fraternity to rededicate themselves to groom children as worthy citizen through quality education. An educational system is not worth a great deal if fail to make students understand the importance of education in life. It has far-reaching effects because it is not only an entry point to other opportunities but also it uplifts living standard across generations. Moyong advised the students to keep clean the surrounding of the school to feel good and disease-free. Saying Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has received a huge response, Moyong urged the teaching and students community to adopt cleanliness as a permanent ethos of their life and work for generating awareness regarding clean atmosphere, personal hygiene and pollution free campus.

Koloriang- District Irrigation Plan

Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner, Kangki Darang stressed upon early preparation of comprehensive District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and urged the line departments to include strategic action plan from all the blocks/circles in the DIP. He was addressing the District level Implementation Committee (DLIC) meeting under the Pradhan Mantra Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) of Kurung Kumey district on Friday last. Deputy Director Agriculture-cum-Member Secretary DLIC, Dani Yubbe informed the house that a draft DIP has been prepared in collaboration with the NABCONS, a NABARD consultancy service. He further sought approval of the DIP before the constituted board members after the necessary correction in the proposed draft DIP. It is pertinent to mention here that the DIP of Kurung Kumey district is shortly to be released. A consultant from NABCONS updated the house about overall status of the DIP through a power point presentation. The meeting was attended by all the stakeholders of the PMKSY, including progressive farmers.

Itanagar- AAPSU to hold protest rally against China

Taking serious note of the recent development of the Chinese govt in renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has condemned the move by Beijing and termed it China’s unnecessary interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. AAPSU, in a press statement , said: “Such parochial move holds no waters in Arunachal Pradesh” while asserting that Arunachal Pradesh has never been a part of China and Arunachalees have utmost respect and also hold strongest patriotism for India. Describing  Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of India, the Union said: “History has revealed that the indigenous people of the state had participated in India’s freedom movement. The people of the state have never been under the Chinese govt.” Showing its strong protest to the Chinese move, AAPSU is going to organize a mass rally here on April 24 next, which will commence from Akashdeep and culminate at the I G Park.

Daporijo- Programme on Prevention and control of deafness

A day-long programme on prevention and control of deafness was organized under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) Scheme for the staffers of Child Development Project Office, school teachers, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and doctors of the circle at Muri Mugli and Maro on April 19 and 20 last. During the programme, Dr Tape Dakpe from the district hospital spoke about the NPPCD and gave awareness on ways to prevent deafness. DMO, Nyage Geyi also attended the programme at Muri Mugli to encourage the trainees and enlighten on the importance of the programme and scheme, especially for the rural areas.