Arunachal- State News in Brief, 24th June 2017

TENGA- Jawans donates Blood 

In a bid to enlighten and encourage the civil population of Tenga Valley about this noble cause, a blood donation awareness campaign was organised at the Military Hospital, Tenga with the support of technical team from Tezpur Medical College. The Army personnel turned up in huge numbers to voluntarily donate blood. And in the camp, a total of 130 blood units were collected despite adverse weather conditions. The blood donation camp was inaugurated by Maj Gen R S Shekhawat, General Officer Commanding, Ball of Fire Division, who applauded the efforts of medical authorities for raising awareness about such issues and acknowledged the donors for their altruistic work and charitable gesture.

TEZU- Menace of Drug Abuse 

The DC, Lohit district  Danish Ashraf , called upon all the HOD’s of the district to come together and take up collective responsibility  to  fight the menace of drug abuse in Lohit district through pragmatic approach. Saying that no compromise should be made to fight the menace of drug abuse and in order to discourage the addicts from illicit drug abuse,  Ashraf urged the Department Heads to sideline drug addicts from getting any work under various schemes of the Government and added that, during beneficiary selection and work order distribution, preference must be given to people who pledge to come out of the addiction and lead a healthy lifestyle.  The meeting was convened to discuss and chalk out action plan for observing ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFICKING’.

PASIGHAT- Plantation Drive 

The Jawaharlal Nehru College management with JNC-SU conducted a plantation programme in the college campus on Friday. More than 80 saplings were planted during the drive. The  Principal Milorai Modi and other faculty members with college staffs and student body of JNC-SU jointly carried out the drive. “The plantation will not only beautify the college campus, but also it will protect the campus land from being encroached as some people attempted encroachment recently”, said Modi. While JNC-SU Asst. Gen. Secretary, Tel Tayeng said that, the plantation programme is being carried out for beautification cum protection from encroachment while celebrating Vanahatsava season. We are thankful to Pasighat Range, RFO, J. Geyi for providing the saplings and also for good support of Principal, M. Modi, added young student leader, Tel Tayeng who are said to have played good role in fencing the illegally occupied land of the college by some encroacher.

SIANG- Govt Schemes discussed 

A coordination meeting was held at Pangin under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Siang District Rahul Singh to discuss in detail the various schemes launched by Hon’ble CM in the recent budget. The meeting was attended by all the HoDs, Heads of Engineering Departments and admin officers of the district. A detailed and informative power point presentation was given by the DC himself on the features and modalities of schemes like Chief Minister’s Adarsh Gram Yojana, Chief Minister’s Krishi Rin Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Bunkar Yojana , Deen Dayal Upadhaya Swayalamban Yojana, Chief Minister’s District Innovation and Challenge Fund.  He gave strict instructions to all concerned officers for maximum outreach and information dissemination about the governmental schemes and to provide all necessary assistance to the public so that they can reap maximum benefits out of these schemes. The DC also took stock of the status of Aadhar Enrolment and Account opening in the district.

YINGKIONG- Disaster Preparedness 

A meeting in connection with disaster preparedness in the district was held in DC’s conference hall here today. During the meeting, chaired by DC Remo Kamki, action plan & strategic measures were prepared to deal with any type of disaster, ensuring proper stocking & management of food grains, medicines, drinking water, power supply, communication means etc. The DC directed all the heads of offices of the district to get prepared to minimise and do away with likely monsoon related damages along with submission of assessment report on vulnerable areas by WRD deptt. He also directed them to prepare departmental contingency plan reflecting manpower & inventories. He asked the SDO(T) to improve the landline telephone services with broadband installation. DDMO T Tashi briefed on the status of functioning of Control Room, incidence response system, evacuation, search & rescue team, identification of safe centre’s etc.

ROING- Meeting cm Training 

A meeting-cum-training was held under the chairmanship of  Deepak Shinde, IAS,  DEO, Roing in connection with conduct of special drives to maximise enrolment in the age group of 18-21 years with the theme of “NO VOTERS TO BE LEFT BEHIND” as per ECI’s direction. Training was briefed by Dr. Mary Nanom Taloh, CO (Eln) with the detailed Power Point presentation regarding special drive programme. Maximum BLOs/Supervisors and all AEROs were present during the meeting-cum-training. DEO-cum-DC has directed all BLOs & Supervisors for successful conduct of special drive activities viz. enrolment of young voters especially in the age group of 18-years, verification of death voters in the E/roll & 100% coverage of replacement of Black & white EPIC with new PVC EPIC. DEO has also urged all BLOs for proper verification of all relevant documents and directed to conduct house to house visit during the period of Special drive.

ITANAGAR- Miss Itanagar 

Junnu Pinggam, a B.A first year student of Dera Natung Government College, was crowned Miss Itanagar 2017 in the grand finale of the beauty pageant held at Indira Gandhi Park here on Wednesday night. She received a brand new Scooty along with cash prize of Rs 50,000.
Chakbi Lombi and Techi Mepung bagged the first and second runner-up titles respectively and received a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 along with a gift hampers. In total 19 girls were selected from the auditions to compete in the finals of Miss Itanagar 2017. An initiative of Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) with the themed “Say No to Child Labour”, the event was managed by Aries Corps.

AALO-  Clean Drive 

In its continued effort to keep Aalo town clean, a massive Social Service was organised by Galo Ane from Nehru Chowk to Bridge Point of Aalo Township on 21 and 22nd June last. The women group cleared garbage on the road and drains and appealed all shop keepers and businessmen falling within the said stretch of the road to conduct social service from time to time.

KHONSA- Abo Calls Farmers for Casr Crop Cultivation 

Tirong Aboh,  MLA, Khonsa West,  calls the farmers  of the district to replace traditional farming system and take up cultivation of cash crops by adopting modern technology of agriculture besides, taking up horticulture, veterinary and fishery activities. He was addressing a huge gathering of Chiefs, GBs, PRIs, students, progressive farmers of Dadam Circle and officers during a workshop on Progressive Farming and Preservation of Environment & Forest, jointly conducted by Elite Society of Dadam Area and departments of forest, agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and fishery at Kamlesh Joshi Outdoor Stadium. Aboh also informed that funds have been earmarked under the department of Forest and Environment to take up schemes for planting of trees in his constituency on top priority while, a sum of Rs.18 lakh has been earmarked for rearing of ‘Mithun’ under Veterinary department for his constituency. Later, the MLA distributed farming equipments to the progressive farmers and beneficiaries of different villages of Dadam area under fishery and agriculture departments. Aboh gave away cash award of Rs.10,000 from ESDA to national award winning progressive farmer Rtd. CRPF Sbdr Bewang Lowang, who is also Chief of Bera village. He also distributed 3000 fingerlings to 29 beneficiaries.