Arunachal- State News in Brief, 25th April 2017

Itanagar- Guv Greetings on Moh-Mol and Gumkum Gompa 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya has conveyed his heartiest festival greetings and good wishes to the people of the State in general and to the Tangsa Tribe in particular on the joyous occasion of Moh Mol. He expressed his hope that the festival of Tangsa community of Changlang district will usher in peace, communal harmony and prosperity for all.   In his message, the Governor said that Moh-Mol is basically an agricultural related festival, which signifies the end of an agricultural activity or beginning of crop season. He also conveyed his warm greetings to the people of the State, especially to the Puroik Community on the joyous occasion of Gumkum Gompa. In his message, the Governor said that significance of festivals lies in the fact that each festival is celebrated because of many reasons, such as historical account, astrological happening, important events that had taken place in a country or land, change of seasons or worship of Gods. Therefore celebrating of the festivals help in facilitating the knowledge and traditions attached to it and the participating communities, to be passed to the next generation.

Itanagar- Monsoon Preparedness

Taking cognizance of various reports and inconvenience caused due to monsoon rains,  Prince Dhawan, District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex invited all the HODs and took stock of monsoon preparedness. The issues such as rampant earth cutting going on Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa were discussed at length. As such earth cutting along the national highway NH-415 and other Sectoral roads cause blocking of roads and choking of drainages causing huge miseries and inconvenience to the public and also endangering the life and properties of public, therefore, District Administration has issued 144 Cr P.C. for banning the earth cutting in the Capital Complex for three months w.e.f 24th April 2017. He directed all the admin officers of Itanagar/Naharlagun/Banderdewa to strictly act against illegal earth cutters and also to create awareness among the resident dwelling near low lying areas, rivers, rivulets, streams and gorges during the monsoon seasons.

Itanagar- Review meeting of SBM

The Departmental review meeting of SBM activities was conducted today under the Chairmanship of Commissioner PHE in presence of Bamang Felix, Minister, PHE &WS Department, Toko Jyoti, Chief Engineer (Sanitation)welcomed the dignitaries and officials from the district and gave power point presentation on overall achievement of SBM (G) in the state. CE (San) stated that Arunachal has achieved 87.12% sanitation coverage standing 7th position at the national level to achieve 100% sanitation. As per Base Line Survey, Arunachal has total target of 1, 75,924 Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) out of which 1, 53,266 IHHL have been achieved till 31st March 2017. The task is highly challenging particularly because of the existence of defunct and insanitary toilets and emergence of new households in all the districts beyond the provisions of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) conceived on the basis of Base Line Survey conducted during the year 2012. The Hon’ble Minister urged the department officials to build up the interest of the public to build toilet by themselves even after completion of the mission. Bamang Felix has announced to initiate “Swachh Jan Andolan” in Arunachal to recognize and award those individuals, NGOs or Organization who are dedicated towards achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. He also announced to give suitable awards to such individuals or organizations.

Siang- National Panchayati Raj Day observed

The National Panchayati Raj Day was zealously observed in Pangin on Monday under the close supervision of ADC Pangin-cum-DPDO Tamik Talom with ZPC, Siang Smty Opung Jerang as the chairman of the programme which witnessed active participation of PRI members from all 3 tiers, PTAs, CCAAs and CAs.  The Chairman in her address urged for close co-ordination and cooperation among the PRI members in order to achieve development at the grassroot level in the true sense. She stated that these attributes were all the more required in the face of existing practical difficulties especially the lack of trained manpower and lack of training. She also stressed on the need for active involvement and participation of women in various flagship programmes of the Government.

Ziro-  5th State level Subroto Mukherjee football tournament

The 5th State level Subroto Mukherjee football tournament was kicked off by Er. Tage Taki, Honourable, MLA 17th Ziro – Hapoli today at Hija Ground, Ziro.  Speaking on the ocassion he said that besides physical strength , mental agility of the players is a basic requirement for a winning team. To improve mental agility and also to manage anger he advised the players to practice yoga.  Terming the current generation of players as fortunate in terms of training and infrastructures , initiated by the state government through the Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs, he advised the players to maintain sportsman spirit and use the opportunity to exchange ideas and techniques ,so that the state wins the Subroto trophy at the National level.  Moto Nyori, Joint. Director Secondary education in his address said that the tournament is an opportunity for all the players to showcase their playing skills and get noticed for bigger tournaments.

Aalo- Community Dere at Yeggo inaugurated 

The Chairman APEDA and MLA Aalo East, inaugurated Semi RCC Community Dere at Yeggo village amid fanfare on Mopin festival celebration at Keak, the last Galo village  bordering Siang 22nd April last.  Addressing a public meeting on the occasion,  Gamlin said that series of community  Deres were taken up in first and second phase under SPA to meet up the common needs of the  people by creating durable assets in the form of RCC and semi RCC building to avoid  recurring expenditure in the sectors and villages under Aalo east. The Guest of Honour ER.  K Riba said that Dere epitomizes symbol of unity as it is the only place where we all  congregate without any differences and stressed on creating community assets than to go  for individual schemes.

Seppa- National Panchayat Day celebrated

 Along with the rest of the country, National Panchayat Day was celebrated in befitting manner here at Seppa.  Attending the programme, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary (RD & PRI and IPR & Printing) Mama Natung advocated for strengthening of panchayati raj institutions at grassroots level for realizing true development of the area and society. For achieving development in real sense, he suggested for institutionalization of decentralization process in the system and opined further for adoption of bottom to top policy making system. Informing about the concept of Performance Grant for best performing gram panchayat, he emphasized for proper and quality work and further urged all concern to work in tandem for better implementation of schemes. Highlighting about the Panchayat Day celebration, importance and role of PRI, and women empowerment, ZPC Smt. Mering Natung vehemently criticized the involvement and undue influence of men in the day-to-day official affairs of their wives elected as PR leaders and called for ending the unwarranted practice of “husband of woman sarpanch” or “sarpanch pati.”

Pasighat – Awareness on road safety

Pasighat police has been organizing weeklong awareness on road safety and traffic congestion amongst the drivers on traffic discipline to avoid road accidents. It has been seen that the peoples here are least aware of the road safety measures and are oblivious towards the helmet culture. The maximum number of challans were issued violators for not wearing helmets, over-speeding and absence of valid documents and registration numbers.  “Traffic accident related deaths are getting a significant rise each year despite a national road strategy and laws on speed limits, safety gears and drunk driving. Peoples here are avoiding safety gears as a matter of practice, but we have initiated a soft approach towards the errant drivers. DSP A. Taying and OC (Pasighat) A. Taki have introduced consultancy forum to sensitize our youths, emphasizing on the need for following traffic rules and regulation. We shall continue awareness in a regular basis and bring about the safety gear culture as a regular practice into the life of the common peoples”, informed SP Tayal.

Ruksin- AdiSU discuss District Boundary Demarcation

The Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has reiterated its demand to exclude five Adi villages from Nari-Koyu constituency in the newly created Lower Siang district. The Union has demanded the state government to implement the Dharmendra Sharma-led High Powered Committee (HPC) recommendations and also raised demand for shifting of the affected villages of Nari circle to Ruksin circle in East Siang district. The AdiSU on Saturday conducted a meeting at Depi village Community Hall in Nari circle and gathered the opinion of local villagers. The meeting, chaired by AdiSU Finance Secretary Kaling Eko, seriously discussed the ‘boundary demarcation’ issue. The AdiSU functionaries clarified that they were not objecting the creation of Lower Siang district curving certain portions of East Siang and West Siang districts, but the villagers of namely Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak, Sido and Korang villages under Ramle Banggo are unwilling to merge with Lower Siang district under any circumstances, it claimed.

Siang- Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy 2016-17

The Constituency level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy 2016-17 (football and volleyball tournament for both men and women) for Siang District being organised by the Department of Sports was kick started on 23rd April 2017 at Rumgong by the District Sports Officer in-charge Shri T.K. Kopak in the presence of Gaon Burahs, PRI members and general public.Opening match was played between teams from Jomlo-Mobuk Circle and Rumgong Circle. Jomlo-Mobuk Circle team won the match by 4-3. The Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy named after Ashoka Chakra Awardee Late Havildar Hangpan Dada and formerly known as CM’s Trophy is a scheme under CM’S Flagship Programme to encourage and empower especially the Rural youth in the field of games and sports.