Arunachal: State News in Brief, 27th December 2017

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 Itanagar-  SJETA team visits Poma Village 

Social justice, empowerment and tribal affairs (SJETA) department officials visited Poma village under Sangdupota circle on Tuesday to assess progress of its funded ongoing income generating projects, namely establishment of mixed horticulture and tribal bamboo crafts. The team lead by SJETA secretary Madhu K Garg included director Yumlam Kaha inspected horticulture gardens and interacted with the beneficiaries, according to an official release. Garg expressed satisfaction with the implementation of horticulture scheme and urged the farmers to benefit from such centrally sponsored scheme. They also interacted with PRI leaders led by ASM Techi Ana.

Mio- Changlang police have rescued an abducted person

The Changlang police have rescued an abducted person after 10 days of rigorous search. Arnav Phukon, a native of Jagun (Assam), who was kidnapped by the ULFA on 15 December from Old Khamdu village in Jairampur, was rescued on 25 December near Border Post 172 on the Longvi-Jotin Juda road by a team of police from the Miao police station, informed Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Tasi Darang. Police carried out the rescue operation with the help of inputs provided by the local people. The victim was found abandoned in the jungle by the militants. The abductors fled the scene, sensing the arrival of police forces, said the SDPO. A case under the Arms Act and the UA (P) Act has been registered at the Jairampur police station.

Itanagar- AVYS Blood Donation 

Even after conduct of an emergency donation camp on December 20 last that yielded 24 units of blood, RK Mission Hospital and Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Science continues to face blood crisis to conduct serious operations. Even before the New Year there has been continuous flow of patients for the last one week who need blood in both hospitals for which AVYS volunteer are busy in arranging blood. It may be recalled that out of 37 accidents patients during 2016 New Year. However, four had breathed their last for inability to arrange blood in dead night, recalled AYVS chairman Ramesh Jeke.

Hawai- Anjaw district declared open defecation-free 

Remote Anjaw district has been declared a 100% open defecation-free district on 21 December. In a press release issued on the occasion of Good Governance Day on 25 December, Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba congratulated the people of the district and all other stakeholders for achieving cent percent open defecation-free status ahead of the scheduled target. Riba thanked local MLA Dasanglu Pul for her support, and the PHED engineers for their hard work in making the district open defecation-free.

Pasighat- ATA team helps Fire vicitims 

A team of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA), East Siang district unit has paid a visit to the fire victims of Tigra-Murbuk village and provided relief materials to the affected families. Two dwelling houses were gutted down in the village fire mishap on December 18 last which was suspected to have caused due to electric short circuit. The teachers’ body while expressing its sympathy to the affected families has urged every individual household of the town to be cautious of fire as Pasighat area is very prone to fire accidents during winter.

Pasighat-  72nd Guru Vijoy Parva observed 

Sri Sri Romananda Bhagawat Sangha, Upper Arunachal Committee has observed its 72nd Guru Vijoy Parva at Namsing village in East Siang district with a two-day programme that concluded on Sunday on a positive note towards promoting unity and brotherhood among the ethnic groups of the region. Gracing the occasion, Mebo MLA cum Advisor to CM, Lombo Tayeng exhorted the Bhagawat Sangha activists to work for peace and spiritual development of the communities. Responding a three-point memorandum submitted by Sangha, the MLA assured fund for upgradation of existing Bhagawat community hall at Namsing village by providing water supply, power connection and construction of sanitary toilet.


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