Arunachal- State News in Brief, 27th March 2017

Deomali- Heavy Storm Lashes Deomali

A heavy storm accompanied by heavy rains lashed the sleepy ADC headquarters Deomali last night. Many trees were uprooted and several dwelling houses damaged. The power supply lines have been snapped and it may take some time to restore electricity. Many roads in and around Deomali have been blocked due to falling of trees. The local administration and Police have swung into action. The Agriculture Minister Wangki Lowang has instructed the ADC to assess the extent of damage caused by the storm for onward submission to the government. He has also asked the Power department, Forest department, PRI leaders and all stake holders to join hands in restoring normalcy adding that they should not panic. The Minister has assured all possible help and support from his side. However, there was no report of any casualty due to the storm. The road between Naharkatia in Assam and Khonsa has been badly affected. Many trees have fallen on the road. The Ramakrishna Mission School at Narottam Nagar has also been hit hard by the storm.

Pasighat- Civic Grievances Discussed 

DC East Siang, Tamiyo Tatak,on Monday  convened a meeting with various stakeholders and discussed the various civic grievances particularly Power, Water supply, approach road and drainage issues faced by the Pasighat Industrial Estate. In the meeting , DC also noted the appeal to implement the state Govt policy decision for compulsory procurement of locally made products for encouraging the budding local entrepreneurship and promoting local industries. The DC after threadbare discussion informed that a joint inspection committee led by him will visit shortly and inspect to get first hand idea of the requirements for the smooth running of the 12 industries in the estate.

Pasighat- Preparation for Mopin Festival 

Pasighat Central Mopin Festival Celebration Committee (PCMFCC), 2017 is all set to celebrate 51st the Mopin festival at Engo Takar Dere hall Pasighat. Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong and Retired Director (Elementary Education) Bodong Yirang have consented to be graced as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively on the auspicious occasion. President PCMFCC, Er. Dakto Basar has appealed the people of all walks of life to take active participation to make the event a grand success. Cultural troops of Gumin Neli Popir Party, JN College Pasighat, Apex University and Doying Gumin College Pasighat will enthrall audience with traditional cultural presentations.General Secy. Jumli Riram conveyed that the celebration committee organised a Mopin house for financial support which conducted grand successfully, the management committees are in busy in preparation of works.

Pasighat- Suspension Bridges becoming very weak

In a communication, the 1448 Bridge construction Coy GREF 99 APO, has intimated that Baily suspension bridges  over DiteDime, near Boleng and over Siyom River near Pangin are becoming very weak and will not be able to bear overloaded trucks. The BRTF has warned that any truck or other overloaded vehicles crossing these weak bridges should not carry more than 12 tonnes.

Itanagar- Smart City 

A future ready city with enhanced infrastructure and environment friendly practices is in the race of becoming a ‘smart city’ in selection of upcoming smart cities by GoI. In this regard, a webinar was held at Itanagar Capital Complex today. Citizens can see the webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy_l5QyZJac.  Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan thanked the citizens for their participation so far and to further sensitizes them to participate in the third and last stage of consultation in this fourth and final Webinar.  A massive citizen engagement campaign has been carried out through many media like road shows, workshops, reaching out to social groups, etc.

Tezu- Voluntary Blood Donation cum Awareness  Camp

One day Voluntary Blood Donation cum Awareness  Camp was conducted here today at Zonal General Hospital Tezu  by District Health Society (Blood Bank) Tezu. The Inaugural Session  was Presided by Danish Ashraf, Deputy Commissioner Cum Chairman District Health Society  Lohit District Tezu . In his address, the DC advised  all participating of  Medical Staffs / Blood Donors and G.B’s and public  to take full advantage of the Blood Banking and  also visited the blood donation site in the blood bank.  DMO Tezu Dr. (Mrs) S. Chai Pul  spoke on the  importance of blood donation  and  facilities  under blood bankingThe power points of presentation on BLOOD  BANKING was given by Dr. S. Towang , SMO (S.G)  I/c Blood Bank unit  Tezu . He also spoke in length about the importance of blood donation and blood banking. In total, 12 numbers of blood donors  participated in the camp. The camp was attended  by gaon burahs, media persons and public of the area.

Tawang- Bulgarian national’s funeral  held

Lt. Maria Dimitrova, the Bulgarian national’s funeral was held today around 1100 hours as per Buddhist rituals  at Cremation Ground near Changbu, Tawang in presence of her family .  Officers from District Administration, Police, Tourism Department, Health & Family Welfare, other Govt. Offices, monks from Tawang Monastery, Bazar Secretaries, hoteliers and public were also present to pay their last respect. Arrangements for the funeral was made  by the District Administration and  Department  of Tourism with support from Volunteers from Bazar, and Tawang Monpa Employees Society. Mrs. Maria Stoyanova Racheva, mother and Mr. Todor Nikolaev Dimitrov, brother of the deceased who reached Tawang on 25th March’17 have expressed their deep gratitude to the Government and the people of Tawang for the entire cooperation. Lt.Maria died after she was hit by an avalanche  in the hills of RA3, near Sela Pass on 18th March’17.

Pasighat- Public awareness on domestic violence

Public awareness campaign on domestic violence can educate community members about the prevalence of abuse and will encourage people to take action to end abuse to lead healthy family and social life, stated Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak yesterday while attending a day long awareness camp on domestic violence, organized by the DD (ICDS) Ponung Ering Angu at  the Siang Guest House conference hall.  Since times immemorial, domestic violence has been an intrinsic part of the society we are living in. The contributing factors could be the desire to gain control over another family member, the desire to exploit someone for personal benefits. On various occasions, psychological problems and social influence also add to the vehemence, opined DC Tatak.

Anjaw- Pre Monsoon Approach 

Before onset of upcoming monsoon, In an innovative and practical approach to conduct Disaster Management Programme, the District Administration, Anjaw in a novel approach sought to create awareness by involving trainees of DRC/DIET, Khupa for success of Disaster Management. To address the problem of  un-availability of field functionaries for disaster management awareness campaign, a scheme been devised wherein trainees of DRC were encouraged to adopt a nearby village and mobilize community awareness of safety management etc.