Arunachal- State News in Brief, 29th April 2017

ITANAGAR- Khandu congratulates Nabam Tata

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has congratulated Nabam Tata on being conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa, by Gauhati University during its 26th Convocation today. Tata was honoured with the doctorate in recognition of his unstinted and tireless efforts in popularising, preserving and promotion of the rich traditional culture, art and folk music of the State in general and of the Nyishi Community in particular. “It is a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh as one of our elder brothers’ sincere and dedicated work has been appreciated and rightly honoured by Gauhati University.” Khandu remarked . “A retired State Government employee, Dr Nabam Tata has dedicated his life for preservation of the rich cultural heritage of the State,” Khandu said while adding that his achievement would be inspiration to many for years to come.

ITANAGAR- Protest March against China 

BJP Arunachal Pradesh is going to organize a protest march against China’s illegal renaming of places in Arunachal Pradesh. The protest rally will start on April 29 from 8AM – 10 AM from Tennis Court, IG Park to Raj Bhavan. The Protest March will be led by State BJP President Tapir Gao and a memorandum will be submitted to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion. It must be noted that China has changed the names of six Indian cities in Arunachal Pradesh on its official map. China’s this move is an apparent retaliation against the Dalai Lama’s visit recently to India’s easternmost state, which Beijing disputes as part of its territory. After the china’s move of remaining six Arunachal’s city, the protest is going on all over the state.

AALO- Meeting on Green India Mission

West Siang Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu while chairing the District Level Steering Committee meeting on Green India Mission (GIM) held recently stressed on launching the Mission with a missionary zeal to check the dwindling greeneries due to expansion of human habitation, cultivation and use of forest products for various purposes. DFO Abhinav Kumar highlighted the aims and objectives of the Green India Mission along with financial outlay for next 10 years. He stressed on convergence of GIM with MGNREGS, NRLM & IWMP to make it more vibrant and effective. It was agreed to converge all labour based forestry activities with MGNREGS in the next AOP after discussion in Gram Sabha. Seedlings of horticultural crops like, cardamom and oranges will be provided by Horticulture Department and species of plantation crops to be provided by Agriculture Department under PMGSY of RWD and roadside plantation will be done under GIM. It was also decided to take up activities like piggery, opening of community resource centre like bamboo resource centre, plantation in various school campuses under GIM, soil & moisture conservation activities as convergence with GIM from next AOP of MGNREGS. ACF (Aalo) Martha Ratan also spoke on significance of the Mission.

PASIGHAT- Pasighat-Pangin   Trans Arunachal Highway open

The recently damaged Pasighat-Pangin stretch of Trans Arunachal Highway has been declared open for vehicular traffic including heavy vehicles. The road restoration work is being undertaken by T.K. Engineering Consortium. As per the survey report received from the department of highway, the road is now safe for use. The district administration has also recalled it’s earlier executive order restricting vehicular movement. The prompt action and close coordination between the district administration and TK Engineering Consortium has made the restoration possible at such a short span of time. Work is continuing on the road and simultaneously an alternate road is also being carved out at the same place. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh has issued a show cause notice to concessionaire T.K Engineering to explain the lacunae that led to such inexplicable washing away of the newly laid road and to ensure that such a problem doesn’t arise in the future. He has also directed the highway department to closely monitor the situation and report to him on a daily basis.

YUPIA- NPPCD Launched 

The Papum Pare District Health Society has launched the National Programme for Prevention & Control of Deafness (NPPCD) on April 27 with the conduction of a two-day orientation cum sensitisation programme of the medical officers and staff of the district. Chairing the training, DMO Dr Tasso Kampu stressed on spreading more awareness on the different types of ear ailments and deafness caused by domestic abuses. DPO (NPPCD) Dr R R Ronya highlighted the aims & objectives and components of the programme. Resource person Dr J Ori of TRIHMS in his power-point presentation dwelt on all the clinical aspects, management and the various facilities available for prevention of deafness. DRCHO Dr Jomnya Ado and DANO Dr Tania Raju also spoke on the occasion.

TAWANG- Sensitization cum Orientation training on NPHCE

A Sensitization cum orientation training on NPHCE programme organised at at the Khando Drowa Zangmo District Hospital. in the programme Dr Sangey Thinley, District Programme Officer (NPHCE) explained ” how to prevent and cure non communicable diseases and infections amongst the old age and to provide rehabilitative services to them through community based primary health care approach”. NPCHE also envisions to provide accessible, affordable, and high quality, long term, comprehensive and dedicated services to the ageing population. Lobsang Tsetan, EAC Tawang, emphasized on practically working for the upliftment of the senior citizens. “The initiative is both novel and noble and everyone ought to shoulder respective responsibilities towards the old aged rather than verbal pledges”, he appealed.

RUKSIN-  Awareness Programme on Consumer Protection

The Consumer Service Society, a voluntary consumer organization in East Siang district, Pasighat (Ruksin) organized a day-long awareness programme on consumer protection under the theme “consumer education for grass root level” here today at the Kebang Garh of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ruksin. Attending the programme as special invitee, Tapang Taloh, Rtd Director School Elementary Education while appreciating the Consumer Service Society for organizing the campaign in a small place like Ruksin, has appealed them to conduct similar campaign in villages targeting people of grassroots level who are the most vulnerable in the hands of fraudulent trade practices. They are to be trained well so that they could protect themselves and exercise their rights as consumer in need of time, he added.  Taking reference of costly local beads which the valuation is made based on visual examination; he cast doubt on genuineness in pricing vis-à-vis material cost. He feels that one can mistake imitated one as genuine when there is no scientific tests. He suggested for bringing out a modalities or testing labs for determining exact values of the local beads or other valuable ornaments.

RUMGONG- Hunger Strike by Pubic

The public of Rumgong Assembly Constituency led by APCC Secretary and party in-charge for West Siang Talem Taboh staged two days hunger strike in front of Rumgong ADC’s office on April 27 and 28 demanding immediate posting of regular ADC, EAC and circle officers at Rumgong ADC headquarters. The other demands include immediate implementation of biometric, to improve the quality of works in various state and central sponsored schemes and to avoid allotting works to people from outside Rumgong constituency, informed Rumgong Anchal Chairperson Tahan Mibang. They also registered their strong protest against government officials who do not stay in their place of posting.