Arunachal- State News in Brief, 3rd May 2017

PASIGHAT- Siang District bandh peacefully

The 12 hour East Siang District bandh passed off peacefully without any untoward incident today. Government establishments, banks, markets and other private establishments remained close and vehicles were off the roads during the bandh. The bandh was called by AdiSU in connection with demarcation of Inter-District Boundary between proposed Lower Siang District and present East Siang District. All the markets, educational institutes, banks etc were closed, while most of the government offices were also closed but those which were opened didn’t see any attendants as all remained indoor seeing the intensity of the bandh. Even APST buses were stopped from plying. Meanwhile AdiSU threaten for 24 hours rigorous bandh covering entire Adi dominated districts in the next phase of their agitation if the state government fails to uphold their demands and appeals as placed before the government.

SIANG- Financial Literacy, Awareness and Recovery Camp

The first ever jointly organised Financial Literacy, Awareness and Recovery Camp was held at Boleng with the collaborative and collective efforts of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Boleng; SBI, Pangin Branch and the District Administration in order to generate awareness about the various Government banking schemes. This platform was also used by the district administration to disseminate vital information about Account opening, linking of bank accounts with Aadhar and to promote awareness about digital payments. Addressing the participants, Deputy Commissioner Siang District,  Rahul Singh spoke about the pressing need for opening bank accounts and linking it with Aadhar as this would very soon become mandatory in order to avail benefits of all the schemes of GOI and under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Stating that prime importance is being accorded to Aadhar Enrolment and Account opening, he said that such Financial Literacy Camps (FLCs) will be subsequently held all over the district. In this connection he gave strict directions to the bank representatives to conduct FLCs every month and acknowledging the need for participation of administration for better and more effective information dissemination and success of such programmes, assured full participation of the District Administration in this pursuit.

BOMDILA-  NIMAS’s Expedition 

The first independent expedition of National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) to Mt. Gorichen was flagged-off today by Deputy Commissioner Dr. Sonal Swaroop at NIMAS campus Dirang. The 24 member expedition team to be led by Director NIMAS Col. Sarfraz Singh would attempt summiting the 21410 feet high Mt. Gorichen comprising of five peaks in about twenty two days beginning from May 3. Mt. Gorichen happens to be the third highest peak in north-east. The pre-monsoon expedition has been planned in order to foster the spirit of adventurism among the locals. And accordingly, besides the NIMAS personnel, a total of eight local youths including two girls are part of the expedition team. Interacting with the local youths, DC Sonal Swaroop urged them to be committed and bring laurels to the institute and make the district proud. Earlier, Col. Singh made the detailed presentation about the expedition and dealt on the logistics and the evacuation plan. Among others, ADC Dirang, Commandants ITBP and SSB were present during the flagging-off ceremony.

ZIRO- Two Days Sports Meet

Two days sports meet was organised by Indira Gandhi Technological And Medical Sciences  University at SSB Gate Campus from 30.04.2017 and 01.05.2017 . The meet was organised under the supervision of Dr. Sandeep Bhalla ,HOD department of sports, IGTAMSU and the General Secretary of Indian Women Olympic Association and Mr. Kulbhushan Diwedi , a former National football player and currently a Football NIS  qualified coach and founder and Chief Technical Director of Indian Woman Olympic Association.  During the two day athletic meet various events like Volley ball, football for both girls and boys, Long jump, Relay, track race (100 m, 200m and 400 m), discus throw , shot put and Yoga events and Tug of war were organised. Attending the program as Chief Guest L.T. Uma, Block Development Officer ,Ziro appreciated the efforts of Indira Gandhi Technological And Medical Sciences University for organising such a grand sports meet and exhorted the participants to inculcate discipline in life as well. Later he gave away the medals and trophies to the winners. Altogether 150 participants from different disciplines participated in the two day event.

CHANGLANG-   My Village My Development  

A one day District Level Brainstorming session on Participatory Planning Process under My Village My Development Plan was held here at Panchayat Conference, Changlang today.  The programme was attended by PR members, HODs and staff of PR Departmemt of Changlang district. Speaking on the occasion Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong  Khimhun urged the PR members to avail the opportunity by learning the methods to prepare error free and need based plans under the programme adding that they are the right persons to address problems at the grass root level. ZPC J Songpho termed the programme as vital for the PR members who plays key role in framing plans at the grass root level and urged the GP Members to utilise the fund allocated under them, judciously and implement the scheme in both letter and spirit. Ealier DPDO Nampang Wangjen highlighted various aspects and fund positions under My village My Development plan under the Department. CO, Khimyang Wathai Mossang also spoke on the occasion. Tamar Baki, State Master Trainer imparted training on Participatary Planning Process under MVMDP/PRA and Base Line Survey and Proceeding of Gram Sabha whereas Mihin Lali, AD SIRD explained Overview of MVMDP and Role of GPDC, BRG and DPC.

AALO- Training on Skill Development

The training on skill development and capacity building of unemployed youth and farmers of Mechuka and Tato circle under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) 2016-17 was conducted by the department of Horticulture Mechuka Sub-Division at Mechuka on 29th April last. Addressing a gathering in the inaugural session of the training, Mrs. Y. Rinya, ZPM exhorted the trainees to make best use of the technical know-how taught during the training by the experts of the department. She also laid stress on judicious use of the tools and implements distributed by the department on the occasion.  Henrik Basar, SDHO Mechuka highlighted in detail on the need to conduct training programme time to time and said that cultivation of major horticulture fruit crops is only the means to develop a sustainable horticulture venture. He also disclosed that training is also as per desire of Shri P.D. Sona, MLA and Parliamentary Tourism to disseminate value of training on sustainable Horticulture crops in far flung temperate regions of Mechuka Sub-Division. Basar also expressed his gratitude to West Siang Deputy Commissioner  Gamli Padu who preferred Horticulture Department than NGOs to provide this programme to obtain sanction for the larger interest of the farmers of the border area. A.K. Singh HDO Mechuka imparted detail training on package of practices of Apple, Kiwi, large Cardamom and handling of garden tools.

YINGKIONG-  Water Supply Disrupted

The Water Supply of Simong village, Yingkiong (Sipat), & Gette village have been totally damaged & disrupted on account of heavy rainfall on 28/04/2017, however the restoration works are being done & all above water supply systems will be restored by 4th May’2017 as reported by Er. L.K Srivastava, Assistant Engineer, PHE & WS Sub-Division, Yingkiong.