Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Jirdin is conducting the Annual Sports

Aalo Dec07:-  The Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya Jirdin is conducting the Annual Sports Meet as part of co curricular activities of the school to spot sports talent from 6th December last. The school is divided into houses to compete among themselves in various games and sports.

Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, Smti Yayum Gangkak Director Sirurijo Tea Estate said that games and sports is an integral part of life and it is always important to shape health needs of the children in their formative years. This missionary intuition has played a pivotal role in catering the all round needs of the girl child in this district since its establishment. Swamiji’s message of man making, character building and vision of a vibrant India through youths of the nation still holds relevance and she exhorted the girls to take up the annual games and sports extravaganza sincerely. The principal of the school also dwelt at length on objective behind celebrating the event.

March past, patriotic songs, PT and band display were also presented attractively on the occasion.

State Water Quality Testing lab submits report Says not fit for human consumption

PASIGHAT, Dec 6:The State Water Quality Testing Laboratory (SWQTL), O/o Chief Engineer (Sanitation) PHE & WS Department, Itanagar has submitted the water testing report of Siang River based on the water sample collected and sent on 29th Nov’17 lastby the EE (WRD) PasighatEr. TamoJamohfor test/investigation.

SWQTL in its report (SWTL/WQR-1/110/129) has stated that water of mighty river Siang become unfit for human consumption. Turbidity NTU is 482 whileIron as Fe, mg/l is 1.65 which are found to be beyond permissible limit.

Experts say, at normal levels, iron is not deadly to any aquatic animals but unusually high amounts of iron exist in watermay lead to adverse changes in colour, odour and taste of water and has negative effects on aquatic populations, behavior and health.
HK Roy
For DIPRO, Pasighat

Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Shri Tai Kaye visited Sagalee Sub-Division

Yupia Dec 04:- Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Shri Tai Kaye visited Sagalee Sub-Division today on 4th Dec’2017 accompanied by Shri Akan Reagon EAC Sagalee to oversee ongoing developmental activities including Aadhaar enrolments, General and Panchayat Electoral revision, Health and Sanitation programme, Din Dayal Updadhayay on Rural Electrification, inspected Nichipu Hoj Trans High way pending eviction of compensated land issues and cross verification of minor realignment of road and compulsory opening of new account for students , anganwadis and other beneficiaries various Govt Schemes.
The DC also inspected schools boys and girls hostel specially at Kasturba Gandhi ME School Sagalee and took hold of the recent incident and interacted with students, teachers in the school campus to ensure congenial atmosphere and need not panic as action is already initiated and law will take its course of action in this regard. He also interacted with the parents of students at Sagalee PWD Inspection Bunglow in a cordial manner thereby suggested to conduct parent/ guardian meeting with ADC Sagalee on 8/12/17 at Sagalee with a direction not to involve KG students in parent-teachers –administrative officer meeting in the right perspective. The day long visit ended at Govt Higher Secondary School Sagalee in which DC addressed the teacher and students to uphold teacher student relations closer with better understanding like in olden days be it change in continuity and continuity in change.

A World Disabled Day was Celebrated by the SSA District Mission, Yupia

Press Release

Nirjuli 3rd Dec’17: –     A World Disabled Day was Celebrated by the SSA District Mission, Yupia, Papum Pare District on 3rd Dec’2017 with District Project Coordinator Shri Giogi Paih, Special Guest BEO-cum-URCC, Naharlagun Shri Nabam Hina Sera, District Coordinator (Establishment) Shri Dariak Nabam Hina and other DDSE-cum-DPO Officials and staff members, Resource Person (CWSN) of this district and Staffs of Govt. Residential School, Nirjuli.


The Prabhat Pheri was initiated by all officials and children of Residential School, the programme included the following events like Drawing & Painting Competition, Chocolate Race, Singing Competition and Blind Hit. The Prize was also distributed to Specially Abled Children.

The Programme was organized in befitting manner.



District Project Officer

SSA District Mission, Yupia

Papum Pare District

President Inagurates Arunachal Assembly Secetariat, Addresses Special Assembly Session

DIPR,Naharlagun 19/11/2017
In what can be termed as truly historic and epoch-making chapter in the annals of Arunachal Pradesh history, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by the First Lady of India visited Arunachal Pradesh on 19th November 2017 .

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed legislators at a special session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Itanagar today (November 19, 2017).
Addressing the legislators, the President urged them to remember that they had been elected as members of the Legislative Assembly to achieve the aspirations of the people of the State and to render public service. After election, they represented all citizens of their constituency, including those who may not have voted for them. As legislators, they are guardians of public interest and trust. It is their responsibility to make laws that improve the lives of people and to resolve issues of public concern.
The President said that we are all citizens of a culturally rich and diverse country. There is such variety in food, clothing, customs and even religious traditions in India. And yet, this diversity is our strength and unites us. Whether it is Tirupati or Tarnetar or the Buddhist monastery of Tawang, it inspires every Indian and is a matter of pride for each of us.
The President said that Arunachal Pradesh’s experience of “unity in diversity” expresses our country’s traditions beautifully. There are many ethnic and religious communities in the state, and they live together in harmony. This is an ideal for all Indians.
The President said that being a border state, Arunachal Pradesh offers a unique opportunity to trade and do business with neighbouring countries. He expressed hope that Arunachal Pradesh would become a driver of India’s trade and economic relations with ASEAN countries under the Act East Policy.
Earlier in the day, the President graced the valedictory function of the completion of 40 years of the Vivekananda Kendra in Itanagar.
Speaking on the occasion, the President praised the Vivekananda Kendra for commendable work in Arunachal Pradesh in the field of education. He was happy to note that the Vivekananda Kendra’s schools had kept alive the guru-shishya tradition through the Gurukul system. They have maintained Indian culture through yoga, pranayama, meditation, Sanskrit and other legacies of our past.
The President noted that the Vivekananda Kendra schools are a happy synthesis of our traditional knowledge and values and of modern science and technology.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) attended the dedication function of the State Legislative Assembly building at Itanagar. The State Legislative Assembly building was dedicated to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 19th November 2017.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that Legislative Assembly is a long needed infrastructure to provide a convenient ambience to the legislators in the State. It will provide a dignified and befitting platform and convenience to the legislators to reflect, review and sit for ratiocination, for drafting, debating and enacting laws for the benefit of the people in the days to come. He wished that the legislators will work with transparency and accountability visible to the people.
Recalling the event on 19th November 1893, when the President of the United States Abraham Lincoln while attending the ‘Thanks giving’ at the National War Cemetery, at Gettysburg for the soldiers killed in war for “human rights” between the Union Forces and the Confederate Forces, had defined the Democracy as, Government of the People, By the People and For the People, the Governor said USA is the oldest Democracy but we are proud to be the largest Democracy.
The Governor emphasized that elected leaders must act to preserve the truth, promote the well being of the people and strive with right spirit to uphold the National Motto ‘Satyamev Jayte’.
Earlier, TN Thongdok, Speaker AP Legislative Assembly thanked the President for dedicating the Legislative Assembly Building to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He also welcomed the new Governor (Retd) Brigd. B.D Mishra. Briefing the history of the evolution of Legislative Assembly the Speaker said that the magnificent building should be energised with vibrancy and vigour. The House and the committees must be made to function as instruments of good governance. Assembly will be now opened to media and will be portable. The object is to make the committees people- friendly as well as to lay democracy at the door steps of the common man.
The speaker further said that the magnificent Assembly Secretariat was the brainchild and dream of late Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister and appreciated the continued effort of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and the Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein in bringing in funds for completion of the Assembly building. While speaking glowingly about the President ,the Speaker said ,”Shri Ram Nath Kovind is a living testimony to how perseverance can raise people from the pit to the pedestal. Humble origins seldom obfuscate one who conquer destiny by sheer hard work and dedication. Conversion of adversities into advantages calls for a committed zeal for continuous ascendancy . Ram Nath Kovind is an epitome of all these mantras. Tireless work is the talisman for turning every testing time into a twinkling opportunity. His biography is a brilliant canvas for the youths to emulate”
Earlier, the President and the First lady were accorded a warm reception by the Governor, Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues,MoS(Home)Kiren Rijiju,Chief Secretary and other dignitaries of the state.

Governor celebrates Deepawali with ITBP personnel

Along with rest of the country, the Deepawali, the festival of lights was observed at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) along with State’s First Lady Smt Neelam Misra celebrated the auspicious occasion with personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police and their families. Officers and officials of Raj Bhavan also celebrated with the first couple.

Interacting with the personnel and officials of Raj Bhavan, the Governor and State’s First Lady conveyed their warm greetings and wished that the festival inspires each one of them to rise against all odds and move forward on the path of progress and prosperity. They also enquired about their welfare and families.

Moving away from usual practice and leading with examples, on the advice of the Governor, no fireworks except traditional diyas were used in the celebration to avoid pollution to the pristine natural environment of the Raj Bhavan and the State.

Joint Secretary (Telecom), Dept of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communication, Shashi Ranjan Kumar today called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office.

ITANAGAR | October 12, 2017

Joint Secretary (Telecom), Dept of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communication, Shashi Ranjan Kumar today called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office.

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and Joint Secretary (Admin) of Dept of Telecommunications, Amit Yadav.

The Joint Secretary in the meeting informed the Chief Minister on the status of telecom connectivity in the state. He said that ensuring telecom connectivity in border state was highly important in view of national security and meeting the aspirations of local people for mobile and internet connectivity.

He informed on the current status of implementation of BharatNet project in Arunachal. In phase-I, 7 districts, 80 blocks and 863 gram panchayats have been covered. He further informed that phase-II of the project will soon be implemented.

He also informed of the current issues related to laying of optical fibre cables along highways as the roads are being widened. He said that there are issues related to right of way (ROW) and issues of fibres being damaged and cut due to construction activity.

The Joint Secretary sought support of the state government towards ensuring land availability in setting up of towers and for necessary clearances and approvals in laying of cables. He informed that at present eight districts in Arunachal are not connected by OFC. Therefore these districts are being provided Internet services through satellite connectivity, he informed.

The Chief Minister assured all support of the state government and said that the present government is giving high priority on e-governance. He said the state needs Internet connectivity in all districts for GST implementation and to use IT services such as direct benefit transfer.

President of India addresses Governors and Lt. Governors at the 48th Governors Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind opened the 48th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 12th October 2017. The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) along with twenty-six Governors and three Lt. Governors are attending the two-day conference. The Administrators of the UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu as well as of Lakshadweep are also participating in the Conference as special invitees.

Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi along with Union Ministers of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Health & Family Welfare, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Human Resource Development, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Railways & Coal and Ministers of State (I/C) of Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region and Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and Vice Chairman and CEO of NITI Aayog attended the inaugural session.

In his opening address, the President said that by participating in this Conference, Governors and Lt. Governors get a good opportunity to discuss important issues and share experiences from their respective States. He stated that Governors play the role of a bridge between the Union Government and States. The obligation of Governors to preserve and uphold the Constitution and commit themselves to the service and welfare of the people is even more pronounced in the current paradigm of Co-operative Federalism.

The two-day Conference will deliberate on distinct agenda items in different sessions. The theme of the opening session was ‘New India-2022’. The first session of the Conference was addressed by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. There was also a presentation by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, on the elements of ‘New India 2022’. The second session was on the subjects of ‘Higher Education in States’ and ‘Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to Make Youth Employable’.

Participating in the breakaway group of the Governors to discuss on Public Services for ‘New India 2022’ in the first session and also in the second session on ‘Higher Education, Skill Development and Employable’, the Governor Brig. (Dr.) Mishra (Redt.) highlighted the challenges of the State in different sectors in order to be valued partner in the nation building. He raised various issues including education, healthcare, infrastructure – road, railway and air, mobile and internet connectivity, skill development initiatives and public private participation in education and health sectors.

The Governor also provided suggestions in addressing the issues of higher education, skill development and employable such as making the curriculum dynamic, more interactions between business houses and educational institution and involvement alumni of educational institutions and special focus on women empowerment and rural youth.

The third session will take place on 13th October 2017. The Governors will make brief remarks on any special issues pertaining to their respective States/Union Territories. In the concluding session, a brief report on the deliberations will be presented by the respective conveners.

Government priority on health care facilities : DyCM

ITANAGAR, October 10:

Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein launched theKorean made Medical Oxygen Supply System at Waii International Hotel at Itanagar in Tuesday evening. The MOSS is a portable, lightweight oxygen generator especially designed for the hilly areas like Arunachal Pradesh by a South Korean based Multi-National Company, NF. Co. Ltd which is launched in the North East for the first time.

In his speech, DCM urged the health care facilities in the state to ensure Medical Oxygen Supply Systemsaying that it is vital to provide a safe and reliable supply of oxygen to the patients for life support and for medical treatment.  Referring to the recent incident of a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where it was reported in national media that about 30 infants died due to shortage of Oxygen supply in the hospital in August this year, he urged the medical practitioners and the doctors of the State to be cautious and prepared for any kind of exigencies in future.  He said that with ever growing population and day by day increasing health related issues, hospitals in the State both Govt and Private Hospitals has to be supported with adequate oxygen supply system and other facilities. He opined that Korean made MOSS can come handy and asked  the medical practitioners and the doctors to study and explore the feasibilities of the MOSS in the State.

Sangkon Lee, Founder of NF. Co. Ltd., South Korea, Hayley Jeong, Business Development Manager for Overseas and Premal Patel, CEO, Calitech Biotechnologies, the lone distributor in India explained the specifications and the advantage of the MOSS over the conventional oxygen supply system used in hospitals. According to them the MOSS is eco-friendly, multi-utility can be continuously operated for 365 days without any charging and supply 90% highly purified oxygen. They said, compared to high-pressure liquid type, it will excel in economic because of its low maintenance cost and one time investment, convenience, safety and expansion. They said it will bring innovative turning point in Medical Oxygen Supply System and expressed their willingness to supply and provide support to the Govt and Private Hospitals in the State.

Among others, Parliamentary Secretary, LhaisamSimai, Chairman State Council for IT & Governance, Gabriel D Wangsu, MLA PakngaBage, Chairman Hydro-power Development Corporation,TungriEffa,Director North East region, Calitech Biotechnologies,Nido Marina, Director Health services, Moromor Lego, Sr Doctors andMedical Practitioners were also present.