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  • Pongtu festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety

    Changlang, April 11, 2017: The Pongtu festival of Tutsa community was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor at Changlang for last two days. Addressing the crowd at festive celebration site at general ground, the Minister for Power, Industries, Textiles and Handicrafts Tamiyo Taga exhorted the youth of the district to stay rooted to their own culture and traditions while adapting to modernization.
    He fondly remembered the contribution of late W Pongte in bringing out the resolution to recognize the Tutsas as one of the major tribes of the state. He also acknowledged the contribution of BSB (DIET), Changlang in promoting education not only in the district but also entire state. He told the crowd that Changlang town has been historical significant due to BSB, Changlang since NEFA time. Because BSB, Changlang was only Teachers’ Training Centre in the state where every teacher mostly local tribal teachers who were appointed for teacher after passing primary or middle school standard had to go for training at least one or two times in their service time of the teaching careers.
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    Tutsa cultural troupes ready for performing traditional dance at festival ground
    Earlier, the minister unfurled the festival flag and offered prayer to almighty ‘Rangkhothak’.
    State BJP President Tapir Gao exhorted all Tutsas regardless of their religious backgrounds to celebrate the festival as it represents the culture and tradition of the community. He urged the local leaders of the district to carry on the good work of bringing peace and development in the district.
    Raga MLA Tamer Murtem also spoke on the occasion.
    On the occasion, two Tutsa audio albums were released by Minister Tamiyo Taga.
    Prominent personalities, social workers and meritorious students belonging to the community were also felicitated on the occasion.
    Dance troupes from various Tutsa villages showcased their traditional dances, like Khopa, Ronghon Bong, Changding, Thomtut etc. In the evening, there was cultural show at general ground for general public.
    Among others, Parliamentary Secretary (Hydropower) Phosum Khimhun, Local MLA and host Tesam Pongte, former ministers Atum Welly, Tater Kipa and Tengam Ngemu and all HODs and officers were present.

  • Training on Biometric Enrolment under National Population Register (NPR) starts in Changlang district

    Changlang, Sept 07: One day’s District Level Training on Biometric Enrolment under National Population Register (NPR) for Charge Officers was held here at DC’s Conference hall, today.
    The Deputy Commissioner, Changlang inaugurated the training programme which was attended by Administrative Officers and staff from various outpost Administrative Headquarters and staff from Statistical Office, Changlang. He advised the all the officers and staff attending the training to be sincere and clear from all doubts to ensure smooth conduct of enrolment under NPR adding that the document is vital for all the citizens.
    The resource person Bharti Chanda, Joint Director informed that the main objectives of National Population Registration are to create a comprehensive identity database in the country with full identification and other detail, improve security system of the country, prevent fraud identity and improve planning to deliver government services under various schemes. She deliberated on the evolution of NPR, its need and legal basis. Speaking on Government’s decision to create a National Population Register (NPR) of all the ‘usual residents’ in the country by collecting specific information of each resident, She informed that any person living in a area for six months or opts to stay more than six months are eligible for registering his/her name under NPR adding that it does not confer any right to Indian citizenship. She also explained the roles and responsibilities of census officers in NPR.
    Dates for imparting trainings at various Circle Headquarters were also fixed at the end of the training.
    Later, training was also imparted to the enumerators of Changlang (rural and urban) and yatdam circle.
  • New Deputy Commissioner held the first coordination meeting with all departmental heads of Changlang district

    Changlang, August 19: Shri Wayong Khimhun who had assumed charges as Deputy Commissioner Changlang yesterday on August 18, 2015, convened a introductory coordination meeting with the Heads of Offices, Changlang here in DC’s conference hall today.
    Such coordination meeting was also held day before with all branch officers and staffs of DC office on his first day of assuming charge as Deputy Commissioner Changlang.
    Addressing the meeting the Deputy Commissioner appealed the members present to be punctual, honest and sincere while rendering their services. He sought co-operations from all departmental heads in bringing substantial development in both letter & spirit and working as a team in the interest of local populace. The meeting was attended by all the HOOs, Changlang.
  • Wayong Khimhun, APCS joined here as new Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district

    Changlang, August 18: Newly posted Deputy Commissioner of Changlang Shri Wayong Khimhun APCS cadre has formally taken charge as Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district. Previously, he was serving as independent Additional Deputy Commissioner at Kalaktang in West Kameng district. The outgoining Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, IAS was transferred from Changlang to GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi)
  • 69th Independence Day celebrated at Changlang district

    Changlang, August 15: Changlang District celebrated Independence Day 2015 with full of gaiety and colourful traditional dances and patriotic songs displayed by different schools children.
    “Friends, on this sacred day, let us pay homage to our great freedom fighters by taking solemn pledge to work for unity and integrity of our society, district, state and nation. Let us commit ourselves to maintaining communal harmony and universal brotherhood among all sections, tribes of people”, said Shri Tesam Pongte, MLA Changlang North Assembly Constituency who unfurled national tricolor as Chief Guest here at Changlang Headquarters today.
    He urged the District Administration for proper coordination to ensure full implementation and accountability of all State and Central Govt. Schemes and lead the team of Officers for better service towards the welfare and development.Shri Pongte declared to provide Cash incentive to the students of his constituency who clears APSC/ UPSE prelims for their preparation in mains and modern scientific farming methods to the progressive farmers.
    He highlighted the significant achievements of the various departments in the District during the current year. He also highlighted his contributions as an elected member towards the society during the current year.
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    69th Independence Day celebration at Changlang

  • Digital India Week observed at Changlang district

    Changlang, July 07, 2015: A week long programme, Digital India Week has been observed in Changlang district from July 1, 2015 to July 7, 2015 which comprises of awareness media campaigns by display of banners, posters, pamphlets, telcasting /webcasting the launching of Digital India Week event and conducting Essay Competition among the students at schools across the district to deliver the message of Digital India to citizens.
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    Glimpse of Digital India Week programmes in Changlang district
    “Students should get prepared to grab the jobs being created through Digital India Programme under IT sector” said Changlang Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Ms Marina Kenglang who attended the valedictory function of Digital India Week 2015 here at DC’s conference hall as Chief Guest, today. She urged students, panchayat leaders and villagers to play the key role of disseminating information and education on Digital India programme and giving wide publicity of the same to every nook and corner of the district.
    The public leaders, HODs, students and other staff of Changlang Headquarters were present in the programme. I/c Deputy Commissioner, Shri G K Paul Choudhury, EAC in his key note address informed that the programme is a flagship programme of Govt of India with a vision to transform into a digitally empowered society.
    DIO, Changlang Shri Radhe Hinda deliberately explained the Digital India , its vision on 3 key centered areas namely Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Govt Services on Demand and Digital empowerment of citizen. The DIO also explained nine pillars of digital india as well as e-governance initiation of the Govt in Arunachal Pradesh.
    Later the Chief Guest Gave away prizes to winners of inter-school Essay Competition on topic “How Digital India programme will transform India into digitally empowered Society and Knowledge Economy” which was organized as a part of Digital India week 2015. CO, Khimyang, Shri Bamin Tara, a member of organizing committee also spoke on the occasion.
    Earlier, taking part in the launch programme of Digital India, arrangement was made to witness live show of the launch programme with an idea to provide wide publicity of the programme among the general mass which was attended by the HODs, Panchayat Leaders, Students of various school of Changlang along with displaying of banners in the important public places and distribution of pamphlets, etc.
  • International Yoga Day observed at Changlang district

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    Performing Yoga during International Yoga Day, June 21, 2015 in Changlang
    Changlang, June 21, 2015: Changlang District Headquarters observed “International Yoga Day” here at the Multipurpose Cultural Hall in a befitting manner. The Deputy Commissioner Changlang, Ms Chanchal Yadav, while addressing a mass session deliberated on the objectives of the day advocated for practicing yoga on daily basis to stay healthy. MLA, Changlang North, Mr Tesam Pongte stated that habits of performing yoga is good for one’s health and expressed his happiness in joining the mass yoga display to mark the International Yoga Day.
    The programme started at 0600 hrs in the morning where more than 300 people Comprised of bureaucrats, Politicians, teachers, students, members of NGOs and other citizens from various corners led by the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang took part in a event “Run for Yoga” which started from SBI Tiniali, Changlang via PK point and culminated at the Multipurpose Cultural Hall, Changlang.
    There after, a mass yoga was performed by all the participants for about an hour in the cultural hall to mark the day. ZPC, Ms Marina Kenglang, SDO, Changlang Mr Nampang Wangjen and all HODs of Changlang participated in the programme.
  • 66th Republic Day celebrated at Changlang district

    Changlang, January 26: Changlang District celebrated Republic Day 2015 with much splendor and befitting manner. The Deputy Commissioner, Chanchal Yadav unfurled the national tricolor amidst the huge gathering. On the red-letter day, greeting warm wishes, she called upon all to pay glowing tributes to great founding fathers, freedom fighter and patriotic leaders who had secured freedom for the nation through their struggles and relentless efforts. She urged them to pledge to work for the well being of our people, for peace and harmony in the society.
    The Deputy Commissioner lauded the elected leaders of the district for taking up number of initiatives on various fronts under the leadership the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Nabum Tuki and thanked the State Govt for formulating many important policies responding to the need and aspirations of the people particularly in the field of skill development and employment generation. She highlighted various achievements made under various State and Central programme during 2014-2015, in the District and progress of many ambitious projects underway with special mention of connecting three unconnected circles of the district with public transport namely Khimyang, Yatdam and Namtok.
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    66th Republic Day celebration at Changlang
    She proudly informed that the District Administration has successfully contained opium cultivation, opium addiction and drugs smuggling in the region substantially by destroying 500 hectares of standing poppy crop, booking 105 opium smugglers and de-addicting 200 drug addicts during current year.
    She urged all residents of Changlang, Shopkeepers and the students to maintain a habit of keeping the surroundings, School campus, hospitals, Market area and office premises neat and clean on a regular basis so as to promote ‘Swatchch Bharat Abhiyan’.
    She advised all students to contemplate their valuable time in studies and sports for bright and prosperous future by restraining themselves from indulging in unlawful activities detrimental to their career. Later stall was inaugurated.
    Later, Hon’ble MLA, Changlang (North) Assembly Constituency Shri Tesam Pongte inaugurated exhibition stall put on display by various departments, NGOs, Schools, etc.
    Display of March past, presentation of Colourful dances and melodious songs by the students of various schools and general public enthralled the gathering. Prizes were distributed to the winners of best Exhibition, best contingents and other competitions organized in connection with the Republic Day.

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