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  • Education Minister inaugurated the 15th Annual College day of Rang Frah Government College, Changlang

    Changlang, November 4: Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Bosiram Siram inaugurated the 15th Annual College day of Rang Frah Govt College, Changlang, today. The Rang Frah Govt College was established in the year 1996. It is situated at about 15 Km from Changlang Headquarter.
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    Education Minister inaugurating newly constructed Girls' Hostel at Rang-Frah Government College, Changlang. Finance Minister Shri Setong Sena, Local MLA Shri Thinghaap Taiju, DC Shri Opak Gao are also seen in the picture
    The other members present in function were, as special guest Shri Setong Sena, Hon’ble Minister Finance, Lotteries, IPR & Printing, Geology, Mining, Trade and commerce, guest of honour Shri Thinghaap Taiju, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Opak Gao Deputy Commissioner, Changlang, Shri Tumme Amo SP, Changlang, Smti Jumpo Taikam Jugli, Zilla Chair person Shri John Jugli & Mrs Marina Kenglang ZPM Changlang South and north respectively, ASMs, Other Public Leaders and All heads of the offices, Changlang.
    Minister Education Shri Bosiram Siram while congratulating the college family for its annual college day celebration hoped that such activities will improve the caliber of the students. He lauded the principal and its faculty for maintaining the NSS Cell, Distance Education Cell and Internal Quality Assurance Cell function. He also expressed his happiness on presence of Eco Club, Women Cell and Red Ribbon Club in the institution.
    While showing his concern over the infrastructural bottlenecks and other grievances the minister assured to address the issues phase-wise.
    Speaking on the present day situation of students of arunachal Pradesh the minister said that most of them find themselves criss-cross of various contrary social forces. They are encountering many evils such as competition, immorality, etc. Many students are becoming victims of momentary excitements in the shape of election, excursion, drinking, and drug addiction. The wishes, fears, anxieties of the students i.e ‘after education what?’ is our concern. The teachers must have sense responsibilities to make education broad based and make students worthy citizens of the state, said Shri Siram.
    He applauded the college faculty for their collective efforts and academic achievements.
    Earlier the Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed Girls Hostel of the college.
    Shri Sena, who was Special Guest of the occasion, said that giving priority to education is a need of hour to develop area as well as to keep pace with other developed community. He urged students to be sincere, dedicated and work hard to achieve good Academic result.
    Shri Taiju, who graced the function as Guest of Honour, said that the annual College function is also part and parcel of the Academic Session. The extracurricular activities like games and sports for boys and girls in schools and colleges are essential as these fastens friendship and amity, give a healthy direction to their excessive energies and make them better citizens of tomorrow. He said that a sound mind in a sound body is an ideal of better life. However, one should not carry out these activities at the cost of one’s study. He assured to extend his full co-operation for smooth functioning of the college.

  • Education Minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh visits Changlang

    Changlang November 3: Shri Bosiram Siram, Hon’ble Minister, Education, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh paid his maiden visit to Government Higher Secondary, Changlang today.
    He was accompanied by the Parliamentary Secretary, IPR, Printing and Libraries Shri Thinghaap Taiju, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Shri Opak Gao, Superintendent of Police, Changlang Shri Tumme Amo, ZPM Changlang(N) Smti Marina Kenglang, ZPM Changlang(S) Shri John Jugli, All the heads of Offices, Changlang and other Public leaders of the district.
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    Education Minister Shri Bosiram Siram on his visit to a local school along with local MLA shri Thinghaap Taiju, DC Changlang Shri Opak Gao, SP Changlang Shri Tumme Amo, HoDs, other officers and Public leaders
    The Minister in his address informed that he had studied personally the education system in Arunachal Pradesh as well as the education system of other states in order to frame and introduced the best policies and Act to modernize and modify the defective system of education in Arunachal Pradesh. The minister revealed that the recent brought education act in Arunachal was for him a dream come true.
    While lauding the teachers who are doing their duties sincerely and dedicatedly despite of posted at the inaccessible schools informed that under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Dorjee Khandu the department is going to construct teachers’ barracks in the schools located in the far flung area. He informed that the fund has already been sanctioned.
    For implementation of right to education and other centrally sponsored programmes the minister informed that the fund has already been given under SPA to meet the problem under education department. He informed that the government with its much attention to education sector has increased the allocation of fund from 9.40% to 10.15%.
    The minister also informed the SSA programme will be submerged with Right to Education. He further revealed that from Class-I to Class-Viii under elementary education no admission fees will be required and also free text books will be issued to the students.
    He informed that the Directorate at state level has been bifurcated into Director of elementary and Director of Secondary & Hr Secondary education in order to improve the system of education and enhance promotional scope of the teachers.
    While speaking on the proper technique of teaching, he appealed the teachers to impart student centric and inspiring teaching and make the students job oriented.
    Responding to the four point memorandum submitted earlier by the principal of Govt Higher Secondary School, Changlang the Minister assured to accorded the sanction of fund for construction of boundary wall and extension of the class rooms.
    Earlier Principal Shri T Mossang while presenting his warm Welcome to the minister submitted his four point memorandum on behalf of the school family.
    The minister also paid his warm visit to Town Middle school (Near Govt HSS Changlang), Town Pry School (Diet Complex), Town Middle School(PWD Complex) and ‘D’ Middle School, Changlang.
    In the evening the minister had a meeting with Head of Offices and ATA members at circuit house, Changlang.

  • 'Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas' observed in Changlang

    Changlang, October 31: The Changlang District Administration observed "Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas” to mark 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Late Mrs Indira Gandhi, here at BSB Auditorium, Changlang today.
    Along with Deputy Commissioner Changlang Shri Opak Gao, Zilla Parisad member Changlang (north) Mrs Marina Kenglang, SP Changlang Shri Tumme Amo, Administrative Officers of DC Office, All heads of Offices Changlang, Teachers and students from different schools in and around Changlang and other members were attended the programme.
    Shri Gao paid floral tribute to the portrait of Mrs Gandhi which was followed by the officers and teachers of Changlang headquarter.
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    Deputy Commissioner Changlang Shri Opak Gao paying floral tribute to the portrait of former Prime Minister Late Mrs Indira Gandhi
    Shri Gao while remembering the works, policies and achievements of late Mrs Gandhi appealed all the members present to work constructively for maintaining the freedom, peace and unity & integration of the nation and resolving all matters related to caste, creed, region, religion, or language through constitutional means without resorting to violence.
    ZPM, Mrs Kenglang while paying tribute to Late Mrs Gandhi called upon all the Youth to play positive role in nation building and shun the bad habits like drug addiction. She appealed to the public of Changlang to work for the development of the district and Arunachal Pradesh as a whole.
    The Teachers and Students from different schools in Changlang headquarter gave the speeches on life, work, policies, ideology and achievements of former Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.
    The students of Govt Higher secondary school and trainees under DIET Changlang presented patriotic songs on the occasion.

  • Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya's 32nd School inaugurated at Changlang

    Changlang, October 18: Parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing Shri Thinghaap Taiju inaugurated the newly established 32nd Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya here at Changlang today. The school had started functioning smoothly on 1 October last.
    Speaking as a chief guest on the occasion, Shri Taiju informed that establishment of Vivekananda Kendriya vidhyalaya was a long felt need of its people. He hoped that the opening of VKV at Changlang would be a boom for the poor people who cannot afford to spend much in education. He hoped it not only would produce a better citizen rather it would help improving over all quality of education in changlang area.
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    Local MLA Shri Thinghaap Taiju inaugurating the newly established 32nd Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya at Changlang. DC Changlang Shri Opak Gao and the Secretary VKV, Arunachal Pradesh trust Shri Vishwas Laparkar with others are stading by
    Shri Taiju also revealed that he has been negotiating with the state government for development of infrastructures in its permanent site and hoped for the positive outcome in the current financial year.
    The Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Shri Opak Gao appreciated the members of VKV family and Public leaders of changlang for their support and co-operation in bringing up the Vivekananda kendriya vidhayalay at changlang. He also thanked the Hon’ble MLAs of both Changlang North and South for their contribution in repairing the temporary school building in which the school is presently functioning. He appealed the members present in the house for their co-operation for early development of its infrastructure.
    The Secretary, Vivekananda Kendriya Vidhayalaya, Arunachal Pradesh trust Shri Vishwas Laparkar emphasized on the fact that the VKVs in Arunacha Pradesh imparts the ideals of patriotism, Preservation, propagation and promotion of Culture, Self Discipline and Respect for elders besides formal education to its students. He assured that VKV Changlang would be one among the best VKVs.
    The inaugural function was attended by joint Secretary,Kumari Radha Didi, Education Officer, Shri Krishna Kumar, Vivekananda Kendriya Vidhayalaya, Arunachal Pradesh Trust, All heads of the Office, Changlang, Parents and Students of Newly created VKV.

  • 25th National Fortnight Eye Donation observed

    NAMPONG 8 Sept: The observation of 25th National Fortnight on Eye Donation concluded here today with grand valedictory function graced by Shri N.M. Das, SDO and Shri K. Tikhak, ZPM as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. The power point presentation on Eye Donation by Dr. Taba Khanna, was patiently heard and later interacted by over 400 audience from comprising of heads of department, PRI members, Social Workers, teachers and students. The clarion call to all sections of people by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour to realize the importance of good health and eye sight in our life and come forward to shoulder responsibilities for educating the illiterates and help them to live with dignity. Shri Tomi Doke, Principal of Govt. H.S.School, Nampong and Chairman of the function, while thanking the eye care team, advised the students to realize the importance of vitamin A and the necessity of regular eye check up.
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    Dr. Taba Khanna presenting Power Point Presentation on 25th Forthnight Eye Donation
    Audience listening deliberation on 25th Forthnight Eye Donation
    This year the observation in the Changlang district aimed at generating awareness and sensitize the community on general eye health and benefits of eye donation by massive postering and handing out pamphlets to public in all circles, deliberation in schools’ morning prayer by eye specialist and simultaneous screening of school students for refractive errors, vitamin deficiency and other curable ailments. Over 1300 students of Miao, Manmao and Nampong blocks were screened, spectacles prescribed and curative services were provided for infective cases.
    The main attraction of these screening camps was the inclusion of Computerised Eye Testing for rapid screening of students, may be first of its kind in the country. The eye care team consisting of Dr. Taba Khanna, Mr. D. Maity, Ophthalmic Assistant provided curative services to the general public of remote Rima and Tengmo villages with the help of Dr. K.Khomrang, M.O., Nampong PHC and Mr. K. Tikhak, ZPM, Nampong.

  • Flash flood once again disrupts normal life in Changlang township

    Changlang, Sept 08: Nature creates havoc in Changlang again. The normal life of Changlang people came to halt when the flash flood due to incessant rain on 7th Sept 2010 at around 1300 hrs caused road blockage over main road and link roads at four points in the township area. The calamity caused total breakdown of water supply and road communication within the township area and damaged public as well as private properties at several points. However, no casualty has been reported so far.
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    PWD workers restoring the road blockage in Changlang township
    25 Assam Rifles personnel trying to control flood water
    The Changlang Deputy Commissioner Shri Opak Gao, along with other officers, rushed to the block points to take stock of the extent of the damages caused to the properties.
    Mr Gao while assuring the works departments of full support from the district administration in bringing back the life of Changlang people into normal, asked the authorities of PWD and PHED, who were already on their work to restore the road communication and water supply respectively, to render extra effort as people from every section of the society were suffering.
    Mr. Goa also paid a short visit to Treasury Office of Changlang to take stock of Strong Room and under construction treasury building. He asked the executing agency to complete the building immediately.
    The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Shri T Konia incharge SP, Changlang, Shri Kritkam Tikhak, Town Magistrate, Shri Dorjee Khandu, i/c DIPRO, Shri L Singh, DHO, P Manchey AE, PWD and Shri Lalan Singh, JE PWD.

  • Leadership Development Programme Launched at Changlang

    Changlang, Sept 6: A state level programme, ‘Vijay Hi Vijay’ a leadership development programme for dashing youth of state was launched on 3rd September last at Rang Frah Govt College, Changlang.
    Rupesh Mathur, Prant Sanghatak elaborated the Aims and objectives of the programme.
    Pai Dawe, State Coordinator for the programme appealed the youth to dedicate their time and service for the welfare of the society and the Nation as a whole. While presenting his concern over the misguided youth of the district he urged them to refrain from social evils and channelise their energy in productive and healthy activities.
    R Karlo, Principal, Rang Frah College thanked every one and appealed the students to participate in the programme. He also assured all possible co-operations from his side. Good response from the students was witnessed as hundreds of them attended the programme.
    SDO(S) Changlang H. Matcha, he is also a Arun Jyoti Nagar Pramukh Changlang Prant, well wisher L. Khimhun, Public leader C. Tekhil, Co-Ordinator Changlang Maipa Kenglang, also spoke on the occasion.
    The programme was also attended by VKV alumni, well-wishers and Arun Jyoti Karya Kartas of Changlang.
    The subsequent follow up programme were also discussed in a co-ordination meeting at circuit house in the evening.

  • Deputy Commissioner visited District Hospital

    Changlang, Sep 03: The Deputy Commissioner, Changlang district Shri Opak Gao paid a short visit to District Hospital, Changlang to take stock of hospital condition, especially, the infrastructures, services provision, manpower and overall sanitary condition of the hospital. He praised the doctors and the staffs for maintain cleanliness and providing quality health care and services to the people in spite of the hospital being situated away from the mainland. He also raised concern over the sinking of portion of the hospital building and assured to take up the matter with concern competent authorities for saving the hospital areas.
    At the end of the visit, he addressed the Health workers and ANMS from various Sub-Centre, PHC and CHC of Changlang district attending training on ‘Routine Immunization’ and advised them to receive qualitative training so that they can go back to community and serves and educate people comfortably on preventive aspects of the diseases.

  • Solung festival celebrated at Changlang

    Changlang, Sep 01: Solung festival was celebrated here at Changlang with pomp and gaiety.
    The Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Shri Opak Gao, the Superintendent of Police, Changlang Shri Tumme Amo along with heads of offices witnessed the celebration organised by the Adi community residing at Changlang.
    Mr Opak while lamenting on the origin and practice of Solung festival urged upon all the people to maintain cordial relation with other communities to uphold the feelings of unity and integrity. He further informed that such festival bring all the sections of society together irrespective of their caste, age, sex, religion, etc and promote peace and harmony. He exhorted all to continue to maintain and preserve the age old culture and tradition besides walking ahead with the modern world.
    The SP, Changlang, Mr Ammo also spoke on the occasion.
    The main attractions of the festival were presentation of cultural programmes followed by traditional feast.

  • The fourth Governing meeting of District Health Society (DHS) held in Changlang

    Changlang, August 27; The fourth Governing meeting of District Health Society (DHS) was held here at Circuit House Changlang today. The Meeting was attended by ADC Jairampur, Bordumsa, ZPM Chairperson Smti. Junpo Taikam Jugli, Outpost admin officers, Medical officers of CHCs and PHCs of Changlang District.
    Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson, DHS Shri Opak Gao urged all the members present to strictly adhere to the norms and guidelines provided by the central government while undertaking activities under DHS. Mr Gao while underlining the performance of DHS in previous year as unsatisfactory, called all the member secretary RKS (Rogi Kalyan Samiti) to render extra service on humanitarian grounds ensuring delivery of better health assistance to needy people. He insisted all member secretaries of RKS to immediately submit utilisation Certificates for the expenditure incurred.
    Earlier Dr. P. De, Chief Executing Officer, Governing Body gave a presentation on review of third Governing Body meeting and proposals, and Dr. P. Dutta, DRCHO and Chief Executing Officer, DHS on performance of NRHM in 2009-2010 and first quarter of 2010-2011. The proposals were discussed and new resolutions were adopted by Governing body. Meanwhile a brief discussion on Pre-natal Diagnostic techniques (Regulation and prevention of misuse) Act was also kept among the members for wide awareness. ZPM Chairperson, Smti Junpo Taikam Jugli also spoke on the occasion.

  • 25 Assam Rifles and district medical department organized joint medical camps in remote areas

    Changlang, Aug 17: 25 Assam Rifles, under 25 Sector AR/the DAH DIVISION conducted a joint Medical Camp with civil administration, Changlang at Manmao Town, Changlang District on 15 Aug 2010.
    People in large numbers from remote villages of Manmao circle availed the facility of free medical treatment.
    The medical camp was organized in conjunction with the District Medical Authorities. Two doctors from civil Hospital Jairampur and Manmao, along with the Assam Rifles Doctor attended to the patients.
    Besides providing medicines for a variety of diseases and ailments, some patients were also referred for advanced treatment. A free medical checkup was also organized for the school children participating in Independence Day celebrations.
    Mr Wathai Mossang, EAC, Manmao profoundly Thanked the Assam Rifles authorities for their efforts in reaching out to the people of remote areas. The villagers also expressed their gratitude towards the Assam Rifles for their sincere and unassuming dedication towards addressing the problems of common man in remote areas.

  • Changlang celebrated 64th Independence Day

    Changlang, August 15: Along with the rest of the country Changlang also celebrated the 64th Independence Day with pompous and full of gaiety.
    Shri Thinghaap Taiju, MLA Changlang(North)–cum-Parliamentary Secretary, IPR and Printing, hoisted the beautiful tricolor National Flag amidst the mammoth gathering.
    The Chief Guest while remembering the enduring instance of courage and sacrifice of numerous Martyrs, Freedom Fighters, Constitutional Experts, and Legal Luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallav Bhai Patel, Dr. B R Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai and many other Heroes who dedicated and sacrificed their life for the sake of nation, urged the gathering to pay the tribute to these self-sacrificing freedom fighters by living up to their expectations and principles.
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    Local MLA shri Thinghaap Taiju unfurled the National flag amidst the mammoth gathering at Changlang general ground
    He informed about the comprehensive developments brought in the district and state as a whole under the able leadership of Chief Minister Shri Dorjee Khandu with the blessing and guidance of UPA Chairperson Madam Soniaji and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
    Shri Taiju also informed the achievements that have been made possible in Changlang thorugh various departments with the support of the Ruling Congress Government both at centre and state. He congratulated all the government departments for their dedicated and concerted effort in bringing all round development in the district, especially in the field of rural development, health and education, agriculture, horticulture, road connectivity, power, water supply and sanitation, animal husbandry and veterinary, industries, urban development, environment and forest and other social service sectors.
    The march past by Parade contingents comprising APP, NCC, Scouts and Guides, Students, band display by Assam Rifles band party and cultural display by tiny tots of different school of Changlang were the main attraction of the daylong programme.
    The programme was attended by Deputy Commissioner in-charge ADC Changlang Shri L Borang, Commandant 25 AR Shri H B Gramopadhaya, SP Changlang Shri Tumme Amo, ZPM Changlang(N) Smti Marina Kenglang, All heads of Offices, Officers, Panchayat members, Gaon Burahs Public Leaders, and other conscious citizens of Changlang.

  • Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh shri Tako Dhabi along with high level team visited at Diyun Circle of Changlang district

    Changlang, Aug 11: Hon’ble Minister, Home Shri Tako Dhabi visited Diyun Circle of Changlang district, today to take stock of the tense situation created after some Chakmas besieged two buses carrying local residents on 9th August last who were returning after attending hearing of claims and objections for inclusion names in the electoral roll.
    The minister was accompanied by Secretary Home, DGP and DIGP (East), Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
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    Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Tako Dhabi visiting Diyun Circle of Changlang district along with state's DGP, DIGP(east), Home Commissioner, ADC Changlang and others
    Expressing discontentment over the disgraceful act from Chakmas the minister warned not to exasperate the state government. He made all and sundry apparent that the state government would not tolerate any kind of unlawful act by any community or section of the society. The minister warned that the state government would not hesitate to take hard steps if repeated such unlawful acts.
    He cleared that the claims and objectives are the provisions given by the election commission of India through the guidelines. Any one can object the inclusion of ones name in the electoral roll. One should not create law and orders problems on others objection.
    The minister urged misguided Chakma people not to repeat such incidence in future, keep good relation with the local populace and co-operate Local Administration in maintaining peace and tranquility in the area.
    For the prevailing situation the minister proposed for formation of Peace Committee with members from both the communities.
    Earlier, the minister and his delegates were briefed upon on the prevailing law order situation in the area by the in charge Deputy Commissioner Shri L Borang who had conducted the hearing on 9th August last. Expressing his distrust over the act of Chakmas Shri Borang requested the minister to deploy a company of CRPF permanently at Diyun. He informed that if such untoward incidence crop up in course time and it takes worst shape then situation will be beyond control of the prevailing strength of security force.
    Anchal Chairperson Shri INN Innao while expressing the plight of the local populace informed the Minister and other dignitaries that his people(locals) leave in Diyun like a refugees due to the outnumbering Chakma population which share 80% of the total population in Diyun. He informed that the original settlers do not create the problems rather it is the fresh entered Chakmas who are the real offender.
    Meanwhile, AAPSU General Secretary Shri Tujum Poyom underlining the incidence of 9th August as unfortunate and blunder on part of Chakmas appealed the Minister and state government to take proper and immediate action to solve the issue.
    Representative from Chakmas Shri Bimal Kanti Chakma while accepting the incidence of 9th August last as fault of Chakmas urged the Government book the persons behind the disgusting act.
    The situation in Diyun is still tense but credit goes to the sincere and incessant effort of local administration and security personnel due to which the situation is somehow under control.

  • General J.J. Singh, the governor of Arunachal Pradesh visited at Namdapha National Park

    Changlang, August 7: “It is the greatest gift of God untouched by the human being and the people of Arunachal must understand it and work to protect its virginity” said his Excellency General J J Singh, the governor of Arunachal Pradesh while referring to Namdapha National Park, who paid a visit to the national park today along with the first lady of the state.
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    Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General J.J. Singh, at Namdapha National Park
    The governor while lauding the department of environment and forest for their sincere service in protecting the rich flora and fauna of the park hoped for the same spirit of work from the department thereby ensuring the safety of the prestigious national park.
    The governor while expressing his concern over the plight of the people of Vijayagar circle due to delay in construction of Miao-Vijaynagar road directed the department concerned to start the construction work immediately. He urged the department of PWD who is executing the work to finish the construction work by December next.
    He expressed his happiness on the people of the area for their co-operation to the Local Administration and the Security force in maintaining peace and tranquility in the area and hoped that the camaraderie would continue in the future too.

  • Changlang District Health Society organized 7 days free Health camp at various Schools in the district

    Changlang, July 20: District Health Society, Changlang under active participation of DMO, Changlang Dr Pramathesh De and DRCHO Dr P Dutta concluded 7 days RCH outreached camp through School Health Programme at various difficult and remote areas in the district.
    During the camps, total of 792 patients were provided free treatment with distribution of free medicines in the schools namely, KGBV Longlung, Govt Middle school saching,Govt middle school Bubang, Govt Mimmdl School, Hadap, Govt Sec School Kongsa, Govt Middle school Yangkang, and Govt middle school Phangtip.
    Anti natal check up were also provided to pregnant mothers and 185 Children with age in between 10-12 years were given TT injection. 151 blood slides for malaria were collected during the camp where some of the positive cases have also been detected.
    Group meeting amongst the public and students through involving PRI, public leaders, teachers, Govt Officials etc was also organized to create awareness on maternal & Child Health, Family planning, TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS and other health related diseases including discussion on situation on sanitation and cleanliness drive.
    Advocacy Programme/counseling on Adolescent Reproductive and sexual health were taken up amongst the students of different schools.
    Medical Officers Dr Minsing Ngemu, Dr Tape Kaye and Dr K Mossang from district hospital; Changlang rendered their sincere efforts providing a platform for the villagers and students of remote areas to avail maximum benefit from the camp.

  • Assam Rifles, General Officer Commanding, 3 Corps Lieutenant General N.K Singh visited Changlang

    Changlang, July 20: Assam Rifles, General Officer Commanding, 3 Corps Lieutenant General N K Singh, AVSM, VSM visited Changlang district at Changlang District Headquater and Jairampur on July 19, 2010 alongwith Major General G S Katoch, VSM, General Officer Commanding, Dah Division and DIG 25 Sector Assam Rifles. He applaud the efforts by 25 Assam Rifles in curbing insurgency and assisting Civil Administration towards getting normalcy in the District.

  • General Officer Commanding, Assam Rifles, Dah Division Major General G.S. Katoch visited at Changlang

    Changlang, July 14: Assam Rifles, General Officer Commanding, Dah Division Major General G S Katoch, VSM visited District Headquarter Changlang at 25 Assam Rifles alongwith DIG 25 Sector Assam Rifles, Commandant 18 Assam Rifles and other staff Officer of the Dah Division on 13 Jul 2010. The GOC had a discussion on prevailing security situation in Arunachal Pradesh especially in Changlang district with the representative of the District AR GOC visit
    Maj. General G.S Katoch (second from left) alongwith ADC Changlang Liyon Borang, SP Changlang Kime Aya, DIG 25 Sector Assam Rifles and other Assam Rifles officers
    Administration Shri Liyon Borang, ADC, Deputy Commissioner incharge, Changlang alongwith Superintendent of Police, Changlang Shri Kime Aya.
    The GOC complimented both Assam Rifles and civil administration on their mutual cooperation and synergy which has resulted in ensuring normalcy in the insurgency affected Changlang District. The GOC is hopeful that the situation will improve further and wished “GOD SPEED’ to Military – Civil cooperation.

  • 30 days Induction Level Teachers Training started at DIET, Changlang

    Changlang, July 12: 30 days Induction Level Training Programme under Central Sponsored Scheme for newly recruited teachers of Changlang district was inaugurated here at DIET, Changlang, today.
    During the course of training, trainees will be provided with an over view of National Curriculum Framework-2005 with special emphasis on the recent pedagogical practices. They will be equipped with relevant approaches and methods of teaching different school subjects and will be made aware of activity based learning and experiential learning. The trainees will also be helped to develop skill of preparing TLMs in local situation and will be made acquainted with skills of evaluation.
    Shri L Borang, incharge Deputy Commissioner, Changlang who was Chief Guest of the occasion while expressing teachers’ part as significant in shaping the future of children exhorted them to perform their noble service with utmost sincerity and dedication. He hoped such trainings would help teachers to develop their skills with latest techniques and methods of teaching thereby helping them to bring in a better future for the children.
    Earlier, Principal DIET, Changlang Shri S C Karmakar in his welcome speech declared the training as vital for the teachers and exhorted to be attentive and gain optimum benefit from the training. He hoped the training would benefit the teachers enabling them to introduce a better system of education in schools.
    Snri S Ronrang, incharge DDSE while remarking the roles and responsible of teachers as very sensitive urged them to give their best to nurture the future of children.
    Shri S Pradhan, Lecturer, DIET also spoke on the occasion.
    The training, attended by total number of 40 trainees from different schools in the district, will be imparted by the faculty of DIET, Changlang as resource persons which include Shri S K Dey, Shri S Pradhan, Shri V K Karn, Shri R P Ojha, Shri M Bora, Smti C Lowang all lecturers.

  • Assam Rifles nabs an active terrorist of NSCN(K)

    Changlang, July 07 : 25 Assam Rifles under 25 Sector Assam Rifles, the Dah Division once again achieved a major break-through in countering insurgency in Changlang District on July 05, 2010 a hardcore active terrorist of NSCN(K) was apprehended.
    Intelligence inputs in recent past were indicating that NSCN(K) terrorists were trying to increase their influence in Changlang district by intensifying recruitment activities in the district. Acting on an intelligence tip off regarding presence of a NSCN(K) terrorist in general area Rangfarah Degree College and moving towards Changlang town, troops of the Battalion establish a mobile check post and intercepted the suspect who was identified as Rowro Taidong alias Waro Taidong, Son of Mongkhok Taidong residence of village Chokdok, Changlang District.
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    An NSCN(K) millitant flanks by 25 Assam Rifles personnel
    On interrogation the suspect revealed that he is a hardcore active terrorist of banned NSCN(K) outfit and was actively involved in instigating villagers especially youths of Changlang District to join NSCN(K). Also the suspect is confirmed black listed hardcore active terrorist of banned NSCN(K) outfit in the records of both by Security Forces as well as Arunachal Pradesh State Police.
    The apprehended terrorist have been handed over to Changlang Police Station for further necessary action.

  • Assam Rifles nabs NSCN(K) linkmen

    Changlang, July 6: Acting on an intelligence tip off from a reliable source regarding presence of NSCN(K) outfits in village Magatong, 25 Assam Rifles column ex-Khimyong under 25 Sector, DAH Division conducted a surgical cordon operations on July 4, 2010 and apprehended two suspects from the village.
    These suspects have been identified as Mr Hotu Sayung, S/o Late Wimhom and Mr Phosam Sayung, S/o Late Wimhom residence of Village Old Magantong, Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh.
    On initial interrogation, however, they were established to be NSCN(K) Linkmen.
    What more came to light during interrogation was that both the suspects were also involved in sabotage of Government property wherein they had damaged the government Aganwadi and Bus Stop buildings and stolen the properties for their personal use, such as CGI sheets etc. Further Mr Hotu Sayung was also involved in poaching activities.
    Both the suspects have confessed to their crimes to the Security Forces and the villagers too have substantiated the evidence of their involvement. The suspects have been handed over to Changlang Police Station for further interrogation along with recoveries that include a SBML Gun from Mr Hotu Sayung.
    The arrests of these two suspects have renewed the faith of the people in the Security Forces in the district.

  • Dree festival celebrated with traditional gaiety and flavour at Changlang

    CHANGLANG, July 5: The Apatani community of Changlang celebrated the Dree festival with traditional gaiety and flavour here today. Highlight of the auspicious occasion was the presentation of colourful and entertaining Apatani songs and dances like the 'Daminda' dance by one and all, extempore speech in Apatani language by youths and senior members at the festival venue. In spite of rain every one actively took part in it and had an opportunity to have a glimpse into the cultural life of the Apatani community.
    Changlang Dree 2010
    Youths performing traditional "Daminida" dance in Changlang Dree festival 2010
    Radhe Hinda, DIO, Changlang informed that the extempore speech in Apatani was conducted to boost the language and to highlight every Apatani that the language is in verge of extinction in next generations which is serious concern for every Apatani and urgent need of its preservation and protection.
    Dwelling on the mythology of the festival, Radhe Hinda, said, the Dree is one of the major agricultural festivals of Apatani community and is celebrated on 5th July every year. Apatanis are ardent agriculturist and the origin of the Dree is directly related to the origin of paddy seeds and agricultural practices of Apatani. The wetland agricultural practice of Apatani is unique not only in Arunachal Pradesh but also throughout the Globe.
    Originally, the Dree was a simple performance of few rituals by Ancestors of Apatani to invoke the Dree gods and goddesses for bumper returns of harvested crops and to help protect the paddy plants from harmful effects of insects, pests and diseases.
    Today, Hinda added, the community, wherever they are, they celebrate the festival as a mark of unifying and wellbeing of the community. He also informed that, the common celebration of the festival was held for the first time on 5th July 1967 at Nenchanlya field in Ziro and the practice is followed till date.
    Earlier, welcoming the guests and invitees to the celebration, the chairman of the organizing committee, Punyo Tangu, AE(RWD), Changlang informed that as part of the celebration here, a football tournament, a volleyball tournament, tug of war competitions for men and women and handball for ladies were conducted.
    Organizing Secretary Takhe Chada, JE(PHED), Changlang, later gave vote of thanks on the occasion, expressed gratitude to all for their contributions and gracious presence in the celebration.
    Later, the Chief Patron Kime Aya, SP, Changlang distributed cash awards and certificates to the winners of the competitions organized to commemorate the festival, which was followed by a community feast.

  • District level vigilance & monitoring Committee Meeting for Centrally sponsored schemes held

    Changlang, June 28: District level Vigilance & monitoring Committee Meeting, DRDA was held here at Changlang today under the Chairmanship of Shri Ninong Ering, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency.
    The MP Shri Ering urged the Officers and Public leaders present in the meeting to ensure proper implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes. He appealed the public leaders and executing departments to make sure that constitutional pledge is fulfilled in its letter and spirit, and equal justice is made available to the poor and the downtrodden of the society.
    The MP asked the entire executing department to follow the guidelines provided by the central government strictly, to avoid inviting to future complicacies.
    “Let us compete with the other states and with this spirit let us work for the development of the district and state as a whole” said Shri Ering while stressing on need of co-operation and unity among the executing department and the general public.
    The MP was provided with the detailed information on NREGA, SGSY, IAY and MNREGA, the financial and physical Achievements for the year upto 31st May 2010 by the Project Director, Changlang Shri T Bage.
    He was briefed upon the status of PMGSY schemes, phase wise, by the Executive Engineer, RWD Er. T Loriak and on TSC and Rural Water Supply by EE, PHED, Er J G Baghat.
    Deputy Director, ICDS Smti L K Singpho gave detailed information on old age pension to the MP. She also request the MP to increase the number of beneficiaries under this scheme.
    Earlier, the Changlang Deputy Commissioner - cum - Member Secretary, DRDA Shri Opak Gao while speaking on key notes address of the meeting informed the house that proper monitoring is essential to ensure the right implementation of the schemes as per the guidelines provided by the central government. He informed the house that government of India, every year, releases fund as assistance for development of rural areas. This assistance will not be released from the center without the recommendation of the vigilance and Monitoring Committee, he informed.
    Changlang (North) MLA-cum-Parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing Shri Thinghaap Taiju while speaking on the occasion appealed to all the Heads of Offices to stay back in their offices specially during the formation of AOP and submit all the Schemes and Proposals timely to get sanctioned from the government and requirements of the developmental activities in the district is fulfilled.
    Shri Taiju also appealed the PRI members to hold their meetings as per specified in Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Rules and Regulations so that Schemes and developmental programmes are chosen on need basis provided by the PRI leaders.
    Other members present in the meeting included Ex. Minister Shri T Ngemu, Zilla Chairperson Smti Junpo Taikam Jugli, ZPM Changlang (N) Smti Marina Kenglang, ASM Chairpersons, ASMs and All BDOs of Changlang District.

  • New Deputy Commissioner held coordination meeting

    Changlang, June 18: Shri Opak Gao joined as the new Deputy Commissioner of Changlang. In a co-ordination meeting held today he took the first hand information of Law and orders situation from the concerned outpost Administrative Officers in their respective areas.
    He discussed status of NREGA implementation, Serva Shiksha Abhiyan, functioning of PDS and other development works undergoing under different works departments in the district.
    The Deputy Commissioner was also briefed upon the Chakma issues and its status by the Administrative Officers.
    The meeting was attended by the ADCs, SDOs, EACs and Cos of Administrative outpost and Headquarter Changlang.

  • Assam Rifles seized large consignment of extortion money

    Changlang, June 17: Based on an intelligence input received, a search operation was launched by 25 ASSAM RIFLES under DAH Division on 15 Jun 2010. During the check of vehicles on Changlang - Margherita road at approximately 3.30 pm, a Bolero vehicle was stopped and checked. On through search of the vehicle, Rupees 8,00,000 (Rupees Eight Lack) was found hidden inside the door panel of the vehicle.
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    Extortion money in the vehicle's door panel
    The two persons traveling in the vehicle namely Pranjal Sinha & Birendra Mahto were apprehended.
    On interrogation, the individuals confessed that the money was to be delivered to representative of unknown terrorist group in Changlang as extortion money. Based on the information provided by these apprehended persons, more search operations were swiftly launched in Changlang Town. One more individual identified as Mr Bikash Paul, was found with some incriminating documents. He is suspected to be a linkman of a terrorist outfit. All these suspects have been handed over by Assam Rifles to Changlang Police Station for further investigation.
    This seizure of extortion money has led to a major break through achieved by Security Forces under the Dah Division in countering extortion racket of terrorists in Changlang district in recent past.

  • Opak Gao, APCS joined here as new Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district

    Changlang, June 14: New Deputy Commissioner of Changlang Shri Opak Gao, APCS has formally taken charge as Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district. Previously, he was serving as Managing Director, Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service at Itanagar.
    Former Deputy Commissioner Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar was transferred from Changlang to Itanagar as Director, Food and Civil Supply.


  • Changlang district bids farewell to the outgoing Deputy Commissioner Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar

    Changlang, June 2: A brief yet special farewell tea session was held today in the Circuit House, Changlang in honour of Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar, the outgoing Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district. In third quarter of 2007, he joined here as Additional Deputy Commissioner as first posting as civil service officer after completing his probation.
    During his short term as the Deputy Commissioner of the Changlang district for a period of one and a half year, Dr. Kumar had initiated number of infrastuctural developments in the district and strickly channelised and monitored the utelization of the funds by the work departments.

  • NRHM funded newly constructed double storey building inaugurated at District Hospital, Changlang

    Changlang, May 8: The Health and Family welfare minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Tanga Byaling is with all effort to bring homogeneity in posting of Medical officers and other staff in hospitals throughout the state. He said that the surplus posted Medical Officers and staff will be withdrawn and posted at the needy places.
    Shri Byaling who is also minister Food & Civil Supply, Consumer Affair, LM & Co-operation revealed this while attending an inaugural function of newly constructed double storey building at District Hospital Changlang, under NRHM funding at the total expenditure of Rs. 60 lakhs.
    The Minister while appreciating the work quality of the newly constructed building exhorted all and sundry to co-operate the department for maintenance of the asset.
    He urged the Officers and staff of Health Department, Changlang to render their service with utmost sincerity. He said that service is more important to infrastructure. Presenting his concern over the possible outbreak of vector borne diseases he stressed on regular touring of the medical team to remote and vulnerable areas of the district.
    Showing his positive gesture to the request made by Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS Shri Byaling assured for posting a Doctor at Primary Health Centre, Vijaynagar.
    Earlier, Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS while putting into words the need of health care to people of the district appealed the minister for posting of a doctor each at Vijanagar sub-centre, Kharsang and Namtok Primary health centre. He also requested the minister for timely release of the fund under District Health Society for timely completion of the projects.
    ZPM Changlang(S) Shri John Jugli and ZPM Changlang(N) Ms. Marina Kenglang submitted a 5 point memorandum to the minister on behalf of the people of the two constituencies.
    MLA 53-Changlang (N)-cum-Parliamentary Secretary Shri Thinghaap Taiju, Director Health Services shri Tajum Basar, DMO Changlang Dr P De and MO Changlang Dr T Tanjang also spoke on the occasion.
    The function was attended by all the heads of Offices, Changlang, Public Leaders and Gaon Burahs and the medical staffs.

  • VAHAN Software Project launched in Changlang District

    Changlang, May 6, 2010: The VAHAN Software project, meant for the computerization of the Vehicle Registration has been formally launched by the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang District Dr. S.B Deepak Kumar, IAS, today.
    Due to renovation of DC office, Changlang, the Vahan software will be temporarily run from Video conferencing room until completion of the renovation and allotment of DTO office room for computerization.
    The first ever ‘Registration Certificate cards’ generated by the Vahan software here were presented to Mrs. Yape Ngemu and Mr. Monsam Jugli respectively by DC, Changlang.
    launching of Vahan
    Launching of Vahan software in DC Office, Changlang District
    DC told the gathering that Vahan software will help in maintaining of vehicles data paperlessly and will expedite the office works more quickly and hassle-free issuance of RC (Registration Certificate) books, collecting road tax, issue of fitness certificate, monitoring vehicle records and tax defaulters more easily. He advised DTO Shri M. Roy, SDO(Transport), to make this project work towards achieving e-governance.
    DC thanked the National Informatics Centre (NIC), for putting all efforts and providing technical support in implementing the VAHAN software project.
    DIO, NIC Radhe Hinda, explained the workflow and the salient features of the Vahan software project. He told that SARATHI software mean for Driving Licence, Conductor Licence and Driving School Licence would also be implemented shortly.

  • Moh - Mol festival celebrated in Changlang

    Changlang, April 25: “MOH MOL” the major annual agricultural festival of Tangsa Community of Changlang was celebrated with traditional fervor and full of gaiety.
    Shri Rajesh Tacho, MLA, 41-Anini – cum - Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture and Dr Deepak Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of honour, respectively. Other prominent figures present on the gala day included MLA, 52-changlang (South) - cum-parliamentary Secretary, Mining and Mineral development Shri P Khimhun, MLA, 51-Changlang (North) - cum - parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing, Shri Thinghaap Taiju, Commandant 25 Assam Rifles, Col. H B Gramopadhay, heads of the department and Public leaders of changlang.
    While extending his best wishes, Shri Tacho advocated for preservation of bio-diversity and avoiding unnecessary felling down of trees. He urged them to avoid the practices of ‘Jhum’ cultivation in every possible way. He also urged the younger generation to preserve age old rich culture and insisted their larger participation to inherit and continue it to the later generations. He prayed the almighty God “Rang-Frah” for bumper harvest, good health and prosperous life of the people of Changlang.
    Dr Deepak exhorted all and sundry to provide right to education to their children by sending them all compulsorily to the school. While promising for every possible help from the district administration he urged the conscious parents of school going children to be vigilant on teachers if they are rendering their duties sincerely. He also urged all the parents to guide their wards constantly to the right direction.
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    Moh - Mol festival in Changlang
    The colourful dances of young boys and girls with the rhythmic musical beats of drums, Local food stall, delicious Tangsa dishes and the folk songs and dance by all ages, release of Rang-Frah faith promotion cassettes and CDs by Chief guest were the major attraction of the daylong events.
    MLA, 52-changlang (South) – cum - parliamentary Secretary, Mining and Mineral development Shri P Khimhun, MLA, 51-Changla-ng (North)-cum-parliamentary Secretary, IPR & Printing, Shri Thinghaap Taiju also spoke on the occasion.
    In Manmao Circle also the festival was celebrated in joyous and pompous way. Shri T Doke, Head master, Government Secondary School, Mammao graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Local colourful dances, beating of gongs and taste of local cuisine were the main events of the day long programme.

  • The first phase of 2011 Census work started in Changlang

    Changlang, April 15: The Ist phase of 2011 Census-House Listing and housing Census in Changlang district started today. It started from the official residence of Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Changlang whose detail information were registered by Shri Tiwang Ronrang, District Statistical Officer, Changlang and other Census officials for House Listing, housing Census and National Population Register.
    Dr Deepak appealed each and every one from Changlang district to participate in Census 2011 and urged the supervisors and enumerators to render utmost sincerity so that no eligible citizen is left out. During this extensive data gathering exercise of Census 2011, about 219 dedicated enumerators will be going door to door to about 24,020 residential households in 336 villages of Changlang on head counting and other required information.

  • Assam Rifles nabs NSCN(IM) linkman

    Changlang, April 12: The troops of 25 Assam Rifles functioning under the Dah Division nabbed one hardcore linkman of NSCN(IM) on April 9, 2010 on CK road west of Changlang. The intelligence inputs in recent past were indicating that a group of NSCN(IM) cadres are trying to increase their influence along Tirap-Changlang border. It had also come to light that attempts are being made by this UG group to carryout extortion from villages in this area. NSCN(IM)
    A captured NSCN(IM) linkman flanks by 25 Assam Rifles troops
    The security forces in the area had received definite inputs on the linkmen who are instrumental in furthering these nefarious activities.
    On morning of April 9, 2010 in a well planned joint operation with police, the AR troops laid a trap and apprehended Mr Ngonglak Kenglom while he was moving suspiciously on CK road. The individual was in possession of five extortion notices allegedly given to him by NSCN(IM) for further delivery to the villages. On the spot interrogation also revealed that individual was acting as a conduit for collection of the extortion money from villages. He was also harbouring the NSCN (IM) cadres from time to time in his house in Laibang village.
    The arrest of the Linkman has not only brought relief to the local population but has also given a blow to the UGs who were trying to regain their influence in the area.

  • Tutsa community celebrated Pongtu festival

    Changlang, April 11: Pongtu Kuh, an oldest agricultural festival of Tutsa community of Changlang, was celebrated with pomp and gaiety here at Changlang today.
    MLA Changlang(N)-cum-Parliamentary Secretary Shri Thinghaap Taiju who graced the occasion as Chief guest while wishing his best wishes to Tutsa community prayed to the supreme god ‘Rangkathok’ for bumper harvest, good health and prosperous life of the community and people of Changlang as well. He appreciated the community for preserving the age old rich culture.
    ZPM, Changlang (S) Shri John Jugli, who was Guest of Honour exhorted that such festival not only provide platforms to reflect the rich culture but also inspires younger generation every year to inherit, protect, preserve and continue it to the later generations further.
    Earlieer, Shri Wangnia Pongte, Chief Patron, Pongtu Festival Committee while expressing his warm welcome explained that the literary meaning of Pongtu is “Pong” means wind, “Tu” means retreating, “kuh” means festival.
    All the heads of the Offices, Public Leaders, Gaon Burahs, officials and public took part enthusiastically in the festival.
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    Pongtu festival in Changlang
    The festival was marked by several events like practicing of Rom-Hom, a traditional chicken sacrifice, producing fire through rubbing a bamboo stick in hay in order to forecast whether the year would prove prosperous for them or not and community feast.
    Colouful Tutsa traditional dances displayed by folks of energetic and beautiful youths from different Tutsa inhabited villages were the major attraction of the festival.

  • Drug addicted son arrested on father’s Complaint

    Changlang, April 7: In one of a kind incidence, a father handed over his own son to the police for possession of drugs. The accused, Shri Latang Kipa was arrested on charges of drug possession and consumption after receipt of a written complaint from his father Shri Kipa Talar, 63 years retired SSB employee of Upper Miao. On the day of the arrest Shri Talar on checking his son's jacket discovered a small paper packet containing white powder substance weighing 2 gm approx. with partially burnt silver foil and 6 numbers of cigarettes. On enquiring out of curiosity, his daughter-in-law revealed that it was drugs and her husband has been using it often.
    Shri Kipa Talar without a second thought handed over his son to cops.
    Police seized the suspected drugs with some other articles which were produced by the complainant.
    The accused has been booked under C/No 22/10 U/S 27 NDPS ACT at Miao Police station, Changlang District.
    The district administration appreciated this extra-ordinary step by this father announcing a reward of Rs. 5, 000/- and a Commendation Certificate.
    Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS exhorted that the drug menace can only be eradicated by the active involvement of public and vigilant Parents.

  • Moh-Mol festival Football tournament kicked off

    Changlang, March 30: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar, kicked off Moh-Mol foot ball tournament here at Changlang Headquarter today. The tournament with nine contender teams was organized by Moh-Mol Committee on the occasion of Moh-Mol festival of Tangsas scheduled to be celebrated in next month.
    Dr Kumar who graced the occasion as chief guest while wishing the teams for their best performance asked all to maintain sportsmanship spirit.
    The inaugural match was played between “Changlang village United” team from Old Changlang and ”East Bullet” team from Rangkatu village. Both the teams struggled hard to score the winning goal till the last minute with score 2-2 when the referee whistled to declare the math draw.
    About 100 spectator enjoyed the thrilling match.

  • Census training for Charge officers of Changlang district organized at Changlang

    Changlang, March 29: The census training for Charge officers of Changlang district on Home Listing, Housing Census and National Population Register was conducted here at Changlang Hq today.
    Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS while stressing on the importance of the census data for government in its policy makings urged all the Charge Officers be with the enumerators and Supervisors for the maximum possible time to avoid every possible errors.
    Shri R K Manisana SI, Grade-I and Shri A Choudhary, SI, Grade-III both from Shillong attended the training as resource persons.

  • All Tutsa Welfare Association organized a Social Service at Changlang - Khonsa road

    Changlang, March 29: About 30 members of All Tutsa Welfare Association from Yangkang, Jongrom, Lainwang and kantang village along with Govt employees under Yatdam circle participated in a social service work initiated by All Tutsa Welfare Association on Changlang-Khonsa road. This road is a life line of villages under Yatdam, a remote circle.
    During a day long social service the youths repaired the road at few points which were deteriorated by constant torrential rain at different road sections that were difficult to ply even for motorcycle.
    General Secretary (ATWA) Shri N Songthing informed that keeping the upcoming problems due to road communication during emergencies they organized the social service. He hoped that the service will benefit people from Yatdam area.

  • 25 Assam Rifles crackdown on drug peddlers in Changlang

    Changlang, March 24: Changlang district suffers from widespread drug abuse in terms of narcotics and contraband liquor amongst the youth as well as the older generation. This widespread drug abuse has led to physical, social and moral degradation of the general population of this district thereby resulting in various health hazards and risks as well as poor socio-economic condition of the population. The district administration, police and the 25 Assam Rifles, troops of the DAH Division are making concerted efforts in fighting this social evil and help eradicate it from the society.
    A positive step in this direction was taken by the 25 ASSAM RIFLES, troops of the DAH DIVISION when they apprehended drug peddlers from Changlang town and handed over them to the Changlang Police on the 23 March 2010. Based on information regarding the presence of drug peddler in Changlang town, a team from the 25 ASSAM RIFLES apprehended of drug peddler namely Mr Kamwang Jugli, 38 Years of village New Shallang of Changlang were apprehended alongwith 80 grams of Kani worth Rs. 8,000/- alongwith cash Rs. 1260/-. After initial interrogation and confirmation of these individuals as drug peddlers, they were handed over to the Police Station Changlang.

  • The District Health Society (RNTCP) observed World Tuberculosis Day at Diyun

    Changlang, March 24 : The District Health Society (RNTCP) observed World Tuberculosis Day at Diyun, today. The programme started with a rally in order to generate public awareness with the theme “innovation”. Around 300 participants from IRBN, School students, Public, and medical staff while participating the rally, heard shouting the slogan,”On the move against tuberculosis-innovate to accelerate action” . DOTS posters were also seen displayed in various points of the area.
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    World Tuberculosis Day rally at Diyun
    Later, a community meeting was convened at Diyun club which was chaired by Shri D Riba, EAC, Diyun circle. The meeting was attended by Shri R Deori, ZPM, Diyun Medical Officers & staff, ASHAs, Gaoh Burahs, villagers, patients and general public of Diyun area.
    EAC, Diyun and Goah Burahs shared their valuable views regarding the implementation of DOTS.
    Earlier, District Programme Officer, RNTCP, Changlang Dr(Mrs) M Khimhun gave the power point presentation on district performance and all the facilities at all PHIs. She also awareness regarding signs and symptoms of TB and advised for early diagnosis and treatment.

  • A workshop on Right to Information Act conducted at Changlang

    Changlang, March 16: A workshop on Right to Information Act was conducted here at Changlang. In total 26 participants attended the workshop.
    While welcoming all the participants Shri L Borang, ADC, Changlang explained about the objectives of organizing the work shop.
    Shri K P Singh and Shri T P Sharma both Senior Teachers, Govt Hr Sec School, Changlang participated the workshop as a resource persons.
    PIOs /APIOs of the departments and Public leaders of the Changlang attended the workshop and discussed various aspects of the provisions under RTI, Act 2005.
    All the participants felt that such workshop should be organized from time to time in future also inviting active participation from the public especially Panchayat Members in order to create awareness among the people about empowerment of society through RTI.

  • Director General of Police visited Changlang

    Changlang, Feb 13: The Deputy Commissioner Changlang Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS, Commandant 25 Assam Rifles, Colonel H Gramopadhayay, Superintendent Of Police, Changlang Shri Kimi Aya along with the Heads of Offices, Changlang gave a warm reception to Director General of Police, Government of Arunachal Pradesh Smti Vimla Mehra, IPS who was on her two days maiden official visit to Changlang district Headquarter.
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    Director General of Police Smt. Vimla Mehra meeting with the Head of Departments of Changlang
    From left, DC Changlang Dr. S.B. Deepak Kumar, DGP Smt. Vimla Mehra and SP Shri Kime Aya
    During her stay, she had meetings with HOOs, & Public leaders of Changlang and visited under construction Judicial Lock up, police Station, Sub-Jail, SP Office, Rang Frah Mandir at 1 Mile and Old Changlang Village.
    Dr Kumar while welcoming Smti Mehra in the meeting convened amongst all the heads of Offices, Changlang hoped that her visit would definitely strengthen the Police force in the district thereby bringing improvements to law and order problems. He said that it was privilege of the people of the district to have the Police Chief of the entire state in the district.
    Smti Mehra, while interacting with the HOOs of Changlang sought the first hand information from the concerned executing departments who are taking up works under department of Arunachal Pradesh Police. While lauding the public of Changlang for their good co-operation with the District Police she stressed for larger participation of community to provide service up to their expectations. Expressing her concern over the large number of youth with drug addicted she said that it might be due to less parental control over these youth being themselves too addicted to the drugs and appealed the education department, medical department, relatives of such addicted persons to render their constructive role to eradicate this social menace.
    Mr Aya informed that during the current year till Oct 2009, the District Police has registered 11 cases related to drug trafficking and 13 Gm brown sugar were seized from the culprits. He revealed that the department is planning to start checking of all kinds of Vehicles entering the administrative jurisdiction of Changlang from outside to check the inflow of drugs.
    Earlier, Mrs Renu Mungrey, Member, State Security Commission requested for periodical meeting amongst the members of state security for better co-ordination and communication.
    T Tangha, AE (PWD) while presenting the progress report on under construction Judicial Lock up which was delayed for more than two years of the time framed, informed that the lock up will be completed and handed over to the Police department by the month of March 2010.
    Dr (Mrs) M Khimhun, SMO, Changlang while speaking on the Drug Menace in Changlang district informed that opium has its social ties with people of changlang and it has been using during festivals. But earlier, it was used in the right way and the use was limited up to festivals only and sometimes for medicinal purpose as people have belief that it cures severe diarrhea, indigestion, etc. But gradually elderly people started using it day after day. Now major chunk of the population under this grip are youths. Once they get into addicted if they are not provided with opium they use brown sugar as its substitute which no one knows where it comes from. She informed that medical department of Changlang had conducted a number of de-addiction camps but the success rates are very poor due to defaulting of the addicted persons.
    SDO(S) Shri H Matcha informed that for last few years the cultivation of opium was nil except in small quantities in few of interior villages but in contrast the number of drug users are increasing in the district.
    Later in the evening, in Circuit House, DGP Smt Vimla Mehera, in presence of DC and SP held interactive meeting with Panchayat and public leaders in context of law and order problems and drug menace in Changlang. An antidrug campaign street play organized in Changlang township video footage was also shown to the audience.

  • Chairman DOTC visited Changlang

    Changlang, Feb 25: MLA, 56-Khonsa (West)–cum-Chairman DoTC Mr Yumsem Matey was here at Changlang for his three days whirlwind tour to check and verify the completed and ongoing schemes in the district under DoTC.
    In a meeting here at Changalng with the Panchayat members, Public leaders and Heads of the Offices, Changlang, he emphasized the working departments to undertake those schemes which would create assets for the people of the district. He urged them all to utilize the fund in infrastructural development especially under the essential sectors like education, health, Public health engineering, drinking water, etc.
    Mr Matey while appealing for full co-operation from each and every one in bring pace to the developmental activities in Tirap and Changlang district assured the house in bringing full transparency in all activities under DoTC. While speaking on the role of the department in development of the easternmost twin district of the state, he revealed that he is pursuing the state government to open a nodal office of DoTC each at Khonsa and Changlang. He also visited the work sites in nearby town to take stock of progress as well as the quality of works under implementation before his departure to Deomali.
    In his three says tour Mr Matey visited Miao, Kharsang, Jairampur, Namtok and Manmao circle. With brief meeting with the administrative officers, executing agencies panchayat leaders and public he also paid site visit to take stock of the work completed as well as ongoing schemes.
    ADC, Changlang Shri L Borang, ZPMs Changlang South and North, Asm Kantang Shri D Salnang and Public Leader Shri C Tekhil also spoke on the occasion.
    DoTC Chairman visit
    DoTC Chairman cum MLA 56-Khonsa West Shri Yumsem Matey fourth from left
    The meeting was attended by ADC,Changlang Shri L Borang, ZPM Changlang(S) Shri J Jugli, ZPM Changlang(N) Mrs Marina Kenglang, ASMs, Public Leaders and all the Heads of the offices, Changlang.

  • Mahila Jagaran Shibir at Changlang on 22 & 23 Feb 2010 held

    Changlang, Feb 23 : A two days Mahila Jagaran Shibir (Women Awareness Camp) was organized at Cultural Hall of Changlang town on 22nd & 23rd February 2010 by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Changlang.
    Four resource persons came from Tirap District to teach Pickle & Flower making, Yoga and other activities. In all 71 women folk of Changlang and surrounding villages participated in the camp.
    The camp started at 10 am with Prayer followed by Ice Breaking session. Smty. Renu Mungrey Mahila Manch Pramukh told the Aim & Objectives of the camp. Dr. Mekcha Khimhun explained about women health & hygiene and the simple methods as precautionary measures to take care the same was done on the second day of the camp. A Group Discussion on “Ideal Village & Role of Women in it” was conducted on the second day of the camp.
    “Women as a Nation Builder” was the theme of the Mahila Jagaran Shibir and one resource person addressed on the Topic. Games, Patriotic songs and Bhajans were also the part of this camp. The Shibir concluded on 23rd February with closing prayer.

  • PDS Sub-allocation items list for February 2010 available in the Changlang district website

    Changlang, Feb 23 : The information on FPS wise Sub-allocation of food grains to be drawn from the wholesale nominees for the month of February 2010, containing statement showing Circle wise /FPS wise number of ration cards as on 30.01.2010 and Allocations under APL, BPL and AAY along with the special allotment to various residential schools and security personnel under Changlang district and allotment of food grains for emergency stock for February 2010 have been made available for public at a touch of button in the district website, www.changlang.nic.in/pds.html.

  • NSCN(K) militants nabbed in Bordumsa

    Changlang, Feb 18: The team of Bordumsa police succeeded in nabbing a hardcore militant of NSCN(K) namely Mr Milido singpho alias captain T Angtu alias George, UT3 alias Rajapeo of Diyun and Bordumsa area with two others namely Bisala Singh Rajkumar and Zawrip Gam Singpho, from Bordumsa.
    Mr Ratan Nath, OC, Police Station, Bordumsa informed that on 15th February 2010 a complain was lodged against Mr Milido for firing bullets on one Shri Ramwang Lowang who sustained two bullets on hand and chest. Since then the Bordumsa Police have been searching for them. The latter were accompanying the accused when the incident took place. On 16th evening, after getting information from a reliable source, OC Bordumsa along with 5 of his men went for a search operation and nabbed the former two from the house of one Shri Sarpan Thapa along with one number of pistol and 39 live rounds of ammunition. In the afternoon the next day, Shri Zawrip Gam Singpho surrendered himself before Bordumsa police, informed the OC. As per information, the culprit had been staying in Bordumsa area for last 15-20 days for extortion of money from Diyun and Bordumsa area. On 14th Feb 2010, Mr Milido was in the victim’s house where one Shri Tajum Tacha, a suspected worker of NSCN(IM) came and the former started firing on him. Shri Tacha escaped some how and the bullets hit Shri Ramwang Lowang, he added.
    All three has been booked under C/S 9/2010, U/S 307/120(B)/115/34, IPC, R/W Section 27 Arms Act under Bordumsa police station.

  • The third round review meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee on Central sponsored schemes held

    Changlang, Feb 16: The third round review meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee, Changlang on Central Sponsored Schemes was held here in the Chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang today. The various schemes implemented/implementing under SPA, ACA, NEC, CRF, NLCPR, RIDF, PMGSY, PM’s Package, DoTC and Normal plan Scheme of the departments were discussed at length.
    Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS while expressing his satisfaction over the comprehensive reports presented by Executive Engineers of various works departments urged them to complete the schemes within target date of completion. He asked all the EEs and public leaders to keep close monitoring of the schemes with constant field visits to ensure quality work and timely completion of the schemes.
    The meeting was attended by Chairperson, ZPM Mrs Junpu Jugli, ZPM, Changlang(S)Mrs Marina Kenglang, ZPM, Changlang (N), Shri John Jugli, ZPM Nampong Shri Khingranong Tikhak, ADC, Jairampur Shri M Roy, ADC, Bordumsa Shri S S Choudhary, EAC, Miao Shri G Hazarika and other outpost Administrative officers of changlang district.

  • Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival of the Singpho community celebrated at Bordumsa

    ITANAGAR, February 14: I may be accepted at Gen JJ Singpho, said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, while participating in the Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival of the Singpho community at Bordumsa in Changlang district today. This gift of acceptance amongst the tribal communities of Arunachal Pradesh depicts the Unity in diversity. It is our main strength and it indirectly contributes in the peace and progress of our people.
    Extending festival greetings, Gen Singh urged upon the people for preservation, protection and promotion of the age old cultural heritage. He said, festival helps us in carrying the messages of the past generations to the present and the future. It helps in building social relations and social communication which leads to unity among the people Gen Singh added.
    Gen Singh congratulated the Singpho community for the enthusiasm and wonderful show of the rich heritage.
    Appealing to the youth for their contributions in the development of the society and the state, the Governor said, youth are the future of the Nation and they must realize their responsibilities. Pointing the cases of drug addictions among them, he called upon the elders and elites of the society to make a concerted effort in its eradication.
    While stating that rural development paves way for real development of the State, he called for more focus in the rural areas. Citing the Poma Project, he added, womenfolk are taking more interest in the project. He appealed to women to come forward for socio-economic development.
    The Governor also reiterated his appeal for clean and green Arunachal on the occasion.
    In his address, PHED Minister Chowna Mein congratulated Parliamentary secretary CC Singpho for his effort in rejuvenation of the celebration. He said, I have tour the world and participated in many seminars. Everywhere, I have found that every society or community is working for preservation of their culture, tradition and heritage. Therefore, we must also do the same. Mein also appealed to the people for their contributions and help in setting up an institution for cultural preservation, which he is initiating.
    Earlier, in his welcome address, CC Singpho, MLA said, this occasion is for preservation of Singpho culture and tradition. He appealed to all for maintaining the cultural identity. Local MLA also urged upon all to create a secular society with respect and tolerance.
    Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival committee Working President Mayong Maio dwelled in length on the mythology. Festival Committee Secretary Khakula Singpho and Singpho Development Society President S.N. Singpho, ZPM, Bordumsa also spoken on the occasion.
    In recognition for their social services rendered to the Singpho Community, TNN Singpho and Smti RT Singpho, wife of CC Singpho, MLA were honoured on the occasion. A trophy and citation handed over to them by the Governor and the first lady.
    As a token of love, Gaon Burah of Bordumsa presented a bottle of Citronella to the Governor on behalf of the denizens of the area. Bordumsa is known for Citronella.
    Earlier on the arrival of dignitaries to the festival ground, a traditional reception was accorded to them. Dressed in traditional Singpho attires, the Governor and the first lady took part in ritualistic dance. Amidst the song, ‘O Ra-Oh Ra-Oh’ and beating of Gongs at the Alter, people of the community at their best along with other communities participated in the celebration.
    Gen Singh also visited the exhibition stall, where old and new Singpho community’s household items were displayed. The guests were served with exotic Singpho dishes in a model Singpho house near the festival ground. As tradition of the festival, damsels in their best attires offered food and drinks to the guests and elders on the occasion.
    On his arrival at Borduma in Changlang district, the Governor was received by the local MLA, CC Singpho, Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Dr. SB. Deepak kumar and SP Kime Aya at the helipad along with Minister Chowna Mein and Chow Tewa Mein, MLA.

  • Changlang development meeting held

    Changlang, Feb 11:A Meeting called by the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang was held at Circuit House on 10th Feb, 2010 which was attended by Shri P. Khimhun, hon’ble MLA, 52 Changlang (S)& parliamentary secretary (Geology and Mining) and Shri T. Taiju, hon’ble MLA, 53 Changlang (N) & parliamentary secretary (IPR& Printing), all the Head of the Departments and administrative officers. The meeting was focused mainly on the developmental projects that have to be taken up in the ensuing years to bring about positive changes in the District in general and the two constituencies, 52 Changlang (S) and 53 Changlang (N) in particular. Speaking on the occasion, Shri T. Taiju, Hon’ble MLA 53 Changlang (N) emphasized on the fact that,“Changlang being the headquarter of the District is still behind the rest of the district in all aspects of development.” Shri P. Khimhun, 52 Changlang (S) also spoke at length about the various developmental activities that were taken up in the last years and the activities that are in the pipeline for the coming years. Both the MLAs then invited all the Head of Departments to put forward their departmental projects that were being taken up and queried about their problems too.
    All the Officials took part actively in discussing various problems pertaining to their departments. The Deputy Commissioner, Changlang congratulated everyone for the success of the meeting and especially thanked both the MLAs for insisting on conducting this meeting. Both the MLAs expressed their enthusiasm and willingness to bring about a positive change in their areas in the coming years and hoped that everyone work together for the better interest of the District and its people.

  • Intensive pulse polio immunization organized by 25 assam rifles in Changlang

    Changlang, Feb 7: Continuing its tradition and true to its words “Friends of the Hill People”, 25 Assam Rifles under DAH Division in collaboration with District Health Authorities successfully conducted Pulse Polio Immunization wef 07 Feb 2010. 25 Assam Rifles established one booth at 1 Mile Village and one Transit Points at Changlang and Yongchick. On 07 February 2010 door to door visit was conducted by three mobile medical teams of 25 Assam Rifles, which covered 194 children up to five years of age.
    PPI by 25 Assam Rifles
    25 Assam Rifles organized Pulse Polio Immunization programme for children
    This figure is double of estimated target given to 25 Assam Rifles. The children at unit family lines were also given polio drops and small lecture to show importance of polio immunization was given at Family Welfare Centre of 25 Assam Rifles by Medical Officer.
    District Administration as well as residents of Changlang expressed their gratitude for the helping hand of 25 Assam Rifles and requested for future assistance in all kinds of activities for development of the local people.

  • Sporadic bamboo flowering in Changlang

    Changlang, Feb 4: Sporadic bamboo flowering and fruiting in Dendrocalamus hamiltonii , a wild species in Changlang, have begun in large patches in Changlang district. The worst hit areas are in between 10th to 14 mile of Margherita-Changlang road under social forestry division.
    Shri Chimoy Simai, DFO, Changlang informed that the flowering had started during the month of January 2010 but mass blooming has occurred during last few days. He informed that the bamboo species like Bambusa tulda, Bambusa balcoa, Dendrocalamus giganteus etc are also found in Changlang, however, these species are not affected.
    Bamboo flowers once in 30-40 years. During flowering of bamboo, it is said that rodents feast on these bamboo seeds and multiply themselves in terms of ten thousands in a year. Once the seeds are exhausted, they look for an alternate source of feed in agricultural crops, thereby causing extensive damage to the agricultural produce, informed Shri Simai.
    However, the farmers have at least a little consolation in the fact that the flowering is taking place in an agricultural off-season when the crops have already harvested.

  • Republic Day celebrated in Changlang

    Changlang, Jan 26: “The young generation of this district needs to channelize their energy in right direction. It makes me upset to mention that some of our youth are drifting towards social menace like drug and opium addiction. The abuse of drug is the greatest threat to our age-old traditional society and will prove to be the biggest enemy in the part of development. I take this opportunity to caution those who are heading towards this abuses and appeal to you all not to let this spread in our district,“appealed Shri L Borang, ADC Changlang, while addressing the 61st Republic day amongst the mammoth gathering here at changlang today. Extending his republic day greetings Shri Borang reminded that the origin of our republic goes back to pre-independence days of 1929, when the Indian national congress during its Lahore session under the president ship of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru passed resolution declaring “complete independence” as the goal of the nation and decided to celebrate 26th January every year as the Independence Day throughout the length and breadth of the country. From then on till the dawn of independence on August 15, 1947, the nation celebrated 26th January as Independence Day. Later when India wanted a date to mark its official birth, 26th January, the independence day of pre-independence days was chosen. On this day, 26th January 1950, Indian constitution comes into force and India was proclaimed to be a sovereign, democratic and republic. Since then 26th January of every year has been celebrated as a republic day in our country.
    Shri Borang while remarking the clearance from government of India for restoration of much required Miao-Vijaynagar road a dream come true of the Vijaynagar people hoped that the connection of Vijaynagar by road communication would usher a new dawn of economic development and prosperity in Vijaynagar circle. He also spoke at length on the developmental works undertaken by various working departments during last twelve months.
    The Chief Guest while paying tributes to the martyrs and freedom fighters extended his appreciation for the dedicated service being rendered by the officers and staff of the State Government, the Central Government, Military and Para-military forces for the people of Changlang. He also conveyed his admiration to Gaon Burahs, youth, Panchayat and public leaders, the general public and school children for their contribution, in the development and maintenance of law and order in the district.

  • NSCN linkman arrested in Changlang

    Changlang, January 22: 25 Assam Rifles of the DAH Division apprehended a linkman of NSCN (K) who was involved in drug trafficking and extortion on behalf of the banned outfit. The miscreant was later handed over to Changlang Police Station alongwith the recoveries.
    This is a third apprehension of its kind in past one month by this battalion. The unit has established a strong intelligence base in the region and carried out considerable recoveries of extortion money and contraband from linkmen of NSCN (K) in the recent past. The local population is now responding very positively to support the efforts undertaken by 25 AR in curbing this menace of extortion and drug trafficking by passing timely information to the patrols of the unit.
    The apprehended individuals confessed that he was handed over approximately Rs.10,000/- worth of opium by NSCN(K) insurgents for purpose of selling it to local youth and getting them hooked on to the drug abuse so that they get lured into the banned outfit’s extortion activities in return for more drugs. He further revealed that he himself is so strongly addicted to the drug that he follows the dictates of the NSCN (K) insurgents in return for the drugs.

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