Republic Day celebrated
Seppa, Jan 27: Along with the rest of the nation the 62nd Republic Day was celebrated in a befitting manner here. East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam unfurled the tricolor amidst a huge gathering at Seppa general ground.
    Greeting the crowd as Chief Guest of the occasion, Bam informed about the various developmental activities undertaken after his assuming the office of DC, Seppa. He informed that within a short period after assuming the responsibilities of the district administration, he has made extensive tours of all circle headquarters along with the HoDs of various department to assess the ground reality of the developments made under various departments. He also informed about other important schemes sanctioned for the development of the district, especially the Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) for minority concentrated district sponsored by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs amounting to Rs 18 crore and 70 lakhs through which as many as 34 school buildings, 60 additional classrooms, 4 computer rooms in government schools, 2 school buildings with toilets, 27 girls’ hostels, 134 Anganwadi centres and 11 hospital buildings would be constructed.
He also informed that in the sports department the Panchayat Yuva Khrida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) is going to be launched shortly. Besides this, the township road construction is being undertaken on a war footing under the PWD, the drainage system under the DUDA is 90 percent complete and many teachers were appointed in the last SSA recruitment.
Under SSA around 29 new primary schools have been approved. The DC further informed that 90 percent work in the four micro hydel electric projects, namely Patta Nalla, Kadde Nalla, Pakoti MHP and Wattemame MHP under the PM’s package has been completed. He thanked the people of East Kameng district for their cooperation in the arrest of UG elements involved in the attempt to kidnap Gammon India Ltd officers, and congratulated the police department for its achievement.


    The DC appealed to all the representatives, the PRI leaders and the people of the district to cooperate with the executing agencies for smooth implementation of schemes to be implemented in the district.
    March past by student of various schools, PT display and cultural items were other highlights of the day. As part of the celebration games events were also conducted under the initiative of the District Sports and Youth Affairs Department.
    Later in the day the five-day annual sports competition among various schools of the district headquarters concluded with the final match of football played between JNV and GHSS, which the latter won by 1-0 goals.
In other events like athletics and women volleyball the KGGBV girls dominated as prize winners. DIPRO

National Voters’ Day celebrated
Seppa, Jan 25:  Along with the rest of the country, National Voters Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Seppa general ground today under the chairmanship of East Kameng Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Tope Bam.
    The day was observed with Prabhat pherry in the morning in which as many as 200 students from various schools of the district participated, displaying placards and shouting slogans. As part of occasion essay writing and drawing competitions among the students were conducted by the Principal, Government Higher Secondary School, Seppa.
    Addressing the crowd, Bam appealed to them to get enrolled at the district election office so that no eligible voters are left out. He also emphasized on the role of the youths in the proper functioning of the Indian democracy.
    CO (Election) Liken Koyu while informing the crowd about the day explained the process of enrollment in the electoral roll to eligible citizens in future revision. DIPRO

Jan Suvidha Centre inaugurated
SEPPA, Jan 24: The Jan Suvidha Centre here was inaugurated by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope today at the premises of the old DC office today.

    A part of e-governance, the centre will issue computerized documents – such as ST, PR and income certificates, inner line permits, etc – through a single window system within two-three days of applying, thereby not only reducing the workload of the officer concerned but also speeding up the official procedure and ensuring  precision and security.
Stressing the importance of the system, the DC called the introduction of the system “a red letter day for the district’s people which will be remembered as a landmark development in East Kameng’s history.”
While urging the people to make full use of the system, Bam asked the officers in charge of the Jan Suvidha to discharge their duties with sincerity and dedication to earn people’s faith in the Jan Suvidha as well as the administration.
Circle Officer (MV & Estt) Liken Koyu highlighted the importance and function of the system, informing that applicants would no more need not go to every branch for obtaining their required certificates as all certificates would be processed by the officer concerned and issued from the same office after receiving final approval from the DC. DIPRO, Seppa  

Annual sports competition gets underway
SEPPA, Jan 24: The five-day Under-16 annual sports competition of East Kameng district got underway at the general ground here on January 22 last.
Being organized by the district administration in collaboration with the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, the competition will feature five disciplines: football for men, volleyball for men and women, athletics, karate and badminton. The state government is sponsoring the competition with the aim of promoting games and sports at the grassroots level and to provide a platform to budding sportspersons to expose their talents, District Sports Officer (DSO) Karbia Dodum informed.
East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam, who inaugurated the competition, in his address to the participating sportspersons from various schools of the district underscored the importance accorded to sports across the world, saying every country, including the super powers, are in the race to achieve superiority in the field of games and sports. “We, too, should pay due attention to developing sports along with academic excellence,” Bam said.

While appealing to the participants to avail the opportunity, the DC urged them to maintain discipline and sporting spirit throughout the tournament, reminding them that winning and losing are but two sides of the same coin. Bam extended his gratitude to the state government for providing the fund for conducting the events. Superintendent of Police, Kime Aya, who was the guest of honour of the inaugural function, advised the participants to take the games in their true spirit, saying participation is more important than winning of losing. Earlier, the DSO in his welcome speech highlighted the objective of the competition and informed that apart from the district headquarters, similar competitions are being conducted simultaneously at various circle headquarters of the district.   As many as six schools from in and around Seppa are participating in the competition.  DIPRO, Seppa

WRD Minister tours Seijosa
Seijosa, Jan 08:  The people of Seijosa subdivision and Dissing-Passo circle will soon see good days ahead as WRD Minister Atum Welly made a gracious visit to his home constituency from 6th Jan last to assess the actual problems being faced by the people.
    Accompanied by the DC, SP and other HoDs of the district, the minister first visited Taroboso, which is considered a sensitive area.  After this the team drove straight to Jolly village where Welly inaugurated a community hall.

    Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers, the minister said he would make all effort to fulfill the needs of the people.  He informed that the DPR and project project proposal with an estimate of Rs 38 lakhs for the development of Jolly-Lanka village has been sent to the government for approval.  A water supply scheme with an estimate amount of Rs 10 lakh and an Anganwadi centre in Taroboso village have also been proposed  under the MSDP which is yet to be sanctioned. Jolly ASM Pepe Dolo on behalf of Jolly village submitted a memorandum in which they demanded a suspension bridge over Lanka river, the FC works at the bank of Lanka river, teachers’ quarter, improvement of water supply in Jolly village and police outpost in Jolly, etc.  The minister assured to take up the matter after proper liaison with the concerned department.
    Regarding the FC works, Welly directed the WRD EE on the spot to carry out proper survey of the area and thereafter prepare the DPR for the same.  Teachers’ quarters and water supply in Jolly were the prime demands of the villagers, which the minister assured to get sanctioned at the earliest possible.
    One of the gifts of the people of not only Jolly village but whole Seijosa was the announcement of maintenance of the existing township road. The minister disclosed that maintenance and black carpeting of the township road will start soon, covering the stretch from the APP check gate to Pata Nala in the first phase. 
    A separate memorandum was presented to DC Tope Bam, who said he would look into every grievance of the people through his link departments.
While stressing on proper educational system, Bam appealed to the people to create a congenial atmosphere for the teachers. At the same time, the DC asked them to check the punctuality of teachers, especially the local teachers, at work.
    The villagers said Jolly-Lanka is now going through a hard phase with road communication problem, drinking water problem, medical and education problem being some of the common issues of the village. These are compounded by the problem of wild elephants which damage crops every season.
    The visit of the visit was like a New Year gift to the villagers as one by one they spelled out their problems before the authority. The villagers are now hoping that good times are ahead. DIPRO

Welly tours home constituency
SEIJOSA, Jan 07: Water Resources Development and Civil Aviation Minister Atum Welly made a two-day extensive tour of Seijosa subdivision, his home constituency, from Thursday, which is his home town constituency.
Accompanied by the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, SP and other HoDs, the minister reviewed the law and order situation after the 8/11 Boimara incident.
    Later on the day, Welly, who is also the local MLA, said that he would leave no stone unturned to bring back normalcy to this insurgency hit subdivision, while interacting with the panic stricken government employees of this remote subdivision of the district at the Multipurpose Hall.
    He disclosed that efforts are being made at the government level to provide to foolproof security to the people who have been under oing psychological disturbances for a couple days.
    Spelling out the mantras to contain lawlessness, the minister hinted at taking up strategic measures like implementation of strict vigilance and checking of ILPs of tenants with doubtful credentials, if any, and submission of monthly report to the government, etc.
    Requesting the DC and SP to act on this, the minister urged the people to cooperate with the administration in carrying out checking of ILP validation of tenants.
    Responding to a plea made by the victims of the 8/11 Boimara incident, Welly disclosed that ex-gratia announced by the state government for the kith and kin of the victims would be released shortly after completion of formalities. Meanwhile, he also assured to provide alternative sources of income to the family members who lost their lone breadearners.
    In view of the area being sensitive, the minister said proposal has already been mooted for the establishment of one battalion of Arunachal Scout, an Indian Army wing, at Dissing-Passo circle, which would be armed by establishing a police outpost at the earliest to check unwanted activities in the area.
    He also instructed the Seijosa ADC and SDPO to provide patrolling within Seijosa township as and when the situation warrants. However, he made it clear that it would not be feasible to provide regular police escort for plying of vehicles on this route, considering its other side of difficulties.
Welly, appreciating the commendable job of ADC Kento Riba during the time of the Boimara incident, said the ADC’s name should be recommended to the state government for awarding of gold medal in recognition his contributions to the victims’ families.
    Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam exhorted the people to unite at this time of woe to overcome the difficulties.
    Admitting the difficulties being faced by the people of this subdivision, he appealed for taking up confidential measures with its neighboring state for peaceful coexistence.
    Earlier, the meeting observed two minutes’ condolence for the departed souls. DIPRO