Country strong to give befitting reply to any misadventure: Guv

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Saturday said the country is strong enough to give a “befitting reply” to any “misadventure” in the border state. The governor was addressing a function here on the occasion of the 35th Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day. “No external power can snatch an inch of Arunachal’s territory. The country is strong enough to give a befitting reply to any misadventure,” he said. China does not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as part of India and refers to it as South Tibet. It said…

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National curriculum should have chapters on history and culture of NE: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Appreciating the New Education Policy of the Centre, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has pitched for inclusion of history and culture of the northeastern region in the national curriculum. Apart from creating awareness about the region at the national level, it will also reinforce national integration in the true spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat, Khandu said while virtually participating in the 6th Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog on Saturday. His government will introduce a curriculum about the culture and traditions of Arunachal Pradesh at primary…

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Arunachal Ratna given to Maj Khathing

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Major Ralengnao Bob Khathing, an awardee of Padma Shree and Military Cross in World War 2, was conferred with the highest state award, ‘Arunachal Ratna’ posthumously on Saturday by Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra during a function organized at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan here on the occasion of Statehood Day. Major Khathing was given the highest award of the state, for his services to the people of Tawang. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 Lakhs, a gold medal and a…

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State celebrates Statehood Day with enthusiasm | Khandu stresses on entrepreneurship among youths on Statehood day

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: The state government is working to encourage youths to be entrepreneurs rather than striving for government jobs, which is a British-era mindset, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Saturday, marking the 35th Statehood day. Addressing a gathering at the Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar, Khandu said the mantras of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’, ‘Vocal for Local’ and ‘Make in India’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi depends solely on the skill development of the youths. The state government keeping in mind the three directives has embarked on various schemes…

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Laparoscopic surgery starts at Yingkiong

YINGKIONG, Feb 21: Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang on Saturday dedicated the new high-resolution laparoscopic equipment to the people of Upper Siang and also launched the laparoscopic surgical camp at the District Hospital here, under the banner of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) outreach activities. The new equipment would boost up the capability of the local surgeons and greatly benefit the people of the district. A team of experts from TRIHMS led by the Director Dr Moji Jini, senior surgeons and anesthesiologist assisted the…

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Wahge highlights party activities in national meet

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: A day-long national office bearers, state presidents, general secretaries (Organization) and state in-charges meeting of BJP was held here on Sunday which, was presided by party president J P Nadda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the inaugural session as principal “Marg Darshak” and addressed the meeting. Beside, Modi, the meeting was also addressed by party’s national general secretary (Organisation) B L Santhosh. The meeting discussed future plan and programmes of the party including the ensuing elections in five states. The party is fully prepared for…

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30 youth trained under PMKVY in renewed push for skill dev

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Taking ahead the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a ‘Skill India focused with value addition’, the state’s skill development and entrepreneurship has rolled out its wagon wheel to create a resource rich manpower that fits and churns the economy of the state and livelihood of youth. The department resumed its entire skill development ecosystem post Covid-19 pandemic, so that the youth of the state could be trained in specific trades and could gain employment in various economic sectors. An orientation programme was conducted at the…

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Guv, CM release book on Nyishi folktales

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: A book titled ‘Dojang Napong and other classic Nyishi folktales and fables’ was released at IG Park here on Saturday by Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu during the Statehood Day celebration. The book is a collection of 13 enchanting folktales and fables from the Land of the Dawnlit Mountains. The stories and fables are retold by Podum Taku and Pumu Taku. The stories are written in a simple language. The book plunges into the mythical world of the state and transports the…

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Be partners of development, Potom to youth

DOIMUKH, Feb 21: Additional District Magistrate (ADM) and Chief Estate Officer (CEO) Talo Potom on Saturday termed the youth as future of tomorrow and appealed them youths to shoulder the responsibility in nation building and become partners of development. Potom was addressing the youth at a function organized by Save Arunachal save indigenous (SASI) at Chuiputa here. “Everyone should had a calendar in their life and act upon as per calendar so that everything and every work are done in a proper way with planning otherwise, everything all will be…

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RGU observes Mother Tongue’s Day

RONO HILLS, Feb 21: Rajiv Gandhi University on Sunday celebrated the International Mother Tongue’s Day, which was joined by Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha virtually, as he was away to Central University of Gujarat (CUG) to attend its third convocation. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Amitava Mitra graced the inaugural function as the chief guest and Registrar Dr N T Rikam as guest of honor. Coordinator Dr K C Mishra delivered the welcome address wherein he highlighted the significance of the day. Dr Mishra pointed out that it was in 1999…

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