On Saturday, a workshop comprising of 12 volunteers was held with the vision of setting community libraries at Miao under Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh
The workshop was initiated by DC Dr Devansh Yadav, in association with One-stop centre, the India Foundation for Education Transformation and the Miao unit of the Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS). The workshop was a grand success.
The volunteers and youth participants were addressed by the DC, along with Padma Shri awardee Sathyanarayan Mundayoor and Miao ADC Sunny Singh, who encouraged them to pursue developmental activities pertaining to education, health care, Women Empowerment as well as rights and many more.
Over the following three months, the district government will undertake a 10-point action plan with the volunteers in 12 villages.
Zero school dropouts, full coverage under CMAAY, PMMVY, library movement, street plays and skits are included in the action plan.
Other delegates in the meeting were, the Lohit Youth Library Network and the Forum of Activists of Lohit Youth Libraries.
It was announced that the APWWS unit will serve as the program’s nodal organisation during the assigned three-month period.
ASSAM: Impetuous racial argument in Assam’s Jorhat
A non-Assamese store owner and an Assamese customer got into a racial argument, in Tarajan, Jorhat.
The customer reportedly went to “Shyam Steel and Stationery Shop” in Jorhat, to inquire about the delay in his order and to question the management’s incompetence.
The conversation slowly developed into a heated argument. The shopkeeper began hurling racial slurs.
As per reports, the owner said, “Bring as many Assamese people as you want; it won’t bother me in the least“. He angrily added, “I’ll pee over you Assamese brethren.“
Students’ union organisations rushed to the scene after learning about the situation. The shopkeeper was then forced to issue a public apology and scream “Joi Ai Axom” and apologize to the customer by touching his feet.
The organisations that came to aid advised the man to treat the people and the land with respect.
MANIPUR: State records 16 new cases of dengue
On Sunday, the state of Manipur recorded 16 new cases of dengue, moreover, it is being reported that there is a spread of dengue in Manipur amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Health Director of Manipur K. Rajo said, “We have found 16 confirmed cases of dengue and all of them are under treatment in hospitals”. He did not rule out the possibility of other cases in the State.
As per the reports by The Hindu, 16 patients were from residential areas near Imphal. They had complained of low-grade fever. Fearing that they might be suffering from COVID-19 they got their samples tested and the results confirmed dengue.
MEGHALAYA: CM aware followers of World Polio Day
World Polio Day is celebrated every year on October 24th. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma takes the day as an opportunity to extend awareness to his Twitter followers.
He writes, “On World Polio Day, we salute the efforts to eradicate polio globally. Let us work together to ensure India remains polio-free by getting our children vaccinated. #worldPolioDay2021 #EndPolio”.
He also shares an image by the Government of Meghalaya. It reads, “We take this time to thank the unsung heroes working to save lives from Polio”.
The state’s Chief Minister is an active participant in social media platforms and uses the social network efficiently, sharing important details of his work, state and the country, almost all days of the week.
MIZORAM: Campaign for ‘Streets for People’ launched in Khatla
At Khatla Locality on October 23, the Streets for People Campaign was started under the slogan of ‘Aizawl Smart City.’
Recreational structures, such as play dens and resting sheds, were erected during the event. A medical stall was also set up so that residents could check their blood pressure and weight.
Aizawl is a city where most of the available parking places are taken up by cars, leaving no room for pedestrians.
However, Aizawl Smart City Limited has been attempting to strike a balance between modernization and how these developmental instruments may be used for entertainment through various events.
Aizawl Smart City Limited has urged community leaders and all residents to work for a smart city that has relaxing streets.
NAGALAND: Man arrested for killing ATM guard in Chennai
On Sunday, a man was arrested for killing ATM security guard near Marian Beach. As per a report by Times Of India, the man was found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder by city court.
Reportedly, he was sentenced for 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, as the court observed that the ATM guard mistook the man from Nagaland to be an ATM thief after his card got stuck a couple of times
SIKKIM: Penpa Tsering, president of the Tibetan Government in Exile, visits Sikkim
Penpa Tsering, the President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, arrived in Gangtok on October 23 for a three-day visit.
While speaking to the media, Penpa stated that he came to Sikkim to visit Tibetan residents in the state and Kalimpong in order to better understand their status and plan future projects.
According to sources, the President was scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh, but the trip was cancelled due to current border disputes between India and China. President Tsering reaffirmed China’s antagonistic stance against Tibet, which has existed for decades.
He went on to condemn China’s policy toward Tibet and its neighbouring countries. China currently possesses military and economic power but lacks moral standards, which prevents it from becoming a global leader, according to the President.
Peace, cooperation, and understanding between nations can all be maintained through free trade, according to Tsering.
TRIPURA: Major tourist attractions— Jampui Eco Park, Watchtower, obliterated; FIR filed against Road Construction Company
The Kanchanpur Forest Department by the latest, filed an FIR against JSR Company Private Limited of Hyderabad for obliterating the Jampui eco-park and the Watch Tower placed adjacent to Jampui Hills under North Tripura District.
Suman Das who is the Kanchanpur Divisional Forest Officer claimed in an FIR filed under Bhangmun Police Station, of the illegal demolishing of government properties estimated to be worth Rs 1 Crore.
The company is working on a 20-kilometre stretch of the National Highway 44 from Bhangmun to Phuldungsei.
The eco-park was apparently bull-dozed to set up the company’s office, labour shed, and materials storage facility.
As per reports, no authorisation or prior notification had been forwarded to the authorities before demolishing the aforesaid, government-owned properties.
The Divisional Forest Officer reportedly told his superiors about the Hyderabad-based company’s illegal operations, but no action as such had been taken by the concerned local authorities.
They only became involved after the incident was widely publicised.
The Officer-in-Charge of the Bhangmun Police Station, Shyamal Murasingh, revealed to the media that Forest Department has filed a complaint and assured necessary action will be taken.