PASIGHAT: Pashighat health department in Arunachal Pradesh claims to have achieved cent per cent success in Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign. The campaign was undertaken at the initiative of district medical officer, Dr. Mandip Perme and DRCHO, Dr. Tatok Gao.
Addressing a press conference recently, DMO Dr. Perme said concerted effort and support from all quarter including each villagers and villages are needed to ensure complete eradication of the Measles and Rubella including role of media in spreading the awareness. Health department officials are also visiting all the schools in the urban and rural areas and training & orienting the teachers, ICDS functionaries, PRI members etc and disseminating awareness among the public to garner supports for the campaign. To this regard, DC has also directed all departments to support the campaign.
The new vaccine has been introduced in a campaign mode and is one of the world's largest vaccination campaign targeted to cover 41 crores of children by the end of 2018. The vaccine will be administered to all the children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years. Till now the campaign has completed the phase 1 and 2 under which 13 states have been introduced with the vaccine.
To this regard, the World Health Organization is providing the technical supports to the Government for this programme along with UNICEF. Arunachal Pradesh is among the states of the North-East which will be a part of this nationwide campaign to be undertaken in the third phase.
The congress supported candidate Piyush Hazarika has won the 82 no RahaLAC seatdefeatinghis rival AIUDF candidate Guneswar Das , the sitting MLA,by a margin of18,00 thousand votes. Piyush Hazarika secured 56,430 while Guneswar Das secured 38,447 votes.
This is Congress second victory at Raha afterlate Annada Barua when he was elected from this constituency in 2001. In 2006 this constituency elected AIUDF candidate Guneswar Das and there was a prediction by the voters that AIUDF might be able to win this LAC for the second time. But to voters surprise and making all speculations wrong the Congress candidate won the seat and declared his victory gracefully.
Among the other candidates contested from this constituency were the BJP candidateSurya Kr Das secured 18,238, AGP candidate Umesh Chandra Das secured 13,894,All India Trinamul Congress candidate Dilip Das secured 1,499 and CPI( Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) candidate secured 1,197 votes respectively.
18 Oct 2008 - 1:46am | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Regional Politics of Assam got glorifications when all the factions of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)-the political platform born out of in famous Assam Movement in late seventies and mid eighties by the apex students organization of the state All Assam Students' Union (AASU) unified on 14th Oct 2008 at Bhrigu Kumar Phukan khsetra at Golaghat the birth place of the party. It may be recalled that two decades back setting all speculations aside AGP became the voice of the people. Blame any one in of top brass of the party who were promoted from students leader to political leaders to work in accordance to the call of the people of Assam but the party failed to continue and win faith. Partial implementation of Assam Accord was also a major set back of the party. The most important clause of the accord to free Assam from illegal migrants became a headache for the then AGP government. Establishment of national institutes like IIT, bridges, refineries like NRL and other developmental projects in the state could the save image of the party. Some forgetful incidence like secret killing during chief minister Praffulla Kumar Mahanta regime maligned the image of the party thereby giving a new abbreviation to the party Assam Gondogol Party and in later stage Andolan Gondogol Party amongst the mass. Differences of opinion of the leaders lead to factions of the party later when Mahanta was dropped from party president charging him responsible of the division in the party the two times CM also formed a new party AGP (Progressive in Assamese Pragatisheel) AGP (P).
Protests of AASU on induction of Mahanta in unification marred the visible pleasure of the party workers. Effigies of former CM Mahanta the founder President was brunt in day light barely 200mtrs away from the venue of the unification terming him as traitor meanwhile leader of the Opposition of the Assam Legislative Assembly and President of newly unified AGP Chandra Mohan Patwary was advocating historic Golaghat Declaration punch line Change. Golaghat Declaration as declared at the Singha Purush Lalit Chandra Rajkhowa manch is a substance of the historic Assam Accord with a promise to work together for Change. C. M. Patwary is following the call of the western politics as advocated by Democratic Presidential candidate of United States Presidential election Barack Obama. If Patwary is able to receive even 50% of what Obama achieved calling Change will definitely liven the spirit of the party and critics at that time would thank Obama for his invaluable thought. All is not well in AGP as the think tank could not convince their ousted former President Brindabon Goswami who recently in a interview to a national newspaper said that the party cannot perform with out obliging AASU its base organization. He also said he has not been given reasons for his ouster in written and AGP did not communicate him further after the general council meeting. Most important part of his statement is that he is yet to decide his fate in politics with the party though the AGP has retain him as executive member. Media shy working president of AGP Phani Bhusan Choudhury who served same portfolio under Goswami is the man to be credited for this historic unification and further glorification of the party. AASU have reasons to smear black ink on P K Mahanta effigies during unification but role of AASU though can be logical but is not justified. AASU has many other issues to highlight and democratically stand for the people, nobody will deny that role of AASU being handful in deciding fate of regional politics of Assam. AASU should try to retain its image as the Voice of the People. AGP now has accepted its blunders of the past and vowed for rectification. We need to just wait and watch.
Dramatically speaking a multi crore Bollywood movies can shot on political development of Assam. Someone like Madhur Bhandarkar or Mahesh Bhatt if someday they find and study Assamese politics definitely a movie will be in theatres soon. Amidst huge speculation the AGP unification is formally over by waving hand in hand together in Golaghat. Will this hand in hand show bring together their political thoughts as nobody knows on what grounds they are unified. Distribution of tickets during next Assembly election will be a acid test for Patwary and co. and for spectators it would be interesting to note the Change at that time as called the supreme of AGP. Role of the party is also notable in the General Election scheduled early next year. The fate of politics of Assam lies with the general people as the supreme right to decide fate of Assam lies in within them.
Finally chief minister Tarun Gogoi put in his papers when he met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday. After holding a series of crucial meetings with Rahul Gandhi, Dr CP Joshi and Ahmed Patel, Gogoi meet the party president and tendered his resignation owning moral responsiblity for the party's defeat in the Lok Sabha. The senior Congress leaders asked Gogoi not to resign.