CM concerned at frequent fire mishaps

arunachal-pradesh-cm-nabam-tuki-stresses-on-retaining-special-category-for-ne-statesITANAGAR, Jan 18: Expressing deep concern over the fire mishap that devoured seven rooms of Daying Ering Higher Secondary School, Pasighat, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has directed East Siang district administration to assess the losses incurred and submit the report soon for releasing the fund.


Taking serious note of repeated fire mishaps in various places in the state, the Chief Minister appealed to the public to be cautious while handling fire as such incidents could occur because of negligence during the dry season.
The Chief Minister also directed all the Deputy Commissioners to create mass awareness to take preventive measures to prevent such mishaps.


Meanwhile, Education Minister Tapang Taloh has sanctioned Rs 2 crore for restructuring of the fire ravaged Daying Ering Memorial Higher Secondary School, Pasighat.


This was informed by PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk today while chairing a coordination meeting at the auditorium of the said school which was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister, Bosiram Siram, ZPC Kaling Dai, DDSE Obuk Panor, Deputy Chief Councilor Kaling Darang and councilors, Principal, Vice Principal and teaching staff.


“Education Minister Taloh has sanctioned Rs. 2 crore immediately after hearing the news of fire mishap for reconstruction of a well planned RCC multi-storey building for the school,” Tamuk informed.


The Chief Councilor on behalf of the PMC assured to provide 20 chairs and a computer set as immediate relief. He also assured to launch a special cleanliness drive in the school premises to clear the bebris. Tamuk advised for provision of portable fire fighting equipments and other protective measures in all educational institutes and government installations.
He also did not rule out foul play in the mishap.


Advisor to Chief Minister Bosiram Siram sought magisterial inquiry before the cleanliness drive and urged the engineering departments to restore water and power supply in the school immediately to bring normalcy. Siram informed that he has held discussion with the DC and DDSE for immediate relief. He asked to prepare list of requirements and proposal and submit them to the DC so that the administration can forward it to the government.


The DC has assured to manage/ provide computer and printer, copier machine, some desks and benches etc at the earliest possible so that day to day classroom and office transactions are not hampered. Siram asked the DDSE to alert Chowkidars of all the schools to guard their respective institutions properly.


He handed over Rs. ten thousand cash to the Principal of the school.
ZPC Kaling Dai urged the education minister Taloh and former education minister Bosiram Siram to take up the issue at higher level so that fund is released immediately and construction work is started soon.


DDSE Obuk Panor, who worked for a long in the said school as Principal, informed that the matter has already been discussed with the superior authorities and no stone would be left unturned for early restoration process. Advisory note on preventive measures to avoid such accident in future have already been given to all the school authorities, he further added.


Senior citizen and Ward-5 Councilor Kaling Doruk also donated Rs. ten thousand from his side to the school fund and urged the administration and municipality to clear all the debris. He further assured to pressurize the local MLA and administration for grant of immediate relief.


Deputy Chief Councilor Kaling Darang, who also happens to be the local councilor of the area, informed that MP Ninong Ering would visit the school on January 24 and extend all possible help from his discretionary fund.
Principal AP Rukbo and Vice-Principal Aroti Padung Pada also spoke and shared their views.