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Arunachal Pradesh at a Glance
             Arunachal Pradesh- the Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains, with a total area of 83,743 sq. km. It is bounded by Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the north and north-east (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the east (440 km). It shares inter state boundary with Nagaland in the east and south-east and Assam in the south. Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh was called NEFA (North East Frontier Agency) and consequent upon the passing of the 55th Constitution Amendment Act Arunachal Pradesh become the 24th State of Union India with a full fledged Legislative Assembly and a popular Government.


 Arunachal Pradesh is a home to 26 major tribes and more than 100 minor and sub tribes. According to Verrier Elwin Arunachal can be divided into three cultural groups on the basis of their socio-religious affinities. Firstly, the Monpas and Sherdukpens of Tawang and West Kameng districts follow the Lamaistic tradition of Mahayana Budhism. The Membas and Khambas of Upper Siang and West Siang are having cultural similarity with Monpas and Sherdukpens. The Khamtis and the Singphos, inhabiting the eastern part of the state, are Budhists of Hinayana sect. The second group consists of the Nyishis, Galos, the Apatanis, the Adis, the Mishmis (Miju & Idu), the Tagins, the Mijis, the Akas, the Sulungs (Puroik) and the Khowas. They worship natural objects and ancestors.



 The Apatanis, the Nyishis, the Adis, the Galos and the Tagins worship Sun and Moon (Donyi Polo) The third group comprises the Noctes, the Tangsas, the Wanchoos etc of Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts. They are associated with head hunting culture. They follow their own traditional beliefs and indigenous practices of worship, which is animistic in nature. Arunachal Pradesh- the Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains, with a total area of 83,743 sq. km. It is bounded by Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the north and north-east (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the east (440 km). It shares inter state boundary with Nagaland in the east and south-east and Assam in the south. Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh was called NEFA (North East Frontier Agency) and consequent upon the passing of the 55th Constitution Amendment Act Arunachal Pradesh become the 24th State of Union India with a full fledged Legislative Assembly and a popular Government. Arunachal Pradesh is a home to 26 major tribes and more than 100 minor and sub tribes.

 According to Verrier Elwin Arunachal can be divided into three cultural groups on the basis of their socio-religious affinities. Firstly, the Monpas and Sherdukpens of Tawang and West Kameng districts follow the Lamaistic tradition of Mahayana Budhism. The Membas and Khambas of Upper Siang and West Siang are having cultural similarity with Monpas and Sherdukpens.


The Khamtis and the Singphos, inhabiting the eastern part of the state, are Budhists of Hinayana sect. The second group consists of the Nyishis, Galos, the Apatanis, the Adis, the Mishmis (Miju & Idu), the Tagins, the Mijis, the Akas, the Sulungs (Puroik) and the Khowas. They worship natural objects and ancestors. The Apatanis, the Nyishis, the Adis, the Galos and the Tagins worship Sun and Moon (Donyi Polo) The third group comprises the Noctes, the Tangsas, the Wanchoos etc of Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts. They are associated with head hunting culture. They follow their own traditional beliefs and indigenous practices of worship, which is animistic in nature. Arunachal Pradesh is a land of festival. Festivals form an integral part of the tribal people of the state. Animal sacrifices are common in most of the festivals, particularly in the non-Bodic tribes. The festivals have firmly blended with the lifestyle of the people. Some of the important festivals celebrated by the people are Solung, Mopin, Losar, Boori Boot, Dree, Nechi Dau, Chalo-loku, Longte Yullo,Ojiale, Reh, Sanken, Si-Donyi, Nyokum -Yullo, and Tamladu.



 Tawang is the region fraught with scores of worth visiting spots such as lakes, waterfalls, nunneries, monasteries and the like. One of the much famed and much frequented lakes is Shonga-tser Lake, which is also popularly called as Madhuri Lake. Tsachu Hot Spring is another attraction included in the list of tourist places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is the place that forms another place of great fascination for the tourists incorporated in the list of tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh and included in the list are the places like number of orchids showing great varieties of trees laded with species of fruits and in particular apples. Over 80 per cent of Arunachal Pradesh is covered with thick evergreen forests and it has five major rivers- Kameng, Subansiri, Lohit, Siang and Tirap. Arunachal Pradesh is home to many monuments and archeological sites, each one has a rich history. Places of worship and pilgrimages like Parasuram Kund, the 400 years old Tawang Monastery and Gorsham Chorten draw a large number of pilgrims every year. Similarly archaeological excavations in Malinithan, Itafort, Bhismaknagar, Vijayanagar and Nakshaprabhat etc., are a historian’s delight.   
   
 
 
Highlights
 
During the month of April 2017 Regional office,DFP,Itanagar continue in monitoring and supervising programmes organised by the FPUs on various central flagship schemes like Swacch Bharat Mission,Skill India Mission, Atal Pension Yojana, BBBP and PMJDY covering 53 village and reached 7380 audience through Photo exhibition, oral communication and film shows.
During the month of April 2017 Regional office,DFP,Itanagar continue in monitoring and supervising programmes organised by the FPUs on various central flagship schemes like Swacch Bharat Mission,Skill India Mission, Atal Pension Yojana, BBBP and PMJDY covering 53 village and reached 7380 audience through Photo exhibition, oral communication and film shows.
During May 2017 units in this region conducted 49 photo exhibitions , 77 door to door inter personal talks, group discussions 49 photo exhibitions in 52 villages reaching 6670 audience. Units also organised group discussions on 28th on Prime Minister's Man Ki Baat.
During the month of April Regional Office, Itanagar continue in monitoring and supervising publicity programmes organized by the FPUs on various central schemes like Swacch Bharat Mission, Skill India Mission, Atal Pension Yojana, BBBP, PMJDY etc.
During the month of July, 2017, units are organised various publicity programme through oral communications, film shows, photo exhibitions and distributing publicity materials related to GST,Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan and other flagship programmes of central government in their respective headquarters covering 59 villages and reached 5975 audience.
During the month of July, 2017, units are organised various publicity programme through oral communications, film shows, photo exhibitions and distributing publicity materials related to GST,Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan and other flagship programmes of central government in their respective headquarters covering 59 villages and reached 5975 audience.
During March, 2017 Along unit organised the last RMNCH+A programme allotted to this region in the 2nd phase at Jengging in Upper Siang district. Also all the units organised publicity campaign under Swachh Shakti Saptah from 1-8th March. Regional office organized the 3- monthly workshop on Rajbhasa and also the concluding workshop on RMNCH+A campaign to discuss the implementation on 15/3/2017. Regional Office also participated in the ‘Say No to Plastic’ campaign organized by NHPC and Ziro unit participated in the NHPC programme on Mother & Child Health under PMSMA. As many as 80 villages and 14497 population were covered during RMNCH+A campaign and health camps were attended by 250 and Healthy baby show by 50 children. In addition the units conducted routine publicity activities like interpersonal discussion, photo exhibition and film shows.
During the month of June 2017 Regional Office, DFP, Itanagar organised Hindi Workshop and SOP workshop on 15th June 2017 , 16th June 2017 respectively. Regional office also observed 3rd International Day of Yoga in coordination with the NHPC, Itanagar. Bomdila ,Pasighat and Tawang units organised Special Outreach Programme on 25/06/2017, 28/06/2017 and 30/06/2017 respectively and all the DFP units celebrated IDY in a colourful manner on 21st June,2017. GST benefits, Swachha Bharat Mission, PM Jan Dhan Yajona and Betio Bacho and Beti Padhao were highlighted.
During February, 2017 Field units in the region organised six special outreach programmes on RMNCH+A in Upper Subansiri,Lower Subansiri,Lohit,Kurung Kumey,Changlang and East Kameng district. In addition units also organised regular publicity campaign through interpersonal communication, photo exhibitions and film shows on various flagship schemes of the government like MUDRA yojana, PMJDY , Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Gramin Vikas Yojana, ,Atal Pension Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Bima Yojana and Skill India Mission at various locations in Arunachal Pradesh. Local media gave extensive coverage on DFP’s initiative in spreading awareness about Government Schemes.
During the month of August, 2017 DFP, Pasighat & Seppa unit with the coordination of RGU, Doimukh and NIT, authority Yupia organised 2 SOP on the theme of National Handloom Day on 5th and 7th August. DFP Tezu & Pasighat and Along & Ziro units also organised SOPs on Naye Bharat Ki Manthan…..Sankalp Se Siddhi at Mahadevpur-I village and Yigi Kaum village in Namsai and West Siang Districts respectively on 25th and 28th August, 2017. These were extensively reported by local press.The Regional Office as well as units also observed New India Movement 2017-2022 on 9th by taking New India pledge. Besides, units also organised various publicity programmes related to central govt. flagship programmes covering 34 villages 11610 audience.
 
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