No IPR (PR) 3/2008                                                     Dated Naharlagun August 21, 2009


One day orientation training

Itanagar, August 20: As a follow up action to ensure that the Bamboo Processing Centre, Poma which is being run under the aegis of Poma Village Welfare Society is properly working with it objectives, an orientation training in collaboration with Raj Bhawan was conducted for its members at Oju Mission office, Naharlagun today. The NGO Management programme, initiated by the Governor Gen JJ Singh, who envisaged the Value Addition Centre at Poma Village was coordinated by his Secretary Amit Singla to see that the society function smoothly and members are aware of their duties and responsibilities, reports PRO to Governor.

Fifteen members of the Poma Villager Welfare Society, including thirteen women led by PVWS President Techi Anna, ASM Poma attended the programme.

In his key note address, Tax and Excise Deputy Commissioner (Legal) Ando Pangkam, while dwelling in length on society registration said, implementation of any government programme is done through registered society. Therefore, society registration is very important as it provide legal rights. Educating on how to form a society and its registration, Tax & Excise Deputy Commissioner informed that as on today, the registration fee for a society registration is Rs. 10,000.00 (Rupees Ten Thousand) only. Once registered, it has a validity period of three years. Thereafter, the society has to renew it validity every year by paying a renewal fee. Assuring departments support and cooperation in the process of registration, he advised the Society members to ensure sound financial status of the NGO and financial discipline in their approach. Pangkam added, today we have more than 4000 NGOs in the State. If all these organization works with the spirit of social service, I don’t think there will be any problem of unemployment.

Earlier, welcoming the trainees to the Centre, Oju Welfare Association Chairperson, Binny Yanga, urged them to inculcate spirit of sacrifice and social service towards the targeted community amongst its members. As one of the resource persons, Yanga, who has an experience of more then thirty years in the field of social service said, we have to work selflessly and with dedication. First few years will be tough as financial assistance will not be very forth coming, she pointed. Yanga, while stressing on basic discipline and etiquettes of running an organization also advised them to conduct regular meetings amongst its members to ensure participants of every member. As an encouragement, Oju Welfare Association Chairperson assured to buy semi finish products of BPC, Poma.

Resource persons and subject specialists, Neelav Gohain, Programme Officer and J. Saha Account Officer, OWS, highlighted on project preparation, accounting, records and book keeping. Gumtum Rime, Nodal Officer of Bamboo Processing Centre Poma Divisional Manager, Arunachal Pradesh State Forest Corporation ltd. also spoke on the occasion.

The trainees profusely thanked the Governor and the Oju Mission for the training programme, which they felt will definitely help them to work as a team and also for the welfare of the society.


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