Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to appoint mountaineers Tapi Mra and Tine Mena as Adventure Promotion Instructors under the department of youth affairs.

The posts were created through a cabinet decision as a special case on June 30.

Tapi Mra is the first person from Arunachal Pradesh to climb the Mt. Everest while Tine Mena is the first woman from the Northeast region to accomplish the feat.

“While acknowledging the contributions of Tapi Mra, the first Everester from the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Tine Mena, the first women Everester from the state and the Northeast, and in recognition of their pioneering effort and success in the given field, the cabinet today approved creation of two numbers of Adventure Promotion Instructor posts in the department of youth affairs as a special case,” a statement from the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office said.

The cabinet viewed that the expertise and experience of the duo in the field of mountaineering and adventure sports will benefit the aspiring youth who have special interest in this field.

In another important decision, the cabinet formally approved the Arunachal Pradesh Bal Seva Scheme. The scheme for support to children, orphaned in COVID-19 pandemic was announced by chief minister Pema Khandu on May 29.

The cabinet further approved for renaming government institutions in the name of prominent personalities of the state who worked relentlessly for the cause of the people. As such, District Hospital Raga has been renamed as Nido Techi Hospital Raga, while CHC Bhalukpong has been named after Sinam Dususow.

Government Middle School, Ompuli will now be known as Nabam Takey Residential School Ompuli.

The state cabinet later reviewed the status of COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination drive in the state. It also enquired on the status of implementation of e-office and other important IT initiatives.

While appreciating the IT department for executing the e-office project on priority basis, the cabinet further advised the department to rope in all the left out departments on e-office at the earliest.

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