AALO Jan 27: Five candidates Bai Gadi BJP, Nyamar Karbak INC, Raksap Yomcha IND,
Johny Tali IND and Lijum Ronya IND have filed their nominations to the Returning
Officer at Aalo till last day of filling of nominations for the 27-Liromoba (ST)
Assembly Constituency by-election. The scrutiny of nominations papers will be held
on January 28 and the last date of withdrawal of candidates is on January 30 and
the poll will take place on February 13 next. DIPRO
District Disaster Management plan
YUPIA, Jan 27: A District Level meeting on updation of District Disaster Management
plan was held today at Yupia.
Chairing the meeting Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye said complete updation on emergency
support function is very essential to cope up with any emergencies and requested
the officers to give full support to DDMO in preparation of better Disaster Management
All the attending Officers shared various experiences on Disaster and gave their
inputs to come up with a better Disaster Management Plan for the District. DC said.
DDMO Preetha Menon highlighted on importance of disaster management plan and timely
updation of emergency support functions(ESF) . She requested all officers to cooperate
her on formulating a good emergency plan that is well equipped with life saving
and life sustaining actions during any disaster or emergency. DIPRO
Clean drive at Ganga Lake
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The department of Tourism conducted a mass social service cum
cleanliness drive at Ganga Lake here as the part of nationwide Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
today. The event was flagged off by Dr. Joram Beda Secretary Tourism in presence
of Director Tourism and ZPM Chimpu Techi Mecha along with Panchayat leaders. Flagging
off the event, Dr. Beda said that every Arunachalee should devote in cleanliness
drive by keeping their surrounding clean. Various members from Arunachal Pradesh
Tour Operator Association and other organisations were also participated the drive.
Exalt foundation school bags 2nd and 3rd prizes
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Master Raja Yangda and Miss Aniyang Gaduk of Exalt Foundation
School Itanagar bagged second and third prizes respectively in the painting competition
(senior group) organized by the Raj Bhawan on 16th January 2015.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Barely a month after the power department at Capital Complex launched
pre-meter installation in every sector; it draws flaks from all quarter. Joining
the chorus of opposition along with various organisations, the All Arunachal Pradesh
Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Department Workers Union has registered
its opposition to pre-paid installation. In a press release the union stated that
casual workers are unable to pay the expenditure incur in the pre-paid meter saying
that they have already under pressure to meet the day today expense of children
education and other household problems. It requested the government to discontinue
the installation process.
Non-execution of road alleged
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Londa-Lorah PMGSY Road Development Committee in its representation
submitted with Chief Executive Officer RWD alleged that the contractor of the said
project is not taking up the work. The committee claimed that though the amount of
the said project has been drawn the work is standstill. It requested the authority
concerned to look into the matter so that work started without delay.
Maintenance allocation sought
‘ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Claiming that the Government College Bomdila Boys hostel is in
shamble and poorly maintained, the college hostel prefect has sought the director
higher and technical education to allocate fund for maintenance of the dilapidated
hostel building. In a representation, the hostel prefect claimed that hostel is running
without basic amenities such as drinking water, electricity and the furniture which
hampers the students study.
Financial Literacy Counseling
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The Manghi Welfare Society (MWS) in collaboration with Apex Bank
Sangram organised financial literacy counseling (FLCC) at Sangram from 19th to 24th
January last. Speaking on the occasion Ngorang Tado President MWS cum Business Facilitator
Apex Bank Sangram Branch had highlighted the aims and objectives of the counseling.
Branch Manager Tadar Taluk stressed on the role of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna
and policies of insurance.
National Voter’s Day
BOMDILA, Jan 27: The fifth National Voter’s Day was observed at Bomdila.
DC cum DEO AK Singh impressed on maturity, diligence and moral responsibility on
the part of the political parties and persons concerned. Exhorting the youths to
enroll themselves, DC Singh said that enrolling oneself and taking part in the electoral
process would make the universal adult suffrage a reality and would strengthen the
fabric of the Indian democracy.
Later, he distributed the EPICs to the newly enrolled voters of 7-Bomdila and administered
the National Voter’s Day pledge.
Earlier, resource person Dr. Yeshi Gyesen, Assistant Professor Government College
Bomdila highlighted on the various aspects of the electoral process and urged the
youths those who have attained the age of 18 years and above to enroll themselves.
EAC T Loya also spoke on the occasion.
The prizes for the Essay writing and drawing competition held in connection with
the NVD was also given away by the Deputy Commissioner. DIPRO
DOIMUKH, The National voters day was celebrated at Doimukh on January. The celebration
kicked off with procession throughout Doimukh Township by students of Maharishi Vidya
Mandir, Doimukh finally culminating at SDO Office .
Addressing the gathering, Ibom Tao SDO highlighted on the importance of voters
days exhorted the young voters to exercise their adult franchise rights to make the
democracy of the country strong. He also advised them to cooperate with the district
administration to remove such practices in order to make the voting process free
and fair. Later, newly enrolled young voters were distributed EPI Cards by the SDO.
Reviewed meeting on implementation of major projects held
YINGKIONG, Jan 27: A reviewed meeting of implementation of major projects in Upper
Siang District was held Yingkiong.
Presiding the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki advised the clerical staff
of the office and advised them to be very punctual, sincere in duty for the greater
interest of the public and smooth conduct of the office.
Deputy Commissioner also cautioned the officials to follow official secrecy Act
and non violation of the Central Civil Services Rules so long they are rendering
public services as government employees.
On the occasion, leakages in revenue collection, education, health, progress of Plan
Projects, status of PM packages like Highway, Hydro Power Major and Minor, Land acquisition,
Quarry were discussed.
HoDs, mostly the revenue generating departments like Power Electrical, Hydro Power,
PHE, Forest, Tax & Excise, PWD, RWD, WRD, UD, Mineral Development, Health Services,
Land Management were present on the occasion. DIPRO
Arunachal celebrates Republic Day
Shoulder responsibility to secure Arunachal's future: Guv
Itanagar, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the Nation in celebrating
the 66th Republic Day in a befitting manner.
In his Republic Day speech at I G Park here yesterday Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay
Sharma called upon the people to shoulder responsibility to secure the state's future
by working in tandem with the government to put development on fast track.
"Let us realise our dreams and give shape to our aspirations. Let development and
progress be the key to good governance," he said in his speech.
Let there be a transparent and accountable administration, which works for the betterment
and welfare of common people guided by 'citizen first' principle," he said.
Stating that a mature democracy has to be participatory with each citizen contributing
in nation building, he urged the people to collectively rise above narrow personal
greed and interests.
He said that the government has laid special focus on infrastructure, education,
health and skill development and was working to harness the strength in hydropower,
tourism, agriculture, horticulture and minerals.
"We require sustainable water resource management and the role of hydrological modelling
is paramount. Use of our latest space technologies for natural resource management
in the state needs to be explored," the Governor said.
He urged the elders in the society to fulfill their moral responsibility towards
'generation next' to guide and mentor them, to enable the youth to realise their
full potential, to constructively work towards nation building and take the state
to the heights of peace and prosperity.
AALO: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated befittingly at Aalo General Football ground.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu unfurled the national flag and took salute
from the contingents representing ITBP, APP, NCC, Scouts and Guides, Band Party from
RKM and different Govt. and Private schools of Aalo township.
Greeting the people on the occasion, Ligu said that the constitution provides us
not only the fundamental rights but envisages corresponding duties also. Though the
process of development started late in Arunachal Pradesh, it is at the threshold
of development in all fronts. He further dwelt upon the various developmental initiatives
being taken up in the district under various state and central schemes by the government.
Speaking on the road expansion works at Aalo Township, the DC appealed all sections
of the society, land owners, villagers and all concerned to cooperate with the government
department involved in the construction of the important projects so that works go
smoothly without any hindrance. He also appealed all sections of the society to maintain
peace, communal harmony and challenges today for the larger interest of the district.
The main highlights of the day long programme included opening of exhibition stalls
and culture shows.
BOMDILA: The Republic Day was celebrated with much gusto and fanfare at Bomdila.
Paying rich tributes to the freedom fighters, Deputy Commissioner AK Singh dealt
at length on the various developmental activities and other flagship programmes being
carried out in the district.
DC Singh also flagged-off the Police Control Room (PCR) Van on the occasion. The
joint Pipe band display of 28 MADRAS and 4-GRENEDIERS along with the band troupe
of VKV Shergaon added colour to the celebration. Besides the numerous parade contingents,
cultural programmes, Baby show, field and track events, exhibition stalls and recruitment
rally by the army dotted the daylong celebration.
ZIRO: With the rest of the country, the Lower Subansiri district also celebrated
66th Republic Day in a befitting manner here at Subansiri Stadium, Ziro.
Lower Subansiri DC, Kanki Darang unfurled the national tricolour here amidst a huge
gathering. Speaking on the developmental activities in the district, DC informed
that 12 ongoing projects under PMGSY will link more than 20 villages and in Ziro,
some major projects like Mini Secretariat, stadium and new building of general hospital
Ziro will be started soon. Roads in Ziro Township will be constructed with cement
concrete. He spoke on the recent achievements and developments in the district. He
further appealed public leaders, panchayat leaders, senior citizens, GBs to cooperate
with the district administration for all developmental activities.
Colourful cultural tableaus were presented by different groups among them SMILE Ziro
presented most attractive dance with the banner “Say no to construction of houses
in paddy fields, say yes to World Heritage Site for Apatani Cultural Landscape” which
was appreciated by everyone. Lower Subansiri Taekwondo Association Ziro also demonstrated
Taekwondo Martial Arts. Contingents from different schools of Ziro took part in the
march-past along with APP Jawans. Exhibition stalls of various departments and NGOs
were also displayed which was inaugurated by the local MLA Tage Taki.
Hage Tagia, ASI, APP Ziro, Riya Tanang Ct. APP Police Station Ziro, Michi Tajo, SI
I/c Crime Branch, SP Office Ziro, Narang Sambyo, UDC (Protocol), DC’s Office Ziro,
Bullo Appa, LDC, DRCS Office Ziro and Tage Yarang, Scale Man, DC’s office Ziro were
awarded commendation certificate for their sincere and dedicated service.
District Level Outstanding Youth Club Award was awarded to Neeti Society Ziro by
the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ziro, Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth
Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in recognition of its’ outstanding works contributed
towards positive development of youth and the society for the year 2014-15.
Later a football match was played between DC-XI and MLA-XI which the former beat
by 3-0 goals.
PASIGHAT: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated here at the Pasighat general parade
ground where East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava unfurled the Tricolour
and took salute to an impressive parade of 28 contingents of APP, CRPF, NCC, Scouts
& Guides, students of various educational institutions and thousands of people who
took part on the occasion.
Addressing a mammoth gathering, the DC highlighted the various developmental schemes
and policies of the government taken up in the district. Srivastava also appealed
the people to join hands to root out drugs, alcoholism and all such social evils
from the society in which ABK (WW) of East Siang unit is working tirelessly.
Various schools and groups took part in the cultural program and presented patriotic
songs and dances on national unity and integration and Disaster Management to mark
the occasion. Later the DC inaugurated the tableaus installed by various government
departments and NGOs.
PANGIN: Along with the rest parts of the country, the Republic Day was also celebrated
at Pangin with pomp and show. DC Siang district, Dr. NN Lego hoisted the national
flag. The DC congratulated the people for having the new district and wished for
peace and tranquillity for faster development. To make the much-awaited ‘Siang District’
full functional, Lego sought concerted efforts of the officers and people and appealed
all to participate in every development process without any political colour and
without pondering over district headquarter issue. This collective step would surely
bring about zeal in developing the infant and backward Siang District, Lego added.
Seppa: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated at Seppa and other sub-divisions and
circle headquarters of East Kameng district in a befitting manner yesterday. As many
as 22 parade contingents took part in the march past which was attended by Parliamentary
Secretary Tax & Excise Tapuk Taku and Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Mama Natung.
DC Sandeep Kumar Singh who unfurled the national Flag while addressing the huge gathering
highlighted the achievements and activities report of various departments. He also
briefed upon state and central Govts flagship programme and its implementation in
the district. He cautioned the people not to carry out blasting in the rivers any
type of activities that led to deforestations. He also appealed the dwellers of Seppa
town to dispose of the garbage’s directed at DUDA Trucks. The other highlights of
the day were the stalls of various departments, cultural programme, games and sports
ROING: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with the spirit of patriotism and much
fanfare all throughout the district yesterday. At Roing, DC Shiv Kumar unfurled the
national tri-colour amidst a large gathering at General Play Ground. In his address,
the DC called upon the citizens of the district to extend their cooperation in smooth
implementation of various developmental schemes/projects in the district and also
appealed them to cooperate in maintaining peaceful and clean environment to make
Roing a model town. He also highlighted various achievements made under agriculture,
health and social sectors with the help of departments and NGOs.
He announced the recipient of People’s Awards in the district. In the Educational
Sector, Govt Secondary School, Parbuk and Govt. Middle School, Kangkong have been
selected for the award. In Health Sectors, Dr O. Mega (SMO), District Hospital Roing
and Basaya Mepola (GNM) were selected for the award. Under social sectors, Enjalo
Menda Women Empowerment Forum and Dibang Adi Woman Association were selected for
their works against drugs. And in Governance Sector, Jally Umpo, CO (Hunli) and J
K Chanda, UDC DC Office were selected for their sincerity and dedication in discharging
their duties and all the ALCs were selected for their active participation in Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan. In Agriculture and allied sectors, Dature Miuli and Tokmin Perme
were chosen for the People’s Award.
At Dambuk, Gum Tayeng, Parliamentary Secretary for WRD unfurled the national tri-colour
amidst the huge gathering of people at General Ground, Dambuk. She appealed all the
govt officers and officials to perform their duties and responsibilities with sincerity,
dedication and discipline and appealed all the public to cooperate in implementation
of various developmental schemes in the area for all round development.
Highlighting various developmental works being implemented under her constituency,
she informed that the construction of new office building of ADC Dambuk will be completed
by March this year. Under Rural Development, 28 units of IAY have been distributed
to the beneficiaries and under Education Department, 30 bedded Girls Hostel under
SPA will be completed by March 2015 and extension of BRC Training Centre at Dambuk
has been completed which is now functioning . She also informed that the girls students
of KGBV Dambuk has shined this year by bagging 22 trophies in the state level competition
held on International Girls Day at Itanagar. She further highlighted that drawing
of 33 KV Express Line from Mebo to Dambuk under NLCPR by Electrical Department is
in finishing stage and will be commissioned by February this year, 24 numbers of
Anganwadi building being constructed in different locations are nearing completion
and 8 Nos. of MIP under WRD are going to be completed soon. DIPRO
DAPORIJO: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri at Rijo
Ground with the Deputy Commissioner K. Dulom unfurling the national flag in presence
of MLA Dikto Yekar, SP, PRI Members, Heads of Departments and a large gathering of
school children and public.
The DC highlighted the various schemes and programmes being taken up in the district
by the government. The DC congratulated the Arunachal Pradesh Police force and the
CRPF stationed at Daporijo for their dedication in duty and in maintaining law and
order in the area and warned the law breakers and anti social elements of the zero
tolerance policy being adopted by the District Administration. He also urged the
people to adopt cleanliness as a habit, in personal hygiene, in keeping the surroundings
of residences, offices, schools and all public infrastructure and places clean and
tidy to make a clean and Green Daporijo. The DC also appreciated the efforts of organisations
and Gaon Buras in taking positive steps toward stopping of wildlife hunting and taking
an initiative in maintaining the town on their own.
The commendation certificates to deserving individuals, prizes for the School Level
painting competition on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organised by the Menle Botom Tourist
Lodge were given. A unique feature started this Republic Day was a demonstration
of prevention of fire accidents by the fire department and Disaster Management department.
A unique and appreciable effort was of the Sigin I Panchayat team led by ZPM R. Motu
under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, keeping the Rijo ground clean throughout and till
the end of the celebration. The day witnessed a tug of war competition, football
match between MLA XI, Panchayat XI and won by DC XI and prize distribution for the
parade and dance competitions in the evening.
At Yupia: The Republic day celebrated in a befitting manner here at Yupia today with
rest of the country. DC Papum Pare, Tai Kaye unfurled the national flag.
The DC highlighting on the all round development activities undergoing in the district
he said that Papum Pare is on the path of peace, progress and prosperity. He also
appreciated all heads of department and staffs for rendering their valuable service
to the people. The names of the officials who have been awarded district level medals
and certificates for rendering meritorious service were also announced.
The Republic day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Balijan, Sangdupota and
Leporiang under Papum Pare district.
Khonsa: Along with rest of the country the 66th Republic Day of India was celebrated
with great enthusiasm in all over the Tirap district. Tirap DC, Kamlesh Joshi unfurled
the tri-colour and greeted the huge gathering. Speaking on the occasion the DC emphasized
on the major problems of security, development and good citizenship pertaining to
Tirap district. The DC lauded the 1st Assam Rifles, CRPF and Arunachal Police posted
in Tirap for the efforts made by them due to which people of the region are able
to move and express themselves freely today.
The DC also appreciated the good work done by Khonsa Bazar Welfare Committee for
committed work to keep the Khonsa bazaar neat & clean and to fight against extortions
of any kind. He also extended his gratitude to Missionaries of Charity and Arunachal
Vikas Parishad for rendering their services working restlessly towards the upliftment
of the poor and preserving value system.
A total of 13 parade contingents actively participated from various schools including
IRBN Jawans, APP Girls. The local MLA-Wanglam Sawin inaugurated the exhibition stalls
on the occasion. During the day long programme colourful dances & patriotic songs
marked the programme a grand success.
NAMSAI: The ceremonial national flag was unfurled by Deputy Commissioner of Namsai
RK Sharma at Namsai district headquarters. Large number of people thronged to the
new stadium complex to witness the first time Republic Day celebration of the new
district headquarter. Contingents of CRPF, APP, NCC, Scouts and guides participated
in the march past parade. The NCC Team was awarded the best Parade troupe.
The exhibition stalls sponsored by ATMA Chongkham were inaugurated by MLA Namsai,
Chau Zingnu Namchoom, and the three best stalls were awarded which was participated
by various departments and NGOs. Best Farmer’s Award under ‘Extension Reforms’ATMA
Lohit 2014 were awarded to Chow Lingta Makat of Mimey Village, Chowkham, Chow Lik
Munglang of Manmao village, Sunit Buragohain and Kumari Khampti for their innovative
agriculture practices and performance. Commendation Certificate in recognition of
meritorious services rendered by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh were awarded to SI Millo
Lalyang, PS Namsai, Nk Gauri Shanker Barman, PS Mahadevpur, Const Chou Chamyat Chousang,
The Tourist Cabs under Chief Minister’s Paryatan Vikas Yojana for educated unemployed
youths of the state with subsidy and bank loan sponsored by APEX Bank, Namsai were
flagged off by MLA Namsai to six beneficiaries of Namsai District.
The day was also celebrated in a befitting manner in other Circles of the district.
The tricolour was unfurled by EAC NM Das, at Piyong, HN Dubey, EAC Lekang at Mahadevpur,
EAC Oling Lego at Chowkham, CO Ribi Karlo at Lathao.
Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, AHV and DD, Chowna Mein, inaugurated the
Multi Exhibition Stalls and witnessed the Republic day program at Mahadevpur.
The Republic Day was also befittingly celebrated at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya,
LONGDING: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated befittingly at Longding district headquarters
participated by people from all walks of life. The march past was participated by
APP, Ex-Serviceman, NCC, Scouts & Girls Guides, VKV and students from other schools
alongwith Band party from VKV Niausa.
The ceremonial flag hoisting was done by DC Longding Tope Bam. Addressing the mass
gathering Sri Bam, Deputy Commissioner highlighted the various programmes and schemes
taken up by the government.
The Wancho Cultural Society also felicitated the meritorious students with cash prizes
and certificates. The day concluded with sports activities followed by Prize distribution.
The Republic day was also celebrated in all outpost administrative centres of Kanubari,
Wakka, Pongchau and Pumao.
Miao: the 66th Republic Day 2015 celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at ADC, Headquarter
Miao, Changlang. The day started with Prabhat Ferry by students and teachers of various
schools of Miao.
ADC Miao, T Mara unfurled the national flag amidst a huge gathering at the general
ground. The exhibition stalls of various departments displayed was inaugurated by
ZPM Miao Jokong Singpho. The ADC appealed one and all to maintain peace, harmony
and unity to keep the hard earned freedom. He highlighted the various developmental
schemes implemented during the year 2013-14 in Miao Sub-Division. He also announced
the names of awardees identified by the district administration in various fields
to be awarded on Statehood Day. Colourful display of march past, PT display, patriotic
songs, dance and folk dance were the highlights of the day. Games and sports events
like Tug of war between employees and public leaders and friendly football match
was also played in the evening.
Doimukh: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated befittingly at Rono general ground
Doimukh with pomp and grandeur in presence of PRI members, HoDs, officers, GBs, teachers,
students and public of Doimukh. The day started with prabhat pherry by students of
both govt and private schools of Doimukh. Display of parade, patriotic and traditional
dances, PT display and games & sports was witnessed marking the day.
SDO Ibom Tao SDO unfurled the tricolour and addressed the huge gathering. Tao said
that the Sub divisional administration Doimukh is committed to cleanliness of Township,
prevention of illegal marketing of liquor and narcotic substances and prohibit using
of such health hazardous substance in public places. The administration has taken
initiatives to streamline of departmental land occupation and action taken against
137 cases of Govt. land encroachment. He also highlighted the importance of preservation
of forest & wildlife and appealed the PRI Members, GBS and civil society to play
voluntary role in stopping forest fire which causes wanton destruction of flora and
fauna. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the various competitions held. Various
departments installed exhibition stalls where the stall of CHC Doimukh was adjudged
as best the stall.
RGU, Rono Hills: The 66th Republic Day was celebrated at RGU amidst with great fanfare.
While unfurling the tri-colour the Vice-Chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang said that
everyone should come forward and work towards the overall progress of the Great nation
India and stressed that one’s participation should begin from this University with
strong workmanship attitude and team spirit. The celebration was joined all the officers
of RGU, Deans of faculties, Heads of Departments, Officers, faculty members, administrative
staff, students and host of campus dwellers. The celebration was marked march-past
drilling display by the security personnel of the university, patriotic songs by
students. A friendly T-20 cricket match was also organized in which faculties and
officers of Rajiv Gandhi University locked-horned with the counterparts of National
Institute of Technology, Yupia at the university ground.
Along with the nation the DRS International School, Itanagar celebrate 66th Republic
Day in its new school premises in colourful manner. At first the tri colour was unfurled
by Sangita Goswami Sarmah, one of the Board of Directors in presence students and
parents. It is followed by National anthem and performance of patriotic songs and
dances by the students of DRS Kids. PTI/ DIPROs/ Sources
List of State Awardees
1. Dr. Yogesh, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (WL & BD), Itanagar.
2. Nidhi Srivastava, IAS, DC, East Siang
3. Tamune Miko, APCS, DC, Dibang Valley
4. Tali Kaye, Sub-Inspector, SP Office, West Siang
5. Lugge Gadi, Naik, PTC, Banderdewa
1. Jasmeet Singh, IPS, SP, Upper Siang
2. Vijay Kumar, IPS, SP, Changlang
3. Dr. Dubom Bagra, DMO, East Siang
4. P. Aich, Deputy Secretary (Budget), Civil Secretariat, Itanagar.
5. Tab Techi, DSP, SP Office, East Siang
6. Basudev Nayak, JT-cum- District Coordinator (SSA), Upper Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Former Arunachal Pradesh cabinet minister and Legislative Assembly
Speaker Setong Sena breathed his last at a private hospital in Assam's Dibrugarh
district at around 11 pm on January 25 after brief illness. Sena was undergoing treatment
at Aditya Hospital in Dibrugarh for the last few days. He was 54 and is survived
by wife, one son and two daughters.
Late Setong Sena was born to Lt. Nintu Sena and Wumnai Sena on 7th December 1962
at Nampong in Changlang district. He did his schooling from R K Mission School, Narottam
Nagar, Deomali and completed Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from Shillong.
The people of 51- Nampong Assembly constituency elected him as a Member of Second
Legislative Assembly in 1995, he served as a Member of Public Accounts Committee
and Committee on Subordinate Legislation. Subsequently, he became the Deputy Speaker
of the Second Legislative Assembly on 25th May, 1998. He was re-elected as a Member
of Third Legislative Assembly in 1999 and became Minister of State for Public Works
Department in October, 1999. He was elected as Speaker of the Third Legislative Assembly
on 18-08-2003 and again re-elected as Member of Fourth Legislative Assembly in 2004
and Elected as Speaker of Fourth Legislative Assembly on 26-10-2004. He was again
re-elected as Member of Fifth Legislative Assembly in 2009 and inducted in Cabinet
Minister for Finance, Lotteries, IPR & Printing, Trade & Commerce and Geology and
Mining. Thereafter, he was re-inducted again as Cabinet Minister for Agriculture,
Horticulture and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department.
During his long innings in public service and political field from 1995 to 2014,
he demonstrated the true spirit of an elected representative by achieving commendable
progress in various developmental works in the state and 51- Nampong Assembly Constituency.
During his tenure as Minister (Agri/Horti/Animal Husbandry etc.), Late Setong Sena
headed a 4 member state delegation to participate in the 2nd North East India-Myanmer
Business Conclave with Focus on Border Trade from 26th to31st August 2012.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma condoled the sudden
demise of former minister and speaker Setong Sena.
In his condolence message, the Governor said that in the demise of Sena, the State
has lost one of the few great Parliamentarian and adept administrator.
Late Sena immensely contributed lots towards the development of the State in various
capacities particularly as the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly and Cabinet
minister. His strong sense of social commitment for the upliftment of the under-privileged
and the down-trodden had touched hearts of people.
Conveying sincere and heartfelt condolence and praying for eternal peace of the departed
soul, the Governor said that one of the most respected leaders of Changlang, Tirap
and Longding, Late Sena left his mark through his various initiatives, including
Pangsau Pass Festival, revival of Stillwell Road and revamping agriculture and allied
People of the State will always cherish his inerasable contributions and his gracious
approach, the Governor added.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and grief over the sudden demise of
former Speaker and Minister Setong Sena, who expired Sunday night at a hospital at
Tuki along with host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and public leaders
paid their last respects to the departed leader at Jairampur this morning before
the mortal remains were laid to rest.
In a condolence message to the bereaved family members Tuki hailed Late Setong Sena
as a leader of the masses who worked tirelessly for upliftment of Changlang District,
the Tangsa community in particular and the state of Arunachal Pradesh in general.
“His developmental initiatives for the state in the field of Agriculture and Horticulture
and pitching for opening of border trades shall have lasting impression in the minds
of every Arunachalee. The tragedy has taken away one of the true sons of the soil,”
Tuki asserted that Late Sena will be remembered forever by the people for his contributions
as a Speaker, Minister and a seasoned Legislator.
“At this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people
of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted
on you and your family by this irreparable loss,” Tuki added and prayed the Almighty
to bestow the bereaved family members with strength to bear the irreparable loss.
Ministers, MLAs and senior Congress leaders including Tanga Byaling, Nang Sati Mein,
Pema Khandu, Kamlung Mossang, PD Sona, Thangwang Wangham, Kalikho Pul, Wangkhi Lowang,
P. Khimhun, Padi Richo, Gabrial Wangsu, Zingnu Namchoom, Honchun Ngamdong, Nikh Kamin,
Kamthok Lowang, Tesam Pongte, T. Taizu, Tako Dabi attended the last rites.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju expressed profound sadness at the death
of Setong Sena.
In his condolence message, Rijiju said “Late Sena was an outstanding political figure,
who served Arunachal Pradesh with distinction. He was charismatic, eloquent and a
consummate master of communication, both in speaking and writing.”
In this hour of crisis, I join all the people of Arunachal Pradesh to pray to the
Almighty to give the people and members of the bereaved family enough strength and
courage to bear the irreparable loss, the message added.
“I’ve lost a close family member,” said lawmaker Kalikho Pul, who was still in mourning
after death of his uncle former MP Soben Tayeng. Destiny snatched away a magnanimous
leader whose loss will create a political vacuum for times to come, he added.
Former Lok Sabha member MP Takam Sanjoy who shared a room with Sena during college
days at Shillong and remained intimate in political life, said “I fall short of words
in expressing my deep condolence. This is what life is. We should do our work without
thinking for tomorrow, which will remember us by our works.”
The Arunachal has suffered worst ever loss with the death of a disciplined and great
visionary leader, a shocked former minister and veteran leader Tako Dabi said while
joining the mourners. Many leaders including former minister Naresh Glow also joined
in expressing deep shock.
Minister for Food & Civil Supplies Kamlung Mosang expressed deep shock at the untimely
demise of former esteemed colleague Setong Sena. He was a gentleman with amiable
disposition, Late Sena always worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people, Mosang
Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, Education Minister Tapang Taloh and Ex-Education Minister
Bosiram Siram condoled the sudden demise of former minister and speaker Setong Sena.
In their condolence messages, they said that the State has lost one of the veteran
Congress leaders who had immensely contributed towards the development of the state
in various capacities.
In a condolence meeting held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Congress Committee (APCC) termed Late Setong Sena as an active, hard-working and
energetic person who served the party with sincerity and dedication. His untimely
demise is a great loss to the INC party in particular and the state as a whole,
the Party said adding immense contribution of Late Sena for the welfare of the state
will always be remembered by the people of the state. The APCC observed two minutes
silence as a mark of respect to the departed leader.
Sena’s sudden and untimely death has created a void and irreparable loss to the State,
said Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh in a condolence message. While recalling
his contributions towards the socio-economic development of the State, the Party
said Late Sena was one of the most loved and straight forward leaders who immensely
contributed towards development of the state. The BJP conveyed deep sense of condolence
to the bereaved family.
The rank and file of the Nationalist Congress Party, (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh led
by its president Gicho Kabak expressed deep shock at the demise of veteran political
figure and former minister Setong Sena. In a condolence meeting, Nima Sangey Saling,
Vice-President of State NCP recalled the contribution of Sena for all round development
of the state. Two minutes silence was observed as a mark of tribute to the departed
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) deeply mourned the death of former minister
Setong Sena. In a condolence message, the AAPSU said Late Sena was an able leader,
a true bureaucrat and above all an amiable person. The void created by his untimely
demise would not be filled up in the times to come, the union said.
The Tribal Welfare and Development Society, Changlang and the people of Tangsa community
expressed deep sadness over the death of former minister Setong Sena, who belongs
to Tangsa community. “It is an irreparable loss not only for his family members,
close friends and the people of Changlang district but also to the State and its
people. He worked tirelessly for uplift of Changlang district and the state as a
whole. Late Setong Sena will be remembered forever by the people for his contributions
as a minister and a legislator. He was a kind hearted and straight forward person
who served the state and the country in different capacities and brought positive
changes in agricultural & horticulture sector during his long tenure as Minister.
Sena was not only leader of Nampong assembly constituency but the entire state, said
the Galo Students Union (GSU) in a condolence message. With his sudden demise, our
state has yet again lost another energetic and visionary leader, the union said.
The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) and rank and
file of various Prayer centers, management Committee convened a condolence meeting
yesterday at IFCSAP office premises and deeply mourned the untimely demise of Setong
Sena. Late Sena was a prominent visionary leader of Tangsa community in particular
and the state as a whole, who led an exemplary, humble, down to earth and simple
at heart life. In his demise, a vacuum has been created which shall be difficult
to be filled up in the near future.
All officers and staff of the Department of Information and Public Relations today
deeply mourned the death of former minister Setong Sena.
In a condolence meeting, while recalling late Sena’stenure as the Minister in-charge
of the department, DIPR C M Longphong said “ Late Sena was a very inspiring and efficient
minister who used to offer valuable ideas and suggestions to the department in various
administrative and development issues. It was he who stressed on capacity building
of the departmental officers and suggested for specialized training of officers in
reputed institutions outside the state.
A two-minute silence was observed to pray for eternal peace of the departed soul
and also to give strength to his late Sena’s family members to bear the irreparable
Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Produce Marketing and Procession Board, Naharlagun,
All India Rajeev Gandhi Vichar Manch International, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers
Union also recalled the contribution of Late Setong Sena and deeply mourned his
Panchayat bye-elections date announced
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The State Election Commissioner Satya Gopal today announced the
dates for bye elections to fill the casual vacancies of 8 Zilla Parishad Member,
13 Anchal Samiti Member and 114 Gram Panchayat Member seats in various districts
of Arunachal Pradesh. The Election process begins with issue of notifications by
Returning officers on 2nd February next and ends with the counting on March 5 next.
All election process has to be completed before March 11.
Date of issue of Public Notice: 2nd February, last date of filing of Nomination:
9th February, Date of Scrutiny: 11th February, Last date of withdrawal of nomination:
14th February, date of Poll: 2nd March, date of counting : 5th March and date before
which the election shall be completed: 11th March.
The eight vacancies of Zilla Parishad Members to be filled includes-3-Kalakthang-Balemu,
in West Kameng,6-Jenging and 8-Payindem in Upper Siang,7-Bolung, 8-Bukkong,9-Bomjir-Anpum,10-PaglamLoklung
in lower Dibamng Valley and 4-Longchan in Longding district.
The electoral rolls of concerned Zilla Parishad Constituencies, Anchal Samiti Constituencies
and Gram Panchayat Constituencies have been revised with reference to 01.01.2015
as the qualifying date.
The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the respective
Zilla Parishad Constituencies, Anchal Samiti Constituencies and Gram Panchayat Constituencies
going for Bye Elections. The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates,
political parties and the state and central Government. To conduct the election in
a fair and smooth manner adequate security arrangements will be in place for which
the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police have been written to deploy
adequate security forces. The concerned DEOs and Superintendent of Police shall also
be directed to ensure deployment of adequate security forces in the constituencies
going for the bye poll, he added. DIPR
AACWA serves 30 days ultimatum to Govt
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has served
a 30 days ultimatum to the state Govt to fulfill its charter of demands. Informing
this at a press meet at APC here today, the AACWA president Takam Padu said that
the Association will compel to take the path of democratic agitation in case the
Govt fails to pay heed its long-felt demands within the given time.
Highlighting the resolutions adopted by the Association in its state level consultative
meeting held at Naharlagun on January 23 last, Padu further disclosed that his organization
resolved to explore legal option as well as democratic mass movements in support
of its various demands which has been submitted before the state Govt and remained
unsolved for the last many years.
“In spite of repeated persuasion and reminder, the state Govt did not respond to
our demand till date,” the Association said before the media.
The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) and North Eastern States
including Assam and the country as a whole have already adopted and implemented
the policy of 1 per cent EMD for ST/SC and OBC for any categories of tender work,
Association said and demanded the state Govt for adoption and relaxation of 1 per
cent EMD for ST and local contractors for any categories of tender work. Arunachal
Pradesh being a 100 per cent tribal state needs to adopt this policy in later and
spirit, the Association president said.
While opposing the govt notification for fixing of high amount of enlistment fees,
the Association demanded immediate reduction in free structure. It should be strictly
followed as per CPWD norms for all categories of registration fees, it said.
Demanding immediate release of pending bills of PMGSY contractors and other work
department, particularly RWD and Arunachal Pradesh Rural Roads Development Agency,
The Association said “We received grievances from aggrieved PMGSY contractors complaining
that concerned department is not releasing their bills as per tender agreements and
central guidelines for the last one year.” It demanded white paper from the Department
of RWD and Arunachal Rural Roads development Agency (ARRDA).
It further demanded immediate halt on advance implementation of works under SPA/TFC
and other centrally sponsored schemes before the projects get financial sanction.
In most of cases, tenders are called just to befool the general public, it said.
Demanding clear terms and condition in tender works, AACWA said that tendering
authorities of various departments should include specific clause for submission
of ST certificate so that income tax is not deducted from tribal contractors from
the source as tribal contractors who soever work within state of Arunachal Pradesh
are not liable to pay income tax as exempted by in ACT.
Other genuine demands of the Association include mandatory establishment of regional
office of the Multinational Company/ outside firms/ contractors who are implementing
big or large projects the state with asset not less than 20 per cent of the project
values, priority to all class -1 contractors of the state PWD in subcontract of
Trans Arunachal Highway projects, top priority to local contractors while awarding
works by the HoDs in entire districts of the state, early finalization of AOP with
sufficient fund, execution of works below Rs. 50.00 lacs without tenders. AACWA general
secretary Nabam Ekin Hina also spoke and highlighted the grievances of the local
contractors. All Arunachal Registrar Contractors Association president also extended
support to all the demands of the AACWA.
Setong Sena: The man who had no ‘no’ for an answer
As my wife and I were returning from Jairampur on 27th January after paying our one
last adieu to Setong Sena, the quintessence of gentleness and kindness with moist
eyes, I was transported back to the wonder days of the yore when life was absolute
bliss. Throughout the journey from Jairampur to Ramakrishna Mission School I was
only thinking about Setong Sena who used to travel through the same road when we
were together in the famous RKM School. I was cursing the death that always tends
to arrive unannounced thereby causing unbearable pain and agony to the loved ones
of the dead person. The one who dies sleeps in eternal peace but the loved ones who
are left behind feel the irreparable loss and grief.
As we drove back slowly towards Deomali, my home town, tears rolled down my cheeks
as I was virtually lost in the thought of the wonderful moments spent with Setong
Sena, the great soul who was gentleness personified at various stages of my life.
All the while my wife was sobbing aloud inconsolably sitting in the back seat of
the car. Seeing my wife and me crying even our driver who is a hardened man with
little or no emotion also could not hold back his tears. Indeed, emotional outburst
and tears are contagious. Setong had always loved me like his own younger brother
since our schooling days together in RK Mission School, Narottam Nagar. He was my
senior. But such was the greatness of this man that his attitude towards me and his
love for me never changed even after he became a powerful and influential political
leader for more than two decades. He was always grounded and humble which are the
hallmarks of a successful and great personality.
Though I was very young in the School I could foresee that Setong would reach great
height in life. He was the most loved and respected senior during our schooling days.
He was the best football player, the best cricketer, the best singer, the best painter
and brilliant in academic. Little wonder then, he was the cynosure of all eyes and
was obviously the most favourite student of the teachers and the Swamijis. I used
to wonder how kind was the benevolent Creator to Setong Sena. Everything he touched
turned into gold. He was the leader in the School in every field. I vividly remember
that once he seriously injured his right knee while playing football, the game he
followed passionately and had to undergo a major knee operation in Ramakrishna Mission
Sevapratisthan Hospital, Kolkata. During his admission in the Hospital, the Secretary
Swamiji used to ask us to pray for his Godspeed recovery during the evening prayers.
I used to really pray with great seriousness for he was very close to me.
There are many experiences and anecdotes that I had the great fortune to share with
the great soul Setong Sena. Once he and former MP late Wangcha Rajkumar both alumni
of RKM School were invited to my Khonsa residence for a breakfast during their visit
after both had become a minister and MP respectively. I wanted to give them a small
surprise. So, I told my wife who is probably one of the best cooks in this world
to prepare items that we all used to have in RKM School. Accordingly, she prepared.
My trick worked instantly. They both enjoyed the breakfast that my wife prepared
and said in unison that all the items used to be regularly served during the breakfast
in RKM School. I smiled quietly telling to myself that my small plan had worked wonderfully
One more incident that I remember is when he visited Deomali to inaugurate the newly
constructed office building of CO, Soha a few years ago. After reaching Deomali he
drove straight to the local MLA Wangki Lowang’s house. I was there already to cover
his programme. Just as I was sitting in a corner, a PSO came running towards me to
inform me that Sena sir wanted to meet me. So, I went and met him. In his words,
“Denhang, leave your vehicle at Deomali. You are travelling with me to Soha.” As
desired by him, we both travelled in the same vehicle. Throughout the journey Setong
recalled our childhood days in RKM School. In fact, he was driving the vehicle himself.
During the course of the eventful journey I even expressed my wish to pen his biography
about which he was so enthusiastic but at the same time added that he was not so
important to have his biography written. Such was his humbleness. He also did not
forget to convey to me that he liked my writing.
When he was the MoS for PWD in 2002 MLA Wangki Lowang and a number of others including
myself went for fishing along with Setong Sena in the Tirap River near Jairampur.
We halted for two nights. I did not carry my bedding. It was winter and quite cold,
especially in the river. So kind hearted and unpretentious was Setong Sena that he
let me sleep with him under the warmth of the thick blanket he had.
Indeed, some people are born great and I feel Setong Sena was one of them. He had
an amiable disposition. He was loved and heard seriously by all the Chief Ministers
he worked with as a politician. Gegong Apang, Mukut Mithi, Dorjee Khandu, Jarbom
Gamlin, Nabom Tuki; all entrusted him with great responsibilities by allocating him
different portfolios because they trusted his sincerity and capability. Whenever
I used to meet him either in Itanagar or Jairampur, Setong Sena always used to discuss
with me about his plans for his people. He would never let me go without taking food
with him. He was totally committed to the cause of his people. The people of Tirap,
Changlang and Longding whom he loved and cared as his own have become poorer with
his untimely death. In his death I have lost my mentor, elder brother, friend and
a guide. Such was his magnetic personality when he was alive that even in death he
had the love and respect of all, from the people belonging to the higher echelons
to the ordinary villagers. A sea of mourners including the Chief Minister and his
entire cabinet colleagues descended at Jairampur to pay their last respect to the
departed leader who was different.
Someone has rightly said, “Tomorrow, God is not going to ask, what have you thought?
What have you dreamt? What have you planned? He is going to ask, what have you done?”
Setong Sena had done so much for his constituency, Tirap-Changlang-Longding and the
state that God may not even bother to pose this stereotyped question to him. Truly,
good and great people are wanted even by God Himself. But here, I would like to know
from the great Creator what would happen to the world sans the good and great people
to guide the people.