ITANAGAR, Mar 31: With finance ministry coming under fire over decision to temporarily
suspend all government transaction till 5th of April, today minister planning, finance
and PWD Chowna Mein in an emailed statement clarified that the decision was taken
to check and avoid last moment rush of drawl to ensure financial discipline. He also
informed that decision can be revoked anytime.
The validity of the cheques issued by all Works and Forest departments has been extended
till the 30th of April 2013 instead of 31st March 2013 to facilitate payments to
the Contractors even in the month of April 2013. Usual transactions in the Govt.
treasuries are continuing, the statement of minister read.
“The Govt. has given concurrence to all the developmental schemes under different
sectors for the current financial year. The Govt. is also committed to implement
and execute all the innovative schemes and programmes as announced during the 2013-14
budget session to fulfil the aspiration of the people. The present Govt. has also
implemented the schemes and programmes announced in the 2012-13 budgets in letter
and spirit. Moreover, for the first time the present Govt. has earmarked funds against
each scheme for the next fiscal unlike in the past,” stated Chowna Mein.
Reacting to the report of poor financial condition, he clarified that the financial
position of the State is stable and therefore there is no cause for any panic or
alarm as is evident by the fact that all usual Govt. transaction such as Salaries,
Pensions, etc. are continuing. There is no iota of truth in certain reports that
the Govt. is running into over draft, the minister added.
He also added that such measures taken by the Govt. are not a new thing and in the
past there have been instances of taking such regulatory measures.
Law and order worsening in Capital Complex !
Snatched vehicle, service rifle of CRPF jawan recovered
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: One of the culprits allegedly involved in the physical assault
on two Govt employees has been arrested by Itanagar police. The Chevrolet vehicle
(No AR- 01E-4359) and the service rifle of a CRPF personnel deployed at Banderdewa
check gate, which were snatched by the miscreants, were also recovered. While the
vehicle was recovered from Doimukh, the Rifle was recovered from the Railway Bridge
point near Tigdo village, informed Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal
Pradesh (CoSAAP) in a release.
A group of criminals attacked Likha Talo, a surveyor in UD Department and Licha Tath,
a Lab Technician in Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College and mercilessly beaten up them
without any reason on March 28 at around 9 pm. The criminals had also snatched away
the vehicle of Licha Tath and cell phone and money purse of Likha Talo containing
ATM and Pan Cards, driving license and few cash amount, the release said.
On being informed of the incident, Itanagar Police alerted various check gate points
around Capital Complex immediately and subsequently, security personnel manning Banderdewa
check gate intercepted those gondas. But interestingly, the criminals managed to
flee snatching the service rifle of the CRPF personnel, who tried to stop them. But
sensing their arrest in Assam by Assam Police, the criminals left for Doimukh with
the looted vehicle, rifle and other booty.
In the meantime, Itanagar Police team led by Sl CA Namchoom and another team led
by CoSAAP President NL Togu had intercepted the criminals at Doimukh and recovered
the stolen vehicle from Doimukh Market at around 2 am on March 29. Togu's ‘chase
and search group’ has also apprehended one of the alleged criminals Bamang Tahang
and handed him over to Itanagar Police Station on March 29, the CoSAAP release claimed.
In the same morning, the Togu led group had recovered the Rifle from the Railway
Bridge point near Tigdo village.
Meanwhile, CoSAAP strongly condemned the cowardly act of the criminals and urged
the administration to arrest all involved in the crime and punish them as per law.
It also urged the authority not to entertain any bail plea by those criminals.
CoSAAP General Secretary Pate Marik lauded the prompt action taken by the team members,
including Giogi Tamang, Likha Tado, Tabia Appa, Toko Lento, Toko Vijay, Toko Obi,
Toko Shama, Toko Apa, N L Togu (President, CoSAAP), C A Namchoom (Sl,ltanagar), Toko
Sanjay, Toko Teni, Toko Soni, Bora Robin and Gem Tada in arresting the culprit and
recovery of vehicle and the rifle of the CRPF personnel.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) condemned the physical attacked
on two persons near Buddhist temple of Itanagar. Both the victims have admitted in
hospital with serious injury, AAPSU said.
Expressing concern over the growing law and order problem in the capital city, the
AAPSU said lack of proper security and regular patrolling in the different parts
of city lead to anti-social elements to commit the crime very easily. Highlighting
the incident, AAPSU informed that on 28th March five habitual criminals attacked
two innocent people when both were walking near Buddhist temple of Itanagar. After
attacking the duo with lethal weapons the criminals took the car of victims and tried
to escape from the capital city. Quoting the police sources, AAPSU informed that
out of five criminals, four were identified as Bamang Tahang, Bamang Bharat, Bake
Kapo, Rato Doye and name of remaining one is yet to be ascertained. Two of them have
been arrested by the police, AAPSU claimed.
While condemning the incident, AAPSU demanded district administration to book the
remaining culprits and give them appropriate punishment, so that such crime does
not repeat in the future.
AAPSU also appealed the Govt to provide basic facilities to the police station, deploy
sufficient police personnel in the city to maintain law and order problem.
Taking serious note on the reported physical attack on Likha Talo and Licha Tath,
both from Talo village, Yachuli circle, in the Gompa premises on March 28 last,
All Yachuli Sutdents Union (AYSU), while condemning the incident, demanded the
capital administration to immediately arrest all the culprits involved in the attack.
Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic Employees’ Welfare Association (RGGPEWA) also strongly
condemned the brutal attack on Licha Tath, an employee of the Polytechnic, and Likha
Talo by a group of miscreants without any provocation. Such acts are not acceptable
and condemnable by any means, it only shows the uncivilized nature still prevails
in our society, the Association said and appealed to the authority to punish the
The Likha Welfare Society also strongly condemned the heinous crime committed by
the miscreants and appealed the law enforcing authority to immediately arrest the
rest of the culprits within a week time and give them exemplary punishment. The
arrested person should not be granted bail, it added.
While demanding replacement of present parliamentary secretary for Home Gadam Ette,
the Society also requested the DGP to strengthen the security to curb the prevailing
lawlessness in the capital complex.
The Society further said that Gompa authority should put some restriction during
evening time in order to evade such kind of recurrent heinous incident. It appealed
to the civil society to join the peaceful procession in protest against the prevailing
lawlessness in the capital Complex from Hotel Arun Subansiri to Itanagar Police Station
on April 1 morning.
NE to get ICAR’s KIRAN soon
BASAR (Arunachal), Mar 31: The farming community in North East will soon reap the
benefit from an innovative central scheme launched especially for the region by the
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
With the nomenclature of KIRAN (Knowledge Innovative and Repository of Agriculture
in North East), the scheme launched during 2011 was aimed at providing information
and knowledge to the progressive farmers on location specific crops, technology know-how
and weather forecasts.
“Through this scheme, the council will provide implements support and other logistics
to the farmers to go for cultivation of crops suitable to their respective state’s
agro-climatic condition and soil type,” ICAR Director General (DG) Dr S Ayyappan
told PTI in the sideline of his maiden visit to ICAR complex here today.
Stating that the Council would give more focus to develop the horticulture sector
of the region, Ayyappan said that ICAR had given special attention to the region
by earmarking ten per cent of its total fund for the NE states keeping in view its
strategic locations and topography.
“Our main focus will be in strengthening the farm mechanization and providing food
security to the people of the region besides initiating efforts to minimize post
harvest losses,” he said with conviction and added that more stress would be given
to pig, yak and mithun farming.
Stating that Arunachal Pradesh has large potentials in horticulture, the DG advocated
for cultivation of mandarin oranges which, he said, would provide a suitable return
to the farmers.
“The vision of the Centre is to bring a ‘Green Revolution’ in the North East states
and ICAR is putting all its efforts in this direction,” he said and stressed on the
need to go for integrated farming in view of the geographical condition of the region.
While suggesting for venturing into seed production, the DG assured to initiate steps
in creating seed banks in several villages of Arunachal Pradesh stating that the
Council would provide the necessary seeds for cultivation and would go for buy-back
“If the state government agrees we can prepare a blue print for seed production
in the state with necessary market linkages,” he added.
To a query he disclosed that National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture
(NICRA), a central flagship programme launched in 100 locations of the country, could
be expanded to Arunachal Pradesh to support the farmers in water harvesting, protected
farming, and integrated farming projects besides providing farm implements.
“During the 12th Plan we are contemplating to launch ARYA (Attracting and Retaining
Youths in Agriculture) in North East and will open a pig Centre in Arunachal,” he
Design awareness camp on cane, bamboo held
SAGALEE, Mar 31: The Guwahati based Integrated Rural Artisans Development Organisation
(IRADO) in collaboration with the National Institute of Desighn (NID), Hyderabad
organized a one day Desighn Awareness Seminar on Cane and Bamboo for cluster of artisans
here at community hall on Saturday. The programme was sponsored by the Ministry
of MSME, Government of India.
While attending the programme as chief guest, State Forest Research Institute (SFRI)
scientist RK Taj exhorted the artisans to not to limit their traditional products
to local markets but make their products according to global demand.
“You should improve your design while making products so that it can compete in the
international market”, he said.
Seeing the prospects of forest resources in the area, he asked them to make good
use of the resource in order to boost more economy.
Further, Taj asked them to channelize their products in various national and international
markets with the help of the NID and IRADO.
Designer and coordinator of NID Guwahati, Sheikh Moidun Nilofer advised the participants
to make innovative designing of their product so that it can give benefit to both
rural and urban dwellers.
PPA blames Govt on law and order
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: While condemning the attempt on life of Executive Engineer at Ziro
by some miscreants, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) said that such kind of
unworthy incidents are direct product of the “misrule of the Congress and mismanagement
of the State’s finance by the concerned minister.
“The wrong policies and financial mismanagement are the roots of all unlawful activities
in the state. The government has failed to control the rapid growth of unemployment
in the State. If there would have been proper planning and management there would
have no such unlawful activities and insurgencies in the State. Officers at executing
level have been targeted by some groups for fault of the government,” the PPA general
secretary Ashan Riddi said in a release.
Many a time the State Chief Minister has given statements before media as well as
in floor of Assembly that the law and order situation in the State has been improved.
However, the recent incident has exposed this myth, the PPA said.
“The reality is that people are desperate and feeling of alienated from the so-called
development and progress under ‘People First’ government,” the release alleged.
“Although many months have been passed, the government is completely clueless about
the person(s) who attacked on journalist Tongam Rina. Announcement of cash rewards
for giving clue on attackers seems to be eyewash to the public and Media. It seems
that the Government is not interested in protecting media persons for they are trying
to expose out their misdeeds of the Government,” Riddi said.
The PPA reiterates that the Finance Minister being a senior and responsible citizen
should own full responsible and step down honorably. The party also appeals to citizen
of the State to abide by the rules of laws and not to take laws at their own hand.
Attempted murder of EE : Alleged accused arrested
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: The accused in attempted murder of the Executive Engineer, PWD
Tali Division, camp office Ziro has been arrested by Ziro Police today.
The accused Kogam Bagang was apprehended by a team of police led by Inspector Tab
Techi, OC PS Ziro within 24 hours of lodging the FIR by Tali PWD Division and registering
a case against him, informed Superintendent of Police PN Khirmey in a release.
The accused had reportedly started quarreling with the Executive Engineer Nich Tader
regarding his pending bills. During the quarreling the accused suddenly took out
a petrol bottle from his bag and sprinkled it to the Executive Engineer and tried
to light him up with fire. But fortunately, he was saved by some persons sitting
in the office chamber, the SP said in the release.
A case has been registered U/S 448/353/307 IPC against the accused at Ziro Police.
Condemnations pour in
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: The CoSAAP condemned in strongest term the attempt on life of Nich
Tader, EE PWD Tali Division at Ziro yesterday. The heinous crime deserves condemnation
from ill quarters and culprits should be given capital punishment.
All Nyishi Students’ Union has vehemently condemned the attack on Nich Tader, Executive
Engineer PWD, Tali Division by group of people at Ziro office camp. ANSU termed
the incident as barbaric, uncivilised and unfortunate. Union demanded law enforcing
authority to punish the culprits as per law.
Taking serious note on the life attempt on Er Nich Tader, the members of Neelam
Area Intellectual Forum ( NAIF ) vehemently condemned the incident and strongly demanded
the local administration for immediate arrest of all the people involved in the attack
and award them exemplary punishment as per law of land. Pointing out the recent
criminal incidents in the district, the Forum also doubted the capabilities of the
district administration and law enforcing authorities to tackle law and order.
Expressing shock over the incident, Neelam Welfare Society said the horrendous and
pre-plan attempt on the life of EE Tader is unthinkable for any civilized people
and deserves condemnation from all. The Society condemns such an act with the strongest
term and urges upon administration to book the people involve and give exemplary
While condemning the ‘barbaric and cowardice act’ of some miscreants who tried to
burn alive Executive Engineer PWD Tali division Nich Tader at his camp office at
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Junior Engineers Services Association (APTJESA) today
said that this incident has exposed the worse and deteriorating law and order situation
in Arunachal. “It is not just an attack on an individual rather it is an attack on
the engineering fraternity as a whole,” the Association said.
Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), All Tali Area Students’ Union (ATASU) and
All Yachuli Students Union also strongly condemned the attempt on life of Executive
Engineer PWD Tali division at Ziro. The Unions appealed to the state Govt to provide
security to the engineers of the state and give exemplary punishment to the culprits
involved in the incident.
All Tali Pipsorang Youth Development Pressure Group (ATPSYDPC) and Ziro-II Anticorruption
Youth Forum (ZAYF) also urged the local administration and police department to
arrest the accused involved in this barbaric incident to give justice to engineers
who are working for the socio-economic development of the said area and the state
as a whole.
Marathi version of Singh’s autobiography released
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki released the Marathi version of General
J J Singh’s autobiography, ‘Majhe Sainik Majha Lada’ at Raj Bhawan here today. On
this occasion, the English version of the book was also released.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor General JJ Singh said that the writing of
the book was his passion. He said that he got the motivation to write in Arunachal
Pradesh, which provided him the suitable environment. He disclosed that the book
is a simple story of a soldier’s life but with lots of experiences which he would
like to share with all. It has messages for a soldier to general and also for political
Recalling contributions of his wife Anupama Singh, the Governor said that State First
lady played a vital role in his life.
While releasing the book, Chief Minister Tuki said that Arunachal Pradesh has been
fortunate to have one of the most dynamic Governors in the country. The State Government
and the people of the state will always cherish contributions of General Singh in
the evolution of the State to the present form in his personal as well as official
capacities. The Chief Minister pointed out that by their sheer commitment to the
speedy socio-economic development of the State, the Governor and First Lady Anupama
have endeared themselves to the Arunachalees.
Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg and Veena Gill, sister of General JJ Singh read
some extracts of the book, while Ashwani Latkar and SR Dongre read out extracts from
the Marathi version.
The Chief Minister and publisher of the Marathi version of the autobiography Ulhas
Latkar were felicitated on the occasion.
Published by Ameya publishers India ltd, the autobiography has been translated in
Marathi by Vijaya Deo.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, State Cabinet Ministers,
Parliamentary Secretaries, Chief Secretary, senior bureaucrats of the State government
and special invitees, including Lt Gen CA Krishnan, GOC 4 Corps, Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria,
56 Division and Maj Gen Ashok Ambre GOC 2 Mountain Division were present on the occasion.
The English version of the autobiography was first released by Marshal of the Indian
Air Force Arjan Singh at New Delhi on 9th July 2012. Punjab Governor and Chandigarh
Administrator Shivraj Patil launched the autobiography at a function held in Punjab
Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh on 11th June 2012. The Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan
released it at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on June 23, 2012. Jammu & Kashmir Governor N
N Vohra, released it at a function held at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar on July 28, 2012.
The book was released in London on 25th June 2012, in New York on 14th November 2012
and at Singapore on 23rd March 2013.
Published by Harper-Collins India, the book is set to come out in Punjabi, Bengali,
Assamese, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada versions also.
Earlier the Governor launched the Raj Bhawan Coffee table book, title ‘The Rising
Arunachal Pradesh’. The pictorial book with telling embellishment by little-seen
illustrations and splendid photography brings out the finest of this gubernatorial
residence. PRO to Raj Bhawan
Adi-Mishing cultural exchange meet
RUKSIN, Mar 31: Preparations are afoot to hold the first ever ‘Adi-Mishng Cultural
Exchange Meet’ at Jonai town in Assam, half a km from Ruksin gate.
The president of Adi-Mishing Le:mo Kebang (celebration committee) Raju Medok informed
that preparation is almost complete to conduct the two-day programme, which is scheduled
to be held on April 4 and 5 next.
Exchange of traditional culture between Adi and Mishing communities will be the special
highlight of the inaugural day programme while the concluding pogramme will start
with tree plantation followed by an Open Session, where eminent speakers will take
part in a threadbare discussion on various aspects of Adi and Mishing tribes with
special reference to their origin and genetic evolution.
Delegates from various organizations of both the communities are expected take part
The Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal, Prof Tamo Mibang, retired
IAS of Pasighat Oshong Ering, Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) president Kangir Jamoh, retired
Arunachal DC Suchen Pao and representatives of Adi Students Union, Adi Agom Kebang
besides leaders of various Mishing organizations such as Takam Mising Porin Kebang,
Mising Agom Kebang, Mising Dirbi Kebang and several other dignitaries are reportedly
consented to attend the two-day cultural exchange meet.
The feelings of brotherhood between Adi and Mishings was renewed during early February
this year as the functionaries of prominent Adi organizations of Arunachal and Mishing
of Assam assembled in a coordination meeting at Pasighat.
The executives of ABK and AdiSU subsequently sat in a meeting with the various Mishing
organizations of Assam at Jonai and exchanged their feeling to foster unity and integrity
between the two communities. The community leaders, taking their genealogical similarities
in terms of language and culture into account, agreed to hold the ‘Adi-Mishing meet'
in order to elevate their socio-economic, cultural and political existence.
According to ABK functionaries, the Assam-Arunachal boundary is political demarcation
and it cannot separate the genetic relation between Adi and Mishings. They feel necessity
to maintain unity and integrity for a better coexistence for their future survival.
It is worth mentioning that the ABK has renewed the movement with Arunachal government
with demand to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the Mishing people living in the state.
ICAR Chief inaugurates CHF auditorium
PASIGHAT, Mar 31: The newly constructed ultra modern auditorium of College of Horticulture
and Forestry (CHF) Pasighat was inaugurated by Dr. S Ayyappan, Secretary, Department
of Agricultural Research & Education and Director General, ICAR during his maiden
visit to the state yesterday.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ayyappan said though India is self sufficient in food
with the country producing 250 million MT food at present it needs to work more for
achieving nutritional and job security for millions population. In this context,
horticulture sector has a great promise with India producing 245 million MT of fruits
and vegetable securing second position in the world. He expressed that since population
is increasing and land and other natural resources are sinking day by day the country
has to make more investment in agricultural research and education.
On Friday, soon after his arrival Dr. Ayyappan along with a team of high level dignitaries
interacted with the college students and faculty members and held separate consultative
meetings to take stock of progress and the problems being faced by them.
The ICAR Chief accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of CAU, Dr. SN Puri, CHF Dean AK Pandey
and faculties and experts visited demonstration firm, research plots, nurseries,
production units as well as laboratories of the college and expressed his happiness
over the developments. Ayyappan along with East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra
participated in plantation inside the college campus and spared a while to visit
the proposed Agriculture College site at GTC.
Earlier, DC Mishra in his deliberation said it was historic moment not only for Pasighat
but for entire Northeastern part of India. Ayyappan’s visit would definitely be blessed
the Arunachalees, making the state wealthy in agriculture and horticulture fields,
Mishra added. He assured to extend all possible helps from district administration
in days to come for betterment of the students in particular and the institution
as a whole.
Dr. Puri, Vice-Chancellor of CAU expressed the view that CAU being the first Central
Agricultural University of country has natured human resource very efficiently of
all the 7 constituent colleges in the hill states of this region. Dr. Puri said on
the region’s climatic condition and topography is highly suitable for cultivation
of a wide array of horticultural crops. He said that despite of good genetic wealth
and a suitable climatic condition, the productivity of agricultural crop is very
low as we do not have well trained human resources. College of Horticulture and Forestry
can play a vital role to train human resource to address the various problems of
The meeting was attended by senior officers of CAU, dignitaries from ICAR and State
Govt. officials. DIPRO
Sensitization workshop of nodal teachers on WIFS held
PASIGHAT, Mar 31: A sensitization workshop on WIFS (weekly iron and folic acid supplementation)
program under NRHM for nodal teachers was organized by East Siang District Health
Society at General Hospital here yesterday.
More than 50 teachers from Ramle-Banggo, Mebo, Pangin and Ruksin actively participated
in the workshop. However, the teachers of Pangin-Boleng area missed the opportunity
due to torrential rain and disruption of road communication.
State nodal officer Dr. B Padung stressed on the vital role of the teachers in introducing
WIFS in the district. He said children are the future guardian of the nation and
therefore we must take all possible efforts to make them healthy and disease-free
at their growing stage. He presented a brief report on importance and implementation
of WIFS of the state.
Dr. Padung informed WIFS doze is necessary once in a week preferably on every Monday
while de-worming tablets should be given twice in a year to the students.
Dr. Kabang Lego, JDHS (T&R) Pasighat also spoke on the occasion and advised the participants
to take maximum benefits out of the workshop and implement the programme rightly.
He appreciated DMO Dr. M Perme, Dr. Dilip Dutta (SMO) and Ipi Doke, Dist Program
Manager for organizing the workshop.
DMO Dr. Perme assured to take all measures to ensure proper implementation of WIFS
in the district.
Later in the technical session, Dr. Dilip Dutta (SMO) gave presentation in length
through power-point and held open discussions for better understanding. DIPRO
Delay in highway construction causes concern
PASIGHAT, Mar 31: Inordinate delay in development of Pasighat-Pangin highway is causing
a great deal of dissatisfaction among the people of three Siang districts.
The functionaries of Adi Students Union (AdiSU) is taking up the issue with the chief
Engineer of Highway, but their demand is being unheard by the authority.
The AdiSU severely criticized the alleged inaction of Hyderabad based SRK company
for delaying construction of Pasighat-Pangin highway. The company, which is entrusted
to construct the portion of the highway is reportedly sharing work with TK enterprise
The union further alleged that the chief engineer is always found out of station,
showing utter negligence over time-bound completion of the road.
The project was scheduled to be completed in January last, but the construction agency
has failed even to complete 10 percent of earth cutting work. Moreover, the highway
authority has not yet called NIT for second phase work even after the duration for
first phase works was over.
Easter celebrated at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: “Easter is the most important feast of Christianity’, said Rt.
Rev. Dr. John Thomas Bishop of Itanagar while attending the Easter Celebrations at
St. Joseph’s Cathedral Itanagar, Nyokum Lapang today.
While explaining about the Easter Candle, he said that it represented the Risen Jesus.
The markings in Geek letters represented alpha and omega which means A to Z. Jesus
is everything for a Christian. Christians are called to lead an exemplary life like
a candle loving, caring and forgiving one another with a true nature of Jesus Christ.
Addressing more than 500 faithful gathered around him in celebrating Easter at one
of the oldest church in Arunachal, he said that if Jesus did not rise from dead,
Easter would not be celebrated till today. After 50 days of Jesus’ burial, his Apostles
openly started telling the world about his resurrection. Simon Peter testified to
the Israelites saying that ‘he had seen Jesus. Beyond that he ate and drank with
him after he rose again from the dead’. If at all what the apostles said were false,
the people should have found his remains, or they could have proved them wrong by
unearthing his dead body from the grave.
In fact, those who killed Jesus wanted to prevent his name from further spreading.
So they started killing his apostles with the power of the law and authority, forbidding
and banning all proclamations and worships of Jesus Christ. One of the most prominent
authorised persecutors was by the name Seoul. He was a Roman Citizen, highly qualified
and appointed under the Emperor’s seal to hunt out followers of Jesus and to annihilate
them from the face of the earth. He killed them mercilessly by means of crucifixion,
beheading, boiling, etc. But one day he suddenly changed his ideology totally and
started following Jesus and even died for him.
More the killing was carried out, more people joined Christianity. What was there
that made them even bolder against persecutions, unless they were mad. The truth
is that Jesus is a history and his Resurrection was not an illusion or imaginary.
It was real, they touched him in person and his body was real body of a human.
The Christianity has no meaning if Jesus did not rise again from the dead. That is
why the Easter is the most important festival. The real celebrations are the spiritual
aspects of a Christian life which is manifested through the Risen Jesus. Our faith
is deeply enrooted into the Easter fact that we too will rise again with body and
soul one day.
CHF organizes training on high value Horti crops
PASIGHAT, Mar 31: The College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Central Agricultural
University, Pasighat conducted a two days training on production strategies for high
value horticultural crops during March 29-30 last, which was participated by 50 officers
of state functionaries and progressive farmers.
The training programme focused on organic horticulture, zero tillage horticulture
and protected cultivation of high value vegetable crops (flowers, chilli, tomato,
capsicum, coloured capsicum, bottle guard, peas), off-season cultivation, marketing
strategies, successful case studies of agricultural based business, organic certification,
packaging, post harvest processing, micro-irrigation etc.
North eastern hill states with its diverse agro-ecological conditions provide conducive
environment for growing large variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinal &
aromatic plants, plantation crops, spices, mushrooms, ornamental plants etc. and
has the highest potentiality for socio-economic development. Crops like chilli, brinjal,
tomato, bhindi, pea, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, snake gourd, bitter gourd, ash
gourd etc. are commonly grown vegetables, while in some area people are cultivating
some high value vegetables like – capsicum, red cabbage, brocolli, gherkin. The NER
states also having congenial conditions for growing of tropical to temperate fruits.
The training programme was enriched by resource persons from constituent colleges
of CAU like Dr. P.K. Srivastava, Dean of College of Agril. Engg. & Post Harvest Technology,
Ranipool, Sikkim, Dr. Rohini K Singh, Director of Research, CAU, Imphal, Dr. M. Premjit
Singh, Director of extension Education, CAU Impahl, Dr. A.K. Pandey, Dean of College
of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat and Prof. S.D. Warade Dr. BR Phukan and Dr.
BN Hazarika of CHF Pasighat. DIPRO
Society appeals for inclusion of Mechukha Sub-Division
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: Claiming that ‘Mechukha Sub-Division’ was allegedly not included
in the ‘Panchayat Segement Bifurcation’ process of state during the recently held
cabinet meeting, All Mechukha Sub-Division Adi (BRB) Welfare Society, today expressed
its strong resentment over the matter and appealed the state govt for re-consideration.
Stating that cabinet’s decision to exclude Mechukha sub-division from the Panchayat
segment bifurcation process of state will deprive the local people of the area, however,
the proposal for new ZPM, ASM and GPM was already submitted to the govt through District
Panchayat Officer, Aalo October last year by the people of area.
Blaming the local MLA of area for his alleged negligence on his part to take up such
an important matter, the Society stated that it was because of his negligence and
carelessness for which the people of area are being deprived. It questioned the MLA
that where he was and what kind of initiatives he had taken for the interest of the
area when the bifurcation process was on. Being one of the most backward and strategic
parts of state in particular and country in general from International boundary’s
point of view, the area requires more awareness on grassroots democracy, it asserted.
Further, the Society condemned the local MLA for his alleged negligence and sheer
carelessness for which the people of the area are being deprived of Panchayat Segment
Bifurcation and called upon the govt to re-consider its decision and include Mechukha/Tato
and Monigong/Pidi CD block in the ‘Panchayat Segment Bifurcation’ process of state
for greater interest of people of area.
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has appreciated the Naharlagun
Polic team headed by S I M Geyi for successfully arresting the three self-style
under ground activists who had served extortion notice to many engineers of work
department and HoDs in the name of NLTL. ALSU hoped that the police will continue
its drive against criminals to make state Capital crime free.
Ambulance flagged off at Yembung PHC
KEBANG, Mar 31: The head gaon burah (HGB) of Kebang Village Talo Dupak flagged off
an ambulance donated by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering
at Yembung Primary Health Centre (PHC) on March 25 last.
The ambulance was announced by Ering during the valedictory function of the Poju
Mimak Centenary Celebration on December 10, 2011 from his MPLAD Fund.
While appreciating the union minister, HGB Dupak asked the medical staff to use the
ambulance judiciously for the poor and needy patients.
He also appealed the state government to provide sufficient funds for fuel and maintenance
of the vehicle if required in future.
While thanking the public leaders and members of the Poju Mimak Centenary Celebration
Committee for showing solidarity in the need of hour for the cause of the PHC, health
assistant Matpi Tabing informed that around seven villages of Kebang Circle will
get benefits from the said vehicle.
Tabing, who is also the MO in-charge of the PHC assured to help the people of the
area in best way. (two from Gandhi Darrang
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: A day-long Scout and Guides programme was organized by Bharat
Scout and Guides, Papum Pare district at State Headquarter BSG, Naharlagun on March
Addressing the participants in the pgoramme, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner cum BSG
District Council president Pige Ligu highlighted the origin of Scouting. The Education
Commissioner cum vice president of state Council BSG C B Kumar also emphasized to
expand Scout and Guide movement and NCC activities in order to inculcate a sense
of discipline, punctuality besides better academic performance among the students
of the state.
B P Gupta SOC (Scout) and Dr C B P Singh, DTO, Papum Pare presented brief report
and vote of thanks respectively. Earlier, DDSE cum Papum Pare district Chief Commissioner
delivered his welcome address. The programme includes Community Song and first-aid
demonstration among other activities. More than 75 BSG of Papum Pare district participated
Mopin celebrations begin at Aalo
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: The Cultural Competition of Central Mopin Celebration of Aalo began
today at Gumin Kine which was inaugurated by Marnya Ete, Deputy Commissioner West
Siang District. Also present on the occasion was Koj Rinya DFO Aalo.
While addressing the audience and participants, DC Ete emphasized on the need to
maintain the age old traditions of tribal culture by true heart and appeals the people
to promote beauty of culture with unity in diversity. He also asked the young generation
to maintain discipline and not to divert their mind from studies by merrymaking.
It is important to carry the culture and traditions along with school education,
he said. The DC also released a Galo audio album “Lisik Pium” produced by engineer
Kirba Sora featuring Gemo Diyum and his younger brother Geba Diyum as Singers.
In his Key note address, the general secretary of CMCC Aalo 2013, Jumjo Ete paid
homage to the Mopin pioneers and urged all the people not to mix the Mopin culture
with social taboos of bygone days.
FLCC camp organized at Tezu
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: With an objective to promote financial literacy, awareness of banking
services, financial planning and credit counselling for unreached rural section of
the society, Tezu Branch of APEX Bank organized Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling
(FLCC) camp at Mekailiang and Telluliang villages under Tezu circle on 30th and 31st
The FLCC camp supported by NABARD was organized in association with a local based
organization, Amik Matai Society; working in the field of rural development. Nearly
60 participants comprising marginal farmer, artisans, women SHG members and unemployed
tribal youth from both Telluliang and Mekailiang villages benefited from the FLCC
camp. The Branch Manager of APEX Bank P.Bhattacharjee, dwelt in length about the
importance of financial services in improving the standard of their living and where
and how the services can be availed, i.e. to basically create a need and synergize
the demand thus created with the supply of financial services by the formal institutions
like APEX Bank. He also explained in detail about the various schemes implemented
by the APEX Bank such as Deposit Schemes, Loan Schemes which include KCC, Micro finance
through SHGs and JLGs, Farm Mechanization, Agri-Allied activities, Transport operator’s
scheme, Rural Housing & Godown and other services such as capacity building for micro-entrepreneurs.
Resource Person, T.T. Hai, Horticulture Development Officer, created awareness by
giving a detail presentation on the Horticulture and Plantation Schemes such as Technology
Mission, Horticulture Mission in North East and Himalayan States (HMNE&HS) and role
of APEX Bank in promoting in Horticulture amongst the rural sections for a sustainable
livelihood. Secretary, Amik Matai Society, encouraged the participants to avail Schemes
such as CM’s Agricultural Mechanization programme, Mukhya Mantri Paryatan Vikas Yojana,
Rubber and Tea Plantation and undertake organic cultivation of large cardamom, oranges
and vegetable as an alternative source of income with a motto of “development through
credit”. APEX KCC Scheme was very much appreciated by the participants and they vowed
to open savings account in the APEX Bank individually and by organizing themselves
into SHGs and Farmers Club.
AACWA demands removal of FM
ITANAGAR, Mar 31: The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association demanded immediate
removal of the finance minister Chowna Main from the council of ministry. The Association
believes that “the finance minister has no moral right to continue in his office
as he has failed to discharge his constitutional duty by ensuring financial stability
in the state and be removed immediately by the Chief Minister for the sake of the
Regarding clarification issued by the Government recently on state's financial heath,
the association is of the opinion that the Chief Secretary of the state is misleading
the people by giving flimsy statement. "If there is no financial crisis then why
should state Government direct banks and treasuries to stop all government transactions
and payments of contractors,” it questioned.
"If there is no cause of worry", the association also demands immediate withdrawal
of the government order and release the payment of the poor contractors “instead
of allowing them to starve and die since the state is for the welfare of the people.”
While urging the Governor to invoke Article 360 of the Constitution in the state,
the Association further demanded the state Govt to publish a white paper on the
financial position of the state and removal of finance minister within a fortnight.
259 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through your esteemed daily, I as an educated youth, I would like to request the
Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to kindly look into the problems of educated youth of
the every section of our state. I would like to express my views regarding the ordeal
which the youth of the state has been facing.
For instance, I am also an educated youth of our state waiting for opportunity to
reach a certain destination since many years, but I have not got opportunity to reach
my goal till now. So what I would like to urge the Govt, is to make adequate opportunity
available for the educated youth of our state so that everyone could reach their
goal. Kindly take my suggestion positively and put yourself in our place to feel
the emotion of educated youth and understand the problems faced by youth. On 20th
February famous singer Abijit said that Arunachal is a heaven while performing at
I G Park Itanagar. Why he said so, I don’t know, his reason would be many, but according
to my view, our state Arunachal may remain as heaven for long time if the educated
youth is provided job opportunities otherwise the people of Arunachal may witness
thousands of criminals coming out of state. I don’t say Govt, is doing nothing. They
might be doing something for the state but they are not giving proper attention to
every section of society.
Triumph of humanity
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express my heartiest gratitude
and indebtedness to all those people who stood by me and my family during the hour
of crisis. I had undergone health problem recently which am battling till date. I
am still recuperating but the situation is better now. When I look back, I realize
that I owe this new phase of my life to so many people, most of whom I personally
don't know. Cutting across all man-made barriers of religion, regionalism, casteism
and most importantly communalism, all of them came together under one umbrella of
humanity and wished for my well being and even contributed monetary help. Their prayers
and good wishes had been really a source of guiding light, which helped me to garner
my inner strength to fight on, no matter how grim and demoralizing the situation
Before this incident, I never thought that I will get such care and love from the
people. I did not give anything or helped many of them. But the way, they extended
their support and help at the juncture of my need is so fantastic and soothing that
I and my family members will never forget it in our life time. I felt that God came
to me through these persons. Their wishes and prayers helped me to come back to my
normal life so quickly than what myself and my family members expected. Earlier I
use to think that that people are selfish and are after materialistic pleasure. They
do not have soft corners, compassion, and love towards their fellow human beings.
I also believed that they do not have any time even to pray for the needy person
in their vicinity. But, after recent experience, my views and believes has changed
altogether. It also changed my belief that there would not be anybody except God
when someone is in deep trouble. I found that my colleagues, family, friends, and
community members stood by me all along. I wish and pray that all the needy people
get such help and support that I got during the days of my need.
I also would like to thank Tapang Taloh,Hon'ble Minister, Pasang Dorjee Sona Hon'ble
MLA, Kangir Jamoh President ABK , Advocate Bote Yuto, and Tajum Samchung, Secretary
General ,(ALRBWS) Itanagar for immediately arranging the chopper to airlift me from
Naharlagun to Guwahati, Your help has been invaluable to me and I don't know how
I would have managed without your help and support. Again, thank you so much. I sincerely
appreciate your generosity.
To Tom, Arjun, Ito, Dr. Karlo, Gemo, Boli, Dr.Gammi, Tajum Samchung Secretary General
(ALRBWS) Itanagar, Er. Kirba Sora, Moi Yazar, Azu Chije and Rocky, "If a person is
having a true friend like you all in their life, then they are having the greatest
gift which one can ever receive." I would not have been able to get out of the most
difficult time in my life, if you guys were not there with me providing all the love,
care and the support. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Although I haven't
had the chance to say "thank you" until now, I have thanked you all hundred times
in my heart and have no befitting word to express my thanks to you all.
I have no words to thank the Arunachal Believers Church, Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare
Society Itanagar, my colleagues of all categories, my family members, relatives,
community members, relatives of Nagaland and all others who stood with me during
my difficult times. Without their help and pray I could not have recovered from such
situation. I know very well that the treatment only cannot save someone completely.
But the Gods hands in the form of well-wishers are also required.
Niti Vihar Itanagar
DC Mishra a people friendly officer
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my views and opinions about the
present Deputy Commissioner of East Siang RK Mishra. DC Mishra is an ideal officer
with an exceptional zeal to solve the real problem of commoners. In my personal experience
of more than 20 years, I had never came across Deputy Commissioner like him who irrespective
of officers or public, poor or rich and students or villagers meets everyone and
hear their side of stories. People with good intention are always welcomed by him.
Am not criticizing or undermining other officers, but the way DC Mishra is trying
to redress the genuine problem of commoners here in East Siang is praiseworthy.
There are some officers under him who doesn't want DC to be people friendly. They
try to create distance between citizen and DC as they don’t like the way he mingles
easily with ordinary people and undermines the junior officer’s stands of keeping
distance with commoners. But DC Mishra has broken all those barriers and came out
to hear the people’s problem and every officers who thinks that DC Mishra is being
overly people friendly, then let me tell them that, ‘a nation or a state will advance
only if villagers are also heard and taken along in the progress of nation and the
state, for maximum population of the nation live in villages’. Adding to this, I
would also like to appreciate BRTF 1443 BCC, OC Pankaj Kumar who is also a very good
and committed officer, giving a quality road to us. Lastly, I earnestly request the
state government to keep officers like Mishra in the state and urge the government
for his long stay in East Siang.
Ayeng Welfare Society
Ayeng Village, Mebo, East Siang
Keep us in mind
Through the column of your esteemed daily we would like to share few things regarding
APPSCE exam. As the bonafide citizen of India, we would like to apprise to the Arunachal
Pradesh State Civil Service Commission to fix the date of APCS prelim exam in such
a way that every eligible student can attain the said exam. No one should be deprived
of the opportunity as defined in the article 16 of the Indian Constitution .i.e.
equality of opportunity in the matter of public employment which is a fundamental
right under Right to Equality.
It is to be stated that in the month of May University exam is scheduled and the
exam of Arunachal Law Academy is scheduled to be held in the month June. The bonafide
student of Arunachal Law Academy in particular and the student community of Arunachal
Pradesh in general appeal and request Arunachal Pradesh State Service Commission
to keep in mind such situation while fixing the date of APCS prelim exam so that
every eligible student can appear in the exam. For such act of commission, the humble
students shall remain ever grateful.
It was shocking news to all of us that one Kogam Bagang with group of his accompanies
had made an attempt on the life of Er. Nich Tader, EE (PWD), Tali Division. It is
rare case and we had never witnessed such violent act against Govt. Officer in the
past. The Sorang Welfare Society strongly condemns such act and asks everyone to
refrain from such ugly act in the near future.
We would like to further clarify that Kogam Bagang is not inhabitant of Pipsorang
Circle as published in sections of local dailies. He had already shifted his base
to East-Kameng district. Moreover, there is no any criminal in Pipsorang Circle particularly
in Sorang Clan. Our clan has glorious past record of being peace loving and a non-violence
Society in Kurung-Kumey District.
President Sorang Welfare Society
End of poverty possible
A report that outlines the vision of an NGO, Save the Children, says that for the
first time in history the ideal of ending hunger, destitution, preventable death
and insecurity of children appears within reach. We seem to be finally gaining on
absolute poverty, the report asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs), which binds nations around the world in a historically
unifying mission of mercy.
The report sets out a new development framework for the creation of a world where
all people everywhere realize their human rights within a generation. As a leading
independent organization for children, Save the Children is focused on securing the
post-2015 framework for the rights of all children at the global and national levels.
Save the Children's post-2015 development vision emphasizes on universal and equitable
development with human rights as its guiding principle and evidence as a foundation
for its approaches underpinned with principles like universality, equality and inalienability.
Now is the time to aim at no less than a zero target for absolute poverty reduction,
hunger, preventable child and maternal deaths and those without safe drinking water
As 2015 approaches, we should feel a profound sense of obligation as well as opportunity.
In the year 2000, the international community committed to dramatic change. We made
the world's biggest promise to its poorest people that we would tackle absolute poverty,
child mortality and hunger - and that promise is only partially fulfilled. We need
to renew and extend the promise.