AIMSU calls for permanent solution
ROING, Apr 28: The All Idu Mishmi Students Union, in a release today has called for
permanent solution to the shortages of essential medicines in the District Hospital
of Anini. The union has warned of initiating series of agitation in Roing and Anini,
if the govt fail to provide a permanent relief, informed Unit Umbrey, President
“The district hospital doesn’t even have medicine like paracetamol, informed D Tayu,
Vice President of AIMSU. “Because of non availability of essential drugs and medicines,
the patients in the district hospital are being referred to a primary health centre
in Etalin, that is equipped with all essential medicines and run by an NGO”.
Due to the incessant rains since last one month and road blockade for about a month,
people of Anini have been facing shortages of all essential items, like daily food
ration, medicines and other essential goods.
The union calling the immediate attention of the govt to the crisis, informed that,
as shortages of essential items were rising, the essential commodities were being
sold at higher rates, making people to bear the exorbitant price.
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Leh-the destiny, a Monpa feature film produced by KREMCO productions
and N & N & Co would be premiered at Siddhartha Hall on April 30. Starring Namgey
Tresing, Pema Yankey and Khoncho Dondup, the film is directed by D K Thungon while
the script is by Pema Khan.
Kaying circle cries for power supply
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Kaying circle in West Siang
district, Tasan Tamir has urged the state Govt to take steps for early supply of
electricity in Kaying town at the earliest.
Kaying Town is reeling under the darkness for many years due to breakdown of two
DG sets, Tamir informed. He said despite repeated request from the district administration
for restoration of power supply to the township, Govt failed to give any heed to
the people’s grievances. Student community, patients in Kaying PHC are suffering
most due to non-availability of power, he said.
The implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidhytikaran Yojana is going on in
snail pace, the ZPM further said and added that the promises of the authorities
electricity to the area within March 2010 remains a lip service.
Mossang calls for women empowerment
Bring awareness to expose hidden potentials of women: Sena
JAIRAMPUR, Apr 28: Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission (APSWC) chairperson Komoli
Mossang today called for empowerment of women to strengthen the society. She was
addressing the valedictory function of the three days long awareness camp/seminar
on financial inclusion of progressive farmers, entrepreneurs and panchayat leaders
at Govt Higher Secondary School, Jairampur.
Pointing out the pivotal role being played by the women in tribal society, the chief
guest Mossang said that women is the index of development of the society.
Any government that does not include policies for women’s upliftment is not a welfare
government, she said and stressed on mass participation of women in such awareness
campaign to comprehend about their rights. Also addressing the participants, Finance
Minister Setong Sena ideated the concept of establishing a women development centre
within his constituency to elongate a platform for the women group to interact as
well as to market the products of SHGs.
“We will constitute a monitoring cell which will be headed by deputy commissioner,
additional deputy commissioner, panchayat leaders and intellectual group to chalk
out the pros and cons related to various issues regarding the women SHGs”, he added.
Earlier he said that the contribution of women folks for all round developments of
society is essential. He added the women of Tirap and Changlang districts do have
the potential to contribute in various fields but lack of awareness has kept them
behind the closed doors.
Advising the women group to set own goal for success, he said that the opportunities
are distributed equally but we should know how to avail it.
Speaking on the opium addiction, he praised the efforts of women group of Bordumsa
and advised the participants to carry out fight against this social evil together.
The seminar was organized by Changlang district administration and co-sponsored by
Estimates committee take stock in Namsai
NAMSAI, Apr 28: 5th Estimate Committee comprising MLAs Alo Libang, Tapuk Taku and
Yumsen Matey and headed by Dr. T. Tapak, Chairman Estimate Committee visited Namsai
today. During visit at Namsai the committee member interacted with Deputy Commissioner,
Addl. Deputy Commissioner, District Medical Officer, Deputy Director School Education
and Child Development Project Officer regarding various scheme being implemented
in the area under SSA, NRHM, NMBS and others. The Committee also interacted with
Anganwadi Workers and Helpers and ASHA workers. It also visited Secondary School,
Middle School No. I & II at Namsai, Middle School and Anganwadi Centre at Adi Ningroo
village and Secondary School at Manmow. The committee members visited Namsai Community
Health Centre and Mannow Primary Health Centre and interacted with the Medical Officer
and took firsthand knowledge about various problem faced by the Medical department.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner, Kaling Tayeng and Namsai Addl. Deputy Commissioner, R.
K. Sharma also accompanied the team. The Committee left for Tezu in the afternoon.
Power crisis continues to hit Roing
ROING, Apr 28: The residents of Roing township have been facing power crisis in
every monsoon owing to breakdown of intake point of the Deopani hydel 750 KW-I and
500 KW-II Phases.
This year too the people of Roing town have been groping in darkness for the last
many days due to damage in intake point of the hydels caused by heavy shower on Apr
21 last. It seems that crisis will continue for another month.When enquired about
reinstallation work, O Apum AE Hydro Power (civil) said that dearth of fund and shortage
of labourer seriously hampered the restoration work. Heavy deposition of sand at
the intake point and blockage in the 2.9 Km channel would have to be cleared. Therefore,
restoration works may take a month’s time, informed the AE. The 33KV power supply
from Assam through Alubari near Tezu also disrupted as the number of poles were washed
out or seriously damaged in the recent flash flood. The department has to find out
permanent solution to the recurring problems with viable technology to avoid repeated
collapse of the tapping point, retorted one of the citizens. However, the PHE Department
came out with the alternative solutions to avoid drinking water crisis this time.
The PHED drinking water supply in the township is also depended on the same channel.
“We have tapped various small water sources to meet up the shortage and to escape
from the monsoon fury” sources said.
Investors meet on food processing sector in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Indian Chamber of Commerce with support of the Ministry of
Food Processing Industries, Government of India and Government of Arunachal Pradesh
would organise an Investors’ Meet on May 1 at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall, Itanagar,
Arunachal Pradesh. Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Subodh Kant Sahay
would be present at the Meet. The meet is expected to gather entrepreneurs from the
North Eastern Region who are to explore the immense opportunities available at Arunachal
Pradesh. The main focus of the meet will be to generate investor and stakeholder
interest in the latent agri-potentials of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, promote
the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries to popularize agri-food
business in the region, highlight the innovative agri technologies and services developed
in the North-Eastern States, while acting as a platform for farm sector players to
explore opportunities for contract farming, sourcing, processing, value addition,
distribution and marketing and identify profitable agricultural, horticulture, and
agri-processing projects in the region with a special focus on Arunachal Pradesh.The
Objectives of this Meet include awareness generation about programmes of the Ministry,
demonstration of achievements of the Ministry, attracting Investors’ to invest in
the food processing sector in the North East area, boosting the employment opportunities
and also creating a new avenue for the new and upcoming entrepreneurs. The young
generation would also be encouraged to take up projects in food processing sector
for their livelihood. The industry associations of North East area, representatives
of banks, financial institutions and other relevant government bodies will be present
on the meet to have a one to one meeting with the Investors. It will also be attended
by officers of various Ministries and Departments of Government of India including
and state government. The state government will also demonstrate various schemes
and grants available for the promotion of industries.
Papum Pare and East Kameng shines
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The annual revenue report of District Transport Officer Papum Pare
exceeded Rs 6.40 crore for the year 2009-2010. The annual revenue deposit for the
year 2008-2009 was Rs 3.40 crore. DTO Papum Pare P. Sangyu while advocating for transport
check gates said that annual revenue may go up to Rs 20 crore if gates are installed
at the main entry points of the district. On the hand, the State Transport Services,
Seppa has earned a revenue of Rs 49,54,229 during the last fiscal against the target
of Rs 32,19,306 set by the state govt, recording a 154 percent success rate, according
to an official release received here today.
Gyamar Tadap, the station superintendent of Seppa, said that the achievement has
been possible only because of consistent and untiring efforts of all categories of
its staff. He further said that these achievements could be made despite over-aged
buses, shortage of manpower and difficult road conditions hitting hard the STS functioning
in the district.
Fulbright Fellowship knocks the doors of Arunachalee students
Fulbright fellowship is known as one of the most prestigious fellowships in India
as well as in United States. It is U.S. Government funded programme, established
long back in 1946, soon after the World War-II, under the legislation introduced
by former Senator J. William Fulbright. The programme is basically designed to promote
mutual understanding between the people of U.S. and the people of other countries.
The Indo-U.S. agreement on educational exchange, signed by former Prime Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru and U.S. ambassador Loy Henderson on February 2, 1950 in New Delhi,
established the United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI). The foundation
was renamed as United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF), awarding the
Fulbright–Nehru Scholarships and Grants to India and U.S. Scholars under Scholar
Exchange programme. Now in its’ 60th year, the USIEF has awarded approximately 8350
Fulbright Fellowships to Indians and U.S. citizens. No doubt, it has immensely helped
to bring the people of India and the United States closer through educational exchanges.
Today it is one the largest academic and cultural exchange programmes in the world.
Currently the programme operates in 155 countries. It is administered by binational
Fulbright Commissions and Foundations in 50 countries and by U.S. Embassies in others.
Since 1950, the Fulbright programme has sponsored Indians from all walks of life
to gain greater understanding of U.S. society, culture and values and to foster a
deeper appreciation of India amongst the American people. It provides an opportunity
to scholars, students, teachers, educationists, professional, administrators and
social activists to interact with world communities and helps in building professional
development in their working field. So far as subjects are concerned, I say, ‘sky
is the limit’.
Normally, the Fulbright Fellowships are announced in April-May every year in different
disciplines and seek the application by June. From regional level selections, the
scholars are shortlisted for National level interviews The selected scholars then
move to respective affiliating universities and institutions starting from October.
I am one of the fortunate enough to get Fulbright Fellowship under Indo-American
Environment Leadership Programme in 2005. I was attached to “Project Learning Tree”
programme of American Forest Foundation to understand community initiatives in addressing
the core issues of environment. The fellowship provided me an opportunity to share
my ideas with scholars, schools teachers, community leaders, university professors
of Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, New Mexico and Boston. The fellowship has definitely
provided me a new insight and better understanding of the environmental issues, take
them effectively to the students and through students to the community. According
to me, Fulbright Fellowship is a grand and huge fellowship. The fellowship has soft
considerations for the scholarly applicants belonging to unrepresented area, underprivileged
sections of society, if the projects are unique in nature. I feel Arunachal has no
dearth of learned and scholarly people, only the thing is they do not get right information
at right time.
Programmes such as today’s “Opportunities and scope of higher education through fellowships”
with a direct deliberation from U.S. Educational Advise Services, are definitely
opening the new doors to the students community of Arunachal. Come on students, grab
(The writer is a Fulbright Fellow-2005 and presently a Project Director, Research
Institute of World’s ancient Traditions Cultures & Heritage,(RIWATCH) Roing Arunachal
Inner peace for harmonious and peaceful society: HH Sakya Trizin
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: His Holiness,the Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan
Buddhism, today while delivering discourse to a large gathering on Basic Teachings
of Buddhism here at Vivekananda Hall, RKM Hospital has underlined the need for developing
our Spiritual side through traditional spiritual beliefs for attaining inner peace
as an individual and for a harmonious and peaceful society/world. Calling for linking
Scientific and Technological progress with Spiritual progress said that man in spite
of all outer material progress cannot achieve true happiness and peace if the spiritual
progress is neglected. Some Nations which earlier neglected and discouraged this
aspect has now begun to realize adding that Modern Society in order to progress in
the right direction needs Spirituality.
His Holiness stressed that the essence of every major religion in world is to help
and guide mankind to the right path.
Dwelling on the teachings of Buddhism and its immense relevance in todays modern
world, His Holines said that the teachings of Buddha is to help relieve our sufferings,
give comfort and relief for inner peace and happiness while stating that according
to Buddhism the cause of human sufferings is not because of outside forces but it
lies in our own emotions and negative outlook.The Buddha nature is in every human
being adding that everyone has the potential to become a truly enlightened, His Holiness
In Buddhism , the Path of Dharma guide us to shun and eliminate negative emotions
which are the main cause of our sufferings and therefore Desire, Anger, Ignorance,
Jealousy and Pride need be avoided and eliminated by taking refuge in Buddha Dharma
Sangha, His Holiness said. Further, Buddhism says that all our sufferings are created
by our own Action (Karma).
The Discourse organized by the Itanagar Budhhist Cultural Society (IBCS) was attended
by various prominent personalities from various walks of life including representatives
from Art of Living, Swamijis of RKM Hospital and members of the Buddhist Community
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Sankoli Sonam, an alumnus of NERIST Civil Engineering department
has been selected in the prestigious Indian Engineering Services . IES examination
was conducted by the UPSC.
A bright student since his childhood, Sonam had topped in APCS Assistant Engineer
Examination-2008. He is presently working as UPO in UD department. Hope, the achievement
of Sonam will encourage the younger generation of the state to scale greater heights.
Malaria workers on dharna
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Malaria Eradication Employees Association today staged a dharna
in front of Directorate of Health Services demanding recruitment on a permanent basis
as Multipurpose Workers.
The Association said that government should accommodate 59 candidates who were working
in the department instead of going for fresh interview.
Of the total 232 candidates appointed during 2007, 173 had been appointed on a regular
basis during 2008-2009 while leaving out 59 with a government assurance that priority
would be given to them.
However the government came out with a fresh interview notification earlier this
month. Unless the department cancels the fresh interview notification, the Union
has further decided protest by holding indefinite dharna and hunger strike.
DWA approves resolutions
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Diibo Welfare Association in its 3rd general meeting held at Ziro
on April 24 approved the resolutions adopted in its 2nd general meeting held earlier.
Govt officials, public leaders, panchayat leaders, HGBs, GBs, student leaders and
general public of Diibo attended the meeting.
One of its resolutions has strictly prohibited Mida hosting party from presenting
anything like scarf/ Moflar etc, to any of the Mabo-Inchii party, except the items/particulars
mentioned in the original Mida law. Resolutions which brought some other modification
in Mida law and the resolutions on the Hiijang/Niipo Aping (Birthday) party were
also approved in the meeting. These will come into force from May 1 and violators
will be imposed hefty fine, said the Association in a release.
Ziro gets second ATM
Ziro, Apr 28: With the inauguration of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of State
Bank of India, at Old Ziro, seven Kms from here by Loca MLA and Parliamentary Secretary
for Land Management and Labour, Padi Richo, today, the twin town of Ziro- Hapoli,
the District Heqdquarters of Lower Subansiri District got its second ATM.
While thanking the SBI authorities for installing the ATM, Richo said, it has fulfilled
one of the two long pending demands of the area and appealed them to fulfill the
second demand by opening a SBI branch at Old Ziro for the convenience of the
people particularly the business community.
The MLA , while advising the locals to take full advantage of the ATM asked them
to take proper care of it as their own property .He also advised the Old Ziro Bazar
welfare committee to employ a chowkider for the security of the ATM and to guide
the locals in operating in the initial period. The SBI Regional Manager, Jiban Kumar
Sarkar, who also attended the opening ceremony, while explaining the procedural difficulties
in opening a branch there at the moment assured to open one within two to three
years time. Lower Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori , said the rush in the Ziro SBI branch
and ATM and the problems of both customers and the officials of SBI will be minimized
to a great extent with opening of that ATM. The area really deserves it, she added.
Lower Subansiri SP Mari Riba, Ziro SBI Branch manager, S.Kaikhanthang, were also
present among others in the inaugural function.
Yupia to house NIT
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: National Institute of Technology will start from this July from
Yupia, the district headquarters of Papum Pare. According to Department of Higher
and Technical Education, this is a purely temporary arrangement till the government
decides on the permanent site for the Institute. The students will be drawn from
among those who qualify the All Indian Engineering Entrance exams candidates while
the faculty would be from Durgapur National Institute of Technology. In recent times,
the state has witnessed tug of war between organizations demanding setting up of
NIT as some groups want it to be set up at Dedziling in West Kameng while other groups
want it at Jote in Papum Pare. However the department is yet to take a final call.
On the other hand, East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Welfare Association stated
that a high level team from centre had visited the site at Dedzling and had declared
the site feasible for establishment of Institute. It further appealed all to refrain
from any activities that may hamper early establishment of NIT.
Papum Pare maul Changlang; East Siang win crucial match
Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Taba Rakesh scored four goals in the second half as host Papum
Pare blanked Changlang 8-0 in a lopsided match of the 9th Tadar Tang Memorial State
Level Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Papum Pare, who beat Capital Complex in their first match, was leading 1-0 in the
first half. Toko Poliam struck the goal 32 minutes into the match. However, Papum
Pare played a splendid second half to complete 8-0 drubbing of the team. Taba Rakesh
found the net in 49, 51, 58 and 78th minutes while Tame Gungte and Poliam scored
two goal each.
Papum Pare completed the group assignment with all win to top the group ‘A’ while
Capital Complex came second. On the other hand, Changlang’s hope for making it to
knock out stage has been almost finished. The team remained winless in two outings
and conceded as many as 15 goals (7 goals against Capital Complex yesterday).
In another match played earlier, East Siang survived a late second half surge to
pull out a 3-2 win over Upper Subansiri.
East Siang shot into lead 9 minutes into the match through Kangkiram Moyong. He added
another goal in 15 minutes to give his team 2-0 lead in the first half. Upper Subansiri
boys came back strongly in the second half and restored parity in 58th minutes demonstrating
the fighting spirit. S Mara pumped in two successive goals in 48th and 58th minutes
which not only restored parity but also boosted the morale of the players to press
for a win. But, Upper Subansiri’s hope for registering their first win in the first
outing was shattered again by Moyong. The East Siang striker struck in the 63 minutes
to seal fate of Upper Subansiri (3-2). The goal also earned him his first hat-trick
in the tournament.
Kurung Kumey will play Lower Dibang Valley in their last group match at 1.30 pm tomorrow
and Lower Subansiri vs. Upper Subansiri match will be held at 3 pm.
3 new members inducted in state level Vigilance committee
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Vigilance and Monitoring Cell of the Union Ministry of Rural
Development has nominated NCP state unit vice president Karto Kaye, general secretary
Daniel Teli and journalist Nima Sange as non-official members of the Arunachal Pradesh
Vigilance and Monitoring Committee under rural development department.
It was also requested that state/district level vigilance and Monitoring Committees
meeting be held one in every quarter of the year and outcome of the meetings be
sent to ministry concerned.
Meanwhile, both Kaye and Teli extended gratitude to Union Minister for Rural Development
C P Joshi and Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma for inducting
them in the vigilance committee. The members assured to deliver better service along
with other members.
USIEF coordinator on 3-day tour to state
ITANAGAR: Sudarshan Saha, coordinator of Education Advising Services, United State
Educational Foundation (USIEF), Kolkata is arriving in state Capital on a three-day
visit to to Arunachal from April 29.
During his tour Saha will visit NERIST and Rajiv Gandhi University and interact with
the scholars, academicians, and students in order to facilitate their easy access
to higher education in USA and Fulbright-Nehru fellowship as a part of educational
ITANAGAR: MLA cum chairman, cooperation, Punji Mara and labour commissioner Ojing
Darang have consented to attend the International Labour Day celebration at IG
Park on May 1.
AYA to organize mass rally
ITANAGAR: Apatani Youth Association (AYA) has unanimously decided to organize a mass
rally at Subansiri Stadium, Ziro on May 3 in protest against the brutal murder of
Late Habung Chunya, GPM. Late Chunya was allegedly murdered on the night of April
6 last. The decision was taken in an AYA executive body meeting held at Ziro today.
Representatives from NGOs, political parties, panchayat leaders, gaon burahs and
general public are expected to participate in the mass rally.
Meanwhile, AYA vice president Bullo Tasser has been elevated to the post of its
Appeal for relief to landslide victim
ITANAGAR: ASM Leel-1 Sangram, Kurung Kumey District appealed the state government
to immediately release Ex-gratia and relief to the landslide victims of Leel village.
The ASM informed that one of the victims Gangte Yassing has died on April 26 at RK
Mission, she was working as casual labour at Leel section under Sangram Electrical
Division. She is survived by two daughters.
The April 24 land slide washed away a SPT building along with worth lakhs of properties
and also seriously injured many villagers, release said.