Daporijo, Apr 17: The people of Daporijo enjoyed a different kind of activity of
fishing (Angling) competition on April 14 and 15 here at the Cafeteria River View,
Sikarijo in presence of Deputy Commissioner A. Abhayankar, HoDs and the public.
Abhayankar, appreciating the event, said that such competitions would help promote
tourism and increase the flow of tourist in the area. He encouraged for organizing
such tourism related events from time to time.
Tourism Information Officer Dikchu Raji spoke on the need to streamline tourism activities
in the district to make it more efficient and tourist friendly.
The first, second and third position winners of the competition Tatus Gumja, Yaning
Batak and Degin Ekke respectively were awarded with trophies and cash prizes.
The first of its kind Fishing Competition in the district was organized by Yami Yekar,
Member ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency), Daporijo and about 300 participants
from the district and also from West Siang, Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts
took part. DIPRO
Union alleges discrepancies
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit (ANYACCU) has
alleged issuance of Land Possession Certificates (LPC) to land encroachers by the
department concerned whereas those persons who are permanently residing in capital
for many years have not been issued the LPC.
ANYACCU said that the concern department should verify and maintain a system while
issuing the LPC.
Those people, who are permanently residing in the capital with proper documents,
are deserved to be issued LPC, ANYACCU said and urged the S.K and Mondal to look
into the matter and initiate action against encroachment of land and maintain their
duty properly. Due to encroachment of land some people are facing lots of trouble,
Improve school infrastructure: Union
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: The Nyapin Sangram Phassang Students Union has expressed hope that
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will give special attention to the education sector during
his proposed visit to the 19th Nyapin Sangram assembly constituency. Union sought
attention of CM towards infrastructural development of Polytechnic College at Laying
Yangte and Govt College at Nyapin.
The foundation stone for Nyapin College was laid by then Chief Minister Late Dorjee
Khandu on December 5, 2008 and subsequently a principal was posted in the college,
but no development has been witnessed since 2009, the union said.
House gutted down
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: A house at Birup colony near Rajbhawan Itanagar was reportedly
gutted down on Sunday. Nothing could be saved as the fire razed the house to the
ground. It is said Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who rushed to the spot
had successfully doused the fire before it spread to another house which was partially
damaged. Meanwhile, Birup Colony Welfare Committee sought immediate relief for victims.
Dharna at Raj Bhavan
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Expressing displeasure at the authority for failing to arrest
the culprits involved in the attack of Haku Tatak, a law student, on Itanagar- Naharlagun
road on April 6 last, the Adi Baane Kebang Youth Wing, Itanagar has decided to launch
peaceful dharna in front of Raj Bhawan gate, on April 23.
Earlier, several organizations have raised their voice against the brutal attack
on Tatak and demanded immediate arrest of culprits but the authority seems clueless
even after ten days of incident.
Press fraternity sets April 24 deadline
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: The press fraternity during a meeting has decided not to entertain
any press releases issued by the govt, including reports from the districts sent
by the govt authorities and all nongovernmental organisa-tions including students,
community based and others from April 24 till the culprits involved in the attack
of the Arunachal Times are booked and punished. This decision was taken in a joint
meeting of the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Press
Club this morning at Itanagar. The members present also demanded the government to
provide necessary security to all the press establishments in light of repeated attacks
on media persons and media houses.
Both the organisations have also demanded a special investigation team to investigate
against all pending cases of attacks on media houses and persons, including the
Sunday attack on this daily.
The office of this daily was attacked on Sunday afternoon by identified masked men.
Atleast ten miscreants carried out systematic attack in what looked like a coordinated
and well planned attack.
High mast lighting system at Seppa
Seppa, Apr 17: Two high mast lighting system at Abotani Manch and Police Station
here funded under ‘System Improvement Scheme’ under SPA 2010-11 was inaugurated by
local MLA Tapuk Taku on April 16.
Present on the occasion were Tage Tado, ADC, J.Gibi, EE (E) Power and team of market
welfare committee, among others.
AR organizes pulse polio immunization camp
Changlang, Apr 17: A Pulse Polio immunization camp was organized by 4 Assam Rifles
at Changlang recently.
The programme was conducted under Army’s Civic Action Programme and as part of their
‘Winning Hearts And Minds’ operation in order to create an environment of trust and
good will between the security forces deployed for CI operations and the locals of
the area. DIPRO
DKYC rubbishes allegation
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Diso-Katu Youth Club (DKYC) has rubbished the allegation levelled
by All Upper Subansiri Intellectual Forum and BJP against Gusar circle NLCPR scheme
tender process. Claiming that the allegation was levelled without any substantiation,
DKYC in a release asserted that the tender process was conducted peacefully as
per the norms.
Union seeks action against Assam officials
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Condemning the recent border skirmishes All Lower Subansiri District
Border Students Union (ALSD-BSU) today sought action against Assam forest officials
who assaulted village elders recently at Dollungmukh in Lower Subansiri. Union also
said that area is deprived of developmental activities due to boundary related incidents.
It sought for an immediate solution of boundary issue between Assam and Arunachal.
Check ILP documents properly
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: All Capital Complex Contract Workers Union appealed to the concerned
authority to check illegal migrant labours and properly check documents of ILP applicant.
Alleging production of fake documents to obtain Inner Line Permit by labour from
outside, the union said that the concerned magistrate should properly verify the
ILP applicants’ document. The applicant along with his employer should also be personally
present before the concerned magistrate to ensure authenticity of the applicants,
it further said.
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: A Rangfraa temple (Rangsomhum) was inaugurated at Pongkong village
of Tirap by the Secretary General of Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) yesterday.
This is the fourth Rangsomhum of Tirap district.
Over 300 devotees from nearly 15 villages of Tirap and Changlang districts were present
in the function. Besides the Secretary General and the Assistant Secy. General RFPS,
important figures like the Chief Rangsamaal (Chief spiritual healer) of Panlom village
under Changlang district, the Chiefs of Kothung, Longliang and Pongkong village and
the Secretary of Tirap Indigenous People’s Society (TIPS) were present on the occasion.
Secretary TIPS Chaphung Wangsu appreciated RFPS and its movement to preserve and
promote indigenous faith and culture by creatively responding to the situation and
also thanked it for inspiring the people of Tirap in doing so.
The Secretary General RFPS highlighted the basic philosophy of Rangfraism and its
positive impact on the individual and the society as a whole while the Chief of Kothung,
Hakhun Lowang stressed on the indispensability of the philosophy, its values and
importance for the present times.
The focus of the programme was obtaining of holy water directly from the almighty
Rangfraa, which was sprinkled on the devotees present. The programme finally concluded
with prayer for the well-being of the entire humanity.
It’s surprising that no arrest has been made so far and the persons involved in vandalizing
the only media house for which Arunachal is known. The assaulters may feel proud
of their cowardice deeds. Is it the way that a government functions?
Really I dont not know what exactly a govt is.
During 1980s, a hydel project was to set on river Sisiri(Sisar) which people welcomed
greatly. The turbines, reservoirs and two quarters and the power shed may be lying
as it is. The govt. can initiate such small steps to harness smaller rivers without
fighting with those who do not want development. Dambuk (Sisiri project) is left
out as it is.
They establish C.O./EAC/SDO/headquarters with few staff quarters which are not at
all occupied by staffs and the buildings are lying like cow-sheds. The building constructed
are also not up to the standard specification. If so much money is to be wasted in
every department and agency, why can’t they pay their own employees on time?
Please look after Nyapin College
Youth and senior students of the Nyapin Sangram and Phassang area while welcoming
the proposed maiden visit of the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to the area on April 22-23
hope this visit would accelerate the developmental process in education sector and
health on top priority.
On behalf of the senior students of the area, I would like to appeal to the Chief
minister for immediate attention to already Govt. approved college at Nyapin and
polytechnic college at Layang Yangte.
The foundation stone for College was laid down by the Late Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu on 5th Dec 2008. A Principal of the college was also posted and a few infrastructures
have been erected but nothing tangible has come out in this direction from 2009 onwards.
It is an appeal from the people and the student’s communities of the area to the
Chief Minister for his immediate attention to the College at Nyapin on top agenda.
A step forward for Daporijo
People express their opinions about the present condition of Daporijo with differing
perspectives. Someone says it a dirty place, while others say that the people of
Daporijo are facing discrimination in various fields. Despite all these perceptions,
Daporijo is presumably going to become a knowledge hub after the chief minister laid
the foundation stone for a degree college recently.
Earlier, most of the poor students of Upper Subansiri could not continue their study
due to lack of higher institution of learning. Some of them tried to pursue their
study in colleges in the Capital Complex but they had to abandon it due to poor financial
background. Now, at least we can hope, our students will able to continue their study
in their own district.
Thanks to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who realized the problems of student of the district.
Tanga Nayam, Don Bosco College, Itanagar
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The jobless youth force
Large proportion of the young population of the country lacks adequate skills and
training needed for decent employment, says a report.
This situation can hamper the country’s economic growth if not addressed on time.
If not addressed properly it can lead to a slowdown in the country's economic growth,
the report said.
According to the report, the principal reason behind India's growth is its youth
force, the largest in the world. However, millions of young Indians are jobless because
they do not receive proper vocational training.
It further said that though 90 percent of jobs in sectors like information technology
(IT) and IT Enabled Services (ITES), biotechnology and the services sector are skill-based
and require training, only six percent of the total workforce receive such training.
The report also predicted that 2011 will be a boom year for the IT & ITES sector,
accompanied by a corresponding rise in salaries.
Currently, IT and ITES industry alone provides direct employment to about 2.23 million
people and indirect employment to a further eight million.
With unemployment already a massive burden, government should ensure that adequate
skills and training are imparted. A shift in funding and opening up of more institutions
of higher technical education and vocational training need to be in the priority
The education sector, despite economic boom concentrates more or less on the traditional
subjects. If India has to provide jobs to its youngsters, a shift towards technical
education is a must.
LSHEP public hearings postponed yet again
Protestors burn down Jaypee camp
PASIGHAT, Apr 17: Yielding to unprecedented pressure and opposition by the people
opposing 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Power, proposed by Jaiprakash Arunachal
Power Limited (JAPL), the Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board was forced
to postpone the public hearings at two places today.
The first one was supposed to be held at Jeying in Upper Siang today and second one
at Rottung in East Siang on Wednesday.
The DC Upper Siang said that roads were blocked by the protestors at several points
and situation was not conducive to conduct the proposed hearing while his East Siang
counterpart Talem Tapok said that he recommended postponement due to apprehension
of break down in law and order.
The next hearing is slated at Gumin Kine in West Siang on April 20. It is unlikely
that the hearing would be conducted as there is stiff opposition there too.
Activist Vijay Taram hailed the postponement of the public hearings. He said that
government should respect the demands of the people and should not force the mega
project on them. He warned the government and the Pollution Control Board that any
attempts to conduct hearings in future would be resisted. It is reported that police
has issued arrest warrants for at least 35 people. Such an action could further anger
the people, who are already opposed to the coming of the project.
This is the fourth time that the public hearings were notified and postponed because
of the protests.
In Jeying, it is reported that only four people came up for hearing apart from the
employees of the JAPL.
When the district officials and APSPCB officials arrived with police at the scheduled
time for conducting the hearing, almost no one had arrived from the neighbouring
villages at the spot. Then on the request of the protestors gathered, the officials
cancelled the hearing. Around 10 vehicles of JAPL were destroyed and few people,
mostly employees of JAPL were manhandled by the anti-mega dam protestors when they
were leaving from Jeying to Pasighat after the cancellation of the public hearing.
Earlier this morning, the dam protestors numbering more than 300 burnt down the stage
constructed for the public hearing and destroyed the furniture and materials put
up at Jeying.
On their way back to Pasighat, the protestors venting their resentment against the
LSHEP burnt down the Jaypee camp situated around 4 kms from Bodak village on the
Pasighat- Mariyang road.
‘Go back Jaypee, No to Siang dam’ echoed in the air for long while the two large
godowns and two barracks were completely razed down.
However, the situation was peaceful in Pasighat town and neighboring areas and no
incidents were reported. Few vehicles were witnessed plying between the Pasighat-
According to sources, two companies of CRPF personnel were stationed at Jeying alone
for the hearing further angering the protestors.
There has been palpable tension since last month after the notification of the public
hearing for the 2700 MW LSHEP.
The prolonged protest and voices against the LSHEP by the people of Siang valley
has been growing while the authorities in retaliation have brought intimidating number
of police and para-military forces into the three Siang districts.
Apart from numerous village level organizations, Siang Peoples Forum, Adi Students
Union, Forum for Siang Dailogue, All Mebo Students Union, Paktu Ao Welfare Association,
Dam Affected People of Sirit- Siyom, Siang Bachao Federation, and Eastern Adi Students
Union are the front runners opposing the mega power projects. Youths, middle aged
and old people enthusiastically ensured that the public hearing was cancelled.
Conventionally, in a demo-cratic set up, it is expected that an elected government
would at least ensure security of its citizens. Going by the recent trends in Arunachal,
however, we might have to even stop expecting because the government has been mute
spectator even as the law and order in the state has taken a nosedive.
A dozen murders took place across the state in recent months. No one takes note,
not even the media.
There are hundred cases of intimidation on government employees as they rush to meet
the financial year deadlines. Situation is such that theses victims of physical and
mental assaults do not even have the courage to report it to the authorities.
Perhaps, it would help if the government do some soul searching and introspect why
citizens including government employees do not take the pain to report such incidences.
Isn’t it a clear sign that there is lack of trust and faith in the workings of the
institutions of the government?
These intimidations and assaults will only grow bigger with time if drastic steps
are not taken. A congenial atmosphere must be created where the victims at least
have the courage to go to law enforcing agencies. Before we brand victims as cowards,
we must also find out why they keep mum. Obviously it reflects on the government’s
failure to give basic security to their own people.
Yours truly understand the fact that the government consist of the same party and
the politicians who kept quite while the state burnt as they fought among themselves
for the chair. It is clear that the Congress government doesn’t have the moral authority
to crack down on those who indulge in violence since the present government itself
was formed amidst unabashed violence. It is indeed utterly appalling for common citizens
as they battle daily lawlessness.
We are yet to know whether the government has any plan to act to contain crime, more
so in the capital region or they would continue to hold on to their chairs without
worrying about people who elected them. We can only hope. But each time we hope that
there are instances to dash our hopes.
Take the recent attack on The Arunachal Times. We still don’t know what led to the
attack but what is very intimidating is the fact that it was carried out in broad
day light, right in the middle of the town.
It was not only an attack on an institution which is known for its impartial stand
but it was also a tight slap on the face of the government and it agencies and a
reflection on lawlessness.
But look at the contradiction, while government is least bothered about the security
of the people; it had no second thoughts as it deployed hundreds of security personnel
to enable the conduction of public hearing at Jeying to pave the way for 2700 MW
Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project despite the fact that most young educated people
are opposed to the mega project. The violent reaction was palpable right from the
beginning and this time government has to take the responsibility for provoking citizens
to resort to violence. Atleast an attempt to build consensus should have been made.
Clearly, the perspectives are misplaced. But do people in power have perspective
Ering apprises Raju on border conditions
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering today met Minister of State for
Defense MM Pallam Raju in New Delhi and apprised him about the hardship faced by
the people of border areas like Tuting, Gelling, Anini, Kibitho, Wallong, Changlang
and Khonsa due to poor and absence of proper road connectivity.
The MP also discussed with the Minister about the poor condition of Khonsa-Margherita
road which has been declared as National Highway. He impressed upon Raju to provide
fund for the said road within this financial year. He also informed the Minister
about slow progress of work by Border Roads Organization in Tuting and Anini areas.
Fire awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: The Fire Station Itanagar conducted a fire awareness camp at Chandanagar
in collaboration with Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) today as part of
fire awareness week.
Officer incharge Keji Tayum briefed on the fire precautionary measures and quick
escaping rules during emergency. He disclosed few fire safety tips such as unplugging
of all electrical appliances after use, putting guard around open fire, closing the
door of unoccupied rooms, using smoke detector for early alert, contacting the fire
brigade with proper address and location of the fire. He informed that a mock drill
on fire would be demonstrated by fire team at Gohpur Tinali on April 18.
The fire team demonstrated fast aid tactics and uses of fire extinguishers.
Meanwhile, IMWA vigilance secretary Bamang Taping appreciated the efforts of the
Fire services team and requested the public to participate in the mock drill to
be organised at Gohpur to learn much knowledge about the fire to save the life and
Orgs condemn attack on Daily, BJP demands full-time HM
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh condemned the incident
of ransacking of Arunachal Times office.
Expressing serious concern over the repeated and unabated attack on media personnel,
ransacking, threatening of media houses, BJP said the state government’s inaction
to check and control anti-social activities reflects the hollowed and weak administration.
The government is duty bound to protect the life and property of the people and improve
law and order situation, it said.
The BJP demanded for full time Home Minister who would devote necessary time and
energy in handling the deteriorating law and order problem in the state.
Though it is prerogative of the Chief Minister to allocate portfolios, the state
Govt can not overlook the threats on the life and properties of the citizens, the
The party also demanded adequate compensation for the damages caused to the media
house and necessary security to all local media houses.
“The state government, which has failed in all fronts to bring the law and order
problems under control, has no moral right to continue in office leaving the people
at the mercy of the anti-social elements,” BJP added.
Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB)
Chairman Jalley Sonam expressed deep shock after hearing the news of vandalization
of office of this daily.
Sonam, who is currently at New Delhi to attend INTUC meeting, described the incident
as inhumane and a tactic to put pressure on Press and media to weaken their role
in bringing socio-economic change in the state.
This is not only an attack on The Arunachal Times but also entire media fraternity
and civil societies of the state. It would definitely set a wrong precedent to the
youth in their approach towards media in the state, Sonam said and urged the law
enforcing agency to deal with those responsible for the attack.
“It is very unfortunate to learn that some miscreants have gone on rampage damaging
as many as six computer sets of the daily without any reason,” said Youth Network
Movement of Arunachal (YNMA) in a release.
While demanding the police to bring the culprits to book immediately, YNMA said that
such kind of attack discourages the media fraternity to work freely. “Let them work
freely,” it said while describing the role being played by media in today’s world.
It also appealed to all to develop a positive mindset and attitude which is very
essential to life.
Demanding deployment of security personnel at each and every house to protect them
from such attack in future, YNMA further said that the duty of security or police
personnel is to safeguard its citizens from any untoward incident but not to reach
on the spot after the incident happened.
The Arunachal Citizens’ Right ( ACR ) while vehemently condemning the vandalization
of the office of the Arunachal Times strongly urged the law enforcing authority to
nab the culprits and award them exemplary punishment.
ACR also urged the state Govt. to immediately separate the executive from the judiciary
for speedy disposal of the pending cases and quicker delivery of the justice.
While condemning attack on the office of Arunachal Times, Galo Students Union (GSU)
has urged state government to take serious note of the incident. GSU stated that
attack on a leading newspaper like Arunachal Times sends a very wrong signal about
Arunachal to the rest of the world. Union said if media institution is brazenly attacked
in broad daylight, then safety of ordinary citizen of capital is also at risk.
NCP questions financial position of the state
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Continuing its tirade against ruling party for alleged deteriorating
law and order situation in the state and failure to protect the Arunachalee people
in boundary area, Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh unit president Ngurang
Pinch said that presentation of 218.05 crore deficit budget in the recently concluded
Assembly session indicated the incompetency of the Congress government in the planning
and developmental process.
Expressing surprise over announcement of hefty amount for infrastructure development
of newly created Longding district by Chief Minister in recent past, Pinch wonders,
how the Govt which depends on “borrowing economy’ would able to provide fund.
Pinch said, the state Govt is evidently giving an enormous disservice to the people
and their development aspiration and creating a world record financial hara-kiri
by ways of withholding the payments for the contractors, not paying regular salaries
to the government employees, not releasing the student stipends and making announcement
for unproductive schemes like up-gradation of various administrative circles without
proper planning for infrastructure development and deployment of manpower. Citing
an example, Pinch said “Nyapin Centre which was upgraded to ADC Hq is detrimental
as there are no officers being tallied on duties for the ADC office since the CO
used to manage it somehow.”
Lashing out at Govt over financial mismanagement, Pinch said Govt had spent above
Rs 700 crore by way of allotment and LoC issued on flimsy works without any reasonable
purpose at the fag end of the financial year inspite of the poor financial position.
The NCP said that the Govt. should ask the work departments like PWD, WRD, PHED
to return the allotted money for “unjust and useless expenditure.”
The party further said more than Rs 800 crore was received by the state Govt during
2010-11 under SPA. “Since the state did not issue tenders for any work under SPA
during the financial year, again another
Rs 900.25 crores remained unspent in 2011-12 which were later deposited to part
(5) which accounts to a total of Rs 1700.25 crore.” Pinch questions about the utilisation
of the SPA fund.
The party further said that state Govt receives Rs 500 and Rs 600 crore under CSS/CS/DoNER/NEC
every year, but it failed to utilize the received amount. Pinch urged the state
Govt to bring out a white paper on financial position of the state and clear the
doubts in the public mind.
Pointing out the recent announcement of fund by the CM for construction of mini-secretariat,
SP office, college boundary wall at Tezu etc, Pinch asks does our Govt. have enough
fund for implementation of the programme. “Theses continuous strings of mishap in
the state are giving birth to a new face of tyranny there by jeopardizing the strong
bond of brotherhood and integrity with other neighbouring states,” Pinch opined.
Pinch said that the budget deficit should be dealt with a new strategy on "how to
do more with less". The government should put the highest priority in those activities
that pay the most dividends in productivity and growth.
Though the tourism, electricity, water supply, health and education have been given
priority as revenue earning sectors, but the education and health sectors are the
only panacea for social change with the formation of human capital which is pre-requisite
in the present society, Pinch observed.
Society demands arrest of attacker
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: Abb Tebw Lappa Welfare Society (ATLWS) has demanded the immediate
arrest of the persons involved in the attack of former ASM of Jote, Taba Tahi and
his son Taba Vikash. The Society said Tahi and Vikash were attacked with lethal
weapons like dao, iron rod, stone etc by group of people near Gohpur Tinali over
a land dispute on April 13. The condition of 50 year old Tahi is critical and he
is currently undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, it informed.
According to the police source a meeting was fixed on April 13 to settle the land
dispute between families of Taba Tahi and another group. However, even before the
meeting started arguments broke out between the two groups leading to the brutal
assault on Tahi and his son at around 10 am.
Meanwhile, ATLWS has warned that if the attacker is not arrested at the earliest,
they will resort to other means for justice. They also urged civil society groups
to support them and denounce such barbaric and inhuman act of attacking a 50 year
old man with lethal weapon. The Society also expressed concern over patronage given
to the attackers by some prominent leaders instead of helping police to arrest them.
Society believes that such acts are directly encouraging criminal activities in state
Drawing reference of the recent attack on the office of The Arunachal Times, the
Society said a section of people in the Capital Complex is encouraging criminal
activities blindly and that is the reason why law and order situation is deteriorating.
The Society also condemned the attack on the office of the English daily.
GBPIHED distributes saplings to promote tree plantation
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED),
North East Unit, Itanagar distributed 6000 saplings (of Teeta Chapa and Bonsum) and
50,000 large Cardamom plants in various villages of Apatani plateau under GOI-UNDP
CCF-II project on April 16.
GBPIHED in collaboration with Nature Care and Disaster Management Society (NCADMS),
Ziro has been promoting mass plantation of economically valued plant species like
Taxus wallichiana, Michelia champaca (Teeta chapa), Phoebe goalparensis (Bonsum),
large cardamom etc. under the said project titled “Biodiversity conservation through
community based natural resource management in Arunachal Pradesh”.
An awareness campaign on biodiversity conservation and mass plantation of important
plant species was also conducted at Hija village on the same day which was attended
by about 70 participants, including Government officials, BMC members and villagers.
Attending the programme, Bullo Tama, Lower Subansiri District Horticulture officer
eloquently praised the unique approach adopted by the Institute and Society to conserve
biodiversity in the area. He urged BMC members to cooperate and play proactive role
to achieve the objectives of the project.
M.S. Lodhi, Scientist of the Institute highlighted the objectives and other activities
of the project such as piggery, fishery, home garden, tailoring etc. to minimise
the dependency on forest and other natural resources.
Mihin Dollo, Programme Manager of the project highlighted the importance of tree
plantation and other cash crops.
Workshop of Right to Education Act 2009 held
ITANAGAR, Apr 17: A three days national workshop on Right to Education Act 2009 was
conducted at Hyderabad recently by Centre for Human Development, National Institute
of Rural Development, Government of India, Hydera-bad.
On the occasion, Director of School Education Bodong Yirang focused on the status
of implementation of RTE in Arunachal Pradesh.
During group work and inter group debate, Yirang emphasized the quality aspect of
RTE such as age appropriate curriculum, text book and CCE reform, mother-tongue teaching
in multilingual society, training of untrained teachers and capacity building and
library learning resources in the state like Arunachal Pradesh, which were widely
accepted for further recommendation to MHRD.
He further briefed that system success of RTE in India can only be ensured by paying
attention to address the important issues like, competency of teacher and training,
community mobilization, inclusive education and school infrastructure development
with derived road map of RTE.
The workshop was attended by all the states and union territories.
Meeting to chalk out prog for Panchayat Day celebration
Yupia, Apr 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner cum District Panchayat Development
officer Tarin Dakpe emphasized the need for active participation of grassroots level
people and Panchayat bodies in National Panchayat Day celebration to make it a grand
Attending a meeting of all the ZP members, head of departments and administrative
officers of Papum Pare district at DRDA conference hall here to chalk out programmes
for celebrating National Panchayat Day on April 24, ADC Dakpe, who is also the in-charge
Deputy Commissioner suggested for incorporation of public awareness programmes for
the rural masses like health care, education, allied activities like horticulture,
agriculture, rubber plantation, fisheries etc to make the celebration more meaningful
and informative. He called upon Panchayat leaders to play a pivotal role in overall
development of their respective area especially at the grassroots level.
Chairing the meeting Zilla Chairperson Nabam Aka said that celebrating the day at
the grassroots level would ensure more participation of rural populace and will help
strengthen the Panchayat system at grassroots level. She said that such occasion
gives a good platform to Panchayat leaders to express their problems and grievances.
It was decided in the meeting that the National Panchayat Day would be celebrated
at Sangdupota (Basarnello), under Mengio circle.
April 24 is celebrated as National Panchayat Day since the year of 2009. The day
is celebrated to commemorate the day when the President of India gave assent to the
73rd Constitutional Amendment on April 24, 1993. DIPRO.