Kalam shares his vision of an India
equal for all Indians
NERIST conducts 2nd convocation in style
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam gave the second convocation
address of North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) today
at its campus here.
Sharing his distinctive profile of India in 2020, he said the country would change
manifold where the rural and urban divide would be reduced to a thin line, equitable
distribution and adequate access to energy, agriculture, industry and service sector
would work together in symphony. Besides, India would become a nation by that time
where education with value system was not denied to any meritorious candidates because
of societal or economic discrimination.
''My vision for India by 2020 is that the nation will be the best destination for
the most talented scholars, scientists and investors with best health care facilities
to all and a nation where the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption
free,'' Dr Kalam added. He said India's success in its future missions would depend
on agriculture and food processing, infrastructure development, automobile, ship
building, information and communication technology, pharma, aerospace, rail-vision
besides energy independence.
He further urged the graduates to go for a second independence movement which would
lead to economic prosperity vision 2020 and would be remembered by all forever.
“You will be entering a new phase in your life, which will present many challenges
and many opportunities to you. Equipped with knowledge, now with your hard work,
sweat and strong determination, you can become a leader in the area that you have
chosen said Dr. Kalam.
Kalam further emphasizing the importance of science and technology termed technology
as the foundation for sustained development and called upon the technical graduates
to contribute in nation-building.
He said technology was the non-linear tool available to humanity, which could affect
fundamental changes in the ground rules of economic competitiveness. Science is linked
to technology through applications and technology linked to economy and environment
through manufacture, he added.
''We have to use innovation to generate high value added products for becoming a
global player,'' he said.
Governor Gen (Retd) cum President NERIST Society Gen J J Singh briefing about the
achievement of NERIST and the numbers of infrastructural development in the state
said that these projects would require technically qualified manpower both during
gestation stage and subsequent running and maintenance. We should ensure that stock
of quality human resources is available from within the state rather than importing
it from places outside Arunachal Pradesh, he said.
NERIST, Director Dr Joram Begi, highlighting about the history of NERIST and its
objectives said that the institution has been largely successful in realizing its
objectives and fulfilling its vision.
He advised the students to inculcate a strong set of values and a code of ethic.
The social and individual value system must be consistent with our cultural tradition
and belief, without which a society or an institution takes a downward slide. At
the same time, it must be remembered that transition and value system are concomitant
to each other. While receiving your degree today, it is imperative that you realize
the importance of these values based on culture and tradition, failing which you
would just be tagged as good students, but not good leaders and good human beings,
Professor Gautam Barua, Director of IIT Guwahati, who is also the chairman, Board
of Management, NERIST said there has been no regular Director and registrar, however,
the process of selecting a new Director is already under way and it would be completed
He appealed to the NERIST Family not to take part in any precipitate action at this
point of time.
Meanwhile, assuring all possible support from Board, Barua said funds will not be
a problem as long as we have proper plans and as long as we are able to execute these
Later, Kalam distributed gold medal along with certificates to Ankita Raj (Base Module),
Kaumudi Singh (Diplama Module), Angshuman Modak (B. Tech), Amarjyoti Nath (B.Sc.FO),
M Marjit Singh (M Tech. CSE), Radak Blange (M Tec. EE), Takum Nalo (M. Tech ESE),
Guruayum Tangkeshwari Devi (M. Tech. IT), Dipankar Hazarika (M.Sc Forestry) and Moutushi
Before leaving Raj bhawan after winding up his two days visit to the state of Arunachal
Pradesh, the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam planted a flower plant
popularly known as Aak Jora in the premises of the Governor House here this afternoon.
Somber Roing bids good bye to Miti Mepo
Township tense as anger against IRBn mounts
ROING, Aug 4: Two days have passed since the IRBn killing, but the situation in Roing
still haven't normalized as memory of the killing is still fresh in the minds of
the people. The whole town, govt establishment and market remained closed for second
day. There were no reports of any violence and destruction like the previous day
Though no legal curtailment has been enforced on free movement by district administration,
the town is being secured with deployment of additional police personnel brought
from neighbouring district of Lohit along with patrolling in the town by CRPF personnel.
Meanwhile the whole town gathered today at late Miti Mepo’s residence in bomb godown
to offer their condolence to the departed soul.
The dead body was handed over to the family yesterday at around 11 am, after completion
of post mortem by a team of three doctors Dr LC Chuki, Dr S Singh and Dr O Megha.
As per the post mortem report, the victim died due to rupturing of spleen and liver,
succumbing to injuries.
The dead body was cremated today at 4.30 pm near his residence with full dignity
in the presence of all Idu Mishmi community members, student leaders, youths and
general public of Roing.
Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey and senior panchayat leaders of Lower Dibang Valley were among
those present. A large number of people from neighboring district of Dibang Valley
also attended the burial ceremony today.
In a fresh report received today, situation in Anini also remained tense, as news
of IRBn killing reach the remote district.
A procession was carried in Anini town jointly by AIMSU and public condemning the
IRBn killing. Later in the day, the mood become emotive, and clashed erupted with
police personnel. Reports of stone pelting at DC office were also received. Sensing
situation might go out of control, MLA Rajesh Tacho and Dibang Valley district Deputy
Commissioner immediately rushed to Anini from Itanagar. In a report received, a large
number of paramilitary forces have been mobilized in the district.
Meanwhile several students union from the state and neighboring Assam have poured
out their condolence to late Mepo, who was killed by IRBn personnel on the night
of 2nd Aug 2010.
The central executive committee of All Assam Students Union (AASU) has extended its
support to Idu Mishmi community and AIMSU in their fight for justice to the victim’s
Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) Secretary Vijai Damin also offered support to AIMSU.
In a statement today, AIMSU Secretary Rajiv Mihu, Lohit District Students Union President
Sohailo Ngadong and Anjaw district Students Union President Jango Halai, have proposed
joint action, if need arises.
Idu Culture Literary Society (ICLS) and AIMSU earlier in a joint submission had
demanded permanent withdrawal of IRBn post from Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley
The organization had also demanded termination from service of three IRBn personnel
accused in the killing incident.
Expressing apprehension that situation in two districts might go out of control,
AIMSU have call for immediate action from govt, while incident of killing were still
fresh in the minds of people.
AAPSU Spokesperson Tobom Dai will be visiting Roing tomorrow to take stock of the
situation and will be holding consultation with AIMSU on the Aug 2 incident.
Lower Dibang Valley District Students’ Union strongly condemned the killing of Miti
Mepo allegedly by IRBn personnel and demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits
involved in the killing of Mepo.
Woes of trading community vis-a-vis citizens
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The business community of state is all geared up to take up cudgel
against extortion by different organizations from various shopkeepers. There is no
doubt that umpteen times report of organizations or unions forcefully taking contribution
from shopkeepers are being reported from every nook and corner of state. Such activities
should not be encouraged and rightly, business communities have decided to fight
against such illegal practice. Seeing the spontaneous reaction of business communities
against such illegal money collections, one only wished them to act like similar
fashion in other matters too.
People in Arunachal often complain that trading communities always take people for
ride. The prices of items attain new high once it enters Arunachal Pradesh. If someone
questions, answer will be in one sentence, “Because of high transportation charges
prices has shoot up.” A friend of mine sharing his experience told me, “Recently
I had gone to Guwahati for some work. I wanted to fit in some new stuff in my car.
This particular item which was costing 6 thousand rupees at Guwahati, on reaching
Itanagar costs 11 thousand. That’s just ridiculous and it’s a slap on the face of
Like him there are many more who complains that often trading communities makes fool
out of the Arunachalees.
Most of the trading populace of state often has so much to complain about but if
they commit any mistake they always try to cover up. Recently I along with two more
friends had gone to Ganga market, Itanagar, to purchase some house hold items. There
in a shop owned by a migrant businessman, I was offered an item which had already
expired. It was sheer luck that I checked expiry date which usually we all forget
to do while buying minor household items. Shopkeeper started begging me not to tell
other people about it and even went on to add he has small children to take care
and if I complain, authorities may fine him heavily. I somehow let him go with a
warning. There are many uneducated citizens who can’t read English, if they go on
to use those expired items, imagine what will be the consequences.
There are some shopping areas in Itanagar and Naharlagun where exorbitant rates are
being charged from the customers. Especially in shopping centers like Takar complex
and Legi complex, people often complain, shopkeepers, charge too high for poor quality
“Most of shops owned by Tibetan community, at Takar complex, charges very high rate.
To add insult to the injury, these shopkeepers behave very rudely with the visiting
customers,” shares one resident of Naharlagun. While nobody supports the harassment
like forceful collection, trading communities also need to change their business
attitude and build better relation with ordinary citizens. As a first step they have
to stop charging inflated high rate and try to win the confidence of ordinary citizens.
Otherwise this gap between common Arunachalee citizen and business communities will
only grow with each passing days. Business communities of Arunachal Pradesh including
various Bazaar welfare committees should also rein in those shopkeepers who charges
extra-ordinary high rate thereby cheating ordinary citizens.
Ziro gears up for summer festival
Ziro, Aug 4: The Lower Subansiri District Administration is organizing the second
edition of Summer Festival at Subansiri stadium, Ziro, from 15th to 17th August
next. Among others exotic food counters, exhibition-cum-sales counters for handloom
products, indigenous handicrafts, merchandise, pickles, flowers , agriculture, horticulture
products, magic show at intervals by lone Arunachalee magician Budi Tani, and competitive
programmes on ‘Your creativity and talent hunt’, flower arrangement, archery would
be on the menu.
Lower Subasiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana Deori , who conceived the idea, in 2008,
and organized it successfully for the first time in, while informing the people
of the district to conduct the second edition of the festival, this year, said,
it is an effort at creation of confluence of culture, custom, cuisines and attempt
at free expression of hidden talents of the indigenous people. The festival could
not be organized in 2009 due to hectic election schedule then, she informed.
Requesting everyone to do their bits in successful celebration of the event, she
said, Ziro with its enchanting scenic beauty complete with matching weather as well
as availability of good transportation and communication facilities is an ideal locale
for hosting mega events.
The scale of celebration could be heightened to the level of Budha Mahotsav, Brahmaputra
Darshan or Parshurram khund Mela, as there is ample scope for improving the quality
and scale of celebrating the summer festival in future. For this to happen, the willing
support of local NGOs, civil society and also requisite financial support from the
government are the minimum must. (DIPRO)
School drop-outs – who is responsible?
There are no two opinions about the fact that for parents, taking their child to
the school for the very first time is the most exciting and memorable experience
in their lives. They step out from their homes with prayers in their lips, holding
their child’s tender hands. They silently weave a thousand dreams and visions while
on their way to the school. They proceed slowly but confidently towards the school
with unlimited dreams in their eyes. They quietly plan to make their child a Doctor,
Engineer or a Bureaucrat. But sadly many parents’ dreams are shattered when their
pampered and dotting child in whom they had reposed so much hopes, drops out of the
school even before reaching class X. This is the sad story and pitiable plight of
most of the parents in Tirap district. However, this is not an isolated problem of
Tirap district alone but of the whole state. The society must wake up to the reality
and take remedial measures. These school drop-outs eventually become a burden to
the society. There may be several reasons, both big and small for this unfortunate
trend. However, the question of financial constraint on the part of parents, which
the school drop-outs cite as a reason, dose not arise because education is provided
free of cost in the state unlike in some other state of India. The fees the government
schools charge are nominal and affordable. So, the claim by the school drop-outs,
blaming their parents for not giving financial support does not hold water. Therefore,
the pertinent question everyone asks is, “Who is responsible for the alarming increase
in the number of school drop-outs?” The ready answer is, all are responsible. Parents,
teachers, students and the society, all are answerable. But sadly, they blame each
other instead of making a concerted effort to address the problem which is afflicting
Today, most of the parents are shirking their responsibilities and tend to leave
everything to the teachers. Instead of playing a pro-active role in shaping the budding
career of their wards, the parents try to magnify the mistakes and shortcomings
of the teachers. In other words, there is a total lack of working co-ordination between
the parents and the teachers that ultimately puts the career of the students in great
jeopardy. It is rather intriguing that the teachers in government-run schools have
failed to achieve even the minimum expected academic result, especially in Board
examinations whereas the teachers in private schools, especially R. K. Mission, R.
K. Sarada Mission and VKVs have excelled against all odds in guiding their students
efficiently by bringing out the best in them (students). This is in spite of the
fact that the teachers in government-run schools are well-salaried unlike their counterparts
in private schools who get less financial incentives and enjoy no pension benefits.
So, the teachers in government-run schools need a serious brainstorming exercise
over their performance in inspiring their students. Selflessness and a sense of missionary
zeal among the teachers are the need of the hour. They must realize that teachers
in private schools also have worldly wants and families to take care of but these
dedicated teachers do not allow the day-to-day problems come in the way of their
duty and the result in there for everyone to see.
However, I feel that the main and primary reason for the burgeoning number of school
drop-outs is the students themselves. It is observed that the school-going children
are too easily influenced and guided by external influence. Other than showing interest
in studies, they are interested in all unwanted and destructive things. These days,
students are distracted by lure of easy money and comfort. They seem to be more interested
in petty contract work rather than studies. Many of them are into drugs and alcoholism
right under the nose of the parents and teachers. The departmental officers and elected
leaders can play their part in preventing this uncalled for trend by not awarding
contract work to the students. In fact, some rules should be framed by the government
to prevent students from executing contract work, at least when their academic session
is in progress.
In order to motivate the teachers in government schools, there should be regular
interactive programmes for teachers of private and government schools. The government
school teachers can also visit the private schools as part of exchange programmes
to acquaint themselves with the academic environment there. It is also a fact that
the teachers have to work doubly hard in tribal areas, like Tirap district as the
students have less exposure and are placed at great disadvantage.
Another glaring reason for growing number of school drop-outs is that the education
environment in the schools is no longer interesting for the students. The stereotyped
and routine curriculum is not attracting the students towards the school. In the
past, the teachers in Tirap district (most of them Assamese) used to engage the students
in kitchen gardening, flower gardening and other such activities which the students
found interesting and appealing. The teachers used to be fully involved with the
activities of the students in the past. With the world becoming more materialistic,
today the relation between the teachers and the taught has also changed. It is no
longer warm and cordial like in the past. It is imperative that the teachers make
an honest effort to make the students’ stay in the school interesting by introducing
attractive and meaningful programmes the school, apart from the usual academic classes.
They can organize weekly debate and cultural competitions among the students. I have
interacted with a number of Principals and Headmasters and requested them to invite
guest speakers from different disciplines to deliver inspiring lectures during school
assembly. But it has not materialized yet. The students can also be taken around
to nearby villages on study tour from time to time. In this way the students who
are always on the look out to leave the school on some pretext or the other, can
be kept engaged and focused. Let us remember that these activities do not involve
any financial cost but what is required is a will to do, the willingness to experiment
in the interest of the students.
The problem of growing school drop-outs is indeed serious and the onus of arresting
the problem is on every one of us. The parents, teachers, students and the society
at large must realize the magnitude of the problem and contribute their mite to address
it effectively. The school drop-outs will not only be unproductive but can be potentially
dangerous for the society. The sooner we all realize this, the better. Our students
are our best investment for the future. So, sufficient care must be taken to tackle
the problems facing the students in the best possible way we can. (The contributor
is DIPRO, Tirap. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
A free trip across Dibang-Ippi Pani ghat
ROING, Aug 4: Much to the delight of the people of Dambuk Sub-Division MLA Jomin
Tayeng, flagged off the Dibang-Ippi Pani (Bomjir) Ghat today.
The Dibang-Ippi Pani Ghat which is the lifeline for the people of Dambuk Sub-Division
was run by private parties until recently charging Rs 50/- during summer and Rs 30/-
during winter per passenger for ferrying across the river. The operation of the Ghat
has been handed over to the Border Road Task Force (BRTF) which will now ferry the
passenger free of cost across the river.
Tayeng while flagging off the ferry said that it was a long felt demand of the people
of Dambuk Sub-Division and was one of his promises to the people of Dambuk before
election. Deputy Commissioner YW Ringu, Superintendent of Police Tojo Karga, Gum
Tayeng, ZPM Meka Anchal Block Mibom Pertin, were present among others. DIPRO
Languid efforts, limping hopes
Three cheers, the website of our tourism department is a year old now but unfortunately,
it has not been updated so far. The disappointing fact is that it has been feeding
stale and fragmentary information to the world about our serene state. It’s a major
mistake committed by a department revered as the most significant source after hydro-power
with the capability to heal the state’s lacerating economy.
Honestly, the tourism website almost gave me a heart ache instead of pride and pleasure.
A few days ago, when I clicked on the address http://www. arunachaltourism.com/,
I was perplexed to see ‘Festival of Arunachal 20-22 Feb 2009’, advertisement still
featuring on the left side of the homepage, whereas the state has already celebrated
the 2010 version of the festival. Apparently, it enunciates the fact that the basics
to promote Arunachal tourism have been preempted and ridiculously, from this very
unprofessional horde, we are anticipating miracles of transforming the state’s tourism
potential into money-spinning scopes. Good joke.
The homepage error was enough to incite my curiosity to explore for more. While clicking
the destination tab, another blunder appears into the screen, though it has brief
information about existing and new travel circuits but only Tawang and West Kameng
district tabs has the elaboration links. Staring at the desktop screen, scratching
my head, I was wondering, why the department has opted to concentrate only on Tawang
and West Kameng district. Why the other districts are not promoted with the same
spirit and what does it takes to qualify in their good book? I really failed to understand
that why such a colossal platform with global reach was utilized to promote regionalism
and favoritism instead of publicizing the tourism potential of each and every districts.
With the questions still lingering, I drifted towards the festival page that was
shockingly wrapped up in 615 words with four photos of yak dance, animal sacrifice,
Aji-Lhamu dance and Monpa festival dance. Festivals like Losar, Reh, Ojiyale, Tamladu,
and Khan begged the space of introduction but some festivals had to compromise with
limited words as Mopin got 34 words, Sangken 31, and Moh-Mol 17 and other major festivals
like Solung, Boori Boot, Dree, Nechi Dau, Kshyat-Sowai, Loku, Nyokum and Si-Donyi
could grab space to mention their name only.
Posing the frown of the century, I clicked on the Events section, believe it or not,
only six events popped up - Losar festival, Torgya festival, Saka Dawa, Dukpa Tse-Shi,
Lhabab Duechen, and Ganden Ngamchoe. Except Losar, rest of the names is alien to
Meanwhile, I scrolled every page in search of pioneering events like Siang festival,
Namdapha festival, Pangsau Pass winter festival etc. only to disappoint my expectations.
It was a painful blow that such ethnical extravaganzas were ostracized from a significant
site like Arunachal tourism. I honestly pity the mind who thinks Arunachal is Tawang
and Tawang is Arunachal.
Evidently, it is due to such narrow concept and unimaginative mind that an income
generating scope like tourism has remained a futile potential in our state. Sad
but true. How far will it amble, with languid efforts and limping hopes? May god
bless! (The writer can be reached at email@example.com)
Pest infestation in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Aug 4: Mebo MLA Ralom Borang assured the farmers of East Siang district
that he would take up the issue of pest infestation seriously with higher authorities
for timely procurement and distribution of the required agrochemical to save paddy
The farmers are seeking help from agriculture authorities to save their crops as
the pest infestation affected 1000 hectors of paddy field in East Siang district.
The district agriculture authority distributed 200 liters of agrochemical which
is found to be insufficient, disclosed the DAO O. Yomso. He further said his department
needs 500 ltrs more agrochemical to protect the paddy field.
Yomso further informed the ADO Pasighat Opang Moyong and ADO Mebo Borik Megu along
with field staffs visited the badly affected Ayeng village of Mebo circle in order
to take early control measures on Aug 2. They identified the pests as Caseworm (Nympula
depunctalis) and Rice Hispa (Dicldispa ornigera).
In-service training for extension functionaries
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tirap district organized a 2 days training
programme entitled “Common diseases of pig and their prevention and control” from
Aug 3 for the veterinary officers/ field level workers of Tirap district at Khonsa.
Altogether 13 staff members, including 3 senior veterinary officers from department
of Veterinary, Tirap participated in the training programme.
Besides, Dr. D. Longri, District Veterinary Officer, Tirap also graced the programme.
The training was conducted by Dr. Jitumoni Das, SMS (A.H & Vety.). He explained about
commonly occurring pig diseases in the district with their clinical symptoms, diagnosis,
prevention and control measures through PowerPoint presentation. He also discussed
about the method of restraining a pig, handling of piglet and blood collection technique
by showing photographs.
Dr. Das requested the trainees to disseminate the scientific information particularly
the disease prevention measures among the livestock farmer and encourage them for
adopting scientific farming of livestock.
Dr Longri Tirap requested the trainees to work sincerely and dedicatedly for the
benefit of the livestock farmers by overcoming all the constraints in field level.
He also praised the sincere effort of KVK in organizing such training programme.
Sub: Coverage of the Laying of Foundation Stone programme for the project Development
of Adventure Tourism Camping Destination Site at Jote-Poma River.
Regular principal, Sr. teachers demanded for GHSS
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The school management committee (SMC) of Bazar line GHHS, Seppa
demanded the authority concerned to post regular Principal, senior teachers and other
non-teaching staff like UDC, LDC and computer operator in the school immediately.
SMC lamented that the above mentioned posts are already sanctioned in some schools
which were upgraded along with GHSS, Seppa in the same year in 2008. "This kind of
partiality and inequality on the part of Govt is unjust and inappropriate," the SMC
Union question govt
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: If one believes in the words of All Papum Pare District Students’
Union (APPDSU), it can be easily presumed that Arunachal Pradesh is going through
a phase of chaos and lawlessness. At least for this time, the Union lost its patience
and is no longer waiting for the proposed four-lane Capital road to come up.
Expressing concern over the worse condition of the capital roads, the union called
upon the department concerned to immediately take up road maintenance works,
because, ‘the four-lane will take more time’.
The union also has a volley of questions in its kitty for the people’s representatives.
Are the ministers and MLAs of the state blind to the present condition of roads,
are they using the helicopters to reach their respective bungalow or residents?
, the union asked.
The Union further wanted to know whether the maintenance provision is for ministers’
bungalow, officers’ quarters and departmental vehicles only. The capital road is
common property of the people, Govt should take up road maintenance works first,
Regarding the law and order situation in the state, the union seems to be disillusioned.
“We hope the security problem of the state will improve with the initiatives of the
home minister who used to conduct surprise visit to all the police stations of the
capital region. But today the things are going at the wrong direction’, said union
president Nabam John.
Condemning the merciless attack on Miti Mepo by the IBRn personnel which resulted
in his death in Roing recently, they question whether the police personnel are trained
only to resort to brutal torture.
We respect the law of the land and home department, but the prevailing situations
speaks a volume of lawlessness, it said and called upon the department take up corrective
However, the union did not forget to add here that it would resort to democratic
movement if the capital road conditions are not improved at the earliest.
Tourism Camping Destination
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Governor Gen J.J Singh is laying the foundation stone of the project
Development of Adventure Tourism Camping Destination Site at Jote-Poma River on August
Governor had visited and inspected the project site on July 24 last along with Parliamentary
Secretary Tourism and Officials of Tourism Department and its Engineering Wing.
Bardekar thank Khandu
ITANAGAR Aug 4: Maharashtraian forest official Vilas Bardekar on reaching his Guhimahar,
Pune home safely yesterday made a courtesy call to the chief minister Dorjee Khandu
and extended his gratitude to the government of Arunachal Pradesh towards its solidarity
and contribution for his safe release.
Khandu while congratulating him and his family on his safe release after two months
said he was elated by the news of safe release.
Bardekar, an IFS officer of 1984 batch, is a Joint Director of Social Forestry,
Government of Maharashtra, and had arrived on an official trip to Arunachal Pradesh.
He was kidnapped from Kamengbari forest from Doimara area of West Kameng District
bordering Assam on May 12 last and was released on July 31 afternoon near Batasipur
Railway Station, Assam by the abductors. (PRO to CM)
5th NE kick boxing C’ship at Kimin from Aug 7
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The 5th North East Wushu (Kick Boxing) Championship will be held
at Subansiri Stadium, Kimin from August 7 to 10. All Kimin Youth Welfare Association
(AKYWA) is the sponsor of the event.
Jadi Booti Diwas celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Arunachal Pradesh
today celebrated the birth anniversary of Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj as Jadi
The celebration started with the lightening of lamps and offering of prayers for
healthy life of Acharyashree at Gompa Mandir, Siddhartha Vihar, Itanagar. This was
followed by the presentation of his life sketch and importance of Yog & Ayurved
in our day to day life. The program continued with the deliberations on Ayurved from
Director, Regional Research Laboratory (Ayurved), Itanagar. Later, the members also
gathered at P sector Kali Mandir, Itanagar and take part in the plantation program.
District Units of the organisations, particularly Daporijo unit celebrated the occasion
with a weeklong programme with plantation of trees like Neem, Amla, Aloevera, Tulsi
& Giloi. The members were administered pledge on this occasion to promote and propagate
the gardening of plants having medicinal values.
3 karatekas of SLSA to represent country in Intl. event
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Three karatekas of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) have been
selected to represent the country in Wado World Karate Do Cup scheduled to be held
in Japan from August 13 to 16. The selected players are Nanu Sangha, Karate instructor,
Mst Likha Lej and Mst. Sinne Mikhu.
The authorities of SLSA and directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs said that their
hard-work and efforts in training the karatekas and honing their talents began to
bear fruits with selection of players from the academy for international event. They
hoped that all three participating players will bring laurels to the state as well
as country by winning medals.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Gaon Burahs, youths and panchayat leaders of Sopo, Jampa and
D/Hoj, in a recent meeting, have formed Pare Project Land Affected Welfare Committee
(PPLAWC) to redress the grievances of the project affected.
Gyamar Kuka, Tana Tahin and Taba Tabang were appointed president, vice president
and general secretary of the committee respectively.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Tagin Students Union (ATSU) has appealed the Upper Subansiri
district magistrate to take steps for immediate recovery of CGI sheets under SSA
and utensils procured for residential school of the district and release of pending
stipends as per the enrolment list of students. The union further demanded action
against DDSE alleging him of misappropriation of Govt resources.
Follow CBSE guidelines
ITANAGAR: In pursuance of the CBSE guidelines, the state Govt has decided that
no students from private schools be allowed to appear in CBSE examination through
Govt schools without prior recognition/affiliation to CBSE Board. All private schools
must have affiliation of CBSE board before commencement of class IX to XII as per
CBSE guidelines, said a notification issued by the education commissioner adding
violation of CBSE guidelines may invite withdrawal of affiliation.
PR leaders retort
ITANAGAR: Panchayat leaders of the 35th Pangin Assembly Constituency have condemned
ill-intention of NCP leader Kaling Jerang, who had accused the Directorate of School
Education of nepotism in connivance with Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh.
Refuting any wrong doing, it said that Directorate of School Education carries out
the government decision as per recruitment rules only while adding that Deputy Speaker
had no role in the appointment of 39 candidates in Group C & D posts.
On the allegation of transferring government employees violating norm, the leaders
said that those employees who overstayed their tenures were transferred while adding
that the transfer/posting was being carried out in every department. It further cited
an example of Deputy Speaker’s wife who allegedly was transferred three times in
Heaping praises on the Deputy Speaker for his able leadership, 32 PR leaders said
that Tapang Taloh has brought in all round development in the area while adding that
Jerang was frustrated after his defeat in the assembly elections.
Administration clears road
JANG, Aug 4: On Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu’s persuasion during his recent visit
to Jang, the local administration under the supervision of ADC D Kamduk has swung
into action in clearing boulders, sands and such other construction materials dumped
along the road side thereby causing problems for the commuters in Jang township area.
A team comprising of CO Jang, OC Police Station Jang with the help of BRO & PWD
labourers cleared the materials strayed along the road. The public’s support was
massive as the locals themselves cleared such dumped materials from nearby their
houses. Illegal construction of houses along the roads was also removed.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Arunachal Registered Pharmacist Association (ARPA) demanded the
health department to conduct written examination for recruitment of candidates for
the recently advertised two posts of pharmacists to select the genuine and deserving
candidates. It also demanded the Department concerned to conduct the test for APST
candidates only as mentioned in the advertisement.