Arunachal celebrates 64th Independence
Day with pomp
Central govt committee on Chakma and Hajong refugees: CM
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Addressing the citizens of the state to mark the 64th Independence
Day at IG Park Itanagar, the Chief Minister said that a committee has been set up
under a Central Government representative whose mandate is to recognize the original
Chakma and Hajong refugee families who were settled in Arunachal in 1964 and also
re-demarcate the original area beyond which the settlements should not spread.
He said that state illegal Chakma and Hajong immigrants have infiltrated the State
in large numbers and joined those Chakma Hajong refugees that first came into the
Speaking on the infamous Police Force in the state, he further said that “some serious
unsavoury incidents involving the State Police forces and the public have also been
a source of worry for me for the last one month or so. We have to realize that our
Police forces are our friends and protectors - within and outside the four walls
of our houses. We should not jump to hasty conclusions about their conduct without
a thorough appreciation of facts. At the same time, I would remind the police forces
of their onerous duty towards the society and exhort them to ensure that their personal
and professional conduct is above board and beyond reproach.
In his 29 paged address to the citizens, Khandu highlighted various achievement made
by his government. He said that his government is committed to ensure maintenance
of peace and tranquility in the State, to free the State from social injustice, ill-health
and inequality and promote education amongst all, especially the girl child.
He further said that it will continue to give priority to eradicating poverty and
carrying forward the development agenda of providing maximum employment opportunities
to the youth of the State. The Chief Minister further said that his Government will
lay a special focus on harnessing the rich hydro-power potential and mineral resources
and also go all-out in developing the tourism, agriculture and horticulture potential
of the State.
The Chief Minister sought the cooperation of the people of the state to take the
state to a new height of development. Decrying bandh culture, he said that it has
started raising its ugly head and plaguing the state. “ I appeal to you to not allow
such organizations to hold all of you to ransom through such bandh calls and demonstrate
your fearless Arunachali spirit in attending to your duties. Your personal safety
and protection will be the responsibility of my Government” the Chief Minister said.
Reports of I-Day celebration have come in from all over the state.
DIRANG: The national flag was unfurled by local legislator Phurpa Tsering here during
the 64 th Independence Day, reports our correspondent.
Highlighting main achievements of his tenure so far and his thrust areas, the young
MLA said that ‘real human development’ of his people was his ultimate goal. ‘Health,
education and streamlining of PDS delivery system are the keys to achieve the goal.
In health sector, I have allocated Rs 1.5 crore each for two consecutive years out
of my SPA and MLALAD funds while Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy has sanctioned Rs 25 lakhs
for renovation of Dirang Community Health Centre. Also, the West Kameng district
administration has sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs for procurement of essential medicines.
Further, on this auspicious occasion, I also donate one Ambulance (Chevrolet Tavera)
to CHC Dirang for use by needy patients’, he announced.
To protect Dirang townsip from recurring floods, Phurpa said that he had got sanctioned
Rs 5 crores from NEC, Shillong to undertake flood protection work of Dirang Township
which had been completed recently.
In the field of education, the MLA informed that he had so far sanctioned Rs 1.3
crore towards renovation of infrastructures of Govt. Higher Secondary School. He
also distributed scholarships comprising Rs three thousand each to seven meritorious
students on the occasion.
KHONSA, DC, W. Lowang in his address, said that district administration is making
sincere efforts to involve the people fully in order to make the government schemes
Speaking on acute problem of water supply of Khonsa, especially in winter, he informed
that a DPR has already been submitted to the Ministry of DoNER for water supply project
to cater to the urgent need of the people. The day was also celebrated at Deomali,
Kanubari, Longding, Pongchau, Pumao, Wakka, Lazu, Dadam and Soha with various programmes.
YUPIA: Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare District Nandini Paliwal unfurled the tricolor
amidst the presence of Head of Departments, Panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras and citizens.
She called upon the teachers to impart quality education with dedication and diligence
and appealed the Panchayat leaders to work in synergy with administration and lead
the people in a right way of progress to bring more meaningful development in their
villages and people.
She also handed over the State Commendation certificate Awards Toko Babu, EAC,
Ashim Bhowmick, JE PWD, Kalyan Dutta, JE PWD, Capital Division A Itanagar.
Distribution of Sewing machines to various Poor and underprivileged families by the
31st ITBP battalion stationed in Yupia through their Civic action activities were
part of the day.
MIAO: The road map for the development of the state charted by the present government
under the leadership of Dorjee Khandu specially in the form of new Industrial policy,
education policy and hydro Power policy emphasizes on providing amenities and infrastructure
to the remotest parts of the state, stated local MLA Kamlong Mossang while speaking
as the chief guest on the occasion of 64th Independence Day celebration here, reports
our Correspondent. The NLCPR project for the Miao-Namchik road has been retained
and technically vetted for sanction, he added and said that provisions have been
kept for maintenance of MV road during current financial year. The MLA pointed out
that various road projects under PMGSY are being carried out while some have been
recently approved. He further informed that DPR has been submitted for construction
of Miao-Vijaynagar road, construction of Miao-Jagun road to Jengpathar via Singmao
and Namchik Havi and for construction of Miao Jagun road to old Champoo. The DPR
for flood protection work on left and right bank of Noa-Dehing has been submitted
to the government for sanctioning he informed.
TEZU, The Parliamentary Secretary Transport and Tezu MLA Karikho Kri unfurled the
Tricolor and highlighted the achievement of the government.
Kri highlighted the initiatives taken by the govt on Bridge over Lohit River, railway
line up-to Parashuram Kund and up gradation of Tezu Airport to enhance communication
link to the district with rest of the world.
The Tezu Tafrogam road will soon get an all weather roads and isolated Bekhuliang
village will get linkage with National highway and cement factory at Tezu will be
revived soon. He gave away state award to Talo Jerang, EAC Tezu and other Commendation
Certificate of the district administration.
Tawang: Unfurling the 64th Independence Day Tri-Color Flag in the general parade
ground, Tawang MLA, Tsewang Dhondup addressing the public said that under the leadership
of Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu developmental works can be seen clearly in all sector.
On the occasion, he made a special mention to Rinchin Tsering who came first and
second in the Arunachal Pradesh Entrnace Examination and the Medical Examination
respectively, making Tawang proud. He hoped this achievement would inspire the other
He further informed that Tawang has been able to get Rs. 5 crore from NABARD which
will be used to build school buildings and hostels. He appealed the parents to send
their children to schools to utilize the benefits provide by the Government.
Meanwhile the final of the Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso Football Tournament 2010 was played
between, Lemberdung Football Club and New Market team. The former defeated the latter
by 5-1. The winner team was awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 50000 while
the runners up got Rs. 25000.
BOMDILA: Paying rich tributes to the martyrs and the leaders whose sacrifices got
us Independence and the right to govern ourselves in a democratic set up, Parliamentary
Secretary for Hydro Power Development R.T Khunjuju unfurled the national tricolour
here at Bomdila which was celebrated with all pomp and show.
Chief Guest highlighted on the various completed and on-going developmental activities
and the ones in offing for which he called upon all to work unitedly for the larger
interest of the society foregoing personal gains and animosity. Mindful of the unplanned
and unauthorized earth cuttings and quarrying going in and around Bomdila township,
R.T Khunjuju appealed the people to refrain from such illegal activities, as, such
activities in the past have led to flash floods and landslides of various magnitudes.
As a recognization and encouragement, a total of five district toppers of C /VIII,
X & XII and three outstanding NCC cadets of Government College Bomdila for representing
the country in the Youth Exchange Programme to Russia and for participating in the
Republic Day parade at New Delhi were felicitated by the District Administration.
In order to commemorate the 64th Independence Day, the finals of the Independence
Day Football Cup 2010 was played on the day where Sartang Royal Club beat Nafra Young
Star by 2-0.
ZIRO: Lower Subansiri District joined the nation in celebrating the 64th Independence
day of India, with colourful programmes at Ziro, Yachuli, Yazali Pistana, Raga, Kamporijo
and Pistana administrative Centres.
Parliamentary Secretary for Land Management and Labour and Employment Padi Richo
unfurled the national Tricolour at Subansiri Stadium. While, Parliamentary Secretary
for Health and Family Welfare and Cooperation and MLA, Nido Pavitra hoisted the National
flag at Dollungmukh, while Chairman APEDA and MLA Likha Saaya unfurled the tricolor
at Yachuli ADC headquarters.
Richo announced Rs One crore for construction of burial cum cremation ground. Besides,
this he announced to sanction Rs.50 lacs for water supply schemes for Hari and Bulla
villages to mitigate the ever increasing water scarcity of Ziro plateau.
Officer in-charge of Ziro Fire station SI Pisa Tapik and Company Commander of B/138
CRPF, Inspector BK Singh, were given citations and Cash prize of Rs.5000 each for
their role in controlling a fire accident at Ziro while KK Gupta, DTO, FTC, Ziro
was given citations in recognition of his exemplary service to the Government of
Arunachal Pradesh. Likha Kamen,a progressive farmer of Yachuli was awarded Best
fish farmer of the district with a memento and cash prize of Rs.10000, by the Fisheries
department while three others were given Rs. Five thousand and a memento each as
progressive fish farmers.
DAPORIJO: The 64th Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour at Daporijo,
the headquarter of Upper Subansiri district, with the unfurling of the national flag
by Tanga Byaling, Minister Health & Family Welfare at the Rijo Ground.
While addressing the gathered public, Byaling cautioned them not to take law into
their hands. Along with cautioning them, he also made a request to the people to
support and cooperate with the District Administration and police for the smooth
functioning and progress of the district.
Commenting on the work culture in the district, he made a mention of the need for
the teaching community, health workers and also all officers and officials to be
sincere and dedicated and work for the betterment of the people. The programme was
attended by MLA Tapen Siga, DC, SP and all head of departments.
HAYULIANG: Minister, RWD, tax & Excise Kalikho Pul, Hon’ble etc hoisted the National
Tricolour amidst a large gathering. Pul in his address to the public stressed upon
the general public to make good use of the provision of RTI so that the object is
achieved and not to use it as a means to achieve any personal target or to harrass
any Department as it has on many occasions proved to be detrimental to the pace of
PASIGHAT: Along with the rest of the nation, the 64th Independence Day was also celebrated
at Pasighat with much enthusiasm. The tri-colour was unfurled by Education Minister
Bosiram Siram at the general parade ground amidst mammoth public gathering.
Siram lauded the General Administration and the district police authority for securing
peace and tranquility in the district and highlighted the major developments achieved
which include- Indoor Stadium, establishment of Ayush college, construction of burial
and cremation ground and Sibokorong-Siang protection dams. Addressing the gathering,
he said that the present government is committed to ensure adequate infrastructure
and teachers in all schools . He congratulated G. Prashad JE (Power) and Jayanta
Chakraborty GM General Hospital Pasighat for being conferred with the State Commendation
Certificate for their meritorious services. Meanwhile during a football match played
between DC-XI Vs MLA-XI. The MLA’s team beat the DC’s team 4-3.
BOLENG, Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh hoisted the flag at Boleng while at Mebo MLA
Ralom Borang did the honors. MLA Dr. Tangor Tapak unfurled the flag at Ruksin.
SEPPA: MLA Tani Loffa while addressing the people at General ground,Seppa pointed
out that East Kameng has been included as one of the Tourist sector in the country
which will boost the economic condition of the district. He therefore, insisted
each & everyone to develop tourist friendly attitude & maintain law & order for peaceful
Speaking on ongoing projects like township road widening, drainage system & construction
of Seppa to Chayang Tajo road, Loffa appealed the public to cooperate with the District
Administration & Implementing Agencies for early completion of the projects.
Later, an exciting exhibition football match was played in between DC-XI headed by
DC, Seppa Tope Bam & Public leader-XI headed by MLAs Tani Loffa & Tapuk Taku. The
first half was totally dominated by DC-XI with a lead of 1-0.But in the 40th,47th
& 60th minutes Public leaders managed to score. The match witnessed some beautiful
saves by Loffa, the goalkeeper of Public leader-XI.
Meanwhile, the tri-colour National flag was hoisted in all the circle headquarters
across the district with colorful cultural programme, games & sports competitions.
Minister WRD Atum Welly and MLA Karya Bagang attended as the Chief Guests in Seijosa
and Chayang Tajo I-Day celebrations respectively.
Bagang highlighted some of the developmental activities being taken up by the Govt.
at Chayang Tajo that includes implementation of Chayang Tajo Township Ring road within
this financial year, Stationing of one company of ITBPF at C/Tajo, providing of safe
drinking water supply in the township, Establishment of Sub-Treasury Office & SBI
Chayang Tajo branch. She further insisted the people of the area to develop sense
of work culture & asked especially the youths to come forward in bringing the area
to Main stream.
Changlang: Along with the rest of the country Changlang also celebrated the 64th
Parliamentary Secretary, Thinghaap Taiju unfurled the beautiful tricolor amidst the
Taiju informed the achievements that have been made possible in Changlang through
various departments with the support of the Centre and state government. He congratulated
all the government departments for their dedicated and concerted effort in bringing
all round development in the district, especially in the field of rural development,
health and education, agriculture, horticulture, road connectivity, power, water
supply and sanitation, animal husbandry and veterinary, industries, urban development,
environment and forest and other social service sectors.
Roing : The Roing town raised the Indian national flag at general ground to celebrate
India’s 64th Independence Day.
Member of Legislative Assembly of Roing 43rd constituency, Laeta Umbrey unfurled
the national flag and greeted the people gathered at general ground, reports our
“Our challenges today is not less than the challenges that were before when our
country achieved its independence. So all people have to fight together and today
we must take oath to take on these challenges”, said Umbrey.
He appealed the youths of the society to make Roing, a beautiful and peaceful town
by saying, “Peace is requisite for development and I appeal everybody to contribute
for peace, so that development and prosperity must follow.”
Informing about various developmental efforts undertaken by the state govt, he informed
that the Roing town would be soon relieved of power shortage, as transmission lines
were nearing completion that will draw electricity from Ranganadi Power project and
from Assam via Alubari and Bhismaknagar.
On improvement of road communication within the town, he informed that an amount
of Rs 2.5 crore was mobilized through his personal effort and promised to carry out
renovation once the monsoon season passes away.
On recent selection of Tine Mena, a young teenage girl of Intaya village in Lower
Dibang Valley to climb Mt Everest, Umbrey taking the opportunity on this auspicious
day offered his wishes to the young girl in her endeavor.
JAIRAMPUR, The 64th Independence Day was celebrated at Jairampur HQ, where the chief
guest Minister Finance and local MLA, Setong Sena unfurled the National flag amidst
a huge gathering of Govt. officials, public leaders and general public.
On the occasion among others, he highlighted that construction of Trans Arunachal
Highway from Lalpul to Changlang via Manmao will be started soon and widening cum
upgradation to double lane of NH-153 Road will be completed soon. He urged all sections
of people to keep unity to strengthen the Nation and maintain peace, serenity and
tranquility for speedy development of the Area. He sought cooperation and continuous
support to him and Govt so as to fulfill the cherished requirement of the people
of this area.
Tuting: Independence Day was celebrated at Tuting, Arunachal Pradesh with great pomp
and show in befitting manners both by the Army and the local populace.
The celebrations commenced with a customary flag hosting ceremony by P J Khamba,
ADC. There was then an enchanting display of Pipers and Drummers of Regimental Army
band of 19 MAHAR Regiment followed by a Military Weapons and New Generation Equipment
display that showcased the potential of the Armed Forces. The performance put up
by the Army unit stationed at Tuting left the audience galvanized and strengthened
the bonding between the Army and the locals who too chipped in by organizing various
local dance forms and music including the National Anthem.
PALIN: JNV Kurung Kumey, GSS Lumba and KGBV Lumba have jointly celebrated Independence
Day 2010 with great pomp and show and organised various literary, games & posts and
cultural activities. Dolang Bharat, Chairman KGBV Lumba, the chief guest of the function advised
the students and staff to organised such function particularly in the remotest area
of Arunachal Pradesh as it gives opportunity to the students for interaction and
inspired them to develop the quality of nationalism, national integration, secularism
and filling of oneness.
DPS: Delhi Public School, Itanagar, celebrated Independence Day with great joy and
fervor with First Lady of Arunachal Pradesh Anupama Singh as the chief guest and
Dr. Moji Jini CMO General Hospital, Naharlagun as Guest of honour. To mark the
day, Singh inaugurated the “Smart Class and the Language lab” of the school. With
this DPS Itanagar has not only become a hitech school but also has enabled e-learning.
Dr. Moji Jini while appreciating the school’s achievement observed that in a time
of schools mushrooming all around, where quality is compromised; it is commendable
that DPS Itanagar is giving stress on quality education. He opinioned that the facilities
like Language lab and Smart Class will revolutionize the teaching – learning process
BJP: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh hoisted the Tricolor at its state
headquarters by the former State BJP President, Kangir Jamoh. The former State BJP
President recalled the sacrifices of the freedom fighters and the struggles made
for centuries by the people of the country.
SAGALEE: Trans-Arunachal Highway is in progress in the state. Technical process of
some portion of road has already been cleared and construction work will begin soon.
This was informed by PWD & UD Minister Nabam Tuki in his Independence Day address
at Sagalee general ground on Aug 15. He appealed the people to cooperate with the
Govt for timely completion of highway project.
Stating that initiatives are being taken by the state Govt to put the development
on fast track, Tuki said more projects/schemes under urban development will be
sanctioned soon. He called upon both citizens and govt. machineries to work united
for around development in Arunachal.
Arunachal Women Welfare Society Sagalee Branch also organized a Charity Show on Aug
14. Both Tuki and Obang Dai attended the show at chief guest and guest of honour.
I-Day was also celebrated in Leporiang, Toru, Mengio and Parang circles by unfurling
the National tricolor.
At Raga in Lower Subansiri district, I Day was celebrated with various programmes
including cultural and game and sports competitions. Tamen-Dollungmukh anchal
segment ZPM Nido Torh briefed about the achivement of the Govt in the area and
called upon one and all to extend cooperation to local MLA for all round development.
Prizes were awarded to the winners of various competitions.
At Aalo, MLA cum Khadi Village Industries Commission Jarkar Gamlin addressed the
people on the occasion of I-Day celebration as chief guest. He informed that the
state Government has sanctioned Rs crore for beautification of Aalo town. He called
upon the people to desist from encroachment of Govt land and cooperate with development
At Lilabari, North Lakhimpur in Assam, the staff of the Arunachal State Transport
sub-station headed by Asstt Station Superintendent celebrated the I-Day in a befitting
At Doimukh general ground, ZPM Tana Bado unfurled the National flag as chief guest
amidst large number of gathering. Highlighting the development activities in the
state, the ZPM appealed the public and Govt officials to follow the ideals of freedom
fighters and work for socio-economic development of Doimukh circle.
Independence Day was celebrated with much gaiety and fanfare at Koloriang general
ground. Lokam Tassar, parliamentary secretary (food and civil supply) unfurled national
flag and addressed the gathering . He informed that state Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
is trying his best to bring in hydropower projects into Kurung Kumey district. He
believed that if the hydropower project is developed in the district it will create
more job opportunities for youth and also it will usher in new era of development
in the area. At Palin town MLA Takam Tagar, hoisted national flag whereas Nyapin
MLA Bamang Felix unfurled national flag at Sangram circle headquarter.
State AWARDs ON THE
OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
Gold Medal - 15
Silver Medal - 14
Commendation Certificate - 1
1. Marto Riba, DDST.
O/o the Director of Supply
& Transport., Itanagar.
2. Subedar Pema Tamang,
C/o 99 APO.
3. Madup Kumar Tiwari, IPS,
SSP Tirap District,
4. Paldan, IPS, SP,
West Kameng District,
5. S I Thomas Pertin,
Sub-Inspector of Police (GD),
Police Station, Khonsa.
6. Ratan Nath,
Sub-Inspector of Police (GD),
P.S. Bordumsa, Changlang.
7. Tame Kama, ASI (SB),
Balijan, PS, C/o Supdt. Of
Police (SB), PHQ, Itanagar.
8. Master Tamar Gadi,
Village Dake Tirbin, PO/PS Basar,
West Siang District.
9. Amjad Tak, DC,
Aalo, West Siang District.
10. Dorjee Wangdi, GB,
11. Ankur Garg, IAS,
Secretary to Governor, Planning
12. Swati Sharma, IAS
Special Secretary, GA & Finance
13. Er. Walat Hondique,
DPIU, RWD, Khonsa.
14. Tapi Mra, Everester
15. Bijeta Mein
1. Col. Ganesan Muthukumar,
14 Border Roads Task Force
2. Amit Bengia,
District Food & Civil Supply
3. Er. Kalyan Dutta, J.E. PWD,
Under CDA, Itanagar.
4. Minli Geyi, SI, APP,
Naharlagun Police Station.
5. Arun Kumar Biswas,
Asstt. Sub-Inspector of
Police (GD), P.S. Bordumsa,
6. Nyalo Lingu, Constable (D),
P.S. Bordumsa, C/o Supdt. of Police, Changlang.
7. Bomken Ninu, Constable (GD),
C/o Supdt. of Police, Changlang.
8. Tajong Melong, Constable (D),
P.S. Bordumsa, C/o Supdt. of Police, Changlang.
9.Shri Mukdan Wangno, H/C (D),
P.S. Bordumsa, C/o Supdt. of Police, Changlang.
10. Bomi Pale, Constable (D),
P.S. Bordumsa, C/o Supdt of Police, Changlang.
11. Tarani Burman, Gardener, Governor’s Sectt.
Raj Bhawan, Itanagar.
12. Dular Chandra Deb,
Head Constable (GD),
Khonsa Police Station,
13. Nima Tsering, Constable (GD), Khonsa Police Station,
14. Duri Tada, Constable (D),
P.S. Bordumsa, C/O Supdt. of Police, Changlang.
1. Nako Sambyo,
Sub-Inspector of Police (GD),
Supdt. of Police office Ziro,
As India celebrates 64th I Day, a school in Arunachal cry for attention
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The members of All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit
(ANYACCU) which celebrated Independence Day with students and teachers of government
primary school, Dikrong, managed to unravel the sad plight of the said school. The
ANYACCU team were shocked to find that Dikrong primary school is functioning without
any basic requirements like desk, bench, table, chair, fan and electric bulbs. The
negligence of government school which is lifeline of poor student is a crime and
government should carry out ground reality check of all government school through
out state, ANYACCU suggested. Further association has appealed both education minister
Bosiram Siram and capital MLA Techi Kaso to look into the matter.
Shimkhokho tensed even as Khandu speaks to Assam
ITANAGAR Aug 16: The situation at Shimkhokho location of Kamkuh Rusa in Kanubari
Sub-Division of Tirap continues to grim as standoff between the Arunachalee citizens
and Assam Police continues.
One person was grievously injured on August 15 when Assam Police resorted to indiscriminate
firing upon the villagers at Shimkhokho following a day-long standoff between local
public and Assam police after two more IAY buildings constructed by Assam at Shimhokho
were damaged allegedly by around hundred villagers on August 14. The previous night
miscreants had damaged two Assam police barracks at the same spot.
Meanwhile taking strong exception to the unprovoked firing on innocent villagers
by the Assam police resulting in serious injuries to a villager, Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today spoke to Assam caretaker Chief Minister Bhumidhar
Barman and asked him to intervene in the matter so that such incident do not recur
along the inter-state boundary.
The chief minister, who reviewed the situation, at a high level meeting, expressed
deep shock at the unprovoked and avoidable firing incident. He said violence can
not find solution to any problem, thus should be avoided at all cost. He revealed
in the meeting that he had written a letter to Mr. Barman today to express his government’s
strong resentment against repeated violation of the status quo on the boundary dispute.
Khandu also directed officials to provide ex-gratia payment as per entitlement to
He appealed the people on both sides to honour the status quo on Assam – Arunachal
border and advocated for maintaining peace, reports PRO to CM.
Launu Circle’s Forum expressed anguish over the delay on the part of the administration
in rightly gauging the seriousness of the problem despite being informed officially
well ahead in time. There were serious lapses on the part of the local administration
as both the civil and police authorities have failed to act in time thereby losing
precious time culminating in the latest incident. This is a chapter that should not
be repeated anywhere in Arunachal Pradesh in future.
However, the Forum appreciated SP Tirap Palden for the pain he has taken to restore
law and order in the area.
It further said that certain media houses of Assam are sensationalizing the inter-state
boundary issue and misleading people of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The NETV
report that NSCN ultras had fired upon the Assam police besides the report of capture
of arms and ammunition is a concocted one. The fact is that the Assam police armed
with AK-47s had attacked and sprayed bullets upon the people who were guarding their
village resulting in injury to one.
All these claims are either part of the ploy of Assam police to mislead the people
or an attempt to cover up the grave mistake of wasting bullets to scare away the
villagers by firing upon the innocent people, it said. Since the situation may worsen
further if no immediate action is initiated, the LCPF feels that the government should
initiate peace talk at all level and ask the Assam government not to be provocative.
It demanded an assurance that Assam should maintain status quo in letter and spirit,
and not construct any structure within the historic Ladaigarh road leave alone the
MDFC lift 1st Nyari Welley Open Women’s Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: MDFC of Banderdewa lifted the First Nyari Welley Open Women’s Football
Tournament defeating Capital Complex Football Club (CCFC) 3-0 in an exciting final
played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun this afternoon.
MDFC, who stormed into the final beating CCGFC 4-0 in the first semifinal yesterday,
took the early lead as early as in the eight minute through Bengia Tutu. The team
was leading 1-0 in the first half. The Banderdewa outfit, which did not concede a
single goal in the entire tournament, doubled the score in the second half through
Saraswati Das’ (33 minute) fine volley. Lakshmi Soutal sealed the fate of Capital
Complex by scoring the third goal in 39 minute. Later, Lakshmi was adjudged the player
of the tournament. Capital Complex team entered the final beating CGFC 2-0 in the
second semifinal played yesterday.
Binita Khalkho of the winning team became the highest scorer while Tana Yaza has
been declared best goalkeeper.
A total of five teams participated in the tournament.
Earlier, PWD Minister Nabam Tuki, chief guest of the day, recalled Late Nyari Welley
and her contributions towards womenfolk of the state in particular and the state
as a whole.
Appreciating Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) for providing a platform
to the woman players to show their skills, Tuki said that a Senior Women’s football
tournament is being organized during September/October in memory of former MLA and
APCC president Omem Moyong Deori. He also informed that Nyari Welley Women’s football
would be a full-fledged state level tournament from the next year onwards.
Tuki, meanwhile, said that State Government will extend all supports to various sports
bodies for development of games and sports in the state. Informing about Khandu Govt.’s
initiative for development of rural sports, he said that certain amounts to each
DC, ADC/EAC and CO office has been provided as a small steps towards this direction.
Stressing the need for developing more infrastructure for overall development of
games and sports, Tuki opined that atleast Rs two to three crore is needed annually
to meet various sports related expenditure. He assured to take up the matter with
Later, he encouraged the players of both the teams by interacting with each player
before the start of the match. He also gave away the winner’s trophy to MDFC team.
Tadar Yadir, Member, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women, who was the guest
of honour, urged the state government for providing necessary fund for development
of games and sports. Lauding the participating teams, she said that this tournament
would go a long way in motivating womenfolk in the state to play football and other
Later, she gave away runners up trophy and prizes to all the individual prize winners.
Sports and Youth Affair director PR Mazumdar distributed medals and ‘certificates
of participation’ to all the participating teams along with cash prize.
Federation demands restriction order on heavy vehicles
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has
appealed the Capital administration to enforce restriction order on entry of
heavy vehicles during peak hours in Capital Complex.
Pointing out the Govt order issued on June 19, 2009, which restricts entry of vehicles
between 9 am to 12 noon and between 4 pm to 7 pm, the Federation said the order should
be imposed in letter and spirit in order to streamline the traffic system. Referring
to the hue and cry raised by the commuters due to hike in tempo fare, the Federation
further clarified that the rate was approved and fixed by the Govt last year in
view of increasing prices of petrol and diesel prices. The rate was enforced recently,
it said and sought cooperation of the public.
Training on Water Hyacinth based crafts begins
Tezu, Aug 16: 10 days skill development program on water hyacinth based crafts
began at craft centre, Tezu on Aug12 being organized by Amik Matai Society in collaboration
with the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited, Guwahati. 25 rural
artisans including the trainees from the craft centre, Tezu and Tibetan Multipurpose
Cooperative Society, Tindolong will be trained by the master craftsperson of NEDFi.
The inaugural function of the program was attended by officials from the Handicrafts
and Employment departments including the officials and trainers from NEDFi. Besides,
1 day micro credit management awareness program will also be organized within the
Skill development program.
The program is a part of the integrated water hyacinth craft development project
implemented by NEDFi in the NE region including Arunachal Pradesh under NEC sponsored
The basic objective of the project is to provide training to 1000 rural artisans
from NE region in a period of 3 years thereby setting up water hyacinth based craft
units for self employment. There will be marketing support from NEDFi for the water
hyacinth based craft products in national and international level.
Secretary, Amik Matai Society informed that water hyacinth is an aquatic plant abundantly
available in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
There is a great potential for water hyacinth based crafts as a self employment venture
as the raw materials are easily available with low investment. The products are eco
friendly and have great demand in the national and international market.
Jute training prog ends successfully
DIRANG, August 16: A month-long training programme on Jute Handicrafts concluded
here today at the Industrial Training Institute with distribution of certificates
to all 25 women trainees by Dirang block ZPM Dor Tsering.
The programme was organized by Arun Kutir Udyog Cooperative Society and sponsored
by NABARD, Itanagar. Skills and techniques to produce jute products including Doormats,
Telephone Mats, Wall Hangings, Ladies Bags, Net Bags etc. were imparted the trainees.
On the occasion, the ZPM urged the trainees to share their gained skills and knowledge
with their counterparts. ‘Our Monpa women are traditionally shy by nature. This should
be done away with and womenfolk should come out of their homes to gain new skills
and knowledge to increase their family incomes’, he pointed out.
Course co-ordinator Jay Prakash informed that several facilities and schemes were
available from the Ministry of Textiles and Handicrafts for promotion of income generating
activities to NGO’s and SHG’s. ‘Jute is one product whose demand is very high not
only in India but also abroad. Tribal people should also learn the skill to produce
attractive and low cost jute products which has high market value’, he said.
Dirang Child Development Project Officer said that similar trainings should be imparted
to more NGO’s and SHG’s at village levels with collaboration of Departments of Social
Welfare, Women and Child Development and Industries make the training more meaningful
and beneficial. On the occasion, ITI principal, ADI Dirang and public also attended
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Congress leaders of Namsang constituency in Tirap district
celebrated the August Kranti Diwas as a part of the celebration of the 125 years
of INC at Multipurpose community hall Deomali on Aug 14 last.
Parliamentary secretary, Sports and Youths Affairs Wangki Lowang paid homage to
Pt Nehru’s statue at Deomali town at the beginning of the programme. This was followed
by all other Congress leaders and dignitaries who paid homage to the portraits of
Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi at community hall.
The chief guest of the programme Lowang while highlighting the role and contributions
made by the freedom fighters, called upon the Party workers to work together for
all development from bottom to top levels.
Resource person and Associate Prof (Dr) A K Mishra gave a brief history of the
Indian Freedom Movement and pointed out the relevance of Gandhian thought in contemporary
Former minister Changkom Hondik, Deomali ZPM Kangwng Lowang, Deomali BCC president
Phocham Rangpang and many other panchayat leaders, senior Congress leaders also spoke
on the occasion. The programme organized by the Deomali Block Congress Committee
was attended by large number of Congress workers, panchayat members and public leaders
As part of the 125th year of the foundation of Indian National Congress August Kranti
Diwas was celebrated at Yazali town on Aug 14. Members of Congress led by MLA Likha
Saaya conducted social service at PHC, Yazali. As part of celebration trees were
planted at Yazali PHC and PWD rest house.
No Hostel-No College
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Student’s Union Dera Natung government college while welcoming
government notification for re-opening of 1st year boy’s hostel has said that furnishing
of the hostel is yet to be completed. It was last week DNGC students union staged
dharna in the premises of director of higher and technical education, demanding immediate
opening of 1st year boys hostel fully furnished. The authorities had assured to re-open
hostel within the week keeping in mind the hardship faced by student communities
particularly first year boy’s. However it has been noticed that 1st year boy’s hostel
is yet to be electrified and furniture too have not been provided. DNGC student’s
union said that if hostel is not open within one week with fully furnished, union
will lock the college with slogan of “No Hostel-No College.”
Society calls for more focus on education sector
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Extending support to the steps being taken by the deputy commissioner
Bidol Tayeng in order to streamline education system in Kurung Kumey district, Rural
Development and Heritage Society (RD&HS) has appealed the teachers to cooperate with
the administrative policy and perform their noble profession with devotion for the
bright future of the children.
Instead of opening new school, the education department should maintain the teacher-students
ratio in all schools of the district for quality education, the society said and
also called upon the MLA, Panchayat leaders, NGOs and media to give more focus on
development of education sector.
Society for permanent boundary solution
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Bulang Abu Welfare Society (BAWS) has appealed to the state government
to take serious steps towards bringing in permanent solution to boundary issue with
Assam. It’s been noted that places like Gumto, Likabali, Kanubari, Gergamukh and
many more bordering Assam always witness tense situation due improper demarcation
BAWS has also questioned why government is not raising more number of armed police
force though Arunachal is the largest state of North-East. Further society noted
that armed police force is used for day to day civilian duty, which in fact is the
matter of civilian police. Society has urged state government to post armed police
force all along Assam boundary to provide better security to Arunachalees living
AATA backs AKA’s demand
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Arunachal Taekwondo Association (AATA) backed Arunachal Karate
Association (AKA)’s demand for filling up all the vacant posts of District Sports
Officers (DSOs), Assistant Sports Officers (ASOs) and coaches posts.
Seeking the chief minister’s intervention in this regard, the teakwondo association
said that those vacant posts should be filled up with eligible and qualified sportspersons,
who can devote themselves whole of their life for development of games and sports
in the state. It also criticized the state government for giving less importance
towards this sector.
Army sponsors three children
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Continuing with its services to ameliorate the problems of the
locals, 19th Battalion, the MAHAR Regiment stationed at Tuting under the ageis of
Spear Head Division, chipped in to sponsor free education to needy village kids.
Three students were adopted by the Army unit a year back for bearing the expenses
of their education and hostel facilities at Siang Valley School, Tuting.
2. In a small ceremony organized at the Siang valley school at Tuting, Brigadier
B K Pande, Commander 5 Mountain Brigade handed over a cheque amounting to the total
annual tution and hostel fees of the adopted kids to the Principal.
NEDFi Excellence Awards 2010
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi) to felicitate
its front-ranking clients and entrepreneurs across region has institute the " NEDFi
Excellence Awards 2010".
Dani Jenny, the proprietor of M/s Hotel Pine Ridge and Raina Taba Goyee, proprietor
of M/s Akin Wooden Furniture, Yazali, Lower Subansiri has been selected for the awards
from Arunachal Pradess.
Siram assures assistance to Pasighat GH
PASIGHAT, Aug 16: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has inspected the general hospital,
Pasighat and lauded the development activities on Aug 14. He was accompanied by DDHS
(T&R) Dr. K. Lego, DD (NRHM) Dr. D. Padung and DMO Dr. T. Taloh during his visit.
Later participating in the meeting convened by the Hospital Management Committee
in the office chamber of the DDHS, the Education Minister who is also local MLA said
that the hospital is in need of more Govt funds to achieve the excellence in the
field of medical service.
Earlier on Aug 13, the minister inaugurated a Musup at Paglek PI line Pasighat. The
Musup was constructed under his MLALAD fund 2009-10. While responding to a memorandum
submitted by the villagers, the minister said all genuine demands would be considered
by the Govt.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC), conducted a two-day rock climbing
training and rescue technique for NHPC staff at Gerukhamukh recently.
During the two days training, the trainers led by Chief Instructor of YMAC Yomjum
Jomgam imparted training on low pitch and high pitch rock climbing techniques to
Refugee Issue in Arunachal Pradesh: A Political Perspective
The fundamental problems encountered by the present generation Arunachalees are:
ecological imbalance because of wanton destruction of forests, lopsided economic
development, unemployment because of corruption and ethnic and culture conflicts
because of presence of refugees in thousands and rapid spread of Christianity. These
problems, especially the last two, have forced the indigenous tribals here to rejuvenate
the slogans – “loss of culture is loss of identity” and “sons of the soil”.
There are three refugee groups in Arunachal Pradesh – Tibetans, Chakmas and Hajongs.
The Tibetan refugees have been settled in Arunachal Pradesh since early sixties.
They had migrated out of their homeland with the 14th Dalai Lama when Peoples Liberation
Army of China moved inside Tibet. They are spread in three refugee settlement areas
in the state, Tenzingang, Miao and Tezu, with a total population of approximately
6,000. In addition, there are the scattered communities of Bomdila and the settlements
of Tuting, giving a total population of approximately 9, 000 Tibetan refugees in
The Chakmas who hail originally from Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh are actually
displaced indigenous people. The region was included as a part of Pakistan after
partition of India in 1947 in spite of the fact that most of the inhabitants of the
CHT are either Buddhist or Hindu. The Chakmas and other non-Muslim tribal communities
were forced to move out because of religious persecution and the construction of
the Kaptai hydro-electric dam.
The Hajongs are Hindus from Mymenshing district of the erstwhile East Pakistan, now
In 1964, about 57 families of Chakmas and Hajongs were given shelter at Ledu in Dibrugarh,
Assam. Later they were shifted to Betiah in Bihar. However, unable to adjust with
the hot climate of Bihar they sought to be relocated. The NEFA administration, then
under direct control of Central Government through the Governor of Assam permitted
them to migrate to NEFA. Presently, Chakmas and Hajongs are settled in Chowkham in
Lohit district, Miao, Bordumsa and Diyum in Changlang district and Balijan and Kokila
in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Politics of Settlement
In the initial years of independence, India’s foreign policy, under Pt. Nehru, was
basically guided by the principles of idealism. India believed in one world, asianism,
pacific settlement of international disputes, peaceful co-existence, etc. India was
nurturing itself as a leader of the third world countries, while also playing a paternalistic
role in Asia. The country’s entire resources were pooled together for reconstruction
of its post-partition shattered economy. India, therefore, was not in the position
to offend any country, as Nehru’s policy was to reap the benefits from both Communist
and Capitalist Camps. As the Kaptai project was backed by the USA politically and
financially, the probability of India’s intervention in favour of non-Muslim communities
got reduced almost to zero. India had no alternative but to accept nearly 1, 00000
displaced refugees silently.
Production of food grains in India, with the improvement of economic infrastructure,
doubled under the leadership of Indira Gandhi. Industrial foundation laid by her
father, Pt. Nehru, added to economic self-sufficiency of India. This gave Smt Gandhi
a bit of confidence to follow independent, sometimes aggressive, foreign policy.
Her confidence was such that she did not hesitate to interfere in Bangladesh crisis.
In 1971 India-Pakistan (Bangladesh) war, Mukti Bahini backed by Indian Army defeated
Pakistani Army. After the surrender of Pakistani Army, Indira Gandhi proudly declared
Dhaka as the “political capital of a sovereign nation”.
In 1972, Indira-Mujib Agreement was signed. The Agreement determined that India and
not Bangladesh would be responsible for all migrants who entered India before 25th
March 1971. P.M. Sayeed, the then Minister of State (Home), in a letter to Nyodek
Yonggam, stated that “Under the Indira-Mujib Agreement of 1972, the Chakma/Hajong
refugees who came to India from the erstwhile East Pakistan before 25.3.1971 will
be considered for grant of Indian Citizenship”.
The Central Team which visited Arunachal Pradesh in 1982 to study the problems of
refugees is reported to have expressed the view that “the grant of citizenship would
introduce an element of responsible social behaviour in these refugees”.
M.M Jacob, in 1992, replying to Laeta Umbrey, said that “these refugees were settled
in Arunachal Pradesh in consultation with the State Administration under a definite
plan of rehabilitation”. He adds, “…they are eligible to the grant of citizenship
according to the policy of the Government on the subject”.
The Government of India, through its representative, submits (in Affidavit) before
the Supreme Court (National Human Rights Commission V/S State of Arunachal Pradesh)
that “...... it was felt that Arunachal Pradesh should also share the national responsibility
in resettling them .These refugees….. are tribals and have great affinity with the
people of Arunachal Pradesh then they would have with people on other parts of the
country. It would not be humane to uproot once again these refugees who made Arunachal
abode for about thirty years. The Chakmas are Buddhists and some of the locals are
Who is to Blame?
Arunachal Congress, which was formed with much fanfare in 1996, was the direct outcome
of Peoples Referendum Rally in September 1995 against the refugees. At his first
press conference after the swearing-in, Gegong Apang said his party’s policy would
be to disperse the refugees from the state without creating a human problem. The
indigenous people had high expectations on him and the party. Unfortunately, Mr Apang
had made ‘home coming’ to Congress, the party once regarded as anti-Arunachalees
with regards to refugee issue by him.
Indian National Congress that ruled the state almost uninterruptedly since Arunachal
got introduced to electoral politics in 1977-78, remained a mute spectator as per
as refugees were concerned. May be, the party was compelled to sing the tune of its
leadership in Delhi. Refugee issue had been used to score a political point against
the central leadership only to fence the Chief Minister’s chair.
‘Old wine in new bottle’ was the only expression that came to my mind when BJP government
came to power in the State. The party, in its limited period of existence, did more
harm to the state than any other party. It was during BJP’s term that more than 1000
refugees were enrolled as bona fide voters inside the protected state of Arunachal
Pradesh. There were discussions at various levels to understand the concept of ‘cultural
nationalism’. Some state BJP leaders started to talk negatively about the necessity
of Inner Line Permit.
The Government of India’s insistence that the permission was sought from the NEFA
Administration at the time of settlement of refugees has given us to believe that
no consent was taken from the local indigenous residents. The NEFA Administration
then was under direct control of the Governor of Assam, who was acting as an agent
of the President of India. In a parliamentary form of government, the President is
required to work on the advice of the Council of Minister, headed by the Prime Minister.
Therefore, a student of constitutional law would easily understand that the Government
of India sought permission from itself. There was no any representative institution
in Arunachal Pradesh, except traditional Village Councils, at the time when refugees
were being settled by the Central government.
Today, all political parties, some out of compulsions, are not very eager to give
indigenous-friendly solution to the refugee problem. The ‘great’ Indian national
Congress is being bogged down by a historical circumstance. It repeatedly fails to
rectify the mistakes committed by its previous leadership. The BJP could not become
the master of its ideology- the ideology of Hindutva. Afterall, Chakmas and Hajongs
belong to one family tree i.e. Hinduism.
Political leaders in the affected areas, irrespective of political affiliations,
are reported to be playing the role of ‘guardianship’ for the refugees. The role
seems to be quid pro quo- refugees would be either enrolled as genuine voters or
may be used to act as ‘bogus voter’ whenever necessity arises.
Towards a Democratic Solution
The people of Arunachal Pradesh, I think, is more than willing to share the ‘national
responsibility’ in finding a democratic solution to the problem of refugees. We are
not against the refugees but against their illegal activities; not against granting
them citizenship rights but against settling them in this state, which enjoys special
status both legally and constitutionally.
I fail to understand as to why no political or legal institution is questioning the
legality of settling refugees in a state, where even fellow Indians are required
to obtain permission from the local government for entry and exit. If refugees are
legally allowed to be settled down against Sedtions 3 and 7 of the Bengal Eastern
Frontier Regulation, 1873, the very purpose of the Regulation will be defeated.
Both refugees in the state and indigenous people are placed in the midst of uncertainties
because of a grand mistake committed by the Government of India. State government’s
failure to stop the illegal activities of the Chakmas is simply astonishing. Law
and order is a state subject and its inability to rein on them sends confusing signals.
There are two alternatives on our part to act upon. Firstly, all ties- economic,
social and political- with the refugees must be severed. There should be no marriages
with them; no economic relations (buying and selling of commodities); and more importantly
any politician or political party playing vote bank politics with the refugees must
be boycotted (socially and politically).Secondly, all stake holders need to sit across
the table to find out an amicable solution, what I call as democratic solution- a
solution that protects the indigenous rights of the tribals considering humanitarian
needs of the refugees. Refugees need to reach out to the indigenous tribals and vice-versa.
We also need to plan our strategy to deal with thousands of illegal Bangladeshis
settled, with tacit support from the locals, in different parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Just harping on the issue of human rights violations will lead the refugees no where.
They (and their masters in Delhi or Geneva) need to understand the fact that the
indigenous tribals have started to understand the meaning of human rights. (The author
can be contacted at email@example.com)
CRC Naharlagun to celebrate its silver jubilee
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Christian Revival Church (CRC) Naharlagun, the central church of
APCRCC situated in the F’ sector area of the town is all set to celebrate its Silver
Jubilee on account of completing 25 years of its establishment at the church’s premises
in the month of November this year.
Delegates and leaders from hundreds of CRCs in the state and rest of the country
are expected to participate.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Capital Complex Contract Workers Union has decided to inspect
factories and industries within the state capital from August 19 to study the problems
face by the labourer.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The three day-summer festival began at Subansiri Stadium Ziro yesterday.
The programme was inaugurated by MLA Padi Richo amidst huge gathering.
Besides, Tribal food stalls from Lower Subansiri, West and East Siang, Agriculture
and Horticulture product exhibition stall by departments and farmers, handicraft
and handlooms exhibition cum sale stalls and Cultural extravaganza including magic
show are the other attraction of the three days festival.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Rotarian T. Madhusudhan took over as president of Rotary Club of
Rising Sun Itanagar. Anil Choudhary, took charge as new secretary.
DC, Papum Pare andini Paliwal who was the chief guest of the installation ceremony
said that rotary gives the right platform to contribute for the society. No scheme
of development gets completed without community participation, she added and assured.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Bulla Students’ Union is organizing inter school literary competition
for Ziro region to mark the 57th foundation day of government middle school Bulla
on August 22.
Quit Siang Movement
ITANAGAR: Intensifying its “Quit Siang Movement” Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has
decided to call 24-hour Siang bandh in protest against the proposed Lower Siang Hydro
Electrict Project beginning from 5 am of Aug 26. The union in separate letters
to DCs of Upper Siang, West Siang and East Siang districts further informed that
para-military service, magistrate on duty, fire brigade, ambulance, milk van, medical
service and media will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.
Meanwhile, the Union reacted to the statement of MP Takam Sanjoy which was published
in a section of local dailies on Aug 15. Sanjoy reportedly said that ‘those people
who oppose the construction of dams to generate electricity are anti-nationals.’
The statement is quite disheartening; the union said and made it clear that it has
been fighting against on going anti-people activities in the name of hydropower
policy in the state.
“Pleasing corporate does not mean nationalism. Anybody may please anyone but not
at the cost of our people” the union said.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh has consented to inaugurate the
National Institute of Technology as chief guest at its temporary site at Yupia on
Aug 18. Education Minister Bosiram Siram and MLA cum Parliamentary secretary Industry
Nabam Rebia would attend the programme as guest of honour and special guest respectively.
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Taring Mama and Tadar Bingley have been elected as new president
and general secretary of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA).
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union has constituted its new unit at Satyam Ispat
Company, Banderdewa with appointment of Takio Dolo, Phassang Pacha and Tadar Radey
as president, vice-president and general secretary respectively.
Larku Birap, Tabang Waru and Samel Haye have been selected as president, vice president
and general secretary of All Puriok Youths’ Association in a meeting held yesterday
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: All Yomgam Youth Association condole the sudden demise of Gumbi
Yomgam of Kadai village, Yomcha Subdivision, who died at Aalo yesterday.
Yomgam was serving as Junior Teacher at Government Secondary School Yomcha and is
survived by three sons and a wife.
The members of the association observed two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul and also extended its condolence to the bereaved family