National Institute of Technology, Arunachal inaugurated at Yupia
A giant leap towards human resources development: Guv
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Nation Institute of Technology Arunachal was formally inaugurated
today by the Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh at Yupia today.
Speaking on the historical occasion, Gen Singh said that with the start of the Institution,
Arunachal Pradesh has taken a giant leap towards human resources development.
“We aim to build human resource with sound footing on basic engineering principles,
technical and managerial skills. Along with innovative research capabilities and
exemplary professional conduct, I am sure, the alumni of this Institute will lead
and use technology for the progress of mankind and also adapt themselves to changing
technological environment with the highest ethical values” he said.
Referring to former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s speech at the 2nd
Convocation of NERIST at Nirjuli, who stated that the fruits of economic development
should translate into better income and quality of life for the people for promoting
Inclusive growth and also dwelt on the need to implement the PURA model (Providing
Urban amenities in Rural Areas) in the North East for empowering the rural community,
Governor urged upon the students to address need of the region through their technical
expertise. Expressing his gratitude towards the faculty members, Gen Singh pleaded
them to nurture the Institution as their own baby. “We would like to see that our
children benefit from this Institute. I am confident that with the concerted efforts
of the management, faculty, staff and students, NIT Arunachal Pradesh will scale
new heights of excellence in the years to come and come up to the aspiration of the
people, he added.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram in his address termed the day as important in the
history of the State and education. He hoped that NIT will contribute towards the
development of the State in bigger way.
Parliamentary Secretary Nabum Rebia said, we are proud to have the NIT at Yupia,
even it is on a temporary site. As the local MLA, I assured you my personal attention
to the needs of this institution, he added.
Education Commissioner Hage Khoda termed the establishment of NIT as new chapter
in technical education in the State and hoped that it will fulfill the technical
human resources required in the region.
State Higher and Technical Education Director, Dr. Joram Begi in his address said,
long cherish dream of the Arunachalees has been fulfilled today. Highlighting on
the effort in getting the NIT for the State, Dr. Begi expressed his hope that it
will address the need of engineering college in the State and put hold to large numbers
of students going out to pursue engineering outside the State. While extending his
gratitude towards the Papum Pare district administration, Urban Development, Industries
and School Education and also the Planning and Finance departments in the setting
up the temporary site for the Institution, he informed that 300 (Three Hundred) crore
rupees have been earmarked for the permanent infrastructure.
Durgapur NIT Director Prof. S. Bhattacharya said with the establishment of NIT Arunachal
Pradesh will change the entire region in a big way while adding that the Ministry
of Human Resources Development is looking forward to the institution as benchmark
for future NITs.
Prof. Bhattacharya, who is also Mentor Director of the Institution urged upon the
students to take up as a challenge to the initial shortcomings in terms of infrastructure
and other problems.
In the sideline of the inaugural function, Prof. J.P. Sarkar, Coordinator, Mentoring
Committee informed that sixty-five students against ninety seats have joined of which
thirteen are girls. Against the 43 seats for Arunachal Pradesh, forty-two students
have already joined.
Prof. Sarkar, who is also one of the visiting faculty members, said that Computer
Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Electronics and Communication
would be taught at the NIT.
Located at the erstwhile Secondary School Building, the classes began from today.
Among others, Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg, Director Information and Public Relation
Leki Phuntso and Director School Education, T.Taloh were present on the occasion.
(PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Tension continues at Russa villages while Kimin-Lora-Belo bears the aftermath
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Even as a high level delegation of Assam and Arunachal are scheduled
to meet on Thursday, Russa villages of Kanubari subdivision in Tirap continues to
The tension in Russa villages could have been avoided had the state government and
district administration acted on time. According to reliable information, the villagers
had intimated the state authorities after Assam government agencies had started bringing
in construction material in the area in June this year. Except for a letter by Commissioner
Home Arunachal to Commissioner Border management Assam on July 29, there were no
other steps taken by the Arunachal authorities to avoid the confrontation.
Only after the situation took a turn for worse on the eve of Independence Day, additional
Police deployments were made. The ugly confrontation and firing had led to injury
of one man .
At Simhokho, on Aug 14, some people had damaged Assam police barracks, one an old
and abandoned and the other still under construction within the Arunachal territory.
Later the villagers are reported to have demolished two IAY buildings constructed
Even as the tension is mounting after altercation between the Assam Police and local
people of the area, the Deputy Commissioner Tirap W Lowang is yet to visit the area
and its people.
Meanwhile, with tension mounting after latest incident of Assam official carrying
out illegal eviction which led to destruction of CC footpath joining Kimin-Lora-Belo
village, local MLA Nabam Rebia visited the area on 17th August. Taking stock of
the situation, Rebia also interacted with local villagers and was accompanied by
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Nandini Paliwal, DFO Papum Pare, ZPM EAC, CO and police
The member of All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) which had accompanied the
visiting team, later organized meeting where villagers informed about frequent eviction
carried out by Assam authorities. Quoting Supreme Court order which states that
eviction is strictly banned for government of every state of India, AKYWA asked Assam
government to respect this order. AKYWA which has been for long fighting against
illegal action of Assam authorities in Kimin area has urged state government to immediately
interfere to bring a solution to this long pending boundary issue. Further association
has requested AAPSU, ANSU, ANYA and other likeminded bodies to support in this fight
to safeguard every inch of Arunachal.
RAC oppose resettlement site
ROING, Aug 18: The Dam Affected Citizens Committee (DACC and the Dibang Valley district
administration constituted Realistic Assessment Committee (RAC) along with several
panchayat leaders have disapproved the recent media reports claiming Bhismaknagar
in Lower Dibang Valley district as resettlement site supposedly said to have preferred
by project affected families under R&R plan for Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP).
In a joint submission to Chief Minister signed by DACC Secretary Mizu Umpe, Arzoo
ZPM Unti Ekru, RAC Member Leeko Elapra and several members of affected families have
claimed that no such consent on rehabilitation site has ever reached amongst them.
“The decision for resettlement site has been taken even without informing RAC and
the panchayat leaders of the affected areas.”
The committee of the affected families and the panchayat leaders informed that the
RAC was formed by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh through it’s vide letter order no PWRS/HPD/W-1268/2005/222-229,
dated 5th Feb 2009, to make realistic assessment of the ground situation taking into
consideration the points of opposition of DMP by certain groups.
“Accordingly, the committee had submitted its recommendation in the meeting held
in the chamber of Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
to consider the report of the committee of ground situation. Appropriately actions
were proposed by Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and NHPC in the minutes of meeting released
in memo No. PWRS/HPD/W-1268/2005/5963-69, dated 30th March 2009’, the letter claimed.
“Further, in terms of provision made under Chapter V of the state Rehabilitation
and Resettlement Policy’ 2008, the District Administration, Anini in a memo NO.DV/DEV-81/2009,
dated 31st Aug 2009 had constituted cluster wise realistic assessment committee.
The committee was formed to carry out the task of realistic reassessment of the affected
areas in Dibang Valley district, with logistical support from the administration.”
The Committee members and the panchayat leaders have expressed concern that the
state govt giving nod to Bhismaknagar as rehabilitation site, without consent of
all project affected families could bring in misunderstanding resulting in conflict
Meanwhile, several community based organization have come out openly in support
of All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) call for putting up stiff resistance against
public hearing to be proposed for Dibang Multipurpose Project.
Idu Indigenous Peoples Council (IIPC), Upper Dibang Valley Idu Welfare Association
(UDVIWA) and Middle Dibang Students Union (MDSU) supported AIMSU’s stand in a meeting
called by UDVIWA Secretary Eri Tayu held on Tuesday.
Calling for the need for joint effort, IIPC Secretary Tone Mickrow said, “This is
our fight for survival and we cannot stand differently on the issue of large dams.”
Committee on Chakma-Hajong refugees
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: A committee has been constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs
on Aug 10 to examine various issues relating to resettlement of Chakmas and Hajongs
refugees in Arunachal Pradesh and explore possibility of grant of Indian Citizenship
to the eligible refugees residing in the state. The Committee has been formed with
representatives from Home Minister, state government of Arunachal, Committee for
Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh and All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union. Deputy Commissioner of Lohit and Changlang are special members
of the Committee. This was informed by the Minister of state for Home M. Ramachandran
in the Lok Sabha in response to a question by the MP Takam Sanjoy.
Khandu acknowledge bad road conditions
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu informed the people
that the government was aware of the pathetic condition of the capital roads and
therefore required fund provision has already been made to PWD and UD for taking
up the renovation work.
Khandu said that an amount of Rs. 53 Crores have already been earmarked to UD department
for the purpose, and the department has already floated tender for Rs 33.17 crore
and rest Rs 23.86 crore is yet to be tendered. The work is slated to start soon subjected
to improvement of the weather condition, he reiterated.
He appealed the mass to cooperate with the government and assured that the renovation
work which has already been sanctioned would immediately start when the monsoon recedes.
He said that firm which got the tender to execute the work is unable to execute work
because of bad weather, he added. He further stated that NH 52A is the lifeline for
the people of Arunachal Pradesh and its maintenance is one of the prime agenda of
While periodical renewal for the stretch of road from Banderdewa to Itanagar and
from Itanagar to Holongi has already been sanctioned and work has been awarded,
estimate for remaining length of road has been submitted to the ministry which is
under active consideration, Khandu informed.
He further informed that execution of four lane road of the capital under PM’s package
would start soon. (PRO TO CM)
Summer Festival 2010 concludes to come back next year in a bigger edition
Ziro, Aug 18: The Summer festival 2010, a unique combination of food, cultural, agricultural
festival successfully concludes here this evening.
Lower Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori, the brainchild behind the festival said that the
festival can be a huge tourist attraction for the district if adequately publicity
was given and included in the tourism calendar. Assuring to take the necessary steps
to include the festival in the tourism map of the state, she sought the support and
cooperation of the people in continuing the festival.
While thanking the people of the district, government employees for their wonderful
work and cooperation in organizing the festival, the DC expressed her confidence
that the officers and locals will join hands to organize it with more vigor and
in a bigger, better manner in years to come. ADC W. Thickack, while appreciating
innovative idea and said thst the festival was big experience for him and pledged
to take forward the idea wherever he goes as an administrative officer.
The New Heritage society was adjudged best food stall while Aya Welfare Society stall
was given the best exhibition stall.
In Flower Arrangement competition Hibu Dumer and Hage Kanya took the first and second
place while the Archery competition was won by Toko Talum and Ningbia Tami followed
by Neelam Tabin and Toko Tai in second and third place. Siro Women Society won the
best in Agri/Horti Produce category followed by Agri. and Horti Dept. stalls.
BJP for proper planning for STs
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Adopting a new local population centric approach and strategies
by the Centre with proper plan and programme could change the face of tribal in the
country, opined National BJP Scheduled Tribes (ST) Morcha.
The office bearers of BJP ST Morcha, which met recently at New Delhi, felt that a
shift in strategy of the Centre with a local population centric approach towards
STs could go a long way in uplifting socio-economic conditions of the Tribal. But
it is not happening. Instead, tribal are being suppressed in all fronts and falling
easy prey of ‘anti-social element’ ‘which is very active in their areas’, the meeting
observed after holding a prolonged discussion on reports from all the states, according
to a State BJP release.
The meeting welcomed the central party decision to construct 100 houses for the flash
flood affected in Leh, Jammu & Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by BJP National general secretaries Arjun Munda, Narendra
Singh Tomar and Komjum Riba, who has been elevated to the post of vice president
of BJP national ST Morcha and office bearers of various state morchas. The meeting
was presided over by Bjp national ST Morcha president Anuragh Thakur (MP). RIBA has
also been assigned the responsibility as the BJP ST Morcha-in-Charge for the BJP
North eastern states.
Meanwhile, National BJP-Yuva Morcha president has appointed former State BJP Yuva
Morcha president Chow Ambika Enling as National Executive Member of the central BJP-Yuva
FMD havoc: Mithuns at threat
Dr. Taba Heli
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) is playing havoc on livestock population especially on
Mithuns in Arunachal Pradesh (having the highest Mithun population in the world).
The disease out break pattern has been like that the winter wind spiraling across
the entire state stunning the veterinarians and livestock owners in confused state
– “where to check and how to combat the dreaded disease!”. It is the voice of ves
combating the flaring disease in the area. It is waving back ward - forward and upward
– down ward directions over to the livestock populations like the wild fire blazing
in the forest in the dry seasons which is often aggravated with the climate change
causing a great concern and nuisance to the Mithun owners and citizens of the state
FMD Disease spread - Out break mode:
It has been the regular phenomenon every year in Arunachal Pradesh that out break
of FMD associated with the secondary infection is the normal feature during kharif
season known to be transmitted from the plough bullocks brought from Assam for the
agricultural operation. Every year, our farmers go down to the foot hills in Assam
and procure plough bullocks and transport to their native villages for the hill farming
(agricultural operation). Of these plough bullocks some thrieve well and others become
weak and manifests the diseases which further transmit to the local cattle and other
livestock population. Such has been the story of FMD out break in strategic locations
in the epizootic foci points occurring almost every year that turns into furious
form and tolls away the local livestock population.
This time, the out break of the dreaded disease is known to be started first in the
Seppa area and caused havoc on Mithun population with up-ward and down ward trend
of disease transmission. The out break from Seppa area spewed over to Pakkekesang
and than reached to Leporiang area of the Papum-Pare district and now transforming
into furious form in Sagalee area in the down ward trend of the Dikrong river over
to Itanagar. The dreaded disease also got screwed in the upward trend towards Mengio
area affecting hundreds of Mithun populations where the helpless Mithun owners are
awaiting in agony for the service delivery supports in topographically challenged
remote and unreached areas in the district.
Sagalee area which is one of the endemic zone for the FMD is the worst affected
division of the Papum-Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh during this season. The
FMD out break at Sagalee which is taking furious shape and size at this time killing
hundreds of the Mithun population is almost in a made rush mode affecting almost
every village livestock population and wiping out the mithun in the area which is
known to creped in from East Kameng area.
Gametes of blame –game:
As the FMD is punching in it’s furious form in different villages of different pockets
of the state, the blame-games continuous in different mouths in different corners
– The helpless farmers are awaiting in agony and complaining of the lack of medicines
and service delivery supports to save their ailing animals in the country side. “
Out of 30 (thirty) Mithuns, I could trace and secure 7 (Seven) which are tied up
in the paddy field for the treatment and waiting the veterinary service support
to save the lives of the ailing animals….” This was the statement given by Sri
Techi Teddi of Karoi village of Sagalee.
The story from the deptt. A. H. & Vety reels in a different shape as revealed from
the Vety officer and Dist Vety officer. “Our Mithun owners only remember us and knocks
our Vety dispensary door only at the time of such epizootic out break … They never
co-operate our staffs by collecting and producing their animals for the vaccination
when ever we organize the vaccination programme during pre-monsoon period”.
The Disease Investigation officer, Nirjuli Dr. K. Basar reports “ we are in the
state of zig- saw puzzle where to rush and what to do when the FMD associated with
the secondary infection is waving across the state in different pockets with heavy
morbidity and mortality of the Mithuns and other livestock populations”. To combat
the epizootic out break in the state, the deptt of A.H. & Veterinary is gearing
up with all possible efforts in war footing manner to control the further spread
of the diseases in the adjoining areas with disease combating team of doctors equipped
with limited medicines and vaccines in the endemic areas in the state.
Know about Foot & Mouth Disease cause:
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) is highly a contagious disease of the cloven footed animals
viz. Mithuns, cattle, goat and pigs caused by a virus belonging to entero viridae
family. The disease is clinically characterized by following signs and symptoms:
* High fever
* Vesicular eruptions in the mouth and feet
* Profuse salivation
The FMD is caused by 3 (three) major strains – Type – A, O and C having 22 (twenty
two) different sero-types antigenically. Some FMD virus strains are much more virulent
in one species of livestock may not be virulent in others. As reports from ICAR,
in Arunachal Pradesh, FMD virus type – O is more prevailent and often causing havoc
to the Mithun population almost every year.
In general, FMD virus is relatively susceptible to heat but non sensitive to cold
temperature. Thus, FMD virus is destroyed by the sun light but persists for pretty
long period under the low temperature. These persisting FMD virus multiply rapidly
under the favourable environmental conditions and it spreads either through physical
contact or through aerosols (Spores in air).
Pathogenesis – The mode of transmission:
In the epizootic areas, the peiodic FMD epizootic out break occurs which sweeps through
the livestock population and subsides. This is probably due to the disappearance
of the immunity in the livestock population and sudden flaring up of the disease
from the small foci of infection.
The transmission of the FMD virus occurs due to bringing of the infected or disease
carrier animals. In Arunachal Pradesh, the transmission of the FMD virus is mostly
bringing of the ploughing bullocks from Assam especially during cultivation season
(Kharif). The disease is also transmitted through transportation of the infected
meat for consumption to the locality. The Virus spreads from animal to animal either
through physical contact with infected animal or human beings or through inhalation
FMD Virus spores in the air (aerosols).
The disease spreads through all the excretions viz. saliva, urine, faeces, seminal
fluid and even through milk. However, maximum infectivity occurs when the erupted
vesicles in the mouth and feet lesion rupture and discharges vesicular fluids containing
maximum FMD Virus concentration.
The main predilection site of the FMD Virus is the epithelial tissues of the mouth
and feet where lesions are developed in the form of vesicular eruptions within 3
-21 days of infection.
The clinical symptoms includes –
* High fever (Hyperthermia)
* Profuse salivation
* Nasal discharge
* Bucal cavity lesions (Mouth lesions)
* Cleft lesions (Feet lesions)
The appearance of the vesicles in the bucal mucosa, tongue and dental pad is within
24 hours of infection which ruptures leading to a raw very painful state to and the
animal. After rupture the vesicular fluids discharge attracts the house flies to
lay eggs in the nostrils that transform into maggots that perforates into nasal and
dental pad. Similarly, the vesicles erupted in the cleft of the feet ruptures leading
to lesions in the feet where too the house flies lay eggs that results maggot formation
perforating in the cleft.
Under this condition of high febrile state coupled with painful lesions both in the
mouth as well as feet leads the animal to remain in move less state. It can not
move and browse over the fodder because of it’s lameness and it cannot chew feed
or fodder because of it’s painful lesions in the mouth. Thus, the animal remains
under starvation which finally results to the death of the animal.
FMD control tips:
* Routine vaccination – The best control measures against the FMD out break is the
routine annual vaccination with FMD vaccine.
* Ring / frontier vaccination –The vaccination of entire livestock population in
the periphery of 7 Km around disease infected zone to provide a buffer zone of protection
to check the further out break in the adjoining area.
* Restricting the animal movement: The animal movements from the infected zone should
be restricted by barricading with inter-village temporary fencing with locally available
materials on participatory approach mode by the villagers.
* Restricting entry of suspected fresh/preserved animal meat : The animal meat from
out- side the village area should be restricted. The villager should check among
themselves in restricting the any fresh/preserved meat during epizootic period.
FMD management tips:
In the FMD infected animals, the proper management of the diseased animal is of the
paramount importance to provide them the comfort, safety and nutrient to save from
starvation. The utmost care by the animal owner is essential to save the animal from
mortality. Following are the some of the measures to be taken during ailment:
# The local vets or para vets should be consulted for the proper line of treatment
or management of the diseased animal
# The infected animal should be secured and tied up in the shaddy areas or in marshy
land to provide anaerobic condition to the maggots of the feet lesions and help in
curing of the disease.
# The infercted animal should be provided with ad. Libitum water in the tied spot.
It should also be provided with delicate fodders nearby tieing spot.
# The severely dehydrated animal should be given greater attention by preparing paste
of delicate fodders mixed with common salt and manually offering to the ailing animal.
To such animal raw egg or honey should also be provided to give a shooting effect
in it’s oral mucosa.
# The animal after partial curing should be given due attention and under the close
observation to check the further flaring up or re-occurrence of the disease,
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) has been playing havoc on our livestock population tolling
away hundreds of our Mithuns almost every year proving it’s virulence in furious
form and keeping our farmers in agony. It is high time that we ought to ponder a
while for the cause of our poor farmers and think-tank for our preparedness to face
such crisis in the days to come. What ever may be the severity of the epizootic out
break that has been occurring and re-curing in the state we are to draw some contingency
plan to check such crisis. From thousands and millions questions reeling in the minds
of the Arunachalees is – “ What is our mitigation plan drawn to combat such kind
of epizootic out break at present and future to save the lives of the hundreds and
lakhs livestock population of the state ?”. Hope this message of preparedness will
drum in the ears click in the eyes of the programme planners and policy makers and
prink in the hands of implementing agencies for the economic prosperity of our state.
( The contributor is Programme Co-ordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum-Pare)
‘Quit India Movement’
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: As part of the yearlong celebration to mark the 125th Year of Indian
National Congress ,the Block Congress Committee Sagalee organized Block Congress
Rally at Sagalee on Aug14 to celebrate the August Kranti Diwas to commemorate the
Quit India Movement in which more than many congress workers and supporters, panchayat
leaders, Mahila Congress, Youth Congress and NSUI leaders participated.
Minister of PWD and UD cum President of APCC Nabam Tuki who addressed the rally spoke
how the Indian National Congress had played s major role for the Indian Independence.
To mark the event various programees were organized.
The 68th anniversary of Quit India movement was celebrated by the Congress workers
of Pangin Block in a befitting manner at Pangin on Aug 14. The Congress workers also
took out a procession both in Pangin and Boleng to mark the occasion. The celebration
was organized to commemorate the 125th year of Indian National Congress.
Local MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Tapang
Taloh participated in it and recalled the vital role played by Mahatma Gandhi during
Quit India movement.
While citing Gandhiji’s main weapons of freedom movement – Ahimsa and satyagraha,
Taloh said Gandhiji with his determination and inspiring speech succeeded to involve
all the people of the nation in Quit India Movement.
Panging-Boleng block Congress president Tapang Tamut also spoke on the occasion.
At Koloriang in Kurung Kumey district, the Quit India Movement was also celebrated
by the Congress workers at Community Hall on Aug 14. The celebration organized
jointly by BCC and DCC to mark the 125th year of INC was attended by senior citizens
and general public.
Cane and Bamboo Handicraft training
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The 30 days Skill Development Programme on Cane and Bamboo Handicraft
organized by Rural Development and Heritage Society held at Sangram concluded recently.
Altogether, 27 beneficiaries from 10 villages of Sangram circle took part in the
Speaking on the valedictory function as Chief Guest DRDA Project Director Kurung
Kumey District Taring Saha highlighted about the responsibilities of the society
to help the poor women of rural areas. He advised the trainees to attend such training
for skill development and also advised the framers to take up Agriculture and Horticulture
activities in the area.
He assured possible help to the farmers club and Self Help Groups and directs the
Circle Officer to recommend SHG for the SGSY Scheme.
Guest of Honour, ZPM Sangram Tai Papang appreciated the Society for organizing the
training programme in the area for the benefits of the local people and encourage
the people to buy local products instead of buying them from outside state.
She also assured help the local artisans for availing government schemes.
Local MLA Bamang Felix appreciated NABARD, Itanagar for sponsoring the training programme
and assures to send the local artisan to other state for exhibition by seeing their
artistic talent in near future.
CO T Riba and Chairman RDHS Tamchi Niania also appreciated National Bank for Agriculture
and Rural Development (NABARD) for sponsoring the training programme and appealed
them to conduct such training in other circles also.
Rashtriya Gaurav award to Jerang
TEZU, Aug 18: Extra Assistant Commissioner Tezu Talo Jerang, who has recently received
Commendation Certificate from State Government, begged another award. This time it
is Rashtriya Gaurav Award for his meritorious services. He will receive the award
in New Delhi on Sept19. (DIPRO)
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Students, Panchayat leaders and Govt officials and general public
of Phassang circle under the aegis of All Phassang Circle Youth Welfare Association
(APCYWA) conducted a four-day long social service in their area from Aug 12.
Meanwhile, the Association has appealed the Govt officials including the medical
staff to stay at their posting place for the convenience of the local people and
smooth delivery of service.
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: In order to explore the latent talent of the youths and shape the
young mind in right direction, National Youth Corps of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan,
Itanagar in collaboration with Rillo Youth Club Chimpu organized a block level man
and woman volleyball tournament at Chimpu on Aug 13 and 14.
In boys’ event, Jarkum Youth Club, Chimpu emerged winner by defeating Cry Team-B,
Old Chimpu. In girls’ category Hokha village outclassed the Cry team –A, Old Chimpu.
Large number of sports lovers including the local panchayat leaders thronged the
venue and encouraged the sportspersons.
ICYA demands more fund for state Capital
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Itanagar Constituency Youth Association (ICYA) has appealed the
state Govt for separate fund provision of Rs 100 crore for maintenance of public
property in the Capital Complex. The fund should be allocated on population basis,
the Association said while justifying that the State Capital being a highest tax
paying segment with high density of population deserves lion’s share of fund for
Meanwhile, the Association also demanded adequate fund provision under the AOP for
maintenance of capital roads and improvement of public utility service like construction
of pay toilet in the Capital townships.
36 Bn CRPF distribute sewing machines
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The 36th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF )
Headquartered at Khonsa today distributed sewing machines under the Civic Action
Taking part in the function Sanand Kamal Commandant 36 Bn CRPF gave away six sewing
machines with all accessories to the poor women in the insurgency affected areas
which shall help uplift the poorest from the bleak situations they live by earning
from stitching. While speaking in the occasion, he urged the gathering to keep pace
with the CRPF by enhancing force for further development in the district.
Kamal has said similar programmes will also be held at Jedua Village on Aug 20 and
at Khonsa in the coming days. He also stated that besides distribution of sewing
machines, a training session is also being arranged in the three places to make the
beneficiaries perfect. He revealed that in addition to this, study materials will
be issued in coming days.
In July, 36 Bn, CRPF organized a Good Will foot ball tournament at Nehru Stadium,
khonsa, District Tirap (ACP) in which eight teams comprising 120 players participated
hailing from different villages of Tirap.
Weavers training inaugurated
ZIRO, Aug 18: A 2-months ‘Weaving Training with Design Dissemination & Dyeing’ under
Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS) being implemented and organized by
Arun Kutir Udyog Co-operative Society (AKUCS), Ziro and sponsored by Development
Commissioner (Handloom), Govt. of India, Ministry of Textile, New Delhi was inaugurated
here today. More than 40 trainees representing various SHGs of the district took
part in the inaugural function.
Chief guest, Peto Ete, Jt. Director, Handicraft & Textile, Itanagar suggested the
trainees to get maximum benefits from the training and informed that the main aim
of centre to sponsor the cluster programme was to improve the quality of traditional
designs and also to improve the quality of products.
Himveer Computer Training Centre opens at Dirang
BOMDILA, Aug 18: Educate a girl child and you educate the whole family observed Deputy
Commissioner Rinchin Tashi, after inaugurating the Himveer Computer Training Centre
at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Salari under Dirang circle in the district here
Sponsored by the IVth Indo Tibetan Border Police ( ITBP) under its Civic Action programme,
a total of 10 computers with internet connections, a laser printer, projector and
other accessories were donated to the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, which has
a total enrolment of 118 girl students from class two to eight consisting of poor
and drop-out girl students of the area.
Opened in the year 2007, the school is being run by the Mon-multipurpose Development
Co-operative Society Dirang under the stewardship of Lakpa Tsering, an enterprising
youth of the area.
Lauding the efforts of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police for their civic action programmes
in addition to their duty of securing the Indian borders, DC Tashi opined that, the
Himveer Computer Training Centre at the KGBV Salari would be the first of its kind
Computer Laboratory of the district. Besides the students and the faculty members,
the locals of the area need to take full advantage of the facility provided. In this
era of information technology, knowledge of computer and its application is a must
in every sphere of life, he added.
Earlier, the officiating Commandant of the IV ITBP Dirang R. Sandhu, while commending
the endeavour of the womenfolk of the area for putting in equal efforts for the economic
development of the society, urged that special care should be taken to educate the
girl child as the districts literacy rate is far below the national average. The
goodwill gesture of the force could be a small but a potential step in this direction,
he added. Urging the school administration to judiciously use the facility so provided,
Commandant Sandhu suggested for letting the locals and others to avail the opportunity
in order to achieve multipurpose objective. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) will conduct Under 16 Inter-Club
Ranking Cricket Tournament from October one to spot young talents.
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Papum Poma Students Union (APPSU) has strongly condemned the
behaviour of those Assamese citizens residing along the Arunachal boundary. APPSU
claim that people from Assam has been creating trouble by threatening Arunachalee
residents of Holongi area under Balijan circle using illegal arms. These miscreants
roam freely in border areas carrying illegal arms and often torture Arunachalee citizens
without any provocation claimed APPSU. Union has urged both Assam and Arunachal government
to arrest such miscreants and not let them disturb peace along the boundary.
Union calls for telecom services
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gawe Purrang Sawa Students’ Union (APCGPSSU)
appealed to Department of Telecom Seppa for providing all important mobile phone
service in the area by immediately completing the half-done tower erection works.
Expressing resentment over inordinate delay in erecting the tower, the students union
threatened to initiate its own course of action against the department concerned
if mobile service is not provided within next 3 to 4 months. It also appealed to
the local MLA Karya Bagang to look into the matter and provide another mobile tower
at Pipu and Sawa circle.
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Domicile Health Visitor (DHV) Yama Bui Ete breathed her last on
August 15 at Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu after prolonged illness.
Her last rite was performed at B-Sector Itanagar yesterday.
She did her schooling from Government Higher Secondary School Daporijo. She was serving
at Gumpto PHC, under Doimukh Circle as DHV.
She joined the Department of Health Services as DHV in 2006 and served at Taliha
and Yatek-Ripa PHCs.
Assn favour Silsango HQ
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Badha Panchayat Youth Association has extended its support
for creation of Lower Mengio circle headquarters at Silsango. Silsango is suitable
location for circle HQ, the Association said and appealed the Govt to accelerate
the official process for establishment of the HQ.
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: While lauding the Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Bidol Tayeng
for his bold initiatives in order to improve the education scenario in the district,
Nyapin, Sangram and Phassang Students’ Union has appealed all heads of the department
to take similar audacious steps for proper implementation of various developmental
activities in the district.
Akshay Urja Diwas
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) will observe
the Akshay Urja Diwas to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi on Aug 20.
The celebration will begin with a procession by the students starting from Bank Tinali
and Ganga to be culminated at Banquet Hall. This will be followed by prize distribution
to the winners of essay writing, quiz and drawing competitions.
ABK write to CS on Pertin case
ITANAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the delay in the investigation process
to locate Kamin Pertin, son of Late Bakin Pertin, Adi Bane Kebang(ABK) East Siang
District Unit and Bogong Banggo Anchal Block today in a letter to Chief Secretary
appealed the state government to immediately book the culprits. Kamin was reported
missing from Pasighat on June 20 last. But the concerned investigating authorities
have not been able to unearth anything even after a lapse of two months.
Talo Kadu passes away
ITANAGAR: Former Pasighat MLA Talo Kadu passed away today at Pasighat. Kadu represented
Pasighat as a PPA MLA.
ZPM Bogong Anchal Okom Yosung has mourned the death of Late Kadu. In a message, Yosung
recalled the contribution of Late Talo as a representative of the people.
Books for poor children
ITANAGAR: Parliamentary Secretary, Labour and employment Padi Richo will distribute
free exercise books to the children of workers in the Capital Complex at All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers Union office premises here on Aug 19. Books will be distributed
under welfare measures under the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction
Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB).
ITANAGAR: All Tirap Students Union called a Tirap bandh today which passed off peacefully.
The bandh call was given while demanding solution to the long pending boundary problem
of Tirap District with special reference to Kamkuh Rusa village and Sibsagar district
of Assam, termination of police personnel involved in the Longding incident and evacuation
of CRPF from the building of Boys' Hostel of Govt. Hr. Secondary School Khonsa.
ITANAGAR: The end semester results of BA, LLB (II, IV, VI) have been declared. The
result can be seen in the University Website: www.rgu.ac.in