ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has suggested the Environment
and Forest Department to encourage livestock farms under Eco-Development Scheme of
CAMPA to wean away the people from the act of illegal hunting practices. While justifying
his stand, the chief minister said “such initiative can deviate the attention of
the people towards economic sustenance schemes rather going for illegal hunting”.
Tuki was presiding over the 3rd Governing body meeting of State Compensatory Afforestation
Fund Management and Planning (CAMPA) here at his office conference hall today.
While asserting for concerted efforts for preservation of the notified reserve forest,
Tuki gave a clarion call to the department to deal the illegal encroachers of the
protected forest areas with iron hands. “We must protect our reserve forests and
wildlife at any cost”, he emphatically said while stressing for manning vulnerable
areas by constituting honorary wardens from the community.
Tuki directed the department to immediately start planting fruit bearing plants at
all schools and college areas and wherever feasible under the compensatory afforestation
programme so that the dual purpose of afforestation cum income generation could be
Apart from suggesting extensive publicity on forest fire, wild-life and environment
protection, illegal hunting etc., the chief minister was of the opinion that the
department of IPR could be used for the purpose. He asked for placing banners and
posters at all locations and prepare calendars on Environment protection so that
more and more people could be educated on preservation of rich biodiversity of the
Calling for resurrecting the District Advisory Board, Tuki said that such board is
essential to monitor the function of environment and afforestation programmes. Free
distribution of imprinted sporting and caps on environment and wildlife could be
added besides commendation certificates from the Governor could be awarded to those
doing exceptionally good in bio-diversity preservation.
Earlier, Principal Secretary Environment and Forest & PCCF B S Sajwan placed a detailed
agenda in front of the house and assured to take the suggestions in a constructive
Among others PWD, Planning and Finance Minister Chowna Mein, Parliamentary Secretary
Environment & Forest C T Mein, Chief Secretary In-Charge Yeshi Tsering, Finance and
Development Commissioner Ramesh Negi with senior forest officers were present.
RGU students demand regular VC
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Demanding for appointment of a full time VC in Rajiv Gandhi University
(RGU), the students union of the University today organized a peaceful rally in university
premises which was participated by the students of all departments with the slogans
“We want regular Vice Chancellor in RGU”.
The Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) while expressing serious concern
over the issue said that the frequent change of VC in this educational institution
is hampering a lot in the developmental process. The union also submitted a memorandum
to the RGU Acting VC Prof K C Kapoor, urging him to pursue the matter with the MHRD
and UGC at the earliest.
Prof Kapoor while acknowledging the problem said that the need of the hour is to
appoint a permanent VC. The students’ concern is genuine and we are taking up the
matter with the concerned authority, Prof Kapoor assured. (RGU Mass Comm students)
Patum bridge needs Govt attention
Pasighat, Aug 07: Patum Bridge, one of the oldest bridge in West Siang located 6
km from Aalo town, is in a dilapidated condition due to lack of maintenance. It is
the only bridge that connects the nearby Adi villages situated opposite of the Siyom
For any type of communication, the people located opposite of the bank have to rely
only on this bridge which is in a poor condition due to years of wear and tear. Moreover,
this kind of pathetic road condition has a direct impact on development of tourism
in Upper and West Siang districts.
The road leading to Rumgong village and Pesing, about 32 km from Aalo town in West
Siang district is also in a pathetic condition. The department concerned has never
taken any interest to repair the road despite repeated pleas. It is the only road
that links the village with rest of the state.
The All Adi Students Union (AASU) has blamed the elected representative and the department
concerned for the pathetic road and bridge conditions.
“Despite our repeated appeal to the elected representatives and the higher authority
to look into the matters, they did not pay any attention towards people’s grievances,
lamented an office bearer of AASU.
“Moreover, the iron Patum bridge should be made of RCC. There is every possibility
of washing away of the bridge by flash flood since it becomes weak due to years of
wear and tear,” he opined.
AASU urged the state government and the concern local MLA of Rumgong constituency
to look into the matter seriously and take prompt action to renovate the bridge.
Social service conducted at Mebo CHC
PASIGHAT, Aug 07: The members of Mebo Baptist Church, a unit of Adi Baptist Union,
recently conducted a cleanliness programme at Mebo Community Health Centre (CHC)
premise. The day-long programme was led by Pastor Basom Perme and T Borang, where
local villagers besides the doctors and nurses of the CHC were present.
Interacting with the local people, the religious activists suggested the local villagers
to live in a good sanitary condition to avoid infectious and common diseases.
The secretary of the association, Domek Koyu informed that more such programme would
be conducted in their area within the coming days. They would also organize a series
of ‘healing crusade’ at different parts of East Siang district.
The local people of Mebo have appreciated the efforts initiated by the church members.
DC office gets facelift, CCTV cameras installed
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Sachin Shinde soon after assuming his
duties has brought about a sea change in the administration and in creating infrastructure
in the interest of the common people. CCTVs with eight high resolution cameras have
been installed at vital locations in DC’s office. Tirap being a sensitive district
with a number of insurgent groups active in carrying out their subversive activities,
CCTVs were a long-felt need.
The Jansuvidha, main hub of activities wherein inner line pass, ST certificates,
driving licenses etc are processed digitally, has been revamped. The Deputy Commissioner
has provided new PCs and all necessary accessories for efficient and smooth functioning
of the Jansuvidha. The citizens’ charter has been implemented in which all documents
submitted by the public will be delivered within 48 hours. Uninterrupted power supply
is being provided during the working hours through a generator. The DIO of Khonsa
NIC Ajay Singh had rendered his invaluable services in truly revamping the Jansuvidha
and in installing CCTV cameras.
The general public has lauded the effort of the DC, especially for improving the
services of the Jansuvidha. DIPRO
Steps to strengthen army-civilian relationship in Tawang
TAWANG, Aug 07: In an effort to strengthen the District Administration - Army relationship,
a meeting was held at the Deputy commissioner’s office here today.
Chairing the meeting, DC Kemo Lollen briefed about the measures being initiated
to further strengthen the army-civilian relationship. Various issues that involve
Army and the Administration were also discussed.
The DC urged the Army authorities to look into the matters regarding land acquisition
by the Indian Army at places like Gomkang and Jumbo Home Area at Lemberdung. Issues
relating to ILP (inner line permit) of the porters working under the Army and conducting
Army recruitment rally at Tawang were also came in the meeting for discussion. The
efforts being made by Army to build up the Civil-Army relationship through various
welfare activities was highly appreciated by the DC. He further mentioned that in
spite of the structural and cultural difference between the Army and civil administration,
his office would hail and support any action to narrow the gap between the two.
Brig J S Rajpurohit, Commander 190 Mtn Bge Tawang, apprised the DC Tawang of the
Army Recruitment which will be held at Tawang by the end of this year. He further
assured to look into the matter regarding ILP of porters. He thanked the District
administration for the meeting and added that such gatherings will go a long way
in shaping the bond between the Army and Civilians. He further informed that the
Army is very soon going to start coaching classes for students of the district so
as to prepare them for entry into Sainik Schools. All the Circle Officers and EAC
of the headquarter were present in the meeting. DIPRO
Donli Riba Gaming Quest 2012 to begin Thursday
To have new category for Under-13 players for Tekken-6
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: The 3rd Edition of the state-level video game tournament organized
to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Donli Riba, a gifted young
musician will begin from August 9 to 11.
The tournament, called Donli Riba Gaming Quest 2012 will be played on the PlayStation
2 and 3 platforms and will feature two parallel challenges- Pro Evolution Soccer
11 and Tekken 6. Starting this year, a special category for Under 13 year old gamers
have been created for Tekken 6 with a view to give equal opportunities to young children
to compete. With prize money of Rs. 11,000 for the winner in each game and Rs. 6,000
for each runner-up, there is a lot of excitement amongst video gamers, both old and
Though gaming has always been seen as a wasteful pursuit, the organizers have taken
on the cause of the tournament to give young people a chance to show their skills
in these two games, considered challenging by gamers. Through the tournament, there
will be an effort to remove the negative image of gaming and gamers and legitimize
its image as a sport.
The tournament in its three years has emerged as one of the premier gaming tournaments
of the state and has been attracting a lot of young talent, eager to showcase their
Donli Riba is the grandson of former Chief Minister late Tomo Riba and had passed
away prematurely after a sudden illness. The tournament is a way to celebrate the
spirit with which he fought his illness and to promote positive thinking and optimism
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: ADC Capital Complex Bokar Basar called upon the people of the G
& F sectors, Naharlagun to maintain cleanliness and health and hygiene.
Addressing a public meeting organized by the G and F Welfare Committees, Naharlagun
on August 4 to bring awareness on health and sanitation, Basar exhorted the public
to cooperate the welfare committees in maintaining a clean environment in the sectors.
The sector committees appealed to the concerned authority to initiate cleanliness
drive and take up developmental activities in the G and F sectors.
Governor Quiz competition
TEZU, Aug 07: The team from Govt Higher Sec. School, Old Mohang won the Governor’s
GK Quiz competition conducted among the Higher Secondary Schools of Lohit and Anjaw
districts at BRC Training here. Govt. Hr. Sec. School Namsai and Kendra Vidyalaya,
Tezu secured the second and third place respectively.
Quiz master S.S. Malan, BEO conducted the competition with the help of DP Das, Junior
Teacher and Md. John Ali, Computer Assistant under the chairmanship of Lohit DDSE
N. Rina. DIPRO
Orientation prog for SHG members
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), a Roing based NGO organized
a one day orientation programme for Self Help Group (SHG) members at Italin under
GOI scheme for backward districts.
A total of 50 women participated in the first ever SHG programme organized in the
Elisha Aprawe, Anchal Samity Chairperson, Akunge Miuli, District Gender Coordinator
SSA and RK Paul Chawang, Secretary AMYAA facilitated the orientation programme.
The resources persons Akunge and Paul made the womenfolk aware on the concept and
importance of Self Help Group, its functioning, savings, record maintenance, SHG-bank
linkage, women empowerment through SHGs etc.
Group discussions with the participants which were divided into several sub-groups
were also held on the occasion. A total of 9 SHGs were formed.
Wanchos tie Rakhi to soldiers
ITANAGAR, Aug 7: In a unique celebration of the traditional festival of Rakshabandan,
students and locals of Longding district tied ‘Rakhis’ to soldiers of the local army
Around 50 students from the nearby schools came to the Longding Army post and participated
in this pious ceremony. The soldiers in turn gave gifts to their local Wancho brothers
The function once again reiterated the close bonding between the locals and the army
based in Longding district.
Training prog on horticulture
ITANAGAR, Aug 7: A team of Horticulture Department field staff and three progressive
farmers participated in 15 days training programme held at Noida recently.
The programme was conducted by Institute of Horticulture Technology, Ministry of
Agriculture and Cooperation, Govt of India.
Training on planting materials, orchards management, rejuvenation of old orchards
and green house management were imparted to the trainees during the training period.
Horticulture director Jombo Ratan also visited the training programme to encourage
NSUI members urged to maintain discipline
ITANAGAR, Aug 7: National Students Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh State
unit interacted with NSUI Lower Subansiri District Unit and Lower Subansiri College
NSUI members on August 5.
On the occasion, NSUI state unit vice president Teli Naga advised the NSUI members
to maintain discipline and devote in their study. He encouraged them to maintain
cordial relation with all the people of the district and to organize blood donation,
health and hygiene, social service awareness programmes.
Among others, Yachuli College Committee president, Techi Raga and general secretary
Likha Yan also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Aug 7: Upper P-Sector Romi Colony Welfare Committee, Itanagar along with
colony dwellers conducted social service at link road to government primary school,
P sector today.
Meanwhile, highlighting the difficulties of teaching faculties and students due to
bad road condition, the committee appealed to the concerned authority to immediately
restore the damaged link road. The road was damaged by landslide triggered by heavy
rain on August 5, the committee said.
World Breast Feeding week
TEZU, Aug 7: Health check-up and baby show marked the celebration of World Breast
Feeding Week which concluded at Telluliang village today.
The programme was jointly organized by the office of the DD (ICDS) and CDPO Tezu,
Department of Women and Child Development.
W Tangha, CDPO Tezu explained about the importance of the world breast feeding week
Dr. Raju Mena, MO, District Hospital explained about the importance of breast feeding/
Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and appealed to the mothers to adopt healthy
Mothers with their babies participated in the celebration which started on August
Young Bros. held by BN Utd.
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Young Brother FC played out a 1-1 draw with BN United FC in the
8th Independence Running Football Tournament at KV No 2 playground here today.
Nyato Basar (22 min) and Dakme Evra (72 min) scored a goal each in both halves for
BN FC and Young Brothers FC respectively.
Police Colony FC would meet Itanagar FC in tomorrow’s first match at 2:20 pm and
the second match would be held between Gohpur ‘A’ FC and BN United at 3:30 pm.
23 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Child labour and child rights
According to an NGO there are six crore child labourers in our country and around
Rs 1,20,000 crore is pocketed as profit by employers of child labour annually. As
per government estimates, Rs 15 is spent on a child labourer per day while as per
the national floor wage, an adult labourer must be paid Rs 115 per day.
According to the National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganized Sector (2007),
the potential child labour pool in the country remains high at 45.2 million children.
In June 2012, the ILO estimated that 21 million people had experienced forced labour
over a 10-year period and 5.5 million of these had been children. Business supply
chains aren’t clean either, in India hundreds of children were found to be working
gruelling 14 hours a week in the cotton industry and 18 countries in the world were
found to produce gold with child labour exposing them to harmful toxins like mercury.
However, in a unique initiative, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children
recently released their report ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ to rope
in businesses to eliminate abuse of child rights.
The report in the end aims at forming effective alliances between governments, corporates
and NGOs to make the world a better place for children.
No possibility of my involvement in A/Times office vandalization case
With reference to the press release published in your esteemed daily on July 28 in
which it was mentioned that, I am prime accused or mastermind behind April 15 Arunachal
Times office vandalization as per the statement of one Charu Tanium, I would like
to state here that the said person has not given such statement to police as he
is a stranger to me and as such, there is no possibility of my involvement in the
Further, the announcement of huge amount of Rs two Lakh to informer as a reward,
whoever gives information is clear manifestation of higher authority to make criminal
or terrorist out of innocent person. The most wanted criminal, bank robber and rapist
do not carry such huge amount on their head for their crime. I feel greatly dismayed
at the news item of July 28 in which it clearly mentioned that I am a wanted criminal.
I appeal not only to higher authority but to media fraternity and general public
as well to look into issue judiciously, rather than blindly influenced by the faulty
The law says no one is criminal until and unless he/she is convicted by the Court
of Law. The news has directly or indirectly hurt my sentiment and my humanity as
well. I once again stand on my statement that neither I am involved nor mastermind
behind Arunachal Times vandalization case.
Senki Park, Itanagar
Kamba circle needs CM’s attention for development
I would like to extend my heartiest thank to elected Panchayat leaders of Kamba
Circle under Liromoba Assembly Constituency for apprising the CM about the lack
of development in Kamba Circle.
Kamba, is one of the oldest and beautiful town in the West Siang district having
ADC office, Police station, a college, a Hr. Sec. School and a Secondary School,
and numbers of Middle school, primary school and private school. In spite of this,
Kamba Circle is lagging far behind in terms of development.
The demands mentioned in the memorandum which was submitted by the Panchayat leaders
of Kamba circle to CM are genuine and appreciable.
The people of Kamba circle need the attention of the CM and his initiative for
We are eagerly waiting for his visit to the Circle.