ITANAGAR, Aug 12: National Librarians’ Day was celebrated in Arunachal alongwith
rest of the country to pay tribute to father of Library Science Dr. S R Ranganathan
on his birthday today.
The Department of Public Libraries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the
Day by organizing an extempore speech competition amongst the school children on
the topic “How to develop reading habit in the young age” to understand the importance
of libraries in shaping their lives. Students from various schools of Itanagar participated
in the competition.
Addressing the participants DL&IO (Hq), L Ete informed that National Librarians’
Day is celebrated in India on August 12 in remembrance of Padmashree Dr Ranganathan,
who spearheaded library development in India. This Day reminds the librarians their
mission to work towards meeting the information needs of the people by providing
high quality information system, he said.
The Deputy Director Resarch, B Pertin described the importance of library and the
vital role of a librarian in moulding and shaping the young minds. He advised the
students to make reading book in library a habit to gain knowledge.
Kamal Nath De, Jr. Librarian, State Library was awarded as the best Librarian for
his hard work in the service and Master Kamin Pertin from Arunodaya School, Master
Mui Tape from Green Mount and Miss Meme Gadi also from Green Mount stood 1st, 2nd
& 3rd respectively in extempore speech. DIPR
Pasighat: The "National Librarians’ Day" was celebrated in a befitting manner at
the Pasighat district library.
Speaking on the occasion Education and Library Minister Bosiram Siram called upon
the school and college students, employees and general public to become regular library
readers for enhancing and acquiring information and knowledge on various fields.
Terming it as ‘storehouse of knowledge’ he said the role of library in collecting
and preserving the information etc is commendable and it would fulfill the needs
of the younger generations.
Siram urged the citizens to visit to the library regularly and appreciate the library
professionals for their untiring services. But he admitted that there are huge tasks
ahead for librarians to help common people improve reading habit. Illiteracy, poverty
and lack of knowledge are still prevalent among people in the state, he said while
urging the officers and teachers to share their knowledge about library in schools
to inspire the students.
Taking privilege, the minister urged one and all to join hands and cooperate the
state government to implement all the schemes and projects successfully in the state
for larger interest of the people.
While condemning the Bandh culture he appealed all to cooperate in implementing
the hydro power projects for financial development of the state. The projects would
not only meet the demands of water and electricity, but would help to set up industries
and develop agricultural sector which would make Arunachal a financially strong state,
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra appreciated the efforts of the library officials
and stated that reading is the most rewarding activities in life and it makes one
knowledgeable which generates confidence in life. It helps us to know our past, present
and future, socio-cultural affairs, economic growths, technical and scientific developments,
discoveries etc. He suggested all to avail the optimum benefits of library services.
Mishra appealed the minister to take more steps to modernize the library and asked
the library officials to be sincere, dedicated, devoted and punctual in their duties.
The keynote address was given by the DLIO Yayum Riba and among others M. Das Librarian
(JNC) and BK Bhattacherjee Jr. Librarian (DL) also spoke on the occasion.
Retired IAS Officer Oshong Ering, Dean of Horticulture College Dr. B N Hazarika,
DDSE Tani Talom, officers, faculties and students of Pasighat participated in the
programme. Earlier on August 11 an Art Competition was conducted wherein eighty
Tawang: Speaking on the occasion of National Librarian’s day celebration at Tawang,
deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen emphasized on the need for publication and exhibition
of old records and rare books of the district as well as the state written by various
authors at the District Library. Accessibility to such books will help and be useful
as reference for various sections of the people.
“Despite the development of modern technology such as television, Internet, etc,
the kind of knowledge and experience gained from books cannot be substituted by anything”,
Lollen said. Pointing at the benefits of the books, Lollen further said, books enshrine
the noble thoughts and sublime truth of all ages. He also advocated for subscription
and display of the “ Arunachal Gazette” at the District library for the benefit
of the readers.
Lollen later visited the Books Section of the District Library. The HoDs of the district
along with the District Library Office staffs were present on the occasion.
Earlier the District Library Officer, B K Roy, highlighted the importance of the
The Day was also celebrated in Dibang Valley District in a befitting manner. To mark
the occasion, many competitions like essay writing, extempore speech, painting etc.
were organized among students on the Topics “Book - Our Best Friend” and “Importance
The celebration was attended by the deputy commissioner Abu Tayeng, teachers, students,
officers, public leaders, active NGOs in huge number.
Speaking on the occasion, Tayeng said that Library is the store house of books which
contributes a lot to the society in its growth and development. The DC urged the
students and all in general to inculcate the habit of reading in order to enhance
the knowledge and understand the wider scope in life.
He gave away the prizes to the winners of the competitons.
Later, the DC inspected the District Library and termed it as one of the best Library
in entire state.
Earlier, DL&IO, R.K.Singh dwelt in length about the transitions of system of information
dissemination from the Vedic period to the present day.
Yingkiong: District Library Yingkiong has celebrated the Librarians’ day at Yingkiong.
Speaking on this occasion Ing Ratan, DLIO highlighted the importance of library in
Arunachal Pradesh. She advised the people to keep up reading habit and visit the
library regularly. Among others, Principal of St. Marry School spoke on the occasion.
diseaset. Students and teaching staff of the St. Marry School, among others, participated
HIV/AIDS awareness prog on Intl Youth Day
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: An awareness programme on HIV/AIDS was organized at Doimukh on
the occasion of International Youth Day today.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor Pali, briefed
about HIV/AIDS. He advised the youths to disseminate HIV/AIDS awareness message to
DDSE Yupia, T T Tara highlighted the importance of youth and its role in creating
awareness on HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Nabam Budh, Deputy Director (B/S) APSACS, Dr. A. Borang Deputy Director (ICTC)
also spoke on the occasion and advised the youths to disseminate the message on HIV/AIDS
to the general people so that people can have a proper knowledge to prevent the
On the occasion, T20 Cricket Tournament was also organized at Doimukh Playground
to mark the day. The winner team JNV XI and the runners up team Girls XI were awarded
with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Rs 1000 respectively.
National Librarians’ Day observed at Ruksin
RUKSIN, Aug 12: The National Librarians’ Day was celebrated at Ruksin sub-divisional
library with a day-long programme by organizing drawing competitions among school
children and cultural programme.
Addressing the occasion, the Ruksin Anchal Chairperson Ojing Aze recalled the efforts
contributed by Dr Ranganathan, for the establishment of libraries in the country.
He urged the students to adopt book reading habit in library to enhance their knowledge
as the Library is a source of storehouse of knowledge. Various books, magazines and
newspapers can be excess easily therein and reading of these will undoubtedly help
the students in their career building. So, it is important for the students to take
membership of the library.
Junior Librarian (JL) of the library T Tagi discussed on various aspects and importance
of library institutions and urged the people to avail the benefit from the library.
He suggested the students for taking membership of the institution.
Tagi has expressed gratitude to the state’s secretary of Cultural Affairs Indira
Malo and the director of Public Library J Borang for their initiative taken for celebration
of the anniversary.
It is worth-mentioning that the only library in Ruksin Subdivision under East Siang
district was running without necessary infrastructure. But, the authority, after
a news published on this daily during June last, granted some amounts for procuring
necessary library equipments.
Established in 2009, the library was set up inside the Ruksin SDO’s office and subsequently
shifted to a new RCC building at Power House colony here.
The new library building worth Rs 25 Lakh was funded by Kolkata based Raja Rammohun
Roy Library Foundation. It was opened on April 27 last. At present the library contains
about five thousand books including some magazines and newsletters.
Expedite investigation process: Union
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union (LSDNSU) in a representation
to the Chief Minister urged him to expedite the investigation process into alleged
misuse of public money under PWD division Yazali.
Giving copies of relevant papers including complaints lodged at Ziro and Yazali Police
stations, the Union demanded that the transfer of Yazali PWD division EE and other
officers, who were allegedly involved in misappropriating of fund, should not be
effected till the completion of police investigation. It further said that the alleged
accused should be booked and given punishment.
Demanding immediate clearance of pending payment for the genuine contractors pertaining
to various road projects, the Union also sought posting of sufficient police personnel
at Raga and Dollungmukh Police Stations for maintaining law and order problems.
Other demands of the union included creation of police station at Yachuli, free electricity
supply in Yazali circle from NEEPCO project, maximum employment opportunity for jobless
local youths in the power development agencies such as NEEPCO, NHPC and Jindal Power
Yazali PWD division EE could not be contacted for his comment.
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The second Inter-District Wushu Championship organised by All Arunachal
Pradesh Wushu Association (AAPWA) was held at indoor stadium of Sangey Lhaden Sports
Academy at Chimpu near here today.
Over 100 Wushu players participated in the championship.
Inaugurating the championship, director of sports and youth affairs DK Dinglow advised
the participating players to play the sport with sportsman spirit. With the approval
of the state’s sports policy a long felt demand of the sports fraternity of the state
has been fulfilled , the director said. He expressed the hope that the state would
witness rapid development in sports sector within three or four years. He also said
that his directorate would work for the promotion of Wushu in Arunachal Pradesh.
In his brief speech, newly appointed vice chairman of Spors Authority of Arunachal
Sensei Likha Tara encouraged the budding players to take up sports sincerely. Sport,
if pursued seriously, could not only bring personal and glory but also earn livelihood
for them, Tara said. He announced to sanction Rs 25,000 to the Wushu association
to bear the expenses in the championship.
Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association president Toko Teki advised the players to practice
hard to improve their level of performance. He also informed the players about the
job opportunities being offered by the state government through reservation for meritorious
sportspersons in various govt departments. He advised the players to excel at their
chosen discipline through hard work and bring laurels to the state.
The championship was conducted by the coach and international judge/referee Premkumar
Karate teams leave for New Delhi to participate in Sr. National Karate Championship
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: A 13-member team from Arunachal Karate-do-Association (AKA) comprising
eight men and five women would take part in the 25th Senior National Karate-do Championship
to be held at Talkotara Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on August 17 and 18. The team is
being led by Sensei Deben Sharma and Sensei Tai Hipik as team coach and manager
respectively. Sport Authority of Arunachal vice chairman Likha Tara, who also is
president of AKA, is accompanying the team as state representative.
A separate seven-member team from Arunchal Pradesh Police (APP) would also participate
in the championship. The police team is being led by Sub-Inspector and AKA general
secretary L. Marik as team coach cum manager. Marik is the first Arunachalee to represent
the country as-Team India coach during the 7th Junior and Cadet World Karate Championship,
2011 which was held at Melaka, Malaysia. Both the teams are leaving here tomorrow
for New Delhi.
The medal winners and quarterfinalist of the championship would be eligible to participate
in the forthcoming 35th National Game to be held at Kerala later this year.
8th Independence Running Football Tournament
Middle Chimpu to meet Police Colony in semis
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Middle Chimpu FC joined All Chimpu FC, Lokam Brothers and Police
Colony FC to complete the semifinal line up in the on going 8th Independence Running
Football Tournament at KV No @ playground here today.
Middle Chimpu FC beat Itanagar FC by solitary goal in the fourth quarterfinal played
today. The winner of the match was scored by Lishi Punyo in 57th minutes.
Today’s winner would lock horns with Police Colony FC in the first semifinal tomorrow
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: 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.
TTF distributes essential items on its foundation day
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Taba Tat Foudation (TTF) donated 10 bed mattress, bed sheets, pillow
with cover, blanket, mosquito nets and dustbin to the CHC, Yazali on the occasion
of its foundation day celebration August 10.
The donated items were handed over to the medical officer (incharge) of the CHC by
former ZPM Bath Teli. The Foundation also felicitated class X topper Techi Taram
(7.8 CGPA) and Likha Nana of Govt. Higher Secondary School (74.8%) with merit certificate,
memento and cash awards.
Earlier in the day, TTF organised a social service at the CHC to commemorate the
24th death anniversary of late Taba Tat, ex – PI. Over 200 people from all walks
of life, including the members of TTF and elder citizens of Yazali and medical staff
led by medical officer (i/c) Dr.Luksi Memmi, participated in the social service.
‘Quit India Movement’ anniversary celebrated
PASIGHAT, Aug. 12: District Congress Committee, East Siang District celebrated the
70th anniversary of ‘Quit India Movement’ at Pasighat yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, DCC President Tatong Padung briefed about the freedom
movements in India particularly on Quit India Movement.
DCC Secretaries Alen Perme and Onik Payum also spoke on the occasion. They highlighted
the importance of the day and also briefed about freedom movement. The programme
was attended by Congress Party workers and senior leaders.
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Tebw Employees Forum (TEF) today felicitated Rajiv Gandhi University
Registrar Dr Rachop Taba and the toppers of Class-X and Class-XII of Tebw clan, namely,
Taba Rigum (9.8%), Taba Punung (9.6%), Tad Mecha (8.6%) of Class X and Taba Khamya
(7.3%) of class XII respectively in a felicitation function organised at Naharlagun.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Rachop Taba advised the students to work hard and become
a good citizen in near future. Tebw-Lappa Welfare Association president Tad Tana
also advised the youths of the Tebw clan to devote in their study and professional
careers to become responsible citizen and serve the society and bring laurel to
themselves, parents, society and the state as a whole.
Polo Colony Youth kicks start social service
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Polo Colony Youth Welfare Association (PCYWA) today kicked start
three days social service by repairing the poor road near steel bridge at Polo colony
Naharlagun. The social service will be concluded on 14th August. The youths voluntarily
came out and repaired the pathetic roads by filling boulders and sands. Many vehicle
accidents particularly two wheelers occurred due to deteriorating condition of said
road. Expressing its displeasure for not paying heed to colony road by the authorities,
association claimed that said road have been remained unattended by the authority
since last five years.
Hundreds benefitted from free eye check-up camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Hundreds of eye patients from Capital Complex, Ziro and adjoining
Assam availed the special services of eye specialist doctors and ophthalmic care
team in a free eye check up camp conducted at Arun Dristi Eye Care Center here today.
Free consultation and counseling on different eye problems like eye infections, reading
difficulties, cosmetic procedures, retinal disorders etc. were provided by two eye
specialists and ophthalmic care team. Required medicines were provided to the patients
free of cost and patients identified for surgery would be operated free of cost at
the center on August 15.
NERIST director calls on Guv
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: The Director of North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology
(NERIST), Nirjuli Professor Dipankar Pal called on Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh
at Raj Bhavan here today and discussed on various issues related to the premier technical
institution of the State. Governor expressed his happiness over the progress and
assured his fullest support for the proposals of the Director. He emphasized on merit
and adherence to the prescribed rules in every work and initiative.
Earlier, Professor Pal briefed the Governor, who is also the President of NERIST
Society on the recent infrastructural developments and other ongoing projects in
the NERIST campus. PRO to Raj Bhawan
Karatekas bring laurel to state
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Four karate players from Arunachal Pradesh brought laurel to the
state by winning medals in national level championship in Uttarakhand.
Senior karate players Pacha Nobin Jamoh, Tam Tapak and Charu Govind won a Gold medal
each in Kumite in the 8th All India Indepence Cup Karate Championship which concluded
at Haridwar, Uttarakhand today. Ashok Sahani bagged a Bronze medal in Kata in 16-17
years category, according to information received here this evening.
Expedition to Mt. Gourichen
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: For the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, a major
mountaineering expedition to Mt. Gourichen (6488 mt) located in between East Kameng
and West Kameng is being organised jointly by Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF)
and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh during September/October
Everesters Tine Mena, Anshu Jamsenpa and Nima Lama from Arunachal are among 25-member
expedition team to be led by Dr. K Romeo Meetei, In Charge Adventure Cell, Directorate
of Sports and Youth Affairs. Deputy Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New
Delhi KN Damo would also join the team as advisor, informed Dr. Romeo.
This would be one of the major mountaineering expeditions organised in entire North
East by IMF, Dr. Romeo added.
Social service at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Aug 12: With objective to make Pasighat clean and healthy town, All
Adi Students Union (AASU) today conducted a mass cleanliness drive at market area
in Pasighat. Students, senior citizens and likeminded people joined the cleanliness
drive. The volunteers cleared the garbage and choking drainages in the market
areas. The poor drainage systems and improper management of garbage is common sight
in the oldest town of the state. “When the concerned department is doing their part,
citizens of Pasighat should take their own responsibility to keep the town clean”
said Tameng Jerang. (News contributed by Mingkeng Osik)
27 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Implement ROW notification
Many an acts and notifications issued and passed by the Legislative Assembly of Arunachal
Pradesh from time to time for the public interest of the state are lying inoperative,
owing to the callous attitudes of the state Govt and its law enforcing authorities.
A notification was issued for the Right of Way (ROW) for as many as 43 roads at Itanagar
town and as many as 34 Raods at Naharlagun town mentioning as many as 40 metres,
30 metres, 24 metres 18 metres, 12 metres and 9 metres at the internal roads respectively
during 2001 vide notification No DUD/10/99-200/8771-77, dated 23rd Jan, 2001. It
was issued for the public interest and for restraining illegal encroachment on the
public roads at the twin capital complex, Itanagar. The most setback of the Congress
led state Govt is that it is miserably failing to upholding the basic objects of
the notification and failing to implement the notification in letter and spirit.
At the same time, the government has no time to considering the peoples’ pain and
The AITC Arunachal Pradesh state unit seriously views deteriorating traffic scenario
and roads congestion at the twin capital city. I, therefore, on behalf of the AITC
state unit ardently call upon Tuki-led Congress government to implement the notification
in true spirit as people friendly Government for the greater interest of the people.
State General secretary, AITC, State Unit
Poor BSNL service irks subscribers
Nowadays, the modern technology is developing rapidly throughout the world. Our country
India is also marching ahead in the field of modern technology including information
and communication technology. But, the BSNL network service at Daporijo in Upper
Subansiri district tells a different story.
“The subscriber is not reachable please try after sometime’’ and “network busy’
are some of the services that the BSNL is providing to its customers since the erection
of BSNL tower 10 years ago.
We the students’ community pursuing our education outside of districts or state,
are mentally suffering much due to poor network. Whenever we are facing problems
relating to health, transportation, educational etc., we opt to contact our parents
or guardians, which can only be possible through telecommunication. But, having only
a network service provider ‘BSNL’ at Daporijo, we do not have alternative option
to communicate with our parents.
Sometimes, serious patients, who are referred to other places for further treatment,
are also facing the worst situation due to communication gap caused by network problem.
Daporijo is known for fire accidents. But due to appalling network service fire fighters
usually arrive late after the fire did its job.
Moreover, bewildering to know that there are 3 three nos. of BSNL towers within the
Daporijo area - 1st at Daporijo town, 2nd at Lida Village, 3rd at Dumporijo circle.
Despite having three towers why ‘it is not reachable and network busy ?
Therefore, I request the higher authorities to look into the problem seriously.
Chandranagar forest colony, Itanagar
MGD report calls for true global partnership
With three important targets on poverty, slums and water having been met, a new United
Nations report stresses the need for a true global partnership to achieve the remaining
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.
The eight MDGs, agreed by world leaders at UN summit in 2000, set specific targets
on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental
stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a “Global Partnership for Development.”
The 2012 MDG report says that, for the first time since poverty trends began to be
monitored, both the number of people living in extreme poverty and the poverty rates
have fallen in every developing region, including sub-Saharan Africa, where rates
The report notes that the target of halving the proportion of people without access
to improved sources of drinking water by 2010 has been achieved. The proportion of
people using improved water sources rose from 76 per cent in 1990 to 89 per cent
In addition, the share of urban residents in the developing world living in slums
has declined from 39 per cent in 2000 to 33 per cent in 2012. More than 200 million
have gained access to either improved water sources, improved sanitation facilities,
or durable or less crowded housing. This achievement exceeds the target of significantly
improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
The report, however, said that Governments, the international community, civil
society and the private sector need to intensify their contributions in order to
achieve outstanding goals within the deadline.