BJP demands flawless security measures for North East people
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Expressing serious concern over the mass exodus of North East people
from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other states Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded
the Centre to take stringent measures to ensure safety and security of people from
north eastern region residing in other parts of the country. Addressing the media
persons at BJP party headquarters here today, BJP national general secretary Tapir
Gao said the Central Govt must take the issue seriously and chalk out corrective
measures to stop discrimination against the people of North East.
Informing that the BJP has already taken the mass exodus of NE people from other
states of the country seriously, Gao said “if the Centre fails to take immediate
action to tackle the situation and protect the NE people, the entire people of the
region will stand united against the divisive forces."
Eight people from the NE were assaulted in Pune, while two Manipuri girls met the
same fate in Bangalore, Gao claimed while informing that BJP led Karnataka government
has taken steps to protect the life and properties of NE people. He further appealed
to the NE students to have faith on the Karnataka Govt and to return to campus and
focus on their academic activities.
Gao said all the BJP ruled states have been directed by party high command to ensure
full safety and security especially to the North-East people and the members of frontal
wings of the BJP like RSS have already swung into action to ensure safety and security
of NE people.
He further informed that BJP’s Sampark cell for NE people has been activated to
help out anyone who is in distress, and urged the parents residing in the far-flung
areas to get in touch with Sampark Cell chief Sunil Deodar (M Nos. 099710-06644/093132-92915)
for any kind of queries related to the issue. Blaming the illegal immigrants for
spreading rumors with wrong message to create disharmony among the people of the
country, the National BJP general secretary said, anti-social elements are trying
to take advantage of the law and order problems in Congress ruled state of Assam.
Illegal immigrants are a major threat not only to the northeast but to the entire
country, Gao said while blaming the Congress party for protecting them for its vote
The party's north east organisational in-charge P Chandrasekhar Rao said the exodus
was a repercussion of the recent communal violence in Assam. The exodus from Hyderabad
and other parts of the country was engineered by fundamentalists to create job opportunity
for illegal migrants, he alleged.
Gao also urged the Centre to strengthen the security apparatus along Indo-Bangla
border to thwart infiltration of illegal migrants.
Meanwhile, BJP decided to organise 'Assam Bachao-NE Bachao-Desh Bachao' rallies in
different parts of the country from August 23 to August 28 against illegal migrants,
Expressing concern over the present law and order situation in the state, BJP further
urged the state Govt to immediately arrest the attacker of Arunachal Times Associate
Editor Tongam Rina on July 15 last. While condemning the attack, the BJP rued that
after 30 days of the attack, the authorities fail to trace out the attacker/s.
While referring to a news report regarding HC order for CBI probe into alleged irregularities
committed by a compensation board in assessment of properties of the Trans Arunachal
Highway affected people, Gao said, the people should take it as an example on how
corruption takes place in the state. In Arunachal Pradesh democracy has turned into
lootacracy, Gao said adding there is no work culture in the state.
Among others, state BJP president, Dr Tangor Tapok, BJP legislature party leader
Tamiyo Taga were present in the press meet.
Do not fall prey to mischievous act, AVP appeals NE people
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Describing the mass exodus of North East people from various southern
cities in India due to threats post the communal violence in Assam as very unfortunate,
Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) has appealed to all North Easterners in general and
Arunachal Pradesh in particular to not fall prey to the mischievous act of a handful
of anti nationals.
The way the miscreants have reacted to the violence occurred in lower Assam should
be an eye-opener. The violence erupted in Kokrajhar and adjacent districts are connected
to growing Bangladeshi infiltration in the Lower Assam, particularly in the Bodo
Territorial Council ruled area, AVP said in a release.
The entire North Eastern region is experiencing a demographic change due to ever
increasing illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, AVP president Pratik Potom said. If
the trend continues, the indigenous people of North East region would be outnumbered
by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, the AVP president warned. Describing it a
national problem, the AVP president said that whatever has happened in Lower Assam
was a struggle for existence of the people in their own homeland. Indian Muslim brethren
have to understand this problem and take their stand as true nationalist Muslims.
The AVP president claimed that 95 percent of the people in those cities are friendly
and kind towards the people of North East. The state governments and many social
organizations are keen to ensure the safety and security of the people of North East,
he said and appealed to the panic stricken youngsters to return to their respective
place of study and jobs in those cities as soon as normalcy returns.
IYC eastern Parl. seeks Rahul’s intervention
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha General Secretary of Eastern Parliament, Indian Youth Congress,
Okom Tamuk, in a letter to Youth Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, MP has urged him for
close monitoring of the prevailing situation and ensure safety of Arunachalee students
studying in various parts of the country.
Many students and employees of Northeastern states, fled Bangalore and other south
Indian cities in the backdrop of imminent attack on people of NE after Ramjan. The
students of Arunachal Pradesh too are suffering mental agony due to threats post
the communal violence in Assam, the letter said and urged Rahul to take up the issue
very seriously and instill a sense of security among the students.
MLA inaugurates school auditorium
Parents urged to play pro-active role in shaping students’ career
KHONSA, Aug 18: The Khonsa East MLA Kamthok Lowang inaugurated a school auditorium
at Bank Colony ME School, Khonsa amidst a huge gathering today. The auditorium has
been constructed by PWD under DoTC [SPA].
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA asked the students to aim high in life and work
hard to achieve their set goals adding that the volumes of books they read in classes
were written by people like them. He told the students that if their counterparts
in other districts could achieve success in various fields they too could succeed
in life for which they have to work with resolve and determination. Lowang urged
the parents and the teachers to play a pro-active role and contribute their mite
to shape the destiny of the students. While underscoring the importance of education,
PS for DoTC and SWWCD Yumsen Matey said that only if facilities and infrastructure
were made available can one expect quality education. He thanked the local MLA for
providing funds for construction of the auditorium.
He said that the onus of moulding the career of the students was on the parents
and the teachers apart from the efforts of the students themselves. Describing the
school as a factory, Matey asked the teachers to produce quality students who would
become worthy citizens of the country. He appreciated the initiatives of Tirap DC
Sachin Shinde for development of the district. He assured to provide funds for electrification
of the newly constructed auditorium.
In his speech the DC said that education was of paramount importance to make a person
perfect and to revolutionize the society. He said that the world had become fiercely
competitive saying that the average students have not much scopes in life and asked
the students and the teachers to dream big to achieve excellence in life. He asked
the teachers to treat their students like their own children and work with a missionary
Earlier, the chairman of the school managing committee Nokjo Wanghop in his welcome
address threw light on the pressing problems of the school and thanked the MLAs and
the DC for paying attention to the school. EE,PWD, DDSE, HoDs and Panchayat leaders
attended the inaugural programme. Later the PS, MLA and DC inspected the school buildings
and the WRD office situated nearby. DIPRO
Unique bi-cycle expedition to ensure pollution free environment
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: A unique bi-cycle expedition to popularize the primary and one
of the oldest means of human transportation was organized at Ziro Valley today.
Christened as “Tanw Leñba Bicycle Expedition”, the rally went around the villages
and Ziro township.
“This expedition will help in popularizing bicycles as a mode of transport at Ziro
and other parts of the state which in turn will ensure pollution free environment,”
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J. J. Singh said in his goodwill message, which was
read out by Tage Habung, Aide-de-Camp to Governor, who participated as an special
emissary of the Governor in the expedition.
Flagging of the expedition, T. Murtem, ADC, Ziro said that this kind of expedition
should have been organized long time back. Use of bicycles in daily life will help
maintain our pristine environment, he said. He urged the department of Environment
and Forests to organize such event at frequent intervals.
The expedition was flagged off by Murtem along with Hibu Tadii, Divisional Forest
Officer, Ziro in the morning from the Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli.
In the first leg, the cyclists braved the unpaved and rough road of 10 km from Hapoli
to Manwpolyang via Swro village. Then they proceeded to Hong, Bwrw, Hari and Kalung
villages to their second stop at Lajibogya where the Bulla Middle School is located.
They covered villages including Reru, Nani, Tajang, Lempia and the Old Ziro town
before their stop at Hija Higher Secondary School at Nenchanglya. The last leg of
the expedition comprised Hija, Dutta, Mudang-Tage, Bamin-Michi and back to the DC’s
office complex at Hapoli. They thus covered a distance of 31 kilometers.
The enthusiastic participants of around 50 cyclists comprised of students, government
employees, tour operators and general public of all ages. As the procession in white
caps and white T-shirts proceeded from village to village, crowds of curious onlookers
watched all along the route. In the concluding session in the IG Park near DC’s office,
the participants suggested that such expeditions should be organized from time to
time. They dispersed with a resolve to use bicycles in their daily life wherever
possible. Earlier, Hibu Tatu, Chairman, Ngunu Ziro welcomed the participants and
said that one objective of this expedition is to bring back the glorious years in
the past when bicycles was the most popular mode of transport. He lamented that it
is no longer used today, as it has been mostly replaced by motor vehicles.
The expedition was organized by Ngunu Ziro, a community-based organization in collaboration
with the District Administration and Hapoli Forest Division.
Ollo students’ union conducts social awareness campaign
KHONSA, Aug 18: A week-long awareness campaign was conducted by the Ollo Students’
Union in the Ollo inhabited areas under Lazu circle from August one to create social
awareness amongst the people. During the campaign the students focused on economic
uplift and education.
The President of the Union said that Lazu circle as a whole has been facing a plethora
of problems mainly due to the absence of government officials in the station adding
that most of the schools in the area were facing shortage of teachers and infrastructure.
The students seized a number of goods with expired dates from the shops in Lazu
During the extensive tour the students visited Longbo, Senliam, Pongkong, Longliang,
Liangchen, Raho, Sennyu, Lower Chinhan, Upper Chinhan, Noglo, Longkhong and Lazu
villages. They claimed to have found that use of opium was rampant in Lazu area
and the people were not aware of health and hygiene. They also found out that education
for girls was as good as non-existent. The students asked the parents to send their
children to schools. They also dissuaded the villagers from using opium and alcohol
telling them those vices could cripple the society. The students told them to accord
top priority to education as without proper education no society could make any headway
in any field. They advised the School Committee members, chiefs and GBs to perform
their duties sincerely and impartially in the interest of the villagers.
The All Ollo Students’ Union will conduct more such awareness campaigns in future
also to educate the people. DIPRO
Rumne Raseng win 1st Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball Tourney
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The young team of Rumne Raseng became champion of first ever Tamulang
Taloh Memorial Volleyball Competition defeating Moying Abu team by 3-1 sets in a
well contested final match at Solung Mopin ground here today.
Huge spectators thronged the Solung Mopin ground today to witness the final match
which was started on August 5 last. Education Minister Bosiram Siram and high ranking
officials of the state government were among those present to witness the much final
game. Altogether, 10 teams vied for the coveted trophy.
Siram congratulated both the teams for their outstanding performance in the final
match. He appreciated both the team for their discipline and sportsmanship. He further
stated that winning is important but more important is the participation.
While lauding the role played by sports committee under sports secretary Kadum Apang,
the minister expressed his hope that in future also this energetic team will play
active role to promote festival through sports.
Tapang Taloh, President and Er Getom Borang, General Secretary, Solung Festival Committee,
Itanagar – 2012 also spoke on the occasion.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: 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.
Annual development review meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Various developmental issues of Lumla Sub-division were discussed
in length in its Annual Development Review meeting held under the chairmanship of
Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Aviation) Jambey Tashi at Gyakhid Zomkhang hall today.
Special emphasis was given on education, environment, health, law & order and maintenance
of quality in developmental works.
The meeting was attended by Lumla ADC M. Nyori, EAC B Tawsik, Dudunghar CO Tashi
Dhondup, Zemithang, CO Koj Tacho, OC of 117 RCC H. Reddy, Sub-Divisional HoDs, PRI
members and public leaders.
Innovative Maths teaching technique
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh Private Schools Associations (AAPSA)
has conducted a state level Training for Mathematics teachers of all private School
at Eleazar English School here today.
The resource persons of the training Dr. Basil Koikara, Registrar of Don Bosco University,
Aezra Assam highlighted different innovative Maths teaching techniques and ideas
making the subject an interesting one. Many mathematics teachers of various private
schools in and around the capital attended the Seminar and were greatly motivated
and inspired by the session.
The session began with the lighting of lamp by AAPSA President and introduction of
the resource person by Fr Cyriac Director of DBYC.
BJP to hold rally on 50 yrs of Sino-Indian war
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: On the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, the BJP
would organise a rally from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to Guwahati in October to
pay homage to those killed in the war.
The Sahid Srddhanjali Yatra would be flagged off on October 2 at Bumla in Tawang
district bordering China and culminate at the Assam capital on October 5, BJP national
general secretary Tapir Gao said here today.
To be organised under the aegis of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) with the
theme "Jara yaad karo qurbani", the yatra would pay homage to the 2,420 army personnel
besides countless civilians who laid down their lives in the war, Gao said.
He said the party would felicitate all the family members of the martyrs besides
those living army personnel and civilians who fought the battle. PTI
Contractors place grievances
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) in a memorandum
to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki urged him to direct all department concerned to strictly
follow the tender process while awarding works under various centrally sponsored
schemes to the contractors.
In a six-point memorandum to the CM, the AARCA said that floating of tender should
be made mandatory instead of pick and choose policy for awarding works. Advocating
for compulsory implementation of CPWD and APPWD manual, the Association said all
the central Govt schemes should be executed by inviting tender. It said the deserving
firms should get chance to executive the schemes.
Demanding uniform rate and package system in one project for maximum number of firms,
AARCA further said that contractors’ bills should be exempted from income tax and
one only 1 per cent should be deducted from the total deposited earnest money instead
of 2 per cent.
Other demands of the association included joint venture system in global tender for
local contractors and inclusion of AARCA as board member during tender floating.
Singpho inaugurates ADO’s office at Diyun, seeks people’s cooperation
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Parliamentary Secretary (Finance & Information Technology) C C
Singpho inaugurated the ADO’s office building at Diyun yesterday.
The long-felt demand of the people of Diyun circle has been fulfilled with the inauguration
of the newly constructed office building, Singpho said. The building was funded under
MLA Local Area Development Fund in 2011-2012 and executed by Public Health Engineering
Singpho advised the client department to take proper care of the building. He said
that he has been trying his best for development of Bordumsa Diyun Assembly Constituency
for which he sought support and cooperation of the people and the Govt. developmental
agencies. Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba, Changlang district agriculture officer A.D. Panggam,
Bordumsa EAC H. Basar, Diyun EAC D Riba, Panchayat leaders and hosts of officials
of Diyun circle attended the inaugural function, according to an official release.
A day with ‘physically challeged’ persons
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The Environmental Protection Society (EPS) with the motto of “Help
the physically challenged” distributed 25 mattresses with pillows, warm cloths, blankets
and eatable items to many beneficiaries in interior villages of Tawang district on
July 16 and 17 last. This was EPS’s second programme of its kind.
The programme and items were sponsored by Gamchi Timre R. Marak, Head mistress of
Edusere Sec. School East Garo Hills, Wiliamnagar, Meghalaya, Pritam Taffo, president
Arunachal Pradesh Bar Association, Rohini Kumar, Free Lanser for Mrdia company, Kobyum
Zirdo and many others.
ITANAGAR Aug 18: The dwellers of Vivek Vihar sector conducted a mass social service
in the sector by cleaning the area and repairing the damaged road as part of capital
cleanliness drive today under the banner of Vivek Vihar Sector Committee.
The social service started from DNG College gate with the mass participation of students
from DNG college, Police Colony Middle School, VRPS, VCS, VKV and all dwellers of
The road connecting Police Colony was fully repaired and a short cut road to Vivek
Vihar too was also temporarily constructed. The piled up garbage were disposed off
and wayside weeds/jungles cleared with the help of vehicles provided by UD and Housing
Women’s SHGs formed
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Twelve new women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) were formed in Dibang
Valley district with support of NABARD recently.
Out of the 12 SHGs, 7 were formed at Anini-Mipi Block and 5 at Arzoo-Anelih Block
with support of NABARD under the Scheme of Government of India for promotion of Women’s
Self Help Groups in selected ‘Backward District’ of India.
A couple of awareness programmes highlighting the importance and benefits of forming
SHGs were conducted by Athupopo Social Foundation (ASF) before formation of the
During an awareness campaign at Anini-Mipi Block, the resource persons spoke in
details on SHG promotion, book keeping, saving account, bank linkage, livelihood
activity for smooth functioning.
Activity supports to SHGs from NABARD and other govt agencies were also highlighted
during the awareness programme.
Similar type of awareness programme was also conducted at Anelih-Arzoo Block by ASF.
Shifting of Airport site opposed
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The people of Banderdewa in a general public meeting held under
the chairmanship of Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) president Yurum Nillo
at Banderdewa today adopted a single point resolution urging the state Govt to drop
the proposal for shifting of Greenfield airport from Karsingsa to Hollongi. The meeting
was attended by panchayat leaders, NGOs, GB’s, general public and youths, the Forum
While seeking justice, it urges the govt to stop the proposal and threatens that
the people would launch movement if their demand is not considered.
Awareness camp cum clean drive
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: The Wancho Students Union has conducted a series of social service
cum education awareness camp at Longding, Kanubari and Pongchau recently. Many people
irrespective of genders, and age right from students, teaching staff and government
officials had joined the clean drive. Many important places like hospital, magistrate
offices, market areas and school premised were cleaned up during the social service,
a release said. Union further emphasized on the 75 percentage of attendance in schools
of the district. Further apex bodies discouraged the use of mobile phone during schools
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: An exposure visit for the Self Help Group members, farmers and
Panchayat leaders was organized by KVK, Geku, Upper Siang on August 16 and they were
taken to the field of a progressive farmer near Sikam where persimmon plants (Diospyros
kaki) are grown. Parliamentary Secretary JK Panggeng also attended the programme.
The subject matter specialists explained about various horticulture technology and
integrated pisciculture to the benefit of the farmers. They also gave emphasis on
soil testing before any crop cultivation.
The entire programme was organized by KVK programme coordinator Dr Indu and coordinated
by Dr J.K.Singh with recommendation of the parliamentary secretary.
Ex-servicemen appeal for age relaxation
ITANAGAR, Aug 18: All India Central Para Military Forces Ex – Servicemen Welfare
Association State Committee Arunachal Pradesh (AICPMFE WASCAP), in a letter addressed
to Director General Police, Arunachal Pradesh appealed for relaxation in height and
qualification criteria for its members, especially those, who have retired from defense
and central para military forces under MHA, in recruitment of AAPBn and IRBn.
The AICPMFE WASCAP, in its letter claimed that some of its member candidates, who
have applied for recruitment in AAPBn and IRBn, have been rejected by Board Members
at Upper Siang (Yingkiong) and East Kameng (Seppa) due to non-fulfillment of the
two required criteria.
Preparation on for DK memorial open badminton
ITANAGAR Aug 18: Preparation is going on in war footing at Raj Bhawan Badminton
Court here to conduct the first Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship
-2012 from August 20. next.
Reportedly, teams from far-flung administrative headquarters and districts have already
reached Itanagar to participate in the competition.