Tuki reiterates vision to make Arunachal frontrunner in sports
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reiterated his commitment to make Arunachal
Pradesh a vibrant leading edge state in sports through target oriented action plans.
“Our main vision is to make Arunachal Pradesh a vibrant leading edge state in sports
through target oriented action plans for diverse activities including coaching, training,
counseling and participation at various levels of tournaments and championships of
all sports disciplines,” Tuki said on the concluding ceremony of the first Dorjee
Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Tournament here this evening.
“My government has recently adopted a comprehensive State Sports Policy, which would
provide adequate incentives to sportspersons and boost sporting events. The pragmatic
and uniform Sports Policy will broad base sports activities in the state so that
people from different parts of the society get a fair chance to show their talent
at all levels,” the Chief Minister said.
Tuki hoped that by the year 2030 all basic pre-requisite needs of infrastructure
and necessary technical back-up for development of sports and youth activities will
be fulfilled in all districts, sub-divisions and block headquarters. Besides creation
of infrastructure and technical back-up, we will also provide maximum opportunities
and benefits to indigenous youths, he said adding that a pension scheme for welfare
of distressed sports persons has also been incorporated while special focus would
be laid on promotion of sports amongst girls and the physically challenged.
Congratulating all the participants, including those who could not win a medal, Tuki
said that winning or losing are secondary. The will to participate and emerge a formidable
competitor also deserves appreciation, he said.
Tuki who himself is an ardent lover of sports said that Badminton is a wonderful
game of stamina, zest and intelligence. Besides offering entertainment, recreation
and physical exercise sports imbibes in us the important human qualities like discipline
and team work, he said.
Recalling former Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu’s love for the game, Tuki said
the former visionary leader played it with his heart and contributed to its development
with his heart. Inside the court he was one of the most agile players that I have
seen and outside he did all that was possible for upliftment of the game as well
as young players. I can bet that many players here today have excelled due to his
constant encouragement and guidance, Tuki said.
This tournament in his memorial is indeed a befitting tribute to the great ambassador
of the game, he added. Tuki also declared that from next year the State Government
will take over the tournament and facilitate its conduction through the Arunachal
State Badminton Association (ASBA). He also assured to place sufficient funds for
construction of one more badminton club with at least two courts. This will pave
way to smooth conduction of the tournament as well as provide additional courts for
our players to hone their skill.
The CM also felt proud of the recent performance of sportspersons in the state.
“They have carved their niche in sporting arenas like weightlifting, mountaineering,
karate, archery, taekwondo, chess and even badminton, etc. We are proud of them for
bringing laurels to the state and making Arunachal Pradesh an emerging sporting state
to reckon with in the country.
Keeping in mind the future of the state’s sporting talents, the state government
has increased reservation of jobs under sports quota in the state police and sports
department from 5% to 10 %. Further, enough funds have been sanctioned for development
of sports infrastructure as well as holding of sporting activities at Panchayat levels
all over the state, he informed. We are also planning to construct indoor and outdoor
stadiums at various locations in the state, he added..
On the occasion, upcoming badminton player of the state Laa Talar was felicitated
with citation acknowledging the contribution of the young player towards the game
He was ranked 1 and 2 in Under-10, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-16 in Doubles and
Singles respectively. In 2011 he became the Under-16 National Champion in Boys Single
event. He has so far won 22 Gold, 6 Silver and 12 Bronze medals in various, International,
National, Regional and State Level tournaments.
He represented India in the LI-NING Singapore Youth International Tournament held
in Malaysia in December 2011. He also represented India in ANA Badminton Asia Youth
U-17 and U-15 Championship 2011 at Chiba in Japan (5-9 October, 2011) and the East
Java Badminton Open Tournament in Indonesia (12-19 October, 2011).
Owing to his immense potential as an upcoming Badminton prodigy and a future champion,
Air India has roped him in to represent its Badminton Team in all national and international
As an Arunachalee, he has not only brought name and fame for himself and his family
but also for his state Arunachal Pradesh and the North East.
NESO calls NE bandh against illegal immigrants
Guwahati, Aug 24: The North East Students Organisation (NESO) today announced an
agitational programme, including a bandh in N E states to protest against the recent
exodus of NE people from other states and in favour of demand for immediate detection
and deportation of illegal immigrants.
Addressing a press conference after an emergent meeting, leaders of the apex student
body of the region announced a public rally to be held here on September six where
members of NE MPs' Forum, government representatives from Karnataka, Maharashtra
and Andhra Pradesh from where the exodus had taken place will be invited.
"Simultaneously a 12-hour bandh will be held on that day in all the NE states, except
Assam, to resent the atrocities meted out to the NE people, arrest of the culprits,
and immediate detection and deportation of illegal migrants", NESO Chairman Dr Samujjal
Bhattacharjya and Secretary General Gumjum Haider said.
"When the six states observe the bandh, we will hold a massive meeting and take out
a procession in Guwahati, the gateway to NE. In order to facilitate people's participation
in the rally, we have not called the bandh in Assam," NESO chairman said.
The NESO have also demanded that rehabilitation measures to be undertaken for the
victims of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri must be given only to indigenous people
and not illegal immigrants.
The NESO has recommended for setting up of nodal agency in all the States that witness
mass exodus of panic-gripped NE people to coordinate safe return of the NE people
who had fled those states leaving behind their jobs and study.
The NESO has decided to form NE people and students welfare coordination committee
at its own initiative in those states for the benefit of the N-E people and students
residing there. The NESO demands that the Central government should facilitate a
meeting of the chief ministers of all the northeastern states to work out a coordination
to respond to the threat posed by the unabated illegal migration from Bangladesh
to the region. It further demanded immediate steps from the government of India to
detect and deport all the illegal migrants especially those coming from Bangladesh
and also those Bangladeshis who have gone untraced after entering the country with
valid documents. PTI
Sab ganda hai par dhandha hai yeh...
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The days have turned into months but still everyone is clueless
about who are the persons involved in Tongam Rina attack case. Journalist fraternities
of state are trying every possible step to put pressure on investigating agencies
to accelerate the investigation process. Every time when we approach police or state
government officials, we are told, “Investigation is going on. Please have patience.”
Since the black Sunday of July 15, when associate editor of this daily Tongam Rina
was shot at in front of the office, life has totally changed for journalist fraternities
of state. Fear and restlessness has engulfed the media houses. However, the media
fraternities of state have pinned hope on police and state government that attackers
of Rina will be arrested or identified at the earliest. But with each passing day
the hope is dying and there is genuine anger against politicians and policemen.
The experience of dealing with police and politicians in the wake of attack on media
houses and media persons in recent past made us to believe there is nexus between
politicians, police and criminals in the state. Majority of hardcore criminals in
the state are being given patronage by powerful politicians. Also most of these so
called powerful criminals who started their ‘crime career’ from petty crimes have
become friends with men in uniform because of their constant visit to the police
station. Such kind of friendship becomes big obstacle during the investigation.
Politician gives wonderful sound byte to media condemning all kind of criminal acts
but behind the scene, they are the one who put pressure on police not to arrest their
pet goondas. In return, the criminals help politicians during election for intimidating
voters and poll officials.
Knowing that their master’s are always there to protect them, most of the criminals
of state are acting without any fear.
If these criminals are not given punishment for the heinous acts committed by them,
then in days to come they will terrorize all law abiding citizen. In fact, Arunachal
will have no place for peace loving and law abiding citizen if present trend continues.
Every time when there is a crime incident, the ordinary citizens of state raise voice,
politicians and police assure that culprits will be arrested. However, after some
days everyone forgets about incident and life moves on. There lacks a political will
on the part of law makers to act tough against criminals.
The most ironical part is that attackers or persons involved in Tongam Rina attack
case might be reading this article and may be commenting, “poor Taba Ajum, keep writing,
nothing will happen.” There is a dirty nexus between politicians and goondas, but
both of them would say, “Sab ganda hai par dhandha hai yeh...”
AAMSU assures help in arresting killers of student
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) has assured its
all help in arresting one of the accused who is still at large and involved in Rallo
Rene murder case. AAMSU gave this assurance to All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU)
in a joint meeting held regarding recent murder incident of the 16-year-old school
girl at Yazali, here today.
One of the accused in the murder case has been apprehended while the other accused
is still at large, ANSU informed in a release.
The meeting chaired by ANSU president Sikka Gapak constituted a team comprising members
from both the organization to co-ordinate with the administration of both Arunachal
Pradesh and Assam for early arrest of the culprits.
Further, the conglomeration urged the business community and govt officials of Yazali,
who have fled Yazali after the gruesome murder of the innocent young girl student
and confusion arising in the aftermath of the murder appealed them to come back and
resume their normal duties.
It further urged the Lower Subansiri police and District Administration to publish
a look out notice in print media giving details of the culprit, which may help arrest
of the culprit and circulate it both in Arunachal and Assam.
Arunachal delegation to attend NE India-Myanmar Business Conclave
Itanagar, Aug 24: A four-member delegation from Arunachal Pradesh led by Agriculture,
Horticulture and Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena will leave for Yangon in
Myanmar tomorrow to attend the second North East India-Myanmar Business Conclave
scheduled from August 27 next.
Being organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) with the support of Indian
Embassy in Yangon, the second business conclave would focus on border trade and strengthening
the available infrastructure besides facilitating smooth operations for the traders
of Northeast India and Myanmar, official sources informed.
The delegation including, trade and commerce parliamentary secretary Phoshum Khimhun,
trade and commerce director Tokong Pertin and Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries
president Techi Lala would make a night halt at Moreh on August 26 next before entering
Myanmar and is scheduled to convene a business meet with local chamber, sources informed.
The Indian would convene a meeting with the chief minister of mineral-rich Sagaing
Division of Mynmar and participate in a business to business meet in order to benefit
cross-border trade and commerce between the two Asian nations, sources disclosed.
The other highlights of the conclave includes visit to the new capital city of Nay-Pye-Thaw
(NPT) by the Indian delegation, meeting with a few ministers of Myanmar besides a
business workshop with Union of Myanmar Federation of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI)
at Yangon on topics like strategic management, small and medium scale industries,
financial services, logistics and transport services, sources added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Indo-Myanmar trade has increased significantly
over the years and has recorded over 60 per cent growth in the Moreh-Tamu border
During the meeting of the fourth Joint Trade Commission (JTC) in New Delhi recently,
India had set the target of doubling the existing USD 1.5 billion trade between the
two countries by 2015 and agreed to expand and diversify bilateral trade, sources
Nurses demand creation of posts, pending allowances
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The trained Nurses Association of India Arunachal Pradesh State
Branch has appealed to the state Govt to sanction especial fund for creation of nursing
administrator posts within this financial year.
No post for nursing administrators has been created for last more than 20 years,
the TNAI state branch claimed adding there are no DDHS (nursing) and assistant director,
Nursing whereas Arunachal urgently requires one DDHS (nursing) and 3 assistant directors
In a letter to the finance minister, the Association said that since 1962 only two
posts of nursing superintendent/matrons have been created. No hospitals and primary
health can perform its function properly without supportive medical staff, it said
adding that posts of the nursing administrator and other nursing staff must be created
for each of the district hospital and health centre across the state.
In a separate letter to the director of health service, the nurses demanded immediate
release of all pending allowances including arrear as per the 6th CPC for nursing
personnel. The nursing staff in all health centres are deprived of their legitimate
dues despite they are performing their duties with dedication in adverse and difficult
situation, it said.
Expert team from Dibrugarh to carry out investigation into outbreak of dengue
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: A Scientific Team from the Regional Medical Research Centre, ICMR,
Dibrugarh would carry out detailed investigation into the outbreak of Dengue in Pasighat,
East Siang district.
Four patients were found positive for Dengue virus and 40 for “Scrub Typhus” out
of 118 blood sample collected from Pasighat recently. The tests were conducted by
RMRC, ICMR, Dibrugarh, informed Dr.L. Jampa, MD, State Epidemiologist, Directorate
of Health Services.
The team is arriving Pasighat on August 27.
Another team from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) and
National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is also visiting Arunachal Pradesh to
investigate the outbreak of Dengue fever in Pasighat, Dr. Jampa informed. The team
of expert (entomological) would conduct study on vectors collected from Pasighat
by the entomological team at Kimin Zonal Malaria Headquarter.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jampa rushed to Pasighat to assess the situation and held meeting
with the District Medical Officer, Medical Superintendent and Microbiologist of
General Hospital Pasighat along with the Jt.DHS (FW) and Nodal Officer-NRHM and the
An Entomological team consisting two Entomologists and one insect- collector has
collected a large number of both larvae and adult mosquitoes from the affected areas
for performing vector study. Also, rats were trapped, since the transmitting vector
causing ‘Scrub Typhus’ is a “Mite” which is usually found in rats, Dr. Jampa said.
Fogging operation with chemical insecticide was carried out to reduce the mosquito
population in the area by the Malaria division, he said adding that surveillance
on fever cases is activated to monitor the trend. Treatment for both Dengue Fever
and Scrub Typhus has been started as per guidelines.
It may be mentioned that Dengue and Scrub Typhus occur in new and unreported areas
because of ecological and environmental change leading to vector movements from one
place to another.
People are advised to maintain good personal hygiene and protect themselves from
mosquito bites. All breeding places for the “Aedes species” mosquitoes which are
responsible for transmitting the Dengue virus to people should be emptied and cleaned
every week. The Aedes mosquitoes are known to breed in water collected in empty tyres,
tins, bottles, coconut shells, flower vases, overhead tanks and air-coolers etc.
Although, both Dengue fever and Scrub Typhus are detected for the first time in Pasighat
area, the Department of Health urged the people of the state to remain calm as every
measures are being taken to contain the situation at the earliest.
Smart class introduced in AR school
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Smart Class that empowers the teachers with technology right inside
their classrooms was introduced in Assam Rifles school at Jairampur yesterday.
The programme was inaugurated by the Preeti Chauhan, President ARWA and Col R S Chauhan
chairman of the school. Col R S Chauhan said, modern competitive time of today has
made value education quite significant and introducing of E class will provide a
unique approach to meet the varied needs of students. It is a revolutionary concept
combining the best training tools from E learner smart school. Using the latest
e-learning technology the focus is on a holistic and balance education, he said.
The aim of today’s education is not simply acquiring knowledge but all round development
of the child. This system will enable the teachers to constantly access and evaluate
the learning to be achieved by the students and also ensure faster and accurate understanding
of the concepts in the class, consequently, improvement in all over academics performance
of the student, he added.
We are committed to give its students a solid foundation in a maturing environment
that will allow their natural gift to unfold and make learning a pleasurable experience,
the chairman said.
S Chand Harcourt P Chaudhary and J P Bahuguna, S Chand Harcourt Pvt Ltd New Delhi
reiterated the effectiveness of the programme.
Sena takes stock of development activities in West Kameng
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Setong Sena, visited West Kameng district on August 22 and 23 to take stock of the
development activities being undertaken in the district under various centrally sponsored
and state plan schemes, particularly in Horticulture sector.
He visited the State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon, and Regional Apple Nursery, Dirang.
While interacting with officers and staff of Department of Horticulture, he appreciated
the efforts being put in by the officers and staff in maintaining these farms in
spite of fund constraints and other difficulties. However, he expressed the need
for further improvement in maintenance and up keeping of these important farms.
He advocated that these farms should bring self-sufficiency in production of quality
planting materials in the state, and should also serve as model and demonstration
farms for farmers. He advised that Research & Development works should be taken up
in these farms immediately to find solutions to various problems being faced by the
farmers, and also to develop best technologies as per specific local conditions for
benefit of farmers. He further advised the officers and staff of the department of
Horticulture that there should be no any compromise in quality of inputs provided
to the farmers, particularly in the matter of planting materials.
While responding to a memorandum submitted by the farmers of Shergaon area regarding
establishment of Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture in West Kameng District,
the Minister informed that the Department of Horticulture is pursuing the matter
with Indian Council of Agriculture and Central Govt. for an early decision on the
The Minister further expressed his sincere concerns for late release of wages to
farm labourers and assured that a system will be worked out so that the labours get
their wage in time.
The minister also visited Kiwi and apple orchards of progressive farmers in Dirang.
While interacting with the progressive farmers, he expressed his sincere appreciation
for taking up Horticulture in such a big way and said that streamlining the Marketing
of Horticulture produce is required to ensure good remuneration for the farmers.
Sena, advised that farmers should use organic manures in their farms as much as possible
to maintain the soil fertility for long term consistent production of crops. He further
advocated that crop and area specific Horticultural projects should be taken up as
per suitability of location instead of taking up a large number of crops on piece
Sena was accompanied by team of senior officers of the department of Horticulture
during his tour for on the spot discussion on various problems and issues of farmers
and the department.
Training programme on library management
ITANAGAR Aug 24: The three days training programme on Library Management began here
at State library today. The training programme is jointly organized by the Department
of Public Libraries and National Library, Kolkata.
Addressing the trainees and other dignitaries, Tarak Mize, Dy. Director, Public Libraries
said Librarianship is a noble and exalted profession and service to the mankind
is it’s motto. He termed librarians as the persons who have to be vigilant and conscientious
to keep existing high ideals alive.
Dr.R Ramachandran, Principal Library and Information officer National Library, in
his key note address said that this programme will help library professionals to
develop their skill to catch up the information needs in the modern technological
world. He said the libraries were always associated with books and its readers but
with the onslaught of modern technology, these are replaced by e-books, e-journals
etc. Therefore, he stressed upon the library professionals to have the basic knowledge
of computers which will help them in managing library in a better way.
We should try to preserve old books in digitized form, said Dr. M Maltesh, Dy. Librarian,
RGU, while stressing on the need of adopting modern technology in library movement.
Maltesh, who was the resource person, further urged the participants to keep track
of the rarest things/books and preserve them for next generation.
Defining management as the process of coordinating the total resource of an organisation
towards the accomplishment of the desired goals, J.Borang, Director Public libraries
urged upon the participants to learn the strategy for proper management of library.
L. Ete, DL and IO said that this workshop will provide an opportunity to develop
professional competencies in providing very effective and efficient library services
in our state. Md. Usman Ghani, Asstt. Library and Information Officer briefed on
the history of National Library Kolkata and its collection with latest IT facility.
Later, the resource persons dwelt at length on the topics related to recording and
processing of books/journals, and preservation techniques.
‘Health managers not doing enough to prevent Dengue’
RUKSIN, Aug 24: East Siang district health department is yet to take precautionary
measures to prevent Dengue fever from further spreading at most vulnerable foothill
areas bordering to Assam even after detection of a number of Dengue cases in the
It may be mentioned here that ‘Dengue’ is a vector- borne disease and the pathogen
is carried by a kind of mosquito named ‘Adis egypta. The mosquito usually appears
during day time. The common symptoms of the disease are fever, hemorrhagic condition
like epistaxis, malina and shock syndrome etc.
The people here allege that the health department is not doing enough to control
the outbreak of Dengue. No awareness drive to fight the fatal disease has been conducted
at any vulnerable area so far. Conduction of fogging operation with chemical insecticide
(Malathion) in and around is not enough to contain the disease, they said.
The health department had detected a number of Dengue cases during the last week
besides a large number of Typhus and other viral fevers. Reports from health department
said that large number viral fever cases were treated in Pasighat General Hospital.
The department earlier sent 118 blood samples to ICMR Dibrugarh for diagnosis and
accordingly confirmed presence of Dengue pathogens (virus) in 4 samples.
The people of Ruksin and Nari sub-division bordering to Assam have apprehension that
the fatal dengue might be spread to these areas because the entire border area is
a malaria-prone area.
Expressing apprehension over the probability of out breaking of this disease, Nari-Koyu
MLA Tako Dabii, on Tuesday directed East Siang district administration and the health
department to tackle the disease with utmost care.
Dabii, who is also political advisor to state’s Chief Minister, urged the government
to take strategic step to prevent further spreading of Dengue and viral fevers in
the area, but his direction has not yet bore fruits. "Neither fogging nor awareness
drive on Dengue has been carried out in these areas so far", the people said.
The medical officers in Ruksin Community Health Centre (CHC) today said they have
not found any complicated fever case having symptoms of Dengue. “The district medical
officer has directed us to refer any suspected case to Pasighat”, said CHC in-charge
Dr Dilip Dutta.
DC hold meeting with SMC and Teachers
ANINI, Aug 24: Expressing his disappointment over the poor results of GHSS here
in the last Board examination, Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng asked the School Management
Committee (SMC) and the teachers of the school to share their views and suggestions
in order to streamline the lacunas in the existing system so that desired and remarkable
improvement in academic performance can be achieved in the current academic year.
The DC convened a meeting of the School Management Committee of GHSS, Anini and the
teachers to discuss on the issues related to shortage of subject teachers, poor
performance of the students in last board examinations and remedial measures to be
adopted to improve the performance.
The meeting attempted to assess the probable reasons of such poor results basing
on the feedback offered by the teaching community and the SMC members, who blamed
shortage of subject teachers as the main reason.
The DC asked the school authority to take over the newly constructed building with
immediate effect which will immensely solve the problems of accommodation shortage
besides confining the students within school campus. It will also put restrain on
students being truancy which is also considered as the major contributory factor
for poor results. He assured the school authority and SMC of providing with fund
for developing kitchen garden so that the seasonal fresh organic vegetables can be
made available to the pupils residing in hostels and the vast available land belonging
to school can be brought under some use.
On the appeal of the DC, few officers are voluntarily taking classes since a month
back. They all have been once again requested to continue with noble work in advancing
the course so that the students do not suffer.
Many innovative strategies to be adopted in current academic session were also discussed.
Sensitization prog on disaster management
TAWANG, Aug. 24: The District Disaster Management Department, Tawang conducted a
one day training cum sensitization programme for the employees of all line departments,
members of community based organizations, volunteers of scouts and guides, NGOs,
PRI members and gaon buras (GBs) of the district here yesterday.
Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, who also is Chairperson ex- officio DDMA, said
that the training would help them to deal with any adverse calamity. He advised the
NGOS and PR members to come forward and get the benefits of the training. Explaining
that the term Disaster is a comprehensive one, Lollen said one must have thorough
knowledge and perfect awareness on the particular matter for which the training was
“Almost all the disasters, in fact, happen because of our unplanned management and
selfish exploitation of natural resources”, Lollen said while highlighting the fact
that one has to undertake scientific, technical and systematic approach in the process
of development, industrialization and mining so that the ecological balance is not
Earlier, DDMO Tsering Ngurup, highlighting the motto of training urged the members
present to gain the maximum benefit of the training and also deliver the knowledge
to their fellow citizens.
K B Kayastha, ADO Tawang, informed the gathering about the management in case of
Earthquake and Landslides.
Dr Gyaltsen, MO, Tawang Hospital, gave a detailed information and a video graphic
explanation of various kinds of First Aid to be administered in case of emergency
during a disaster. DIPRO
First ever pest management training held
ZIRO, Aug 24: A one day training cum demonstration on integrated pest management
(IPM) of Kharif Rice crop was organized by the Central IPM centre, Itanagar at the
residential compound of local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo here yesterday.
Richo while attending the training cum demonstration said that the programme has
been arranged after reports of large scale paddy plant decay was filed in Ziro and
to find the causes and to initiate preventive measures to over come damages in near
future. On receiving the news of decaying paddy plants which affected seriously the
fish-cum-paddy culture in the Valley, people of entire nation was shocked.
This training programme, a centrally sponsored scheme is organized for the first
time in Arunachal Pradesh, he added.
Stating that income from paddy-cum-fish cultivation is limited while the income generated
out of tourist, who visits here to conduct study on unique agricultural practice
is higher, MLA suggested farmers to continue their practice. He discouraged construction
of concrete structures in paddy fields. He also advised the participants to give
due importance on growing of vegetables as it gives higher income than conventional
Amidst loud applaud from participants; MLA disclosed that the state government is
releasing a corpus fund of Rs.2 crore, especially for the benefit of rural farmers
of the district which will be utilized for mobilization and purchasing of vegetable
products for the rural farmers. Under this scheme, a farmer can sell his products
directly to the department at the prevailing rates. For convenience of farmers, a
centre will be opened in every village where village farmers can sell their products
to the department. In case of failure to release the fund, he committed to sanction
from his MLA LAD Fund for his area to meet up necessary requirements.
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Taru Talo attended the programme as special invitee.
As most of the participants were of women folk particularly from villages, he appreciated
them for their turn up and showing interest for the training. Impressed by their
participation he quoted a popular saying “if you educate a man, is to educate one
but if you educate a woman, is to educate entire family”. In order to derive maximum
benefits from the training programme, the participants should seek clarification
from the resource persons in case of any confusion, he added.
Earlier, Dani Yubbe, DAO in his brief speech said that this kind of training programme
was never organized in State. It is purely centrally sponsored scheme for which credit
goes only to the local MLA under whose initiative and persuasion the centre government
Padi Kuniya, wife of local the MLA distributed IPM kits to the participating farmers.
More than 60 participants representing different villages of Ziro took part in the
training cum demonstration programme.
M Sharma, APPO, CIPMC, Itanagar and Koj Horming, ADO, Ziro also attended programme.
DLMC meeting reviews developmental progs
Seppa, Aug 24: The 6th District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of Multi- Sectoral
Development Programme was held under the Chairmanship of deputy commissioner Tope
Bam at Kameng Hallhere yesterday. Kumar Waii, Parliamentary secretary RWD, Supply
& Transport, Tapuk Taku, MLA cum Chairman Sport Authority of Arunachal, .Karya Bagang,
MLA and among others attended the meeting.
Highlighting the importance of the meeting, the DC he urged the members to put forward
their constructive views and suggestions for best implementation of various said
that the DLMC meeting is the most important forum to review and discuss on the implementation
of various development project in the district.
All the elected representatives suggested that lager projects of public utility having
visible development should be taken up from available fund and also suggested that
the project proposals be sent in advance with state matching share in the later stage.
Vijoy Sonam, DPO explained in details about various projects under MSDP in the district.
He informed that all the project proposals submitted under MSDP plan have been approved
by the empowered committee, which included 21 Girls’ Hostel and 6 PHE building.
The District Level Monitoring Committee approved project for submission to the state
Govt, which included construction of school, building for Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Seppa and School building for Govt. Higher Secondary School Bazarline, Seppa
for which the DPR would be prepared by Dy. Director, UD.
Meanwhile, the DC in the 7th DLMC meeting sought suggestions from the elected representatives
about the future course of action for successful implementation of the project under
SPA, NEC, NLCPR etc.
Attending the meeting Kumar Waii expressed concern over the absence of officers from
implementing agency in the meeting saying that it would have been better had they
attended the meeting so as to discuss the projects and sorted out lacunae, if any,
during the process of implementation.
Tapuk Taku said that leader can at best bring fund for developmental projects but
it should be the sole responsibility of agency to ensure success of the project.
Karya Bagang, while suggesting for regular meeting of elected representatives with
implementing agency urged them not to compromise with quality of works.
Vijoy Sonam, DPO reviewed the decision of the last DLMC meeting and also progress
made which included immediate handing over of all completed projects to the user
agency tending of all SPA,NEC & NLCPR project as per guidelines of planning commission,
photography and videography of all projects being during & after the projects and
so on. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: 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.
State NSUI leader pleads for NE students’ security
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Arunachal Pradesh State Unit NSUI President Kirbe Dulom has attended
the North East NSUI presidentship meeting at New Delhi yesterday.
On the occasion, Dulom presented state’s NSUI report and also briefed about the various
problems faced by NE students who are pursuing their study in different states. He
appealed to MP and youth leader Rahul Gandhi to look into the problems being faced
by the NE students in other states of the country and request for security measures.
Seminar on health and hygiene
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Saint Claret College, Ziro organized a seminar on “Health and Hygiene
for Quality Living” under the aegis of People Education and Social Empowerment Center
and Health Promotion Cell of the College. Rev. Sr. Dr. Sushmita, SD, MBBS, DNB, led
the seminar for a group of 350 student participants.
Dr. Sushmita focused on the need for caring for one’s health on a long-term basis
and the significance of adopting hygienic practices in everyday living in order to
avoid many contagious diseases.
The audiovisual presentations on the hygienic practices were educative for all the
participants. The sessions were made lively and interactive by the probing questions
and clarifications sought by the participants.
Org. demands repatriation
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Organization has requested
the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology director to repatriate
the institute’s AE (C) on deputation to his parent department. The organization in
a complaint letter addressed to NERIST director claimed that the said AE had been
appointed on deputation by the previous NERIST director in November 2009 in violation
of the established service rules as he had not completed ‘the mandatory 2 years
probation period in his parent department as JE (C)’. Such appointment had also denied
promotional scope for junior engineers of the institution, it further claimed.
Govt takes steps for students’ return journey
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, Govt of Arunachal
Pradesh, in a release informed that arrangements are being made for return of Arunachalee
students to Maharashtra and other states, who returned back home from their respective
place of studies in various states due to the threats post after Assam violence.
Those students who wish to return back to their respective institutions and states
can report in group to Deputy Director (Technical) Sanjay Bengia (Tele: (O) 0360-2215451,
Communal harmony forthnight
CHANGLANG, Aug 24: Communal harmony forthnight is being celebrated at Changlang DIET
auditorium from August 17 to September 3 in memory of former prime minister Late
Changlang deputy commissioner Opak Gao paid floral tribute to the decorated portrait
of Gandhi on his birthday on August 20 at DIET auditorium.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Gao said communal harmony should begin
from home. He opined that teachers can play an important role in imparting quality
education and thereby spreading the message of communal harmony and unity. Teachers
from GHSS, Changlang and lecturers from DIET, Changlang also spoke at length about
the life and works of the late prime minister. DIPRO
Bar association condemnes assault on advocate
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Lower Subansiri District Bar Association condemned the physical
assault of an advocate in the court premises of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Yachuli
on August 22 allegedly by relative of opposite party against whom the assaulted advocate
has represented on the date.
Further terming the assault of advocate as unfortunate, the members of the Bar association
has decided not to take the case of the alleged accused persons and added that such
act should be condemned by every member of the society.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Assembly Youth Congress of 37th Pasighat West Assembly Constituency
has celebrated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday as Sadbhavana Diwas
by organizing a volleyball tournament at Pasighat.
The winner Horticulture ‘A’ team and runners up Horticulture ‘B’ teams were awarded
with trophies and cash prizes. Doying Gumin College team was adjudged the best disciplined
team of the tournament in which 8 team participated.
DCC president Tatong Padung, office bearers of AYC 37 Pasighat West, district NSUI
and BCC were present on the occasion.
NNCS distributes house-hold items to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: N.N. Charitable Society (NNCS) has distributed utensils and other
household items worth Rs. 10,000 to the victims of the fire tragedy at Sangri Village
under Sagalee sub division of Papum Pare District.
A fire broke out in the house of Taba Kacha of Sangri village on August 17 and gutted
down all properties including utensils and ornaments, according to NNCS release.
BJP all set to revamp party organization
Itanagar, Aug 24: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all
set to go for the party organization election this year.
The state BJP could not conduct its organizational election in 2009 due to monsoon
fury. But this time it is all set to go for the election, State BJP vice president
and State Election Officer BR Wage assured the central high command of the party
in the party’s All India State Election Officers meeting cum workshop at New Delhi
on August 21.
The BJP organizational elections are conducted in every three years and the organizational
elections 2012 is expected to be completed by October-November 2012 in the state,
The All India General Secretary, Organization, Dr. Ramlalji has called upon the State
Election Officers for the BJP organization elections 2012 to work hard for successful
conduction of the organizational elections.
The Central Election Officer (CEO) and National BJP General Secretary, Thawarchand
Gehlot (MP) lauded the progress made in various states and UTs for the Organizational
elections 2012 and called upon the SEOs to expedite their activities at their respective
The day long meeting-cum-workshop was attended by the SEOs of all the 28 states and
06 Union territories and central team members of organizational elections management
besides resources persons from refuted institutions.
Freshers meet & Pre- Solung
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Adi Students’ Union, Itanagar organized its freshers meet cum pre-Solung
celebration here yesterday.
On the Occasion, AAPSU Chief Coordinator Tasor Pabin encouraged the Adi student community
of Itanagar to work for the unity and integrity in the society.
AdiSUI spokesperson Obang Paro and Senior Student George Modi also spoke on the occasion.
They also advised the students to maintain discipline and called for personality
Tanil Riyang and Sadin Tamuk have been adjudged as Mr Fresher and Miss Fresher’12
from among the Adi students, Itanagar.
40 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Arunachal needs a paramedical council
The curability of disease depends upon physical examination, proper diagnosis of
the disease and treatment. Here diagnosis plays a key role in the curability of disease.
Clinical Laboratory and Medical Laboratory professionals are the key factors behind
the diagnostic approach in the modern medical science. Unfortunately, in Arunachal
Pradesh quality control measures or regulations in the field of diagnostic are not
Although the recent advance in medical science helps improve the treatment strategies,
drawback in the diagnostic set up comes in the way of proper health care as per
the WHO guidelines. Hence, proper attention in the diagnostic field is crucial and
relevant in the modern medical care.
Considering all these factors legislation is inevitable in the field of Clinical
laboratory science, for the improvement of total health care system in Arunachal
Pradesh. Medical Laboratory /paramedical Council in the clinical laboratory science
is essential for education and training of the professionals in Medical Laboratory
Technology, Registration of professionals and inspection for standardization and
quality controls of clinical laboratories and institutes.
In states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Medical laboratory /Paramedical
Council assures quality control and monitor the standard of clinical laboratory sciences
or paramedical courses. The council conducts examination, issues guidelines, professional
code of conduct and look into the activities related to laboratory science.
In Arunachal Pradesh, there are so many diagnostic laboratories established without
proper registration and quality control measures. So just imagine, how a patient
can get proper treatment without reliable lab reports.
In sort, we need Regulatory body (Laboratory/paramedical council) for check and balance
in laboratory sciences for better health service in Arunachal Pradesh.
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the state Govt including its Chief Minister,
Health Minister and officers of health department to take necessary steps to establish
the Medical laboratory/paramedical council in the state at the earliest.
Graduate Medical Laboratory Technologists Association of Arunachal.
Who says office manned by Policemen does not deliver?
Never did I visit any office manned by police personnel in my entire service life
spanning over two decades except for once when necessitated to settle Pension and
death gratuity of my deceased policeman brother. As I entered the office of Commandant
2nd APP BN BHQ Aalo sharp at 9am with a different pre conceived notion, I was totally
baffled by the presence of all the clerical policemen with all its strength concentrating
on their assigned works, unlike other offices where such scene usually dawn after
10.30 am. The direct contact with working policeman with overwhelming response,
humane gesture and helping hands to move from table to table to get the work done
can make anyone quite at ease. Even the Xerox copies of essential documents/information
is made available sitting on the table with the existing facility and you need not
run or ply around. A close chat with a policeman said, “We are accustomed to such
nature of work, we have a long list of widows who lost their husbands either on duty
or due to ailments and there is a habit among us not only to speed up humanitarian
cause but pendency of office works is out of question here”.
This office is unique in the sense that it has a discipline set of work culture that
cannot go without any iota of admiration that sets a glaring trend for others to
Through your esteemed daily I would like to request the commissioner-cum-secretary
Tax and Excise to defer its exam date which is scheduled on 2nd September as the
scheduled date is coincided with the exam date of APPBn and IRBn constables. Recruitment
process in APPBn and IRBn had already begun from 17th August 2012 and date of written
exam has been fixed on 2nd September 2012 in every district of Arunachal Pradesh.
We the unemployed youth of Arunachal Pradesh are struggling for job. But alas !
Neither Tax & Excise nor police department are accepting our request to reconsider
the exam date.
Therefore, I, on behalf of the physical test qualified candidates of both constable
in Tax & excise and APPBn and IRBn, request the commissioner-cum-secretary to re-schedule
the exam date so that qualified candidates get chance to appear the exam.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Global water crisis
1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, roughly
one-sixth of the world’s population. 2.2 million people in developing countries,
most of them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of access
to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Half of the world’s
hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related illnesses.
It is estimated that 5.3 billion people, two-thirds of the world’s population, will
suffer from water shortages by 2025.
In many countries, the water problem is the primary reason people are unable to rise
out of poverty. Women and children bear the burdens disproportionately, often spending
six hours or more each day fetching water for their families and communities.
On the other hand, this year poor monsoon rains have diminished the water available
for agriculture and groundwater reservoir replenishment in South Asia, as well as
making it difficult for farmers to know when to plant crops.
Poor monsoon rains and droughts in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have dimmed the
prospects of rainwater refilling drained aquifers in the region, experts have said.
Scientists have warned of insufficient water levels in most of Pakistan’s natural
groundwater reservoirs, potentially affecting wintertime agriculture, especially
But there is hope. Proven solutions to the water problem currently exist, such as
digging wells and rainwater harvesting. Proper funding and a collective will can
make universal safe drinking water a reality.