ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Solung United defeated Banggo United 3-0 in the second semifinal
of the Solung Festival Football Tournament to set up a mouth-watering final with
Siang United FC.
Taja Bonung scored two goals (32, 60 min) while Abu Tayeng netted one in 78 minute
to book the team’s place in the final.
Mibom Tako of Solung United FC was named ‘player of the day’.
Siang United FC entered the final defeating Golgi Bote FC 2-1 yesterday.
The final will be played at DNG College playground tomorrow at 3 pm, informed SFCCI
sports secretary Kadum Apang.
Chimpu United draw with Shining Boy
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The first semifinal of 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy
Football Tournament was played between Chimpu United FC and Shining Boys FC ended
in 1-1 draw.
The first goal was scored by Chelo Lallung of Chimu United in 23rd minute. The equalizing
goal was scored by Subu Subu in 56th minute.
The second semifinal will be played between VVFC vs Bondhu FC tomorrow.
Disaster management awareness campaign
AALO, Aug 17: A disaster management awareness campaign was organized at Govt. Hr.
Sec. School, Likabali, West Siang recently sponsored by West Siang Deputy Commissioner.
Jumkar Karbi, CO in-charge, SDO Likabali dwelt at length on the disaster management
issues, particularly in the context of Arunachal Pradesh, such as pre and post disaster
management, preparedness, prevention, mitigation, warning, rescue operation, rehabilitation
A quiz competition was also organized amongst the students of Higher Secondary level
in which 13 teams from different schools participated. DIPRO
Breast feeding week celebrated
Aalo, Aug 17: The Integrated Child Development Aalo West Project observed the World
Breast Feeding Day at Darka village Anganwadi Centre.
CDPO M Nyodu highlighted the aim and objective of the week and importance of day.
The proramme included baby show and selection of best mother.
Mothers, pregnant women, nursing mothers, PRI members and public took advantage of
the programme. DIPRO
Awareness programme on law for women workers
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Abu Apa Tribal Welfare Society (AATWS) organized its second
phase of Training and awareness program on various labour law for women workers at
Panchayat hall, Kimin yesterday. Large number of women participated in the programme.
Attending the programme, District Labour & Employment Officer Tore Ete asked the
participants to be dedicated to their services.
During the interaction session, all efforts were made to clear the doubts of the
Laurel for VKV Vivek Vihar
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Tribeni Borgohain of class VII Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Vivek
Vihar secured first position in the district level science seminar conducted today
by Department of Education, Arunachal Pradesh on the topic Water co-operation, issues
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The team from Govt. Middle School, Manganam won the sub-divisional
quiz competition held at Higher Sec. School, Lumla, Tawang on August 12. The team
from Govt. Middle School, Thrillam finished second.
Seven teams of primary level students from different Govt. schools participated in
the quiz competition.
The General Manager (NHPC) A K Agrawal and Lumla ADC M Nyori presented the prizes
and certificates to the winner and runners up teams. Consolation prizes were given
to the remaining five teams participated in the quiz.
The quiz was organized by Lumla ADC and sponsored by NHPC Limited under its corporate
social responsibility (CSR) scheme to create awareness towards education.
ACS alleges lack of coordination
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The state Govt has made some temporary financial arrangements for
convenience of the Arunachalee students who are studying in ITFT College Chandigarh.
The amount will now be transferred to the ITFT college account as advance accommodation
charges. This was informed by Arunachal Civil Society (ACS), an NGO of the state.
ACS lauded the prompt action taken by the officers of Social Justice and Empowerment
and tribal welfare department in greater interest of the Arunachalee students. The
ACS, however, said that there is a lack of coordination among the education and tribal
welfare departments. Armed with a copy of letter written by central Govt to the
Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Welfare department, the ACS, in a release
claimed that the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is adamant to release the required
budget for Arunachalee students studying at ITFT due to non-declaration of nodal
department for handling the pre and post-matric scholarship Schemes, non-utilization
of a sum of Rs 65.19 lakh by education department which was sanctioned during the
financial year 2003-04 by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs for Post Matric Scholarship
Scheme and delay in submission of renewal budget proposals for the 2012-13 for Pre-Matric
and Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme under the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
The Society urged the departments of school education and Social Justice and Empowerment
and Tribal Welfare, GoAP, to coordinate in this regard for early release of post
matric scholarship by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It is worth mentioning
here that around 630 tribal Arunachalee students are studying various courses like
bachelor of airline, tourism and hospitality management, master in tourism management,
MA in mass communication etc in the said college.
ANSU calls on education minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Responding to grievances of some Arunachalee students and their
parents that the Maharashtra higher and technical education directorate has refused
to give admission to some students who cleared state JEE for higher study in various
colleges of the country, a team of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) led by its
president Sikka Gapak today met the Education Minister Bosiram Siram and requested
him take up the matter with Maharashtra counterpart for hassle free admission of
students in the institutes at the earliest. It is found that director of higher
and technical education, GoAP fixed last date of admission on 30th August but Higher
and Technical Education, Govt of Maharashtra had decided to take admission before
15th August, said an ANSU release.
The release further said that after hearing the grievances, the education minister
assured to solve the problem of the students.
APSLS organizes legal literacy classes at Don Bosco College
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A one-day legal literacy class was organized by Arunachal Pradesh
State Legal Services Authority at Don Bosco College, Jullang here today wherein
legal lessons on ragging laws, Legal Aid and Human Rights were presented by a panel
of resource persons.
About 200 college students actively participated in the programme and got their doubts
cleared by the panel of experts, which included advocates Pritam Taffo, Deepa Yoka
and Sunil Mow.
The meeting also attended, among others, by Budi Habung, District and Session Judge
cum Member Secretary State Legal Services Authority, Dani Belo, Under Secretary,
Law and Judicial/OSD, AP State Legal Services Authority, Rev Fr.Nicholas Principal,
Don Bosco College, Sisters and the staff of the college.
Tenga Yangkees beat Bhalukpong Town Club
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Tenga Yangkees beat Bhalukpong Town Club 3-1, in a one sided match
played on the eve of Independence Day at KV Ground in Sinchung, (additional deputy
commissioner headquarter) in West Kameng.
The football match was organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers
Union to mark the Independence Day.
Padung Karma, Londup, Lamb Norbu Megaji of Tenga Yankees scored one goal each for
the winning team. The winners walked away with cash prizes of Rs 6000 while the runners
up team awarded Rs. 3000.
Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering and Thrizino MLA Kumsi Sidisow attended the match as chief
guest and guest of honour respectively.
Community Sanitary Complex inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Community Sanitary Complex constructed under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
at Nacho Helipad cum General Ground was inaugurated by EAC cum Nacho SDO (i/c) in
the sideline of 67th Independence Day celebration at Nacho.
Amid presence of Sri Ramesh Ebiya, CP-ASM, M Kino, AE PHE, Nacho, T Goba, SI, officers
of various departments, PRIs and host of public.
The Community Sanitary Complex will serve the people of the area and play a vital
role in sensitizing the mass on proper sanitation practice.
WCD Dept secy visits Anganwadi centres
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Women and Child Development Department Secretary Shalini Berma
visited the Anganwadi Centres (AWC) of Urban ICDS Projects, Itanagar and Naharlagun
today and interacted personally with the beneficiaries under various services of
ICDS programme including SABLA and IGMSY and Anganwadi Workers/Helpers.
She also inspected the anganwadi buildings being constructed under ICDS and MsDP
scheme. She visited Hokka, Daath, Jullang and Nyokum Lapang-II anganwadi centres
of Itanagar and Lekhi-I, Lekhi-II, ‘G’ and ‘D’ Sector of Naharlagun.
Satisfied by the functioning of AWCs, she advised the CDPOs of the projects to ensure
that the services such as immunization, health check up, non-formal pre-school education,
growth monitoring etc. are covered up properly besides supplementary nutrition food
by mobilizing/intensifying the awareness programme with the community.
RT Riba, Director, WCD and Nyapi Ringu, Deputy Director, ICDS (Hqs), SC Tok and Y
Riba Ete, CDPO of Itanagar and Naharlagun respectively along with other field officials
of the projects accompanied the Secretary, according to an official release.
PASIGHAT, Aug 17: The members of various churches in Mangang, 12 Mile and Sille villages
of East Siang observed the last funeral service over the body of Tobing Yao at Mangang
church graveyard today.
They prayed to almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace.
Tobing, (15) a class X student of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Sille died on August
13 after a brief illness.
He left behind his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Fresher’s meet held at Daporijo College
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The first ever college fresher meet was organized at college hall
of Daporijo Govt. College for the new comers. During the fresher meet all the new
comers of college along with seniors and teaching staff attended the fresher meet.
The meet comprised of various interesting program including cultural programme beside
the Mr.Fresher and Miss Fresher contest.
Speaking on the occasion Principal of the college BM Singh encouraged student to
come forward and become good citizen of the society and render their selfless service
for the welfare of the society.
He also asked the student to work hard and expose their hidden talent. Fresher meet
can promote brother-hood among the student. Through such programme one can come closer
to each other and understand each other.
However, he gave emphasis on discipline as most important part of student that, they
should keep in mind.
Takar Dupit, outgoing General Secretary of the college, informed about the work carried
out during his tenure for the welfare of the college. He also spoke about certain
grievances he had face during the implementation of the work. Later during the end
of programme Mr. Fresher was given to Hirak Kurdu of BA first year student and Miss
Fresher was given to Yanu Hane of BA first.
JE dies in road mishap
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Chairman and Managing Director of Hydro Power Development Corporation
of Arunachal Pradesh along with the entire board of directors has condoled the demise
of Tajum Kotin who passed away in a tragic road accident near Zemithang in Tawang
district on August 14 last.
Late Tajum Kotin, (28) a native of Rapum village under Mechuka Sub Division of West
Siang district was JE (Civil) with the corporation.
In its condolence message, they wrote, he was admired for his cheerful behavior.
His contribution in HPDCAPL, particularly in project site Zemithang SHP, Tawang will
always be remembered.
His demise is a great loss to HPDCAPL.
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, they further prayed for the
eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Atleast 500 people participated in a plantation drive at Bormai
Govt M E School under Taraso circle today.
Sponsored by the department of Environment & Forest, the programme was organized
under the aegis of Socio-Economic Educational Development Society (SEEDS).
Talking to the participants, ZPM Tarasso Nabam Eka suggested the farmers to avoid
Jhum cultivation and to promote Agri-Horti and Silviculture.
He further urged upon the people to avoid consumption of wild animal’s meat.
Vice Chairman of SEEDS, Dake Thomas asked the general public to surrender their guns.
While also campaigning against grazing animals in the forest area, he encouraged
them to preserve and protect wild animals and to promote eco-tourism.
Ensure effective use of land, says Tuki
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: “We need to prepare a long term prospective plan to ensure proper
use of land in the state” asserted Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while taking part in
the discussion of State Land Use Board meeting here at CM’s conference hall this
He categorically instructed the Board which is presently under the Rural Works department
to take into consideration the tropical/subtropical climatic conditions of the areas
while preparing the long term plan.
A draft concept paper placed by the Board on sustainable and integrated Socio-Economic
Development Mission for Arunachal was thoroughly discussed. Tuki directed the Board
to prepare Land Use Policy involving experts from various fields in order to have
a comprehensive and scientific approach towards the proposal of land use in Arunachal
“Our major concern is how to control and convert Jhum cultivation into multi cropping
agricultural or horticultural land making it economically viable,” the CM observed.
He advocated for encouraging medicinal plants which is in abundant in the state besides
floriculture, horticulture produces and cash crops in such lands.
The chief minister further opined for involving all departments while making the
concept paper so that it is more comprehensive and practical.
While taking part in the discussion, Planning, Finance and PWD Minister Chowna Mein
stressed for proper use of vacant lands for sustainable economy. Opining for substituting
poppy cultivation in some parts of the state with horticulture or terrace cultivation,
Mein backed for mission mode approach towards proper use of land.
Minister for Geology and Mining and Food and Civil Supplies Kamlung Mossang was of
the view that proper monitoring mechanism need to be put in place for all kinds of
projects taken up under the Board.
Chief Secretary H K Paliwal advocated for coordinated approach towards the functioning
of State Land Use Board besides stressing for taking up watershed development programme
of huge plantation in upper areas of Hydro Electric Projects.
Earlier, official of SLUB gave a power point presentation. The meeting was also attended
by Development Commissioner Finance, PCCF, and Commissioner to CM, Planning Secretary,
and Health Secretary besides directors and senior officers of the state government.
(CM Media Cell)
Anshu, Tine participate in Climbathon 2013
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Everester duo Anshu Jamsenpa and Tine Mena has just returned home
after successful completion of Climbathon 2013 in Bara Shigri, the second longest
glacier in the world.
While Anshu summited Shigri Parvat (21,9,29 ft) on August 4 at 11 am, Tine scaled
Kullu Pumori (21,6,25 ft) at 10 am in Bara Shigri glacier.
Climbathon 2013 was flagged off from Atal Bihari Vajpai Mountaineering Institute
Manali by Col. H S Chauhan, President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation. It ended
with the successful summit of total five peaks including Khangsering (20,5,52 ft)
and two virgin peaks of 20,7,57 ft and 20,5,85 ft.
The significance of the expedition was that it was done in alpine style which is
a self contained and self sustained climbing expedition involving carrying all of
one’s food, tents, climbing equipments, fixing ropes and non usage of sherpas and
During the last stretch of the summit attempt Anshu and Tine had to climb the snow
clad peak continuously for over seventeen hours non stop. “Our lady mountaineers
have proved their mettle as several other top Indian mountaineers including four
Everesters had to abandon their alpine expedition halfway due to health reasons and
over exhaustion,” stated Tsering Wange president Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure
Union Minister Ninong Ering while congratulating the summiteers stated that Arunachalee
mountaineers have become a source of inspiration for scores of youths across the
nation. He added that adventure sports in Arunachal Pradesh have made a quantum jump
in the past few years which only shows that youths from Arunachal Pradesh are at
par if not better than the mainlanders.
MP Takam Sanjay also extended congratulations and assured to extend all Government
assistance in furthering the development of adventure sports and adventure tourism
especially in home State, the AMASA president said in a release.
A PowerPoint presentation was made on Mountain Expeditions by Anshu Jamsenpa on the
Successful Seven Summits of Mt Everest, Mt Gorichen, Mt Nepal Peak, Mt Gorichen and
Shigri Parvat on Sunday last.
Rural economy growth sign of India’s dev: Mp
By Staff Reporter
YUPIA, Aug 17: The reverse pyramid for development adopted by the Planning Commission
by not imposing any decision on the masses is the best development model for rural
economy to grow for the gr-owth of the Indian economy, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy
Addressing the inaugural function of a day-long sensitization-cum-training programme
for newly elected PRI leaders at DRDA conference hall here as chief guest, Sanjoy
gave the example of horticulture products reaching Itanagar market. He underscored
the powers of the PRIs which could enact law to generate resources and take up development
at village level.
The MP, who handed over a cheque worth Rs 5.44 crore to P/Pare DC Pige Ligu as the
first installment of grant for 2013-14, said the 73rd Constitutional amendment with
33% reservation for women in PRIs aimed at empowering the grassroots level people
was the dream of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Dwelling at length on the functioning of the PRIs, Sanjoy said two terms of the PRIs
went in vain for various technical reasons, while fund paucity was delaying decentralization.
He called for patience and conscientious action to translate the PRIs into a reality.
“It is time to bury differences between MP, MLAs, PRI leaders and GoAP officers to
work in a concerted manner to contribute towards state building,” he said without
mincing any words. Cautioning the masses against divisive forces from outside behind
the devaluation of rupee by pumping in fake currencies notes, he said: “You have
to be on guard and turn receptive to implement central schemes in your own interest.”
MGNREGA is a flagship scheme of the UPA government which would supplement the GoI’s
recently launched National Food Security Mission (NFSM), said RD Minister Tanga Byaling.
Byaling asked to make RD a model department as three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions
(PRIs) with 29 subjects is the backbone of development, whose right direction would
take the state on a right path. “Rise above politics as development is meant for
the masses,” he said.
“Government is for the people, of the people and by the people,” he said, adding
that each GoAP action aimed at benefiting the masses without discrimination as an
Citing the example of bees as the most disciplined community and worth emulating,
Byaling called for adopting the bees’ spirit in state’s greater interest.
The GoAP has decided to devolve powers in a phased manner, made zilla parishad chairperson
head of district planning committee and funds sanctioned for district PRI buildings.
That is why “I have been insisting on capacity building,” Byaling disclosed.
Lack of training has been reflecting ignorance, RD secretary BR Babu said, adding
“learning is a lifelong process,” and training is mandatory even for IAS officers.
Such training insisted by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the RD minister and Chief Secretary
Hari Krishna would equip the PRI leaders with the much needed knowledge to discharge
their duties effectively as has been prescribed by the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj
Sashaktikaran Yojana, he informed.
He announced sanction of funds for infrastructure building and provision of about
450 functionaries aimed at politically empowering the people. He highlighted the
vital roles of the PRIs under numerous schemes.
With huge land available in Arunachal, achieving the target of developing 30,000
hectares land including by adopting double or multi-cropping or various agri-horti
and allied activities would be a milestone for financial empowerment of the rural
populace and contribute towards NFSM, he added.
“It is time to change the face of rural Arunachal through joint efforts of GoAP officers
and PRI leaders by rising above blame game to take up projects on mission mode for
visible results”, said RD director Komkar Dulom.
Referring to a meeting of his department Friday to give a clear-cut direction, Dulom
disclosed that the MGNREG Scheme was first implemented in Upper Subansiri district
in 2006 and in P/pare in 2008. P/Pare received total grant of Rs 7.63 crore in 2012-13,
Dulom highlighted various schemes and stressed on Rashtriya Swashthya Vima Yojana,
being implemented by Royal Sundaram in the state. The company had facilitated treatment
for only 41 against 39,000 registered beneficiaries which was objected to by the
Papum Pare Zilla Parishad chairperson Nabam Aka underscored the importance of such
trainings without which many PRI leaders were failing to discharge their duties.
She thanked the GoAP for capacity building initiative of the PRI leaders that reflected
that the PRIs would be functional soon.
“Politics without dignity is meaningless,” said Tana Puna Tara, a multi-faceted PRI
leader, and called for close coordination between the officers and PRI leaders. “Give
us powers we would show results.”
The maiden two-day job mela, an initiative of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to provide
skill training and jobs to unemployed Arunachalee youths will begin at IG Park, Itanagar
on August 30, DC Ligu said, and exhorted the panchayat leaders to ensure participation
of thousands from each panchayat area.
The applications given by the district industry centre should be filled in indicating
trade (25 trades) and submitted by August 23 for facing the interview. Selection
would ensure training and placement, the DC added.
In his concluding remarks, Ligu thanked Sanjoy and Byaling for their plain talking
and exhorted for area-wise intensive training for the PRI leaders.
Besides PRI leaders of the district, PR director Kemo Lollen, SIRD director Nyabin
Ete, Rural Livelihood Mission state mission manager NB Doye, SP Nabam Gungte, among
others were present.
The session would be followed by a two-day training being imparted by the SIRD.
Communication holds key to development: Taga
AALO, Aug 17: “Communication always holds key to development and lack of road connectivity
in remote villages of Payum and Rumgong circles situated in the right bank of Siyom
river is a cause of great concern,” said Tamiyo Taga, Rumgong MLA while solemnizing
the Kaying Gaseng Gate road on August 13.
While addressing a public meeting, Taga said that the already constructed bridge
over Siyom River will now link up interior villages with the rest and hasten vistas
of development for the people of the interior circle.
“Our people should cooperate and allow the elected representative to take up community
based development like communication, health and education that are more important
than anything else. My long years of political life and association with the people
and the place makes me understand the core issues of the problems and effort and
thrust will be given to those grey areas even if people don’t approach and submit
memorandum,” he said.
The Executive Engineer (PWD) Rumgong outlined the road connectivity in the Rumgong
subdivision and disclosed that the division has poor road density in comparison to
other areas. He appealed people to extend cooperation to the contractor entrusted
to construct road in the area.
Taje Komut, Tago Gammi, Tabang Pameng, Taring Yaying and others also spoke on the
Malinithan needs Govt attention
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The fame Malinithan, a holy place of worship, draws large number
of visitors and pilgrims every day. Malinithan is a temple site ruin situated under
the Likabali sub division of West Siang district. Relics of the stone images of Malinithan
were found in the early twenties. During the course of series of excavation starting
from 1968 and ending in 1971, ruins of temples and valuable sculptures were unearthed
at this site.
According to the local legend associated with this place, Lord Krishna carried away
Rukmini on the eve of her marriage with Shishupala and came to this place to take
rest and they were welcomed by Parvati with garland of flowers. Parvati after seeing
the beauty of Rukmini named her as malini which means wife of a gardener and hence
the place got its name “Malinithan”. It is believed that Krishna and Rukmini took
rest at the present Rukmini temple located about two kilometres away from the Malinithan
temple for a night and the next morning after they got up they took bath at the water
fall “Akashi Ganga” located about twelve kilometers away. Akashi Ganga is believed
to be associated with the legend of Parvati (sati) mentioned in eighth century Kalika
Purana. The legend says, that Lord Shiva after seeing the dead body of sati could
not resist himself from anger and started doing tandava (the dance of destruction),
to bring him out of attachment for the body of sati and save the world from destruction.
Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra to cut the body of sati into pieces. During
this process, the head of sati is believed to have fallen in this area. And hence
at the present day Akashi Ganga have a huge number of visitors every year who come
to take a holy dip in its water believing that it will wash away their sin.
As interesting the mythological value of this place is the same as its historical
value. The site excavated has beautifully designed decorated basement of a temple,
divine images, icons of deities, animal motifs, floral designs, carved columns and
panels. These rich granite sculptures belong to 14-15 century, the more important
being Indra on airavat, surya on chariot and huge Nandi bull. The temple dedicated
to goddess Durga at Malinithan is built on the classical tradition of Orissa.
A place like this should be treasured by the government and the public both. There
is no doubt that the government has taken steps to preserve it as a tourist spot
but what is lacking is a good road condition which leads to it and a little bit of
hospitality towards the visitors from the people residing in Likabali area so that
this place could be far more better than it is now. (Writer is Mass Comm student,
Souvenir of Anglo-Abor War Memorial released
PASIGHAT, Aug 17: A souvenir titled “Gooying Liidung” to commemorate the centenary
celebration of Poju Mimak was released at Doying Gumin hall here yesterday.
Releasing the souvenir, Pasighat East MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram emphasized
on need of recommendation and due honour to the “freedom fighters”.
He felt that the oral stories related to freedom movement should be preserved in
written form (book) to make the younger generations aware about the facts.
Earlier, addressing the ceremony, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava
appreciated the Adi warriors, who sacrificed their lives fighting against the Britishers
during Anglo- Abor war. She stressed the need of wide circulation of the souvenir.
Taduram Darang, in his keynote address, said that their forefathers, who fought against
the Britishers during Anglo-Abor wars is no less important than those renowned freedom
fighters; but their supreme sacrifice and contributions have been ignored and their
names faded into oblivion.
Darang, who is leading Paator Gumin Heritage Preservation and Research Foundation
(PGHP&RF) is eying on re-discovery of the lost glory of Kebang village of the state
which had spearheaded anti-British activities during 19th century.
The souvenir releasing ceremony, which was coincided with the Independence Day celebration
once again flashed back in the people’s mind about the overwhelming activities of
the British in the Abor Jungles (Adi belt) and also instilled a sense of patriotism
among the young generation.
The Poju Mimak Centenary Celebration Committee (PMCCC) in collaboration of Paator
Gmin Heritage Preservation and Research Foundation (PGHP&RF) conducted the Centenary
Celebration of Poju Mimak (4th Anglo-Abor War) at Kebang Poglek village in East Siang
district in December, 2011 and commemorated their unsung heroes, who laid their precious
lives for protection of their motherland.
The three-day celebration, which was attended by then Governor of Arunachal JJ Singh,
MP Ninong Ering, minister Tapang Taloh and several other dignitaries made focused
on anti-British activities achieved by Abor (Adi) warriors during Bitbor Mimak(1858),
Bongal Mimak (1859), Nijom Mimak (1894) and Poju Mimak (1911-12), the last Anglo-
Abor war in the Abor jungles.
CM holds meeting to streamline SPA projects
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki held a high level meeting on August
16 evening to review the process and modalities of construction of District Secretariat
buildings, mini-secretariat at ADC headquarters, double lane RCC roads in district
headquarters and construction of indoor/outdoor stadiums across the state.
The meeting was attended by Finance, Planning & PWD Minister Chowna Mein, Itanagar
MLA Techi Kaso, Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner (Finance & Planning), Commissioner
PWD, Commissioner Sports & Youth Affairs, Secretary UD & Housing, Secretary Planning,
three Chief Engineers of PWD (Eastern Zone, Western Zone & Central Zone), Director-cum
–Chief Engineer UD & Housing, Capital Deputy Commissioner and Director Sports & Youth
The meeting streamlined and finalized speedy implementation of the projects undertaken
under Special Plan Assistance (SPA). It was decided that the upper ceiling and lower
ceiling of construction of district secretariats will be Rs 25 crore and Rs 8 to
10 crore respectively.
Ideally, the plinth area of each district secretariat shall be 8000–10000 sqms with
slight variations from district to district. In case of mini secretariats, the upper
ceiling of the project will be around Rs 5 to 10 crore.
The administrative approval of the total estimated cost of the projects shall be
accorded and the Finance Department shall provide year-wise budgetary support depending
upon availability of resources provided to the projects. The DPR of the projects
shall have the provision of future expansion, both vertical and horizontal, with
essential provisions like fire fighting, external electrification, water harvesting
facilities, boundary wall and other service facilities. As far as practicable, the
architectural drawings and structural design of all on-going projects and projects
in the pipe-line should be uniform.
The concerned Chief Engineers of PWD shall evolve necessary quality control measures
while implementing the projects. Each project will be executed by a designated project
officer who will be liable to completion of the project in all respects and he will
not be transferred out till completion of the project. Further, it was decided in
the meeting that heavy penalty will be imposed on the defaulting contractors in case
of in-ordinate delay in execution of works.
To bring about uniformity for execution of double lane CC road with drainage in District
Headquarters, it was decided in the meeting that construction of CC roads in the
district headquarters including Capital Complex should be completed within the fixed
time-frame without any price escalation. The average cost per km of road was decided
for Rs 2 to 3 crore. However, there may be minor variations of cost from district
to district depending upon the site locations. The estimates of the projects shall
invariably include proper drainage system, sewerage system and other utility corridors
along the Right of Way (RoW).
The specification of CC roads will be decided by the concerned Chief Engineers of
PWD. The Deputy Commissioners shall prioritize the stretches of roads in the district
headquarters where CC road will be constructed. Initially, busy roads with maximum
traffic movement would be given top priority. Tender of all on-going projects shall
be floated and other technical formalities observed latest by September 30 next and
constructions started by the 1st week of October to ensure completion of projects
as per set milestone.
AEKSU conference under AAPSU scanner
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The AEKSU conference will be held by the end of September under
the conference chairman Lota Singhi, who is also the AAPSU information and publicity
secretary. This was decided in a meeting held here on August 14 under the chairmanship
of Suraj Tayam, AAPSU finance secretary. All the 35 members present in the meeting
unanimously decided to conduct the AEKSU conference by the end of September month
which shall be headed by Lota Singhi, Info & Pub. Secy, AAPSU as the Chairman of
the conference, informed a AAPSU release.
Earlier, AAPSU had dissolved the power and function of AEKSU due to major conflict
among the executive members of the union. After several attempt made by the re-unification
committee of AAPSU, it couldn’t bring the members of AEKSU into negotiation which
ultimately led to its suspension. “The absence of any federal body cause a major
setback for the movement of apex student body and its activity for the larger interest
of particular district and state as a whole”, added AAPSU.
AAPSU has endorsed its executive members to conduct the fresh conference cum election/selection
of All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) for the greater interest of district.
The core committee of the conference shall be comprised of five members headed by
Lota Singhi as Chairman and Rahim Yangfo, Secretary Federal Assembly, AAPSU as Vice
Chairman, Ashing Sonam, Co-convenor, AAPSU as Organising Secretary, Chaling Yangfo,
Asstt. IPR, AAPSU as secretary member and Ramesh Taku, Asstt. Education Secy, AAPSU
as Treasurer of the conference. The core committee team shall be supported by all
the 35 members which is comprised mostly of senior students and leaders belonging
from East Kameng.
Independence Day celebration
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The 67th Independence Day was celebrated at Govt. Primary School,
Hostalam, about 50 km from Naharlagun in a befitting manner.
Addressing the gathering, Block Education Officer cum Urban Resource Centre Coordinator,
(BEO cum URCC), Nabam Hina Sera while informing that the literacy rate of the district
is highest in the state with 82.14 percent as per 2011 provisional census stressed
on the need for imparting quality education for better future.
The day also saw colourful cultural programmes and games and sports competition among
BEO cum URCC distributed uniform, games and sports items and writing materials to
All the middle schools under Bassarnallo-I and II observed the day at Govt. Middle
Attending the function, ASM-I Nabam Taping highlighting the issue of shortage of
teaching staffs in the area appealed for posting of more teachers at Lengdung.
The teaching staff and students of Govt. Secondary School, Pachin joined the country
in celebrating the 67th Independence Day.
A volley ball competition was organized between the teaching staff and school management
team in which the former was declared winner.
Earlier in the morning, students and the teachers took out a prabhat phery.
KIMIN: Along with rest of the country, the 67th Independence Day was also celebrated
at Kimin in a befitting manner. Zilla Parishad Member, III-Kimin Tai Tayu unfurled
the Tri-color on the occasion and highlighted various achievements made by various
departments under the circle. He also informed the gatherings about the Job Mela-cum-Interview
for Skill Development to be held on 30th and 31st August, 2013 at I. G. Park, an
initiative taken by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for the unemployed youths.
Main attractions of the day were colourful display of Band by VKV Sher, cultural
display by various troupes followed by games and sports competition.
Later, a football match was played between EAC-XI and ZPM-XI in which EAC-XI won
the match by 2-1.
Joining the rest of the nation, the people of remote Gyawepurang circle of East Kameng
district celebrated the 67th Independence Day in a grand and befitting manner on
August 15 last.
While unfurling the national flag, ZPM Demo Gyadi appealed the teaching fraternity
to be punctual in their duty. He also appealed to the executing department of ongoing
helipad to strictly follow the guidelines to avoid complicacy and public criticism.
At Nyapin, ADC Tatdo Borang unfurled the tri-colour amidst gathering of Govt officers,
PR leaders, gaon burahs and general public.
In his I day address, Borang called upon the GB to help the administration in maintaining
law and order, giving justice to the common people and implementing Govt developmental
schemes. He also stressed on cleanliness and formation of more self-help groups
for self-employment. The ADC also called upon the Govt officials to stay at posting
places for the welfare of the common people.
Earlier, the celebration began with a morning procession by school students from
Atma governing board meeting held
AALO, Aug 17: West Siang Deputy Commissioner has suggested the agriculture department
to introduce double cropping project in the area for the benefit of farmers.
Chairing the governing body meeting of Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
here recently, the DC said that double cropping will help the farmers to break away
from the monoculture of paddy. It would also form direct linkage between the farmers
and agriculture department thereby guaranteeing assured income once the project is
successfully adopted by the farming community, the DC said.
The Chairman of the Governing Body has also promised to extend financial assistance
to one progressive fish farmer of Biru village to construct an overhead tank at his
fish breeding farm.
District Agriculture Officer cum Project Director ATMA, West Siang Karbom Riram highlighted
the progress and achievements made under ATMA Programme during the current year.
Jumdo Jini, ADO (ER) ATMA, shared the status of the various activities hitherto
with PowerPoint presentations. He also gave brief account of ATMA, its aims and objectives,
and methodology of implementations.
The progressive farmers present during the discussion expressed their gratitude to
the agriculture department for rendering timely and much needed logistic supports.
They suggested PD, ATMA to give impetus on vermi culture in the district as vermi
compost will be a suitable substitution to chemical fertilizers towards organic farming.
The governing body members, including Dege Ete, PD, DRDA, Ige Tacha, DFDO, officers
from agriculture department and progressive farmers from the district were present
in the meeting. DIPRO
DC holds coordination meet with HODs
AALO, Aug 17: A coordination meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner
MK Sahoo in the conference hall of DC office on August 16.
Initiating the discussion, the Deputy Commissioner informed all the HODs that state
government has decided to organize job Mela-cum-Recruitment Rally on August 30 and
31 at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. He requested all HODs to give wide publicity
so that unemployed youths can take the benefit of this excellent opportunity to make
them self sufficient and self reliant.
Explaining the importance of “ Guide/Mentoring” an initiative of the Education department,
he requested HODs to adopt one Secondary or Higher Secondary School so that functioning
of the school could be monitored by them periodically as per the format provided.
The HODs were also asked to provide the details by next week so that proper plan
of action could be chalked out.
Emphasizing the importance of revenue recovery drive, the revenue generating department,
especially electricity departments were asked to start recovery drive immediately
as the pending bills are very high. EE (Electrical) informed that the drive will
be started from August 25. The DC assured if required Executive Magistrate and Police
assistance will be provided.
EE, PHED was asked to start disconnection drive of all illegal tapers. He informed
that same has been planned and will be started within a week. All the Executive Engineers
of Works Department were sensitized about the importance of various civil works like
road, bridges etc. and were asked to expedite works in a expeditious manner and they
were also requested to provide the details of the expected date of completion of
various works by next week so that the same could be communicated to the govt.
Among other issues, employment generation, skill development, CM Paryatan Vikas Yojna,
Army Recruitment Rally etc. were also discussed in detail.
SP, ADC and all HODs participated in the meeting. DIPRO
Mass social service conducted at Kimin and Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The All Kimin Kakoi Youth Welfare Association conducted a mass
social service at Kimin Community Health Centre on Wednesday.
Supported by CO Liken Koyu, Senior VO Dr Tarh Taram, MO Dr Tana Aruna Likha, Supply
Inspector Bengia Nabdo and the PRI leaders of the area, the broken down CHC was reconstructed
during the daylong social service.
Meanwhile, also claiming that the heavy rainfall on the night of August 13 last destroyed
the firing range nallah and the water supply connection, the Kimin-III, ZPM, has
requested the local MLA to provide adequate fund for its renovation work.
The municipal members of Ward no. 22, Itanagar Municipal Council also conducted a
mass social service in its jurisdiction in collaboration with the department of urban
During the daylong social service, littered garbage bins and drains were cleared
around the premise of Vartak Marg, Inter State Police Wireless, the street leading
to the high court and Polo Park area.
Later, the councilor Tarh Pacho while calling on the general public to stay healthy
asked them to dispose off their garbage bin properly.
In another mass cleanup service today, roadside, drainage, footpath and garbages
were also cleared at Sector A and B of Ward no 18. All the sector dwellers participated
in the drive.
While reiterating the poor condition of road and drainage system in the area, the
Councilor Gora Lotak appealed the PWD and UD department for its maintenance.
Kherang men and Watong women win volleyball titles
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Kherang men beat Watong (A) while Watong eves defeated JNV, Hawai
to win the Anjaw district level men and women’s volleyball titles on August 15.
Kherang men beat Watong ‘A’ 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 and Watong women beat JNV, Hawai
15-25, 25-7, 25-18.
The winning teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs 10,000 each along with trophies
while the runners up teams were given cash prizes of Rs.5,000 each along with trophies.
Lileng Pul from GHSS ‘A’ and Nintushi Pul from JNV were adjudged as the best men
and women players respectively and awarded cash prizes and trophies.
The closing ceremony on August 15 was attended by the Deputy Commissioner, Zilla
Chairperson Heyomai Tawsik, HoDs and panchayat members.
Speaking on the occasion, the ZPC advised the participants to make good use of such
opportunity and play sports with true sportsmen spirit.
The tournament was conducted to promote games and sports activities among youths
in the district.