ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Kimin retained Eagle Trophy
defeating FC Doimukh 3-1 in a thrilling final match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
Both the teams started the match in an attacking note creating good scoring opportunities.
But it was Nguri Alin, who put the FC Doimukh (FCD) ahead in 17 minutes (1-0). He
dribbled past several players, including the defenders and goalkeeper and pushed
the ball slowly into the net sparking wild celebration among the supporters in the
Stung by first half goal, the paramilitary force went for all out attack in the second
half to restore parity but their attacks were thwarted by FCD defenders.
ITBP found the equalizer when Gumli Riba converted a pass from Madhu Singh in 54th
minute. Gumli again scored in 60th minutes to give his team 2-1 lead.
The ITBP team changed the game tactics in the second half and adopted long-range
passes which clicked. SC Bhutia sealed the victory for ITBP scoring the third goal
in 68th minute (3-1).
The match kept audiences on the edge of their seats, with even commentator Pei Chandra
Murtem expressing great excitement throughout the 90 minutes.
The ITBP team walked away with the winner’s trophy along with cash prize of Rs two
Lakh while runners up FC Doimukh received cash prize of Rs one Lakh along with trophy.
In the individual category, the award for best goalkeeper of the tournament was won
by Prem Kumar of ITBP while Nguri Alin became the highest scorer. Yowa Helis of FC
Doimukh was adjudged as the most valuable player of the tournament.
The awards for the winners and runners-up were sponsored by Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki while Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APSD) Chief Organizer Kipa Kaha sponsored
the individual category awards.
AICC general secretary (in-charge Arunachal Pradesh) Luizinho Faleiro attended the
final match as chief guest.
Solung United lifts Itanagar Solung Football trophy
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Solung United Football Club, the defending Champion of Itangar
Solung Festival Football Tournament grabbed the Itanagar Solung football trophy for
two consecutive terms by beating Banggo United Football Club by 3-2 goals in the
final match played at Sangge Ladhen Sports Academy's football ground, Itanagar on
August 15 last.
General Modi, Talo Pabin and Obuk Tali scored one each goal for SUFC. While Yonkiram
Tayeng scored two goals for BUFC.
Meanwhile, the Itanagar Solung festival sports secretary Tarok Lomtung informed that
the 3rd edition of Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volley Ball Tournament would start on
August 18. He urged all the team members to summit their team list immediately.
The various sports awards of the tournament will be distribute on Solung festival.
Amongst others, MLA Gum Tayeng and Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration, President
Belatee Pertin witnessed the final match of the tournament.
VVFC win I-Day Running Football Trophy
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: VVFC won the 9 Warriors 10th Independence Running Trophy Football
Tournament beating Mukum Mapa FC 2-0 in the final at KV No 2 playground here yesterday.
Taba Zirzo and Rigio Tapu were the scorers for the winning team.
Tali MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Markio Tado and City SP Seju P. Kuruvilla enjoyed
the final match and encouraged the youths towards games and sports.
Councilors Jumi Bogum Teli, Gora Tallang and Tatung Tania also attended.
Zaaro Football Cup concludes, CFC lifts the trophy
CHANGLANG, Aug 16: Zaaro Football Cup organised by Zaaro Sports Committee, Changlang
on the occasion of 68th Independence Day concluded here at Changlang general ground
Changlang Football Club (CFC) beat Govt. Hr Sec School, Changlang team by 1-0 in
the final match.
Jokam Wangsu scored the lone goal of the match in favour of CFC.
Wenkhum Lulin of School team was adjudged as Player of the tournament and Remmat
Jugli of CFC, received the best goalkeeper award.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Chanchal Yadav appreciated the good performances and
sportsman spirit displayed by the players in tournaments. She urged them to keep
themselves engaged in games and sports activities to channelize the energy in a right
The Zaaro Sports Committee informed that their main objective behind organising the
tournament was to promote sports activities in the area and provide an opportunity
to the youth of the district to showcase their talents. The tournament was sponsored
by Changlang North MLA Tesam Pongte.
The final match was also witnessed by MLA Tesam Pongte, SP Vijay Kumar, ADC Isha
Khosla, Public and Officers.
Python releases by student leaders
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A six-meter long python was today released to Itanagar Zoo by ANSU
president Byabang Joram along with students’ leaders of All Palin Chambang Yangte
Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students Union (APCYGTLSU).
The Python was captured by students’ leaders at Hoj-Doimukh road between Potin and
Hoj. Releasing the python, ANSU president appealed to the people not to kill the
animals, saying that it would bring ecological imbalance. Zoological curator Raya
Flago termed that such noble gesture by the students leaders would inspired others
in wild lives conservation. He also said that students’ leaders should create awareness
among the people on importance of wildlife animals. After verifying, Vet medical
officer Dr. Sorang Tadap said that python was in good health. Later Zoo authority
gave certificates to the students leaders.
Drinking water supply disrupted
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Drinking water supply at twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun
including Nirjuli has been disrupted due to damage of water supply pipelines.
While the 300mm DI pipe line which supplies drinking water to Naharlagun and Nirjuli
Township, was badly damaged by the landslide, the main water supply pipeline of Donyi
Polo School has also been damaged yesterday night. However, the concern department
is working day and night to repair the damaged pipe lines to restore water supply.
However, it will take 3 to 4 days to complete the restoration work, informed Executive
Engineer, PHED, Itanagar.
Feeder channel of Pacha hydel damaged
SEPPA Aug 16: The feeder channel of Pacha hydel was severely damaged by landslide
due to heavy rainfall on August 15 last, informed Er. Ojing Nobeng, Executive Engineer(C)
The landslide damaged the feeder channel measuring 100 m. It would take atleast two
months to restore the channel in normal weather condition but it may take more time
if rain falls within the course of restoration and water level doesn’t recede.
He also informed that there is paucity of fund for restoration works and sought for
immediate placement of fund. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh along
with ADC, DPO and EE (Elect) visited the damaged site on August 16..
Zilla Lokh Siksha Samity meeting held
PASIGHAT, Aug 16: The 5th annual meeting of Zilla Lokh Shiksha Samity was held under
the chairmanship of East Siang District, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava recently
at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner.
During the meeting, the DAEO-cum Member Secretary J Yirang while highlighting the
problems, inform that the subsidiary bank accounts system is the major hurdle in
the implementation of the flagship programme fund released in the month of Jan’2014
from the district account could not be drawn by the panchayat till date due to the
defective bank account system. The other major hurdle is the lack of awareness on
the part of PRI Members about the role & responsibilities in the implementation of
SBM at various levels as no training was given to them after the re-constitution
of panchayat after the election in 2013. It is worth mentioned that, the State Resource
Centre( SRC) an NGO whose responsibilities are to provide technical support & services
in the district had organized a training for a single block without the knowledge
of the concern authorities.
While taking part in the discussion, ZPC Kaling Dai wanted to know the funding &
functioning of the NGO in the district. He said that being the chairman of the ZLSS
the fund position & activities in the district must be brought to his knowledge.
PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk assured to extend all possible help for conducting
of the level I learners Assessment test in Pasighat.
Deputy Commissioner, Nidhi Srivastava also put forwards various suggestions on the
issue. O Tabing (Principal DIET), Tarak Taga (APO), Ponung Ering Angu (DD ICDS),
Tajing Taki (ZPM), Ashokan K.V (State Coordinator Ksvs), Elizabeth Mazumder (DRP)
and B. Dai also participated in the discussion. DIPRO
A ‘Dzom-Khang’ for Dirang
DIRANG, Aug 16: A ‘Dzom-Khang’ or a common meeting hall for Dirang was inaugurated
and opened by Parliamentary Secretary Hydro-Power Development Phurpa Tsering here
Located near Additional Deputy Commissioner’s official bungalow, the hall was constructed
by PWD within a budget of Rs 12 lacs. The 100-seater hall would be used for holding
meetings and conferences.
Dirang ADC D. Riba said that the hall was a long felt need of the people of Dirang.
He expressed gratitude to the local MLA and Parl Secy HPD Phurpa Tsering for placing
another Rs 20 lacs for extension of the hall.
Phurpa said that he was immensely impressed by the ‘Dzom-Khang’ at Tawang and wanted
Dirang to replicate the same. ‘The credit for conceiving and execution of the project
within a meager fund solely goes to the ADC and the people of Dirang would always
remember him for this asset’. Dirang Zilla Parishad Member Chumpi Merakpa also joined
the opening of the hall.
Besides HoD’s of Dirang and Bomdila, panchayat and public leaders of Dirang attended
the brief function.
Tree plantation by IGNOU study centre
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A tree plantation programme was organized by IGNOU (Indira Gandhi
National Open University) study centre, Tezu to mark Independence Day yesterday.
Fast growing saplings were planted in the premises of IGNOU study centre at Indira
Gandhi Government College, Tezu by its staff.
Sensitization cum awareness prog on IWMP held
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A 7 days sensitization-cum-awareness training programme on newly
sanctioned IWMP (Project) for SHGs, user group, Watershed committees and stakeholders
was held in various villages under Khenewa CD/Block recently.
Khenewa BDO Kule Dada, who organized the programme, while highlighting the guidelines
and objectives of the scheme, requested the stakeholders of the project for sustainable
development and creation of durable assets.
During the training programme the GPS reading base line survey and PRI exercise were
conducted in the concern project areas, according to an official release.
ABK youth wing takes stock of Roing incident
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A team of Adi Bane Kebang Youth Wing headed by its President Aling
Pinggam and Secretary Toi Modi along with office bearers of Adi Students Union visited
the spot at Bismaknagar, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley on August 13 where one Lt.
Nong Pertin was found death recently.
The team also interacted with the relative of the deceased and also with the police
and the district administration.
The youth wing team said that the police investigation process is praiseworthy as
police disclosed that they would solve the case shortly.
The ABK YW President A Pinggam also raised concern over the repeated killing of Adi
people in the Lower Dibang Valley and added that it needs a serious attention from
district administration and the police of Lower Dibang Valley District.
Meanwhile, the team also took stock of the flood situation at Mebo sub-division as
the several parts of the region of that area remain cut off due to incessant rain.
The team also appealed the DC Pasighat, Nidhi Srivastava at her office chamber on
August 14. Responding to the ABK Youth wing, Deputy Commissioner said that, she is
keeping close vigil of the every situation and development through concern departments
including others like BRTF.
Society seeks PSO for CJM
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The All Liyak Welfare Society has demanded PSO for the Chief Judicial
Magistrate (CJM), Yupia.
In its memorandum submitted to the home minister, it said that the CJM has been denied
Also asking for driver and other basic facilities for the CJM, it further warned
to fulfill the demand within seven days or face democratic movement by the society.
It is the duty of the state government to safeguard the interest of the public by
way of safeguarding the judicial officers, the memorandum read.
SAI to conduct trial
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Sports Authority of India has decided to set up an academy
for athletics in Trivandrum with three special centers for the events of jumps, throws
and middle and long distance running. As such, SAI, SAG Centre, Naharlagun has been
directed to conduct trials to select 15-20 athletes for long distance running events
(3000 meters, 5000 meters and 10,000 meters.)
Two of a family buried in landslides, scores injured
Rain create havoc in Capital region
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Two persons were killed and one critically injured in a deadly
landslide that occurred near BNSL colony opposite Circuit house here on Friday.
Victims were identified as Yukar Tanyik, (9) son of Yukar Taniang, and Yukar Yallang
(14) daughter of late Yukar Tasang while the injured minor was identified as Yukar
The injured, trapped in the debris was pulled out after several hours of struggle
by the rescue team at around 8.30 pm and immediately rushed to RK Mission hospital,
where he is stated to be in critical condition.
The horrifying incident occurred around 2:30 pm, when victims were inside the house,
The avalanche of mud and rubble submerged most parts of the building of one Yukar
Taniang and completely damaged another dwelling house nearby.
After getting the information of the incident, a rescue team comprised of City Police
led by SDPO Bomge Kamduk and OC T. Bage and ADM Talo Potom rushed to the spot.
The team engaged two excavators to clear the debris; however the rescue operation
was slowed down by massive debris and constant sliding.
The bodies of two deceased were retrieved by the team early this morning after a
night long of effort.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock at the deaths and has announced ex-gratia
payment of Rs. 150000/- each to the kith and kins of the deceased and also announced
relief for the critically injured as per relief norms.
The chief minister appealed the people, especially those residing in vulnerable areas,
to remain alert to avoid recurrence of incidence. Tuki urged them to shift to safer
Parliamentary Secretary cum Tali MLA Markio Tado who had visited the landslide site
expressed shock and grief over the tragic incident. He urged the government to provide
immediate ex-gratia to the affected families.
Several people were injured elsewhere due to landslides as rain lashed the city.
Many dwelling houses were reportedly damaged and washed away by the landslide and
A portion of National Highway at Karsingsa washed away
Itanagar: The road communication between Banderdewa and Itanagar via Karsingsa remained
disrupted for the second day today due to washing away of road and culverts at singking
zone near Karsingsa. The road currently is closed for all types of vehicles.
Unprecedented rainfalls in the last four days have washed away road formation and
culvert at sinking zone near Karshingsa snapping road communication.
The district administration has asked the motorists to use Nirjuli-Doimukh-Harmoty
road and Itanagar-Hollongi road to take NH-52 in Assam.
The Chief Engineer, (PWD) Western Zone in a release, informed that restoration work
is in progress and it may take two to three days to reopen the road for vehicular
Massive landslides also occurred in between Itanagar and Naharlagun yesterday causing
disruption in traffic movement. However, the road was cleared by employing men and
machineries on war footing, the CE informed.
Landslides have also occurred in Chandranagar, Nitivihar and many other sectors in
the Capital Complex blocking the roads.
Meanwhile, Karsinga ASM Taniang Kipa in a representation has appealed to the Chief
Minister to solve the road communication problem from Banderewa to Itanagar via Karsingsa,
which is disrupted every year near Karsingsa, particularly during rainy season.
The students, patients, officer goers and business community have been the worst
sufferers, the representation said.
The efforts of the department concerned to maintain the road has so far proved futile
before the nature, the representation said, and urged the Chief Minister to direct
the Highway Department to start the construction of Four-Lane project from Banderdewa,
via Karsingsa to Itanagar solve the problem once and for all. It also requested the
Chief Minister to allocate sufficient fund for repair and construction of the damaged
road at sinking zone in the greater interest of said area.
Meanwhile, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye along Kimin EAC, Circle Officer
and OC today inspected the block point at 22 km from Kimin to take stock of the situation.
The Deputy Commissioner has directed the GREF officials to work in war footing for
early clearance of the blockade. The main block point at 22 km is likely to be cleared
by tomorrow, the DC informed.
The Kimin-Ziro road also remained blocked since August 14 due to massive landslides
at various points.
Arunachal celebrate 68th Independence Day
One Mission - One Arunachal’: Tuki
Itanagar, Aug 16: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the country in celebrating
68th Independence Day of India.
The main function was held at I G Park where the chief minister addressed the people
of the state.
Nabam Tuki said that the Arunachal is home to many tribes and sub-tribes with distinctive
culture and traditions. While it is necessary to preserve and promote one’s own culture,
the ultimate interest of our people lies in the ability of different tribes and sub-tribes
of the state in strengthening bond of unity across different communities of the state.
Therefore, we must strive to promote a pan Arunachal image even while deriving strength
from past heritage of each individual tribe, he said.
He urged citizens to be partners in true team spirit in the journey towards development.
Let us all join hands in our single objective - ‘One Mission - One Arunachal’.
RAJBHAVAN: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen(Retd) Nirbhay Sharma was joined
by differently abled children from Donyi Polo Mission Schools for Visual and Hearing
Impaired, Chimpu and Raj Bhawan officials in celebrating the day.
The Governor exhorted the people to stand for freedom from poverty, discrimination,
corruption, and internal and external disturbance for an inclusive society. He urged
all to work for balanced growth and economic empowerment of women for a more humane
and compassionate society.
BOMDILA: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated at Buddha stadium in the district
headquarters Bomdila with great pomp and show.
Congratulating the district administration, the election machinery, Police / Para
military forces and all those who facilitated for the peaceful & successful conduct
of the simultaneous Parliamentary and Legislative elections in the district, MLA
Japu Deru opined that team work coupled with consistent effort and a clear cut road
map always prevails.
Referring to the developmental activities after formation of the new government,
MLA Japu Deru informed of the sanctioned 20 crores Housing schemes for 300 BPL families
/ development of slum areas and the Sub-station for Nafra in the district under NEC.
He also referred to the proposal for reconstruction of the District Hospital into
a multi-specialty hospital and various other schemes under SPA amounting to around
The finals of the Independence cup Football trophy was played in the second half
of the day where Police Colony FC beat NEFA Hills FC 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out.
The winners coolly walked away with the trophy and a cash award of 50,000 while the
Runners Up had to contend with the cash award of 25,000.
ROING : Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Mutchu Mithi unfurled the national
flag at the general ground.
"It is the diversity that has kept our Roing town vibrant and alive. So we must all
work towards preserving it," the Parliamentary Secretary said. "Our dream for a better,
grandeur and prosperous Roing will be achieved when every individual learns to take
responsibility and perform their duty diligently," he said.
"The biggest challenge to our society is the drug addiction, which is eating into
our young generation," he said. "Those who are into addiction suffer from lack of
self-worth. Do not criticize them, but give them the sense of belongingness, and
try to bring them back to our societal fold," said the Parliamentary Secretary.
Changlang: Unfurling the tri-colour amidst huge gathering Officers, Officials, Public,
Gaon Burahs, Panchayat Leaders and students, MLA Changlang North Tesam Pongte said
that all the 13 villages in Changlang North Assembly constituency will be connected
with all weather roads in next five years. He also gave his assurance to introduce
weekly bus service to those villages connected with road under the constituency.
Terming the young generation as backbone of the society he urged them to stay away
from drug and opium addiction.
Anini: Singe Mili, the Zilla Parishad Chairperson of Dibang Valley unfurled the National
Flag. He asked the people to live in peace and unity and work for the better cause
of the society.
The day was observed at NEC hq as well with Ashoke K. Dutta, Member, NEC unfurling
the National flag at Shillong.
YUPIA: Deputy Commissioner Papum Pre Tai Kaye informed that Govt is planning to establish
a Power Training Institute in the district and District administration is also trying
its level best to identify a suitable land at Doimukh area for a permanent site for
Govt College, Doimukh which is temporarily functioning at GHSS, Doimukh. He further
informed that President of India is likely to visit Yupia Headquarter during November
2014 to attend the 1st Convocation of National Institute of Technolgy(NIT) Yupia.
ZIRO: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated at the Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli with
great fanfare. Member of Legislative Assembly, Tage Taki, emphasized on quality development
of roads at the twin town of Ziro and Hapoli and informed that the road from Pariami
to Manipolyang will start soon.
The District Hospital of Ziro has been upgraded to a General Hospital and a special
package of Rs. 2.66 crores has been included in the AOP for procurement of X-Ray
machines, Ultrasound machine, Ambulance, power pack up system to fully functionalise
the blood bank, he said.
Seppa: Kumar Waii, RWD Minister while addressing a huge gathering after hoisting
the National Flag at General Ground, Seppa said that education, health and rural
electrification were the priority areas of the Govt in order to contain migration
of people rural to urban areas. He called upon all to put their hands together for
the progress and prosperity of East Kameng as the District is lagging behind on all
fronts with the rest of the district.
Kimin: Speaker, Legislative Assembly Nabam Rebia unfurled the tri-coloured and said
that one should learn to respect every religion and community.
He further said that since Kimin is the gateway to five districts and also border
to Assam, people should maintain cordial relationship with all
Aalo: Addressing a huge gathering, PWD Minister Gojen Gadi appealed to the implementing
agencies in the district to take the schemes in the right direction to improve the
living condition of the people.
He said that effort should be made to improve state’s tax revenue by plugging the
The district administration along with department of Mines and Mineral should initiate
to take control of all quarries to meet up the needs for road construction, he said
as he revealed that Trans Arunachal highway will be ready by 2019.
At ADC headquater Yomcha, ZPM Yiyom Yomcha unfurled the National Flag and appealed
the people to co-operate with the Govt, Agencies for over all development of the
PASIGHAT: People of East Siang District also celebrated the 68th Independence Day
here at Pasighat general parade ground with pomp and show.
All together 36 contingents of APP, CRPF, NCC, Scouts & Guides, students of various
educational institutions and thousands of people took part enthusiastically braving
torrential rain on the day.
Sharing his views on state’s education scenario, the Education Minister Tapang Taloh
assured to bring visible developments under his leadership. RTE will be implemented
strictly and teachers will be made available in schools through Single Window Transfer-Posting
policy, he assured.
On the occasion, as many as eight individuals were awarded by the Minister with Commendation
Certificates and cash prizes. They are Dr. Dilip Dutta (CHC Ruksin) and Lingkop Siram
(PHC Bilat) for health care activities, H.K. Roy (IPR Pasighat) for excellent Media
coverage, Delong Padung (Edn) for his contributions in the field of cultural activities,
police personnel T Padung (SI) and Radhe Sala (ASI) for their meritorious service
and Omang Panyang and Ram Babu Thakur for their outstanding performances shown during
the last simultaneous elections, 2014.
Namsai: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day of the nation, it was twin happiness
for more than one lakh residents of Namsai subdivision in Arunachal Pradesh as the
government has declared Namsai as the newest district of the state.
Addressing a huge gathering, Arunachal Pradesh parliamentary secretary for forests
and environment Chow Tewa Mein on Friday announced the functioning of the new district
in presence of minister for agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and dairy
development Chowna Mein and local MLA Chow Zignu Namchoom.
“It was a long standing demand of the people and I am glad to announce this new district
which will bring joy and prosperity for the region,” said Chow Tewa Mein, addressing
the audience after unfurling the national flag at Namsai parade ground.
Mein handed over the map of the district to newly appointed deputy commissioner RK
Sharma which was applauded by the huge gathering present in spite of the heavy rain
and thundershowers in the region.
Senki view: 138 Battalion CRPF, Senkiview also celebrated the Independence day.
Commandant Ram Krishan stressed on the important role and commitments of CRPF in
keeping the nation free from the threats of militants and other antisocial elements.
138 Bn, CRPF are deployed in Papumpare, Lower Sunbansiri, Upper Subansiri, East Kameng,
West Kameng & Kurung Kumey.
From Our Daporijo Correspondent: Independence Day was celebrated with various programmes
Speaking on the occasion MLA Paknga Bage urged the youth to come forward and serve
the society and nation. While emphasizing on quality education, he announced Rs 2
lakh reward to anyone from his constituency who would crack any state-level or national
civil service examination in near future. He also assured public to promote better
education in the area.
Dikto Yekar, MLA Daporijo constituency hoisted the national flag as a chief guest
at Daporijo. Speaking on the occasion, he urged the public to maintain peace and
harmony, while cautioning some anti-social elements in the town for creating nuisance
in the area.
At BANA in East Kameng District, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mama Natung
while unfurling the National Flag called upon the people to cooperate with the Govt
for the development of state and nation as a whole. He hailed the farmers for producing
large scale Orange orchard and encourage them to continue the farming activities.
IMC:Chief Councillor of Itanagar Municipal Council Higio Aruni unfurled the national
flag at IMC office Naharlagun on the occasion of I-Day. Speaking on the occasion
she urged the Councillors and the officers of the council to work tirelessly for
better future of the citizen of Itanagar township. She, however, appreciated the
councillors and the officers for their dedication to the council and cooperation
in providing service to the people. Deputy Chief Councillor Kipa Babu, Chief Municipal
Executive Officer Bokar Basar, all the Councillors and officials of the IMC were
present on the occasion.
MLA Nikh Kamin attended I day celebration at Bordumsa as the chief guest. Speaking
on the occasion, Kamin called for dedicated efforts of all for development and
assured to do everything possible to bring in sustainable development and promoting
brotherhood among all ethnic groups of the area.
The 68th Independence Day was celebrated in General Ground Khimiyang circle in Changlang
district with pomp and gaiety. Phosum Khimhun MLA cum Parl Secy Trade and Commerce
and Geology and Mining, who unfurled the Tri-colour on the occasion, reminded the
people to value the freedom that we enjoy today. Informing the public that the Government
has prioritized Horticulture sector along with Hydropower and Tourism he urged them
to take up cardamom cultivation in large number and assured to assist them in all
ways possible. Khimhun further highlighted the various development activities being
taken up by the various departments.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh Vice President Techi Necha unfurled
the National Flag at its party headquarter premises, Itanagar on the occasion. Large
number of party workers including senior party leaders, party office bearers and
members of all frontal wings like Mahila, Yuva, Kissan and ST Morchas were present
on the occasion.
The I-Day was celebrated at Govt Primary School, Museum Colony and Govt Middle School,
Mowb-II, Itanagar. Councillor of Ward No 9 Pakyum Tagung hoisted the National Flag
on the occasion in presence of teachers and students.
Independence Day was celebrated at Segi-Gusar circle headquarter in a befitting manger.
While unfurling the National Tri-colour on the occasion, the ZPM sought cooperation
of the public in development activities. Panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs, Head Gaon
Burahs and general public were present on the occasion.
The 68th Independence Day was celebrated at Arunachal Bhawan, Kolkata with gaiety.
Bijoy Talukdar, Deputy Resident Commissioner, while unfurling National Flag highlighted
the various schemes and achievement of state.
LIST OF THE AWARDEES ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
1. B. R. Babu, IAS, Secretary (RD), GoAP.
2. Lobsang Jampa, MD,State Epidemiologist-cum-State Surveillance Officer (IDSP),
Directorate of Health Services.
3. Dr. K. R. Meetei, i/c Adventure cell, Directorate of Sport & Youth Affairs,GoAP.
4. Ajit Kumar Singla, IPS, SP, Khonsa.
5. Bomge Kamduk, SDPO, Itanagar.
1. Tana Takum, Epidemiologist, Chief Medical Superintendent, Arunachal State Hospital,
2. Nima Lama, Everester,Vill-Sera, Bomdila, West Kameng.
3. Tame Bagang, Head Constable, SSB,Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI.
11. Bamin Tarang, APCS, Circle Officer, O/o The Extra Assistant Commissioner, Khimiyang.
12. Tashi Dorjee Khochey, HC 1st IRBn, Khonsa.
13. Tsering Dorjee Megaji, HC lst IRBn, Khonsa.
14. Unni Pillai C, HC 1st IRBn, Khonsa.
Women College a nonstarter as UD building not ready yet
Itanagar, Aug 16: With great fanfare, the Chief Minister in his budget speech had
announced creation of women’s college and commencement of the class from the current
academic session. But the college has run into problems even before the start.
The building, UD shopping complex in Lekhi village was earmarked for the college
but the parts of the building is illegally occupied by an individual who is reported
to have opened a nursing home.
The court hearing for eviction is slated for coming Tuesday.
The other section of the building is allotted to Mother’s Home, a home for the destitute.
The Mother’s Home was served a notice to vacate the premises by August 20 by the
Capital Complex deputy commissioner, which attracted wide spread criticism from the
An embarrassed chief minister Nabam Tuki, who visited the building that led to issuance
of eviction notice, has reprimanded the DC for taking a “hasty decision without providing
a suitable alternative to the destitute”.
Mercifully for Mother’s Home, the CM has categorically instructed that they are
not disturbed till a suitable site is located.
On the other hand, it means that women’s college will have to wait till the government
decides where it wants to house the college.
The hasty decision to start the classes from the current academic session without
basic infrastructure has made it difficult for all involved.
When contacted by this daily, Taw Azu, principal in charge of the proposed women’s
college said that classes were supposed to start from Aug 19 but the building is
not ready so classes will not be conducted as announced earlier. Students will be
notified as soon as all arrangements are made to start the classes, she said.
The UD shopping complex building was never used for the purpose it was built for
and now the latest episode suggests lack of coordination between the UD and Education
departments and the govt.
It remains to be seen what decision the government takes next.
ABK laws must be implemented in toto: ABK
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The Adi Bane Kebang in order to strengthen the Adi customary laws
has adopted and modified certain Adi laws for well being of the Adi community, therefore,
any Adi members particularly Gam Burahs/Buris and Kebang Abu should follow the Laws/ayon
of Adi Bane Kebang ayon book while making any kebang decision said Adi Bane Kebang,
General Secretary Bodong Yirang while attending the first meeting of Adi Bane Kebang
Papum Pare District Unit at Itanagar today.
He informed that all the decision and resolution passed during ABK general conference
at Tuting should be implemented in all the Adi inhabited areas in toto. He said
that Solung Logo, Solung Flag, and Adi Anthem adopted by the Adi Bane Kebang should
be materialized and followed by Adi people.
Yirang urged all the district units of ABK to work dedicatedly for the welfare of
the community and all round development of the Adi inhabited areas.
He also informed that a Sainik School will be established at Ngorlung, East Siang
District soon as almost all the officials documents/formalities have been cleared.
ABK advisor Belatee Pertin also advised the Papum Pare District Unit to take collective
decision before making any plan, policies and activities to be carried out by the
unit to avert mistakes and errors.
He also appealed to the adi community to give support and encourage any individual
who are active and excellent in certain activities and field.
Pertin while discouraging collection of donation for festival celebration from other
district and state. He said that there are many unions and organisation of our community
living in different parts of the country. But during festival eve they use to come
to Arunachal particularly in state capital to seek donation from senior members of
the community. Such type of unfair practise should be discouraged by our people.
ABK, Vice President Getom Borang informed that from this academic year, ABK has
decided to felicitate meritorious students among the differently abled children of
ABK advisor Olen Megu Damin, Former ABK General Secretary Tani Jongkey, ABK Resource
Mobilization secretary Tanon Tatak, Former ABK President Ajin Apang also advised
the ABK Papum Pare District Unit to work for the greater interest of the community.
ABK Papum Pare District Unit President Tagom Gao and General Secretary Tokkong Pertin
emphasised on proper file maintenance of ABKPP unit and seek whole hearted cooperation
from the members to lead the society in better and transparent way.
Paglam inundated by flood water
ROING, Aug 16: Paglam village of Lower Dibang Valley District is inundated by flood
water of Dotung River since August 12 last due to torrential rainfall informed Dambuk
ADC Atul Tayeng.
The ADC’s reports said that nearly 200 families have been affected by the flood
water including the Govt. Secondary School building, dwelling houses and granaries
at Paglam. It was further informed that the flood affected families are temporarily
taking shelter on PWD Main Road.
Meanwhile, the administration has provided 30 quintals of rice from its monsoon stock
to the affected families. Since the road connectivity to the area is blocked from
all sides, the administration is not able to reach to the site. However, the situation
is under constant monitoring, informed Tayeng.
Meanwhile, to discuss the prevailing flood situation in Paglam Circle and other areas
of the district, Lower Dibang Valley District, Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar has
called an emergency meeting of District Disaster Management Authority in his office
chamber today. He directed all the officers and officials of working department under
Dambuk and Paglam Circle to return to their place of postings latest by August 19
and cautioned that FIR would be lodge against the absentee government officer/s under
Disaster Management Act. He also constituted a team of officers to visit the flood
affected site as soon as the road connectivity is restore to ascertain the actual
loss caused by the flood.
He also asked DF&CSO to make the buffer stock available regularly in flood affected
areas and if situation demands to press for more quantities. He also said that since
the area is under the constant threat of flood every year, a committee headed by
ADC including officers from WRD and a ZPM will be formed to deal with such situation
It was also informed that the Sine River at Dambuk is flowing above the danger level
and over flow of the river water is flowing near to the dwelling houses of Remi Village
adjacent to Dambuk township. In the meantime, the Administration is constantly monitoring
the situation. DIPRO
RGU VC releases book on eco-tourism
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: A book titled “Ecotourism in North-East India” authored by Assistant
Professor of Rajiv Gandhi University Dr. Maila Lama was released by RGU Vice Chancellor
Prof. Tamo Mibang in a simple function in the VC secretariat at Rono Hills on Thursday
While releasing the book, Prof Mibang said the book will acquaint the people with
treasure of Northeastern region.
Stating that eco-tourism has immense potential in North East for its unparrellel
natural beauty, Prof Mibang lamented that we are still unable to exploit this potential
due to poor tourism infrastructure and poor road connectivity, particularly in Arunachal
Further, he said that existing regulations are also playing as a deterrent to the
flow of both domestic and foreign tourists to this state. He suggested that intellectuals
should come forward to address these issues. He hoped the book will draw this region
closer to other parts of the country and the world.
Earlier, Prof. A. Mitra, while introducing the book said that this is the first empirical
work done on ecotourism, and the fact that Arunachal Pradesh is being opened to tourism
in recent times, this book will be handy to the students, research scholars, environmentalists,
policy makers and tourists.
The author of the book Dr. Lama said that his book has given emphasis on ecotourism
development to help ecologically rich areas of North East India, especially Arunachal
Pradesh combining economic progress and environmental conservation, suggesting that
with proper planning and policy the whole region in general and the state of Arunachal
Pradesh in particular can usher in a socially acceptable, environmentally sustainable
Among others, the HOD Economics Dr. Vandana Upadhyay also spoke.
RGU Registrar Prof. Rachob Taba, Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences Prof. S.K.
Nayak, Finance Officer in-charge Prof. A. Mitra, Deputy Registrar (Academic) Dr.
David Pertin, Head Department of Anthropology Prof. S.K. Chaudhuri and faculty members
from the department of Economics, RGU were present on the occasion.
State BJP leaders call on Union Tribal Affairs minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: State Bharatiya Janata Party Pradesh Tai Tagak accompanied by National
BJYM Secretary, Doni Nich and State ST Morcha President Tadar Akap called Union Minister
of Tribal Affairs Jual Uram in New Delhi today and apprised the Union Minister about
various welfare and tribal development policies, schemes and projects appropriate
for the sensitive border state and other North East states.
The Union Minister was also apprised about the need of giving special attention for
welfare and development this tribal state. The BJP president also highlighted and
emphasized the need of proper research and development institutions for promotion
of and documentations of tribal folk-tales and folk-lores for strengthening the time
tasted living culture and tradition of the tribal populations, promotion of tribal
textiles and handicrafts and invited him to visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, the team submitted a representation to the Minister.
Meanwhile, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs has assured the state BJP team that
his Ministry would positively look into the matters for appropriate decision by the
Officers’ Team lift 2nd I-Day Open Badminton Championship trophy
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Officers’ team lifted the championship trophy in the 2nd Independence
Day Open Badminton Championship at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) organised by the
Officers’ Club, RGU on Thursday evening.
The pair of Marpe Sora and Dr. Dukam Taipodia clinched the doubles titles defeating
the duo of Tai Bai and Dali Dolo 19-21, 21-15, 21-9 on Thursday last.
Marpe is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering of Rajiv Gandhi
University (RGU) while Dr. Taipodia is the Medical Officer of PHC Doimukh. Tai Bai
and Dali Dolo are post-graduate students.
In another nail biting match for third place, the research scholar pair of Techi
Sissal and Imbo Pulu got the better of the duo of Terge Sora and Tsewang Dorjee.
The best player award was bagged by Dr. Taipodia, while the disciplined player and
best emerging player awards went to Nabam Bomi and Chukhu Ramesh respectively.
The trophies and cash prizes with citations were given away by the Vice Chancellor
Prof. Tamo Mibang.
Organized by the Officers’ Club, RGU, the tournament was sponsored by President of
All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Burha Welfare Association Nabam Epo, Professors KC Kapoor,
DN Das, AR Parhi, Eureka Offset and Capital Sports Naharlagun.
Among others, Deputy Registrar (Projects) Kurian Thomas, Assistant Registrar (Finance)
Hage Kojee, faculty members, officers, research scholars, students and staffs of
RGU witnessed the events.
Medo in Wakro circle gets a mini library
ITANAGAR, Aug 16: “Be proud of your very talented children. And it is your responsibility
to guide them to a better life ahead”, exhorted Ravi Jha, ADC Namsai as he inaugurated
the Mini Library, under Lohit Youth Libraries Network at Namgo, a hamlet in the Medo
area of Wakro circle, on Tuesday.
“Lead your children to this library and thus help them develop a good life tomorrow,
avoiding bad habits”, he advised the villagers who had thronged to the function in
spite of incessant rains for the last 2 days. Applauding the excellent display of
reading activities by APNE Library reader-activists, many of whom were from Medo
area, he declared a grant of furniture and cash for the smooth functioning of the
newly founded library.
Chairing the meeting, EAC Wakro, Dakto Riba, expressed his profound happiness in
the maiden visit of the ADC to such a remote area on the occasion of the National
Library Day and hoped the people would take efforts to develop reading habits and
benefit from such generous support by the Administration and patrons like the IAHV
Read Library Trust, London, who had gifted the books for the Namgo Library.
N. M. Das, EAC Namsai, released the book-gift from the London trust for APNE Library,
Wakro, by presenting a token packet to a library activist.
Outlining the origin of the new Mini Library at Namgo, Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries
explained that it was an unknown friend from London, Ashish Monga, who took the lead
to discover such rural initiatives and then enthusiastically patronise it.
The highlight of the function was a series of book related activities presented by
the APNE Library activists and the young local children whom the activists had trained
in a workshop in the morning. The item that won loud cheers of course was the skit
in Mishmi ‘The Kaniyaa (the opium addict), which set everyone roaring with laughter,
but sent the message through powerfully.