Podi Barbi, Solung UFC, RDY wins their match on TTMVBT
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: President VI lost to Podi Barbi by 10-25, 25-27 in the third day
of Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volley Ball Tournament at Solung-Mopin ground, Itanagar
In the second match, Solung UFC beat ABK team and in the 3rd match, Regam Dité Yameng
beat Secretary XI.
On August 23, defending champion Moying Raseng vrs Donggin, Podi Barbi vrs ABK, Solung
UFC vrs President VI.
Apart from Volley Ball, the Solung Carrom tournament will also starts on August 22
at same venue.
NERIST to conduct short term course under TEQIP
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) will organize five days World Bank sponsored
Short Term Course under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)
on ‘Appropriate Technology for Rural Development’ during August 25-29 at Institute
Seminar Hall. It is expected that more than 50 stake holders from various organizations/departments
like Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), Itanagar; Rajiv Gandhi
University (RGU), Doimukh; Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic (RGP), Itanagar; G.B.
Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIED), Itanagar; State
Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Itanagar; Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT),
Agartala,Tripura University (TU), Tezpur University, Assam will participate in the
Van Mahotsav celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Van Mahotsav was celebrated at Poi Vidya Nikeetan Secondary School,
Likabali by planting trees around the school compound.
CCF Pasighat AK Biswal explained to the students through PowerPoint the role of forests
in maintaining environment and the ecology, effects of global warming on flora and
fauna and the deforestation, one of the major causes of climate change.
Likabali SDO T.Bage, ZPM Mito Taipodia, former minister Kardu Taipodia, PVN Secondary
School Chairman Tahum Taipodia, the DFO, RFO, forest staff, PRI members, officers,
teachers and students took part in the plantation programme. The significance of
Van Mahotsav celebration was highlighted by dignitaries present on the occasion.
Fogging operation conducted
ZIRO, Aug 22: The Medical department of Lower Subansiri district under the supervision
of DMO Dr. Moli Riba has started mosquito fogging operation today afternoon after
detection of a Japanese Encephalitis (JE) case in Lower Subansiri district,
Talking to this reporter, Dr. Riba said that, though many JE cases were reported
from various parts of the state, Lower Subansiri district had remained free from
the disease until detection of a case recently. We have started the mosquito fogging
with Malathion this evening and it will be carried out in the township areas to check
further spread of this disease since the virus of JE spreads through bites of an
infected mosquito. The prevalence of JE virus in our area is evident from the fact
that the recent JE case was detected in a 4-year-old child, who did not have any
travel history, DMO observed.
Stating that pigs are the main amplifying hosts to JE when the Culex mosquitoes are
the primary mosquito vectors, he suggested people of the district, especially those
who are rearing pigs near to their residential house, to be careful from mosquito
As human being is the accidental host and receive death end from this disease, he
suggested people to keep their surroundings neat and clean as the mosquitoes normally
breeds in stagnant water.
Disclosing further the characteristic of Culex mosquitoes which are very active at
the dusk and bites mostly at this time, he asked people to use full sleeve shirts,
mosquito repellent and nets at night.
Initiating the fogging operation from DMO’s residential colony, the fogging team
almost covered Hapoli township including the DMO colony, Medical line, Pare Ami,
Hill Top, Guruduwar line, DC line, School gate, Pai gate, Para line, main market
Union contradicts health minister’s claim
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Reacting to the Health and Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul’s
statement which was published in a section of local daily on August 8 last under
the headline ‘State Govt to establish Arun Medi City,’ Tigdo Rakap Happa Farmers’
Union of Pachin colony, Naharlagun today contradicted the minister’s claim saying
that the amount was received for forest clearance and crop damage of the affected
people rather than as land compensation.
Pul in his statement claimed that Rs 46, 25, 782 was paid to 67 villagers for acquisition
of 200 acres of land at Pachin village for the setting up of multi-specialty 500
bedded medical college whose foundation stone was laid by former Deputy Prime Minister
L K Advani at Pachin village on Nov 14, 2003. It further claimed that news appeared
in local dailies was far from the truth saying that it creates negative impacts on
already confused attitude of the Govt on the scheme which would harden the stand
of the affected people.
Lecture on diplomatic reporting
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 22: The department of Mass Communication, Rajiv Gandhi University
today organized a lecture on Diplomatic Reporting by Sunil Kumar Shukla, Assistant
Director (NEWS), All India Radio, Allahabad at the Univeristy’s extension centre
Shukla is a senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer and has been part of
many high level media delegations abroad accompanying the President of India, former
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and more recently, PM Narendra Modi to Bhutan.
Deftly using anecdotal experiences, he elaborated on the many traits and techniques
of good diplomatic and parliamentary reporting. He emphasized on developing a strong
command over language and keeping abreast of the knowledge on political and economic
situations and the treaties between countries as key requirement for diplomatic reporting.
Later, interacting with the students and faculty present, the senior IIS officer
also informed the students about the vast employment scope for journalism students
in the IIS, encouraging them to opt for a career in it.
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The West Siang Deputy Commissioner along with the DRCHO, Medical
Superintendent and senior medical officers of the district reviewed Infant Mortality
Rate (IMR) today and discussed measures for reducing IMR.
The meeting decided to carry out house to house survey and organize health awareness
campaign in remote villages to create health awareness among villagers.
ANUYO writes to CM
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Expressing concern over the bad condition of the NH 52A during
monsoon which is the life line of the twin capital city of the Capital Complex,
All Nyishi Unemployed Youth Organization (ANUYO) today appealed to the state Govt
to expedite the process for construction of 4 lane highway from Banderdewa to Itanagar
in order to mitigate the traffic problem. The present condition of the NH 52A is
known to all. It got disrupted during rainy season and takes nearly a month or two
to complete the restoration work, the organization said. Frequent disruption of road
communication not only hampers the economic development of the area, but it affect
the academic career of the students from Banderdewa and Karsingsa, who are studying
in colleges, university, schools and other technical institutions in capital complex.
While submitting a five-point charter of demands to the Chief Minister, the organization
further said that Govt should take steps for construction of bye-pass road from Karsingsa
to Karmajuli at Nirjuli which will further connect Capital complex during the conversion
of the existing NH from 2 lane to 4 lane.
Demanding permanent solution to landslide problems on national highway at Karsingsa
block point, the organization questioned why the concerned department has not been
able to construct a bypass road at Karsingsa point according to the proposal mentioned
in the survey conducted for four-lane high way.
Other demands of the organizations include free school bus for the students of Karsingsa-Banderdewa
to mitigate transportation problems of the students and immediate solution to the
jurisdiction problems of Banderdewa circle. “The students, youths and general public
of Banderdewa circle are in great dilemma in regards of their jurisdiction. Many
people do not know whether the circle comes under Itanagar Capital Complex or Papum
Pare District Yupia, the organisation said. It requested the CM to take steps for
solution of their grievances within a week to avoid agitation like dharna at Karisingsa
Papum Pare DHS implements PFMS
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: District Health Society (DHS), Papum Pare which is implementing
the National Health Mission (NHM), for the first time in the state, has implemented
Public Financial Management System (PFMS) (formerly CPMS) by making payment to seven
mothers under JSY through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to their respective bank
Beneficiaries of Capital Complex, Doimukh and Balijan blocks will be covered under
the centrally sponsored DBT in the first phase while the rest rural blocks will covered
later on, a release from District Medical Officer said.
It directed to all MO in-charge and Block Accountants to make payments to JSY beneficiaries
and incentives of ASHAs through Account payee cheque only. Further, all JSY beneficiaries
and ASHAs to immediately open personal bank account at nearest bank as it is mandatory
to get payment under DBT and all the banks are facilitating “Zero” balance amount
to open account. This account will also help the women to safeguard and secure their
income and savings.
Public Financial Management System-PFMS is a web based online transaction system
through which Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is made to the bank accounts of intended
The system has been developed by office of the Comptroller General of Accounts, Ministry
of Finance for all plan schemes of the Government of India, the release informed.
Union demands basic facilities to school
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has drawn
the attention of state elementary education to the pathetic condition of Govt ME
School Hinda II of Palin Circle.
In its letter submitted to the DEE, informing that the school lacks basic facilities,
it questioned the sincerity of the department in running the school.
Why the department cannot provide the required facility when they can upgrade and
establish it? Vigilance is required to check on these things, it said.
‘Renovate Ziro-Kimin road’
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The All Yachuli Students’ Union (AYSU) has demanded for immediate
renovation of Ziro-Kimin BRTF road.
In its letter submitted to the Lower Subansiri DC, while apprising of the pathetic
condition of the road, asked him to direct the concern department to start the maintenance
work of the road within 15 days.
The union warned of resorting to democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled
within the stipulated time.
The already damaged road has been further damaged by incessant rain. Now it is in
the state of outdated condition and unfit for further use, the letter read.
PDS items irregular, claim AAPCA
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Claiming that PDS items are not being provided by the department
of food and civil supply for a long time, the All Arunachal Pradesh Consumers Association
(AAPCA) has sought food and civil supply minister’s intervention into regular supply
of the items.
Since last three years, only meager quantity of APL rice has been issued by the department.
APL rice 35 kg per ration card holder and 15 kg in some interior circles of the districts,
whereas it is clearly mentioned in the card that 35kg is allotted to each of the
card holders in a month, it said.
As per government provision and notification, PDS items Rice APL 35 kg, BPL 35 kg,
AAY 35 kg, SK oil 5 litres, Sugar 6300 gms, Wheat (Atta) 35 kg, Salt 700 gms, Ghee
gutta 10 kgs are allotted to each card holders in government subsidy rate in a month.
But not a single item has been dropped or supplied from government stock till date
to consumers, except 15 kg APL rice in a month which also is too irregular in distribution.
Due to these irregularities and lack of delivery of the above said ration items,
consumers are facing hardships in the private market rate, the letter further added.
APSACS holds meeting of blood donors
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS) following
the resolution adopted during the valedictory function of World Blood Donors Day
in July, 2014 to expand the voluntary blood donation movement to other districts,
convened a meeting at JNC auditorium, Pasighat on Wednesday under the active support
of Aini Taloh, a prominent voluntary blood donor and Ramesh Jeke, Chairman, Vivekananda
Prior to the start of the meeting a brief Donor Motivation Session for the youths
of Pasighat Township was kept. The session was conducted by Dr.Gegong Jonkey, MD(Path),SMO,
The Medical Officer, Blood Bank, General Hospital, Pasighat explained in details
on basics of blood donation through help of PowerPoint. He also spoke on the scarcity
of blood in the blood banks, the safety and quality concerns of blood and the role
of civil society to support the blood banks to mitigate the ever growing demands
of blood for clinical use to treat various ailments. He also highlighted the problem
faced by the doctors and their helplessness due to non-availability of blood.
Informing that one out of every 10 patients admitted in the hospital requires a blood
transfusion, he called upon all the stake holders, including the state government,
the hospital authority and the civil society to come forward and motivate people
to donate blood voluntarily and on regular basis.
“Blood donation programme is a journey not a destination,” he added.
Later, Taloh and Jeke as facilitators of the meeting highlighted the importance of
formation of such Blood Donors forum for the benefit of the people of the district.
“Due to lack of such organized forum of blood donors, the people requiring blood
transfusion face lot of problem to manage blood and are compelled to buy blood from
the professional blood donors at high price; which is not safe for the recipient,”
“It is, therefore, very necessary to form such organization to make blood available
in the Blood Banks so that no one dies for want of blood”.
A 10-member executive body was selected to form a blood donors’ forum for East Siang
district which will work under the support of Aini Taloh and Vivekananda Yuva Shati,
DAPORIJO, Aug 22: Sudden rise in the water level of Subansiri has triggered an unprecedented
flood situation in Upper Subansiri district submerging hundreds of dwelling houses,
sweeping away livestock which has created panic among people.
The overflowing river submerged over 200 dwelling houses at Sikarijo, Pagarijo, Laila
Majnu, Sigum, Polo colony and Dilidi village in Daporijo, Sippi, Menga, Kuporijo,
Panicked by the rapidly increasing water, the confused villagers ran for their lives
into safer places leaving behind their all belongings. Many people took shelter on
rooftops when water suddenly entered into their homes and submerged them within no
time at around 3 pm. Reportedly, three girls, who did not know how to swim, climbed
onto rooftop to escape the neck-deep water. However, they were rescued from being
swept away by the villagers.
There was no report of any flood related deaths till filing of this report.
Swelling waters have over flooded the BRTF road at Sippi, about 12 km from Daporijo,
and swept away many dwelling houses living in the river bank along with their belongings.
The gushing water flooded the paddy fields and uprooted bamboo groves and swept away
In Dugi Village, the other side of Subanisiri, water level touched the ground of
VKV, Kuporijo and damaged many kutcha houses, including the Govt. Tourist Lodge cum
In Polo colony here, flood water submerged the Govt. burial cum cremation ground.
Sigum colony, 4 km from here, was the worst affected where water submerged numerous
houses and caused death of domestic animals. Tagom Yekar, who runs a tourist Lodge
at Sikarijo, narrated that it happened all of a sudden at about 2 am.
“We heard the sound of the gushing water and the water rose to about 10 feet within
10 minutes flooding our houses and washing away all belongings,” he said.
The same was the story of neighbor Tajum Batak. He and his family too were in deep
sleep when the water entered into their home with full force. They somehow managed
to escape by making a hole in the bamboo wall of their house, he said.
In the Dhulaam Raji Memorial Public School at Sippi, waters flooded the buildings
up to 6 feet mark. All the 72 students of the hostel of age between 5 to 12 years
were safely evacuated to a safer place by the school authority. The wet and muddy
classrooms with books scattered, upturned furniture and logs, scattered clothing
in the hostels etc have been the reminders of the disastrous situation.
Meanwhile, public, various NGOs, District Administration, volunteers/members of ATYO,
ATSU and TCS rushed to the affected areas and started rescue operation.
Daporijo MLA Ditko Yekar along with DDMO Lobsang and EAC O Lego visited all the affected
areas to take stock of the situation. He cautioned the dwellers living in low lying
areas and danger zones to voluntarily vacate their premises to avoid danger. He further
asked the district authority to take all necessary steps to tackle the situation.
Expressing concern over the unprecedented flood, Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage appealed
to all to extend helping hands to the affected people in this hour of crisis. He
also appealed to the state government to provide immediate relief to the affected
people for their rehabilitation after assessment of the properties lost or damaged.
He also appealed to the State Govt. to investigate the actual cause of sudden rise
in water level.
The water level of Subansiri was receding though the river was still flowing above
danger mark. Local people suspect dam waters released by the neighboring country
might have caused the flood. They say they have witnessed the rise of water level
of Subansiri to such a high mark for the first time in their life time that too without
rain, and urged the state government to make an inquiry into the matter.
PP and PM roads blocked
DIRPO adds from Pasighat: Rod communication from Pasighat to Pangin and Mariyang
remained cut off for the past few days due to massive landslides triggered by rain.
According to PWD (HW) engineers, Pasighat-Pangin road is blocked at several locations
including Kalamati and 20-Miles. Though the department is working on war footing
to restore the road, limited resources and steady rains have hampered the progress
Restoration work of Pasighat-Mariyang Road has also been started after assessing
the damage but it could take two to three days to completely restore road communication,
informed the department. It appealed to all to avoid traveling through these roads
until these rods are cleared.
Yingkiong cut off
Upper Siang District cut off from the rest parts of the state due to road disruption
at several points from Yingkiong to Pasighat, Aalo, Mariyang and Tuting following
At Chandranagar in Capital Complex, a house belonging to one Tungam Madu near Christian
Revival Church was completely devastated by heavy rainfall last night. Rain waters
also affected the church, damaged the drainage system and eroded the road leaving
the culvert on hanging.
The EAC Itanagar visited the site to take stock of the situation.
The Councillor of Ward No. 4 Gora Talang requested the Department of Highway, PWD
to immediately repair the road and the culvert on hanging to ensure free flow of
He also appealed to the State Government to instruct the department concerned to
come up with proper plan to prevent any such catastrophe in near future.
Rainwater inundates Pasighat fish & meat market
Our Correspondent adds from Ruksin: Heavy shower during the last one week inundated
the fish and meat market at Pasighat.
The market which was set up at a suitable location at the main town was shifted to
the present location during December last year. But, it is alleged that the authority
concerned is not properly maintaining the market which is causing great deal of dissatisfaction
among the fish and meat sellers.
Even though the state government has spent huge amounts for development of Pasighat,
the area is still lagging far behind in terms of infrastructure development.
Construction of drain in the century-old Pasighat own is one of the long-pending
demands of the local people. Life of local residents becomes miserable during rainy
season due to lack of proper drainage system in the township.
Clogging of rainwater in the township is a common phenomenon in and around Pasighat
Township during rainy seasons. But, neither the Urban Development Department nor
Municipal Council has taken any effective measure to solve the problem permanently.
12 girls rescued from NCR, Capital Complex
[ Tongam Rina ]
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: 12 girls, who were lured from their homes with promises of jobs
and better education, have been rescued from different locations from Delhi and Itanagar-Naharlagun
by Longding police.
Six girls have been rescued from National Capital Region and another six from Itanagar-Naharlagun.
All of them were working as domestic help.
The Longding district superintendent of police (SP) when contacted divulged that
girls were brought back today from Delhi by an eight member police team.
SP said that three people have been arrested so far and investigation is on to unearth
“Very soon we will know what led to the entire episode”, said the SP. He further
said that efforts are on to trace out if there are more girls who were taken away
Most of the girls are from Wakka circle.
A woman, reported to be a native of Longding and stationed at Khonsa, who is alleged
to have enticed the girls away from their homes with promises of a better life have
been arrested by the Police.
One of the arrested is a native of Delhi.
Some of the rescued girls are juveniles and belong to economically backward families.
None of the family had filed any complaint with the police even though the girls
have been missing for many months. However, the complaint was filed by Chandan Women
Welfare Society of Longding, an associate of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s welfare society.
Earlier in July, Chandan Women Welfare Society had said that it had received complaints
from villagers about trafficking of girl child by brokers as domestic help. The brokers
are alleged to have taken commission from the agents and prospective employers.
Mortal remains of American MIAs in Arunachal jungle await for India’s permission
to fly back home
[ Amar Sangno ]
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Gary Zaetz at his 59, a Computer Software Support Specialist based
in North Carolina USA refused to be bogged down by the odds and diplomatic impediments
of US-India relationship in his decade- long battle to bring back his uncle Lt. Irwin
Zaetz's remains from remote Damro of Upper Siang district in Arunachal, for whom
final ritual is awaiting back home since 1944.
Gary's uncle Lt. Irwin Zaetz's was one among the mission in actions(MIAs) USA AF
who flew over the Himalayan range of Arunachal, popular among US air force as 'hump',
and went missing during the Second World War.
It is said that Lt. Irwin Zaetz's flight B-24 J nicknamed "Hot As Hell" with a group
of 8 crew members took off from Kunming, China for a routine flight to Chabua near
Dibrugarh, India. The plane never reached its destination and later the crews were
declared dead on November 20, 1944.
Gary's unflinching love for his late uncle keeps his fighting spirit alive and he
decided not to give up until he brings the mortal remains that deserve rituals in
back home. He had visited his uncle crash site at Damro in September 30 2008, after
a private American investigator, Clayton Kuhle discovered the crash site in December
2006. However the mortal remains of his uncle was not allowed to retrieve by the
Since then, the Families and Supporters of America's Arunachal MIAs of the 400 American
aviators whose mortal remains still lie unrecovered from their World War II crash
sites in Arunachal Pradesh have been persuading the US Defense Department to convince
Indian counterpart for recovery of MIAs remains from Arunachal Pradesh which India
hardly allows any country to access considering the strategic sensitivity.
The organization which have members from across the world including Arunachal has
recently wrote a letter to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel requesting him to engage
dialogue with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the resumption of
MIAs recovery from Arunachal.
In its letter the organization claims, "The Government of India continues to insist
on the highly unreasonable restriction that it will permit only one crash site investigation
or one crash site excavation in the entire territory of India in any given year".
Further it also added that India is in violation of its obligations under the Geneva
Conventions, as it made no effort to protect the unrecovered crash sites from either
scavenging, or from "crash site tourism."
Gary who is Spokesperson of the said organization in his letter said that commitment
made by Indian government to US in June 2012 to allow resumption of MIA recoveries
in Arunachal Pradesh, as a "humanitarian gesture", is beginning to look like a shattered
promise to the families of MIAs, saying that US government gives little interest
He also appealed to the government of India to permit an immediate resumption of
MIA remains recovery operations and permit it to be conducted simultaneously at the
multiple documented crash site locations in Arunachal Pradesh.
The aggrieved families of America Arunachal MIAs have waited 70 years since 1944
but there is still uncertainty hovering over them. How many years more they have
to wait to retrieve the remains of their loved one from the jungle of Arunachal?
India can only give this answer.
LDV resolves not to allow encroachment in Govt land
ROING, Aug 22: Taking serious note of the illegal occupation and encroachment of
the Govt land in the Roing township, the Lower Dibang Valley district administration
has decided not to allow any kind of encroachment in the Govt land henceforth. This
decision was taken in a law and order review meeting held at DC office here yesterday.
Besides Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Rajneesh Gupta,
W Tikhak, ADC and other Administrative Officers were present in the meeting.
It was also decided to stop the scrap collection in the district citing that the
collection or selling of scrap is one of the causes of pilferage. While reviewing
the law and order the meeting further revolved to intensify the patrolling by the
police during night hours and to carry out patrolling near JNV Roing. The personnel
from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will be engaged for checking at Shantipur
Check Gate and at Police Beat Post near Mayudia Petrol Pump to check the import of
unwanted elements like drugs, brown sugar, etc in the district. The CRPF will also
be used for patrolling during night at Rukmo, Bismaknagar, Emuli and Parbuk from
time to time to check the movement and activities of unwanted elements in the area
from across the inter-state border. The district administration further resolved
to fight the drug menace in the district and to strictly implement the banned imposed
on the selling of Gutka, Panmasala and other tobacco products in the district. In
this regard, the Deputy Commissioner has asked all the administrative officers and
the district police to identify the locations where the drug addicted youths normally
gather, obtain and use drugs.
Citing that outsiders like Bangladeshis are trying to obtain ILP and Driving Licence
from the District Administration, Deputy Commissioner has cautioned all the Administrative
Officers and the District Transport Officer to properly verify and obtain supportive
documents issued from their native place before recommendation. He further said
to carry out an intensive ILP drive in the district and to arrest and deport all
the defaulters from the district. DIPRO
Yazali ZPM dedicates drinking water supply unit
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Taba Techi, Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of Yazali today dedicated
a drinking water supply unit funded by World Vision India in collaboration with MGNREGA
scheme to villagers of Possa in a small but impressive function. Dempu Pega, Program
manager, World Vision India, Subansiri, was also present on the occasion.
The drinking water unit has two supply tanks constructed under MGNREGA schemes way
back in 2012. One storage tank and another supply tank have been funded by World
Vision. The fittings and other accessories were also funded by the NGO. The villagers
had constructed approx 1 km long and 1 meter wide porter track in difficult terrain
from source tank to feeder area by themselves. They conducted social service which
was led by Risso Maya, President, Gora Swwg Dokum, a SHG of New Pitapool Anchal Segment.
The project worth crores of rupees was built with community participation in a meager
amount of Rs 4 lakhs informed Tao Yana, ASM, New Pitapool. She also informed the
visiting dignitaries that Possa village is spread around four major parts and is
partly provided with government water supply scheme.
ZPM Techi, while congratulating the villagers for their iron-willed determination
to complete the near impossible target, thanked World Vision India for its yeoman
service and urged them to continue its Samaritan work and involve the PRI members
in its selection of targeted area and policy planning. He praised the villagers for
their grit and determination in accomplishing the task and application of indigenous
technique and judicious use of resources available to them. He further appealed villagers
to also take up agriculture and horticulture activities to augment the economic status
of people. Dempa Pegu congratulated villagers for successful completion of project
and emphasized on community participation to develop the area.
It may be mentioned that World Vision India is taking up many community based service
including rural link road, piggery, units, etc., for up-liftment of poor and downtrodden
in the area.
My 36 years in the land of Rising Sun
Having completed my 36 years, 2 months and 5 days in the lap of land of rising sun
as a teacher in the Education Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, I completed
my last legs of journey on 31st July 2014. (Superannuated)
Though, I was born and brought up and got education in the land of Gods and Goddess
so called Uttarakhand which is embellished with enchanting natural beauty, snow covered
ever-young, immortal Himalaya in which lap and vicinity the Rishi’s, Saints did asceticism
(Penance) to get salvation, from this mundane world. God sent me in another place
consisting same natural beauty, harbinger of peace, and impregnated with mosaic of
different cultures. It is Arunachal Pradesh, where I plunged in noble teaching profession
and joined the education department on 27-06-1978 and posted at Govt. Hr. Sec. School
Ziro to teach Chemistry. By the grace of Almighty Donyi-Polo I played two innings
at Ziro w. e. f 27-06-1978 to 1983 and again w.e.f 1991 to 1996. Besides, Ziro I
served at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Khonsa and Yazali. In my last lap of journey I was
working as Pedagogy Co-ordinator under SSA at Pasighat.
With my utmost energy, capacity, efficiency, dedication, loyalty, spirit, enthusiasm,
zeal, and devotion unleashed my duty to shape the future of my fellow students. Concentrated
to impart a holistic approach in my class room transaction, not only in my subject
but also to infuse a harmonious development of my students i.e their simultaneous
development of all faculties --- physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
A sense of proud, happiness and pleasure prevail in my mind and heart that with my
little bit of endeavour many of my fellow students are now in good position, status
and spear heading their services to their mother-land with utmost perseverance,
honesty and dedication. They are now IPS Officer, Engineers, Doctors, Politicians,
Public Leaders, Teachers, Officers and perfect human beings. It is difficult to cite
the names of all my fellow students who are in good positions. Nevertheless, it compels
me to enumerate the names of my some students who have imprinted their impressions
in my mind and become examples to their coming generation and opening up new vistas
to their brothers and sisters. They are Robin Hibu, IPS, Padi Richo, public leader,
Yumsen Matey, Kamthak Lowang, Poro, Awang Ngoapo etc.
Eventually, though I have been segregated from my pious profession on 31st July’
2014 (superannuated), but my heart bleeds having seen deteriorating moral and spiritual
values and lack of discipline amongst the students. Love, respect and veneration
for his teacher is declining amongst students. The need of hour is that this tendency
amongst students is to be nipped in the bud. It becomes the bounden duty of the
parents, the society, political leaders, the Government and educational institutions
to maintain the sacred cause of discipline among the students and not indulge in
recrimination of lying the fault at one another to shirk the responsibility when
indiscipline takes place.
We must not lost sight of the fact that the world has changed considerably during
the last 67 years. In fact, everything has changed, and if nothing is static, why
should the students not change? If then, the old order changes yielding place to
new, due to divine dispensation the elders as well as those who have love and sympathy
for the cause of students should give them authoritative guidance. Although the young
generation of to-day does not submit to the dictates of authority as meekly as the
generations of the past, he is not unresponsive if handled with tact, sincerity,
devotion and commiseration. You can not expect a student of to-day to approach his
elders or mentors in the spirit in which Arjun went to Lord Krishna.
The impact of age of science & technology, radios, T.V, cinemas etc produced great
changes in the society. The ancient social structure has mostly crumbled with no
new adequate replacement. The students are feeling void and are moving as if in an
empty space. They are thus feeling frustrated, and a lack of security stares them
in every direction. Students want to play their part in the development of New-India,
they are eager to raise her standard of living, to eradicate illiteracy, to drive
away want and hunger first from their own doors, and afterwards from those of others.
But they feel that they are sailing in a rudderless ship, at the mercy of any ill
or good wind that is blowing. It is here that they want to be guided by the elders
and leaders of society and educational institutions. This is the age of Democracy,
where everyone has got the right of freedom to express his own opinion. The students
want that right, and if he suspects that - that right is denied to him, the rebellious
spirit in him asserts itself, and he is dubbed as undisciplined. This is the great
insult hurled at him and he is bound to resist it. It is here that tact and resourcefulness
are demanded of the authority. Whatever it may be, the students will bow to the right
authority and will be led voluntarily in proper channels. I do hope that the concerned
authority, institutions and society will come ahead and resolve the issue.
Now returning back to pavilion (Uttarakhand) after having played my innings in Arunachal
Pradesh, I am optimistic that my fellow students, colleagues will march ahead to
accomplish their task with full determination and conviction. In fine, let the department
of education Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh march ahead towards progress by leaps and
I feel quite nostalgic for the place Ziro where I started my teaching profession
and also feel nostalgic for Pasighat where I spent my last 10 years of service and
Salute to Arunachal Pradesh
State level workshop on community operations manual and grading norms concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: The two days state level workshop on ‘Community Operations Manual
and Grading Norms’ concluded at Conference Hall of department of tourism, GoAP today.
The workshop that commenced on 21st August was inaugurated by Secretary RD Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh.
The workshop provided an opportunity to bring on board views of Non Government/Voluntary
organizations, officials and bankers at the same time on issues concerning proof
community mobilization, development of norms for grading of SHGs, and developing
assessment criteria for grading of non government/voluntary organizations.
The second day of the workshop involved presentation on the process of community
mobilization in Bihar’s Jeevika project, which is regarded as a National Resource
Organization under Aajeevika. This was anchored by Aditya Tyagi, Prime Minister Rural
Development Fellow, assigned to Arunachal Pradesh, who has extensive experience in
business analytics consulting as well as Jeevika programme implementation.
The panel discussion on community mobilization was chaired by Rajeev Takuk, CEO SRLM.
Grading norms for SHGs were discussed threadbare and opinion of delegates were recorded
for the purpose of notifying norms for grading of SHGs for grading of SHGs all over
the state. It was also clarified that grading norms for SHGs shall be reviewed from
time to time and could be revised as and when such need arose.
HS Singh, GM NABARD shared the vision and mission of NABARD in supporting SHGs and
NGOs and related activities. Anup Patnayak Manager NABARD took a session on grading
norms for SHGs.
Dinesh Raina, DGM NABARD, Kamal Roy, APM NABARD, representatives from Apex Cooperative
Bank were also present in the two days workshop.
The workshop also involved deliberations from N. Breeze Doye, SMM SRLM, Dr. Rakesh
Srivastava, Dy. Director SIRD, Sanjeev Tirkey, Programme Manager SRLM, and Tatar
Mosi, Programme Manager SRLM.
Amongst other important outcomes, the workshop brought forth the need and importance
to adhering to mandatory conditions for performance of human resource development
especially through proposed immersion and induction training, proper adoption of
community mobilization strategy. Later due process must be adopted for ensuring that
both external and internal community resource persons for ensuring that required
handholding support is provided to rural women in Arunachal Pradesh, with focus on
intensive blocks in Arunachal Pradesh. The workshop did well to develop broad based
consensus on role of DRDAs, NGOs, and bankers in community mobilization to grading
of SHGs in the State. Rajeev Takuk, CEO SRLM delivered the valedictory address.
A Dream Fulfilled
[ Obang Tayeng ]
This beautiful state of Arunachal Pradesh has immense potentials not only in terms
of abundant natural resources but is also endowed with budding and energetic youth
potentials which if properly channelized can achieve many wonders. This has been
amply showed by our youths especially in the field of sports, mountaineering and
some other fields. Those who have zeal and perseverance have demonstrated that they
can do wonders in their chosen field of activities.
One such go-getter is Kabom Tatak, a young girl of Pasighat who lives in Mumbai as
an airhostess in Jet Airways. Born to Shri Tanung Tatak, a banker and Smti Okyam
Tatak in January 1991, Kabom’s childhood dream was to become an airhostess which
she has successfully accomplished.
Following is the transcript of an interview with Miss Kabom Tatak conducted recently.
First of all, congratulation to you for selection as an airhostess in one of the
premier airlines of the country!
Kabom: Thank you so much for your hearty wishes.
Can you tell us why you opted for this career? Is it because the profession is usually
considered glamorous or it is because of its adventure element?
Kabom: I chose this profession because I wanted to do something different..something
adventures… not like usual job and yeah it’s a glamorous too…like flying high
Where did you undergo training and how was your experience as a trainee in the training
institute? Were there other trainees from Arunachal Pradesh?
Kabom: I completed my training in Franklin Institute Guwahati…My training was good…I
enjoyed there..it was difficult but interesting ..had to study a lot…but still I
had lot of fun..yeah there was some trainee from AP but if there is no one from AP
still you will find lot of friends from other places..
Please also tell your educational background. Where did you study and what was your
initial ambition as a student?
Kabom: I did my schooling from St. Xaviers School Shillong, Meghalaya … I did BA
graduation…and when I was studying it was my dream to become an airhostess so I after
my graduation I joined Franklin Institute to fulfill my dream.
Kabom, can you tell readers, what are the most important qualities for someone who
wants to pursue this career? What should those desirous of following this line of
profession try to inculcate for success?
Kabom: To be an airhostess you should be tall ….should be slim and beautiful….little
bit confident ….and should be ready to stay away from family..that’s it…
Did your family support your ambition while you were undergoing your training?
Kabom: Yeah, my family never opposed me …they were always supportive… specially my
Are there enough opportunities for our girls in this line?
Kabom: Yeah, there is lot of opportunities for girls in this profession if you are
upto their requirements.
Any advice for those who want to be airhostesses?
Kabom: Advice like I will say…if you are serious about this job…maintain your beauty
…try to be slim…be confident..you should take care of your appearance…
Orientation prog on environment awareness for teachers held
ITANAGAR, Aug 22: A three days orientation programme on “Awareness towards environment”,
sponsored by the Department of Education came to an end at SCERT here today. Around
25 teachers from different districts of the state participated in the programme.
Besides the resource persons from SCERT, external resource persons Dr. G. Ninasow,
Asst. Professor from R.G University, Dr. P.K Samal from G.B Pant National Institute
on Environment, Itanagar and Dr. L.R Bhuyan, Systematic Botanist from State Forest
Research Institute, Itanagar took classes which were highly informative.
Some of the important topics dealt in the programme were - sustainable development,
global warming and climate change, jhum cultivation – a threat to environment, quality
of human life & the need for a supporting eco-system, conversion of bio-diversity
for sustainable livelihood and guidelines for environmental orientation of school
The whole programme was co-ordinated by P K Chakravorty, Vice-Principal of SCERT
with the active support of the faculty members of the institute.
In the valedictory function Gania Leij, Jt. Director cum Principal SCERT once again
highlighted the importance of a clean and friendly environment for the healthy growth
of mankind in general and Arunachal Pradesh in particular. He encouraged all the
participating teachers to conduct activities in their respective school to make the
children aware of a healthy environment vis-à-vis our role there in.
----Readers Forum ----
This is regarding revision in status of 49th Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly constituency
from General to ST reserved.
Singpho’s , the original native of Bordumsa-Diyun, who have donated their land to
people of other tribes i.e., Adivasi, Deoris, Sonowal- Kochari, Chakmas, Hajong during
the NEFA period without knowing the rules and regulation of Government have become
minority in their own land .
With the declaration of 49th Bordumsa- Diyun Assembly Constituency as lone general
constituency in Arunachal Pradesh, the natives are now feeling the heat.
And under present circumstance the population growth ratio between tribal and non-tribal
is 1:3. So within a decade Bordumsa will have a non-tribal as Member of Legislative
Also the efforts of Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to exclude reservation of schedule
caste of Arunachal for all three bodies of Panchayat under Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati
Raj Bills, 1997 will go in vain if this happens in the future when a non tribal will
be sitting side by side of a tribal MLA.
So we appeal to the Govt to lift the criteria of selecting constituency based on
population. It should be given to those area where there is minimum non-tribal population
or should be rotated in the other parts of Arunachal Pradesh so that others can share
and understand the burden of having general constituency. We sincerely appeal to
our present MLA Nikh Kamin and MLA’s of other constituencies to kindly look into
the matter and arrange some alternative so that we too can enjoy the status of having
ST reserved constituency and have a say in our future
An Appeal to the Vice Chancellor, RGU
Through the Reader’s Forum of your leading daily, I want to appeal to the Vice Chancellor
of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and convey the dilemma and frustrations of all the
Students those who have passed class XII from different Higher Secondary Schools
of the state, this year and seeking admission to Govt. and Private colleges affiliated
to the Rajiv Gandhi University, but below 40% in aggregate.
RGU has issued an Ordinance for admission to BA/BSc/B.Com programmes under semester
2013 for all the colleges, affiliated to RGU, that, students who have secured below
40% in aggregate in sum total of all subjects in class XII, shall not be entitled
to admission in any Private or Govt colleges in the state affiliated under RGU.
Now, all the students who have been denied admission to the colleges for securing
below 40% have no idea, what do they do next? Where do they go?
It is a straight trample on the students, the poor students, especially coming from
the villages, those who help their parents in their agriculture fields as well as
pursue education, in the desire to go ahead in life and bring about a change to their
desolation even if not in their lifetime but at least, for their generation next.
The first victims of the 40% minimum cut off mark to get admission in any college
in Arunachal Pradesh and being some points short of the minimum marks and thereby
being denied of admission to the colleges!
Hearing the problem from some of the parents of those students/victims who could
not make it to the minimum 40% marks, really touches anyone’s heart who can really
empathise the situation, emotions, sentiments and even frustrations of those parents
and the children. Especially the plight of those parents who don’t even earn Rs.
50/- (Rupees Fifty) only in a month and the pain written on their faces even makes
on tearful. Those parents, with their children unable to cross the cut off mark are
at a loss, with their condition, the future of their children and the pain to know
that it takes at least Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) only, as the minimum expenditure
to educate their children outside the state are making them helpless, really helpless.
Corresponding to the issue and the affects of the same, I want to put some meaningful
points before the Vice-Chancellor, RGU to give a deep thought to solve the issue
and make both ends of the problem meet.
Can we opt for or even mandate for well trained, better teachers along with better
teaching standards and facilities with all modern day infrastructures in all the
Primary, Middle, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of the state before mandating
a cut off mark, to get admitted in the colleges of the state in order not to cut
off the future of some of the Generation Next?
Can the RGU think on the line of making the pass mark to 40 instead of 33 in Class
XII exams so that, students failing to get 40% will be failed and won’t face the
frustrations of being left in the crossroads ?
Or at least, can’t the university relax the rule for this year only and avoid giving
the shock of their lives, to all the children who have passed their Class XII, yet,
fails practically to get admission in any college in the state that too, without
letting him/her know about the same rule in advance?
OR, as a last resort, can’t the RGU allow this group of students to be admitted as
Private students at least?
Instead, it is my humble suggestion that it would be in the fittest of all things,
if the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and RGU can circulate the information, regarding
implementation of the cut off mark, to all the Private and Government Higher secondary
schools this year on, so that, the parents and children know about the same, well
I, on behalf of all the first victims, caught unaware and without any prior knowledge
of the rule of 40% marks as the cut off to get admission in the Govt. or Private
colleges in the state appeal to the Chief Minister, Education Minister and the Vice-Chancellor,
RGU to review the rule this year and implement it strictly, next year onwards after
the ordinance is circulated well in advance to all the Higher Secondary Schools of
the state, as everyone would seriously support the rule of implementing certain cut
off mark as the minimum to get admission in any college for maintaining the study
culture and quality of education in the state and for the quality of mentality of
the Next Generation of Arunachal Pradesh.
High security registration plates and prices
This is regarding High Security Registration Plates in Arunachal.
Before issue of Government order, public had already installed number plates in their
vehicles according to their choice paying high price.
If the number plate are to be changed to HSRP, who will bear the lost price of old
If HSRP have to be installed, then Govt have to offer discount of 50% or some amount
to customers who have already installed number plates before issue of govt order.
And if possible, govt have to exempt those vehicles who have already installed number
plates before issue of order for HSRP.
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.
---- Editorial ----
Implement the report
As expected national capital Delhi has the dubious distinction of being ahead of
the rest of the country in "racial discrimination" against people from the northeast
region. According to the report prepared by 11-member panel, headed by M P Bezbaruah,
the people from Northeast faced more problems in Delhi as compared to other metros
like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Report also said that over two-thirds
of women from the Northeast have reported that they faced discrimination or harassment
in Delhi. The committee was set up after 19-year-old Arunachalee student Nido Tania
was killed in an alleged racial attack in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi earlier this year.
Taking a grim view of the report a Delhi high court bench, headed by Chief Justice
G Rohini, asked the Union Home Ministry to file an action taken report (ATR) on or
before September 10, the next date of hearing. The committee has suggested several
long and short-term measures to tackle the issue after consulting various ministries
and departments. They suggested for taking strong action against person indulging
in such hate crime against NE people. Committee also suggested NCERT to introduce
certain aspects of the "Northeast ethos" into the curriculum to "integrate each aspect
of the region into the consciousness of the people outside." The report was submitted
to home ministry in the month of July. Hope they will implement the suggestion given
in the report in true spirit. It should not remain as report in paper only.