Lohit takes step toward e-governance
Tezu, Dec 2: Two-week computer training program for the officers and staffs got underway
at IGG Collage Tezu today, which is being organised by District Administration. The
training program is being sponsored by Department of Personal & Administrative Reforms
Government of Arunachal.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest W Khimhun, Addl. Deputy Commissioner Tezu
urged the trainees to take full advantage of the program.
He said that government is insisting on e-governance for easy & quick disposal of
works for which computer literacy is must.
IGG Collage Principal S Khandu highlighted the needs of IT knowledge in daily office
works and personal life.
The course coordinator Tezu EAC H.N Dubey welcomed the faculty member and express
deep gratitude to IGG Principal and his faculty members for providing computer Lab
and other needed infrastructures to conduct the training.
J. Kadu, DIO who is the course Director said that MS-Office, MS-PP, MS- Excel, I-Net
browsing & e-mailing and the basic knowledge of software and hardware will be taught.
N. Ori, DIA along with other faculty members of IGG Collage will conduct the training
program. (DIPRO I/c)
AR and DHS organise health camp at Pongchau
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: 19 Assam Rifles in a synergized effort with district administration,
Tirap conducted a Medical Camp at Pongchau on Nov 30.
Two medical officers of Assam Rifles and four medical officers from Tirap district
health society including Dr.W.Wangsu, Dr P Monwangham, Dr.HK Dutta, Dr.T.Matey and
Dr K.Handique from the 19th Assam Rifles examined around 740 people during the Medical
Camp. Around 400 cases of fever were reported, out of which 230 cases of suspected
clinical malaria were subject to Rapid test and slide test. In addition to this,
86 cases of water borne diseases, 168 cases of skin diseases and around 200 gynecological
cases were reported during the Camp. Around 46 people were screened for HIV and
40 people were screened for Tuberculosis. After diagnosis, people were given free
medicines and were advised to report at PHC, Pongchau after few days for monitoring.
Patients from Mintong, Longphong, Bonia, Longkhaw, Konnu and Pongchau were benefited
in the camp.
Brigadier JS Negi, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commander 25 Sector Assam Rifles also visited
Pongchau and witnessed the conduct of the Medical Camp. After a gruelling journey
of eight hours from Lekhapani to Pongchau, Commander met the villagers and gave a
patient hearing to their problems.
Commander complimented 19 Assam Rifles, ADC Tirap, DMO Tirap, Circle Officer Pongchau
and other district officials for such prompt and coordinated effort, which led to
saving of precious lives. Commander informed the locals regarding conduct of another
medical camp on similar lines in near future.
The Commander also sensitized the environment about various issues including insurgency,
illiteracy, unemployment and development of the area. He elaborated upon employment
opportunities and exhorted the locals to have maximum participation in recruitment
rally in progress at Khonsa and recruitment to Porter Company. Circle officer, Raja
and GB of Pongchau also met Commander and highlighted the problems of the area. Commander
assured the villagers and district officials of all possible help.
Siram recommend extension of university Campus & recruitment of teachers
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: Minister Education Bosiram Siram has recommended establishment of
University Campus at J. N. College Pasighat and other colleges wherever feasible
and recruitment of 200 teachers for development of Hindi language as well as improvement
of science stream. He further called for development of Bhoti language and enhancement
of teachers from 40 to 100.
He made these recommendations during a meeting with Union Minister for HRD Kapil
Sibal in his office chamber at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi today. He was accompanied
by MP Ninong Ering and Deputy Resident Commissioner B. Talukdar.
Siram also apprised the Union Minister that all the colleges need infrastructural
facilities and sought for central financial assistance.
He further stressed on construction of more schools and teacher quarters with toilet
and need for extension of already appointed SSA teachers and their regularization.
Various problems pertaining to development of education in Arunachal Pradesh were
discussed as well.
Health Administrators express concern at poor facilities
ROING, Dec 2: Health Directorate has assured the medical fraternity and people of
Lower Dibang Valley district to improve health scenario in the district by providing
necessary infrastructure and work force to every health centre.
Director of Health Services Dr. Tajum Basar and NRHM MD Talem Tapok, who conducted
a whirlwind tour of various Public Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Health
Sub-Centres and District Hospital recently, expressed their concern over the poor
health delivery systems.
The health administrator duo visited Koronu, Bolung and Parbuk PHCs, Jia Health Sub-Centre,
CHC, District Hospital Roing and most of them were running without sufficient health
staff or medical officer. While the Koronu PHC was running without medical officer
the Bolung PHC was functioning temporarily from a SPT building.
Dr. Basar and Dr. Tapok also interacted with public and panchayat leaders, health
officers of various health centres to get firsthand information about the functioning
of these health centres. Dr. Basar assured to fulfil their various demands like upgradation
of Jia health sub-centre to PHC, permanent building for Bolung PHC, immediate posting
of a medical officer at Koronu PHC, appointment of laboratory technician and pharmacist
at Parbuk CHC etc.
Meanwhile, Dr. Basar exhorted the health staff of the District Hospital to deliver
health services with utmost sincerity and dedication.
Dr. Basar also responded positively to a couple demands, such as immediate appointment
of an anaesthetist, surgeon, few more doctors for OPD and nurses for emergency duties
at the District Hospital. He also promised for early completion of the Regional Diagnostic
District medical officer Dr. A .Yirang, DTO Dr. S J Mitapo, Meka ZPM Mibom Pertin
and other Panchayat leaders accompanied Dr. Basar during the tour.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tapok expressed strong dissatisfaction over the dilapidated condition
of labour room and medical office quarter at Hunli. He said that up gradation of
Desali Sub-Centre, a new Sub-Centre at Jumupani and Aronli and improvement of Elope
sub-centre were in his top priority agenda.
During his visit to Hunli, Tapok was accompanied by T Miso, SDO, Rao Dele, Chairperson
ASM Hunli-Desali block and Dr. M Basar, DRCHO.
Riding on a tale of one city, local talents on way to annals of history
Itanagar, Dec 2: The Kolkata sojourn has added new meaning to the lives of Arunachal
talents who gained ‘enriching’ experience from a three-day creative workshop on landscape
painting that took them through the spectacles of the city-the cultural capital of
All the 10 boys but one (who couldn’t make it due to unavoidable circumstances) had
tasted a new journey to life with a toast of Kolkata—making date with some of its
most important sites like America Center, Science City, Netaji’s house (turned now
into a museum) at Elgine Road and Nicco Park.
The post-trip period, in all probability, will bring cheers for the talented lots.
All the ten budding boys are going to make it to the North East Gallery of Victoria
Memorial Hall, coming up soon, with their paintings from the state level contest
and another nine drawn on the VMH lawns, getting a look in the archive.
“The exposure trip was really educative and memorable. It was once-in-a-lifetime
experience for us. It opened our eyes to a new world and learnt many things about
life at higher strata and challenges facing it”, says Gegong Doni, one of the 10
upcoming talents who earned the Kolkata trip after excelling in district and state
level contests on landscape painting.
“We learnt various aspects of higher education and study in foreign countries after
visiting the American Center. Must extend heart-felt gratitude to Saha sir (Dr Sushanta
Saha, education officer, American Center, Kolkata) for enlightening us on nurturing
our dreams through pursuing studies abroad, especially in USA and make it to higher
strata of life”, says an elated Doni, a standard XI student from Itanagar govt higher
“It was a thrilling experience once we were into the amazing world of Science City.
Watching a 3D theatre on space made us dumbfounded and awestruck. Coming out of it
made us feel as if we were transpired into another world. Thoroughly enjoyed our
brief stay there and wish we could extend it, says a delighted Doni in his early
teens, which is yet to set a goal for days ahead.
Another wonderful and unforgettable experience was the visit to Netaji’s house at
Elgine Road. “It was a trip down the memory lane, in true sense of the term. Once
stepping into Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s house, spruced up now as museum, we were
witness to a piece of history. Saw with our own eyes the attire, other articles and
documents used by the great man in his journey to bringing India to the shores of
independence from the clutches of British”, remarks Habung Arun, the talented boy
And finally, a real merriment was on offer for them when they were taken to Nicco
Park. “It was merry-making at its best. We walked on the ropeway and rode the cable
car. We really enjoyed to our heart out”, comments Dipankar Boro, another talent
who availed the Kolkata trip.
“It was a trip that won’t be erased from our memory so quickly. We learnt the nuances
and several traits on painting. All credit goes to Isha sir (Prof Isha Mohammed from
Victoria Memorial Hall) for offering the tips. He showed the way to make drawings
with methodical approach” says Yahang Suyang, the young talent from Tirap.
The memorable experience gained was made possible courtesy the Director, Research,
Tage Tada. He made it sure that our whole journey was comfortable. Under his instructions,
the department took care of us”, he adds.
The man behind the whole scene, Tage Tada is in his usual self. Under his able guidance
and leadership, the entire episode right from the district level to state level contest
and finally, the ultimate Kolkata-leg went off very smoothly.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for the local talents to show and hone their skills.
I must extend my heart-felt gratitude to the Victoria Memorial Hall authority for
their all support that made the show possible. I want to continue in the same vein
and keep on providing avenues for the upcoming talents. I am also looking forward
to VMH for the same cooperation”, says Tada, who always wants to stay behind despite
being the ‘man of hour’ on occasions more than one.
Don Bosco College celebrate Pre-Christmas
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: Don Bosco College, Itanagar held its Pre-Christmas Celebrations
at the college auditorium today. MLA Itanagar Techi Kaso, was the Chief Guest and
T.K. Tara, Executive Engineer, Department of Power, Itanagar Division, was the guest
Speaking on the occasion, Kaso expressed the hope that the students will strive to
further peace and progress in this area. “Become agents of change”, exhorted Techi
Kaso. He reminded the students to use the opportunities available to them. He invited
the students and the staff to celebrate Christmas joyfully wherever they are.
Fr. K.O. Sebastian, the Principal gave a Christmas message. He said that two things
that stand out as we think of Christmas is the message of peace and self-giving.
“By His own example Jesus Christ showed us that there is nothing greater than giving
one’s self totally for others. That is what all of us are called upon to do as we
celebrate Christmas,” he said.
Earlier Tarak Miri Stephen, one of the member of the managing committee of the college
sought the help of MLA of Itanagar, for the development of the infrastructure of
the college. He also exhorted Kaso to facilitate grand-in-aid for the college so
that the college is able to get UGC recognition.
Christmas emphasizes the message of peace and joy and the students of the college
presented this message to through the various items that were staged by them. The
day’s programme included dances, skits, choir, and choreography.
St. Claret College observes World AIDS Day
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of St Claret College, Ziro
in collaboration with the Red Ribbon Club (RRC) observed the World AIDS Day yesterday.
The day begun with a rally covering Hija village, Old Ziro, Reru village, Kalung
village, and finally reached the college campus in which the students and the staff
of St. Claret College, Ziro under the leadership of the Bhaboklang Sohkhlet and Habung
Pilya participated in the rally.
A programme was set up in the auditorium of the college in which Dr. S. Kakoty, the
District Medical Officer (DMO) and Dr. Kuru Tama was present as the Chief Guest and
the Resource person respectively.
Along with them, Dr. Gagam Dai, Senior medical Officer and the district Counsellors
from ICTC were also present in the occasion.
Stressing on the importance of the day, Dr. S Kakoty, said that we are all bound
by certain laws and morality and we should abide by it which will help us directly
or indirectly to prevent the spread of AIDS. He encouraged the students to accumulate
all the knowledge of this dreadful disease and to help in spreading awareness among
the ignorant mass.
Dr. Kuru Tama, the Resource person, highlighted on the symptoms, transmission, myths
and prevention. Clarifying the various misconceptions regarding HIV/AIDS he said
that although the disease is incurable, an HIV infected person can lead a healthy
life if he/she can maintain a healthy diet and hygiene. He also emphasized on the
fact that AIDS can be prevented through knowledge and awareness alone.
Hage Omo Koyang, the HIV/AIDS Counselor, gave a short briefing on the importance
of having ICTC in every district and the works and objectives of a Counsellor. He
also encouraged the students to visit the ICTC for counselling and any queries regarding
Meanwhile, World Aids day was celebrated by 10th ITBP force at Kimin by organizing
awareness programe on prevention and management of the deadly disease. During the
day unit medical officer of ITBP delivered an informative and fruitful lecture on
AIDS. Rajesh Kumar Tomar Commanding officer of 10th ITBP presided as chief guest.
Students of Kendriya vidyalaya school Kimin and government higher secondary school
Durpa (Kimin) presented skit and mime play highlighting problem faced due to infection
of HIV AIDS.
Association welcomes proposal
ITANAGAR, Dec.2: All Hake Youth Welfare Association has welcomed the proposal of
conducting 13th All Tali Area Student Union general conference at Pip Sorang. Issuing
a press release, he hopes conduction of suck kind of conference will bring awareness
among students and serve the society in general.
Army Recruitment Rally
Seppa, Dec 2: Army recruitment rally would be held at Seppa general ground from Dec
16-17 and at Rupa, West Kameng on Dec 15-20.
In Seppa, the screening for the staff for Soldier on general duty and tradesmen shall
be done on December 16 while the test for the tradesman, technical assistant, Nursing
Assistant and clerk/ store keeper shall be done on December 17.
Those candidates who will be declared fit in the medical screening only shall be
selected for the written examination. Interested candidate can contact DC office
East Kameng for further information. (DIPRO)
ADASU memo to MLA and ANSU
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: All Dollungmukh Student Union (ADASU) have submitted memoranda to
Raga constituency MLA Nido Pavitra and All Nyishi Students Union seeking their help
to end boundary dispute with Assam at Dollungmukh. In a release issued by the union
they also asked for the creation of Extra Assistant Commissioner Post and setting
up of police outpost in the area. Further ADASU urged authorities to take note of
the shortage of subject teachers in the school of Dollungmukh.
One biker killed
ITANAGAR: A biker was killed on Tuesday night neat Essar petrol pump at Papu Nalla.
Poonam Doimari, a 35 year employee with SIB was killed on the spot due to serious
head injury suffered after losing control of his bike. He was on his way to Itanagar
in the wee hours of Tuesday night in pulsar bike and met with an accident. Naharlagun
police arrived on the spot at early morning and found him dead. A post mortem was
conducted and police are investigating the cause of the accident.
ULFA Chairman arrested in Dhaka
Guwahati: Indian security establishment recorded their biggest success in the anti-terror
war yet when the Bangladeshi authorities, with the former's input, arrested Chairman
of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Aurobindo Rajkhowa somewhere in Dhaka.
The Union Home Ministry source confirmed that along with Rajkhowa, another ultra
Bishwamohan Dev Burma, Chairman of National Liberation Front of Tiger (NLFT), was
Rajkhowa had evaded an arrest attempt about a fortnight ago when security forces
arrested ULFA’s Finance Secretary Chitrabon Hazarika and Foreign Secretary Sasha
Chaudhury. Both of them are in Assam Police custody.
The sources close to the ULFA said Indian security agencies successfully engineered
a split in the ULFA ranks between hardliner Paresh Barua and rest of the ULFA with
imprisoned ULFA leader Anup Chetia playing a crucial role.
However, the Centre is carefully observing the split in ULFA, waiting for the rest
of the outfit to come forward for talks, leaving 'Commander-in-chief' Paresh Barua
AAPSU say no to Made in China
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) decided to ban sale
and use of Chinese products in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It gave a week’s time
to the business fraternity to dispose off or return Chinese products.
It further demanded that India government ban Chinese products in Indian market.
This was disclosed by AAPSU President Takam Tatung at a press conference held this
Terming the huge entry of Chinese products in the Indian markets as one of the causes
for ever increasing unemployment problems in the country, he urged the government
to ban the Chinese products here immediately and initiate steps for setting up of
factories and other infrastructures especially in north eastern states to address
the unemployment problems.
The AAPSU will take up the ban of Chinese products in the state seriously from tomorrow.
If the Chinese products are found in the state after the ultimatum, the AAPSU will
take it own course of action against those anti-Indians, who fails to abide by the
ultimatum, he added.
Meanwhile, he condemned the Chinese move to halt construction of a link road in Demchok
village in south eastern Ladakh region, stating it as a disputed area.
Referring to a defence report, Takam said that the Chinese helicopters have trespassed
Indian Territory 24 times in a month besides encroaching 17 kilometers of the country’s
AAPSU want to know India’s stand and about the agreements between the two Asian giants
in regard to Arunachal Pradesh border with China immediately, he said.
Objecting to a reported comment by former External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee
at Tawang last year during Budha Mahotsava that “Border between India and China
is negotiable’’ Takam said that the statement exudes doubt in the mind of the people
over centre’s stand on the issue.
India should understand the evil designs of China and its intention to capture the
entire Himalayan range due to lack of political will on the part of India, he added.
He demanded that the Defence Minister clarifies the issues relating to the India-China
border, particularly Arunachal Pradesh while adding that AAPSU will boycott national
holidays and events within the state after a month’s time if the centre fails to
address the issue.
He further said that many Himalayan groups and organizations are ready to cooperate
and extend their hand with AAPSU, and we are proposing to launch state wise tour
to take up the issue with the entire states sharing border with China.
AAPSU will appreciate any organization supporting this issue, Takam added.
AAPSU, Vice President (Administration) Nabam Tamar said that as long as the government
works for the development of the state and the nation, Union is with them. However,
whenever, government fail to deal with issue, as a pressure group, it is our duty
to protect and preserve our rights and fight for the people and nation, he said.
Governor exhorts NRIs to invest in Arunachal
Itanagar, Dec 2: While highlighting the development potentials of Arunachal Pradesh,
Governor Gen. (Rtd.) J J Singh urged upon the Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and People
of Indian Origin (PIOS) to supplement the efforts of various agencies towards the
socio-economic development of the State. He said this while presenting the Bharat
Samman Award to President of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth, at a function organized
by NRI Institute, New Delhi in the national capital yesterday.
He dwelt at length on the various little-known facets of the State like the multiplicity
of tribes, prevalence of Hindi as the medium of communication, the long international
Gen. Singh also appreciated the NRI and the PIO community of India for creating a
name for itself as a hard-working, disciplined and law-abiding group and the ability
to mix and forge relations with the local communities easily. He said that the Indian
Diasporas represents exceptional talents and it should continue to fulfil its duties
towards the motherland.
Arunachal Pradesh is the land of peace-loving, patriotic and sincere people and is
on the path to becoming the power-house of the country. This enchanting State is
unparalleled in natural endowments and reminds one of the scenic beauty of Mauritius,
While presenting the award, Gen. Singh called Sir Jugnauth a torch bearer of the
democratic aspirations in Mauritius and an iconic personality in the history of the
country. He lauded the economic initiatives taken by his Govt. and attributed the
‘economic miracle of the 1980s’ in Mauritius to him. He also congratulated Sir Jugnauth
for leading Mauritius to be amongst the best governed countries in the world. The
Governor later also gave away Pride of India Gold Medal to several renowned personalities.
NRI Institute is a non-profit NGO of People of Indian Origin, founded in the year
1989 as a platform to promote and facilitate NRI investments in India. It has chapters
in more than twenty-five countries of the World. The Institute regularly recognizes
and awards the exceptional achievements of NRIs and PIOs in their chosen field of
activity. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Arunachal remembers S K Singh
ITANAGAR, Dec 2: The mortal remains of Late S K Singh, former Governor of Arunachal
was consigned to flames today at 11 AM in New Delhi. A former Foreign Secretary and
rated among the most distinguished Indian diplomats, Singh died in Ganga Ram Hospital
on Tuesday after a prolonged illness leaving behind his wife Manju and sons Shashank
Arunachal remembered its former Governor S K Singh. Series of condolence meetings
were organised in his memory in the state.
Singh, during his stay in the state had endeared many while offending many as well
with his straightforward nature. Unlike other constitutional heads, Singh stepped
out from the Raj Bhavan and mingled with people of the state.
Singh during his short tenure from 2004-2007 as Governor had travelled to all parts
of the state meeting common people. A harsh critic of wrong policies, Singh had often
called on all stakeholders to be more responsible in their dealings.
Singh was a vocal advocate in maintaining that the State was a non-negotiable part
of sovereign India and was instrumental in ensuring the connectivity of the state
with the rest of the country.
Rajiv Gandhi University joined rest of Arunachal Pradesh in mourning the sudden demise
of S.K. Singh, who was also the Chancellor of the University.
In a condolence meeting attended by the University Community today Prof. A. Mitra,
Vice-Chancellor i/c and Athikho Chalai, Registrar i/c remembered him and his association
with the University.
The meeting observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul
declared holiday for its employees as a mark of respect.
The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh expressed its deep shock and grief
over the sudden death of former Governor. The party observed two minutes silence
in honour of departed soul.
The State BJP President, Dr. Tangor Tapak (MLA), former State BJP President, Kangir
Jamoh, General Secretary, Tai Tagak in the condolence recalled his love and affection
for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
A condolence meeting was held in the office complex of Governor’s Secretariat today
to mourn the demise of former Governor.
Recalling the contributions of former Governor of the State towards the development
of the Arunachal Pradesh, Secretary to Governor DS Pandit dwelled in length on the
multi-faceted, versatile and distinguished former diplomat. The Raj Bhavan officials
also recalled late Singh’s initiatives in the Raj Bhavan including its library in
The officers and staff of civil secretariat assembled in front of the office of Chief
Secretary here today to condole the sad demise of Singh. The officers and staff expressed
their heartfelt condolence on the demise and prayed to almighty for the eternal peace
of departed soul.
Mr. Singh’s body was taken to his residence at New Friends Colony here. In Jaipur,
the Rajasthan government declared a seven-day State mourning. Born on January 24,
1932, Mr. Singh was made Foreign Secretary in February 1989, capping an illustrious
career in the Indian Foreign Service. He was also the official spokesman of the Government
of India between 1969 and 1974.