Assam-Arunachal takes steps to check encroachment
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Lakhimpur and Papum Pare administration has decided to have joint
visits of the disputed areas. During a meeting of the two sides, it was emphasized
that the old age relationship between Arunachal and Assam should be maintained and
no provocative steps should be taken by any side. Since the matter is in the Supreme
Court of India, the border issues are sub-judice and therefore, both sides should
exercise restraint and not to carry out any eviction, the meeting decided.
This decision was taken today at a meeting held at the invitation of MLA Harmuti,
Assam S.R. Subha which was held at Circuit House, North Lakhimpur.
The inter-state meeting was necessitated with Assam Forest officials threatening
eviction at Belo village under Kimin Circle and Bogoli and Denka villages under Gumto
The Papum Pare delegation was led by Parliamentary Secretary Industries Nabam Rebia.
DC Papum Pare Bidol Tayeng, DC Capital Complex, Padmini Singla, S.P. Capital Hibu
Tamang, DFO Banderdewa Tasso Sira, Administrative Officer of Kimin, Gumto and Banderdewa
Circles and Panchayat Leaders of Kimin Anchal Samiti.
S.R. Subha, led the delegation of Assam comprising of D.C North Lakhimpur Jainto
Nerlekar and S.P, DFO Lakhimpur.
Raising strong objection to the intimidation by Assam forest officials at Belo under
Kimin Circle and Bogoli Denka villages under Gumto Circle, Nabam Rebia drew the attention
of Lakhimpur Administration that the Indian Parliament has passed a bill - ‘ The
Schedule Tribe and other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)
Act-2006’, according to which no Govt. authority can evict any tribal people living
in Reserved Forest, who have settled before 2005. Rebia also strongly objected
to the reported threat from the Assam Forest to the villagers of Bogoli and Denka
villages under Gumto Circle to enrol themselves as villages in Assam in the next
Rebia also objected to the temptations given by Assam forests authority that if they
get themselves enrolled as villagers in Assam, they will get ‘Pattas’ and will be
spared from evictions.
Jainto Nerlekar, D.C Lakhimpur denied that Assam forest or District Administration
North Lakhimpur were taking such steps. To this remarks of D.C Lakhimpur, Bamang
Mangha, former ZPM Kimin presented details of how the Assam Forest officials were
distributing application forms for ‘Patta’ at Belo village. DFO, Lakhimpur also denied
any such action by his Division. The D.C Lakhimpur said that he will not allow such
activities to happen. He further assured that he will constitute an enquiry against
the complaints of people of Belo village and Bogoli Denka villages.
Regarding the objection raised by D.C North Lakhimpur on Gumto Check Post, Rebia
told that it was Assam, who first violated the Status-quo agreement and constructed
a Police Outpost at Banderdewa inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh
Rebia further informed that during his childhood, the check post of Gumto was located
further ahead of the present location, but was shifted later to the old location
due to want of accommodation. Rebia further told that the Railway project was a Govt.
of India Project and is not violation of any Status-quo and therefore Dist. Administration,
Lakhimpur should not raise objection on the project or land acquisition.
Padmini Singla, D.C Capital Complex raised objection to the interference of District
Administration, Lakhimpur at land allotted to BRTF at Gorubandha under Banderdewa
Circle. Later, it was decided that both the Capital Administration, with prior approval
of State Government, and North Lakhimpur Administration will conduct a joint survey
to establish the status of land. It was agreed that the land allotted to BRTF –
a Central Govt. Organization should be allowed to settle for benefit of both the
Participating in the discussion, Bidol Tayeng, DC Papum Pare told his counterpart
that he will accept the proposal of D.C Lakhimpur for closing the Police Check gate
of Gumto, provided D.C Lakhimpur first withdraw Assam Police and also dismantle the
Police Outpost constructed in 1994 inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal
Pradesh at Banderdewa.
On Railway project, Tayeng said that the Gumto village is a Census village and under
Administration of D.C Papum pare. Therefore, D.C Papum Pare is the right authority
to conduct survey of the land and also for making payment of compensation. Raising
strong objection to the demolition of a primary school building at Buka village under
Kimin Circle on 14.10.2009, Tayeng said that Dist. Administration Lakhimpur has also
constructed a School inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh near
Dikrong bridge under Banderdewa Circle.
The meeting ended with a decision to hold the next meeting at Kimin in later part
of January, 2010.
NIT to start academic session from July 2010
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: National Institute of Technology (NIT) would start the academic
session of 2010-2011 from July 2010. This was informed by Director National Institute
of Technology (NIT), Durgapur Prof. S.Bhattacharya during a meeting with Arunachal
Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh this evening.
He added, as per norms, 50% of the seats would be for the students of the home State
while the rest would be open on merit.
The Government of India has decided to set up ten new National Institutes of Technology
(NIT) during the eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 to 2012) out of which one for Arunachal
The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, which is the oldest
NITS of the country, has been entrusted with the responsibility to mentor as well
as to facilitate the work of establishment of the proposed National Institute of
Technology in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof. Bhattacharjee informed that they will be starting civil, electrical and mechanical
engineering branches based on the need of the State.
He also placed the land requirements of 300 acres along with proper Internet and
other connectivity and accommodation. Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher and Technical
Education and NERIST along with Prof. S.K. Mitra, Dean (Faculty Welfare), Mr. U.C.
Mukherjee, Deputy Registrar (Accounts), Mr. Dhrubajyoti Ray, Deputy Registrar (Administration)
of NIT, Durgapur were present on the occasion.
Expressing happiness that the much-needed technical institute is coming up in the
State, Gen Singh said, as Rector of Rajiv Gandhi University and Chairman of North
Eastern Institute of Science and Technology, he will provide all necessary back up
for academic pursuit of the students.
Urging them to work on a mission mode, the Governor called for timely start of the
The NIT in Arunachal Pradesh, he emphasized, will not only benefit the youth of the
State but also from the neigbouring states as well.
State Higher and Technical Director Dr. Begi also briefed on the infrastructure available
for the institute. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
International Livestock Research Institute to start pilot project
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has agreed
to start a first pilot project in the N.E. Region either on Mithuns or Piggery sector
as the tool for the poverty reduction in the region.
ILRI in association Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) is also planning to implement a programme
on “Enhancing Livelihoods through Livestock knowledge systems (ELKS)” in five states
of India including Aruna-chal Pradesh with various stakeholders. The species selected
for the study and interventions in Arunachal Pradesh are mithun, pig and backyard
poultry with improved birds.
Meanwhile the scientists of KVK, Papum-Pare Dr. Taba Heli and Dr. Pranjal Borah and
NGO worker N. Amar Dui of NNCS attended 3 days National workshop “Learning platform,
Innovation and Capacity building” at Hyderabad organized by (ILRI) from Dec 15–17.
The main objectives of the workshop was to build and strengthen capacities of the
partners organization in respect of training need analysis (TNA), project implementation
and reporting, innovation development and developing a learning platform of the peoples
working in the same domain.
The workshop was highly interactive and the scientists from ILRI (Germany, Ethiopia,
Sri Lanka and Asia unit) acted as resource person. Further, such initiatives of knowledge
sharing were proposed to be disseminated at the farming community levels in the NE
region and the country as a whole.
Socio economic development on top of the agenda: Bagang
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Women uplift, girl child education, infrastructure and socioeconomic
development are the top priorities said local MLA Karya Bagang. She is visiting Chayangtajo,
her home constituency from December 24 to 27.
Expressing her keenness to serve the people with utmost sincerity and dedication
for all round development of the constituency, the first timer said that she would
hold discussion with district administration, panchayat leaders, head GBs to sort
out various problems faced by the people and for fruitful solution of these problems.
She sought cooperation from everyone to make her trip a success.
Tug of war between Arunachalees in the name of religion
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: In another instance of growing intolerance among the people of
the state, Buddhist and Christian community are caught in war of words over a construction
of a church at Namsai.
While the Tai Khampti Singphow Council cries foul at the construction of a church
at Namsai, Christians are stating that religious rights are being curtailed.
Tai Khampti Singphow Council has reacted strongly to the attempts by Christian Revival
Church “for illegally trying to construct a church at Namsai Township” thereby creating
Citing an instance, it said that the recent upheaval at Namsai Township was because
of CRC’s attempt to construct a church defying the Supreme Court proceeding of banning
of unauthorized construction of Temples, Churches, and Mosques & Gurudwaras in public
It alleged that few weeks back the Missionaries of CRC had bought a plot of land
from one Padmo Dolley of Namsai. When few pillars were erected, some local youths
intervened and stopped the construction works.
The local administration intervened and managed to pacify the situation and those
people who had come from outside Namsai were escorted back by the police to return
to their native places.
However, the council said that such untoward incident would not have occurred had
the local administration taken timely actions by preventing them from entering via
Dirak Check Gate.
The Council further said that such irresponsible and deliberate actions by the Christian
brethrens are very unfortunate and unacceptable in a civilized society. On the other
hand, Arunachal Christian Revival Youth Association (ACRYA) today demanded the state
Govt initiate peace measures for restoration of normalcy and protection of Namsai
Christian believers after the Dec 19 incident at Jaipur Road in Namsai township.
Producing a copy of ‘deed of agreement” on land before the media persons here today,
ACRYA president Dr Joram Dol said the land for construction of a church is not disputed.
The land was purchased from one Podma Dolley of Namsai, Jaipur road on 2nd May,
2009, he said and demanded the Govt for restoration of the church. Dol further said
that there is no official document from administration against construction of a
church in that site.
“We the Christian leaders and believers went to Namsai on Dec 18 for reconstruction
of church at Jaipur road there. However, on Dec 19, the EAC Namsai called the leaders
of church council at his office for peaceful negotiation. But the leaders of Tai
Khamti Singpho Students Union and Tai Khamti Singpho Council and local people who
were already there resorted to violent activities,” Dol claimed.
Claiming that the Christian believers of various denominations in Namsai are still
facing torture, the ACRYA said, “we want peaceful negotiation and solution of the
matter and protection of the Christian community in Namsai.
Appealing the Christian community to maintain peace and tranquillity, the ACRYA said
it would meet the CM and chief secretary seeking justice.
Welly assures anti erosion schemes
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Minister, Water Resource Department Atum Welly along with Parliamentary
Secretary Tourism Gojen Gadi, Likar Angu SSW,WRD, M Ngomdir SE, ADC Basar and all
the head of the offices of Basar area visited flood affected areas under Daring circle
on December 18 last.
After accessing the flood affected areas at Padi, Chissi, Dali and Ego villages,
Welly assured prioritization of anti erosion scheme during the current financial
On the occasion, Gadi apprised the Minister that FDR schemes had been proposed long
back in 2002-03, but till date no fund has been provided for these work. Later they
visited Malinithan, Akashiganga, Rukmini Temple, Malini Museum and took note of the
tourism potentiality of these places.
Parliamentary Secretary, Gadi said that necessary funds will be provided for proper
maintenance of these places to attract more tourists.
They also visited the ongoing projects and erosion areas at Likabali Township and
interacted with officers and public on various developmental issues.
Bridge the gap between the people and administration: Marde
DAPORIJO, Dec 22: You are the torch bearers of the society and can lead the people
towards development and away from poverty and hunger, said Takar Marde, Minister
RD & PR while addressing the PRI members during a meeting convened for them and RD
functionaries here today at the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo.
Stating that good leaders are always remembered for their good thinking, plans, programmes
and policies, he invoked all to be good leaders to work towards bridging the gap
between the policy makers and programme implementers and see that the grass root
After a careful and detailed examination of the physical and financial achievement
reports of all the blocks in the district up to Nov 2009, presented by the BDOs,
he said that in schemes like SGSY, it has been noticed that banking problems are
He requested the PRI members to motivate the bankers as well as the beneficiaries
to work together in sanctioning loans and repaying them. Only with the help and support
of all will the schemes be successfully implemented and the people benefited, he
He added that there was a need to ventilate the problems of the needy, and solutions
to be found through discussion and negotiation. This could be done only with the
cooperation and coordinated effort of the PRI members and the RD functionaries, he
ZPM Taliha Sushil Nalo, highlighted some issues like narrow roads in the township,
street lighting, maintenance of the Tadak Dulom bridge, irregular power supply, land
encroachment, with a plea for some solution at the earliest.
PD (DRDA) H Ruja, said that all should work thinking of the district as their own
home as charity begins at home. Only then will progress be made and the district
develops. \The meeting was chaired by EAC N. Chattung and attended by N Nalo, District
Chairperson (ZP), ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons, BDOs and DRDA officials. (DIPRO)
Chongkham youths give big thumbs up to youth libraries
CHONGKHAM, Dec 22: It was truly their day. A full crowd of 150 of eager children
and youths all waiting to cheer one another, as team after team of students from
different schools presented skits and street plays on socially burning issues and
using innovative means. The venue was Chongkham and the occasion was the 1st Annual
Day Celebrations of the “Son Hu Son Chang Library”, Chongkham, the “Changkum Library”,
Guna Nagar, units of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit. And on stage was the
keen contests on skit presentation in Hindi and Khamti languages, based on a story/
story book they adored. An equally curious crowd of adults - teachers, parents,
library enthusiasts and the army jawans of the 26 Maratha L I, who had volunteered
to participate in the Celebrations – sat thrilled as the young readers brought out
Addressing the Valedictory session of the Celebrations, K. Rina, Deputy Director
of School Education, Lohit warmly complemented the students and the library organizers
for bringing out the creative aspects of education. He also appealed to the teachers
and parents to benefit from the unique network of Youth Libraries that have come
up across Lohit & Anjaw. “Such voluntary efforts from the community will go a long
way to improve our education”, he said. He also gave away the prizes to the best
Speaking on behalf of the judges of the story-writing contests for Hr. Sec students,
Geeta Mishra, a senior teacher, reminded them of the vital importance of extensive
reading, if they have to develop writing skills.
The Chairman, ASSET, Wakro lauded the library enthusiasts and patrons of Chongkham
for creating a new enthusiasm among the youth in reading habits.
Earlier welcoming the participants and the guests, Rupa Namchoom, Patron, Changkum
Library, Guna Nagar appreciated the hearty support received from several patrons
and book enthusiasts, as well as the army unit 26 Maratha L I in keeping alive the
Youth Library Movement in Chongkham.
S. Mundayoor, Coordinator, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network outlined the origin of the
Youth Library Movement in Lohit and remembered with gratitude the generous patronage
received from H. E the Governor Gen J.J. Singh, Hon’ble Minister PHE Sri. Chowna
Mein, former Sec to Gov. Sri. Prashant Lokhande, IAS, and Press. “ The Network is
a visible proof of the joint efforts of voluntary groups and active involvement of
the District Admn.” He also thanked Sri Rina for his spirited support to the library
The Annual Day celebrations of the Chongkham Libraries held during Dec 19 & 20, 2009
were jointly organised by the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network and the Lohit District
Education Dept, with the active support of 26 Maratha L I and the ASSET, Wakro. The
literary contests were sponsored by the Surajmal Jalan Charitable Trust, Dibrugarh.
Pristine Mago and Thingbu welcome a special guest
Tawang, Dec 22: Remote Mago and Thingbu villages located along Indo-Chinese border
welcomed a special guest today.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and his entourage that included Tawang DC Gamli Padu
came calling at the villages which is yet to be connected by road.
The villages situated in the height of more than 14000 ft above the sea level with
harsh climatic conditions hardly facilitate the people here with any agricultural
or horticultural produces.
The main occupations of the people are animal rearing and source of their livelihood
are animal produces like Ghee and Churpi (Cheese).
People purchase essential commodities from the nearest town Jang which is 45 KMs
away and takes around 12 hours foot journey.
However, under the initiative of Khandu who is also the local MLA of the area, roads
are being constructed on war footing and are expected to connect these villages in
another two years. Nature at its best, the landscape of both Thingbu and Mago is
breathtaking. The area is also famous for it rich and rare flora and fauna. Once
the road comes to this area, it is sure to fetch good number tourists for its unique
and enchanting beauty.
The Villages, though very remote has special importance for the Buddhist community.
These areas have Tsa Chu (Hot water spring) and are considered sacred and it is believed
that taking a dip at the sacred Tsa Chu all sins are washed away. Besides, this region
is home of Worm Grass which is in abundant and is highly prized by practitioner
of Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicines and traditional herbal fold medicines, in
which it is used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for a variety of ailments,
from fatigue to cancer.
Addressing the villagers in both the villages, Khandu emphasized for cleanliness,
education and hard work. He urged the villagers to give top priority to education,
health and hygiene. While calling for prohibiting of drinking and smoking, the chief
minister asked them to make good use of the money they get from selling the animal
produces. Assuring all possible development, Khandu has arranged for periodical sortie
services to these villages.
The chief minister asserted that the government servants posted in the area need
to stay in their respective posting place. While revealing that the government had
already approved for special incentives for officials working in harsh topography
and altitude, he urged them to render their dedicated service to the people.
While expressing his joy on being with the people of remotest villages of the district,
Tawang DC Gamli Padu assured all possible assistance from the district administration’s
end. He also promised to visit these areas again to have a firsthand knowledge of
the problem faced by the people. (PRO to CM)
Functional training on MIS for West Siang
AALO, Dec 22: Functional Training on Management Information Systems (MIS) under NREGA
for West Siang District commenced on Dec 18 at the DC Conference Hall in Aalo.
The training programme was organised by DRDA West Siang and conducted with collaborative
support from the District Informatics Officer - NIC K.C Wangmo and faculty support
from SIRD Arunachal Pradesh through Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD and
Hento Koyu, Computer Operator-SIRD. The programme was attended by officials of DRDA,
Programme Officers and Extension Officers from various CD Blocks and CIC operators
of West Siang District.
DRDA West Siang is taking due efforts for streamlining the process of implementation
of NREGA in the district said the Project Director, Emar Ete while inaugurating the
programme on. He also informed the Programme Officers to take due interest in understanding
the various process embedded in the NREGA-MIS which was based on the operational
guidelines according to the provisions of NREGA Act. He advised all the programme
officers to be fully conscious of their constitutional responsibility to ensure that
the provisions of NREGA including timely and regular updation of NREGA-MIS are done.
The programme officers needed to cooperate with the DRDA to ensure that the district
receives its entitlement of funds under NREGA, which is possible only after full
operationalisation of NREGA-MIS.
The faculty support from SIRD and the DIO and her team provided the participants
with facilitation regarding household registration, issue of job cards, creation
of works, demand and allocation of works, muster roll entries and recording expenditure
against various provisions of NREGA. The participants were provided regular support
from DRDA West Siang.
The training provided in-depth functional knowledge on all aspects of data entry
under NREGA MIS to the participants. The programme was well received by the participants
with certain programme officers themselves doing data entry in the NREGA website.
The names of the Gram Panchayats and Blocks of the district in NREGA-MIS were found
to be inconsistent with the actual names and numbers of Gram Panchayats and Blocks
of the district. SIRD and District Informatics Office – West Siang have collaborated
to ensure proper updation with due assistance from District Administration –West
Siang and NIC HQ at New Delhi.
Amjad Tak, IAS Dy. Commissioner cum District Programme Coordinator (NREGA), Jarsa
Gamlin, Zilla Parishad Chairperson and the Project Director DRDA interacted with
the participants in the concluding day of the training programme on Dec 21. DC cum
DPC assured to regularly follow-up the process regarding data updation in NREGA-MIS.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson assured to provide all assistance regarding establishment
of a cell for regular updation of NREGA-MIS in West Siang district.
The absence of few blocks such as Mechuka, Gensi, and Likabali who could not attend
the programme was felt and speaking on the occasion of concluding day PD – DRDA advised
the participants to be ready for proper updation once the issues pertaining to updation
of names of blocks and GPs is sorted out and also assured the programme officers
of all assistance upon demand.
Workshop for EDUSAT site conductors at RGU
RONO HILLS, Dec 22: A workshop for EDUSAT site coordinators was conducted by Department
of Higher and Technical Education in Rajiv Gandhi University EDUSAT Hub station.
This workshop was a follow up to e-content generation and awareness workshop. Participants
from 35 students end EDUSAT sites covering Higher Secondary Schools, DIETs of Arunachal
Guest of Honour Prof. K C Belliappa being a teacher himself stressed for quality
teaching for the younger generation at schools and the students of higher education
and offered to teach through EDUSAT Network. He also expressed University’s commitment
for cooperation and team spirit to bring education in Arunachal to a higher level.
Chief Guest Minister for Education Bosiram Siram made some remarkable observations
on capabilities of EDUSAT. As EDUSAT can handle text, graphics, animation, video
and live presentation, its practical utility is more important than simple classroom
teaching. It is also economical in a sense that through EDUSAT technology we can
have experts and resource person at one place and teach and interact with students
He thanked ISRO and scientists for working in this direction. He expressed that technology
helps in enhancing quality teaching but teachers of AP must fulfill their responsibility
of educating children of AP with a missionary zeal.
Director, DHET Dr. Joram Begi, He apprised the Chief Guest of the current status
of EDUSAT in AP and future task and challenges to achieve its objectives.
Phani Kumar Sr. Scientist, stressed to generate e-content and run the EDUSAT Programme
for the benefit of target segment i.e. the school students.
Prof. S K Patnaik, Coordinator EDUSAT at Hub Station explained and demonstrated the
function and facilities available at Hub Station to the Chief Guest.
Dr. V N Sharma SLO Course Coordinator EDUSAT for AP offered vote of thanks for the
esteemed dignitaries and the persons worked behind the screen.
JNV Geku to represent Upper Siang at Governor’s quiz prog
YINGKIONG, Dec 22: JNV Geku would represent Upper Siang at the state level Governor’s
Quiz Competition. At District Level Competition conducted today five team including
host Yingkiong, Mariyang and Jengging Higher secondary schools took part.
Ajay Tayeng conducted the programme as Quiz Master.
DDSE Upper Siang G. Angu advised the students to participate more in such competitions
and emphasized on all to inculcate competitive spirit among the students.
Deputy Commissioner I/C, R. Panyang emphasized on the need of more co-curricular
activities among the students. He also appealed to the teachers to find out the hidden
talent of students and encourage the students to participate in the different activities.
Khunjuju takes stock of Rahung Micro Hydel Scheme
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Parliamentary Secretary, Hydro Power Development, R.T. Khunjuju
has visited Rahung Micro Hydel Scheme at Rahung on yesterday to assess the physical
progress of various components of works of the hydel funded under SPA and ACA.
Rahung MHS was commissioned during the year 1972-73 with an installed capacity of
3x250 KW. The Hydel is providing power supply to Bomdila and its adjoining villages.
The Intake structure of Rahung MHS was damaged by flash flood occurred on Oct 27.
He was accompanied by ADC R. Tashi, and Superintending Engineer Department of Hydro
Power Development A. Miyu, and other Officers of the Hydro Power and Power Department.
Underlining the necessity of up keeping of the MHS, Khunjuju advised the Department
to expedite the construction of R & H works and complete it in time bound manner.
The SE DHPD Bomdila Circle apprised the Parliamentary Secretary regarding the quantum
of work to be taken up to generate full capacity and the fund constraints of the
Department. However, Khunjuju has directed the Department to take up the remaining
work regardless of availability of fund as the Rahung MHS is the only Hydel that
can meet up the emergency power requirement of the District Headquarter. He further
directed the Department to submit necessary estimates accordingly to assess the fund
requirement of the remaining works to be done for providing additional fund.
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The students of Government Middle School Tani Happa-Sagalee organized
an interactive education tour programme recently at northern India.
They thanked Minister PWD and UD Nabam Tuki, Parliamentary Secretary, Industries
Nabam Rebia, ASM Techi Takia and Assistant Engineer PWD Sagalee Er Techi Ramda for
their support and encouragement for successful completion of the tour programme.
ZCC organize Carol
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Ziro Christian Council has organized a joint Christmas Carol at
Ziro on December 19 last.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Padi Kunya stressed on maintaining peace
and harmony amongst all religious groups. She appreciated the Christian community
for maintaining peaceful atmosphere in the valley and advised them to maintain the
same spirit in near future.
She donated an amount of Rs. 50,000 to the ZCC for developmental activities.
Guest of Honour Haj Dodung called for unity among the Christians and stressed on
the importance of Ziro Christian Council (ZCC).
Pastor Duyu Tadu, Nending Tamiya, Chairman ZCC and Richard Gyati Tamang also spoke
on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: An executive body meeting of District Youth Congress, West Siang
was held on 16th December under the chairmanship of Hake Tago, APYC Secretary in
charge of West Siang. In addition, present on the occasion was Tadar Tagak secretary,
APYC (Admin). After intense discussion, house passed a resolution for smooth and
effective functioning of the Youth Congress in the district.
Some of the important decision taken during meeting includes immediate regularization
of the appointments of District Youth Congress (DYC)/Block Youth Congress (BYC) by
APYC president, establishment of DYC office at Aalo, Organizing of youth leadership
training camp in district and submission of memorandum to Chief Minister seeking
help to family of late Redak Lollen, General Secretary, DYC West Siang.
Check stray animals
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Capital Youth Organization (CYO) appealed the concerned authority
to check the stray domestic animals at market areas particularly at NH 52 and other
link-roads in the capital complex.
It said that the presence of stray animals in NH 52 causes accident particularly
Training on fisheries and vermicompost
PASIGHAT, Dec 22: A daylong training programme on feeding and pond management in
composite fish culture and vermin-compost production technology was organized by
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, at Ledum
Village today. Altogether 30 farmers participated in the programme. Addressing the
farmers, Toge Riba (SMS, Plant Protection) explained the aim and objectives of KVK
and Shah M Hussain (SMS, Fisheries) explained about the feeding and pond management
in composite fish culture and scope of fisheries in the village.
Dr. L.Wangchu, Assistant Professor (Pomology) and Project Investigator of Promotion
of Vermi Compost Technology among the ST farmers, Unemployed rural youth and women
of Arunachal Project explained about the vermin-compost production technology.
Conduct interview, demands APPDSU
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU), in a letter to
Papum Pare deputy commissioner cum project director, SSA district mission, has demanded
that the interview for recruitment of assistant teachers (ATs) against the reserved
10 percent EGS workers’ posts in Papum Pare district should immediately be conducted.
APPDSU claimed that interview for ATs other than this reserved posts were conducted
in August 2009 and selected candidates are already in service. The union stated that
within one-month interview for the remaining posts should be conducted.
Welly to attend Si Donyi
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Minister WRD Atum Welly has consented to attend the 36th Si-Donyi
Celebration Daporijo as Chief Guest.
Meanwhile, Nyumsa Bayor will lead the festival as Chief Priest from January 4-7 next.
NES' on Boori-Boot celebration
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Boori-Boot would be celebrated in the same manner as before 1998
Ligu Declaration as Boori-Boot Yullo w.e.f. February four to seven, six being the
date of ritual sacrifices. It was decided in an extended executive meeting of Nyishi
Elite Society (NES) held recently.
This decision has been given in view of the changed social scenario after the historical
Constitutional nomenclature change from Dafla to Nyishi which brought Nyishis of
all geographical areas under one umbrella, NES in a release, said. It appealed to
all the Nyishi brethren to reciprocate the same in the greater interest of the community.
VAHAN Software Project starts
ITANAGAR: The VAHAN Software project, meant for the computerization of the Vehicle
Registration has been formally inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Lohit, Kaling
DC thanked the National Informatics Centre (NIC), for putting all efforts and providing
technical support in implementing the VAHAN software project. He advised DTO H. Wangha,
to make this project work towards achieving e-governance.
Earlier, Wangha, stressed on timely registration of the newly purchased vehicles
in order to avoid penalties. The project is funded by Ministry of Transport, Road
DIO, NIC June Kadu, gave a power point presentation of SARATHI (Issuing of Licenses)
and VAHAN, and explained the workflow and the salient features of the software project.
Anjaw district planning meet
HAYULIANG: The first ever District Planning Committee meeting was organized at Multipurpose
Hall, Hayuliang Anjaw.
The meeting deliberated on various schemes put up by departments and a special touch
was given to the MG – NREGA scheme.
ZP, Chairperson B. Tega in his address to the house requested all the departments
to make best use of the funds made available as much of the work is yet to be undertaken
in the district.
DC C.S. Jeinow, in his address exhorted all his officers to be dedicated in their
endeavor to make a better life for the people.
The house passed all schemes put up by the various departments.
Panchayat leaders of all three tiers and heads of department attended the programme.
ITANAGAR: Advocating for enhancement of electricity generation by the Sibi Mini
Hydro Project from the proposed 50 KW to 100 KW, the Upper Siang District Youth
Congress (DYC), further urged the chief minister to entrust the construction work
of this mini hydro project to Geku Hydro power development division, which has already
executed many hydro power projects efficiently.
Karate team leaves for Chennai
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) team comprising of 20 members along
with Coach Nanu Sangtha, Assistant Coach Moi Tassa and Team Manager Yarda Niki left
for Chennai this evening to take part at the 23rd Junior National Karate Championship-2009,
which will be held from December 30 at Erude, Chennai.