ITANAGAR, Dec 8: In accordance with the provision of Section 23(1) of RTE Act 2009,
the NCTE has laid down the minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for
appointment as a teacher in Class-I to VIII; as such he/she should pass TET conducted
by the State Government with guidelines.
Accordingly, the second State level Teacher Eligibility Test was conducted today
in which 1424 candidates registered for appearing in the said test at two different
centers -- D.N.C College Itanagar and Kingcup Public School.
The Director APTET and Director, Elementary Education Itanagar Bodong Yirang along
with Magistrate, observer, Centre Superintendent, officers/officials and police personnel
were engaged to accomplish the time bound task of conducting Second APTET 2013 as
per schedule date and time.
The examination was successfully conducted in two shifts morning and evening.
It is worth mentioning that first TET was conducted successfully in the state on
October 28th last year and 64 TET qualified candidates were posted in SSA-RTE against
AUEA office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Dec 08: The office of Arunachal Unemployed Engineers' Association (AUEA)
was inaugurated here today by the managing director of Hydro Power Development Corporation,
Arunachal Pradesh Limited (HPDCAPL) Toko Onuj as chief guest.
Addressing the gathering of large number of AUEA members during the inaugural function,
the chief guest advised the members to strive hard and use their technical innovations
to get themselves employed and to work for upliftment of the society.
He further asked them to be disciplined in approaching any issue.
Social service by differently abled persons
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The member of All Arunachal Pradesh Deaf and Dumb Welfare Society
conducted a social service to mark the International Day for Differently Abled on
December 6. Around 25 members of the Society under the guidance of R K Mission Swamiji
P Maharaj and Society’s adviser Achu Bagang cleaned the staff and nursing school
campus of R K MH and also cleaned the drain. The Society also assured to donate blood
voluntarily to needy patients when required.
4-0 drubbing for Cong in assembly polls; AAP stuns Delhi
Sonia urges Congress 'introspection' after assembly election debacle
NEW DELHI, Dec 8: Just ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP today handed a severe 4-0 drubbing
to Congress in the assembly elections by scoring landslide victories in Rajasthan
and Madhya Pradesh, holding on to power in Chhattisgarh and close to forming a government
The election results also saw a fledgling Aam Aadmi Party stunning major parties
in Delhi where its chief Arvind Kejriwal emerged the giant killer defeating three-time
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by a huge margin. While its performance helped in the
rout of Congress, it halted BJP's march towards a majority.
Propelled by the aggressive campaign of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra
Modi, BJP wrested power from Congress in Rajasthan by scoring a three-fourth majority
and retained power in Madhya Pradesh where it increased its tally to reach two-third
It was a hat-trick for BJP in Madhya Pradesh where Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
led the party to a spectacular tally of 165 seats in the 230-member assembly.
The Congress suffered a huge defeat with its tally coming down to 58 from 71 seats.
BSP got four seats and independents three.
In Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje spearheaded the saffron surge, ousting the Congress
which registered its worst-ever performance. BJP got 162 seats, its highest ever
tally, in the 200-member assembly, leaving Congress with only 21. In the outgoing
assembly, BJP had 78 and Congress 96 seats.
National People's Party got four, BSP three and National Unionist Zamindara Party
two. Independents won seven.
Meanwhile, stunned by the drubbing in assembly polls, top leadership of the Congress
on Sunday pledged "deep introspection" with a view to "transform" the party to rectify
its mistakes ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Stating that the party was "very very disappointed" with the results, its president
Sonia Gandhi, however, suggested that this outcome would have no bearing on the Lok
Sabha polls since "general elections are quite different".
"We will introspect seriously and we will take all necessary actions to rectify our
mistakes or our way of functioning," she told reporters at the AICC headquarters
in New Delhi soon after it became clear that the Congress had done badly in the current
round of assembly polls.
Asked whether the Congress party would name its prime ministerial candidate against
BJP's Narendra Modi, Gandhi said "people need not worry as, at an opportune time,
the name of the prime ministerial candidate" will be announced.
Initially, she appeared reluctant to give an answer when asked whether Rahul Gandhi
would be named as the prime ministerial candidate. "We will make a statement. The
party has to decide. The party will decide at the opportune time," she said.
Appearing before the media along with his mother, party vice president Rahul Gandhi
said Congress has to transform itself to stand up. "We have to move to a new paradigm
and give serious space to the common masses," he said. He said through the elections,
"people have given us a message, which we have heard."
Asked whether these results would have a bearing on the next Lok Sabha polls, Sonia
Gandhi said: "General elections are quite different. People in state elections do
focus on personality at the state level, at leaders who are likely to lead them."
However, in national elections "people look at the person who is likely to guide
them and govern them at the national level. The issues will be slightly different
because at the state level, the issues are localized. At the national level, there
are national issues," said the Congress chief.
"It goes without saying that we are very very disappointed at the results but we
accept the verdict of the people with all humility. We congratulate our opponents
for winning the elections," she said.
"We have to look into the way we took or did not take our message to the people and
also we have to look at the way our own party is equipped or not so equipped in running
an election," said Sonia Gandhi. Briefly analyzing the causes of the drubbing, she
said, "Of course, there will be a number of reasons for these defeats. I know many
were complaining, people were unhappy. Otherwise, they would not have given such
a result." Listing some of the reasons, she said, "Perhaps, price rise was also an
issue. It was affecting people."
Asked about the spectacular performance of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, Rahul
Gandhi said both the major parties, Congress and BJP, had thought about politics
in a traditional way. "I think, we need to consider thinking in terms of empowering
the people which I have been saying within the party. I'm going to make this a central
issue," said the Congress vice president. PTI
Opposition foresee 'wave of change' in Arunachal too
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The election results of four states have given massive lift to the
opposition parties of Arunachal Pradesh. With Congress party being voted out from
Rajasthan, Delhi and BJP retaining power in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh the opposition
believes that soon change will sweep Arunachal too. The Bharatiya Janata Party and
regional player People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) while reacting to election results
expressed hope that Congress will be voted out from Arunachal in days to come.
Former Member of Parliament Kiren Rijiju who is also BJP National Executive member
in his remark stated that the election result of four states reflects that there
is new wave of mood for change which is gripping every Indian. "The deep rooted corruption
and mis-governance of ruling Congress party has been strongly rebuked by the people
of India. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi the new India will emerge and country
will witness massive development in the years to come," stated former MP. He also
expressed hope that people of Arunachal will take cue from fellow citizen and vote
out ruling Congress from Arunachal in the next election. BJP National General Secretary
Tapir Gao in his statement said there is definite anti-Congress wave throughout the
country for its mammoth corruption and ill-designed policies. He expressed confident
that these feats achieved in 4 states shall be repeated in the NE states sooner than
PPA General Secretary Dr Ashan Riddi claims the election result of four states will
surely shake the ruling Congress party of Arunachal. "The Congress leaders of state
must be deeply worried after seeing the result. We wish to see similar change in
our state. We call upon the people of Arunachal to vote out Congress from Arunachal.
They have ruled state for 30 years but failed to bring in development," said Dr Riddi.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party and its Itanagar district unit
today organized victory celebration at the party office. Lauding the role of party
national president Rajnath Singh, Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi and other
leaders for the spectacular victory in the assembly elections of the state of Madhya
Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, the BJP Arunachal Pradesh in an office
bearers' meeting at the party HQ , Itanagar this evening, expressed happiness and
stated that "it is encouraged by the result which created a positive wave in favour
of the party in the state” and hopes it will be a huge advantage to the 2014 Lok
Sabha elections. The party cadres present on the occasion vowed to wrest back west
parliamentary constituency from ruling Congress in the coming general election.
Workshop on integrated river basin management
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: In view of the growing flood and erosion disasters impacted by climate
change in the interstate rivers of Assam and Arunachal, experts from the region are
of view that a collaborative initiative between the two states is essential to study
the water induced hazards from the basin management perspectives.
To promote such idea and to forge scientific cooperation between the two states,
a consultation workshop on Integrated river basin management for mitigation of flood
and erosion disasters: Perspectives in the context of climate change' is being organised
by Aaranyak in collaboration with the Arunachal Citizens' Rights here on December
09, 2013. The workshop supported by India Water Partnership (New Delhi) and International
Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu aims to create a platform
for dialogue on cooperation for river management with special emphasis on mitigation
of flood and erosion disasters between the Government agencies, civil society and
community organizations of the Assam and Arunachal.
Experts from IIT Guwahati, national level NGOs, representatives from local civil
societies, activists and media professionals are expected to take part in the day
long brainstorming session.
The workshop will discuss on issues and problems of inter-state river basin management
leading to identification of areas for cooperation in integrated river basin management.
Talented kids, new entrants add more flavour to 54th APLS literary session
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The 54th monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society started with condolence and observing one minute silence to pay tribute to
great soul Nelson Mandela and to Indian literary stalwarts Rajendra Yadav and Omprakash
The chairman of today's literary session, Y DThongchi, the president of APLS and
Jumuna Bini, AGS briefed on the contributions of Nelson Mandela and two literary
personalities who breathed their last recently.
Before starting the literary discourse, Thongchi, on behalf of members present, greeted
Dr Tage Tada, vice president APLS and Director of Research who was awarded PhD by
Rajiv Gandhi University for his thesis titled "Archaeological Remains of Arunachal
Pradesh, from Pre history to 16th century".
Literary business was started with three English Poems "Resurrection" by Lopa Rebi
Kojum, "Wake up Bharat" by Temod Raji and "Swamiji-An Immortal soul" by Takpi Game.
Next presentation was a beautiful Hindi Poem entitled "Dard" composed on occasion
of Disabled Day to depict the agony of disabled Children by Millyrani Paul, the maiden
participant of literary session. Ranjit Sinha, another new comer depicted his poetic
talent through presenting a Bengali Poem-"Nistabdatar Aahban"- full of emotional
upsurge. Two kids Aryamaan Das Borah presented a story "The Volcanoes" while Baji
Ringu recited self composed poem-"The Egg".
Dr Takop Zirdo contributed three self composed Gallo Poems along with English translation
'Menji Hissvyakago Kaado', 'Mexxw Agom Go Mentola' and 'Puuyum Toorela'-full of superb
poetic expression. Mukul Pathak recited two self composed Assamese Poems-'Kojolar
Kotha' and 'Tubki'. Ramendra Nath Koley presented two mini stories-'Atmaj' and 'Utsaber
Allo' a realistic reflection of Adi social life and their traditions while Dr Pekba
Ringu presented his story -" A Recurring NEFA story" an excellent literary creation.
The session got an extra flavour with the presentation of two songs, Galo and Assamese
language in melodious tune by Roman Bora. The most interesting occasion of the day
was recitation of two rhymes with extraordinary gesture & posture by a five year
KG II student Rini Diyum ever youngest participant in APLS session.
Further it was decided in the session that the foundation day of APLS would be celebrated
on 18th Dec next.
APHPM & PB sign mou on kiwi wine
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: Under the constant effort and guidance of Horticulture Minister
Setong Sena, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Arunachal Pradesh
Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Board (APHPM & PB) and Hill Crest
Foods and Beverages, Pvt. Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra, in presence of Hage Kojeen, Commissioner
Horticulture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh here on Dec 6.
Speaking on the occasion Tage Tatung, Managing Director, APHPM &PB said that the
unmarketable sizes of Kiwi fruits from Arunachal Pradesh will be sent to Rhythm winery
of Hill Crest Foods and Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Pune for manufacturing of kiwi Wine,
initially on a pilot project to produce 5000 liters of kiwi wine. If the project
is successful, Kiwi Wine manufacturing unit will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh for
which huge quantity of Kiwi fruits will be required. So, more area is to be brought
under kiwi cultivation to feed the unit and to meet the market demand. Akalpit Arvind
Prabhune, Managing Director, Hill Crest Foods and Beverages, Pvt. Ltd. said, at present
the company is manufacturing various fruit wine including Strawberry and Pineapple
wine, after launch of Kiwi Wine, we will take up manufacturing of Peach, Pineapple,
Strawberry and other fruits wine in Arunachal Pradesh if sufficient quantity of fruits
are available to feed the unit.
Later, Akalpit call on honorable parliamentary Secretary Horticulture, Honchun Ngandam
and Chairman, APHPM &PB, Kipa Niya in their office, discussed detail on Kiwi Wine
project. He said the wine and the liquor are different items, Arunachal Pradesh should
have its own wine policy to encourage such entrepreneurs. Further, he informed that
they will provide technical know-how and help in setting up of wine manufacturing
units in Arunachal Pradesh in near future.
Taraso tense over boundary issue
ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Tension is prevailing at Taraso after hundreds of people from Assam
were found camping inside the Rajgar Ali under Balijan in Papum Pare district.
Taraso Circle Youth Association in a release informed that, about 200-300 people
with lethal weapons like daos, bows and arrows from Assam have been camping inside
the Rajgar Ali to occupy Arunachal land since the visit of Local Boundary Commission
While demanding the state government to intervene the matter and drive out them at
the earliest, the association warned that the government will solely be responsible
for any confrontation that may arise out of the prevailing situation.
Meanwhile, the Taraso CO and Balijan OC along with 30 police personnel and members
of the Association visited the forest area near Rajgar Ali yesterday and asked the
encroachers to vacate the land and maintain status quo along the disputed inter-state
boundary. But, they flatly refused to do so saying that they had been waiting for
long and can not wait any more. They suggested Arunachal to surrender its land instead,
the release alleged.
According the Association, the number of the people has been increasing with every
passing day and they are camping on rotation basis.
Vanishing Tuskers of Arunachal Pradesh
As a kid visiting my grandparents place during the school vacations, one scene I
remember seeing repeatedly is of a procession of elephants being led into the house
compound by mahouts and with it starting a hustle and bustle of activity. We children
were warned to keep away and made to watch from the kitchen window while the elephants
were given their bath with hot water boiled with wild fern and being fed a special
diet of banana stem wrapped with cooked husked rice and salt, while my grandfather
sat supervising the task. What we watched with fascination was a common sight and
a routine occurrence in villages years ago, where every other household owned an
elephant. But they are just distant memories now. The majestic elephants that roamed
around in the jungles started vanishing with the encroachment of their territory
by us and even the domesticated elephants that I remember seeing are slowly vanishing.
Once widespread in India and the pride and joy of the ruling monarchs, the Asian
elephants are now restricted to the certain areas in the north-eastern, central,
north-western and southern parts of our country. In North Eastern India, the elephant
range extends from the eastern border of Nepal in northern West Bengal through western
Assam along the Himalaya foothills as far as the Mishmi Hills. From here it extends
into eastern Arunachal Pradesh, the plains of upper Assam, and the foothills of Nagaland.
Elephants live in grassland, tropical evergreen forest, semi-evergreen forest, moist
deciduous forest, dry deciduous forested and dry thorn forest, in addition to cultivated
and secondary forests and scrublands. Elephants need to consume large quantities
of food every day because of their large bodies and energy requirements and so need
a large area to browse and graze on a variety of plants. Elephants may spend up to
14-19 hrs a day feeding, during which they may consume up to 150 kg of wet weight.
Elephants were part and parcel of daily life in the earlier days before development
in the form of roads and modern machinery came to the place. The elephant's ability
to work under instruction makes them particularly useful for carrying heavy objects.
They were used for transportation in the thick jungles, used in the timber trade
for moving heavy loads and even agriculture. In the heyday of the Timber trade elephants
were the most prized possession because of their ability to penetrate the dense jungles
without any need for roads, and to pull heavy loads to accessible camp sites.
The Khampti people have a history of being expert elephant capturers. The older generation
has memories and stories of capturing elephants. The common method was of organising
'Mela shikar', in which people would go to the jungles in search of elephants to
capture. On sighting elephants, desired elephants of the right age to be trained
would be marked, given chase by people riding on domesticated elephants, cornered
and captured. One other method was of herding the elephants towards a pre constructed
enclosure and then young ones being selected for training and use.
The domesticated elephants were taken good care of with a mahout assigned for each
elephant, special diet given alongside their foraging for food and their other needs
met with. A part and parcel of village life in the days gone by was for the owner/
mahout to go 'in search' of the elephants which were left 'to roam' in the forest,
albeit tied up, when they were not in use. They would be brought to the village,
taken care of and then taken back to the forest to spend their leisure time.
But with the ban of the timber trade by the Supreme Court, the necessity of the elephant's
might has lessened and so the number of people willing to keep domesticated elephants
has lessened too. Most families, who could afford to keep elephants kept them. But
with the waning of their use, their upkeep has become expensive and so they are sold
and modern machinery that does similar work is preferred. Now a days the number of
elephant sightings, domesticated and wild, has lessened to a great extent. One reason
for it is their vanishing habitat due to human encroachment of their territories.
To fulfil the needs of the growing population we have cleared forests for settlement
and for agricultural activities. And so the problem of human elephant conflict with
regards to territory arose.
An instance of this conflict in my memory is of the warnings of possible wild elephant
sighting/attack in the boarding school that I attended. The school was located in
the hills and in the isolation of the jungles, about 10 kilometres away from the
nearest village. I remember the excitement and fear that we felt at night and the
disappointment of nothing happening except for a slight disturbance to the wild banana
plants at the perimeter of the school fence. In hindsight now I feel that they were
not the outsiders/ encroachers of our territory, but we of theirs. Another instance
of the conflict/ human cruelty that I remember is of an incident where a 'mad' elephant
was shot dead. We had heard of the elephant being shot dead and went to see the carcass.
But on reaching the spot we saw that the trunk was missing and people were hacking
away the legs with axes. This indignity to the mighty creature was a shocking sight
for us and a proof of the theory of 'survival of the fittest', we with our lethal
guns on one side and the mighty creature with its bulk on the other. This constant
reminder that there was a conflict of territory between the humans and elephants
was a proof of their close existence with us. But such instances are getting fewer
and far between, because of their decreasing numbers.
In a country where the army of an emperor comprised of thousands of elephants in
the past, now the number has diminished to about 28000 wild elephants in the whole
country. The Asian elephant, now an endangered species needs to be conserved and
their numbers increased. Elephants roam around over a large area and so conserving
their habitat would mean conserving a large species of flora and fauna. Elephants
are regarded as an umbrella species because their conservation will also protect
a large number of other species occupying the same area.
AICU to continue its dedicated service for laities
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: "You are all chosen People of God to lead the people in your own
area and in your own capacity," said Eugene Gonsalves, President All India Catholic
Union (AICU) in an inaugural function of AICU Working Committee Meeting at Bishop
House Itanagar today.
Highlighting about the role of the Catholic Union of India, he said, that it does
the duty of safeguarding the laities as a watch dog. It has the support of 17 crore
people all over India and the Catholic Bishops Conference of India has recognized
its role. The AICU is 93 years old and it continues to voice for the people.
Expressing his happiness at the open hearted nature and warm welcome of the people
in this corner of the country, he assured that this is the beginning of such activities,
for the infant APCA (Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association). He appreciated and
thanked the initiatives taken by Arunachal Unit President Tok Buttum and Secretary
Taw Tebin. He also assured to sponsor for the laities of this localities who would
like to study for Priesthood and nuns.
Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar saluted the Heroes of the pioneers of the
Catholic faith in Arunachal. As he called them by their names, Boa Tamo former MLA,
Fr CC Jose, L Wanglat former Minister, late Tadar Taniang former minister, Late Bro
Prembai, and so many others, every member of the house stood up in salutations and
clapped for them. "We are standing here today; it is because of all of you and because
of the unending prayers offered by every priest and nuns".
Former Minister Mr. L Wanglat, spoke about the traditions of Noctes to hunt for head
of their enemies. But now due to the teachings of the Church, that tradition has
to be left out. Quoting Holy Father Pope Francis, he said, "Catholic Church is my
tradition". He also urged every member to make it their own religious traditions
at the same time embrace every religion, every people as a family brother and sisters.
One of the pioneer priest Fr. CC Jose who is now a Vicar General of Miao Diocese
said, "let us help and support all our inter-religious and inter-faith fellow men
in their endeavor to reach and find happiness and peace in God."
In the concluding program, the children and youth of Holy Cross School, Good Shepherd
School, Don Bosco College along with the parishioners of Doimukh, Naharlagun, Cathedral
Church and St Mary's presented beautiful cultural items on theme of "I have a dream
for a better Arunachal, a dream of love, of peace, and harmony for future Arunachal,
and with it the entire world".
Earlier, Tok Buttum President APCA welcomed them, and highlighted to them about the
land of the rising sun and its multicultural and multi lingual inhabitants. He also
expressed his gratitude to Bishop Rev. Jhon Thomas for accommodations and Cooperation.
'Spread the message of love and peace'
CHANGLANG, Dec 8: The 5th joint carol cum advent Christmas 2013 Changlang was celebrated
today at DIET Campus by various denominations of Christian community under the theme
"Jesus Christ the mediator."
Speaking on the occasion Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development
Minister Setong Sena greeted the Christian community on the Happy and Auspicious
occasion. He said that we should pray and extend love to one another with open heart
and mind to make a congenial working society and also spread the message of love,
peace and prosperity specially for Changlang, Tirap and Longding districts, particularly
for youths of these districts so that they remain in the right track.
Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary Trade and Commerce, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary
and Diary Development said that message of love and reconciliation should start
from the family. He also asked Christian brothers and sisters to work for the welfare
of the society, state and nation. He appealed to maintain integrity with respect
to all religions for peace, progress and prosperity.
Thinghaap Taiju, Parliamentary Secretary, WRD stressed on the need of maintaining
peace and appreciated the organizing committee for such a mega event to promote
peace and tranquility in the region.
The speaker on the occasion, Rev. Dilip Singh, Director, Divine Harvest and Healing
Ministry DHHM, Dimapur, narrated from the BIBLE on birth of Jesus Christ. He said
it is a blessed opportunity to celebrate the joint carol and Advent of pre-Christmas
celebration. Further he said that Jesus is the symbol of true love; he ultimately
sacrificed himself on the cross for Humanity. Nothing in this world exists itself
all good things comes from God only, the creator of the universe. Today we are passing
through crucial period of corruption and communal tension and many more. Therefore
we should pray to God to bestow his blessing to love one another and to maintain
peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
On the occasion, Chanchal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner Changlang and Vijay Kumar, SP
Changlang have greeted and extended best wishes for forthcoming Christmas celebration.
The Changlang ZP Chairperson, Marina Kenglang also attended the celebration.
Other highlights of the celebration were praise and worship by brother Ajit Singh
and brother R. Siama, and convocation prayer by T. Rongmei, Pastor 4th Assam Riffles,
special number by worship team, benediction prayer by Rev. V. Rosailova of Presbyterian
Church, invocation by pastor Laktong Baptist Church and the programme came to an
end with benediction prayer by Father Shoby Simon, Catholic Church Changlang. DIPRO
Seminar advocates for inclusive education
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: A seminar on "Swami Vivekananda's vision on Education in 21st century"
by Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti was held on Saturday as a part of the year-long
celebration s of 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the Chandni Hotel,
Naharlagun. The Seminar aims at bringing awareness on the education system on the
basis of physical, mental as well as Spiritual dimension. It was inaugurated by Shantanu
Raghunnath Shende, former Secretary of Vidhya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan
who also happened to be the first teacher of RK Mission School, Along when it started
Advocate Pritom Taffo, a Social worker and the state Secretary of the Swami Vivekananda
Sardh Shati Samaroh in his key note address opined that goodness in a man is
a perfection within to be brought out. He also said that in this contemporary Society
parents are not spending time enough with their children. He emphasized on women's
education and on the respect that one should have for his own culture and on the
good character to be provided.
Speaking on the topic 'development of all round personality' Dr. Kesang Wangdi said
that there should be education on mental, physical as well as spiritual dimension.
On the topic "On character "Dr. Ashok Kr. Pandey said that the reason of man's decline
in character is the disintegration of Joint family in the contemporary society.
S R Shende in his concluding address said the sum total of the educational thoughts
and vision of Swami Vivekananda is providing the pupil the platform to develop and
manifest 'from within' which has been universally acknowledged and widely adopted
by several educational movements. Throwing light on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda
on universal brotherhood, Shende recalled that this thought alone attracted him to
come and serve in Arunachal Pradesh on the early 1960 when the then NEFA was in the
headlines for the Chinese aggression and its aftermaths.
Shende stated that the more we accept and adopt Swamiji's educational thoughts, the
faster the nation will develop from within and the better our people in live in the
country in peace.
Earlier, Nabum Ruja, Secretary, Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti presented a brief
report of the educational activities of the Samiti. Tadar Kama, Vice President of
ASVS chaired and moderated the Seminar.
Environmental awareness campaign
TAWANG, Dec 8: The Environmental Protection Society (EPS) today carried out an awareness
campaign at Lhou village, Tawang on "Forest and wildlife" under the banner of CAMPA,
department of Forest and Environment, Arunachal Pradesh. Hundreds of Villagers turned
up for the campaign despite being a Sunday. The crowd were addressed by various
guests namely Toriq Thomas, ADC Tawang, PP Vahule, DFO Tawang, Pema Norbu Thungdok,
DSP Tawang and Rinchin Norbu, Secretary of Vivekananda Yuva Morcha Arunachal.
The programme began with a short video clip presentation on awareness and this was
followed by the speech of Jambey Dondu, President EPS. He emphasized on the importance
of preservation of forest and also briefed the crowd about global warming, water
and soil pollution.
PP Vahule, DFO Tawang talked about the importance of the substitutes for trees
for the purpose of using them as a firewood. He talked about the possibility of using
Pine Briquette as a very favourable substitute to fire wood. Toriq Thomas ADC Tawang
emphasized that we all should try to implement the things that was talked about
Pema Norbu Thungdok, DSP Tawang talked about the importance of wildlife and forest
at large, he talked about how everything his related to each other and how an imbalance
in the chain could cause an adverse harm to the whole environment.
Rinchin Norbu, Secretary of Vivekananda Yuva Morcha talked about the adverse effects
of using plastics and how it harms the environment therefore requested the people
to minimize the use of plastics and thereby saving the environment. He also talked
about the importance of wildlife and how everything is interrelated to each other.
Students of VKV, Kitpi performed a very informative Skit and also made everyone
present in the house to take an oath that " from now on we will save our forest
and plant more trees thereby also helping in saving the wildlife and save our Mother
Change your life with Sudarshan Kriya
ITANAGAR, Dec 8: The Art of Living has announced a new batch of its workshop that
teaches Sudarshan Kriya from December 10. The six-day course will be held at the
Art of Living Centre in H Sector here from 5.30 pm.
Sudarshan Kriya is a simple yet powerful breathing technique. The rhythmic breathing
technique designed by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar harnesses specific natural
rhythms of the breath, harmonizing the body, mind and emotions. "It cleanses different
layers of our existence of stress and past experiences, restoring our charm and presence.
It eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and
depression, leaving the mind calm, focused and the body energized, completely relaxed,"
explains Rajaque Rahman, an Itanagar-based faculty of the Art of Living.
Sudarshan Kriya practitioners have reported better immunity, increased stamina and
sustained high-energy levels. "Daily dose of Sudarshan Kriya can considerably reduce
visit to the doctor, keeping you healthy and happy lifelong," he adds.
Apart from the practical techniques, the workshop will also include modules on Listening
Skills, Time Management, Delivering Optimal Performance, Team Building, Interpersonal
Skills and Adaptability Skills.
The reported benefits of the workshop include better physical health, freedom from
diseases such as diabetes, high BP, heart problems, asthma, headache, etc, improved
sleep, freedom from depression and anxiety, control over anger and other negative
emotions and better personal relationships.
State Level Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Championship-2013 begins at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Dec 08: The 4th State Level Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do championship-2013
began at General Ground here today.
Addressing the inaugural function of the 2-day championship, Principal of Pasighat
Do:ying Gumin College Dr. Igul Padung suggested the young karatekas to inculcate
in them good moral values, habits and become worthy citizen. Applauding the bold
initiative taken by the organizers, Padung urged the sportspersons to foster unity,
brotherhood and understanding through games and sports.
In his speech, Bosing- (I) ZPM Namuk Taloh opined that Karate was very effective
and useful for self defense. He encouraged the women and girls to learn the self
defence techniques of karate to ward of trouble. He suggested the young karatekas
to not misuse the art.
ASKA president Dr. Marli Ete highlighted the achievements of their association in
the last decade. He said that the ASKA players have been consistently performing
well in various national and international level championships. He stressed on maintaining
strict discipline by sportspersons to achieving success.
Arunachal Karate Do Association general secretary Langkung Marik, who also is the
chief technical director of ASKA, informed about job reservation for meritorious
sportspersons in various state govt. departments and advised the players to avail
the opportunity by excelling in their chosen field of sport.
ASKA vice president of cum youth Congress leader Dikto Yekar, District Sport Officer
Nada Apa and office bearers of ASKA were present on the occasion.
Earlier, in his welcome address, East Siang Karete-Do Association president Vijoy
Mize briefed about martial art (Karate) its importance.
Over 170 players from Anjaw, Lohit, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, PTC (Bandardewa),
clubs from Itanagar, Chimpu, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and host district East Siang are
participating in the championship.
Badminton tourney organized by ZBA concluded
ZIRO, Dec 08: First "Kalyan Kumar Sonowal Memorial District Level Badminton Tournament-2013"
organized by Ziro Badminton Association (ZBA) was successfully concluded here at
Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Hapoli this evening.
Attending the valedictory function as chief guest, district Zilla Chairperson Hage
Kobing has expressed his satisfaction of conducting the tournament which ended very
successfully and also expressed his desire to join the organizing committee next
year. He thanked organizing committee for inviting him to valedictory function to
share the fruit of success.
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Marnya Ete who is also the chief patron of the
tournament in his speech said that objective of organizing tournament is to tape
the budding talents of youth and also to send the winners of the tournament to the
state level tournament.
Earlier, Onya Gyati was felicitated by the ZBA for having outstanding record in the
field of badminton. She has brought laurels for the state many a time.
A 'Souvenir' published by ZBA was also released during the function.
Dr. Tage Kano and Tutul Goswami, the organizing secretary and Asst. secretary respectively
and Amal Sonowal wife of Lt. Kalyan Kumar Sonowal also spoke in the function.
By winning in four categories of the events, Kalung Takhi became hero of the tournament.
Kalung Takhi and Toko Tano bagged the first and second in U-17 Boys single. In U-17
Boys Double, Kalung Takhi and Toko Tano won the match while Dangu Joseph and Tagru
Tarek was the runner-up
Onya Gyati and Toko Nano secured first and second position in women's open singles.
In Women's Open Double, Moom Dai & Toko Aman was the winner while Kago Yassa & Dani
Dilhyang was the runner-up.
In Veteran Men's Single, Er. Toko Ottu and Toko Techi were the winner and runner-up
respectively. In Veteran Men's Double, Er. Toko Ottu & Likha Tugu won the match while
Toko Sunil & P B Singh bags the runner-up title.
In Men's Open Double final, Toko Sunil & Kalung Takhi defeated Dr. Tani Raju & Michi
Buker while in Men's Open Single, Kalung Takhi and Nending Ommo stood as the winner
and runner-up respectively.
Tommar Angu and Mudo Ado were the observers of the tournament from Arunachal State
Er. Kuru Siira, CE, PWD, Er. Hage Obing, organizing chairman, Er. Tapi Tai, EE, Ziro
(Elect), Dani Yubbe, DAO, Bullo Tama, DHO, Tilling Sambyo, ZPM among others also
attended the valedictory function.
2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Women Football Tournament
Kurung Kumey defeats Papum Pare 2-1
ITANAGAR, Dec 08: In the second day of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State level Women
Football Tournament 2013 Kurung Kumey (KK) district defeated Papum Pare (PP) by 2-1.
Ha Rupa of KK opened the score in the 14th minutes of the game. She made no mistake
in taking the penalty awarded to them for handling in the D box by PP player.
In second half PP started positively and equalized within three minute after the
breather. Techi Jurmin scored the goal for PP in 38th minutes. Both the team went
for a winner and Taw Anu of KK taking a defensive mistake shot home the all-important
winning goal in the 50th minutes of the play. Game ended 2-1 in favour of Kurung
The second match played between East Kameng Vs East Siang ended in a draw. Both team
needing a win to keep their hope alive to stay in the tournament went all out for
winner and created many scoring chances but they failed to score. East Kameng need
a draw or not to conceive more than seven goals against Capital Complex to make it
to semis. While East Siang fate defend upon the match between CCSC and EK, they will
hope and pray that CCSC score more than seven goals against East Kameng to put them
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday laid the foundation stone for construction of
rental housing of 576 units under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) at Dokoso near state zoo,
Itanagar initiating the first such project in the state to be implemented by urban
development and town planning department. The chief minister also laid the foundation
stone for construction of flats for senior government officers (Type-IV and V) and
G+ 5 model phases-I in Capital Complex. Everyday reports of laying of foundation
stone for numerous projects pour in from different parts of state.
However the big question, what happens after the laying of foundation stone? Does
the same dignitaries whether chief minister, minister or anyone bothers to revisit
the project site where they lay down the foundation stone? Many of these projects
get shelved in between and never see the day. The fund meant for the project gets
misused and no one bothers. In some instance it has been observed that even after
laying of foundation stone, the project never took off. The foundation stone for
green field airport at Karsingsa was laid down by former home minister Shivraj Patel
years ago but work did not started. Instead since then green field airport has been
shifted from Karsingsa to Hollongi. Just laying of foundation stone of projects is
not sign of progress; the real development will be when these projects are completed
on time under watchful eyes of concern authorities.
---- Readers Forum ----
Let us know about medal winners
As the 64th Republic Day (2014) is approaching, the state Govt must be busy for preparing
long list for awarding of medals and commendation certificates to some dedicated
and sincere govt employees of different field. The State Govt, used to publish the
name of XYZ in newspapers without mentioning his or her extraordinary service rendered
to the society. Due to this the common public don't care and forget the award recipient
so easily because they do not know how and why Mr. XYZ has been given Gold or Silver
Medals. It is not a matter of joke to choose only 20 to 25 employees for this particular
award out of thousands of employees. As such many people including govt, employees
and common man do not know the system and rules for nomination and selection of candidates
and its procedures for this award. Obviously the following questions arises in the
mind of the people.
1. What are the minimum criteria for this award?
2. Who has the authority to nominate the candidate and how he or she collect
the list and from whom? How much time it take in the process?
3. Is there any hard and fast rules in the process of nomination?
4. Who are the committee or member to recommend the candidate?
5. Who constitute the member of jury for final selection?
6. Who are the right persons to be the member of final jury?
7. Is there any special privileges and facility for award recipient besides reorganization
So far it has been observed that this state award which Govt. annually gives to individual
for his / her extraordinary service during Republic Day and Independence Day is only
confined to few departments namely police, education, engineering & GA if I am not
wrong. Previous records reveals that the some dedicates employees of important department
like Agri - Horti, Social Welfare, Land, Fisheries & Forests, etc have been overlooked
by the agency of the award department every year. So, question is that how these
dedicated and sincere employees can be proposed for nomination in future? Even many
educated people have no idea about the system and procedure of nomination and selection
of candidate for this award whereas all citizens are suppose to know how and why
the Gold and Silver Medals is being given to the few unanimously selected citizens
during the “DAY OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE.”
Therefore, it would be highly appreciable if the authority concern make aware of
rules and procedure for this award in detail to the public, so that, people can understand
the value and meaning of this prestigious award and also award recipient can be given
a due respect as they deserves.
Wildlife Colony, Miao (Changlang)
Management student being neglected
This is with reference to advertisement No.PSC-R/22/2010 and NO.PSC-R/23/2013, dated:-27th
and 28th November, 2013 published in your esteemed daily. I on behalf of all the
management students’ would like to share some serious views and ask some relevant
questions to the APPSC (Arunachal Pradesh public service commission ) chairman/authorities,
Planning Minister, Parliamentary Secretary Planning and Secretary Planning regarding
the recruitment and selection process for the post of Research Officer (Non-ministerial)
and Research Assistant in the pay band of Rs.15,600-39,100/- and Rs.9,300-34,800/-
under the department of Planning, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
It has also been mentioned that the candidates applying for the post of Research
Officer must have completed their post-graduate from recognized university in one
of the following subjects i.e,
4. Mathematics and
By considering the above mentioned degrees in concern subjects for the selection
in both the posts of Research Officer and Research Assistant, why management degree
holder’s splendid candidates are not eligible for the concern mentioned post???
Where management as a subject itself deals with all the subjects required for the
above mention posts except geography. More interestingly and paradoxically commerce
and management both are directly proportional to each other.
So, on what ground management candidates/aspirants are not made eligible for both
On the other hand management strictly incorporates with the study of Economics, Finance,
Statistics and Mathematics, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Human Resource
Development, Information Technology and psychology etc which is most essential and
fundamental requirement for each and every department whether private sector or Government
sector to meet organizational/departmental set targets as well as the missions and
the visions effectively and efficiently.
Even then management candidates are always being abysmally retrenched for applying
from various posts not only from the mentioned department but also from many other
departments where management could have easily be made applicable.
These kind of conspiracy abashes the aspirants and make more perplex and ablaze the
candidates. Therefore I exhort and earnestly request the APPSC authorities, Planning
Minister, Parliamentary secretary, Secretary Planning and apex students body AAPSU
to give thorough look into the said matter with keen interest without any abeyance/impediment
and find out the best remedy for the real matter within a short period of time without
delay keeping in mind the future of the aspirants.
Department of Management,
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hills, Doimukh
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