SEPPA, Dec 30: A team of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) led by its president Kangir Jamoh
today visited Bhalukpong and Seppa and urged the administrations to take every step
for tracing out the missing doctor Okit Peyang.
It its meeting with the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, the ABK team sought every
support and cooperation for searching out the missing doctor. During the meeting
the DC readily agreed to do so and briefed them of the activities taken so far in
search of missing doctor by the District Administration. ABK team further demanded
the local administration to register the case suo motto.
The ABK team also held meeting with EAC and DFO Bhalukpong and the team sought permission
for rafting team for conducting search operation within the restricted area of wildlife
sanctuary. It was informed that the search committee has been constituted under the
chairman of Er. Aju Khunjuju, President Sajolong Welfare Society and search operation
began today through rafting in Kameng River at Tipi and Bhalukpong area.
If any one happened to locate/identify the missing doctor, may contact Eleng Nokar,
DIPRO, Seppa at 0943621995. DIPRO
The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA), the apex body of doctors in the
state expressed shock and surprise over ‘missing’ of its member Dr. Okit Peyang,
since 20th December. He was inducted into AP Health Services (APHS) in May 2013 and
was posted at Bana, East Kameng district.
The APDA appealed to all general public of East Kameng, police department and district
administration to extend full cooperation to trace the missing doctor.
The APDA also shares shock and sadness with the family of Dr. Okit Peyang.
AAPKU moves CM on farmers’ problems
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Kisan Union (AAPKU) today claimed that
the state level monitoring committee for the Schedule Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers
(recognition of forest rights) Act 2006 is totally non-functional and sleeping over
the rights of forest dwellers.
In its representation to the chief minister the union further claimed that due to
non-functioning of such nodal agencies the forest dwellers are deprived from their
rights, whereas the government of India has enacted Act for forest dwellers. The
union also urged the CM to revitalize directorate of agriculture marketing so that
farmers could sell their products in the market to sustain their livelihood.
It claimed that director of marketing is unable to chalk out marketing policy and
failed to create marketing linkage for rural farmers.
Claiming that lack of irrigation is major factor for rural farmers to produce crops
in adequate quantity, it sought for allocation for renovation and reconstruction
of irrigation projects for the greater interest of rural farmers.
Meanwhile, the union claimed that the CM’s office assured to look into the grievances
raised by the organisation.
Lengri Niki Sii-Donyi Polo Yullo Festival celebrated
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The 3rd Lengri Niki Sii-Donyi Polo Yullo Festival of Abotani Nibu
(priest) was celebrated at Mangha Middle School, Upper Subansiri district from December
22 to 26 last.
Organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (priest) Welfare Association (AAPANWA),
Daporijo Unit, more than 100 priests participated in the festival.
It was aimed at protecting, promotion and preservation of rich cultural heritage
among the priest.
Apart from the priests, more than 500 people from all walks of life attended the
celebration. Cultural troupes from various communities enthralled all.
President Lok Sabha Youth Congress Arunachal West Parliament Dekto Yekar, President
AAPANWA Hari Taro attended as chief guest and guest of honour.
Yachuli bandh on Jan 6
ITANAGA, Dec 30: Reiterating its demand for the reopening of Potin to Doimukh road,
The All Yachuli Students’ Union (AYSU) has decided to go for its first phase of 12
hours 16th Yachuli Constituency bandh on January 6 next year.
In its intimation to the Lower Subansiri DC, it expressed that the failure to address
its demand on various occasions has led to the democratic movement.
Its other demands include immediate shifting of ADC office from Yachuli to Division
Commissioner, Yachuli and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) office from Ziro to Division
Fire engulfs three houses at Sangram
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Claiming that three houses includinga Pepsi Wholesale Godown were
gutted down in a fire accident at Sangram in Kurung Kumey district on December 24
last, the All Kurung Kumey District Youth Organization (AKKDYO) has appealed the
district administration to provide immediate relief to the fire victims.
The members of AKKDYO visited the affected people and distributed relief materials.
Marjingla Middle School inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Bameng MLA cum parliamentary secretary PWD and ST Kumar Waii on
December 28 inaugurated the newly constructed Marjingla Middle School at Marjingla
in East Kameng district.
In his brief address to the students and teachers after the inauguration of the school
building, Waii encouraged the students to study hard and assured to look after the
accommodation problem in future.
AACWA favours talks on demands
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: While endorsing the proposed 12 hours Lower Subansiri district
bandh on January 3 next, the All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA)
urged district administration and executing agencies of Airfield (extension works)
at Ziro to come for open discussion with its district AACWA unit on its demands.
Meanwhile, AACWA urged upon all the PSUs to give top priority to local contractors.
It said local registered contractors are still workless and many of registered contractors
are even not getting sufficient work order for renewal of their firms due to distribution
of works in state by the PSUs without floating tender at local dailies.
AKKDYO asks for immediate shift of FCI godown
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Claiming that the FCI godown at Koloriang is ready for use, the
All Kurung Kumey District Youth Organization (AKKDYO) has urged the district administration
for immediate shifting of the FCI godown from Ziro to the district headquarters.
National Consumer Day observed
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs Daporijo
observed the National Consumer Day/Week with effect from Dec 24 to 30 at market
place under at Puchi Geko Circle HQ in befitting manner by conducting meeting, distributing
pamphlets, hanging banners, pasting posters, group discussion and demonstration on
During the week-long programme All Arunachal Pradesh Consumer Association Vigilance
Secretary Adap Maling, panchayat leaders, officials, NGOs, students, traders and
common consumer participated, according to an official release.
Fire claims two minors in Koloriang
KOLORIANG, Dec 30: Adding to the list of fire accidents across the state, another
tragic incident occurred at Pakpu village under Koloriang circle in Kurung Kumey
district at 9pm on December 27 last that claimed two lives.
The fire accident completely gutted down the two houses of Bengia Yapu and Bengia
Yania along with all the properties. Bengia Yapu’s two minor children namely Bengia
Joha (7) and Bengia Kotar (4) lost their lives in the devastating fire accident.
Police enquiry has been done and no foul play has been reported.
The district administration while expressing grief over the lost of lives has assured
to extend full cooperation to provide relief to the victim’s family.
The administration has also appealed to the general public to take precautionary
measures against fire accidents.
All the administrative officers of the district have been directed to take necessary
steps to sensitize the public to abide by fire safety norms and to educate them on
precautionary measures so that such fire incidents can be prevented, informed an
Meanwhile, the Bengia Welfare Society (BWS) has expressed concern over the apathy
of the district administration. No immediate relief has been provided to the victim
till date, it said asking for immediate disbursement of the relief materials.
Meanwhile, the All Nyishi Youth Association ANYA) Kurung Kumey district unit has
sought immediate relief and adequate compensation for the rehabilitation of the victim’s
family. (With inputs from DIPRO)
Governor calls upon religious heads to discourage drug abuse, promote secular spirit
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
met the heads of religious institutions of Capital Complex in a ‘Sarva Dharma’ meeting
at Raj Bhawan, here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor urged upon the ‘Dharma Gurus’ and their representatives
to further strengthen the spirit of brotherhood and remove social evils in the society.
He asked them to have regular meetings amongst themselves for better understanding
of each other in the greater interest of the people.
Stating that drug abuse is destroying the future generation, Governor called upon
the religious heads to discourse against it as a social responsibility towards the
Highlighting nature’s bounty of the State, Governor emphasized on promoting preservation
of environment by them.
Governor appealed to the Dharma Gurus to maintain and promote the secular spirit
of Arunachal Pradesh, which is a unique feature. He said that as preached in every
religion, the religious heads must continue to promote peace, respect each other,
help the poor and underprivileged and stand against injustice.
Representatives from temples, mosques, Gompas, churches, Gurudwara and indigenous
faiths attended the meeting. They also shared the principal teachings in their respective
First of its kind, the meeting provided an opportunity for representatives to interact
with each other. PRO to Governor
Preparations in full swing for Tang Memorial Football
Capital Complex will take on West Siang in opener
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The preparations for the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football
Tournament, 2013-14 scheduled to be held at Rajiv Gandhi stadium, Naharlagun from
January 11 to 20 is going on in full swing.
Organizing Committee Chairman Bamang Tago told that his team is working hard to make
the tournament a grand success.
Altogether, 13 teams, including Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Tawang, East Kameng,
Papum Pare, Upper Subansiri, Lohit, West Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley,
East Siang, Anjaw and Capital Complex are participating in the tournament which will
be played in league cum knock-out format.
The teams are divided into four groups. Defending champion Papum Pare are in group
“B” with Upper Subansiri and Lohit. Group “A” comprises Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey,
Tawang and East Kameng while Group “C” comprises Capital Complex, West Siang and
Upper Siang. Lower Dibang Valley, East Siang and Anjaw have been clubbed together
in Group “D”.
The inaugural match will be played between last year’s runners up Capital Complex
and West Siang at 1 pm.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will inaugurate the tournament as chief guest. All India
Football Federation (AIFF) vice president and Shillong Lajong FC MD Larsing Ming
Sawyan will be the guest of honour of the inaugural function.
The organizing committee, in a meeting today, decided to introduce dope testing of
players from this year. It has also decided to request AIFF to depute a set of referees,
preferably from Meghalaya or Manipur, for smooth conduct of the state’s top soccer
Meanwhile, Organizing Committee Chairman Tago, who is also the Political Secretary
to Chief Minister, took seriously the non-participation of few districts in the tournament.
Working Committee Chairman Likha Topu suggested the meeting to involve the district/capital
administration in the tournament. He also requested the members of the organizing
committee to discharge their assigned duties sincerely.
Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) general secretary and overall in-charge
of the Committee G Doke, NIS trained coach Kipa Bharat also gave some valuable suggestions.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering will be the chief guest
of the closing ceremony on January 20 next.
EDOS and EKSWCO make effort to clean Seppa
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The Education Development Organizing Society (EDOS), East Kameng
unit in collaboration with East Kameng Socio Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO)
today successfully conducted a mass social service at Seppa and Pampoli town to pay
tribute to Lt Nicham Sonam here. In the event students and teaching fraternity from
various schools of Seppa and its periphery took part. Early in the morning, students
equipped with brooms, spade, and other cleaning material swung into action. In the
blink of eye enthusiastic students swept the town clean and burnt down some other
combustible garbage and filled up potholes in the road.
Ajit Tajo Sonam, a member of Green Pioneer group who assisted in organizing the
event appealed to the shopkeepers and house dwellers to help maintain cleanliness
so that the message of the young kids doesn’t go in vain. “We should not litter as
to keep our town clean and one should feel their responsibilities to maintain it,”
At the end of the day Acho Tajo Sonam, Social service secretary of EDOS announced
the winner of best worker team which will be awarded in the inter school meet starting
from 3rd to 5th January next. Meanwhile Govt Secondary School New Seppa headed by
Headmaster Kocho Jomoh was adjudged best worker team followed by Govt Sardar Vallabbhai
Patel school type II headed by Sunday Tungi while Govt primary school Type I and
Govt ME school Pacha bagged the 3rd place and JNV seppa won the consolation prize.
President of EDOS EK Unit Ajeet Pordung expressed gratitude to all the teaching staffs
of various schools and students for their active participation in event and he also
expressed his resentment over the few senior officials for not cooperating in the
event. “While we are doing some voluntary social activities without getting any profit
we expects the motivations from our senior people but few has let us down,” he added.
Quality education is pillar of national development : Ering
PASIGHAT, Dec 30: Quality education is the pillar of national development, said Union
Minister of State Ninong Ering while attending the 17th Annual Day of Donyi-Polo
Vidya Niketan School, Pasighat here at the Solung Hall, last evening. He said education
is more than reading and writing and in reality it is one of the most important investments
a country can make in its people and its future to reduce poverty and inequality.
The mission should not be limited to studying and getting good marks but to discover
new things which increase students’ knowledge. Education helps people to work better
and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth. The main
importance for good education is to equip students with all information they need
so as to make their dreams come true. A person becomes perfect with education and
therefore it is being paid increasing attention by the government. It encourages
transparency, good governance, stability in life and helps to fight against graft
and corruption, added Ering in his deliberation.
The Chief Guest advised the teachers to be punctual and dedicated while shaping the
future of the students and called upon the students to be hardworking and sincere
in studies. In his motivational speech Ering asked them to be involved in coo-curricular
activities too in their daily routine to develop personality and physical fitness.
The UMoS gave away prizes and certificates to the achievers and responding to a
memorandum submitted by the school authority seeking security wall, he assured to
take up the issue with the ministry of human resource development.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava who graced the occasion as Guest
of Honour said good education and the ability to read, help us to gain knowledge
and wisdom, which enable us to discern truth from errors and make good choices to
be a better citizen, better family member and also better employee to serve the nation.
The state observer (ASVS) MN Chaturvedi urged the students to imbibe Swami Vivekananda’s
ideals which portrayed the glorious culture and history of India.
Among other prominent personalities, ZPC Kaing Dai, Chief Councilor (PMC) Denong
Tamuk, East Siang ASVS Secretary Dana Moyong, state coordinator (ASVS) KV Ashokan
and school’s principal VK. Jha were present and spoke on the occasion and the students
staged cultural events to enthrall the gathering. DIPRO
PPA lambasts Govt on price rise, demands strict regulation
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Lambasting the ruling Congress Govt on the issue of skyrocketing
rise in prices of the essential commodities, PPA Working President Kahfa Bengia stated
that solution to the problems especially being faced by the poor and the middle class
public lie in changing the corrupt Govt and its policy makers.
Stating that regulation and deregulation of prices of the vegetables and other essential
items is duty of the so called people’s first Govt, Bengia said unfortunately, Govt
and its machinery is choosing to remain as a mere spectator and “allow the unethical
malpractices of black marketing and hoarding by few capitalists in Assam and Arunachal.”
According to Bengia, the genesis of the problem lie with the policy bankruptcy of
the Govt to be self-reliant and self-surplus in production of food grains and adoption
of the culture of dependency on Assam. “Although the food and vegetable merchants
in Arunachal and Assam do gain readymade cash, the commoners in Arunachal especially
the low income group like the laborers, rickshaw pullers, and the low income group
in Govt sector do face immense hardship in running their family and other educational,
medical, recreational and religious needs of existence.”
Laeta Umbrey, the PPA MLA stated that the present Govt is functioning in a ‘lump
sum manner’ with no vision plan to make the economy self reliant. It is only under
regional model, as is the case in Sikkim, will people of Arunachal see lights of
self sufficiency through emphasis on farmer centric policies on Agriculture, Horticulture,
Veterinary, fishery and other allied fields, Umbrey asserted.
Expressing dismay over poor delivery system under PDS especially in remote circles
of the state, Umbrey alleged that the ‘unholy nexus’ between the contractors and
the officials are the main reasons for shortage of food items in the state.
Given the small size of state’s population, the state Govt should be in a position
to feed every soul especially the vulnerable sections without any hiccups. What is
required is strong political will and missionary zeal to serve the unserved though
sincere implementation of the provisions under food Security Bill and other centrally
sponsored schemes. Umbrey further stated the need for proper coordination amongst
the stake holders including administration, police, department of food and civil
supplies and consumer affairs, the chamber of commerce and the consumer, public at
large to see that the healthy market principle of buyers and sellers and supply and
demand chains are properly maintained in the interest of all.
He also stressed that it is only under the regional Govt and leadership, the common
people of the state can take a sigh of relief and be proud of being a part of the
morphosis from parasite economy to a surplus economy.
Results of 19th Senior State Level Karate Championship
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Following are the results of the 19th Senior State Level Karate
Championship organized by Arunachal Nihon Shotkan Karate Association at Nikum Niya
Hall, Nirjuli on December 28 and 29.
(-67kg): Tam Tapak (Gold), HQ Nlg, Likha Rajen (Sil), APP, Charu Govin (Br), HQ Chimpu,
Anurod Sahani (Br), East Siang.
(-75kg): Tage Saa (Gold), SAI Nlg, Runa Dada (Sil), SAI Nlg, Charu Tamo (Br), IG
Park Ita, Charu Aman (Br), CSP Ita.
(-84kg): Likha Tayo (Gold), HQ Nlg,Dongro Dodum (Sil), West Kameng, Rajiv Ali (Br),
East Siang, Pisha Nachung (Br), HQ Nlg.
(+84kg): P Nobin Jomoh (Gold), HQ Nlg, Moin Ali (Sil), East Siang.
Male Individual Kata: Matyup Tamblung (Gold), Anjaw, John Bagang (Sil), HQ Nlg, IB
Chetry (Br), HQ Nlg.
Male Team Kata: Gold: SAI, Nlg, Silver: Daporijo, Bronze: CSP, Ita.
Arunachalee paddlers shine in Sub-Junior National C’ship
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Table tennis players of Arunachal Pradesh defeated some top players
of the country in preliminary rounds of the 75th Cadet & Sub-Junior National Table
Tennis Championship at Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Yangphey Suyang beat Chirag Kakkar of Punjab 3 – 2 sets (8 -11, 7 - 11, 11 - 8, 11
-9, 11 -9) in Cadet Boys Single while Mamuni Taniang defeated Ramva Leishangthem
of Manipur 3 - 0 (11 -5, 11 -7, 11 -9) in sub-junior girls single.
Changoi Rangyang won her match against Srijita Malik of Tripura by 3-0 sets (11-2,
11-7, 11-5) in sub-junior girls.
Diana Moyong defeated Spenita Roy of Tripura 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-2) in cadets girls
In sub junior girls singles, Changoi Ranyang and Diana Moyong won matches against
Tripura and Jammu & Kashmir respectively, informed Passang Dingla, Secretary General,
Table Tennis Arunachal (TTA).
ECCEKD-sponsored public meeting demands action against wrong doers as per enquiry
SEPPA, Dec 30: A mass public meeting under the banner of “Every Concern Citizen of
East Kameng District” (ECCEKD) was held at General Ground, Seppa under the chairmanship
of Chandra Sono Yangfo on December 28 to discuss about irregular supply of rice and
alleged unfair trade practice in FPS, East Kameng district.
Speaking on the occasion, ECCEKD chairman Solung Dodum, while explaining the need
of organizing such mass public, disclosed that enquiry committee constituted by DC
Seppa has submitted its report against irregular supply of rice and unfair trade
practice of FPS but still no action has been initiated by the district administration.
Highlighting the ongoing problems in PDS distribution in East Kameng district and
non-fulfilment of public demands against the alleged erring FPS license holder and
the salesmen of Govt co-operative society, ECCEKD secretary Dadi Sonam Tara claimed
that DC has assured the public to take action against wrong doers within 20 days
after getting report from enquiry committee but “still we are waiting for action
even after 20 days.”
After discussion threadbare, the house unanimously resolved that all registered FPS
license should be cancelled from East Kameng district and FPS should be run by the
Govt. Co-operative Society in every colonies of Seppa.
Rice should be sold at Govt. approved rate either under BPL, AAY or APL and measurement
device should be renewed every year with attaching seal by the legal metrological
Department, the meeting further resolved. The house also decided that any individual
who has been illegally occupying the co-operative land should be reconstructed immediately
in the same place.
The house resolved that if the demands are not fulfilled immediately the ECCEKD will
go for the strike. It is unanimously decided by the public present that on 7th and
8th January, ECCEKD will conduct a bandh call along with the public of Seppa.
Meanwhile, organi-sation claimed that the DC refused to hear the matter brought to
him by ECCEKD team and all colony chairmen.
Celebration of 125th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru & INC Foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The celebration of the 125th Birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru and 128 years of Indian National Congress Foundation Day began with various
programmes at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhawan here on December 28 last. There will be
year-long celebration of 125th Birth year of Panditji.
Large number of dignitaries including APCC president Mukut Mithi, Union Minister
of State for Minority Ninong Ering, MP (LS), Ministers, MLAs, former ministers and
MLAs, office bearers of the PCC and frontal organizations like Mahila Congress,
Youth Congress, Seva Dal volunteers, NSUI leaders were present on the occasion.
The most attractive and important programme was screening of video clips on the history
of Indian National Congress, life and achievement of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the
first Prime Minister and architect of modern India. It had a visible impact on the
minds of the younger generation.
The remarkable and noticeable development was the distribution of certificate of
appreciation to the best performing DCC, BCC and most dutiful and dedicated staff
The District Congress Committee of Lohit and 18-Palin Block Congress Committee of
Kurung Kumey district were declared the best performing DCC and BCC respectively
for the year 2013.
Gayatri Sonowal, Peon, APCC was awarded as most dutiful and dedicated staff of APCC
for the year 2013. The awards were presented by Ninong Ering.
Other attraction of the programme was the presentation of traditional and patriotic
songs and dances by cultural troupe.
Relief distributed to Lapung fire victims
SEPPA, Dec 30: Kumar Waii, Parliamentary Secretary, RWD along with the relief team
headed by Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe visited the victims of fire accident at
Lapung village on Dec 29. Other members of the visiting team included PD, DRDA,
DDSE, EE RWD, ZPM Seppa East, ZPM Bameng and PRI members .
15 families lost their houses and belongings in the devastating fire that broke out
on December 6 last and they are staying at the temporary relief camp.
The team interacted with the victims family members. While handing over the relief
amount of Rs. 15 lakh from the CM special relief fund, Waii conveyed the message
of the State chief minister expressing sympathy and sharing grief to the fire victims
and his support for the rehabilitation of the victims. He further asked the PD, DRDA
to provide CGI sheets to them under IAY scheme. PRI members also contributed relief
items to fire victims.
While interacting with the victims the Deputy Commissioner provided immediate relief
to the victims from his discretionary fund. He also expressed his sorrow over the
unfortunate incident and extended all possible help to affected villagers. He directed
the EE, PHE for immediate restoration of the water supply system which was collapsed
during the fire accident. He further advised the villagers to give sufficient spaces
between the houses while reconstructing the houses. DIPRO
Effort to create awareness on wildlife conservation
PASIGHAT, Dec 30: The Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary authority has constituted
an ‘Echo Development Committee (EDC)’ involving more than two thousands local people
(as member) from the villagers surrounding D’Ering sanctuary. Most of the villages
fall under Mebo sub-division. The gaon burahs of the area were recently taken on
the tour to show them the rich biodiversity inside the sanctuary in a bid to win
their confidence and create awareness among the villagers through them.
It is said that the government is all set to give affiliation to the EDC and the
members will be stakeholder.
The wildlife park authority is taking help of the Adi Baane Kebang, the apex body
of the Adi community, which has issued a directive to villagers near the sanctuary
to give up hunting and poaching activities.
Meanwhile, as a part of their efforts to create awareness on conservation among the
villagers surrounding Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, the Ecological Bio-diversity
Conservatory Society (EBCS), a state level body is organizing a mass awareness meeting
on ‘Conservation Flora and Fauna’ at Pasighat town on January 4 next.
The chairman of EBSC, John Apum informed that the day long grass root level awareness
campaign includes discussion on the subjects- “Capacity building of Echo Development
Committee & Joint Forest management” and “Human-wild animal conflict and its preventive
measures” with power point representation by the experts. The awareness meet will
focus on enhancement of the Echo Development Committee (EDC) with special reference
to the protection of wild beasts in D’Ering wildlife sanctuary and its adjoining
Mebo Block Anchal chairperson Kaki Ratan, who is leading the EDC has requested all
sections of the society to participate the Pasighat programme to make it grand success.
APSCU represents National conference at NCUI
ITANAGAR, Dec 30: The National Conference of Chairman/Chief Executives/Managing Directors
of State Cooperative Unions of all over the country on Cooperative Education was
held at National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), New Delhi on December 28 last.
With the topic "With Changing Scenario in the fields of economy, trade, business,
social parameters, environmental vulnerability, legislative and demographic changes,
the Cooperatives need to be repositioned and required changes in its functioning
and governance need to be brought out", Bengia Hemanta, Chairman and G Nyorak, Chief
Executive Officer, Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) represented
In the Conference, Nyorak proposed various Schemes related to Training & Educational
Development of HRD, Infrastructural Development like construction of well equipped
Training Block along with modern electronic amenities for the District Cooperative
Unions in the districts.
He also emphasized on the continuation of Central Sector Scheme (CSS) with a provision
of more financial support, so as to enable to conduct more and more training programmes
for the benefit of the entire categories of Cooperative Personnel considering the
state as least developed in the field of Cooperative Sector, which is being assured
for taken into consideration by the House.
Simultaneously, a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) was conducted during the
same time at Pech under Toru Circle in Papum Pare district by the APSCU with the
help of Chairperson, Kamchilela Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd., Pech Tana
Yari. The Programme was especially for Board of Directors of Cooperatives and was
attended by the BODs and Members of the circle.
Legal awareness camp cum literacy prog
ITANAGAGAR, Dec 30: A two days legal awareness camp cum literacy programme was organized
jointly by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services authority in collaboration
with lawyers’ Association, Naharlagun, and the United Friends Association, Ziro
at Hija Govt higher secondary school, Ziro on December 28 and 29 at Govt secondary
school, Hanoko Hong, which was attended by a large section of students, ZPMs and
the Gaon Burahs and public along with the teaching staff.
Budi Habung, district and session judge, Yupia cum member secretary, Arunachal Pradesh
State Legal Services Authority, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district, Marnya
Ete and Dani Belo, under secretary, Law and OSD, AP State Legal Services Authority
and Komjum Tasso, chief judicial magistrate, Ziro while gracing the programme called
upon all the participants to actively avail the services and facilities as provided
under the legal services authorities Act. During the programme, various talks on
legal topics like FIR, rights of arresteee, Lok Adalat, laws relating to women, PIL,
plea bargaining, RTI made known to the participants and doubts were clarified during
the course of interaction.
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities
against the erring police personnel’s who have harassed and humiliated Yamak Phassang
on 30th November 2013 at Seppa town .
She was assaulted and threatened by one Sub- Inspector of police and constable of
Arunachal Pradesh Police at gun point in the evening at her resident. It is very
sad to inform that a helpless innocent woman was harassed and humiliated by the police
at gun point which is even out of imagination. The duty of police force is to safeguard
the common masses but, instead of safeguarding the people they are doing the act
of goondaism and making the people insecure which are a matter of serious concern.
Arms are issued to police force to protect the people and to fight against the criminal
but, those police officers and officials are misusing the meaning of arms. Moreover,
it is understood that even after passing of several days of incident, no action has
been taken against the police personnel’s who were involved in the condemnable incident.
Hence, we strongly condemned the incident which is a rare incident in the peace loving
Therefore, I strongly requested the authorities concern i.e; Deputy Commissioner
and Superintendent of Police East Kameng to take immediate action against the erring
police personnel’s as per law so that no other police officers and officials will
dare to commit such crime in future.
Attu Dhassang Welfare Society
Discrimination against APST
This is with reference to shocking report published in your daily dated 27th Dec
2013 regarding appointment of staffs in Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank. This is a public
sector undertaking bank working in Arunachal Pradesh. So, the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh also contributes to the development of the rural banks in Arunachal Pradesh.
As such the bank must have a good ratio of local staffs but unfortunately this is
not happening. If the recruiting officials of the bank think that Arunachalee people
have no qualification and expertise then this is very unfortunate for qualified and
eligible Arunachalee youths.
This is just a single example of discriminatory recruitment process. Almost all private
or semi government companies like power developers, Construction Company etc. prefer
only non-APST for the jobs which should be ours. If all private sector organizations
start hiring only local people then it might be difficult to find a single willing
Arunachalee youth unemployed.
As we all know that government vacancies in our state has ratio 80:20, this means
non-APST will get 20% of vacancies but let me tell you, other states hire only local
people in government sector. In Maharashtra, aspirants must write in Marathi test
paper which nullifies outsiders from getting through in the test. Arunachalees are
big hearted people, everyone is well come here.
This letter is not against any community, but the thing is that if we do not have
much to eat then how we can offer anything to others. Through this letter I appeal
to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to regulate this kind of recruitment in all
sectors working in “Land of the Rising Sun” and also appeal local youths to be more
aware of their rights.
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Need serious consideration
In a startling revelation, the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) claimed that M/S
Smelter factory has been established at Lekhi village in total violation of many
provisions of Acts meant for establishment of hazardous company. ANSU yesterday had
claimed that company which manufactures lead and ferro alloys materials emits most
hazardous substances in form of dust, fumes and residues. Union also asserted that
smoke emitted from factory and waste materials in the form of residues are very hazardous
and pose danger to health and environment.
The issue raised by ANSU needs serious consideration. It has been noticed that ever
since this factory came up at Lekhi village, the people living around have complained
about health problem. There is also report that many new born babies have started
suffering from numerous respiratory disorders. It is a laid down norm that hazardous
factory is not established within the village area. The ANSU has given 60 days ultimatum
to M/S Smelter factory to shift out from present location, failing which they have
threatened to take their own course of action. The government should interfere and
find a mid-way solution.