ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Arunachal Pradesh will play against Tripura in the inaugural football
match of the National Level North East Zone Sports Competition- 2014 at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow at 12.15 pm.
The second match of the day will be held between Sikkim and Assam at 2 pm.
The host team will play their second match against Mizoram on December 11 at 2 pm
at the same venue.
The six participating states have been divided into two groups with winners and runners
up from each group advancing to semifinals. Group “A” comprises host Arunachal Pradesh,
Tripura and Mizoram while Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya have been placed in Group “B”.
The final will be played on December 13.
Manipur and Nagaland are not taking part in football.
Army Adventure Challenge Cup
YINGKIONG, Dec 9: Army Adventure Challenge Cup 2014 -15 will be held at Yingkiong,
Upper Siang district from December 15-20 next.
The event would witness Hill Cycling, Hill Running and White Water Rafting and participation
of 12 Army teams comprising of 10 players each.
Meanwhile, the organizing authority of the Adventure Challenge Cup invites the civilian
population to witness the adventure event. DIPRO
One teacher school
AALO, Dec 9: West Siang District, DDSE Tomi Doke inspected Echi Chiku Govt. Upper
Primary School and found that the school is being run by a single teacher as his
three other teacher colleagues were found absent.
Doke also visited Primary School Echi Chili, Lipu Nachi and Echi Chiku Upper Primary
School and found the condition of OBT School building of Govt. Primary School at
Lipu Namchi in a bad condition.
He advised the SMC and villagers to construct a new OB type school building on self
help basis before the start of the new academic session and assured to provide some
amount from any available sources in addition to voluntary service rendered by the
16 cases disposed off
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The National Adalat held in the Court of Judicial Magistrate First
Class-cum-Civil Judge Tawang, on December 6, settled eight criminal cases out of
the 16 taken up. The rest of the cases could not be disposed off either due to absence
of the parties or the bench failing to settle the cases.
The National Lok Adalat was chaired by Tailang Laji, JMFC-cum-Civil Judge with Advocate
Pema Chowang and Advocate Jambey Tsering as members.
Unpaid staffs to go on pen down strike
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Programme Management Staffs Association under National Health
Mission (NHM), Arunachal Pradesh have decided to go on a state-wide pen down strike
on December 15 seeking fulfilment of four points charter of demands that includes
timely disbursement of payment, restructuring of pay, entitlement of facilities including
H.R allowance, T.A/D.A and leave.
The employees have not been paid salaries since the last six months.
The staffs are at present only entitled to consolidated pay for the posts without
any additional benefits like other regular employees, it said in a statement.
The decision to go on Pen-Down strike comes after several reminders and appraisals
to the authority regarding the issues facing the employees, it said in a release.
SHG solidarity day celebrated
KHONSA, Dec 9: The 9th Self Help Groups solidarity day was organized at Khonsa by
Phansaan Federation sponsored by ANMA Integrated Development Association.
Attending the meeting, Col.Prashant Nair, Commandant of 1st Assam Rifle highlighted
the importance and strength of working together. He called upon the SHGs to come
together and work together in order to develop the districts and added that, through
SHG, people can be self sustain, self reliant and empowered. He also called upon
the unemployed and uneducated youth to learn a lesson from the commitment and dedication
of the people working in the organization for welfare and development of the area.
Rev. Fr, Bimal lakra, the executive director of AIDA shared called upon the people
particularly to participate in developmental activities.
Lilly Rose Jajo, Project manager of NERCORMP also briefed about SHG and its benefits.
P John, project manager of Project for East Arunachal Rural Livelihood (PEARL), AIDA
and members from SHGs also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The third phase trainings for Block Planning Team (BPT) for preparation
of labour budget under MGNREGA (Backward Block) for the financial year 2015-16under
Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE) have concluded at Nafra, Thrizino
blocks and Jamiri under Thrizino block yesterday. The training was conducted by the
district resource team of West Kameng DRDA.
The DRT members explained the trainees about PRA tools, including transect walk,
social, resource and seasonality mapping along with household survey, village wise
consolidation and prioritization of work. Mock Gram Sabhas were also conducted.
R.Nyodu, Jt. BDO cum DRT member urged all the BPTs, PRI members and volunteers to
complete the PRA exercise within the time frame for further submission of survey
report to the RD Department.
The PRA outcomes have already started coming from Nafra CD Block.
ND Thungdok, TA (M) cum DRT member appreciated the full fledged participation of
the PRIs, Block officials, locals and encouraged for further involvement in PRA exercises.
Block panchayat officials, all ASMs, Gram Chairpersons, Gram members and local villagers
from two blocks participated in the training.
Earlier, BDOs of both Nafra and Thrizino asked the participants to attend the training
sincerely and cooperate the BPT in village level to complete PRA exercises,
Farmers trained on organic farming
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Twenty five farmers, including farm women, of Lhou village of Tawang
were trained on organic farming during a daylong training programme conducted by
KVK Tawang, at Lhou village today.
The subject matter specialist in plant protection of the KVK dwelt at length on different
aspects of organic farming,
Another SMS in Horticulture taught the farmers about preparation and uses of organic
fertilizers for sustainable agriculture development.
An interaction session was also held between the farmers and scientists wherein the
farmers got their doubts cleared by the trainers.
Gram Sabha meet to finalize labour budget held
TEZU, Dec 9: A Gram Sabha meeting of Tilangkyong village, one of the remotest villages
in Lohit District, was held on December 6 last covering 11 villages for finalization
of Labour Budget for the year 2015-16 under MGNREGA. The meeting presided over by
GPC Sokhon Minin was attended by panchayat members and villagers.
Dr. R Kumar, Sr. VO, BPT member demonstrated social/resources and seasonal mapping
during the meeting.
After threadbare discussion, all the proposals were approved.
Among others, Wakro BDO T Doka and APO(M) in-charge Project Director DRDA, Lohit
S N Singh were also present.
Believers urged to work with love and unity
RUKSIN, Dec 9: The newly built Revival Church at Mirbuk at Pasighat was opened for
the believers to hold religious activities, a press release informed.
Inaugurating the church in a simple function on Sunday, All Arunachal Revival Church
Council general secretary Tai Ete urged the believers to work with love and unity
for maintaining peace and tranquility in the societies. Saying that opening of the
church is likely to open a gate to heaven for the believers, the religious leader
appealed to the local youths to give up evil practices and take active role in the
The Revival Church (RCC) building was constructed on self contribution by the believers.
Cong Seva Dal delegation calls on Rahul
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A delegation led by Chief Organizer of Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Seva Dal Kipa Kaha yesterday called on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at New
Delhi to discuss several issues related to strengthening the Party in Arunachal Pradesh.
While outlining the need to strategize the long term vision of the Party, Kaha highlighted
the measures initiated by the cadre based Arunachal Seva Dal to strengthen the parent
Congress in the state, as well as other parts of the North Eastern Region. Kaha sought
the guidance of the Party high command to start programs to increase membership,
strengthening the village to village networks of Party workers and creating a framework
for adequately disseminating the achievements of the State Government through its
The Congress Vice President lauded the successful programmes in the state like the
CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme and the CM’s Skill Development Mission. The
Vice President was in agreement with Kaha and other delegates upon the need to enforce
a sense of unity and discipline so as to safeguard the Party’s interests in future.
Tenzing Namdak, a member of the delegation stressed upon the need for the North Eastern
people based in the National Capital Region to participate and help the Party in
the forthcoming Delhi Assembly Elections, which was appreciated by the Congress Vice
President. Other member of the delegation was Sujit Baran Roy.
Church celebrates silver jubilee
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: St. Anthony’s Church Yaglong celebrated its Silver Jubilee in a
befitting manner on December 7 last.
Speaking on the occasion MLA Markio Tado said “I am a believer for the last 5 to
6 years. I have seen that among Christian Community, Catholic Missionaries have come
first and taught many people by educating the members of Kurung Kumey District.”
“History repeats itself, the 25 years of Christianity will repeat and today’s event
will be a history for tomorrow. Let us be in a good side of the history,” the MLA
said adding “It is my call and challenge for all believers to be in the history of
the church by being good and leaving aside the past evils. This event is a total
dedication towards good from evil, towards perfection from better and by refining
each one’s personal self to betterment. I am privileged to be honoured by you all
and thank you for everything that you have done for us.”
While blessing the people to prosper and grow strong in faith, the Bishop, Rt. Rev
Dr. John Thomas in his speech said ‘25 years is a symbol of growth of faith. In remembering
those persons who brought Christ into this Church, let us honour them by deepening
our faith in God. Let all strive to grow in sacramental values of the Catholic Church.’
Convenor highlighted about the history of the Church and honoured the prophets of
the church. President, ACF, Khyoda Apik also spoke on the occasion.
Various programmes including dances, songs, and skits were performed on the day.
Children of Mother Teresa sisters also performed beautiful dances. More than 500
faithful from Palin, Chambang, Yangte and Gangte enthusiastically took part in the
SBI extends helping hand
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Extending its corporate social responsibility arm, the SBI Life
Insurance Co. Ltd. North-East contributed few household items like water purifier,
saucepans, buckets, water storage tanks and large gas stoves, ceiling fans etc for
the children of Oju Mission School.
The contributions were made under “Satkarya” – an initiative of SBI Life Insurance
Co. Ltd. North-East, especially for the girl child.
The team of SBI Life led by M Suresh Kumar, Regional Sales Manager, Guwahati and
Sanjeev Keot Div. Sales Manager, Lakhimpur was highly impressed by the yeoman services
rendered by the NGO for the poor and hapless children.
Mridul Kumar Sharma, Senior Branch Sales Manager and staff of Itanagar Branch accompanied
the team during the visit.
Week-long teacher training programme begins
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A week-long teachers training programme on Physics, Chemistry and
Biology (Hydroponics & Vermicomposting) began at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre
here today. The programme is being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council
for Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, GoAP.
In his inaugural address, Science and Technology and Education Secretary R K Mishra
appealed to the Science teachers who have come from different schools of Itanagar,
Naharlagun, Oyan, Seijosa, Jairampur and Kuporijo to be the torch bearers in inculcating
scientific temperaments among the students of the state. He appealed to the teachers
to adopt activity based teaching method instead of ‘chalk and lecture’ approach.
In his address Director cum Member Secretary, A P State Council for Science & Tchnology,
T Ronya highlighted the importance of experiment based teaching methods. He requested
the Secretary Science & Technology to carry out this programme at district level
and also requested the resource persons to extend their expertise to organise such
programme at district level.
Prof. B N Das Former President, Regional Council of Indian Association of Physics
Teachers and Visiting Professor (Guest Faculty) for Post Graduate Teaching at Presidency
University, Kolkata in his introductory speech said “A time has come to show the
teachers that if experiment/activity-based learning of a topic is provided, then
the time requirement will be much less and understanding by the students will be
AAPETA writes to education commissioner
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (AAPETA) has
called for Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for promoting ATs to JTs on seniority
In its memorandum submitted to the Education Commissioner, it also suggested that
the 50 percent of regularization of JT (SSA) be done through SPD/DSE and not through
the DEE and the remaining 50 percent be regularized through APCS examination.
Sumo fare revised
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Much to the delight of the people agonized with the ever increasing
sumo fare, the Kurung Kumey Tourist Cab Welfare Association has revised the vehicle
fare from Itanagar to all the places of Kurung Kumey district.
Association draws DA attention to IG Park
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Drawing the attention of the district administration towards the
Indira Gandhi Park here, Itanagar City Development Welfare Association claimed that
unauthorized structures are coming up within IG Park here making the park litter.
In a complaint letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Itanagar,
the association further added that coming up of structures inside the park is diminishing
the space and spoiling the scenic beauty of the park. It requested the authority
to take necessary action before things get out of hand, a release said.
A house gutted
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A dwelling house was reportedly gutted down when a fire broke out
at Pakro Village under Pijeriang circle of Pakke-Kessang in East Kameng on December
2 last, this was informed by All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students
Union President Seage Kino. It said that belongings of the house owner were reduced
to ashes. The union further sought relief for the fire accident victims from the
Induction Training programme held
AALO, Dec 9: The induction training programme for 160 newly appointed teachers and
supporting staff of Residential Schools of West Siang District was conducted at Aalo
During the training, resources persons Batel Rimey, Gemar Karga, Bejum Kato and Ngajar
highlighted on duties and responsibilities of teachers and supporting staff of Residential
Schools, the RTE Act 2009, the POCSO Act 2012, CCE, maintenance of account books,
Teachers’ Diary etc. DIPRO
Counselling prog for students
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The All Hrusso (Akas) Students Union (ARSU) has conducted an orientation
cum Counseling programme at various schools of Hrusso area. The main features of
the programme involved career counseling, personality development and motivational
speech on good health.
The programme started from Govt. Secondary School, Bhalukpong on Nov 26. It was organized
at Govt. Hr. secondary school, Thrizino on November 28, Govt, middle school, Subu
on Nov 29, Govt, middle school, Palizi on Dec 1, Govt. secondary school, Buragaon
on Dec 3, Govt, middle school, Jamiri on Dec 4. Lastly, the program concluded at
Govt. Hr. secondary school, Bomdila on December 5.
A host of resource persons from different fields including Major Yogesh, ASC, Captain
Kunal Malik, Dr. Jumsang Sidisow, Lod Gombu, ADC, Thrizino, Dr. Doley, MO, Thrizino,
Doge Jinni, ASP, Bomdila, Koj Yabiyang, CO Bomdila, Dr. Yeshi Gyesen, Asst. Professor,
GCB, Dr. S. Lama, SMO, Bomdila and Major Nisant Kumar of Madras Regiment, interacted
and guided the students on the topics.
Govt initiates action against ITBP jawan in MMS case
ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tanga Byaling today said that probe
into a case relating to an explicit video clip which rocked Daporijo in upper Subansiri
district recently has been initiated.
The explicit video involving an ITBP personnel and a local girl, has been in circulation
through mobile phones.
"Investigation has been launched and the accused will be brought to book," Byaling
Upper Subansiri district Additional SP Amulya Baruah said that a case under Immoral
Trafficking Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered
at Nacho police station.
"The accused has been identified as Ashok Shippy, posted to 9 BN of ITBP, is presently
on election duty in Jammu and Kashmir," he said, adding the ITBP commandant had been
informed to produce the accused.
ITBP sources could not be contacted for comments.
"The civil society will be cautioned to refrain from such unethical acts which are
punishable," Byaling said. PTI
Stop circulation: APWWS appeals, calls for new APSCW
Reacting to alleged circulation of an explicit sex video clip involving an under
aged girl and an ITBP personnel, that has emerged from Upper Subansiri, Arunachal
Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) has appealed to the people to stop circulation
of the clip.
In a statement, Gumri Ringu, President of the Society said that such atrocious act
should be condemned by all.
The APWWS has further appealed to the state government for early formation of the
team to lead the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) so that any
case related to women and girls can be taken up at the right earnest.
APWWS further appealed to the government to appoint the members, chairperson of the
APSCW from among those activists’ women who have been working for rights of women
and girl child.
Meanwhile, Dumporijo unit of APWWS who met the family of the girl offered them counselling
with an assurance of further help, if need be.
The unit met the DC and SP who informed them that the matter is under investigation
and guilty would be booked at the earliest.
NE delegation appeals for reinstating NEIPP - 2007
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A delegation of the Forum of Industries and Commerce Ministers of
the North Eastern Region led by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, also
in-charge of State Industries portfolio, yesterday called on Union Minister of State
for Industry and Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi and appealed her for immediate
withdrawal of suspension of the North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIPP)-2007.
Accompanied by Dr. Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, and Industries and
Power Minister of Assam Prodyut Bordoloi, the delegation submitted a Memorandum to
the Union Minister outlining the provisions of the NEIPP-2007 which has played a
pivotal role in furthering the growth of industries in the North Eastern Region since
Earlier, the Union Ministry of Industry and Commerce had suspended the provisions
of the policy till further orders vide a notification dated 1st December, 2014.
The Forum apprised the Union Minister that this sudden suspension of registrations
under NEIPP has created a lot of apprehension amongst the Industry including leading
companies and commerce bodies not only from the region but also from across the country.
In view of the regional disparities in industrial growth as compared to the rest
of the country the NEIPP was introduced in 2007 for a period of ten years to meet
up for this gap.
The Union Minister assured the delegation that the decision of suspension of NEIPP
2007 is purely a temporary one due to technical reasons related to financial constraints.
She informed the delegation that adequate measures have been initiated by the Ministry
of Industry and Commerce to tide over the problems resulting in the suspension of
Sitharaman assured that the Ministry is working out a solution for the same in close
co-ordination with the Finance Ministry. While reiterating her commitment towards
the promotion of industrial growth in the region, the Union Minister asserted that
she has been taking measures to improve the overall investment scenario in the region.
Sine fire mishap: MP announces relief fund, Taloh seeks report
PASIGHAT, Dec 9: Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering has expressed shock over the fire mishap
that occurred at remote Sine village under Boleng subdivision in East Siang district
during early hours of Sunday last. The fire destroyed 32 of the 64 houses in the
village which is located 31 kms away from Boleng.
Expressing grave concern over the repeated fire mishaps in various parts of the state,
Ering said “Such incidents usually happen due to negligence and can be avoided if
we practice preventive measures. However, if there is a fire, the main priority is
to ensure that everybody can reach a safe place quickly.” While assuring to visit
Sine village soon, the MP sanctioned an amount of 10 lakhs for procuring CGI sheets
and 1 lakh cash as financial assistance to the victims from his MPLAD fund.
Expressing pain over the fire mishap, Education Minister Tapang Taloh who is also
the local MLA, sought a detailed report on the unfortunate incident and directed
ADC in-charge Boleng Gamtum Padu to extend all help and financial assistance to the
victims as per government norms for their quick rehabilitation. He also asked to
provide best medical assistance to the injured old man Takum Tatin at Boleng CHC.
The minister informed that he has already taken up the issue with the government
authority for relief and follow up actions. At the same time, he appealed the people
to remain alert and be cautious as fire accident occurs frequently during the winter
season. Taloh also called upon the administration, PRIs, civil societies, NGOs and
students to create awareness on fire mishaps amongst the rural folks.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava informed that she has been closely
monitoring all developments and officers have been briefed on rescue and relief measures.
She also emphasized on village level fire awareness programmes with involvement of
villagers elders. DIPRO
Meanwhile, Sine village ASM Kamang Tatin has appealed to the state government to
provide relief materials to fire victims of Sine village and also appealed the well
wishers to help the fire victims to reconstruct their dwelling houses.
She said that 34 houses along with other properties were gutted down in a devastating
fire accident at Sine village of East Siang District on Monday last.
Sonowal assures Centre’s special attention for promotion of sports in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Dec 9: Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Sports and Youth
Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal has assured special attention for the growth of games
and sports in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh. This assurance was given
when Parliamentary Secretary for home, sports and youth affairs Likha Saaya called
on the Sports Minister and apprised him about the requirements to nurture games and
sports, development of sports infrastructures and introduction of various sports
activities in the state at New Delhi yesterday.
The duo discussed in length about the centrally sponsored youth development projects
for Arunachal Pradesh.
Responding to the request of Saaya, Sonowal further assured him that a new department
christened as “Sports Science’ will be introduced in the University of the state
soon. It will focus on the growth of games and sports of Arunachalee youths, informed
Sonowal. The Minister informed that due to ongoing parliament session, he won’t be
able to attend the upcoming National level North East Sports Competition scheduled
to be held at Itanagar from December 10 next.
In his message, Sonowal conveyed his best wishes to each and every participating
player from all NE states to make the event a grand success. He urged upon the players
to play the game in the spirit of sportsmanship and brotherhood.
The Minister also expressed his willingness to visit Arunachal after some months
to take stock of requirements meant for development of games and sports in the state.
During his upcoming visit, the minister is expected to focus on the possibility of
granting of “Sports University” to Arunachal. “The approval of Sports University
in Arunachal will have to depend on various factors, including feasibility, and its
future potential in the field of games and sports,” shared Saaya. The sports minister
also assured to take up projects under the Youth Affairs Department of Arunachal
Pradesh during his proposed visit.
Besides that he urged the Parliamentary Secretary to immediately submit the Utilization
Certificates, so that various schemes related to Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA)
under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, including the granting of Multipurpose
Indoor Hall could be taken up for the welfare of Arunachal.
Later, Saaya also had a series of meeting with the Joint Secretaries of Sports and
Youth Affairs department. They also urged the parliamentary secretary to submit the
Utilization Certificates as soon as possible to the ministry for the grant of sanctions
under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
96 hours Lower Siang district bandh call, Committee appeals against bandh
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Distressed with the state government’s indecisiveness regarding
establishment of the functional headquarter at Likabali and permanent headquarter
at Sikirima, the District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) and Galo Peoples’
Federation (GPF) has called for a 96 hours Lower Siang bandh starting on Wednesday.
The state government had issued Gazette Notification for the creation of the District
on March 2014 alongwith three other districts without specifying the district headquarters
which triggered much annoyance to the people of the district.
With no other way out, on the expiry of three months time we convened the 6th December
meeting which was attended by a huge gathering of around 1000 plus strong representatives
of Galo elders, public leaders, officers, PRI leaders, women representatives, NGOs,
youth organizations and students’ union wherein the declaration of the democratic
movement was passed unanimously to be spearheaded by the DDJAC supported by Lower
Siang Elite Forum (LSEF), Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS), Jigo Yego Welfare
Society (JYWS), All Galo Youth Organization (AGYO), Galo Students’ Union (GSU), Jigo
Yego Students’ Union (JYSU), Ramle Banggo Students’ Union (RBSU) and women organizations
under the aegis of Galo Peoples’ Federation, it stated in their joint release.
DDJAC in a press statement said that Lower Siang remained a non-functional district
although it was approved by the state cabinet in 2009 along with Longding. The district
(Lower Siang) was again notified along with three other new districts, namely Siang,
Kara-Dadi and Namsai in 2013 and subsequently, administrative staffs, like DCs and
SPs against the three districts barring Lower Siang have been posted.
“This kind of indifferent attitude on part of the state government towards Lower
Siang district is compelling us to resort to democratic movement,” the DDJAJ said
and demanded early fulfillment of their demand before launching more vigorous democratic
Meanwhile, the Local Committee 28th Likabali Assembly Constituency has appealed the
people of the district to not indulge in bandh calls.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Transport & STS Jomde Kena had assured of declaring
Likabali as the temporary headquarter of the district as early as possible on behalf
of the state government on August 11. Therefore, it is an appeal to the people of
the district to refrain from such bandh calls till further discussion with the Chief
Minister after his arrival in the state Capital, it said in its release.
Moyong felicitates medal winning karate players
RUKSIN, Dec 9: The karatekas of East Siang district, who have shown excellent performance
in the just concluded State Level Karate-do Championship at Palin in Kurung Kumey
district were felicitated on their return to the district yesterday by Pasighat East
MLA Kaling Moyong.
Addressing the players in a simple but impressive function, Moyong said that the
youths of the district have bright future in the field of games and sport. Highlighting
the state government’s initiatives for promotion of sports and welfare of talented
sportspersons, the MLA asked the youths of the district to make good use of the stadium
at Pasighat when it is completed.
Simon Megu, who emerged as the best performer in Kata (junior) event, Anirudh Sahani,
(silver), Rajib Ali and Jugami Basumatry (bronze), were among others felicitated
on the occasion.
Megu has qualified to participate at National School Games while, Sahani has been
selected for the NE Sports competition.
The MLA also appreciated the team leaders of 'East Siang Sports Karate-Do Association'
for their efforts for further development of the sports in the district.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi has also felicitated the karate players of
the district, who have won medals in the State Karate Championship at Palin.
The Tirap team was declared best disciplined team of the championship. It won three
Biometric to curb duplicity of identity Meeting to hold biometric camps held
KHONSA, Dec 9: A meeting was held under the aegis of Statistical department at Khonsa
today to chalk out plans and programmes to conduct Biometric camps in Tirap district.
Addressing the meeting, Tirap District Deputy Commissioner, Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said
that any work concerning to collection of data for incorporation in the census is
important and advised all the participants to be well versed with the intricacies
of collecting data and documenting it.
Bharti Chandra, Joint Director, Census, Shillong highlighted the importance of the
National Population Register and said that after the completion of the 2011 Census
the Biometric Information work is being taken up all over the country including Arunachal
Pradesh which would help in doing away with duplicity of identity of any individual
Chandra sought support and cooperation of all including PRI leaders, GBs, chiefs
and all government departments and informed that the need for introducing Biometric
information system started after the Kargil war for easy identification of people
living in India. She further said that the infamous Mumbai terrorist attack was the
immediate impact for introduction of NPR adding that all the security wings in the
country had welcomed the initiative. She concluded that the major technical work
had been entrusted to ITIL and the Vendors who would provide expertise and operators.
It was informed that NC Mazumdar, Assistant Director, Census, Shillong will be In
charge of Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Lohit, Anjao, Lower Dibang Valley and Upper
Dibang Valley districts.
A representative of the vendors said that there were ten operators for Arunachal
Pradesh and that the vendors were fully prepared for the challenges ahead. The training
for the enumerators will be held shortly in which the vendors will practically demonstrate
to the trainees. DIPRO
Unity and belongingness vital for success of Mithun project
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Programme Coordinator of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare
Dr. T Heli called for unity and belongingness of various Mithun Farmers Club members
for successful implementation of the Mithun conservation project funded by NRTT with
community contribution share.
Addressing the Mithun farmers at a day-long training cum feed supplement distribution
programme yesterday, Dr. Heli exhorted them to play a pro-active role in the implementation
of the project in the area. He also highlighted on value addition and various activities
under the project Conservation of Mithun and its habitat through community participation
to enhance the livelihood of Mithun farmers.
Dr. N Gama, Farm Manager of the KVK briefed about commonly occurring diseases in
Mithun, like Foot and Mouth, and their control and preventive measures.
Kimin EAC Sibo Passing distributed feed supplements to the members of Mithun Farmers
Club popularly known in the area as ‘Lungte Group’. He said in appreciation of the
farmers that “No farmer group in the state is as active as Lungte Group of Kimin
for the Mithun conservation.”
Earlier, Biri Tangum, Secretary, Mithun Farmer Club, Lora Top, informed that there
are currently 588 Mithuns in the community rearing centre which needs adequate Mithun
health coverage and routine checking of the boundary fencing.
Later, the KVK team accompanied by the Mithun farmers visited the Community Mithun
Conservation area at Lora Top for selection of site for construction of Mithun Shed
and Fodder development in the area.
The programme was organized by KVK, Papum Pare under the sponsorship of Navajbhai
Ratan Tata Trust (NRTT), Mumbai and attended by 60 members of the Mithun Farmers
Gorkhas should continue to contribute for development of state
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: The office of All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Welfare Association
was inaugurated on Sunday at 6 Kilo near Itanagar. The small yet impressive function
saw big turnout of the Gorkha youths of state. Er. Bishnu Prasad, General Secretary,
All India Federation of Voluntary Organization and senior leader of the community
inaugurated the office.
Naresh Karki director of Gurukul institute, Chaden Tamang senior Gorkha leader along
with representatives of All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Welfare Association were
present on the occasion. While addressing the youth gathered, Bishnu Prasad advised
them to play pivotal role in the development of Arunachal Pradesh. “Today Gorkha
community has created a niche for themselves across the world. The Gorkha youths
of Arunachal should also join with our tribal brothers and contribute for the development
of state,” said Prasad. The inaugural programme was followed by interaction among
the youths. Various problems were shared and the gathered youth decided to work together
under the banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Welfare Association for the
betterment of the community.
Veterinary camp at fire ravaged Kerang village
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Kerang village under Kaying Circle in West Siang district is not
only in news for recent devastating fire incident in which 70 dwelling houses were
gutted to ashes, the fire also devoured 80 per cent of domestic animals and left
20 per cent of the livestock especially pigs with serious burn injuries.
Stirred by the devastation caused in the fire mishap, a team of Veterinary department
of Kaying lead by Dr Taking Gammi SVO SG conducted a veterinary camp at Kerang-1
village in November 17 last. Other team members include Tasong Paleng (SM), Takir
Lombi (SM), Tapo Taren and Talom Gammi. During the day long camp, 40 animals were
treated and medicines provided. Observing the gravity of the situation, the team
also deputed one staff Talom Gammi at Kerang-1 village for regular coverage of treatments.
Budding archers from SLSA
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: Sangey Laden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu, Itanagar the only sports
institutes of its kind in the state has so far been able to produce many a good sportspersons
in many disciplines, including archery.
Four student archers of the institute, namely Genung Tekseng, Sorang Yumi, Maselo
Mihu and Lide Loyi have been performing consistently since 2010 under the able guidance
of their coach KH Ekashini. They have not only won medals in various national and
international events but also put Arunachal in world archery map by winning a silver
medal in Olympic Mixed Team event and a bronze medal in girls team event by Maselo
Mihu and Sorang Yumi in the 2nd Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship held in Ulaanbaatar,
Mongolia in 2013.
There are also five gold, four silver and seven bronze medals to their credit won
in various events from 2010 to 2013. They have so far participated in six domestic
events held in various parts of the country and one international event.
Genung won two gold medals in individual event during 31st Sub-Junior National Archery
Championship held in Dhanbad in 2010 while Sorang Yumi won one gold medal in individual
event in Junior National Archery Championship held in Kokrajhar, Assam in 2013. Maselo
won one silver in individual event in the event.
Maselo and Yumi were unable to participate in an International event held in China
in October this year due to staple visa problem.
Archery coach Ekashini is hopeful of winning gold medals by the state archery team
in the NE Zone Sports competition beginning here tomorrow. The coach informed that
Lide Loyi will not be available in the team and she will be replaced by D.Khrime.
It is pertinent to mention here that Parliamentary Secretary (Sports & Youth Affairs)
Likha Saaya had highlighted the role of sports in channelizing the youths during
the last State Planning Board Meeting held on November 28. It would be truly good
for the youths of this State if Saaya could make his endeavour for the youths according
to his projection in the last SPB meeting.
State karatekas at 60th National School Games
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A 32-member karate team, including four officials, will represent
Arunachal Pradesh in the 60th National School Games (Karate) to be held in Indore,
Madhya Pradesh from January 7 to 11, 2015.
The players have been selected after a selection trial conducted by Arunachal Karate
Do Association (AKA) at SAI, SAG centre, Naharlagun yesterday.
U- 17 Boys: Arjun Waii, Govt. Hr, Sec, School Ganga Itanagar, Yarda Tadap, Sangey
Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Itanagar, Chopa Tallo, GHSS, Kankarnala, Naharlagun,
Bulang David, SLSA, Doni Yangfo, Takar Memoral Public School Naharlagun, Kamku Tallo,
GHSS, Bazarline Seppa, Tamchi Tayam, GHSS, Arunodaya Itanagar, Baheth Manyu, GHSS,
U-19 Boys: Neta Menjo, GHSS, Roing, Tachi Bagang, GHSS, Polo Colony, Naharlagun,
Ngongchen Hodong, GHSS, Ganga Village, Samuel Dolo, GHSS, Kankarnala, Naharlagun,
Nikam Sonoliyang, GHSS, Polo Colony, Naharlagun, Bangram Tungi, GHSS, Itanagar,
Biplab Devnath, GHSS, Itanagar,
U- 19 Girls: Kambung Wangsa, GHSS, Ganga Itanagar, Goda Asha, GHSS, Polo Colony
Naharlagun, Gyamar Mach, GHSS, Kankarnala, Naharlagun, Bamang Yakum, Kingcup Public
School Itanagar, Bamang Yamu, GHSS, Kankarnala, Naharlagun, Johny Mangkhiya, GHSS,
Tagiu Tachu, BRCC Tali, DDSE Office Kurung, Kumey Is The Chief De Mission While Chukhu
Saha, Constable, Tax & Excise, Changlang, BFC, Bordumsa is the Team Manager. Gampi
Taku, JT, Govt. Hr, Sec, School, Palin, Kurung Kumey and Tadar Eba, (SLSA) are the
coaches for the girls and boys team respectively.
Training underway on gender violence
ITANAGAR, Dec 9: A five days Training of Trainers (ToT) on module VI & VII on “Violence
against women”, for District Trainers began today at Administrative Training Institute
Naharlagun. The training is being organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society
under National Health Mission. It is the fourth phase on ASHA Module which is being
attended by GNMs, ANMs and district community mobilizers across the state. The objective
of the training is to evaluate the skills and educate the ASHAs on creating awareness
on violence against women.
Inaugurating the weeklong training, National Health Mission (NHM) Managing Director
PN Thongon called upon the participants to be attentive and learn something in the
training so that they could effectively implement the knowledge for the welfare of
The Managing Director added ASHAs and community mobilisers should be dedicated to
educate the people on the need to stop gender violence. He also dwelt on health and
hygiene and suggested the participants to educate people on the significance of hygiene
particularly on children to avert growth of mortality rate. Thungon also encouraged
the participants to be remaining skillful to teach ASHA workers and the common people.
As the winter season arrives, the fire mishap across the state rises. Adding to the
growing list of fire accident, on Sunday 32 houses were gutted down in a devastating
fire at Sine Vilage under Boleng subdivision in East Siang district. The fire engulfed
32 of the 64 houses in the village. As per the report nothing could be saved including
the domesticated animals. In another colossal fire incident, 70 well-built houses
were gutted down in a shocking fire that broke out at Kerang village under Kaying
Circle in West Siang district on November 12 this year. The fire victims lost properties
worth crores of rupees due to the incident. The impact was so bad that many families
have been rendered homeless and are still struggling to survive.
Every year during winter Arunachal witnesses many unfortunate fire incidents. What
is sad part is that we don’t seem to learn any lesson from such incidents and continues
to live in danger. The fire service and disaster management departments are somehow
failing to play their part in containing such accidents. Many parts of state do not
have any fire service stations. The government of Arunachal is well aware of the
danger posed by the repeated fire accident and therefore should establish fire stations
even in interior parts of the state. On the other hand disaster management department
should carry out rigorous awareness campaigns to educate people about how to remain
safe from fire accident. Unless such measures are adopted, we will fail in our fight
against fire mishaps.
----Readers Forum ----
Enable the youths to be self reliant
Through your esteemed news paper, I as a student of Arunachal Pradesh would like
to appreciate All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union leaders for identifying an important
issue related to the welfare of students of AP.
Look at the society in Itanagar; almost all beneficial economic activities are captured
and dominated by non-Arunachalees. Businesses like wholesale, retail, hotels, builders,
carpenters are being controlled by them.
Thousands of educated youth of AP who studied history, politics, geography, education
etc could not employ themselves into these economic activities, but have been looking
for govt. jobs. Only very few get good govt. jobs and most of them get stuck to low
paid clerical govt. jobs. The main reason why our educated youths are not able to
get into these economic activities is that they are not educated and trained in these
professional areas. Our people are talented a lot, but without education that is
job oriented, all talents will in vain.
Look at Japan, Korea, Israel, and Taiwan. They are smaller than our state; they have
much fewer natural resources than our state. But since they have more knowledge of
computers, electronics, construction, automobiles almost all products which we daily
use, their people are economically well to do. Even we purchase their products; they
supply products to various countries of this world. So, Once again I would like to
appreciate AAPSU leaders for realizing the need of subjects which would train Arunachalee
youths to capture the AP market.
I would also like to request the Education Minister to provide our youths with such
subjects which will help them in getting employment easily.
I would especially request our Education Minister, Students Unions to work out reservation
policies to help more number of Arunachalee youths to get admitted to RGU, NERIST
and NIT, where they can get professional education and training.
Uniform shames us again
Arunachal Pradesh has once again been shamed by crime against women. While no crime
involving (outraging) the modesty of women should be trivialized by comparing them
with similar other incidents, the Daporijo explicit video part 2 (DEV2) shame, however,
requires a different treatment, and therefore a speedier trail and punishment to
the culprit and justice to the victim, since the victim is reportedly a minor, and
the alleged sexual predator is a man in uniform.
Going by the reports in the newspaper and allegation, it is a clear case of misuse
of power and authority. The ‘Uniform’ of the sexual predator, to most of the innocent
rural people in Arunachal, is a symbol of protection, safety and trust. At the same
time, people know or at least fear that the same ‘uniform’ can also be a sign of
tyranny, wielding unlimited power in a remote place like Arunachal where authority
is misunderstood and misused and perceived by people, as power.
Therefore, not many will disagree that during the entire ordeal, the victim must
have been lured, threatened, assaulted and later blackmailed. This was evident in
an earlier case where a teenage boy and girl were coerced into doing unwilling sexual
acts inside a police station in Daporijo.
The Institution of ITBP has been tarnished by the incident. Can the people of Arunachal
trust the ITBP? Are they in Arunachal to safeguard our borders, or are they there
to rape? There are many alleged unreported cases, where ITBP and other paramilitary
personnel have been alleged to having been involved in similar incidents.
Will the ITBP deliver justice to the victim and give exemplary punishment to its
personnel for the heinous crime/s? Shouldn’t the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, who
himself was once a Man in Uniform, take up the matter suo moto and thereby, regain
the trust of the people that he serves?
A hearty applause
A hearty applause to the proficient eye surgeons who have carried out cataract surgeries
at the eye camp (“97 turn up for Cataract surgeries,” Dec. 8). Further, on the light
of the cases like that of Chandigarh (“Doctor held, NGO booked for botched eye surgery,”
The Hindu, Dec. 6), it would be highly commendable if effort is made to present the
post-surgery report of patients’ recuperation in order to abate the people’s skepticism
about eye camp.
Atrocities against women
A glance at the national newspapers reveals the varieties and dimensions of atrocities/violence
inflicted on women at different levels daily.
The latest incident being the cabbie (Uber)who allegedly raped a 27-year old woman
in New Delhi, ahead of second anniversary of 16 December 2012 incident.
After 67 years of Independence, women in India still cannot move about freely without
fear of being assaulted.
Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi said "The day a woman can walk freely on the
roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence.”
It is really an irony that India which gave the world the message of peace and non-violence
has to witness such incidents where women have repeatedly been victims of violence
- domestic as well as public, physical as well as emotional.
While the victim is psychologically traumatized after the incident, the perpetrator
on the other hand exploits the loopholes in the law and is out on bail and victim
is made to run from pillar to post to get justice, which is often delayed. In order
to check the rising crime graph against women, it is imperative to have stricter
punishments which would act as deterrent & also speedy justice should be meted out
T S Karthik
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