While referring to Protection and Anti-soil erosion works along Siboh Korong River,
Tuki said the project has been sanctioned by the ministry of Urban Development (GoI)
under UIDSSMT (Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small & Medium Towns)
on February 2009 to protect Pasighat township from soil erosion and flooding by Siboh
Korong and to safeguard particularly the existing infrastructure like Central Agriculture
University campus and other areas of the river banks.
The minister was accompanied by Er. Taba Tedir, CE-cum-Director (UD) and Er. Kuru
Sera, CE, PWD(CZ).
Before concluding his speech the minister conveyed his heartiest thanks to the general
people for their supports and brining back the Congress government in the state.
Replying to the memorandum submitted by the Education minister Tuki assured to put
best efforts to fulfill the demands after discussing the same with the state’s HCM
and the concerned engineers.
Earlier, the Minister (EDN) Bosiram Siram in his brief speech demanded 40 nos. of
busses to Pasighat under JNNURM / UIDSSMT, constitution of Urban Local Body with
required infrastructure and supporting staffs and to accord priority for sanctioning
Complex, Indoor Stadium, Cultural Hall and to implement Municipal Solid Waste Management
for Pasighat at the earliest possible. DIPRO
Tuki also laid foundation stone of 3-mega scheme at a time which included shopping
complex cum unemployed women Hostel under HUPA Scheme, working women Hostel, Old
Age Pension & Destitute Children Home and Community Toilet under UD Scheme and Shopping
Complex under UD Scheme at Basar on Jan 31. Basar, an ADC HQ being at central location,
all these schemes after completion would be of immense importance in future which
will cater service to Upper Subansiri, West Siang and Upper Siang.
Stressing on judicious implementation and timely completion of the projects to avoid
cost over-run that too without compromising quality and specification of the guidelines,
Tuki during his address informed that third party Monitoring Committee is there from
the Central Govt. and if found loopholes in the works after enquiry may deter the
future funding of the projects/ schemes.
MLA Gojen Gadi extended heartfelt thanks to Nabam Tuki for introduction of such important
projects at Basar. Talking about shopping complex, he said that 1st priority will
be given to unemployed youth to ease out unemployment and with a room of 30 or 40
in each complex with nominal rent, these projects will serve the purpose. DIPRO,
‘Nation is safe if jawans are safe’
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: “The nation will remain safe if the jawans are safe and healthy”,
said DIGP (training) Robin Hibu to energize the jawans during a programme for capacity
building of law enforcement officers and police personnel on lifestyle-related diseases
and tobacco control act organized today.
“You all are most of the time exposed to unsafe lifestyle, sexual behaviour, tempted
to smoking and various tobacco products,” he said and cited an example that if a
jawan spends Rs 60 a day on smoking or other tobacco-product he would be spending
around Rs 6.7 lakh in his 30–year career, which otherwise he could have saved and
used for good purposes.
Anyone quitting tobacco consumption will be rewarded, Hibu announced to the gathering.
Moreover, DIGP also thanked the organizers and mentioned that this training would
be quite helpful for the common people too, as it paves the way to effectively enforce
the tobacco control act by the officers and police personnel. The programme was organized
by the Itanagar Press Club (IPC), the Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
and the Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) to sensitize several
law enforcement officers and 400 Jawans at the 3rd India Reserve Battalion (IRBN)
Dr Lobsang Jampa, state epidemiologist and Dr S, Tsering, radiation oncologist, Arunachal
State Hospital, gave clear picture on how tobacco consumption has been claiming around
8 lakh lives yearly in India. Cigarette or bidi smoke contains around 4,000 poisons,
of which 40 are cancer agents, they said, and cautioned that such consumption would
reduce the life span of human-being as it causes numerous diseases.
APSACS project director Dr Emi Rumi left an indelible mark on the participants with
grotesque photographs of sexual organs deformed by sexually transmitted diseases.
He advised them to always remember that their good and safe health is their assets.
‘If I could quit smoking after 60 years and become more stronger, why not you? -
The question by Dr LR Choudhury of RK Mission Hospital evoked a thunderous applause,
perhaps a sign of approval by the smokers amongst the participants. To another query
why the government does not ban the production of such harmful products, doctors
replied that the pro-tobacco industry lobby was drag on the ban of production.
VHAI senior manager Ajay Tripathy, while speaking on tobacco control law, COTPA,
and its rampant violation, called for strict implementation of smoking-ban in public
places and sell of tobacco products to those below 18 years of age in the state,
particularly Capital Complex.
IPC president Pradep Kumar assured to institutionalize the programme and conduct
it in all IRBN HQs besides helping in forming training modules for the Police Training
College, Banderdewa in association with VHAI and APSACS.
Commandant of 3rd IRBN Babu Taloh assured that he is hopeful of the Jawans following
the health tips given on the occasion. Henceforth, all the officers and Jawans would
help ensure the strict enforcement of tobacco control act, he mentioned.
Hundred jawans underwent voluntary blood testing for HIV, which was arranged by the
RKM Hospital unit on behalf of the APSACS and VHAI Project Khusi, according to a
joint press release.
AAPSU to go for boycott of Chinese goods from Feb 8
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has decided to
go for boycott of Chinese goods with effect from February 8 in the state of Arunachal
Pradesh as decided earlier. The modus operandi of the student activists will be door
to door visit of every shop to identify any presence of Chinese goods.
AAPSU in a release today sought cooperation from the traders community in its movement.
Enough time has been given for the disposal of Chinese goods at the request of Arunachal
Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in this regard, the union said.
The release said the boycott call has been necessitated in the backdrop of repeated
Chinese claim over our state and the ‘diplomatic romancing by the government of India’.
“The approach adopted by the union government in the case of Chinese issue is lot
to be desire and one of the cases in study is the alleged captivity of one Chabo
Chader, a villager of Gumsing Taying under Taksing Circle of Upper Subansiri by
Chinese army. He went missing from Asaphila border area since August 18th 2007 and
the issue was pursued by the earlier AAPSU leadership even at the level of home ministry
and the then Lok Sabha Member Kiren Rijiju has raised the issue in parliament and
at that time external affair joint secretary Ashok K Kantha has said that the matter
has been taken up through diplomatic channels as well as through flag meetings, border
personal meeting and the hotline at bumla, however till date there is no trace of
Chader thus vindicating the union apprehension that when in case of China our union
government can even forego the safety of innocent citizen of Arunachal Pradesh.”
AAPSU president said while justifying boycott to Chinese goods.
The AAPSU president said ‘it is also pertinent to note that the successive central
government has utterly neglected our state in case of development especially in the
aspect of border road and its disturbing to quote from Defence sources as expressed
by Lieutenant General BS Jaswal, General Officer Commanding, Northern Command that
India lags far behind China in military infrastructure along the Line Of Actual Control(LAC),
China has built all weather metalled road leading up to its border posts facing
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Demchok & Fukche in Ladakh’.
The union also strongly condemned the Daporijo incident, where the peace and tranquility
of the area has been disturbed. AAPSU said ‘as per our sources, skirmish broke
out at Daporijo Market between the Central Reserve Forces (CRPF) and public owing
to non payment of orange prices by some CRPF jawans who were off duty’. One person
has been seriously injured and is brought down to the capital for further treatment,
the union said while acknowledging the yeoman service given by Para military forces.
The union urged upon them to inculcate a spirit of Friendship and carry out their
duties with a sense of human approach.
The recurring incidents of Public-CRPF spat all over the state in the recent time
in places like Pasighat, Roing, Itanagar does not augur well for a healthy society
and call on the CRPF authorities to immediately rein in their jawans in order to
stop such ugly incidents in future, the release added.
PMU &PIU appointees assured
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Expert appointees under PMU and PIU of Jawahar Nehru National Urban
Renewal Mission (JNNURM) on Monday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister (CM)
Dorjee Khandu to resolve their grievances. The two basic points on which they drew
the attention of CM was early engagement of these experts in work and consider their
remuneration from date of formal joining that is from month of August when their
appointment letter was issued.
Expert appointees claimed that CM has assured to seriously look into their grievances.
Citizens urged to maintain peace at Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is again in news for wrong reason.
Just few days after they were involved in ugly clash with local residents of Roing
town, this time CRPF jawans became hate figure in Daporijo town following Sunday’s
unsavory incident. Daporijo town had witnessed tense moment on Sunday following the
reported clashes between CRPF jawans and local population. Though situation is tense
authority claimed that everything is under their grip. It was on Sunday evening that
a fight broke out reportedly between locals and CRPF jawans, when patrolling team
of central force intervened on seeing local youth bashing a BRTP personnel.
According to the report received from the Daporijo police sources lone BRTP personnel
was bargaining with a woman orange seller in the main market resulting in argument
over pricing. Two youths joined in argument and later assaulted BRTP personnel, sources
informed. CRPF jawans who were patrolling in the area tried to interrupt which was
resented by local population. Locals have accused CRPF jawans of foul mouthing and
severely beating the youths who had interfere to save woman. In the entire incident
one student received minor injuries and was released from hospital after first aid.
While talking to this daily both deputy commissioner (DC) and superintendent of police
(SP) Upper Subansiri asked citizen to maintain peace in the area. “Today there was
a meeting of area MLAs, local public, panchayat leaders and students representative
and everybody present resolved to maintain peace in Daporijo town,” told DC H.K Shalla
over phone. Also speaking over phone SP Mari Basar asked public not to believe in
rumours and help authorities in solving crisis. He also dismissed report that local
public had open fire on CRPF jawans and claimed that Daporijo town is limping back
Review meeting of tourism department
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A day long Review Meeting of Tourism Department was held under the
chairmanship of Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism), Gojen Gadi in the Conference Half
of the Directorate of Tourism, Itanagar today.
All District Tourism Officers, District Planning Officers i/c DTO, Tourist information
Officers were present. Bandhana Deori, Secretary (Tourism), A.K. Singh, Director
(Tourism) and officers of the department took part in the meeting.
Secretary (Tourism) Bandana Deori elaborating the purpose of the review meeting informed
that review of the ongoing projects for infrastructure development in all the districts
needs to be done to find out the progress as well as any problems faced by the district
officers. Secretary further stressed upon constitution of District Level Tourism
Development Committees. All schemes should be duly recommended by the Committee for
forwarding to the government of India for sanction. She instructed all the district
officers to fix reserve price of all tourism amenities and submit the report for
lease out to private parties.
Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Gojen Gadi while welcoming the delegates informed
that Chief Minister has stressed upon improvement of tourism infrastructures in the
state to make tourism at par with other tourist destinations like Sikkim. There is
lot of scope in our state as far as tourism potential is concerned. He expressed
his desire to bring Tourism in the fore front in the state and excel the department
as the most efficient one. For which he requested everyone to work hard and achieve
their goals. He also requested Secretary (Tourism) to see that close coordination
is maintained among all the officers from the directorate level to the district level
for quick and efficient implementation of the schemes. He also informed that henceforth
no scheme would be forwarded to the Govt. of India without the recommendation of
the newly constituted District Level Tourism Development Committee.
Detailed deliberations were held with the officers district wise on the developmental
activities viz., construction of tourist lodges, way side amenities, etc. Scheme
wise performances were discussed and problems faced by the district officers were
In the second session of the meeting, discussions were held for identification and
development of new hill stations in the state to realize full tourism potentials
of Indian Himalayas.
Binny Yanga selected for COISA Award
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Binny Yanga, Proprietor, Oju Craft Center has been selected for
COSIA Entrepreneurship Award for North East Region by Chamber of Small Industry Associations,
Thane, Maharashtra. The award will be presented to her in North East India MSME meet
2010 to be held on 11th February at Guwahati. The meet will be inaugurated by Union
State Minister for MSME Dinsha J. Patel. She is the only lady from North East India
to get this award in 2009-10.
Memo to DC to check drug menace at Mebo
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Drug menace has engulfed entire Mebo area under East Siang district
causing a serious concern for the society, especially parents.
The ugly tentacles of drugs, like opium, Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and rice
bear have not even spared the school going children, govt employees like teachers
and police personnel from its clutch, who are considered to be the torch bearer and
custodians of law in the society, said a memorandum submitted to East Siang deputy
commissioner by Mebo Elite Society.
Opium and ganja allegedly smuggled from Upper Siang and Lower Subansiri districts
and unauthorized selling of wine in every grocery and pan gumti have been the main
causes of increased drug addiction among the youths resulting in rise of petty crimes
and ruin of social fabric, the memorandum, a copy of which was also made available
to the Press, said.
While urging the DC for conducting a massive drive throughout Mebo area to check
illegal drug business and unauthorized selling of local rice bear commercially, MES
suggested for shouldering the responsibility for stopping such immoral practices
to HGBs and GBs of their respective areas.
The checking drive should be continued for atleast one year to completely wipe out
the menace from the area.
Reh celebrated with traditional fervour
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: From a mystical hills of Mishmi down at the foothills of Roing township,
the music and song of Reh celebration is showcasing the rich traditional culture
and old heritage of the Idu Mishmis. The central Reh celebration 2010 gets a new
look, colour with festivity here at the Central Rehko here today amidst massive gathering
of people from the community, host of guest from UK, USA, Holland, officials and
staffs from department and people from all walk of life.
Participating in the festival as the chief guest Takar Marde RD & Panchayat Raj Minister
gets fascinated with the modern and traditional dances performed by the school student,
ladies and small kids in full spirit.
“Glittering ornamental dresses is looking like rainbow and the song sung like nightingale
are thing of pride for the Idu community to preserve and promote for days to come.
The song, drama, folklore and music are rich asset of one’s community which needs
to be keeping it alive for generation to uphold one’s identity”, the Marde observed.
He strongly appealed and advised the youngsters to pay respect to the senior and
maintain a close affinity to one’s tradition and culture in order to protect them
from the influence of foreign culture.
While highlighting the benefit of RD and Panchayati Raj system, the minister exhorts
the educate youths to join their hand with panchayat in alleviating poverty and fulfill
the objectives of the department to bring all around development at the grass root
Kamtok Lowang MLA as a guest of honour made a sincere appeal to the Idu brothers
and sisters to learn their rich handloom & handicraft to maintain distinctive identity
that the community is famous for. “The rich mother tongue has to respect and practice
to avoid its extinction simultaneously paying respect to Hindi and English for posterity”,
the Lowang advised. In his special message to youths, the MLA call upon them to jealously
preserve and protect their rich cultural heritage, song, dances, music and folklore
which should not rely on CDs and Cassettes for tomorrow.
Terming this moment of celebration as historic, Bisan Mepo President Central Reh
Celebration committee said in his speech that the entire member from the community
happens to get together to rejoice in the particular day.
Adding the valuable contribution of Late Ita Pulu, Gote Mega extends tribute to Pulu
with heartfelt accolades for his role in organizing the scattered family into one
single platform by centrally celebrating the Reh festival. Reh literary means invitation
that used to be celebrated individually till 1968. His contribution in assimilating
the important of Reh is being amply been recognized by the Idu Mishmi Cultural &
Literary Society (ICLS) in the form of unveiling a marble statue of Late Ita Pulu
at the premises of Rehko by Takar Marde, Kamtok Lowang as Chief Guest & Guest of
On this occasion, Takar Marde also handed the felicitation to Tine Mena (a budding
mountaineer) with a momentous and a cheque of Rs 20,000 for her participation in
Mt. Everest expedition sponsored by the Abralow Memorial Multi-Purpose Society.
A colourful modern and traditional cultural programme, Igu Dances, traditional Handloom
& Handicraft exhibition, display of the replicate of Idu hut, Traditional fashion
show and games and sports are the important attraction of the daylong celebration.
Besides, Laeta Umbrey MLA, Y W Ringu DC and T Karga SP, all officials and staffs,
people from other community, foreign national were other participates to enjoy the
celebration. The three days festival will have Mr. & Miss Reh contest, cultural show,
exhibition and games and sports etc.
Idus of Lohit celebrates Reh
Three-day Reh festival began at Telluliang village today with a clear and loud message
to practice, protect and preserve indigenous faith and culture for posterity.
The festive post harvest festival scheduled from 1st to 3rd of February was graced
as Chief Guest by Bagilu Kriand she hoisted the festival flag amid much fanfare .
Giving Reh greetings to the people Kri appreciated the Idu community residing at
Tezu Township for celebrating the festival annually with traditional belief & approach.
‘Our culture always gives us a distinct identity and promotes sense of brotherhood,
oneness and fellow feelings among all members our society besides giving us occasion
to rejoice and merry-making, said Kri. Rika Mimi Secretary RFCC Tezu welcomed the
gathering and Lako Mimi narrated in detail about the mythological aspects of Reh.
Traditional songs, dances and dramas performed during the first day of celebration.
Kaka Rondo, President RFCC Tezu also gave his Reh good wishes to all people. DIPRO
Winter school on rice fish integrated farming concludes
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A Winter School on ‘Rice fish integrated farming in high altitude
wet rice lands’ concluded on January 31.
It was sponsored by DST, New Delhi and organized by the Department of Zoology, Rajiv
Gandhi University from January 11 – 31.
While addressing the participants at the concluding function, Professor A. Mitra,
Chairman and the Vice chancellor in-charge of RGU who is also a well known environmental
economist of the region, said that the development of environment-friendly farming
and food production systems are the challenges in the light of increasing demands
of food items utilizing all potential ecologies in a sustainable means, maintaining
environmental cleanliness and sharing globalization & economic liberalization. Rice
fish integrated farming is such a sustainable activity which may be a best practice
in this direction to small and marginal farmers for enhancing their livelihood option.
He pointed out that developing human resources in the areas is the need of the hour
which has already been taken by RGU through organizing this highly relevant winter
school on the subject.
In the valedictory report Dr. D.N.Das, Course coordinator and Associate professor
of the department explained the motto behind organizing such school.
He reported that a total of 68 lectures comprising of theories, principles, models,
management protocols of each of the major and allied components were delivered by
the experts of various field from both national and regional level including the
experts from the organizing university.
Total of 23 participants comprised of University and College teachers, extension
officials, research Scholars having various interdisciplinary subject back ground
of life sciences, agricultural sciences, veterinary sciences and fishery sciences
from different parts of Northeast India participated in the school actively.
Dr. R.C.Joshi, Dean Faculty of Life sciences, RGU while declaring the names of the
best male and female participants of the school, expressed his happiness for participants’
interest for sharing and exchanging new knowledge and encouraged them a lot in the
context of future direction and strategies of R& D thrust on integrated farming system
in Northeastern region as intended by the school in due course of time.
Following the report from the course co-ordinator, Prof A.Mitra presented the certificates
of participation and the compendium of lecture notes to all the participants of
The participants like Sadananda Nath, BH college, Barpeta, Dr. Tapati Das, Assam
University, Silchar, Deepjyoti, Baruah, KVK, Dirang, R.K. Borah, NL College, Lakhimpur
among others expressed their gratitude to the Zoology Department of Rajiv Gandhi
University for selecting and providing them the noble opportunity of participating
this excellent and resourceful winter school with best hospitality during their period
Professor. A.K.Das former Dean of Life sciences narrated briefly how the concept
of this unique winter school was the conceived and finally materialized here in Rajiv
District level disaster management training held
BOMDILA, Feb 1: A 3-days District Level Disaster Management training on search and
rescue and first aid was held in the district headquarters Bomdila to acquaint and
make the people aware of the impeding risk factors keeping in view the approaching
monsoon seasons. The 3-days training gains importance as the district has already
experienced several natural calamities in the last few years resulting in loss of
valuable human lives and properties worth in lacs.
Delivering the key note address, Addl. DC Rinchin Tashi reiterated that awareness
is the key factor. Though the man made disasters can be done away with or minimized
to a lesser extent, one can’t simply wish away the natural disasters. Humans can’t
fight with the natural disasters but can surely take precautionary steps to mitigate
the losses and its after effects, said ADC Tashi. Therefore, awareness through such
training programmes is the guru mantra, he added. Urging the departmental officers
for conducting such training programmes in every circle and blocks of the district,
the ADC underscored the roles that the Police, Military and paramilitary forces,
NGOs, NCC, Scouts, Guides, NSS and the paramedics could play during any natural calamity.
Besides the power point presentations by the DRRO, the training programme consisted
of search and rescue operation by the police, first aid and emergency medical response
by the Medical department and the search and rescue operation and the role of Army
by the 5-Mtn Division. DIPRO
Steps taken to strengthen PRI: Marde
ROING, Feb 1: Takar Marde, Minister RD & PR had an interaction with the Panchayat
Leaders and DRDA Staffs of the district separately at Circuit House yesterday. He
said that initiative has been taken to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institution
of the state and efforts are on to rectify the lacunas made in the past.
Heeding to the salary problem of DRDA staff, he said that it is his first priority
to solve the non-payment of salary to the DRDA employees. He informed that a committee
has been formed to look into the matter and submission of report by the committee
is awaited, after which the matter would be taken up with higher authority of the
state and the center. He, however, expressed confidence on Chief Minister, Dorjee
Khandu led Govt that some solutions would come up shortly to redress the grievances
of the DRDA employees. He further said that it is high time that the state should
generate its own revenue and for this the natural resources like hydro potentials
should be harnessed. He appealed the Panchayat Leaders to create mass awareness regarding
Hydro Power Generation among the common masses.
Earlier, Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson submitted a memorandum to the minister regarding
devolution of powers in 29 subjects as per 73rd Amendment to the Panchayati Raj Institution,
merger of all parallel agencies like DRDA, SSA, NRHM and National Mission Horticulture
into PRI, Timely release of salary for DRDA Staffs and inclusion of the district
under Backward Grant Fund (BRGF) immediately, etc. Other PR members also highlighted
their grievances before the minister.
T. Tatak, Project Director DRDA also highlighted the hardships faced by the DRDA
staff due non-payment of salary for the last 8 months. She also informed that Lower
Dibang Valley DRDA is the least funded and smallest unit in the state due to which
many schemes like NREGA could not be implemented fully due to insufficient funding.
DLMC meeting on development schemes
TAWANG, Feb 1: A District Level Monitoring Committee meeting of various schemes
under the PM Package and SPA was held in the Office Chamber of the Additional Deputy
Commissioner i/c Deputy Commissioner, Tawang district. All the Executive Engineers
of the concerned departments and the District Planning Officer and the Extra Assistant
Commissioner of the district were present in the meeting.
ADC, Lobsang Phunchu interacting with S. Hrangkhol, who came as the representative
of the NABARD Consultancy Services NABCONS to monitor the various schemes and their
proper implementation said, “the local people of Tawang are expert in house-building
and their quality of work in construction is excellent. He also talked on the work-culture
in Tawang district and said, “all departments coordinates with the District Administration
and other implementing agencies.”
Hrangkhol, was assigned 35 projects to monitor was here from 25th of last month for
the same. “My visit has been fruitful and all the works are satisfactory, only for
a small portion in a teachers’ quarter in Jang some cracks have developed but he
said. “Considering the local weather this is very natural,” he added. The ADC and
EEs jointly agreed to repair the same in April. DIPRO
Telephone exchange commissioned at Chayangtajo
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: One of the first major development achievement in the Chayangtajo
constituency has taken place in the form of establishment of telephone exchange at
Chayangtajo. It was commissioned on January 31, last, informed Chayangtajo MLA Karya
The MLA after having consultation with the DGM, Itanagar, JTOs Seppa and telephone
exchange, Chanyangtajo said that more parallel private connection shall be given
on availability of cable. Bagang extended thanks to the department of communication
(BSNL) for their cooperation.
Nyishi Youth Convention ends successfully
Tassar Sonia crowned Miss Nyishi 2010
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Tassar Sonia from Papum Pare walked away with the crown of most
coveted title of Miss Nyishi 2010 and also sub-title of the Miss Personality in
the four-day long VIIIth Nyishi Youth Convention which concluded at Daporijo yesterday.
The theme of the convention was "Exploring the Excellence."
Licha Jeri from Lower subansiri won the 1st Runner up and Nabam Lucy from Papum Pare
won 2nd Runner up and the sub-title of Miss Beautiful photogenic. The other sub-title
winners were Tassar Reshmi for Miss Beautiful Hair, Fepi Natung for Miss cat-walk,
Tame Meka for Miss Beautiful Smile and Devi Nguri for Best Designer.
The Miss Nyishi 2010 was given away with cash prize of rupees 25000, one Maruti Car
sponsored by MLA Takam Tagar (Pario), 6 months computer certificate course by P.C.A
Academy, Itanagar and sponsorship of Miss Arunachal and Miss North East Contest.
The 1st runner up was awarded with cash prize of rupees 20000 and a scooty sponsored
by M/s Ave Maria Motor, Nirjuly and 3 months computer course sponsored by P.C.A Academy,
Itanagar. The 2nd Runner up won a cash prize of Rs 20000 and Samsung T.V and 3 months
computer course sponsored by P.C.A. Academy.
The valedictory-cum- Miss Nyishi Contest 2010 was inaugurated by PWD and UD Minister
Nabam Tuki as the chief guest. He was accompanied by MLAs Punji Mara, Tapin Siga
and other dignitaries.
The events in the convention include the Tai Bida Football Trophy, Tallang Hira Volleyball
(men), Nyari Welly Volleyball (women), Taba Mala Cultural Nite competition, Achung
Tajo Archery Competition, Dera Natung Literary Competition, Tana Doya Marathon Race,
Nabam Tata Athletics Competition and Miss Nyishi Contest 2010.
The Tai Bida Football Ball (men) was lifted by Kurung Kumey district, Nyari Welly
Volley Ball (women) won by Papum Pare district, Tallang Hira Volley Ball went to
Lower Subansiri district. The Kurung Kumey district was adjudged as the champion
district of the VIIIth Nyishi Youth Convention and the Trophy of discipline Team
was gone to Papum Pare district.
Earlier, the convention was inaugurated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga
Byaling as the Chief Guest and Parliamentary Secretary of Food & Civil Supplies Lokam
Tassar as the Guest of Honour and it was also attended by the MLA Tapen Siga, NES
president Bengia Tollum, AAPSU president Takam Tatung as the Special Guests. The
delegates from all Nyishi areas along with senior students of the Nyishi community
participated the convention.
The Organizing Committee on behalf of All Nyishi Students Union expresses thanked
to Chief Minister Dorjee Kandhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling,
PWD and UD Minister Nabum Tuki, MP Takam Sanjoy, MLAs Takam Pario and Lokam Tassar,
Nyishi Elite Society (NES) president Nabam Tullon, Upper Subansiri district administration
and others who extended their cooperation in making the convention a grand success.
Week-long computer programme begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A week-long Computer Training Programme on "Introduction to MS Excel-I"
commenced from today at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun.
The Training Programme is being organized under the 100% course fee assistance of
the DoPT, Govt. of India under its plan assistance for 2009-10.
Altogether, 23 participants from the level of LDC/ UDC/ Asstt./ PA are undergoing
Speaking on the occasion, Director (Training) Pema Tshetan called upon all the participants
to take the training seriously. Adding that ATI strongly emphasized on the need of
every Government Functionaries particularly at the lower and middle level to acquire
proper knowledge & skill on Computer usage as the effective functioning of Government
offices and Departments primarily depends on the quality output by its work force
and developing of a strong and reliable e¬-record management system in their respective
He further that the training despite being an effective tool of making a person perfect
in his/her field of job is however given the least importance and this have resulted
in poor performance level all-round. On the other hand, the availability of qualitative
workers is equally becoming scares and declining in almost every Department/ offices.
The Director cautioned the participants to rise to the occasion and inculcate sincerity
in their own field of duties & responsibilities and assured that sincerity and hard
working persons will always be adored & remains in demand for the management and
superior officers as there is no substitute for hard work.
The training course on MS Excel - I is being conducted with the faculty support from
Manipal Institute of Computer Education (MICE), Naharlagun Centre and 2senior Resource
Persons Arunima Kutliya and Santhosh Das.
Earlier, the Course Coordinator, Assistant Director Training Prescilla Tayeng and
Deputy Director training T. Lodo, highlighted the detail training facilities arranged
by the Institute.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Techi Tangam and Tad Youp have been elected as the new president
and general secretary of All Papum Poma Students’ Union (APPSU) along with other
executive members, in its 16th general conference cum election held from Jan. 19-31
at Govt ME school Bassarnalloh.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A 12-member Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee for Mengio (Sakiang)
headed by Chuhku Nikia as chairman and Nabam Radhe as secretary has been constituted
in meeting held recently for smooth conduct of the festival at Mengio (Sakiang).
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: All Banderdewa Circle Students Union conducted an educational tour
from January 27 to 29.
MLA inaugurates link road
KHONSA, Feb 1: MLA Kamthok Lowang inaugurated a 10-Km link Road from Changlang-Khonsa
road to Ngonthong village constructed by PWD under SPA amid a huge gathering on
Jan 29. The inaugural function was attended by Lowang, EAC, T. Aran, EE, PWD, HoDs
and villagers including from neighbouring Changlang District.
In his inaugural address, the MLA while appreciating the effort of the PWD for timely
completion of the new link road, asked the people to cooperate with the government
departments and work hard for all round development of the area. He said that development
dose not set in, in a day but takes time and asked the people to work unitedly cutting
across party affiliation. The MLA further told the villagers to execute the government
schemes sincerely and utilize the funds judiciously.
EAC, Aran, EE, PWD, D.P.Singh, HoDs and village leaders also spoke in the meeting.
The chiefs GBs and public leaders lauded the effort of the MLA who had initiated
many developmental schemes in the area. The villagers of Ngonthong, Jatthung and
Lanwang submitted public memorandum during the meeting.
Earlier, the MLA and officers were accorded a warm reception on their arrival at
Ngonthong village. DIPRO
Performers of NyishiYouth Convention hailed
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: While congratulating Tassar Soniya, daughter of Tassar Sokap, for
winning Miss Nyishi 2010 contest at 8th Nyishi Youth convention held at Daporijo,
Sree Abu Welfare Society appealed to all others to come forward and show their hidden
talents in different fields.
The society also congratulated Tassar Reshmi, daughter of Tassar Talar for winning
the ‘Miss Beautiful Hair’ title in the contest.
Meanwhile, All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union lauded the brilliant performance
shown by the participants of Kurung Kumey district in different events at the convention.
The Kurung Kumey team retained the Tai Bida Memorial Football trophy for the 4th
Solung Liyu (Longte)
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Solung Liyu festival organizing committee has decided to produce
a documentary film on Solung Liyu and sought assistance from local priest/orator
having adequate historical and traditional knowledge on the festival. The festival
organizing committee would meet and discuss on the docu film and also chalk out programmes
for grand celebration of the festival at a meeting convened at Nyikum Niya Hall on
PWS raising day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Panggi Welfare Society has celebrated its 11th Raising Day in a
colourful manner at Ngorlung village under Ruksin Sub-division , East Siang on January
31 last. Around 3000 members took part in the celebration, said the Society in a
Addressing the gathering on the occasion as chief guest ADC Rajesh Panyang urged
upon the members present to maintain communal harmony and adopt policy of ‘each one
teach one’. He also highlighted the importance and significance of the Society.
East Siang deputy commissioner Onit Panyang, former president of the Society, suggested
that PWS should not confine itself within the Panggi community only, but should try
to widen the activities with the other communities also by involving their members
in such occasion for better interaction and upliftment of the society. He also spoke
on punctuality and discipline.
Kangkiram Padun, vice chairman, state forest corporation and Tonggeng Panyang, gen
secretary PWS and Ojing Aje joint secretary PWS also spoke on the occasion.
Meritorious Panggi Students were felicitated with certificates and case prizes were
also given by the chief guest.
AUSDSU suspends educational tour
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ union (AUSDSU) has postponed
its Educational tour cum Awareness campaign scheduled from February two due to skirmishes
between CRPF and local people on Jan. 31. The tour cum awareness campaign would be
carried out in the next session as examinations are due to start from February 15.
Mazdoor union office inaugurated at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The office of the Mazdoor Union Ziro (MUZ) was inaugurated yesterday
by District Labour Officer Tore Ete at Ziro.
The union was formed in 2005 with the motto of "Live and Let Live" to preserve and
promote unity, fraternity and integrity among the mazdoor community, including daily
wage earner, carpenter, mason, cobbler, barber, mutia (Coolie), agriculture labourers
and other labourers of Ziro-Hapoli.
The union also uphold the dignity, identity and security, create the sense of welfare
and mutual cooperation of the mazdoor in particular and the society as a whole, said
a release issued by MUZ.
Capacity Building Workshop for Karuna Trust staff
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Karuna Trust organized a three days capacity building cum orientation
program for its PHC staff from Jan 29 to 31 at Vivekananda Hall, R.K Mission Hospital
campus, Itanagar. The main objective of the training programs was to evaluate the
service delivery system provided in the nine PHCs managed by the Trust for the last
four years in Arunachal Pradesh. The program also includes technical session from
different resource persons of the state to enhance the knowledge & skill of the PHC
In his inaugural speech Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh Talem Tapok expressed his satisfaction about the performance
of the nine Primary health Centres being managed by Karuna Trust for the last four
years. He urged the PHC staff to continue their spirit of hard work and appealed
them to deliver their best services for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Total 49 Medical and Paramedical staff from Arunachal and 10 staff from Meghalaya
PHCs participated in the training program. It can be mentioned that karuna Trust
is also managing three PHCs under PPP with Govt. of Meghalaya also since 2009.
Dr L Jampa, State Epidemiologist, Dr Hibu Tagyung, Senior Child Specialist from Arunachal
State Hospital, Naharlagun, Dr P. J Sarma, NRHM State Facilitator, Dr Millo Bakhang,
Gynaeocologist, and Dr(Mrs) Kumkum Borah , ENT specialist from RK Mission Hospital,
were the resource persons for the training program.
Karuna Trust also awarded PHC Walong in Anjaw Dist as the best reporting PHC for
this year and Etalin PHC in Dibang Valley as the second best performing PHC. Mission
Director NRHM presented the award to the team.
Ute Yapgo inauguratedHK Roy
PASIGHAT, Feb 1: Education Minister Bosiram Siram inaugurated the newly constructed
Ute Yapgo at Balek Village, Pasighat recently.
Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting, the minister appreciated the efforts of the
local leaders and general public and exhorted them to extract maximum benefit from
the schooling facilities provided by the government.
While, briefing about the state government new Education Policy to impart quality
education, he said that the school dresses and admission fees for students would
be made uniform for all government schools in the state.
Replying to a memorandum submitted by the ASM Balek Osong Taknyo, he assured for
maintenance and improvements of the single link road and also assured to provide
necessary fund for renovation of village Musup at earliest possible.
The Guest of Honour SSP D.C. Srivastava advised the student community to lead a disciplined
life to achieve good status in life. He commented that beside own traditions and
culture, students should adopt scientific means and modernity to become a strong,
healthy and responsible citizen to serve the nation well.
Along with Block President Tobuk Dai, ZPM (Bogong) Okom Yasung and Chairman Youth
Congress Okom Tamuk , Government officers, elected representatives and general public
attended the function.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The feat achieved by Jarken Gamlin, who became the first Arunachalee
to be promoted as Brigadier of Gorkha Regiment, has been lauded by Kargu Kargi Students’
Gamlin, also a Bishist Seva medalist, hails from a remote village of Tego Gamlin
under Yomcha circle of West Siang district.
His achievement is not only a personal feat but also an inspiration for the youths
of Arunachal Pradesh, especially rural areas.
Elated by his extraordinary feat, the people of his native village also wished him
more success in life.
Talar takes part in ranking tourney
ITANAGAR, Feb 01: Laa Talar of Arunachal Pradesh lost his singles quarterfinal match
to Aditya Joshi of Madhya Pradesh and reached semifinals in doubles u-16 years category
at All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Chipalkati, Pune from Jan.
27 to 31 last.
Talar lost to Aditya 21-19, 12-21, 16-21 in singles while in doubles, Talar pairing
with Sai Tanuj of Andhra Pradesh squandered a first set lead and finally surrendered
to the pair of KP Chetnya and Chetna Reddy 21-19, 16-21,17-21.
Talar also participated in both singles and doubles event of U-19 year category and
lost in first round of singles and reached upto second round in doubles.
Another player from Arunachal Pradesh Jokam Ribya made early exit from both the singles
and doubles of u-16 and u-19 years category.
Arun George of Kerala and Sameer Verma of Madhya Pradesh were the winners in boys
singles u-16 and 19-years category respectively.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Rural Dev.& Panchayat Raj Minister Takar Marde would attend the
Nyokum Yullo celebration at Boasimla, Lower Subansiri on February 28 as chief guest
while Raga MLA Nido Pavitra would be the guest of honour.
In an earlier story, the term ‘Nyokum Yullo..’ was inadvertently published as Nyishi
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Director of Health Services Kartik Nishing has consented to be the
chief of Boori-Boot Yullo celebration at Raga on February six. The festival will
be celebrated from February four to seven.