ITANAGAR Feb 9: Along with the rest of the country, the second phase of population
enumeration (Census) -
The Second Phase census 2011 which began today will continue up to Feb 28 with revision round from 1st to 5th of March.
While appealing the people to extend their full cooperation to this gigantic exercise by providing accurate information, Khandu believed that the officers engaged in census operation would take up the work in right earnest under the guidance of the Directorate of Census Operations and the Directorate of Economics & Statistics (Nodal Agency).
“The exercise requires the services of large number of administrative officers, teachers and other government servants. It is therefore necessary to ensure that Population Enumeration covers the entire population of the state and considering the utility of census data in planning and various welfare schemes, individual particulars are to be recorded correctly” Khandu emphatically said.
He called upon the people and the officers to make the Population Enumeration of Census 2011 exercise a complete success in Arunachal Pradesh.
Among others, Director Census Hage Batt, Secretary Health Kaling Tayeng, DC Capital S B Deepak Kumar and various officers from the Directorate of Economic & Statistics, supervisors and enumerators were present. 17 deputy commissioners cum principal census officers, 21 district census officers (DCOs), 17 additional DCOs, 215 charge officers, 569 supervisors and 3,214 enumerators are being deployed for successful conduct of the enumeration. Special care would be taken to ensure that no houseless population is left out during the 2nd phase of enumeration. The enumeration for houseless population will be conducted only on the night of February 28. PRO to CM
AALO DIPRO adds: The second and final phase of the largest administrative exercise census 2011 started with the enumeration of Principal Census Officer, and Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak at his official residence today.
Tak appealed all to cooperate with the supervisors and enumerators to complete final phase of enumeration works to its logical conclusion. No one should be left out and those who are appointed to take up the challenging tasks under census Act 1948 should come up with commitments to perform national duty, he said.
Utpal Sharma Assistant Director Census of India, Shillong who is supervising the census works in Arunachal disclosed that more than 25 lakhs of supervisors and enumerators are pressed into service to take up the largest administrative exercise.
The Additional Census Officer D. Naksang and Census Officer in charge T. Pertin dwelt elaborately on aims and objectives, preparation and management aspects of the census operation. Various other additional sub divisional census officer, Supervisors and enumerators were present on the occasion.
Seppa DIPRO adds: The population enumeration-
Bam appealed all enumerators, supervisors, general masses and panchayat leaders for their active participation in the enumeration process. The population census determines the planning, progress, and development of the society.
ATNS adds: The exercise will cover 35 states and Union Territories, 640 districts, 5767 tehsils, 7742 towns and more than 600,000 villages. More than 24 crore households will be visited and about 1.2 billion people enumerated.
ROING, Feb 9: Roing MLA, Laeta Umbrey in a recent statement called for up-
The present wildlife boundary, which includes several villages within its territory might give rise to conflict situation in the future, he said.
Several important Govt offices and residential areas in Roing town also fall under the Mehao Reserve Forest area.
Putting forward his solution to such ‘arbitrary demarcation’, Umbrey called for re-
Such steps, he said, will also facilitate building of a small dam in the upstream
of Eze River with a capacity of 2-
The present Eze intake channel, which is the source of water for 750 KW phase-
“Mehao Wildlife is one of the last habitats of Hoolock Gibbon, Mishmi Takin, Tigers and other highly endangered wild species”, he said, “which needs special protection.”
Expressing ‘pride’, with a sense of gladness, he said that it is the strong taboos in Idu tribe against hunting wild animals that have resulted in several wild species being relatively common in the area, which he claims are rare even in other wildlife sanctuaries of the state.
The Idu Mishmi tribe follows strict ritual practices related to hunting; for example, after a wild animal is hunted, the hunter is not permitted to have intimacies with his wife for a week. In this period of gena (prohibition), he is supposed to stay separately in the house and follow strict dietary prohibitions.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu have expressed shock and deeply mourned the sudden and untimely demise of former Director of School Education K. Namchoom.
First among our tribal ladies to serve as Director, Late Namchoom will always be remembered for her immense contributions towards education in the state, the Governor said in his condolence message.
“I join all Arunachalees, especially our teachers and students in conveying our sincere condolence to the bereaved family and pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul, Singh added.
In his condolence message to former Minister I Namchoom, Khandu said, “With a heavy heart, I came to learn about the sudden demise of your beloved wife K Namchoom.
I am aware, how painful it is to you to be deprived of an adorable wife and the futility of these words of condolences. But we should take solace in the eternal truth that the soul is immortal”.
Late Namchoom was an efficient and hardworking officer, initiated steps in streamlining the School Education sector in the state, he said.
“I along with my family members pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul and may Lord Buddha give enough strength and courage to the family members to bear this irreparable loss” the message read. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh also expressed deep shock at the demise of K Namchoom.
Her devotion to the service to the people and inspiring works would always be guiding force for the younger generations in state, the BJP said in a condolence message.
The rank and file of the party prayed for eternal peace of Late Namchoom.
The retired director of Higher Education, P. Potom also expressed deep shock at the
sudden demise of K Namchoom. With her death, we have lost one of the few outstanding
lady and adept administrator, he said in his condolence message. Her strong sense
of social commitment for the uplift of the down-
Arunachal Teacher Association (ATA), and its Papum Pare District Unit and the students and teaching staff of government secondary School Rajiv Gandhi University campus conveyed their deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family members of former Director of School Education K. Namchoom.
They prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
It further appealed to the education department to bear the cost of construction of a memorial in the name of K Namchoom.
The staff and students of Govt. Sec School, Nirjuli and government higher secondary school Kankar Nallah, Naharlagun and Itanagar Market Welfare Society has also expressed sadness over sudden demise of late K Namchoom. IMWA prayed for eternal peace of departed soul and sympathized with family members of late Namchoom.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers Association (APCTA), Donyi-
Condemning the barbaric act of assault the Association said the assaulters also destroyed the vehicle of Linggi on his way back to DPGC on that fateful day.
Describing the incident, the Association unit further said that at around 2.30 pm
on Feb 6 at Kalamati , 22 kilometers from Pasighat, a group of miscreants numbering
around 9 to 10 led by Kangge Moyong on his white Esteem vehicle bearing registration
When contacted Pasighat Police station, sources said that five persons have been arrested in this connection and they were released on bail later.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Taking exception to huge increase in traffic jam in the twin capital city of the state in the recent past days, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) demanded district administration for immediate intervention to ensure smooth traffic movement. While appreciating concerned department for carrying out renovation work of the NH 52A, ANSU expressed displeasure over erratic traffic movement caused by this renovation work.
It also further stated that no quality work can be expected when it is done in such a busy and disturbing hour. Meanwhile, the union has directed all the contesting candidates of XIIth General Election of ANSU to stop destroying and defacing public properties and government buildings by pasting their posters and warned to take a dire action against those candidates who will fail to comply with this order.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The four-
The participants from Siang, Lohit, Subansiri and Kameng houses displayed march past
and cultural items including go-
The chief guest of the function MLA Bamang Felix appreciated the institution for
organizing various skills developments training programmes and workshops and advised
the students to actively participate in the co-
He strongly urged the students to maintain discipline and equipped themselves with academic knowledge and ideas so that they can lead the society in good direction after passing out from the institution.
He assured all possible help to the institution.
Guest of Honour Higher and Technical Education Director Joram Begi highlighting the importance of technical education in the state informed that the government has decided to open up eight more Polytechnic institutions in the state soon and the Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, being the oldest polytechnic with large numbers of students, would be upgraded to engineering college in near future, he added.
He further said that government has already decided for compulsory enrolment of every polytechnic student in NSS unit of their respective institution and as per the activities of students the authorities will give some marks against each student for their participation in NSS activities.
He further underscoring the importance of extra-
General Secretary RGGP Students Union Jill Likha also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: While lauding the ability of state leaderships in mobilizing the
developments fund, especially Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for coming up with infrastructures
like the Civil Secretariat complex, Legislative Assembly Secretariat, MLA Hostel,
CM’s Bungalow besides welfare steps like enhancement of labour wages, doubling the
figures of state budgetary allocations, liberal steps initiated in the Corpus Funds
to various educational and Health institutions and administrative reforms, the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh expressed concern over the reported ‘infighting’
within the Congress-
Maintaining that what is happening within the Congress party is an internal matter of the party, the State unit BJP, however, said ‘unless there is a fire how can smoke be there.’ It further said since rumours doing the rounds at regular intervals, the party in power needs introspection and reassurance to the people of progressive politics than the politics of instability in the larger interests of the people.
The party also expressed concern over the lack of effective monitoring and evaluation
mechanisms for successful implementation of the various important projects. The political
The BJP further said that corruption, miss-
The Govt should not go back from its decision and assurances to institute independent
agency to investigate into the alleged multi-
The BJP also demanded time bound implementation of the four lane National Highway connecting state Capital Itanagar from Banderdewa and Holongi. The party said, the Highway project has been delayed by the UPA government and the state govt. should not make lip service if the required fund worth Rs.500 Crores is received from the centre.
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union led by its general secretary
Tujum Poyom along with West Kameng District Students’ Union General Secretary Leiki
Wangda, West Siang District Students’ Union President Karyom Loyi and Galo Students
Union spokesperson Bommi Bam and accompanied by other members visited the Assam-
During the meeting the people disclosed various problems face by them in boundary areas. The people in this boundary area have also been deprived of PDS items for many years because of their unawareness about Govt initiatives, Tujum said.
He further lauding the state government for bringing infrastructure development in the area and the state as well particularly in education sector said that construction of building is not the solution, it require furniture and other amenities.
He appealed to the chief minister and education minister to open up agriculture and
commerce stream, NCC facilities and supply of sufficient furniture at government
higher secondary school Telam immediately and added that the government should pay
special attention to people living in the boundary area so that the youths of the
state may not be misguided by the anti-
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 9: Reserve Bank of India as part of its Platinum Jubilee celebrations, had organized Financial Outreach Camps in various villages of the North Eastern States in the years 2009 and 2010. Encouraged by the response received and the success of the financial Outreach Camps, Reserved Bank of India has now launched the second phase of such camps in the North East and is organizing another camp at Karsingsa village in Arunachal Pradesh on February 12.
The purpose of such camps is to bring awareness regarding banking facilities and make an attempt at making available such facilities to every adults citizen in the target area and for bringing them under the fold mainstream banking.
The Camp at Karsinga village on February 12, 2011 would be inaugurated by Snyamala Gopinath, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The other dignitaries invited on the occasion are Chief Secretary of Government of Arunachal Pradesh. Regional Director Reserve Bank of India, Banking Ombudsman for North East, chief General Manager State Bank of India, NE circle chief general manager NABARD, and District Magistrates Papumpare District.
To dissipate information on various facilities/ schemes, stalls would be set up at
the camp by RBD. Office of Banking Ombudsman, NABARD, SBI, UCO Bank Arunachal Pradesh
Rural Bank, Apex Co-
PASIGHAT, Feb 9: The NCC cadets of Jawaharlal Nehru College Pasighat and Govt College Gohpur (Assam) represented NE region in a 12 days National Integration Camp (NIC) conducted at Territorial Army Area Battalion NCC, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh recently.
The north east team comprising of JNC and GC Gohpur Cadets bagged 2nd position in national level cultural activities and out of 17 Directorates, JNC team grabbed the best disciplined directorate at the national level.
Meanwhile, JNC Principal Tayek Talom complemented Lieutenant (Dr.) K. K. Mishra ANO, NCC (SD) Coy, JNC and all the cadets for achieving the award. He further advised all to work hard and keep up the NCC motto of Unity and Discipline in near future. DIPRO
The recent crackdown on the timber mafia by the Department of Environment & Forest at Lohit District is a laudable step. It seems that, the custodian of the forest has finally woken up from slumber to perform its moral obligation. Unfortunately, the department had in the recent past turned a blind eye towards the misdemeanor of the illegal timber dealers. Numerous illicit band saw mills had mushroomed in the district headquarters and adjacent areas. Ironically, the office of the Chief Conservator of Forest & Divisional Forest Officer is located here. Timber worth crores of rupees was smuggled out of the state during the past one decade, thus, depriving the state exchequer of its revenue. Sissoo (Dalbergia Sissoo), a precious species is now on the verge of extinction. The inability of the department to curb deforestation in the past was appalling.
In retrospect, timber business boomed during the 1980s till mid 1990s, which literally led to the prosperity of the Marwaris, who after the ban diversified their business, whereas the majority of locals, who thrived on the timber business, were back to square one. The obvious reason was, their means of livelihood was unsustainable one. They’d got used to easy money thereby ignoring other sustainable source of income, eventually leading to their impoverishment. Several government employees & students had left their jobs & studies to make a fortune in the timber business. With the ban on timber activities, they suffered a major setback. However the ban proved a blessing in disguise, because post 1996 we’ve witnessed a substantial increase in the number of graduates and job holders among the local population, which is a welcome development.
One should learn a lesson from this and refrain from committing the same blunder
by indulging in timber business, which is illegal and unsustainable. One could opt
for sustainable means of livelihood such as Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Horticulture
and other avenues, which if pursued diligently would prove fruitful and they could
be passed down to posterity. Its time to realize that long term ecological gains
can’t be sacrificed for short-
Mahatma Gandhi had deep insight into the need to conserve nature. He’d opined that “Man’s needs, but not his greed can be supported by our earth”. Of course, we need timber for construction of our houses, godowns and cattle sheds. To cater to those needs, appropriate mechanism could be evolved by the government by using the forest resources judiciously rather than ravaging it. Today the whole world is concerned over the looming threat of global warming, climate change and other disastrous consequences of deforestation. We, being a part of the global village can’t be callous towards this concern. So it is expected that the Department of Environment and Forest will intensify its battle against deforestation and to achieve this noble goal, the cooperation of the public is equally important.
Tezu on e-
Shun political differences
I, on behalf of the Bagang Welfare Society Capital Complex (BWSCC), Itanagar, extend heartiest congratulation to Karya Bagang, MLA, 9th Chayang Tajo Assembly Constituency on being chosen for Golden Achiever Award and Mahila Shree Award by the Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi in recognition of her outstanding contributions.
Her achievements as MLA within short span of a year include telephone facility (to be installed shortly), speedy progress in the Chayang Tajo – Seppa Road, and opening of VKV school in the Constituency. I request the people of the Constituency to shun the political differences cropped up during last Assembly election and cooperate the young leader in her effort for all round development of the area in particular and the state as a whole.
The society also extends its gratefulness to the Friendship Forum of India, New-
Chairman, BWSCC, Itanagar
Need of fire Station at Kamba
The recent fire incident at Kamba, near Donyi Polo Collage could have been controlled if there would have been a fire station in nearby area. Kamba is one of most populated circle in West Siang dist. The establishments of Govt. Hr. Sec. School (1948), Govt. Donyi Polo Collage Kamki, ADC Office and other development infrastructure resulted in rapid growth of population with increase in dwelling houses. Due to insufficient hostels in both Hr. Sec. School and Govt. Collage there are more than five hundred huts built as private hostels to accommodate the growing number of students in the area. The present fire brigade station is situated at Aalo, 21 km away from Kamba. So, there is no hope of fire brigade to prevent fire mishap.
Large number of villages including Kato new, Kato old, Nomuk, Karbak, Libu Bane,
Boye, Karga, Dego, Ruyi, Kambu, Kamki, Likar, Tali, Faram, Pari, Keak, Gamo, Kerang
will be benefited if a fire station is established at Kamba. As I am born and brought
up in Kamba, I have witnessed fire incident every year in one village or other,
but we are helpless due to non-
Therefore, it is my earnest request to the concern authority to establish a fire bridge station at Kamba for the betterment of public of the Kamba and nearby villages. At the same time I would like to appeal KKSU, HHSU and other organizations to raise their voice for the same.
Geyi Yinyo, On e-
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AVP’s new body formed
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The 19th general body meeting of the Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) was held on 5th February at its central headquarter, Itanagar. The president and general secretaries of AVP district level committees also attended the meeting.
New office bearers of Arunachal Vikas Parishad were appointed with Protik Potom as president, Techi Gobin vice president (West), L Khimhun vice president (East) and Tam Takia as general secretary.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Finance Minister Setong Sena and parliamentary secretary for animal
husbandry and veterinary Chow Tewa Mein will be chief guest and guest of honour respectively
during 39th Tamla-
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Mosi, Soki and Doni Welfare Dociety while reacting to a news published by youths of Mosi, Soki and Doni village opposing acquiring of land by army has termed it as baseless and unfounded. Society in a press statement clarified that land donors of Mosi village have already clarified their stand formally before the district administration regarding land allotment to army for their purpose.
TIPS members visit fire ravaged Chasa village
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The president and members of Tirap Indigenous People’s Society (TIPS)
visited the fire-
NSS Social service
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: A team of 30 National Service scheme (NSS) volunteers (boys) escorted by A K Das, programme officer of NSS, Govt. Hr. Sec. school, Arunodaya will conduct three days social service at Chandan Nagar from February 12.
‘Release bonus for labours’
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour’ Union, Upper Subansiri Unit appealed the Executive Engineer (E) Daporijo Division to immediately release the labour bonus.
INTUC new office bearers welcomed
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union, Papum Pare District Unit and All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Worker’ Union welcomed the appointment of Jalley Sonam, Changma Tajo and Kenkar Yomcha as State unit INTUC working President, Secretary General and General Secretary respectively.
They also lauded INTUC National President Dr. G Sanjeeva Reddy, State INTUC President Padi Richo and state government for appointing Sonam, Changma and Yomcha.
Saraswati Puja celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Frontier School, Ziro celebrated the Saraswati Puja amidst great pomp and show on Feb 8 in its Jubilee auditorium. The puja began with all the students offering floral tribute to the portrait of Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom.
Students participated in the drawing competition and cultural show organized on the occasion. In his vote of thanks, M B Bista, the Principal of the school advised everyone to follow the path of truth and lead oneself towards perfection. He also encouraged his students to make best use of the opportunity thrown onto them at Frontier and excel in life. He also gave away the prizes to the winners and runners of the drawing competition.
LDVDSU new body formed
ROING, Feb 9: Okang Pertin and Asoti Pulu have been selected as President and General Secretary respectively for Lower Dibang Valley District Students Union (LDVDSU).
Other executives include Katan Langkam, Vice President (Protocol) and Rahul Meme, Vice President (Administration).
Taku, Sonam to be chief guests
SEPPA, Feb 09: MLA Tapuk Taku and state CAMPA member Tungri Effa have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour respectively in the inaugural day of Nyokum Yullo celebration at Bameng.
Meanwhile the festival celebration committee Vijay Sonam informed that Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Worker Welfare Board, Chairman, Jalley Sonam will be the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony on 26th Feb next.
Pasighat Centenary Celebration from Feb 16
PASIGHAT: The Pasighat Centenary Celebration has been re-
The meeting was attended by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, MLA Ralom Borang, DC-
YINGKIONG: Upper Siang DC Pawan Kr. Sain seized several guns and air guns used for hunting while on tour to the Tuting circle yesterday.
As a part of anti-
The DC instructed all the administrative officers to keep vigil and make surprise checking in their respective jurisdictions to check hunting.DIPRO
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