2011

February  - 16

News Highlights

Govt. urged to tackle Tirap situation

ACR demands HM’s resignation

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Arunachal Citizen Right (ACR) has expressed serious concerned over tense standoff between factions of NSCN at Khonsa town. In recent day’s factional clashes between NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K) has intensified in the Khonsa town. This has led to death of cadres from both the faction and also creating tense atmosphere in Tirap district.

Taking serious note of prevailing tense situation, ACR has called for urgent intervention by state government to safeguard the interest of local citizens. Speaking over phone from Chennai, ACR Chairperson Bamang Tago said state government has completely failed to contain factional clashes in Tirap. “There has been constant report of clashes but Arunachal government has not taken any concrete steps. Also amazingly Home Minister Tako Dabi is keeping silent over whole issue. This is very strange,” stated Tago. He further sought resignation of Home Minister over this issue. “Tako Dabi has completely failed to protect interest of Arunachalee citizen at Tirap. People are suffering there but home minister seem to be least bothered. He should resign from his post on moral ground for not able to contain violence at Khonsa town,” said ACR Chairperson Bamang Tago.

Meanwhile, Expressing grave concern over the tense-like situation prevailing in the Tirap district HQs following the factional clash, the BJP today said that the state govt needs to take “prompt initiatives” to curb the problem.

Terming the law and order situation in trouble-torn Tirap as “pathetic”, the BJP alleged that the situation has reportedly been compelling the local people to pass through a very traumatic phase.

“The situation in Tirap these days is very tense and people are passing through very traumatic and pathetic situation which needs prompt initiatives by the State govt, besides actively pursuing the matter with the Centre,” said BJP national council member Wangman Lowangcha. “Fear psychosis has gripped the district. Due to panicky situation, various govt officials posted there have already left the district and even schools, colleges and markets have been closed for safety and security of lives and properties,” claimed the BJP leader.

“It is the need of hour that the govt think over for deputing adequate security measures in all villages and towns of the district to protect the life of people from being butchered amid the ongoing and non-stopped clashes between the two factions of the underground forces. This would enable the schools and colleges to re-open and restore normalcy.”

The BJP further said the state govt should immediately rush rescue measures and take a liberal and humanitarian stand by announcing special economic package to the poor, needy and victimized people of that district, claiming that the farm communities could not take up their agricultural activities due to these uncertainties. There is also urgent need of rushing medical teams with adequate medicines to the district besides PDS items which should not be delayed and would boost the morale of the suffering people there.

Accusing the govts both at the Centre and in the State for not sealing the porous border with Myanmar thereby allowing the unwanted elements to take a refuge in Tirap and carry out their subversive activities, the BJP said these sensitive international borders should be immediately sealed to put a check on their doorway. Security measures in adjacent districts like Changlang, Dibang Valley and Anjaw also needed to be revamped and time-bound developmental activities taken, felt the party.

 

PC team visits Mechuka

Khandu calls for inclusive development

ITANAGAR Feb 15: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu along with Planning Commission Member B K Chaturvedi, Advisor Planning Commission S N Brahmochoudhury and host of high ranking dignitaries visited picturesque Mechuka Sub-division yesterday.

The team had earlier inspected various ongoing projects undertaken under centrally sponsored programmes before landing at Mechuka. While Chief Minister inaugurated the upgraded administrative head quarters of Tato and Manigong to Extra Assistant Commissioner on the day, he emphasized for qualitative work to be undertaken for ensuring definite development of the area. Pitching for inclusive development, Khandu informed the people on various developmental initiatives taken up by his government.

“My vision and dream is to develop Arunachal Pradesh socially, economically and spiritually so that people will get good connectivity, potable water, electricity, good education, and health facilities. I want Arunachal to be self-sufficient in food production and a brisk exporter of horticulture products etc. People of my state shall have to be gainfully employed and the state should march ahead prosperously” Khandu emphatically said without mincing a word.

“I have tried my best to make Arunachal Pradesh an economically robust State by taking new initiative in all developmental sectors especially in harnessing the hydropower potential available in the state” he further added. He made mention about education policy, industrial policy, promotion of tourism by maintaining cleanliness and plastic free.

Mechuka has enormous potential to attract tourist from far flung and the state government will do whatever necessary to project this virgin landscape, stated Khandu. He however, requested the district authorities to ensure uniform tariff for hoteliers and taxis.

While responding to public memorandum which included Police Station, BSNL Tower, Community Hall, SBI Branch, Upgradation of School etc. Khandu assured to look into their grievances.

Among others local MLA Passang Dorjee Sona and  MLA Jambey Tashi were present on the occasion.  PRO to CM

 

Singphos celebrates Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi

Pinna Kitnal Muklom

BORDUMSA, Feb 15: The ethno- cultural festival of the Singphos - the 27th annual ‘Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi’ is being celebrated with much enthusiasm and gaiety here in Bordumsa since February 13 last. Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi attended the festival as the chief guest yesterday. While wishing the people on the occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, he said that Singphos have a very rich culture and traditions. Mithi urged upon the people to continue to preserve their culture with perseverance.

The celebration of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi has come a long ways since its inception, he said.  He further called upon the people to shun the use of opium for the good of the society. Mithi urged the Singpho youths to work towards eradicating the use of opium from the society. On the education front, there is still much to be desired, he added.

Mukut Mithi on the occasion also released a souvenir. He also inaugurated the Singpho Antique Exhibition stall.

Hospitality is imbibed in the cultures of the Singphos, Tangsas and Khampti said Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, while attending the festival as guest of honour.

He praised the people of Changlang for their simplicity, hospitality and peace loving nature.

Wishing the Singphos on the occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, Ering said that the Singphos have age old traditions which are not only colorful but also vibrant.

On the occasion he urged upon the people to preserve the rich cultural heritage. Our culture is so rich that tourists from abroad come here to study and learn of our unique ethnicity.

Handloom & Handicrafts, Art & culture Parliamentary secretary and local MLA C C Singpho urged the people to live together in harmony so as to pave the way for development of the area.

He thanked the Singpho Development Society and the Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi celebration committee for the success of the festival which is being celebrated with much grandeur.

Singpho on the occasion also thanked the delegates who have come from Myanmar, Delhi and Shillong to attend the festival.

Both the MPs Mukut Mithi and Ninong Ering announced ten lakhs each for construction of the podiums in the Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi ground.

Earlier the celebration committee general secretary Jawra Maio read out the mythology of the Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi while the celebration committee president M N Singpho gave the welcome address. Singpho Development Society president M Maio gave the vote of thanks.

The festival was attended by DC Changlang Opak Gao, DC Lohit R K Sharma, SP Changlang T Amo, Director of Accounts C M Mangmaw, former APWWS president Mawangwati Mangmaw, DCCI president Sethai Sena, Heads of Departments and various government officials from the district.

 

Tagar clarifies

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: MLA Takam Tagar, the owner of M/s Reniya Enterprises, which has been awarded the work order for construction of State Assembly building, today turned down the charges of beating the PWD junior engineer K S Nair as baseless.

Detailing on the Rs 60 crore project awarded to his firm on 25th August 2009, halfway stoppage of project work from 3rd Jan 2010 to 17th Nov 2010 and other ‘irritating’ factors such as “unnecessary problem, harassment by way of non-issuing of working drawing, cements and steel, and non-release of payment in time” by the department, Tagar  in a letter to the Chief Secretary today said that these “circumstances compelled me to scold him (the JE) at work site in the interest of a national project.” Claiming that on several occasions he requested them (department) to cooperate for early completion of the project within its stipulated time, he said, the department ignored his request and started to issue 10 bags of cement, 2 bundles of steel….It seems they are not at all interested to complete the project within the schedule.” During the almost one-year suspension of project work, his firm had to bear “unnecessary financial burden” of Rs 16.50 lakh per month towards meeting the salary and wages of its workforce, he further maintained.

“On many occasions, several Central and State dignitaries visited the site and found satisfactory progress of the project. But even today, we are not getting the construction materials including cement from the department, forcing my firm to purchase them from other sources,” stated Tagar and requested the CS to look into the entire matter with justification and to intervene for early and amicable settlement of the issue to enable his firm complete the project as per its schedule.

It requires a mention here that following the assault on the JE Nair allegedly by MLA Tagar on Feb 13 last, the engineering fraternity had demanded arrest of the owner of M/s Reniya Enterprises within seven days and cancellation of registration of the firm and to debar it from carrying out any type of contract work in the State failing which they threatened to launch a state-wide democratic movement.

 

BJYM alleges huge irregularities in PDS bills, threatens stir  

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arunachal Pradesh has alleged ‘huge misappropriation and irregularities’ in the hill transport subsidy (HTS) bills under PDS from April 2007 onwards in the state.

In a complaint letter addressed to the chief secretary, the BJYM president Doni Nich sought his intervention to immediately stop payment of the HTS bills and institute a high-level enquiry committee to check the genuineness of the bills within a week, otherwise, it said, would  launch a statewide agitation in favour of its demand.

The BJYM leader further said that  central Govt released Rs 21 crore to the state Govt to pay the state’s PDS contractors for the period from April 2007 onwards. “Since April 2007 bills were scrutinized by the department concerned at the directorate level and after scrutiny lots of irregularities and malpractices have been found in the submitted HTS bills,” the BJYM leader claimed. He alleged that carriage contractors submitted bills for payment even without having continuation orders, such as extension order, rate notifications, etc.

The letter further  claimed that  wheat dispatched by the carriage contractors has not reached to the various FPS locations but the HTS bills for wheat has been prepared  and submitted at the directorate office. “It is a matter of fact that the tribal people of our state rarely consume wheat in any form, than how come the contractors prepared bills for payment of wheat without supplying a single grain to the various FPS locations of the state,” questioned the Morcha leader. .

The BJYM also demanded that district-wise details of bills submitted by contractors to the FCS directorate should be ‘made transparent.’

 

APSCW conducts legal awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: A Legal Awareness Camp was organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 in co-ordination with Upper Siang District administration at Yiingkiong today.

Komli  Mosang, APSCW chairperson, Mepang Tadar,  Vice Chairperson, Yater Nasi,  member and Mamta Riba, member Secy, APSCW while addressing the gathering informed about the formation of the Commission and its activities,power and functions.

Informing that Govt. wants equality of sexes, they said women folk has to come forward and utilize opportunities provided by the Govt for their advancement. Many Acts are being implemented for protection and safeguard of the weaker sex but unfortunately many of them are unaware of these. Education should be given importance as it helps in acquiring knowledge and power. The policy of the Govt. for empowerment of women should be utilized from grassroot level and they should actively participate in planning process.

The mindset of the society should change and the ladies should have a say in the society as they contribute a lot in the society. For this they appealed the men folk to co-operate and guide the ladies. They also appealed for co-operation for all sections of the society to create awareness amongst the women. They wanted the women welfare society of the district to organize awareness campaign against Drug Abuse.

The team while on way to Yingkiong interacted with the people of Mariyang Sub-Division on  Feb 14.

Earlier, K. Thangjang, DD(ICDS) while welcoming all informed that the DD has been appointed as protection Officer of Domestic Violence Act 2005 by the Govt. DIPRO

 

ANSU  demands blacklisting of firm for alleged misuse of fund

ITANAGAR,  Feb 15: Taking strong exception to the alleged embezzlement of funds meant for the Intermediate Panchayat Resource Centre, the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) demanded   immediate black listing of the firm- M/s Delhi Trader and arrest of the contractor Sanjay Sharma and officers involved in the scam.

Centre has sanctioned Rs 11.25 crore with state matching share of Rs 3.75 crore under RGSY fund for construction of 150 Intermediate Panchayat Resource Centre in different parts of the state, ANSU president Niglar Veo claimed in a release. He alleged that M/s Delhi Trader has already withdrawn 75 per cent  of the amount without  any physical achievement  in construction of the centres.

Quoting a  source collected through RTI,  Veo further claimed that an amount to the tune of Rs 80 lac was withdrawn from SIRD against the allotted fund for Upper Subansiri. On December 11, 2010 alone, the said firm was made payment of whopping 2 crore 48 lacs that too without achieving its target, he said.  

The ANSU leader further said that only a meager amount which is 1 crore 98 lacs (central funding) and 3 crore 75 lacs (State Matching Share) have been left to complete the ambitious project.

Quoting reliable source  Veo further claimed that the said firm is again  trying to embezzle the remaining fund  with the help of the higher-ups and influential persons, who, he said,  may be appropriately termed as partner in crime.

ANSU urged the Director, Panchayati Raj, the Executing Agency, not to release the fund until and unless the work is completed. Veo also urged the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Coordination Committee to take up the matter for the greater interest of the PR Institutions in particular and state as a whole.   

 

Sonam flags off ambulance, urges the workers to avail benefit of welfare schemes

AALO, Feb 15: The Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Jalley Sonam and Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung jointly flagged off an ambulance provided to West Siang by the Board amid cheer today. Addressing a huge gathering at Aalo Club, Sonam disclosed that various kind of benefits like house loans, marriages, education and maternity assistances, insurance,  and assistance for physically challenged persons, normal and accidental death are available in the Welfare Board. He urged workers to register their names to reap these benefits. All Govt., semi-government and private companies and institutions run on the workforce and workers should give their full commitments to get the dues they deserve. The ceiling in some genuine assistances have been raised by him after pursuing with the Govt. and efforts are being made to generate awareness and collect one percent labor cess to make the Board richer to embark upon more welfare schemes for labours and workers of the state, he said.

Recalling his two decades of direct association with the labour Union as its leader he says ‘I am a leader of working class first and Chairman next whenever I venture out for their causes. He also assured to look into all wage anomalies in Govt. offices, semi-Govt., private companies and organizations.

The labour Commissioner Ojing Darung said that ambulance is placed to the district to mitigate need based medical services to worker and labours and advocated for judicious  use of it. The District Labour Officer, Lee Ete elaborated on labour laws and initiative to gear up cess collection.

The EE PWD, Er. Dagyom Ango, President AAPWU West Siang District Tujo Bagra, General Secretary AAPWU and others also spoke on the occasion. Identity Card to registered workers appearing in the beneficiary list were also distributed by the Chief Guest and dignitaries on the occasion.  DIPRO

 

DFP launches awareness campaign on R D schemes

DUMPORIJO,  Feb 15: Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Government of India, Arunachal Pradesh Region today launched a five-day long Awareness Campaign on the Schemes of Rural Development - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) and NATIONAL Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in Upper Subansiri District.  The campaign is being organised under the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) Scheme as per the directives of Union Ministry of Rural Development. The Upper Subansiri district is the only district in the state which is identified by the Ministry for this campaign.

In the first leg of the awareness campaign, DFP today organised a Workshop on MNREGA and TSC/NRDWP at new I.B in Dumporijo for imparting training and educating the opinion leaders, PRI members and other public messengers.   

State Government officials, Anchal Samiti  and Gram Panchayat members, Gram Burha, NGO representatives, village level workers, youth leaders and women enthusiastically participated in the workshop along with the field functionaries of DFP.

T. Bodung, EAC, Dumporijo inaugurated the workshop. In his inaugural speech, Sh. Bodung termed the MNREGA as the most needed schemes at village level for the real benefit of poor people.  He also applauded the initiative taken by the government to highlight the scheme in the remote areas of the district.

Expressing happiness over the successful implementation of MNREGA, EAC Bodung acknowledged that there are some problems that need immediate attention, particularly the timely receipt of the allocated fund for the scheme. He also pointed out about the difficulty in paying honorarium to the MNREGA staffs  such as TA, computer assistant, administrative assistant and peon etc, due to the percentage system based on the population.  He appealed the DFP officials to reflect the ground reality in its report.

Earlier in his keynote address, Dinesh Kumar, Dy. Director, DFP, Itanagar said that feedback of the campaign is valuable besides making them aware about these schemes. He informed that awareness campaign will be organised at four different location- at Bello on 16th Feb., at Maro on 17th Feb, at Digbak on 18th Feb and Bora Rupak on 19th Feb.   During the campaign, besides interacting with the villagers & PRI leaders various programmes like- quiz competition, exhibition, film shows and distribution of publicity materials will be organised.

T. Tame, APO of DRDA, Daporijo also addressed the workshop and appealed all participant to make their respective villagers and eligible person of their areas to take benefit of MNREGA Scheme.

Speaking as the resource person on TSC & NRDWP, Er. Lalum Jeram of PHED stressed the need of sanitation to prevent from the various diseases. He informed that under the scheme of TSC government is providing financial support and technical knowhow for the construction of low cost toilet. Out of total cost of rupees three thousand, one beneficiary is required to contribute only three hundred rupees and rest is being borne by the government. Jeram informed that in the district main emphasis is being given to provide safe drinking water to partially covered and not covered areas. Beside this, rain water harvesting, catchment area development, testing of water quality and other programmes are also being undertaken under the NRDWP, according to an official release.

 

Checking drive against IMFL shops

TEZU, Feb  15: In a move to check irregularities and to ensure realization of full revenue the Lohit District Administration has launched vigorous checking of IMFL whole sale and retail stores in the district from 29th January and the process is still continuing.

On the instructions from Collector R K Sharma a team of Magistrate and Excise officials led by EAC H.N Dubey and Superintendent of Tax & Excise T. Ngomdir assisted by Inspectors James Pertin and Nobomi Moyong and local police conducted surprise checking in 3 wholesale vendors and seized 192 cases and 6 bottles of IMFL from one of them, namely, M/s DCL Wholesale at Tezu. This quantity of liquor had brand names like Royal VAT, White Magic Tango , Vinho Porto and Spirit Vodka.

It is to be mentioned that brand registration of above mentioned brands was already expired on 14th June 2010 but the wholesaler was still dealing in these brands. The premises of above erring wholesalers have been sealed and legal proceedings initiated under relevant provisions of AP Excise Act 1993. Beside  these irregularities were also found in the records of two more whole sellers and action has been initiated against them too. All the retail wine shops were also physically verified and those dealing in above brands have been warned not to deal in above items.

The District administration has appealed all concerned to immediately stop such illegal and irregular practices which will invite legal action. Similar exercise is being undertaken in the entire district.

It may be mentioned that Tax and Excise Minister Kalikho Pul has always been insisting on augmentation of state revenue and at times he himself personally conducts and supervises such checking.

The entire exercise is a part of checking illegal hoarding of liquor items brands not approved by the government and to further check loss of revenue, according to an official release.

 

6-day Kridashree training held at Tawang

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: In order to implement the Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khal Abhiyan (PYKKA) successfully in  Arunachal Pradesh, the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs had  trained Master Trainers at Laksmibai National University of Physical Education(LNUPE),  Gwalior. Now the master trainers  in the field of sports and physical education are now imparting training to the Kridashrees for conducting various sports activities right from the grass root level to state level under the PYKKA, a scheme under union ministry of youth affairs and sports.

Despite a very bad weather, a six-day training programme for Kridashrees under PYKKA was conducted by the department at Tawang successfully from Feb 7 to 12.  

The training which was imparted by master trainer Dr. K.R. Meetei  of the sports department included  theory with power point presentations and practical sessions  including  the topics such as vision and mission of PYKKA, importance of sports  and physical Education, Sports for Development, Holistic child development, community leadership, child protection, health and personal hygiene, First Aid training, etc. Besides these, training on five sports disciplines, namely, Football, Volleyball, Track  and  field, Kabaddi and Kho Kho were  imparted.

So far the department had covered more than 60 per cent blocks and districts and fund sanctioned by Centre has been placed with the concerned Deputy Commissioners for successful implementation of the scheme, according to an official release

 

Hunli-Desali anchal block adopts resolutions for effective governance

Correspondent

ROING, Feb 15: The second Anchal Samity meeting of the Hunli-Desali block held on February 10 under the Chairmanship of Rao Dele, Chairman, Hunli- Desali Anchal Block adopted seven point resolutions for administering effective governance in this remote hills region.

Speaking on the importance of a panchayat level meeting, Lower Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson, Chiliko Meto said, “It’s a step forward in the practice of democracy at grassroots level and strengthening of local self government.”

Such meeting, he said cannot be looked only from the perspective of submitting proposals for developmental works.

The house took serious note of absence of S Choudhary, PWD Assistant Engineer, from the meeting. He had recently raised the eyebrows of many, after he was quoted in the media putting blame on politicians, alleging their inability in  enabling BRO to begin work on Hunli-Desali road.

In the resolution adopted, he has been sought an explanation and apology to the house for absenting himself from the meeting without any intimation.

On the absenting government officials from their place of posting, a stern direction was issued by Tamune Miso, SDO cum Member Secretary, Hunli-Desali Anchal Block to be present in the sub-divisional headquarter. He directed all offices established as camp offices in Roing to shift back to the sub-divisional headquarter at Hunli.

The meeting called for Deputy Commissioner, Lower Dibang Valley and all concerned Head of Departments to initiate a review of the quarters allotted to staffs and ensure that officers and officials from sub-division are not allotted govt. quarter in the district headquarter.

Highlighting on the functioning of Mid Day Meal in the schools, Rakesh Tacho, CO cum Member Secretary, Gram Panchayat spoke on the efforts initiated by the ZPM, VEC Chairman and ASMs from the circle for posting of subject teachers, and additional teachers in all the schools in the circle. He also informed the members present that NGOs were being contacted for assistance in conducting a medical camp in the circle in the month of May 2011 since this was the period when most of the communicable diseases, including water borne, would become rampant in the circle.

The meeting also adopted resolution for up-gradation of health unit at Desali to Primary Health Centre.

 

Training on Entrepreneurship Development concludes

DAPORIJO, Feb 15: A 15 days Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme for PMEGP beneficiaries which started on Feb 1 concluded here today at the District Industry Centre(DIC), Daporijo in presence of DC incharge Gyati Taji (SDO), DD (Textile & Handicraft) T. Mosu, DD(Industry) Tuli Basar and the trainees.

Training was imparted on topics like Industry Policy in Arunachal Pradesh, role of DIC, how to start Small Scale Industry and their registration, banking system, financing and accounting, food processing and preservation, development of agro-based industries/ farming, marketing, market survey, product identification and enterprise growth and development by experts from the district.

Addressing the trainees during the valedictory function, Gyati Taji said that learning was a life long process and necessary for growth and progress in a person’s life. Starting small, with a continuous and determined growth could lead to big things, he added.

DD(TH) Mosu, stressing on the importance of and need for proper market survey and marketing avenues for local made goods, encouraged the trainees to work hard and make a success of all their endeavors. Tuli Basar, in his keynote address, explained about the PMEGP and advised the trainees to imbibe what was taught and use the knowledge in their lives to better their economic status in the society. DIPRO

 

AESDSU President clarifies allegation

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) Kangge Moyong regretting the February 06 incident at Kalamati said that the allegation leveled against AESDSU is a baseless.

The president claimed that, on the fateful day when the executive members of the union was coming back from Boleng after attending an awareness camp, Atege Linggi’s Hyundai Accent car hit one of the AESDSU executive’s car and as a result there was a slight hot exchange of words but there was no such serious case on both sides as stated in the local dailies.

The president further said that, he even sought apology to Atege Linggi on the spot and under the capacity of President, both the parties solved the matter on the spot.

But surprisingly, Atege, lodged a FIR on reaching Aalo, he said.

He further repudiated the allegation leveled against him by another AESDSU President Tageng Nyitan as totally baseless and appealed the students’ communities of the state to penalize such person.

Kangge, further appealing the apex student bodies and NGOs to know the real facts before going through publication said that “one must find out the real facts before leveling allegations.

 

Farmers’ awareness and interaction programme

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: An Awareness and Interaction Programme with the Farmers and Experts on "Vaccination and Implantation of Microchips on the Mithun" was organized by the Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society, Sangram at Tagum village, Sangram on February 12 last.

On the occasion, resource person Veterinary Officer, Nyapin Dr. Kime Gyati, highlighted on Foot and Mouth disease and also briefed about the importance of vaccination to prevent communicable diseases in animals and also focused on microchips and its uses.

In the interactive session, Prof M Muralidhar of NERIST , highlighted the traditional and modern technology of rearing Mithun, its values and importance in the society in Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the farmers appealed the visiting team for establishment of Veterinary dispensary at Sangram, imparting of training on Modern methods of rearing and recognize Insurance Policy of Mithun.

While addressing the gathering as chief guest BDO T. Riba appreciated the society for conducting such type awareness programme for interest and welfare of the area. He suggested the farmers to maintain traditional rearing system of Mithun with due care.

He urged the villagers to cooperate with the Doctors and other government officials for organizing vaccination camps in the area.

Guest of Honour Tai Chiji, Chairman, Rural Advancement Society, Sangram, Bamang Kumar, Chairman, Kera Dadig Multipurpose Society, Gaon Burahs were also spoke on the occasion.

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Nyokum Yullo

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: MLA Karya Bagang, Parnab Yangfo and Tara Bagang have consented to attend as chief guest, guest of honour and special guest in the Pipu Gyawepurang Nyokum Yullo celebration on February 23.

While, All Arunachal Pradesh Hindus Faith and Culture Development Organisation, Chairman KP Dolo and ADC, East Kameng District M Kamki will attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the closing ceremony of the festival on February 26.

 

AISU resents renaming process

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Arunachal Indigenous Students Union (AISU) has expressed resentment over continuous process of changing the name of place, river and institution in state for personal benefits of few people.

Citing example like renaming of Panior River to Ranganadi, Arunachal University to Rajiv Gandhi University, Hitapobe to Itanagar, union said such act shows disrespect to the indigenous people of Arunachal. Further AISU also took exception to naming colonies like Niti Vihar, Vivek Vihar, etc and believed that these colonies can be named after famous leaders of state. Blaming central government, the union said they are offering assistance to only those institutions which has mainland Indian name.

AISU has appealed to all citizen of state to fight against such act and preserve their own identity at any cost.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Kabang Gamno, Vijay Damin and Kabuk Langkam have been appointed as President, Vice President and General Secretary of Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation, Lower Dibang Valley Unit.

Dagmo Jini, Karbe Nyodu and Emin Rumi have been selected as President, Vice President and Secretary of Kargu Gamgi, Naharlagun and Nirjuli along with Gobom Ete, Ngasa Kambu and Jumi Riba as its women wing President, Vice President and Secretary for a period of three years.

 

Ambulance sought

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: District Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, East Kameng Unit lamenting over the poor ambulance facilities in the district appealed the concerned department to provide two ambulances each in five constituencies of the district.

 

Conference

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Tari Rame would be the chairman of Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association general conference cum election which will be held at Aalo from April 25- 28.

 

Encroachment resented

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Dumporijo Gusar and Baririjo Collegian Forum has expressed concern over illegal encroachment of Govt land under Dumporijo constituency.

The Forum in a release today said that  besides encroachment  of Govt quarters, the  school campus of Dumporijo GHSS has been encroached by some people. The union further  alleged that the low quality materials are being used under RGGVY schemes in  Dumporijo area.

Meanwhile, the Union  said the students of Dula Middle School under Barijijo circle  have been facing lost of problems as the building which houses the school is also happened to be a health sub centre. It appealed the higher authority to look into the matter.

 

Condolences

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: The officers and staff of the Directorate of Information Public Relations deeply mourned the death of Pritam Thapa, a technical assist, who died  yesterday at Naharlagun general hospital due to illness.

In a condolence message, the IPR in charge C.M. Longphong said Late Thapa was a very dedicated, sincere, efficient person and also a very good human being.  Remembering his immense contribution, Longphong  further said  ‘We have lost a very capable personnel and a fine human being with his sad demise. Death of Thapa has caused a great loss to the department, he added.

The IPR fraternity conveyed deep sense of condolence and prayed to  Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow strength to  the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

 

Condolences

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: All Tallong Welfare Society (ATWS), East Kameng district has mourned the untimely demise of Naga Tallong, who died at General Hospital Naharlagun on last Friday after prolong illness.

Late Naga was popular footballer of the district, he represent Arunachal Pradesh in national level games many times.

He is survived by two children, wife and mother.

His untimely demised is a great loss for the family and the state. The members of the society prayed almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Complaint lodged against AE

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Tanung Jamoh, assistant engineer, Ziro civil division, reportedly mismanaged the steel obtained from M/S Satyam Ispat to construct three hydel projects namely Pinchi mini hydel scheme(MHS)  at Phassang, Kidding MHS at Nyapin and Paya MHS at Hiya.

In case of Paya MHS at Hiya, engineer Jamoh allegedly acquired 33 MTS steel for the project of which only 20 MTS has been delivered at site. Remaining has gone missing, though received shows that engineer has taken delivery of all the material from M/S Satyam Ispat. Strangely none of vehicle carrying these steel was registered at police check gates of Kimin, Yazali arousing suspicion about where it has gone missing. In this regard an FIR has been lodged at Banderdewa police station against Er Tanung Jamoh for fraud, embezzlement and cheating against department as well public. Meanwhile Hiya Youth Trust has written to secretary power and superintending engineer, department of hydro power development seeking inquiry into this corruption case. Trust has also asked for removal of Er Jamoh from the in charge of Paya MHS at Hiya within 5 days from publishing of this.  

 

NCP for quality construction

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Nationalist Congress Party, 38th Pasighat East (ST) Assembly Constituency, Block President Lorem Taloh appealed to the concern authority to allot the construction works of Pasighat Airfield to registered contractor through “Tender basis” instead of “work order basis”.

He claimed that the Pasighat Airfield is the great asset for all the citizens of Pasighat in particular and the state in general. To ensure quality construction of the Airfield or Airport the authority should allot the construction work on Tender basis only.

 

Fresh interview demanded

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: All Arunachal Youth Association has alleged illegal appointment of police constable in the recently concluded recruitment under police department.  The Association has called for fresh interview within 30 days and also demanded immediate resignation of Home Minister Tako Dabi for his alleged involvement in illegal appointment.

They have also appealed to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to interfere and instruct concerned department to conduct fresh interview in view of alleged corruption in the recruitment process.

 

Governor, CM greets people on Oriah  

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Governor Gen JJ Singh has extend his best wishes to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Oriah and expressed his hope that this festival, which heralds the dawn of the new season will continue to facilitate in the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Wancho Tribe.

May the festivity usher-in peace, mutual cooperation and prosperity in the society, Gen Singh wished.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has also extended his sincere greetings to the people of the state particularly to the Wangcho community on the auspicious occasion of Oriah festival. In his festival message he said “Oriah is a major Festival of the Wancho Community which is celebrated for five days and is basically an agriculture based wherein people offer prayers for better harvest. The Festival also showcases the rich customs and cultural heritage of the Wancho community.

“I trust the celebration will strengthen the emotional integration and foster the feelings of brotherhood and mutual understanding amongst our citizens and bring prosperity, happiness and tranquility in the society”, the message further added.

 

Hindu Seva Ashram

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Baba Ram Dev and YD Thongchi have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the lay down of foundation stone of Hindu Seva Ashram at Lingalaya Seva Ashram in between Naharlagun and Itanagar on February 16.

While, MLA Techi Kaso, Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, Commissioner Home Tajom Taloh, Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex are the special guests of the function.

 

AESDSU lauds admn.

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) has lauded the district administration for responding positively to its  five-day ultimatum for early declaration of SSA result held in November 2011. District Administration has declared the SSA result yesterday, it further informed.

The union also congratulated noted author and poet Mamang Dai for being chosen for Padmashree Award in the field of literature. The union believes that her upcoming literary works will bring more laurels to the state.

 

Eid greetings

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Governor Gen JJ Singh has conveyed Eid greetings to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Eid –E- Milad.

In his festival message, Governor hoped that the joyous occasion propagate unity of mankind, tolerance and compassion.

May the messages of universal peace, harmony and brotherhood further strengthen the values of composite society, Gen Singh wished.

 

RTI convention

ITANAGAR, Feb 15: Chopa Cheda, president of the Arunachal RTI Activists and his team will represent Arunachal in the 3rd National RTI Convention -- a national campaign for people’s right to information, at Shillong from 10th to 12th March. Convention is being hostef by the Meghalaya Right to Information Movement.

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