ITANAGAR, Feb 01: The 5th Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of Krishi Vigyan
Kendra (KVK), Tirap was held at Deomali today.
Chairing the meeting, AK Dubey, DHO, Tirap appealed all the line departments for
effective coordination and collaboration in programme implementation. He also requested
all the field functionaries and farmers for proper implementation and monitoring
of govt. schemes. He advised the farmers to go for citrus on sloppy lands with 30
– 40 % slope and banana orchard in plain land.
Detailed discussion was held on proposed OFT, FLD, training programmes and other
extension activities. All the members including farmer representatives have actively
participated and put forwarded valuable suggestions for inclusion in the Action Plan.
The Annual Report (April’2012 – Jan’ 2013) and proposed Action Plan (April’2013 –
March’ 2014) was approved in the meeting. Discussion was also held on the district
contingency plan of Tirap.
RGU foundation day
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, Deputy Commissioner, Lakhimpur district,
Assam, who is also a renowned naturalist of the North-East India will deliver a lecture
on the topic “Wildlife Resources of North-East India with Special Reference to Arunachal
Pradesh” on the occasion of 30th Foundation Day celebration of Rajiv Gandhi University
on February 4.
Dr. Choudhury is recognized as one of India’s well-known wildlife experts and conservationists.
He has spent more than two and half decades for development of wildlife of North-East
India. He has written books on birds of different North-Eastern States including
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram. Dr. Choudhury is the author of 20
books and more than 600 articles and scientific papers.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The transmission, planning and monitoring zone of the power department
has urged its subordinate authorities to undertake regular division-wise load shedding
to restrict drawal of electricity from central sector. This order was issued following
the short supply of electricity from central sector generating stations due to decrease
in ground water level during this dry season in the north eastern region and Ranjagani
hydro electric project, according to a departmental release.
Against the demand of 70/75 MW, only 22/23 MW is being made available during off
peak time (8.30 pm to 6 pm next day).
On the other hand Ranganadi power project runs only in the peak time for 3 to 4
hours which is not sufficient to supply the required amount of electricity, the
Meanwhile, the power allocation to heavy industries has been temporarily withdrawn
on technical ground till the power supply improves, the release said.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Banderdewa Police led by OC PS K Dev arrested alleged accused in
BDW PS Case No. 03/13 U/S 457/380 IPC Khoda Babu and recovered local ornaments worth
Rs 70,00,000 from his possession.
Banderdewa Police swung into action after registering the case following receipt
of a written complaint by one Gyammar Sakap of Banderdewa on January 30 and recovered
the entire stolen articles and arrested the culprit, City SP Surender Kumer informed
in a release.
Also, drugs peddler Issak Narah wanted in c/w Bdw PS c/no 43/12 u/s 21(c)/22/27 of
NDPS Act has been arrested by Banderdewa Police. In this instant case, one Diganta
Gogoi was already arrested and a huge quantity of ‘narcotropic’ drugs recovered on
November 23, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: All Mengi Kabak Luba Youth Welfare Association has conducted three
days mega social service from 27 to 29 January at Mengi Kabak village in Lower Subansiri
district. During the mega social service, association cleared the jungle near historic
stone and also performed ritual.
Bar Association seeks Govt intervention
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Additional District and Sessions Court Bomdila Bar Association (ADSCBBA)
has sought intervention of the state Govt to solve the present crisis that the people
of the state are facing due to non-functioning of the three fast track courts (FTC)
in Pasighat, Basar and Bomdila.
Stating that the decision of the Gauhati high court deputy registrar to dispense
with the services of judges of three FTCs has brought fresh and pending cases to
a standstill the ADSCBBA in a release today claimed that the HC deputy registrar
took the decision ‘without prior knowledge of and consultation with the GoAP, which
is the appointing authority of the three FTC judges.’ Govt should take immediate
steps for early restart of these three courts in the interest of the state, it added.
Kena visits his constituency
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Jomde Kena
has conducted extensive tour to his 28-Likabali Assembly constituency from January
27 to 29 last.
While addressing a public meeting at Ngopi village on January 27 Kena announced an
amount of Rs.1 Lac to be sanctioned from his MLALAD Fund to take up drinking water
supply scheme in the village.
During his visit to Bomte village on January 29 Kena also announced Rs.5 Lacs from
his MLALAD fund for construction of Cultural Hall at Bomte village. He further assured
the public to look in the development needs of the villagers and take up the proposals
at Govt level.
A good number of TMC leaders of Bomte area also joined INC and expressed their
strong belief in the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, according to a release
received here today.
ITANAGAR, Feb 01: Five day inter-panchayat youth convention of All Nyapin Sangram
Phassang Youth Welfare Association began at Nyapin on Thursday.
The convention with a theme to remember the pioneers of three circle including late
Tadar Tang, late Gangte Takio, late Tai Nikam and many others was inaugurated by
former minister Tatar Kipa.The Association also observed one minute silence in respect
of the great pioneers of the district.
EAC’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Officers and staff of Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, Itanagar
deeply mourned the untimely and sad demise of M. R. Chakravarti, EAC, who died on
30th January at Hyderabad after brief illness. He was a very sincere and dedicated
Administrative Officer of the Capital Complex, Itanagar. He is survived by wife and
a son. The staff conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed
for the heavenly abode of departed soul.
MLA visits Mangnam village
ITANAGAR, Feb 01: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi visited Mangnam
village in the last leg of his four days tour of his constituency today.
Taking note of the grievances of the villagers, Tashi assured the villagers that
their problems would be taken up on priority basis. He requested the departmental
heads to serve the citizens with sincerity and dedication.
Addressing in a series of developmental meeting at various villages during the tour,
Jambey cautioned the villagers against negative influences causing hindrance to the
“Do not be swayed by false propaganda, apply your mind and be the decider of your
own destiny,” he said to the villagers.
Describing the ill effects of alcoholism, gambling, illegal hunting, deforestation,
illegal extraction of minor minerals and the need to stop forest fires, he appealed
all to keep themselves away from social practices.
Expressing happiness that he was able to interact so closely with his people and
know their problems at ground level, Jambey said that all of Lumla is like a big
family and wished all the members of his Lumla family a prosperous, peaceful and
a very happy Losar.
SDP on beauty parlour
ITANAGAR, Feb 01: A three-week-long Skill Development Programme (SDP) on beauty parlour
began at National Youth Project state headquarters here today.
In all, 20 women most of whom are university and college student have enrolled their
name for the course being conducted by National Youth Project and sponsored by Capacity
Building Department of Khadi & Village Industries Commission under ministry of MSME,
Govt of India.
Jitu Bagbi, a final year B.Com student of DNGC here, who had undergone such training
in 2010, has earning handsomely from her skill and is the master trainer of the course.
Addressing the trainees, NYP-AP president HP Biswas said that the course aims at
developing skill of the youths to make them employable and self dependent.
This is the 5th of 19 such training in different categories lined up for this year.
Lowang visits remote villages near Myanmar border
KHONSA, Feb 01: MLA Kamthok Lowang visited remote Nogna and Thungjang villages situated
in Myanmar border accompanied by HoDs on January 29.
Speaking to the border villagers, the MLA said that the state government was truly
concerned for the people living in remote border areas and that is why the Border
Area Development scheme has been conceptualized. He asked the people to work hard
and co-operate with the government agencies of the state government. The MLA further
asked the parents to educate their children properly.
Dr. Michi Tanyang Laji, MO, Lazu who accompanied the MLA screened some of the patients
and distributed medicines. He advised the villagers to maintain proper health and
hygiene and take boiled water always.
It may be mentioned here that Myanmar is only a few kilometer away from those two
Dirang remembers Lt. Yeshi Choddak
DIRANG, Feb 1: A ‘Mani Dungkhor’ or a Buddhist mini-prayer hall was consecrated
here today in remembrance of late Yeshi Choddak, Deputy Superintendent of Police
who gave his life at the service of late former chief minister Dorjee Khandu during
the helicopter crash on 30th April, 2011.
Constructed jointly by Dirang local MLA-cum Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology
Phurpa Tsering and Dirang Block Zilla Parishad Member Dor Tsering, the ‘Mani Dungkhor’
is dedicated to Late Yeshi Choddak for making the supreme sacrifice in course of
‘The Mani is in remembrance of our beloved late friend Choddak and for grant of eternal
peace to his soul and to seek his blessings for well-being of all Dirangpas’, the
duo informed. Meanwhile, Phurpa also informed that another Mani was being built at
Sela-Pass in remembrance of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu which would be completed
by April/May this year.
GSU team meets DGP, CS
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Galo Students’ Union (GSU), while reminding the state government
about the Union’s various demands in connection with Goto Yudik murder case, has
demanded for handing over the Yudik murder case to SIT immediately.
A team of GSU, which met the DGP at his office at PHQ here today, claimed that the
case is not yet handed over to SIT officially as told by the DGP. The DGP, however,
assured the team that the investigation will be started as and when the case is handed
over to them.
The team comprising executive members of the union also met the Chief Secretary at
his office where it learnt from the CS that a team has been constituted to enquire
into the role of the District Administration and the Local Organizing Committee of
the Galo Bane Keba, the release informed.
While welcoming decision, the Union appealed to the investigating teams to unearth
the real fact behind the incident and punish the wrong doers as per law.
It also appealed to each and every member of the Galo community to cooperate with
the union in its effort to give justice to late Yudik as well as punish those ‘selfish’
individuals, who maligned the image of the community.
Bank staff stage dharna
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The Joint Council of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Officers and
Employees Union staged a day-long dharna at APRB, Head Office, Naharlagun yesterday
in protest against non-fulfillment of various demands.
The dharna called by the Regional Rural Banks National Federation, AIRRBEA to register
their protest against non-fulfillment of various long-pending demands of RRBs employees
by Central Government was observed by all India RRBs unions.
The demands included Pension Parity as RRBs have to follow age old Pension Rules
of 1952, formation of one Apex Bank for RRBs (i.e. National Rural Bank of India),
regularization /absorption of daily wage workers, recruitments of adequate manpower
for financial inclusions and USB (ultra small branch catering to population of 1000
and promotions to fill the vacancies as by 6 years mass retirement is to follow,
extension of benefits and allowances at par with the sponsor banks including release
of computer increments and representation of officers and workmen in Board of Management
Later in the evening, they submitted a memorandum to the Chairman, APRB, addressed
to Finance Minister P Chidambaram demanding early fulfillment of the demands.
Drive against tinted vehicles continues
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Continuing its drive against tinted films on car windows, the Capital
District Administration today removed around 1000 black/tinted films from vehicle
in Capital Complex. At the same time checking drive against bike riders was also
conducted and an amount of Rs 36,000 was realized as penulty from the defaulters.
Meanwhile, the capital administration has decided to conduct drive against illegal
use of red lights in vehicle soon.
The residents of capital complex are requested to abide by the guidelines issued
by the Courts and State Government to avoid being penalized by the authorities.
Handicraft exhibition at Delhi
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The first ever craft exhibition organized by the department of
Textile and handicraft, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, was inaugurated by Balbinder
Kumar, Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textile, Govt of Iindia
, at Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi today. The Ten days Craft exhibition
is being organized under aegis of Central cottage Industries Emporium.
Smt. Alka Arora M.D CCIC, Chief General Manager, P.Ete, Joint Director Textile and
Handloom, M. Bagra ARC Arunachal Bhawan were present on the occasion.
The Exhibition is being organized at the initiative of Indra Mallo Jain, secretary
Textile and Handicraft. The dept. is exhibiting its eco-friendly products like woolen
cloth, Textiles, handcrafts, wood works , Bamboo products , Cane, Organic food like
tea, honey etc.
201 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Three-day Reh festival begins
TEZU, Feb 1: Hundreds of Mishmi people clad in their traditional costume gathered
today at Telluliang Rehko ground to celebrate the three-day Reh festival.
Every year Reh is celebrated by Idu Mishmi community across the state. This year
the three Mishmi tribes – Kaman, Tawra and Idu are jointly celebrating the festival
The purpose of this joint celebration is to kick start the process of Mishmi unification.
The ‘unification’, as initially proposed by Rajesh Tacho, Minister, Urban Development
is to integrate and bring the three communities closer as ‘One Mishmi’.
Supporting the endeavor to unite all Mishmis, leading political leaders from the
community – Mukut Mithi, Rajya Sabha MP, Kalikho Pul, advisor to CM, Karikho Kri,
parliamentary secretary, PHE and Laeta Umbrey, MLA Roing also offered their patronage
to the joint celebration.
The basis for the endeavor to unite all Mishmis is to preserve the common lineage.
Researched documents of British and Indian scholars including the oral narration
maintains that majority of Tawra clans and some few Kaman clans trace their ancestry
To keep the spirit of unity among all Mishmis, the festival encouraged the usage
of ‘Mishmi’ as primary identity over identifying oneself as Idu, Tawra or Kaman.
People also exchanged their traditional Kaman/Tawra and Idu coats to encourage closer
integration and develop harmony.
Reh, meaning ‘to invite’ is traditionally celebrated by an individual Mishmi for
well being and prosperity of their relatives. In Mishmi society, particularly in
Idu community, high regards and importance is given to genealogical relations to
maintain the harmony and unity within.
The Reh festival celebrated by the community is to preserve this bonding.
During the celebration, relatives contribute offerings in the form of cash or semi
domesticated animals like Mithun or pig. In this year's celebration, voluntary contribution
called ‘Agite’ was performed to preserve the common lineage between Tawra, Kaman
The voluntary contribution (Agite) to the festival in the form semi domesticated
animal ‘Mithun’ was made by Nakul Chai, former MLA, Lupalum Kri, Chief Engineer (PHED),
Badang Tayang of Tafragam village, Sollai Tayang, DTO, Tezu and Akene Linggi from
A souvenir titled ‘Mega Reh Souvenir 2013’ was released by guest of honor Ninong
Ering, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs. The souvenir features select
writings of Mishmi academician, social scientists and students. It covers mythological
aspects of Mishmi festivals including contemporary challenges in Mishmi society in
the face of modernity and the changing social dynamics emerging out of new global
Tezu, the district headquarters of Lohit district is also regarded as the cultural
centre of all the Mishmis. To encourage and preserve the rich culture and traditions
of Mishmis, the chief guest for the occasion Nabam Tuki, Chief Minister announced
for establishment of a Mishmi Cultural Centre at Tezu.
An idea mooted by Tezu MLA Kri, it is a concept where the centre will showcase all
cultural aspects of Mishmis that will also facilitate research and act as resource
centre of knowledge.
The Chief Minister awarded ‘Mashelo Zinu Award’, conferred by Mega Reh Celebration
Committee, Tezu to four Mishmi achievers - Jatan Pulu, former President of Idu Mishmi
Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) for structuring IMCLS, Sobeng Tayang, former
Minister and MP towards contribution in the field of politics, Buddhi Linggi for
art and culture, Tine Mena and Yesenso Yun, for excelling in the field of sports.
In the cultural event, the cultural troops from Roing, Anini and Telluliang displayed
traditional dances in the rhythm of Mishmi folk songs.
Popular folk songs include ‘Jomba’, based on a story of beautiful Mishmi girl who
was envied by her step mother. It was followed by song on ‘Kemeha’, which is an agricultural
festival to celebrate the rich harvest.
Students from Indira Gandhi Govt College, Tezu presented a popular Mishmi folk song
‘Bri-yi-mi Mirupi Ashe’, enacting the account of a beautiful unmarried Mishmi girl.
The girl in the song wishes the message to be spread far and wide that she has reached
the age of marriage and has learnt the skill of weaving.
In the closing cultural event, Intaya Public School children displayed a dance in
the tune of a Mishmi prayer song titled ‘Hembeya’.
At Roing, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong said
that comprehensive constitutional guarantee and safeguard is must for very existence
and promotion of our tribes, culture and language.
Attending the 48th Central Reh Celebration here today Lowangdong said that festival
is an occasion to celebrate, showcase our culture, traditions and express and share
our love and affection with everyone. He appealed all to maintain the beauty and
color of our festivals, which is our identity.
Informing that that many major and minor tribes in the world are in danger of vanishing
from the earth and three tribes and 10 languages in India are on the verge of extinction,
he appealed every section of the society of the state to come together and raise
voice for provision of Constitutional Guarantee to preserve, protect and safeguard
our rich culture and traditions as our state does not have any constitutional guarantee
to protect and promote the very existence of our tribes unlike some other North Eastern
Apart from this it is equally important to protect and promote one’s script, Lowangdong
said and expressed happiness to learn that efforts are being made by the Idu Mishmi
Community to preserve and promote Idu Mishmi Script at Central Institute of Languages
in Mysore. He also released the Reh Souvenir on the occasion.
Adi Baane Kebang President Kangir Jamoh said that Idu Mishmi and Adi communities
who share more than 600 km boundary from Singa at Upper Siang district to Lower Dibang
Valley have been living together for centuries peacefully like brothers. He appealed
to the young generations to maintain the same for peaceful co-existence. He also
appealed to the Idu Mishmi brethren to preserve and promote their rich handlooms
and handicrafts for which they are known for ages and found place in the history
as one of the most civilized tribes.
Jimmy Mena Tacho while narrating the Reh mythology said that the Reh Festival has
been a source of inspiration for all the Idu Mishmis to get together in order to
share joy, love and peace and an occasion to pray for peace, progress and prosperity
for all mankind.
On the occasion, traditional method of grinding rice by women in olden days, indigenous
games and sport, traditional fashion show, Lorry (Enjena) to cool down a crying baby
and various other colourful dances were presented. Flower and photo exhibitions,
handlooms & handicrafts item display and indigenous delicious cuisines were other
attractions of the festival.
Anjite Menjo, ZPM cum Assistant General Secretary and Komji Linggi, General Secretary,
Central Reh Celebration Committee also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the chief guest unfurled the Reh Flag and also garlanded the statue of Late
Ita Pulu, the founder of Community Reh Festival.
The celebration was joined by peoples from all walks of life. MLA and President Central
Reh Committee Laeta Umbrey, ABK Secretary Todol Pertin, ADC W Tikhak, SP CK Mein,
HODs, prominent public leaders and some foreign nationals.
The celebration of the festival will continue in traditional fervour and religious
gaiety for the next 3 days. DIPRO
The wait for justice continues
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: 200 days have passed and culprits involved in the July 15, 2012
gun attack on associate editor of this daily Tongam Rina are still at large. The
thing that is disturbing the mind of journalist fraternity of state is constant fear
that these 200 days may turn into 2000 days and still attackers may not be arrested.
As the days turn into months, the hope that attackers of Rina will be nabbed by police
is distinctly looking impossible.
Ever since the incident took place, the Press fraternity of state under the banner
of Arunachal Press Club and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists has been
patiently cooperating with police department and state government officials. In the
beginning, many organizations and politicians tried to give communal and political
colour to the incident. The press bodies along with family member of Tongam Rina
strongly resisted such move as by virtue of being journalist Rina is above tribe
The then SP Capital Hibu Tamang kept us promising that the case will be cracked and
we believed in him. Parliamentary Secretary for home Gadam Ete on 22nd July, 2012
in a press release sought cooperation from everyone and claimed that dharnas and
protests being held by various groups were hampering the investigation process. People
along with Press bodies of Arunachal respected his opinion and accordingly they kept
themselves away from dharnas and rallies. But what is the result? I guess, even Parliamentary
Secretary for home have no answer.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on 21st July 2012 invited Press persons to his office and
said that Rina is like his sister and he will ensure that justice be done to her.
We trusted his words.
Governor J J Singh on 19th July 2012 met APC and APUWJ delegates and stated that
all out efforts are being made to nab the culprit involved in the attack case. We
had lot of faith in his words.
The state government told us that they had handed over the case to CBI and that gave
us lot of hope. However, since then CBI had refused to take over the case and the
case is back to capital police. Now both capital police and state government are
evading Tongam shooting case. Despite numerous appeals from time to time, state government
did not issue any statement to clear the confusion regarding CBI’s refusal to take
over the case.
In the last six months the Press bodies did never see any sincerity from either state
government or from capital police to solve the case. In fact many journalists have
been told privately by police officials that powerful people are involved in Tongam
shooting case and therefore it is tough to investigate.
If the truth regarding Tongam Rina shooting case is not unearthed, the people of
Arunachal will make their own conclusion and perhaps that conclusion will be regarded
The way state government and capital police are behaving at present it seems they
are waiting for the day when everyone will forget Tongam Rina case. Hopefully, such
days will never come as people of Arunachal can never forget this dark day (July
15, 2012) in the history of Arunachal media when one of most dynamic journalists
of state Tongam Rina was attempted to murder.
35 houses gutted at Pipu in East Kameng
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: As many as 35 dwelling houses were reduced to ashes in a massive
fire which broke out at about 2 pm on January 31 last, at Jote Cheda village of Pipu
Circle in East Kameng district rendering about 200 people homeless.
A pall of gloom has engulfed the entire village – situated in remote corner of the
state and away from immediate help and relief.
The incident occurred while the villagers were away into their fields for work. Upon
hearing the news of the fire, the villagers rushed to their village only to find
their houses gone and properties worth several lakhs, earned through sweat and time,
were destroyed in just minutes.
According to sources, the victims, especially women have been trauma-tised lot, unable
to reconcile to the loss. Till the filing of this report, the district administration
was yet to provide any relief to the fire victims.
The situation has turned pathetic and worrisome for the children particularly, as
families are passing their day and night in chilly winter without proper clothes
“The area is far away and it will take at least a day for us to assess the situation
and damage caused by the fire and also to ascertain its cause,” said one of the members
of the Gyadom-Cheda Welfare Society, in Itanagar, as shocked over the incident as
the victims themselves.
The Society has shot off an SOS to the Chief Minister for necessary help and compensation
to the victims, while also informing that the members of the society will dash off
to the incident site.
The Society demanded the government to provide immediate relief such as rice, blankets
etc and shelter to the victims. It also demanded construction materials like CGI
sheets for quick rehabilitation of the fire victims.
Fire mishap claims ten houses, injures one critically at Dirang
DIRANG, Feb 1: A fire mishap devoured ten houses at famed tourist attraction Sangti
village burning down two houses completely and eight partially while also injuring
one critically in the wee hours here yesterday. The injured has been identified as
Rinchin Ere, who suffered severe spinal burnt injuries. He was rushed to neigbouring
Assam for further treatment.
‘The mishap occurred around 11 pm last night after villagers had finished their preparation
of ‘khabzees’ or snacks for the upcoming Lossar festival.
Occupants of the buildings could not take out anything from their dwelling houses
as they had all fallen asleep and there was also no electricity at that time’, informed
Sangti Anchal Samiti Member Nima Dorjee while appealing the state Govt. and District
Administration to provide necessary relief materials.
The loss including the burnt ten boulder masonry buildings, cash, local beads, motor
vehicles, foodgrains and other edible materials stored for the upcoming festival
is estimated to be in crores of rupees.
‘We have received a copy of report of the tragedy and the reported loss submitted
by Sangti ASM and are investigating the case’, informed Dirang Police Station officer-in-charge
B.C Sharma, while visiting the spot.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology and local legislator Phurpa
Tsering handed over Rs one lakh in cash along with blankets, utensils and essential
food items as interim relief material while also pledging support for incurring cost
of treatment of the injured villager and rebuilding the houses.
‘The tragedy is unfortunate in this festive season’, he said.
Dirang General Administration led by Additional Deputy Commissioner D. Riba also
pooled in with 10 quintals of rice as immediate relief measure and assured to provide
other necessary needy relief measures.
AAPSU holds interactive session with private banks officials
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has organized
a special interaction programme with all the private banks of the state today aimed
at making a friendly and good relationship between banks and customers as well as
encouraging the bankers for effective banking which is crucial for bringing good
changes in state’s economy and its people.
Representatives from all the private banks attended the meeting and highlighted their
various problems and grievances, including loan recovery. They urged people to know
more about the banks and various facilities being extended to the people. Many people
are still not aware of many policies/schemes of banks, such as mediclaim, youths
account, education loan, housing loan etc. and the AAPSU can play an important role
in creating awareness among the masses, said one of the officials.
While responding to the queries of AAPSU, Tridip Talukdar, Branch Manager, ICICI
has accepted some inconvenience caused to its customers. Though ICICI bank is second
largest private bank in the country it could not open more branches in Arunachal
Pradesh due to shortages of infrastructure and the land policies. However, it is
planning to set up more branch office in the state within a year or two to extend
best service to its valued customers, he said.
All the banks have assured to recruit qualified local candidates in their banks in
the state in order to bring more understanding and good communication between bankers
and local customers which will benefit both the banks and local people.
The Branch Manager of Axis Bank Prabahan Hazarika informed about the bank’s education
loan, housing loan, industry loan etc. Meritorious students who crack recognized
examinations like IIT, NIT can avail the education loan, he said adding that there
are also loan opportunity for unemployed youths which can be availed through KVIC
and DIC. He also informed that every bank has almost same policies under the control
of Reserve Bank of India. He also informed about complicacy in availing housing loan
in the state because of the state’s land policy.
Several banks official disclosed their inconvenience in issuing of bank loan as most
of the beneficiaries do not repay loan on time which affects the smooth functioning
of the banks.
Meanwhile, all the banks have urged the students’ community and youth to open their
Bank Account under special package with zero balance. They only need to submit valid
students’ I-card while applying for it, they informed.
NESO, Chief Co-ordinator, Pritam Bhai Sonam, advised all the banks to recruit experienced
security personnel like ex-servicemen of arm forces. He was speaking about poor security
management in the banks in the state capital which affects public relations.
AAPSU President Kamta Lapung advised all the bankers to be more honest and build
good relations with the public and for that one has to be more sincere in their duty.
He believed that the private banks have more energy and capacity to bring all round
development in the state and society as whole. There should not be any biasness in
extending profitable policies to its customers, he opined since every one has equal
right to avail such loan facilities. He assured the bankers that AAPSU will extend
all kind of help in making awareness about banks and their policies in future.
While briefing importance of AAPSU, he assured to make private banks more branded
in the state in return to their efficient and good service to the people of the state.
He further advised all the banks to play a good role for all round development of
Happy Toko, Vice President (Pro) urged all the banks to provide all type of help
to the student who have qualified in academic and other excellencies in their career.
He also appealed banks authorities to conduct their job interview in Itanagar for
convenience of the students or applicants.
At interaction programme, many of AAPSU members shared their experiences during transaction
and urged them to improve the facilities. They also informed the bankers about some
defunct ATMs causing inconvenience to the customers. The AAPSU urged the banks to
execute their works and policies very transparency with effective as it would be
benefits for both customers and banks. When sharing public inconvenience in terms
of administration and execution of different level of policies Biru Nasi, General
Secretary of AAPSU has advised all the private banks to more sincere and honest to
Earlier, main organizer of the programme Likha Takar, vice president (adm), explained
the aim and objectives of the meeting.
Organic fertilizers ‘Rijum Enrich’ launched
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: With much delight and success, M/s Tarak Achak Enterprise Private
Limited has launched its new organic fertilizers Rijum Enrich in presence of its
Managing Director, Tarak Achak, Technical Advisor Ranbir Biswash, Former Director,
Department of Agriculture A K Purkayastha and Deputy Director Horticulture Narang
Tani here at press Club today.
Speaking on the occasion, Ranbir Biswas briefed on the Rijum Enrich, the three new
products -- Bio-Pest, Organic manure and Vermi compost which are fully organic and
first of its kind in entire north east. Fertilizer is highly effective for improving
soil quality and combination of high-grade organic manure and beneficial microorganism.
Above all, there are no any side effect because of absence of the artificial chemical
in it, Rijum can be useful for all type of cultivation like Tea, Paddy Vegetables
and fruits, added Biswas.
While highlighting the importance of its uses, MD Tarak Achak informed that Tarak
Achak Enterprises Private Limited is being created for employment generation. It
will also help the state run Agriculture and Horticulture department as most of the
departments, import fertilizer from other states.
‘The motto of the company is to find a solution for organic farming in very low charge
and employment generation amongst the youth of the state,” added Tarak.
Acknowledging, the work of concern Enterprises, A K Purkayastha said such endeavor
from local entrepreneur will boost the Agriculture and horticulture sector of the
state as most of the population in the state are completely dependent on cultivation.
Deputy Director, Horticulture, Narang Tani advised the company to adopt certain farm
in and around state capital where the company can truly demonstrate its product.
Terming the Agriculture and Horticulture as future of the state, he said that state
government should give importance to these departments and allocate sufficient fund
for its development and expansion.
MLA inaugurates Donyi-Polo Namlo at Dasi
DAPORIJO, Feb 1: A Donyi-Polo Namlo was inaugurated by MLA Tapen Siga at remote Dasi
village of Chetam circle of Upper Subansiri distict yesterday.
Addressing the gathering after the inauguration, the MLA stated that whatever religion
you belong to, the ultimate purpose of every religion should be peace and prosperity
for all mankind.
On worshipping of Donyi- Polo, Siga said that the Sun, the source of life on earth
and energy has been practiced since time immemorial and will continue for generations
ADC Gejum Ete explained the need of a place of worship in villages. He also highlighted
the movement for protection and preservation of indigenous faith and culture in the
Ete stressed the need for developing proper road connectivity in interior areas and
appealed to the elected representative to look into the matter for the welfare of
Responding to a public memorandum, the MLA announced Rs two lakh for maintenance
of the Donyi- Polo Namlo, Rs one lakh for improvement of the playground of Primary
School, Dasi. He also promised to construct teachers’ quarter for the school.
PRI members, GBs of the area, public and HoDs of the district attended the function.
Project affected people demands release of land compensation
ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens’ Forum has resented the inordinate
delay in payment of land compensation falling within Anjaw district acquired for
the 1750 MW Demwe Lower HEP project.
“The land compensation amount to the tune of more than Rs 60 crores was disbursed
to the land owners of Lohit district on June 21, 2012. Whereas five months have elapsed
since section 11 of the Land Acquisition Act 1894 was awarded but the project authorities
have failed to pay the land compensation amount of Rs 15 crores only against the
community land falling within Anjaw district for the same project,” said the representation
submitted to the Chief Minister.
“Unlike other districts where the people harbour anti-dam sentiments, we had welcomed
the project with open arms in order to enrich the state’s coffer and for the sake
of nation’s development. This fact has been reflected during the public hearings.
We had also cooperated in each and every step of the land acquisition process without
any hindrances,” the representation claimed.
“Besides, we had parted with our ancestral land for the project since 2008 when the
property survey process was initiated. We had virtually lost our land 5 years back
on which our ancestors were dependent for their livelihood since centuries”.
The Forum alleged that despite reciprocation, the land affected people are being
discriminated and treated in step-motherly manner by the project authorities.
“We had earlier submitted two petitions urging for prompt payment of land compensation,
but to no avail. Hence, we will be left with no options but to vehemently oppose
the other up-coming projects of the company on Lohit River, it threatened.
The Forum urged the CM to consider its grievances and instruct the project authorities
to disburse the land compensation to the hitherto deprived land owners within 15
days in the larger interest of the project considering the matter that the project
is a public-private undertaking in which the state government is also a stake holder.
Increased access to family planning has proven to be a sound economic investment.
One third of the growth of Asian economies is attributed to a demographic shift in
which the number of income-generating adults became higher than those who depended
on them for support. This shift, according to a report was a consequence of family
planning and brought increased productivity, leading to economic development in the
The report finds that the costs of ignoring the right to family planning include
poverty, exclusion, poor health and gender inequality. Failing to meet the sexual
and reproductive health needs of adolescents and young people in Malawi, for example,
contributed to high rates of unintended pregnancy and HIV. In the United States,
the report showed that teenage motherhood reduces a girl’s chances of obtaining a
high school diploma by up to 10 per cent.
Family planning delivers immeasurable rewards to women, families, and communities
around the world. By enabling individuals to choose the number and spacing of their
children, family planning has allowed women, and their children, to live healthier,
The State of World Population 2012 says that governments, civil society, health providers
and communities have the responsibility to protect the right to family planning for
women across the spectrum, including those who are young or unmarried.
To ensure that every person’s right to family planning is realized, the report also
calls on governments and leaders to take or reinforce a rights-based approach to
family planning and secure an emphasis on family planning in the global sustainable
development agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.
Don’t be confused
Through your esteemed daily let us once again correct the exact pronunciation of
the ‘Nyetshidow’ festival of Hrusso (Aka) tribe which is being celebrated shortly.
For all concerned we would like to make it clear that the correct spelling and pronunciation
of the festival is ‘Nyetshidow’ and not other else. Some section of the society is
confused on use of ‘tshi’. In this regard it is to clarify that the prefix of ‘t’
is like Tsering or tsao (eating rice) in Aka. “Sh” is pronounced like “shoes” in
English, Akash, Krish, Trish etc in Hindi. Our language has lots of words with ‘sh’
like sha (Cane), Shi (Lice), Shio (warm) etc. This ‘sh’ prefixing ‘t’ and suffixing
‘i’ becomes ‘tshi’. Now prefixing ‘Nye’ it correctly spells Nyetshi (Village/Country)
Therefore we should not adopt ‘Nechi’ or Nyethri spelled by non-tribal/non-Hrusso
when we have clear spelling to pronounce the name of our prestigious festival.
Secondly, we would like to appeal the present Executive Body of AHSS to dissolve
the present body as per Bye-Law and call for fresh general body meeting to form a
strong body to preserve and promote our culture which is at the verge of extinction.