ITANAGAR, Feb 26: A total of 22 units of blood were collected during a voluntary
blood donation camp organized by Vivekaknda Yuva Shakti Ignited Youth, Itanagar at
Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun yesterday.
At the beginning of the programme a brief donor motivation session was held in which
APSACS Deputy Director (Blood Safety cell) Dr. N. Budh and Blood Bank Medical Officer,
Arunachal State Hospital Dr. P.Sona sensitised the participants about the importance
of voluntary blood donation.
The technical support for the camp was provided by Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.
Stage all set for ICYF -2014
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The much-awaited 10th Inter College Youth Festival - 2014 will
kick start from 28th February at the Rajiv Gandhi University.
Around 900 students from 26 colleges across the state will be competing in various
events. The motto of this event is to educate the young minds from different colleges
about the importance of discipline, harmony, brotherhood and hard work which would
empower young imaginations towards a bright future.
Arunachal Pradesh being so rich in culture & tradition, the attire show, being a
part of the festival, will help promote the traditional costumes of various communities.
The student union of the university (RGUSU) is making no stone unturned in run up
to the 3 days mega event.
Arunachal boy awarded ‘best speaker & best researcher’ in national conference
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Tania Kipa, LLM final year student of Symbiosis Law School, Pune
(Symbiosis International University) with specialization in ‘Constitutional Law and
Criminal Law’ has been awarded ‘Best Speaker’ and ‘Best Researcher’ in the UGC sponsored
maiden “National Conference on Sports Law” held at Nagpur from February 15-16 organized
by Dr.Ambedkar College Deekhshabhoomi in association with Bar Council of Nagpur.
He was awarded out of 60 selected paper presenters across India and also from USA.
His paper titled “Implications of Sports Bill 2013” was also published with ISBN
2nd phase of election training conducted at Tezu
TEZU, Feb 26: Following the instructions and time schedules of the Election Commission
of India, the District Election Officer, Tezu has started its Second Phase Training
for the ensuing Lok Sabha Election - 2014.
As per the deadline fixed by the Election Commission of India, the District Election
Officer Rajeev Takuk inaugurated the Four- day long election training to the polling
personnel in Tezu at Government Higher Secondary School Auditorium Hall on Feb 25
last. This is second training to the polling personnel for the ensuing Lok Sabha
The DEO advised the polling personnel to perform the assigned duties sincerely and
help the administration conduct a free and fair election.
Training was given to more than 200 polling personnel on the entire polling process
Coordinating the training G K Paul Choudhury EAC (Election cum ERO) appealed the
trainees to execute their responsibilities considering it as a national duty.
Dr. P C Swain and Dr Abhay Kaur Associate Professors of Indira Gandhi Government
College Tezu acted as Master Trainer and co-trainer respectively.
As per the training schedule of this District, training for counting personnel, Sector
Magistrate and Micro Observer shall continue upto 28th February. DIPRO
Golden jubilee of Byaching ME school celebrated
DAPORIJO, Feb 26: People of Siyum circle under Upper Subansiri district celebrated
the golden jubilee of Byaching ME school at Byaching village in a grand manner by
organizing various cultural, sports and literary competitions from February 23.
Attending the valedictory function of the golden jubilee celebration as chief guest,
TCS Secretary General Lardik Kare lauded the role of the youths of the area to serve
the society and promote communal harmony. He briefed about the importance of education
in the society. He also urged people to not to encourage child marriage and force
marriage. Without elaborating, he said that women have great role and responsibility
in the society. Further, he appealed public not to hesitate in lodging complaint
with higher authority against the teachers who are reluctant to discharge their duty
The issue of protection of wildlife in the area was come up for discussion.
Celebration was participated by all the public including PRI members of the area,
former students, villagers, senior citizens and children from Siyum circle.
Relief sought for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Adi Baane Kebang Youth Wing (ABKYW) appealed to the State Government
for providing immediate relief to the fire victims of Bingung village under Rumgong
sub-division of West Siang district for their quick rehabilitation
Around 11 dwelling houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire accident which
broke out on February 21.
The ABKYW also appealed to all the ministers and MLAs of Adi belt to donate the
victims voluntarily and also pursue with the state government for providing fire
brigade at Rumgong town as soon as possible.
Contractors demand revocation of CDS notification
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) demanded
the state Govt for immediate withdrawal of Govt notification for civil deposit system
(CDS) and pass bill amounting to Rs. 50 lacs at every treasury office of the state.
“There is no need to issue such notification from finance department after obtaining
financial sanction from various branches,” it said.
The Association further said state Govt should ensure financial stability at any
moment for betterment of local contractors of state adding that issuing of such notification
badly affected the contractors for last two years.
Arunachal youths get job at O2 SPA
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: A total of 120 unemployed youths, who got registered with O2 SPA
since last state level Job Mela organized by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh
here have become members of the larger family of O2 Academy.
The academy located in Hyderabad has over 60 students from Arunachal, who have successfully
completed their course and have received jobs in different Airports, 5-star hotels
and famous shopping malls across major cities of India.
The company is in constant touch with the Director of the Department of Industries,
Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Udyog Sadan, Itanagar making updates on every progress
and well being of the students both at the O2 Academy and at the O2 SPA outlets.
Swachhata Rally at Khonsa
KHONSA, Feb 26: The PHE & WS Division, Khonsa Division organized Swachhata Rally
on the eve of National Rural Drinking Water Awareness Week on February 25 last.
The rally started from Main Market, Khonsa to Nehru Stadium, Khonsa.
Altogether 500 participants took part in the rally including students, teachers,
from Ramakrishnan Sarada Mission School, Khonsa; Christ the King School; Govt Middle
School and public.
The rally was led by Doi Tarak and Lampang Wangsa, Consultant with the popular slogans;
Clean Arunachal Healthy Arunachal, Clean Tirap Healthy Tirap’, ‘Open Defecation-Shame!
While addressing the rally Er Likha Tekhi, Executive Engineer, PHE & WS Division,
Khonsa, informed that the Individual health and hygiene is largely dependent on adequate
availability of drinking water and proper sanitation. More than 50 types of disease
and 80% of sickness are due to lack of potable water supply and good sanitation facilities
for the disposal of human waste. Indiscriminate open air defecation is the cause
for transmission of diseases like cholera, dysentery, typhoid and warm infections.
Sanitary disposal of human excreta prevents the transmission of these diseases which
can be done through construction of sanitary latrine. He mentioned that the major
causes of diseases in Tirap/ Longding districts are due to consumption of unsafe
drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta, improper environmental sanitation
and lack of personal and food hygiene.
He further infromed that there are four critical behaviors on water and sanitation
practices identified by National Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy & Communication
Framwork (SHACS 2012-17); like Building and use of toilets, Safe disposal of child
excreta, Hand washing with soap, before food, after defecation & after handling child
excreta, and Safe storage and handling of drinking water. We need to adopt good practices
on these four critical aspects of water & sanitation to lead disease free life.
Er. Bomi Nyorak, ASW cum AE(Hq.) highlighted the importance of inculcating good hygienic
habit and safe drinking water in life.
Principals/ Headmaster of the participating schools also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Nyokum Yullo celebrated with traditional fervour
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Nyokum Yullo, the famous annual agricultural festival of the Nyishis,
was celebrated with great traditional fervour and enthusiasm throughout Arunachal
The Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee-2014 at Nirjuli made a huge difference with
tiny tots performing Nyishi folk dance to the thunderous applause of the huge gathering
at Nirjuli. Dancers Dana Yanu, Biki Ana, Tadar Sahara, Gollo Reena, Nabum Pina and
Kipa Auym trained by teachers Mama Kamser and Jimi Linggi of Yach Academy gave a
louder message that GenNext apprehensive of loss of culture of loss of identity has
risen to the occasion.
“The Academy founded in 2008 with a total 200 odd students now has been teaching
all forms of dances with a special thrust on popularising folk and traditional dance
forms,” said Kamser.
“Der aye drust aye (It is better late than never),” Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, speaking
as chief guest, said in appreciation of the young performers and exhorted the present
generation to maintain the spirit.
“Our cultures and traditions are precious wealth inherited from our forefathers,
which should be preserved at all cost, Kena said, adding the Nyishis have a greater
role to play in the state. The celebration, including at Likabali today reflects
their presence throughout the state”, he said before greeting the masses on the auspicious
The traditional gifts given on the occasion is the greatest honour of the community
to the guests which he assured to reciprocate in future. Arunachal Chamber of Commerce
& Industries president Techi Lala exhorted the Nyishis to do away outdated taboos,
take a vow to not commit the past mistakes and reform their attitude to become role
He cautioned against intake of excessive Apong (local brew) to honour the culture
instead of getting drunk to spoil the celebration of the Nyishi New Year.
Earlier, NYCC chief patron & local MLA, speaking in chaste Nyishi, extended Nyokum
greetings to the people while highlighting the spirit of the festival that aims at
greater welfare of the humanity while NYCC chairman Tarh Nachung read out the Nyokum
mythology and Bengia Vijay also spoke.
Young and old in their traditional attires performed traditional dances to the tune
of melodious song before the head priest (Nyobu) performed rituals followed by traditional
At Nyokum Lapang ground here, an array of colours greeted festival revellers who
had gathered to celebrate Nyokum. Impressed by the large turn out at the festival
venue, Mebo MLA Ralom Borang, who is the chief guest for the occasion, said the tradition,
culture and religion must be kept separate and they never overlap each other.
“Religion is for peace of mind and soul”, Borang told the gathering and said that
he has “no objections to what path people take to reach heaven as it is a matter
of individual choice”.
Stressing on the importance of maintaining ancient practices, the Mebo MLA said “if
you give up your culture and tradition you will lose your identity”.
Earlier, Borang also released an audio album entitled ‘Ngul Nyishi e’.
Speaking on the occasion, the guest of honour R K Gupta, executive director of NHPC,
elaborated that since the dawn of humanity, agriculture and celebrations have existed
and are essential to community living.
The main attraction of the celebration was the performance of the Rikam Pada dance
competition by over 200 participants representing various districts and cultural
troupes from all across the state.
At Pistana, the Nyokum Yullo was celebrated for the first time with great enthusiasm
and gaiety. Addressing the festival revelers on the occasion as chief guest, MLA
cum Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Likha Saaya emphasized on importance
of preservation of tradition and culture. He exhorted people to use traditional
dress during celebration of local festival or any other culture related events. It
will also attract more tourists during such events, he added.
Briefing on importance of language, he also suggested people to preserve own language
by encouraging younger folk and by documentation.
Switching over to the infrastructure development of the area, Saaya informed the
gathering that separate Block Development Officer (BDO) and Agriculture Development
Officer (ADO) have already been sanctioned for the Pistana circle. Besides, road
from Neelam to Pistana will also come up shortly. 50-bedded indoor under CHC Pistana
will also be made functional shortly, he added. Impressed by the success of organizing
the festival at Pistana, the parliamentary secretary desires to conduct Mega Nyokum
Yullo here in next year which received huge applauds from the gathering.
Attending the celebration as the guest of honour Er. Toko Jyoti, PHED Chief Engineer,
said that the drinking water problems will be solved within current calendar year
as the project is almost completed through NEC. He also desired that Mega Nyokum
is celebrated here at Pistana next year.
Likha Tara, vice chairman SAI while attending the celebration as the special invitee
assured to extend necessary help for taking up sports activities next year during
Likha Tabo read out the Nyokum mythology while Likha Api, chief patron PNYCC and
organizing chairman cum ZPM Neelam Mangha also spoke on the occasion. Display of
Rikam Pada dance, Buya dance, setting up of stalls, community feast were the part
of the day long celebration.
At Roing, while attending the Nyokum Yullo as chief guest at Multi-Purpose Cultural
Hall today Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey said, “Our Festivals has huge potential of tourist
attractions”. While emphasizing on tourism development of the state he said, “Tourism
is a power house for generation of jobs and income for the youths. If the festivals
of all the tribes of our state is clubbed together and celebrated as a mega event,
it can attract large numbers of tourists besides providing an opportunity for jobs
and income generation to the unemployed youths of the state”. He further said,
“It is the beauty of our state with so many diversities in dialect, culture and beliefs
but yet we are one” and appealed to continue to maintain this oneness by love, care
and respect to one another.
He further called upon the youths not to forget the past and their roots from which
they have inherited their traditions and culture while embracing the modernity and
fast changing technology. He exhorted them to give time to learn their own dialect,
culture and traditions which is their identity.
He lauded the Nyishi’s as the largest, most vibrant and fastest growing tribe not
only in our state but in entire North Eastern Region. They are known for their hard
working, sincerity, dedication and assertiveness. Besides producing numbers of bureaucrats
and technocrats, the Nyishi community has brought laurels not only to the state but
also to the nation in games & sports. He appealed them to take along the other tribes
in the path of peace, progress and development.
Chiliko Meto, former Zilla Chairperson while attending the festival as the guest
of honour said that the celebration of the Nyokum festival every year at Roing has
brought us closer like a member of a family and strengthened our ties.
Er Bengia Guma, Chairman Roing Nyokum Yullow Celebration Committee (RNYCC) while
highlighting the mythology of the festival has informed that the Nyokum Festival
is being celebrated to offer sacrifices to God and Goddesses to bring peace, progress,
prosperity to the entire mankind besides to praying for bumper harvest. Er Tao Tadap,
General Secretary, RNYCC also spoke on the occasion.
PRI leaders, HoDs, General Manager, NHPC Roing, Commandant, BRO Roing, public and
Govt. staffs among others attended the festival.
At Tezu, Nyokum Yullo was celebrated by Nyishi community residing at Lohit and Anjaw
districts with full of gaiety and traditional fervour at Forest Guest House, Botanical
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk called
for unity among the Arunachalee brethrens. “May this Nyokum festival become a
medium for peace, prosperity, unity and brotherhood among Arunachalees,” he added.
Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo stated that culture is an identity of a community.
He called upon every individual to participate in the celebration of Nyokum irrespective
of some cultural or religion differences.
Mythology of Nyokum Yullo was narrated by Pill Takur, Chairman, Tezu Nyokum Yullo
Celebration Committee. Addressing the gathering, Pill called upon one and all to
take responsibility for preserving culture and identity. The programme was followed
by Rikam-Pada Dance and Buya Dance.
At Khonsa, Nyokum Yullo was celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety. The sleepy
little town Khonsa came alive and the hills and valleys reverberated with the soulful
songs of Rikham Pada spreading love, joy and peace.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, ADC H Matcha said that festivals were
a medium to show-case the rich culture of the tribals. He passionately appealed all
to preserve their rich traditional systems for the posterity.
Participating in the deliberation, DMO Dr K. Perme who was the guest of honour said
the spirit of celebrating our festivals should be kept alive wherever we are and
should be celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm. Er. Likha Tekhi, EE, PHED in his
speech highlighted the significance of Nyokum in the life of the Nyishis.
Er. Nich Jacob, DD[UD] read out the mythology associated with Nyokum. Er. Nabam Rajesh,
APO [RE] also spoke on the occasion. The chief guest later gave away the prizes for
volleyball tournament conducted as a part of the Nyokum Yullo celebrations.
Govt committed to promote local films
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The State Government is committed to promote film-making in the
state and the second edition of the Arunachal Pradesh Film Festival 2014 is an endeavour
by the government to encourage the budding artists and film-makers of the state by
providing them a common platform to share ideas and hone their skills. This was stated
by Dani Salu, Secretary, Information and Public relations today in a press conference
The Secretary, while giving a brief outline of the film-making in the state, said
that film-making in Arunachal Pradesh is 40 years old with the making of ‘Rashmi
Rekha’, an Assamese film co-produced by Rani Wanghun Lowang and sponsored by Kapney
Wangsu of Tirap district.
He explained about the objective of the three-day Arunachal Film Festival beginning
from February 28 and called upon all members of the media fraternity to attend the
festival. Responding to the queries from the media persons about any concrete government
policy about development and funding of films for local film-makers, Salu informed
that the matter is under consideration of the government. He expressed hope that
with such promotional initiatives by the government, film-making in the state will
take roots in due course of time. He further informed that the Department of Information
and Public Relations is also taking necessary measures for an equitable and an efficient
advertisement policy in the larger interest of both the media as well as various
DIPR C M Longphong informed that as part of the department’s promotional projects
to local film-makers, it sponsored four senior film-makers in Goa in a workshop on
latest technology in film-making last year in an international film festival.
Taro Chatung and D K Thungon, two of the senior most film producers and directors
also shared their views and expressed hope that the initiatives of the IPR Department
would go a long way in promoting film-making in the state in the years to come. Thungon,
who is the director of ‘Leh’, a renowned film exhibited in last year’s festival,
advised the budding directors to diligently work under seasoned directors to learn
the skills of film-making. He said that film-making in the state is a big challenge
because of the lack of facilities and also for diversity in languages. Lack of theatres
and other platforms are other obstacles, he said. He called upon all the media fraternity
to watch the films and review them to generate awareness about local films.
During the three-day event, fourteen short films under competition section, five
feature films and five documentary films are being screened. A workshop on cinematography,
script writing, and direction with experts from outside is also being organized on
the occasion. DIPR
‘Adhere to TDS notification to check revenue pilferage’
PASIGHAT, Feb 26: ‘All the DDOs have to adhere to the notifications on Tax Deduction
at Site (TDS) strictly to check revenue pilferage and to achieve revenue targets
set by Government’ said East Siang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao while addressing
the DDOs and Accountants of East Siang who were attending the meeting cum workshop
on TDS at DCs conference hall today.
The Govt. is very serious about TDS and the DDOs will be held responsible for non
adherence of it, said the Deputy Commissioner. He wanted all the members to be well
versed about TDS and should not leave any scope for complaint. He appealed all to
take the meeting seriously to equip themselves and clear all confusions. There should
not be any scope for audit objections henceforth, he asserted.
Superintendent of Tax and Excise Tabor Tapak dwelt in details about the TDS procedures.
He cautioned the members that any lacunae will be the responsibility of the DDOs.
They have to take prompt action and leave no scope for tax evasion, personally monitor
the time lines of remittance and submission of periodical reports to the Superintendent
of Tax and Excise. Further, monthly revenue figure of each department should invariably
be reconciled with the records of District Treasury and report the exact revenue
collection. He also highlighted some procedural defects which were to be rectified
immediately by some works departments. Threadbare and detail discussions on the subject
was held to clear all confusions. DIPRO
NHPC donates ultrasound machine for Parbuk CHC
ROING, Feb 26: A portable ultrasound machine was donated recently for Community Health
Centre, Parbuk by NHPC Ltd, Roing.
The machine was handed over to Allok Yirang, District Medical Officer (DMO) by VK
Maini, General Manager, Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP), NHPC Ltd in presence of
M Basar, DRCHO, Dr Ista Pulu, Gynaecologist, SR Gupta, Chief Engineer, DMP and Dr
L Hanner, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, DMP.
Maini hoped that the patients, including children will benefit from the new device,
and will be used to examine patients with a wide range of medical complications.
"This is another boost to our efforts in implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility,"
"We're incredibly grateful to NHPC Ltd for donating this state of the art machine,"
said Dr Yirang. "It will greatly improve the quality service we deliver to patients."
A jeweller fined for using non-standard weights
PASIGHAT, Feb 26: During its routine inspection at Pasighat market yesterday, the
East Siang District Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs department led by K P Tago,
Asstt. Controller stumbled upon a deal made with a customer at a Jewellery shop for
selling gold ornament by using non-standard weight (silver coin) in the expression
of tola unit. Since tola unit is not permitted under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009,
the team seized the non-standard weights consisting of silver coin of denomination
1 rupee, half rupee, 1/4 rupee, 1 paise coin of British India time and some rattis
from the possession of the Jeweller and fined him Rs. 2000.
Stating that Silver coins used by the jewellers are unlike present days bullion,
brass or C.I weights in metric units have no provisions for making adjustment during
periodical verification undertaken by the Department of Legal Metrology, Tago said
that due to natural wear and tear these coins looses considerable amount of weight
in due course of time. In other word, most of these silver coins claimed to have
1 tola weight does not have 11.66g as required or are found to be short of several
milligrams. Thereby, consumers who buy their ornaments in the expression of tola
or anna units with such coins do not get money’s worth or suffer huge loss, he added.
He further informed that Tola, a traditional unit of mass in the British India system
of weights and measures introduced in 1833 was standardized as 180 troy grains (11.664
grams). The silver rupee coin equivalent to 180 troy grain issued by British East
India Company became practical standard of mass for the tola and was also the standard
measure of gold and silver bullion in 20th century. Again traditionally, taking one
rupee silver coin as one tola which has 16 annas or is equal to four ¼ rupee or 4
char anna. Each anna further divided into 6 ratti. 1 tola or 16 annas is equal to
96 ratti in practice. However theoretically, 1 tolla is equal to 100 ratti. Since
it is a non permitted unit, we need not elaborate, he said.
Though most of the units of weights or measures used earlier like tola, anna, siir,
gauze, feet, ream, bundle etc have been officially replaced by metric units since
1956, the system is found to exist even today in some part of the country including
In Arunachal Pradesh, the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs is trying
its best to abolish these systems since last three decades and succeed in most of
the cases except in some of the transactions like bullion trade (use of tola), selling
of CGI sheet and timbers. CGI sheet and timber are being sold in bundle and square
feet respectively till today in Arunachal Pradesh which is against the law. In case
of CGI sheets the required quality, thickness, length and numbers are to be determined
first in metric units and thereafter to take the weight. The manufacturer sells it
to dealers in expression of kg. So, the CGI sheet is to be sold to consumer in kg
while the timbers are to be sold in the expression of cm, m for length or sqr meter
Accordingly, he appealed people to support the Department in implementing the metric
units in the State by refusing to buy products or services otherwise than in the
expression of metric units like meter, kg, liter etc., according to an official release.
Proper hand washing best way to prevent spread of infections, diseases
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: Tawang DRCHO Dr. Lobsang Tempa said that proper hand washing is
the best way to prevent spread of infections and diseases.
Briefing the hand washing techniques in the first ever convergence meeting of Anganwadi
workers and ASHA facilitators with the theme ‘hand washing’ at Khando Dowa Zanngmo
District Hospital, Tawang yesterday, Dr. Tempa called upon the gathering to educate
the villagers about the importance of health and hand hygiene.
Expressing his happiness over the huge turn out in the meeting, Dr. Tempa opined
that the meeting will help strengthen the bond among ASHAs, AFs and Anganwadi workers
which in turn will help in the smooth implementation of NRHM programmes and in providing
quality health facilities to the villagers.
District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. Wangdi Lama declared that such convergence meetings
will be conducted every month. He requested the DRCHO and CDPO to include ASHAs in
the future convergence meetings for better results.
While appealing them to motivate the villagers for institutional deliveries, routine
immunization, and educating them on HIV AIDS and TB, he urged them to track and monitor
pregnant women on regular basis, conduct VHSND frequently and to spread awareness
about the importance of water and power saving during the VHSND campaigns.
Thanking them on the successful conduction of the first and second phase of IPPI,
he appealed them to work hard to make people refrain from consuming alcohol and brief
them about the harmful effects of consuming and smoking tobacco during the forth
coming Lossar festival.
The DMO also promised to look into various hardships faced by the AFs and Anganwadi
Workers for better regulation of health facilities in the district.
CDPO Dondup Pema asked the Anganwadi Workers to work hand in hand with the ASHAs
and AFs. Calling for strict actions against erring workers she asked them to discharge
their duties sincerely.
Dr. Urgen Lhamu, DTO, Tawang, Kenli Doji, DPM, Kuru Tadi, DCM, all the Anganwadi
workers and ASHA facilitators of Tawang block attended the meeting.
Job Mela attracts huge educated unemployed youths at Bomdila
BOMDILA, Feb 26: ‘No job is either too big or small and work is worship’, said Parliamentary
Secretary (Hydro-Power) R T Khunjuju while addressing the aspiring trainees at the
“JOB MELA-cum-SKILL DEVELOPMENT RALLY” held at DIC Complex here today.
The local legislator also said that such huge youth participation in this hilly region
and on the eve of upcoming ‘Lossar Festival’ was a big achievement by Industry Department.
He further emphasized the need of more educated unemployed youths to venture out
and get skilled to earn decent livelihoods for themselves.
Underscoring the need for more sensitization and awareness campaigns to convince
and draw more aspiring educated unemployed youths and their parents to such fairs,
West Kameng Deputy Commissioner A K Singh lauded the noble intention of the programme
and said that it needs to carried forward in a ‘mission mode’.
Later at the ‘de-briefing session’ with the VTP’s, Singh asked the VTP’s to take
extra-precautions to ensure safety especially of the girl trainees at the metros.
Other issues including providing Govt. accommodations to VTP’s during similar fairs,
issue of hassle free ILP’s, holding of the ‘Orientation Programme’ at the concerned
District instead of Itanagar also came up for discussion.
A total of 471 educated unemployed youths turned up during the fair involving six
Vocational Training Providers (VTP’s) coming from various parts of the country. However,
some VTP’s could not turn up for the fair due to Assam bandh which deterred many
aspiring trainees from selection especially in the trades of Tourism & Hospitality
and Health Sector. However, the trainees were informed that these VTP’s would be
invited again and counselling would be conducted for them as well.
The VTP’s said that the event here was the ‘best’ so far and conducted in a flawless
manner. ‘The fair was organized in a very systematic manner here with issue of Identity
Cards and comprehensive beforehand briefing which made our work all the more easier
and avoided duplicacy by candidates’, said all VTP’s.
Earlier, Industry Deputy Director P.C Lama and Assistant Director G.Kacho briefed
about the fair comprehensively before start of the counseling session.
A committee formed by the District Administration to sensitize and generate awareness
about the fair within the district comprising the District Agriculture Officer, Project
Director (DRDA), Labour and Employment Officer and president of All West Kameng Student’s
Union (AWKSU) also attended the fair with other heads of department.
Training on scientific beekeeping concludes
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The week-long training on Scientific Beekeeping for the first batch
of 25 local unemployed youths and the progressive farmers that started on February
18 in the Training Centre of Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) here ended today
with impressive valedictory function. The training is organized by KVIB and sponsored
by the National Bee Board, Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture,
Government of India. On the other hand the training for the second batch went off
Attending the function as chief guest, Bado Singhi, Vice Chairman, (KVIB) gave away
certificates to all the 25 trained beekeepers and also distributed study materials
to the 25 candidates of the subsequent batch. Singhi narrated to the participants
how the State KVIB has been contributing in an effective way for development of the
state and solving the problem of unemployment. Taba Yall Nabam, Councillor, Ward
No.25, Naharlagun was also present on the occasion.
The trainees who completed the course today successfully shared their experience
to the gathering. Arun Goba of Daporijoo who is also pursuing his master degree through
distant mode explained the various aspects of the training which will benefit him
immensely. Hai Takio, a class-X pass candidate from Papunalah, Naharlagun and father
of three children expressed how his level of confidence has enhanced manifolds through
this training and he assured with full of motivation that at any cost he will take
up beekeeping as one of his professions. Lime Kamki of West Siang said he has attended
similar trainings in earlier occasion too from different institutions but this was
completely different, the course content and the practical parts was very rich and
will be of immense use in practical life. Miss Mary Tana of East Kameng described
what she could imbibed through this training is the sense of strict self discipline,
dignity of works, innovation and entrepreneurships in addition to the core course
content on scientific beekeeping. The visuals and presentations that were made in
the classes were very relevant and will remain as a knowledgeable experience to them,
all trainees said in their loudest while reciprocating their gratefulness to the
Earlier the State KVIB CEO S. Deb, while explaining the objectives of the training
programme in his key note address, narrated the performance of training of the first
batch, requesting the next batch to show exemplary interests similarly in learning
in making this training programme too much worthy.
ASWAP showcases rich cultural heritage of Arunachal in M’rashtra
ITANAGAR, Feb 26: The 28th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh was celebrated in Pune,
Maharashtra under the banner of Arunachal Students Welfare Association of Pune (ASWAP)
All Kurung Kumey District Olympic Association president cum chairman of Gora Makik
Sports Club Gora Makik and CEO of SmarTek Company Mintu Bora attended the celebration
as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Both the guests advised Arunachalee students studying in various educational institutes
in Maharashtra to focus on study for their bright future.
Bora has commented to create a new website to expose the people rich culture and
traditions of Arunachal Pradesh before the world. He said that the charges for the
website will be borne by his softwere company. Further, he assured every possible
help to the students whenever required, informed ASWAP president Likha Tabin in a
Tabin said that the celebration provided an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural
heritage of Arunachal Pradesh before the mainland India. It also provided opportunity
to students of Arunachal Pradesh studying in Maharashtra to gather in one platform
thus fostering unity and brotherhood among them.
Some local people, well-wishers and foreigners were also present on the occasion,
the release added.
General Secretary Bikash Godak also spoke on the occasion. Various sports and culture
programmes were organized to mark the occasion.
Skit show on declining sex ratio conducted
YINGKIONG, Feb 26: District Health Society Upper Siang district in collaboration
with Siking Koje Charitable Society conducted Skit Show on declining sex ratio on
Feb 20 last at Yingkiong.
On the occasion Upper Siang district Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang said that early
and immediate step need to be taken in order to keep the sex ratio in balance. He
also appeals all the public to avoid sex determination and female feoticides. He
further expressed his gratitude to District Health Society particularly Dr. Appir
Apang DRCHO Yingkiong for his wonderful skit show. DIPRO
Baby show contest and WIFS training held
District Health Society Upper Siang District Yingkiong conducted Baby Show contest
at Geku as an IEC activity for creating awareness on maternal health and child health.
Altogether, 20 mothers along with their Baby turns up for the contest.
During the occasion Dr. Appir Apang DRCHO Yingkong strongly emphasized on ANC, immunization,
institutional delivery and breastfeeding.
Bani Lego, EAC Geku also spoke on the occasion and lauded the District Health Society
for organizing IEC programme.
In an another programme, Block Level WIFS Training programme concluded at CHC Geku
recently. During the training power point presentation was given by Dr. Appir Apang
The training was attended by nodal teachers, AW workers, ICDS Supervisors, BEO, CDPO
Geku and Dr. Appir Apang DRCHO Yingkiong and EAC Bani Lego who attended the programme
delivered speech on the issue. DIPRO
Arunachal state festival celebrated every year for 3 days was a grand success this
year too and the credit goes to all of us who were either directly or indirectly
involved in the celebration. Not to forget the hard works put behind by the festival
All started with the majestic gathering on 20th morning and ensued by inauguration
of the exhibition stalls, food villages, etc. The evenings were lighted up by wide
ranges of beautiful performances by artists from various corners.
As there is always a ‘BUT’, unfortunately there is one here too. Though I couldn’t
in person be present to enjoy the festival but what I could learn from various sources
is that high rates of various dishes in the stalls demoralized lot of people who
came filled with zeal. It really upsets me to core thinking about this when people
from different corners come to be a part our state festival but sadly had to return
I would like everyone to ponder whether such exhorbitant price is really necessary?
Isn’t there any remedy to eradicate such practices?
Fraudsters on the prowl
Yet another case of fraud recruitment is being witnessed in the state in name of
Rashtriya Vikash Mission, offering various posts such as DRDO, BRDO, COand OAE with
fake promise to provide handsome salaries. I also got selected for the post of BRDO
but since recruitment process was sounding very confusing we thoroughly investigated
by visiting various departments such as PS, RD, RTI, Employment Exchange etc but
didn't get much support from them.
Finally with the help of a friend from Bihar we came to know that there is no such
office in the provided address instead a coaching class is running there moreover
the same party is involved in various fraud cases and wanted by local police there.
It’s my request to all the youth who are either unemployed or underemployed in the
state to not to get trapped in this kind of fraud recruitment and kindly verify before
We also want to request state government to establish an independent body to monitor
this kind of cases.
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Defense ministry owe explanation
Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned after two officers were killed
and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna,
around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai. His resignation sent shock waves as defense
analysts expressed serious concern over turn of events. The Indian navy, with an
ageing fleet, has been facing numerous problems in recent years. Last year NS Sindhurakshak,
a Russian Kilo-class submarine like INS Sindhuratna, had sunk at the Mumbai naval
dockyard, killing three officers and 15 sailors, after a series of internal explosions
in its fully-loaded weapons compartment on August 14.
The government of India in particularly defense ministry has not been able to address
the concern of armed forces. Navy, Air Force and Army are fighting all odds for modernization
of force to meet the existing challenges. However numerous proposals of modernization
have not been materialized due to reason best known to defense and finance ministry
officials. Navy chief by resigning has shown his frustration over death of his officers
and deep down the line he is expressing his anger too. The big question is who will
own responsibility for death of naval officers? Defense ministry has to answer to