Culture reflects identity of a community
BALUK-PONG, Jan 13: Netchi-Dow festival is basically celebrated every year in the
month of January after harvesting season is over for peace and prosperity of human
beings on earth in general.
This festival is celebrated to impress upon the God i.e. the Universe; the supreme
God and to avoid the catastrophic damages, sorrows in people’s lives.
The local priest performs religious rituals for three long days including prayers
and sacrifice of Mithun. etc. It is believed that the celestial bodies like the
Sun and the Moon and the terrestrial elements like the mountains, rivers or the vegetation
in this Universe have their own purpose and duties. When dissatisfied, they bring
catastrophic damages and indefinite sorrows in people’s lives.
Takam Sanjoy, MP, Lok Sabha attended the Netchi-Dow Festival as a chief guest. While
addressing, he appealed everyone to join hands in preserving the age old traditions
and cultures wh-ich we have inherited from our forefathers, right from the smallest
group to the largest group.
Tradition and its festivity should not be mixed in terms of politics or religion.
Cultural ethnicity, customs in diversity should be maintained properly.
Human races are recognized with their traditions and culture. Therefore, identity
comes from tradition and culture, he said.
It is a matter of great concern that the Festivals are losing traditional fervour,
Sanjoy said. However, he added degradation of identity is taking place.
Appealing the younger generation to give more emphasis on education , the MP also
assured the people to deliver his best services as an ambassador in Delhi. Purpha
Tshering, MLA Dirang joined him as guest of honour, Komsi Sidishow, local MLA also
spoke on the occasion.
MLA alleged misuse of power
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Pangin-Boleng Intellectual Forum has appealed the state Govt to
check the alleged misuse of power and function by Boleng MLA Tapang Taloh.
In a memorandum to the Chief Minister yesterday, the Forum alleged that Taloh, who
is also Deputy Speaker of the state Legislative, is forcing the Boleng ADC to manipulate
the selection process of SSA teachers.
Following the direction of the MLA, his PSO had assaulted a junior teacher Oying
Darang in remote Suple village recently and on January 2 last his brother assaulted
one Talom Dupak. The assaulters also chased Dupak and ransacked his house, the Forum
alleged. The Forum claimed that the incident was reported at Boleng Police station
but authorities did not pay any heed.
The Forum further alleged that the MLA has also been threatening the Govt employees
besides misusing pilot escort. Even in private visit, the MLA is using pilot escort,
However, the MLA could not be contacted for his comments.
Winter school on rice-fish integrated farming
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: A 21 days Winter School on “Rice-fish integrated farming for high
altitude wet rice lands” was inaugurated at Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University,
Rono Hills recently. It is being sponsored by department of Science and Technology,
The inaugural function was chaired by Prof. R. C. Joshi, Vice –Chancellor in-charge
and Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University. Prof. P. K. Mukhopadhyaya,
Principle Scientist and Head of the Division Nutritional and Biochemistry, CIFE,
Orissa attended the programme as Guest Scientist.
The winter school of this kind being organized for the first time in North East
India is meant for the college and University teachers, institutional researchers
and research students of Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Fishery Sciences,
Veterinary Sciences either involved or interested in research, teaching and extension
activities on Exploration and Utilization Aquatic Bio-resources of eastern Himalayan
The programme which will end on 31st January is expected to strengthen the research
and development thrust on rice-fish farming system in underutilized wet rice areas
in hills and foothills of Northeast Himalayan states of India and will intern boost
up the income sources and generate employment option for the marginal farmers of
ITBP conducts IPPI
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: 10 ITBP has conducted Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Programme
on Jan 10 and 11. A total of 53 children were administered polio drop.
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Chief election commissioner, Itanagar Market Welfare Association
(IMWA), declared that last phase of IMWA membership drive for the business members
who could not enroll their name in the 1st and 2nd will begin from 15th January,
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) in a general
meeting today reshuffled its executive body with Gadak Bida, president, Tajum Nabam,
vice president, M T Anga as secretary general. There are altogether 29 members
in the body.
ITANAGAR, Jan 14: The executive committee of East Kameng Karate Do Association (EKKDA)
has been reconstituted with Away Dollo as president, Runa Dada as vice president
and Tar Sonam as general secretary besides eight others.
ANSU memo to CM
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), `in a memorandum, has demanded the state
chief minister to establish the proposed National Institute of Technology (NIT) in
and around the capital.
While driving the point home that establishment of the proposed NIT in and around
the capital will provide an easy access to the people of all regions, ANSU threatened
to launch a series of democratic movement, in case the Govt fails to fulfill its
demand, to safeguard the greater interest of the ‘greater number.’
ITANAGAR: Lokam Tassar, MLA and parliamentary secretary, food and civil supply has
assured to drop the essential ration items to Damin. This assurance was given when
a delegation of Damin circle led by the Zilla Parishad Member, Bamo Saktar called
on him on Jan 13 to discuss the socio-economic development of the area.
The ZPM in a release said that the MLA also assured a police outpost at Damin in
order to maintain law and order.
Awareness campaign on wildlife
ITANAGAR: Natural Resources and Wildlife Controlling Society of Nakar village under
Mengio circle is going to organize awareness campaign program for conservation and
protection of natural resources and wildlife on 23rd January 2010.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Bidol Tayeng and Sagalee CO Jumte Jini have been invited
as chief guest and guest of honour. All Govt officers, panchayat leaders, students
and general public of the area are expected to attend it.