Let us dedicate this year to make a cleaner and greener Arunachal: Governor
‘Let every child plant a tree’
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: “Let us dedicate this year to make a cleaner and greener Arunachal’,
stated Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Rtd) J.J Singh while reiterating his stand
to make a ‘clean and plastic free Arunachal’.
Addressing a meeting with the Principals and teachers from various schools of Itanagar
and Naharlagun at Raj Bhawan here today, the Governor categorically urged them to
evolve various modalities for generating awareness on sanitation and beautification
of the area through involving school children.
Highlighting on the health hazards due to degradation in environmental cleanliness
including open garbage disposal and pollution, Gen Singh asked them to take a vow
to work as a ‘Team Arunachal’ in making a cleaner Arunachal. ‘Because of negligence
and lack of civic senses and responsibility on the part of the citizen, our children
would suffer from diseases’, he emphatically said, while pointing on disposal of
garbages like plastic glasses and plastic water bottles on picnic spots and nearby
Appealing the teachers to take the responsibility to create awareness among the children
and mobilize them to keep the environment clean, Gen Singh said that children are
the best medium to create a change and bring revolution in the society. He added,
the scenic natural beauty of the state should not be lost and called upon the school
authorities to make a concerted effort to make the state of Arunachal Pradesh ‘clean
and green’ to make it a real tourist paradise.
In order to sensitize the issue among the masses, the Governor further asked the
teachers to conduct essay competitions for higher classes and painting competition
at primary level on the theme ‘Clean Arunachal & Green Arunachal’ preferably before
statehood day and send the best 10 essays and paintings to Raj Bhawan for further
selection for printing of the best painting as ‘greetings cards’. He also called
upon them to organize tree plantation programme to preserve and maintain the greenery
of the state. ‘Let every child plant a tree, this would add a lot in future’, he
stated. The Governor laid emphasis on town beautification programmes in the twin
capital city as these being the showpiece of the state and called for a collaborative
effort of all including administrators, officers of line departments, teachers, students
and NGOs in taking up of the programmes and make it a planned city.
He further advocated on the need to take strong initiatives on garbage management
and felt the necessity of dustbins at all strategic locations and proper dumping
grounds, besides generating awareness among the people against use of non-biodegradable
materials during outings.
On the occasion, Gen Singh also elaborated on rural development activities for socio-economic
upliftment of the people and need to exploit the tourism potential in the state for
sustainable development of the state, besides generating employment and income for
the people. He specifically mentioned about the necessity of tourist resorts in the
state and asked those present in the meeting to visit his pilot project at Poma to
get a first hand information on how development activities could start in rural areas.
Among others, Capital DC Padmini Singla also attended the meeting.
On January 15, Governor General (Rtd) J.J Singh had conducted a similar meeting
with the Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso, Commissioner UD Yeshi Tsering, Secretary Tourism
Bandana Deori, Capital DC Padmini Singla, West Kameng DC Swati Sharma, besides Papum
Pare ADC Tai Kaye and secretary to Governor Ankur Garg and called for a collaborative
effort of all on beautification of the towns through various policies and measures
to make it a planned city on the line of Gangtok in Sikkim.
Advocating on the need to take strong initiatives on garbage management, the Governor
felt the necessity of dustbins at all strategic locations and proper dumping grounds
on specific places for disposal of city garbage. He further asked the local MLA to
involve the Panchayat leaders in creating awareness among the local people of their
segments and educating them to do away with the garbage disposal problem. He also
asked the Capital DC to intensify the movement through involving NGOs and student
bodies in solid waste management activities. He also advocated for involvement of
local community in maintaining cleanliness and make Arunachal beautiful and disease
AAPSU president demands Spl package for Kurung Kumey
CHAMBANG, Jan 15: Officially acknowledged as the most backward district in Arunachal
Pradesh by state Legislative Assembly in 2005, Kurung Kumey district is yet to see
the light of development. The matter was vociferously raised by the All Arunachal
Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) president Takam Tatung while attending the 4th general
conference of All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte Students Union as the chief guest
The AAPSU president demanded a special package for the Kurung Kumey and opined that
the ‘fruit of development’ should be equally distributed in all the corners of state
so that there is no room for complain from any quarter.
Pointing out the financial package amounting to crores of rupees for the department
of Tirap and Changlang (DoTC), the AAPSU president questioned why the government
is reluctant to provide the district its due share of development.
Informing that the perennial river- Kurung and Kumey can be tapped to generate hydropower,
Tatung opined that with the harnessing of these two rivers for power generation,
the unemployment problem could be assuaged to an extent.
Speaking on the over-rated tourism potential of the state, he said that the early
opening of proposed Nyapin- Chayang Tajo road would give impetus to tourism development
in both district of East Kameng and Kurung Kumey.
In his speech, AAPSU president also lamented that Chambang despite being created
as Circle in 1980 is yet to have concrete road. He demanded the State government
to take early initiative on providing a concrete road from Dari village to Chambang
(47 km). He also urged the state government for electrification in the area and posting
of teachers in the Chambang Secondary School. At present the School is being run
by only three teachers comprising of a regular teacher and two SSA teacher.
Beside others, the general conference was attended by ANSU general secretary Nilly
Likha Tabo as chief guest and All Arunachal Law Students Union president P. L Murtem
as special guest.
Budum Lengn tracking expedition
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Tribal Adventure Tours, a registered NGO will conduct a tracking
expedition to Budum Lengn (Snake Stone) on January 19 next. MLA and parliamentary
secretary, Industry, Nabam Rebia has sponsored the event. Besides Rebia himself,
large numbers of trackers are expected to participate in the expedition.
The take off point of the tracking will be at Seteng village (15th mile) on Doimukh-Sagalee
PWD road and will terminate at Taa Sea village near Toru (Sagalee) the same day.
The route of the tracking will cover both Horoh and Tanger hills, two of the important
hills dividing Doimukh and Sagalee administrative Centre.
It is worth mentioning here that a similar tracking to this historic stone was organized
by Rebia during his tenure as MP in 2005.
13th District Level SSA Meeting
PASIGHAT, Jan 16: The 13th District level committee meeting for monitoring of program
implementation under SSA 2009-10 was held at the DC’s Conference Hall, Pasighat today.
While talking to the members of the house MP Ninong Ering stated that the Union Minister
Kapil Sibal has taken lot of educational developmental plans to implement in the
country. He also appreciated Education Minister Bosiram Siram for taking keen interest
to achieve quality education in the state. He commented that the National Flagship
Program SSA is being implemented in the district but shortage of teacher in Science
and Maths streams in far flung areas of the district quite disappointing.
MLA Ralom Borang suggested that land donors should provide NOC while donating lands
to the education department and the district authority should also take proper steps
to avoid future complicacies and legal problems. He appealed the education department
to establish more new schools besides upgrading the existing schools.
MLA Dr. T. Tapak was also present in the meeting appealed for upgrading of some schools
of his constituency and urged the SSA functionaries to supervise and monitor the
School-Grants, Maintenance-Grants and the Teacher-Grants provided to the school under
The DC-cum-DPD SSA Onit Panyang and DDSE-cum-DPO Marken Kadu also spoke on the occasion.
Ering visits remote villages
Meanwhile, MP Ninnong Ering visited Lising and Mising, the remotest villages of East
Siang District. The HMP Ering also visited Parong and Yibuk,
While, interacting with the villagers MP assured to extend full cooperation to the
people on communication, education and other developmental activities.
He further assured to take up the matters to education and transport departments,
and also with concerned ministers for improvements of education and communication
in the area. He announced five lacs for extension of community hall and one lakh
for developmental activities to the Lising and Mising village respectively and further
assured for construction of Helipad near the Mouling National Park at Mising.
2nd State Level Shito-Ryu Karate Do C’ship begins at Tezu
TEZU, Jan 16: Commandant 25th ITBP S Kothari has called upon the karatekas of Arunachal
Pradesh, who had an in-born talent in this particular sport, to take up the art of
self defence seriously to bring glory to the state and country as well.
Declaring the 2nd State level Shito-Ryu Karate Do Championship open at Tezu Jubilee
Ground today, the Commandant advised the participants to take up karate - the oldest
form of self defence - not only to satisfy their thirst for the sport but also to
bring Arunachal in world map in the field of games and sport.
ITBP will award the best female participant to promote girl participation in karate,
the Commandant informed.
J. Kri, who was the guest of honour, urged the karatekas to practice hard with dedication
to achieve success in life.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M Ete, president ASKA said that all the district level
Karate associations are working hard and relentlessly in close coordination with
their parent body for the promotion of karate in the state. He disclosed that Arunachalee
karatekas have so far won four International, 37 National and five Zonal level medals.
Sodyong Kri, Secretary Lohit Karate Do Association also spoke on the occasion. The
inaugural function was also attended by S Kri public leader, L. Tabiyo OC Tezu among
ASVS pleads for spl attention
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Arunachal Shiksha Vikash Samiti (ASVS) secretary Nabam Ruja urged
the Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan to give special attention towards
Arunachal Pradesh for promoting scientific temperament among the students of this
remote state. Rana was attending the two day meeting of Vidya Bharati, Akhil Bharatiya
Shiksha Sansthan at Surat recently.
He also informed the parent body that altogether 26 formal schools, 10 Ekalabya Vidyalaya
and nine Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya are being run by ASVS.
The meeting attended by organizational secretaries of 11 regions, 58 eight state
level secretaries and other karmakartas from all over the country, discussed on latest
educational scenario and stressed was given on quality education development of social,
moral and spiritual values of the students.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) social interactive tour team lead by
President NES Bengia Tollum arrived Daporijo yesterday.
Team had an interaction with senior members of the community at Daporijo where they
discussed on social issue, especially on the celebration of Boori-Boot Yullo on the
line of social ordinance issued earlier as well as on introduction of Nyishi Academic
books as third language. During the interaction, the ‘entire misconception and wrong
information were clarified’ with valuable inputs from the senior members of the community,
said NES Daporijo convenor in a release today. Earlier they visited Dollungmukh on
Roads, education, garbage management appalling in districts
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: I just concluded my village to village journey along the road way
in some parts of the central Arunachal, i.e. from Itanagar to Aalo via Likabali,
Aalo to Daporijo and Daporijo to Itanagar.
During the interactive session with villagers, numerous problems confronted by them
have been surfaced. However, the major issues are roads, education and garbage management
in district headquarters.
The roads from Likabali to Bame and Potin to Hoj are pretty bad and bumpy at present
though the repairing works are being carried out in some pockets.
However, some people expressed hope that initiatives have been taken by the government
to renovate these roads.
The best part of the road connectivity, I have found during the tour is the connecting
road from Bame, West Siang District to Daporijo, Upper Subansiri District (116 kilometers)
which is maintained by BRTF. BRO deserves appreciation for their excellent performance.
During the tour, it has also been found that the garbage management within the township
of Daporijo town is quite deplorable.
As the Minister, UD Nabam Tuki during the departmental review meeting held at Itanagar
yesterday has also stressed on the importance of sanitation, sewerage and solid waste
management and calls for work culture in the department. It is hoped that the concerned
department and district authorities would strengthen their activities toward garbage
management. However, without public and NGOs’ cooperation of the respective town
and district, it would not be possible for the department to maintain a clean town.
In the education sector, most of the schools from Primary to secondary school levels
have been found in dilapidated condition in West Siang, Upper Subansiri and Lower
Now, I think, these may be the reasons that force the students unions and other local
unions of these area to frequently submit memorandum to the concerned department
regarding shortage of teachers, furniture, text books and school renovation despite
governments assurance to streamline the education sector in the state.
If we really want to revamp the education sector, we have to fulfill the basic needs
of a school; particularly the secondary schools, otherwise it will remain as a dream
for people and the government.
There may be fund constrain, but judicious use of fund and implementation of schemes
with proper planning on priority basis would certainly ease off the problems which
the education sector is confronting with.
PASIGHAT, Jan 16: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Oyan is celebrating a three day long
Utsargh Samaroh from January 16- 18 for the class X students of VKV- Oyan, Jirdin,
Kuporijo and Banderdewa.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest in the inaugural day DC O Panyang advised
the students to be sincere, honest, truthful, devoted, punctual and disciplined.
He emphasized on moral and spiritual education, work-culture and ethics and wished
them success in the forthcoming CBSE examination for a better educational life.
Secretary VKV, NE Region Biswas Lapalkar also advised the students to imbibe spiritual
values to lead a holistic life. Joint secretary Radha Devi, Principal Ajay Kumar
and VKV official Unikrishnan also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Oral literature of Mishings of Assam and Arunachal, a book written
by Abani Doley, Assistant Professor, Bomdila Govt College, was released today at
Murkong Selek College at Jonai. The book was released by Dr Bideswar Doley, president
Mishing Agom Kebang.
SHGs to erect stalls in Pangsau Pass festival
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: In order to encourage and promote the products of SHG members,
Seva Kendra, Miao will put up 5 stall of 15 SHG members to market their products
in the forthcoming Nampong Pangsau Pass Winter Festival -2010 which starts from 20
January. All the SHGs are being sponsored by NABARD. Thousands of people are expected
to visit the stalls since the expo is being organized during the Pangsau Pass Winter
This expo would enable the SHGs to come into contact with other agencies and learn
from them different designs and packaging besides selling their own products, besides
opening up the opportunity for them to understand the consumer preferences.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Altogether 400 volunteers of NSS wing, NERIST has organised a day-long
campus cleaning programme under the supervision of the Program Co-ordinator and Programme
Officers today. The Volunteers cleaned various sections of NERIST residential area
of the campus including Medical health centre and the playground.
Meanwhile the NSS wing has decided to organise a blood donation camp on Jan 23 in
collaboration with the General Hospital, Naharlagun.
ITANAGAR, Jan. 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Disable People Organization’s, president
Tare Nungnu alongwith with his assistance general secretary Tame Nungnu recently
toured Upper Subansiri district to create awareness among disable friends and inform
them about government policies and programme.
ITANAGAR, Jan. 16: All Julang Khu Youth Society has welcomed the construction of
a memorial in the name of late Lungyuk Tajit as AKKDSU marg by All Kurung Kumey District