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2010

January - 30

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Scientists warn Arunachal of grave seismic threats

Bill on urban & town planning soon: CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: A major seismic threat looms large over entire North Eastern states especially Arunachal Pradesh, with the state situated in the Zone V of the seismic belt, according to geophysicist from IIT Kharagpur Professor S K Nath.

“All states in the region would suffer heavy casualties in the event of an earthquake of above eight point in Richter Scale and more damages will be suffered by Arunachal”, Professor Nath cautioned while delivering a keynote address on a day-long workshop on ‘Micro-Zonation  of landslide and earthquake hazards in Arunachal Pradesh’ organized by state remote sensing application centre in collaboration with union ministry of earth science and Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre here this morning.

Advocating for assessment of seismic vulnerability, Professor Nath warned that out of the 69 urban centers falling under seismic micro zones, 36 were very dangerous and Arunachal is one among them.

“Over one lakh people died in India in the last century due to earthquake and thirty per cent of the present population are in the zones IV and V of the seismic belt. Around 3.2 million square kilometer of area is under earthquake belt in the country”, he added.

“We need to create awareness among the people on the hazard of earthquake and to work out the guidelines in a holistic manner to prepare a comprehensive detailed project proposal to mitigate the adverse affects of natural disasters like earthquakes and landslides”, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu commented. He said, about 786 earthquakes of varying magnitude occurred during the last century in the state and its surrounding areas with six above seven magnitude in Richter scale.

He pointed out that landslide, a common phenomenon in the state occurred due to various human factors could be minimized if awareness could be created among the people.  “The state government will like to provide facilities like fencing and irrigation to the farmers switching over to permanent cultivation instead of jhum and in this regard a proposal has been submitted to the Centre for approval. Once the proposal is approved it reduce landslide to a great extent”, he added.

The chief minister also urged the people to stop hunting and cutting trees.

Expressing regret on improper construction and unplanned towns in the state without proper drainage system, Khandu informed that a bill on urban and town planning would be prepared soon.

Since natural catastrophes are unpredictable, preparedness is the only means to lessen the disaster, said Parliamentary Secretary IT & Science & Technology Jomde Kena. He hoped that the expert advises of the scientists during the workshop would benefit the people of the state to great extent.

Finance Minister Setong Sena, Rural Development Minister Takar Marde and Commissioner IT & Science & Technology Y D Thongchi were present on the occasion. UNI

 

West Kameng chalks out plan to attract more tourists

BOMDILA,  Jan 29: The District Level Tourism Development Committee meeting (DLTDC) of West Kameng  was held yesterday  under the initiative of its chairman cum Deputy Commissioner to finalize the annual plan.

Though Bomdila lies in the heart of the most frequented upon tourist cum travel circuit of the state widely acclaimed for it’s science beauty and rich traditional culture coupled with numerous options for adventure tourism, angling, bird watching etc, there is need for expansion and identification of new prospects and potentialities so as to give the tourists a wider option to choose from, observed the DC Swati Sharma.

Acknowledging the need for participation of the locals for development of tourism in true sense, the chairman suggested for constitution of a sub-committee consisting of panchayat leaders, senior citizens and prominent village elders.

Identification of tourist circuits within the district, trekking routes, tourist villages with home stay facilities, adventure tourism, opening of peaks for trekking and mountain expedition, construction of cafeterias and view points besides early completion of the on-going tourism projects, leasing out of the completed projects of the district and maintenance of the Tourist Lodge Bomdila were the matters taken up for discussion by the District Tourism Officer for consideration and recommendation by the DLTDC. Another important feature taken up for discussion was the proposal mooted by the DC for celebration of the 1st Bomdila festival in the second week of April.

The Committee suggested for recommending Sangti Valley and  Shergaon in the district as Tourist villages and identification of around 10-12 tourist interest places to be incorporated in the districts tourism brochure. The committee also suggested for taking up of the proposed helipad at Chillipam on priority in order to provide easy air connectivity for the tourists and dignitaries coming to the district. DIPRO

 

Post teachers to Leporiang Sec school

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex (LPWCCC) conducted its 1st ever socio-culture and educational awareness tour programme in Leporiang area from Jan 24 to 26. The committee members discussed the topics on social importance, health and hygiene, preservation of flora and fauna. Resource persons Dr Tana Talin, MO, Nabam Aka, asstt professor RGU, Nabam Sera Hina, ADEO also delivered valuable lectures during the  awareness campaign.

Expressing concern over the deteriorating condition of the  Govt Secondary School, Leporiang which is run by only few SSA teachers, the committee also urged the Govt to post subject teachers to the school at the earliest.

It also conducted social service in Leporiang health unit with the involvement of 1000 people including panchayat leaders and youths.

 

Steel suspension bridge inaugurated

 

PAKKE, Jan 29: It was no less a great day for the people of Pakke and the students of Pakke Middle school  across the  river when they  got their  much needed steel suspension bridge over Pakke River, inaugurated on Jan  25 last by local MLA and Parliamentary Secy. Kumar Waii.

With the estimated cost of 109 lac, the bridge is of 120 meter long and was undertaken by the deptt. of RWD under SPA scheme.   The construction of bridge which started from 2007-08 was completed in 2009.

It is pertinent to mentioned here that the Bridge which replaced the earlier log bridge, would be of immense help to the students of Pakke Middle School situated across the Pakke river.

Addressing the gatherings who were all elated on the day, Waii pointed out that the school has come to the limelight due to this bridge. While ensuring the people of bringing more scheme in the years to come,  Waii opined the launching of bridge as the  beginning of development in the area.  Responding to the memorandum submitted by the school, he announced 10 lac for the standardization of the existing School. He also suggested the public to cooperate the teachers in all the school related problems. However, he pointed out that the state has enough teachers as per the ratio of the students but due to lack of sincerity on the part of teachers, there is shortage of teachers in the state. He also asked the teachers to stay in their posting place and do the duty sincerely.  DIPRO

 

Sika micro hydel inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: MLA Alo Libang inaugurated Sika Micro Hydel Station of 15 KV at Likor during his visit to the Likor village along with Upper Siang DC Pawan Kumar Sain and officers and public leaders yesterday.

Addressing the public, Libang appealed them cooperate the Govt in its initiatives for all round development. He also assured to give emphasis on improvement of the road communication.

Pawan Kumar Sain, informed that already water and electricity supply have been provided to the village and road connectivity has been taken on priority. People should utilize these facilities and maintain and look after them well.  Education should be given priority so that younger generation becomes worthy citizens, he said.  Indiscriminate hunting and fishing should be stopped for the posterity of the future generations, he further said and assured full co-operation from the district administration. DIPRO

 

Give priority to development: MP

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  MP Takam Sanjoy called on Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for women and child development Krishna Tirath on Friday. MP apprised the minister of the delay being caused in sanctioning developmental projects to the state.

While calling upon the minister to give priority to development of the frontier state, Sanjoy said Arunachal has been deprived of many important and basic schemes of various central ministries.

It is time to realize and actDear Editor,

 

Dear Editor,

If the present pace of increasing number of vehicles continues, it can be presumed that in next few years, these vehicles may outnumber the dwelling houses and other accommodations in state capital causing increasing motor accidents day by day taking lives of many, not to say of major adverse impact on our green  and  pollution free environment.

Broadening of roads not only of NH-52 but also improvement of linking roads to various sectors/colonies should get priority in the government agenda. Appreciating the drastic measures initiated by the police department to control haphazard vehicle parking & traffic movements, there is also need to checking of vehicles moving recklessly during late night hours.

Taking this advantage of  increasing  number of vehicles in the porous boundary area of our state, unlawful activities may be carried out by ultras/terrorists as it would be tough task for the police to minutely check  every vehicle in the capital. Although the central police in the Banderdewa Check Gate are manning well, the vehicles with red-light & tinted black glass are mostly allowed to cross the gate. The outlawed criminals or ultras taking these loopholes may also penetrate into our state.  

The terrorists usually do not use ILPs or any permission. The killers of 26/11 did not come to India with any visa or even requisite passports. Our thinly populated state situated in top of the region is a safe haven for terrorists and hence bears most vulnerable for security threats to our nation as a whole. Restriction in using red-light and the complete ban on using black-window in any type of vehicle to authorities irrespective of any portfolios is an immediate need of giving a serious thought on the issue 6y the government. Along with the government, full cooperation from common people is the need of the hour.

The Bangladeshis in Itanagar are mushrooming unnoticed and spread over in every markets and colonies engaged by our local people for petty jobs. This seems that we are rehearsing a part of recent history of Assam State where the Assamese are now in the verse of losing their own language & culture. We have already failed on Chakma-Hajong refugee issue. If we do not realize and act now, we would have the same fate as of Assam in immediate future.

Yours,

Komjum Riba

D Sector, Naharlagun

 

 

 

 

Reconsider month for APPSCC main exam

 

Dear Editor,

Before drawing the schedule of main examination for APPSCC, I would like to request APPSC to reconsider the month for conducting the main examination. In prelims result notification it was mentioned that it would be conducted on May-June but, in my opinion it will not be right time for conducting such exam due to rainy seasons, road blocks etc. and also we are getting just four months for preparation. I think, six months should be the right time for preparation and month of August-September will be a right time and weather for such honorable exam.

Yours,

Moge Ete, Delhi

 

 

 

Release  contractors’ payment

 

Dear Editor,

I do hereby appreciate JE (E) Leporiang and AE(E) Sagalee sub-division and other officials for their commendable task and successful implementation of RGGVY in 13 villages under Leporiang cirle. It is only with their efforts the long felt public demand of the circle come into reality, people are now blessed with electricity supply provided through this scheme.

I would also like to request the department concerned to release the payment of contractors who had completed the works assigned under the scheme successfully.

Yours,

Nabam Tara

Anchal Samity

Chairperson, IXth Leporiang

Meanwhile, expressing concern over the report that Kendriya Vidyalay School (KVS), Nahalrgaun is running without principal for last two months ever since incumbent principal S. Tyagi was taken out of school, Sanjoy in a letter to the KVS Commissioner, New Delhi  urged him to post a principal to the school immediately.

 

National Seminar on Buddhism

Expert stresses on archaeological excavation to shed new light on Buddhist studies

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Prof. R.D.Choudhary, former Vice-Chancellor and Director General, National Museum, New Delhi today stressed on archaeological exploration and excavation to shed new light on Buddhist Studies on North-East India.

He was addressing a two-day National Seminar on the theme ‘Buddhism and Buddhist Tribes of North-East India’ organized by the department of History, Rajiv Gandhi University as the Chief Guest. He also dwelt on Buddhist remains of North-East India. The Seminar was sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata.

The guest of honour and Prof. K Sankaranarayn, Director K. J. Somaya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai dwelt on the significance of the study of Buddhism as a part of life. She lamented that very little is known about Buddhism of North-East India to the outside world.

In his key note address on the inaugural function of the seminar Prof. Josh from Visvabharati Shantiniketan dwelt on origin of Buddhism both Theravada and Mahayana form and focused on the importance and relevance of Buddhist teaching in the present context.

Delegates from Orissa, Bengal, Delhi, Mumbai and North-East states have attended the session. Dignitaries from the states including  Dr. T Nyori, former Registrar, RGU,  IPR director Leki Phuntso,  Monks from Theravada Vihar of Itanagar  also participated in the inaugural function.

Earlier, Prof. S.Dutta, former Prof. RGU, Prof. A Sahu, Head Dept. of Ancient History, Visvabharati, Shantiniketan and Prof. B. Mukharjee, Shantiniketan presented their paper on various aspects of Buddhism and Buddhist art. Prof. A. Mitra, Vice-Chancellor In-charge, Rajiv Gandhi University, chaired the inaugural session, informed Coordinator of seminar, Prof. B. Tripathy. DIPR

 

Know Your Army mela brings youth  & Army closer

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: 26 Maratha Light Infantry of Lohit Brigade under aegis of  Dah Division organized an awareness campaign under the theme ‘Know your Army’ for the youth of Namsai sub division on Jan 28 at Chongkham.

Speaking on the occasion  Colonel HS Chouhan, Commanding Officer 26 MLI said that this programme will make inroads in the mind of the youth towards joining the Army and will also help in reinforcing the bonhomie of friendship  and cooperation between the people of this sub division and the Army.  

Apart from around 1700 students of the area, T. Gankak  EAC Chongkham, principals of the local schools, teachers,  parents and general people took part in the  Army mela.

The awareness programme started with "Run For Fun" which was flagged off by     Colonel HS Chouhan.  It started from Pali Vidyapith and culminated at  same venue.

Cultural activities, martial arts by Army, display of band, exhibition of weapons and equipments,  dog show and prize distribution were the major highlights of the programme.  There were stalls of Army Adventure activities and awareness about joining army through various entries which attracted the youth.

 

NYP sponsores students

ITANAGAR, Jan. 29: National Youth Project of Arunachal wing recently sponsored the students of Markio Memorial School, Itanagar to participate in the national youth festival held at Kolkata from 22nd to 26th January. During festival students of Markio Memorial School performed traditional dances of Arunachal Pradesh which truly impressed everyone.

 

Tezu Expo-2010 concludes

TEZU, Jan  29: The 15-day long Tezu Expo 2010 cum Gram Shree Mela organized by Amik Matai Society,  concluded successfully at Tezu.  The Expo  was jointly supported by NABARD, Regional Office , Itanagar and the state Microfinance Vision.

The main objectives behind the Tezu Expo were to provide a marketing intervention of SHG and rural artisan products. Local SHGs were provided stalls to market their handloom and handicraft products in the Expo. The SHG stalls were jointly sponsored by the State Microfinance Vision, Arunachal Pradesh and NABARD Arunachal Regional Office, Itanagar. A Buyer-Seller Meet was also conducted for interaction between the traders and the buyers. Nearly 45 stalls of traders from Delhi, Mumbai, Kashmir, Guwahati, Kolkata and the other parts of the country took part in it.

 It may be mentioned here that Amik Matai Society had  participated in the Bhutan-India Regional Friendship Trade Fair organized by the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) at Gelephu, Bhutan from 8-12 January.  DIPRO

 

De-stressing the sentinels of  north - east

Yoga for AR personnel

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Yogacharya Dr Gopichand Chauhan, Delhi had conducted a  month long ‘yoga capsule’ for the 19 Assam Rifles personnel and their families at Khonsa recently. The batch-wise programme  was the part of the 175th anniversary of Assam Rifles.

Dr Gopichand Chauhan is prolific and seasoned Yoga Instructor who has been conducting Yoga capsules all over the country for last twenty years.

In prevailing environment stress levels among soldiers is high owing to changing living conditions, personal and professional requirements. In such situation, the significance of de-stressing minds by pristine and time-tested means like `Yoga’ needs no emphasis. Yoga has helped soldiers to maintain their physical, mental and emotional well being.

 

MLA conducts development tour

JANG, Jan 29: Worth million dollar smiles dribbled upon the faces of all ages under Jang-Mukto constituency as young and dynamic youth leader Tsering Tashi performed development tour of Jang and Thingbu blocks under Tawang district from January 18 last.

The tour which included visit of entire villages falling under Jang-Mukto constituency including remote Mago, Thingbu in China border and Bongleng village, the last village bordering Bhutan is aimed towards creating awareness among the rural masses over health and hygiene, education and also the developmental initiatives taken up by the local MLA.

Tashi, had managed a medical team along with sufficient medicines during his to bring the health services to the doorsteps of common masses residing in remote border villages. Free distribution of medicines and free medical checkups has been some important components of the tour programme. During the tour, CGI sheets procured under MLA-LAD were being distributed to the BPL beneficiaries at the behest of the local MLA. He also hosted lunch for school children in all the villages he visited.

18 days trekking tour to numerous villages, interacting with the villagers, briefing them about the means and ways of sustainable income generation, advising on proper sanitation and hygienic way of living, emphasizing on compulsory education to all children and preservation of wild life and forest became the main highlight.  

During interactive sessions with the locals, Tsering was apprised of the grievances and problems faced by them to which he assured to take up the matter on urgency with the chief minister who is also the local MLA.

He was accompanied by ADC of Jang, D Kamduk, ZPMs of Jang-Thingbu block Jambey Tsering, Mukto Block Dangsang, Anchal Chairpersons Passang and Namgey Tsering, and Circle Officers Pemten, Lobsang Tsetan and Choikey Dondup and other Public leaders of the District. DIPRO.

 

AARCA’s  plea

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) advocated for circulating/floating all departmental advertisements through directorate of advertisement and visual publicity (davp) excepting urgent cases.

All tenders, irrespective of their values, must be invited in the most open and public manner through departmental website or Press in English, Hindi or in written language of the district giving full details of the NIT, including ID no. However, a brief advertisement may invariably be inserted in the Press in classified category, AARCA said.

 

ALSU early establishment of Govt law college

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Appreciating the Khandu-led state Govt for endorsing  the demand for a law college Arunachal Law Students’ Union has appealed to the Govt for immediate construction of the Govt Law College at state Capital.

The union also extended its thanks to National Hydro Power Corporation for granting Rs 17 crore for establishment of the College.

 

Pre-Nyokum Yullo

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Parliamentary secretary, Industries, Nabam Rebia and Tapu Gapak,  Deputy Conservator of Forest (HQ) would attend the pre-Nyokum Festival as chief guest and guest of honour respectively at Arunachal Bhawan, Cleave Colony, Shillong on February 4.

 

Leprosy - an infectious disease

--Arvind Sarmah

A disease is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily function associated with specific symptoms and signs. It is mainly of two types- communicable (infectious diseases) and non communicable (non infectious diseases). Communicable diseases are categorised according to the types of pathogens like bacterial, viral, protozoan etc. Out of several bacteria causing diseases leprosy is one of the most fatal one.

Leprosy is a slow progressing chronic infectious disease which is characterised by development of granulomatous lesions on nerves, skin, mucous membranes, bones and viscera. The disease is nonfatal and curable. Leprosy was the first disease which was found to be caused by a patogen. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. It was discovered by Norwegian doctor Hansen in 1874. It is also called Hensen's disease. The most favourable sites are Schwann and perineural cells in areas which tend to remain cool. Another name is lepra due to presence of rough and scaly skin.

Historically, leprosy has affected mankind since at least 600 BC and was well recognized in the civilization of ancient China, Egypt and India. In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that between two and three million people were permanently disabled because of leprosy. India has the greatest number of cases, with Brazil second and Burma third. In 2000 the WHO listed 9 countries in which Hensen's disease is endemic. India, Myanmar and Nepal contained 70% of cases. India accounts for 64% of globally registered cases of leprosy. According to recent figures from the WHO, new cases detected worldwide have decreased by approximately 107,000 cases from 2003 to 2004. This decreasing trend has been consistent for the past few years.

At highest risk are those living in endemic areas with poor conditions such as inadequate bedding, contaminated water and insufficient diet, or other diseases that compromise immune function. Recent research suggests that there is a defect in cell mediated immunity that cause susceptibility to the disease. The region of DNA responsible for this is also involved in Parkinson disease giving rise to current speculation that the two disorders may be linked in some way at the biochemical level. In addition, men are twice as likely to contract leprosy as women.

It is not highly infectious, as approximately 95% of people are immune and sufferers are no longer infectious after only a couple of days on treatment. They would not have spread leprosy through a community, whereas syphilis, which has similar symptoms, is more contagious.

Leprosy can develop at any age but appears to develop most often in people aged 5 to 15 years or over 30.

How leprosy is spread is unclear. However it may be passed from person to person through droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person and breathed in or touched by an uninfected person. But even after contact with the bacteria, most people do not contract leprosy. About half of the people with leprosy probably contracted it through close, long term contact with an infected person. Leprosy cannot be contracted by simply touching someone with the disease, as it commonly believed. The only other animals besides humans known to contract leprosy are Armadillo, Chimponzu and Cynomolgus macaque. The incubation period for the leprosy causing bacteria can last anywhere from two to ten years.

Leprosy can be categorized by the type and number of skin areas affected. Those with 5 or fewer affected skin areas have leprosy that is called paubacillary. Those with 6 or more affected areas have leprosy that is called multibacillary. Leprosy can also be classified as tuberculoid, lepromatous or borderline according to the symptoms people have and other findings.

Since the bacteria that cause leprosy multiply very slowly, symptoms usually do not begin until at least 1 year after people have been infected. On average, symptoms appear 5 to  7 years after infection. Once symptoms begin they progress slowly.

Leprosy affects mainly the skin and peripheral nerves. Characteristic rashes and bumps develop. Infection of the nerves makes the skin numb or the muscles weak in areas controlled by the infected nerves.

Tuberculoid leprosy, is benign and self limited form of leprosy which is characterised by the presence of a few asymmetrical sharply defined, pale or reddish patches or macules with elevated border and dry rough surface. It is mostly non infectious and is believed to occur in patients with high degree of immunity.

Lepromatous leprosy, is malignant and infectious type of leprosy in which the bacillus spreads to all parts of the body because the immune system of the patient is poor. A number of diffused, symmetrical pale nodules appear in the skin and get transformed into plaques and then nodules or lepromas.

Borderline leprosy shows the features of both tuberculoid and lepromatous type of leprosy, without treatment, borderline leprosy may become less severe and more like the tubercuboid form, or it may worsen and become more like the lepromatous form.

If left untreated leprosy has serious effects on the body including—

Hands and feet--Leprosy bacteria attack the nerves in the hands and feet and cause them to become numb. A person may get cuts or burns on the numb parts and not know it, leading to infections which cause permanent damage. Fingers and toes may be lost to infection. Paralysis may cause the fingers and toes to curl up permanently.

Eyes-leprosy bacteria attack the nerves around the eyes causing the loss of blinking reflex. The eyes become dry and infected, and blindness may result. Because of numbness of eye, the person cannot feel dirt or scratches in the eye.

Nose-damage to internal lining of the nose causes scarring and eventual collapse of the nose.

Sexual function-men with lepromatous leprosy may have erectile dysfunction (impotence) and become infertile. The infection can reduce the amount of testosterone and sperm produced by the testes.

Kidneys-the kidneys may malfunction. In severe cases kidney failure may occur.

Because leprosy is not very contagious, risk of spread is low. Only the untreated lepromatous form is contagious, although even then the infection is not easily spread. Once treatment has begun, leprosy cannot be spread. Avoiding contact with bodily fluids from and the rash on infected people is the best prevention. National leprosy control programme (NLCP) aims at treatment and re-habitation of leprosy in the society. This program was started in 1955. The BCG vaccine, used to prevent tuberculosis (TB) provides some protection against leprosy.

Antibiotics can stop the progression of leprosy do not reverse any nerve damage or deformity. Thus early detection and treatment are vitally important. The drugs chosen depend on the type of leprosy.

For multibacillary the standard combination of drugs (MDT-multidrug treatment) dapsone, rifumpin and clofazimine is used.

People take rifumpin and clofazimine once a month under a health care practitioner’s supervision. They take dapsone plus clofazimine once a day without supervision for 6 months. Because the bacteria are difficult to eradicate, antibiotics must be continued for a long time. Depending on the severity of the infection and the doctors judgment, treatment continues for 6 months to many years. Doctors recommend lifelong treatment with dapsone for people with lepromatous leprosy.

Love The Lepers, Care The Lepers

Help To Cure The Lepers

 

BSC lift GRM Trophy

Seppa, Jan 29:  Bameng Sport Club (BSC) beat East Kameng Football Association (EKFA) by 3-1 goals in a  thrilling encounter to lift the 3rd edition of Gamsang Rimo Memorial Football Trophy  at general ground here on January 26 last.

After a baron first half, Bameng Sport Club scored within a few minutes from the lemon break.  However the  lead short-lived as the EKFA equalized it immediately. The game was marred by some controversies inside the ground and had to be suspended for a short period.

However, old horse BSC using their hidden tactics scored two quick goals with the help of free kick. The match was declared in fravour of BSC by the referee in consultation with the committee after the infuriated  EKFA players refused to play and walked out of the ground.

Sunil Neri of EKFA became the highest scorer while Adam Rimo and Krish Tallang  both from EKFA were declared player of the tournament and best goalkeeper respectively.

Tapuk Taku, who was the chief guest, urged the players to maintain sportsman spirit saying that winning and losing are part and parcel of game. Hence, winning or losing one or two games make no team better than other, he said. DIPRO

 

Gachi Volleyball Open Tournament conducted

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The first Gachi Volleyball Open Tournament 2010 was conducted at Gensi under West Siang district from January 22 to 26 last. The final match was held between Nyoi team and Young Bird in which the former defeated the latter by straight 3-0 set. The winner and runners up were given Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 8,000 respectively along with trophies.

The opening day of the tournament was attended by MLA Jomde Kena and executive engineer, PWD (Basar divn)  Mimar Nyodu as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

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