Towards tourism development
I would like to appreciate and share my suggestion regarding the recent meeting of the District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) of Upper Subansiri District under the chairman Deputy Commissioner, A. Abhayankar who is very keen in development of tourism in the district. Hope this committee will take great stride and make tourism a great success in Upper Subansiri.
Upper Subansiri district is one of beautiful districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Entering
into Upper Subansiri is like entering the world of one’s dream. Daporijo comes under
one of the government approved and recommended destination travel circuit of Itanagar-
The governments of Arunachal Pradesh also approved Daporijo-
5 tribal groups are living together in which we find diversity of culture in single district of state as per as cultural and religious tourism is concerned.
There are many waterfall and lake located in Taksing Circle of Daporijo but they are still hidden and unexplored for tourism.
In order to develop Upper Subansiri as a frequently visited tourism destination, I would like to give some suggestions to District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) and inhabitants of Upper Subansiri District in particularly and govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in general which could be taken into consideration for tourism development of Upper Subansiri district.
Establish a District Tourism Office in Upper Subansiri.
All completed govt. tourist amenities and tourist lodges in Upper Subansiri should be made functional.
Subansiri River of Daporijo should be used for tourism purpose.
Tourist Resort should be constructed at the island of River Subansiri (Senik Bokpen local name) which is around 2 or 3 km distance way from Daporijo town and Subansiri river festival like Siang River festival should be organized to attract large tourists. Local cultural programme should be organized for the tourists.
Public should be cooperative to the tourist as well as government program on tourism.
Jhum cultivation should be stopped because it destroys the nature’s beauty. Instead of it the plantations of trees should be carried out so that ecological system of earth can be maintained and horticulture should be promoted.
Killing and hunting of wild life animals by the villager should be stopped. People must be aware about the value of wild life animals and its benefit.
All places of the area should be kept pollution free and eco-
Ethnic culture and tradition should be preserved as they are highly attractive by the tourists.
The government and tourism entrepreneurs should market the tourism destinations of Daporijo in and out side state, at regional, national and international level.
I would also like to appeal District Magistrate (DC) to announce awards to the persons who identify or report unique /new tourist places
Tacha Lusi Sorum
Daporijo, (on email)
Apropos T Tapi's letter published on 20th January regarding promotional avenues to the departmental officers. If the logic of Tali's argument is followed in letter and spirit then the Govt. has to scrap the exams for selection of IAS,IPS, IFS, APCS and other allied services. The UDC's of district with requisite degrees should be promoted to the post of CO's, EAC's, ADC's and then as DC. The LDC/UDC's of Secretariat should be promoted to under secretary, joint secretary then secretary and then as secretaries. The senior most amongst them should be appointed as chief secretary of the state. The constables and inspectors with requisite degrees should be promoted as SP's, IGP's and then as DGP.
The forest rangers should be promoted up to PCCF post. In other states of India the post of Directors of education department are manned by IAS and Pradesh civil service officers. It's only in Arunachal Pradesh that the teachers are promoted up to the post of Director Level.
The Govt. has got lot of advantages in appointing civil service officers. Firstly,
the civil service officers come with new ideas and concepts which they have learnt
and gained from their various postings. Being from other department, they do not
Moreover, the govt can transfer the officer if it finds the officer to be inefficient and not compatible with the govt. decisions. This the govt. cannot do with the Department officers. The govt. has to endure with the departmental officers from the same post till they retire from their service. The same problems were experienced earlier by Ministers in Family and Social welfare, Directorate of school education and presently in some other departments manned by department officers. The questioning of the capability of APCS officers by Tali is not appreciated. APCS officers are selected from open competitive APPCSE which is the most exhaustive and all pervasive exam in which doctors and engineers also participate.
APCS officers are serving diligently in various capacities and in far-
In Arunachal an Assistant Engineer can be subsequently promoted as Secretary but a Circle Officer cannot be subsequently promoted as Secretary unless he is inducted into IAS cadre.
The State Govt is giving Step-
It is time that the State Government should look into the grievances of APCS officers.
Johny (on email)
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Singh’s clarion call to make Arunachal bandh & violence free state
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the nation in celebrating
the 62nd Republic Day on January 26 with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. Addressing
a huge gathering at I G Pak on the occasion, Governor General J J Singh called upon
the people of the state take a resolve to make 2011, an year of ‘Bandh-
Perturbed by increasing number of bandh-
While appealing to such organizations to engage in a peaceful dialogue for the redressal
of their genuine demands, Singh emphatically said that such bandh-
The governor said the continued acts of extortion and violence in two districts of the state and the attempts by certain banned organizations to spread the tentacles of insurgency in the foothill areas adjoining Assam is also a cause of concern.
Lamenting over the killing of 8 innocent Gov employees, including a physically challenged
person at the Assam-
While fighting the nefarious designs of these organizations is the primary responsibility
of security forces, it is also the obligation of each one of us to support them in
their efforts, the governor said adding that timely supply of information and non-
“Let us decide to decimate the roots of insurgency and violence before it causes
permanent damage to our state. Let us deal with the anti-
On development aspect of the state Government, Singh said that promoting economic activity in the state by boosting tourism, agriculture and horticulture besides harnessing the rich hydropower and mineral potential of the state shall be thrust areas of the government.
“The developmental agenda of increasing employment opportunities, eradicating poverty and eliminating inequality shall continue to be pursued”, he said. Stating that the government is committed to ensure education and health facilities to all the sections of the society, Gen. Singh praised the state government for becoming the first in the North East and amongst the first in the entire country to implement the recommendations of the sixth pay commission, with full arrears for all its employees.
Terming hydropower as the key engine of growth for the industrial sector of the state, the Governor pointed that lack of road connectivity in the state was perhaps the biggest impediment against undertaking developmental activities like hydro power projects, promoting tourism, marketing of agriculture and horticulture projects, extraction of mineral resources etc.
The Governor added that Arunachal Pradesh has the potential of becoming the next
tourism capital of the country and for expediting implementation of tourism projects,
a special engineering wing in the state Tourism department was created. He informed
Earlier, the governor unfurled the national tri-
DIG M K Tiwary and Inspector Sang Norbu were awarded with President’s police medal for meritorious service.
At Miao, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tayom Mara hoisted the tri-
Mara appealed to the citizens to maintain peace and harmony in the area. He further
urged the people for their co-
“I strongly believe that under the dynamic leadership of chief minister Dorjee Khandu
and the local MLA Kamlung Mosang, the people of Miao sub-
He also said that the local MLA is doing his best for the all round development of
A Yupia, Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu unfurled the national flag at general
ground. He highlighted the importance of the day and various developmental activities
being carried out in the district and appealed the people to cooperate with the district
administration and executing agency in implementing the Trans-
He also informed that Jan Suvidha Center in DC’s office Papum Pare at Yupia is going to be launched very soon.
At Tezu, the Lohit Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma unfurled the national flag. Apart from briefing on developmental activities, Sharma appealed everyone to give up drug use. It is a curse to the society and a menace which is taking roots in the district, he said.
Lekang, Piyong, Lathao, Chongkham, Wakro, and Sunpura circles also celebrated Republic Day in their respective circle headquarters.
At Namsai, ADC unfurled the National flag. Cultural tableau and various demonstrations by school children marked the day.
At Anjaw, Bharatiya Janata Party district unit celebrated the Republic Day.
A new office of the Party unit was inaugurated to mark the occasion.
The BJP also resolved to root out corruption and decided to organize anti-
Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized patriotic cultural function on the theme
Former MLA Kipa Babu, the chief guest, appreciated to Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh for their cultural activities. The guest of honour
Nabam Issor, chairman of Arunachal Artist Forum, spoke as the guest of honour.
At Roing, DC Y W Ringu unfurled the tri-
At RGU, Vice-
At Ruksin, unfurling the national tricolour, Ruksin SDO Yemlin Taying reiterated
people’s responsibility for building the nation and necessity of peace and unity
among the communities. Celebration of R-
At Aalo, West Siang DC Amjad Tak unfurled the national Flag and took salute from contingents. Addressing a huge gathering, he said ‘ it is our fundamental and moral duty to safeguard the democratic institutions with full commitments to our assigned duties and responsibilities. Tak also gave away awards to Kenmi Kamsi, AE PWD, Bhimal Saikia JE Electrical, Kenjum Riba Secy DSA, Kengam Ete Ex. Secy DSA, Liduk Ete MD RCCN RV, Pagge Ete Owner Agam Hotel, Pradip Kr. Devroy UDC, Kenjum Ngomdir LDC, Aruneesh Prashad AFA(Jr), Minga Tali AFA (Sr), Mito Tao Bus conductor, Tadu Bunyi Peon, Tamik Gamlin Peon, Gebom Eshi Ori publicity helper IPR, T.B. Limbu ALC Sardar, Kame Sherpa ALC, Tami Potom ALC, in recognition of their good services in their respective fields in the district.
At Seppa, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, Tope Bam unfurled the tricolor. He informed about the various developmental activities undertaken after his assuming the office of DC in the district. Bam appealed the representatives including PRI leaders and the people to cooperate with the executing agency for the smooth implementation of all the schemes.
Latter in the day the five days long annual sport competition among the various schools
of the district headquarter concluded with final match of football being played between
JNV, Seppa and Govt Hr sec. School Seppa in which the latter beat former by 1-
At Tuting, ADC H Matcha hoisted the national flag. Enchanting display by the Pipers and Drummers of Mahar Regimental Band and panting competitions among the children were main attraction of the celebration.
At Tawang, Tawang Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu unfurled our tri-
Government Middle Schol Tigdo, Doimukh also celebrated Republic day with sports and cultural programme. ASM Teri unfurled the national flag on the occasion.
At Daporijo, DC A. Abhayankar unfurled the National Flag in the presence of MLA Tapen Siga, heads of departments and the local public.
He called upon the teaching community, health service providers and government employees to be sincere and dedicated in their duties and improve the work culture in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner also handed over commendation certificates to SI Baming Lailang, Yaro Maling, Insp (GD) N. L. Mina, Jim Karlo, Tagio Karo, Tajin Eyum, Er. Kemmi Rame and Tatak Markia. MLA Tapen Siga gave away the prizes for the sports, cultural and parade competitions.
At Khonsa, Tirap DC W. Lowang ceremonially unfurled the national tri-
At Bomdila, West Kameng Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi paid rich floral tributes to the great national leaders and the martyrs on the occasion. Expressing happiness over the peaceful law and order situation of the district, Tashi urged to uphold and maintain the same tempo in all times to come.
District Informatics Officer PK Thungon and District Informatics Assistant Bimal
Bora were awarded the Governors’Commendation certificates for their contribution
The district administration also identified and felicitated four of its officials
for their sincerity, selfless and dedicated services on the day besides awarding
four Progressive farmers of the district under vety, agri, fishery & horti sectors
and to the students who ranked in the inter-
At Yingkiong, Upper Siang DC Pawan Kr. Sain said that the district is witnessing
and experiencing all round development. However, there are lots to be done, he added.
Highlighting the achievements by various departments he appealed to the general public
for their co-
At Ziro, DC Nila Mohanan unfurled the national tri-
The major attraction of the day was football match between DC XI and MLA XI where DC XI registered a win by 3 goals.
At Sagalee, UD and PWD Minister unfurled the national flag as chief guest of the celebration function. He recalled the contribution of freedom fighters and formation of INC. Highlighting the development activities of the state Govt, particularly in Sagalee area, Tuki assured that the Govt will vigorously carried out all development activities. Morning procession and game and sports programme were also organized to mark the R Day.
Earlier on January 25, the national voters’ day was observed in Sagalee, Toru, Parend, Mengio. ERO Chukhu Tala spoke on the occasion at Sagalee.
At Doimukh, EAC Nighee Bengia hoisted the national tri-
Students of the KV No 1 presented melodious song and performed dances on the occasion
of R Day. Earlier School Principal Dr K K Pandey hoisted the tri-
List of awardees on R-
1. V.K. Dev,IAS: Commissioner(Finance)-
2. Padmini Singla, IAS: Former DC Capital
Presently posted in Delhi
3. Tana Tapi,APFS: Divisional Forest Officer,
Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary Division(TR), Seijosa
4. Dr. Higio Tama, DMO: Kurung Kumey
5. Komli Lollen: Head Master, PI Middle School, W. Siang
6. Dr. Nani Tanyo, SMO: Basar CHC,Basar
7. Nada Hailang: Inspector of Police, Police H.Q., Itanagar
8. Amar Nath Singh: Sub-
9 Dr. T.Taloh: DMO, Pasighat
10 Anura Bhuyan: Bulldozer Operator under,
11 Yukar Sibi: Weightlifter.
12. Dr. R.Bhagawati: Jt Director, ICAR, Basar
13 Er. Hungtem Rikhung: AE, RWD, Wakro,
14 Swapan Kr.Dagra: Sr.FAO, PWD
15 Toko Teji:, Drummer,
16 Sang Tashi: Khinmey Village, Tawang
17 Pemtan Monpa: CO,Thingbu,Tawang
18 Tewan Kitnya: FTD,Tutnyu village,Tirap
19 Ramesh Chandra Jha: HM, Boleng, East Siang
20 Dr. Matpak Gammeng: Medical Officer, Riga PHC,
21 N.T Anthrayose: UDC,O/o the Deputy Commissioner,
22 Taro Chatung: Ziro, Lower Subansiri
23 Goba Loya: Mechanic-
24 Saheb Singh: HFA, Deptt. Of Horticulture
25 P.K Thungon: DIO, NIC, West Kameng
26 B.C Borah: DIA,NIC,West Kameng
27 Tayum Tok: EE, PHE & WS Division,Namsai
28 Jambey Netan: Inspector of Police, PS Bomdila
29 Ajay Kumar: ASI, O/o Supdt of Police, Lohit District
30 Lugge Gadi: Naik, PTC, Banderdewa, 1st APP BN Chimpu
31 Pranjit Sarma: APRO, O/o the DRC,Guwahati
32 Pussang: Vil-
33 Nawang Lobsang: Vill-
34 Kukpa: Vill-
35 Tashi Norbu: Vill-
37 Major Sonal Chandra: OC, 116 RCC (GREF), C/o 99 APO, Hayuliang
NAHARALAGUN, Jan 27: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today called upon the people to respect all religions which equally teach peace, tolerance and kindness. He was addressing the gathering at Indira Gandhi Park here after inauguration of the 4th conference of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) as the chief guest.
Stressing the relevance of indigenous faith and culture, the chief minister said that the people have to shoulder the responsibility for preservation and popularization of indigenous faith and culture.
People across the world are craving for peace and religion in true sense alone could give it, he said to the thunderous applause of the huge gathering.
Pointing out that some rituals of the local faiths were very costly thereby dissuading the poor from its practice, Khandu called for reformation it in tune with the changing time.
He further highlighted on the need to take immediate steps for protection of Mithuns, Yaks and Sheeps which are at the verge of extinction due to sacrifices made on religious , election, or marriage occasions. He opined for preserving these valued possessions.
Highlighting numerous achievements since he took over the rein in 2007, the Chief Minister said though developments are visible but the state has miles to go with the Centre willing to extend all possible help.
The roads, air connectivity and infrastructure would put the state on fast track of development; he said while terming hydropower as the backbone of the state. The task is Herculean and the willing support of all sections is essential to achieve the goal, Khandu added.
The CM also honoured few renowned priests and released Aba Noh, an audio album in memory of late Tago Dibo, former general secretary of IFCSAP on the occasion that coincided with the 11th raising day of Nyedar Namlo.
MLA Techi Kaso, who was the guest of honour, said that no religion teaches negativism. He suggested for assimilating good aspects of any religion or faith.
While highlighting the people’s movement launched by the IFCSAP since its inception in 1999 for strengthening the indigenous faiths and cultures of over 100 tribes of the state, its president Nabam Atum called for strict action against the forceful conversion by various
underground organizations and the missionaries. Such conversions are against the secular credential of the Constitution and diluting the traditional practices besides disturbing the social harmony and peace in the tribal society, he said.
There are 420 prayers centres including Nyder Namlo, Donyi Polo Namlo, Meder Nello, Ganggin, Kargu Gamgi and Rangfrah Mandir throughout the state, he said and pleaded for Rs 5 crore corpus fund to strengthen the indigenous movement. Speaking as resource person, Director of Higher Education Joram Begi, stressed for simplifying the religious practices. The rituals which are loss to the community and society have to be modified for larger
interest of the society and future.
Among others, high ranking dignitaries including, former ministers, directors, chief engineers and officers were present on the occasion. (PRO to CM)
KIMIN, Jan 27: Ten Indo-
Describing the significance of the Republic Day celebration, the IG urged jawans to pledge for upholding democracy, unity and prosperity of the nation. He also highlighted the journey of Indian democracy since 1950 and recalled those freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for Independence of our country.
The IG congratulated all the recipients of DG insignia and commendation letters. He also congratulated those ITBP officers, including Padma Shri awardee Harbhajan Singh, who received award from Government on Republic Day celebration at New Delhi.
These awards are presented every year to ITBP personnel to felicitate their exceptional efficiency and devotion to duty, ITBP sources said. 10 ITBP Commandant RK Tomar also spoke on the occasion and congratulated all the recipients of DG insignia.
The recipients of DG insignia are, RKD Singh, DIG, Tezpur, PS Papta, DIG, Itanagar, Vijay Singh Monkotia, Asst. Comdt.(office), Ram Singh, SI/CM, Dayal Singh, SI/GD, S China Durai, HC/GD, Tajbar Singh, HC/GD, Vishnu Prasad Vyas, HC/GD, Swaroop Singh, HC/GD, Ranjha Ram, HC/Carpenter.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh has alleged cheating and deception by one Sanjay Sharma of M/S Delhi Traders.
In a complaint lodged to the state chief secretary, PPA said that state department of Panchayati Raj had signed MoA with Sharma for the construction of 147 intermediate panchayat resource centre according to the architecture design. But not a single building has been contructed as per the architechtural design inspite of having drawn over Rs 7 crore, the PPA claimed.
The PPA further alleged that faked photographs have been produced to get release
of payment. It said that in many cases same photographs have been shown against more
than one places like Kanubari and Dadam, Lekang and Bilat, Aalo West and Geku-
The party urged the government to look into the matter and strong action against the wrong doer.
Crossing the Namchik Police Check Gate, before reaching the coal and oil bowl of
Changlang District -
As the tri-
Few days ago, on a cloudy afternoon, I halted by that hotel for a cup of tea. As usual, it was crowded but I managed to find an empty chair that was near the entrance. Sitting alone, sipping the hot tea, every now and then the chilling zephyrs would twinge my bare face. Muddled with thoughts, when I was about to finish my cup of tea, a sudden aggressive commotion distracted me. I turned my head only to witness a flabbergasting scene.
It wasn’t the three empty bottles of beers on the table or the five full glasses of beer or the five teenagers high on its gulps that stunned me. From the drunken five, it was the three in blue and white uniform puffing Navy Cut that completely took me by surprise. Instead of being in class, here they were, drunk and engrossed in violent talks. It was not enough, what followed was too excruciating.
In the meantime, I saw a bulky figure cloaked in traditional attire descending from his car and heading towards the hotel. Ordering a cup of special tea, he took the jug full of water from the table to wash his face outside. With a furtive glance at the inebriated kids, he hurriedly gulped his tea and left as quietly as he came. It was a startling episode, even after seeing the inebriated school kids he didn’t utter a single word, forget about other things.
Witnessing a reputed and influential public leader of the area preferring silence to such depressing scene was in fact, saddening and shameful. How could he just walk away like that as if nothing has transpired? Whatever might have been the reason of his stoic attitude, but such act of silence from societal doyen is not only shocking but reprehensible.
He could have reprimanded the kids, the shop keeper and called the authorities to shut down the shop for illegally selling cigarettes and alcohol to minors. He didn’t. It seems, for him the shop owner was a priceless vote and the young kids’ worthless asset. Painfully, it is this careless attitude of the elders and leaders that is pushing the young generation of Changlang district and the state towards the erroneous path.
Besides it, the hotel selling alcohol without license that too in the proximity of local administration office and police station was enough to divulge the honesty of the local authorities in performing their obligations. Why to curtail the source that helps to enjoy a bit of those forbidden luxuries? It’s really condemnable that they’ve blindfolded to such illegalities flourishing in their backyard. It’s a heart breaking moment, how shamelessly they trade the future of our young generation, sometime – just for a peg. (The writer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The Department of Sports and Youth Affairs has selected 8 boys
and as many girl Judo players for the 3rd National Rural Tournament 2010-
Boys: Toku Tachu, Madin Hina, Tai Abu, Taewo Ngadong, Rahul Mipi, Mirem Tayeng, Otakiram Alee, Janwang Khimhun Girls: Ehalu Tega, Anjali Sagro, Yari Maying, Nasali Mikhu, Jumtu Tatu, Mary Degio, Yapi Sangha, Kabia Doyom.
Yum Pangkhu and Ana Bagang are the Team Coach and Manager.
It may be mentioned here that all the team members are from Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Lohit Youth Library Movement won all round appreciation from delegates,
academicians and the British Council officials for its reading promotion campaign
among rural tribal youth groups in a 3-
India and the English and foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad (formerly
the CIEFL) and attended by over 500 language teacher educators, scholars and activists
from 16 countries, who presented more than 100 papers and case-
The conference was aimed to bring together English Language teacher educators and activists from across South Asia to meet and share experiences of the challenges of ELT education in their respective countries and to establish networks for evolving strategies for improving the overall educational environment, esp in communities living in rural and difficult areas.
The lone delegate from Arunachal in the conference was S. Mundayoor, Coordinator,
Earlier, inaugurating the conference, Prof. R Govinda, Vice Chancellor, National
University of Educational planning and Administration, New Delhi, spoke of the imposing
challenge faced by India currently, with the nation accepting almost universally
the plan of teaching English from class. I. He also appealed to the language experts
and scholars all over the country to take up immediate research in the sociological
challenges of English Language Teaching at the primary levels. This was echoed by
Prof. R.K. Agnihotri, Prof of Linguistics, Delhi University who in a spirited talk
reminded the delegates about India’s unique multi-
Outlining the 7 decade-
The valedictory address was delivered by Prof A.K. Jalaluddin, renowned educationist and consultant to Ministry of HRD, GOI, who spoke at length on the ‘Hyderabad Experiment’ an innovative approach to stimulating English language learning in poor and marginalized communities in Andhra Pradesh. The highlight of the day was however, a scintillating and thought provoking power point presentation by Gavin
Dudeney, Director of Technologies, UK, who challenged the teachers and educational administrators to accept the realities of the technological advancement of our era and its influences even on the poorest of the poor. Screening clips of the children getting their first exposure to a computer in the remotest corner of India, he brought home the message,
“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in a different time.”
Interacting during the conference with the Coordinator, VT-
Library Network, Prof. S. Mohanraj and Prof Mrs. Maya Pandit of the EFL
University, nostalgically recollected the close links the CIEFL had with the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh in its efforts for educational development in the 70s and early 80s. Mrs. Pandit regretted that the first ever District English Language Centre by the GOI which was to be set up in Arunachal in 80s did not materialize, a major setback to the language promotion efforts in the state.
Expressing hearty appreciation for spiritedly involving University and college students
from outside like Alice and Edward Shipseys of UK in the Lohit Reading Campaign,
Simon Smith, ELT Consultant and Teacher Trainer from Cambridge, UK assured all support
to the VT-
It is hoped that the educational agencies in Arunachal Pradesh would not let go of such opportunities to set up networks to improve the English language standards in the state.
BASAR, Jan Jan 27: A training cum Exposure visit programme on “Low cost Polyhouse technology for entrepreneurship fevelopment” was conducted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR Centre Basar on Jan 24 and 25.
Presiding over the function Dr. R. Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR, Basar briefed about the importance of protected cultivation technology and encouraged the farmers for its wide adaptation. The programme was sponsored by NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar and altogether 20 participants attended the programme.
Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma, SMS, Horticulture and Course-
He also described the cultivation practices of tomato and capsicum under polyhouse. Dr. P. Suresh Kumar, Scientist, Horticulture imparted training on protected fruits nursery for income generation. Dr. S.P. Singh, SMS, Plant Protection elaborated the disease management while G.
Bhagawati, Technical Officer gave important tips for control of the insect pests
under poly house. Sikimoni Baruah, T-
Jumkar Basar, a Progressive Farmer of Basar who had started cultivation of tomato under low cost polyhouse after taking training at KVK, West Siang expressed his satisfaction during the programme.
An exposure trip was also organized and the farmers were given opportunity to see
the tomato field of Jumkar Basar and the protected orange nurseries at Research Farm,
Gori and cultivation of different crops under poly house at KVK Demonstration Farm,
Bame. The programme concluded with a farmers-
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh was 'At Home' with distinguished citizens of Arunachal Pradesh and school children on Raj Bhavan lawn here yesterday. As part of Republic Day celebration,
‘At Home’ make an important feature of the day long programme.
The entire Raj Bhavan, especially the Northern Green, which makes the part of nine-
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, his cabinet colleagues, senior officials, social workers, educationists, intellectuals, senior citizens, distinguish achievers, NCC and Scouts and Guides were present at the function.
With the APP band playing tunes of patriotic songs, the Governor and the State first lady, Anupama Singh, intermingled with the august gathering. The School children, NCC and scouts and guides had a field day as they had an opportunity to meet the Governor and the First lady. (PRO, Rajbhavan)
ITANGAR, Jan 27: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Pampoli in East Kameng has organized
Technology Week 2010-
Addressing the participants at the inaugural function of the week-
A host of dignitaries including head of the departments of various line departments,
public leaders, Gaon Burhas, and farmers from different parts of the district took
part in the function. During the scientist-
The programme Coordinator, KVK, East Kameng, Dr. S. Borthakur highlighted the achievements and future activities to be undertaken by the Kendra. He requested the local people to extend their full cooperation and support so as to bring desirable changes in the agricultural scenario of the district. HODs of all the line departments also shared their views, experiences and problems being faced in the district. They also assured to extend all possible help for the betterment of the farming community of East Kameng district.
Apart from interaction session, the week-
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Kara Welfare Society (KWS) has deeply mourned the death of veteran leader, social worker and businessman Pega Kena.
Kena died on January 23 last at the age of 74. He left behind his wife, four sons and three daughters.
Kena did his early education from Takso Primary school and matriculation from Aalo Higher Secondary school. He started his career as a teacher and served in remote areas like Mechukha and Tato.Later, he joined the health department as Surveillance Inspector and served the department more than 20 years before taking voluntary retirement.
A dedicated social worker and successful businessman Kena was serving as the general
secretary of Donyi-
The funeral of Late Kena was attended among others by Parliamentary secretary Jomde Kena, senior members of KWS, officers/officials and public of Likabali.
"Kena was a fatherly figure of Kara Society and his death is an irreparable loss for the society in particular and the state as a whole", KWS said in a release.
The society conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Indian National Trade Union (INTUC) Arunachal unit President Nilly Likha Tabo has appealed to the central leadership to provide guidance to state unit for proper functioning.
Reacting to confusion arising out of his appointment, Tabo urged all labour unions and various other worker unions not to get confuse and have faith in his leadership.
In a press statement today, Tabo informed that central leadership of INTUC was changed on 17th July 2010 at Ranchi during a convention when Dr G Sanjeeva Reddy was replaced by Ambati Krishnamurthy as president.
He also termed recent press statement given by INTUC secretary PJ Raju as unfortunate and asked him not to confuse labour and other unions of state with such press releases. He said such kind of statement will only harm the interest of INTUC and thereby that of Congress party. Further Tabo informed that soon he will constitute his new team. “I will set things order right from grass root level. For this new district unit will be constitute and if necessary, if there is any existing unit, we will retain them too. After that I will lead delegation of new INTUC team to Delhi to meet central leadership,” said Tabo.
Tabo reiterated that by challenging his nomination, those claiming to be INTUC members are working against central leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.He also urged state government to help new INTUC team to work for betterment of poor and downtrodden section of society.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: All Bamin Employees Welfare Association, Ziro condoled the tragic death of Bamin Nibo of Bamin village, Ziro.
Nibo died in a tragic accident by electrocution while he was repairing 11 kv transformer near Hong village on January 22 last, ABEWA said in a release.
He left behind his wife, two sons and four daughters.
He was serving in Power Department as WC Khalasi.
Meanwhile, ABEWA appealed to the authority concerned to grant adequate compensation to the family members of the deceased. ABEWA further said that the death of Nibo was caused due to utter negligence of the department concerned by sending Nibo upon the 11kv electric post and suddenly switching on the line. The association demanded termination of the service of those responsible for his death.
Batt inspects Dikrong power station
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The Director of Industries cum Chief Inspector of Factories and Boilers Hage Batt along with Er. Takeh Tamo, Factory Inspector visited Dikrong Power Station (405 MW), RHEP, NEEPCO Ltd. today.
During the interactive session with the management representative and workers, the Chief Inspector highlighted the importance of fire and human safety and welfare measures to be adopted by the establishment of factories and industries to create conducive atmosphere for workers for all round development. Among others, Sr. Manager (E/M), of Power House & Switchyard, RHEP were present during the inspection.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Dopang Aao Welfare Society conducted its 9th general conference at Oyan village, East Siang District recently.
During the conference LK Pait, Tabong Pangking and Natok Panor have been selected as president, vice president and general secretary of the society along with Ogam Patuk, Tabom Pabin and Charles Pajing as youth president, vice president and general secretary, Mumpi Panor, Oini Pabin and Mumne Pabin as women wing president, vice president and general secretary respectively.
Bamang Takam and Taw Aku have been appointed as president and general secretary of All Arunachal Youth Association, Lower Subansiri District Unit.
NSS annual camp
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The 4-
The NSS volunteer will construct a link road from Tigdo village to church, organize
cultural programmes based on social reform and health and social awareness camp during
A Yoga class would also be organized to train the volunteers and villagers about yoga skills by special trainer from Haridwaar, Uttar Pradesh.
The inaugural function was attended by Doimukh ZPM Tana Bado.
Voters’ Day observed in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The first ever National Voters’ Day was observed at Tawang by creating awareness among voters about their rights to vote.
Tawang deputy commissioner cum district election commissioner Gamli Padu urged every young electors present on the occasion to exercise their constitutional rights to vote fearlessly. He urged them to have complete faith in democracy to uphold the strong democratic tradition of our country and the dignity, fair and peaceful election.
All the young voters were felicitated and distributed their election photo I-
ABAVP president to arrive in Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad (ABAVP) president Mr. Damor will be arriving in Itanagar on January 30.
He will hold discussion on various issues related to tribal affairs with various NGOs, individuals and groups working for the upliftment of tribal people.
He will leave for Ziro next day.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) has lauded the Kargu Kardi Welfare
Society (KKWS) for successfully organizing a four-
Itanagar and district hospital, Aalo, the union said. The union appealed to the society to organize more similar camps in other remote areas and assured all possible support.
Mega free operation camp at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in collaboration with the Pasighat Centenary Celebration Committee, East Siang district administration and health and family welfare department is organizing a mega free operation camp at General Hospital, Pasighat from Feb 7 to 12. 11 specialist doctors (NRI) from Remote Area Medical Corp., Knoxville, U.S.A. will conduct the operations for Gall Stone diseases, Appendicitis, Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele, Breast Lumps, Lumps & Bumps. Free Video Endoscopies will be an added feature of this mega camp.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: All Tirap Students; Union (ATSU) and the youths of Khonsa village deeply mourned the sudden and premature demise of Sanghang Socia on January 24 last.
"As a person, he was sober and genuine with a very pleasing manner and helpful to others," ATSU said.
Socia did his schooling from Govt. hr. Sec. School Khonsa, graduation from DNG College, Itanagar and his masters degree from Rajiv Gandhi University.
ATSU prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed its deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
Sports Festival 2011
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Middle school Karsingsa emerged championship of the first ever
In boy’s football, VKV, PTC defeated the Middle School Karsingsa by 7-
The closing ceremony was attended by Circle Officer, Banderdewa, OC Banderdewa, panchayat members among others.
The Tournament was conducted by L.E.O. Club of Arunachal in collaboration with Sports Department and under the guidance of circle officer Banderdewa.
ITANAGAR, Jan 27: Arunachal Pradesh Governor JJ Singh will attend the 3-
Phone service affected
ITANAGAR: Landline telephone services of BSNL have been affected in few sectors and
colonies in Itanagar due to damage caused to the underground cable at Niti Vihar,
Senkiview, Panchali and CRPF camp area by the on-
However, cable preparing work is going on and telephone services will be restored as soon as possible, a BSNL release said.
Nyokum at Bomdila
ITANAGAR: MLA Phurpa Tsering and Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honor respectively of the Nyokum Yullo Celebrations at Bomdila, the district headquarters of West Kameng, on February 26.
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