ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
AASSATA to continue its pen down strike
ITANAGAR, Jan, 12: Claiming that there was no response from the state government
to their ongoing pen down agitation, All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers
Association (AASSATA) today stated that it would continue its agitation till the
demands are met.
The Association said that it would renew its agitation until the written assurance
given by the state government. Association also appealed to organizations and civil
society and parents to extend their support for their cause.
Makar Sankranti greetings
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Governor General (Retd.) J J Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
have extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious
occasion of Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu.
Welcoming devotees and pilgrims to Parasuram Kund on the occasion, the Governor prayed
for safe and secure holy dip at the Kund.
The Governor also extended good wishes to the people of Assam and expressed his hope
that the festivity will further strengthen the age-old good relationship between
the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
In his message, Tuki said that the festivity would foster the mutual understanding
and further the bond of brotherhood amongst all sentient being on earth.
Pagoda dedication ceremony observed at Mudoi
MUDOI, Jan 12: A Pagoda dedication ceremony was organized at Sasana Rikkhita Buddha
Vihara in Mudoi village in Changlang district today. It was inaugurated by Ven. Warnnasara
Mahathero. Over 200 monks and thousand of devotees attended the day-long ceremony.
Consecration of Holy Umbrella and Relic Prathisthana was also organized. Dhamma Sabha
followed by procession with Buddha statues and illumination of candles was also carried
The ceremony was organized by World Peace Pagoda Dedication Ceremony Committee headed
by local MLA C C Singpho, Parlimentary Secretary Finance & Information Technology
as president and Khala Lamai Singpho as general secretary who are also responsible
for the construction of the Pogada besides the public of Mudoi.
PAYWA demands for infrastructure development
ITANAGAR, Jan, 12: In a representation submitted to local MLA, Palin Area Youth
Welfare Association (PAYWA) today demanded for shifting of ADC post at Pania Camp
which it said temporarily based at Palin.
While claiming that rampant corruption has engulfed the area in every sphere, PAYWA
expressed its resentment for poor development. Association also demanded the local
representative to shift the 50 bedded hospitals at Jorung Village claiming that building
is lying useless. It added that all basic facilities like water supply, electricity
and staff requirement and patient bed should also be provided to the hospital.
Association also demanded for introduction of APST luggage bus service from Itanagar
to Palin. It also questioned on status of the chief minister announcement for major
development projects to the area which he made publicly during his visit. It said
that no single development project is being undertaken so far. It also expressed
displeasure over the poor supply of PDS items to area and also complained about the
irregular teachers in its area.
Tadar Tang Memorail Football Tourney
L/Subansiri beat P/ Pare
PASIGHAT, Jan 12: Lower Subansiri beat Papum Pare 2-1 in a league level match on
the second day of the 12th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at
General Ground here today.
Lower Subansiri shot into lead within a minute of the first half through a goal from
a penalty kick by Toko Takar. Lower Subansiri added another goal in 63 minutes scored
by Nada Tamo. Topan Bora of Papum Pare reduced the margin to 1-2 in the second half.
In another match of the day, Upper Subansiri played out a goal less draw against
Upper Siang team will play against Lower Divang Valley in the first match tomorrow
while the second match will be held between Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri.
Host East Siang will play their second match against Kurung Kumey on January 15 next.
The host team was beaten by Capital Complex team 2-1 in the opening match yesterday.
181 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Arunachal celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivakananda
Emulate the ideals of Swamiji for better tomorrow : CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Arunachal Pradesh today joined the rest of country and world in
year-long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with various
Finance Minister Chowna Mein flagged off Shoba yatra at Nyokum Lapang to mark the
beginning of the celebration of Swamiji’s birth anniversary which later culminated
at the I G Park. Sobha yatras were also taken out from R K Mission Hospital and Mowb
–II. Thousand of students from various schools of the Capital complex and representatives
of various organizations including Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Centre, Itanagar, students
from Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy, Itanagar, Art of Living Centre, Itanagar
took part in the Shoba yatras and the celebrations.
Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion at I G Park here today Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki while acknowledging the selfless services rendered by Vivekananda Kendras
(VKVs) to the people of Arunachal Pradesh along with rest of the country, exhorted
the youths of the state to follow the teachings of Swami Vivekananda for better tomorrow.
The imprint of educational revolution they (VKVs) brought in Arunachal Pradesh at
the stage when it was in dire need of quality education is sure a landmark in the
history of the state, Tuki said.
“The alumni of this prestigious institution have succeeded in carving a niche in
the state as well as in national arena. I would like to place on record that the
youth oriented programmes launched by the Vivekananda Kendra in my state have been
very successful. Massive participation of our youths is testimony to the constructive
programmes the Kendra has been initiating in regular intervals. Such programmes are
sure to boost the morale and confidence of our energetic youths and help them in
building a strong and vibrant nation as dreamt by the great saint,” Tuki said.
Recalling Swamiji’s famous speech in the World Congress of Religions on September
11, 1893 on the occasion of his 150th birthday celebration here today, Tuki said
“it reminds me of the great wandering monk who made the world realize about the all
encompassing, compassionate and secular people of our great India.”
In his famous speech to the World Congress of Religions, Swamiji spoke of his vision
for an end to violence and fanaticism. His message of the 18th Century is as timely
and fitting in the 20th Century, as it was then, about 119 years ago, Tuki said.
Quoting Swamiji Tuki said: “My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation
out of whom will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
I have formulated the idea and have given my life to it.”
“I have the same conviction as that of Swamiji as India is the only country with
55 per cent of its population in their prime youth. As age-old India is ever young,
Arunachal Pradesh is no exception either. The young Arunachalees have carved a niche
for themselves as well as the country in global arena in many fields, particularly
games and sports. They are making a visible impact which ever field they enter. This
foot is without infrastructures, guidance and training. But if proper training and
guidance are given, they would do wonders, Tuki said.
“You will be nearer to heaven playing football than studying the Bhagavad-Gita,”
Swamiji once said.
“That is why I not only play soccer myself, but have made an avowed policy to attach
top priority to games and sports to channelize the youth power towards nation building,”
the CM said.
“My government’s decision to form State Skill Development Council and State Employment
Generation Council under State Skill Development Mission to generate 100000 employment
in next five years (2012-2017) by providing employment to each family and ultimately
end unemployment problem in the state are steps in that direction,” Tuki said.
Moreover, he said, the state Cabinet has approved establishment of CM’s Livelihood
Mission School, one in each 60 assembly constituency, to train the school drop outs
and make them employed. These innovative policies are going to make a vast difference
within a short span of time, Tuki believed.
The pace of development has been speeded up in Arunachal Pradesh and the benefits
will be reaped by all sections of the society in the days to come, he said adding
that his vision was to provide food security, proper education and proper health
care system for people coupled up with respectable employment avenues.
Tuki hoped Swami Vivekananda’s dream would be fulfilled by our energetic and patriotic
youth who through their selfless contributions would make a difference in making
India, Arunachal Pradesh in particular, a better place for others to envy and emulate.
The CM also announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh from GoAP to the Swami Vivekananda Sardha
Shati Samaroh (SVSSS) celebration committee for making the event a grand success.
Earlier, in his address, Dr Joram Begi, prant pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal
Pradesh said “Nationalism and spiritualism have taken a back seat while negativity
dominates the the social, intellectual and political life of Indians.”
Highlighting the motto of the year-long celebration, Dr Begi said it is time for
India with its 55 per cent young population to wake up and enlighten the world.
Swami Vivekandna Sardha Shati Samaroh, (SVSSS), Arunachal prant president Nabam Atum
said that the state has been immensely benefiting from the philosophy of Swamiji.
Other highlights of the celebration were colourful cultural programme presented
by the students of Itanagar VKV and Nrityangan Dance and Music Academy. Among others,
principal secretary to CM, T Norbu Thongdok, Horticulture Parliamentary Secretary
Honchun Ngandam, RKM secretary Swami Viswatmananda, VK’s state joint general secretary
Radha didi, senior officers and members of the civil society were present on the
At Roing, the celebration began with ‘Prabhat phery’ by the students and teachers
of various schools in and around the Roing township. Colourful cultural programmes
and science exhibition were presented in the General Playground to mark the occasion.
The programme was organized by the VKV School, Roing and actively participated by
all the govt. and private schools.
Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, local MLA Laeta Umbrey said that the
youth force has a major contribution to the growth of the nation. He exhorted the
youth to create a congenial atmosphere for carrying out developmental activities
by ensuring peace and tranquility in the state.
Quoting Swamiji’s sayings, he further said that Swamiji’s ideals had a great influence
on Indian youth. Even great freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subash Chandra
Bose, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others were inspired by the works
and wisdom of Swamiji.
Saying that Swamiji’s ideals and teachings are very much relevant to present scenario
of our state, he further calls for imparting Swamiji’s teachings to the youths and
adopt corrective measures to channelize youth force and also involve them in developmental
activities for more contribution towards nation building.
Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar exhorted the youths to respect and follow values of
Swamiji’s teachings. Swamiji was a man of principle, a great philosopher and a supporter
of education on humanity, technical and vocational. His teachings were unique and
relevant based on self realization, he added.
Rita Raj, Principal VKV Roing enlightened the gathering on significance of the day
by highlighting the life of Swami Vivekananda.
Bharat Mepo, Lohit Vibak Pramukh and S B Nabowdri, Principal Intaya Public School
also spoke on the occasion.
Main attractions of the day was Pyramid Show by the students of VKV Roing, Idu dance
representing Swamiji’s Life and Science Exhibition by Vishal Dutta, State Level Science
Exhibition Winner on the Title – Innovative Solution to Pollution.
Earlier, both Umbrey and Kumar lit the lamp to mark the beginning of the programmme.
C K Mein, Superintendent of Police, W Tikhak, ADC and A K Mishra, OC BRO Roing besides
Senior Citizen Jatan Pulu, Public Leaders, Officers, Principals, Teachers and Students
participated in the programme. DIPRO
The birth anniversary of Swamiji was also celebrated in a befitting manner at Bordumsa
today. About 750 students from different schools participated in the day-long program.
Attending celebration ADC Kento Riba narrated the life history and the contribution
of Swamiji towards the cause of the nation. He exhorted the youths to spread the
message of Swamiji to the nook and corner of the state.
The participating students exhibited the costumes worn by the great patriots of the
nation thus glorifying the simple yet great thoughts of the patriots.
Literary activities were conducted on the occasion and attractive prizes were awarded
to the winners by the organizing committee.
Earlier in the morning, braving the chilling cold, a procession was taken out by
the participating students joined by their teachers shouting slogans and carrying
placards and posters on Smamiji’s teachings.
Bordumsa ZPM, Anchal Samity Chairperson and host of officers and officials attended
The Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was also celebrated at Pasighat in a befitting
A rally was organized by East Siang wing of Arun-Jyoti from Central Gangging to the
Pasighat Cultural Rostrum near Gandhi Chowk to mark the occasion. It was enthusiastically
participated by Education Minister Bosiram Siram, members of Central Gangging and
Arun-Jyoti, social workers and school children of various schools of Pasighat.
While speaking on the occasion, Siram said, words will fall short to describe the
prophet, who left a deep mark upon the world. Vivekananda, who introduced India to
the world stressed upon the essence of interfaith awareness and religious tolerance.
The global monk was a source of wisdom, patriotism and spirituality and his comment
on education will always be relevant for both the teachers and the students, Siram
Vivekananda firmly believed that youth is the most potent catalyst for changing the
fate of the country, and hence the future of the nation rests in their hands. His
words have continued to inspire the young people for generations, added Siram.
Earlier, the convener Oyin Moyong informed that Arunachal-Jyoti is gearing up to
celebrate a yearlong observance with various projects to enrich the youths in particular
and the society as a whole.
Among others, President and Secretary of Central Ganging Tabi Jerang and Tajom Tasung
respectively, Saha Nagar Promukh Dana Moyong, East Siang Woman ABK President Aini
Taloh and local leader Atik Pertin also spoke.
The VKV Alumni group of Namsai celebrated the Birth Anniversary of Swamiji at Namsai
today in a befitting manner by spreading message of social harmony and women emancipation.
The Alumni also took the opportunity to felicitate Mitali Namchoom, IAS (VKV Alumni),
Chow Tewa Manpoong and S. Mundayoor, Social Workers in recognition of their exceptional
achievements in the field of education, drug de-addiction, selfless social work respectively.
The function was attended by Nang Choi Sati Mein and EAC Namsai S.Sengupta. The celebration
was also attended by Government officials, public leaders, well wishers, women groups,
youths and students.
Competitions were organized in the past week in different schools on themes of Swami
Vivekananda’s messages and the prizes were distributed in the function. The day started
with a Marathon race followed by procession by various student groups and public
in the township area.
Children from APNE Library Wakro and various other schools participated and presented
Retired Director AIR Chow Meong Monlai motivated the group to take up such more activities
for the betterment of the society. He also spoke in length about contribution of
Swami Vivekananda towards the country.
In her address, Nang Choi Sati Mein encouraged and motivated the youths and the women
groups to actively participate in such activities stating the program as an eye opener
for the society and called upon everyone to carry and follow the message of Swamiji
so that the society becomes a better place to live in. She also commended the role
of VKV in Arunachal as being unparalled.
Grenade & ‘extortion’ note recovered in Capital
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: In a shocking incident a live Chinese grenade along with extortion
note was found in the residence of an executive engineer at Gandhi Market area, Itanagar.
According to the source, wife of engineer who was alone at home found the grenade
packed in an envelope around 12.30 PM in the afternoon and immediately informed police.
The note allegedly demanded Rs 5 lacs as an urgent extortion money and threatened
of dire consequence if the engineer failed to pay the ransom.
When contacted Superintendent of police capital complex Surender Kumar informed that
police has seized the grenade and investigation has been launched. On being asked
about the identity of group or individual who issued extortion notice, he refused
to divulge any detail. “ At this movement we can’t comment anything as investigation
is going on and if there is any new development it will be shared,” stated SP Capital.
The incident is first of its kind to be reported in Arunachal and it has sent shockwave
among citizens of capital.
This comes after attempt to murder on associate editor of this daily Tongam Rina
on July 15, 2012. Though Rina survived miraculously, capital police have failed to
make any arrest in this regard till date.
In the last few years crime rate has shot up across the state in general and capital
complex in particularly. Some of the reasons attributed for this rise are the patronage
of criminals by people at power and ineffectiveness of police to strongly deal with
Recently former home minister of state L.Wanglat through a representation addressed
to the Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had charged some sitting ministers
and MLAs of misusing PSOs to transport weapons of the ultras from neighbouring state
of Nagaland in to Arunachal by using official government vehicles. It is also believed
that various underground groups of Nagaland and Assam are very active in Arunachal
and has recruited local youths to spread their influence.
The latest incident is a second wake-up call to the state government to wake them
up from deep slumber. They should accept the fact that state is facing serious law
and order problem and try to address the issue genuinely. State Govt failed to wake
up when Tongam Rina was shot at and if they again ignore the gravity of latest incident,
then they are inviting bigger trouble in coming days.
Orgs condemn Aalo incident, appeal for peace and tranquility
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The public leaders, senior citizens of Aalo and other parts of
the Galo inhabited areas of West Siang district and senior Galo officers in a meeting
held under the chairmanship of GWS president Jarjum Ete at the Conference Hall of
DC office on Jan 11 condemned in strongest term the untoward incident leading to
the death of a delegate from Dumporijo. The meeting was also attended by Parliamentary
Secretary Home, West Siang Deputy Commissioner. The members present in the meeting
observed one minute silence for peace of the departed soul.
The Galo Bane Keba also condemned the incident in general and conveyed deep sense
of condolence to the bereaved family.
In the meeting, a Peace Committee headed by Tabin Karlo as Chairman, Yomkar Riba
as Member Secretary, Meddak Lona as Coordinator and Kenyum Dabi, Tai Tassar, Gojum
Basar, Domin Karbak, Tugo Gangkak, Toi Romin, Sengo Taipodia as members has been
constituted to act immediately to defuse the prevailing tense situation. The meet
also resolved to arrest the culprits involved in the incident and stressed on examination
and early consideration of memorandum of demands placed by the Daporijo unit of Galo
Bane Keba. DIPRO
Mechuka MLA P D Sona while condoling the death of a youth namely Goto Yudik, appealed
for peace and tranquility. He called upon all sections of the society to stand united
for maintaining peace and calm during the hours of need.
Galo Students’ Union (GSU) also deeply mourned the death of Goto Yudik, Assistant
General Secretary (Protocol) who was murdered on the first day of Galo Day celebration
at Aalo General ground on January 10.
Goto Yudik popularly known as Itto was an active social worker and served the society
in different capacities. He served as General Secretary, Topo Heche Students Welfare
Association and Sports Secretary of GSU during 2009-2012, AGS (Protocol) GSU till
date. He is survived by wife, two children and old mother. His death is huge loss
to the society and more particularly GSU. Whole Galo community is in deep shock at
the death of Yudik, the GSU said.
The Union prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo to give enough strength to the bereaved family
and eternal peace to Yudik. He will always be remembered by the generations to come
for his supreme sacrifice.
All Loyi Lollen Lotem Amo Welfare Society (ALLLAWS), Aalo expressed deep concern
at the death of Goto Yudik during the Galo Bane Keba at Aalo on January 10 last.
The Society also vehemently condemned any violence prevailed during ‘Galo Day’ in
particular and in the land of raising sun in general.
The members of ALLLAWS prayed to the Almighty Doni -Polo to bestow courage to the
bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss and for heavenly abode of the departed
soul of late Goto Yudik.
While condemning the barbaric attack on Yudik leading to his death, the Topo Welfare
Society (TWS) observed two minutes silence for eternal peace of departed soul and
conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.
During its condolence meeting the Society also passed resolutions demanding immediate
arrest of the culprits involved in brutal murder and to award them exemplary punishment.
The Society further decided not to allow celebration of ensuing Mopin festival at
Dumporijo as a mark of condemnation of barbaric murder. The TWS further demanded
that the Galo Welfare Society should not allow use of Aalo general ground (where
the incident took place) at least for one year to show solidarity with the bereaved
While condemning the crime committed by an individual, the All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare
Society, Aalo, appealed all the Galo brothers and sisters of the state to maintain
peace and tranquility during this critical period.
While demanding fair investigation by CBI or SIT into the incident, the Society
said that if anybody bound involved in the incident should be punished as per law.
Meanwhile, the AAPAWS clarified that it has nothing to do with unfortunate incident
happened due to infighthing between two groups. “There should not be any wrong notion
on this issue and remours has been spread just to malign the AAPAWS and PAYWA who
always stand for good cause of the society,” the AAPAWS said. It further said that
the Paktu foundation stone was damaged during the incidence due to wrong impression
which is condemnable.
Two-day Sunrise children’s festival begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The two days Sunrise children’s festival organized by department
of tourism begins today at energy park, Itanagar. More than 150 children and their
parents are participating in the event. The festive venue Energy Park situated adjacent
to famous Indira Gandhi Park looked in festive mood with children in colourful dresses
teeming up in large number and music blaring loudly.
The children were joined by enthusiastic tourism department team members lead by
parliamentary secretary for tourism PD Sona, Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombay, Director
Tourism AK Singh, other officials and tour operators.
The Sunrise festival is a first of its kind in Arunachal, a festival only for kids
with theme "Learning away from books".
Today children attend a workshop on Motivational campaign on Clean India - Arunachal
which was followed by pledged administered to the kids not to litter anymore and
keep Arunachal plastic free. Thereafter, there was a workshop for kids on Art of
Painting/Sketching, where lot of kids got to learn from experts. Kids were also taught
about tent pitching, lashing and knotting on both theory and practical on hand.
While addressing the young children Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism P D Sona
termed them as an important aspect of promoting clean and green tourism in Arunachal.
“Children is the future of country and if we can sensitize them about need to keep
environment clean through such festival things will change for sure. They will inculcate
cleanliness habit to their friends and also to their parents, which will help our
tourism destination to remain clean and therefore tourism will be promoted,” stated
Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombay informed that Sunrise Festival has been organized
specially to educate young children about their responsibilities in promotion of
tourism in the state.
Director tourism AK Singh and assistant director Bengia Mana Sonam also spoke on
Meanwhile the kids accompanied by their parents really enjoyed and were excited to
be part of the Sunrise Children Fest 2013. “They don’t want to leave the place, they
want to stay more”, admitted Anu a mother of two kids.
Tomorrow in the second day there will be workshop on Photography and Tourism. Thereafter
their will be various games and sport activities like, quiz, drawing, fancy dress
Opinion leaders from Odisha interact with Arunachal media
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: “The most striking feature of Arunachal Pradesh is the smiling
faces of its people,” said Abdul R Khan, a social activist and journalist from Keonjhar
district of Odisha.
Khan is among a 12-member team of opinion leaders from Odisha on a 16-day conducted
trip to Arunachal Pradesh, being sponsored by the union ministry of information &
broadcasting and conducted by its field publicity wing of Odisha.
“We have heard a lot about this enchanting Himalayan state but would love to have
firsthand impression,” said Pratima Rath, a TV anchor and prominent social activist
from remote Koraput district.
In his reaction, Ayurvedic doctor-cum-ASHA trainer Dr Rajaram Sadangi from Sambalpur
district recited a self-composed poem on his impression of the state he gathered
since the team arrived here since Friday.
The team, including sarpanch Dilip Kumar Pradhani, Nawarangpur; social worker and
Kalyani secretary Rabindra Kumar Sahu, Kandhmal; social worker Kalu Charan Gouda,
Phulbani; social activist & Mission Shakti president Mallika Rath, who manages over
300 SHGs, Jajpur; social worker Muralidhar Naik, Kalahandi; NGO activist Monoj Kumar
Tandi, Kalahandi; social activist Biduraj Soren, Baripada, anganwadi worker Sushama
Behera, Puri, field publicity officer Mahendra Prasad Jena and technical assistant
Ram Narayan Behera visited NERIST, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, MGNREGA projects,
integrated watershed management programme (IWMP), state handicraft emporium, State
Forest Research Institute, Buddhist gompa.
During an interaction with media persons here, Jena pointed out that the team would
learn the implementation process of development projects to replicate innovative
ones back home in Odisha besides serving as change agents and opinion leaders to
let others know about this state and its people.
Senior journalist Pradeep Kumar gave an overall picture of the state, right from
its political history to socio-economic and political development and how the isolated
state rich with natural resources was slowly but steadily heading towards development
since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a huge package in January 31, 2008
at the initiative of then chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
Subsequent state governments, particularly present GoAP led by Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki, have announced numerous policies for channelizing youth power towards nation
building, Kumar said, adding the Arunachalees might have less roti, kapda aur makan
but they are happy unlike the so called civilized part of the nation where the people
have enough wealth but are bereft of morale.
Rural development joint director Tado Ado, accompanying the team on behalf of the
GoAP, had apprised the members about various central flagship and state development
projects, particularly under RD. The ethnic-rich state is heading for a speedy development,
The team took stock of income generation through unskilled manual work, livelihood
security, development and sustainability of degrading natural resources, income generation
through handicraft, forest conservation, skills to conserve perishable forest products
etc, soil management and conservation including soil erosion and erosion control,
harvesting and processing of crop, livestock production in the state capital.
During January 13 to 22, the team would be visiting Tarin fish farm, pine groove,
fish-cum-paddy culture, fish seed farming, timber cultivation Indira Awas Yojana,
MDM (at nearby villages) Ranganadi Hydel project(NEEPCO) & other Bharat Nirman Projects,
utilisation of water for power generation at Ziro, Orchid Research and Development
Centre and Orchidorium at Tippi, agriculture, conservation of orchid and other forest
products Buddhist gompas, Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery to learn about cultural
values, communal harmony, national integrity at Bomdila; and the 1962 Indo-China
War memorial at Tawang.
APSACS observes National Youth Day in a unique way
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society in association with
NSS Cell, NERIST observed the National Youth Day today at NERIST Conference Hall
with the theme “Do Something amazing today; Save a life; Give Blood”.
Attending the programme, Director of NERIST Prof. D. Pal, asked the young citizen
of the country to follow the principle of Swami Vivekananda, who dedicate his entire
life for the upliftment of the people of this nation.
While expressing his concern on the issue of HIV which has no definite cure and no
vaccine even after 34 years of its detection, he stressed on the role of youth in
the prevention of HIV.
Prof Pal also inaugurated the launching of month-long voluntary blood donation campaign
by APSACS to mark Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary. While dedicating the
day to the youth, Prof Pal asked young people to donate blood voluntarily.
Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS, in his keynote address said that youth being
the pillar of the nation has also responsibility to disseminate correct and complete
information on HIV prevention and control. While urging the youth to come forward
and donate blood voluntary in order to save lives of needy people, Dr. Duri appreciated
the volunteers from NERIST who donated blood voluntarily as and when called for.
He also stressed on the formation blood donors associations and clubs to promote
voluntary blood donations in the state.
Dr. D. Jhajaria, Dean, SA, NERISTsaid that Swami Vivekananda is a legend brought
India to the notice of the world.
September 11 is remembered for Swamiji’s powerful deliberation in Chicago which made
Swamiji and India popular all over world overnight.
Anindita Das, a student from NERIST, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Role of
Youth in Nation building.
Dr. Nabum Budh, Dy. Director (B/S) APSACS, Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC) APSACS,
Prof. A. D. Singh, NSS Officer, NERIST also spoke on the occasion.
Free coaching camp on Mathematics and Science
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: With the objective to develop mathematical skills and build scientific
temperament among students, a free coaching camp on Mathematics and Science was jointly
organized by Seva Bharati Arunachal and Amik Matai Society with the support of Sarva
Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Anjaw for the students of Class X, XI and XII at Govt. Higher
Secondary School, Hayuliang from December 17.
Nearly 56 students have benefitted from the free coaching camp program.
An IIT – Bombay alumni Sneha Bhansali from Jnana Probodhini, Pune conducted the entire
coaching in Mathematics and Science for the students of Anjaw from JNV Hawai, Govt.
HSS, Hayuliang and few students from JNV, Mahadevpur and VKV, Amliang through simple
Mathematical techniques which was widely appreciated by the students and the teachers
The concluding function was attended Sotailum Bellai, Circle Officer of Hayuliang
and Principal of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Hayuliang along with the teaching
Both the CO and the Principal requested the participating NGOs to carry out more
such free coaching camps for the students of remote Anjaw in the coming days.
Representative of Amik Matai Society informed that the NGO will carry out such activities
with the support of Seva Bharati Arunachal and SSA, Anjaw in the coming years too.
Both the NGOs will soon organize teachers training program for the teachers of Anjaw
for imparting quality education in schools of the district.
Meanwhile, Seva Bharati and Amik Matai Society in collaboration with Jnana Probodhini,
Pune will start week long free coaching and orientation camp in APPSCE for the APSC
aspirants in Tezu under Lohit district from January 18 with faculties comprising
IAS ( Mains ) qualifiers, academic and career experts and involving IAS, IPS, IFS
& APCS officers.