ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
conveyed sincere greetings and felicitations to people of Arunachal Pradesh on the
auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu.
Governor on behalf of people of the State, also extended good wishes to people of
Assam on the joyous occasion.
While welcoming devotees and pilgrims to Parasuram Kund on the Makar Sankranti, Governor
prayed for safe and secure holy dip at the Kund.
“May this festive season and the year that lies ahead be filled with peace, happiness,
joy and prosperity,” Governor wished.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also extended his warm greetings to the people of Arunachal
Pradesh and the country on the occasion of Makar Sangkranti and Magh Bihu.
In his festival message Tuki hoped that the festival of feast and bonfire would usher
in good health, bumper harvest, prosperity, happiness and world peace. He prayed
almighty god to bless each and every sentient being on earth with his choicest blessings.
PPA calls for all-party meet on law and order
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: PPA chief ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey today said that broad
daylight encroachment along with felling of trees at Tallumso, Radhaso, Sango and
Dikhalmukh areas in spite of the Supreme court directives to maintain status quo
till a final report by the local commission on interstate boundary dispute is submitted
is yet another indication of weak and indecisive leadership of the present Govt.
“This issue is all the more questionable when both Arunachal and Assam are being
ruled by Congress. The Arunachal Pradesh Govt should come out with a clear cut
policies and programs to avert such disputes happening in the future again.”
Umbrey further said the repeated bank robberies in the state and the recent looting
of a trader at gun point proves beyond doubt that the miscreants and goons in the
state have no fear for the law enforcing authority. He said innocent citizens have
practically lost faith in the govt. The chief minister should immediately convene
an all party meeting on law and order issue so that a common action plan could be
worked out to regain and restore the public confidence, Laeta added.
Free health camp conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: The All Limeking Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) in collaboration
with District Hospital, Daporijo, conducted a free medical cum vaccination camp at
Limeking under Upper Subansiri district on December 27 last.
A team of medical experts from PHC, Limeking examined more than 500 villagers from
Ngoju, Bogum, Nava, Nilo, Serava, Orak and Ketenallah. Diseases like malaria, typhoid
etc were detected during the daylong health camp.
Medical camp by AVP
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Arunachal Vikas Parishad organized a free medical camp at Juna
(I) in Lathao circle, Namsai recently. Around 60 patients were treated by Dr. Rakesh
Tyagi, Dr. Sanjay Sharma and Dr. Poonam Sharma from Delhi during the camp. The villagers
highly appreciated the noble work of the AVP.
Training on court procedure gets underway
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: A week long training programme on Court Procedure for EAC’s and
CO serving under various district administrations got under way at Administrative
Training Institute Naharlagun. It is being conducted under 100 percent course fee
sponsorship of department of Personnel and Training government of India. As many
as 20 twenty APCS officers in the rank of EACs/COs are taking part in the programme.
Attending as chief guest Budi Habung, district and sessions Judge, West Session Division
Yupia informed that the central laws are made applicable in Arunachal Pradesh. He
further informed that after notification transfer of both criminal and civil cases
are to be made to the newly appointed judicial officers wherever they are posted.
He also stressed on the need to maintain absolute integrity, to be independent and
upright, ensure compliance of laws and be answerable only to one’s conscience.
AR conducts medical camp
LONGDING, Jan 13: Assam Rifles Battalion organized a medical camp under its civic
action programme at Kunnu village of Longding district yesterday. A team of Para
Medical Staff under the guidance of medical officer of the Assam Rifles offered treatment
to 646 patients (185 males, 205 females and 256 children) in the day long free medial
camp. The patients were also provided medicines free of cost. The people from far-flung
villages like Kunnu, Kunsa, Jagan and Khasa took full advantage of the medical camp.
Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by a veteran Gaon Bura of Kunnu village. The villagers
as well as the civil administration lauded the noble gesture of “The Assam Rifles”
and expressed their heartfelt gratitude for organizing the medical camp at their
doorstep. A stall on health and hygiene awareness was also set up to educate the
villagers on the same.
Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award for Lokam Heera
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Lokam Heera, a student of Class XI (Science), has been awarded
with Dr Ambedkar National Merit Award in a small but impressive ceremony held at
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road in New Delhi on 7th January last.
She has been chosen for securing first position among eligible students in the Secondary
School (Class X) Examination 2013 conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The award consists of Merit Citation and cash price of Rs 60,000 was given away
to Heera by Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, who
is also Chairperson of Dr. Amedkar Foundation, in presence of Manik Rao Hodlya Gavit
union minister of state for social justice and empowerment. Heera is daughter of
Lokam Nai, a permanent resident of Damin Circle under Kurung Kumey district.
She passed class X from Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan Itanagar, now currently studying
at Royal Global International School, Guwahati Assam.
CYO urges people to have civic sense
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Condemning both department and people of the Capital Complex for
negligence towards the garbage management, the Capital Youth Organization today urged
the people and department to have civic sense to keep the city clean. Armed with
many mismanaged garbage photos, CYO claimed there are many poorly maintain garbage
in the capital.
Rikam Pada team to represent North East in Republic Day
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: The selection of Rikam Pada troupe to represent Arunachal Pradesh
and entire North East in the Republic Day celebration 2014 in National Capital has
come as a New Year gift for the people of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a great moment
for the Arunachalees, particularly the Nyishis. This will help show-casing one of
the popular folk dances of the state at National level. The entire Art and culture
department is in a celebration mood, thanks to the selection of Rikam Pada dance
in the Republic Day celebrations.
It is worth mentioning here that in cultural section, there are only five teams participating
in the Republic Day 2014, four are from National Capital region and only Rikham Pada
of the Nyishi community of Arunachal Pradesh has been selected from outside Delhi
through North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur. The final screening of
live performance was carried out at Guwahati on December 17 by expert team of defense
Earlier, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh had recommended Aji lamo dance of Sherdukpens,
Tapu dance of Galos and the Rikam Pada of Nyishis. The Ministry of defense, New Delhi
has selected Rikam Pada.
The rehearsals are going on rigorously under the guidance of defense Ministry officials
amidst tight security.
The team consists of 150 dancers and 12 teachers from various schools of Itanagar
Capital Complex is led by Bengia Tabb as Chief Choreographer, Joram Renia and Toko
Rina as Assistant choreographers, Bamang Loram as Music in-charge. All are doing
well and stationed at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi along with two officials
Meanwhile, Minister for Art and Culture Kamlung Mosang has congratulated the Rikam
Pada dance troupe on their selection and urged them to project the rich folk culture
of the Nyishis in particular and of state in general in the best possible way.The
minister while conveying his best wishes, assured them of all help and support.
According to NEZCC, the Republic Day parade is being organzied annually by the Ministry
of Defence and for the same programme, the Arunachal Children Contingent has been
selected to represent the NE region and fully sponsored by (North East Zone Culture
Centre), Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
State Govt delists vegetable, fruits from Agri produce marketing Act
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: In a decision that would benefit the poor farmers of the agrarian
state, the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has
de-listed fruits, vegetables and eggs from Arunachal Pradesh Agricultural Produce
Marketing (Regulation) Act – 1989 (Act No.6 of 1990).
This step of the government will benefit the entire farming community to reduce post-harvest
investment for marketing, besides enhancing competitiveness in the emerging agribusiness
sector. It would also safeguard the interest of the farmers who are mostly of small
and marginal categories by hassle free sale of marketable surplus at remunerative
prices. In other words, the move has opened the gate for the small margin farmers
and self help groups to get better pricing for their hard earned produce without
involvement or interference of the middleman.
“The Government felt that fruits, vegetables and eggs are by and large perishable
produce in nature and due to inadequate storage & market facilities, the farmers
are deprived of getting their due return out of the farm produces. Hence this policy
decision was necessitated” CM Nabam Tuki said while passing the order. CMMC
Siram stresses on human resource development
PASIGHAT, Jan 13: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today said that reforms need to
be child-centric so that children can pursue their own dreams and aspirations.
Addressing the faculties of the state’s oldest school IGJ Hr. Sec. School, Pasighat
today, Siram said education needs to concentrate on the children and its efforts
should be to bring out the latent talent of the students. He advocated for generating
human resources through quality education in order to pave the way for the youths
for gainful employment.
While seeking wholehearted cooperation from intellectuals to guide the innocent people
of the state, the minister informed that according to MoU private parties would extend
financial supports in state building process like development of school, college,
state university in education sector, hospital(s) in health sector etc.
The minister informed that government is very serious to release the salary of the
SSA teachers and he is personally working hard for the purpose. He sought full commitment
from teachers to discharge their duty and advised them to impart quality education
to the students for bright future.
Citing the initiatives of CM Nabam Tuki-led government for hydropower generation,
improvement of higher education, PHE, health, road sectors and Air connectivity,
Siram observed that to meet our power crisis we have to borrow expensive power supply
from the neighboring state of Assam while we have vast hydro-power potential to become
the power house of the country. “Good days are waiting in the wings for Arunachal
Pradesh to become one of the economically powerful states, if we do not grab the
opportunities today, we repent tomorrow,” asserted Siram.
Responding to the appeals of the PMC Chief Councilor and Dy. Chief Councilor Denong
Tamuk and Atik Pertin respectively, the minister assured to construct two over-head
water tanks for the school on priority for to mitigate the water crisis of school
and teachers’ colony and to construct additional 8-10 class rooms under RMSA on priority.
He further assured to construct G+3 buildings for better prospect of the school.
He informed that Sikshak Sadan has been completed and the government has decided
to set up College of Information Technology at 2mile area. He reviewed other issues
like availability of text books, maintenance of electrical wirings etc and further
informed that sanitary napkins would be provided to the girl students regularly through
school authorities soon. As a special initiative taken by the CM Nabam Tuki some
good amount would be deposited in the account of girls students which would help
them after passing out class XII for higher education. Siram also expressed satisfaction
over the Airport construction work and informed that alternative road for the
people living in surrounding area is being constructed to make their lives comfortable.
Later the minister accompanied by the Chief Councilor, Dy. Chief Councilor UPO visited
many road constructions and maintenance works. DIPRO
DTF meetings on IPPI prog held at Khonsa, Ziro
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: District Task Force (DTF) under the chairman of Deputy Commissioner
which is spearheading the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization in the district conducted
a coordination meeting at DC’s Conference Hall at Khonsa today.
DC Kamlesh Joshi inform that India is on the verge of receiving Polio free certification
from World Health Organization as there has been no reports of Polio since Jan 2011.
However as recommended by India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) National Immunization
Day for Polio has been fixed on January 19 in which all children between 0-5 years
shall be given two drops of OPV. He added that this herculean task cannot be carried
out by Health department alone for which he requested all the stake holders especially
education/WCD/Police/PRI to extend their valuable supportive role.
Dr. K Perme, DMO Khonsa explains the role of DTF and also gave a briefing on the
global scenario of polio and the success story of Polio eradication in the country.
The meeting was attended by all the head of department including 26 Madras Regiment,
1st Assam Rifle and CRPF personnel.
ZIRO: The District Task Force meeting on IPP was also held in the conference hall
of the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district today. Chairing the meeting
Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete assured of logistic support from his end and implored
the departments as well to cooperate for the 100 per cent success of the program.
DMO Dr. Moli Riba informed that no polio cases have been reported since the last
three years and the country is on the verge of being declared a polio free country.
The first phase of the IPP will be held on 19th January followed by the second phase
on 23rd February. He called for maximum publicity of the program and requested the
cooperation of the cable TV operators and the AIR to provide maximum publicity. DFWO
Dr Derin Likar presented the district plan for PPI. The meeting was also attended
by DD(ICDS), DTO, DIPRO and AIR correspondent and others. DIPROs
Ekalavya Model Residential School at Bana crying for attention
Rup J Pater
BANA (East Kameng), Jan 13: In four years, the first batch of this school today is
in Class 10. The irony is - it is the only class of the school!
The Ekalavya Model Residential School – shortly known as EMRS – started its academic
session on 10th August 2009 with 54 students in Class 6. The students were selected
from various districts of Arunachal Pradesh based on a competitive examination. However,
preference was always there for local students which was met with a loud cheer from
local residents of Bana in particular and the entire East Kameng, a district way
down in the literacy chart, in general. The cheer though ended abruptly.
Since the first batch of 2009, no new admission has been made till date making the
53 students (one deciding to leave midway), who will be facing their first Board
examinations this year, the only batch and also the only class of the school.
Reason is as simple as that: No adequate teaching and non-teaching staff to cater
to students more than the existing number. And the reason that the school is not
able to take in more staff…. there is no known source of any salary component for
them. In fact the current staff of 5 teachers (including the principal) and 6 non-teaching
employees are still waiting for their first month’s salary!
The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, under Article 275 (1) had decided to sanction
100 residential schools (EMRS) in the country during the 9th Five Year Plan. Two
were sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh – one at Bana and the other at Lumla in Tawang
district. The two schools were registered under a registered society called ‘Arunachal
Pradesh Residential and Education Educational Institution Welfare Society’. A state
level committee was formed to oversee its management, which decided to handover the
schools to committed NGOs working in the state. On May 29, 2009, the State Government
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas, Arunachal
Pradesh Trust to run the EMRS at Bana.
Within 2 months the VKV (a synonym of quality education in Arunachal Pradesh) took
over the school and started the academic session at Bana with the infrastructure
established by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
The trouble began from day one.
“Because of the love of the children and their extreme zest to pursue quality education,
we are still around. We just cannot leave them half way and run away,” says Omanakuttan
V, Principal, who joined EMRS in 2011. His predecessor had moved on to oversee a
similar project of the VKV in the Andamans.
Local MLA Tani Loffa, who in fact was behind the establishment of the school at Bana
and roping in of VKV to run it, informs that according to the guidelines of the Union
Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the project, while all expenses of infrastructure,
administration, stipends, etc will be provided by the Ministry, the salary component
of the teaching as well as non-teaching staff will have to be borne by the State
Government. The MoU between the State Government and the VKV also provides that entire
expenditure both recurring and non-recurring will be borne as per the guidelines
by both the central and state governments.
Accordingly the department of Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Government
of Arunachal Pradesh, releases a grant-in-aid through Director of School Education
for recurring expenditure. The crux though is that there is no mention of the salary
component in it.
“The VKV Trust is somehow managing from its infrastructural development fund to keep
the teaching and non-teaching staff going on,” informs Omanakuttan. According to
him the salary component has crossed the one crore mark receivable from the government
that includes the expenses of the current session.
The sudden visit of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to the school on January 11 last, a
day before the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, has brought some ray of hope
for the EMRS. Listening to the problems of the school including the salary issue,
Tuki expressed surprise that these were not resolved for so many years.
Getting to know that there were hiccups in release of the salary component by the
Government, Tuki promised that he would find a way out and resolve it immediately.
He assured that sufficient amount would be placed as a corpus fund or a grant so
that the salary component of the school is met from it. He also advised the school
management to take new admissions from next academic session and offered all possible
assistance from the government.
Far from the ‘hurdles’ faced by the school, the 53 students – 30 boys and 23 girls
– have excelled in academic as well as co-curricular activities. The students have
reached national level science congresses and exhibitions every year since 2010.
Even when the Chief Minister was on visit to the school, two of its students were
deliberating in a National Congress of Science Exhibition at Kolkata. Eight students
of the school are recipients of the State Level Scholarship, which is a remarkable
feat when considered that only 36 from all over the state have received it.
“We have high hopes on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. Unless he does something concrete
immediately the future of the 53 students is at stake and unless we are able to take
students in the next academic session, this school will become non-functional,” sums
Till then the students are busy preparing for the board examination due in a couple
of months. Almost all of them, including the daughter of the local MLA, are dead
sure that they will pass with distinction. They have a reason - to remind all stakeholders
that there is a Ekalavya Model Residential School at Bana… crying for attention and
Trekking cum sustainable mountain resources camp held
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: In a bid to sensitize the people on importance of eco-tourism and
trekking and to bring awareness among the people on extraction of forest resources
on sustainable way, the intellectuals of Kallek village in-collaboration with Ane
Siang Tours & Expeditions organized circle level Mini Trekking cum Sustainable Mountain
Resources Camp-2014 at remote Kallek under Kebang circle on January 11 and 12 last.
Visit to Atang Ane (largest tree of Arunachal), bird watching, trekking, awareness
camp on conservation were the important highlights of the camp.
Speaking as a resource person, D Ering Memorial Wild Life Sanctuary DFO Tashi Mize
strongly advocated for conservation of flora and fauna and traditional way of hunting
to minimise wanton killing of wild life. “Rampant killing of wildlife hampers ecological
balance. So, stop hunting and opt for conservation to boost rural economy”, Mize
Mize also expressed great concern on climate change and global warming. He discouraged
the villagers to stop jhum cultivation instead cultivate cash crops like cardamom,
ginger, orange etc.
The DFO further emphasized on community forest reserve to conserve flora and fauna
which will be controlled by the community with the help of Forest & Environment department.
First Northeast women Everester Tine Mena also exhorted the people to conserve nature
so that the visitors can come frequently and enjoy the beauty of nature in the area.
She encouraged the youths to involve in adventure tourism so that they can sustain
themselves from this sector and minimize un-employment problem.
Mena further encouraged for maximum participation of woman in the games and sports
and asked them to have courage to face any happenings in life.
“Our wealth is our forest and mountain. We have to extract resources from it on sustainable
way to fulfil our needs”, said OSD to Agri-Horti and Animal Husbandry Minister, Nalong
Mize in his keynote address.
Seeing hornbill flocking in and around Kallek village, Mize also emphasized on promotion
of hornbill and elephant tourism in the area.
“Government is emphasizing on protection of elephant, hornbill and other endanger
species. Be a part of conservation for self sustainability”, he said.
Highlighting on CM Agri Mechanization Programme, the OSD encouraged the villagers
to involve in agriculture and other allied sectors so that the people can generate
income themselves without depending on contract work and government job.
Citing example of Sissen village where community farming is successful, Mize asked
them to go for community farming together and asked every house hold to involve in
Convener of the camp Dr Tajir Tamuk highlighted the aim and objective of the camp.
He also informed the visiting guests about the landlocked village where it has lots
of potentiality to extract resources from its forest.
Kallek ASM Talo Jomang informed that the village has many potentiality for promotion
of eco-tourism including agriculture and horticulture.
He also highlighted about the problems faced by the villagers because of no link
road to the village.
On Sunday, an eight member’s young team lead by Dr Tajir Tamuk as team leader and
Tine Mena as trekking instructor trekked down towards Tekang (Yagrung) village under
Pasighat circle from Kallek. The team spent for about nine hours during the trekking
through Ri:bung Yorbe, Hirep and Maktak Kosing. They also located medicinal plants
and during bird watching the team located hornbill, pigeons, fowl etc.
Rally organised to mark National Youth Day
AALO, Jan 13: A massive rally was organized at Aalo to mark the National Youth Day
on January 12. The rally flagged off by Boken Ete, the pioneer in establishment
of R K Mission School Aalo, started from Charali Boken Residence Point and culminated
at Donyi Polo Dere where a meeting was held to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary
of Swami Vivekananda as a National Youth Day at Gumin Kiin. Large number of students
from RK Mission and ten other schools of Aalo township, public, teaches, and Swamijis
participated in the rally.
Speaking on the occasion, West Siang Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo exhorted the students
to inculcate Swami Vivekananda’s ideals of man making and nation building. His clarion
call to the youth of the nation has a deep relevance today and youth force should
spread it far and wide. Discipline, duty and character among students is of paramount
important to excel in life and stand on their own foot, he said.
Secretary RKM Swami Purnajnananandaji Maharaj elaborated at length on the significance
of the day and disclosed that Govt. of India declared the birth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda as the National Youth Day way back in 1985 to imbibe spirit of universal
brotherhood and national reconstruction.
Kento Ete, an eminent citizen and ex-Minister of Aalo township dwelt on the selfless
endeavour and untiring efforts made by the monks of R K Mission as well as by the
authorities of VKV organization. He also appreciated the performances of the teachers
in spread of knowledge around the town. T. Pali, Deputy Director of AIDS Control
Society, DHS stressed the need of awareness among youth regarding AIDS and its control.
P K Roy, a senior teacher also spoke on the occasion.
All participating schools presented cultural shows on national integration and unity
in diversity. DIPRO
Youngsters urged to retrospect forefather’s contributions
Tekang village celebrates centenary
PASIGHAT, Jan 13: Tekang village near Pasighat has celebrated its centenary with
a look back through the last hundred years. The villagers paid homage to their ancestors,
who had put forward the community to the present state of civilization.
Speaking at inaugural function, Education Minister Bosiram Siram urged the villagers
to maintain the unity and integrity shown by their forefathers. According to him,
“retrospection” of their ancestral contributions is the need of hour. Siram urged
the villagers to follow the path shown by them work for development of the community.
The minister, who started his political career from Tekang village as ASM (panchayat),
said that the plain cropland and hilly areas possessed by the local people are full
of natural resources and the people can harness the enormous scope for horticultural
activity for their economic gain.
Speaking about educational scenario of the area, Siram suggested the youngsters to
draw inspiration from their elders, who have achieved success in life. Opposing discrimination
against girl child the minister emphasized on compulsory education for all girl child.
Earlier, Siram unveiled the ‘Memorial Stone at village community hall and hoisted
the centenary flag.
Attending the celebration, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava urged
the local youths to search future prospects for better survival. She emphasized on
the need of development in education and community health sector to achieve more
in the coming days.
Union Minister Ninong Ering also visited the celebration on the inaugural day.
The villagers of Tekang village had migrated from Kangku hill located at present
Yagrung village outskirt. The villagers led by late Talong Siram dwelt there for
a period of three decades and later landed down to settle at ‘Miku Kumting’ in 1943.
After they had sojourned some decades there, again moved to eastern direction and
settled their habitat at present location in 1960. The villagers subsequently fragmented
into two portions namely- Tekang and Yagrung. Presently, the Tekang portion comprises
as many as 78 families.
The present Tekang village, located at 12 km west of Pasighat town is settled on
hilly slope surrounded by lush green vegetation and citrus garden on the left bank
of Tolon river flowing down from the confluence of two perennial streams- Tatung
and Maktak nearby the village.
Since its existence, Tekang village has produced many human resources. The village
is the native place of present Pasighat MLA cum Minister Bosiram Siram, APCS officer
Makbul Siram, Dr (MBBS) Taken Siram, Engineer Oling Jerang and many other eminent
Warrior Matmur Jamoh, who assassinated British Political officer Noel Williamson
during fourth Anglo-Abor war, was born in the village.
A number of luminaries of the village were also commemorated by the celebration committee
on the occasion.
Sport, literary and cultural competitions were also organized as part of the celebration
which concluded today with distribution of prizes to the winners.
The thee-day celebration was organized under the aegis of ‘Tekang Centenary Celebration
Committee (TCCC) from January 11.
Vikas Rally at Pipsorang
CM assures development on priority basis
PIPSORANG, (Kurung Kumey), Jan 13: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki attended the Block Congress-cum-Vikas
Rally at remote Pipsorang in Tali constituency of Kurung Kumey district on January
9 last. This was the second visit to Tali – the only constituency without road connectivity
so far – of the Chief Minister, which was also joined by Rajya Sabha MP and State
Congress Chief Mukut Mithi, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy and legislators Bamang Felix
and Takam Pario.
As expected the visit attracted people from all corners of the administrative circle
who turned up in huge numbers. An 8-point memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister
by the people through their local MLA Markio Tado.
The memorandum consisted immediate requirements of the area like construction of
a road from Chetam to Pipsorang and another from Tali to Lending Kolleng, creation
of circle administrations, infrastructure for Pipsorang administrative circle headquarter,
upgradation of Pipsorang health sub-center, renovation of the Dumi-Dutte Mini Hydel
project and helicopter service to Pipsorang from Naharlagun.
The Chief Minister assured that the basic requirements of the area will be considered
on priority in phased manner. When informed that the Gaon Buras of the circle have
not received any liveries since appointment, the Chief Minister directed the deputy
commissioner to make arrangements for distribution of the same to the Gaon Buras
during Republic Day celebrations on January 26 next. Tuki also announced blankets
for all permanently residing households in the circle.
Calling upon the people to support and have confidence on the Congress Government,
Tuki recounted the initiatives taken for development and welfare of all. He assured
that under the National Food Security Act, sufficient food grains at the fixed subsidized
rates will be made available to the people of this remote region immediately. For
this he said that a well equipped godown will be constructed soon.
The people also submitted a memorandum each to the visiting MPs. While Sanjoy assured
that funds from his MPLAD will be placed for construction of a community hall at
Pipsorang, Mithi promised to pursue with the government to fulfill the demands for
renovation of the Pipsorang general ground and construction of a rostrum and a gallery.
Local MLA Markio Tado expressed gratitude to the visiting leaders and informed that
this was the first time that any Chief Minister has ever visited Pipsorang.
“Ironically, except for the local MLA no elected representative, parliamentary secretary
or minister has ever visited this place. This visit is historic for us,” he said.
Tado further informed that keeping his commitment he has successfully changed the
look of 90% villages of Tali sub-division with CGI fitted roofs. He promised to do
the same for Pipsorang circle and appealed the villagers to make proper use of the
CGI sheets that would be distributed to all soon.
The local MLA also reiterated the urgent need for creation of new circles – Paye
circle by bifurcating existing Pipsorang circle and Guchi and Roing circles by trifurcating
the existing Tali ADC administrative division.
He informed that after upgradation of Tali circle to an ADC sub-division there remained
no administrative circle in the area and stressed the need to create the said two
Tawang DHS reviews health management system and prog implementation
TAWANG, Jan 13: Keeping an eye on the Health Sector in the district, the Deputy Commissioner
Tawang Abhishek Dev held a meeting at his official chamber on January 10 last with
the officials, doctors and staffs of the District Health Society (DHS) to review
the various reports and programmes pertaining to the health sector in the district.
Addressing the officials, the DC called upon the health department to work with utmost
sincerity and dedication. Informing the importance of the Health Management System,
the DC urged the DMO Tawang to prepare a monthly roster of Medical Officers to be
on duty in the interior villages. Calling upon the Circle Officers to be very active
in the grassroot level to monitor the health scenario in the Villages/PHCs/CHCs,
he directed the DMO Tawang to seek monthly health reports from the Circle Officers
of the district.
ZPC Tawang Jambey Tsering, in his speech, appreciated the Health Society Tawang for
their continuous selfless service to the people of the district. Mentioning that
the nearest referral point for further treatment of patients is located at Tezpur
(which is 350 kms from Tawang), he requested the health department to work with full
dedication and sincerely for the welfare of the general public.
DMO Tawang Dr Wangdi Lama gave a detailed account and reports of the various programmes
such as the Rastriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, Maternal health services, Child Health
services, Review of Maternal Deaths, IEC/BCC Campaigns, Immunization Programme reports,
etc before the house.
He also informed the gathering about the various issues and difficulties as faced
by the DHS Tawang. Further, he sought expert help and support from the Army Hospital
Khirmu, Tawang in case of acute emergencies.
ADC Tawang Dr Tariq Thomas, officers from the Army, GREF, ICDS, etc were also present
in the meeting. DIPRO in-charge
West Siang register convincing win over Upper Siang
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: After a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Capital Complex in the inaugural
match, West Siang registered a convincing 6-1 win over Upper Siang in their second
group match in the 13th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Nahralgun today.
West Siang opened the floodgate through Limar Loya in the fifth minute before Kengam
Ete scored the second goal in 23rd minute to give his team 2-0 first half lead.
Geb Loya (57th min) and Karli Ngomdir (70th min) scored a goal each while Kaling
Tatin found the net twice in 64th and few minutes before the final hooter.
Kalik Takuk scored the consolation goal for Upper Siang in 66th minute.
Kurung Kumey erased two goal deficit for 3-2 win over East Kameng in the second match
of the day.
East Kameng took 2-0 lead within 18 minutes through goals from Kanu Rai in 14 minute
and Kamku Tawe in 18th minute.
Stung by two early goals, the three times champion fought back valiantly and earned
a penalty kick in 34th minute. Tarh Rajkumar did not miss the spot kick to flick
the ball home (1-2). The team restored parity in 55th minute through goal from Tamchi
Finally, Tai Bai sealed the fate of East Kameng with an excellent goal in 69th minutes.
The third match of the day was played between Anjaw and East Siang in which the former
defeated the latter by 2-1.
Kampo Nguri (29 min) and Tikam Jangloo (70 min) were the scorers of Anjaw. The lone
goal for East Siang was scored by Kisu Karki in 54th minute.
With today’s defeat, East Siang made exit from the tournament. The team lost 1-3
to Lower Dibang Valley in their first group match yesterday.
Papum Pare vs Lohit (9 am)
East Kameng vs Tawang (12.30 pm)
Capital Complex vs Upper Siang (2 pm)
Teacher-XI lifts Champion trophy
SEPPA, Jan 13: The Teacher-XI lifted the 2nd Teacher Football Tournament and retained
the championship for the second time. The final match was played between Teachers
–XI and Yangfo Football Club with the former won by 1-0 at General Ground, Seppa
The Yangfo Football Club dominated throughout the game but missed many times and
couldn’t convert the chances into goal.
In the 40th minutes of the game, Tachak Sono committed handball and gave a penalty
kick which was converted into goal by Atum Bagang of Teacher-XI.
Speaking on the occasion, NCP vice chairman L K Yangfo advised the people to earn
the livelihood by hard work. He also urged the parents to advise their children in
right directives to become a good citizen of the country in future.
Kata Rangmo, DDSE called on the people to pass a message to each and every student
of East Kameng district that from this year around, no unfair practices shall be
allowed in the CBSE as per resolution adopted by EKSWCO & AEKSU.
Robin Hissang, Principal Govt. College, Seppa said that the motto of the tournament
was to make the people realize the importance of teachers in the society.
Among others, Tani Loffa, MLA cum Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited
witnessed the closing ceremony. DIPRO
Constituency level CM’s Trophy tourney held
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Tezu constituency level football and volleyball tournaments for
CM’s Trophy for both men’s and women concluded at Govt. Hr. Sec. School playground,
Tezu on January 11 last.
The football competition for both men and women’s were won by Tafragram defeating
While Tafragam men’s team beat United Loiliang 5-3 via penalty kick, the women’s
team edged past United Loiliang women’s team through ‘golden’ goal.
The men’s volleyball tournament was won by Telluliang defeating Tamlanagar while
women’s volleyball tournament was won by Tafragam defeating Telluliang.
Rojimso Danjhi and Bagenlu Kathak were adjudged best men and women footballers while
Rokenso Manyu and Jesmin Doo were chosen as best men and women volleyball players.
The winners, runners up and best players were awarded certificates, medals and cash
The closing ceremony was attended by Block Congress Committee president Ripso Yun
and Youth Congress Committee, Tezu assembly constituency Sinaso Krowa, president.
Through your esteemed daily, I want to urge govt. officers of our state to rewind
their past life. It is a fact that most of present officers use to live miserable
life once upon a time. They also visited door to door of every department in search
of job. They have gone through a lot of hardships and troubles in the past.
By god grace, they have good position in the state government at present. They are
living a luxury life, owns SUV cars, bungalows, multi storey buildings etc. Now it
seems that they have forgotten their past life as they are rejecting genuine candidates
and appointing illiterate and bad mouthed people recommended by politicians.
There are many talented job seekers roaming here and there looking for job opportunity.
They are highly qualified, most of them are M.A, M.SC, MBA etc degree holders. They
are assets of our state and the government should use these assets in developmental
But it is not happening in our state because of favouritism and discrimination. Hence
I request all the head of departments to rewind their past hardship life and then
take their decisions rationally.
That’s not development
In today’s edition, a news item was carried informing that Chief Minister has flagged
off six Scorpios for Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPC). We do not see this as anything
related to the development of state. This is just a vote buy policy of government
at the cost of state exchequer. Teachers of schools are crying for salary, schools
are waiting for better infrastructure, medical needs more doctors and better facility
and rural Arunachal Pradesh is crying for better life but our government has no policy
for all these issues. Only to make his six CHAMCHAS happy, he is spending lakhs of
As per recent Supreme Court verdict only a constitutional head can use red beacons
which means ZPC’s cannot use red beacons. But our government has no fear for all
this law and policies.
Gyawe Purang circle is yet to be connected with road
Gyawe Purang, as the name itself defines is enchanted with spring flower tree (Gyawe
in local language). It is a beautiful place situated in the heart of two villages
viz- Richi Lamgu and Tagang Warrang and also circle headquarter of more than thousand
The said circle and it’s headquarter was created a decade ago with few General Administrative
buildings and 2 (two) Inspection Bungalows of PWD and RWD (one is now missing from
where it was erected), god knows where it went missing. However, all those buildings
are now in dilapidated condition. Every one may think, how is it possible that in
the short span of 10 (Ten) years building got damaged so badly and what is the reason
behind it? The big reason, I will tell you are the non-occupancy of the quarter and
offices buildings since its opening. The staffs from top to bottom (Circle officer
to peon) might have only hear about the beautiful place but never stepped into the
soil of Gyawe Purang.
This is happening since many years but the common people (aam aadmi) of the said
circle are always keeping mum. It seems they are all easy going people and do not
even bother to know the reason behind it. As a consequence, I do not hesitate to
say that our circle will become skeleton circle, i.e, a circle without staffs and
without development since its creation especially in the field of communication .In
this regards, I opine that road connectivity to the circle headquarter from district
headquarter is the top and vital agenda. Since, many years we have been hearing from
reliable person that the road to said circle is in top priority list under NLCPR
scheme. But in every financial year it never gets materializes. I have witnessed
in recent years that huge number of link road of same scheme and PMGSY has given
road connection to many other villages. But the circle headquarter of more than eleven
villages are still crawling for such developmental work. Now the question is to whom
should we blame? Is it the concern authority/ MLA of our constituency or the state
government or we the people??? The common people need to know the reason and further
they should not hesitate to demand for road connectivity to Gyawe Purang.
Richi Lamgu, Gyawe Purang,
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Rampant misuse of public money
At a time when country along with state is going through the worst financial crisis,
much to the discomfort of ordinary citizen Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday flagged
off six Scorpio vehicles for the Zilla Parishad Chairpersons (ZPCs). It is claimed
that these vehicles were provided for effective functioning of these leaders. The
ZPCs who received the vehicles in the first phase were from districts like West Siang,
Longding, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang and Lohit. It is astonishing to see
such rampant misuse of state exchequer like this.
The state government should know that ordinary citizens are suffering a lot due to
paucity of fund. Many important developmental projects like civil secretariat, state
assembly building and other major projects are not being able to complete on time
due to lack of fund. How can state government waste public money for the luxury of
six ZPCs? What is the need of providing such expense SUVs to them and how it will
benefit public? The state government has to answer to the public. They just cannot
close their ear and eyes.