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2010

July  - 16

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Instead of Hospital, Arunachal Police takes injured to Police Station

Students demand justice for deceased

while Admin declares 144 Cr PC

ITANAGAR, July 15: Perhaps this is for the first time in the world that an accident victim is taken to a Police Station instead of a hospital. A good two hours later, Police took him to the hospital. The versions vary, but the fact remains that instead of medical attention, Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso was subjected to Police attention. He is dead and no one is willing to take the responsibility.

35 years old Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso, a father of four children, was hit by a gypsy (AR01D 0251) belonging to the CM’s Security Cell early morning at around 4.30 AM today at Papu Nallah. The officer in the gypsy, SR Pait called up the Naharlagun Police Station and SI Suresh Singh reached the spot. Instead of taking the injured to the Hospital, the officers took him to the Police Station, all in the name of official formalities. After doing the formalities Jumchi was taken to Naharlagun General Hospital at around 6.30. He reportedly died at 7.30 AM. An employee of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport, Nguso was on his way to the bus stand when the tragedy unfolded.

The Police are not yet ready to accept that they delayed in taking Nguso to the hospital. They have branded him mentally unstable who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the vehicle that hit him.

What is perplexing is that alleged mentally disturbed was allowed to serve in a govt department and Police instead of being more humane, took him to the Hospital, a good two hours later after the accident. Sources said that Nguso was brought to the Hospital with his hands tied. The marks on his hands proved it all.

Angry at the action or rather inaction by the Police in saving a life, led by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union, student Unions irrespective of tribal affiliation today took the body after postmortem, to the Police station in the afternoon. They unsuccessfully tried to bury the body at the premises of the Police station when Forces was called in. The forces resorted to using tear gas and lathi charge to disperse the agitating students and public.

All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employee Welfare Association (AAPSTEWA) president, Tai Tarak expressed doubt over the police version of death of a member. The association claimed that the injury caused by the hit of vehicle could not be the reason for Nguso’s death as the noticeable wounds were minor. The union further said that instead of taking him to hospital for first aid after that accident, the police personnel took him to the police station ignoring nearby hospitals.

BTM hospital and Niba clinic are less than five minutes drive from the area of accident.

The association demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident and their subsequent termination.

Tapak N Lendo, a relative of the deceased said that it was not an accident but a murder.

“He was brutally tortured for two hours by the police personnel in the police station. Instead of taking him to the hospital for the treatment or first aid, they took him to the police station directly and none of his relative was informed about the accident and detention, Nguso said.

Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) led by its President Takam Tatung, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) President Niglar Veo, Papum Pare District Students’ Union, Galo Students’ Union (GSU), Yago Bango Welfare Society, Itanagar, All Maro Baririjo Area Students’ Union, Upper Subansiri Galo Students’ Union, Hirik-Hiru Students’ Union, Kamba, Basar Area Students’ Union, Ramle-Bango Students’ Union, Kargu-Kardi Students’ Union, West Siang District Students Union, Lendo Ao Welfare Association, Rajiv Gandhi University Galo Students Union and various other organizations in their joint statement have demanded an immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident and subsequent termination from service. They also demanded the state government to immediately compensate the wife and four children of deceased.

In a hastily arranged press conference, the All Arunachal Pradesh Student’s Union (AAPSU) along with All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), Galo Students Union (GSU), Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU), All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) and others condemned the third-degree method adopted by police personnel which consequently led to the death of Nguso. Reacting to the incident, the apex students’ body demanded the government to immediately terminate SDPO BS Mehra, officer incharge LR Rana, Investigating Officer Suresh Singh and the driver and IRBn personnel including SR Pait.

It  served an ultimatum of a day to the government to take a decision failing which it warned of launching a 24-hour statewide bandh on July 19 next. The group of student bodies added that it will demand Chief Minister’s and Home Minister’s resignation after the bandh call if their demand is not fulfilled.

President AAPSU Takam Tatung termed the incident as the failure of law and order machinery in the state. Demanding exemplary punishment to the police personnel involved in the incident, he termed them as,  ‘vardiwala goonda’, who have been involved in extortions and Dadaism. He further added that the police  failure can be gauged from the Dohu Raju murder incident. It’s been two months and the police is yet nab the culprits, he said.   

President ANSU Niglar Veo while terming the incident as unfortunate said that many such cases go unreported. He appealed intellectuals, NGOs and citizens to come together and fight for justice. Niglar said the incident was a gross-violation of human rights as no law permit to take away the life of its citizens. He said law enforcing agents which instead of saving life and property are indulging in taking life of common citizens. General Secretary AAPSU Tujum Poyom, while lamenting at the incident said Arunachal Pradesh Police is misusing the power vested on them. He added that home minister is behind the police’s misusing power as he has given them a free hand. He demanded the government to highlight the action taken in the local dailies.

President ALSU PL Murtem and President APPDSU Nabam John and GSU President Goken Basar echoed the same sentiment and resolved to fight against police atrocities while maintaining that police excesses have reached its zenith in the state.

Meanwhile, a late night report added that body which was kept at the Police station by the agitators was later handed over to the family members.

The City administration has declared orders under section 144 Cr PC.

 

Workers Board hands out medical benefit

ITANAGAR, July 15: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) has handed out Rs 5,000 in cash to Moniram Langneh, a casual mate worker from Poma village as a medical benefit. He is the first to get the benefit from Board.

Langneh is the first registered worker from the state to receive the first welfare benefits from the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. He is undergoing treatment at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital since last one year. Chairman APB & OCWWB Jalley Sonam gave the money in presence of General Secretary AAPWU Changma Tajo and  Secretary R.K.Mission Hospital.

Sonam has rigorously campaigned in labour concentrated areas of East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang to get registered with the Welfare Board so as to avail benefits from the board.

 

Water supply line damaged

ITANAGAR, July 15: Due to torrential rain since few days, the main water supply lines feeding Itanagar Township and Nirjuli Township have been damaged. The pipeline to Itanagar was damaged by landslide yesterday triggered by an accumulated huge mass of mud and boulders due to excavation of earth by the nearby dwellers while Nirjuli was because of landslide. The restoration work is in progress which shall take 2-3 days, informed Executive Engineer Er. Tadar Mangku.

He informed that water supply tanker shall be put in to service mitigate the shortfalls.

 

Seppa gets its first Super Market

SEPPA, July 15:   Much to the delight of people of the East Kameng district, the first super market was inaugurated today by town MLA Tapuk Taku amidst applauds from the people. With this Taku fulfills his promise made during the last assembly election to give a super market in the township.

The market was much needed one for the people of the district as the district hasn’t had any designated market so far. Due to this, the markets were managed in a haphazard way and had bulk of shares in spreading the unhygienic air in the district thereby causing various kind of disease. With the establishment of the super market it would not only  improve market atmosphere but to a great extent would check the leakage of revenue to the govt. exchequer. The market has three separate section viz -- vegetable, meats and shopping complex. The construction of market was approved in the year 2004-05 under Integrated Development of Small and Medium Township (IDSMT) at an estimated cost of 28 lakh.

The market has a shopping complex with  20 rooms from which more than Rs 20000  revenue is expected every month. The market would be operational within 15 days.

Shopping Complex was a permanent asset of the district, Taku said  and  stressed on proper maintenance of it.  He further informed that a Police beat would be established to look after the super market.

The guest of honor, East Kameng district Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam applauded the steps taken by Taku. He further asserted that without cooperation of all, development of the district is not possible.

Dy. Director, DUDA Kame Bengia appealed the MLA and the DC to provide fund for the construction of parking place near the market.

The All East Kameng Student’s Union (AEKSU) has  congratulated the people of East Kameng district for getting its first Super Market. DIPRO

 

144 clamped in Hapoli area

ITANAGAR, July 15: In order to contain further law and order problem in the area prohibitory order Under Section 144 CRPS is to be clamped with immediate effect in and around the disputed area. CRPF and ITBP personnel will man the area during the curfew hours. The decisions were taken in the meeting held today in connection with present law and order problem creating from the activities of banned Lower Subansiri Youth Organization near Hapoli.

The illegal constructor of the OBT sheds at the disputed area and those responsible for destruction of the OBT sheds will be immediately arrested, said official sources.

 

10 additional ration sorties approved for Dibang Valley

ITANAGAR, July 15:   The Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu yesterday informed that required ration sorties for the people of Dibang Valley district have already been sanctioned and the Chief Secretary on Tuesday sanctioned 10 additional sorties for dropping   ration items by  Jagson copter.  This was informed to a delegation of the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) when they,  led by its president  N L Togu, called on the CM, chief secretary and food and civil supply director  to apprise  them of the food  scarcity situation in Anini. The  Chief Minister further informed that   the   state Govt  has already taken up the restoration of road with Centre and BRO officials. The  CoSAAP members also interacted with the  officials of the deputy resident commissioner Kolkata office. CoSAAp appealed the DRC   offices situated in various parts of the  country to function  with punctuality.

Meanwhile, the CoSAAP appealed the employees of the Dibang Valley district to bear with the practical problems being faced by the Govt and monitor the relief distribution works in the district.

 

ICCW AP formed

ITANAGAR, July 15: The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), Arunachal Pradesh branch was constituted today.

The newly formed body would be headed by Jarjum Ete as President, with three Vice Presidents –Gumri Ringu, Christine Lowangcha and Sunil Mow and Tadar Mepung Bage as General Secretary.  Susil Ranjan Choudhuri, the Convenor of ICCW, North East, and the representative of the President, ICCW was present during the meet.

The ICCW was founded in 1952 as a national body to work for the welfare and development of the children of India. It has Special Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ICCW has been working through its Creche Committee in Arunachal Pradesh since the last one year. This Branch of ICCW will, hereafter, dedicate itself to furthering the cause of the children of this state, in all ways possible – for implementation of welfare programs for children, help in monitoring the implementation of state policies like the Right to Education, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Child Marriage Prevention Act said Ete. The issue of ban on Child Labour, child abuse, trafficking in children, domestic violence and sexual exploitation of children would be some of the other concerns of the ICCW-AP Branch.

 

NYC welcomes NEC decision

ITANAGAR, July 15: Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) has welcomed the North Eastern Council’s decision to implement the North Eastern Community Resource Management project in Tirap and Changlang districts.

National General Secretary NYC In Charge North East Mongol Yomso said Tirap and Changlang districts need prompt and proper care of the Centre and state for their economic growth and self sustenance.The Govt must implement more poverty alleviation schemes to develop Tirap and Changlang districts, he said while adding that the people particularly the youth are misguided due to poverty and lack of opportunities.

 

Investigation demanded

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I being a responsible citizen would like to appeal the Papum Pare deputy Commissioner  to  investigate the centrally sponsored Hariyali schemes implementation from the year 2007-2010  under Mengio circle.

As per records collected from RTI, the  Hariyali scheme from 2007-2010 was not  implemented as per the guidelines prescribed  by central government.  The scheme has not reached to the real beneficiaries at grassroot level. All names/ beneficiaries submitted through officer concerned was forged. It clearly reflects misappropriation of centrally sponsored scheme by the authority  concerned.

I have gone through all sources personally and which immensely hurt me was that there was no single   individual   from my native village, Nakar; all listed  beneficiaries and withdrawal of amount were  completely forged.

Therefore, I strongly urge   the administration  to   institute an enquiry at the earliest to unravel the truth and for action against wrong doer.  

Yours,

Nabam Raja,  M.A. Pol. Science & B.Ed. Rajiv Gandhi University , Doimukh

 

 

 

Stay at posting place, please

Dear Editor,

The newly created circle head quarter of Gangte Circle under Kurung Kumey was functioning smoothly since its inception  till 2009 only for a period of five years. But now  it has been observed that the said circle headquarter remained defunct and all the officials have been discharging their duties elsewhere  in Ziro and Itanagar  as per  their  own convenience  causing difficulties to the public even just for a signature for administrative purpose.

 The public has to travel  to places like  Itanagar or Ziro  despite financial hardship  just to get a single signature from the concerned administration.   I request the elected leaders, panchayat leaders and NGOs to raise voice    so that the officers and officials go back at Gangte and stay there for the convenience of the public.

Yours,

Rei Prakash

Ex-gen secretary

Gangte Circle Intellectual Forum (GCIF)

 

 

 

Improve the road conditions

Dear Editor,

Most of the towns and cities in India are making rapid progress. One of the important reasons is good roads. Recently I have been to my hometown Khonsa after a gap of 3 yrs. I was amazed to see the pathetic conditions of the road from Nahakatia to the heart of the town. I wonder why our state government doesn't understand the importance of the roads which is one of the basic needs. Any development cannot happen if good roads are not made and maintained.

When I asked my friends, all they have to say was-since last 4 yrs roads have not been repaired. Recently there was news in which the central government claimed our state has not submitted nor claimed the central assistance for the roads. Why are we not utilizing the funds and make progress when we have the options. Hope the concerned authority will look into this matter.

Yours,

Dr Pakha Tesia

Woodland Hospital

Shillong, (on email)

 

 

Learn something from Bhutan

Dear Editor,

The editorial "Inclusive growth"( 14 July) has rightly commented that when the riches and economic growth is not inclusive, nothing makes much sense. When a "giant" country like India slips down six places from 128 to 134 in the United Nations Human Development Index 2009, the "tiny" Bhutan gains in the rankings from 135 to 131, which is indeed a laudable achievement.

However, this is hardly surprising since the country believes in measuring its prosperity by the unique Index of "Gross National Happiness" and tries to ensure that prosperity is shared by everyone. Instead of hankering after technological advancement, Bhutan has focused attention on health and education needs of its citizens. If India emulates Bhutan in this respect, the beleaguered common people of the country will ultimately achieve the rights and dignity entitled to human beings.

Yours,

Kajal Chatterjee,

Kolkota (on email)

 

 

 

Take care of our basic necessity

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to notice through your esteemed daily periodic problems state faces. Last few days back due to rain  the supply of electricity was barred  in some places like Daporijo, Aalo, Pashighat. These are not some small circles we are talking about. These are the headquarters of their respective districts. So many people depend on it to run properly and efficiently.

Because of power crisis, we have been kept away from world cup matches and works in offices, business, etc where heavily affected. All this is because of great careless govt of ours.

Why didn’t it provide electricity for at least some hours through generators, mini hydel.  It’s because of its careless nature our hydels are all in the brink of totally vanishing.

We voted them to power so that at least they could take care of our simple needs.

Yours

Deewan Mara

Daporijo, (on email)

 

 

 

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Ban on mobile phones at classrooms

SEPPA, July 15: The All East Kameng Student’s Union ( AEKSU) has informed that in pursuance to the instruction of the state apex student’s union AAPSU, the union has banned the use of mobile phone by the students in the class room  for the greater interest of the students community of the district in particular and the state as whole. The union further said that a stern action would be taken against an individual found using mobile in the class room. The union further urged the higher authority of the State Bank of India (SBI) to make the ATM of Seppa operationalise as early as possible.  

 

Re-discovering Community in Arunachal

Dr. B. G. Mukhopadhyay

The global discourse on development got a major boost on the news of the Nobel Prize in economics sciences in 2009 to Dr. Elinor Ostrom, Professor at both Indiana University and Arizona State University in US. The acknowledgement of Elinor Ostrom’s work by the selection committee of Nobel Prize endorses community as an important actor in development arena. Her works on community governance in natural resource management have become trend-setter for the development economists across the globe. So far, we are familiar with three actors in development discourse viz. State, Civil Society and Market. Community was in the territorial domain of sociologists. The new-found love for community has also its supporter in the corridors of Harvard. Robert D. Putnam became immediately famous by his well-known book on Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. His book “Bowling Alone” indicates a drop in social capital in contemporary America and he has dealt in detail the causes of decline in social capital and how to restore it in the present context. He has differentiated social capital in two categories viz. bridging and bonding. Bridging social capital is inclusive in nature and bonding social capital is exclusive.  

Bonding is useful for strong social ties within the ethnic groups whereas bridging is useful to carry forward overcoming the status-quo.

Sociologists have given a number of definitions of community since it is a sociological construct. Instead of going in the polemics of what community is, let me take the definition of Richard H. Axelrod, a leading management consultant of organizational change in US and innovator of “conference model”. He defines a “community as a group of people who willingly come together and put time and energy towards achieving a common goal.” The important criterion here is that it is voluntary in nature and no coercion is involved in it. We are living in an increasingly complex environment and it creates enormous amount of stress and strain on individuals to respond to environment and community provides a safety-valve and no wonder, Dr. Zygmunt Bauman, the leading Polish sociologist from the University of Leeds, UK wrote a book entitled “Community- securing safety in an insecure world”.

In the Indian context, the concept of community is nothing new as we were basically a communitarian society before we embarked on a journey to create our nation State on the principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity where the individual is the core in these fundamental principles. The journey from agrarian society to a modern industrial society led to the dilution of many of the communitarian ethos. One of the biggest casualties in this change is the disappearance of joint family system. Many of our successful Banks in the pre-nationalization era were based on community. The Chettiars, the Parsis, the Marwaris and the Vaisyas were the owners of many of these banks and these were based on trust and reciprocity. Of late, the success of natural resource management in many parts of our country is because of the involvement of community from planning to execution. Dr. Anirudh Krishna, an IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre and presently a faculty member in the Duke University, US has observed from his work in Rajasthan that many of the watershed schemes were successful where social capital was abundantly available and this is the success of community engagement. On many a time, due to bureaucratic nature of our functions and working in the government system, our attitude is, we will plan and you will manage. As a result, the community doesn’t develop the ownership since the community is not involved in the process of planning. The failure of many of our programmes and schemes is basically due to lack of community engagement in our planning and execution phase. Fortunately, we have started realizing the fact that we can not go further unless we involve the community in many of our development programmes in letter and spirit.

Even though, we are in the midst of 11th five year plan, many of our promises in development schemes will remain unfulfilled unless community engagement is total. Whether it is health or education or any other social sector programmes on women or child, there are enormous possibilities to engage the communities to achieve the desired goals of development.  India is way behind in achieving the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDG) and we are a signatory to the UN resolution on MDG. It is heartening to note that many of the social entrepreneurs in Arunachal are coming forward to involve the community in many of the development programmes through SHGs and Farmers’ Clubs. But much more engagement is required to involve the community in meaningful way to manage the affairs of schools, primary health centers, cooperatives and public distribution system to improve the access and quality of public delivery. Similarly, the intensive engagement of the community is a must to protect our immediate environment as organizing principles of community are based on the notion of consent, care and trust. Alexis De Tocqueville in his classic, “Democracy in America “wrote profusely of the vibrant civil society in US and the success of democracy is based on this strong edifice of community. For a country of our dimension, we need to re-discover the space of community and place it where it belongs to make our democracy strong and vibrant and achieve our goals of development.(The author is Dr. B G Mukhopadhyay, General Manager, NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh RO and the views are his own).

 

CRPF extends a hand of friendship

DAPORIJO, July 15: Arunachal Pradesh Friendship Football Tournament organized by the 138 Bn CRPF stationed at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri under its Civic Action Programme was inaugurated at the Rijo ground here today.

A total of 8 teams are taking part in this tournament. In the first match played today Govt. Higher Sec. School Dumporijo beat  Sippi United Generation by 2-0.

Declaring the tournament open, MLA Tapen Siga stated that such competitions not only fostered goodwill and friendship between the public and the forces, but was also a way of recognizing and nurturing the talented sportsmen of the district.

Calling the CRPF the messiah of peace, he called on the citizens of the district to respect and cooperate with them in their work so that peace and harmony can be maintained in the area.

The Deputy Commissioner DC H. K. Shalla appreciated the efforts of the CRPF in creating a healthy relationship with the people of the district and made a plea to the participants to maintain discipline, enthusiasm and team spirit to make the tournament a success.

Commandant Bhupender Kumar, 138 Bn CRPF gave a brief overview of their activities in the state. A   sapling was also  planted to mark the occasion.

 

Defunct Clock would be functional soon

ITANAGAR, July 15: The Chief Minister has assured to replace the defunct clock of Ganga Market, informed Additional Town Magistrate Talo Potom today.

The magistrate submitted an estimate amount of Rs. four lakhs for replacement of the clock.

Meanwhile, a social service would be conducted from Ganga to Bank Tinali  highway roadsides by the concerned department on Saturday next.

 

Independent Football trophy

ITANAGAR, July 15: The 6th Independent Running Trophy Football Tournament will be conducted from August One next at KV No. 2 Ground, Itanagar.

The winner and runners up team will be awarded cash prize along with trophies, Gohpur Youth Club, the organizing committee of the tournament, said in a release.

 

SLC recommends project proposals of 6 dist.

ITANAGAR July 15: The State Level Committee (SLC) on Multi Sectoral Development Schemes (MSDS) recommended project proposals of six minority concentrated districts in toto which will be submitted to the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

The Committee held a threadbare discussion on various projects proposals by the deputy comissioners of seven district before it recommended proposals of six districts finally.

The SLC, which met here on July 13, further decided to submit the copy of the project proposals to the State Planning Department to verify implementation of similar scheme sponsored by other Ministries or the State Plan to avoid duplicacies.

The meeting was chaired by the Chief Secretary cum Chairman of the SLC and attended by MLA Tenzing Norbu, Commissioner (Finance), Secretary (SW, WCD), Deputy Commissioners of West Kameng, Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare, Tirap and official representatives of Changlang and East Kameng districts. The Chief Engineers, (PWD & RWD, Zila Chairpersons of Tawang, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, and Changlang were also present.

 

Training on extension functionaries

TAWANG, July 15:  Krishi Vigyan Kendra Tawang organized a training programme on extension functionaries at  its office premises.

SMS (Horticulture) Pijush Kanti Biswas inaugurated the programme and discussed about the genesis of KVKs in India. He also discussed about the ongoing activities of KVK, Tawang.

Dr Deepanjali Deori spoke about the technology for improving the feed stuffs of livestock while SMS(Agronomy) Chandra Kumar Singh discussed about the biodynamic and organic farming. He also discussed about the role of plant nutrients for crop production along with deficiency symptoms of plant nutrients found in Tawang district.

 

Basic course for SM&GC

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The week-long state level basic course for Scout Masters and Guide Captains concluded at State Training Centre, Polo Colony, Naharlagun yesterday.

Basic training on flag ceremony, physical exercises, first aid, characteristic need of boys and girls, estimation, compass and mapping, hiking and camp fire etc. were given to participants.

Hage Tatung, JDSE (YS) and state secretary Bharat Scouts and Guides Arunachal Pradesh attended the valedictory function as Chief Guest.

Altogether 60 participants, including staff from all over the state participated in the training.

 

Ita Pulu Memorial Football tournament begins

ROING, Jul 15: Ita Pulu Memorial Football tournament organized by All Idu Mishmi Student Union (AIMSU) in loving memory of Late Ita Pulu, a pioneer and torch bearer of Idu Mishmi community, began with MLA Laeta Umbrey kicking off the tournament  at general ground  here on July 11 last amidst hundreds of football lovers.

In his inaugural speech, Umbrey urged the participating teams to play with true sportsman spirit as a mark of honour to the great soul, who worked for the welfare and social harmony among various tribes. He also urged them to keep alive the ideals and principles of Pulu by maintaining peace and brotherhood in the district headquarter. Lauding the efforts of student community, he however, opined to hand over the tournament to some appropriate committee or authority for better organization and conduction of the tournament in future. He exhorted the student community to concentrate on their studies while taking active part in such tournament.  

Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner cum chairman DSC said that the tournament can be used as a platform for talent search for selection of the district football team.

The tournament is being played under approval and monitoring of the core committee of District Sports Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner as chairman and Superintendent of Police, Roing as member secretary with other officers as member.

 Tojo Karga, Superintendent of Police, Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson, Lod Gambo, SDO (SADAR), Alen Pertin, EAC, Mirpe Tato, EAC, Panchayat leaders, officers, public leaders besides executive member of the student body witnessed the inaugural match played between GHSS and JNV School.

Altogether 21 teams are participating in the tournament and the final will be played on August 16 next. The winner will be awarded cash prize along with a trophy. DIPRO  

 

 

Org appeals

ITANAGAR: East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation appealed to the Construction Agency of RCC Bridge at Seppa over Kameng River to complete it within stipulated time. The work is progressing very slowly, it said while calling on the leaders to extend support to the construction agency as and when it requires help.

 

DSE appeals AAPSU to defer bandh call

ITANAGAR: The Director of School Education appealed to the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union to defer the proposed bandh called on July 19 in view of AISSCE/AISSE Compartmental Examination.

 

Social service

ITANAGAR: Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society will conduct a social service to clean the Thupten-Gatseling Gonpa premises on July 18 as the Queen’s Baton Relay for Commonwealth Games would be passing through the Gonpa premise on July 22.

 

AAPSU gets supporter

ITANAGAR, July 15: While supporting the demand of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union for immediate cancellation of illegal appointments under directorate of civil aviation, All Arunachal Homoeopathic Students’ Union has demanded  action against the officer allegedly involved in corrupt practices.

Meanwhile, the Union also requested the NRHM director to  give preference to candidates who have passed out from the Northeast Homeoeopathic Medical College  under NRHM schemes.

 

Interim body opposed

ITANAGAR, July 15:  Stating that the present committee of the East Damsite is not dissolved and shall continue till completion of tenure, Chello Kama, president of All East Damsite Welfare Committee  termed  the reported formation of interim committee of the East Demsite Welfare Committee as illegal, undemocratic and baseless.+

 

AAPMTWU’s appeal

ITANAGAR, July 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union (AAPMTWU) has appealed to commercial vehicle owners/drivers of the state to obtain all required documents to avoid ‘unnecessary harassment’ to their drivers and handymen while plying such vehicles.

 

Relief sought

ITANAGAR, July 15: 25 agricultural fields were damaged and five domestic animal (mithun) were lost by the owners due to massive landslide followed by heavy rain during this year in Nyobia Bangoo under Pip Sorang circle in Kurung Kumey district, Nyobia ASM  Hake Takio claimed in a release today. The ASM demanded the authorities to take stock of the damages and provide relief to the sufferers immediately.

 

School coordination meet held

ITANAGAR, July 15:  The Panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs, general public and the teaching staff of the Govt Middle School, Yaki and Govt Primary School, Tumlang  under Sangram circle in a joint meeting on July 11  unanimously decided to  enforce  strict rules and regulation  and maintain hygiene in the school compound.   The meeting presided over by ASM cum VEC chairman Ngorang Yagi further stressed on demarcation of school boundary and construction of boundary fencing and decided to conduct social service in the school compound.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, July 15: Tamchi Tassung, Phassang Akap and Bengia Nyoru have been elected unopposed as the president, vice president and general secretary respectively of the Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Engineers Association (APDEA) for the session  2010-12.

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