Arunachal celebrates Dree with traditional pomp and gaiety
Ojing Tayeng & Madhurjya Doley
ZIRO, July 5: Dree festival of Apatani community was celebrated with full traditional
pomp and gaiety today all over the state.
In Ziro, Tribal Affairs Minister, Kantilal Bhuria and MP Takam Sanjoy joined the
The Minister urged the tribal communities to work together for the development of
While urging the people to preserve their tradition and culture, he said such festival
is an occasion when different communities come to know about one another.
He asked the citizens to avail different projects and schemes for the development
of the North East India being implemented by the central government.
He also informed that the government is planning to open an Eklavya Vidyalaya in
the North East region where more than 800 boys and girls could study with all modern
facilities. He also urged that a proposal for construction of permanent Dree ground
should come from the state government so that the Centre could take action.
Guest of Honour MP Takam Sanjoy said when it comes to development of the state every
citizen of the state should work together burying the political difference. He urged
the people to work towards converting Ziro as one of the best tourist spots in the
He also suggested Festival of Arunachal must be celebrated in Delhi every year so
that more and more people would be exposed to the rich cultural heritage of the state.
The MP later donated Rs 15 lakh from the MP fund.
CDFC Chairman and MLA, Padi Richo highlighting the poor infrastructure development
in the state appealed Bhuria to take steps to meet the poor road, medical and education
infrastructure in the state immediately. He further appealed for opening call centres
in the state so that our youths could be trained properly. Richo contributed Rs 8
Health and family welfare parliamentary secretary Nido Pavitra, Tourism secretary
Bandhana Deori, DC, Sadhana Deori, The Arunachal Times Editor Audrey Apang were also
A book on customary law of Apatani and audio albums were also released during the
ITANAGAR: Rain could not dampen festivity as Apatanis residing in Capital Complex
celebrated Dree, the main agricultural festival of the community, with great enthusiasm
Braving incessant rain, thousands of revellers thronged Dree ground at Papu Nallah
wearing colorful traditional attires to celebrate their most important festival.
The day-long programme began with hoisting of Dree flag by Finance Minister Setong
Speaking on the occasion, Sena highly praised Apatani community for keeping their
age-old culture intact. Sena said that festivals are mirror where our ancient traditions,
customs, faith and beliefs are reflected. Dree has now become festival of entire
State where people from all communities/tribes join together to celebrate it, he
said. He also praised the community people for their love for the nature. He said
that an Apatani plant four trees before felling down one. He urged others to follow
this example to keep our state evergreen.
Earlier, Sena distributed academic excellence awards to the class X and Class XII
toppers of the community and encouraged them to continue to put in more efforts to
achieve their desired goal. He also released the Dree souvenir.
In his brief speech, Guest of Honour Jomde Kena, Parliamentary secretary, wished
for bumper harvesting on the auspicious occasion. He hoped that Dree would be celebrated
with same spirit and enthusiasm in the coming years too. He also released an audio
Dree celebration committee general secretary Er. Narang Gumbo read out the Dree mythology.
The most entertaining moment of today’s Dree celebration was Daminda by Sena and
Kena along with dance party.
The festival organizing committee also conducted various cultural, traditional games
& sports and football competitions during Dree celebration.
Hibu Monya was crowned Miss Dree Fashion Queen while Khoda Radha came Ist runners
up. Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Catewalk and Miss Beautiful Hair awards went to Tage
Dingsung, Dani Ampi and Hibu Monya respectively. Monya also won the Best Designer
In group dance competition, Sampio group of Itanagar won the first prize while Sankha
group, Itanagar came second.
In Solo song, Gyati Yam and Nending Mamung won the first and second position respectively.
Himi Miji Society and Meder Nelo, Itanagar won first and second positions in Folk
Daporijo: The festival was celebrated at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district with
a colourful and joyous programme organized by the Dree Festival Celebration Committee
Nakap Nalo, District Chairperson Zila Parishad graced the function as chief guest
while Tanam Nacho, ZPM, Nacho attended as guest of honour and Tapen Siga, MLA as
special guest along with district HODs and PRI members.
Saying that celebration of festivals helped in the spread of knowledge about the
traditions and customs of the tribes, Nalo appreciated the efforts of the DFCC and
lauded its efforts to preserve and pass on the customs to the new generation. He
also stated that celebrations like this forged a bond of relationship amongst people
and tribes and such display of traditional dances exposed the value of culture identity
of the tribe.
Tanam Nacho also stressed on the necessity to celebrate festivals to preserve culture
and for the knowledge of the younger generation. PD (DRDA) and Chairman DFCC Hage
Ruja explained in detail the origin and mythology of the festival.
BOMDILA: The Apatani Dree festival was celebrated here today amidst traditional fervor
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest and Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control
Board chairman and Rupa-Kalakthang MLA Tenzing Norbu said that the state needs to
learn from Apatanis the spirit of self-reliance, focus on education and tolerance.
‘I have several good reminiscences of my stay at Ziro during my student days and
we should learn from Apatanis how to live in perfect harmony’, he added.
West Kameng deputy commissioner Rinchin Tashi said that Apatanis were one of the
most peaceful tribes of the state and were similar to the Buddhists of Tawang and
West Kameng in their attitudes and conduct.
Festival committee chairman Dr. Dani Duri read out the Dree mythology while general
secretary Kuru Ruja welcomed all the guests on the occasion. Several competitive
traditional games and sports and cultural events were also organized during the day.
ROING: DREE, The main agricultural festival of Apatani Community was celebrated in
a befitting manner with traditional enthusiasm and joviality here today. The main
attractions of the festival were traditional folklore and modern dances in traditional
attire depicting the rich cultural heritage of the Apatanis.
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Mukut Mithi who grace the occasion as the chief
guest exhorted them to continue to maintain and preserve the age old tradition and
culture besides marching ahead with the modern world. Appreciating the Apatani community
in its endeavour to successfully preserve the age old tradition and culture in this
modern age, he further called upon the people to preserve and promote one’s own tradition
and dialogue by not letting them die down in the influence of forceful modern and
western culture. He cited the example of Bali, an Indonesian Island inhabited by
Hindus, who have successfully maintained their tradition and culture purely despite
living in an Islam dominated country. He discouraged the system of polygamy, which
some people are practicing in the guise of tradition and culture.
MLA Laeta Umbrey, once again advocated for joint celebration of festivals of different
community in the district headquarter to promote peace and harmony. He assured to
provide moral and physical support to every community in the district headquarter
in celebration of their festival in order to promote and preserve their tradition
Koj Tassar, DFO(T) cum Chairman, Celebration Committee narrated the mythology behind
the celebration of Dree Festival. The other attraction of the festival was wrestling
competition and Daminda. Prior to celebration various sports events like football,
volleyball and literary competition like essay & drawing on Apatani Traditions and
Customs were also held. Prizes were also awarded to those Apatani Student who excels
in academic in various institutes of the district.
TEZU: The popular festival of Apatani Community, Dree was celebrated here today
with pomp and traditional gaiety. The Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma unfurled
the festival flag and cut the ‘Dree “Cucumber as chief guest amidst cheer and applause.
Greeting the Apatanis on the auspicious occasion, Sharma said that Tribal all over
the world have rich cultural heritage and Arunachal is unique in the sense that it
is a cent percent tribal state with all its major tribes and sub tribes emitting
distinct identities of their own. The younger generation are not much aware of their
culture because of the fact that children are forced to take up school loads at
the tender age of three and hardly find time to be mingle with older generation
and festival is the right forum to disseminate value of our culture, belief and faith
. The invasions of modernity and religious conversions are inevitable but what is
good in our culture should be kept intact to give us a distinct identity, he said.
Lauding the Apatanis as hard working, he wished them to keep up the tempo of excelling
in all spheres.
The guest of Honour and Lohit S.P. Issac Pertin said that festival binds all members
of the Society and exposes rich cultural heritage of a particular community and appreciated
the Apatanis community for bringing it in a larger forum. Kago Lama, Hano Taka, Tasso
Kobin dwelt at length on significance and mythological aspects of Dree festival
The daylong celebration included presentation of Daminda and Paku-ittu folk dances,
football, volley ball, traditional wrestling and other traditional and modern dances.
(Inputs from DIPROs)
Tree plantation programme
ITANAGAR, July 5: Altogether 100 saplings were planted at Indira Gandhi Park here
today. The chief guest of the tree plantation programme Capital DC Dr S B Deepak
Kumar, town magistrate Talo Putum and DFO participated in the programme organized
by the Capital Youth Welfare Organisation(CYWO).
While appreciating the noble works of the CYWO, Kumar assured support to the organization
for any kind of developmental activities in capital.
Nirjuli, July 5: As many as 17 Nyishi students have been felicitated at Nyikum Nyia
Hall, Nyirubjulli here this evening in recognition of their outstanding performances
in recently declared CBSE class X, XII and JEE & NEE-I exam results. The students
comprised of seven class X students, six XII (Science/Arts/Commerce) and 4 JEE &
NEE-I toppers received cash amount along with certificates. Names of the students:
Class X (1st)-Mike Mikza Kina, Joram Papu, Phassang Bhai, Minam Toko and Sangte Taku.
(2nd)-Tamuk Gita and Nabam Eether. Class XII (Sci)-Donik Peter, Likha Yazur and Tabia
Debia (Arts & Commerce)- Techi Takam, Maga Tago and Taba Yani (JEE)-Gimi Tato, Bengia
Rilum, Likha Yazur and (NEE-I)Longpo Cheda.
Appreciating the students for their achievements, NES, president, Bengia Tolum exhorted
them to continue the winning spirit in days to come. He called upon the students
to adopt good human character, adding that there is nothing above human being. Be
a good human before becoming anything, added Tolum. He also divulge that from next
academic year, NES would felicitate students of lower classes.
Director, Higher & Technical Education, Dr Joram Begi appreciated the awardees for
their success. Dr Begi said that though the Nyishi has completed its first phase
of revolution yet more has to be done now for quality development as still it was
lagging behind in various field. Second phase of revolution should concentrate more
in producing good political leaders, bureaucrats, technocrats, businessmen and above
all good human beings, observed Dr Begi.
ANSU, president, Niglar Veo said that we are living in an age of sheer competition
today and the career is necessary for survival. He exhorted the students to do well
in future for community in particular and state as a whole.
Bhurai assures AAPSU on refugee issue
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Union Minister Minister for Tribal Affairs Kantilal Bhuria
assured a delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union to pursue the Chakma-
Hakong refugee issue with the Prime Minister and Union home minister. He said this
when a team of AAPSU submitted a memorandum to him on atrocities committed by Chakma
refugees on indigenous tribal community in Arunachal Pradesh. The AAPSU team submitted
a list of criminal records and encroached lands to the visiting minister.
The Union informed that it has submitted several pleas and memorandum to almost all
the concerned ministers and authorities to solve the crisis down the years. It has
been almost Forty years since we have been raising serious concern over the matter
but no apparent solution has come so far, the delegation added.
The people of the state has extended its warmness to these refugees for the last
four decades, however instead of thanking the indigenous people for their generosity,
Chakmas have perpetrated series of atrocities on the Singpho, Tangsa, Mishmi community,
the Union stated.
Delegation included AAPSU president Takam Tatung, NESO secretary General Gumjum
Haider among others.
Meanwhile, AAPSU will organize a state level consultative meeting on Chakma-Hajong
refugee issue on July 12, informed Chairman Chakma Hajong Refugee Issue, Tobom Dai.
Law abiding citizen gets his driving license renewed!
Itanagar, July 5: There are fewer chances that he would need to drive himself around,
at least for some time. But the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, much to the surprise
of officers and officials, walked in to the City Deputy Commissioner’s office at
Naharlagun this afternoon for renewal of his driving license!
At the MV branch of the office, like any other law abiding citizen, he recorded his
signature, thumb impression and posed for the photograph which is mandatory for on
line driving license.
Later, the Chief Minister visited the chamber of the Deputy Commissioner SB Deepak
Kumar and discussed about the issues confronting the DC’s office. The Chief Minister
had lived in same building as an MLA when the building was MLA Hostel. (PRO to CM)
Far away from Home, Arunachalees looks for space
NEW DELHI, July 5: "Though I don't like working in Delhi, I see no reason to go back
to Arunachal at this juncture," shared one Arunachalee student during an interaction.
Like him there are thousands of Arunachalee students who after finishing various
degrees and courses, are in dilemma whether to look for job in metro cities or go
back to Arunachal.
Like any normal individual they all bear the desire to come back to their place
of birth but not so encouraging job scenario in AP is making them to have second
While most of the students agree that things are getting better in state, still they
feel more should be done so that students can be absorbed in jobs according to their
degrees. "Many of my friends who have pursued engineering degrees are now working
as teachers or as clerks. It’s a lose not only to the state but individual as well
that an engineering graduate have to leave their profession to work in other fields,"
told one Arunachalee working with a leading MNC based in Noida. It's not easy for
professionals to leave their field of expertise. Another aspect which desist young
Arunachalee to go back to their home state is rampant illegal appointment practiced
for various government jobs. Even though jobs are advertised, they feel fair selection
is never done.
"My friends who are already in Arunachal want to come back to Delhi. They have attended
numerous interviews and were quite confident of clearing them. But till now nothing
has happen as most of the time people are appointed not based on merit but on money
power. I belong to an ordinary family and won’t be able to pay money to get government
jobs, so am happy to be working in private companies here in Delhi," shared one young
Arunachalee girl working in Delhi. She further added, "At times it’s really difficult
to work here. I get targeted for even small mistake and I miss home so much. Its
been 3 years I have not gone home as I never get holiday. I cry remembering my parents
and my siblings."
State with one of the lowest population, it is surprising that Arunachal still has
such high rate of unemployment. Most of the students blame it on the politicians
for making mess out of state. "There should have been no unemployment issues if politicians
properly implement policies. First of all they don’t have vision for developing the
state and secondly they along with bureaucrats encourage corruption. It may hurt
them but there is no denying that politicians and bureaucrats have turned Arunachal
into a hell," said one aggrieved Arunachalee student who is pursuing degree in Delhi
Every Arunachalee students do have desire to come back and contribute something to
society. But unless job situation does not improve, they will prefer fighting hard
to make a life in Metros. There is growing anger among them against politicians and
bureaucrats for creating such a situation. Though living far away, they are keeping
eye on every move of its people and the government!
State BJP registers protest against fuel price hike
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh today registered its
strong protest over the recent fuel price hikes by the UPA government and demanded
its immediate rollback .
The party leaders led by state BJP president Dr Tangor Tapak submitted a memorandum
to the President of India through the state Governor this afternoon in protest against
the fuel price hike.
District BJP units also submitted memorandums in protests of recent fuel price.
The state BJP had deferred Bharat Bandh call in the state honouring the Dree Festival
celebration and in view of various problems being faced by the people due to natural
calamities. Expressing solidarity with the nation-wide Bharat Bandh, the Capital
District Bharatiya Janata Party also submitted memorandum to the Central Govt
through the Capital DC in protest against the rise in fuel price.
Capital gears up for Queen’s baton Relay
ITANAGAR, July 5: A review meeting to ensure smooth conduct of the Queen’s Baton
Relay in Capital Complex was held at Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner’s
office here this afternoon which was chaired by DC Dr S B Deepak Kumar.
The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton would arrive at Itanagar on July
22 at 1.30 pm from Tawang. The Baton would be received at Naharlagun helipad by Arunachal
Olympic Association officials and thereafter it would be handed over to an eminent
sportspersons before the relay is being started.
The relay would pass through the main thoroughfare of the township (see route map)
and stop for few minutes at various locations including RG Stadium, DC’s office,
Raj Bhawan, Itafort south gate, Thupten Gatsaling Gompa, Legi complex, Akashdeep,
Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, IG Park and Banquet Hall.
A cultural programme of 40 minute duration is being organized at Banquet Hall in
the evening to mark the occasion while saplings would be planted at Raj Bhawan, IG
Park, SLSA and Banquet Hall on arrival of the Baton. The baton will be kept at Raj
Bhavan for a night before being flown to its next stop at Dimapur in Nagaland.
At Tawang, the Baton Relay would be organized from Tawang Helipad to the historic
Tawang Monastary. Detailed programmes are being chalked by the Tawang district administration,
an official of the DC’s office here informed.
ACR warns of impending disaster
ITANAGAR, July 5: While participating at a two days Regional Consultation on combating
climate change in the North Eastern and Lower Himalayan regions of India at Guwhati
today, Bamang Tago, Chairperson, Arunachal Citizens Right (ACR) spoke on “ forest
and implications of climate change in Arunachal Pradesh”. He said that in Arunachal
Pradesh, tribal communities own mountains, rivers and forest lands. There has been
steady confiscation of these un-classed forests by the forest department through
conversion into reserved forests and protected areas depriving the communities of
their rights and access over forests.
He further said that during the last two decades Arunachal has been subjected to
major construction activities like roads and bridges which has resulted in number
of landslides in every river basin, top soil erosion, river bank erosion, vital road
links disconnected during the monsoons, as long as five to six months in some river
basins such as Dibang Valley.
The rich forests and biodiversity of Arunachal is subjected to growing anthropogenic
and biotic pressure and huge infrastructural development projects at a time when
the global community is calling to stop deforestation to halt climate change.
He said that Arunachal is set to lose thousands of hectares of forest loss due to
large hydro electric projects while informing that HEPs under construction in Lower
Subansiri will submerge and deforest 4000 ha while Kameng will deforest close to
Deforestation figure for Middle Siyang project is 2800 ha and it is a staggering
5,500 ha for Dibang Multipurpose project, he added.
Proposed projects with capacities varying between 500 MW to 11,000 MW are going to
destroy at least 50,000 to 60,000 ha of precious forests and biodiversity, Tago warned.
One French-Canadian joint venture involved in oil prospecting in Changlang and Tirap
districts have applied to the MoEF for a forest clearance of 56,000 ha at one go!,
Deforestation and diversion at such a massive scale will have huge implications on
Arunachal Pradesh, he warned.
Action plan for 100% EPIC coverage
ITANAGAR, July 5: The plan of action for completion of summary revision of Photo
electoral Roll and preparation of Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) as per schedule
fixed by the Election Commission was discussed and finalized in a meeting of district
level consultative committee at DEO office today. The meeting was presided over
by DC cum Papum Pare DEO Nandini Paliwal.
It was informed that the preparatory works for summary revision are to be completed
by July 14 and the draft publication of Photo Roll is proposed to be undertaken
on July 15. The general public can file claims and objections and photography of
residual electors, the final printing of supplements with photos is to be completed
by Sept 14 so that the final publication of photo electoral roll may take place
on Sept 15, 2010.
In order to enhance the participation of the recognized political parties in roll
revision, the various district heads of Political parties present in the meeting
were requested to appoint one Booth Level Agent (BLA) on the pattern of appointment
of Polling Agent during actual Polling to help and guide the public in filing applications
for inclusion, deletion and correction etc. in the Electoral Roll and to maintain
transparency in the process.
DEO informed that a special campaign in low coverage areas (below 90%) will be launched
from Sept 1, 2010 to increase the EPIC coverage to 100%.
All the concerned EROs/ AEROs were directed to identify such low coverage areas and
launch special drive for total coverage of electors. For proper monitoring of EPIC
programme the concerned ADCs were appointed as Nodal Officers in their respective
The ADC Yupia, ADC Capital Complex, EROs/ AEROs of various Circles and representatives
from various political parties attended the meeting, according to an official release.
Goodwill football tournament
KHONSA, July 5: Initiated by 36 BN, CRPF, Khonsa, District- Tirap a “ Good Will”
Foot ball tournament got underway today at Nehru Stadium’ Khonsa. The Tournament
is being organized under Civil Action programme 2009-10. Eight Foot Ball teams from
different villages from Tirap district are participating in the tournament.
A colourful opening ceremony was conducted to mark the inauguration.
Dy. Commissioner of Tirap Wangliam Lowang inaugurated the tournament.
Sanand Kamal, Commandant 36 BN, CRPF provided and distributed sports materials to
all the players. While addressing the gathering Kamal stressed on the need for maintaining
peace and harmony among the people and cordial relation between Civilians and CRPF.
He further added that such types of activities will be an annual feature and various
welfare oriented activities will be under taken by the 36 BN, CRPF in the district.
ITANAGAR, July 5: Expressing resentment at the non- fulfillment of its demands submitted
earlier through a memorandum on June 21 last, All East Kameng Students’ Union in
a coordination meeting yesterday served seven days ultimatum to East Kameng DC
for responding to its demands.
The demands of the union included re-opening of defunct boys hostel of Govt Higher
Secondary school, Seppa, posting of adequate teachers in various schools of the district,
opening of Govt College, Seppa, demarcation of boundary wall in various schools of
Seppa town, cancellation of the illegal land allotment in different public premises
in Seppa town and completion of Hari bridge, hospital building and tourist lodge.
The union threatens to resort to democratic movement in case of failure of the authority
AUSDSU conducts awareness tour, submits memo to Edn minister
ITANAGAR, July 5: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) along with
its federal units has successfully completed the education tour cum awareness campaign
in Upper Subansiri district on July 1. The Union also requested the Deputy Commissioner
to convene a coordination meeting of the DDSE, PHED Executive Engineer and representatives
of the union to find out solution to the problems such as mid-day meal, water supply
and absentee teachers.
However, the union team could not reach Siyum, Nacho, Lemiking, Taksing area due
to landslide at Baki village. It requested the district administration to provide
relief to the landslide affected area.
Meanwhile, the Union submitted a nine-point memorandum to the Education Minister
Bosiram Siram during his visit to the district on July 3.
The memorandum included demand for demarcation of boundary and erection of boundary
walls for Govt schools, posting of more teachers, improvement of school infrastructure,
immediate release of five months student stipend, maintenance of existing hostels,
construction of fencing wall for Daporijo Higher Secondary School Auditorium and
action against absentee teachers.
Tali and Pipsorang Anchal Samity calls for chopper service
ITANAGAR, July 5: Tali and Pipsorang Anchal Samity in a joint session held at Tali
on June 29 had adopted resolutions demanding weekly copter service to Tali and
Pipsorang to improve the present condition of the these areas. The meeting resolved
that there is an urgent need to introduce copter service twice a week at Tali and
once a week at Pipsorang.
The meeting attended by Tali ZPM, ASMs and Gram Chairpersons including all the officers
posted under Tali and Pipsorang Circle unanimously observed that present 1-2 air
sorties of Essential Ration Commodities provided to CPO Central Pipsorang every
month is too less to fulfill the demands of the consumers of the area. The house,
therefore, decided to appraise the Tali MLA about the need of atleast 6 air sorties
every month in the area.
The house also agreed to extend necessary cooperation with the concept of re-grouping/cluster
system of the school that has been evolved by the local administration for improvement
of education scenario. The PRI leaders also agreed not to interfere in the matters
pertaining to transfer and posting of teachers and decided to take up the accommodation
problems with the Tali MLA.
While resolving to support the effort made by Circle Officer, Tali and Pipsorang
for streamlining the Postal service the house also discussed schemes being implemented
by various departments.
The house also observed that the Head Gaon Buras and Gaon Buras who are appointed
purely to assist the administration in the villages are leaving the villages and
start setting down in Itanagar or Naharlagun or elsewhere in recent times. Neither
they are performing the assigned duties nor are they assisting the Administration,
the meeting said and resolved to identity the erring HGBs/GBs and intimate the same
to the authority for appropriate action.
The meeting presided over by Naro Songio, Anchal Chairperson, Pipsorang. Nangram
Pingkap CO cum Member Secretary Tali and Pipsorang explained the house about the
purpose of the meeting. It is mandatory for the Govt. functionaries to attend in
such platforms to explain, guide and involve the grass root level leaders in delivering
services to the people, he said.
The members present in the house were unanimous on the view that due to multiple
bottlenecks the normal system of administration is not possible to function in Tali
and Pipsorang circle, especially in regards to implementation of various welfare
schemes. The house called for adoption of area specific policies which is likely
to suit the local conditions of the area.
Shillong Chamber Choir to perform in China
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has approved
the sponsorship of the visit of Shillong Chamber Choir, which has been selected by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations to participate in an International Music Competition
to be held in Shaoxing, China from July 21-26.
The sponsorship follows the initiative taken by B.K Handique, Minister of Mines &
DoNER, to encourage the visits of cultural troupes from the region to different Asian
countries to foster cultural exchange and youth promotion. The Ministry will take
care of all the financial support pertaining to the travel, accommodation and other
expenses of the Choir during the visit.
Handique said that he was hopeful that the Choir will be able to aptly showcase the
rich musical tradition of the North Eastern Region in the International arena.
Mobile repairing training prog
ITANAGAR, July 5: Capital DC Dr S B Deepak Kumar has inaugurated a 42-day Mobile
Repairing training programme at Vikash Parishad Conference Hall here today. The programme
is being organised by Jarkum and Yania Charitable Society and sponored by NABARD,
Kumar assured that he would extend all possible help to 25 trainees in establishing
mobile repairing units for self-employment venture. Educated unemployed youth should
not depend on Govt only, he said and lauded the Society and NABARD for conducting
vocational training. JYCS secretary Hake Tako also spoke on the occasion.
ToT on homoeopaty
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society (AYUSH) will organize a five-day
state level training of the trainer (ToT) programme on ‘Homoeopathy for mother and
child care” at Naharlagun general hospital seminar hall, from July 6.
ITANAGAR: The results of the annual examination 2010 of the BA, B.Sc and B Com (Honours
and Pass) IIIrd year of all affiliated colleges of the Rajiv Gandhi University
have been declared, according to an RGU release. The Result can be seen in the university
Awareness on MGNREGA
ITANAGAR: Orientation cum awareness training programme on MGNREGA for representatives
of the media and bar council will be held at State Institute of Rural Development
conference hall from July 12 to 14. This programme will provide detailed inputs
on background of MG-NREGA.
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Koloriang Damin Parsi Parlo and Sarli Students’ Union (KDPSSU)
president Langkung Rade was impeached by a two-third majority of the executive body
of the union on charges of violation of Union’s constitution, said no-confidence
motion chairman Nangram Nana in a release today.
Union writes to ADC
ITANAGAR, July 5: Referring to the order No ADC/SGL/LM-01/2007-10, Dt Sagalee, June
28 regarding LPC cancellations, the All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU)
said that it had submitted a 15 days ultimatum only for cancellation of those LPCs
issued during 2006-10 within the Sagalee township.
The Union once again in a letter to the additional deputy commissioner, Sagalee urged
him to serve eviction notice to alleged illegal construction and fencing in the
Govt land within Sagalee township during 2006-10.
ITANAGAR, July 5: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has expressed deep shock at
the sudden demise of Late Yagin Nabam, who died at BTM Hospital, Naharlagun on June
In a condolence meeting today, the Association members observed two minute silence
as a mark of respect to the departed soul and conveyed condolence to bereaved family.