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2010

July  - 06

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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 festivities.

The Minister urged the tribal communities to work together for the development of the communities.

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 entire globe.

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 lakh.

Health and family welfare parliamentary secretary Nido Pavitra, Tourism secretary Bandhana Deori, DC, Sadhana Deori, The Arunachal Times Editor Audrey Apang were also present.

A book on customary law of Apatani and audio albums were also released during the function.

ITANAGAR: Rain could not dampen festivity as Apatanis residing in Capital Complex celebrated Dree, the main agricultural festival of the community, with great enthusiasm here today.

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 Sena.

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 cassette.

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 award.

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 Dance competitions.

Daporijo: The festival was celebrated at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri district with a colourful and joyous programme organized by the Dree Festival Celebration Committee (DFCC).

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 and gaiety.

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 and culture.

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.

 

Toppers felicitated

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.

 

Anini needs air connectivity

Dear Editor,

Anini is in the news almost daily since cut off of surface road communication three months ago.

While the problems are many, I would like to focus on inadequate air services.

After the disruption of road communication, the entire population of the District is solely dependent on Helicopter services. Now on any given day, there is a long list of waiting passengers at Roing, Anini and Itanagar to avail Helicopter services.

The govt. of Arunachal Pradesh provides Helicopter services every Monday and Thursday. On Monday small helicopter with a carrying capacity of eight passengers is provided and only two seats are allotted for Anini bound passengers, from Naharlagun and rest of the seats are reserved for Dibrugarh, Pasighat, Dambuk and Roing etc. Recently these two seats for Anini bound passenger have been increased to four after much hue and cry.

On Thursday, thankfully bigger helicopter having a carrying capacity of 22/24 passengers is provided and Anini bound passengers could get upto 8 to 10 seats from Naharlagun and rest of the seats being reserved for other destinations.

It is seen that these two scheduled Helicopter services are frequently disrupted and fail to materialise on several occasions, mainly due to three reasons; maintenance of aircraft, bad weather conditions, and requisition for some other purposes by govt. or being diverted for VIPs duties.

Therefore, the present system of air services is totally inadequate and only negligible percentage of commuters could avail air service. Hence there is long list of waiting passengers at Anini, Roing and Naharlagun.

In spite of sufficient time and fair weather, rarely two sorties materialise in between Roing to Anini. When confronted, the pilots cite non receipt of orders from the Department. It has also come to our notice that Helicopter services are being provided where there are negligible passengers; which are uneconomical routes and also have very good road connectivity.

While we are crying for declaration of state of emergency in Dibang Valley till restoration of road surface communication, the govt. did not move an inch in regards to providing of additional Helicopter services.

I would like to request CM and Governor to kindly intervene and give suitable directions to Civil Aviation Dept.

Yours,

Empi Meya

Zilla Parishad

Chairperson

Dibang Valley District

 

 

 

Propaganda does not work, changing system does

Dear Editor,

Apropos the editorial "Lesson from sporting extravaganza"( 5 July), it is a matter of great shame that in order to "change the face of India and posh Delhi", the sponsors of the Commonwealth Games have barbarically evicted as many as 1,00,000 families from their dwellings. New Delhi desires to project India's image as a "modernising emerging economic giant" by organising the Commonwealth Games, but no nation can become "modern" by exemplifying inhuman attitude towards its own people.

Moreover, in this globalised age, it is not easy to fool the world by sheer propaganda. Human Development Index, Corruption Perception Index and other such parameters, prepared by international organisations and published universally, expose the backwardness of India in fields which really matter. Is the world ignorant of the fact how the globe's largest hungry nation, instead of solving the problems of starvation, engages itself in the nonsensical Mandir-Masjid issue? The atrocities against women, female foeticide, child marriage, child and bonded labour, dowry deaths, witch hunting, caste wars and the ghastly "honour killings" may be cleverly forgotten by "nationalists" in the pride of a nuclear India, but the world perceives India as still living in the dark Medieval age and shudders with horror at the exposure of such savageness. And the "economic giant" in India sees to it that as many as 75% of its own men subsist on less than Rs.20 per day and ranks 134 in the United Nations Human Development Index!

The Commonwealth brigade may try their utmost in projecting India in a glorifying light, but the international community is not blind enough to take them at their big words. The face of India will change only when each and every citizen is guaranteed atleast food, shelter, attire, education, medicine and justice.

Yours,

Kajal Chatterjee,

Kolkata-114

 

 

Keep laws in mind

Dear Editor,

Thanks to the District Magistrate for cleaning up of the stray animal which was one of the reason for congestion in the town. But question is whether it was performed under the supervision of qualified veterinarian and necessary precaution as per law were taken. Apart from other existing law, there are provisions under Indian Penal Code which prescribes action for cruelty to animal.

So, next time please do not overlook all this acts and section.

Yours,

 Taro Pecha

(on email)

 

 

 

There is no food crisis in Upper Siang

Dear Editor,

Apropos the Readers’ Forum item under the headlines “Upper Siang suffering for want of officer” by one Vijay Taram in your esteemed daily on July 5, I would like to clarify that Upper Siang district has adequate stock of essential ration commodities under the strict guidance of Deputy Commissioner and it is free for all to take stock of the ration items. Ration items are provided to public as per Govt allotment every month. Hence the allegations of shortage of ration items including S K Oil, levy sugar and food grains are baseless and unfounded.

Regarding allegation saying  that there is no district Food and Civil Supply Officer (DF&CSO) posted at Yingkiong, I would like to further clarify that I have joined as DF&CSO in charge at Yingkiong in March, 2010 and since then people have been provided ration items under the guidance of deputy commissioner.

Vijay Taram should not issue such false and misleading information in future just to serve his own interest and malign the reputation of responsible officers.

Yours,

A  Apang

DF&SCO incharge

Upper Siang district

 

 

 

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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

Taba Ajum

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 thoughts.

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 university.

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

Madhurjya Doley

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 800 ha.

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!, he said.

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 areas.

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.

 

AEKSU’ ultimatum

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 to respond.

 

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, Itanagar.

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.

 

Results declared

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 website: www.rgu.ac.in

 

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.

 

Impeachment

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.

 

Death condoled

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 30.

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.

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