School for tribal children in Arunachal soon: Bhuria
ITANAGAR, July 6: Arunachal Pradesh will get one of the 100 Eklavya model residential
schools (EMRSs) proposed by the government of India for the all round development
of tribal children.
This was informed by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kantilal Bhuria to Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu during a meeting today.
Bhuria asked the chief minister to send a proposal to his ministry soon for approval
and sanction of Rs 16 crore required for the purpose.
Khandu, who is scheduled to leave for New Delhi on official tour later in the day,
told the minister he would meet him in the national capital for further discussion
before submitting the proposal at the earliest.
EMRS to be set up in 20 acre of land with all modern educational and sport facilities
having hostel accommodation for 240 each girls and boys would provide residential
education to tribal children from Class 6 to XII.
Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy, who was accompanying the minister, said 100 such institutions
have been proposed by the UPA government under Article 275(1) of the Constitution
for the greater welfare of the under developed tribal communities of the country.
A total 480 children will be drawn from all tribes and all districts of the state
proportionately, Sanjoy informed.
Social welfare parliamentary secretary Newlai Tingkhatra pleaded the minister for
release of balance fund of Rs 43.68 lakh of the Rs 78.88 lakh, allocated by the union
tribal affairs ministry for maintenance of EMRS at Bana in East Kameng district.
When Tingkhatra pointed out that Rs 35.20 lakh was released as ‘grants for creation
of capital asserts’ and ‘grants-in-aid general’, the union minister assured to look
into the matter and requested the CM to pursue the matter at New Delhi.
Chief Sectary Tabom Bam, development commissioner VK Dev, social welfare secretary
Ajit Srivastav and RWD commissioner & state protocol officer Tape Bagra were also
present on the occasion. (PRO to CM)
Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Health
Nido calls for propagation of Homoeopathy
ITANAGAR, July 6: A state level Training of Trainers on Homoeopathy for Mother and
Child Health got underway today.
In his Inaugural address Parliamentary Secretary (Health & FW) Nido Pavitra to the
Homoeopathy Physicians who have come from various places of Arunachal Pradesh asked
the doctors to propagate their system of Medicine.
He also drew the attention of the wealth of medicinal plants of the state and asked
the doctors to generate awareness to the people regarding the strengths of homoeopathy
system. He further added that after getting training, all doctors should sensitize
the masses, co professionals regarding the importance of Homoeopathy as because these
medicines are cheap and easy to administer.
DHS Dr. T. Basar advised the doctors to realize their duties towards their profession
and render their services with utmost dedication. He also said that Department of
Ayush, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India has launched the campaign on mother and
child health to show the strengths of homoeopathy.
CMO, General Hospital, Naharlagun Dr Moji Jini requested the Govt. to take up the
issue of training of emergency medicine for Ayush Doctors so that Ayush doctors services
can be utilized in a optimum way.
Dr. B.V.S.Murty, DDHS (AYUSH) threw light on initiative of the Department of Ayush,
Govt. of India.
AR nabs NSCN linkman
CHANGLANG, July 6: Acting on an intelligence tip off, presence of NSCN(K) outfits
in village Magatong, 25 Assam Rifles, DAH Division apprehended Hotu Sayung, s/o Late
Wimhom and Phosam Sayung, s/o Late Wimhom r/o Village Old Magantong, Dist Changlang
on July 4.
On initial interrogation however they were established to be NSCN (K) over ground
Both the suspects were also involved in sabotage of Government property wherein they
had damaged the government Aganwari and Bus Stop buildings and stolen the assets
deployed in these for their personal use, such as CGI sheets. Hotu Sayung was also
involved in poaching activities.
Both the individual have confessed to their crimes to the Security Forces and the
villagers too have substantiated the evidence of their involvement. The suspects
have been handed over to Police Station Changlang for further interrogation along
with recoveries that include a SBML Gun from Hotu Sayung.
Prohibition order on unauthorized occupations
SEPPA, July 6: Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng Tope Bam has prohibited all unauthorized
occupations of Govt. land within Seppa Township vide an order dated July 5.
In the order it is mentioned that “a few people in the district are under the impression
that if the approval is accorded by the govt on the recommendation of their cases
by the DLAAB for allotment of commercial/residential plot, they think it to be the
final for allotment in their favour. But the procedure is that on receipt of approval
from the govt., the District Administration will again verify the site physically
through LM staff to ascertain the present status of the land and if the approved
plot is found to be falling within the campus of Govt. quarters/Offices and other
sensitive public places and within the prescribed area of BRTF & PWD roads, the District
Administration shall not issue formal allotment order and thereafter, such case will
have its natural death.”
The Deputy Commissioner further directed the ADC cum Estate Officer Seppa to evict
the encroachers as and when such cases are brought to his notice by the LM staff
or personally noticed by him. In the order it is further mentioned that “Any individual
or organization found violating the instant order shall be prosecuted under relevant
sections IPC. (DIPRO)
HIV/AIDS awareness campaign at Ziro
ZIRO, July 6: Ziro based NGO Bright Future Society (BFS), has successfully conducted
one day HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State
AIDS Control Society to mark the 43rd Dree festival celebration here at Dree Ground,
Old Ziro on July 5. Many people availed the services of the organizations. Today,
BFS in collaboration with Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region (Indian Council
of Medical Research) also conducted studies on prevalence of hemoglobin-E and malaria
endemic zones of North East India’ where blood gourping and Rapid malaria tests were
College from this academic session
ITANAGAR, July 6: Much to the delight of people of East Kameng district, a new Arts
College with subjects English, Hindi, History, Political Science and Economics will
come up in the district by July 2010. It was decided in a meeting convened by Education
Minister Bosiram Siram yesterday and attended by Parliamentary Secretary Forest Kumar
Waii, MLAs Tani Lofa, Tapuk Taku, Director of Higher and Technical Education Joram
The college, which will be operational from the academic session 2010-11, will temporarily
run from the Govt. HS School campus, Seppa till coming up of the permanent site at
Wasang, according to an official release.
Peace and hope at 75
Itanagar, July 6: Various programmes and prayers meeting were organized all over
the world today to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of Dalai Lama. The Spiritual
leader addressed around 5000 people at Dharamsala, the seat of Tibetan Government
in exile who had gathered to celebrate his birthday despite heavy rains.
In Arunachal, several functions were organized to mark the day.
There the prayer on everyone’s lips, old and young alike, gathered for celebrating
the 75th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama today at Thubchog Gatseling Monastray,
The monks of the Gaden Rabgyeling Monastary & Thubchog Gatseling Monastary performed
special prayers for the long life of the Dalai Lama followed by a mass procession
in and around Bomdila township with the portrait of the Dalai Lama. It was followed
by the ceremonial Sang-sol and hoisting of Lungta and offering of Khadas.
It was also resolved to organize an interactive discourse on Buddhist philosophy
and its teachings on monthly basis at Sera village Gompa, Pedung Gompa, Gaden Rabgyeling
Monastary and at Thubchog Gatseling Monastary ; all located at Bomdila and in its
As a novel initiative and in order to encourage the students to excel in their studies,
the committee finalized a list of 35 students who had topped in their respective
classes from the 16 schools located under Bomdila township.
The Deputy Abbot Geshi Lopon of the Gaden Rabgyeling Monastary spoke on the teachings
Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, DC Rinchin Tashi, dealt at length on the
life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his endeavours for world peace, harmony and
the subsequent recognization by the various national and international bodies for
his yeomen service. Underscoring the importance of preserving and promoting the rich
cultural and traditional values of the Buddhist community while praying for the long
life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, DC Tashi reiterated and called upon the people
to make ones life meaningful and purposeful living by the teachings of lord Buddha.
To commemorate the birthday of the Dalai Lama, the toppers were felicitated by the
committee and DC Rinchin Tashi and a colourful cultural programme marked the end
of the celebration. With rest of the Buddhist community in world over Itanagar Buddhist
Cultural Society (IBCS) also celebrated the day at Siddharth Vihar Gonpa Itanagar.
The day long programme began with plantation of Ashoka trees around the gonpa besides
lighting of butter lamps, hoisting of prayer flags with chanting mass prayer and
sangsol to pray for long life of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Earlier, IPR Director Leki Phuntso spoke about the life of His Holiness and called
upon people to pray for his long life. He further underscored the need for compassion
towards fellow human beings.
On the occasion IBCS in collaboration with Men Tse Khang (Tibetan medical and Astrological
institute) Itanagar organised a free medical camp. 88 patients were given free treatment
with Tibetan herbal medicine.
Traditional cultural programme from Menchuka, Dirang, Naharlagun and Banderdewa were
other highlights of day long programme to mark the occasion.
The 75th birthday Dalai Lama was celebrated at Urgeyling Gonpa at Tawang too. (DIPR)
RNTCP review meet
ITANAGAR, July 6: State level Programme Review meeting on Revised National TB Control
Programme (RNTCP) was inaugurated by Secretary Health Kaling Tayeng at State TB Training
and Demonstration Centre (STDC) Naharlagun today.
Dr. Bamin Tada, Sr. DDHS (TB) cum State Programme Officer (RNTCP) gave an over view
of district wise performance and inform that Arunachal Pradesh under RNTCP has been
constantly doing excellent job achieving National Average case detection rate 86%.
He also informed that with the help of centre, a high Tech Tuberculosis Diagnostic
Laboratory (IRL) to diagnose complicate drugs registrant TB Patients would be set
up in the state which will meet the long felt need of the state.
Tayeng, requested DTOS & team to work harder to maintain the present trend of TB
case detection in the state. He emphasized the cooperation and co-ordination of various
programmes especially TB & HIV AIDS programmes in the state.
Academic Excellence Awards for 17 meritorious students
ITANAGAR, July 6: Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF) has conferred this year Academic
Excellence Awards on 17 meritorious students belonging to the community.
The awardee students are-- (Class X ) :- Nani Talin (1st), VKV, Sher, Tage Ani (1st),
Blue Pine School, Ziro, Dani Pampi, (2nd), VKV Nivedita Vihar, Seijosa, Hibu Akha
(2nd), Assam Rifles Public School, Shillong, Tapi Rilung (2nd), Blue Pine School,
Ziro, Hage Kanya (2nd) VKV, Sunpura, Duyu Udi (3rd), Sarda Mission, Khonsa, Michi
Payang (3rd), Blue Pine Schoo, Ziro, Dani Yakang (3rd), JNV, Yachuli, Mihin Tachang
(3rd), Padi Lailang Memorial School, Ziro, Mobya Nama (3rd), Blue Pine School, Ziro,
Tage Opyung (3rd), VKV, Balijan.
Class XII (Science) :- Tadu Monia, (91.2%), DPS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi, Habung Moda
(84%), R.K.M, Narottam Nagar, Tilling Tapin (82.8%), R.K. M. Narottam Nagar.
Class XII (Arts & Commerce) :- Hage Nanya (73.4%), DPVB, Itanagar, Rubu Yami (71.2%)
Finance Minister Setong Sena distributed the awards to the winners, which include
mementoes, merit certificates and cash prizes, during Dree Celebration here yesterday.
The Forum also felicitated four members of the community, namely Dusu Shra, Budi
Habung, Nani Grayu and Dani Rissang for their inspiring career achievements in their
Dusu, a 1981 batch of State Forest Service, was inducted into the Indian Forest Services
(IFS) in July 2009 after 28 years of dedicated services to the State Forest Department
in various capacities. Presently, he is posted as Deputy Conservator of Forests in
the office of the PCCF, Itanagar.
Budi Habung and Nani Grayu are the first Apatanis as well as Arunachalees to be appointed
as District & Sessions Judge after cracking the first Arunachal Pradesh Judicial
Services Competitive Examination conducted by the Gauhati High Court. Budi Habung
has been posted at District & Sessions Court, Eastern Division, Tezu while Nani Grayu
has been posted at District & Sessions Court, Western Division, Yupia.
Dani Rissang is a product of IIT, Guwahati and first Apatani IIT degree holder. He
cracked the Indian Engineering Service Examination, 2009 conducted by the UPSC, New
ITANAGAR, July 6: Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi and Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey yesterday
planted tree saplings as part of the celebration of Dree festival and 61st Vanamahotsava
celebration at Roing.
Earlier on July 4, the Forest department and Dree Festival Celebration Committee,
Roing also jointly organized a tree plantation programme at Forest Park, Roing to
mark the Dree and Vanamohatsava. DC in charge Lod Gambo, and DFO, DFCC members and
forest personnel took part in the programme. Gambo also emphasized the need of preservation
of culture and environment and forests.
The staff of the Subansiri Forest Range office and students and staff of the Kendriya
Vidyalaya, Kimin also observed 61st Vanamahotsava at Kimin today.
Led by FRO Raje Mize and Vidayalaya Principal Raveendra Ram, the members planted
300 seedlings including Nahar, Krishnachura, Amloki, Plum Jammun, Lichi, Debdaru,
Sisum, Khayar, Poma.
Bye-law for SHGs released
ITANAGAR, July 6: The General Manager of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development (NABARD) Regional Office Itanagar has released the Bye-Law for Self Help
Group and individual Pass Book for the members of the SHGs in a releasing ceremony
here in the office of the N N Charitable Society (NNCS) Branch office Huto Village,
Doimukh on July 6. The book was prepared and published by NN Charitable Society for
the SHGs of Arunachal Pradesh formed under the SHG Bank Linkages Programme of the
In the releasing ceremony, Dr. B.G. Mukhopadhyay GM, NABARD said, “that this is the
true step toward the development of the society and I hope and believed that this
book will enable the SHGs of Arunachal to make their account keeping reliable and
transparency among the group”. The real development of the group is in maintenance
of the account of the group and its transparency’, he said.
Lauding the activities of the NNCS in this field, he said, ‘the true development
does not depend on leaders qualification, but it can be with the leader’s quality’.
He assures all possible help from NABARD to the person who need help to develop
The chairman of NN Charitable Society (NNCS) highlighted the achievement of the Society.
Dree celebrated at Banderdewa and Changlang
ITANAGAR, July 6: The Dree – the major Festival of the Apatanis was celebrated in
various parts of the state with traditional fervor yesterday.
At Banderdewa the Apatani community including young and old thronged the Dree ground
with colourful attires and took part in traditional programmes including Daminda
The chief guest of the programme, Kumar Waii, MLA cum-Parliamentary secretary, forest
was all praises for the celebration committee for organizing such festival where
the people from all communities took part.
It was a unique celebration as the people from all the communities residing at Banderdewa
including Nyishi, Adi, Galo, Tagin, and Assamese besides the host Apatanis joined
the Dree festival celebration depicting cultural bond of the various communities
like a colourful garland. G.N Roy CCF, Banderdewa was the guest of honour.
Banderdewa DFO Tasso Sira explained the origin of the Dree celebration. Games and
sports competition including Volleyball and Tug of War were also organized as part
of the celebration.
At Changlang: Highlight of the Festival was the extempore speech in Apatani language
by youths and senior members of the Apatanis at the festival venue apart from presentation
of Apatani songs and dances like the 'Daminda'.
Changlang DIO Radhe Hinda dwelling on the mythology of the festival, said Apatanis
are ardent agriculturist and the origin of the Dree is directly related to the origin
of paddy seeds and agricultural practices of Apatani.
The chairman of the organizing committee, Punyo Tangu, AE (RWD), Changlang and organizing
secretary Takhe Chada, JE(PHED), Changlang also spoke on the occasion.
The Chief Patron Kime Aya, SP, Changlang distributed cash awards and certificates
to the winners of various competitions organized to commemorate the festival.
Org calls repair of roads
ITANAGAR, July 6: It’s true that the National Highway 52A beginning from Banderdewa
to Chimpu and all arterial roads within capital complex are in a very deplorable
condition. It is also true that many vehicular accidents within capital complex could
be attributed to such bad or worst road conditions.
While expressing concern over dilapidated road conditions, All Arunachal Abo Tani
Ku Youth Organization demanded the Home Minister and local MLA to take immediate
necessary step to repair all the roads for smooth traffic movement and safety of
commuters as well.
AUSDSU says no to land allotment
ITANAGAR, July 6: The All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union has appealed the
deputy commission to comply with the departmental letter and cancel allotment of
DDI (deputy director of industries) office land to individual. Claiming that the
Department of Land Management has already forwarded cancellation letter to the Upper
Subansiri DC the Union urged the DC ro settle the matter within a week’s time. It
also urged the district authority to stop issuing land allotment certificates to
anybody without proper verification.
St. Claret College shines at RGU exams
ITANAGAR: Eleven students of St. Claret College, Ziro has made their mark at the
BA-III Honours, under Rajiv Gandhi University. The College also recorded the highest
pass percentage with 98.21.
The Rank list includes I, II, V, VII and VIII Ranks in Political Science for Dani
Yami, Pinki Hazorika, Hage Tacho, Koj Gambo and Nako Yubbey respectively. In History
Honours, Dani Yama, Buru Yani, Taku Rinyo and Hage Guro took the III, V, VI and
VII ranks respectively. Other rank holders are Usha Kumari (Geography Honours, II
Rank) and Chakom Tesia (English Honours, VIII Rank). Dani Yami who scored the I Rank
in political science and Dani Yama who scored III Rank in History are twins. The
College had scored two ranks last year and the increase to 11 ranks this year is
a praiseworthy leap.
ITANAGAR: Press Information Bureau (PIB) will organize the 3rd All India Editors’
Conference on Social and Infrastructure Issues with focus on the North East at Guwahati
on July 12 and 13. The conference will enable editors to get a detailed background
of Government policies and programmes in the area of social and infrastructural development
and provide a platform for interaction with ministers and senior officers.
DYC allege violation of guidelines
ITANAGAR: Upper Siang District Youth Congress, in a letter to Commissioner, State
Public Works Department, has alleged violation of tender guidelines in the execution
of Reglat Bridge over Yamne River in Upper Siang district.
According to the DYC letter, the bridge is being split into two portions and works
are being awarded to two separate firms. The DYC demanded that the works should be
awarded to single executing agency and tender for the same must be open to all eligible
contractors. It also appealed to the Commissioner for ensuring completion of the
works by the executing agency within stipulated time period as per signed agreement.
ITANAGAR, July 6: All Yachuli Students’ Union (AYSU) has deferred its proposed 36-hr
2nd phase Yachuli constituency bandh scheduled to be held on July 6-7 to July 12
and 13 in view of the ongoing Dree festival. Para-Military, emergency medical service,
milk and media will remain out of the purview of the bandh, said a union release.
ITANAGAR, July 6: Daporijo Co-op. Thrift & Credit Society Ltd. Daporijo established
in 1964 in a meeting has decided to start Loan Recovery and New Share holder drive.
Computerization of records
ITANAGAR, July 6: The Sangram based organization Rural Development and Heritage
Society informed that it has been entrusted to conduct survey for computerization
of the records of Registrars of Societies on Non-Profit Institutions (NPIs) and completion
of satellite accounts of NPIs in Kurung Kumey district under the project being
executed by the director of Economics and Statistics in the state. The Society appealed
the registered societies (under Society Act 1978) of the district to update their
societies under the project within July.