Itanagar, Jul 14: The collegians of Upper Subansiri District of DNG College Itanagar
conducted health and hygiene awareness programme in various colonies of Daporijo,
mainly Sigin Colony, Polo Colony, Abo-
Doctors and collegians provided general health and hygiene informations to the masses to live a disease free life. They also highlighted the importance of adopting family planning for small and happy family.
Over 500 patient were benefited from the camp and medicines were provide free of cost. Blood tests for malaria and typhoid tests were also conducted free of cost.
The collegians of Upper Subansiri of DNG College Itanagar thanked D.M.O along with his staff headed by Dr. Taha Piya, Deputy Commissioner, S.P and HOD for their support in making the awareness cum free medical camp a success.
Fire station at Namsai
ITANAGAR: A fire station with fire tender at Namsai was opened in April last, according to fire department sources.
The fire station at Namsai would cover areas like Chongkham, Wakro, Mahadevpur and Diyun and Bordumsa area of Changlang district.
“With establishment of the fire station at Namsai a long-
PASIGHAT: Pasighat Police apprehended the main accused of June 26 robbery incident at Pasighat market.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by BS Mehra (SDPO) arrested the accused Genom Lego alias Toyi Lego of Ayeng village (Mebo) from Pasighat yesterday. During interrogation, the arrested person disclosed the names of his accomplices, DIPRO reported quoting police sources.
Meanwhile, SP Alok Kumar appreciated SDPO Mahra, Inspector T Tatak and T Taga (SI) and other police personnel for nabbing the culprit. He hoped that other involved in the robbery incident would be apprehended soon.
The DC Onit Panyang also commended Pasighat Police for their success in arresting the robber.
Meanwhile, the Pasighat Market Association (PMA) while appreciating SIT for initiating prompt action to nab the culprit appealed to the authority to take stern action against the accused. DIPRO
Union demands action on looters
ITANAGAR: Expressing deep concern over the reported looting incident of night super buses at Balipara in Assam at the wee hours today, Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) has appealed to the state home department to take up the matter with Assam counterpart for immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in it.
The union informed that the miscreants looted gold ornaments, mobile phones and cash
from the passengers of both Itanagar-
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Power (Electrical) and Forest Minister Setong Sena has appealed
to the Central Govt to review the provisions for implementation of the Restructure
Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programmes (R-
Participating in the meeting of power ministers on distribution reforms in power sector held at New Delhi on July 13, Sena said that the towns with population of 5000 and above should be taken up in place of the towns with 10,000 and above population in Arunachal Pradesh for power reforms.
Highlighting the steps taken by the state Government for electrification of village
with an aim to provide power connection to every household, Sena informed that a
total of 781 un-
The meeting chaired by Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde focused on various
initiatives taken by the union power ministry and emphasis was given on reduction
of aggregate transmission and commercial power losses through various measures including
implementation of the R-
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: In a freak incident, one Kapor Natung, Assistant Engineer PHED (Planning Daporijo) was killed at Dokum Colony here this morning today when his private mini water reservoir broke and washed him away.
The incident occurred at around 8.30 am this morning when he was cleaning the surrounding of the water reservoir. His body was found near Juli village and later brought RKM Hospital for postmortem.
The incident investigating officer SI A Namchoom informed that body was handed over to the family after postmortem.
Natung was born on 5th June 1971 in Veo village under Pijerang circle in East Kameng district. He is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters. He joined the department on 16th September 1996 as Junior Engineer at Lumbardung in Tawang. He was promoted to Assistant Engineer in 2009 and posted at Daporijo .
Meanwhile, Tayem Brah Tabo Welfare Society along with Bimal Welly EE PHED, Bomdila, AEs of PHED Er. N Jamoh, Er. T Tamuk and AE Daporijo Er. M Kino expressed their deep shock at the untimely demise of Natung.
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The 12-
No bandh related untoward incidents were reported during the bandh. However, the normal life was crippled as the buses, taxis and autorickshaws kept off the road. Business establishments including market and financial institutions remained closed during the bandh.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal RTI Activist Forum (ARTIAF) expressed gratitude to all the residents of Capital complex and business community for peaceful bandh. ARTIAF chairman Chopa Cheda claimed that people turned up to call against corruption. He further said that fight will continue till justice is delivered.
Executive members of Sango Lamte Foundation (SLF) has extended its gratitude to all
the organizations particularly Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activist Forum (APRTIAF), and
other organizations who have come forward to support their ongoing issue by observing
capital bandh demanding early re-
BJP spokesman Tai Tagak also urged the Naharlagun State Hospital authorities to
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has urged the East Kameng deputy commissioner to reduce the exorbitant fees allegedly being charged for the PRC and ST certificates under Jan Suvidha in the district.
Expressing resentment over the authority’s failure to respond to its earlier representation demanding reduction of fees on PRC and ST certificates, the BJYM said that rate being charged for issuance of certificates under Jan Suvidha is too high for local public and students. It gives 15 days ultimatum to the administration for downsizing of the fees for issuance of certificate under Jan Suvidha.
Highlighting the dismal performance in various sectors of the district, the BJYM alleged that works under centrally sponsored schemes are not awarded as per norms and guidelines. On the other hand, PDS items and gas cylinders are not being supplied on time to the public.
Morcha further said that the district administration is also equally sufferer from the poor performance of the BSNL in the district, but it did not take any step for improvement of BSNL service. BJYM also demanded cancellation of alleged illegal appointments of SSA teachers in the district. Morcha alleged that SSA teachers have been appointed without holding interview.
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Galo Welfare Society expressed gratitude to the government for facilitating the grant of bail to the four PAYWA/PAPF leaders today in the interest of peace in West Siang district.
It also apologized to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Siang District, on behalf of the community, for the assault on his office and body, and hoped that such a shameful act would not be committed by any Galo again.
GWS also appealed to the District Administration to ensure the effective delivery
of services and implementation of all the UPA-
It also appealed to all the Galos all over the state and in diaspora to maintain the image of a progressive community and work towards propagating peace and harmony in the state as a constituent member of the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF), which has been floated as a pan Arunachal platform of all CBOs, to usher in Peace, Progress and Prosperity in the state and demanding for Rule of Law in the state.
Meanwhile, GWS assured the government of all possible cooperation for the betterment
of the people of the state. “The traditional methods of peace-
New Delhi, Jul 14: The Consultative Committee Members of Food Corporation of India (FCI) for Arunachal Pradesh met Siraj Hussain, chairman cum managing director FCI at New Delhi today and urged him to in initiate the enhancement of APL rice quota from 44,750 quintals to 90,000 quintals per month for Arunachal Pradesh based on the present population of the state which now stands at over 13 lakh as per provisional Census 2011.
The Consultative Committee Members’ team headed by former minister Anok Wangsa, which called on Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V Thomas Union Minister yesterday, also urged him to take initiative for early release of fund allotted for the construction of the proposed 12 FCI Godown in Arunachal Pradesh, enhancement of kerosene quota from 636KL to 1272KL per month.
Meanwhile, the CMD assured the team to take up the issues for early materialization.
The CMD further assured that whenever high power committee for Food and Consumer Affairs visit Arunachal Pradesh, Consultative Committee will be informed and consultations will be taken in the PDS matter, henceforth.
He also lauded the state Government for allocation of land for the construction of 12 FCI Godowns fund for which would be released soon.
WAKRO, Jul 14: The ASSET organized the 4th Annual Teachers’ Orientation Programme
(TOP 2011) with the motto-
Seventeen teachers from five schools of Namsai, Chongkham, Alubari and Wakro participated in the camp.
The programme was inaugurated by K. Krishna Rao, Principal, Delhi Public School, Duliajan and conducted some interesting sessions on qualities of an ideal teacher, and teacher as a leader.
Nandita G. Sarma, Counsellor, DPS Duliajan discussed on Multiple Intelligence of
students and the Understanding & Dealing with Adolescents. Both the faculty presented
several interesting case-
Rama Maa, full-
The stress of the programme this year was Language Learning skills by S. Mundayoor,
Advisor, ASSET and Coordinator, VT-
He discussed various aspects of language teaching and learning, such as speaking,
reading and writing skills, vocabulary games and story-
The films on Gijjubhai Badheka and teaching of mathematics in primary classes in
Hungary were highly useful to bring out the vital importance of a child-
Pintu Patnaik from Zenith School, Namsai complemented ASSET saying “I am returning to my school as a better teacher and a transformed being. I am sure I will do my work better now”.
Sanu Chetry assured the organizers of his willingness and commitment of keeping oneself updated and inspired as a teacher, conveying that he would attend future orientation programs with an open mind.
Mukti Upadhyay from Lohit Rising School, Alubari finds the program inspiring. He opined that the simple meditations acquired during the program if imparted to young learners will help them to be more focused and improve their all round performance.
BK Mishra of the Kids Foundation School, Chongkham acknowledged the good results of TOP 2011 amongst all participants of the TOP being highly interactive with group discussions taken up on various occasions.
The Chairman ASSET thanked Manju Ama, Principal KGBV Wakro and her teachers and staff for ably assisting the TOP 2011. He further conveyed gratitude to Er. K Namchoom, chairman Zenith School, Principal of Kids Foundation School and Rajan Limbu, chairman Lohit Rising School for their support.
It is felt that the concerted efforts of school managements will certainly strengthen the cause of better education for children. The TOP 2011, was indeed a successful one, as it focused on acquisition of teaching skills by every person associated with a child.
Aalo, Jul 14 : District Level Training on Quinquennial Agricultural Census was conducted on July 12 last in the office of the District Agriculture Officer here to impart training to field level enumerators and supervisors for conducting census operation in 20% selected villages of West Siang District.
The training was presided by Karbom Riram, DAO, West Siang and attended by 70 selected enumerators and supervisors.
Riram said that the Agricultural Census is a time bound national programme conducted
all over India and Arunachal Pradesh is also taking part in the programme since 1970-
The main objective of conducting agricultural census is to describe agricultural structure and its related characteristics to provide benchmark for planning of new Agricultural Development Programme & Evaluation to know the agricultural holdings with operated area for future census and current agricultural statistics.
To start with, all the field level enumerators were directed to visit each and every household of the sample villages to collect information as far as possible the correct figure. DIPRO
These tribal festivals help in promoting traditional dresses and costumes; traditional
ornaments and jewelries; traditional arts and crafts; traditional songs and dances;
traditional foods and drinks; folklores and sacred literatures; traditional games
and sports; and moral and human values
as courtesy, generosity, kindness, good will, cooperative sense, social heartedness/mindedness
and like. Rather, these festivals help in preserving traditional knowledge system
which is invaluable. No less important, these festivals help us to preserve our rich
cultural heritage. Our age-
These festivals are also a suitable occasion to invite favored guests to not only
in festival celebration ground but also in one’s house as a token of love, regard,
good will and friendship. It would be worthwhile to mention that these festivals
are an appropriate occasion to learn/display social interaction/integration habit,
‘financial, human resource or material management’ skill, organizing ability and
oratory, leadership or team-
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Yes Sir, a field posting please
I want to echo the suppressed voices of serving engineers of the Power department.
The high handedness in the posting of officers in the engineering departments needs no special mention. Political leaders and the officers in fields have been rubbing their shoulders to post the “Yes Man’ .The department officers are leaving no stone unturned in greasing their palms to get field posting. It was heard to be in engineering departments, but has now spilled over to other departments who can go along with swollen pockets. No leader or an administrator can do away this practice, since the corrupt genes passes on to the progeny. But a man of conviction and discipline may to some extend put a valve to regulate the management gurus who are most of the time out of station oiling the political leaders and Big Bosses of the concerned departments.
Here the public leaders are urged to give a deep thought on the transfers and postings
of Engineers in particular. Despite being ‘Law abiding’ and ‘God Fearing’ as everyone
claims, but often failed to act as per rules. Many officers are in planning since
appointment/promotion. They also have the right to experience the work of field posting.
Judging someone’s ability by placing an officer in planning has no justification.
One should be given tenure to test his or her experiences. It is seen that, favouritism
and nepotism has no substitute. Precisely, many engineers feel that it is their birthright
to hold a field posting place till the last breath. To this our leaders and bosses
in the secretariat gives undue favor by over riding the rules framed by them. It
has become just like the family’s affairs. A suggestion to this will fit the best.
Any engineer/officer who has been in field posting for the last three years (Maximum)
should invariably be given planning post and those engineers who have remained deprived
of field posting should be given field posting without a second thought. The suggestion
implies, there should be rotational posting of engineers from planning to site and
But, this time as is heard, things are not to be as what it used to be. The young energetic minister (power), who is known to be just and calculative, is not going to put his pen without ascertaining the past records of any officer. All officers are anticipating a change to emerge after the present minister power took over the rein. Lets wait and watch how he delivers. Justice will definitely prevail.
Changlang (Via email)
A protest letter
Apropos news item published in your esteemed daily on dated 11th July 2011 under the heading “GWS Peace Team Submit Recommendations to Government on Aalo Issue” wherein excluding other matters a report has been made that “taking the advantage of the opportunity of GWS’s first meeting with the Chief Minister, Jarbom Gamlin, the President and Secretary General, GWS raised the issue regarding the pending issue of Lower Siang District creation in the foothills of West and East Siang Districts, affected by the unsettled interstate boundary dispute with Assam” as reported, to this matter, the rank and file of Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU) on behalf of people of 29 Basar A/C strongly oppose the move of GWS. If it is so, this time again the present incumbents of GWS have made a high handedness on the issue, extra constitutional, a blunder mistake and an attempt to dilute the already decided policy of the government after creation of a High Power Committee (HPC) on the issue.
As it is known to each and every Arunachalees that for the newly created Lower Siang District and the following subsequent controversies, for final demarcation of its administrative jurisdictions and boundaries, selection of Headquarters and for finding out an amicable and permanent solution on the issue, the previous Government under the leadership of former HCM late Dorjee Khandu had already created a HPC on dated 24th December 2010 for which we the concerned areas are eagerly waiting for its early visit.
Moreover, the GWS must also remember that the areas falling under 29 Basar A/C is also a part and parcel of the newly created Lower Siang District and an area of concern for the said HPC. The differences are not over the extents of boundaries for the newly created district but in the HQ issue only for which we are still optimistic that a day will come soon when every party on the matter will cooperate, develop mutual understandings and accept the realities based on not utopian ideas but on facts. However, it is another thing that some parts are not interested to join the district on their own genuine grounds and we can’t compel for it also. It is well up to this level that they had appraised the new HCM about the said pending issue but one must remember that the creation of HPC is the ultimate, good for all and best for its established purpose which is due to start its job. Hence, where is the point of GWS to again review afresh a new chapter of controversies by raising the pending issue of Lower Siang District creation in the foothills of West and East Siang Districts only? This act is nothing but an attempt to ignite the differences of the concerned areas, widen the gaps, closing the doors of dialogues and undermining the sentiments and aspirations of a major chunk of Galos inhibiting in 29 Basar A/C which comprise a major portion of present West Siang District. Rather, leaving the past and egos far behind one and all should work for clearing the misunderstandings, bridging the gaps, draw a consensus and bring an amicable solution on the issue for development of all. As one have to learn from mistakes and successes and also know this fact that any society or organization is not supreme, above the law and the people as it is the people for which such societies and laws are established. One should remember that such society is means to an end but not an end in itself.
Therefore, through this open letter, we strongly register our protest on the move and hope the GWS will refrain from further mishandling, will not enhance complicacies and play with the sentiments and tolerances of the Galos of 29 Basar A/C else we will have no option but to start our next fourth phase of democratic protests against GWS in days to come.
At the same time, while highly welcome Jarbom Gamlin as the new Chief Minister of our state after the death of our beloved leader late Dorjee Khandu, this has arisen a new ray of hope for the early solution on the said pending issue for the development of all. Hope the new Government which is believed, expected and claiming to be the torch bearer of the previous late Dorjee Khandu led Government will keep the promise of the departed soul and complete one of his long cherished and unfinished dream by creating Lower Siang District as per recommendations of the HPC at the earliest.
Pushing the pro-
The Exit of Mr. Jairam Ramesh, from the Ministry of Environment & Forest, speaks
volumes about the UPA -
Recently he had cautioned that, the environment clearance should not be used as a
license for forcible acquisition of land which was a pro-
Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum.
Check the fees
Apropos the letters regarding exorbitant B.Ed fees in your, I would like to highlight
few words in regard to mushrooming growth of private B.Ed colleges in the state.
There are only three B.Ed colleges recognized by the National Council For Teachers
Education [NCTE] in the state viz. Hills College of Teacher Education, Rajiv Gandhi
University and Doying Guming college. But today B.Ed course in Doying Guming College
Naharlagun, (on email)
Give us a chance too
B.Ed (Appearing) candidates would like to appeal Director of Secondary Education to allow the B.Ed (appearing) candidates for the written examination of recently advertised Senior Teachers (ST) posts. After doing post graduation we opted for B.Ed in order to become a Senior Teacher one day but rejecting our application forms for this small ground means losing our hopes to become a Senior Teacher one day.
We believe in our present day education reformer of Arunachal Pradesh, Education Minister Bosiram Siram that he will surely give a chance to us to appear in the written examination of the Senior Teachers Post. Therefore we earnestly request the Director of Secondary Education (DSE) and our Education Minister to give a chance to us for appearing in the written examination of Senior Teachers posts.
Unemployed B.Ed (Appearing) Candidates (on email)
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