ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Binny Hiffo was crowned Miss East Kameng in beauty contest organized
by East Kameng Youth Forum on July 22 last at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Seppa
Puja Singhi and Fepung Natung were adjudged as the first and second runners up respectively.
Hiffo, a BA 2nd year student of DNG College Itanagar beat 11 contestants to wear
the crown having outsmarted in various categories of assessment. When asked about
her reaction on being crowned Miss East Kameng, the elated Hiffo said that she was
overwhelmed after hearing her name called out as the winner of the contest which
she never expected. One should not dishearten by failures as wining and losing are
part and parcel of any competition. What matters most to us is participation, she
Mama Natung, a businessman, who was invited as the chief guest of the pageant contest
stressed on the role of the society for the upliftment of the girl child and said
one should come forward to support such kind of events/programme through which they
get encouragement to face challenges in life. Raju Gyadi, president, East Kameng
Chambers of Commerce and Industry emphasized on the role of the youth in bringing
a positive changes in the society.
State Taekwondo team to take part in referee seminar
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: As part of the preparation for the ensuing 32nd National Junior
Boys & Girls Taekwondo Championship scheduled to be held at Naharlagun, a young team
from Arunachal Taekwondo Association (ATA) is leaving here tomorrow for Shillong
to attend Black Belt Examination and National Referee seminar to be conducted by
Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI).
ATA Joint Secretary Kipa Niba and Coach Deepak Gurung would lead the team. Another
36-member Taekwondo team of the Association would take part in the North East Taekwondo
Championship scheduled to be held at Shillong from August 25 - 27.
While blessing the athletes, ATA president advised them to maintain discipline and
learn everything carefully and bring laurels to the state so that the people of Arunachal
Pradesh feel proud of you and Taekwondo sports.
Mading Tayeng passes away
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Veteran social worker and former President of the Central Donyi
Polo Yelam Kebang Mading Tayeng died at his residence in Pasighat yesterday.
He was 70 and is survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter.
Born in 1942 in Mebo village near Pasighat, Tayeng served the state government in
various capacities before retiring as Joint Secretary under General Administration.
Being a man of principles with deep faith and high regard for Donyi Poloism, Tayeng
always advocated and worked for the preservation and promotion of all indigenous
faith and cultures of Arunachal Pradesh. He also served as the President of the Central
Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang for 3 years from 2006 to 2009.
Many prominent leaders, including former ministers Lombo Tayeng and Doi Ado visited
the house of Tayeng and paid tributes to him.
The rank and file of Central Donyi Polo Yelam Kebeng, including its president Tabi
Jerang, former president Ajing Ering and General Secretary Tajom Tasung deeply mourned
the death of its former president and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul, according to Central Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang, Pasighat.
Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang Itanagar (DPYK) has mourned at untimely demise of Mading
Tayeng. DPYK, Itanagar observed two minutes silence and prayed for eternal peace
for the departed soul. AVP East Siang dist unit also expressed shock over the demise
of Mading Tayeng and termed his demise as an irreparable loss to the society and
Death of prominent historian mourned
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) fraternity mourned the sad and
untimely demise of Prof. Hamlet Bareh Ngapkynta, prominent Historian of the North
East, Padma Shri Awardee and the Executive Council Member of the Second Executive
Council of the University.
In a condolence meeting today, the RGU fraternity, including Deans of Faculties,
Directors/Heads of the Departments/Institutes, teachers, non-teaching officers/staff
of the University observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed
soul. The meeting also prayed to almighty to give enough strength to the members
of the bereaved family to overcome the grief and sorrow.
The University placed on record the valuable service rendered by Prof. Hamlet Bareh
during the meetings of the Executive Council of the Rajiv Gandhi University. The
University assured that all his valuable suggestions will be taken care of in due
course of time.
NWS felicitates meritorious students
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Neelam Welfare Society (NWS) felicitated the meritorious students,
especially those who excelled in AISCE and AISSCE-2012 examinations conducted by
CBSE and other distinguished achievers in a function here on July 21.
The members felicitated were Neelam Yaker (86.8%), Neelam Kuma (83.6%), Neelam Matthew
(81%) in AISSCE-2012 and Neelam Ania (9.0 CGPA), Neelam Atum (8.8 CGPA), Neelam
Tuya (8.8 CGPA) in AISCE-12. The society also recognized the efforts of Neelam Tayo
(Akam) and felicitated him for his achievement in the field of music.
The Programme was attended by former Home Minister Neelam Taram, officers and 500
members of the society.
Neelam Tatam, President of the society encouraged the students to take up the study
very seriously to excel in this present competitive world. He also suggested the
present youths of the society to try their hands in various other fields other than
the academic activity.
Taking the example of “Galelio” the scientist, Neelam Taram, the former Minister
stressed the importance of education.
Other speakers of the society stressed the importance of education for development.
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: All the cases of attack on the mediapersons presently being tried
in courts of various judicial magistrates - first class, second class - in Capital
Complex, Itanagar have been withdrawn from the courts of concerned magistrates and
transferred to the courts of JMFC Talo Potom for speedy trials and passing order
as per merit of the case, said Chief Judicial Magistrate Itanagar Capital Complex
in an order today.
While referring to the several instances of brutal attack on media persons/journalists
in the Capital Complex in recent past, the CJM in its order informed that police
has submitted charge sheets against the accused in some of the cases. “It is imperative
to have speedy trials of such cases with hearing on day to day basis and to instill
the faith of the public in justice delivery system,” the order said.
Union seeks AAPSU intervention
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Appealing to All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) to intervene
in managing the teachers’ crisis at government higher secondary school Jengging,
All Upper Siang District Student’s Union (AUSDSU) today claimed that despite four
senior teachers have been posted recently; they have not reported to school so far.
AUSDSU added due to absenteeism of senior teachers the classes of XI standard are
yet to start leaving students lives in tatter. Union also feared that posted teachers
may seek for the cancellation of their transfer order, which would make the situation
worst. The school was up-graded to higher secondary from secondary way back in 1992
and later handed over to Donyi-Polo Mission in the year 1998 and after painstaking
effort by the public and organizations the government restored status quo of the
higher secondary school level, it said.
Counseling for admission seekers
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Much to the delight of new admission seekers in DNG college here,
National Students Union of India (NSUI) unit organized a five days awareness
camp cum counseling session with its slogan ‘may we help you’ at the College presmises
from July 18 to 22. The basic objective to organize such awareness camp was to help
and guide new comers who seek admission in the college. A large number of students
benefitted from the camp, release added.
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: A mass social service was conducted by the Biological Park Gyekar
Sinyi’s Protection and Development Society (BPGSPDS) to plant trees at Biological
Park Itanagar and to clean up the surroundings today. The social service was participated
by BPGSPDS members, general public and youths including from Ganga and Bath Panchayat.
Meanwhile, a mass awareness meeting on protection and preservation of Biological
Park and Gyekar Sinyi was held. The speakers of the awareness meeting expressed concern
over environmental degradation, particularly in the state capital and appealed to
all to create mass awareness among people of the need to protect and preserve environment.
Mortality of cattle rising: Association
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey district unit
today said that there is higher mortality rate of cattle in Sangram circle due to
foot and mouth disease. It said that due to non-availability of medicine and veterinary
doctors the disease is taking epidemic form. Further, it appealed to authority to
send sufficient medicines and doctors to save the cattle.
Appeal to reconsider decision
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: While supporting the All Papum Pare District Students Union against
the government decision to regularize the encroached government lands in the Capital
complex, Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers’ Association (PPUEA) today appealed to state
government to reconsider its decision saying that the decision might plunge district
Society demands for re-arrest of attacker
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Agitating over the decision of judicial magistrate Ziro to release
the attacker of one Bini Tama, Bini Welfare Society today demanded the judicial magistrate
to re-arrest the attacker. It alleged that despite Tama being inflicted serious physical
injury by attacker the magistrate released him on bail.
The whole state stands in solidarity with Tongam and Press fraternity
The brutual attack on Tongam Rina is highly shocking and condemnable. The outrage
over the horrifying incident is overwhelming. However, considering the law enforceing
agencie’s laxity and complacency such untoward incident was imminent, if our memory
serves right, the journalist reportedly received death threats in the recent past.
Just three months back the office of the Arunachal Times was vandalized by a group
of masked intruders. In another incident, two lady scribes were attacked by a rogue
element in uniform.
Apparentaly, in all these cases, the authorities concerned failed to deliver justice.
The attack on the journalist could have been averted, if they had shown diligence
and sincerity in their obligation of tracing out the culprits and taking them to
task in nick of time. It’s expected that the government would understand the public
outcry and instead of paying lip service, leave no stone unturned to nab the culprit/s
and ensure that justice is delivered.
All the media houses and media persons deserve adequate security enabling the watchdog
of democracy to discharge their duties efficiently. The whole state stands in solidarity
with Tongam Rina and the Press fraternity in their fight for dignity and justice.
Increase intake capacity of B.Sc students in colleges
It is a tight slaps on the face of those students whose determination to become a
doctor/engineer through joint entrance examination made them work hard for a year
attending coaching classes, dropping their 1st year after 12th board exam. This step
is very common all over India where students aim at taking up a particular profession
whether medical or engineering by spending lots of money in study every year.
On the other side, let us not ignore the bitter truth. Not every student gets selected
in Joint Entrance Examination(s). Hence, those students with financially weak background
go for BA or B. Sc degree in Arunachal Pradesh – the common scene which prevails,
those aspiring to become a doctor joins B.Sc in Dera Natung Govt College or JNC,
Pasighat. But, if you personally encounter any B. Sc graduate, they would definitely
express their willingness to go for medical courses in spite of simple B Sc.
But due to financial problem, they stopped dreaming of what they had dreamt before.
Now, let us see what happened to our students, when they want admission in B. Sc
in D N G College, they are told ‘1 year drop out after 12th’ won’t be given first
preference or direct admission. They will have to wait for certain days, if seats
are available after the admission of fresh students, they will look into the matter.
Not only that, their form were even not accepted.
Now, does the new so-called “educational rule” give justice to these students who
have sacrificed a year attending coaching classes every day, every week, every month,
waiting eagerly for the entrance examination ?
Arunachal itself does not provide the educational facilities like medical college
or engineering college other than NIT and NERIST and with such weak financial background
where all those frustrated students will suppose to go if the Govt colleges refuse
to take them.
In this respect, the Govt is requested to increase the intake capacity of B Sc students
in Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar so that all the students irrespective of fresh
or one year drop out after class XII could get admission in B Sc course.
GS, Leporiang Peoples Welfare Committee, Capital Complex.
Tongam belongs to whole of Arunachal
I would like to share my personal views on the latest happening in the state, particularly
regarding shooting out case against Tongam Rina, who happened to be Associate Editor
of Arunachal Times. It is a cowardice act on the culprit who shot at female member
who does not have physical strength to fight back.
It is condemnable from all quarters, and I personally condemn this incident. Let's
not politicize this issue and let's not aggravate this problem into a communal based
issue. Miss Tongam Rina belongs to Arunachal Pradesh and we are all Arunachalis.
As regard to the said incident, let’s not blame the government only. Let’s cooperate
the police to nab the culprit. Yes, it is government's fault not punishing the criminals
in strictest way. Police are also human being, let's cooperate the law enforcing
department collectively in nabbing the culprits to win the reward from the Creator
instead of cash reward offered by the police. "Long Live Arunachali".
Punish the accused
This is in reference to the news items “Minor student raped (July 21).
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the land where the minor girls are raped
and women are shot at. Govt and Women Welfare Society should deal with such incidents,
which has been happening repeatedly in every corner of the state almost every month,
with iron hand. No one should come forward to save the accused and law should be
allowed to take its own course of action.
Despite having full trust and faith on the teacher, how could the students gain
knowledge in an un-conducive environment which is being created by the teacher.
The accused teacher should be awarded an exemplary punishment as per the law so
that it becomes eye opener for others. Proper justice should be given to the victim
and her parents.
The government should take preventive steps so that such immoral and illegal
activities do not recur.
Tobacco menace: a plain solution
If the tobacco products are allowed to be sold only in plain packages, it can help
fight the tobacco epidemic in simple way. A policy report submitted by the Australia-India
Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control has reasoned that tobacco products should
be packaged plainly. If the Policy report called “The Case for Plain Packaging Made
Plain - From Australia to the Indian People: Assessing the Socio-Political Scenario
of Introducing Plain Packaging as a Policy Intervention,” becomes law then plain
packaging legislation would disallow all extraneous colours, embossing and other
embellishments likely to mislead on tobacco packs. The objective is to eliminate
the “badge value” of all forms of tobacco product packaging. Brand and product names
would be allowed only in a standardised, prescribed style, font and colour.
Despite advertising and sponsorship bans on tobacco firms, the package itself continues
to be much too attractive for comfort. Such packaging, with catchy images, colours,
and logos are known to entice impressionable consumers. Plain packaging amplifies
the effect of pictorial health warnings that depict the serious health risks of consuming
The policy document provides unprecedented market research evidence on plain packaging
in India, a review of plain packaging policy initiatives from various national settings
and evidence culled from consultation with a range of Indian public health and other
Experts speak in favour of the documents saying that India must initiate legislation
on plain packaging and ensure implementation of a policy that will have tremendous
public health impact. They seek support of the policymakers, civil society and the
media in favour of plain packaging, now recognized as a strong and effective measure
for global tobacco control discourse. Plain packaging does not require costly new
institutional intervention and can be easily implemented.