ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Director Postal Service Itanagar today announced that no postal
service fees will be charged for relief materials such as clothes, blanket, medicines
etc if any one wishes to send it by postal service to contribute the victims of
In a release it said that the packet should be marked on the top as “relief material
for Uttrakhand” addressed to the senior postmaster, Dehradun GPO. However the department
further made it clear that the packet should not be weighing up more than 35 kilogram.
National Trade Fair in Tirap begins
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The first ever National Trade Fair in Tirap district organized
by Nocte Students’ Union (NSU) began at Nehru Stadium yesterday.
The two-week-long fair witnessed huge participation of public from the very first
Traders and businessmen from various states have put up stalls under one roof enabling
access to their products to the locals at their door step.
The fair was inaugurated by was inaugurated by NSU president Hinwang Lowang.
NSU thanked the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police of the district
for their support in organizing the fair as well as providing security and fire brigade
ANYA CCU threatens 24-hour capital bandh
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Reiterating its charter of demands, All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA), Capital Complex Unit (CCU) has threatened to launch the second phase of protest
in the form of 24-hour Capital Complex bandh.
The Association called 12-hour Capital Complex bandh yesterday to register its protest
against non-fulfillment of its demands despite repeated pleas. The associations charter
of demands included, eviction drive against all government land encroachers, continuation
of eviction drive along NH52A, shifting of Hume Pipe Factory from present location
near Barapani Govt Middle School and Hanuman Mandir, Ganga to suitable places.
Tourism dept. introduces biometric attendance system
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Director, Tourism Taru Talo formally made functional the biometric
system of attendance in the conference hall of the directorate today.
Later, in a staff coordination meeting, director Talo informed the gathering the
state government is emphasizing on work culture and introduction of biometric system
is a part of it to streamline and develop work culture among the staffs. He further
urged upon the staffs to follow the system religiously.
SDP on tailoring ends
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The NABARD sponsored skill development program on tailoring for
84 days and broom making/cultivation (for 30 days) organized by Community Learning
and Doing Center (CLDC), a Palin based NGO, for unemployed youth concluded at Palin
Attending the valedictory function, Palin Anchal Chairperson Kyoda Rana appreciated
the CLDC‘s efforts for conducting such an important program for rural unemployed
youth for their self- employment. He assured his all possible help to the just trained
unemployed youths to start their self employment venture.
The program was sponsored and supported by NABARD, regional office, Itanagar.
Fifty unemployed youth and school dropouts attended the training.
ASMs Tassar Ponam, Takam Azad, Dollong Ada, Takum Tagung also attended the valedictory
ASSU alleges collection of hefty fees from students
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: All Sajolang (Miji) Students’ Union (ASSU) has alleged collection
of hefty amounts from students as admission fees in Govt. Higher Secondary School,
Nafra and Bomdila.
Authorities of both the schools have collected hefty fees from students by not complying
with government norms, the ASSU memorandum submitted to the Director of School Education
(DSE), claimed. It appealed to the DSE to look into matter seriously.
The memorandum also urged the DSE to post sufficient senior teachers at Nafra and
Bomdila Govt Hr. Sec. Schools and provide adequate bench-desk at Khillong Middle
School. According to the memorandum, Nafra GHSS has been functioning without senior
teachers since it was upgraded to higher secondary level. It opposed transfer of
teachers from Sajolang (Miji) dominated areas.
Effort on to help hapless children
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: In a bid to create awareness among the masses about its services
and also to make its presence noticeable to everyone particularly children in need
of medical assistance, care and protection, ‘CHILDLINE’, an Itanagar based NGO engaged
in 'child care and protection' here put up its hoardings in the premises of Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital Complex, Itanagar and newly established Women Police Station, Itanagar.
Coordinator of ‘Childline’ Charit Mongcham expressed her gratitude on behalf of Childline
team to the members of RK Mission Hospital and Women Police Station, Itanagar for
their cooperation and compassion towards the cause.
Training for adolescent girls
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Altogether 75 adolescent girls from different Anganwadi centres
and 53 Anganwadi workers participated in a day-long training of Sakhi & Sahelis by
ICDS project, Kimin on July 8 and 9 last.
Organized under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls,
Kishori Diwas was also observed on the occasion.
As part of the training programme, exposure visits and flower making events were
organized. The girls were taken to community health centres and Police Station Kimin
where they learnt about the technical know-how. Various games and sports competition
was also organized.
In order to motivate field level functionaries, two Anganwadi workers were awarded
for their dedication and sincerity in implementation of schemes.
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU) in collaboration Sarva
Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), District Mission organized an anti-drug abuse awareness campaign
at Government Hr. Sec. School, Hapoli today.
Deputy Director of School Education Yumlam Tana advised the students not to indulge
in bad habits and always keep themselves away from drugs and alcohol.
Dr. Tajang Michi explained the harmful effects of drugs on human body, family and
RS Bisht, Lecturer, DIET, Bei Tali, Coordinator, SSA District Mission, Hong Loder,
Headmaster, Govt Hr. Sec. School Hapoli and teachers and students from various schools
of Ziro attended the programme.
ALSSU president Tado Raja also spoke on the occasion.
Awareness camp and community training held
Khonsa, Jul 12: The SSA District Unit, Tirap has started Siksha Ka Haq Abhiyan Awareness
Campaign and 3- day Residential and Non-Residential Training for SMC/PRI members
The main objective of the programme is to mobilize the community leaders like SMC/PRI
and Stake holders and to acquaint them with the basic aims and objectives of the
The SSA District Mission is emphatically imparting them to create awareness and inculcate
a sense of ownership and belongingness towards education. DIPRO
APPDHWA calls for proper medical care in Habia-Tapiaso Anchal segment
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The All Papum Pare District Handicapped Welfare Association (APPDHWA)
has asked for deputing doctors and para medical staffs along with sufficient medicines
in Habia-Tapiaso Panchayat Anchal Samity segment.
In a letter written to Papum Pare DMO, it said, public are suffering from epidemic
like situation due to monsoon and all the health centres, crowded with ailing patients,
are unable to treat them due to scarcity of man power and inadequate health facilities.
Arun Dairy milk in new poly pack
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Double toned Arun Dairy milk will be available in the market in
new poly-film pack of 556 ml at Rs 20 from July 15.
While informing this, Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP) Managing Director
Dr. Migo Riba, in a release, said that the new sachet of Arun Dairy milk has been
priced at Rs.20 per 556 ml to remove coin change problem. The approved rate of a
liter of milk is Rs. 36, it informed.
Arun Dairy milk is marketed by the Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Milk Producers'
Union Limited, a registered cooperative union, by collecting raw milk from the dairy
farmers of Dairy Cooperative Societies formed in Ramghat-Tarasso, Doimukh- Nirjuli
and Pasighat area to make the processed hygienic milk available to the consumers
of the Capital Complex region.
The raw milk is processed at Dairy Plant, Karsingsa and packed as double toned standard
milk. The milk packets are marketed through various retailers at Nirjuli, Doimukh,
Naharlagun and Itanagar.
The management is striving hard to make uninterrupted supply of Arun Dairy milk to
its consumers in capital complex region.
BJYM extends helping hand to Uttarakhand disaster victims
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: In a bid to express its solidarity to the flood victims of Uttarakhand,
the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh today launched public voluntary
contributions campaign at various locations namely NERIST gate Nirjuli, Daily Market
and Barapani, Naharlagun, Bank Tinali and Ganga Market, Itanagar. The week-long citizens’
contribution drives which is part of humanitarian aid programme in aid of Uttarakhand
tragedy. The Yuva Morcha members were deputed in five groups with donation boxes
to reach out the common people so that everyone could contribute towards the cause.
The State BJP President Tai Tagak, former MP Kiren Rijiju, National Council Member,
Wangman Lowangcha and State General Secretary (orgn), B.R. Wage and State BJYM President,
Dug Saha also visited the locations and contributed in the boxes at different locations.
Lauding the State Yuva Morcha for its noble initiation towards humanitarian services,
State President Tai Tagak appealed to the people to come forward and participate
for the noble cause.
Yes Bank willing to help DPM School for the Hearing and Visually Impaired
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Yes Bank staff, Itanagar, including its branch manager visited
Donyi Polo Mission School for the Hearing & Visually Impaired, Chimpu, Itanagar today
and were overwhelmed by the academic achievement of the students and the educational
and rehabilitation strategies adopted by the school for all round development.
The Yes Bank BM Ganesh Chetry, while informing provisions under the Bank’s Social
Responsibility Sector scheme to assist such philanthropic organization, suggested
the Principal of the school to submit a proposal mentioning the names of the items
required by the school for its smooth functioning.
The Yes Bank distributed painting materials, pens and sweets, to students and assured
all possible help in near future.
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Senior journalist of Arunachal Pradesh Tongam Rina has been selected
for the prestigious - “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media - 2013” instituted
by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.
Earlier, Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of the daily was honoured with the Laadli
Media Award 2011-12 for Gender Sensitivity in November last year at Kolkata.
Besides Tongam, German journalists Jörg Armbruster, correspondent of the German
broadcast station ARD for the Near and Middle East until 2012, Martin Durm, radio
reporter of the German broadcast station SWR and Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne
from Denmark and Belgium have been chosen for this prestigious award.
Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne are the initiators of the ‘European Fund for Investigative
Instituted in 2001, the award carries prize of 30.000 Euros. The award will personally
be presented to the laureates on October 8, 2013 in Leipzig.
The Media Foundation awards the Prize to the winner of the “Freedom and Future of
the Media” to journalists, publishers and institutions, who show a strong personal
commitment to the freedom and future of the media, informed Stephan Seeger, managing
director of the Media Foundation.
The prize is also intended to keep alive the memory of the Peaceful Revolution of
October 9, 1989 in Leipzig, when protesters demanded “a free press for a free country,”
Tongam Rina was critically injured in an assassination attempt on July 15 last year.
It is believed that the attempted murder was connected to her journalistic work.
As an Associate Editor, she reports about corruptions within local authorities in
connection with distribution of food, the questionable construction of dams, environmental
scandals and the situation of Indian women.
Currently, Tongam is a guest of the “Hamburger Stiftung für politisch Verfolgte”
(Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People). Her steadfastness nature
made her role model for young journalists in Arunachal Pradesh as well as India.
Media fraternity welcomes filing of chargesheet, hopes for fair trial
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The members of Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh
Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) in a meeting at APC building here today reviewed
Tongam Rina shooting case in view of recent development. The two organizations, who
have been spearheading the fight to seek justice for Tongam, welcomed the news of
police filing chargesheet against three alleged accused.
Reacting cautiously to the latest development, the two organizations thanked capital
police, particularly SPs Surender Kumar, Nabam Gungte and investigation team led
by Sub- Inspector Inya Ete for putting honest effort to crack the case. The APC and
APUWJ also acknowledged the tremendous support extended by people of Arunachal and
stated that without their support press fraternities alone could have never been
able to fight so long.
“We had received support from every nook and corner of the world. People of Arunachal
irrespective of tribe, religion and region have fought together seeking justice for
Tongam. We thank them from bottom of our heart,” stated APC and APUWJ. However, the
organization duo warned that till the alleged accused are proven guilty by the court
they will not consider the view that Tongam Rina case is closed.
“It is too early to conclude and still we have long way to go. Until and unless accused
are proven guilty at court this case will not end. We hope free and fair trial will
be conducted so that Tongam gets justice in true sense,” the organization duo said.
Ensure regular power supply to people: DC
PASIGHAT, Jul 12: On her first day in the office today, the East Siang Deputy Commissioner
Nidhi Srivastava convened an emergency meeting with the Pasighat Municipal councillors,
PPWC representatives and engineers of power department to take stock of power generation
and its distribution and maintenance to ensure uninterrupted supply to the consumers.
Power shortage hinders developments, stated the DC. “In my considered opinion, electricity
is the basic need of every human being in the present-day circumstances and I can’t
imagine a day without electricity. Many of us might survive on generators or invertors
etc for a while but what will you do when all the backup power is used up ?” she
questioned. The uses are in plenty and hence our life depends a lot on electricity
and there will be totally unwelcome situation for everyone. She admitted that the
demand of regular supply to people is very genuine and that should be redressed and
she will leave no stone unturned to solve the issue.
The SE Rokom Bado and EE T Jamoh of Pasighat Power department elaborately explained
how they are facing lot of financial and other technical problems due to wants of
funds and how disruptions occur in between Aalo and Pasighat especially during monsoon.
However, giving a sign of relief to the people the engineers informed that supply
from Assam via Jonai-Ruksin is under way and Assam portion will be completed within
the stipulated time i.e. 15th July next.
Early this morning the Deputy Commissioner also held a interactive meeting with the
officers and staffs of DC’s establishment and emphasized for inculcating transparency
and efficiency in the work culture and speedy redressal of the grievances besides
ensuring quality developmental works in their respective branches. She advised to
be disciplined, sincere and punctual in delivering prompt services to the people.
Accused reacts to police statement
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Achung Yumlam, one of the accused in Tongam Rina shooting case,
has vehemently denied his involvement in the infamous attempt to murder case.
Reacting to the press release issued by Capital SP accusing Yumlam as the mastermind
of the shooting incident, which was published in media on July 11, Achung Yumlam,
in a release, today said that he was never involved in Tongam Rina shooting case.
“I feel like concern authority of state is chasing me and humiliating me in public
for second consecutive time in this matter, by lightly taking my name and making
public show of me in every local daily. In the sands of time, everything will be
washed away but the wound I got these days will never heal,” the release said.
Yumlam further said “Time and again I am stating here that, I have never been involved
in the Tongam Rina shooting case nor I am conspirator or master mind behind it, neither
I know all the three accused persons. If I am accused for all this very perplexed
excuse reasons, then I have no option, except resorting myself to Amnesty International
for my mental and physical integrity, for freedom of my conscience and expression
as well for my indigenous rights.” He further believes that all the officers, youths,
elders, media persons, leaders and ministers can’t be easily manipulated, only some
section of society is creating havoc for their self-propaganda. “I am dismayed, exhausted
and hurt seeing those humiliating news items in your daily. Therefore, I earnestly
appeal to everyone out there, those who are like minded, please don’t heed to false
allegation that are labeled against me,’ the release said.
Dambuk people plead for solution to communication woes
ROING, Jul 12: Come monsoon and Dambuk block in Lower Dibang Valley faces problems
galore. The entire block gets cut off from the rest of the world during monsoon season
and its two way link to the outside world – Dibang Ghat and Sissiri Ghat is hard
This problem has persisted ever year, and all effort to minimize the hardship of
local commuters has proved as only minor relief.
The Dambuk plain is a land drained by numerous rivers and streams with river crossing
at every 5 km. The major rivers that flow in this narrow strip of 20 km length of
land are Sissiri, Dibang and Sirang.
However, locals here have not stopped making efforts and are persistent in finding
solutions. In its first meeting of Dambuk Anchal Samity, after being elected last
May discussed extensively on communication woes of the block.
The meeting held under chairmanship of Tokbom Saring, Anchal Chairperson, Dambuk
Anchal demanded for enabling ferry crossing in Dibang and Sissiri ghat.
It held that such ferry crossing should be free without levying charges on passengers.
Therefore, it appealed NHPC Ltd and Navayug Engineering for redressal by engaging
skilled boat operator to operate in Dibang ghat.
The block headquarter Dambuk is located 45 km away from the district headquarters
Roing. It has additional one circle headquarter at Paglam at distance of 105 km from
To reach Dambuk, a person has to cross Dibang river on a private ferry, which the
local panchayat feel has huge toll on local economy. The situation becomes all difficult
for poor people who are unable to bear the fare charges wanting to travel to Roing
for medical and official purposes.
The alternate route for Dambuk people is way to Pasighat. This route has to cross
Sissiri river. Earlier, under initiative from former Dambuk MLA, this river crossing
was enabled through Elephant ride free of cost. But this transport mode has to be
closed down because of shortage of funds.
In a memorandum submitted to Mukut Mithi, Rajya Sabha MP, the Dambuk Anchal Samity
appealed for allotting funds to restart free ride for passengers in Sissiri ghat.
Additional funds were also requested for Sissiri river crossing between Bomjir and
Bijari to enable free ride.
The funds were also sought from MPLAD for repair of outdated log bridges for PWD
road between Bijari to Loklung and for construction of embankment for Sirang river
for protection Dambuk township.
World Population Day
ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Stressing on the importance of small family norms for the welfare
of the family and society, Health and Family Welfare Secretary Indra Mallo Jain has
exhorted each and everyone to contribute to control of population.
Highlighting the consequence of population growth after flagging of a rally organized
by National Rural Health Mission here today to mark the world population day, the
Health Secretary informed that India is all set to become world’s most populous nation
after few years overtaking China. She urged the school children to pay special attention
to it and spread the message of population control.
The rally was taken out from Akashdeep Market to Vivekananda Hall of RK Mission.
Braving heavy rain, children from Sangey Laden Sports Academy, Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan,
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Itanagar, Hornbill English School and Eleazar English
School joined the rally holding placards, banners reading “Hum do-hamare do, Chhota
Parivar, Sukhi Parivar” etc.
Dr. M Jini, Chief Medical Superintendent, Arunachal State Hospital, Habung Lampung,
Additional Mission Director NRHM, Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS, Dr. Taba
Khanna, State Programme officer, NPCB, Dr. Dimong Padung, Nodal Officer, NRHM, senior
officers and staff of the Mission Directorate, NRHM attended the programme.
A skit on “Chhota Parivar- Sukhi Parivar” was presented by the children of Hornbill
English School, Itanagar. The skit showed the difficulty faced by a family with many
children with other correlating problems of the society as well.
Free health camp
SEPPA, Jul 12: An awareness cum free health camp coincided with the World Population
Day was organised by PHC Pakoti at Mebuwa village East Kameng yesterday.
200 patients were treated out of which 79 were child cases suffering from common
cold (Viral fever) diarrhoea, respiratory infection, malaria, kit test and hepatitis
test were also done in which two positive cases of hepatitis B were detected.
Earlier, the PHC Pakoti under Dr. Kapu Sopin has already conducted such medical camp
at Tallang, Weshi, Richa, Kamsha, Hampingda, Loffa and Pakoti.
On the occasion, Dr. Kapu Sopin, MS briefed about world population Day.
Dr. T Tagia, Senior Dental Surgeon briefed on dental health and hygiene.
Dr. J. Tana, MD, Paediatric while giving deliberation on child health and its preventive
measures advised the people to maintained cleanliness to do away with most of the
Dr. S. K. Sumon, SMO gave practical demonstrations on family planning methods, Kamtar
Sangyu, ASM appealed for establishment of health Sub-Centre at Mabua and informed
that building for the same has been already constructed under MLAADs. DIPRO
Rallies taken out at Tawang and Miao against attack on Mahabodhi Temple
TAWANG, Jul 12: “It was not an attack on Buddhist heritage but on an international
Heritage site... We love peace...Stop terrorism...” these were some slogans shouted
aloud at the peace rally yesterday organized by the public of Tawang to condemn the
recent terror attacks at Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya. The rally coordinated by Tawang
Monastery and the public leaders of the district also brought awareness to people
that violence and terrorism has no place in the society. People of the peace loving
district of Tawang came up united to say: Enough is enough! Stop terror attacks!
Let us live in true freedom!
The peace rally began from Chamleng, Tawang Monastery, with a short prayer invoking
God's blessings on all and it was flagged off by Local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary
Art & Culture Tsewang Dhondup and Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jambey Tsering.
Dhondup requested the people to send out a message to eradicate the darkness that
prevails in our society. He urged the masses to raise their voices peacefully to
demonstrate their disapproval of the evil that has been done to the religious site
Zilla Parishad Chairperson in his inspiring speech, said, if the good people keep
quiet against the evil that is imposed on others, then the evil people will continue
to do evil in society. We need to raise our voices and fight against all the injustice...
Around eight thousand people consisting of Monks, Nuns, Public leaders, Officers,
NGOs, Elders, Students and people from different walks of life came up together for
the peace rally. The rally finally culminated at Dungyur Mani, Old Market Tawang
wherein the Memorandum signed by various religious heads of monasteries and elected
Public representatives of the district was handed over to the MLA Tawang to be submitted
to the Prime Minister of India. The memorandum specifies that the Buddhist Community
always propagates peace and tranquility to prevail on the earth. It also appeals
to the central government to ensure better and strong security at religious sites
such as Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya. DIPRO
Pisi Zauing adds from Maio: In protest against the inhuman attack in the premise
of Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya in Bihar on July 7 morning, thousands of Buddhist
followers of Miao Administrative Sub-Division under the aegis of Arunachal Bhikkhu
Sangha carried out a mass protest rally yesterday. Old and young, men and women from
Singpho, Tikhak, Ronrang, Tibetan, Chakma, Khampti, Barua and other Buddhist communities
with banners, placards and Buddhist flags registered their protest peacefully at
Miao Township. “We don’t believe in violence, we believe in secularism” reads the
After the rally was peacefully and successfully culminated, a memorandum was submitted
to Additional Deputy Commissioner Tayom Mara by Arunachal Bhikkhu Sangha President
Rev. Narindra Bhikkhu stating that the entire Buddhist followers of Arunachal are
immensely shocked and hurt by the inhuman attack as the act was contrary to their
believe in the principle of religious harmony, secularism and non-violence. The memorandum
further states that Buddhism or its followers have never been involved in any instance
of hurting any section of society or religious groups in the history of the country
and that the principle of Buddhism is visibly imprinted in the constitutional framework
of the country. The memo urged the state government and the local administration
to protect every religious places and believers in the state.
Replying to the memorandum and voices of protest that shook the entire township,
ADC Tayom Mara assured to make sure that their sentiments and voices are heard by
the state government. He however appealed every Buddhist in the sub-division to maintain
peace and tranquillity.
While strongly condemning the serial blasts at Bodhgaya, the epitome of Buddhist
believe and philosophy, President ABS Rev. Narindra Bhikkhu expressed hope that the
Government of India will be in a position to cleanse the blot inflicted upon the
principle of secularism enshrined in the constitution.
General Secretary Arunachal Youth Congress and National Office Bearer (Probationary)
Ms. Pinna Kitnal Singpho said the blessing of Lord Buddha helped avoid any casualty
in the well planned attack by the perpetrators of terror on July 7 though two monks
were unfortunately injured. While terming it as cowardice act, she said Arunachal
Youth Congress affirm solidarity with every Buddhist in the state.
Foundation Training Programme on Panchayati Raj system
AALO, Jul 12: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh is conducting series of training on Panchayati
Raj System at Gumin Kinn Aalo and Kamba West Siang District from July 9-18 with
an objective to provide awareness on PR system to newly elected PR members.
The first training programme started from the 4-Pubu Yombu Anchal Samiti of Aalo
West Constituency. The Member Secretaries of Anchal Samities officers and officials
including Panchayat leaders participated.
West Siang district Deputy Commissioner M K Sahoo inaugurated the training on at
Gumin Kinn Aalo on July 9 last.
In his inaugural speech he congratulated all the newly elected panchayat members.
He clearly spelled out that the administration alone cannot function without the
cooperation from the Panchayat. Their coordination in every aspect is important.
The Panchayat have been asked to work cooperatively and burry all the differences
that might have erupted during Panchayat election. The Panchayat should set a priority
and start implementing the entire flagship programme.
Chairperson, Zilla Parishad, West Siang Yaman Bagra appreciated the efforts of the
SIRD for conducting doorstep training to the PRIs members.
She urged all the participating PR members to take full benefit of the training.
Zilla Parishad Member, Pubu Yombu stressed for devolution of 3 Fs by the state government.
He lamented about excess of wine licence issued in the district rather than having
very good numbers of bookshops in the district. Anchal Samiti Chairperson of Pubu
Yombu Kirli Loyi urged the Deputy Commissioner to extend all possible helps to PRIs
Delegation of more powers as per provision may be extended, he said.
Additional Deputy Commissioner cum DPDO West Siang Moki Loyi also spoke on the occasions.
More exposure visits to PRIs will lead to success in their career. Member Secretary
Pubu Yombu Anchal Samiti Tunge Loya also dwelt on proper management of their own
affairs in implementing of various schemes.
Dr Kirto Loyi, Deputy Director, SIRD and Course Director gave the brief introduction
of this programme and highlighted the main content to be covered during the 3 days
The important issues and various aspects to be covered includes Salient Features
of 73rd Constitution Ammendment Act, 1992 & Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act
1997; Decentralized Planning with special emphasis on Village Level Planning; Concept,
Constitution and Functions of Gram Sabha and Three Tiers of Panchayati Raj i.e Gram
Panchayat, Anchal Samiti & Zilla Parishad; Overview on Major Rural Development Programmes;
Maintenance of Records and Accounts by PRIs; Social audit and use of RTI; 13th Finance
Commission Grant and developing a training design by them as an ultimate objective
of this course.
Tamar Baki, (TA) DRDA Aalo also attended the programme as resource person. DIPRO
Awareness campaign cum training programme
AALO, Jul 12: Awareness campaign cum training programme on Rodent Control and management
for the extension functionaries of West Siang District was conducted at DAOs Office,
Altogether 50 extension functionaries SDAO, ADOs, AFAs, BTMs and SMSs from all the
circle and blocks of the district attended the training programme.
The training programme was organized to thrust upon the extension functionaries to
keep close vigilance of pest incidence in the field crop and also to keep in preparedness
to combat any eventuality of crop losses due to Rodent and other pest incidence.
Incidence of sporadic bamboo flowering from various quarters are reported which would
triggers the rodent population after the bamboo flowering and which will cause huge
losses in field crop especially in rice.
Jumdo Jini, ADO dwelt in detail regarding Rodent Control & Management, to tackle
alarming rodent menace in the event of Bamboo flowering, he imparted training about
the methods and procedure to determine Rodent population, survey and surveillance
and monitoring of pest in field crop.
K. Riram, DAO Aalo directed all the extension functionaries to remain present in
their respective place of posting and advocates for rendering maximum extension support
to the farmers.
He also emphasized all officers and officials of the department to submit timely
reports of crop disease & pest incidence from their location and ask them for timely
realization of Govt. subsidy against farm inputs and implements.
Toli Bam, SDAO Basar, N. Riba, ADO (Hq), J. Yomcha, ADO Aalo also spoke on the occasion.
Ering pays whirlwind tour to Tirap and Longding
KHONSA, Jul 12: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering paid a
whirlwind official tour to Tirap and Longding districts on July 11 and 12.
While addressing the HoDs at the Circuit House, Khonsa on yesterday, Ering lauded
the HoDs for staying in their stations and performing their duties sincerely. He
told the participants that a number of centrally-sponsored schemes were being implemented
in Tirap district which would benefit the local people immensely adding that the
state and the central governments were alive to the problems of the district and
that special care was taken for all round development of Tirap district. The Minister
said that being the Minister for the whole country he had to take care of all the
states and asked the departments to work in an integrated and co-ordinated manner
for the success of the schemes. He told the gathering that some new schemes had been
approved under his Ministry for Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts which would
be implemented in a phased manner.
Parliamentary Secretary Yumsen Matey said after Ering took over the charges of Minority
Affairs Ministry as State Minister, the funding had improved and asked the executing
agencies to utilize the funds judiciously.
Matey told the HoDs that the state government had sanctioned opium rehabilitation
centers for Tirap, Changlang and Longding. He appreciated the HoDs working in Tirap
district for their dedication and sincerity and urged them to work with the same
Earlier, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said the purpose of the brief
meeting was to acquaint the visiting Minister on the schemes being implemented by
various departments in the district adding that there were many beneficial schemes
under Minority Affairs Ministry and told the Minister that his officers were leaving
no stone unturned to ensure that all the government schemes were implemented successfully.
The DC asked the HoDs to interact openly with the Minister and discuss their problems
if any without any hesitation.
Later the Minister met the newly elected ZPMs and other public leaders. He also inspected
the newly constructed boys’ and girls’ hostel at Khonsa. The meeting was attended
by Tirap SP, ADC and HoDs.
The minister also visited Deomali, Longding and Kanubari during his tour. DIPRO
World Population Day 2013: The Call of the UN for Adolescent Rights of Girls
This year the United Nations’ theme on the World Population Day is “Adolescent Rights
of the Girls”. The World Population Day is one of the most important annual events,
observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population
issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations
Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion
Day on July 11, 1999 approximately the date on which the world's population reached
five billion people.
As the world population edged to 5 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in
1950) and during the end of the same year it had reached 7 billion, it has had profound
implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity
with implications on sustainability, urbanization, education, access to health services
and youth empowerment.
In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development
Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance
of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and
the need to find solutions for these issues, 11th July should be observed by the
international community as World Population Day.
About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year. Another 3.2 million undergo
unsafe abortions. The vast majority – 90 per cent -- of the pregnant adolescents
in the developing world are married. But for far too many of these girls, pregnancy
has little to do with informed choice. Often it is a consequence of discrimination,
rights violations (including child marriage), inadequate education or sexual coercion.
Hence, on 2013 World Population Day, the UN raise awareness of the issue of adolescent
pregnancy in the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every
childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
There are over 600 million girls in the world today, more than 500 million of them
in developing countries. They are shaping humanity’s present and future. The opportunities
and choices girls have during adolescence will enable them to begin adulthood as
empowered, active citizens. With the right skills and opportunities, they can invest
in themselves, in their families and their communities. However, pregnancy jeopardizes
the rights, health, education and potential of far too many adolescent girls, robbing
them of a better future.
About 16 million girls aged 15-19 give birth each year, and complications from pregnancy
and child birth are the leading cause of death among girls in this age group, especially
in developing countries. Adolescent pregnancy is not just a health issue; it is a
development issue too. It is deeply rooted in poverty, gender inequality, violence,
child and forced marriage, power imbalances between adolescent girls and their male
partners, lack of education, and the failure of systems and institutions to protect
their rights. To bring these issues to global attention, this year’s World Population
Day is focusing on adolescent pregnancy.
Breaking the cycle of adolescent pregnancy requires commitment from nations, communities
and individuals in both developed and developing countries to invest in adolescent
girls. Governments should enact and enforce national laws that raise the age of marriage
to 18 and should promote community-based efforts that support girls’ rights and prevent
child marriage and its consequences.
Adolescents and youth must be provided with age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality
education to develop the knowledge and skills they need to protect their health throughout
their lives. However, education and information are not enough. Good quality reproductive
health services must also be readily available in order for adolescents to make informed
choices and be healthy. At the local level, communities should provide the infrastructure
to deliver reproductive health care in a youth-friendly and sensitive way. (The author
is DISTRICT RESEARCH OFFICER (HQs), ITANAGAR and he can be reached atbikashbnj@ yahoo.com)
Stop embarrassing us
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw attention of the problems being
face by the Nyishi denizens especially the government servant those serving in two
districts of Tawang and West Kameng. In these two districts scores of Nyishi people
from different parts of the state are serving in different departments in both state
and central governments are facing embarrassment because of the attitude facing from
local denizens, officers and official colleagues of these two districts. Some people
from East Kameng and Capital complex use to come and address themselves as leaders
of any union or association and forcefully demand money in the name of Chai-Pani
or travel expenses to the officers and officials of many department and even sometimes
the situation becomes so dangerous that they put gun on the head of the officers
or officials for such small altercation. We don’t know exactly whether they are really
a Nyishi or any others but they address themselves as Nyishi. Such nature of union
or association leaders has deteriorated the image of Nyishi tribe in these two districts.
Nyishi is actually known for their innocence and straight forwardness nature. Such
activities of some dirty minded people have created bad image toward the Nyishi community
of which I belong to and we the innocent people who are serving their duties in different
departments are the victims of great embarrassment in many places like public meetings
or official meetings and sometimes the situation become so worst that we are ashamed
to address ourself as Nyishi. So I on behalf of the Nyishi peoples serving at these
two districts of Tawamg and West Kameng request all the self style leaders of all
union and association to stop embarrassing us and if you do again then do it by your
own name and own risk please don’t do it in the name of Nyishi tag. Because of your
act of using Nyishi tag we are facing great embarrassment and the name of Nyishi
tribe is getting spoiled for no reasons.
West Kameng District.
Strict punishment should be given to accused in Rina case
The accused of Tongam Rina shooting case deserve strictest punishment under the given
law. The acts that have done on 15th July 2012, in an open day have traumatized many
peace lovers of this tribal land. Every morning the incident of July 15 wishes us
in big and red letter below the front page of The Arunachal Times. The culprit have
taken away the peace and love of Rina's family and put them under agony and frustration
for 360 days. We will warmly welcome the decision of the court giving death penalty
or life imprisonment to the culprits so that it will remain a lesson for others.
The law and order situation is deteriorating in the state especially in capital complex.
Nowadays the people in Capital Complex are living in fear and hopeless situation.
No peaceful sleep at night and uneasy life in the day. There is no need to explain
the cause of this as we clearly knew it. Rape of minor girls in Bhalukpong, Yazali,
Lohit etc. Murder at Legi complex, Ziro. Aalo etc. Looting, drugs, extortion, prostitution,
etc, are becoming a common trend in our lawless state. The State welcomes many outside
criminals and they rule the state in the underground world. Where do the young men
of age below 25 years gets the illegal arms and ammunition for extortion and looting?
Because there is a nexus of underground operating in the state such things are possible.
Outsiders feel comfortable to commit crimes in the state as the law is very flexible
as we all are witnessing in the Rina's Case.
The present State Government who overthrows their colleague to give better justice
and prosperity has totally failed. As many organizers and individuals cried for the
creation of state Home Minister, the Chief Minister turned deaf ear. The Chief Minister
kept it for his own political benefit. Many died looted, raped, shot and murdered
shedding their blood in the open day due to lack of security.
As our state is young and so we are. Therefore there are many lessons to learn by
both the government and the citizens to cope up with this complex modern world. We
hope to see Arunachal in the list of peaceful, prosperity and developed state not
in the list of state with maximum numbers of rape, murder and corruption case.
Govt faces PRC dilemma
Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) literally and indisputably is a certification
that the subject is a native or a resident of specifically mention place or locality
permanently. Term 'Permanent' decisively states that the PRC holder 'is' or 'will
reside permanently. One must produce a Schedule Tribe Certificate (S/T) before obtaining
a PRC procedurally. So, is the Government contemplating to gift S/T status to non-APST
Being accustomed to the shrewdness of the politicians, the politics of distracting
the gullible public from embarrassing issues cannot be brush aside. Anticipating
exposure of more serious in nature likely to be following, the controversial PRC
issue might have been fetched strategically from the cold storage and revived knowing
well the stormy response it will receive, thus once convincingly tested attention
divergent during the period when the (now deviously shelved?) infamous PDS scam probe
was cruising full throttle. It will be too naive to believe that the haste with which
the last PRC issue was dumped abruptly by the then obdurate government was solely
due to public disparage and pressure by various organizations. Backtracking eventually
proved costly and metamorphosed to the bold and brazen uprising by non -APST, bringing
the law and order to standstill. Instead of constituting 'Joint High Power Committee'(JHPC)
for cause, that too, not in the interest of indigenous populace, the government need
to look into much more grave issues of concern like paralyzed law and order, economic
mess, embezzlement, nepotism or corruption charges involving high profile people
which often are catalytic in upsetting the peaceful social fabric concordance. On
this particular PRC issue the government is pathetically in a state of hotchpotch
and caught between the Devil and the Deep Sea. Go ahead, stormy protests awaits.
If backtrack, the unforced error may engender the repetition of the dreaded uprising
with more serious consequential blows.
Undeniably the generous but sly move, working as a veil to hide the government's
core intent momentarily, being a harbinger announcing another policy misadventure
cannot be overlooked too. It is high time some damage control measures are considered
to cleanse the scam ridden and tainted image before capering into the arena of ensuing
assembly election. The success of recently concluded Panchayat and Municipal election
cannot be taken as a scale to measure the popularity of the (INC) government. In
context to Arunachal politics, one generally wins not because of one's popularity
or favoring a particular political party, but, because of contestant's affiliation
to the party that is in power or ruling party, commonly tagged.
Now one only has to wait and figure out why a crafty government is too eager to bang
its own toe with an over sized spade by resurrecting the cold PRC monster repeatedly.
Or is it an adroit and calculative political stir to blur the disapproving and piercing
public gaze on its innumerable omissions, commissions and failures?
Save children’s lives
Practicing exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child's life and
complementing that with soft foods after could prevent 210,000 Indian children from
dying each year, said NGO Save the Children, advocates for child rights and protection.
In its latest report, 'Superfood for Babies: How overcoming the barriers to breastfeeding
will save children's lives,' the aid agency says one-in-eight of the young lives
lost each year could be prevented through breastfeeding. Globally, that means 830,000
more children could survive to celebrate their fifth birthday.
The report also revealed that 22 per cent of all newborn deaths can be prevented
if infants were breastfed within the first hour. Despite government claiming that
70 per cent deliveries are institutional, across the country, just 40 per cent of
babies are given colostrum, the first milk produced by a mother that is full of vital
antibodies that strengthen a baby's immune system.
India scores low on policy and programme on breastfeeding as shown in the World Breastfeeding
Trends Initiative report.
The report highlights that those infants who are not breastfed are 15 times more
likely to die from pneumonia and 11 times more likely to die of diarrhoea than those
who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life.