ITANAGAR, Jun 04: All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC), Arunachal Pradesh Abo-Tani Clans
Youth Organization (APATCYO) and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) have decided
to declare 48 hours capital bandh starting from June 7 in protest against state
Govt’s failure to fulfill their ‘genuine’ demands.
The demands of the organizations include immediate enhancement of age limit for APST
and OBC candidates in APPSC competitive examinations up to 35 years, immediate cancellation
of land allotment to non-APSTs.
Alleging dictatorial way of governance, the organizations said that it is meaningless
and against the spirit of democracy in peaceful state like Arunachal Pradesh.
Anini cut off
Anini, Jun 04: Road communication between Anini and Roing has been cut off since
last three days due to blockade at several points along the road caused by heavy
Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng, who is personally monitoring the situation,
instructed the Border Road Organization (BRO) to restore the road communication immediately.
The DC asked BRO to position men and machineries at vulnerable points that are prone
to landslides and frequent erosions immediately.
Vehicles carrying PDS items and other essentials commodities were stranded at various
block points which may cause shortage of essential commodities. It is apprehended
that the situation may aggravate if the blockades are not cleared immediately.
Massive erosions have reportedly occurred at places like Endulin, Erone, etc of Arzoo
circle, BRO and local sources said.
Meanwhile, it was informed that BRO has pressed their men and machineries in the
restoration work but continuous down pour is hampering the restoration work. DIPRO
Homage to Lummer Dai
ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J J Singh has paid homage to late
Lummer Dai, noted novelist and doyen of journalism, on his 72nd birth anniversary
on June 1.
“He was a devoted govt officer, an outstanding writer-novelist, journalist par excellence
and a generous and a good human being,” recalled the Governor. “He deserves the highest
recognition from the people of the State,” said Singh in a message to Nanni Dai,
the better half of late Dai.
Students come out to help destitute
TEZU, Jun 4: All Mishmi Student Union (AMSU) of Lohit and Anjaw districts conducted
a relief operation at Duraliang village in Lohit district on June 2-3.
During the programme, the union constructed one room for an old, single and destitute
villager Aarakham Bellai, 75.
Impressed at the noble initiative of the AMSU, one Mohumso Bellai agreed to accommodate
the said old person in his house despite his large family. The old person was in
need of proper care and attention due to his old age and ailing health.
The house, in which the poor man was presently living, was in a dilapidated condition
and unfit for human living. The altruist approach and generosity shown by Bellai
has made the work of the union more worthwhile and praiseworthy, AMSU in a release
The union also constructed an extended room and roof using CGI sheets for the old
person. It felt that the noble work would not have been successful without the help
and cooperation of the G.B, panchayat members and the villagers of Duraliang village.
NSUI coordination meeting
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: A coordination meeting of NSUI, West Siang district was organized
at Aalo on 2nd June. The meeting was chaired by Meni Potom, NSUI West Siang district
president. Meeting was also attended by Tapu Dulom, national delegate, NSUI & In-charge
of Tirap, Changlang and West Siang districts.
The meeting discussed in details about need to strengthen the Congress party at grass-root
level. They also discussed need to motivate student communities of West Siang district
to join Congress party for all round development of district and state in general.
Meanwhile NSUI Seppa College Committee has called on authorities to immediately reconstruct
the bridge between new Seppa and main Bazaar line at the earliest. They claim that
bridge collapsed is causing problems to the local people in movement.
Training-cum workshop for DDOs
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: A week-long training programme-cum-workshop on “Power and Function
of DDOs-I” began at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun on June 4. As many
as 22 DDOs from various departments/head offices are participating in the training
programme. The programme is being organized under 100 per cent course free sponsorship
of DoPT, Govt of India under its specific to state category Plan training assistance
Addressing the inaugural session, Audit and Pension director Abdul Basit highlighted
the role and functioning of the finance department. He urged all the participants
to be particular about the effective application of DFPR/GFR/CTR in their day to
day functions. It is the responsibility of the DDOs/FAOs to submit timely reply
of any audit objection and periodical accounts to AG. Basit also mentioned about
revenue leakage due to absence of proper monitoring system and lack of effective
implementation of financial norms and rules.
Earlier, Training director Pema Tshetan highlighted the aim and objectives of the
Deputy Director and course coordinator Pate Marik also spoke on the occasion. The
guest resource persons include Ajay Ghose, Sr FAO, J K Battacharjee and T Tatung,
both FAOs, and Tapas Dutta, assistant commissioner, tax and execise.
Training on basic computer application
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The two week-long training programme on "Basics of Computer Application
Course-I" started at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today. The programme
will end on 15th of this month. As many as 21 officials in the rank of LDCs/UDCs/Assistants
of state Civil Secretariat and other heads of departments are participating in the
training course which is being conducted under the 100% course fee sponsorship of
DoPT, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
A brief inaugural function was conducted where apart from the officers of ATI, the
three resource persons from A to Z Computer Education Centre, Naharlagun namely,
Palvinder Singh, Director of the A to Z Centre and other two senior faculty members
namely Sumi Dey and Meena Panwar were present.
The Director (TRG) Pema Tshetan in his inaugural address reminded the participants
that the present day being IT age, computer application is the most important tool
for effective management and functioning of modern day office. Therefore every Govt.
official and functionaries are duly bound to have fair knowledge and skill on computer
usage for their day to day official works, he said. The Director further exhorted
the participants to inculcate work culture in their work place and carry out their
responsibilities as an able Govt. servant.
Earlier, T.Lodo, Dy. Director (TRG) & Course Coordinator welcomed all the participating
officers and requested them to take full benefit of the programme.
DASU demands upgradation of Dambuk SDO Hq
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU), in a memorandum, has demanded
MP (Eastern) Ninong Ering to upgrade the Dambuk Sub-Divisional Office headquarter
to Independent Additional Deputy Commissioner. DASU placed the demand before the
MP during his recent visit to Dambuk.
In its memorandum, DASU informed the MP that former Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu
had agreed in principle to the demand and directed the district authority to initiate
the needful. Though a proposal in this regard has already been forwarded to the district
Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner by Dambuk SDO during October 2011 for further
action, the DC has not yet taken any initiative from his/her end which has resulted
delay in official process for materializing the demand, the memorandum said.
Alleging sub-standard work and using sub-standard materials in the construction of
National Highway under Trans Arunachal highway scheme by the BRTF in Dambuk area,
DASU also urged the MP to ensure quality of work by employing a monitoring team/investigation
Other demands included early construction of tower from Mebo to Dambuk via Aohali
for drawing power from the Ranga Nadi Power Grid.
Union seeks adequate personnel in boundary area
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Pakke-Kessang Pijerang Dissing-Passo-Seijosa Students Union(APPDSSU)
in a release claim that portion of Arunachal area located at Dipik on the bank of
river Dissing under Dissing Passo Circle in East Kameng District has been illegally
occupied by Adivasi community of nearby village of Borgang, Assam. Initially they
were allowed to temporarily use the land for cultivation. However later they claimed
the said land as part of Behali under Borgang jurisdiction.
Reacting to their bogus claim, the local Arunachalee citizen on 2nd June pressurized
Adivasi people to vacate the land which they did. In the meantime, they lodged a
complaint at Jingia Police Station stating that they have been harassed by the Arunachalee
villagers and the Assam police team rushed to the spot for their immediate protection.
The matter has been brought to the knowledge of the state govt., accordingly the
ADC Seijosa and DC/SP of Assam visited the site on 3rd June. After threadbare discussion,
they asked both to maintain status quo and suggest no constructing activities should
be carried out from both side till final solution is taken by the higher authority.
However on midnight of 4th June, a team of Adivasi again came back with local weapon
to occupy the same land. It has come to notice that one Vivek Das of Borgang played
a lead role in the entire episode and provoked peace loving Adivasu community to
act against Arunachal. Further union has requested state government to look into
the matter seriously and deploy adequate Police Personnel at Dising-Passo Circle
for the safety of the citizen of that area till the matter is resolved by respective
ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Bulk Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) shoratge at Kimin LPG bottling
plant has resulted in acute of shortage of cooking gas in the state, particularly
the Capital Complex. Though the Kimin LPG bottling plant is capable of bottling 865
MT LPG a month, the plant is receiving only 659 MT of LPG since March 2012 due to
short supply of LPG from Lakwa and Duliajan in Assam.
It was revealed by Adi Tabe, Plant Manager, IOC bottling Plant Kimin and P Dutta,
Sales Officer, IOC, North Lakhimpur in a meeting convened by Papum Pare district
administration and Department of Food and Civil Supply (FCS) in view of LPG cylinder
crisis in the state capital at Naharlagun today.
The duo further informed that major fire accident in Numalighar refinery during April
2012 and non materialization of required import of LPG at Haldia Port near Kolkotta
in West Bengal from March 20 to 29 has resulted in shortfall of around 4400 MT of
LPG. Moreover, the bandh call given by North East LPG Transporters from March 31
to April 4, 2012 leading to unplanned shut down of Numaligarh refinery has compounded
the present crisis, they said adding that the situation is likely to become normal
from the last part of this month.
The officers of FCS opined that renewal of LPG cards should be introduced on annual
basis as has been done in case of Ration cards to clean up the ghost LPG cards. The
verification of all new LPG connections should rotate through district administration
to authenticate the domicile of consumers, they opined.
Amit Bengia, DFCSO, Papum Pare, informed that Arunachal Pradesh Cooking Gas (Licensing
and Distribution) Control Order 2005 will be implemented in letter and spirit henceforth.
He sought cooperation of all stake holders and requested all the consumers to judiciously
use LPG cylinders at least for a period of 3 weeks and not to have multiple LPG connections.
He cautioned that there have been instances of fake LPG cash memos being issued by
the unscrupulous traders. Two fraud traders namely, Diganta Bhuyan and Putukon Borah
have been booked and arrested by Itanagar police for selling and issuance of fake
LPG cash memos. He reiterated that raids of hotels, restaurants and commercial establishments
would be conducted at regular intervals and no black marketeers would be spared.
The DFCSO urged the consumers not to queue early in the morning from 3 am for LPG
coupon in front of LPG outlets or engage paid middle man to stand on behalf of a
Major overhauling of LPG distribution is being mooted in the interest of general
consumers by the department and district administration, he added.
The brainstorming session was also attended by Dekbom Boje, ADFCS Hq. on behalf of
Director ( F&CS) and all the field functionaries of FCS department and all the five
LPG distributors of capital complex. It was the first ever co-ordination meeting
of officers of the Food & Civil Supplies department and Indian Oil Corporation
with authorized LPG distributors of Papum Pare district.
In search of a ‘Mother’s Home’ in state capital
ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Achukuru Welfare Society, Ziro Chairperson Tailyang Shanti is in
state capital with a mission to establish a Mother’s Home unit here for destitute
women and mentally challenged children.
The mother Shanti has taken this bold decision after she interacted with destitute
women and mentally challenged children within state capital. She expressed her concern
over the alarming numbers of destitute and mentally challenged children in capital
and made up her mind to open a Mother’s Home unit to take care of them. But, non-availability
of land becomes a major hindrance in her way to fulfill the cherished dream.
However, she had submitted a letter to the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner requesting
for allocation of a plot of land and also approached numbers of well-wishers to
contribute their land on temporary or permanent basis for the purpose. She expressed
the hope that the state Govt, particularly the capital administration would consider
her plea sympathetically for a piece of land for construction of the Mother’s Home.
Shanti started the Home at Ziro few years back and presently performing her role
as Mother and taking care of the deserted women, orphans, destitute and mentally
The move of the chairperson to open its Mother’s Home branch unit in state capital
is indeed an admirable step as there is no any home for mentally challenged women
and children in the state capital. The state government or the concerned authority
needs to think seriously for the well-being of the mentally challenged children and
women particularly within state capital, or extend a helping help to any recognized
NGO that is willing to take care of mentally ill people in state capital.
Shanti appealed to the well-wishers to contact at 9436692986 and 8014012112 for contribution
of land on permanent/temporary basis within state capital.
Matey inaugurates BDO office at Lazu
KHONSA, Jun 04: Parliamentary Secretary for DoTC and SWWCD Yumsen Matey inaugurated
the office building of Block Development Officer (BDO) at Lazu today amidst a huge
gathering. The building sanctioned under DoTC was constructed by the PWD.
Inaugurating the building, Matey told the large gathering that protection of the
Lazu township from unauthorized encroachment was of paramount importance and warned
that illegal occupants of government land at Lazu township would be evicted adding
that no leniency would be shown to the erring denizens. Matey said that he had initiated
a number of beneficial schemes not only in Lazu but all over his constituency and
asked the people to actively involve themselves in accelerating the pace of development
in the area.
Saying that he has accorded top priority to education sector, Matey urged the teachers
to work with utmost sincerity and devotion. He further asked the Panchayat leaders
to submit proper reports on performance of the teachers to enable him reshuffle the
posting of teachers wherever required.
MLA of Khonsa-East Kamthok Lowang in his speech appreciated the local MLA Matey for
initiating so many developmental schemes in his very first tenure as the people’s
representative and asked the people to strengthen his hands by extending their fullest
co-operation. He said that no development is possible without the active support
and participation of the local people and asked the people to broaden their outlook
and mindset to change the face of Lazu area as a whole.
Lowang appreciated the singular effort of Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh for conducting
the recent Police recruitment successfully without a hitch. He also lauded the officers
and officials for rendering their dedicated services in spite of the disturbed law
and order scenario in Tirap district.
Lazu ZPM Yangli Ajet Homtok also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, in his welcome address Lazu CO LN Naam profusely thanked Matey for creating
infrastructure, especially at Lazu headquarters and hoped that the local MLA would
initiate more such developmental projects for the interior and backward Lazu area.
Matey and his team also inspected the site for EAC office and other establishments
It may be mentioned here that Lazu is situated at a stone’s throw from Myanmar border
and it has been recently upgraded to EAC headquarters thanks to Matey’s persistent
effort. The function was attended by Tirap SP, HoDs, Panchayat leaders, chiefs and
GBs of the area. DIPRO
NEEPCO’s ill-treatment to APST JEs
ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Arunachal Govt has been harping that hydropower developers in the
state will offer employment opportunities to the local youths and thereby reducing
unemployment problems. However, going by experience of the way the hydropower developers
like NEEPCO and NHPC neglected interest of tribal employees, the claim of AP Govt
has been severely dented.
North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) is one of the first hydro-power
developers to commission project in the state. NEEPCO’s 405 MW Ranganadi hydro electric
project, Yazali, the first of the state has been commissioned and is currently generating
power. Likewise NEEPCO has two more under-construction hydro projects including 100
MW Pare Hydro-Electrical Project in Papum Pare district and 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electrical
Project in West Kameng district. All the three projects will generate 1115 MW power.
When it comes to other NE states, NEEPCO has one hydro project in Nagaland and 1
gas and another hydro based projects in Assam which generates 75 MW and 566 MW power
respectively. In total, Arunachal will contribute 55.7% of the total power generated
by NEEPCO once Pare and Kameng projects are commissioned followed by Assam - 28.30%
and that of Nagaland - 3.75%.
Though Arunachal contributes 55.75% of power to NEEPCO, they only employ 20 number
of APST citizens in executive cadre (E-1 & above). Whereas 27 numbers of Naga and
759 Assamese citizens have got employment with NEEPCO in the same category. In terms
of job percentage, Arunachal has share of 2.04%, Nagaland 2.76% and Assam 77.69 %.
The whole data is an absolute slap on the face of Arunachalee people.
Though NEEPCO has used rivers and land of Arunachal, it is Assamese and Naga citizens
who have got maximum benefits in terms of employment opportunities.
Government of Arunachal Pradesh along with local politicians has failed to safeguard
the interest of APST employees working with NEEPCO. In all the 3 projects executed
by NEEPCO, APST citizens have been given raw deal.
NEEPCO APST Graduate Junior Engineer Forum, a forum consisting of APST employees
who are working as junior engineer (Supervisor cadre) is one of the most neglected
groups. Despite the fact that these highly qualified APST engineers have been serving
NEEPCO since many years, still they are languishing in bottom level. Every year they
appear in departmental promotion exams but suspiciously they never get through. Their
counterparts from Assam and Nagaland manage to get through despite having not so
impressive Annual Confidential Report (ACR). They saw ray of hope when ministry of
power partially lifted recruitment ban for Pare and Kameng projects for group C,
D and for post of engineer (E-2) grade. Having served NEEPCO for many years, these
junior engineers were hopeful that they will be upgraded to rank of engineers (E-2).
Dashing their hope, NEEPCO decided to carry out open recruitment thereby opening
chance to citizens from across country.
The Forum had knocked the door of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, MP Takam Sanjoy and
Mukut Mithi, MLAs Nabam Rebia and Kumsi Sidisow to express their grievances. Although,
all of them wrote to PC Pankaj, Chairman cum Managing Director NEEPCO Corporate Office
to look into the grievances of NEEPCO APST Graduate Junior Engineers, nothing has
been done till date. In most of the cases, it has been found that after writing one
letter these politicians did not follow up the case with NEEPCO authorities.
The ill-treatment meted out to NEEPCO APST Graduate Junior Engineer Forum is a miserable
reminder to every Arunachalee that hydropower developers cannot be trusted when it
comes to fulfilling the promises made by them at time of signing MOU/MOAs. These
private companies make sure that no-local APST citizens occupy higher rank so that
decision making is not influenced in favour of project affected people.
Solve inter-state boundary problem: NES
TARASSO, Jun 04: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has appealed to the GoAP and its
Assam counterpart to solve the inter-state boundary row at the earliest.
NES representatives led by its president Bengia Tolum visited Tarasso today after
hearing the news of repeated cases of land encroachment and atrocities by officials
from Assam. The NES executive members heard out the grievances of the villagers and
assured to take the matter to the appropriate platform.
In a public meeting at the circle office here, Tolum expressed dismay over repeated
breach of mutual trust by officials and people of Assam, who continue to perpetrate
offensive acts towards Arunachalees.
People from either side of the boundary had formed a peace committee in 1992 and
through an agreement mutually agreed to maintain the status quo and respect each
other’s boundaries. However, there have been constant reports of encroachment and
trespassing from the Assam side.
Expressing solidarity with the people of Tarasso, Tolum said it was high time that
both the governments chalked out a permanent solution. He urged the villagers to
maintain peace and not to resort to provocative acts, while assuring them that the
NES would take up their concerns with the GoAP.
Located on the foothills, Tarasso, one of the most remote and underdeveloped circle
headquarters of Papum Pare district has been the apple of discord between Assam and
Arunachal. The Assam forest department claims most parts of Tarasso belong to its
Behali forest range which was established in 1917, but the villagers here contest
the claims, saying the Arunachalee have been living here even before 1914.
The appointment of natives of Tarasso, such as Techi Talla and Techi Loma, by the
British Raj before 1914 signifies that Arunachalees have been living here even before
the Behali forest range was established. One of the dweller of Tarasso said Behali
forest range has no proper baseline and therefore the Assam officials randomly claim
their jurisdiction far east on the Arunachal side.
ZPM Nabam Eka, HGB Nabam Rungki and others said Tarasso, once an oasis of peace,
“has lost its essence and often becomes an arena of tension.” They opined that a
proper road connecting Tarasso to Itanagar, via Bassarnallo and Balijan, would do
great service and automatically bring in seeds of development in the area. They lamented
that despite being very near to the state capital, Tarasso is yet to see development.
Along with NES executive members, Tarasso circle officer Olik Taring, the GB, panchayat
leaders, youths and the public attended the meeting.
Training on water testing kits
Itanagar, Jun 04: Training on handling of water testing Field Test Kits for the Gram
Panchyat/Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) of East Siang district concluded
at Boleng sub-division on June 1 last at Community hall, Boleng.
Selected VWSC members from the surrounding Gram Segments under Boleng sub-division
participated in the programme with full enthusiasm.
Participating in the training programme, Er. Oling Taloh, AE (PHE & WS) Boleng sub-division
encouraged the participants to take full benefit of the training and advised them
to take the responsibility of monitoring drinking water sources in their respective
village using the supplied Field Testing Kits (FTK). He said that about 70-80% of
diseases are caused by drinking unsafe and contaminated water. He advised the participants
to be practical in their approach instead of merely attending the training which
would serve no purpose.
Ojing Megu, Laboratory Technician, PHE & WS dept, Pasighat, and Mone Gurung, FGA
gave demonstration on how to use and measure the chemical reagents while handling
the Water Testing Field Test Kit to the participants.
Earlier, Mone Gurung, Project Coordinator, FGA, explained the objectives of the training
programme to the participants. He encouraged the participants to take the maximum
benefits from the opportunity of the training programme.
Field Testing Kits (FTK) were distributed to each village of Boleng circle.
As many as 42 peoples attended the training programme.
Annual meet of ARSYU begins
RUKSIN, Jun 04: Member of Parliament for East-Arunachal constituency Ninong Ering
sought people’s active support and cooperation for successful implementation of development
schemes in the state’s border areas. Addressing the opening programme of Annual
Meet of All Ruksin Students’ & Youth Union (ARSYU) at Ruksin village community hall
today, Ering urged the people, as whole to take active part in the development process.
He said the funds granted by the government should be properly utilized for the benefit
of the common people, irrespective of cast, creed and party affiliation..
Ering, who is native of East Siang district has claimed that despite all odds, he
was trying his best to provide equal service to his people spreading in eight districts.
“I am sure that my leadership is to work for the people of my constituency irrespective
of party, cast and religion. I am not addressing you as an elected leader, but a
member of your society,” Ering said adding that any sanction granted under MP’s LAD
fund should not be claimed as one’s self achievement.
Saying that the Ruksin area located at a vulnerable inter-state boundary has a strategic
importance, he urged the youths and student community to maintain a cordial relation
with the people of the neighbouring state. He also suggested the union members to
eradicate all evil practices prevailing in the societies.
Expressing his dismay over the pathetic condition of 14-km-long Mirem-Mikong-Jonai
(MMJ) road, which is considered lifeline of the people of the area, the MP assured
to move the DoNER minister for renovation fund. He also announced Rs 10 lakh for
renovation of the Ruksin village community hall.
Earlier, ARSYU general secretary Kayem Tayeng, in his welcome address said that
his organization is working for educational development in the area. Regular vigil
on the educational institutions, encouragement to the meritorious students, talent
hunt in games and sport activities and conservation of environment are some major
objectives of the union, he said.
Established in the year 2000, the union is successfully celebrating its 12th annual
meet with a motto of unity, peace and communal harmony. The 8-day programme includes
various sports and literary competitions and will come to a ceremonial conclusion
on June 12.
Ruksin ZPM Tonggeng Panyang, Vice principal of Ruksin Sr Secondary School Tajem Padung,
Ruksin head gaonburah Takir Jonnom and several others dignitaries also spoke on the
Arunachal Tenshinkan Shotokan-Ryu Karate team leaves for Uttarakhand today
ITANAGAR, Jun 04: A 12-member team from Arunachal Pradesh Tenshinkan Shotokan-Ryu
Karate-Do Association led by its president Sensei Tai Hipik, who also is State representative
of Tenshinkan Shotokan Karate-Do Federation of India, is leaving here tomorrow for
Nainital, Uttarakhand to participate in the National Tenshinkan Karate Championship
beginning there from June 8.
The State team included International Silver medalist Biki Punung, National Gold
medalists Bapan Dey, Lindum Tage and Silver medalist Eko Megha . Biki won a International
Silver medal in Manpur in 2007. He also bagged a Gold in National AIKF Championship
held in Kolkata in 2008.
Bapan and Tage won a Gold medal each in the 6th National Shorin-Ryu Karate Championship
held in Simla 2006 and Megha won a silver in the same event.
Uttam Kumar Roy and Tat Taba are the Team Coach and Manager respectively.
Meanwhile, Sensei Hipik expressed gratitude to MLA Bamang Felix for providing a
pair of tracksuit for each team member and MLA Techi Kaso for contributing few amounts
to the team for participation.
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) has organized various competitive
programmes to mark the 32nd AEKSU day on June 1.
In 5 km marathon race competition for women, Meena Doka, Kungkung Rimo and Laxmi
Moya won the 1st , 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. In male 10 km marathon race
competition, Takar Bodo, Tachi Bagang and Karling Dabang secured the 1st , 2nd and
In volleyball competition (only boys), All Pipu Chayangtajo Gyawepurang Sawa Students
Union (APCGSSU) defeated All Bameng Khenewa Lada Students Union (ABKLSU) to win
the 1st prize. Rahim Yangfo of APCGSSU declared best player.
In essay writing competition, Yama Mangam, Dolly Jomoh and Pawan Jomoh bagged the
1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively. In group dance competition, ABKLSU won the
1st prize, Rajha Bapok Colony, Seppa and All Papu Valley Youth Welfare Association
walked away with 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. Participant from Type-I colony Seppa
emerged winner in single dance competition.
Among others, ZPM Boru Sangyu and East Kameng DDSE Kata Rangmo participated in the
Scheme monitoring body calls for mass awareness on poverty alleviation schemes
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Aarro Welfare Society (AWS), an empanelled National Level Monitor
(NLM) from North East Region for monitoring the implementation of poverty alleviation
and other schemes in North East, called for mass awareness programme among the rural
population for effective implementation of schemes and programme being sponsored
by the Union ministry of rural development.
The Society headed by its founder chairman Yahung Tekseng said that implementing
agencies have to improve service delivery system with results oriented approach.
The agencies should ensure effective and proper implementation of schemes within
the stipulated time, said Tekseng in a release today.
The Society claimed that it had detected serious irregularities in implementing
MoRD programmes in the state, particularly in Upper Siang district which is to be
dealt with seriously.
The Society said the PMGSY roads in the state are constructed not as per prescribed
guidelines in many places adding the Society shall work to introduce effective
monitoring at the districts, blocks and village levels for mid-course corrections
of scheme implementation. The Society further said that the performance of DRDAs
in the state is very poor in comparison to other states.
Demanding proper mechanism for judicious implementation of the schemes, the Society
said that the PRI members should be involved in preparation of development plan
for timely submission to the concern ministry. The Society observes that untimely
submission of utilization certificate results in slow fund flow from the Centre.
It is worth mentioning here that the organization recently monitored the implementation
of poverty alleviation schemes in Korkrajhar and Nagaon districts of Assam. The schemes
included Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Swarnjayanti
Gram Swarozgar Yojna (SGSY) now National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Indira
Awaas Yojna (IAY), National Social Assistance Programmes.
Where the mind is without fear…
The article titled “Ering visits Dambuk ” published in your daily on June 4 was very
reassuring and pro-development.
“Ge gagame ge, ge adi remi gagam ge” nostalgic Ponung miri sung some 60 years back
by legendary Dr. Daying Ering during his Dambuk visit flashed back into minds of
5000 odd souls.
Riding on back of “Shesta Moti”, the pachyderm who regularly ferries usual Pasighat
bound passengers across river Sissar during summer times, MP’s willingness to go
extra-mile to feel the untold pains of local public is one of the million dollar
The twin sorrows - Sissiri and Dibang continue to ravage the sub-division since the
configuration of present landscape in the region aftermath of 1950 earthquake. Until,
the ongoing bridge construction across the twin river systems by M/s Singla Enterprises
and M/s Navayuga Engg. Constructions respectively are commissioned, permanent normalcy
shall remain a distant dream.
Keeping in view of the existing situation, the popular idea of creation of autonomous
ADC proposal was mooted and initiated few years back to which the then Chief minister
Late Dorjee khandu consented. However, the proposal has failed to reach its preferred
destination for cabinet approval till now and lies unmoved further with District
administration of Lower Dibang valley district.
The casual attitude of district administration towards official processing of the
proposal is really condemnable. It is immaterial whether the proposal succeeds to
materialize or not but by virtue of a public servant of government of India, it is
his/her constitutionally pledged duty vide clause 3(2) of All india service conduct
rules 1968, to act responsibly and help evolve a welfare state/province for betterment
of local public. Poet noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s lines reverberates as:-
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high/
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”
It is high time, the district administration of LDV learns from recent MP visit and
abandons narrow ‘four wall sitting’ decisions on such vital issue of public importance
and open up doors to see the real world.
L. Modi, Digboi
Shortage of teachers
Despite many educational schemes are being launched by the Centre or state Govt,
the education system in rural Arunachal is still in a primitive era. One instance
is a Middle School at Taba Sora Village, West Siang district where only three teachers
run the school. Now one can well ascertain the outcome of the school with only three
teachers. I earnestly request the education department to provide sufficient number
of teachers in all government schools.
Aalo, West Siang District
The condition is not good at all
I am writing this letter to reveal my strong disappointment over the garbage management
in Itanagar. It is seen that most of the garbage are concentrated near the butcher
and daily shops especially near Ganga. Though the concerned authorities are doing
their best to keep clean the premises, still the condition is not at all good. The
passerby experiences lots of problem due to the unbearable foul smell it has created.
We just feel like vomiting when we pass nearby it. The carcasses of Chicken and all
those rotten meats accelerate the circumstances even more!
Hence as a concerned citizen, I would like to request the authorities to take serious
actions to eradicate this nuisance. It inevitably affects our health.
Big congratulation to Bro Riba Gyadi! How excited we were to find your photos in
the top front page of state leading newspapers and know that you have secured second
position in Category – I, degree PCM group! You are first boy who has secured 2nd
position in state entrance examination from Gyadi Community of East Kameng district.
We are so proud of you for inspiring and motivating us. You worked hard, and proved
to yourself and everyone what you are capable of competing tough examination. You
have wonderfully crossed turning point of your life by a step. There are many more
things to study and prepare for competitive examination ahead. So keep well equip
yourself before the battle field. We appeal you not to hold post of any Union/Association
of Arunachal Pradesh. We do hope you will try for civil service examination after
your excellent academic career. We do pray our All Mighty God to guide and keep safe
life to our Lovey Brother Mr. Riba Gyadi. We also do pray our Goddess for his mom-papa’s
good health who brings up their son to face this competitive world desperately. Our
Best wishes for his continued success in future.
Miss Saloda Gyadi and others from Nirjuli.
Mingki deserves financial assistance
Mingki Talom really deserves appreciation from every Arunachalee. He has made Arunachal
Pradesh proud by capturing two tennis titles in U-16 years age category in the All
India Tennis Association championship series tennis tournament being held in Guwahati.
Infrastructures required for this gargantuan game is nil in our state and unawareness
on the importance of Tennis is almost zero. The initiatives and will power of both
politicians and bureaucrats for development of any sports in the state is very poor.
Under these circumstances, the achievement of Mingki deserves appreciation from every
sports lover of the state. Further, the moral and financial support extended by Dr.Tarik
Talom for bright tennis career of Mingki is also praiseworthy.
Unfortunately, most of our people could not differentiate the meaning of Games &
Sports and Arts in our state. Here I would like to mention an interesting incident
that happened with most proclaimed sportsperson of the state and the nation. His
name is Gumpe Rime. In the year 2000, an MP of our state met Gumpe Rime, a lone international
footballer while he was having coaching for probable Indian team in New Delhi and
advised him to meet him in his office. Accordingly, the sportsperson met the MP next
day where he was asked to meet minister of sports with a DO note beautifully written
by MP requesting for early process of an appointment file.
With that DO note, he met the Sports minister in Itanagar along-with the paper cutting
of his performances, which was published by media houses. Surprisingly, the minister,
though admired his performances, had commented that there are many more sportspersons
in the state having gold medals in the field of karate, taekwondo etc. We have tried
to convince him that he has played for the country as well as noted club like Mohan
Bagan, Churchill Brother, Mahindra and Mahindar, ITI etc and Football as sports is
different from what he was talking of.
In my wildest dream – I never ever thought of witnessing sobbing one of the most
loved persons of the state before me. Later he told me that his tears were not because
of the job that he was suggested by MP but it was because of his love towards the
game that gave him name and fame all over the country. My reference in this latter
is to caution our budding sports progeny Mingki Talom that this kind of mentality
exists in our authorities.
Last but not the least, I humbly request higher authorities to provide financial
assistance to Mingki and formulate strong financial policy.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Environmental norms and iron industry
On the eve of the World Environment Day, CSE releases a report that reveals that
India’s best iron and steel company gets an average score while the sector in itself
is rated poor. CSE says that this core sector has a long way to go in meeting environmental
This assessment of the iron and steel sector in India has emerged from a unique rating
of the industry done by Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project
(GRP). The GRP has analysed all the top steelmaking plants in the country to find
out how ‘green and clean’ the sector is – how much resources it uses, how much it
emits, how it disposes its wastes, and how it deals with issues of local communities.
The Project has already rated the automobile, paper, chlor-alkali and cement sectors;
iron and steel is the fifth key industrial sector rated by it. In all the sectors,
GRP’s efforts have led to significant improvements in environmental performance of
companies and better environment policy formulation by the government.
Hope, more companies will invest in environmental performance. The investment in
energy efficiency pays back as does the reuse and recycling of waste. The less the
use of material and energy, the lower the costs and lower the burden of disposal
into the environment.