ITANAGAR, Jun 09: The Tebw Employees Forum, an organ of Tebw Lappa Welfare Society
and Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh Unit expressed happiness over the
appointment of Dr. Rachob Taba, as Registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University. Prior to
this appointment, Dr Taba was the associate professor of this university since 2005.
The Forum hoped that Taba would render his valuable service for greater academic
growth and excellent performances of the university.
While expressing happiness over the appointment of Dr. Rachob Taba to the coveted
post, the NCP unit hoped that he would work sincerely for the growth of the University.
Teacher’s death condoled
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: The Central Executive body of All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
Teachers’ Association has deeply mourned the death of Techi Kaya, who passed away
on June 7 after prolonged illness. He was serving as Assistant Teacher at Govt. Girls
Residential School, Sarka -Happa under Sagalee Sub-Division, Papum Pare district.
Late Techi Kaya was a dedicated, committed and highly educated teacher who continued
to serve the school with utmost sincerity and dedication despite his ill health,
the Association said. He did his graduation from D.N. College Itanagar and thereafter
joined teaching profession in 2003 under Sarva Shiksa Mission. He was loved by everyone
because of his sociable nature, the Association said in a release. The education
department and entire member of the society have lost a sincere and dedicated person
with the death of Kaya.
Union demands action
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: The All Sagalee Students' Union (ASSU) today alleged misappropriation
of Rs 10 lakh SPA fund by Block Development Officer (BDO) in the name of construction
of community hall at Seema Panchayat under Parang circle in Sagalee.
Armed with RTI documents, the Union said that Public Works Department had already
constructed the same community hall earlier at Seema village with Rs 5 lakh SPA fund
released by the Art and Culture department during 2010-11.
The Union claimed that Rs 10 lakh was released during 2011-12 for construction of
a community at Panchayat level. It was not an additional fund allotted against the
same community hall at Seema village which was already constructed by the PWD, it
added. The Union demanded immediate action against the officer for his alleged involvment
Association conducts tour in boundary areas
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association (AAPTWA)
executive body conducted a six days tour to Assam-Arunachal boundary area in East
Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit districts from June 4 to 9.
The team visited Oyan, Namsing, Borguli, Kangkol, Gadum, Mer, Pasighat town and Seram
in East Siang, Anpum/Loklung Paglam, Keba-Tinali, Kaling –I and II in Lower Dibang
Valley and Dirak, Samuguri, Mengkang, Philobari, Namsai town, Lekang, Sitapani, Nangkong
and Silatoo, Mahadevpur –I and II in Lohit district in order to take stock of the
problems being faced by the Arunachalee people residing along the inter-state boundary
area. The team also discussed with the panchayat leaders, gaon gurahs and senior
citizens of the border villages about the encroachment problem in boundary area and
issuance of ST and PRC certificates.
Union demands financial assistance
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: Adi Students’ Union, Itanagar has appealed to the state government
to immediately release ex-gratia payment to the victims of APST bus accident at Lakhimpur
The government has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs one lakh to those who lost their
lives in the accident, Rs 50,000 to those grievously injured and Rs 15,000 to those
who sustained minor injuries as immediate relief. However, no payment was made in
this regard till today, it added.
The union further appealed to the state government, particularly Director of Sports
and Youth Affairs to provide financial help to budding tennis player of the state
It said that Mingkhi has been selected to undergo training in Holistic Tennis Academic,
New York but his trip to USA is being delayed due to rigid official procedure and
Free medical & blood donation camp
PASIGHAT, Jun 09: Hundreds thronged to avail the free medical cum blood donation
camp organized by Adi Baptist Union (ABU) in collaboration with District Health Society,
East Siang at Rasam village today.
A group of doctors including Dr. G.Gebi (Med), Dr. Beauty Borang Perme (eye), Dr.
Tapi Ering (patho), Dr. Kaling Jerang (patho), Dr. Saibal Bhattacharjee (M.O) and
Dr. Lingkot Moyong (ultra sonologist) along with supporting staff from General Hospital
Pasighat offered free treatment and medicines to the patients from Balek villages.
RD kit test for malaria, routine examination of blood were other activities in the
The camp is organized under NRHM and more such camps will be held in future to bring
Health Services to the door step of the people, Dr. Mindip Perme (DRCHO) and in-charge
Dr. Kaling Jerang who is also the in-charge of blood Bank, highlighted about the
importance and benefits of donating blood and also cleared many misconceptions regarding
blood donation. Later, few people voluntarily donated blood on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Rasam Village ASM Olom Moyong expressed his satisfaction over the services
provided in the camp and appealed the team to carry out more such camps in near future.
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: F-Sector Welfare Committee conducted social service today where
they repaired F-Sector road, Naharlagun up to Town Baptist Church, Naharlagun.
Meanwhile, Bazar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun conducted social service at daily
marker Naharlagun today. During the drive the members along with shopkeepers and
members from fire service station Naharlagun cleaned drain and garbage within the
daily market area. Local MLA Techi Kaso also attended both the programmes.
ITANAGAR Jun 09: The future of the state is in the hands of the upcoming youths,
said Industries Minister Tapang Taloh. The minister said this while addressing the
valedictory function of Yuva Drishti 2012 today, a state level leadership training
programme here at Dera Natung Government College.
“I believe the new team of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress will take the party to
new heights,” Taloh said and urged the youths to work for the welfare of the common
masses. Taloh further expressed the hope that the new elected leaders in various
levels would fulfill the expectations of the people while playing a vital role in
He said that APYC would have to work very hard keeping in mind the ensuing Municipal
election which would be followed by Panchayat, parliamentary and general elections
for ensuring party’s success.
MLA cum APCC vice president Takar Marde urged the youths to contribute towards the
progress of Arunachal Pradesh besides striving for the cause of nation building process.
Youths are the backbone of the nation and one must develop the positive spirit for
patience, discipline and time management in one’s life, he added. He further urged
the youth not to be misled to join in other political parties adding that party
cadres and workers must have a firm stand and work for the benefit of the Congress
party. No individual is bigger than an organization, he added.
RWD Parliamentary Secretary cum MLA Kumar Waii urged the youths to be performers
and bring about positive change in the society. One must work to leave a benchmark
for others to follow, he added. As an up-coming elected youth leader, one has a long
way to go, he said.
Understanding and patience are the key to success and must try to inculcate these
positive points, Waii added.
Arunachal Pradesh in-charge IYC secretary Indrani Mishra called upon the elected
youth Lok Sabha and Assembly committees to impart the knowledge they have gained
during the training at the booth level. What you have learnt in this three days training
camp will remain with you forever, Indrani added.
APYC president Tadar Niglar highlighted the six months action plan that he had presented
at national executive meeting at Hubly, Karnataka. He appealed to the youth leaders
at various levels to implement the same within the given time period.
Niglar further expressed the hope that the new APYC team would make tremendous achievement
in this tenure. He urged all to work in united for the betterment of the Congress
Yuva Drishti 2012, the state level leadership development programme was attended
by over 250 elected AYC, LYC and PYC youth leaders from across the state.
APCC Vice President Padi Hinda in-charge of frontal wings, APYC vice president Nyamar
Karbak and APYC general secretary R N Lalum both training in-charge also spoke on
IYC president Rajeev Satav, resource persons from Jawaharlal Nehru Leadership Institute,
New Delhi, training coordinators from Indian Youth Congress, Gabriel Wallangh president
Meghalaya PYC and Master Coaches from Tripura and Meghalaya also attended the programme.
State honours NG medal winners with cash incentives
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: State Government today honoured the medal winning players of the
34th National Games (NG) held in Jharkhand in 2011 with cash incentives. The cheques
were handed over to the players by Olympic Association (AOA) President Padi Richo
in a simple function organized by Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) at a city based
hotel here today afternoon.
The incentives were given @ Rs 3 lakh for Gold, Rs 2 lakh for Silver and Rs 1 lakh
for Bronze. However, there was no taker of the Rs. 3 lakh award as none of the state
team could win Gold in the Games. The state won a total of 11 medals in the Games,
which included a Silver and 10 Bronze.
Chunnu Sangno, Debia Yakap, Likha Rajen, Tarh Tapak won a bronze medal apiece in
Karate while Manika Devi, Prakash Dorjee and Tilok Budhatoki won a Bronze each in
In Lawn Bowl, the pair of Bima Bora and Parismita Gogoi won a Bronze. The Bora and
Gogoi duo along with Jitu Deori and Nirjumoni Deori won a Silver in four players
team event. B.R. Singh and LP. Singh also bagged a Bronze medal to take Arunachal’s
total medal tally to 11.
Speaking on the occasion, Richo advised the players to continue to play with same
tempo and spirit to win many more awards. He said that once the sports policy is
implemented, it will help streamline the sports activities in the state. He informed
that the committee constituted for drafting the sports policy was giving a final
shape to it. In his brief speech, Sports and Youth Affairs Asst. Director Ramesh
Lingi urged the AOA to put extra efforts to produce more quality players since the
responsibility lies on it. AOA has a major role to play in successful implementation
of any sports related schemes of the SYA department, Lingi said.
Describing it a momentous occasion for sports fraternity in the state, AOA vice president
Taba Tedir advised the players to maintain regular practice for further improvement
of their performance.
Earlier, AOA Secretary General G. Doke welcomed all the medal winning players and
AOA joint secretary L Marik, Treasurer Likha Tara, Sate Chef-De-Mission of the 34th
National Games L. Sokun Singh, Arunachal Weightlifting Association General Secretary
Daniel Teli, office bearers of various sports associations and coaches were present
in the function.
Meanwhile, the apex sports body of the state AOA has nominated Director of School
Education Tapang Taloh and Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow as its
Will tourism prosper in Arunachal ?
A glaring example of wastage of public money
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: Tourism is a major source of income for the people of Tawang and
to certain extent West Kameng too. Tourism department has given maximum attention
to Tawang-Bomdila tourist circuit. This tourist circuit receives highest number of
domestic and foreign tourists and the tourism department earns maximum revenue from
Tawang-Bomdila tourist circuit.
Despite the inflow of tourists and earning of maximum revenue, still there are lot
of things to be done. It has been noticed that infrastructure built for tourism promotion
has not been used leading to wastage of public money. Two tourist lodges, one constructed
near Nag Mandir in West Kameng district and other at Jung in Tawang district are
glaring examples of how public money are being misused. While the construction of
tourist lodge at Jung was completed years ago, till date it lies unused. Domestic
animals have made it their ‘home’. The other lodge near Nag Mandir has not been completed
and it lies abandoned. From distance, it looks like a haunted house. In both the
projects public money worth crores were spent.
The big question is that why the tourism department is remaining as mute spectator
over these two failed projects? For a very important tourist circuit like that of
Tawang-Bomdila such failure is a huge setback for the department of tourism.
A very important factor, which tour operators and department of tourism has ignored,
is to give prior information about weather condition of Tawang. Often tourists coming
from low altitude area face serious health problem upon arrival at Tawang which is
located 12000 ft above sea level.
“Majority of tourists suffer from acute mountain sickness, pulmonary edema etc. Hospital
should have trained personnel to deal with such cases. Tawang district hospital does
not possess equipments and trained manpower to tackle such cases,” told a doctor
of the district hospital. He added, “Tourists should gather proper information before
visiting Tawang. Also tour operators and tourism department should provide all the
necessary information to the tourists. They come here for enjoyment and it would
tragic if their dead body goes back from Tawang.”
Anti-malaria campaign at Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: In a bid to maintain healthy environment in the town, the people
of Daporijo in Upper Subansiri are organizing awareness campaign from time to time
on health and hygiene. Hopefully, the awareness campaigns are receiving huge response
from the denizens and various NGOs as they are participating in different programmes
for well-being of Daporijo township regularly.
Meanwhile, Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society (BAYWS), Upper Subansiri Youth Federation
(USYF) and District Urban Development Agency jointly observed anti-malaria campaign
at the town area on the eve of anti-malaria month observation.
A large number general public, Govt officers and officials including Deputy Commissioner
Tahang Taggu, ADC, SP, ZPM and heads of department took out a procession displaying
placards throughout the BRO road in order to bring awareness among masses on the
importance of maintaining health and hygiene and adopting precautionary measures
to prevent malaria.
They cleaned the garbage and choked drains from Forest colony to Gandhi Market during
the cleanliness drive.
Inspired by the mass awareness campaign cum cleanliness drive, DC Tahang Taggu assured
administration’s all possible help for such noble work. Er. Hali Welly, Deputy Director,
Urban Development Department appealed to the dwellers of Daporijo to keep the same
tempo and spirit and continue such social service in the township in future too.
Assam CM assures security to NHPC
Guwahati, Jun 09: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today assured 'total security'
for National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) workers engaged in the construction
of Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project (LSHP) and said an expert committee will
be formed soon to study its downstream impact.
Work on the project has come to a halt since December following vehement protests
by anti-dam agitators and NHPC Executive Director Rakesh has urged Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh governments to provide security.
"Our job is to provide security which we will do. If there is any defect in the dam
construction which could lead to disaster that can be looked after," Gogoi told reporters
here. "We will form an expert committee comprising specialists from abroad, including
US, Portugal and France to study the impact of construction of big dams," he said.
On the protest by various local organisation including the Krishak Mukti Sangram
Samiti (KMSS), the chief minister said "protests are a part of democracy".
Work at the 2000 MW project being set up at Gerukamukh bordering Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh has been halted by anti-dam protests launched by KMSS and other organisations
which contend that it would cause large-scale downstream damage in Assam.
Rakesh had yesterday said the company is losing an estimated Rs four to Rs five crore
daily since December due to protests and this has escalated the project cost to Rs
10,799.63 crore from the earlier estimates of Rs 6,285.33 crore.
Contractor labourers have left the site as there is no work and NHPC is spending
considerable money on corporate social responsibility as per norms, he said.
The two-member Thatte Committee, set up by the Planning Commission, is probing the
downstream impact of the project and is expected to submit its report by the month
Youth contractors’ body refutes allegation against engineer
ITANAGAR, Jun 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Contractors Welfare Association (AAPYCWA)
refuted the allegations of financial mismanagement leveled against the then CE (P)
Eastern Zone during 2009-10. It said the expenditure of Rs 115.57 crore incurred
during 2009-10 was not done by the then CE (P) EZ alone.
Equipped with supporting documents, the Association said the zone-wise expenditure
of the department during the 2009-10 up to January 2010 stood at Rs 67.77 crore by
Western zone and Rs 47.80 crore by EZ totaling an amount of Rs 115.57 crore. As
such the said officer is innocent and therefore, the State Govt also gave clean chit
to him and revoked his suspension order just in 14 days on March 25, 2010, the Association
The Association appealed to the Arunachal Righteous Forum (complainant) to “exercise
neutrality and not to take such action without going through the actual positions.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the statement of the AAPYCWA, the Arunachal Righteous Forum
(ARF) reiterated that the excess expenditure was incurred without obtaining permission
or approval from either Finance or Planning Department which was in clear violation
of circular dated 16.02.2009 and 7.12.2009. It said the Govt never denied the facts
that the excess expenditure has been done by the then CE (P) EZ. Instead of initiating
inquiry the Govt has taken it very lightly and closed the matter thereby giving clean
chit to the officer, it said.
The ARF is not against any individual but is against the corrupt practices, the Forum
said adding that matter has been placed before the competent agency to investigate
and to unearth the truth. Let the law to take its own course, the Forum said.