The administration, meanwhile, asked the various market welfare committees of above
mentioned areas and Arunachal Chamber of Commerce to submit the findings and recommendation
of the committees formed to assess the existing prices and commodities being sold
in those markets by March 10 for discussion and fixing the rate.
It may be mentioned here that, this newspaper had recently highlighted a brief scenario
of the present market prices of few commodities.
RGUSU reacts to VC’s statement
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Reacting sharply to the Vice Chancellor’s clarification on their
13-point charter of demands, Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) today
said that there was no iota of truth in his (VC’s) statement made during a Press
Stating that the University has made no any headway in term of infrastructural development
during last three years, the RGUSU in a release said that the present VC had promised
renaming of the university to Arunachal university long back but did not take up
it for placing before the respective councils.
The VC himself had announced to convert this University into a World Class University
during 2008 which included the construction of world class multipurpose students
activities centre and guest house. But it is unfortunate to see that all his promise
remained in dream only, the union claimed.
The RGUSU claimed that just after his joining in 2007, the VC had promised to improve
the classroom infrastructure. But present sad state of affairs of classroom itself
speaks of callous and carelessness, it said.
Despite of our repeated demand for the constitution of the University Court, the
VC has never taken up any initiation to place the demands before the AC & EC during
his three years tenure, the union alleged.
Regarding ‘answer script scandal’ the union said there should be an Inquiry Committee
constituted by EC for strict action.
Improve law and order in Doimukh: NCP
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation,
particularly in Doimukh area of the Capital Complex, Nationalist Congress Party,
Arunachal Pradesh has urged the state Govt to deploy more and more police personnel
in Doimukh township to control the law and order problem of Doimukh township in order
to provide social security to the masses.
Calling upon the state Govt to accord top most priority on social security of the
people, NCP state unit president Ngurang Pinch in a press statement today also appealed
the concerned citizens of Doimukh township to cooperate with the local administration
so that law and order problem is maintained strictly for the peace, progress and
prosperity of the township.
Pointing out the reported looting off a Doimukh trader at gun point, ransacking of
the house of Gania Lazi, DDSE Papum Pare District and destruction of property by
miscreants, Pinch said Doimukh has turned into a epicenter of violence as it has
been witnessing numbers of cases of looting, robbery, ransacking, stone felting at
Police Station and burning of vehicles in the open market.
While condemning all such criminal activities, Pinch said “it is observed that there
is a total failure of the Government administration, machineries and absence of coordination
may be one of the reasons of law and order problem”.
Capital rivers become dumping ground for waste products
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: At a time when cities across the world are busy in cleaning the
rivers flowing through it, in our state’s capital region nobody including administration,
NGOs and public seem to care about status of numerous rivers.
Capital complex has been blessed with some rivers, which, if used properly, can become
life-line of the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun. Unfortunately most of the
rivers passing through capital have become dumping ground for waste products being
released by city dwellers, shop keepers, etc. If it is bad, the worst is the use
of rivers for washing vehicles, particularly private buses.
A number of rivers now look more like drain with all kind of waste products being
dumped on them. One of them is Lagun River which flows through the centre of Naharlagun
town. This river has become heavily polluted with people living nearby disposing
all sorts of their household waste products into it. Even many commercial establishments
located in the vicinity of this small river are using it as dumping ground for their
leftovers and waste products.
Most of the concerned citizens blame capital complex administration for the present
sorry plight of this river.
“In recent day’s city administration carried out various cleanliness drive but they
overlooked rivers which need urgent attention as every passing day they are becoming
alarmingly polluted. If authorities do not act in right time soon a day will come
when rivers of capital will turn into drains,” told one resident of Naharlagun.
Another river which needs attention of authorities is Senki River which flows through
Itanagar town. This river too has become quite polluted because of relentless discarding
of waste materials by residents living along it.
During New Year season this river bears the brunt of picnic goers.
Also at the lower reaches especially in Chandranagar area, all the private buses
converge for cleaning which also cause pollution. “In some areas, Senki River is
loitered with plastic bottles, beer cans, human excreta, etc. Earlier we used to
go there during summer to get respite from hot weather but now because of high pollution
there are chances of us being infected with water-borne diseases,” told one resident.
There are other rivers too which need urgent attention of city authorities.
If waste products loitered in these rivers is not cleaned they may block or alter
course leading to floods during rainy days. With monsoon season not very far, authorities
need to take serious note of waste products being dumped on rivers of capital.
In the last few months capital administration has been singing about beautification
of capital region with various cleanliness programmes but it is strange how they
did not include river as part of it. Rivers are lifeline of any cities and it is
duty of authorities along with citizens to maintain their purity.
Dandi March prog postponed
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The proposed Dandi March prog scheduled to be held at Changlang
district HQ on March 14, has been postponed to April 8.
The Parliamentary secretary IPR and Printing T Taiju and Phosum Khimhun, parliamentary
secretary Geology and Mining in a joint release said, the programme has been postponed
due to other local functions of the district.
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Apatani Career Guidance Forum, Itanagar organised a one-day
counselling programme for the aspirants of APCS main examination at the conference
hall of Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun on 6th March last.
Er. T.H. Tayung, Chairman of the forum advised the young aspirants to become a role
model for other upcoming youths by not only cracking the ensuing civil service competitive
examination but also becoming a good and responsible citizen.
A day-long programme was addressed by Millo Tago, IFS, Director, Biological Park,
Bangalore, Robin Hibu, IPS, DIGP (West), Dr. Q.M. Khan, Associate Professor from
DNG College, Itanagar, Prof. B. Tripaty and Dr. Nani Bath from RGU, Doimukh, as resource
The participants having satisfied with the important tips received from the learned
resource persons appreciated the forum and urged the forum to hold such counselling
programme from time to time for the benefit of civil service aspirants. The Forum
lauded the cooperation of senior members and well wishers in making the programme
a grand success.
Fundamentals of Computer training
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: A two weeks-long Training Programme on “Fundamentals of Computer”
commenced in ATI, Naharlagun from today for the ministerial staff of AP Secretariat,
Head of Departments from Itanagar, Naharlagun and Nirjuli. As many as 24 officials
are attending the training programme which is being conducted under the 100% course
fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt. of India under its "Specific to State Category Plan
Training Assistance" for 2009-10.
Speaking on the occasion today, Director Training Pema Tshetan urged the participants
to avail maximum benefit from the training. Adding that today is the age of Internet
and Computer Technology, the Govt. functionaries should not be let behind and should
equip themselves with workable knowledge on computer and its application to enhance
performance level in office works as well as in carrying out their personal works.
He further added that, ATI has kept a target of training and upgrading the computer
literacy of all sections of Govt. functionaries & so far from 2000-01, ATI have trained
more than 4950 employees of different levels in Computer application both at ATI
as well through its district level "Office Automation Courses" run in different parts
of the State.
The Director thanked the authority of Rajiv Gandhi University for providing guest
resource person to impart technical & practical training t the trainees during the
two weeks¬ long Computer Course.
Earlier, the Course Coordinator & Dy. Director training T.Lodo also appealed all
the participants to be punctual and extend their full cooperation with the Institute
as well as to the guest resource person for the successful completion of the training
Guest resource person Marpe Sora and Assistant Director Training Prescilla Tayeng
also spoke on the occasion.
GWS meet discuss development issues
AALO, Mar 8: West Siang District chapter of Galo Welfare Society (GWS) organized
a meeting of senior citizens, Ex- MLA’s, officers and active members of the Society
for a general discussion on reorganization of the district unit, Galo New Year Day
celebration on 5th April coinciding with Mopin and themes for the ensuing Galo
Banv Kvba, at Gumin Kiine hall in the Donyi Polo complex on March 7.
Jarjum Ete, President of GWS along with a team of advisors and auditors attended
In her presidential speech, Ete highlighted on the recently concluded tours of Kangku
circle of West Siang district, Nari-Koyu circle of West Siang district and also invited
Galo elites, senior members to join the tour of Dumporijo (Upper Subansiri circle)
and Tirbin, Basar Dwpa and Likabali area of West Siang from Mar 8 to 13.
Various issues pertaining to the community at large and Aalo in particular were discussed
with the main stress on education, improvement of health services/ facilities and
staring of a monthly magazine to be started on a bilingual basis – English and Galo.
Meeting ended with vote of thanks from Kengam Ete, Secretary, GWS W/Siang unit with
the hope of large participation in the activities of the Society, according to a
Jatan Pulu bags Karmayogi Award
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The International Association of Lions Clubs, District 322D, awarded
a prestigious Karmayogi Award 2009-10 to Jatan Pulu, Asst. Director Research (Retd),
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh on Mar 6 at Guwahati. The award was given by International
Director, Lion H.O.B. Lowal at a glittering ceremony held at ITA Guwahati in the
presence of District Governor Lion Mandira Chanda.
Karmayogi award is given to the distinguished people for their dedicated and meritorious
services to communities. Jatan Pulu is a first Arunachalee to get such a prestigious
award. The award comprises of cash Rs. 51,000, a Shawl and a commendation certificate.
Jatan Pulu, a respectable elderly person from Idu Mishmi community has two books
to his credit “Idu Phrase Book” and “Digaru Phrase Book” apart from several articles
ranging from research to social issues and traditional practices of the people. His
has been closely associated with many philanthropic organizations like Vivekananda
Kendra, Idu Mishmi Cultural & Literary Society, Arunachal Vikas Parishad and RIWATCH
with his abundance of wisdom, sober nature and ever ready helping nature.
He has been already honored by Silver Medal by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Scroll
of Honour by RMP International World Council of Elders, award by Narayan Bhide Memorial
IWD celebrated at Wakro
WAKRO, Mar 8: The women in North East have the potential to lead the society. They
should be provided full educational opportunities, said A.C. Sharma, former foreign
secretary of India in his message on the occasion of International Women's Day celebration
in Wakro today.
Expressing her views, Kavit Sharma, former Principal, Hindu college, Delhi said that
girls education is the key to national development. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, she also
said that when you educate a man you educate an individual, but when you educate
a woman you educate a family.
Sarita Theen, teacher, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), Wakro gave an outline
of the history of Women's Day. Keerthi Rawat, teacher, Apna Vidya Bhavan also spoke
on the occassion.
The highlight of the day was a written quizz competition for the women in Wakro circle,
focussing on all time women achivers. Rashmi Krisikro, Bursar Apna Vidya Bhavan bagged
the first prize. Sailensy Krisikro and Mamoni Gogoi, both teachers of KGBV won the
second and the third prize respectively.
The girls of KGBV presented a skit on the life of Bachendri Pal- the first woman
to climb Mount Averest. Pritty Tindya, chairperson of Wakro Women's Welfare Commitee
(W.W.C) , Silotmai Dellang and other members of W.W.C also attended a meeting in
Anugrah greeted the women achievers of the state on the occasion.
Tuki visits Yachuli Govt College
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki visied the permanent site of Government
College, Yachuli on his way to Deed on Mar 8.
He was accompanied by local MLA Likha Saaya and a host of officers and public leaders.
During the informal interaction while expressing his concern over inordinate delay
in the completion of buildings, he also opined that such major infrastructure development
of a new college cannot be done under state’s plan alone. Hence, he asked the executive
engineer, Yazali Division (PWD) to prepare a comprehensive DPR for funding from DONER
or Tribal Affairs ministries. He also assured to allocate some fund for linking road
from main road to college campus.
MLA Likha Saaya requested the visiting minster to pay special attention to the overall
infrastructure development of this college as it caters to the needs of the people
from far and wide for pursuing higher education.
Dr. N. T. Rikam, Principal of the college highlighted the urgency of early completion
of the basic infrastructures requirement like class room, administrative building,
hostels etc as the college has to be shifted to its permanent site in the coming
AAPWU pleads for regularization of group C&D secretariat contingency staff
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has appealed the
Commissioner, general administration, State Govt to absorb the contingency group
C & D staff of Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat in regular posts.
In a letter to the Commissioner, the AAPWU said such staff has been rendering their
services for more than 10 to 20 years sincerely and with devotion although they get
only meager amount in the name of salary.
Pointing out that similar regularization of contingency staff has been made in 2003
vide order No. ESH(A)03/96 AT 25/7/03, the union said that the sympathetic action
of the Commissioner will save some devoted contingency staff of the Arunachal Pradesh
Civil Secretariat who have otherwise crossed their qualifying age limit of good service.
‘Check road construction’
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: A group of five people of Paanch Ali-Khula Camp Church road Itanagar
today appealed the director of Urban Development department to take personal initiative
for monitoring the construction of link road on Paanch Ali-Khula camp church road
in Itanagar under the JNNURM scheme.
The group claimed that private lands are encroached and soil damaged while constructing
the road, which they said, may cause havoc during summer. They said, the work of
soiling, metalling-culvert and drainage system has been executed improperly.
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Rural Development and Heritage Society will conduct four days workshop-cum-training
on pickle making at Lobi colony from March 20 sponsored by SIDBI, Itanagar.
SDT programme on handloom concluded at Namsai and Wakro
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: 35 days NABARD sponsored Skill Development training programme on
Handloom at Namsai and Wakro concluded on Mar 3 and 4 respectively.
Altogether 25 women trainees selected from adjoining villages like Enten, Manmow,
Pathergaon, Wingko and Namsai benefited from the Namsai programme conducted at the
Community Hall, Manmow village.
Master Trainer Nang Chetuwa Longchot from Manmow village imparted training on the
latest design on handloom products. Guest faculty from Namsai and Doom Dooma took
classes on weekly basis.
A.K. Pasrija, Deputy General Manager, NABARD while interacting with the trainees
assured for supporting better marketing facilities for the artisans. H.P. Biswas,
President, National Youth Project assured all the artisans for direct marketing through
NYP in the different location in India and abroad.
Gaon Burah, ASM and public leader while appreciating the joint branch of the NYP
and NABARD for selection the rural artisans during the concluding function on Mar
3. The participants were also distributed certificates and best master craft was
awarded to one of the artisans of Manmow village.
At Wakro also 25 girls trainees were selected from Wakro township and nearby villages.
H.P Biswas, assured all support for the marketing of their product to the other part
of the country through National Youth Project. Certificates and Honorium were distributed
to the artisans at a simple function at community hall, Wakro.
Orientation awareness campaign for farmers
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: “Manghi Welfare Society” (MWS) Sangram conducted a day-long orientation
awareness campaign for farmers at Sangram recently in order to help the farmers
to reap the maximum benefit from the agriculture, horticulture and other farming
sectors. The programme was sponsored by the NABARD.
Sangram CO T. Riba, highlighting the scope of agriculture and horticulture called
upon the farmers to use the modern method for cultivation for huge production. The
farmers can make the state self-independent in agriculture sector by their labour
and skill, he said.
Agriculture Development Officer (A.D.O.), Sangram, Bengia Soping, assured to give
proper training to the farmers for better result. In his speech he said that if the
farmers take necessary steps in agriculture, they will make enough profit which will
in long run help the state to self sufficient. He also assured full cooperation to
Kipa Kaman, cashier of Apex Bank enumerated the policy of Apex Bank in farming sector.
He said that through domestic loan Bank is providing the loan to the farmers in lowest
interest rate for the farming of agriculture and horticulture. He called the farmers
to take advantage of Bank plan. Panchayat leaders and self help group also expressed
their views and assured the farmers for their help in farming. Besides self help
groups, panchayat leaders, farmer club Pagba and farmer club Sangram unit were also
participated, according to an official release.
NEEPCO donates computers, conducts medical camp
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Under the C-SR Scheme of the Corporation, the management of RHEP,
NEEPCO Ltd., has donated 4 of Desktop Computers to the Govt. Middle School, Hoj for
the benefit of the students.
A medical camp was also organised by the NEEPCO medical team at the school campus
for the inhabitants of the surrounding villages who availed free medical check up
and medicine. The occasion was graced by Nabam Aka, ZPM (Chairperson), as chief
guest along with ASM and Gaon Burhas of Hoj, in presence of N. K. Mao, HOP, RHEP.
The local leaders and villagers appreciated the welfare measures being implemented
by the NEEPCO towards the local people in and around the project areas, according
to an official release.
HGB’s death mournedLaudable endeavour
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: All Mengio Students’ Union and All Mengio Market Welfare Association
have mourned the untimely death of Nabam Tadap, HGB of Pan panchayat under Mengio
circle, who breathed his last on March six after a prolonged illness.
He was around 50 and survived by four wives, two sons and as many daughters.
An active social worker of the area, Tadap was elected ASM twice from Paki Panchayat.
While recalling his contributions towards socio-economic development of Mengio area,
both the organizations said that his death is an irreparable loss to entire Mengio
area in particular.
They conveyed their deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for
the eternal peace of the departed soul.