IWD celebrated with calls to stop violence against women
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD)
with calls to stop violence against women and ensuring that they are given rightful
place in the society.
Addressing a meeting organized on the occasion of IWD at Sidhartha Hall here today,
Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) General Secretary Likha Kiran Kabak, urged every one to stop
violence against women which is a crime. “Nothing can be achieved from violence,”
she said and exhorted all to stand united to end violence against the weaker section
of the society.
Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Bamang Tago said that International Women’s
Day does not mean only for women but is equally important for men also. He informed
the gathering that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki has taken up several steps to ensure safety and security of women and girl child.
Tago informed that government will raise a special women police force of 200 personnel
soon and also open all-women Police Station in the Capital Complex region within
a month or two.
Sunil Mow, member of the Human Rights Law Network, Arunachal Pradesh Unit, talked
about the significance of the Day. He stressed the need for educating women about
various laws protecting and empowering women.
Jinine Laishramcha from North East Peoples’ Alliance stressed on women empowerment
and their rightful place in the society.
Earlier, a procession was taken out from RK Mission Hospital premises at around 09:50
am and culminated at Siddharta Hall.
About 250 participants, including young women, mothers, human rights /social activists,
students from Dera Natung College, Don Bosco College, residents from Jote and Poma,
Itanagar and Popunallah took part in the procession by holding placards, banners
and shouting slogan to end violence against women and to create awareness on the
theme amongst the citizens and the significance of International Women’s Day.
In another function organized by Women Studies and Research Centre, Rajiv Gandhi
University, Sahitya Academy Awardee and Chief Information Commissioner YD Thongchi
stated that “women give strength to men.” Citing examples of all the brave women,
he went on to explain how education had been instrumental in bringing about change
in the mindset of the women for fighting for their equal rights and social causes.
He also shared a few of his observations on the status of women in Arunachal Pradesh
and explained why girl child is an asset to our society.
He also spoke about his novel “ Sonam” on which the famous award winning movie with
same name was made.
Prof. A Mitra explained the role of education in “gender employment” and “gender
role.” Although the gender gap of Arunachal which is better than the overall national
gender gap, he expressed concern over the decreasing trend of gender gap of the state
in the last two decades.
Earlier, Dr. Elizabeth Hangsing, Director, WS & RC, RGU, spoke about the importance
of the day.
Besides photo exhibition on theme “Women in our World” by Women's Wing, RGUSU award
winning movie “Sonam” was screened on the occasion.
RGU Registrar Dr. Racob Taba, Arunachal Civil Society Chairman Pate Tayum, Child
& Women Welfare Association, RGU and students of RGU attended the celebration.
The programme was jointly sponsored by RGU and Arunachal Civil Society, Itanagar.
At Khonsa, the International Women’s Day was observed with various programmes.
Addressing the large gathering on the occasion, Women’s Welfare Association (WWA)
Chairperson Sontung Lowang Bangsia appealed to the women folk to accord top priority
to girls’ education adding that lack of proper education among the women was the
main cause of women’s sufferings and backwardness. She said that the time had come
for the women to come out of the kitchen and compete against the men in tackling
the everyday problems. She said “We cannot be dependent on men for everything.”
The Chairperson asked the gathering to draw inspiration from the women achievers
in different fields.
A number of other women leaders also spoke on the occasion and asked the women to
maintain unity in their fight against injustice in the society.
Games and sports, cultural programmes and discussions on women’s issues marked the
Women from different walks of life joined in the celebration. The programme was organized
under the aegis of Women’s Welfare Association, Khonsa.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh State Mahila Morcha today observed
IWD at State party headquarters, here with resolution to end atrocities and violence
against women by creating awareness and ensure quality education to girl child.
Retired Director of Social welfare, Women and Child Development and one of the noted
women social workers of the state Dishi Mihu Mallo attended as resource person.
Speaking on the topic “Atrocities on women and their role” Dishi Mihu Mallo expressed
strong concern over increased violence against the womenfolk despite ‘decrease’ in
social evil practices like child and forced marriages. She stressed the need of girls’
education to bring a change in the society. She also spoke on the practices polygamy.
Dr. Nuwang Norden Wahge, another resource person spoke on the Violence against Women
in the contemporary world and local scenario and advocated the need of proper nurturing,
upbringing and providing quality education to our girl children and giving them equal
opportunities of learning science and arts to face with the challenges before their
State BJP president Tai Tagak urged people to realize the truth “educating a woman
means educating a nation.” He called upon Mahila Morcha leadership to identify at
least 10 senior and sincere women workers for undergoing intensive leadership training
in Mumbai. He assured party’s all possible cooperation and support towards their
endeavour for growth of women leadership through BJP Mahila Morcha.
Chairing the meeting State BJP Mahila Morcha President, Padmeswari Jamoh said that
the role and responsibilities of womenfolk in every sphere of human life have become
inevitable. She hoped that educated women of the state would come forward to give
services to the people and the nation through BJP.
Earlier State General Secxretary, Mahila MorchaYaying Bengia highlighted about the
programme and other activities of the state Mahila Morcha.
State BJP vice president Tayek Goi, National Council Member, Wongman Lowancha, State
General Secretary BR Wahge, State Mahila Prabhari Kabak Yabii, Women Entrepreneur
and SHG leaderBiri Yallik, Chairperson, GP, Tasso Modi, senior leader Talla Joram
attended the programme.
Women Welfare Association of Bhalukpong Circle also celebrated International Women’s
Attending function, Jalley Sonam, Chairman, Building & Other Construction Welfare
Board stressed on the importance of Girl’s education and the role of women in the
Soni Degio, Vice-Chairman Medicinal Plant Board was also present. The meeting was
attended by more than 500 women of Bhalukpong area.
Gejay Jebisow, ZPM, Bhalukpong Anchal Block chaired the meeting.
Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) supported by Caritas India in collaboration
with ICDS Banderdewa celebrated the women’s day today.
The celebration began with a rally from Circle Office, Banderdewa to the entrance
gate and back to Nyokum Ground.
The celebration was attended by Taro Modi, Itanagar ZPM and Nabum Jumbum, Doimukh
APW Education member.
In her address Taro Modi said that we need to educate our girl child and we all should
encourage our mothers to educate them. If we want equal rights then we should know
to understand it to fight for our rights. Without education it is meaningless therefore
do encourage girl child to educate them. She also added that we should take care
of our children rather than leaving totally to our maid servants. If we don’t check
our children in time we will be losing all our possession in our future to avoid
those parents has an important role to play.
She also affirmed that women will be empowered only when they are strong from within
and determined to face the challenges come in their life, thus the family and the
society will be developed. Women in Arunachal are coming up in every sphere of life
especially in the field of academic, professional, political, sports etc.
Nabam Jumbum Advisor Doimukh Women Welfare Society (ADWWS) said; 70% of women are
the main sources of livelihood in the field of activities in India especially in
north east. In her address she emphasized the need to see not only the education,
but also mental, physical, social and moral well being of children.
Fr.Tom Karthik, the Parish Priest of Itanagar emphasized the role of women in the
family and the society. Women Coordinator of Itanagar Dioceses Celine CSSE also delivered
speech emphasizing the rights of girl child.
About 250 members took active participation in the programme.
Donyi-Polo Government College, Kamki celebrated International Women’s day in the
Hanna Nyomdir, Coordinator, Women’s Cell, DPGC Kamki delivered the welcome speech
to the house.
All the faculty members with 500 students attended the programme.
Principal of the college delivered a brief speech on “Galo Tradition and Women”.
Asst. Prof. in Education, Tage Ampa and Dr. Gomo Karbak of Political Science talked
on the topic of “Gender and Violence” and “Panchayati Raj and Women Empowerment in
Arunachal Pradesh” respectively.
Asst. Prof. in EconomicsRanjita Mannow Tage spoke on the topic “Gender and Education.”
An essay competition on the topic ‘Role of Youth in Promoting Gender Equity’ was
International women’s day was also celebrated in a befitting manner at Tomi Polytechic
A procession was taken out in the main thoroughfare of Basar town shouting slogans
against sexual harassment, child labour and female infanticide etc.
Later in a meeting at the college campus, V. ArulKumar, Vice-Principal cum NSS Programme
Officer stressed the need for preventing female infanticide, sexual harassment and
female child labour.
Besides, he highlighted the schemes of state and central governments for the upliftment
of women and the role of women in building healthy nation.
Meanwhile, the Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU) Itanagar under
the ministry of women and child development, Govt of India in collaboration with
the Itanagar urban ICDS celebrated the International Women’s Day at ICDS office premises
Speaking on the occasion, the child development project officer S C Tok, while pointing
out the recent gang rape case at Delhi said that now-a-days women are not safe in
the country. He, however, observed that in comparison to other states of the country,
the north eastern region, especially Arunachal Pradesh is almost free from such type
of women assault cases. At the same time, he expressed concern over the some recent
incidents of women assault cases in the state and called for drastic steps to curb
such type of incident.
Itanagar ICDS project supervisor N Thongan and B Bordoloi, demonstration officer,
CFNEU, Itanagar unit also spoke on the occasion.
School education director physically assaulted, two arrested
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Director of School Education Tapang Taloh was allegedly manhandled
and assaulted by two youths in his office chamber here today, city police said.
After being informed about the incident, City Police under the supervision of Superintendent
of Police (SP) Surender Kumar swung into action and managed to arrest the two culprits,
namely Meje Taku and Yurum Tamin, the Capital SP informed in a release.
A case has been registered in Itanagar Police Station under section 448/353/332/34
IPC and investigation launched.
Meanwhile, all officers and officials of the Directorate of School Education and
SSA Rajya Mission here have vehemently condemned the physical assault on the Director
and demanded the administration/police to bring the culprits to book immediately
and award them exemplary punishment. They also demanded to provide foolproof security
arrangement in the Directorate of School Education and SSA Rajya Mission here during
The meeting further decided to close down the office of the Directorate of School
Education, Itanagar, SSA Rajya Mission, SCERT and DDSEs offices across the state
until their demands are met.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has strongly condemned the physical
assault on Taloh, who is also vice president of AOA.
“This is a cowardly and criminal act which deserves condemnation,” said AOA in a
While condemning the physical attack on the Director of School Education, Arunachal
Civil Society (ACS) urged the authority concerned to punish the culprits as per law
with no outside intervention of any kind.
Reacting strongly to the reports of physical assault on Taloh, Adi Students Union
Itanagar (AdiSUI) appealed to the Home Department to initiate immediate action against
the persons involved in the incident.
While condemning the incident, AdiSUI demanded the state government to provide adequate
security to every department for smooth functioning of offices.
“Barring Ministers and high ranking officials, no director or joint director is secured
in their respective offices,” AdiSUI claimed.
Centre approves border Haat at Pangsau Pass
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Government of India has approved opening up of a Border Haat
at Pangsau Pass along the Indo-Myanmar border in Changlang district.
The Chief Minister had last year written a letter to the Prime Minister requesting
for opening up border trade on few specific points along the International border
that Arunachal Pradesh shares with neighboring countries.
In response, the Union Ministry of External Affairs has informed the Chief Minister
that under the MoU on establishment of Border Haats along the Indo-Myanmar border,
which was signed during the visit of Prime Minister in May 2012, the Union Government
has approved opening of a Border Haat at Pangsau Pass.
The modalities for operationalization of the Border Haat have been finalized at technical
level discussions that were held in October 2012 in Myanmar, informed Foreign Secretary
Once established the Border Haat would be the first of its kind along the border
with Myanmar and its operationalization is expected to provide impetus to development
activities for the people living close to the border areas.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has expressed gratitude to the Government of India
for heeding to the request of the State Government. He expressed hope that the initiative
would bolster economic activities and offer gainful employment to locals of the border
Army distributes books to school children
TUTING, Mar 8: The Indian Army has its units deployed at various locations in Arunachal
Pradesh. Many of these remote locations remain cut off from the rest of the nation
due to communication bottleneck. Over the years, the Army has undertaken a number
of developmental projects for the benefit of the local population under ‘Operation
SAMARITAN’. This year too, the Tuting Battalion of the Indian Army has undertaken
three major Operation SAMARITAN projects in Tuting sub division of Upper Siang district.
One of the projects was materialized today with distribution of Books and Stationery
to the students of Primary School Bishing located near Tuting.
A set of text books for all subjects, Note Books & other stationery items were handed
over to the students by the Commanding Officer of Tuting Battalion on behalf of the
Indian Army. School Principals, Teachers & other Civil Administration Officials
of Tuting were also present on the occasion. The students also put up a cultural
show. Two other Operation SAMARITAN projects -- Construction of a Foot Suspension
Bridge over Bulling Asi river and construction of a Toilet Block for Primary School
at Kopu village is also under way. As per the project Officer, both these projects
are near completion and will be handed over to the civil Administration in this
NHPC donates medical appliance to district hospital
ROING, Mar 8: Continuing with its efforts to work for the welfare of local public,
the NHPC Ltd under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) donated a Dental Engine
(Chair) for the District Hospital, in a simple ceremony held here today.
The appliance for the dentist's office will serve as a source of mechanical or pneumatic
power for one or more hand pieces. It includes a small faucet and a spit-sink, which
the patient can use for rinsing, as well as one or more suction hoses, and a compressed
air/irrigation water nozzle for blowing or washing debris clear of the work area
in the patient's mouth.
The device was handed over to Dr Mite Linggi, Dental Surgeon by VK Rattan, General
Manager, 3000MW Dibang Multipurpose Project General Manager. The handing over ceremony
was attended Dr Alok Yirang, District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr SJ Mitapo, Medical
Superintendent and Dr M Hannah, Senior Medical Officer, NHPC Ltd.
The simple ceremony was graced by chief guest Wangnot Tikhak, Additional Deputy Commissioner
(ADC). In his speech he appreciated the efforts of NHPC’s service towards the local
Dr Yirang also appreciated NHPC for it contribution and reminded their earlier service
of donating ambulance to Hunli, Anini and Dambuk hospitals.
Expressing the desire to continue working for public, Rattan promised to deliver
one Mortuary Van, and a waiting shed for the district hospital. He appealed people’s
support for Dibang Project and said the company is always committed for the welfare
of the people.
Earlier on Wednesday, NHPC Ltd handed over a Urine Auto Analyser for urine tests
along with kits and accessories for use in the District Hospital, Anini. The device
was handed over to Dr Muchu Mihu, Medical Officer, Anini and Ms. Junali Linggi, Lab.Tech,
Anini in presence of AIMSU representatives.
Meanwhile, Downstream Anti Dam Committee (DADC) has called off its indefinite bandh
in the district. The committee had declared bandh calling for cancellation of proposed
public hearing at Roing and New Anaya to be held at March 11 and 13.
Massive fire at Bhalukpong market claims many shops
BHALUKPONG, Mar 8: A huge inferno at heart of Bhalukpong town under West Kameng
District burnt down four shops and destroyed as many while dismantling the shops
to control the raging fire at around 2.20 p.m here today.
The army, para-military forces and local people with help of water tankers from Army
and BRO fought the fire for more than an hour before it could be brought under control.
The shops ragged down included cloth, wine and other grocery item shops. The total
loss of the mishap is expected to be in crores of rupees and cause of the fire yet
remains to be unearthed.
Meanwhile, while actively participating at the relief operation, local youth leader
Jeevan Yame informed this correspondent who was passing by that a similar huge fire
had occurred at the same location four years back that changed the demography of
present Bhalukpong market. “I would like to reiterate here that we urgently need
a fire brigade at Bhalukpong to meet such contingent situation. It was fortunate
that the tragedy occurred during the day time otherwise casualty including human
and material loss would have been different had it happened during night time”, he
The West Kameng deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and Bhalukpong extra
assistant commissioner supervised and monitored the relief operation.
Seppa team visit Ruksin rubber cultivation site
RUKSIN, Mar 8: Large scale rubber cultivation in hilly terrains and foothills of
East Siang and West Siang has attracted commercial horticulturists of the country
Rubber and tea plantation have found their mooring at foothills of Ruksin in East
Siang bordering Dhemaji district of Assam.
Observing the rapid progress of rubber cultivation in the region, the authority is
reportedly planning to set up a regional office in the belt.
Meanwhile, a team of commercial horticulturist from Seppa in East Kameng today visited
the rubber cultivation sites in Ruksin subdivision. The team led by West-Seppa Anchal
chairperson Nikam Talang also visited the commercial nurseries set by RBI at Ngorlung
and later interacted with the local rubber planters.
The team of farmers had exchanged practical knowledge on maintenance of rubber garden
and nurseries from the progressive farmers.
Talang has reportedly started rubber plantation in hilly areas of Seppa and seeking
technical and financial assistance from the board. Being motivated with the development
of rubber garden in Siang belt, Talang has pledged to mobilize the farmers of his
area to boost their household economy through rubber cultivation.
During the last month too, teams from Australia and Japan visited the rubber plantation
sites of greater Ruksin area and took stock of the progressive activities.
It may be recalled that the Rubber Board India (RBI), considering the rich potential
of rubber cultivation in the hilly terrains of the state and its consequent economic
gains involved, has been implementing massive plantation project in Siang belt.
Rubber plantation is under rapid progress in hilly terrains of East Saing, West Siang
and Upper Sing districts and Dibang Valley district signaling economic boon for the
An average 65 tones rubber worth Rs 1.23 crores has been produced from the area every
year, which is supplied to a Guwahati based marketing agency, informed the rubber
field officer here.
NYP conducts EAP at Seijosa
ITANAGAR, Mar 08: National Youth Project- AP, an accredited training institute of
Department of Capacity Building of Khadi& Village Industries Commission under Ministry
of MSME, Govt of India organized one day Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP)
at Seijosa on March 6 and selected 20 unemployed youths for 7 days Entrepreneurship
Development Programme (EDP).
Tayek Pado, Additional Deputy Commissioner Seijosa, JP Pathak, Assist Director I/C
and Rishi Seth of Branch MSME, Govt of India attended the programme.
Earlier on March five, Branch MSME- Development Institute Itanagar in association
with National Youth Project - AP launched Industrial Motivation Campaign at Bomdila.
JP Pathak, Assist Director I/C Branch MSME, Rishi Seth officer Development Institute
MSME, Dorjee Phuntso ADTH Bomdila, Deputy Director Industries Bomdila and HP Biswas,
President NYP-AP spoke and motivated the emerging micro industrialists for taking
up profit making ventures for over all development of the state and country in general.
Later in the day a separate programme of NABCONS was organised on Forward Market
Commission at Bomdila. Discussion on various aspects of future and contract marketing
was held. Participating farmers and artisans got their doubts on trade and commodity
marketingcleared by the resource persons.
Improve educational scenario: SUMA
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has appealed
the Education Minister to improve the education scenario of Dibang Valley, Changlang,
Longding and Tirap districts with utmost priority.
During its week long tour to the schools in eastern part of the state, the SUMA
observed that ‘pathetic educational scenario needs to be given utmost priority’.
The Union said the GHSS Anini has been facing acute shortage of Senior Teacher in
Hindi, Economics and English and in Changlang, the Rangfra Govt. College has been
facing infrastructure problems and shortage of administrative staff.
In Tirap district, the Wangcha Rajkumar Govt College, Deomali needs improved infrastructure
including additional class rooms, construction of buildings for library, laboratory,
staff quarters. The college also urgently need teachers in various departments, it
said. It further demanded reopening of defunct boys hostel of GHSS Deomali.
Similarly, in Longding district also Govt. Primary school Chatting needs attention
of the education department for infrastructure development. Steps should be taken
for upgradation of the school, it said.
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
EDP for women ends
PASIGHAT, Mar 8: The week-long Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for women
on Food Processing and Preservation concluded at DIC Centre Pasighat today. Altogether
40 prospective woman entrepreneurs participated in the programme which was conducted
by the resource persons from various institutions.
Forum extends support
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists Youth Forum (AAPRTIAYF) extended
its support to the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party RTI Cell co-convenor cum
BJP East Kameng district unit president Loku Sono for disciplinary action against
East Kameng DRDA project director/PIO for allegedly harassing the information seekers
under RTI Act.
In a complaint lodged with the DC, the BJP leader had said that the PD had collected
fees from the information seekers under RTI Act and deposited it in a SBI account
in the name of DRDA instead of depositing it under the head of account “0070 other
administrative service”. The Forum further requested the DC to direct the DRDA authorities
to transfer the RTI fees collected so far to RTI account.
ITANGAR, Mar 8: All Menga Village Welfare Society under Taliha circle of Upper Subansiri
district organized a mass social service from Menga Bayar line BRTF road to surrounding
of Shiv Mandir Menga on March 7 on the eve of Maha Shivraatri on March 10. More
than 150 villagers along with staff and students of Govt. Middle School, Menga took
part in the social service.
Cooperate with administration: Orgs
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: Tagin Welfare Society (TWS), Itanagar expressed deep shock over
the murder of one Vijay Ramsing by some miscreants at Sigin colony, Daporijo recently.
The Society deeply mourned the death of Ramsing and observed two minutes silence
for peace of the departed soul.
While demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits, the Society, however, appealed
all section of the people to maintain peace and harmony and cooperate with the district
administration and law enforcing authority to complete the investigation in fair
manner. The Society also urged the district administration to improve law and order
situation in the district in order to gain public confidence.
All Upper Subansiri District Contractors’ Welfare Association, Daporijo also expressed
deep shock over the murder of college student Ramsing and appealed the district administration
to give the culprits exemplary punishment.
The Association, however, appealed the general people to extend cooperation with
the district administration and to maintain peace and harmony.
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Itanagar unit of India Post under the postal department is going
to organize a “District Level Philatelic Exhibition, 2013” at A P Science Centre,
I G Park on March 21 and 22.
Eight ULFA ultras surrender in Assam
Tinsukia, Mar 8: Eight hardcore ULFA insurgents and three link men surrendered before
the police at Tinsukia in Assam today.
The militants along with the linkmen laid down arms before Tinsukia district Deputy
Commissioner S S Meenakshi Sunderam, district superintendent of police P P Singh
and DIG upper Assam Satyen Gogoi.
They deposited four AK-81 assault rifles with four magazines, one G-2 self-loading
rifle (SLR) with three magazines, two 7.65 pistols, seven Chinese grenades, half
kg TNT explosives and two mobiles.PTI
SSA teachers demand release of monthly salary
ITANGAR, Mar 8: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA)
has appealed the education department to release pending salary of the teachers without
In a letter addressed to the education minister, the AASSATA stated that SSA teachers
are facing lot of problems during this exam time due to non-disbursement of their
salary for the last five months.
The SSA teachers are discharging their duties with full dedication, commitment, sincerity
and punctually in almost in rural schools. Despite hard work and dedication, salaries
of the teachers are being delayed, the association resented.
“Of course the Govt has enhanced our salaries but that is not enough as the salaries
are not timely being disbursed,” Association said. It is worth mentioning here that
the SSA teachers are not enjoying the other service benefits like that of regular
teachers. They completely depend of monthly salary.
NSCN-IM and ULCA cadres arrested
KHONSA, Mar 8: In a major breakthrough 1 Assam Rifles along with Tirap Police and
CRPF apprehended three NSCN (IM) cadres and one ULCA cadre from Dadam village, Khonsa
during the operation conducted on Mar 6 and 7. The operation was a major success
as Self Styled Sergeant Major Khunphoa Sumnyan, Khonsa town Commander NSCN (IM) was
arrested alongwith two more NSCN (IM) cadres. A cadre of United Liberation Council
of Arunachal (ULCA) was also apprehended. Three pistols with ammunitions, explosives,
detonators and extortion money was also recovered. This apprehension is likely to
prevent further extortion and reduce the threat of various factions in Tirap district,
according to an AR release
ITANAGAR, Mar 8: The Unying-Aaran festival of the Adi community was celebrated with
pomp at Naharlagun on March 7. The festival marks the advent of new year.
Speaking on the occasion, Anong Perme, Chief Engineer (Power) called upon the Adi
community to preserve its rich culture and tradition.
In his address Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung called upon the Adi community to
remain united in celebrating festivals like Unying-Aaran, Solung etc as usual.
The Unying-Aaran mythology was read-out by Jombo Ratan, Director (Horticulture).
The function was attended, among others, by Mamta Riba, Director, (Art & Culture),
Jomnya Siram, Deputy Director, (Art & Culture), Tami Talom, Under Secretary, Leki
Phuntso, Director (IPR) and Alo Libang, ML A. Both Phuntso and Libang wished Adi
community members a happy Unying-Aaran on the occasion.
Community feast and cultural programmes were also organized on the occasion.
236 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
India needs micro-level climate information
The workshop on climate-resilient development, organized in February last discussed
integrating climate change into development programmes in semi-arid regions like
Bundelkhand in central India.
Participants pointed to how lack of micro-level climate change information at the
state and district level was affecting planning and implementation of climate resilient
development in Bundelkhand.
India launched a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008, but translating
the policy into ground-level action depends to a large extent on states that are
developing individual climate action plans.
NAPCC comprises eight national missions covering solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency,
sustainable habitat, water, the Himalayan eco-system, sustainable agriculture and
strategic knowledge which are at various stages of implementation in the different
India needs models that can predict, with reasonable certainty, long-term climatic
conditions that will prevail over a state over a specific time period, said a scientist
at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
However, some efforts are underway. The India Meteorological Department has started
issuing sub-district level forecasts for 41 villages in Maharashtra. A Pune-based
non-profit, Watershed Development Trust, gleans data from automated weather stations
installed in these villages that goes into making three-day predictions 24 hours
A clarification to remove confusion
I would like to clarify the confusion arising out of Class - X CBSE students for
the session March, 2013, regarding schemes 1 or 2 option offered by CBSE, and Non-
receive of admits cards and other details for on going class -X CBSE examination
that led to the confusion and frustration by the students/parents/ guardians of the
school which is as follows:-
Under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)/ Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation
(CCE) Education Policy 2010, the CBSE Board candidates have to appear/ or complete
12 Times examination to obtain CBSE Class -X Pass Certificate within 2 (two) years
starting from Class -IX. After getting Registration Card and details from CBSE, in
order to obtain the said CBSE Class - X Pass Certificate by every and each CBSE candidates
have to complete above mentioned exam within 2 (two) years as follows:-
a) Class -IX 40% marks examination in Formative Assessments (FA) I to IV and 60%
Marks exam in Summative Assessment I & II in total 100% marks.
b) In Class -X 40% marks examination in Formative Assessments (FA) I to IV and
60% Marks exam in Summative Assessment I & II in total 100% marks.
The CBSE Candidates of Class -X March' 2013, has already completed 11 Assessment/
Examinations, i.e. 80% marks in 8 (eight) formative assessment, 90% marks in summative
assessment in total 170% marks, i.e already submitted to CBSE through Online by the
concern Heads of all CBSE affiliated Schools of the country.
Now remaining last term end or summative -II examination March’ 2013 for 30% marks,
the CBSE has given 2 (two) options i.e. schemes I & II, the students who opted for
scheme I examination 2013, has to complete it within 16th March to 31st March 2013,
and CBSE authorized to all the concern Heads of CBSE affiliated institutions only
for remaining 30% marks examination to be conducted at CBSE affiliated schools only,
which all materials are provided by the CBSE Board. And issuing of admit cards to
each individual by CBSE through online with countersigned by concern school principals/
headmasters only and all Exam Related Evaluation activities shall be done by all
concern heads of CBSE affiliated schools only and submitted it to the CBSE through
online within specific time.
On the other hand students opted for scheme - ll CBSE exam 2013 have to complete,
within 2nd March to 15th March’ 2013 which is going on at all the CBSE allotted centres
only. For this the CBSE issued the Admit Card manually by speed post instead of online.
In this regard, since the CBSE has given both the 2 (two) schemes equal status vide
Circular / Notification No. ACAD-11/2013 on 4th Feb. 2013 to all the Heads of the
CBSE affiliated institutions of the country which is mentioned in Para 5th of the
circular /notification for both the schemes I & II of the Class “X CBSE SA -II 30%
marks exam 2013. The board has already issued uniform certificates to all the students
appeared in Class-X in March '2012 examination irrespective of the fact whether they
were assessed by the board or by the school summative assessment -II and same shall
continue in class -X CBSE exam in March 2013.
In this CBSE, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) Rule, 2010, the question/confusion
of issuing Admits Cards on difference of schemes I & II does not have serious mater.
Every continuous evaluation process is on through CBSE website by affiliated CBSE
authorized Heads of all the Institutions which CBSE restricted to disclose publicly.
In this process nothing can do other than CBSE guidelines by all the Heads of the
Institutions. But in case of technical defect or failure, the Directorate of School
Education can extend help to the concern head of school through CBSE.
Therefore, I would like to request all the parents / guardians particularly CBSE
candidates sitting examination or preparing for March 2013 not to be confused or
create rumors or discourage the candidates who are appearing his/her examination
from 18th March for Schemes I & II offered by CBSE Board through online. More so,
any student can undergo for any professional degree or higher studies as usual without
any problems or confusion in future after obtaining CBSE certificate from CBSE.
HM, Govt Secondary School, Rajiv Gandhi University campus, Rono Hills, Doimukh.