He further instructed the DDSE’s, SSA Rajya Mission and the Directorate of School
Education to provide him good feedback on all educational activities/matters in the
district and state level so that the government can look into the problems and prospects
of the education system in a clear manner for betterment of education system in the
Briefing the district officials, the Commissioner Education Hage Khoda stressed on
officers to shoulder greater responsibility in view of implementation of RTE. Talking
about free & compulsory education, the Commissioner expressed the State government’s
commitment to abide by RTE in letter and spirit.
He directed the officials to conduct proper supervision and monitoring at the district
level to ensure proper implementation of SSA activities. He also informed that many
problems faced by the Education Department would be mitigated with the implementation
of Arunachal Pradesh Education Bill.
SPD-SSA P.N.Thungon also spoke as a resource person in the two-day deliberation and
reviewed SSA activities in all the districts of the state.
Tagar seeks HM intervention, orgs on peaceful dharna
Dohu Raju murder case
ITANAGAR, May 5: Palin MLA Takam Tagar has appealed the state home minister to direct
the police officer concerned to book immediately the killer of Late Dohu Raju who
was killed at his Papu Nalla, Naharlagun resident on April 19 last. Sister of Late
Raju, Dohu Yana also sustained grievous injuries during the attack and is battling
for life at a Guwahati hospital.
“ I have learnt that some persons were arrested on suspicion but later they have
been released on bail,” Tagar said in a letter to the home minister.
No appropriate step has been taken so far to bring in solution to the case, the MLA
said adding he was bound to raise the matter with the request from many students
organizations, associations and family members of the victim for early arrest of
the killer and justice for the victim’s family.
Meanwhile, Palin Area Youth Welfare Association and All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte
Tarak Langdi Students’ Union conducted peaceful Dharna in front of Capital Complex
Deputy Commissioner Office, Naharlagun today demanding immediate Police action to
nab the culprits. Executive Committee AKKDSU, Chairperson Ringte Deney Society Palin,
Chairperson Learning Doing Centre Palin and other public also participated in the
Meanwhile, they submitted a memorandum to government demanding immediate arrest of
the culprit involved in the murder case, setting-up of high power inquiry committee
for immediate arrest of the culprit and handing over of the case to CBI if government
fails to nab the culprit within ten days.
It further threatens to conduct such democratic movement if government fails to take
immediate action on the case.
Sagalee farmers on Exposure Visit at ICAR, Basar
ITANAGAR, May 5: An exclusive exposure visit for Farmers from Sagalee, under Tribal
Development Fund (TDF) Project of NABARD, Officials of N.N.Charitable Society and
KVK Papumpare was arranged by NABARD at ICAR Basar to learn best practices in orange
and pineapple cultivation. During the visit farmers were taken to ICAR Horticulture
Farm and they were exposed to best practices in horticulture, right from pit digging,
selection of planting material, budding, grafting, nursery managment, soil conservation.
Under guidance of expert staff of ICAR, Basar. NABARD has sanctioned a mega project
involving total assistance of Rs. 236.50 lakh which is to be implemented jointly
by KVK Papumpare and N.N.Charitable Society. The exposure visit was a part of this
project for capacity building of farmers in the project area. ADC, Basar Abhyankar
attended the valediction programme on May 1and lauded the efforts of NABARD.
Premier College in need of help
ITANAGAR, May 5: Jawahar Lal Nehru College (JNC), the premier educational institution
of state, situated in Pasighat town is today crying for urgent attention. The appalling
condition of main entry gate speaks about the sorry state of affairs in JNC. The
oldest college of state, established way back in the year 1964 is in dire state of
condition with broken hostels and pitiable classrooms.
Though most of the present day politicians and officers of Arunachal have been educated
in this college, students here complain that nobody bothers about them. “The condition
of our hostel is quite pathetic. With broken windows, it becomes tough to live. During
monsoon rains pour into our rooms and in winter, chilly wind makes it tough to live,”
told one male hosteller.
He went on to add, “The quality of food served here is very bad. Most of the time
we eat food from outside because of it.”
The students are not happy with step-motherly treatment meted out to them. “Everybody
talk about JNC being premier college of Arunachal but no one care about us. In fact
most of the government colleges of state are in bad condition. I feel our government
think we are not worth enough to draw their attention as most of the students studying
here belong to ordinary families,” said one student in anguish. Students also added
that whenever they complain about the poor condition of their hostel, everybody starting
from public to government officials blame them for it. “Because of few students who
flout hostel rules, others should not be dragged along with them. In fact authorities
should strictly impose rules and punish those students who violate it,” told another
The blame game may go on but need of the hour is to provide best facilities to the
students, so that they can compete with rest of the country in every walks of life.
“We, students are supposed to be torch bearer of future. But honestly we are losing
hope as government is least bother about us. We need best of facilities to compete
with others,” conveyed one student.
ITANAGAR, May 5: The Director of Higher & Technical Education (DH&TE) Dr. Joram
Begi said that the government is yet to take a decision on permanent site for establishment
of the National Institute of Technology (NIT). His reaction came after this daily
carried a report on April 29 that Yupia has been selected as temporary site for NIT.
Dr. Begi has said that a technical committee consisting of Director, Durgapur NIT,
representatives of Ministry, CPWD is yet to submit the report. Only after the submission
of technical committee report, the state Govt will take a decision. The committee
has made it clear that it will decide on temporary site and recommend permanent
site. The technical committee has already visited both Jote and Dedziling.
It may be mentioned here that the organisations had been in tug of war over the
site of NIT. While some organisations are demanding establishment of NIT at Jote
in capital district, other organisations want to see the NIT at Dedziling in Bhalukpong.
The Union Cabinet had approved setting up of 10 new NITs including in Meghalaya,
Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh in North East.
Action against CO demanded
ITANAGAR, May 5: Anchal Samity Member, Lower Tarasso Tana Bagang and Doimukh Neym
Welfare Society has demanded immediate action against Circle Officer Chichung Chukhu
for allegedly attacking Horticulture Development Officer Tana Yami at her Rono Village
residence on April 30. The cause of the attack could not be verified. However a source
informed that the Circle Officer was arrested yesterday and released on interim bail.
Union calls for action
ITANAGAR, May 5: All Bameng Khenewa & Lada Student’s Union has expressed shock over
the reported attack on executive engineer PWD division, Bameng on 22nd April,2010
at Palizi. According to union, engineer was on his way to Itanagar for official duty
when some people stopped his vehicle and demanded money.
In this regard, union has requested concerned authorities to immediately arrest the
culprit and book them under law.
Rangali Bihu Utsav
ITANAGAR, May 5: Rangali Bihu Utsav Celebration Committee decided to celebrate Rangali
Bihu Utsav 2010 with a day-long programme at Imdad Bhawan, Naharlagun on May 16.
Cultural procession, cultural competitions like Mou Konwari and Bihu Konwari, Daliyo
Bihu, Zeng Bihu, dance performance by various cultural groups from Assam, Arunachal
Pradesh and cultural nite will be held during the programme being organized under
the aegis of Kristi Kendra, Naharlagun.
‘Defer APPSC main exams’
ITANAGAR, May 5: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) East Kameng district unit has
appealed the Arunachal Public Service Commission to defer the dates of APPSC main
exam to July in view of university examination starting from May 7 to 29.
The students should be allowed to have at least a month’s time after the examination
for preparation for APCS examination, the the ANYA unit said.
Club to support students
ITANAGAR, May 5: Kra Dadii Club, Seppa in a recent meeting has decided to extend
financial help to meritorious students who crack the coming state entrances exams.
It further decided that education sector would be given top priority for the betterment
of the districts.
Regional level camp
ITANAGAR, May 5: The regional level standard judging camp and patrol leader training
course for scouts and guides will be held at Maligaon, Guwahati.
Around 113 participants from Assam, North Frontier Railway, Tripura, Sikkim and Arunachal
Pradesh will take part in the event.
Nine scouts and nine guides from Papum Pare district will take part in the standard
judging camp competition. Beside this colourful traditional song and dance too will
be presented during the camp.
JNC conduct coaching for Civil Service aspirants
ITANAGAR, May 5: The coaching classes for the aspirants of APPSCE (Mains) 2010 that
started from 18th April at J.N. College, Pasighat organized by the Course Coordinator,
Dr. Tasi Taloh, Concluded on 3rd May.
SSP, East Siang District D.C. Srivastava, an IPS of 1995 cadre attended the concluding
programme and explained lucidly the essentials of the written and viva voice test
of APPSCE and similar examinations by the State Civil Service Commission and UPSC
from his vast treasure of personal and professional experience.
Principal, T. Talom boosted the enthusiasm of the participants by announcing a cash
reward of Rs. 5000/- each for successful candidates. He also gave cash incentives
of Rs. 2000/- to two of the successful candidates of the coaching center who cracked
the preliminary Examination of APPSCE 2009.
The valedictory programme was attended by all faculties, aspirants, selected resource
persons and students of J.N. College and Horticulture College, Pasighat.
Ban on garbage
ITANAGAR: Lower Subansiri district magistrate has banned dumping of garbage and other
waste materials at Tayo Yassi Killey River near Pine grove on Ziro-Daporijo road.
Further administrator warned that violators will be strictly punished.
ITANAGAR: Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Bidol Tayeng convened a meeting with
all head of departments on Wednesday. DC appealed to all the officers to devotedly
work for the development of district. He also cautioned officers not to go on leave
without written permission from competent authorities.
ADC Koloriang, K.Dolum, who too was present on the occasion called on officers to
realize their moral responsibly in carrying out their duty. He said if people from
outsiders working with BRO can serve the state, officers mostly citizen of this state
should work harder for development of Kurung Kumey district.
During the meet discussions were held on various development schemes taken up in
‘Keep away from live line’
ITANAGAR: The electrical sub-station and associated HT/LT line created under Rajiv
Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in the villages, namely, Tacha, Gari, Machang,
Lamte, Bang, Kollung, Taw, Gengtung, Silsango, Sarchgai and Mate shall be charged
on May 7 at 10 am, informed executive engineer(E) of Naharl-agun electrical division
in a release today.
Soon on charging the HT/LT shall remain live, the release said and called upon the
general public not to touch the live line directly or indirectly.
ITANAGAR: Railway Ministry has appointed Neelam Topu as one of the members of Zonal
Railway Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) for North Frontier Railway for the year
One dead in accident
ITANAGAR: One Tamak Pabin succumbed to his injuries yesterday when a passenger Sumo
carrying seven people met with an accident while on its way from Sumle to Boleng
in Upper Siang. The vehicle with registration number AS-01-10-8698 lost control
and rolled down from the road near Simang Bridge injuring the passengers.
The driver one Talut Taggu later gave himself up at Boleng Police Station informed
All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation Chairman Takar Goi.
ITANAGAR, May 5: APCC Vigilance Cell chairman has appointed Dadu Taram as its Kurung
Kumey district unit president.
North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) in a meeting appointed few office
bearers along with five new executive members for smooth functioning. The meeting
further decided to approach the chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura for
financial assistance for smooth conduct of the ensuing seminars to be organized in
entire North East region.
Meanwhile, NEDWS president has appointed Karj Tali as the general secretary (admn.)
Arunachal to launch scheme to promote sports activities in rural areas
NAHARLAGUN, May 5: The centrally sponsored Scheme, the Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel
Abhiyan (PYKKA) – to promote sports-activities in rural areas is set to be launched
in the state. Under the scheme, 20% of villages is to be covered in a phased manner
annually over a period of 5 years inArunachal.
In this regard, a workshop was organized by Department of Sports and Youth Affairs
today at State Banquet hall to sensitize the stakeholders for the effective implementation
of the Scheme in the state.
The Parliamentary Secretary, Youth and Sports Affairs, Wangki Lowang hoped that the
introduction of the Scheme would provide opportunity for the children and youth residing
in remote rural areas of the state to access sports facilities and hone their sporting
talent. The Youth of AP can excel and represent the state in international level,
Explaining the Vision and main features of the PYKKA, Deputy Secretary C. Chinappa
has said that the Centrally sponsored Scheme launched in 2008-2009 envisages to promote
the all round development of children, adolescents and youth through the medium of
The Scheme also aims to address the lack of basic sports infrastructure in rural
areas. He has also laid emphasis on the role of Honorary Sports Volunteers for promoting
the sporting culture at grass root level and dedicated efforts of the District Sports
Officers, Panchayat department and key stakeholders for the sustainability of the
Scheme. It also aims to promote indigenous and modern games and nurturing sporting
talent for competitive sports at various levels, he added.
Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, D.S. Pandit apprising the practical problems
in implementation process called for relaxation of funding norms for AP and other
NE state. Different set of norms needs to be evolved for NE states as the conditions
are not similar to rest of India, he suggested.
Though late, the state is all set to implement the PYKKA as the Govt. of India has
released the first installment after the submission of the DPR from the Sports and
Youth Affairs Department, he said
It may be mentioned the new Sports Policy of India recognizes the contribution of
physical education and sport to personal development, especially youth development
community development , health and well –being , education and economic development
and the promotion of international peace and brotherhood.
The Assistant Director, Sports and Youth affairs (SYA)and State Consultant PYKKA
R. Linggi and Director SYA P. R. Majumdar, District Sports Officers (DSOs), ASOs
, Director Panchayat and representative from education department attended the one-day
PPA appeals Guv to intervene in campus impasse
ITANAGAR, May 5: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has appealed the state Governor
and government to intervene and resolve the on-going impasse in Rajiv Gandhi University
in order to bring in peaceful academic atmosphere. Expressing serious concern over
the present state of affair in the university campus, the PPA president Kamen Ringu
said that Prof Belliappa is not interested to solve the internal problem of the university
rather he is desperately attempting to rule the university from New Delhi, which
is against the interest of the people of the remote border state of India.
Muskan to organize blood donation camp
ITANAGAR, May 5: Muskan Welfare Society, a NGO led by State First Lady Anupama Singh
is going to organize a volunteer blood donation camp at Raj Bhavan complex on May
Governor, Gen JJ Singh and First Lady will be amongst the first to donate. This camp
is being organized by the MWS in collaboration with General Hospital Naharlagun,
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society and Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
MWS Member Secretary Mamta Riba informed that the camp is an initiative of the Society
to inculcate spirit of selfless community service amongst the people.
Muskan Welfare Society has requested all to come forward and donate blood voluntarily
thereby contributing towards the social cause.
Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
Papum Pare to test L/ Subansiri might in final today
ITANAGAR, May 5: Lower Subansiri defeated Upper Subansiri by a solitary goal and
romped into the final of the 9th Tadar Tang Memorial state level football tournament
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium today. Lower Subansiri will play Papum Pare in the summit
clash tomorrow at 2 pm.
After a barren first half, Tage Tath scored the lone goal of the match in 72 minutes
which later turned out to be the match winner.
The match was marred by scuffle between two players of both the teams as play was
delayed for few minutes in the second half. However, security personnel along with
tournament organizing committee members and volunteers successfully tackled the situation.
Later, both the players were shown red card and sent off from the field by the referee.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang and MLA
Pasang Dorjee Sona will witness the final match as chief guest and guest of honour
Siram seeks cooperation for successful implementation of RTE
ITANAGAR, May 5: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has called for cooperation of the
civil society, parents, children and other stakeholders including NGOs for successful
implementation of Right to Education Act in the state. We have no alternative but
to implement the provisions of RTE to see that no child is left out of schooling
system and that every child in the age group of 6-14 gets free & compulsory education;
and the responsibility lies with the state government.
He said this during a 2-days Review Meeting of District Education Officers convened
by SSA Rajya Mission on May 3-4 at Banquet Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to
discuss the progress of SSA implementation in the districts and preparations for
implementation of Right to Education Act (RTE) in the state.
He informed that centre would fund 90% of the total expenditure while the state share
is 10 percent.
He informed that the students will not be charged any school fee from the coming
session. Other provisions under RTE will be taken care of in a phase-wise manner”.
He further called for sincerity by educational functionaries to impart quality education
to children for a safe and sound future. He further said that the Government is spending
a huge amount on education and it is our duty to work sincerely to achieve the targeted
goals within the given time frame.