It is seen that lots of society, committee and association are being formed in Pasighat
after the controversy broke out for the construction of Lower Siang mega dam by the
pro and anti-dam protesters.
I am not sure these organizations are registered with authority or not, now every
individual are trying to get self benefit in the name of their respective organization.
Therefore, I request the concern authority to ban the unregistered society, committee
and association in Pasighat which create misunderstanding and mislead the innocent
people in the area. Regarding the construction of the mega dam in the Lower Siang
basin for the last 6 months we are enjoying the Mickey Mouse games in local media
between the pro and anti dam protester.
In my view as bonafide citizen if the grievances of the affected people are not fulfilled
then we should oppose, but if the authorities agree to redress the grievances, why
should we oppose the construction. Lastly, as the centenary celebration is coming
nearer, I request one and all to make the celebration a grand success.
Dr Tamang Tamuk
One should not oppose all the dams
It is in continuation with my earlier article “May good sense prevail” dated, 12th
November, which some people objected and termed it hilarious and funny. I just want
to make one point; dams are not always a monster. It could be one of the best things
we can leave as a legacy to our children provided all the criteria of safety are
observed. I find it funny, when a person or an organization blindly objects to dam
construction. One should not oppose all the dams on the earth. There are still numerous
dams which are centuries old and still benefitting millions of people. Imagine Ranganadi
Dam near Yajali was opposed and not allowed, our state capital and many districts
would be still groping in darkness today. Thank you wise elders, you didn’t do that.
Otherwise, I won’t be able to email this article from Seppa today.
Yes, there had been some unfortunate cases of dam related tragedies but to label
all the dam projects as blunder is not a very good idea too. We should be rather
happy and take pride that our state is special and gifted because we have the highest
hydro power potential and can have dams here. What a waste it would be if we don’t
harness this gift from Mother Nature. Our energy need is growing and I don’t see
any other alternatives better than hydro power. My point is whether a dam project
should be allowed or not in any particular place should be based on scientific studies
not on hypothetical presumptions. If we really care, we can always ask for DPR of
any project before its implementation and see if any safety measures have been compromised.
We can also ask some independent expert body to study the feasibility of any dam
project prior to its construction. And I hope no Govt. or corporate will ever go
ahead with a project which is scientifically unfeasible and unsafe. Let us be reasonable.
Let us let the good things happened. Lest we take a good decision today posterity
will pity us tomorrow.
Seppa on email
UGC’s quota policy
The University Grants Commission (UGC) seems to be playing games with north-east.
Through the National Eligibility Test (NET), it picks up the SC, ST and OBC candidates
to appease the Quota criteria already prescribed. The rest of the posts meant for
the general category are filled up by some Tiwari, Tripathi, Pandey, Bannerji or
Chatterji from other parts of India. So the space meant for Assamese general category
are deprived by such cunning schemes of the UGC. As such, we no longer have illustrious
professors like Banikanta Kakoti, Krishnakanta Handique, Birinchi Barua, etc anymore
to guide the students of the region.
Hojai, Assam, On email
Personalities I do like most
Personalities whose very soul of sweetness and love of this country, though they
were born in far lands, touched my core very much are none other than our loving
and very dear sister Nivedita and Smti Sonia Gandhi, the bahu of great Gandhian family.
Sister Nivedita meaning one who is dedicated or offered to god, originally an Irish
called Miss Margrate Noble was the one who joined Swami Vivekananda’s army to do
away selfishness, ignorance and greed that brought suffering and superstition to
It happened when Swamiji was on religious tour to London and suddenly made a thundering
call saying what the world wants today is twenty men and women who can dare to stand
in the street yonder and say that they posses nothing but god and he further said
that the earth’s bravest and best will have to sacrifice themselves for the good
of the world.
Verily Sister Nivedita was one of the earth’s bravest and bests who had sacrificed
her entire life for the good Cause of India of those great testing days. In a nutshell
I would say that her pioneering work especially for girls education and the amount
of true love and patriotism she had towards this motherland is beyond our appreciation
and no ward is enough to explain about her work and life that she had lived for our
Similarly, I do find some kind of similarity in the person of Smti Sonia Gandhi a
daughter born in a far land had married to Gandhi Nehru Family. To me she seemed
to be a sober and silent wife or bahu in the first place and finally emerging as
a matured and committed leader shouldering the responsibilities of the Indian Congress
Party that is how she is proving her mettle. Though their nature of work are different
but seemed to be well fitted into their own field of activities. One thing that touched
me most about Smti Gandhi was that when she gave a public speech during last Lok
Sabha election at Ayodya, she began her public speech with the salutation to Sri
Lord Ram saying that “Men Ish Ayodya Nagar Me Mariyada Prusthum Sri Ramji Ko Pranam
Karti Hung” which sounds naturally in chaste Hindi and she was speaking from core
of her heart.
I do see a sincere and humble true friend in both sister Nivedita and Smti Sonia
India is my motherland and I love my country and the people of India my people Sister
Nivedita used to say. In Mrs Gandhi she is an Indian Bahu and I do not find any reason
why she should not love India and her people that too which gave her a great privilege
to serve her own country and her own people.
State Social Welfare Advisory Board
Nirjuli. On email
Not in the interest of Arunachalees
The people of Arunachal Pradesh were raw tribal, very well fried as they liked by
India and the Indian army. The other day, a boy from north India teased us Arunachal
students calling names such as 'duplicate chinki Biharis', because we have accepted
the imposition of Hindi by Govt of India in 1971.
The menace of losing our own things is growing day by day. Now we have Hindi film
song and Hindi film dance competitions. Our Bihari classmates are true when they
call Arunachalis as 'duplicate chinky Biharis'. Now all in Arunachal think they make
state proud this way. We will see that we have become citizen of a duplicate Hindi
state in the next 10 years if this trend of competitions and their encouragement
by elders and leaders go on.
Takam Kiba, Ngurang Sanjay, Takam Diyuand
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Three police personnel died on the spot and several others injured
in a tragic road accident near Tato in Aalo-Mechuka road today.
The accident occurred when the police bus with 20 police personnel including civilians
fell into deep gorge near Tato while returning from Mechuka at around 10 am this
morning. According to informed sources, the personnel were deployed in Mechuka to
tackle law and order during the two-day Border Area Cultural festival. A lady constable
narrowly escaped as she jumped out of the vehicle when the accident occurred, sources
The police immediately swung in action and evacuated all the passengers both dead
and injured to Aalo medical hospital this evening. The three police personnel died
on the spot have been identified as head constable N Dirchi, constable Basok Paleng
and Constable Jimi Sange.
Out of the 16 injured passengers including a lady, condition of the five injured
were reported to be critical. They are now undergoing treatment at Aalo medical hospital
till filing of this report.
Sources informed that severely injured passengers will be shifted to Dibrugarh for
further treatment tomorrow.
National Press Day greetings
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The Director Information & Public Relations (DIPR), Leki Phuntso
has extended his warm greetings to all the members of the Media fraternity of the
state in particular and people of the state on the occasion of National Press Day
While highlighting the vital role played by media in disseminating information about
development programmes, Phuntso also called upon all sections of society to help
strengthen the institution of the media in the state. He said media in a democratic
country is an indispensable body which is equally important like judiciary, legislature,
and executive for a progressive, peaceful, and vibrant democracy.
Workshop on status of endangered languages of Arunachal
Sena stresses on legislation to preserve languages
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A three day workshop cum symposium on Status of Unwritten and Endangered
Languages of Arunachal Pradesh organised under the joint initiative of AITS, Rajiv
Gandhi University, Rono Hills Itanagar and Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts
(IGNCA), North Eastern Regional Centre, Guwahati and IGNCA, New Delhi has started
from today with mass participation from various corners of Arunachal Pradesh and
other parts of India.
The Chief Guest Setong Sena, Minister of Finance and Lottery, in his inaugural address
lauded the efforts made by AITS, RGU and IGNCA, New Delhi to create mass awareness
among the tribal people about the importance of unwritten and undocumented languages
of Arunachal Pradesh. He said that human language has life, soul and spirit of its
own. The outcome of the workshop should not only be limited to the four corners of
the conference hall of the university but be disseminated to the rural mass and the
actual beneficiaries of the progamme.
He further said that we must be pragmatic in our approach to tribal language development
and a legislation needs to be enacted in this regard. Otherwise, we shall not be
able to make headway to preserve and promote our languages for which Rajiv Gandhi
University should play a major role.
Prof. A.C Bhagabati, former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University the then Arunachal
University highlighted the aspects of this workshop as Guru – Shisya Parampara. He
said that their languages will be encoded, decoded and the data will be preserved
forever for future research. He further added that the data recorded in the workshop
shall become an important property of Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, RGU
and IGNCA, New Delhi and with due approval of these organisations only researchers/scholars
shall have access to these data.
Prof. J. Tamuli, Guwahati University presented key note address. He highlighted
the diversity of languages of north-east India, especially Arunachal Pradesh and
stressed on the ‘effectively preserving the diversity as heritage’. He mentioned
the reason for the endangerment of the languages as Unwritten, Vulnerability (Major
language eating up the minor language) and pragmatic language and socio-economic
problem prevailing over the various languages users.
Prof. Tamuli stressed on the effective measures in preserving the indigenous languages
through modern technological aids, bringing language education and mother tongue
based multilingual education.
The Vice Chancellor incharge of RGU, Prof. Tamo Mibang stated that it is the third
programme in collaboration with IGNCA. He further said though almost 23 years of
existence of the lone university, still there is not a single indigenous language
introduced in the university whereas many of other north east universities have their
own language dept. He informed that Arunachal Pradesh has 36 endangered languages.
‘A particular group of people dies with the death of its language’ he said and emphasized
on Mass Awareness of Languages.
P. R. Nair, Chief Account Officer, IGNCA New Delhi, gave a brief introduction of
Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, New Delhi.
The workshop was started with the welcome address by Lisa Lomdak, Workshop Coordinator.
She highlighted the main idea behind this conference is to maintain linguistic ecology
and its heritage and importance. She elaborated in brief the advocacy of spreading
awareness of the endangered languages of Arunachal Pradesh.
MMC on HIV/AIDS
Speak out about HIV/AIDS: Panyang
PASIGHAT, Nov 15: Multi Media Campaign (MMC) on HIV/AIDS organized by the Arunachal
Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) in collaboration with the district health
authorities was held Pasighat yesterday.
Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest DC-cum-Chairman, District Health Society,
Onit Panyang said “we should take responsibility to break the silence and speak out
about this dreaded disease. We must feel free to talk about this as we talk about
other domestic affairs and civil rights etc to protect our countrymen”. The increasing
rate of HIV/ AIDS is serious threat to the society due to false sense of security,
misconception and misinformation, he added.
The DC further stated that both state and central governments are putting all efforts
to protect us and such Multimedia Campaign involving youths with musical competition
is also necessary to spread HIV/AIDS awareness across the state.
Earlier, guest of honour, Principal Doying Gummin College, Pasighat Dr. Igul Padung,
briefed about the aim of the campaign.
He appealed the youths to abstain from unprotected sex and to utilize their precious
times in curricular activities like sports & games, music, social services etc besides
normal studies in school and colleges for personality development. The Project Director
APSACS Dr. Emi Rumi appreciated district administration. Giving a brief introduction
of the MMC he emphasized on the need of passing of the preventive messages of HIV/AIDS
to the people for a better tomorrow.
The DMO Dr. Taloh focused on various facets of HIV/AIDS. Dr. T. Talom District Leprosy
Officer was also present and gave his suggestions.
To spark awareness about HIV infection and AIDS the evening witnessed musical performances
by five local bands. The Black Church bagged the 1st position, while Bodmas Unsolved
and Dormant team were adjudged as 2nd and 3rd winners, the winner bands were awarded
with cash prizes of Rs. 30,000/-, 20,000/- and 15,000/- respectively by the organizer.
AAPSU team calls on new NERIST director
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union team headed by its president
Takam Tatung called on the newly appointed Director of North Eastern Regional Institute
of Science and Technology (NERIST), Professor P K Das this afternoon. Das assumed
the office of NERIST director this morning after succeeding Professor J Choubey.
It was the first visit of the state’s apex student’s body in the premier technical
institution of state to take stock of the prevailing situation of the campus which
remained confusing due to non availability of a permanent director.
While welcoming the new director Tatung urged latter to bring back the past glory
of the premiere institution by creating a congenial atmosphere in the campus.
Further, the AAPSU team urged the director to review entire administrative system
of institution, which was in confusing situation, for the greater interest of the
student’s community as well as state. Members also discussed on various issues such
as seat reservations for local students during the meet.
While briefing on the prevailing situation of institution, Professor Das assured
to sort out any kind of problem which would hamper academic progress of institution.
He said, “There will be no partiality and favoritism in the campus under my guidance”.
However, he sought some more time to settle down the administrative system. He also
opined that more infrastructures were required for the development of premier technical
Till now the AAPSU had never interfered in NERIST issue as a mark of respect to the
premiere institution, however, due to various problems which cropped up in the campus
for long, as an apex student body of state the Union has come out for the interest
of students as well as state, said Tatung adding that from now onwards the Union
would take its own course of action against the people who try to interfere in campus
Expressing grave concerned over prevailing situation in the campus, Tatung wondered
how the institution would run smoothly unless there was a regular director who not
only heads the administrative works but also contribute smooth functioning and development
of the entire institution. Due to non availability of regular director and frequent
change of officiating and acting director the premier has lost its past glory, added
While urging the people not to directly or indirectly influenced the smooth functioning
of institution, Tatung said the NERIST was not a working department like PWD and
RWD but a technical institution where students from across the country come to study.
The interference from vested group would carry not only bad message to outside but
also hamper the academic process, Tatung said.
Meanwhile, while taking serious exception to the outside influence in campus matter,
AAPSU, president appointed its Vice-President, Nabam Tamar as in-charge to look after
any kind of matter which might directly or indirectly hampers the administrative
progress of NERIST.
APB&OCWWB awareness campaign begins at P/ Pare
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam along with board’s official has started its extensive
awareness campaign on registration of workers, Cess Act and other board related awareness
campaign in Papum Pare District from November 16. The awareness campaign will be
conducted at Mengio, Sagalee, Lepo-riang, Kimin, Doimukh and Balijan.
IGNOU completes its 10 years of existence in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Itanagar RC today
completed its 10 years of existence in Arunachal Pradesh.
IGNOU is rendering its services to the society by fulfilling the educational aspirations
of the student community since its inception on November 16, 2000, an IGNOU release
"IGNOU has opened a way for the students those who are staying in the far flung areas
and the working community to earn and learn.
It is committed to excellence in teaching, training, capacity building and reducing
the regional imbalances by taking education to the door steps of the students."
The IGNOU Itanagar Regional Centre which had started with hand full of students in
the year 2000 with three Study Centers, has currently 1926 students on the roll and
there are eight Regular Study Centres and six Programme Study Centers are functioning
under the IGNOU RC. More than 120 faculties from various educational institutions
render their service as counselors for the IGNOU’s programme.
IGNOU Itanagar RC is offering 49 Programmes. Every year IGNOU RC conducts convocation
programme in the month of February. This year, 176 students had received their degrees,
diplomas and certificates.
To enhance the technical know how of the layman, IGNOU offers 20 days computer literacy
programme. So far 1773 candidates have been benefited by the Computer Literacy Programme.
So far 823 untrained teachers have been benefited by the B.Ed programme. The first
batch of M.Ed. students are completing their course in December next.
To cope-up with the huge need of trained teachers in Arunachal Pradesh IGNOU with
the sponsorship of State Govt. is in the process to train 6000 untrained teachers
through its DPE (Diploma in Primary Education) Programme.
The Itanagar RC is equipped with the tele-learning centre with the intake capacity
of 40 students, five of its Study Centres and the RC are equipped with the edu-sat
IGNOU RC Itanagar is involving in nodal activities also. Many awareness and needbased
programme had been conducted by the Itanagar RC in the past 3 years. It has conducted
more than 10 such programs, including Marketing Management of Horticulture Products,
Entrepreneurial Development programmes on soya based food products, Training programme
on Candle & Agarbathi making, Training programme on Knitting and Embroidery, formulation
of Herbal Cosmetics, Training programme on Steel Fabrication, Finance and risk management
in Agriculture for farmers, Women Empowerment a life skill approach are some of them.
IGNOU Itanagar RC is conducting Career Guidance and Counseling programme on 18 and
19 next for its learners as part of its Silver Jubilee year.
IGNOU completes its 25 years of existence on November 19, 2010.
Christian Revival Church Silver Jubilee Celebration from Nov 19
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Christian Revival Church, Naharlagun is celebrating its Silver
Jubilee with a theme “Eleazar” (God has helped) in a befitting manner at its Church
premises from November 19-21.
To commemorate the celebration, CRC will erect a 14fts silver jubilee Monolith, distribute
fruits to indoor patients at General Hospital, Naharlagun and under trail prisoners
at Police Station, Naharlagun, felicitate to the pioneers missionaries and members,
besides praise and worship, cultural programme, community feast and tree plantation
programme in the church compound.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Setong Sena has consented to attend the opening day
as special guest on November 19. Horticulture Minister, Honchun Ngandam and MLA Techi
Kaso would attend as special guest in the valedictory function on November 21.
While, Rev. Dr. DL Sanchu and Rev. Dr. Nyakdo Tasar will attend the programme as
Meanwhile, in a briefed press conference held here today, the organizing secretary
of the Silver Jubilee celebration Rev. Takeng Raggu briefing the history of the Naharlagun
Revival Church informed that CRC has 389 churches in the state.
He appealed all the citizens who are residing in the state capital to attend the
jubilee celebration to make it a grand success.
Publicity Secretary, David Pertin briefed about the history of Christianity in the
state and appreciated the state government for their cooperation to the Christian
community. He further informed that besides delegates from all the districts of the
state, Pioneers and Missionaries from North Eastern state are also attending the
celebration, he added.
Pastor Hillang Taya, Vice Chairman Sudhir Kena, Asst. Org Secretary Radhe Kojing
and Finance Secretary Tad Akin also appealed the people witness the Silver Jubilee
The delegates from all the districts of the state, who are attending the silver jubilee
celebration may contact at 9402441739 and 9856029606, if any accommodation and transportation
problem arises during the course of celebration.
DYCC, AYCC win in U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Deccan Youth Cricket Club (DYCC) crushed Royal Kings-XI Club by
75 runs in group match of the on-going U-19 Inter Club Ranking Twenty20 Cricket Tournament
at Naharlagun Cricket Ground today.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Deccan Youths Cricket Club piled up
140 runs in 20 over with the help Haroon Jugli and Komni Taipodia, who contributed
useful 22 and 19 runs respectively to the team total.
Chasing the target of 141 to win, Royal Kings -XI Club were skittled out for 65 runs
in 15.4 overs. Mukesh Kumar was the highest scorer (18 run) for Royal Kings-XI Club.
The ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Yato Riba of Deccan Youth Cricket Club, who
claimed five wicket in 4 over at the cost of 8 runs only.
In second match of the day, Dari Lokam Cricket Club lost to A-Sector Youth Cricket
Club (AYCC) by 6 wickets.
Chasing a target of 85 runs set by Dari Lokam Cricket Club to win, A Sector Cricket
Club reached the target in 14.3 over losing four wickets. Gaurav Hazarika was adjudged
the ‘MoM’ for his four wicket haul.
CRY Club, Chimpu, will play against Nirjuli Market Welfare Cricket Committee at 8
am in tomorrow’s first match while Mengio Cricket Club will face Eastern Region United
Cricket Club, Tezu in another match of the day at 12.30 pm.
State level National Children’s Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology would
organize the State level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) at Arunachal
Pradesh Science Centre, Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar on November 18 and 19.
Child scientists (group leaders) of the best three projects selected at the district
level contest of NCSC, 2010 from all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh will participate
and present their projects in this State level NCSC based on different sub-titles
under the main focal theme, "Land resources: Use for prosperity, Save for posterity.
The NCSC is a unique field programme for children in the age group of 10-17 years.
It provides as opportunity to large number of children all over the country to enjoy
learning of science by laying stress on the concept of ‘Learning by doing’ activities
on real life problems and satisfying their creative urges and curiosity through action
oriented research projects.
The six subtitles under the main focal theme are, know your land, functions of land,
land quality, anthropogenic activities on land, sustainable use of land resources,
and community knowledge on land use.
Child scientists whose projects will be selected at this state level NCSC will get
the opportunity to present, deliberate their projects and represent Arunachal Pradesh
in the 18th National Science Congress to be held at Chennai from December 27-31 next.
Further, the best two projects adjuged at the State level NCSC gets opportunity for
presentation oat the Indian Science Congress held annually during January 3-8.
Security measures for Seppa Helipad sought
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Sango Lomte Foundation has appealed the state Govt to provide
security to Seppa Halipad ground in East Kameng district.
Expressing concern over the absence of security system in the Halipad, the foundation
chairman Payi Gyadi also urged the district administration and state civil aviation
department to strictly implement ground rules for safety and security of the passengers,
pilot and helicopter.
It was surprising to see that there was no police personnel or security forces in
the helipad during landing of copter yesterday. Large number of public started gathering
in the helipad ground to welcome their relatives without any restriction which
exposed lack of security for passengers and pilot, the chairman said.
Pointing out a series of recent unlawful activities including looting in the district
and recent Boimara massacre, the Foundation chairman said there is an urgent need
to deploy adequate security forces in the district.
AYSU and ARASU call 12-hr bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The All Yachuli Students’ Union and the All Raga Area Students’
Union have called a 12-hour Yachuli and Raga areas bandh on 18th of Nov in protest
against the non-fulfillment of their three-point charter of demands by the State
govt within the three-day ‘ultimatum’ served by them that expired today.
The student bodies’ demands include: immediate shifting of temporary office of the
Lower Subansiri DC to the DIET building at Yachuli; no officers of the district administration,
particularly the DC and the OC of Ziro PS should be transferred; and maintenance
and recovery of govt offices and properties from demolishers.
Capacity building prog for SHG begins
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A week-long training programme on capacity building for the Self
Help Group (SHG) leaders of Balijan Block for promotion of SHGs in the area began
Inaugurating the training, Tai Taggu, EAC cum BDO Balijan CD Block exhorted the SHG
members participating in the training to utilise the benefits of the training programme,
particularly to ensure self employment. He dwelt at length on benefits of SHG.
He also appreciated the timely conduction of the training programme, particularly
in wake of proposed National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Arunachal Pradesh.
He assured the support of the block level administration for promotion of SHGs in
Balijan CD Block.
Taggu appreciated the role of IDEA in promotion of Self Help Groups in Balijan area.
He also highlighted the untapped potential of Balijan and reiterated the need for
intensive interventions in Balijan area and called upon apex agencies such as SIRD
and NIRD to consider to increase their initiatives in Balijan.
The training programme sponsored by the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD
Hyderabad), and supported by leading Self Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs) aims
to build capacities of the SHG members to enable them to engage in capacity building
of individuals interested in SHGs and their management.
Rohit and Maharana from NIRD,Hyderabad are the resource persons and Sanjeev Tirkey,
Project Coordinator from IDEA is the external resource person. Rakesh Srivastava,
Assistant Director SIRD is the Course Director.
The training is being conducted by State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Arunachal
Baririjo to get a new park
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: A new park will come up at Baririjo very soon. The park will be
developed from fund donated by Jomde Kena, MLA and Chairman State Council for Science
Kena donated Rs three lakh from his MLALAD fund on the occasion of the Kara Foundation
Day celebration at Baririjo on November 12 last.
Responding to a memorandum submitted to him by Kara clan members mostly settled at
Dumporijo and Likabali, Kena, who was the chief guest of the function, also assured
the gathering to take up the matter of upgrading the Baririjo CO headquarter to ADC
headquarters with local MLA and RD Minister Takar Marde as well as State Government.
DWSM meet and IEC camp on TSC held
Ete lauds role of PRIs and NGOs on TSC
Daporijo, Nov 15: A District Water and Sanitation Mission (DWSM) meeting cum Information,
Education and Communication (IEC) camp on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) was held
in the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo on Nov 13.
PWE and WS secretary Tomi Ete appreciating the large attendance of PRI members, emphasized
on the important role the PRIs in creating awareness on TSC, dissemination of information
and mobilizing the public. The NGOs, GBs, teachers, ASHAs, women and District Administration
too played a key role in the process of educating the public on sanitation, he added.
Citing the examples of states of Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh where the TSC was hugely
successful because of the initiative taken by the politicians of those states, he
said that message on sanitation and hygiene could be included in all public addresses
given by the leaders of our state so as to create awareness amongst a larger number
of people. He also made an appeal to all to utilize the grant given by the central
govt. in a good and productive way so that our people could benefit from it, contribute
towards the development of the state and be healthy and wealthy.
Ete also explained about the Total Sanitation Campaign which was started by the central
Govt. with an aim to make India an open defecation free country by 2012(extended
up to 2015) through creation of awareness on hygiene and sanitation and changing
the habits of rural masses from open defecation to use of toilets.
DMO Bagra giving a very effective presentation on diseases and their cycle of infection.
He explained that many diseases were caused due to improper hygiene, sanitation
and waste disposal and enjoined the PRI members to spread the message of total sanitation
to one and all. He informed them that an illness could cripple the life of a person
and family and advised them to maintain cleanliness all around so that they would
be safe than to be sorry in the long run.
Er. S. Yomcha SE (PHED Bene), and Er. N. Konia EE (PHED Daporijo) too explained
to all about the TSC as means of educating the rural masses and creating awareness
on importance of hygiene and sanitation. Up to Oct 2010, 3274 units of Individual
Household Toilets (IHT) have been constructed out of the target 9045 in the district
and 48 Anganwadi toilet units have been achieved, informed Konia.
He added that 115 Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC) have been formed
in the district.
The PRI members present expressed their opinions and concerns and made a request
to the govt. to look into the matter of increasing the amount for the construction
IHT, inclusion of all levels of PRI members in the beneficiary selection and spread
of information and an increase in number of IHT units to benefit the rural hilly
population. Request was also made for immediate maintenance of existing water supply
system in the district.
IEC Camps were also held in Jimbarai, Eru, Nacho, Siyum and Murimugli. DIPRO
ABVP conducts folk song and dance competitions
PASIGHAT, Nov 15: Akhil Bharatiya Vidharthi Parishad (ABVP), Pasighat Unit organized
a folk song and dance competitions at IGJ Higher Secondary School, Pasighat recently.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Kaling Moyong appreciated the organizing
committee and called upon the various organizations and NGOs to conduct such programme
to preserve and promote the rich tradition and culture of the society.
Special guests Depti Apang and Yape Taggu also appreciated ABVP for organizing folk
song and dance competition.
ABVP State Secretary Tadar Lugu highlighted the aim and objectives of ABVP and Yanga
Ramching was the Programme coordinator.
Altogether, 200 students of Class XI- XII standard from six school of the district
took part in the competition.
Meanwhile, Bilat Secondary School and IGJ Hr Secondary School, Pasighat were adjudged
as 1st and 2nd winners of the competitions respectively.
Tuki take stock of development in home constituency
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki has visited to his home constituency,
Sagalee on November 14 and 15.
On Nov 14, extending the children’s day wishes to the students, he distributed games
& sports items and sweets at Toru Secondary School, ME School, Laptap and Balapu
and Donyi Polo Mission School, Sagalee.
On the occasion, a cultural programme was also organized at Sagalee where students
from various schools participated and displayed various cultural events.
Addressing the gathering, Tuki briefed the contributions of Late Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru to the country and advised the students to follow the path of the great leader.
He further advising the students to put persistent efforts in the other curricular
activities besides study to become successful person in near future said “there is
no shortcut to success. Patience, perseverance and untiring efforts will lead to
the root of success”.
Later, he gave away games & sports items and cash amount of Rs, 10,000 each to the
ADC, Sagalee Chukhu Talar has also wished the children on the occasion and advised
the students to dedicate in studies and avoid superfluous acts.
On Nov 15, Tuki visited the Govt. Hr. Sec. School campus and inspected the ongoing
construction of girl hostel under RMSA. He expressed his dis-satisfaction on the
students who are staying outside despite the availability of seats in the hostel.
From there he visited the DFO office and land development sites at Tani-Happa for
extension of Sagalee Urban township area which is at a distance of 12 KM from Sagalee.
Later, in a meeting ADC, Sagalee, CO Pareng, AE, Power, SDAO, Dy. Director (UD),
AE PHED, OC, PS Sagalee apprised the Minister about the various issues and hurdles
confronting the respective department.
The Minister has assured to take up the issues with appropriate authority and suggested
various developmental plans that are to be taken up for benefit of the people of
Further, he directed ADC to furnish the names of officers who remains frequently
out of station for taking appropriate action against the erring officer and advised
all the officers not to leave the station without prior approval of ADC.
On his way back to Itanagar, he inspected the Girls Residential School at Sarkha-
Happa and directed the concern authority to immediately take steps for providing
water supply connection and electrification of the school.
NYK organizes youth convention
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Tezu conducted District Youth Convention and
celebrated Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Foundation Day and Children day on the eve
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru birth Anniversary on Nov 14. The main objective of the convention
was to motivate the rural youths for self development and work for the development
of nation. And also celebrate Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary
Programme started with floral tribute to the portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
by Dr.P.C.Swain, Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu. He
asked youths to follow the teachings and path of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru. Youths are the backbone of Nation, hence, its youth’s responsibility to work
for better future of the nation, he said.
He also gave away the District level best youth award (individual) to Nang Nitu
Khen, Khamti Silatoo mahila mandal, and Tritiyanath Morang, Miri welfare Society.
They were awarded with Rs, 5000/-each along with certificates for the contribution
at grass root level.
Many others including members of youth club, mahila mandal also spoke on the occasion.
Pailo Mihu, District Youth Coordinator, NYK, Tezu highlighted the programme and
policies of NYK, Tezu during the year 2009-2010.
75 youths from various Youth Club, Mahila mandal & SHG member from Lohit District
took part in the convention.
Seppa on tract to regain its glory
SEPPA, Nov 15: In recent past the people of East Kameng district seemed to have lost
all hopes to see their district go at par with other districts in all aspects. But
believe it or not, now the people are happy with changing scenario because of positive
developmental activities being materialized.
The developmental activities like widening of township road under PWD, widening of
existing main road and colonies road as required under the norms of right of way
for strong water drainage system, the establishment of first Govt. college, the
ATM facilities, the first super market, the tourist lodge and infotech computer learning
center etc are some of the tangible developments taken place in the district during
last couples of months.
This developmental activities are evident from maintenance of township road and the
drainage package which herald other activities too in the district. With the implementation
of strong water drainage system under district urban development agency, the road
condition has not only improved but made a positive impact on the other sectors
too. It has now been widen-large and spatial enough for the cars to cross each other
with ease at a point. Thanks to state Chief Minister, Dorjee Khandu for his generosity
of granting hefty fund amounting Rs 13 crore as a drainage package and another 4.5
crore for widening of 1.5 km road from zero point of Seppa-Sagalee tri-junction to
The credit for this goes to team East Kameng-viz all the MLAs and previous Deputy
Commissioner, Pige Ligu, who’s indefatigable effort in transforming the district
had paid up today and is best acknowledge to the well wishers of the district.
In true sense the level of development that we are witnessing today could not be
materialized without the collective effort of that ‘dream team’. With this the other
departments like BSNL and electricity which had been a longest existing problem of
the district, too have been addressed reasonably especially the electricity after
the commissioned of ‘Pacha Micro Hydel’.
One must be convinced that the district has undergone a drastic change within a short
span of time. The credit goes to ‘Team East Kameng’ as their collective effort with
the cooperation from govt. officials virtually has great impact on the present situation
of the district which really meant lot to the future of the district. The district
- once looked upon by the outside people as backward, illiterate and barbaric. But
now this sort of apprehension and feeling of ignorance shall have no space in the
minds of people with full of spirit and ambition. The people are fast catching the
way of life and its principle which got reflected in their economic status and social
Mention must be made of Tani Loffa, HMLA, 10th-West Seppa and the DUDA officers
more so to its UPO Tarr Hachey, the persons behind the materialization of the dream
project - strong water drainage system.
This project involves the total and partial shifting of electrical polls, frequent
maintenance of the water supply pipelines and telephone lines. Because of this project
the existing road had to be widen to 12-14 meter in the main road and 6-8 meter
in the colonies road. If the matter is about the road development than the contribution
of ‘Gammon India’ cannot be ignored and forget. The work culture it has shown to
the world is praise worthy.
In other aspect the establishment of Govt. College is an important development in
the district. Though many feels that the govt. college in the district at this point
of time is not feasible with regard to its infrastructures and faculties posted,
majority of citizens especially the economically unsound opined that it is like the
education coming in the door step. The college would not only enable students pursue
their higher study but also would contribute to the positive development of the people
in the social and the political milieu besides boosting the economy of the district.
In honest term the sense of development is being felt in the district by every individual.
But having said that the district has still needs to walk a long miles in terms of
human development, despite some tangible achievements and inclusive progress, the
mental set of some section of the society is still off the tract and need to mend
for greater cause and the complete society.
Workshop on using story books as teaching Aids in Anjaw
Hayuliang, Nov 15: “The class-room teaching of languages will, from now onwards,
be much more joyful and lively for the teachers and the learners” declared Thagnem
Tayang, teacher from Chipru and Amit Mannow, Headmaster, Kibithu Middle School, as
they emerged from DRC Khupa training hall on Nov 14 afternoon. They were participants
of a 2 day-workshop on ‘Use of story books as teaching Aids’, being conducted by
Nabanita Deshmukh, well-known children’s writer and Bappu Deshmukh, an environmental
educator from Pondicherry.
The workshop was organized by the District Education Dept, Anjaw, jointly with the
VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit, to sensitize the teachers and students about
the great benefits of using library books to aid learning. The Deshmukhs had already
conducted similar workshops at Tezu and Roing.
During inaugural function of the programme on Nov 13. Dr. R. C Nayake, ADEO Anjaw
complimented the faculty for their deep interest in the educational advancement of
Arunachali youth and their spirited commitment to the strengthen the Lohit Youth
The workshop covered lively sessions all through, with the active interaction among
the participants – teachers and the students. Mrs. Deshmukh demonstrated various
techniques of story- telling, followed by group discussions and live presentations
by the teachers and some students. She brought in melodious poems into her narrations,
to the delight of the audience and encouraged them to make their own poems in English,
Hindi and Mishmi. S. Mundayoor, Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries, and Bappu Deshmukh
guided a boisterous session by teachers and student-groups presenting skits and equally
live sessions on poetry reading with samples from Harindranath Chattopadhyaya and
other library books. This was followed by Reku Bagra, Thagnem Tayang, both teachers
and Aneti Ama, a class VIII student reciting poems, demonstrating that poetry could
come alive in class.
Bappu Deshmukh, discussed the great ecological threat to Arunachali environment through
plastic wastes by leading the teachers through a variety of sensitizing experiments.
He also explained the construction of a simple effective solar-cooker, that he had
been using for 33 years at home!
Interacting with the faculty, K. Perme, DDSE Anjaw expressed his great happiness
to see the live tempo of the workshop and thanked them for introducing a variety
of joyful techniques to empower his teachers, esp those working in remote difficult
areas. Thanking the Anjaw District Education Dept for providing them an excellent
opportunity to understand the complex challenges of education in remote tribal societies,
Mrs. Nabanita Deshmukh, assured Sri. Perme to extend full support to the teachers
in the coming years.
The Deshmukhs, now on a month-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh, would be visiting
schools at Walong, Kibithu, Hawai, Wakro, Chongkham and Lathao and interacting with
the teachers and students as well as the readers of VT-AWIC youth libraries.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The All Sagalee Dopum Brother Charitable Society (ASDBCS) is conducting
5 days expedition tour to Pingchar Lapang to trace out the ancient ancestral inhabitant
area. The tour starting from 9th Dec .
Annual Sports meet closing ceremony
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Parsi Parlo ZPM Sangha Tagik will attend the closing ceremony of
2nd Annual Sports Meet of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Koloriang on November 17 as chief
Help extended to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The Hija Artists and Literary Forum (HALF) distributed relief materials
to the fire victims of Hija village and provided first Aid. Further, the forum appealed
to the authorities concerned to provide relief to the affected people. Five houses
were destroyed completely in the devastating fire accident which was occurred on
November 11 morning. The students of govt. Hr. Sec. School ,Hija, St. Claret college
,Ziro , MLA, ZPM, Hija and Hechi Elite Society are appreciated for their support
and full cooperation to the affected families.
JJO conference held
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Jiji Jilen Ao (JJO) general conference was conducted at Liromoba,
West Kameng district from November 9-11 last.
The society called upon those members who have not yet changed their surname to Jilen
from Essi, Rida, Menba, Menge, Menmi, Ribin and Ringur to change their surname as
Jilen within six months.
Kobnga Jilen, Bajap Jilen and Biyom Jiji were selected as President, secretary and
vice president of the Society for three years.
Traditional folk dance competitions and cultural programmes were conducted among
Jiji Jilen members from Upper Subansiri, East Siang and West Siang districts.
The JJ football trophy organised from November 2-9 was won by Liromoba Hr. Sec. School
beating Solin Sokar Sports Club 4-3 via penalty kick.
The conference was inaugurated by MLA Jarkar Gamlin on November 10 last.
Mass rally by BJYM
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The East Kameng district Unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
will be conducting a mass rally on November 24 along with other districts. The main
theme of the rally is "Save Arunachal, Save Jammu & Kashmir. The rally will also
demand immediate solution on issues like Assam- Arunachal boundary dispute, local
issues like PDS scam, communal clash, and etc.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS)
chairman Tami Taniang has appointed Kumar Gyadi and Takar Yangfo as president and
general secretary respectively.
Awareness cum Orientation Programme of Farmer’s Club
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The AMYAA, Namphai-I, Miao is organizing awareness cum orientation
programme of Farmer’s Club on 20th November, 2010 at AMYAA’s office, Namphai-I. Different
officials from the department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and
Banks will be the resource persons of the programme. A total of 60 farmers will be
the beneficiaries of the programme. Through the support of NABARD Regional Office,
Itanagar, the AMYAA voluntary organization initiates to reach out to the farmers
of Changlang District with special attention to farmers who still live below poverty
line. The objective of this programme is to establish a linkage between the farmers
and the agri-horti oriented government departments and banks.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The 17th women annual conference of Nyishi Baptist Church Council
concluded on November 14. WRD Minister Atum Welly, MLA Techi Kaso and ACF general
secretary Toko Teki attended the programme. The speakers for the program were Rev.
Likha Halli and Sister Hau Neing.
Voice of Arunachal
ITANAGAR: MP Takam Sanjay would attend as chief guest in the state level audition
of the Voice of Arunachal, which will be held at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun on Nov 19.
NCM member visits Tawang
TAWANG: Spalzes Angmo, Member, National Commission for Minority, New Delhi arrived
at Tawang yesterday on a one day official visit to the district.
Her daylong schedule included the laying of wreath at the War Memorial, visit to
Tawang Monastery and meeting with the monks, visit to Bramhmadungchung Ani Gonpa
(Nunnery) and Manjushree Vidyapeeth Orphanage and meeting with officers on implementation
of Prime Minister’s 15 point programme for minorities at the district. Tomorrow she
will leave for Bomdila. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: Kenedy Dupak, Ego Kamduk and Raj Taki have been selected as President,
Vice President and General Secretary of Culcutta Arunachal Students’ Association
in a meeting held at Arunachal Bhawan, Calcutta yesterday.
ITANAGAR, Nov 15: The All Kurung Kumey Karate-Do-Association has selected Pani Tapo
as President, Byabang Sakap as Vice-President, Nangram Chali as General secretary
of the Association in a meeting held on 15th Nov last at Itanagar.