I on behalf of North East Development Society, Itanagar, would like to lay down few
lines for kind consideration and sympathetic and necessary action of the secretary,
department of trade and commerce and Industry, Govt of India.
That sir, some years ago the Government of India was providing 100% subsidy under
EDF- NER Scheme to the indigenous entrepreneurs of the NE states for setting up of
various industries and taking up commercial venture in the region. In spite of the
liberal approach of the Govt., there is no remarkable achievements by the NE industrialists
and traders due to inter and intra state communication hurdles.
Enormous amount of money were spent by the entrepreneurs on transportation alone
to either bring machineries and other necessary goods from outside the NE state
or export the finished products for marketing which are hundreds of miles away from
the manufacture units of NE. Since there is no proper land communication within NE
state, transportation of local goods from one state to another becomes virtually
Some year back the government of India had reduced the industrial subsidy to 70%
making it very difficult for the traders of the NE to go for any enterprises. Now
adding insult to injury, the central Govt. further reduced subsidy to 30% and as
a result the already crippled economy of the NE states further worsened. The industrialists,
traders of the North East could neither do anything to enhance their trading skill
nor could they make any contribution to the development of their respective state
due to various problems being faced by them.
We, therefore, appeal to the Government of India through your good office to reconsider
the incentive factor and enhance the subsidy to 100% enabling the NE entrepreneurs
to take up industries and big commercial projects to help improve the economy of
north east as a whole.
There should be equal opportunity
The National Rural Health Mission Naharlagun had advertised for a few posts under
Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society on contractual basis on Oct 19 and walk in
interview for the same was fixed on 15th Nov. Among the posts mentioned there were
two other posts advertised were -- State community mobiliser(SCM) and District community
mobiliser (DCM). The essential qualification for the post for SCM and DCM were Master
of Sociology/Master of Social Work.
But in a corrigendum published in a local daily with partial modification of earlier
advertisement on Nov 10, it was said that candidates having Master degree in Anthropology
and Political Science/History/Economics and MBA will also be eligible to appear in
the interview for the post of SCM and DCM.
Now my point is on what basis only few particular subjects were chosen and subjects
like mass communication, public relations, health management, rural development etc.
were not included for the interview and why such partial modification in subjects
were done in such a short notice -- just four days before interview. I dont know
whether I will get the answers for all my queries but there should be equal opportunity
Resentment over poor banking service
I would like to dig out the some weakness and poor services rendered by the SBI branches
of Itanagar, Naharlagun and other branches at various district headquarters of Arunachal
Pradesh for public interest.
Before the year 2006 there was lesser number of SBI customers, but after the Govt
initiative to deposit employees salary for safety and security reasons to SBI, the
customers of SBI bank branches are growing day by day. Now due to excess customers
SBI branches are not able to provide satisfactory services.
However, remedies could be made if the SBI authority wish to provide better services
to their customers. I therefore, highly request the authority of SBI to provide
us same facilities as the customers of outside Arunachal Pradesh are getting.
It is known to us and SBI authority that so many facilities are there at other state's
SBI branches. But here in Arunachal Pradesh we are being deprived of these facilities
like separate cash receipt and cash payment counter for senior citizens, separate
counter for pensioners, counting machine at each and every cash receipt and cash
payment counter, computerized token system instead of making queue, separate counter
for passbook up to date with passbook up to date machine at each and every cash payment,
separate counter for any enquiry, separate counter for treasury challan, provision
for waiting lounge etc. It is seen that in the first week of every month, huge crowd
of old men and women are standing in the queue for long time and some time they return
home with empty hand because of expiry of given transaction time. SBI can't provide
better services unless the authorities improve and modify their system.
Therefore, I would like to request the SBI authorities to kindly provide above
mentioned facilities at the earliest to mitigate the sufferings of its customers.
Promote village tourism
This is apropos the news item on celebration of Siang River Festival 2011 at Aalo.
I would like to suggest that in addition to all these festivals new area should be
explored by the tourism department to augment inflow of tourists such as "village
tourism" which is very successful in South India instead of going for projects which
are mostly not sustainable in long run. This will help local villagers to earn much
needed money and generate handsome revenue for the cashless state. Also one wonders
why there is no popular campaign on 'Bed and Breakfast Scheme' which is in existence
for quite some time.
Aalo, West Siang
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ZIRO, Nov 17: With November 3 Ziro incident, leaving trails of bandh calls and other
democratic movement by few NGOs, the state PWD and Urban Development Minister Nabam
Tuki and Arunachal West MP Takam Sanjoy today appealed the people of Lower Subansiri
to maintain peace and brotherhood in Ziro Valley.
The duo accompanied by MLAs Padi Richo, Likha Saaya, T.Norbu Thongdok and Markio
Tado, who visited Police Station, DC’s Offices and other sites here to asses the
ground reality of Ziro after November 3 incident where mob vandalized the Police
Station, Deputy Commissioner’s office, residence of DC and Officer-in-charge of
police station and other offices, vehemently condemned the murder of a school boy
Punyo Mobing and attack on the administration, in a meeting at Circuit House with
the officers and Panchayat leaders.
Terming the incident as very unfortunate and great loss for the society, Tuki said
it was not a communal incident and appealed every one in the district and outside
not to flare up the issue by giving it a communal colour. We have been living here
together for centuries as brothers and friends peacefully and will live together
as ever. Government will not tolerate any person trying to provoke the situation
by politicizing it or giving it a communal colour, he warned.
The state government was shocked on learning the incident and is very much concerned
about the situation and doing its best to defuse tension in the valley. A one man
commission of senior IAS officer has been constituted to enquire into the incident,
he informed. The enquiry may take time, but law should be given free hand to punish
the culprits. No one should support or shelter the culprits as criminals do not belong
to any community, he added. Sanjoy said, the November 3, incident and that preceded
it were both unscrupulous and condemnable. The former was an stray incident nothing
to do with any community and everybody condemns it and the later was an attack on
the administration. There is no communal place in both the incidents, he said and
added Communalism is a very dangerous term, it brings nothing but destruction, all
should refrain from the very word communal.
Terming the Apatanis as one of the few advanced communities of the state, Sanjoy
suggested them to play the elder brother role in the state and create conducive atmosphere
for development. Govt. will do its best to calm down the issue, and we brothers
will continue to shake hands and live together peacefully as ever, he stated.
Assuring to take up with government for re-enforcement of Additional force for Ziro,
Sanjoy said the administration is handicap without adequate force, but the administration
should also be very vigilant on criminal and punish them sternly as per law to
make them realize.
Lower Subansiri ADC, W. Thikak, presented a report on what actually happened on November
3, last to the visiting dignitaries.DIPRO
Multi-media campaign on HIV-AIDS
Rock concert enthralls Tirap youths
Khonsa, Nov 17: In continuation of the multi-media campaign throughout the state,
a rock concert was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society
(APSACS) in collaboration with Tirap district administration at Khonsa in Tirap
district on Nov 16. The main objective of the programme is to create awareness on
danger of HIV/ AIDS and urgent need to combat it, especially among the youth.
Speaking as chief guest on the occasion, DoTC chairman Y. Matey exhorted the youth
to play a pivotal role in creating awareness among the masses regarding the ways
and means to combat the spread of HIV/ AIDS adding that only prevention is the sure
cure for this dreaded menace as no medicine is available to cure it once infected.
Further, he asked the floating population to get routine check up for HIV/ AIDS as
it has been identified as potential carriers of this dreaded disease due to exposure
to unsafe sex etc.
While participating in the deliberation Tirap DC W. Lowang appreciated the organizers.
He said that this rock concert will go a long way in creating awareness amongst
the youth and public in general. The Dy. Director (IEC), APSACS T. Pali dwelt at
length on present scenario of HIV/ AIDS in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. He informed
that 2 cases of HIV positive have been detected in Tirap district so far. Earlier
DMO Tirap Dr S. Ronya in his welcome address thanked everyone for the good response
to the programme.
Altogether 4 rock bands competed to represent Tirap district at state level in the
next round. The Church of Blood band bagged the 1st prize while the Riddles band
came 2nd. The sterling rock performance by ‘AlIEN GODS’ band - a star rock multi-media
campaigner added colour and variety to the programme.
Thousands of music aficionados thronged the Nehru stadium, the venue of the concert
and enjoyed the show. Needless to say that such music concerts are few and far between
in insurgency-infested Tirap district and people don’t let such an occasion go without
letting their hair down and dance to the beat of the music. The youths in particular
were seen relishing the moment. Hopefully, the message on HIV/AIDS has gone to them
(youth), whispered an elderly person to this reporter. DIPRO incharge
Apex bank staff urged to accept professional challenges
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The 22nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Arunachal Pradesh
State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd held at ATI, Naharlagun today.
A.B. Shukla, Secretary (Co-operation) in his inaugural address as the chief guest
appreciated the achievements made by the Apex Bank by earning a net profit of Rs.892.77
lakhs during 2009-10. He however, stressed on loan recovery drive for survival and
strengthening the institution.
He further suggested the bank to go for computerization to compete with other Commercial
Banks operating in the state. Earlier, in his welcome address and presentation of
Annual Report, Tarin Dakpe, APCS, MD Cum CEO of the Bank, recalled the initiatives
taken by the State Govt especially Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister and his cabinet
colleague for the revival of the bank by infusing Rs.200.00 crores. He highlighted
the performance and achievements of the bank made during the year 2009-10 and appreciated
the Bank employees and the Certificate Officers for making loan recovery of Rs.1836.39
Lakhs only during the year. He sought the cooperation from the shareholders members
for development of the Bank as well as cooperative movement in the state. He further
informed the house that the computerization of the Bank with Core Banking Solutions
(CBS) is already under process. He also appealed all the employees of the Bank to
work hard with honesty and professional approach and accept the challenges for further
Mannoi, DRCS, advised the bank to mitigate all the audit observations of the RCS.
He has stressed on recovery of bank loans for its sustenance.
S.N. Chalia, DGM, NABARD, who was the Guest of Honour, suggested to introduce innovative
deposit schemes to enhance deposit and issue small loans to the SHGs and needy farmers.
Later, the house adopted the Bank’s Audited Final Statement of Accounts for the year
2009-10 and Annual Budget for the year of 2010-11. The members also resolved to finance
the LAMPS and other member Co-operative Societies for undertaking agricultural and
other viable business activities. Further the members directed the bank to go for
drastic recovery drive from the defaulters.”
Mechuka remains unexplored
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Mechuka, one of the major tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh,
is yet to be explored in real sense. Beside Tawang and Ziro, Mechuka has always fascinated
every traveler including this journalist.
I was overwhelmed with excitement when I finally got the opportunity to be part of
North East Riders Meet (NERM) and to visit enchanting Mechuka (Menchuka) town. Being
part of the entourage of riders by the time we arrived at Aalo after traveling through
Ziro, Daporijo, I was dead tired. I was having divided mind whether to continue journey
upto Mechuka or return back! But the temptation of visiting Mechuka was too much
to resist. On 13th November morning, finally along with three friends started journey
towards Mechuka. Journey from Aalo to Mechuka passing through treacherous roads was
both intriguing and terrifying. Along the journey some breathtaking sights including
a waterfall near Hirgo village mesmerizes the visitors.
The breathtaking natural beauty leaves one awe-struck when they reach Mechuka town.
Inhabited by wonderful ethnic communities like Menba, Pai-Libo, Ramo, Bokar and Tagin,
Mechuka symbolizes the spirit of humanity. When bikers from across country converged
at Mechuka on 13th November as part of the North East Riders Meet, the people led
by local MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona welcomed them with open arms. Braving extreme cold
winter, local residents poured out in large numbers to be part of the two-day Border
Area Cultural Festival celebration. Beside natural beauty it was good hospitality
which drew applause from visiting riders. “Though journey up to Mechuka has been
tiresome and tricky but I am happy to be here. Arunachalee people are truly wonderful
and the whole state is amazingly beautiful,” shared a rider from Hyderabad.
In terms of infrastructure development, still lot has to be done before Mechuka becomes
major tourist destinations in true sense. The road condition from Tato to Mechuka
is in poor shape. BRTF needs to put in more effort to make this stretch of road safer
for travelers. However, road condition within Mechuka town is quite impressive and
much better than capital complex road. Wish our town planner in Itanagar can learn
something from this remote town.
Apart from pitiable road condition, poor electricity supply is the cause of worry
for masses. A local resident told, “For last 3 months there is no power supply in
Mechuka town. The hydel from which our town draws electricity had broken down and
authorities are yet to fix the problem.” He further added, “There is only one chopper
service from Itanagar to Mechuka via Aalo which is also very erratic. Chopper service
need to be doubled for benefit of locals and tourists too.”
If state government really wants to tap the tourism potentiality of this stunning
place, then they need to solve basic infrastructure problem at the earliest.
AAPSU demands compensation
Meanwhile, while expressing deep shock over the death of three policemen near Tato
in a bus accident All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) President Takam Tatung
has demanded state government to immediately provide adequate compensation to family
members of dead policemen and also to those injured. “The family of dead policemen
should be provided compensation at the earliest and state government should offer
government job to the wife or any nearest relatives. Also the state government should
bear the medical expenses of injured policemen,” stated Tatung. The AAPSU leader
also urged the government to shift the injured personnel who are recuperating at
Dibrugarh to evacuate them to better hospitals at Delhi or Guwahati.
We are grateful to them as they performed their task of making sure that bike riders
from across country enjoyed hospitality without any trouble at Mechuka,” stated Takam
The AAPSU leader has termed the death of policemen as loss to the state of Arunachal.
Tatung also expressed sympathy with family member of deceased policemen “At this
moment of sorrow, whole state is behind the family member of dead policemen,” he
Further he asked state government to recognize contribution of those people who carried
out rescue operation at accident site on 15th November. “Local villagers, bikers
and even journalists who were present at accident site and carried out rescue work
should be recognized. Without their alertness things could have gone worse,” said
He also asked human right organizations to take up cause of dead policemen. “When
police commits even a minor mistake these human right groups make hue and cry. Till
now state government has not announced any compensation for policemen who lost life
on duty. Where these right groups have gone hiding?” questioned Takam Tatung.
HM mourns death of police personnel
‘No public be allowedin police bus’
NAHARLAGUN, Nov. 17: Home Minister Tako Dabi has conveyed his heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family members of police personnel who died in a fatal road accident
in between Mechukha and Tato on Nov 15.
While conveying his condolence he prayed to the Almighty God for their eternal peace
and also prayed for the speedy recovery of the personnel, who sustained injury in
Meanwhile, the Home Minister directed all district SPs, COs of AAPBn and IRBn &
SP (T) to ensure that no public is allowed to travel in police buses and to ensure
effective driving. Steps should be taken to make sure that the drivers take extreme
caution while driving different types of vehicles for the greater welfare of the
police personnel and the public. The State Govt. is actively considering ex-gratia
grant to the deceased and the injured police personnels. DIPR
MP called for united efforts for development
TEZU, Nov 17: MP Ninong Ering has called upon the public leaders to work together
While addressing a public gathering at Danglat village under Tezu circle today he
said all leaders have the same motto to work for the welfare of the people. He urged
the leaders irrespective of their political affinity to desist from blame game and
The MP however, assured the public to impress upon the authorities to take up flood
protection scheme to mitigate the suffering of the villagers who have been facing
flood fury every year. He also approved a sum of Rs 5 lakhs each for Danglat and
New Danglat from the MPLAD fund and requested the local MLA, district administration
and the local leaders to take up the projects on priority basis.
Earlier yesterday, the MP attended the valedictory function of Indira Gandhi Govt.
college Tezu along with the Local MLA cum parliamentary secretary transport Karikho
Kri. He announced `10 lakh from MPLAD fund for construction of security wall of
the college and also assured a library building for the college very soon.
The MP was accompanying by Tezu MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary, during his visit
to Danglat village today.
Kri inaugurated three projects at Danglat village. A deep bore lift water supply
system constructed by PHED, a school building of Danglat middle school and the much
awaited medical sub centre in the village.
Addressing on the occasion Kri assured every possible help to the village. He reiterated
combine effort of the public, public leaders and the government agencies which is
the quintessence of every development. He extended thanks to the MP for being generous
and for his ever helping attitude and assured to work in unison for the development
of area and the state.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner R.K.Sharma speaking on the occasion appealed the villagers
to give up drugs like opium consumption and opium cultivation. He categorically explained
the need to reform the society which has been constricted by the drug menace such
as, consumption of opium. He also suggested to take up alternate cash crop productions
and assured all help by the government agencies. Further, he appealed the public
to cooperate with the government agencies and general administration for maintaining
peace and tranquility which other wise constricts the pace of development process.
Lohit SP, ADC, EACs, DMO, ZPM and host of government officers and panchayat leaders
attended the function. DIPRO
Slash tax on spare parts, levy re-entry tax on vehicles, demands MVDAA
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Motor Vehicle Dealers Association of Arunachal Pradesh (MVDAA)
urged State Chief Minister for levying re-entry tax against vehicle purchased from
out side the state.
Other than VAT being charged @ 12.5%, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, at present,
does not have any re-entry tax. Due to absence of re-entry tax the bankers are lobbying
the customers to buy vehicles from Assam which has incurred heavy loss of revenues
to the state exchequer, a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister yesterday by
MVDAA, said. Customers, who buy vehicles from Arunachal Pradesh, have to pay re-entry
tax in Assam @ 13.5%, the memorandum said.
It said that all other states, including Assam, completely banned registration of
new vehicles purchased from other state unless re-entry tax is paid during registration
of that particular state where the vehicle will be plying.
Regarding motor vehicle spar parts, the memorandum said, "the Government of Assam
is charging VAT @ 5% whereas in Arunachal Pradesh it is 12.5%". It is pertinent to
mention here that not only private parties but also Government agencies are purchasing
motor vehicle spare parts from Assam with a variation of 7.5% which has resulted
in huge revenue loss to the Government, it said.
It apprised the Chief Minister that revenue generation from this motor vehicle sector
could rise if a little effort was put to bring down the present 12.5% VAT charges
to 4% like that of Assam where the state Government has fixed VAT against all spare
parts of vehicles @ 5%.
The yearly revenue contribution of motor vehicle sector of Arunachal Pradesh to the
State exchequer is 20.50 crore (Approx), it informed adding that it could generate
not less that 80 to 90 crore annually if the Government adopt a protectionist policy.
It also urged the Chief Minister to issue an order to all the chiefs engineering
department to purchase tools and plants for execution of various works from local
dealers only which would earn revenue to the state Government as well as benefit
the local dealers.
IGNOU B.Ed. workshop concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The 2nd 12 days practical based workshop for B.Ed. students concluded
today. The Special Secretary of Finance, Swathi Sharma attended the valedictory function
as the Chief Guest.
In her address she called the trainees be the students first rather than teachers,
then only they can understand the students innocence, ignorance and short comings
with empathy. She asked them to be friendly towards the children.
Further she asked them to encourage the students to ask many questions, think of
their children those who are thought by somebody else, somewhere let that inner feeling
guide them in their teaching profession. The Chief Guest advised them to be open
to understand and ready to adopt new changes.
IGNOU, Itanagar, Regional Director Dr. S. J. Neethirajan in his address called for
change in their teaching pattern and performance while they go to their respective
places and be an instrument for the social change and reconstruction. He further
urged them to instill moral values and sense of social responsibilities and courage
in the hearts of students.
Since teachers are guiding the children’s and today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens,
he asked them to lead them in the right path, so that they may not become a burdensome
society in the future.
The Course Coordinator Dr. Reena Tok and Academic Counselor Mrs. D. S.S. Lata were
also present during the occasion. A total of 90 trainees attended the workshop.
Let’s save the lives of people from malaria
Ajay K. Tripathy
Recent news on malaria is not about how to help save people from this highly preventable
disease but it’s all about ‘The Lancet’ article, published online 21st October 2010,
telling that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimate of malaria deaths in
India are very less which was subsequently rejected by the WHO official mainly by
challenging the study methodology.
Common people are less interested about the academic discussion whether WHO’s methodology
was correct or the use of verbal autopsy by the Million Death Study (MDS) Collaborators
was appropriate. Almost everyone in malaria endemic areas of India knows that many
die in malaria which are usually not reported as malaria-death.
However, after going through The Lancet article one can find that this cause of death
study is quite correct from the epidemiological & statistical point of view. It’s
indeed interesting to see that the study had a very large sample size, more than
122000 deaths, and 99% confidence interval. WHO reportedly questioning the use of
verbal autopsy in this study does not serve any purpose as under-reporting of malaria
deaths is inevitable in the present system of death reporting because until a diagnosis
clinically confirms that it’s malaria no doctor can afford to report it as malaria-death.
Hence, WHO and the Government of India may strengthen the death reporting system
to report the probable or suspected malaria deaths.
On 22nd February 2010 while addressing the review meeting of district & State officials
at the Directorate of Health Services; Health Minister of Arunachal Pradesh categorically
rejected its own department’s malaria-death statistics which I mentioned in an article
published in this newspaper too on 1st March. Looking at the Government of India
statistics we find that Arunachal reported 196 malaria deaths in the year 2006, 36
in 2007, 27 in 2008 and 15 in 2009. So, this is the picture & pattern in many States
of India too where malaria is endemic. Hence, any study finding malaria deaths are
highly underreported in India is like a child after returning from the zoo tells
that today I have seen wild animals.
The MDS Collaborators have mentioned that the study was planned in close collaboration
with the office of the Registrar General of India (RGI), which is bit ambiguous.
So, what is the role of RGI in this study or was it a good tactics? Since WHO has
reportedly criticized the study, so, RGI now prefers to remain silent.
It would be much better for the ethics committee of such study to allocate funds
for real malaria-control activities than spending in the name of data collection,
validation, analysis, reporting, etc. Moreover, Indian villages should not be overused
by the researchers to demonstrate competence on basic epidemiology & biostatistics.
Our people living in villages and hilly-hamlet deserve to live without malaria and
other preventable diseases, which is possible by strengthening the primary healthcare
system as good sub centers, PHCs and CHCs are more effective in saving people’s lives
Hence, there is no need to open a Pandora’s data-box on malaria mortality as India’s
death reporting system is almost dead in many States. Moreover, what’s the point
in putting the old qualitative-wine in new quantitative-bottle? So, let’s come forward
and put all our efforts and resources to save the lives of people from malaria.(Ajay
K. Tripathy is a Health Economics & Policy scholar of CMC, Vellore. Issued raised
in this article are the professional views of the author, and not necessarily of
any institution. Email: ajaytripathyindia @gmail.com)
Workshop on unwritten and endangered languages concludes with a high note
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The three days workshop cum symposium on status of unwritten and
endangered languages of Arunachal Pradesh came to an end today with a high note.
The dignitaries present in the valedictory function highly appreciated the workshop
saying ‘it is the beginning of the new chapter.’
Prof. A. C Bhagabati, former Vice chancellor of the university expressed his satisfaction
over the successful conclusion of the wokshop. He considered it as a step taken
towards saving the endangered languages of Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof J. P.Tamuli from Guwahati University presented three-point recommendation to
the government to take initiatives towards preservation of languages.
Speaking on the event Moji Riba, Managing Director of CCRD, remarked the occasion
as a historic event and stressed on various strategies for consolidation of the endangered
The participants from various tribes and communities like Bugun, Meyor, Tangam, Miji,
Koro and Puroik talked about various problems in the workshop and suggested certain
methods. They advocated for proper documentation of the various tribes and its dialects
and introduction of books on their mother tongue. They also spoke on holding district
level workshop so that it can be accessible to the elderly villagers to take the
benefit of their knowledge and human resources on languages.
They further pleaded for customary laws to help the people to preserve and speak
on their own native language. Outcome of such workshop should not remain in papers.
Efforts should be made to transform the outcome into reality, they said.
Prof. Tamuli also stressed on formation of ‘Mother Tongue Speaking Community’ with
mass participation of community members with the support of the higher institute
Prof. T. Mibang, RGU VC in charge said that every individual of the community should
shoulder the responsibility in preservation of mother tongues and to make the language
alive. They should encourage their people to speak and promote their mother tongue,
he said. He further said that development of script system is not the proper solution
in preservation of endangered languages, rather he called for popular script which
is easily adaptable to the general mass.
Speaking on the sideline of the workshop, Bogun community representative, Sange Norbu
Phiang said participating in such workshop in RGU and meeting the members from different
tribes is a new experience. He learned how to preserve our language and will try
to disseminate knowledge gained from such important workshop.
The workshop helped me to interact with community members from different people,
said Dopo Degio of the Koro community. He further said ‘we should not neglect our
own language’ and assured to impart knowledge about the need of preservation of
the language among the people.
Bokin Daji, of the Tangam community said, the workshop gave him lots of knowledge.
He believes that future is in their hands and future generation should strive hard
to preserve our language.
Adang Yachu, of Porohit community said he learned many important things from the
workshop. He was very much impressed with the hospitality rendered by the organizers
of the workshop.
Grop Dorjee Mayor of Mayor community expressed that the workshop empower them to
preserve their language and culture. He suggested documentation of all endangered
languages for future generation. He added the process should be open to all educated
as well as illiterate masses of the community.
The workshop give me new idea of preserving the local language, said Taluk Miji of
the Miji community. He suggested that the local practices should be brought up in
a book format for wider circulation which will help in preservation of the language.
DCCC, NCC win in inter club ranking T20 cricket
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Donyi Colony Cricket Club (DCCC) and Nirjuli Cricket Club (NCC)
won their respective group matches played against Jaryir Cricket Club ‘Hime’ and
United Capital Cricket Club in the on going U-19 Inter Club ranking T20 Cricket Tournament
at Naharlagun Cricket ground today.
Donyi Colony Cricket Club beat Jaryir Cricket Club ‘Hime’ by 59 runs. Sams Alam
of Donyi Colony Cricket Club was declared Man of the Match (MoM). Nirjuli Cricket
Club won by 3 wickets against United Capital Cricket Club. Kamsa Yangfo of Nirjuli
Cricket Club was declared Man of the Match.
1. Nirjuli Legends Cricket Club vs United Toru Cricket Club at 8 am
2. Kargu Kardi Cricket Club vs Gichik Abu Cricket Club at 12.30 pm
BJYM stage ‘Save Arunachal rally’
PASIGHAT, Nov 17: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) East Siang district unit organized
a ‘Save Arunachal Rally’ at Pasighat on Nov 16 in order to bring awareness among
the masses about the need of solution of border disputes, eradication of corruption
from the state.
Addressing the rally BJYM state president Doni Nich called for early solution of
India-China border row. Pointing out the China’s claim over the state, he said Arunachal
Pradesh is an integral part of India and ‘we are the sons of mother India’.
PDS scam, inter-state boundary problems and other developmental issues of the state
were also raised during the rally.
The Upper Siang district BJP president Tamat Gamoh also spoke on the occasion and
highlighted on the inter-state boundary dispute and corruption in the state.
State BJYM vice president and general secretary and many other party leaders including
former president of BJP, East Siang district Oyam Dai attended the rally.
The rally started from Pasighat, will cover most of the districts of the state and
will end on Nov 29.
ASHA training prog concludes
DIRANG, Nov 17: The 5-days Modular Training Programme (Module 6th and 7th) of Accredited
Social Health Activists (ASHA’s) under Dirang circle was concluded successfully here
‘43 ASHA’s turned for the programme and it was quite beneficial in improving and
enhancing the knowledge of basic health delivery mechanism at the grassroots level’,
said Dirang CHC senior medical officer Dr. S.K Singh at the concluding ceremony.
Earlier, the 5-days programme from 12 to 16 Nov’2010 was inaugurated by Dirang circle
officer L. Bapu amidst host of public leaders and expert resource persons.
‘BJP will stop big dams in NE at all costs’
Guwahati, Nov 17: Former BJP national president Rajnath Singh today warned the Congress-led
governments at New Delhi and Dispur against the construction of big dams in Arunachal
Pradesh, which could have a devastating impact on downstream areas in Assam.
Addressing a massive public rally at Gerukamukh, the site of the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri
Hydel-electric Power Project, Singh said the BJP will lead a campaign to stop construction
of big dams in the region at all costs.
He said the dams pose a threat to the people of the downstream area and no economic
development can take place at the cost of welfare of the general people.
The BJP was ready to start a mass movement to stop the dam construction, Singh added.
Other senior BJP leaders, including MPs Bijoya Chakraborty and Ramen Deka, also participated
in the rally.
The Opposition parties in the state as well as apolitical organisations have been
vehemently opposing big dams in the neighbouring state, maintaining that these dams
would spell doom for downstream areas.
Opposing big dams in the highly seismic Northeast zone, Rajnath Singh further said
India should have a water treaty with China to retain the water of Brahmaputra river
in the region.
"China has a policy of diverting rivers to its southern region. It affects the rivers
here. Congress-led UPA should protest this. If UPA government has the good intention
to retain the water of Brahmaputra here, then India should go for a water treaty
with China," Singh said. UNI/ Source
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The 23rd School Day Celebration of Balijan Higher secondary school
was formally declared open today by Takam Tatung, President AAPSU at the school Ground
amidst presence of vast gathering of teaching faculties and public of the area.
Takam Tatung exhorted the student community to devote their time more for studies
and reminded the student gathering to respect the teaching fraternity for the untiring
effort they are putting in to shape an individual destiny and also urge upon the
students to refrain from using mobile phones during school hours and conducting of
picnic every now & then in the name of different classes.
The guest of honor and AAPSU Finance secretary Debia Muj informed the gathering
that the education department is shortly going to release the student stipend after
certain formalities are work out which was assured by Education Minister last time
when the AAPSU delegation call on him.
Speaking on the occasion principal of the school T.T Tara apprised the visiting student
leaders about the difficulties faced by the members of the school community with
a special mention to the School fund which has been discontinued and urged upon the
student leaders to impressed upon the government to come out with policies which
can supplement the absence of school fund.
The occasion was also marked by release of 1st issue of school magazine “NYISHI”
by the chief Guest Takam Tatung. Also present on the occasion was AAPSU Spokesperson
Tobom Dai, AGS Marge Riba and APPDSU General Secretary Teli Duli.
Panchayat leaders laud Marde
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Zilla Parishad Member, 9th Segi-Gusar Anchal Block appreciated
Rural Development Minister Takar Marde for creation of new CD Block at Segi Gusar
Circle, construction of roads from Subansiri Bidge point to CO headquarter Segi-Gusar,
Bui village to Bulo village and Bui to Nidak village under various schemes.
Meanwhile, in a panchayat coordination meeting held at Kuporijo, the panchayat leaders
of Gusar anchal block appreciated Marde for taking up various developmental activities
under Gusar circle.
Further, addressing the gathering, Anchal Samity chairperson Jumli Dugi called for
proper coordination among the panchayat leaders for over all development of the area.
He also appealed the PRIs members to follow the guidelines under Panchayati Raj.
Sports Meet concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The first ever Annual Sports Meet of Govt. Middle English School,
Niti Vihar was conducted from November 12 to 15 last.
The students were divided into hour houses, namely Red, Yellow, Blue and Green Houses
and Red House became champion house of the sports meet while Yellow House was adjudged
the disciplined house.
The valedictory function was attended by Papum Pare DDSE TT Tara as chief guest,
who encouraged the students to take part in games and sport activities which is also
a part of their education. He said that all these games and sports inculcate in students
a healthy competitive spirit, leadership qualities, brotherhood sportsmanship as
well as discipline.
All the students of the school took part in various compeittions with great enthusiasm
encouraged by their parents.
Earlier the Sports Meet was inaugurated by Headmaster of the school Dr. Jumnee Rina.
Farewell to bike riders
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Motor Vehicle Dealers Association of Arunachal hosted farewell
function for bike riders at Bucho Motors Pvt. Ltd on Tuesday night on last day of
North East Riders Meet. Fashion show was organized with dresses made from waster
products like plastic, waster papers etc which was designed by Yaana Ngoba.
PWD Minister Nabam Tuki who was present on the occasion hopes that event like NERM
will promote Arunachal as tourism destination in global level. Also speaking on the
occasion Arunachal Bullet Club President Nabam Jose thanked everyone for making this
riders a grand success.
Sports and cultural meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: For the first time Government Middle School Balapu under Sagalee
circle had conducted School Sports-cum-Literary and Cultural competition 2010 held
from 10th – 14th Nov 2010.
The valedictory function was attended by Tana Ita Tara, ASM Pawar Panchayat and Tana
Tullo, ASM Gangte Panchayat as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour. The Chief Guest contributed
30 pcs of CGI sheets, School jersey and PA set (Amplifier) and few amount to the
school authority for the smooth functioning of the school. Both chief guest and guest
of honour called upon the students to be dedicated, sincere and uphold the sportsman
spirit. School headmaster Nabam Atung also spoke on the occasion.
Annual Eucharistic Procession on Nov 21
ITANAGAR Nov 17: Diocese of Itanagar is organising its Annual Eucharistic Procession
on November 21.
The procession lead by the Bishop of Itanagar will start from Good Shepherd School
premises and culminated near Model village, Naharlagun.
On the occasion, praise and worship, offering, prayer for peace and prosperity of
the people of Arunachal Pradesh will also be conducted.
Meanwhile, the organiser appealed all to join the programme and informed that believers
from all the districts of the state are expected to participate in the programme.
Entrepreneurship awareness programme
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Hill Mount Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd has conducted
a three day entrepreneurship awareness programme and other five awareness campaign
under Industrial Commission, Itanagar at Tabarijo ITI centre, Daporijo recently.
On the occasion, HMMCS Ltd Chairman Nilly Serbi Likha highlighted about the various
schemes provided under KVIC.
Resource person of the programme, ITI Tabarijo Instructor Rajat Saha and Amiyangshu
Dhar appreciated the Scoiety for organizing the awareness camp and advised the staff,
PR Leaders, NGOs and SHs to constitute a committee for take proper initiatives of
Student body lauds Govt initiative
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) has lauded
the state Govt for recognizing the valuable contribution of Late Lummer Dai in the
field of literature and journalism. The institution of “Lummer Dai Memorial Award
for excellence in the field of literature and journalism” is sure to boost the morale
of the people of the state and student community in particular for working in the
interest of the state.
The AESDSU also appealed the Centenary celebration committee to work with dedication
and sincerity in order to make the centenary celebration a grand success and also
appealed the people to extend all possible cooperation to the Celebration committee.
Meanwhile, pointing out its earlier memorandum submitted last month, the union appealed
the East Siang district administration to evict encroachment in J.N college lower
campus failing which, it threatened to resort to democratic movement.
2nd State Chess C’ship from Dec 4
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: The 2nd State Level Chess Championship-2010 will be held at Youth
Hostel, A-Sector, Naharlagun from December four to ten next.
The tournament will be participated by chess players, including women, from all the
16 districts in Arunachal Pradesh.
The tournament will be conducted under various age categories which include, Open
Men and Women, Veteran (over 50 years), U-20, U-16 and U-12 years.
Prizes will be given to the best and second best players of each category and also
to the best unrated and youngest players of the tournament.
The Arunachal team for the national tournament 2010-11 will be selected on the basis
of performance of the players from each group.
Boje Ao conference
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Deputy Commissioner Amzad Tak and DDSE Nyage Potom have consented
to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the Boje Ao Foundation Day celebration
at Boje Lite Village, West Siang District on November 27.
On the occasion, genealogy book of Boje Ao will also be release.
AARCA decry ‘favouritism’
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Continuing its tirade against alleged irregularities in departments
in awarding contract works, All Arunachal Registered Contractors Association (AARCA)
in its meeting held today appealed to all the heads of the department not to involve
in alleged favoritism, malpractices in awarding contract works.
The association said it will not tolerate any kind of malpractices and threatened
to take legal path if such practices continue.
ITANAGAR, Nov 17: Taba Lomdak of Ango Lomdak village, Puchigeko circle, Upper Subansiri
District passed away recently at Ango Lomdak village after prolongs illness.
Lomdak was appointed as Gaon Bura in 1965 and served as Anchal Samity Member from
Later, he served as HGB of Pate Bango from 1988 till his death.
Meanwhile, Nyishi Welfare Association, Upper Subansiri District condoled the death
of Lomdak and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.