I am very much impressed while reading a news item that the government of Mizoram
has imposed decent dress code for school students. The step is really an eye opener
for us. Frankly speaking, nowadays teenaged girls prefer to wear mini skirts as shortest
as possible and boys prefer low-waist pants which are shameful and odd looking. Moreover
they are also using many dangerous and harmul cosmetic ingredients instead of natural,
organic and safe personal care products. In this way, they are giving more interest
in glamour world than their studies and we are gradually losing our identity. The
main identity of a students is his dress and behavior.
So, I appeal the government of Arunachal Pradesh too to impose decent dress and hair
code for school going students from Primary to Higher Secondary level irrespective
of private as well as Government schools. The authorities may impose penalty of
` 500 to ` 1000 and even may take drastic action like expulsion from school in case
of repeated violation of the dress and hair code.
Renovate the Lodge
Recently, I visited Tawang which is famous for many delightful sight and historical
places such as Sela Pass, war memorial of Jaswant Garh, Madhuri Lake, Tawang Monastery,
beautiful water fall and above all the good behavior of people.
But I am appalled to see the condition of the tourist lodge in Tawang being run by
state tourist department. Lodge is in miserable situation. Some parts of the roof
of the building were in decaying condition.
I request the caretaker of the lodge, particularly the tourist department in Tawang
to renovate the Lodge and improve the service.
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ITANAGAR, Nov 19: 12 personnel of Indian Air Force died this afternoon when MI-17
helicopter crashed near Khartot village of Tawang minutes after it took off for
According to reports, the plane which took off at around 12 PM from Tawang came crushing
down after five minutes on air killing Flight Lt. Akash Yadav, Flight Lt. Nishant
Rai, Lt. Col. M.S. Nenk, M.K. Sharma, M. Debnath, A.Kumar, P. Singh, A. Shonkdhar,
A. Mohan, B. Bhandar, S. Kumar, A.C Rahul.
All the dead bodies have been recovered and shifted to Tawang district hospital mortuary
for postmortem. The cause of crash is yet to be ascertained.
According to sources, weather was clear and so it was unlikely that the chopper could
have encountered any obstruction in visibility.
"In a tragic air crash, an IAF Mi-17 helicopter with 12 service personnel onboard,
crashed near Tawang today at around 1205 hrs, killing all personnel on board. The
helicopter was airborne from Tawang for Guwahati. The deceased include three crew
members, eight IAF personnel below officer rank and an Army Lieutenant Colonel,"
a statement issued by the IAF in New Delhi said.
Earlier in June 2009, 13 defense personnel were killed in the mishap involving an
IAF AN-32 transport aircraft that crashed near Menchukha in West Siang.
Of the nine IAF air crashes recorded this year, this is the third helicopter accident.
The first IAF helicopter crash took place on September 11 when the IAF lost a Cheetah
in Jharkhand. The second took place earlier this month in which another Cheetah helicopter
crash landed in the Siachen Glacier on November 8.
These three accidents apart, the IAF also lost four MiG-27 fighter jets and two MiG-21
variants this year.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has expressed shock and grief at the tragic
loss of lives in the helicopter crash.
The men and officers we lost today were true patriots and gave their lives in the
service to the Nation. This disaster is a huge loss, not only to the Indian Armed
Forces but also to every Indian, Governor said.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family
members of those who lost their life in the accident.
In his condolence message, Khandu deeply mourned the death of the Army and Air force
personnel and termed the incident very unfortunate.
He has also urged the local people to extend all possible help to the Army in the
Prominent social worker Tage Diibo passes away
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Prominent social worker and popular lyricist Tage Diibo passed
away at RK Mission hospital early this morning. He was serving as Office Superintendent
in DGP Office, Police Headquarter, Itanagar. He was 45 and survived by his wife,
a son and two daughters. A dedicated social activist, Diibo was actively involved
in various social organizations, NGOs since his student days.
Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF) and Itanagar Tage Welfare Society deeply mourned the
sudden demise of Tage Diibo. Late Diibo was also former chairman of AAF and popular
lyricist in Apatani dialect.
His death has caused an irreparable loss not only to the Diibo family but also artiste
community and people of the state as a whole. His contribution towards the society
and artiste community in the state will always be remembered," said both organizations
and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed
their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Expressing shock over sudden demise of Diibo, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society
of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) described him as person with multiple talents.
"Late Diibo was not only a person with the ability to lead the society from the front
but also a singer, lyricist by profession, who had the calibre to use his talents
in research works on preservation of traditional rituals, cultural evolutions, particularly
in Apatani community."
Diibo was also general secretary of IFCSAP from 2002-2007.
IFCSAP prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. Itanagar Market Welfare Association
also deeply mourned the death Diibo, who was also en established businessman. Shops
and various business establishments under IMWA will remain closed from 9 am to 10
am tomorrow as mark of respect to the departed soul.
The Apatani Career Guidance Forum said that Diibo’s death has caused an irreparable
loss to the people of Apatani community in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general.
He was a guide and an active member of the Forum.
ACGF prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul rest in peace also
to provide enough strength to the members of his family to bear the loss.
Popi Sarmin Society, Itanagar remembered him as a prolific writer of Apatani prose
and poetry, one of the greatest lyricists with highest number of lyrics in Apatani
including Hindi. He also rendered his voice both in AIR and Audio as a singer. To
his outstanding credits, he wrote the film scripts: Tabyu Milo in Apatani, Aswarn
Bhivah in Hindi, and The Marriage Ceremony Of The Apatanis in Apatani.
Diibo, recipient Popi Sarmin Cultural Award, 1998 as the of best lyricist and by
the Artiste Society of Apatani (ASA), 2006 is still revered as one of the founder
members of the Popi Sarmin Society and was a former member Secretary and Chairman
of the Society.
Describing that his death is not only an irreparable loss to the people of Apatani
plateau but also for the state of Arunachal Pradesh., PSS prayed for eternal peace
of the departed soul.
The entire fraternity of Huto Film Society, Itanagar described Diibo as popular artiste,
script writer and sincere and dedicated person.
He was a very good Artiste, lyricist, script writer for many documentaries, Tele-films,
films like Tabyu Millo, a popular and first film made in Apatani dialect, Ashvarn
Vibha in Hindi language, Social Change In Arunachal Pradesh, Tarin-tare, Kari Siimi
Durii Yalang, Tabyu Yapi And Patoh Doilyang etc."
"With his death we have lost a very capable person and a fine human being. His contributions
to the Society in various field for upliftment of the society will be remembered
forever," said a condolence message to his bereaved family. It prayed for eternal
peace of the great soul in heavenly abode.
The central executive committee members of Arunachal Pradesh Heads of Departments
Superintendents Welfare Association also mourned the sudden demise of Diibo and conveyed
their deep sense of condolences to the bereft family.
The believers of Danyi Piilo Meder Nelo, Capital Complex observed two minutes silence
as a mark of respect to Late Diibo today at Meder Nelllo (prayer centre). Diibo was
the founder secretary of Meder Nelo Management Committee and was holding the post
of publicity secretary till his death.
Diibo devotedly worked for the preservation and promotion of own culture and tradition.
He was also associated with social and religious matter in the state, Meder Nelo
Management Committee, E-sector, Itanagar informed in a release. While conveying their
heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, they prayed for eternal peace of the
Arunachal Vikas Parishad and Itanagar Tajang Welfare Committee (ITWC) also deeply
mourned the death of Tage Diibo.
It is certain that his sudden demise will create a void in the socio cultural sector
which can’t be bridged up very easily, AVP said in a condolence message. His association
with Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) was quite natural and very cordial. He had always
given inspiration to take up various service activities for the welfare of the people
of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Vikas Parishad worked very closely to Tage Dibo,
till the end of his life.
Late Diibo was the Advisory Member of the ITWC and earlier he served the society
in various capacities. The Committee in a release said, “We can not forget his contribution
towards the society.” The society lost a great versatile personality and the vacuum
created by his death will take a long time to be filled the gap.
ABC’s initiative to boost tourism
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: With successful completion of North-East Riders Meet (NERM) 2010,
Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) has completed another wonderful initiative to promote
tourism potentiality of state. All together around 200 bikers from across the country
took part in NERM, which started on 10th November from Itanagar.
Passing through places like Yazali, Ziro, Raga, Daporijo, Bam, Aalo finally it ended
at Mechuka town. During this weeklong journey, riders went through some of the most
treacherous road of Arunachal. ABC the host of NERM has expressed satisfaction over
successful completion of event.
In a press statement ABC President Nabum Jose has thanked everyone who immensely
contributed to make this riders meet a grand success. “We are indebted to proud Arunachalee
citizens like Likha Saaya, Sadhana Deori, Mago Epo, Tapen Sigha, Tony Bam, Toba
Angu, Karka Gamlin, PD Sona, Techi Kaso, Bamang Taji, Kipa Babu, Pige Ligu, Mokar
Riba and Yana Raj for being part of NERM 2010,” said Jose in a press statement.
He further added, “We also thank DSA Aalo, Sikh Light regiment, CCRD, Radiant Bislery
Guwahati, DC and SP Itanagar, Neeraj Sharma of Arunachal Liquor Pvt Limited and United
Breweries Limited and our media partners The Arunachal Times, Arunachal News Network.”
Beside sponsors and well wishers, the entire rider fraternity expressed gratitude
to local citizen of places wherever they stopped during their journey. “Be it at
Yazali, Raga, Daporijo, Bam, Aalo or Menchuka local citizens showered love on riders.
The bike riders coming from other part of country and from countries like Bhutan
were very impressed with hospitality of local Arunachalee citizens,” stated ABC President
Dabi inaugurates Bakin Pertin Auditorium
PASIGHAT, Nov 19: The Home Minister Tako Dabi paid rich tributes to the former Prime
Minister of India Late Indira Gandhi on her 93rd birth anniversary at Telam, under
Nari subdivision today. ADC Nari T. Mibang, SP Aloke Kumar and ZPM K. Dabi were among
the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader.
The Home Minister on the auspicious occasion inaugurated the newly constructed Bakin
Pertin Auditorium constructed by the WRD Pasighat under SPA at the Telam Govt. Hr.
Secondary School premises amidst huge gathering of the HoDs, general public, teachers
and students and party functionaries.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said late Gandhi was a genius, a beacon light
of peace to the entire humanity and a legendary leader. She was not only an apostle
of peace but also a leader of indomitable courage who carried the masses with her.
Her patriotic fervour and spirit of services to the poorest of the poor of the society
left an indelible mark, Dabi added.
Indira Gandhi laid strong foundations for national integration, communal harmony,
secularism and technological revolutions in the country, the Home Minister further
stated. Home Minister, who was the chief guest of the inaugural function, remembered
the great leader Late . Bakin Pertin. He said it was a historic moment for the people
of Arunachal to pay homage to the great leader late Pertin. Describing him as a
statesman, scholar, reformist, linguist and a man of multiple qualities Dabi said
Pertin left his imprint in our life.
Paying his respectful homage to the great son of the soil, the minister stated late
Pertin with his multi-faceted personality served the people with utmost dedication
and honesty and made significant contribution to the state in various capacities
during his long and distinguished political career as MLA, MP and founder of PPA
(Peoples Party of Arunachal). His sensitivity and love for the people marked him
as an exceptional human being, Dabi commented.
While advising the students, Dabi stressed on sincerity, hardworking and discipline
to become competitive at the national and international levels with educational and
extra curricular developments raising the name and fame of the state. He said education
is the single tool which can eliminate poverty, ignorance and illiteracy.
The home minister said ‘the NDFB is still active in some parts of the state making
Arunachal as hideouts taking advantage of dense forests along the Assam-Arunachal
boundary. They are targeting innocent civilians, who have got nothing to do with
their demands whatsoever’. However, safety and security of Arunachal citizens is
accorded top priority by the government and therefore all roads connecting Assam
has been declared as most unsafe and placed under high security alert, Dabi informed.
T. Mibang ADC, Aloke Kumar (IPS) SP and ZPM Kenyom Dabi also spoke on the occasion.
APMCC celebrates Indira's birthday
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) celebrated
the 93rd birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in a benefitting
manner by resolving to raise separate Women Battalion (IRBn) and establish a separate
women’s college of all disciplines, including technical education, at Rajiv Gandhi
Bhawan here today.
APMCC resolved that Arunachal Pradesh may be declared dry state to avoid criminal
activities and domestic violence. If not, atleast three days in a week may be declared
as dry day, APMCC resolved adding that necessary infrastructure, like ‘anti-narcotic
cell’ should be developed in order to stop drug abuse, which engulfed the young generation
in some part of the state.
Earlier, the celebration started with garlanding portrait of Indira Gandhi by INC
party leaders. The birthday of Indira Gandhi is celebrated as National Integration
In her speech, APMCC president Yari Dulom recalled the contribution of Indiraji for
the development the country and her love and affection towards the people of Arunachal
APCC president Nabam Tuki recalled Indira’s various welfare schemes for rural development.
While calling upon one and all to join Congress for making India a vibrant country,
Tuki assured to cooperate and extend all possible support to Mahila Congress as and
Parliamentary secretaries Passang Dorjee Sona and CC Singpho, State Commission for
Women member Joya Joram, special invitee Yam Natung, Papum Pare ZPM chairperson Nabam
Aka also spoke on the occasion and recalled great contributions made to the country
in development front by the late leaders. They suggested Mahila Congress cadres to
follow the ideals of Indira Gandhi and serve people selflessly for prosperity of
The celebration was attended by Senior Congress party leaders, hundreds of delegates
from District Mahila Congress, office bearers of Pradesh Congress Committee and its
frontal wings, NSUI, Seva Dal and Pradesh Youth Congress.
VoA top finalist to take part in Festival of Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: “We should promote the rich cultural traditions of our state so
that our ethnicity flourishes in the mainland of India”, said, Chief Patron of BSNL
Voice of Arunachal, MP Takam Sanjay during the inaugural function of the state level
audition of the Voice of Arunachal Seasion-2, held at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun today.
Meanwhile, extending his wishes to all the 42 contestants of the 1st state level
audition, Sanjay said “the shining of few youths of the state in different field
in the National level events in the recent past is an eye opener for our state. He
expressed hope that the few participating artist of the VoA would also bring laurel
to the state and exhibit their excellent performance in the national events in near
future. And to transform his hope into reality, the MP assured that the top finalist
of the VoA will be given a platform to perform in the forthcoming festival of Arunachal,
which will be held at Delhi.
He further assured to induct the organizing executive members of the VoA and senior
artist from various tribes of the state in management of festival of Arunachal to
make it a grand success.
The MP further acknowledging the restless efforts of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’
Union President cum Chairman of the VoA Jalley Sonam for the welfare and upliftment
of working class in the state from the last 20 years appreciated Sonam and advised
him to continue in his yeoman services.
Later, Sanjay contributed an amount of Rs one lakh to the organizing committee.
BSNL, Itanagar General Manager Shyam Narayan also appreciated the organizing team
and appealed the people to promote and preserve own language and culture.
Chairman, VoA Jalley Sonam, Vice Chairman, VoA Changma Tajo and Organizing Secretary
Ashok Sonam also spoke on the occasion.
Further Ashok appealed all departments and associations to cooperate with the VoA
team for it successful completion and further informed that the results of today’s
audition will be declared soon.
A tale of a SSA teacher
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Few days ago during a visit to one of the leading hospitals of
Itanagar to see a relative of mine, who was admitted there, I bumped into a young
man of 24, who was taking care of his ill-father, admitted just adjacent to my relative.
At first instant, I was touched by seeing strong love and affection between father
and son. Gradually as I started visiting my relative frequently, I struck a conversation
with father-son duo and got to know that son is employed as Assistant Teacher under
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan somewhere in Arunachal.
I always knew that most of the teachers employed under SSA work in challenging condition
with meagre amount of salary. But talking to this SSA teacher, I felt his pain and
thought to share his plight with our esteem readers.
“I have got calls after calls from my colleagues telling that villagers are complaining
against me as I have not been able to join school for past 15 days due to my father’s
ill health. They don’t understand the fact that my father is fighting for his life
and I can’t leave him alone,” he narrates while telling me about his experience of
being an SSA teacher. He continues, “I have been very regular in my duty and only
this month because of my father’s ill health, I could not take class. But just because
am an SSA teacher and not a regular employee, villagers are complaining against me.
Such kind of act really brings down the spirit of SSA teachers.”
Stunned and dumbfounded I kept listening to his narration. Slowly he poured his heart
out and went on to tell, “Most young SSA teachers like me are very sincere towards
their job. As most of these boys and girls are employed in life for the first time,
they are genuinely interested to contribute something to the society. Most of SSA
teachers themselves were educated in government schools, so they care for poor student
of government schools.”
He also told me despite giving cent percent dedicated service people never gives
SSA teachers their due respect. “We work so dedicatedly but still no one cares. Public
have this pre-occupied notion that SSA teachers are not honest to their work and
are only passing time. It’s wrong on their part to think like that. We get demoralize
by such attitude”.
Meanwhile in the mid of our conversation his mobile starts ringing and looking at
the screen, he tells me, “It’s call from village ASM who is also chairman of school
management community.” He answered call and was trying to explain him about his
father’s serious medical condition. Two of them had five minute of conversation and
I walked away for a while in order to give him privacy. After finishing conversation,
he told me, “I guess I have no choice but to leave my ailing father in hospital and
attend school duty. ASM has warned me that if I don’t join work within two days,
they will complain to higher ups and I can’t afford to lose this job.” I just had
no words but still advised him not to leave his ailing father.
Next day when I went to the hospital, I could not find the boy. His old mother was
alone taking care of his ailing father. The illiterate village women who could barely
speak broken Assamese was now going around and buying medicine for his beloved husband.
I asked when your son will come back and she answered, “No idea.”
Tribal ethics of humanity has always taught us the need of caring and loving each
other. Modernization does not mean we become ruthless human being and take advantage
of sad plight of another fellow human.
Siram visits Zemithang
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with local M.L.A Jambey
Tashi, Director Education, Project Director SSA, DDSE Tawang, ZPM Zemithang Sang
Norbu visited Zemithang yesterday. During his visit, the minister advised the teachers
to devote in their duty and maintain quality education and encouraged the parents
to send their children in school regularly.
Further, responding to a four-point memorandum submitted by Pangchen Ding-Gro Youth
Welfare Association, the Education minister assured to upgrade Gorsam middle school
into secondary school and also to look into the other demands.
5th NE Zonal Boxing Champion gets underway
BOMDILA, Nov 19: The 5th North-east Zonal Boxing Championship got underway at Rupa
in West Kameng district yesterday. Altogether, 17 contingents from the North-East
and West Bengal, the Border Security Force ( BSF ) and 5-Mtn Division of the Army
are participating in the 4-day event at Gyaptong Stadium Rupa. Chief guest of the
opening ceremony of the Championship Dr. Subash Basumatary, who heads the North-east
Sports Authority of India (SAI ) as its Regional Director called upon the players
to maintain sportsmanship spirit and strive for perfection. The people of the state,
particularly youths have great talent and skill and they can bring Arunachal at par
with other leading states of the country in the field of sports, Dr Basumatary said.
He called upon the state government to formulate clear cut sports policy to exploit
the latent talent of the youths.
Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi implored the players to strive for excellence.
DC also appreciated the members of Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association including
its president D. K. Thongdok, ex-minister and secretary general D K Dinglow, Director
of Sports and Youth Affairs for organizing the event. DIPRO
Ten students to represent state in NCSC
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Ten students from various districts of the state have qualified
to participate in the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) scheduled to be
held at Chennai in December.
Pranjal Dey (VKV Jairampur), Jim karlo (VKV Kuporijo), Chukhu Anam (VKV Yazali),
Nangram Ama (VKV Koloriang), Yumlam Toni (VKV Koloriang), Kato Docha (VKV Ziro),
Kardi Basar (VKV Jirdin), Gaurav Dubey (Roopland Public School, Rupa), Madhuparna
Goswami (Govt HS School, Seppa) and Mosumlu Tayeng (Govt HS School, Tezu), who took
the top ten places in the state level NCSC will represent the state at the national
A valedictory function was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science
and technology at IG Park here today, in which the students were felicitated by the
panel of judges including IT and Science and Technology director S De Sarkar.
Students’ union flays dept for failing to execute road works
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) flayed Arunachal Pradesh
Public Works Department (APPWD) for utterly failing to execute road work in East
According to a release of AEKSU, the road from Seijosa to Pakke-Kessang, which was
started 40 years ago in 1973, has not yet been completed although enough amount was
provided by NEC.
The construction works of Seijosa portion of the road from Itanagar to Seijosa via
Lao-Lapa has been remained a non-starter whereas the construction of Itanagar to
Lao-Lapa portion of the road has already been initiated by Papum Pare PW Division,
AEKSU said while describing the inefficiency of the department concerned in taking
up the work. AEKSU demanded the department concerned to handover the works to other
executing departments like RWD or private companies, if it feels unable to execute
the same work.
Moreover, the Seppa-Sagalee-Itanagar road has worsen further since it was taken over
by PWD from GREF during 2000-02 due to lack of maintenance, AEKSU informed, and demanded
the authorities concerned to start construction of all these roads latest by January
2011 or else it would be compelled to launch democratic movement for fulfillment
Multi-media campaign on AIDS organized in Changlang
CHANGLANG, Nov 19: The Changlang District AIDS Control Society in collaboration with
the Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Control Society has organized a Musical competition among
the local bands with the theme on AIDS in Changlang today. The musical competition
is the part of the multimedia campaign being launched throughout the state in order
to create mass awareness on AIDS.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, called upon the youth to be frank and friendly
while discussing about AIDS, its causes, consequences and protections. He also appealed
the officers, doctors and public leaders to discuss freely on AIDS with minors instead
of beating about the bushes ignoring the real facts.
Chief Guest of the function, Marina Kenglang, ZPM, Changlang (N) expressed concern
over the ever rising graph of HIV infected patients in the north eastern states including
Arunachal Pradesh. She appealed the youth to play crucial role in generating mass
awareness on AIDS. Around one thousand youth enjoyed the musical extravaganza performed
by the Still Well Band of Nampong and Volte Face band of Changlang in which the later
was selected first. DIPRO incharge
Arunachal to open Dr. T Ao Memorial Football campaign against Nagaland
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Representing Arunachal Pradesh, BT XI, the winner of the recently
held State Football League, will open their North East Dr. T Ao Memorial Football
Tournament campaign with a match against Nagaland on November 22.
All the eight participating teams from eight NE states are divided into two groups
with winner and runners of each group qualifying for the semifinals.
The Arunachal team has been clubbed along with Meghalaya, Nagaland and Assam in Group
‘B’. The Group ‘A’ comprises of Sikkim, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur.
BT XI will play their second match against Assam on November 24 and the third match
against Meghalaya on November 26.
The tournament will begin at Imphal, Manipur on November 21.
The semifinals and final will be held on November 28 and 30 respectively while the
third place decider will be held on November 29.
The BT XI team is being led by Bamang Taji as Team Manager. NR Lalum and LR Singh
are the Asst. Manager and Team Coach respectively.
Dr. Krishna visits upcoming hydel projects in West Siang
AALO, Nov 19 : The Principal Secretary, Power and Coordination, Dr. H Krishna visited
all upcoming hydro power projects at Siyom basin, Tato-II, Naying and other projects
taken up by different corporations during his whirlwind tour to West Siang from Nov
14 to 18. He expressed his satisfaction over the progress of works at all sites.
Engineers and other Govt officers accompanied him during the visit.
Later in a meeting with DC, SP and other departmental heads, the secretary appreciated
the Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak for taking up the development activities at a quicker
pace. Introduction of ‘Jan Suvidha’ is a concrete effort to bring administration
closer to the people, he said. He also disclosed that he had agreed upon to maintain
ALGs in a meeting of apex steering committee held in Air HQ for infrastructure development
of ALGs in state. He urged authorities to maintain Menchuka and Vijoynagar ALGs
properly for all air services.
Superintendent of Police Sindhu Pillai briefed in detail about the police deployment
in the district. She also explained in detailed about the need to establish full
fledged police station at Tato and Kangku circles to contain law and order problem.
School advocacy meeting on RTI and STI at Geku and Yingkiong
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: School health programme cum advocacy meetings on Reproductive Tract
Infection (RTI) Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) under RCH and NRHM programme was
held at Geku and Yingkiong on Nov 18 and 19 respectively. The programme was sponsored
by Upper Siang District Health Society and attended by school students and staffs.
Dr. T. Gao, DRCHO while explaining the objectives of the programme advised the students
to avoid alcohol and drugs for maintaining good health and quality life. A healthy
person will make a healthy society, he said and appealed the students to avail the
services provided by the health department.
Dr. Ahik Myiu DTO dwelt in details about the revised National TB Control Programme
(RNTCP), while Dr. India Modi, DSO, gave details on Malaria and Leprosy and Dr. K.
Patuk briefed about HIV/ AIDS and RTI/ STI with power point presentations.
There were open discussions and questionnaires by participants where many misconceptions
were cleared. DIPRO
Changlang DHS reviews progress of its societies
CHANGLANG, Nov 19: The Changlang District Health Society organized meetings of
the Rogi Kalyan Samiti, Changlang(RKS), the District Blindness Control Society, the
district Vector Borne Disease Control Society, the District Tuberculosis Control
Society and the District Leprosy Control Society here at Changlang today.
The Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao who is also chairman of all the societies urged
the members of the societies to use the funds judiciously for optimum benefit of
the general public and also appealed for timely completion of the schemes. He also
stressed awareness on health care schemes among the masses.
Earlier, District Medical Officer, Dr Pramathesh De, presented the performance of
District Hospital, Changlang under RKS up to the month October 2010. Dr De also submitted
the proposals of works to be undertaken under RKS fund which the members approved
with minor amendment.
While presenting the performance report of NPCB, Changlang for the year 2009-10 Dr
De informed the concerned members that the total numbers of 416 patients were screened
out of which 201 patients were found with refractive error and cataract surgery was
done upon 18 patients at Nampong. At Bordumsa total number of 456 patients were screened
where 175 numbers of refractive error found and 38 numbers of cataract surgeries
was undertaken. Students Eye screening in many school have also been carried out,
added Dr De.
Proposals under the District Blindness Control Society were placed before the members.
The members approved the proposals after a thread bare discussion.
In the meeting with members of District Vector Borne Disease Control Society, Dr
De presented performance report of for the month up to 2010 and proposed to train
MPWs, ASHAs and distribute special Bed net among the villages with higher number
of Malaria cases.
Dr M Khimhun, District Programme officer, RNTCP, Changlang presented the achievements
of the District Tuberclosis Control Society in the meeting, before its members for
the year 2009 and up to September 2010.
While presenting the plans and objective of the society Dr Khimhun informed the members
that efforts will be given to increase annual case detection rate, cure rate and
success rate up to 90%. She also elaborated on the activities to be taken to achieve
In the meeting among the members of National Leprosy Eradication programme Dr P De
informed that no new cases of Leprosy has been detected in the district during the
year 2010-11 till date. While placing action plan, Dr De proposed to train newly
appointed doctors, hospital staff and workers which was approved by the members.
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Former minister Nani Ribia today expressed gratitude to both MP
Takam Sanjoy and PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki for their visit to Ziro on Nov 17.
In his letters of appreciation addressed to Sanjoy and Tuki, the former minister
said that both the leaders have done the job of healing touch to victim family as
well as affected family after the mob violence on Nov 3.
AEKSU lauds appointment
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) thanked the State Government
led by Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for appointing Jabring Venia as vice chairman
of Arunachal Forest Corporation.
AUKSU in a release said that his appointment to the post will enable him to work
for protection of fast diminishing flora and fauna of the state.
Students appeal for postponement of recruitment date
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Students’ Union of Dera Natung Government College appealed
to the authorities concerned to defer the date fixed for recruitment of Head Constable
(Telecom) in IRBn/ Civil which clashed with House Test examination of various colleges,
It said in a release that many students who have applied for the post will not be
able to attend the recruitment test because at that time they will be writing their
examination. It will be convenient for those aspiring candidates if the authority
defer it to last week of December or first week of January, 2011, it added.
The Lendo Ao Students Union also appealed to the Police department to postpone the
recruitment date to last week of December for the convenient of college and university
Tripartite meet to resolve issues
AALO, Nov 19 : In its effort to arrive at an amicable solution to maintain status
quo on the approach road connecting Dego Panya village up to BRTP road via 5 Mountain
Brigade, a tripartite meet involving administration, Army and villagers of Dego was
held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak on Nov 18.
The meeting resolved to keep the approach road open for all passers by and army too
showed its gesture to arrange lighting system on the approach road. The MLA Aalo
East, Jarkar Gamlin who also participated in the meet assured to give a new shape
to the approach road for better connectivity.
On repeated plea by the villagers on encroachments by the Army on village areas,
the army officers said that representatives of Defence Estate Officers, administration
and villagers can make a joint survey to settle such issues. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Art of Living has brought its world renowned Know Your Child
(KYC) workshop to Itanagar. KYC is a 3-hour interactive workshop designed to help
parents understand children better and thus improve the quality of family life. The
first batch of KYC workshop will be held on November 21, at the Art of Living Centre,
H Sector, Itanagar.
IAF recruitment rally
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati reiterated that airmen recruitment
rally will be conducted at ‘Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun, exclusively for eligible
male candidates of Arunachal Pradesh in Technical and Non-Technical trades on
Nov 26. The selection process is purely based on merit. The candidates may report
with their original marks sheets and pass certificates of qualifying examination,
pass certificates issued by board in proof of date of birth and NCC certificates
if any along with three xerox copies of each and seven copies of recent passport
size colour photographs at the venue on 26 Nov 10 between 0700 hrs to 1000hrs. For
eligibility details contact - Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati, tele nos. 0361-2843385/0361-2840051
or log on to www.indianairforce.nic.in.
Blankets and other essential items distributed to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The FCI state consultative member Karto Kaye distributed blankets
and other essential materials to the fire victims of Nari Koyu, who had lost their
all properties in the devastating fire accident which broke out on November 5 last
destroying atleast 22 shops.
While appreciating the humanitarian gesture shown by Kaye, North East Development
Welfare Society urged the State Government to immediately assess the properties damaged
during the fire accident and grant relief accordingly to the affected
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Yachuli Students Union and All Raga Area Students Union claimed
that joint bandh call given by both organizations on 18th November in certain areas
of Lower Subansiri district passed off successfully and peacefully.
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Expressing displeasure over the reported decision and order issued
by Raga additional deputy commissioner regarding land dispute over Chumring-Tallung
of Kampurijo circle, All Dokum Welfare Association (ADWA) has appealed to the Lower
Subansiri deputy commissioner to revoke the order.
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has deferred their proposed
conference cum election which was supposed to be held from 26th to 28th of this month
till further notification due to some unavoidable circumstances.
AAPPTF appreciates DC
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) appreciated
the order of Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex regarding wearing of uniform and
badge by all drivers of commercial vehicle for the convenience of tourist and customers,
proper maintenance of vehicle documents and driving license.
Entrepreneurship awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A one day entrepreneurship awareness programme under KVIC, Itanagar
was conducted at Daporijo DDI centre by Hill Mount Multipurpose Co-operative Society
Tuli Basar, DDI, Daporijo appreciated HMMCS for conducting the awareness camp saying
that such programmes help educated youths take up employment generating activities
for self reliant instead of depending upon govt. jobs. He advised various NGOs, Self-help
Groups and panchayat leaders present during the programme to constitute committees
for availing various schemes available with KVIC.
HMMCS chairman Nilly Serbi Likha highlighted the various schemes available with KVIC
and about PMEGP.
Representative from various NGOs, SHGs, panchayat leaders attended the programme.
ABK postpones Coord. Meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The proposed ‘General Co-ordination Meeting’ with various Assam
and Arunachal-based organizations, like Mishing Baane Kebang, Takam Mishing Porin
Kebang, Mishing Mimak Kebang, All Assam Students’ Union of Dhemaji unit, Adi Students
Union, ABK Youth front, Galo Students Union (Likabali/Ramle Banggo), All Gorkha Students
Union, Dhemaji etc. has been postponed to December 17, 2010 due to unavoidable circumstances,
according to Adi Baane Kebang (ABK).
Yadum retains her post
ITANAGAR: Tana Yadum, the sitting anchal chairperson of 10th Toru anchal samiti constituency
has retained her post by defeating no-confidence motion moved against her by rival
faction. In a secret ballot vote held today she obtained the confidence of her supporter
by winning majority vote.
ITANAGAR: A 13-member team from Arunachal Pradesh unit of Trained Nurses Association
of India (TNAI) left here today for Ernakulam, Kerala to participate in the 72nd
National Conference of the Association beginning from November 22 to 27.