Sangha Kando Poi
JAIRAMPUR, Nov 4: The first ever ‘Sangha Kando Poi and Kathina Chivara Dana, a religious
festivity of Theravada Buddhism, will be celebrated at Dhamma Jyoti Buddha Vihara
in Tikhak Taipi Village here from November 09 to 10 next.
The highlight of the festival is the conventional weaving and donating of Chivar
(yellow robe) by the devotees. Chivar is the most sacred robe for the monks as it
blesses many celestial’s merits to them. It is weaved overnight and offered to the
monks in the morning. As the preparation of Chivar overnight was a very difficult
task it is called Kathin and such offering of Chivar is called Kathin Chivar dana
The other highlights will be procession with Patessa, consecration of Kathina robes,
Sangha Kando, Thom-Tra, Dhamma Sabha (religious discourse) and will mark the conclusion
with the handing over of world Buddhist flag to the next group.
Light delight villagers
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Tanio Hapa village under Kakoi circle of Papum Pare district was
electrified on November 2 in presence of panchayat leaders, Kakoi CO, HoDs and general
public of Kimin and Kakoi.
Speaking at public meeting organized on the occasion, Kimin ZPM Bamang Yayu thanked
the department concerned for early electrification of the village under Rajiv Gandhi
Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) and urged the villagers to pay electricity bill
regularly for uninterrupted power supply.
Further responding to the demand of villagers for upgrading the community school
to primary school, Yayu asserted that their demand will be fulfilled and the upgraded
school will start functioning from the next session.
Guest of honour Charu Tapio, ASM chairperson, also assured the villagers that he
would take up the demand of health sub-centre with the DMO, Papum Pare. At the same
time he also urged the villagers to inculcate work culture and suggested them to
take maximum advantage of rural development schemes like Hariyali, MG-NREGA etc.
Skill dev training at Aalo
Aalo, Nov 4 : Zilla Parishad Member Hoksum Ori, inaugurated a 36 days Skill Development
Training Programme on Cane and Bamboo at District Industries Centre, Aalo on November
A good number of trainees from nearby Aalo Township attended the training sponsored
by the NABARD.
In her address, Ori said that today we have advance technology and machineries, so
from cane and bamboo which are available in our district we can produce best items
out of cane and bamboo and compete market. Our youths should avail this opportunity
and should prove that we are also the best in handicrafts, Ori added. She also appealed
local NGOs to come forward in the field and bring a sea change in our living standard.
Deba Loya, Coordinator of the programme said that the NABARD has sponsored similar
programme especially for the youths of Arunachal Pradesh to make them skilled in
the trade for self sustain economically. The raw materials are available locally
so youths of the state should take benefit of the NABARD schemes.
The Dy. Director of Industries, Aalo Kato Riram in his keynote address briefed the
benefit of the programme. He also highlighted programme implementation on cane and
bamboo at Anini during his posting at Anini while informing that a machine have been
developed by him locally for manufacture of Agarbati.
Tobacco Control Cell meet
BOMDILA, Nov 4: A meeting of the Governing Body of District Tobacco Control Cell,
West Kameng was convened by the DFWO cum CEO District Health Society Dr. T D Namsa
in the Deputy Commissioner’s Chamber to decide upon the future course of identification,
implementation and execution in order to make the District Tobacco Control Cell effective
as this is a pilot project in the state.
Sensing the legalities and the not so clear-cut guidelines available with the medical
authorities compounded with lack of training and Resource persons for the same, Deputy
Commissioner Rinchin Tashi, to begin with, suggested for identification of areas
of priority under Information, Education & Communication ( IEC ) and suggested for
identification of areas to be declared as smoking and Non-smoking zones and to reach
out to the people on the ill-effects of smoking and usage of other tobacco products
as tobacco is a risk factor for six out of the eight leading causes of death the
world over and accounting for 40% cancer cases in India. To expedite the effective
functioning of the District Tobacco Control Cell, the DC further suggested the need
for orienting all the administrative officers, Zilla Parishad Members, Anchal Chairpersons,
Officer In-charges of all the police stations and ADEOs of the district somewhere
in the last part of this month. Till then, the implementing agency need to update
on the matters which are still unclear, said the Deputy Commissioner.(DIPRO)
Chief of Eastern Command at Tawang
Tawang, Nov 4.: Army Commander, Eastern Command, the Lieutenant General Bikram Singh,
USYM, AVSM, SM, VSM, was on a three hour visit to Tawang Military Garrison today.
The district administration headed by i/c Deputy Commissioner, Tawang, Duly Kamduk,
Superintendent of Police, S.N. Mosobi and others gave a warm reception to the visiting
He appreciated the gesture shown by the civilian which showcased the civil-army
synchronization in its own ways and he wished that this coordination in the area
will continue in the future.
PDS awareness training at Palin held
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The Palin Circle administration has conducted an awareness cum
training programme on Public Distribution System at Palin circle headquarters. The
Panchayat leaders, businessmen, Govt servants, Students and Fair Price Shop owners
attended the training.
Resource person and Supply Officer, Koloriang Tarak Kama explained in details on
relevant clauses of the Essential Commodities Act and guidelines under the union
ministry of Consumer Affairs , Food and Public Distribution system. He asked the
PFS owners to strictly follow the guidelines while running the FPSs. He also appreciated
Palin Circle Officer Pisa Tarak for introducing photography system for the beneficiary
of AAY and BLP rice for the first time in Palin.
Addressing the participants as resource person, CO Pisa Tarak also called upon the
FPS owners to follow the PDS guidelines and submit the monthly report on time. He
also asked the FPSs to report to the circle office in case of delay in release of
rice allocation from Govt whole sale nominee.
Sharad Pawar to visit Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: To mark the one year completion of five MLAs, National Congress
Party (NCP) hold a meeting on 3rd November in its head office. During the day open
discussion was held on various issues confronting the state of Arunachal Pradesh
and it was also informed that national NCP President cum union minister of agriculture,
Sharad Pawar will visit state during 2nd week of December.
NCP is hopeful that Sharad Pawar will make some announcement packages in horticulture,
agriculture, fishery, veterinary and PDS sectors. NCP also expressed confidence that
a regular and independent general manager’s office will be set up for Arunachal to
streamline the present ill-managed public distribution system (PDS).
Meanwhile NCP release stated that it will play the role of constructive opposition
in the state. However party added that it will not tolerate any corruption or mal
practices by any government departments. On hydropower issue party said it will continue
to raise voice against further signing of new MOU/MOA in any rivers. NCP has also
demanded government to grant absolute power to the grass root Panchayat leaders.
Further party also informed that state president Ngurang Pinch has recently took
a high level delegation to meet national president and agriculture minister Sharad
Pawar. During the meeting state unit apprised him of various issues related to PDS.
NCP claim that their persuasion lead to the enhancement of rice quota from present
44 thousand mts to 80 thousand mts per month for Arunachal.
During the meeting Pawar also assured to review pending HTS bill and also accepted
plea of state unit for air dropping of PDS items in rural areas.
ITANAGAR: A meeting was held under the leadership of the District & Session Judge
cum Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, Yupia in
connection with the celebration of the legal services day on Nov 9.
The meet was attended among other by the Additional Session Judge, FTC, Yupia, Deputy
Registrar, Itanagar Bench of Gauhati High Court, Law Officer, Law Dept, Chairperson
and Legal Counsel of the Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission, President and
Secretary, Itanagar bench of Gauhati High Court, Secretary of the Papum Pare District
Bar Association and the Principal, Arunachal Law Academy, Naharlagun.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The ethic cell of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC)
will celebrate the 122nd birth anniversary of freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam
Azad at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on November 11 as part of the celebration of 125
years of INC.
ITANAGAR: Rt. Rev. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar handed over the keys of the Parish
to Rev. Fr. Tomy, as he took oath of office for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nyokum
Lapang at Itanagar to the delight of many faithfull on Oct 24.
The territory of the Parish of Nyokum Lapang are Sectors A; B; Upper C and Lower
C; P; Mowb I; Mowb II; Senki View; Lobi ; Panchali; Dharya Hill including Donyi Polo
area; Sanglo Putung (Jami and Jate); Shiv Mandir area; Raj Bhawan and Kura Putung.
Conference stress on need for preservation and spread of language.
Prog on Ophthalmology
ITANAGAR: Rama-krishna Mission Hospital is conducting a programme on Paediatric Ophthalmology
supported by ORBIS International, New Delhi from 7th to 11th November with Dr David
Laws from United Kingdom as a chief resource person.
On 7th November, there would be a CME on Paediatric Ophthalmology.
Revoke Govt order: NCP unit
ITANAGAR: Nationalist Congress Party Unit of 28th Likabali assembly constituency
strongly opposing the state government’s decision to withdraw the power delegated
to the SDO Likabali in 2008 for issuing of LPC/PRC and ST certificates from SDO Office,
appealed the government to revoke the withdrawal order immediately.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Government Middle School, Balapu under Sagalee circle will conduct
its first ever sports cum literary and cultural competitions from November 10 to
14 at the school ground.
Tana Ita Tara, ASM Pawar panchayat and Tana Tullo, ASM Gangte Panchayat will attend
the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.
TALIHA, Nov 4: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) conducted a free
medical camp and health awareness program on November 3 at Taliha, Upper Subansiri.
Several hundreds of sick people from remotest villages of the area benefited from
the medical camp. They were given free medicines during the camp.
T. Yoka, CO In-charge Taliha, lighted the lamp and inaugurated the free medical
camp in the presence of a team of doctors and several medical personnel and youth
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
will hold its 4th general conference from January 14 to 16, 2011.
IFCSAP, meanwhile, refuted the claims of a newly formed organization, namely, All
Arunachal Pradesh Hindus Faith and Culture Development organization (AAPHFCDO) that
the former was their agenda partner.
“The agenda set by AAPHFCDO has nothing to do with us and IFCSAP will carry forward
the philosophy of promotion, protection and preservation of indigenous faith and
believes of the state through its sister-concern faith-based organizations representing
their respective communities throughout the state,” an IFCSAP release said, and urged
upon such organizations “not to drag IFCSAP name for their petty interests since
it has its own identity and status having no alignment with any Hindu religion group
or society, including RSS and VHP, and doing its own agenda for promotion, protection
and preservation of indigenous faith and traditions of indigenous people of Arunachal
Pradesh,” the release added.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: A seminar was conducted by the Arunachal Legal Forum Delhi (ALFD)
at Arunachal House New Delhi on "the Right to Information Act 2005".
The meeting was chaired by Ligam Noshi.
Zalyiang Rong, advocate Delhi high court her reiterated the need to propagate of
the rights of the common person under the RTI Act 2005.
Presentation by Halley Kato Jamoh came in for a lot of praise by the 200 odd students
Kabit Mize and Uttam Bori assured that they would conduct micro level seminars in
the villages of Arunachal during the academic break.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Leporiang People Welfare Committee, Capital Complex (LPWCCC) expressed
deep sock over the untimely demise of Mallo Seema of Rachi village under Leporiang
circle who died at Amba village-I yesterday.
Mallo was a class XI student of government higher secondary school Doimukh.
The members of the committee prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and
extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members.
Meanwhile, the committee appealed the parents and every citizen to guide their children
properly to avert such incident in near future.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: West Siang District Students’ Union (WSDSU) appreciated Education
Minister Bosiram Siram for his efforts due to which a total amount of Rs. 12.5 crore
has been earmarked for students stipend.
While urging the education minister for early release of the fund, it appealed to
all principals and headmasters of schools of West Siang district to summit the names
of students to DDSE, Aalo for granting stipend.
44th JNC annual day
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: J.N. College led by Principal Tayek Talom, would celebrate its 44th
Annual College Day on 8th November 2010.
Minister Education, Bosiram Siram has consented to be the Chief Guest of the inaugural
function, and Nanom Jamoh, Advisor to the Chief Minister, would grace the occasion
as the Guest of Honour.
Cultural and Sports extravaganza of a new genre along with Literary Competitions
of various hues would contribute immensely to the College Day Celebration, which
is slated to be a mega cultural event for Pasighat, spanning for three days from
The Valedictory function on Nov 10 will be attended by Osong Ering, retired IAS
as the Chief Guest and Prof. V.K. Mishra, Dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Pasighat, as the Guest of Honour.
SULPIC threatens bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Subansiri Lower Power Project Implementation Committee (SULPIC)
in a letter to Executive Director, Subansiri Lower HE Power Project, NHPC Ltd threatens
to call its bandh from15 to 25 November at Project site.
It demanded the concerned authority to fulfill the MoU/MoA signed between state government
and NHPC Ltd, agreement signed in-between NES and NHPC at Gerukamukh, agreement arrived
at Tripartite meeting, immediate appointment and regularization of jobs to project
affected families, immediate establishment of law college and conventional hall at
However, basic services Ambulance, Milk Ban, Media persons, Magistrate and Police
on duty are exempted from the preview of Bandh call.
Livestock vaccination prog
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Veterinary Dispensary, Itanagar in collaboration with the State
Biological Park, is conducting a six-day long mass vaccination programmes on livestock
(Mithun, Cattle, Goat and Pig) against FMD/HS/BQ and Swine Fever (pig) in Itnagar
and nearby villages from Nov 11.
As per scheduled, the vaccination programme will be conducted in Donyi Polo Area,
Nyokum Lapang, P-Sector, Raj bhawan Area on Nov 11, while Lobi, Sinki View, Mob-I,
Mob-II will be covered on Nov 12. It will be conducted in Dokum Colony, Donyi Colony,
DNGC area on Nov 13, Upper Jullang, Lower Jullang, Daat Village on Nov 15, Baat Village,
Chandranagar, Police Colony on Nov 16 and Chimpu, Ganga Village on Nov 17.
AATA support ASRKDA an AJA
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Taekwondo Association (AATA) has supported
the demands of Arunachal Shito Ryu Karate Do Association (ASRKDA) and Arunachal Judo
Association (AJA) for immediate appointment of meritorious sportspersons in Tax and
Excise Department under five percent reservation quota.
While appealing Arunachal Olympic Association and Director of Sports and Youth Affairs
to take up the matter with higher authority, AATA also demanded action against the
department concerned for neglecting HC order on appointment under sports quota.