Sanjoy suggests committee on Chakma-Hajong issue
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: State government and All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union, (AAPSU)
should initiates four-party committee to bring a long lasting solution said MP Takam
Sanjoy while addressing the Media here today.
Sanjoy being well associated with the Chakma Hajong issues of the state since his
student time as AAPSU leader suggested that two members each from state government,
AAPSU, Chakma and Hajong should be formed and if necessary representatives from NGOs
should also be inducted in the committee preferably headed by Union Ministry.
MP further said he would appeal the Prime Minister to intervene in giving final
shape to 24,000 crore PM package.
As there is no proper road communication in the interior part of the state, the centre
should realize the strategic importance of Arunachal Pradesh and speed up the developmental
activities in this regard, Sanjoy said.
Meanwhile, expressing his willingness to bridge the gap between the Arunachal Pradesh
and other north Eastern States with the rest of the country, Sanjoy assured that
along with his MP colleagues from North Eastern State, he would initiates steps in
He lamenting over less exposure of Arunachal Pradesh further assure to push the
issue with the Centre and pursue the Human Resource Development Ministry to include
at least 5% or 10% topics on natural resources, art and culture and historical place
of Arunachal in the CBSE syllabus.
MP further welcoming the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in the state capital
said that despite repeated claims by China over Arunachal Pradesh, the visit of the
Dalai Lama was success and welcomed by the people.
He said that he was pleased with His Holiness for clearly indicating that Tawang
is not at all a disputed part.
Sanjay further informed that he would leave for Rome to attend Fifth World Parliamentary
Convention being held from November 18 to 19.
The Tibet issue will be properly delivered in the convention, and is expected to
be inaugurated by Dalai Lama, adding that discussion on confused statement made by
China’s over Arunachal Pradesh would also be made during the convention.
He further said that the China should stop making controversial statement over Arunachal.
Anupama Singh calls for innovative teaching skills
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The children today believe more on the views of the teachers than
their parents, said State’s First Lady Anupama Singh, while gracing the valedictory
function as the chief guest of the 2nd B. Ed practical based workshop conducted by
Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), Itanagar Regional Centre at Naharlagun today.
Singh, an experienced and trained teacher for differently abled children and slow
learners stressed that children should be taught about the principles and that too
While recalling her experience of American School, Algiers, Singh emphasized on importance
of education and knowledge through scientific approach rather than getting high percentage
of marks by just cramming. Today, as a teacher, your approach should be innovating,
motivating and facilitating, she added.
Taking the opportunity of interacting with teachers from interior parts of the State,
she urged upon them to teach the children on basic sanitation, basic healthcare,
green environment, moral values and good conduct along with the regular teaching.
Singh, who later gave away the certificates to the trainees, expressed the hope that
training will not just be an educational qualification but will instil a true sense
of pride in the educationist in the teachers to change the society for better. While
giving a brief on the aims and objectives of the workshop, Mrs. D. Suganthi Swarnalata,
one of the resource persons informed that the twelve-day workshop was conducted for
in-service teachers to instil efficient and effective teaching methods. The short
duration course aspire to make the teachers, good educators, able administrators
and counsellors. Programme Coordinator Dr. Reena Tok also spoke on the occasion.
Sharing her experiences during the training programme, Namge Tsoten, from Tawang
said, training has enriched us with innovative methods of teaching.
Pramod Kumar and Tarangjeet Tiwari also expressed the same view. Regional Director
of the centre Dr. Neethirajan informed that for the uplift of the general mass, IGNOU
is acting as a nodal agency by conducting various entrepreneurship development programmes.
Earlier, the State’s First Lady visited the stalls displaying the IGNOU study
materials, teaching apparatus and equipments and photography exhibition portraying
glimpses of activities of the centre. She also visited the office complex, including
the regional computer laboratory. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Itanagar prepare to receive Dalai Lama
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama would arrive in state Capital on Saturday
from Bomdila on the last leg of a weeklong visit to Arunachal. He would reach Itanagar
before noon and would be received by the Chief Minister and others with a traditional
welcome. During the first of his stay in Itanagar, he would address the citizens
at Banquet Hall followed by discourse at Thupten Gatsalling Gonpa and Theravada Bodh
His Holiness has already visited Tawang, Bomdila and Dirang where the devotees of
the state and neighbouring Bhutan gave him tumultuous welcome.
The revered Lama would leave Itanagar on Sunday.
Hectic preparations are on in the Capital to accord a befitting welcome and people
from different parts of the state have already arrived to catch a glimpse of the
Young officer dies in road accident
SEPPA, Nov 13: Thanglang Tangha, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) posted
at Bana in East Kameng died following a tragic motorcycle accident here yesterday.
Lt Thanglang, lost control of his bike resulting in severe injuries as he was returning
to Seppa from Petrol depot.
A friend who was pillion riding managed to hail an auto rickshaw and took Tangha
to District Hospital, Seppa. Despite all efforts, the Doctors could not save his
An officer of APCS 2009 batch, 27 years old Tangha was the son of Timlang Tangha,
His body has been sent back to Changlang escorted by staffs of ICDS, Bana.
The District Administration led by Pige Ligu has expressed deep condolence over the
A shocked CoSAAP, East Kameng Unit has expressed deep condolence and prayed for
eternal peace to departed soul. (DIPRO)
Union moves against use of tobacco and liquor
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Nocte Students’ Union took up the cudgel to imbibe a sense of discipline
and create awareness on healthy living in the society.
Observing the serious consequences of the use of tobacco and illegal selling of liquors
in the minor shops (Ghumtis), the Nocte Students’ Union in its meeting held recently
adopted resolutions and accordingly, its executive members drew the attention of
the then Tirap DC Ankur Garg towards the bad effect of tobacco products. Garg, who
earned name and fame as an able administrator, issued order prohibiting the selling
of tobacco products and liquor illegally.
The district administration did its job; but respond was not encouraging.
The students union observed that some of the shopkeepers are not adhering strictly
to the administrative order. Armed with Govt order the students’ body jumped into
action and raided shops and seized pouches and packets of tobacco products such as
pan masala, gutka besides the illegal liquors from the unauthorized shops and handed
them over to police.
Recently similar raid was conducted and large numbers of banned tobacco products
Welly calls for all round development of East Kameng
Seppa, Nov 13: In his maiden tour to East Kameng after assuming the charges as
Water Resources Development Minister, Atum Welly has emphasized on all round development
of the district. He said this in a Coordination meeting with DC, SP, legislators
and all Heads of Department at circuit house Seppa on Nov 12 last.
Welly said Education and Health would be his priority sector besides others for all
round development of the district. He also assured to give his cooperation to the
officers in pursuing scheme submitted by the HODs of the various departments.
While expressing his concern over the lack of communication between the leaders and
the officers, Welly assured that he would try his level best to mitigate all the
SP Tume Amo emphasized on the need of strengthening the police force and separate
accommodation among others.
Legislators Tapuk Taku, Karya Bagang and Tani Loffa also spoke.
Taku who represents Seppa main township asked all the HODs to give a copy of the
draft proposal and the detailed report of various scheme undertaken by them.
All the speakers were unanimous on the issues like improvement of Seppa township
road, electricity, education, health and sanitation, town planning, law and order
problem besides other sectors like agriculture, horticulture .
Minister along with three legislators were accorded a warm welcome by all the Govt.
officials led by DC Pige Ligu at Circuit house on Nov 11. (DIPRO)
NESO seeks PM’s intervention on attack on NE people
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Expressing serious concern over atrocities against the students
of North Eastern region in National capital, the North East Students’ Organization
(NESO) has appealed the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and direct appropriate
authorities to take up effective measures for social, mental and physical security
to the people of the North East India.
In a memorandum to Prime Minister, NESO chairman Dr Samujjwal Bhattacharjee and secretary
general Gumjum Haider resented that “there has been frequent unwanted incidents
of atrocities, molestations, assaults on the students of North East region in New
Delhi. The situation has become so intense and serious that students from this region
have been murdered recently in the Munirka area of the national capital.
In spite of assurance from the Delhi government and police forces and vilification
by the Govt at different levels, the North East communities continue to suffer shock,
and panic as unabated attack and assault continue.
Stating that a good number of students from NE region have to migrate to other parts
of the country for availing better educational and career opportunities and a considerable
number of them are studying in and around Delhi,
the NESO said Manmohan Singh is not only the prime minister but the representative
of North East also. Therefore, he is the right leader and personality to intervene
for giving justice to the North East who are facing injustice in National Capital.
NESO also submitted memoranda to Union Home Minister, DoNER Minister , Delhi Chief
Minister and union home secretary and appealed them to take step for security and
safety of the NE people.
NESO has expressed its determination to protect the people of the North East anywhere
in the world, Haider said and added that the organization would take appropriate
steps to find out a proper solution to the problem after its executive council meeting
which is scheduled to be held on the 1st week of December at Guwahati.
AOA demands implementation of school games activities
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) has demanded the authorities
concerned to implement school games activities under School Games Federation of India
within this fiscal year.
Emphasizing the need of games and sports at school level, AOA, in a release, said
that Arunachal government has not given due importance on sporting activities for
which the state has been lagging far behind in sports compared to some of its neighbouring
states like Manipur, Assam and Mizoram.
AOA said that the School Games which include different sporting events have already
been implemented in rest of the NE states accept Arunachal Pradesh.
Whereas games and sports have become an essential part of education, AOA hoped the
authorities concerned, especially the director of sports and youth affairs would
join hand with education department in implementing all such games and sports related
policies and programmes successfully for the betterment of the student community.
Meanwhile AOA lauded the efforts of director of school education T Taloh, joint director
H Tatung and sports programmer of DSE L Sokun Singh for bringing back Subroto Mukherjee
Cup to the state after a long gap of 40-50 years.
ITBP, WII join hands for Rhododendron conservation in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Indo Tibetan Border Police (4th Battalion, ITBP) and an international
not for profit society, Winrock International India (WII) have joined hands to establish
enterprise based conservation program aimed at Rhododendron conservation in Sakpret
village of Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh.
The project is jointly funded by the Civic Action Plan (CAP) of ITBP and Department
of Science and Technology (DST), through Winrock International India.
The joint program costing around Rs 24 lakhs will establish a Rhododendron squash-processing
centre along with an arboretum in the village.
The organization is expecting to produce 5000 litres of squash in the upcoming Rhododendron
flowering season (January-March) which can result in an overall benefit of nearly
2 lakhs per annum to the villagers.
Chombay applauded the noble work initiated by the ITBP and NGO Winrock Interenational
India (WII) by involving villagers in self sustainable avenues. Sangey Norbu also
spoke on the occasion.
Even though Rhododendron arboreum (the species which is used for squash preparation)
is distributed throughout the medium altitudes of Himalayas (1600-2400m mls), in
Arunachal Pradesh its consumption as firewood is very high. The high calorific value
of Rhododendron arboreum makes it the preferred fire wood in the villages. By helping
the villagers in generating an alternative livelihood from Rhododendron arboreum
(through squash production), the agencies are expecting conservation of the species
in the community forest areas of the village. The Program Officers of WII mentioned
that the organization will continue working with the villagers till the end of 2011
to train the villagers in sustainable harvesting, marketing and also providing support
to establish Rhododendron based eco-tourism in the village.
The joint program has been initiated under the guidance and support provided by ITBP
Frontier Inspector General, Daljeet Singh.
ITBP has constructed a building of 54 sq m in the village through their CAP fund.
The villagers were engaged for the labour work for this construction so that the
CAP provides monetary support to the villagers along with a building for the establishment
of a sustainable business.
WII has provided the machines and has two full time staff in the village. Out of
these two, one is a local community member.
J.P. Therratil, Commandant 4th Battalion ITBP distributed the wages to the villagers
of Sakpret who were engaged in the construction of the building yesterday at a gathering
in the village.
Yuva Arunachal Secretary General Chombay, ZPM Lumla Sangey Norbu, Gaon Bura Dorjee
Tashi Monalisa Sen and K.M. Jayahari (Program Officers of WII) were present on the
occasion along with the entire village.
Therratil said that out of the 54 families in the village, 38 families have the direct
benefit from the CAP in the form of wages at an average of Rs 2000/- per family.
Program staff of WII also mentioned that the logistic support of ITBP has ensured
smooth and successful implementation of Winrock’s DST supported project.
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended greetings
to all Arunachalee children on the occasion of Children’s Day, which commemorates
the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
In a message to on the occasion, Gen Singh said, children are our future. By providing
them the opportunities to excel and imbibe good values, they will contribute in building
our State and our Nation, as one of the most prosperous in the world. For our better
tomorrow, let us give our best to our children today, he appealed to all.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has extended his best wishes to the
people of the nation particularly the children on the auspicious occasion of Children’s
Day. In his message, he recalled Pandit Nehru’s special love for the children who
in turn called him Chacha Nehru.
He hoped that the occasion would give new boost and inspiration to the children for
striving and contributing immensely for nation building. Khandu urged upon the mass
in general to live up to the aspiration and principles laid down by our great leader.
Children’s Day greetings
Itanagar, Nov 13: Jarjum Ete, Chairperson of Indian Council of Child Welfare, Arunachal
Pradesh today greeted and wished best to the children of Arunachal Pradesh for their
good health, happiness and good education on the occasion of Children’s Day.
DNGC college week celebration begins
Equip with modern knowledge to excel in chosen field, Sanjoy to students
NAGAHRLAGUN, Nov 13: Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy today called upon the students to
equip themselves with the vast knowledge being provided through modern science and
technology in order to shine in this competitive world.
Inaugurating the 30th College week celebration of the Dera Natung Govt as chief guest
today Sanjoy highlighting on the changing phases of the education and institutes
in our state, said “it is not very welcoming’.
Enlightening the students on the need of education and its importance on building
the nation and state the MP promised to take up the demand for construction of concrete
dias and sitting gallery around the college playground with the capacity of 2000
Without pointing out the attack on NE people in National capital, the MP said that
he would try his level best to clear the misconception of other state of the country
about people of Northeast states.
Regarding the repeated Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh and Indo-China border
row, Sanjoy in a clear term said that Arunachal Pradesh is not disputed area.
The Guest of Honour and ANSU president Niglar Veo appealed the MP to consider the
demands raised by the college students. Niglar, however called upon both the students
and teachers to work together to run the college successfully.
Earlier, DNGC principal Tomar Ete encouraged the students to maintain the sprit
of true sportman throughout the week long celebration.
Nabum Tuna, general secretary, Students Union submitted a Memorandum to the MP
which include demands for construction of concrete dias and sitting gallery around
the college playground with the capacity of 2000 audiences and concrete boundary
wall around the Girls hostel for the safety and security of the students.
There was also March Past by the students which was divided into 4 houses- Delhi,
Mumbai, Chenni and Kolkata besides other programmes. Large number of students and
teachers attended the inaugural function. DIPR
Erratic mobile phone service irks Union
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Expressing its strong resentment over poor mobile phone service
in East Kameng, the All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) has demanded the authorities
concerned of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to take immediate corrective measures
to improve service within December.
AEKSU claimed that the BSNL has been collecting monthly rent from every subscriber
in the district without providing proper service. Since the launching of mobile
service by BSNL in the district, subscribers have been experiencing poor mobile service
or no service thereby piling up the agony of the users, AEKSU claimed and threatened
to take legal recourse and launch democratic movement by surrendering BSNL SIM cards
to the service provider if the irritating mobile service was not improved within
World Sunday School Day
ITANAGAR, Nov.13: The Sunday School Department of B.N complex Baptist Church, Daporijo
recently celebrated World Sunday School Day. Program was held under the chairmanship
of school superintendent Magam Dugi. Various speakers who spoke on the occasion believed
that children are the future leader of state and taught them the importance of maintaining
spiritual and mental balance.
IMBKKE lauds AO mission
ROING, Nov 13: The Idu Mishmi Christian community of Roing Township and the followers
of Baptist denomination have expressed gratitude to the AO Mission Dimapur for bringing
up the church up to the satisfaction of the Idu Mishmi Baptist Keba Kumo Embo (IMBKKE).
Extending sincere thanks to the AO Mission for its generosity, the IMBKK president
Apibu Pulu said, ‘ the Mission had been extending all possible help for the last
10 years for the well-establishment of the church’.
IMBKK secretary Dina Linggi also appreciated the Mission for its charitable gesture
and bringing up the church independently.
DoNER reviews security of NE people in Delhi
ITANGAR, Nov 13: In the context of recent incidents of physical violence reported
in Delhi against students/youth hailing from North Eastern (NE) States, the Ministry
of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) took up the matter with Ministry of
Home Affairs and Delhi Police to ascertain the steps taken by them to protect the
safety and security of North Eastern (NE) students in Delhi.
The Commissioner of Delhi Police on 15.10.2009 has issued a standing order containing
guidelines and steps to be taken for tackling the problem faced by students and others
from NE States in Delhi which include A ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ in respect of crime
against women, including those hailing from NE States.
The Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of Mines,
B.K Handique expressing his serious concern over these incidents has desired that
proactive steps be taken immediately to ensure safety and security of the students
particularly the girl students from NE States in Delhi. He has also written to Home
Minister requesting him to examine the pattern of such crimes against NE States students
and devise a mechanism to improve the security environment for them and also to associate
Ministry of DoNER for any liaison or assistance in this regard so that the people
hailing from NE Region feel part of society in Delhi/NCR.
The Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Jayati Chandra vide her D.O. letter dated 6th
November 2009 has also requested the Chief Secretaries of the North Eastern States
requesting them to direct the RC of the respective state in Delhi to collect details
of people from the NE State and maintain a directory thereof.
A Cell headed by Joint Secretary, Ministry of DoNER and consisting of the RCs of
the eight NE States, a Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of Ministry of DoNER
has been set up in the ministry to review the action taken in this regard.
ASHAs Training under way at Seppa
Seppa, Nov 13: The 2nd Module training of Accredited Society Health Activities (ASHAs)
under NRHM being organized by District Health society, Seppa, was held at Officer
club Seppa from Nov 11-13.
The three-day training imparted the necessary skills to tackle the intricacies and
the complexity involved in the delivery of the baby.
The Dos and Don’ts during the pregnancy period, the concept of ante, neo and the
post natal care were taught to the trainees so that they could attend the delivery
in the remote place where there are no doctors, informed DRCHO, Dr. Kaya Lapung.
Besides, the trainees were taught about the way to fight the deadly disease like
diarrhoea and malaria, which are prevalent in the district. (DIPRO)
Public Information Campaign Generates Enthusiasm at Banderdewa
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Various departments of the government have been working in close
cooperation with the panchayat for implementing the developmental schemes of the
centre, observed the speakers at the Public Information Campaign on Bharat Nirman
at Banderdeva in Papum Pare. On the third day of the Campaign in the district organized
by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Directorate
of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) and Song and Drama Division, a day long
special publicity programme was held at Banderdewa today.
This awareness programme, generated much enthusiasm among the local people, who were
provided with details of various centrally sponsored schemes like NREGA, NRHM, Rural
Water Supply, SSA, Mid Day Meal Scheme, PMGSY and RTI.
Speaking on the occasion Yame Higio , Circle Officer ,Banderdewa said that people
should come forward to take advantage of the welfare schemes of the govt. She observed
that transparency has to be maintained while preparing the BPL list. She appreciated
the role of media units of IB Ministry in organizing this multimedia campaign at
the grassroot level.
K. Chapo , Member Anchal Samiiti, Banderdewa said that schemes under Bharat Nirman
are set to bring in a qualitative change in the overall standard of life of the common
people. Giving details of various schemes under NRHM ,NREGA ,SSA and Mid Day Meal
, Chako informed that progress of these schemes is being closely monitored at the
appropriate level. In this context, he also said that govt. has been sincere in ensuring
food security, particularly for the poor.
The artists of the Song and Drama Division presented impressive programmes to alert
people against the HIV AIDS and Influenza H1N1 virus. The Directorate of Field Publicity
also organized a quiz contest and people especially students took active part in
it. The concluding programme of 4-day campaign will be held at Multipurpose Cultural
Complex at Kimin tomorrow.
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Education Minister Bosiram Siram and MLA Kumsi Sidisow would attend
as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in the 6th General Conference Cum Election of
All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) at government Secondary School,
Sagalee on November 21.
Mithi stresses on quality works
ROING, Nov 13: Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi urged the implementing agencies to improve
the quality of work and submit fund utilization certificates, work completion report
on time for effective implementation of the MPLAD fund. He, however, appreciated
the district administration, which is the nodal agency for implementation of the
PMLAD fund. Mithi was addressing a review meeting of the implementation of the
developmental schemes under MPLAD held under the Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu
as chair at Roing on Nov 9.
Stressing the need of completion of the each MPLAD scheme withing the stipulated
time, Ringu emphasized of videography or still photography during and after the work
Earlier, EAC cum district planning officer in-charge M Pertin explained details of
the PMLAD fund received and implementation of developmental schemes under MP fund.
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: A road committee, namely CRF Road Coordination Committee (CRFBRCC)
was formed at Balijan yesterday with formal approval from Doimukh MLA with Hollongi
ex-ASM Kara Tazing as Chairman, Bullet Yowa as member secretary and Balijan ZPM Kabak
Takam as advisor.
Meanwhile, Doimukh MLA Nabam Rebia has suggested the newly formed committee to oversee
the construction of the centrally funded road from Balijan to Hollongi to ensure
quality. He also asked the committee members to take initiative in protecting and
preserving forest resources for the control of global warming, according to CRFBRCC
ACCKWS celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: All Capital Complex Kara Welfare Society (ACCKWS) yesterday celebrated
its foundation day by holdong discussion on issues related to education, political
and socio-economic development of the society.
It also condoled the death of one of its members and teacher Tadok Kulo and observed
one silence as a mark of respect to late Kulo and prayed for eternal peace of the
AdiSU lauds AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Condemning the Chinese repeated claim over Arunachal Pradesh, Adi
Students’ Union (AdiSU) today fully endorsed the AAPSU’s campaign to garner support
of national political leaders irrespective of political parties towards its movement
against the Chinese claim over Arunachal.
The apex students body succeeded to draw the attention of the national leaders towards
this serious border issue, the union said and urged the state Govt take the issue
with Centre seriously.
ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Taga Param has been appointed as Conference Chairman of 4th General
Conference cum Election of Topo Eshe Students’ Welfare Association (TESWA).
Literary, sports and Cultural events will be conducted during the convention which
would be held at Daporijo.
Seminar on food processing
ITANAGAR, Nov.13: North Eastern Regional Agriculture Marketing Corporation Limited
(NERAMAC), a government of India enterprise under ministry of DoNER organized a one-day
seminar on Friday, which was inaugurated by Honchun Ngandam, Horticulture minister.
The one day seminar saw deliberation on capacity building program for small and medium
enterprises in food processing in North Eastern region and “How to Manage Food Business
Enterprises for Better Market Access?”