ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Chalo Loku at Khonsa
KHONSA, Nov 20: Elaborate arrangements have been made to make Chalo Loku festival
a grand success here.
Apart from folk dance and other festivities local food festival and sale and exhibition
of local handicrafts will be show-cased. Some foreign tourists are also expected.
The main programme will be held at Nehru stadium.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering will attend the festival
as chief guest on November 25 here. DIPRO
Binny Yanga conferred Sahakarita Ratna Award
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited has conferred IFFCO
Sahakarita Ratna Award to Padmashree Binny Yanga in recognition of her distinguished
services to grassroots cooperative and exemplary commitment for strengthening cooperative
movement in the country and of Arunachal Pradesh in particular in a function held
in the Auditorium of National Cooperative Union of India, August Kranti Marg New,
The award comprises Memento, Citation, Shawl and Cash Award of Rs. 5 lakh. Binny
Yanga is the only woman of the country, who received this prestigious Award so far.
Governor of Karnataka HR Bhardwaj was the chief guest of the function.
‘Timely vaccination is the solution to prevent fatal diseases’
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Many fatal diseases can be prevented by proper and timely vaccination,
said Papum Pare DMO and DRCHO.
Attending the 3rd quarterly Review Meeting on Routine Immunization held at Yupia
under the chairmanship of District Medical Officer Dr. S. Ronya at IDSP conference
hall today, he said that many fatal diseases can be prevented by proper and timely
vaccination program and called upon all the Medical Officers in-charge of all the
PHCs and CHCs to work hard in this direction.
Dr. D. Raina, Medical Superintendent Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun gave PowerPoint
presentation on preparation of Micro-Plan for ORS (Out Reach Session site) while
Dr. Kipa Tuglik, DRCHO detailed on Routine Immunization through a PowerPoint presentation.
Social awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Jiyo Aur Jine Do Daporijo branch organized three days economic
empowerment and social awareness program at Baririjo, Taliha and Daporijo from November
During the three days programme, four self help groups were selected for setting
up of a Day care centre, mini handloom cum handicraft centre and a Piggery farm.
Jiyo Aur Jine Do officials attended the programme as resource persons.
Earlier, Jiyo Aur Jine Do branch Daporijo also organized as Sports cum literary competition
at government secondary school Baririjo, Upper Subansiri district on November 14
ATMA conducts training for farmers
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Agriculture Technology Management Agency of Tawang conducted a
district level training program for farmers on scientific cultivation of potato,
integrated pest and disease management in vegetable etc. at Seru village.
Highlighting the aim and objective of the training, the Agriculture Development Officer
of Tawang explained in details about potato cultivation, the latest techniques of
soil and seed treatment, integrated nutrient management and intercultural operations
for obtaining maximum yield from this cash crop.
The resource persons also provided the techniques of nursery raising, integrated
pest and disease management in vegetables.
Later in the interaction session, the farmers got their doubts cleared related to
cultivation of different crops.
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Capital Complex Administration today carried out an eviction drive
at VIP road, Nitivihar and demolished various semi-permanent and permanent structures
falling within the notified RoW.
A new commercial structure falling within the RoW of NH-52 A, opposite to RK Mission
Hospital, here was also demolished, according to a release issued by Capital Complex
While informing that the District Administration would continue its drive to remove
illegal structures constructed on government land, especially those constructed within
the RoW of NH52A and other sector roads which are without land allotment and building
permission, it appealed to all residents to refrain from constructing illegal structures
on government land, especially within RoW of adjoining roads. It further appealed
to all residents to get their buildings plan approved by Department of Town Planning,
before starting construction of any kind to avoid any future loss and inconvenience.
Medical assistance demanded
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: All Mudirijo, Jami-Jate, Sanglo-Putung – III and Dotung villages
joint development committee has condemned the alleged negligence of the Capital Power
Division which led to the electrocution of a girl child, namely, Hari Boni (5 years)
at Jami Jate village on Oct 20 last. It said that the child was electrocuted due
to leakage of electricity to the nearby bamboo plants from the 33 KV S/T near Jame
Jate village. Committee further said the left arm of the child has been amputated
and she is still under treatment at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun. Informing
that an FIR has been lodged in this regard, the committee urged the power department
and state Govt to look into the matter and grant emergency medical assistance to
the victim’s family.
Association demands additional rice quota
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: All Parang Circle Youth Association (APCYA) has appealed to the
Chief Minister to issue directives to the concern department for allocation of
additional rice quota for the people of Parang circle who have been facing food
shortage due to crop damage.
In a memorandum addressed to the CM, the Association said that crop production is
far below the expected level under Parang circle as the rodent population and Gandhi
bug damaged the paddy fields. The people of the circle are now facing starvation-like
situation due to shortage of food grain, it said.
DNG College Week
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The 33rd college week celebration of Dera Natung Govt. College
Itanagar has concluded on Sunday last on a colourful note. The week long celebration
which was kick-started on 13 November had lots of activities such as sports, literary
and cultural competitions.
Students divided into four houses namely Dera Natung, Dorjee Khandu, Daying Ering
and Tadar Tang participated in competitions. Dera Natung house, under the captaincy
of Takja Nilling, a 2nd year BA student, was adjudged the overall champions. The
principal and vice-principal of the college gave away the prizes to the winners of
various competitions events.
Training prog on rodent management
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: One day training programme on rodent management and its control
measures was conducted at old Mengio on November 14 last.
The training programme was attended by farmers of Megang, Kamrung and Old Mengio
panchayat segments, ASM Tarh Passang, ADO Mengio Tare Kahi and staff from Agriculture
Technology Management Agency Papum Pare District.
On the occasion, rat traps and spade were distributed to the farmers free of cost.
Meanwhile in a separate release, ASM cum Silsango Circle Headquarter Development
Committee Chairman Taw Nikam in a representation to Chief Minister appealed him to
provide relief package to rat affected farmers of Silsango circle.
ICDS week celebrated
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: ICDS week was celebrated at Sagalee from November 14-19 under the
initiatives of Sagalee CDPO Oyam Panor.
During the week-long celebration, the field staff conducted pre-school education
for children. The team also conducted awareness meeting for anganwadi workers, helpers
and propagated importance of health, sanitation and hygiene and also advised them
to conduct such programme in their respective anganwadi centres.
ASM Techi Takia, GPM Chairperson Tai Kanu, GPM Nabam Yadam, GB Nabam Rich, Sagalee
Market Welfare Committee General Secretary Taba Tada also attended the programme.
DAWA demands early completion of Roing-Shantipur NH
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Dibang Adi Welfare Association (DAWA) has demanded early completion
of the 19.5 km stretch of National Highway between Roing and Shantipur, which was
supposed to be completed by October, 2012.
Criticizing the ‘unsystematic’ and tardy progress of the road work, the Association
claimed that construction of the road has been left half done in the last two years
which has created great inconveniences not only to the pedestrians and motorists
but also villagers residing alongside the road.
The sand and dust particles of the road has created an unhygienic atmosphere causing
health hazards while the bad road condition with sharp edged split boulders and sand
have caused many major accidents, it claimed.
The Association urged the constructing agencies to speed up their road construction
work and maintain it by pouring water till completion to avoid accidents and infectious
128 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
State Capital remains shut following extortion threat
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: For the second consecutive day, the majority of traders today choose
to down their shutters in capital complex due to reason best known to them. There
is no specific reason given. However it is alleged that shops have been closed due
to extortion threat in the name of AAPSU election cum conference which is currently
going on at Ziro.
While talking to this daily Itanagar Market Welfare Association, general secretary
Biri Kame informed that traders had to close their business establishments due to
extortion done by various groups in the name of AAPSU.
“The traders of Ziro had already down their shutter in anticipation of AAPSU conference
cum election. Therefore majority of AAPSU candidates and their supporters targeted
shops of capital. They even forcibly took away items from various shops. Therefore
we had decided to close down shops till AAPSU election process gets over,” informed
Biri Kame. However he added that if capital administration provides full proof security,
the shops will be reopened.
The Capital Complex deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel has called on market welfare
associations to give in writing about kind of security they need. “If market welfare
associations give us in writing, we will provide them police security. We also request
them to file a police case against those who are carrying out extortion. The administration
will surely take action against such anti-social elements,” said DC Goel.
Further DC assured to take some action in this regard and added that he is fully
aware of problems being faced by capital citizens because of the shutting down of
Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has expressed concerned
over report that anti-social elements are carrying out extortion from various traders
of capital in the name of AAPSU election cum conference.
In a release the 24th AAPSU general conference chairman Ringu Kuku dismissed allegation
of the involvement of AAPSU leaders. “From 18th of this month all the AAPSU executive
members are camping here in Ziro for the smooth holding of election cum conference.
No AAPSU members had ever done any kind of illegal activities against traders. Some
anti-social elements taking advantage of situation is doing such act. Police should
strongly deal with such persons,” stated Kuku Ringu in a release from Ziro town.
Further he added, “We are also saddened to know that shops have shut down in capital
complex because of extortion done in the name of AAPSU. We appeal market welfare
associations to take the matter with police and also appeal for reopening of the
shops. The capital citizen should not be harassed and therefore shops should be immediately
4 more arrested in EoA attack case
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Itanagar City Police has arrested the prime accused Dobing Sonam,
41, and three other accomplices, namely, Tagum Phassang, 32, Kome Yangfo, 36, and
Roye Yangfo, 28, from a hotel at Guwahati in Echo of Arunachal attack case. A case
No 263/12 dated 09.11.12 U/S 448/452/186/353/506/427/34 IPC R/W Sec. 3 PDPP Act has
already been registered at Itanagar Police station in connection with the ransacking
of Echo of Arunachal and assault on its Associate Editor Tapan Das.
Acting on a tip off, two police teams headed by SI. CA Namchoom and SI J Kamdak
respectively under the supervision of SP Capital rushed to Guwahati and arrested
all four accused from hotel VIP International, Kalapahar, Guwahati at around 12.20
A M yesterday, said Capital SP Surender Kumar in a release today.
The SP further informed that during interrogation all the four accused revealed that
they were taking shelter in different cities of Assam during last 10 days to avoid
their arrest. They used to change their location on every 2nd / 3rd day, the release
“When they were interrogated about the expenditure incurred during their stay in
hotels in last ten days they revealed that they have spent all their money which
they mobilized to organize first ever General Conference cum - Convention of All
Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation at Aalo on 20.11.12,” the SP informed.
The arrested accused have been remanded to 14 days police custody, the SP further
It is noteworthy that city police has already arrested one Tagyo Sonam in connection
with this case on Nov 13 from Naharlagun.
The release further said that City police is verifying the previous involvements
of all five accused arrested so far. Hunt for arrest of remaining five accused is
going on and all four teams constituted by SP Capital to nab the culprits are working
hard in this direction. “In this connection, a letter has been sent to DC Naharlagun
requesting for de-registration of the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
for the barbaric and inhumane attack on the Associate Editor Tapan Das of Echo of
Arunachal and ransacking the said media office. Further, Gauhati High Court, Session
Court of Capital Complex and Courts of JMFC have been formally requested not to entertain
any anticipatory bail petition as applied by any of the accused persons to any of
the Courts, the release said.
While appreciating the great work done by both the teams SP Capital informed that
both the teams will be suitably rewarded for their good work.
CM reviews law and order situation at high level meet
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called a high
level security meeting in his office to oversee and discuss the overall security
and law and order scenario of the state. The meeting which was attended by the Principal
Advisor of CM T N Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary, Home Gadam Ete, Chief Secretary,
Home Commissioner and DGP dwelt in length about appropriate and immediate steps to
be taken to improve the law and order situation in the state, particularly the state
Thorough ILP checking to filter the illegal immigrants in the capital city would
be carried out while any kind of unlawful activities would be dealt firmly. Tuki
stressed for effective policing through adequately manning of the check gates, increasing
the night patrolling in the cities and nabbing the culprits involved in offences
in shortest period of time.
Taking serious note of some reported incidences of extortion and forceful donation
in the market, the chief minister cautioned the wrongdoers of stern action and asked
the police to beef up the security measures in and around capital complex round-the-clock.
He further called for checking mushrooming of many illegal organizations which indulge
in unlawful activities thereby creating law and order problems in the state.
“We need to instill a sense of security amongst our people residing in the state
capital”, Tuki emphatically said while directing the Police department to take every
possible steps in the regard. The chief minister issued directives to go for extensive
checking for illegal arms and said anybody found with illegal arms should be given
stringent punishments according to the law of land. Informing of additional para-military
forces with IPS officers being deputed at Ziro to ensure peaceful conduct of AAPSU
General Conference cum Election, Tuki appealed the members of AAPSU to maintain peace
and harmony during the entire process.
“I believe AAPSU being an elite and educated organization will live up to the people’s
expectations and would not create any kind of law and order problem during their
General Conference cum election starting from November 19”, Tuki appealed.
The chief minister also appealed the general citizens to come forward and help the
government in maintaining the law and order situation. “If law perpetrators are not
given room, they would not have the guts to spoil the harmony of the society” Tuki
said while appealing everyone to join hands against law breakers.
Kurung Kumey CoSAAP gives 3 days to arrest the attackers
CO assault case
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: A review meeting of the Confederation of Service Association of
Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), Kurung Kumey District unit, was held today under the
chairmanship of its district unit president Bengia Raja at Conference Hall, Koloriang
to review the outcome of action taken result of the first meeting held on 14th November
in regards to the heinous and barbaric assault of Gyamar Amte, circle officer, Koloriang.
During the meeting Bengia Raja informed the house that the police and District Administration
has failed to arrest the culprits involved in the assault of the Gyamar Amte on 13th
November night. The various speakers and participants of CoSAAP vehemently condemned
the heinous crime and injustice meted out to Amte.
After marathon debate and discussion, all the members unanimously decided to give
3 days’ ultimatum to the District Administration and police Authority to arrest the
culprits. If police fails to make any arrest, the CoSAAP members will hold a peaceful
dharna on 26th of this month in the premises of DC and SP office, Koloring. Further
they will go for indefinite pen-down and tool-down strike from 27th of this month
till the arrest of culprits.
The CoSAAP also called for explanation from officer in-charge of judicial lock-up
Koloriang as to why the culprit Bengia Tapong was released from the jail without
case being registered. CoSAAP called for immediate action against the OC Koloriang
by the district Administration and police Authority. CoSAAP urged district administration
to deploy additional force and revamping of Koloriang police station.
AAPSU conference begins
Uphold the image of AAPSU: Sanjoy
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The inaugural function of 24th AAPSU general conference cum election
of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) was held today at Subansiri stadium,
Hapoli. In the morning, outgoing AAPSU President Takam Tatung hoisted the AAPSU flag.
The inaugural programme was attended by former AAPSU President and Member of Parliament
Takam Sanjoy, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Likha Saaya and Lower Subansiri
Zilla Parishad chairperson Likha Tongum.
In his address Sanjoy called for maintaining law and order during the election. He
also urged the student communities to uphold the image of AAPSU, the apex student
body of the state.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung dwelt in length about various achievements under his
leadership. “The setting up of core committee by govt of India for Chakma-Hajong
issue, establishment of state university at Pasighat, stopping of issuing of PRC
to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang district, introduction of education bill by govt
of AP are some of the major achievements during our tenure,” said Tatung. It was
because of constant pressure from AAPSU these steps were initiated. Further he stated
that leaders might come and go but institution of AAPSU will continue to strive hard
for fighting for cause of student communities in particular and people of state in
Also spoke on the occasion was outgoing AAPSU General Secretary Tujom Poyom and conference
chairman Ringu Kuku.
Arunachal Pioneer launched in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Nov 20: The Arunachal Pioneer, the seventh newspaper from the state has
extended its feather to East Siang District on November 16 with a formal launch of
its wide circulation at Siang Guest House by East Siang Deputy Commissioner R.K.
Mishra in a simple but befitting ceremony attended by the officers, public leaders
and students of the district while marking the press day.
While launching the newspaper, Mishra said that media being the backbone of democracy
must actively work toward focusing all the major issues pertaining to the development
and suggest better solution if any. Further, he stressed that media shouldn’t give
undue importance to all those organizations by accepting their releases which has
been ruining the basic fabric of democracy.
“We will give all support and security to media in the district as and when required,”
added Mishra while thanking The Arunachal Pioneer for stepping into the district
which he said will help in strengthening the administration by properly highlighting
issues that go unnoticed by DA.
DSP BS Mehra too appreciated The Arunachal Pioneer, which he said has started doing
good job by taking up issues of grave importance like lead story on Rashtriya Swastha
Bima Yojna (RSBY). ADC (HQ) Nidhi Srivastava, DHO Balom Apum, DIPRO M Ezing, DFO
(T) B Darang, SBI Chief Manager Alok Das, Osong Ering IAS Retd., public leader Kaling
Moyong, student leaders Prodeep Megu and Ponung Darang cultural Secy. JNC spoke on
the launching occasion.
Senior citizen Osong Ering IAS retd spoke at length while recalling his days of early
administration in East Siang District during 1965 when the present DC office was
shifted from its earlier office, now under Siang River. He drew the attention of
the media to cover and highlight all the burning issues of the district like unhygienic
system in the Pasighat market, illegal encroachment, rearing of pigs etc. by the
government officers which is wasting and dirtying the fish pond in and around the
town besides creating traffic problem in the roads.
The programme ended with much hope from certain quarters that The Arunachal Pioneer
will really be pioneer in shaping the district and the state by duly playing its
role of fourth pillar of democracy.
FMD outbreak takes epidemic form in West Siang
AALO, Nov 20: The outbreak of foot and mouth diseases (FMD) in Mithun has taken the
form of epidemic in various parts of West Siang.
The Rapid Response headed by Dr. Taking Gammi, senior veterinary officer swung into
action to combat the disease at Paksing and Pagak villages of Kaying circle. The
team treated 40 Mithun for FMD and vaccinated over 60 on the first day on November
17. The vaccines were provided by District Veterinary Officer and other necessary
medicines/equipments were procured from Disease Diagnostic Labrotary Aalo.
Responding to a volley of questions on checking these diseases, Dr. Gammi said that
the disease is curable and according to “Strategy for Emergency Vaccination against
FMD reports of the scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare and Report
of the Committee of inquiry on FMD by Northumberland Prophylactic FMD vaccine can
be administered in case of outbreak as emergency measures.
The team used Raksha vaccine—a prophylactic vaccine used for emergency purpose and
treated the infected animals with various antibiotics, coal tar, glycerine, boric
acids alum turpentine topicure etc. DIPRO
25 houses electrified at
Rebo-Pargeng village under RGGVY
BOLENG, Nov 20: 25 houses were electrified at Rebo-Pargeng village under Rajiv Gandhi
Gramin Vidyutikarn Yojona and a drinking water project was implemented under rural
water supply scheme at Riew-Redang village. Both the projects were inaugurated by
Minister (Industries) Tapang Taloh recently.
Later in a public meeting held at the Riew village, Taloh said Education, road communication
and agro and horticulture based industries are the major needs and key factors for
overall developments of Pangin and Boleng area.
The minister assured to take up more development works in the area as per the requirement
and convenience of the public to make the development process more equitable. He
sought coordination from all corners to translate the plans of Nabam Tuki led government
in to reality.
He further said that special attention will be given on educational development to
fulfill the basic needs of the students.
While admitting shortage of teachers Taloh said some schools are not functioning
properly in remote villages due to lack of teachers. He assured to take up the issue
with the concerned ministry and department on priority.
He sanctioned 50 lakhs for developmental activities of Riew area, including the maintenance
of link road to Rebo-Perging while disclosing the future plans on industries and
agro & horticulture based projects/schemes on the occasion.
Earlier, Taloh made an extensive tour to Lissing, Messing and Yibuk on foot and interacted
with the villagers where he sanctioned twelve lakhs for construction of Rural Link
Road from Linging point to new proposed model village of Messing village and also
sanctioned 10 lakhs for construction of link road at Lissing and gave 25 lakhs at
Yibuk for construction of MIP.
Later he visited NLCPR funded Dosing-Pareng-Yibuk-Liging road construction works
and urged the executing department to complete the work within the stipulated time
and to maintain quality work. DIPRO
32nd National Jr. Boys and Girls Teakwondo C'ship
Kerala leads medal count
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Delhi, Assam, Haryana and Kerala shared two gold medals each on
the third day of 32nd National Junior Boys and Girls Teakwondo Championship at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Delhi girls Katyani Mishra and Deepika Sehrawat won a gold medal each in their respective
weight category while Assam’s Joysree Basumatary and Jwngshar Basumatary bagged gold
medals in Girls U-52 kg and Boys U-51 kg category respectively. For Haryana, Anil
Insan and Gaganjot Gill won a gold medal each in Girls U-55kg and U-63 kg category.
Ravi Kadyan and R.K. Bungaraj Singh of Kerala bagged a gold medal each in Boys over
78kg and Boys U-59kg.
Chitra Singh of Rajasthan, Sanu Jamal of Uttar Pradesh, Laishram Dingku Singh of
Goa have also won a gold medal each in their respective event and weight category.
Kerala was leading the medals’ table with five gold medals followed by Delhi with
three gold till filing of this report.
Junior Boys Under 48kg: Gold- Sanu Jamal, Uttar Pradesh, Silver- Sumit Rathi Delhi,
Bronzes- Vinayak .S. Lamani, Karnataka & P M S Dawngliana, Mizoram.
Junior Boy Under 51kg: Gold- Jwngshar Basumatary, Assam, Silver- Akshay Kumar, Rajasthan,
Bronzes- Bipul Kumar, Bihar, FC Jacob Laldinthara, Mizoram.
Junior Boys Under 59kg: Gold- RK. Bungaraj Singh, Kerala, Silver- Shubham Magarde,
Madhya Pradesh, Bronze- F. Lalhunhlua, Mizoram, Chuman Pun Uttar Pradesh.
Junior Boys Under 73kg: Gold- Laishram Dingku Singh, Goa,
Silver- N. Singhajit Singh, Manipur, Bronze- Kaushi Kumar A., Tamil Nadu and Rajesh
Kumar Maurya, Uttar Pradesh.
Junior Boy over 78kg: Gold- Ravi Kadyan, Kerala, Silver- Soham Sadhukhan, West Bengal,
Bronze- Ashwani Mann, Haryana and Nanda Kumar A. Tamil Nadu.
TAWANG, Nov 20: RWD & Tourism Minister Pema Khandu conducted a whirlwind 9 days tour
of remote villages under Jang-Thingbu block of his constituency to continue the tradition
of annual village tour with developmental meeting which was set by his father and
former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu. The tour which started on November 11 last
from Mago winded up on November 19 at Lhou village.
The young Minister reached Mago – the farthest village on Indo-China border after
an 8 hours strenuous walk on November 11. He inaugurated the Primary School block
at Mago amidst huge gathering. The villagers were overjoyed when the young Minister
said, “As you are unable to come down, I have come all the way to meet you and I
will continue to come to you”. After staying for two nights at Mago, the Minister’s
entourage trekked down to Thingbu village on November 13.Though one of the oldest
circle headquarters of the district, Thingbu is yet to be connected by road.
“You will be celebrating the next Losar festival with vehicles at your doorstep,”
said the Minister promising the villagers of Thingbu with road connectivity by end
of February next year. On November 14 Pema was at Rho village after 6 hours of walk
Pema addressed a huge public gathering at Jang on November 15. In the midst of the
public meeting, Pema accorded a warm welcome to the Bhutanese delegation headed by
one of the Members of Bhutanese National Assembly, who visited the State to strengthen
existing friendship ties with Arunachal Pradesh through exchange of culture. The
Bhutanese were deeply impressed and expressed contentment towards the extraordinary
hospitality provide to them by the people of the district.
On the following day, Pema was again on his heels and headed for Jangda. Staying
there overnight, the entourage was at Shyaro the next day on November 17. The tour
concluded with a big public gathering at Lhou – the biggest village in the block
on November 19.
At every village there were hundreds and thousands of villagers to welcome and get
a glimpse of their young Minister.
In the entire tour to the remote villages, Pema took stock of the grassroots level
problems of the villagers. During the day, development meetings were held where the
villagers apprised Pema of their problems and submitted memoranda to the visiting
Minister. He interacted with all sections of people in the public meeting and also
during his overnight stay in the village.
The young Minister proved his maturity by saying, “I am your elected representative
and duty bound to redress your problems at the highest levels. Unless I come to you,
I will never understand your problems and that’s why I am now here with you.”
The Minister was accompanied by Tawang DCC president Tsering Tashi, Circle Officers
of Thingbu and Lhou Circles, DMO Tawang, Medical Officers of CHC Jang, Departmental
engineers of various works departments, BDO Jang, Veterinary Officer Jang, ADO (Education)
Jang, panchayat and public leaders of Jang-Mukto. From Nima Khenrab
Cooperate with Govt
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal all the Gaon Buras,
PIs, public leaders, youths, publics, well wishers and relatives of Kurung Kumey
district of Arunachal Pradesh to cooperate with the Government officials and police
personnel to arrest the culprits involved in the merciless attack on Gyamar Amte,
Circle officer Koloriang. Your cooperation would bring glory to your district and
a better future in overall progress and development. Otherwise, good officers may
not dare to go there and serve the people and it will remain as the darkest district
in our state. Cooperate and make Kurung Kumey a safe district to be served willingly
by Government officers.
Model Village, Naharlagun
This is in reference to the news items published in your esteemed daily on Nov 17
regarding various problems being faced by the state Govt employees and genuine grievances
placed by the CoSAAP to the Chief Minister.
It is worth appreciable the initiatives being carried out by CoSAAP for welfare
of the Govt employees of Arunachal Pradesh. It is well said that good governance
always lies in the healthy employees. So the genuine demands placed by the CoSAAP
should be taken into consideration.
In the tribal state like Arunachal, the retirement age up to 60 years is considerable
as the people here with good physique can serve the state for longer period.
Hope, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will bless the Govt employees by considering the
genuine demands placed by the CoSAAP. I would also like to appeal the Govt staff
to support CoSAAP in its efforts for welfare of employees.
An employee, Itanagar
MDGs and access to sanitation
The United Nations independent expert on the right to clean water for drinking and
personal hygiene said the international community’s Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) to sharply reduce world poverty by 2015 are set to fail the poor in terms
Access to sanitation currently ranks as the most-off track of the Millennium Goals,
and one that will obviously not be met by 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the
human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, said.
All the world’s countries and leading development institutions agreed in 2000 to
set eight overall development goals – the MDGs – for achievement by 2015. Each MDG
listed specific targets, including one under ‘Environmental Sustainability’ to halve
the proportion of the population “without sustainable access to safe drinking water
and basic sanitation.”
Current MDG figures show that more than one in three people do not have access to
“improved sanitation facilities,” according to de Albuquerque. In her latest report
to the UN General Assembly, she asked for a post-2015 development agenda that aims
at eliminating discrimination and inequalities in access to water and sanitation.
“The post-2015 development agenda should incorporate a stand-alone goal on water,
sanitation and hygiene, to ensure that universal access to these services will be
treated as a vital feature of social and economic development, on equal footing with
health or education,” the report stated in a reference to MDGs on child and maternal
health, and universal education.
27th Lower Wancho Catholic convention
People urged to be messenger of love and peace
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: Hundreds of people joined the 5-day long 27th Lower Wancho Catholic
convention cum retreat at the St. Joseph Church at Hashe Rusa in Longding district
of Arunachal Pradesh recently.
Bishop Rt. Rev. George Palliparambil, SDB, Diocese of Miao, East Arunachal called
upon the people to be messenger of love and peace. Expressing concern over the growing
trends of violence and various social ills, the Bishop asked the believers to be
prayerful and lead disciplined life as true Christians.
The Bishop also led the people in prayer for the people as well as the leaders for
bestowing wisdom and love for mankind.
Calling upon all sections of the society to be true Christians in thoughts and actions,
local leader Gabriel D. Wangsu said alcohol, drugs and such other harmful habits
should be shunned.
No Christian believer should allow such roots of social evils to find a place in
the society, he added.
The retreat programme was led by Fr. Boby of the Divine Renewal Retreat Centre, Margherita,
Assam while Fr. Jose Oonnukallel led the candle procession. Priests from different
parishes including from Nagahat, Margherita, Sonari (Assam) besides Longding, Borduria,
Kanubari, Launu etc attended the programme.
All the prominent Catholic leaders from Lower Wancho belt gathered and charted new
agendas for the catholic community and the growth of their churches.
State level training prog on ‘role of Govt. functionaries in community peace building’
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: A week-long state level sensitization training programme on role
of Govt functioning in community peace building began at Administrative Training
Institute, Naharlagun on Nov 19. As many as 19 Govt officers of the level of EACs/
COs/ BDOs/ CDPOs are attending the Training Programmed which is being conducted under
the sponsorship of DoPT, Gol, under its training assistance for 2012-13.
While addressing the participants Y D Thongchi, Chief Information Commissioner, State
Information Commission (SIC) Thongchi informed that the people of Arunachal Pradesh,
despite being is a composite of multi-lingual state with different tribes/ clans,
have been living in harmony and peace. However, with the rapid socio-economic development
the evils of mistrust and inter-community discord are raising its head and therefore
hampering time tested inter-tribal relation and trust among the different communities
of Arunachal Pradesh, Thongchi said and emphasized the importance of the role of
Govt, functionaries in maintaining impartiality while implementing developmental
schemes as true agents of the Govt.
Thongchi further pointed out that without peace and congenial atmosphere, no development
work can progress. Govt officers should always live above community biasness, he
said. Thongchi lamented that these days, most of the Govt officers including leaders
are motivated in promoting the cause of their own clans and community in matter
of job or economic activities of the Govt. He expressed his apprehension that the
seed of distrust and discontentment among the different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
are going to increase and as a result Govt will face greater challenge in maintaining
peace and harmony. It may also hamper over all development of the State, he observed.
In his concluding remarks Y D Thongchi cited some of the important precepts of Buddhism
that needs to be adopted in our personal life.
Earlier, Director (Trg.) Pema Tshetan in his welcome address pointed out that
This is the first of its kind training being organized by ATI for Govt, functionaries
in Community Peace Building, said Director (training.) Pema Tshetan in his welcome
Resource persons of the programme includes Michal Pradhan, Regional Project Officer
World Vision India, Kolkata and Dempu Phbiga, Programme Manager and Simon Ronrang,
Coordinator, World Visio-lndia (Arunachal Unit) and Dr. R.N Pant, Prof. Centre for
Management Studies (NERIST), Rakesh Srivastava, Asstt. Director, SIRD, Itanagar and
Hillang Tassap, Consultant (ITP), ATI, Naharlagun.
Dempu Phbiga submitted a brief highlight of the course content and explained in
details its objectives. Priscilla Tayeng, Asstt. Director and Course coordinator
Apex Bank observes ‘Thrift and Credit Day’
ITANAGAR, Nov 20: The Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd has observed
19th November as “Thrift & Credit Day” as a part of the week-long celebration of
the 59th National Cooperative Week which coincides with the International Year of
The United Nations has declared the year 2012 as International Year of Cooperatives
and it is being celebrated all over the world.
In his address, R D Thongon, Jt.RCS gave a details history of formation of cooperative
society. In India, first Cooperative Society started in 1892 by the money lenders
for the farmers. Later, Cooperative Act was passed in the Parliament in 1904 for
the formation of Credit Cooperative Society in organized way. After amendment of
the Act in 1912 various types of Coop. Societies were formed, Thongon said.
He further informed that first Cooperative Society in state was formed in Pasighat
in 1957 as per Act 1904. Later Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Act came into being
in 1976. At present there are around 600 registered Cooperative Societies in state,
He emphasized on women empowerment through credit facilities. Later, he issued 30
number of KCC Loan Passbooks, Loan Sanction Orders to four JLGs, 2 SHGs, and 01 Tractor
loan to the borrowers of capital complex branches of Apex Bank.
In his keynote address Apex Bank MD Tsering Thongdok informed with the help of power
point presentation that 50 per cent populations of the country are not having any
bank account and 99 per cent population of Arunachal Pradesh has no banking services
till now as per banking reports. Besides various deposit schemes, Apex Bank is giving
thrust on opening of “No Frill Account” (Zero Balance Account) on priority aiming
to implement Centre’s e-payment system for remittance of Govt subsidies, pension
etc directly into the beneficiary’s account.
Further, he informed that the Apex Bank Daily Deposit Scheme is already in operation
for daily wage earners. Apex Bank has given special thrust on providing loans under
KCC, GCC, JLG, WCC, SHG, Animal & Husbandry, Fisheries, Farm Mechanization schemes
to the eligible customers, Thongdok said while highlighting various other schemes
of the Apex Bank. He said bank will conduct Financial Literacy & Credit Counseling
(FLCC) camps in the entire state with collaboration of NABARD during current financial
year to bring the awareness of various banking schemes and services at grass root
Earlier, in his welcome address, T. Wangdi, AGM, Apex Bank, briefed about economic
use of the savings and available resources and credit activities, role of unemployed
youths in promoting agricultural activities under various bank schemes to enhance
Resource persons including Md. J Basit, Director, Small Savings, Itanagar, Pate Marik,
Dy, Director, ATI, Naharlagun, J. Hajowari, Chief Manager, SBI, Itaganar, Dr. B.
D. Nayak and members of various cooperative societies also spoke on various subjects.
Among others, Niri Chungruju, Vice Chairman, APSCU, SHGs and general public attended