ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh U-16 Girls Football team left here today for
Cuttack (Odisha) to participate in the National U-16 National Girls Football Tournament
being organized by All India Football Association (AIFA), informed Arunachal Pradesh
Women Football Association.
Kipa Bharat, Tako Baby and Taba Picha are the coach, manager and assistant manager
respectively of the team.
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Todo United Football Club (TDFC) and Capital Complex Sporting Club
(CCSC) played out a dull goalless draw to share one point each in Arunachal Football
League at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Todo United are now equal points with Bamang Taji FC (7) at the top of the table
followed by Capital Complex SC with five points.
Todo United FC will meet Tugung Neri SC tomorrow.
Governor greets people on Guru Nanak Jayanti
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma greeted
the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
In his message, the Governor expressed his hope that the occasion will inspire all
to follow the ideals of Guru Nanak Devji.
“Guru Nanak's principle of purity of mind, earning an honest living and selfless
service is very relevant, even today. These ideals continue to guide all on the path
of humanity,” the said in his message. He wished that the blessed occasion will strengthen
the bonds of unity and mutual goodwill among people. PRO to Governor
Fire breaks out at Koloriang
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A massive fire broke out at SSB Colony Koloriang this morning.
According to preliminary report properties worth lakhs of rupees has been burnt to
ashes in the mishap.
While informing this Koloriang Citizens Right and Mascot Network Society have appealed
to the district administration to provide immediate relieaf and compensation to the
fire victims for their quick rehabilitation.
The fire was brought under control after hours of joint efforts by the jawans of
ITBP, CRPF, APP and local youths. Meanwhile, both the organizations urged the local
MLA and authorities concerned to do the needful for providing fire brigade at Koloriang
as soon as possible.
IGNOU approves 38 BRCs for DElEd prog
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The 38 Block Resource Centres (BRCs) proposed by the State Govt.
has been approved by the competent authority of IGNOU for activation as Study Centre
of DElEd Programme.
Villagers oppose Simang Dam-II
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Sine, Yingku, Supsing Asi Among Committee, in a meeting at Boleng,
vehemently opposed the proposed Simang Dam Phase-II.
Members of Asi Among Committee president Takut Talom, Sine village Dam Committee
Takot Tatin, Yingku Asi Among Committee President Tamyo Mibang, some panchayat leaders,
Gaon Bura of Sine, Subsing and Yingku including Gram Chairperson Tapir Tatin attended
the meeting, among others.
Kena attends inter-village Sports Meet at Likabali
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena attended the Inter-village
Sports Meet at Likabali on Thursday last.
Speaking on the occasion, Kena highlighted the various policies adopted by the state
government for welfare of sportspersons as well as expose the hidden sports talents.
Later, Kena along with local boundary commission inspected the inter-state boundary
in Likabali area.
ESDFU opposes demand
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The East Siang District Farmer’s Union in a press statement has
strongly opposed the demand placed by All Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticulture
Dealership Registered Tribal Contractor Association for centralization of schemes
from the current financial year.
Substantiating their opposition of the demand by the said association, ESDFU has
said that, the need base of every farmers differs from district to district depending
upon topographic atmosphere. Hence, decentralization of the government schemes would
serve the farming community of the state in the meaningful way, added the ESDFU.
AKKDSU objects to earth cutting in school premises
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has objected
to the earth cutting allegedly by Christian Missionary for establishment of infrastructure
in the premises of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Koloriang,
“We respect their religious works and are ready to cooperate with them in their missionary
activities in the district. But, we oppose establishment of infrastructure in the
school premises, AKKDSU in a release said. While terming the act inappropriate, the
union urged the district administration and local MLA to intervene the matter and
stop the earth cutting.
It further requested them to shift the proposed site for missionary activities to
an appropriate site.
Exposure visit and training for rural youth
ITANAGAR, Nov16: Krishi Vigyan Kendra KVK), East Siang, organized an exposure tour
cum training for rural youth of Simen Chapori village.
The trainees were exposed to different activities carried out by Krishi Vigyan Kendra
and College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat at their Instructional Farm.
The youths were exposed to integrated framing system model, crop cafeteria, herbal
garden, oil palm plantation, drip irrigation system and floriculture unit.
KVK Programme coordinator Dr. Mahesh Pathak briefed the trainees about the different
activities carried out by KVK and College for the benefits of the farming communities
of Arunachal Pradesh.
SM Hussain, SMS (Fisheries) guided the trainees to different experimental and demonstration
All together 53 trainees participated in the programme.
Relief distributed to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All Pipu Chayang Tajo Gyawepurang Sawa Students’ Union (APCTGSWU),
led by its president Jeevan Bagang, has distributed blankets, buckets and utensils
to the fire victims of Fachang village under Pipu circle in East Kameng district.
Workshop on vector borne diseases held
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: District Vector Borne Disease Control Society (DVBDCS), Papum Pare
organized two days refresher training for block level multipurpose workers at Yupia
at Conference Hall IDSP Yupia on November 15-16.
Inaugurating the programme, Papum Pare District Medical Officer Dr S Ronya asked
the participants to discharge duties sincerely for controlling the vector borne diseases
in the district.
District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Officer Tatung Tayang briefed the
participants about malaria and dengue diseases and also highlighted vector borne
disease and epidemiological scenarios of Papum Pare district. He asked the participants
to organize IEC/BCC activities and also suggested them to submit monthly report on
Dr Kipa Tuglik, DRCHO explained about signs and symptoms of malaria and dengue diseases.
DVBD consultant TP Tara and malaria staff Tilok Saikia conducted practical demonstration
on thick and thin smear and indoor residual spray (IRS).
Allegation baseless: 21-KPF
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: 21-Kolorianf People Forum (21-KPF) has rejected the 21-Koloriang
Assembly Constituency Native People Forum (KACNPF)’s recent press statement wherein
it was alleged that hundreds of Chakma-Hajong and non-APST electors had been included
in the electoral rolls.
Describing the allegation as false, fabricated and baseless, 21-KPF, in a release
claimed that those non-APSTs businessmen and labourers, who have been residing in
the area for many years, have the rights to apply for inclusion of their names in
the electoral rolls. The Forum urged the State Chief Election Commission (SCEC)
to not believe the allegations.
Progressive farmers’ group leaves for exposure tour
CHANGLANG, Nov 16: A group of 20 progressive farmers of Khimiyang block proceeded
on a study tour to Sikkim to gain first hand experience of growing various vegetables,
cash crops, especially Large Cardamom.
Flagging off the tour, ADC Isha Khosla urged the farmers and escorts to learn as
much as possible from the tour and share the knowledge to their fellow farmers on
The team is being escorted by T Thungkang, HDO and KP Singh, HFA and jointly organized
by K Lona DHO Changlang and B Tarang BDO Khimiyang.
The tour is an initiative of Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav to promote
and boost the cultivation of large cardamom in the district. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: All Tator-Tani Area Welfare Society of Gusar Circle in Upper Subansiri
organized a social service at Gusar Thursday to mark the Children’s Day celebration.
The Panchayat leaders, students and gaon burahs also took part in the programme.
A volleyball competition was also organized among the youths of the area.
A similar social service was also organized at Govt. residential school, New Richi
by Dose Dote Richi Youth Club.
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Two houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at Koloriang
today while another five houses were dismantled to stop the fire from further spreading.
The fire was brought under control after hours of joint efforts by fire brigade and
public. However there was no reports of any loss of life. DIPRO
UPA Govt committed to develop Arunachal: Moily
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Verappa Moily today
said the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre is committed to develop Arunachal
Pradesh at par with other states of the country.
"Arunachal is the crown of India and a source of national spirit and energy for the
country," Moily said while attending the 'Vikas Rally' at the Indira Gandhi Park
here organised on the occasion of completion of two years of the Nabam Tuki government,
Admitting that the state has great potential for development, he said, "When Arunachal
smiles the entire nation smiles and when it prospers, the entire country prospers."
Lauding the people for their patriotic nature in zealously guarding the country's
frontier, Moily said, the Centre is with the state government in its development
"Though Arunachal is geographically far from New Delhi, it is near to our heart.
The commitment of the UPA government for the state's development has been proved
beyond doubt and the Rs 37000 crore Prime Minister's mega development project for
the state is a glaring example to name a few," he said.
"UPA's commitment for development of Arunachal is not a promise, but a determination
on the part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and youth
leader Rahul Gandhi," he said and assured all help to transform the state in to Switzerland
of the country.
The Union minister also laid the foundation stones of a Nursing College here and
a gas-based power plant at Changlang district.
"The Nursing College will be sponsored by ONGC, Oil India Limited and Bharat Petroleum,
while the Rs 78 crore Gumcha gas power plant will be a joint venture of the Oil India
Limited and the state government," he said, while assuring of ambulances to the state
through various petroleum companies.
"My ministry is planning to invest Rs 400 crore in Arunachal's oil sector," he said.
Appreciating Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his development initiative in the state,
Moily said he (Tuki) wants to see smile in all strata of the society and his motto
was to transform the youth of the state to enlightened citizens of the country.
"Youths of the state have leadership qualities and the UPA is committed to develop
them into world class leaders," he added.
The union minister also distributed laptops and cash awards to 105 meritorious students
under the Chief Minister's Talent Search Award and distributed tools and equipments
to progressive farmers.
He and Tuki flagged-off 16 tourist cabs provided to unemployed youth for tourism
promotion the under Chief Minister's Paryatan Vikash Yojna.
Faster, sustainable development objective of 12th plan, says Tuki
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said that the
objective of his government in the 12th Plan period was faster, inclusive and sustainable
development of the state.
"Our impetus is on people centric programmes and policies at all level. We have identified
many priority areas and tried to create and strengthen the instutional mechanism
to deliver on our agenda," he said.
He said the priority areas of the government was youth development, social security,
gender balance and empowerment of women besides agriculture and allied sectors, tourism,
infrastructure development, health, education and border area development.
"We have taken initiatives to build strong foundations to strengthen the delivery
system related to these thrust areas along with a suitable evaluation and monitoring
mechanism," the chief minister said.
He said, various flagship schemes of the Centre over the last ten years ensured that
benefits went to the people directly in accordance with the principles of equitable
development for growth across all sectors.
"The planning perspectives under the UPA regime have seen the introduction of landmark
initiatives to empower the common man encompassing different areas of development.
The introduction of PM’s package in the state has broadened the scope of growth by
ushering in major infrastructure development activities for all-round development
of the state," he said.
Outlining the development activities of his government, Tuki said that the target
of providing employment to 5000 unemployed youths would be fulfilled before the deadline
while the ambitious railway project would be operational in the state from January.
Referring to the internal security scenario, he said that the Home department has
recruited 1526 police constables in a transparent manner during 2012 from Changlang,
Tirap and Longding districts who have completed basic training and were now deployed.
Recruitment for the 4th and 5th IRBn have been completed and about 1760 personnel
were under training.
The union Home ministry recently approved one CRPF battalion of about 1000 personnel
for the state capital. Their deployment would strenghten policing, he added. PTI
Sona dedicates tourist lodge to people
LIKABALI, Nov 16: In a major boost to the Likabali-Basar-Aalo-Mechuka tourism circuit,
Tourism Parliamentary Secretary Passang Dorjee Sona inaugurated a tourist lodge here
today in the presence of Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, a host of
public leaders, government officers and others.
The 16-room lodge, christened ‘Vantage Point’ and leased to young entrepreneur Takam
Tatung under PPP mode, is expected to cater to the growing number of tourists flocking
Malinithan, Akashi Ganga and Rukmini temple that attract hundreds of people towards
Sona dedicated the lodge to the people of the area, terming it “a milestone for the
tourist circuit of West Siang, especially in spiritual tourism. “The people of Likabali
will get double benefit as tourists will stay at this transit accommodation for to-and-fro
trips while travelling to end-destinations such as Mechuka,” he said.
Sona urged the people to be well behaved with tourists, stressing on hospitality
as the key to growth of tourism. He also cautioned them against negative publicity
that is often passed on through word of mouth, saying grapevine is often more effective
than the electronic and print media put together.
“Ill-treated tourists are terrible news for business and will halt the growth of
tourism,” he said.
He urged the proprietor to take good care of the lodge premises and advised him to
register information about the lodge on the tourism department’s website for wider
Kena informed that around 100 domestic tourists visit Likabali to pay obeisance at
Malinithan, Akashi Ganga and Rukmini — sacred Hindu sites — on a daily basis, and
expressed hope that the opening of the lodge would augment tourism growth. He urged
Sona to support the young entrepreneur in further developing the venture, and to
set up a perennial water supply source for the lodge.
Likabali ZPM Mito Taipodia and Galo Students’ Union advisor Pakmik Taipodia also
expressed their happiness over the new asset in their area and offered their support
to the venture.
The proprietor of Vantage Point on his part promised to leave no stone unturned to
deliver the best possible service “so that the tourism potential of the area is properly
harnessed, more and more tourists visit the spiritual sites here, and the state as
a whole is recognized worldwide.”
DoNER sanctions projects worth Rs 2116 cr for Arunachal:Ghatowar
Itanagar, Nov 16: Union DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar today said that his ministry
has sanctioned 183 projects worth Rs 2,116 crore for Arunachal Pradesh over the past
“Projects worth Rs 540 crore under North East Council (NEC) have also been sanctioned
for the frontier state during the same period,” Ghatowar said while addressing the
Vikas Rally organized by the state government at Indira Gandhi Park here today.
The rally was organized to highlight the achievement of the Nabam Tuki-led Congress
government in the state. It also marks the completion of two years of the present
government under Tuki who had assumed office on November 1, 2011.
The minister while highlighting various packages allocated by the Centre for the
state, informed that during the Eleventh Five year plan, Arunachal Pradesh received
an amount of Rs 7900 crore which was a hike of 190 per cent from the allocation during
the tenth plan period.
“In the Twelfth Plan period, the Centre had allocated an amount of Rs 11,175 crore
for Arunachal with substantial hike of 41 per cent from the eleventh plan period,”
the minister said and added that the Centre was alive to the problems of the land-locked
state and was initiating several development measures. Blowing the poll bugle for
the 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state, Ghatowar called upon the
people to vote for the Congress saying that the state would prosper only if Congress
returns to power at the Centre.
Referring to the achievement of the state government in the past two years, the minister
termed Arunachal as the ‘best ruled’ state in the country.
Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Ranee Narah said that the vision of the
UPA-II government at the Centre was to develop the entire North East states and said
that Tuki had forged ahead to fulfil the vision with dedication.
Narah, who represent Assam’s North Lakhimpur constituency also advocated hammering
out an amicable solution to the decades-old boundary problem between Arunachal and
Assam through negotiation for overall development of the neighbouring states. PTI
National Press Day observed
Author of ‘Memoir of a Boy’ Banta Natung felicitated
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Along with the rest of the country, the media fraternity in Arunachal
Pradesh today observed the National Press Day with a day-long programme.
While reiterating his commitment for welfare of the small, but vibrant and growing
media fraternity of the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki exhorted them to dedicate
the day to analyse the role of media in a democracy by serving as an agency for the
people to access information and help strengthening and supporting the democratic
He urged them to ensure that universal principles of verification and right to fair
opportunity to all were not lost sight of.
"I reiterate my request that media be the eyes and ears of the government and mirror
the grievances of the people without any fear and favour.
"I appeal to my friends in the media to adhere to the fundamental objectives of journalism
and to eschew publication of inaccurate, baseless, graceless, misleading or distorted
material, avoid conjecture, speculation or comment as a statement of fact to prevent
avoidable misgivings in the minds of the people," the chief minister said.
"I look forward to your constructive criticisms, suggestions and solutions so that
my commitment to deliver a common man's government is fulfilled," he told reporters
The scribes, under the aegis of Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh
Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ), submitted a memorandum to Tuki demanding allocation
of land in the state capital for construction of a permanent Press Club building
and to speed up construction of a press colony for working journalists of the state
They also demanded for additional sanction of Rs one crore in addition to Rs two
crore sanctioned earlier by former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and to increase the
amount of corpus fund for scribes to Rs 30 lakh.
Both organisations, in the memorandum, also pleaded the Chief Minister to initiate
steps for implementation of the Majithia Wage Board recommendations for working journalists
to which the Tuki assured to give a positive look.
Budding writer Banta Natung was felicitated during the function for his novella -
Memoir of a Boy, which has already recorded a very high sales figure. Attending the
celebration as guest of honour, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, P D Sona while
speaking about the responsibility of the media, said, “For a common man a word written
by a journalist has a lot of credibility. They believe in whatever the journalists
write in the paper. So reporting of events should be free from any bias.”
Terming the role of media in India as crucial and important for development, he further
added that, “Instead of providing mere news, press should also provide research facts
for the deeper understanding of issues”.
IPR Secretary Dani Sulu while speaking on the occasion said, “Not the power of criticism
but the power of placing the facts in the right way that defines the responsible
Earlier, Arunachal Press Club president Chopa Cheda welcoming the guests informed
about the exposure tour undertaken by working journalists to Imphal recently. The
seven-member team for the exposure tour was held with an objective to gain firsthand
knowledge about the threats and intimidation that the press fraternity of Manipur
face from violence and conflict. The tour was sponsored by APC and IPR Department.
The team which recently returned from Manipur also gave presentations, highlighting
their experiences gained during the exposure tour.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary Thangwang Wangham and APPSC chairman Ligu Tacho
were also present.
AAP under MGNREGA approved
YUPIA, Nov 16: The governing body meeting of DRDA, Papum Pare held here yesterday
approved the Annual Action Plan (AAP) under MGNREGA of five blocks, namely Mengio,
Sagalee, Doimukh, Balijan and Kimin for onward submission.
Addressing the meeting, DRDA Project Director Toko Babu advised the Panchayat leaders
to give more emphasis on creation of more tangible and visible assets under MGNREGA.
He also appealed to the Panchayat leaders to cooperate with BDOs in implementing
the centrally sponsored schemes and also asked the BDOs to give equal support to
the Panchayat leaders.
He said that the ZPMs being the ex-officio members should supervise all developmental
works that are implemented in their respective jurisdiction.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nabam Aka called upon the Panchayat leaders to maintain
good relationship with the officers and discuss every perspective of schemes for
proper and successful implementation. She suggested the BDOs for proper screening
of beneficiaries before selection and recommendation.
“Every Panchayat leaders and all Govt. officials must work together without any differences
in the matter of development,” she added.
The meeting attended by BDOs, ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons also discussed and reviewed
the CSS schemes, like IAY, SGSY, MGNREGA implemented under DRDA last year and budget
of DRDA for 2013-14. DIPRO
Rumour triggers panic buying of salt in East Siang
RUKSIN, Nov 16: After Capital Complex, it was East Siang where people purchased salt
in bulk @ Rs 30- 100 per kg amid rumours of an acute shortage of the essential food
Salt ran out of stocks in the markets of Pasighat, Ruksin, Oyan hours after the panic
buying. It was reportedly sold @ Rs 30 to Rs 100 per kg at Ruksin, Oyan, Sille-Teromile
markets and some pockets of rural areas.
Meanwhile, the district administration ahas ppealed to people not to panic over rumours
of salt crisis as it was a rumour created by some unscrupulous businessmen and traders
to earn easy money.
The district administration asked the Food & Civil Supply and Legal Metrology department
to keep strict eye on the situation. Traders who will be found indulging in the illegal
practice will be booked under appropriate section of the law, it cautioned.
The members of Adi Students Union (AdiSU), who are keeping a strict eye on the development,
appealed people not to panic over the situation. AdiSU urged the administration to
bring those unscrupulous traders to book, who had sold salt on exorbitant price.
North East Cinema to hog limelight at IFFI
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The North East cinema would be in focus during the ensuing 44th
International Film Festival of India in Goa to be held from November 20-30. The
festival will feature a package of 19 rare films from the North-East to highlight
the region’s ethnic, traditional and cultural diversity through the medium of cinema.
The Festival will also feature cultural and aesthetic elements like dance and music
shows, exhibition of fabric, handicrafts and cuisine, and panel discussions on emerging
film craft in the region.
While Assamese and Manipuri films have seen theatrical releases, cinema from other
North-Eastern states has not had a great platform to showcase their cinema. Organized
by the IFFI Secretariat under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Government of India, in collaboration with the Government of Goa, the festival will
bring the best cinemas from around the world to India; also present a bouquet of
contemporary and classic cinema of India through screenings, academic and informal
sessions. This year, some of the greatest international filmmakers and artists will
represent the cinematic vision of the region.
Manipur’s legendary filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma’s Manipuri Pony will represent his
state in the forthcoming Goa Film Festival. Besides Sharma’s film, the North East
will be represented by Manju Borah’s Mishing language film Ko:Yad and documentaries
By Lane No. 2 by Utpal Datta and Resonance of Mother’s Melody by Dip Bhuyan.
The North East section opens with Mizo film Khwalung Run by Mapui Chawngthu on November
22 and closes on November 27 with Assamese film Aideu by Arup Manna. The North East
Focus is an especially curated section by award-winning critic Utpal Borpujari. This
year some of the renowned filmmakers like Aribam Syam Sharma, Jahnu Barua, Seema
Biswas, Adil Hussain, Yeshe Dorje Thongchi are scheduled to attend the festival.
Speaking at a press conference held at Delhi recently, minister of information and
broadcasting Manish Tiwari said, “IFFI 2013 promises to be the year’s most important
dialogue on cinema, through its curated selection of the finest Indian and international
cinema and the presence of iconic film personalities. With a special emphasis on
the cinema of Japan and the North East, IFFI 2013 will be rich showcase of contemporary
international aesthetic sensibilities and India’s rich cinematic heritage.”
The Indian Panorama feature film category will be opened by the Malayalam ‘Kanyaka
Talkies’ and will feature the work of directors like Rituparno Ghosh (‘Satyanweshi’),
Anand Gandhi (‘Ship Of Theseus’), Rakesh Omprakash Mehra (‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’) and
The non-feature film category will be opened by Hindi film ‘Rangabhoomi’, and will
feature the works of Raja Shabhir Khan (‘Shepherds Of Paradise’), Rakesh Shukla (‘The
Donkeyfair’), Anoop Sathyan (‘A Dream Called America’) and Prantik Narayan Basu (‘Makara’)
The 2013 selection also includes critically acclaimed mainstream Bollywood cinema
such as Hindi film Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Pan Singh Tomar’, (Best Feature Film, 60th
National Film Awards) and Girish Malik’s ‘Jal’ (nominated for the New Currents segment
at the Busan international film Festival). Around 67 international films from around
the world will feature in this section and are meant to showcase the best of contemporary
‘My duty is to help the poor and working class’
SEPPA, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board (APB& OCWWB) chairman Jalley Sonam said that his first and foremost duty was
to work for the welfare of the workers and poorer sections of the society.
Addressing a public meeting at General Ground here yesterday attended by workers
from various departments, Sonam informed them about various welfare schemes of the
Board for the registered workers, such as housing loan, tools advance, medical assistance
etc. He, advised the workers to get themselves registered with the Board to avail
the benefits. He lauded the ruling State government for paying special attention
towards poor and working class.
Later, Sonam gave away death benefits of Rs 16,000 each to Meyang Natung, wife of
one late Tinking Natung and Meka Riyang, wife of late Tagio Riyang.
EKSWCO chairman Dr. T Taku advised the workers to give proper education to their
children. He distributed school bags, geometry boxes and umbrellas provided by the
Board for the children the workers.
Robin Hissang, Principal Govt. College Seppa, Taiwan Dodum, Member EKSWCO, President
AEKSU, Middle Zone, ASCPGSU and Handicapped Association were present in the meeting.
UGC sponsored Field Tour to Re- explore Bhismak Nagar
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Department of History, Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu
conducted a UGC sponsored educational field tour to Bhismak Nagar to re-explore its
relevance in the context of civilisational linkages and cultural contiguity that
the place has shared through the centuries.
The archaeological remains excavated by eminent archaeologists at Bhismak Nagar during
late sixties give ample testimony to such cultural connectivity.
The Principal of the College, Dr. BK Nath while addressing the gathering called upon
the students to re-invent the historical significance of the site in the context
of competing cultural paradigm.
SC Pradhan, Vice- Principal i/c outlined the process of cultural assimilation in
the region and exhorted for further excavation to decipher the historical reality.
Dr. PK Nayak, Associate Professor of History explained the mythological dimension
of the place and related the ethno-cultural space of the region with that of the
Indian ancient cultural milieu.
R. Dele, Coordinator of the UGC Cell spelt out cultural aspect and urged the students
to differentiate between myth and reality in constructing any kind of connectivity
to historical recourse.
Workshop on scientific cultivation of tea held
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The regional office of Tea Board here organized two workshops on
scientific cultivation of tea for small tea growers at Sille and Seren, East Siang
on November 14 and 15.
Addressing the tea growers, S Rajbongshi, ADTD, Tea Board said that 32 percent of
the country’s total tea production is contributed by unorganized sector and Tea Board
is taking steps to disseminate scientific knowledge to this sector. He motivated
growers to form self-help groups (SHGs) to not only avail the Board’s benefits but
also for their own survival and sustenance.
Biswajit Bordoli, Junior Advisory Officer of TRA trained the tea growers on selection
of land, soil testing, land preparation, planting, bringing up of young tea etc.
Booklets as well as wall hangouts on tea cultivation prepared by Tea Board were also
distributed freely to participants.
Prominent persons of the locality area including Nyodek Yonggam, Ex-MP, Tonggeng
Panyang, ZPM, Ojing Mengo, District President of Small Tea Growers’ Association also
attended the workshop and requested the Board to organize such programmes at regular
Yonggam, a retired tea planter, who served Doom Dooma Tea Co. Ltd, Assam during 1971
– 1975, urged the Tea Board to conduct such trainings at four stages at different
seasons for the benefit of new tea growers.
Ojing shared his experience of recent study tour to North Bengal where three SHGs
have successfully established their own factories.
Over 180 small tea growers from both East Siang and West Siang attended the workshops.