SEPPA, Nov 25: MLA cum APEDA chairman Kumsi Sidisow inaugurated the Grater Kameng
Inter-club Badminton Championship at Officer Club, Seppa yesterday.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Sidisow briedfed about the importance of games and
sports which help promote, friendship, unity and brotherhood besides developing teamwork
87 players from different clubs of greater Kameng district are competing in different
categories in the championship.
The winners of each category will be awarded cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and the runners
up will be given Rs 10,000 each. The prizes are sponsored by 14 ZPMs of East Kameng
The opening ceremony was attended Kumar Waii, Parliamentary Secretary cum Chief Patron
of the tournament, Tapuk Taku, MLA cum Chairman Sports Authority of Arunachal, Tani
Loffa, MLA cum Chairman APFC, Tarin Dakpe, Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng District
and others. DIPRO
Mass Peace Rally by SUMA on Nov 29
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA), in a
meeting here today, decided to organize a Mass Peace Rally on November 29 from Itanagar
to Nirjuli to register its strong protest against non-fulfillment of its demands
as well as to sensitize the general public about the serious issues.
SUMA has been opposing the formation of the Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) constituted
by the state government under the chairmanship of MP Takam Sanjoy to consider the
issuance of PRC to non-APST residing in Arunachal Pradesh, undue use of the nomenclature
“All Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (AAPCSU)” by Chakma refugees settled
at Dayun (Changlang).
SUMA is also demanding complete prohibition on implementation of Multi Sectoral Development
Project (Minority Scheme) and to curb the formation of Naga People’s Front (NPF),
the regional political party of Nagaland, in Arunachal Pradesh immediately.
ANSU-USU asks for immediate arrest of other accused,
appeals for participating in November 26 protest rally
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The All Nyishi Students’ Union Upper Subansiri unit (ANSU-USU)
has appealed the Capital police to immediately nab the other culprits involved in
the murder of teenager Bomjen Gapak and award them exemplary punishment as per law.
The union further appealed every individual and organization not to intervene in
the matter by supporting the culprits.
Support to the criminals involved will not be tolerated. Supports encourage the criminals
to go ahead and commit more crimes, it said.
It further appealed all the well wishers, NGOs, student organization and civil bodies
to participate in the protest rally to be organized on November 26.
PCCF visits DEM wildlife sanctuary
ITANAGAR, NOV 24 Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (DEMWLS) has vast potential
for eco-tourism and it will be converted into a source of sustainable income generation
for the local community, said Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) cum Principal
Secretary, Environment and Forests A K Wahal yesterday on his visit to the DEMWS
While interacting with panchayat leaders and Eco-Development Committee (EDC) members
of DEMWS, PCCF assured to streamline the availability of fund for the loss of life
and damages caused to properties by wild elephants. While advising the Wildlife Trust
of India (WTI) to work out a mechanism which can avert human-animal conflict in future,
he asked the panchayat leaders to co-operate with the forest department. He further
asked them to protect and preserve the flora and fauna of Protected Areas and other
He was accompanied by Pasighat Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Divisional Forest
YOMA questions on establishment of Hydro Power SE office at Delhi
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) today
questioned the state government over reported establishment of office of the Superintending
Engineer, Department of Hydro Power Development Arunachal Pradesh in New Delhi.
Questioning the procedure and the reasons for establishment of the office in Delhi,
the organization demanded the state government for its immediate shifting.
Quami Ekta Diwas
TEZU, Nov 25: Quami Ekta Diwas was celebrated in the office premises of the Deputy
Commissioner, Tezu today. All staff under the DC establishment participated in the
Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk led the National Integration pledge to work with
dedication to preserve and strengthen the freedom and integrity of the Nation.
All staff along with the DC also took pledged to never resort to violence and continue
to endeavor towards settlement of all differences and disputes relating to religion,
language, region or other political or economic grievances by peaceful and constitutional
CCLAPF seeks clarification
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) has submitted
a representation to the Secretary (Land Management), GoAP seeking clarification on
the confusions that has arisen after the issuance of a letter by the Land Management
department to the Chief Estate Officer cum ADM Capital Complex to go ahead with the
eviction drive in the Capital Complex.
In its representation, the Forum reminded the Secretary (Land Management) that the
state government had constituted a high level Committee under the Chairmanship of
Development Commissioner (Finance), to look into the issue of the present land occupation
and allotment imbroglio in the Capital Complex, whose report is still awaited.
“Thus, issuance of such arbitrary and unilateral directives by the Land Management
department during the pendency of the submission of the detailed report by the Govt.
constituted committee is uncalled for,” rued the Forum and requested him to roll
back the above directives immediately.
20th NBCC Women Conference conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: More than 5000 delegates participated in the 20th Nyishi Baptist
Church Council (NBCC) Women Conference conducted at Town Baptist Church, Nirjuli
from November 22 to 24 last.
General Secretary, NBCC Rev Halli Likha and youth secretary, NBCC, Gyamar Baba spoke
on the theme ‘Do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.’
In the conference, ABCC, president, Toko Kach and secretary, ACF, Toko Teki exhorted
participants to come forward and fight against immoralities, corruption and be a
channel of blessing for the underprivileged women in the society.
The exhibition stalls were also put up during the three day conference which was
inaugurated by local MLA Techi Kaso.
FGA participates in national seminar
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Two staff from Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) Takhe Meena,
Supervisor and Rubu Ampi, Finance Associate participated in a National Level Seminar
on “Developing Leadership Skills of Women PRIs” organized by National Institute of
Rural Development-North Eastern Regional Centre (NIRD-NERC) in Guwahati from November
18 to 21.
Some Govt. officials and PRI members from other states, including Manipur and Assam
also participated in the programme.
The main objective of this training was to empower the women representatives of PRI
and to develop the leadership quality. The four days programme covered various issues
on PRIs role, Constitutions of India and amendments, various schemes for empowering
Panchayat Raj Institutions, financial management and resource mobilization etc.
Moreover, resource persons from NIRD explained the participants how govt. departments/officials
and NGOs can take part in the upliftment of Panchayat Raj.
The participants were also taken to Morigaon village on a field visit, which got
Nirmal Gram Award in 2008-09, to see low cost toilet, plantation practice by local
people, Kapili Development Block Colony and interacted with the people from that
area and shared experiences.
UGC sponsored seminar held in DNGC
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The two days University Grant Commission (UGC) sponsored national
seminar on theme “Livelihood and Sustainable Development in North East States of
India” was organized by Department of Economics,Dera Natung Govt College (DNGC) on
Attending the valedictory function, Dr. VN Sharma, State Liaison Officer, Directorate
of Higher and Technical Education, GoAP highlighted the importance of such seminar
for budding scholars, college and university professors as Academic Progress Indicator
(API) in the new UGC rule gives emphasis on its participation and presentation of
He also appreciated the Department of Economics for taking up such an important topic
to address the issue of livelihood and sustainable development in Arunachal Pradesh
in particular and North East States as a whole.
Technical sessions were held on “Conceptual framework in Arunachal Pradesh,” “Conceptual
framework in North East States,” “issues and empirical study in Arunachal Pradesh”
and “Issues and empirical study in North East states, informed S Khandu, vice principal
of the college.
The convener of the seminar Dr. A.I. Singh read out all the papers presented during
the four technical sessions. He expressed gratitude to all paper presenters coming
from different parts of the State and from other States of North East for making
the seminar a grand success.
Buddha’s relics arrive at Bomdila
BOMDILA, Nov 25: The much awaited sacred relics of Tathagatha Buddha were today flown
from Tawang to Bomdila and received at Bomdila helipad by Chairman DoKA TG Rinpoche,
Abbot and monks of Gontse Gaden Rabgye-Ling and Thubchog Gatseling Monasteries, Parliamentary
Secretaries RT Khunjuju and Phurpa Tsering, DC, SP, ZPC, Commanding Officer 8-JAKLi,
HoDs and former Minister Japu Deru and others. People, irrespective of their religious
affiliations, lining-up for over a stretch of three km from helipad to Upper Gompa
with Khadas, incense sticks, heads bowed and hands folded in salutation in the scorching
heat, Tsangshing burning at regular distances and with prayer flags strewn all over
the township reflected the deep reverence, respect and love the people have for Lord
The relic was majestically received at Gontse Gaden Rabgye-Ling Monastery, Upper
Gompa and a special prayer session was conducted in the inner sanctum of the main
prayer hall before the relic was taken to the new Ashva Ghosh Library building where
it was kept under the 3-tier security which would be open for public viewing from
November 26 till December 2. DIPRO
Two murder accused held
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The two main accused in Bompi Kali murder and concealment case
(No. 24/13 under section 302/201 IPC) of Basar Police Station have been arrested
by police team comprising SI T. Gadi of Police Station Aalo, SI K Riram, officer-in-charge
(Special Branch) Police Station Basar led by SI RN Singh, officer-in-charge of Police
The police team under the supervision of West Siang Superintendent of Police (SP)
has arrested Nyaga Sona and Mohan Mahato, the two main accused in the murder case
from Mechukha and Basar on November 18 and 19 respectively, informed West Siang SP
Mari Riba in a release. Several raids and arrest were also made in this connection,
the SP said, adding that police had not yet completed the investigation.
Lok Adalat settles 63 cases
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: A total of 63 cases of various natures were disposed of in Lok
Adalat held in Daporijo, Seppa and Basar on November 23.
In Lok Adalat held at Daporijo, 13 criminal and five Bakijai cases were settled while
in Seppa 24 criminal and 5 civil cases were settled out of the 96. The Lok Adalat
held at Basar in West Siang district has disposed of 16 cases out of 41. DIPROs
Massive rally demands ADC for Mon region
TAWANG, Nov 25: More than 20,000 residents of sleepy town of Mon in Tawang district
took to the street today demanding setting up of Mon Autonomous Council (MAC), and
said they were ready to sacrifice their lives for this long cherished goal.
Shouting slogans like "Jaan bhi denge, khoon bhi denge Mon Autonomous Council ke
liye jaan bhi denge; milna hai, milna hai, Mon Autonomous Council jaldi milna hai;
Bhrat sarkar jaag jaoo hamari mang puri karo" (We sacrifice life and blood for Mon
Autonomous Council; Mon Autonomous Council should be granted immediately; Wake up
Govt of India, meet our demand), the people attended a massive march-cum-rally from
Tawang Monastery to the general ground here.
Holding banners with inscriptions – Guaranteeing autonomy is the framework of equality;
The Drive for autonomy is the drive for self-respect; Autonomy is the mother of choice
and freewill – the hilarious gathering comprising of young and old, monks, NGO representatives
including Yuva Arunachal, students and leaders of all hue and colour of Tawang and
West Kameng districts including Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) chairman
Rev T G Rinpoche, Tourism & WRD Minister Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretaries Jamey
Tashi (Civil Aviation) and Tsewang Dhondup ( Art & Culture), first Tawang MLA Tashi
Khandu, former ministers Karma Wangchu and Thupten Tempa walked the four-km long
road hand in hand as slogans constantly echoed the atmosphere while life in the township
came to a standstill.
“The demand within the Constitution of India for self-rule by the people with a provision
to protect own culture and identity is the outcome of a unanimous resolution adopted
by the people on October 2 last, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,” Rev Rinpoche said
in his address to the gathering.
“He who cannot protect his identity and culture is unfit to be a human being,” Rev
Rinpoche said, adding “We all would follow the Gandhian principle of non-violence
without compromising with our demand and continue our struggle till the demand is
met,” to the thunderous applause of the gathering.
“It is time to assert our right as the state government is with us after the state
assembly adopted a unanimous resolution demanding Mon Autonomous District Council
(ADC) for Tawang and West Kameng districts and Patkai ADC for Tirap and Changlang
district (Longding included) and pending in the Centre’s court on September 23 last
for the third time after 2004 and 2007,” Rev Rinpoche added.
The people have decided to donate their one-month’s earning for the cause. But if
the demand is not met on time, ‘Delhi chalo’ movement would be launched followed
by mass resignation of elected leaders, Rev Rinpoche added.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had informed the house that the state is under 6th Schedule
of the Constitution and Panchayati Raj is effective as per 73rd Amendment Act. Pointing
out that brining the state under the required provision is the prerogative of the
Centre, he assured to pursue the matter.
Notably, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura states are under the 6th Schedule
of the Constitution with scheduled area provision for creation of ADC where as Arunachal
Pradesh has not been given that constitutional benefit within the 6th Schedule, according
to constitutional expert. Moreover, Article 244A has a provision for creation of
an autonomous state within the state of Assam. The same Article resulted in creation
of Chandigarh and Pudduchery, the expert said, adding Constitution amendment is the
One after other leaders reiterated the demand in their address to the gathering in
the general ground and the mass gathering repeatedly gave univocal approval.
“When I informed over telephone now, the CM and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy assured
that they would meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
with the memorandum in December next,” Pema Khandu said in his address to the standing
ovation of the gathering.
It may be recalled that Union Road, Transport & Highway Minister Oscar Fernanades
and Petroleum & natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily, responding a question from this
editor on the issue during their recent visit to the state capital, had clarified
that the Constitution has provisions to meet the aspirations of all ethnic groups
of India and any genuine demand moved the state government would be considered.
While many leaders called for fulfilling the demand within April 2014, 15 leaders
including Rev Rinpoche, Dhondup and Tashi, in the memorandum through Minister Pema
Khandu addressed to UPA chairperson, the Prime Minister, Home Minister Sushil Kumar
Shinde, pointed out that the demand of the minority Monpa tribe inhibiting both the
districts was recommended to the Centre in 2004.
As Monpas, Buddhist by religion; have distinct age-old culture, script, culture and
tradition, the demand aimed at preserving their culture, tradition, script and language
through self-governance as it would help frame need-based plans and policies and
ensure its proper implementation while facilitating blending of traditional system
of governance appropriately with modern methods within the provisions of the Constitution.
“It should not be construed as an act of secession from the state but as an effort
to develop a mechanism for proper development of the Monpas through self-governance,”
the memorandum said, and pleaded for a positive response to the legitimate demand
before the ensuing parliamentary elections.
Later, the leaders led by Khnadu handed over a separate memorandum addressed to the
home secretary to Tawang deputy commissioner Abhisek Deb.
CM joins in celebration of Chalo-Loku at Deomali
DEOMALI, Nov 25: Echoes of log-drums and gun-shots reverberated in the atmosphere
as Noctes of all ages, donned in traditional attires, celebrated Chalo-Loku at Deomali
in Tirap district with much fanfare. The added joy this year – presence of Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki – showed in the crowded faces at the festival ground.
For the citizens of Deomali, it became a historic occasion as for the first time
any Chief Minister had joined in their celebration ever since its centralization.
Satisfaction and joy for local Legislator Wangki Lowang, playing the perfect host,
knew no bounds.
“You are proud bearers of a very rich culture. Your ancestors have preserved it jealously
for you. Now it’s your turn to pass it on to the next generation,” Tuki said in his
address to the people switching between Hindi and Assamese.
Lauding the Noctes for embracing peace and development, he assured that in the next
five years Arunachal Pradesh will witness a visible change in terms of socio-economic
development of all corners and tribes of the state.
“Our predecessors have done a lot but there’s still a lot to do. We are a bit late
and therefore will have to work together to bridge the gap,” Tuki appealed.
Informing the people of the successful job-mela conducted at Itanagar a couple of
months ago, he assured similar programmes in the districts to reach out to the rural
unemployed youths. He said the state was developing in all fronts and the state government
is committed in ushering over-all development in key sectors like education, health,
communication, sports and agri-horti. He specifically pushed for tea cultivation
in a large scale as Deomali and its adjoining areas were tailor-made for it. Tuki
assured his support and cooperation for construction/upgradation of a stadium and
infrastructure for the Wangcha Rajkumar Government College at Deomali.
Referring to several memoranda submitted by the people on the occasion, the Chief
Minister said that all issues will be addressed as per official procedure and assured
that the genuine ones will see the light of day at the earliest. The public-demands
included upgradation of Deomali Sub-Divisional Office to ADC status, a sub-treasury
office at Deomali, completion of Deomali-Dirak road, anti-erosion scheme for Deomali
township, fire brigade and post office for Deomali, Deomali-Soha bus service, police
station at Soha, etc.
The Chief Minister, immediately on arrival, laid the foundation of the Wangcha Rajkumar
Government College at its permanent site and inaugurated an Indoor Stadium before
joining the festivities.
Also present in the celebration were former ministers Wangpha Lowang and Chenkham
Hondique and other officials.
DIPRO adds from Khonsa: Chalo Loku was celebrated centrally at Khonsa today with
traditional fervor and gaiety.
Addressing the huge festival revelers, Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi said that the
Noctes had a great social system and rich culture which showed be preserved for the
posterity. Describing the Noctes as progressive, Mithi said that the Noctes had produced
a number of towering political leaders, like late Nokmey Namatey, T L Rajkumar,L
Wanglat and the others in the past.
Earlier, he unfurled the Chalo Loku flag and released a book titled “ A collection
of Nocte folksongs, folktales and proverbs’ written by D Bosai and T Tongluk. He
also released a Nocte music CD.
In his speech, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker and chief of Borduria
Wanglin Lowangdong said that the Noctes had well-unit , well-structured age-old traditional
systems and rich culture. He appealed all to zealously guard their traditional culture.
He further said that the Noctes have to themselves protect their culture as no outsiders
would come to protect and promote their it.
Brig Gurjap Singh, 117 Infantary brigade who was guest of honour, CO 1st Assam Rifles,
Local MLA K Lowang, T L Rajkumar, T Aboh(ex-minister), HODs and foreigners from
Italy and Germany attended the program.
Folk dances and community fish marked the day. Arunachal Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay
Sharma sent his Chalo Loku greetings to the Noctes.
Communal tag saddens MP
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Lok Sabha Member Takam Sanjoy has bared his heart out for the first
time to express dismay over a reported vicious campaign tagging him as a communal
person. Sanjoy made his indignation clear while addressing a gathering at Donyi Polo
Government College, Kamki, and another at Darak general ground in West Siang district
“I consider myself as the firmest pillar of communal harmony, but some people are
tagging me as communal and anti-Galo. This is the handiwork of some groups with vested
interests seeking to meet their selfish goals. There is no truth in it, and such
cheap trick saddens me to the core,” an emotional Sanjoy said.
He disclosed that, in fact, since his student and AAPSU days he has mingled mostly
with Galo and Adi friends and he still shares a strong bond with them. While advising
his detractors to stop playing the communal card, he challenged rumour mongers, saying
he would quit as MP if they can come out with concrete evidence of him having indulged
in promoting communal hatred in any form.
“I’m in the political field and I am often subjected to criticism for my failure
in discharging my duties as the people’s representative. I accept such criticism,
even though it’s not possible for any parliamentarian to solve each and every problem
at short notices. But I cannot live with the communal tag as I despise it the most.
I’ve been actively promoting communal harmony as a student leader as well as a mainstream
politician, and I scorn people who foment communal passion to serve their selfish
goals,” he said. Sanjoy minced no word, telling the gatherings that it all began
with the tussle for the CM’s chair within the same party, and how he was made to
pay with his image for supporting the deserving candidate. “Be judicious; do not
fall prey to unfounded, vicious campaigns,” he said.
The Congress veteran also recalled how he had been maligned as being involved in
a fake rape case in a national magazine. He asked the people to judge for themselves
who could be behind such malicious work.
The MP hailed Chief Minister Nabam Tuki as a visionary, “and, above all, for not
being vindictive,” and urged the people to continue supporting Tuki, “so that the
ray of development reaches every corner of the state.” He further added that Tuki’s
‘Gandhian approach’ in governance in a short span of two years is greatly laudable.
Describing Sanjoy as a “practical MP,” Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress vice president
Nyamar Karbak highlighted the parliamentarian’s contributions towards the state’s
“We must remain grateful to Sanjoy for his contributions in changing the nomenclature
of Galong to Galo, besides bringing in various developmental works to our area,”
APSCW team tours Lohit, Anjaw
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: A team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW)
led by its Chairperson Gumri Ringu recently toured Lohit and Anjaw districts and
organized series of legal awareness campaigns on statutory rights of women and children.
Addressing the campaigns, APSCW chairperson Gumri Ringu explained in details on “Protection
of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005” and “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act
2006” and various other laws relating to crime against women, children and other
disadvantaged. While informing the gatherings about the purpose of constitution of
the Women Commission, Ringu appealed to all not to misuse these laws.
APSCW vice chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi highlighted the powers and functions of
the Women Commission and its activities during the last two years through PowerPoint
Lohit Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo highlighted the laws that protect women
and children’s rights. He also dwelt on “Protection of Children from Sexual Offences
(POCSO) Act, 2012 and Anti Rape Law 2013.
The Members of the APSCW Binny Yanga, Dharmawati Mangmaw and Yabin Zirdo also spoke
on the occasion about domestic violence, child marriage and polygamy.
The APSCW team claimed that child marriage was still prevalent in some pockets of
Lohit and Anjaw districts and majority of the populations are addicted to drugs,
opium and alcohol.
While suggesting the government to set up drugs rehabilitation centre, the Women
Commission said that the people of the two districts have also urged for establishing
District Grievances Cell and Juvenile Home.
The APSW team also visited the last Indian Border village, Kaho under Kibethoo circle
of Anjaw District and interacted with the defense personnel. They also paid homage
to the martyrs of the World War in Walong of Anjaw district.
NABCONS organizes sensitization progs
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS), Arunachal Pradesh Regional
Office, Itanagar in collaboration with National Institute of Agricultural Marketing
(NIAM), conducted three sensitization programmes on development, strengthening of
Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization in Lower Subansiri
The sensitization programme at Hapoli was conducted for members of Large Sized Multipurpose
Cooperative Society (LAMPS), Ziro which was attended by the members of including
Koj Tara, Chairman.
The programme at Tajgi was conducted for entrepreneurs of the area whereas the programme
at Mai village was intended for sensitization of members of farmers' organization.
The prog-rammes were conducted from November 23-25.
OP Mounglang, DDM, NABARD, Ziro coordinated the programmes. The credit/loan linked
subsidy scheme of GOI wherein 33.33% subsidy is available for interested individuals/groups
with upper ceiling of Rs.60 lakh in the total project cost was explained in detail
in the programmes.
The scheme has been formulated to develop marketing infrastructure in the country
to cater to the post-harvest requirement of production and marketable surplus of
various farm products including horticulture, dairy, meat etc.
A similar programme was also held at Miao today.
Nitya Mili, Assistant Project Manager, NABARD outlined the details of the programme
by briefing the participants about the scheme.
The participants were also briefed about the present agriculture marketing bottleneck
which leads to wastage of food grains and horticulture products.
It was pointed out that there was ample scope for growth of both agriculture and
Mili stressed on post harvest management and how losses could be minimized with the
help of proper grading, packaging, storage etc. The grading of produce based on color,
size could fetch good price in the markets.
Due to bad storage practices, about 30% of the produce is destroyed resulting in
losses to the farmers. It was also pointed out that processing specially for products
like ginger, pineapple and orange is very much required to prevent them from getting
wasted due to communication and marketing bottleneck. The Central Government scheme
in the present scenario can alleviate the scenario in a big way by bringing in marketing
infrastructure in the state.
K Basumatary, BM SBI, S N Saikia, BM Co operative Apex Bank, L Tangha, HDO, RP Singh,
AFA (Sr) and K Borgohain, A&V were als present.
All the representatives of the respective departments briefed and explained the participants
about the various schemes that can be availed from their departments.
One attacked in Battalion Training Centre, Dergaon
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: Alleging brutal attack on one Bater Koyu by a fellow trainee of
Battallion Training Centre, Dergaon, Assam on November 18 last night, the Ramle Banggo
Welfare Society (RBWS) has urged upon the state government to unearth the truth behind
the attack and to give stringent punishment to the attacker as per law.
According to RBWS, he is in a comatose state at Sanjivani Hospital, Dibrugarh. They
appealed for providing financial assistance to the victim.
Saying that the immediate relief of Rs 1000 for the cyclone victims of June 3 of
Namey, Lumpo and Nari villages was not enough, it urged upon the state government
to properly compensate the victims at the earliest.
The society further appealed the government to sanction corpus fund of minimum Rs.
10 lacs to the ADC Nari to meet any emergency or unforeseen activity in the area.
In another release, the Ramle Banggo Students’ Union (RBSU) appealed concern authority
not to grant bail to the accused involved in the attack on IRBn trainee and to award
Urging for similar demand of awarding exemplary punishment as per law to the culprit,
the Ramle Banggo Students’ Union (RBSU) said that the culprit should not be bailed
The RBSU further condemned the negligent and irresponsible attitude of the training
centre authorities saying that the victim was not taken to the hospital immediately.
Need to improve dignity of labour: Siram
PASIGHAT, Nov 25: Education Minister Bosiram Siram said that there was need to improve
the dignity of labour and the state government has taken special initiative to improve
the living standard of the workers.
Addressing the first general conference of All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU)
at Pasighat market yesterday, Siram said the state government was fully aware of
the problems of the labourers in the state and has taken special steps to improve
the dignity of labour.
“Our government is making all efforts to address the problems faced by the working
community and has taken steps to promote their living standard. Appointment of contingency
staff (laborers) will be made on seniority basis,” he said while informing that labour
welfare schemes have been launched through constitution of Labour Welfare Board.
The minister also said that adequate fund has been allotted in Labour Welfare Board
(LWB) for implementation of various labour welfare schemes such as construction of
sanitary toilets, rest-shed etc. Minimum one percent money out of the central and
state government grants goes to LWB for implementing the labour welfare schemes.
Stating that the labours are backbone of the society, the minister urged the labour
communities to maintain unity among them.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by East Siang unit of the labour union, the
minister assured to pursue the matter with the concerning ministry to grant fund
for construction of AAPLU’s office besides two ‘thela’ stands in Pasighat town.
Speaking on the occasion, Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung suggested the labours
to work under the relevant rules and keep closer relation with District Labour Officer
and report their problem. Briefing on the Pension scheme, Accident insurance and
marriage assistance, children’s education meant for labour families, he urged the
labourers to avail the benefits.
Legal adviser of AAPLU, advocate Borik Tarrang urged the people to honour the labourers,
He pledged to take up any labour-related cases free of cost.
State level AAPLU president Dana Tadu, in his address highlighted the importance
of labourers in the society. He alleged that some individuals with vested interests
are misusing the name of labour union for their selfish interest and cautioned them
to refrain from such illegal practices.
2nd Princess of Arunachal beauty pageant on Dec 7
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The 2nd Princess of Arunachal beauty contest will be organized
at Nyikum Niya Ground, Nirjuli on December 7, 2013 after a gap two years, informed
organizer Saviour Friends Creation (SFC), a city based event management group.
The eligibility criteria of the events are-- the contestants must be a class X pass
and they should attain the minimum age of 16 and maximum age of 26 years.
Addressing the media persons at Arunachal Press Club here today, SFC chairman Kop
Camdir Tai said that the main objectives of the beauty contest is to provide a platform
to the young girls to show their talents as well as to encourage and prepare them
to participate in regional and national level beauty contests.
The winner of the beauty contest will represent the state in Dabur Gulabi Northeast
Beauty contest while the runners up would be given opportunity to participate in
Miss Eclectic Model haunt, he informed.
Stating that Princess of Arunachal will be the gateway to Pantaloom Miss India, the
Chairman said, “Platform is giving wings to beauty aspirants to showcase their talent
in bigger platform.”
SFC further disclosed that 70 percent of the total tickets sale would go to the fund
of orphanage for poor and needy people. Without naming the orphanage, the SFC chairperson
further said that some amounts of the winner’s cash prize would also go to orphanage.
The first audition has already been conducted and eight contestants have been selected,
he said adding that second round of audition will be held soon.
Organizing Secretary Lily Noshi Lobom, Chief Auditor Tem Jarpung and Finance Secretary-Gater
Kato Lobom were present in the press conference, among others.
Yak Mela draws huge turnout of Brokpas
DIRANG, Nov 25: ‘Yaks also called ship of the mountains and as revered by the Monpas
as mithuns by Abotani brethrens are today on the verge of extinction and every effort
should be made to preserve them for the future generations’, said Parliamentary Secretary-cum-Chairman
Science and Technology and Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering.
While inaugurating the maiden ‘Yak Mela’ at Mandhlaphudung under Dirang circle which
is located at a height of 9000 feet above sea level, Phurpa appreciated the efforts
of NRC-Yak for organizing the event and appealed them to organize similar events
in other high altitude areas where yaks and brokpas are active.
On the occasion, he also distributed essential materials including tents and blankets
to the ‘brokpas’ or highlanders and assured to extend similar help in future as well.
NRC Yak Director Dr. M.M. Deb also assured to organize similar fairs to help the
brokpas in future.
During the day, more than 200 brokpas along with their thousands of yaks attended
Dustbins distributed to shopkeepers
CHANGLANG, Nov 25: District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) under the initiative
of Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav and UPO Changlang Tadar Tarang distributed
360 dustbins to the shopkeepers of Changlang town and installed 30 more big dustbins
in the market area here on November 23.
The Deputy Commissioner, who also is DUDA chairman, advised all the shopkeepers to
maintain cleanliness in the township and use the dustbins properly. The DC requested
them to co-operate with DUDA’s routine cleanliness drive and to not through plastic
and paper wastes into the stream and nallahs.
Parliamentary Secretary Thinghaap Taiju, who was also present on the occasion, appreciated
the initiative by DUDA and requested the shopkeepers to help the authority in keeping
the township neat and clean.
Superintendent of Police, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Zilla Parishad Chairperson
Marina Kenglang, Bazaar Committee President and Secretaries were also present on
the occasion. DIPRO
The 1st Mr. Arunachal and 5th Mr. Eastern
India Body Building Championship 2013
Mammun, Suraj Singh wins title
By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 25: Mammun Ishaque Goney from Arunachal Pradesh won the first Mr
Arunachal title while N Suraj Singh from Manipur was declared the 5th Mr Eastern
India on Sunday - the final day of the contests that were held simultaneously at
the IMC multipurpose building here.
Apologies are due as this reporter had in the November 25 issue of this daily erroneously
informed that Hura Monu had won the Mr Arunachal title. The error is deeply regretted.
Goney (Capital Gym) also represented Arunachal in Mr Eastern India championship,
and secured the 3rd position.
In the Mr Arunachal championship, Pradip Baruah (Capital Gym) and Hura Monu (Capital
F Point Gym) were the first and second runner-up respectively. M Robi Singh (Assam)
and W Kiran Singh (Manipur) were the first and second runner-up respectively of Mr
Eastern India contest.
Addressing the valedictory event, chief municipal councillor Higio Aruni (chief guest)
while admitting that she had no idea that bodybuilding could be taken up as a career
praised the organizers and encouraged the participants to go on doing better in the
Arunachal Weightlif-ting Association president Techi K Abraham, who was also chairman
of the event’s organising committee, made special mention of the state government’s
efforts to promote games and sports, and for providing all-round support in conducting
the bodybuilding competitions.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appreciate the Itanagar Traffic Wardens
(ITW) who is working tirelessly in the congested road of capital complex. After the
introduction of these Traffic Wardens the capital roads scenario has witnessed sea
changes. They have reduced the problems of vehicular traffic jams, road accidents,
traffic rule breakers etc.
One of the most inspiring work they have done is by helping out the accident victims
who are in the need of immediate help at the accident site, as I had witnessed one
accident scene at Ziro Point Tinali where one old man of above 50 years who was trying
to cross the road was hit by over speeding bike leaving the old man grievously injured.
I saw that no citizen came forward to extend helping hand instead they were standing
as mute spectator. It was the energetic on duty Traffic Warden who took him to RKM
Hospital immediately by hiring one tempo. Without caring the fact that victim’s bloods
were all over his white uniform, he played the role of Good Samaritan.
Therefore, it is my sincere request to all of the people, drivers, bikers and pedestrians
of capital complex to cooperate in their works by becoming traffic rules abiding
Zero Point, Itanagar
‘President's Visit and the States Development’
Kudos to the recent hush and rush developmental work being carried out by the concerned
Departments in the University premises and the entire capital complex. It is indeed
a relief to the hues and cries of tireless pens and throats of the common masses
whose voice were unheard until these few days. I say, the whole credit should be
given to His Highness, the President of India whose news of visit made the Departments
to tighten their belts. Now when the things are getting better and the developments
though least, I wonder for how long it will last? Will the State Govt. carry the
pace even after the President's visit? Or will it be a part of mock development?
It was also good to see that a day ago our CM visited the university premise to investigate
the arrangements for the president's visit himself. If such visits are made often
I am sure the quality of work will prosper and in no time our State will be in the
list of developed States. What keeps knocking my head is that, if our departments
can manage time, money and labour in no time than why can't they in the long run?
Many questions, but only the time has its story to say. Let us hope that this hush-and-rush
development remains even after the president leaves.
Think before writing
Through this letter I want to express my opinion regarding the view which was shared
by one Honiya Dakpe, under the headline ‘Don’t fool us’ published on 22/11/2013 in
Readers Forum column of this daily. In the official website of Directorate of school
education it is clearly mentioned that the CM’s talent award will cover all the students
of Govt. School .Therefore how come one of our friend is claiming that she didn’t
received the laptop along with the cash prize. I agree with her point of view that
the students of only some of the School of our state received the CM Talent award,
as many toppers didn’t received the said Award .Before writing something on the letter
to editor’s column we must be sure about what we are writing and why we are writing
because it is to be publicized all over the state of Arunachal. I was also a student
JNV AALO which is a central GOVT. school I have secured a CGPA of 8.4 in the year
2011-2012 which is equivalent to the toppers of state Govt. School who receipt the
said award, but this doesn’t mean that I break down the condition prescribed by the
state Govt for receiving the said award and claim for the said award.
Class XII (SC)
Government higher secondary school,
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Time to pull up sock
The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, in its meeting held on November
18 this month has considered proposal worth Rs. 400 crores in phase X (Batch- II)
for a length of 421 km under PMGSY for Arunachal Pradesh. The Ministry while keeping
in view the geo- political and strategic sensitivities of the area, considered Rs.
400 crores worth proposal out of the Rs. 801 crores submitted by the state. Further,
the ministry taking into all aspect advised the state that balance proposal may be
submitted in January, 2014, which would be again considered by the Empowered Committee.
Earlier, this year the Ministry had sanctioned 97 roads and 31 long span bridges
at a cost of Rs. 897 crores covering length of 1190 km under PMGSY Phase-X (Batch-
This news comes as big relief for the people of state who were deeply skeptical
whether centre will continue funding road projects in Arunachal. It is a well known
fact that centre is worried about inordinate delay in completion of road projects
under Trans- Arunachal Highway (TAH) and PMGSY. Union Minister for Rural Development
Jairam Ramesh in February this year wrote a letter to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki showing
his displeasure over slow progress of PMGSY road projects. It is time state govt
especially implementing agencies of TAH and PMGSY should pull up sock and implement
road project in letter and spirit. They should remember that centre is keeping a
close vigil on entire projects.