ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Todo United FC beat Young Boys FC 4-1 in the second Gora Tamer
Memorial Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.
TUFC’s Jalls Rai put his team ahead by scoring in 4th minute. But, Tadar Achung of
Young Boy FC scored the equalizer in 37th minute.
TUFC pumped in three successive goals in the second half through Isak Lepcha (56
min), Korup Sonowal (60 min) and Nada Tamo (80 min).
Podi-Barbi volleyball tourney begins
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The first ever Podi-Barbi Festival Volleyball Tournament began
at Solung-Mopin Ground here today. The inaugural programme was marked by impressive
cultural display from Barbi Taming Ponung team.
While kicking off the tournament, Dr Asham Borang, president, Society for Festivals
of Adis (SFA), encouraged the participating teams and advised them to play with sportsmanship
He suggested the festival celebration committee to preserve the traditional sports
and conduct them in the next year’s festival celebration. Other senior Adi members
present on the occasion were Bilatee Pertin and Ajin Apang.
Donggin Raseng beat LRB Banderdewa in the inaugural match while Podi-Barbi festival
committee was given walk over into second round against Solung United. In another
match LRB Banderdewa beat Barbi Yangpang team.
Podi-Barbi festival committee will meet Moying Raseng tomorrow.
Sahitya Srijan Manthan award
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Dr. Joram Yalam Nabam, Assistant Professor (Dept Hindi) of Govt.
Degree College Doimukh has been honoured with "Sahitya Srijan Manthan" award for
her book "Sakshi Hai Peepel," a book of short stories reflecting the social and women
issues in Arunachal Pradesh.
The award was presented to him in a function at Hyderabad yesterday. This award is
given for creative writing in Hindi.
The English translation of Dr. Yalam's "Tani Momen" was also released on the occasion.
"Tani Momen is a mythological book of AbotanI.
The function was presided over by Prof. M Venkatesh and attended among others by
Sahitya academy awardee Prof Gopi, Padamshree Jagdish Mittal, Prof. Devraj from Wardha
University and Prof Rishaba of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Samity. Arunachal Pradesh
Literary Society (APLS) led by its president Y D Thongchi today congratulated Dr
Joram Yalam Nabam on being conferred Sahitya Srijan Manthan award.
This is a great achievement for any Arunachalee and proves their hidden talent, Thongchi,
a Sahitya Academy awardee himself, said. Given the right opportunities Arunachalees
could excel in literary field too, he added.
State level seminar at NERIST
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: State level Science Seminar competition was held at NERIST Seminar
Hall marking the Children’s Day on Nov 14.
Deepjyoti Sapkota was declared the winner of the State level Science Seminar competition
which was jointly organized by NSUI State Unit in association with NERIST Research
Scholar Association (NRSA).
Meetashree Das was declared second while Chinmay Bhattacharya stood third.
Speaking on the occasion, Director NERIST Prof P K Das spoke on the importance of
science in the development of a nation.
Department of Education, RGU Prof KC Kapur highlighted about the education system
in the country. General Secretary APCC Byabang Nukh highlighted in brief the biography
of Pandit Nehru and appealed the students to follow the footsteps of Nehruji for
a prosperous nation.
Around 400 students had registered for the programme.
Taloh inaugurates Science stream of Kaying GHSS
AALO, Nov 16: Education Minister Tapang Taloh inaugurated the science stream of the
Govt. Higher Secondary School Kaying yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Taloh said his department was striving to revamp the ailing
education system for which he sought cooperation from the teaching community and
stakeholders to acheve the mission. He said opening of the science stream in the
school will mostly benefit the students of remote areas in pursuing science education
in their door steps.
Later, the minister inspected various schools in the area, including PI Colony Upper
Primary School, Pobdi Secondary School, Govt. HS School, Kamba, Kerang Middle School
and Kaying HS School.
He also disclosed that effort will be made to extend retirement age of sincere and
good science and mathematics teachers to utilize their services for some more years.
The minister upgraded the Kaying Town Primary school to Upper Primary School. DIPRO
Diabetic eye screening at ASH
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: One day Diabetic Eye Screening Camp was organized at Arunachal
State Hospital (ASH), Naharlagun by National Programme for Control of Blindness and
Department of Ophthalmology on 15th November.
Retina Specialists from Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Dr. Hemlata Deka, Consultant,
Medical Retina and Dr. Rajesh Kr. Agarwal, Vitreo-Retinal Fellow screened the registered
diabetic cases and many were diagnosed to have Diabetic Retinopathy and necessary
advices were given.
The National Programme for Control of Blindness will conduct more such camps in other
part of the state for early diagnosis of blinding diabetic retinopathy and generate
awareness about the disease. Thousands of our population goes blind not because they
cannot afford, but due to ignorance about the disease and availability of treatment
Dakto Basar passes away
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Dakto Basar, popularly and lovingly known as Lala who played key
role in the development of West Siang district in particular and Arunachal Pradesh
(especially during NEFA days) in general passed away yesterday evening after prolonged
illness. The mortal remains will be buried at Basar Bazar now Nyobum Village which
was established by him along with few of his friends. He was Bazaar Secretary of
Basar and was one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of the region. During the early 60s,
he first distributed rice mill and rice howler as dealer of J.K. Sato and also distributed
rice howler of Bharat Shakti in different parts of undivided Siang and Subansiri
He was the first to start paddy cum fishing and wheat cultivation in the Basar valley.
Late Basar also played a pivotal role in development and upliftment of the Basar
area through institution building and played a major role in establishment of SSB
HQ, ICAR research centre and KVK at Basar sub-division.
Politically he was very active and was elected as Anchal Samity Member unopposed
for three consecutive terms and was PPA General Secretary of West Siang district.
As a social activist he spearheaded the movement against forceful shifting of Soi
village during late 1960s. Late Dakto Basar is survived by his wife, four daughters,
six sons besides several grandchildren. Er. Tomo Basar, Chief Engineer of PHED is
his eldest son and Topi Basar his youngest daughter is the first LLM and PhD degree
holder in Law from the State. Presently she is serving in the faculty of Law in Delhi
University. Galo Welfare Society has mourned his untimely demise and termed it as
great loss to the people of Basar and the Galo community at large.
APEMA mourns Vijay Cheda’s death
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Arunachal Pradesh Electronic Media Association (APEMA) today expressed
deep shock at the untimely death of Vijay Cheda, 27, a contractor, in a tragic accident
at Hunli along the Anini-Roing road on Saturday morning.
Describing it as a loss to the entire society, the members of APEMA prayed for the
eternal peace for the departed soul.
Vijay is the younger brother of Arunachal Press Club president Chopa Cheda.
The mortal remains of Vijay were taken by road from Hunli to his native village Lasak
Cheda under Pipu circle of East Kameng district for the last rites.
Extempore speech competition
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Society for Education and Environmental Development (SEED)
Bolung, Roing conducted a school level extempore speech competition as part of the
Children’s Day celebration at Govt. Sec. School Bizari, Lower Dibang Valley on November
SEED director Mibo Pertin encouraged the students’ community to opt for right and
positive path to become a responsible citizen.
Headmaster Tony Pertin advised the students to participate in such co-curricular
activities for their overall development.
SMC chairman Obuk Ratan distributed prizes to the winners.
VKV Kuporijo releases Sangam-III
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: A Hindi magazine “Arun Prabha Sangam-III” was released by T. Ramsing,
Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec School, Daporijo yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, he asked the students to practice writing and improve reading
skills which will enrich vocabulary and knowledge.
The magazine consists 42 articles in Hindi compiled by the students of class VIII
to X. Apart from that, 103 Hindi articles were displayed in 39 charts.
RSS camp concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organizing secretary of Arunachal
Pradesh unit Pradeep Joshi opined that the pseudo-seculars and selfish politicians
are the real enemies to national integration.
Addressing the concluding day function of the four days state level ‘Ghosh’ camp
organized by RSS at Ruksin today, Joshi said that Arunachal, to make progress, must
follow the path of development through culture and traditional social values.
“The RSS works hand in hand with people of Arunachal in order to make a self-sustainable
society. The youths and intellectuals of this remotest hill state must be cautious
about the emerging serious threats of global warming and economical aggression involving
world powers,” he said.
The trainees and trainers from different districts participated in the camp which
was held at the Ngorlung Govt. Middle School premises.
Essay competition marks Children’s day
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Children’s day was celebrated at Government Hr Sec School Palin
on Nov 14 by organizing essay writing competitions among students by Assembly Youth
Congress Committee (AYCC) of 18th Palin-Chambang Assembly Constituency.
Techi Tashino and Lugyo Tania won the first and second prizes in the senior category
while Biri Nana and Toku Yayu bagged first and second prize in junior category. Altogether
70 students took part in it.
7th State Level Open Chess Tournament
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association will organize the
7th State Level Open Chess Tournament at Nyikum Niya Hall Nirjuli from December 6
to 9. Top five winners of the tournament will be selected to represent Arunachal
at National ‘B’ Chess Challenger, said the association in a release.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at DHS
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: With the theme - ‘Clean and beautiful Arunachal’ for the current
month, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was conducted by the officers and staff of the Directorate
of Health Services, Naharlagan on Friday.
Beside cleaning the directorate complex they planted Royal Palm saplings and many
indoor plants as part of the programme. Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Indra
Mallo, DHS, Dr.K.Nishing and other senior doctors and staff enthusiastically took
part in the planting programme.
The plants were planted at the site where almost a ton of garbage was removed during
the previous month’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
Dr.K Nishing exhorted the entire health department of the state to follow the same
and conduct similar beautification drives.
Death of Meder Nello movement leader mourned
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The Apatani Meder Nello Council and Danyi Piilo Society, Ziro mourned
the demise of Charun Kago Siira, a prominent leader of Meder Nello movement and founder
Papii Meder Nello,
Siira died on November 12 after a brief illness. He was born on February 7, 1961.
Describing him as a man of prolific and versatile personality, the release stated
that his immense contributions made towards Meder Nello movement of Apatani Community
will be fondly remembered.
He was a renowned lyricist, singer, composer of Meder Nello Hymns, a shaman par excellence
who revolutionized the ritual of Danyi Tunniing. He was also a dedicated social worker
with multi dimensional roles who played major role in the indigenous tradition, faith,
culture and identity, it said.
The organisations offered condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for
the eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday visited Google Headquarters,
Mountain View, California, USA on an invitation by Google for the Google Global Education
Symposium of Ministers.
As part of the Symposium, Tuki held detailed discussion with the Google Education
Team headed by Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management, Michael de la
Cruz, Global Head of Education, Bram Bout, Worlwide Director of Education and Gagandeep
Singh Puri, Head of Education in India. This was a one of a kind interactive session
and the first by any Chief Minister from Arunachal Pradesh.
Taking his vision to impart global standard education to the students of Arunachal
Pradesh, Tuki, interacted enthusiastically for development of education.
Google being a pioneer in e-education would be of tremendous help in fulfilling the
vision and ideals set by the State Government, he observed.
Google has started similar projects in Malaysia, Africa and other parts of the world
with tremendous success.
Highlighting various problems associated with the education system in the state,
the Chief Minister has sought ideas from Google about how to develop education in
the state and impart quality education to each and every student without any bias.
The Chief Minister stressed on the importance of improving the standard of the teaching
fraternity in the state and urged Google to impart training and know-how to the teachers
in the state and bring them at par with international standard.
Google in turn expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for taking time out of his
busy schedule and visit their headquarters.
Google highlighted the advancement in education these days and how Google has become
a pioneer in the field of quality e-education and dedicated team of professionals
in this regard.
Google has agreed to make detailed Arunachal specific report and project and bring
in solutions keeping in mind the local issues associated with it. The Chief Minister
further requested Google to invest in IT based industries in the state. Meanwhile,
raising an important issue relating to wrong depiction of Arunachal Pradesh in Google
Maps, Tuki requested for corrective measures. The Chief Minister made the matter
very clear and submitted that ‘Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and
will always remain so’ and appealed Google to rectify the mistake keeping in the
mind the sensitivities of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and India as a whole. Google
has assured to look into the matter and rectify it soon.
As a goodwill gesture the, Tuki presented traditional jackets of Arunachal Pradesh
and Khadas to the Google team and has invited them to visit Arunachal Pradesh and
experience the state and its people first hand.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Padi Richo, President, Arunachal Pradesh Congress
Committee, who described this visit as a historic and pioneering and hoped that this
wills usher in a new phase of development and quality education for Arunachal Pradesh.
He also appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister and his dedication for the
people of the state.
Fire victims given financial assistance
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Education Minister Tapang Taloh along with director of Relief &
Rehabilitation YW Ringu and local administrators visited the victims of recent fire
victims of Kerang village yesterday and provided them with some financial assistance
and essential items.
Taloh handed over a cheque amounting to Rs 6, 16,000 to the fire vitims and distributed
blankets to all the 56 affected people.
West Siang Zilla Parisgad Chairperson, Yaman Bagra also contributed few amounts to
the affected people from her side.
While consoling the fire victims, Taloh encouraged them to not lose heart at the
time of such adversity. He suggested the villagers to avoid construction of houses
in close distances to ensure minimum damage in event of such incidents.
The cash relief has been provided as per Government norms. However, we will pursue
the Chief Minister for providing more assistance to the victims, Taloh said. He appealed
for generous contributions from all for quick rehabilitation of those who have been
rendered homeless in the devastating fire.
A team of Adi Bane Kebang led by its president Kangir Jamoh and ABK Papum Pare unit
General Secretary Sekkong Pertin met the fire victims at Kerang yesterday and distributed
few household items, like utensils and blankets to all the fire victims.
ABK appealed to the state government to provide more assistance to the affected people
for their rehabilitation.
Demands inundate Wangsu on his maiden visit to Kanubari
KANUBARI, Nov 16: Demands for posting of teaching staff, electricity and water supply
connectivity, rural health care facilities greeted Kanubari MLA Gabriel D. Wangsu
during his 11-day-long maiden tour of his constituency.
Addressing a series of meeting in Kanubari, Chubam and Launu blocks, Wangsu assured
the people to remain confident and commit to work together for overall development
of the constituency.
“Development will simply not take place with just construction of buildings, bridges,
roads and huts but there should be attitudinal change towards development; people
should be reciprocal and receptive towards sustainable development”, Wangsu said
while interacting with local leaders and villagers.
Every one of us should realise the needs of the society and must have the sense of
humanity and love towards everyone, he said and added that there should be a paradigm
shift in the process of development as per local needs.
Coming down heavily on poor quality of works, the MLA, who was accompanied by scores
of public leaders and officers throughout the visits said, “I won’t believe the photos,
but I shall visit each worksite to verify the work quality”. Enough of those kind
of works, from now there should be sincerity and honesty towards development and
that can be gauged with the quality of works, Wangsu said. During a meeting with
all the HoDs, the MLA asked them to submit reports and briefed them about the works
and ongoing programmes and urged the officers to perform their duties with integrity
and honesty. “I will never allow any outsider to wrongfully interfere in the daily
business of administration”, he further assured.
Addressing another sensitization programme on NERCORMP projects, Wangsu encouraged
the PRI leaders and elders to take up different sustainable schemes under NERCORMP
for overall growth of rural economy. Each and everyone should be stakeholder and
get benefit from such projects, he said while seeking integrated approach towards
attaining self sufficiency.
During his tour, Wangsu also interacted with officials and teachers and inspected
the entire government infrastructures including schools, health centres and colonies
of Kanubari town. (DIPR)
Arunachalees can show the way to the nation: Gen. JJ Singh
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Former Governor Gen (Retd) JJ Singh, who arrived here on Saturday
on a five-day trip on his research work, has, in his indomitable wished the Arunachalees
a brighter tomorrow in a message.
“You are indeed a microcosm of India and your strength lies in your simplicity and
diversity. Being like a small family with abundant resources, you can show the way
to the rest of our nation and do us proud by excelling in every field.
He gave the message to senior journalist Pradeep Kumar, who called on him at Raj
Bhawan guest house here today. The former governor, in his message, said: “Visit
to Arunachal Pradesh is akin to home coming for me. Having spent five and half years
in this enchanting land, its’ beautiful people, our association will be life-long.
It is heartening to see the progress of various projects that took roots during my
tenure here some of them having been completed successfully.
“As I often remarked that the people of Arunachal Pradesh are virtually sitting on
a ‘gold mine’ – of opportunities, resources, natural beauty and rich mosaic of historical
and cultural heritage, hence you have a bright future. You will discover this gold
by working hard, adopting an innovative approach and enterprise.
“Do not forget my slogan of ‘Clean, Green & plastic-free Arunachal”, he added.
North-East Agri Fair concludes
PASIGHAT, Nov 16: The four days 8th North-East Agri Fair concluded at College of
Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat today on a positive note to give more opportunities
to the progressive farmers of the region.
Prof. SN Puri Vice Chancellor Central Agriculture urged the farming communities to
be in touch with CHF, Pasighat for the expertise and get their problems and queries
solved from scientists and experts available in the college.
He also urged CHF, Pasighat to maintain this response from the farmers and opined
for bigger and larger North East Agri. Fair by involving all the KVKs and ATMAs under
CAU, Imphal to give maximum exposure to farmers across North East. Puri also requested
Dr. Mangla Rai former Secretary DARE Govt of India and to guide and support this
CAU in general and CHF, Pasighat in particular for its bigger development.
Dr. Mangla Rai, DG ICAR NEW Delhi said that, if a small country like Thailand can
earn huge amount of money by cut flower business in the world market, the same can
be emulated by the farmers of the state which has rich flora. He expressed his satisfaction
that good roads and airport are coming up fast in the state of Arunachal Pradesh
which will boost up developmental works and help in setting up of colleges and universities.
Dean of CHF, Pasighat AK Pandey also spoke at the concluding day.
ESPA celebrates National Press Day
PASIGHAT, Nov 16: National Press Day was celebrated with enthusiasm by the East Siang
Press Association (ESPA) here at the Siang Guest House conference hall.
Nari-Koyu MLA, Kento Rina and Loksabha MP Ninong Ering attended the occasion as Chief
Guest and Guest of honour respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering said that “Our hard earned freedom
could be converted into real independence if concerted efforts of media fraternity
is continued to uplift the society”. He was of the view that, media in the district
and state at large need to grow and embolden themselves without any biasness and
contribute more toward social building.
Extending warm greetings to the media fraternity, Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina expressed
the hope that the occasion would inspire press persons to maintain highest standards
The MLA laid stress on the need to report on more issues that are generally left
untouched. Being an important component and fourth pillar of democracy, journalists
should fearlessly raise common people’s feeling and developmental activities through
their reporting skills without any sort of political influence. They have to be accountable
to their reports and sources, he noted.
Rina felicitated HK Roy for his outstanding services in the field of media. Over
the years, Roy’s commendable service has brought glory not only to himself but to
the state at large, Rina opined.
SP Devendar Arya said drugs abuse, alcoholism, violation of traffic rules were big
challenges to the society. He appreciated the untiring efforts of ABK (WW) to bring
in changes in dealing with such problems. Arya said that press should be given adequate
space for freedom of expression so that they do their work effectively.
ESPA, Secretary, Ipak Diyum urged for support and co-operation from every quarter
for media’s independent functioning. President ESPA Maksam Tayeng stressed on need
of support and cooperation from the district administration as well police for free
and fair reporting. He said that media in the district are often bullied by certain
quarters for not working under their dictation.
ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, host of officers and leaders also spoke
on the occasion and shared their suggestions to boost the morale of the media fraternity.
Resentment against road construction
DAPORIJO, Nov 16: Public of Chetam Circle have expressed their deep resentment over
the work carried out by PWD Tali Division at Chetam to Pip Sorag (BADP) road during
They alleged that, despite involving crores of money for the work, there is no sign
of development, which reflects the failure of the implementing agency.
Recently, villagers of the area lodged a complaint to the higher authority against
the concern department and erring officers responsible for the misuse of money.
Villagers alleged that huge amount of bills were paid to many persons without following
the laid down procedures.
In many places mud is alleged to have been used in place of cement for construction
of retaining wall, culvert and drainages.
In the DPR of the project there were some bridges mentioned but so far there is no
sign of bridge even after spending huge amount of money, they alleged.
Further, villagers appealed to the government to inquire into the matter and initiate
legal action against all those responsible for the misuse of money.
Tea Board organizes workshop on Plant Protection Code
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Tea Board Regional Office here organized a day-long workshop on
Plant Protection Code (PPC) for Small Tea Growers at Dollung Mukh yesterday.
Highlighting the aim and objective of the workshop, Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’
Association, president, Tadak Gab informed that PPC addresses the issues of consumers
for a safe, healthier and environment friendly tea and also the issues of sustainability
challenges faced by the industry, safeguarding the plantation environment, welfare
of workers and long term security of supply.
The ultimate objective of the PPC is to minimize the negative impact of pesticides
on humans, wildlife and the environment, he said.
The Tea Board Officials explained in detail the methods of Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) to manage pests and diseases in tea garden. It was emphasised that the off
season is the important time to carry out various cultural practices in tea garden
to minimize attacks of pests and diseases during the peak season.
The small tea growers were urged to follow the organized Tea Gardens’ Cold Weather
Practices such as correct type of pruning with mixture of different types of pruning,
hand cleaning, banjhi cleaning, caustic washing, drain cleaning and deepening, shade
lopping, manual weeding, shade planting etc before starting the next season to minimize
pest and disease.
The TRA expert elaborated different cultural practices to manage major pests of tea
and explained how plant crude aquaus extracts can be prepared from easily available
plants like Dhopat tita, khor pat, Agora, bitter fern etc to control some major
pests of tea in case of low and moderate attack. He also demonstrated on pruning
as well as cultural practices during field visit.
Various Do’s and Don’ts in tea pest management, guidelines of pesticide use, storage,
transportation and disposal of pesticide containers, keeping proper gap from spraying
to plucking etc as mentioned in PPC were highlighted. The list of recommended chemicals
(PPFs) was distributed among the tea growers.
It was also informed that from January one next year, every factory will have to
give declaration for every invoice that “teas have been made from green leaf for
which only PPFs as recommended in the PPC have been used“.
The awareness programmes on the PPC aimed to help the small tea growers to face no
problem in supplying green leaves to BLF from next season.
The programme was attended by approximately 30 growers of the locality.
Pema kicks off second leg of constituency tour
TAWANG, Nov 16: Minister for Tourism, UD, Art & Culture etc. Pema Khandu started
his second leg of constituency developmental tour at Jangda village yesterday. The
weeklong tour is expected to cover about 16 remote villages by the end of Nov 24.
The annual developmental tour aims at understanding the problems and hardship faced
by people of rural and far flung areas under his constituency.
The Minister along with his entourage trekked about 7 km to reach Jangda and later,
he visited Shyro village, en-route to the village Pema inspected with the Shyro-Jangda
PWD road and directed the executing agency to expedite the work.
Addressing the mammoth gathering at both the villages, Pema laid emphasis on imparting
quality education to children and stressed on adopting horticulture activates in
the area as a sustainable source of income generation. Advising the younger generation
on preservation of tradition and culture Pema said, “These days the younger generations
are being swayed in imitating the western culture in the name of modernization, where
in jeopardizing our own identity and existence”.
The villagers of Jangda and Shyro requested the Minster to expedite the road construction
work and early completion of the bridge connecting the two villages. Pema informed
the villagers that he has already taken-up the matter with the concern authorities
proposing for a 70-R Bailey bridge instead of RCC bridge.
Pema today visited the Lhou Tso, one of the largest villages in entire Tawang district.
In a memorandum to the Minister, the villagers who are the downstream dwellers expressed
their resentment over the hazardous seepage of human discharge and sewage by the
Indian Army causing water and environmental pollution. In response, Pema directed
the Tawang Deputy Commissioner Jang and ADC to take up the matter with the Army authorities.
In his public address at Lhou, while advocating the learning of Bodhi language, Pema
said, “Bodhi language is the medium to wholly understand the true essence of Buddhism
and is an integral part of our culture”.
Apart from stressing on the importance of education, safeguarding tradition and culture;
Pema in his tour to the villages cautioned not to compromise with the quality of
works while implementing the schemes sanctioned by the government.
Pema was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Tawang, Abhisek Dev, ADC Tawang, Tapasya
Raghav, ADC Jang, Dilip Chutia, DCC President Nawang Sempa, ZPC Jambey Tsering, HODs,
PRI representatives and public leaders of his constituency.
Maintain cordial relation with neighbouring state: Moyong
ITANAGAR, Nov 16: The first tri-ennial conference of Gonotantrik Nagorik Suroksha
Monch (GNSM) was held at Simen Chapori, Dhemaji district, Assam recently.
Attending the function, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs,
Sarbananda Sonowal assured construction of four-lane road from Bhaihata Charali to
Jonai. He also said that flood control measures would be taken up on priority basis
and advised the gathering to maintain good inter-state relationship between Assam
and Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong urged the people of Assam
and Arunachal to maintain the age-old cordial relationship for the benefits of people
of both the sisterly states.
He appealed to the union minister for more infrastructure development in North East
region and added that the central government should give more sports quota to North
The MLA lauded the Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs for introducing Rajiv
Gandhi Khel Abhiyan in the country and also appreciated MoS (Independent) for Sports
and Youth Affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal and MoS Home Kiran Rijiju for their efforts
to bring development in the North Eastern States.
The conference was attended by various communities living at Simen Chapori of Dhemaji
disrict , Assam.
---- Editorial ----
Time to look beyond cricket
In recent years Indian athletes has been achieving major milestone at international
sporting events. Such achievements are incredible because apart from cricket other
sports are still struggling to make their presence felt. However, today in a historic
day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth clinched the
women's and men's singles title of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively.
In an incredible event young Srikanth notched up a stunning straight-game victory
over two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to register his maiden Super Series
These victories for sure will inspire young generation shuttlers. Indian boxers,
wrestlers and hockey team have also brought laurel to the country in recent years.
Also in the ongoing Indian Super League football event Indian players are performing
remarkably and are rubbing shoulders with best players of the world. There is no
dearth of sporting talent in this country. Government agencies and corporate bodies
should come out and support such sporting talents. It is time we look beyond cricket
and start recognizing the achievements of other sporting heroes.
----Readers Forum ----
Need for toilets
There are no proper toilets in some educational institutions, hospitals and in the
market places in the state.
Ladies are the main victims of defective toilet system.
The following points may be adopted for effective toilet system.
In the market places toilets should be constructed with adequate water supply and
there should be separate toilet for Ladies and Gents.
Care takers maybe posted who would be eligible to collect entry fee from the users.
Rules and regulations may be adopted by the market committee regarding the maintenance
of the toilet.
In the educational institutions, there should be toilets with adequate water supply.
Awareness campaign on keeping the toilet neat and clean should be conducted by the
Head of the institution.
In the hospitals, there should be adequate water supply along with facilities for
In the bus stands, there should be separate toilet for Ladies and Gents.
The above points should be adopted for the conveniences of the people of state and
the tourists will also have privileges of a proper toilet in Arunachal Pradesh.
Regarding an Ad
This is regarding an advertisement by the Chief Estate Officer, which was published
on 15th Nov in your daily. I would like to know regarding the experience certificate
as mentioned in the advertisement.
As per my Knowledge experience certificate is not issued by various departments of
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
So I don't think there is need of experience certificate for appearing in such kinds
of interview. According to the advertisement published there should be minimum 3
years experience in eviction of unauthorized occupation. As per my knowledge they
can ask Educational Certificate regarding Eviction instead of experience certificate.
An appeal from contractors
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Deputy Commissioner
as chairman and Deputy Director of School Education Daporijo as member secretary,
that the last instalment payments to the contractors for School Building under SSA
vide order No. EDN/US/SSA/BLDG/2013-2014 has not been paid yet. The last pending
instalment have been sanctioned and disbursed from the SPD (SSA) Rajya Mission Itanagar
on the month of August 2014.
The contractors were denied of mobilization funds and once again, the delaying of
paying the last instalment is a kind of financial humiliation to the poor contractors
who have donated their land for the construction of school building without asking
In this regard, I would like to appeal the Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director
of School Education of Upper Subansiri District to look into the matter and release
the last instalment so that the poor contractors don't feel humiliated and fall into
An Aggrieved Contractor
With reference to advertisement ESD/EDN/SSA/Res/support staff /appointment/13-14/,
it mentioned that application are invited from bonafied citizens of India for filling
up the vacant posts but in the eligibility criteria, it is again mentioned that candidates
should be preferably local. I would like to question the department whether preferably
local means candidates belonging to East Siang alone?
Are aspirants from other districts also eligible?
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