This is with reference to Bihar Election results declared today. Nitish Kumar lead
NDA acquired two third majority. For a long time, mis-governance has dominated earlier
government of Bihar but things seem to have improved since Nitish became Chief Minister
five years ago. It is seen that in recently held elections across the country, people
have voted against the corruption and inefficient governance whereas good governance
has been acknowledged too. But whether same methodology is going to be adopted by
the people of North East, especially Arunachal Pradesh where people have only voted
for Congress Party since its introduction of Electoral System. The people of Arunachal
Pradesh have short memory, but present trend of corruption erupting like volcanoes
everyday is going to be reasoned for their voting methodology in days to come. There
is no proper road and there are enormous illegal appointments going on. The youth
who claim themselves as the backbone of the nation and our tribal society are also
found to be party to such mis-governance with compromising attitude. It’s wrong to
say that we are free from colonial rule as we are more slave than that of colonial
dominion. We are not freed from practices like nepotism and corruption; hunger and
I, as an ordinary citizen and concerned individual of the society want to question
whether we will allow anti-tribal ethic governance to continue function. Is there
anybody in the society particularly elite, pressure groups/NGOs or any political
party in general and political leaders individually who could control such anti people
activities in the state? Is there any community or individuals who would support,
if any social activist comes up to nab the anti social activities happening in the
Behalf of Sango Lomte Foundation
It is very unfortunate and agonizing to observe that inspite of the awareness campaign
on the role, function of APPSC and its scheme of examinations being launched in all
the colleges across the State, which other Public Service Commissions of the country
are not doing certain doubts are being raised through media in regard to the criteria
of selection in the forthcoming interview of APPSCCE, 2010.
The Commission had clarified the method of interview in details to the candidates
of the APPSCCE, 2010 Interview during its interaction meeting with them on 16th November'
2010 at Vivekananda Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital. APPSC maintains absolute
transparency by disclosing the evaluated answer scripts of written examinations and
marks of Interview of all candidates to anyone who applies for it. It is clarified
that the marks obtained in school and college shall not be the basis which will determine
the final selection of candidates in the APPSCCE - 2010. However, even after this
if anyone has any clarification to be sought in the method and criteria of award
of marks in the Interview to be held on 30th November' 2010 and 1st December' 2010
the Commission invites them to come to its office to verify for themselves the facts.
Huzar Lollen, IAS Secretary.
Fight dreaded disease - corruption
Through this column would like to recall few of the recent scams and heads that rolled.
15/11/10, A Raja of DMK, had to resign as Communication and Information Technology
minister over 2G spectrum scam. 9/11/10, Ashok Chauhan axed as Chief Minister, Maharastra,
over Adarsh housing scam. 18/4/10 Shashi Thadoor had to submit the resignation letter
as Minister of State External Affairs after being linked to controversy over Kochi
IPL team. Suresh Kalmadi too had an inglorious exit as Secretary of Congress Parliamentary
Party over charges of corruption and embezzlement during the recently concluded CWG.
The sleuths of investigating agencies entrusted to unearth the umbrageous dealings
involved in all the scams had really been effective and professional in their approach,
no time has been wasted to corner all the accused and forced the concerned party
high commands to instruct the erring high profile ministers to resign in a bid to
avoid further embarrassment and damage to the party image.
Ironically in Arunachal Pradesh, the land of rising Sun, where the sun rays touches
the state before the rest of country, the PDS scam yet has to see the light of the
day. Thanks to slipshod approach of SIC, the agency responsible for investigating
PDS scam, the progress of perpetual investigation has been brought down to a sluggish
pace. SIC team badly needs re-training to encompass their responsibilities. This
case must be lead by a more competent officer. As present SIC chief MS Chauhan who's
on probation period for eternal, deserves a permanent vacation as an acknowledgment
to his shrewd delay tactics thus aiding the favored accuses to temper with the evidences.
State of affairs in Arunachal Pradesh are in oblivion to the central major political
parties, it can be interpreted as such if we see the prompt demands of resignation
sought by various party high commands to all the erring ministers in the above scams.
However it is hard to blame command. Calling it a day on moral ground is chapter
of fairy tales in our state politics. We must not remain in an illusion expecting
morally desiccated leaders to follow their counter parts and step down. They would
rather turn the state into Monarchy. If there can be awareness campaign against social
evils like drugs, AIDS, terrorism then organizing awareness campaign against corruption
seem more urgent before its ugly flame engulf the upcoming generation. Conjoin now
and fight the dreaded and contagious disease called CORRUPTION.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Pitiable road condition and irregular power supply -- curse for Arunachalee people
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: During my recent visit to Menchuka town to attend Border Area Cultural
Festival, 2010, I got wonderful opportunity to experience rural Arunachal from closet.
Often sitting in the Capital Complex, we complain about so many things but when one
visits interior places then realities hit the head.
Citizens of amazingly beautiful Menchuka like many other interior places of state
are fighting hard to survive in difficult condition. The two foremost problems troubling
locals seem to be poor road communication and erratic power supply. One local resident
told me that for last three months there is no power supply and virtually they are
living in darkness. I was quite surprised to hear that and thought, “If this is condition
of relatively better known places like Menchuka then what about those Arunachalees
living in far interior places.” On 14th November night I was travelling back to my
local host’s house at around 9 pm from the ground where the festival was being held.
There was darkness all around but to my surprise I saw bright light illuminating
from one corner of the town. When I asked my local host about it, he answered, “Oh,
that’s an army camp. They have their own generator for electricity supply.”
While there is no doubt that army need all facilities but what about local citizens.
Aren’t the local citizens of Menchuka Indians? Such kind of discriminatory attitude
at times makes us to wonder whether government of India loves Arunachalee citizens
or only state of Arunachal.
The condition of road from Tato to Menchuka is another area which drew the attention
of visitors. This stretch of road is very treacherous and dangerous too. People using
this route on regular basis are putting their life at risk. It was in this route
that Arunachal Pradesh police bus had met up with an accident leading to death of
3 uniform men. Border Road Organization (BRO), the agency responsible for maintaining
this road needs to put in extra effort to make this stretch of road safer. This also
brings up one question, does really anybody in Arunachal care about how central agencies
like BRO functions. Just because they are central agencies, we can’t let them do
whatever they want. They also should be held accountable for various works executed
Most of the road constructions works of Arunachal are being carried out by the agencies
like BRO. With due respect for their contribution towards development of Arunachal,
it is time state government strictly scrutinize the works carried out by BRO. Often
it is been found that because of wrong road design accidents occur rampantly leading
to loss of valuable lives. But citizen of Arunachal just being happy at getting road
connectivity do not bother to check whether road design has met any particular standard.
Civil societies, NGOs and student unions should closely examine the work carried
out by BRO. End of the day this is our state and if we do not care for infrastructure
works executed here, then who will?
Chalo Loku --- The agri-based festival of Noctes
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Chalo Loku is the most important harvesting festival of the Nocte
tribe of Tirap District. Every year, it is celebrated in the month of November. Chalo
means farewell to the present year where they have enjoyed happiness and sorrows,
where as Loku means the moment of celebration, the happiness of welcoming the new
life or year. So the meaning of Chalo Loku is farewell to the past and welcoming
the New Year. Like other tribal festivals of state, Chalo Loku too is agricultural
For Loku, they sacrifices buffalos, pigs and chicken to please the Rang (Deity) -
Goddess of agriculture. They drink rice beer known as Khaam, which is the special
item of the feast. They also make tapioca beer as supplementary drink. During Loku,
all the people wear traditional dresses with local necklaces, bangles, foot bangles,
traditional handmade belts and handmade hat with hornbill feather known as Kha-Phok.
They use special type of hollow log as a drum called Nong, which produces unique
sound which signifies ancient music.
They sing and dance whole day and night. The song which are sung during Loku is not
only a song but it narrates about the stories of their ancestors, the way they lived,
tales of their wars and victory and also sings for the young generation to keep peace
and harmony among themselves.
Loku is celebrated for three to five days. The first three days are the most important
days. The first day is called Phamlam-ja, second day is called Chaamkat-ja and third
day is called Thanlang-ja. During this time, all the distance relatives, friends
and nearby villagers come together and feast on Khaam, rice, meats, vegetables, etc.
Generally Noctes practices traditional cultivation (Jhum) cultivation or shifting
cultivation. So, after celebrating Loku, the next day morning the elders of the village
discussed and finalized the area or site where they should start new cultivation
for the year by looking at the egg yolks or other traditional methods to predict.
Of course, nowadays Noctes also practices wet cultivation along with shifting cultivation.
Thus, Loku ends with hopes and a prayer for the coming year’s harvesting festival
to be better as the last year.
Aim for the top spot: Dr. Ligu suggest students
ZIRO, Nov 24: Aim for the top spot and work in that line, you surely will be successful,
Said, Dr. Ligu Tacho, Member, APPSC, to the students of St. Claret College, Ziro,
today, while addressing them in a awareness campaign on role and functions of Arunachal
Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Highlighting the aims and objectives of the APPSC Dr.Tacho elaborated on schemes
of examinations with special emphasis on APPSCEE including procedures of applying,
selection criteria at various stages of exams, common cause of rejection of applications,
subjects and syllabus.
Allaying general misconception that the APPSC is not fair in conducting the exams,
he said, these are just bickering of the unsuccessful candidates and those who have
no idea of the working of the commission. The commission conducts the exams in a
very transparent and fair manner and chooses the best of the best candidates and
asked the students to repose faith in the commission and start preparations for the
next exam with right earnest.
Any one who has any doubt in their minds on the working of the Commission can clarify
it from the successful candidates who are successfully leading the state administration,
whether they were appointed through unfair means or can use Right information Act,2005.
While responding to a question on non inclusion of subjects like Journalism and Home
Science despite having so many graduates in these subjects in the state, he agreed
that Journalism and Home Science is a very fit subject for inclusion in the list
of subjects and assured to incorporate them in the near future. Besides this, he
also assured to apprise the state Govt. to include Tourism, Linguistic and BSc. Nursing
as one of the optional subjects for the combine exam.
On a query whether posts like DIPRO, CDPO requiring technical educational qualification
can be segregated from the Combine exam, he said, for this proposal has to come from
the concerned government departments.
Highlighting the initiatives of the commission in the recent years, he said, despite
so many constraints the Commission has taken up some important initiatives for the
convenience of the candidates, including opening of four more examination centre
for Preliminary Exams at Seppa, Daporijo, Yinkiong and Basar, downloading of application
on line and a separate counter for obtaining application at the commission office.
The state government is also actively considering the proposal of the commission
for construction of a 1000 candidate sitting capacity hall at Itanagar.
Considering its late establishment in 1988, (youngest in the country), the APPSC
is doing very well. With cooperation and support of the people of the state and state
government, the commission can do wonders and will be the best in the country, he
The Awareness campaign, was attended by over two hundred enthusiastic students of
the college and nearby schools, College Principal Father Binoy Joseph, Vice Principal
Jiju K. Paul, facaulty members, Government officers including, Yachuli Government
College Principal, Dr.NT Rikam, DDICDS, Jaya Jaswal Singh, DFO Hibu Tadi, DSO(Stat)
Law and order situation reviewed in West Siang
ITANAGAR, Nov 24 : West Siang district administration and police in a joint meeting
have reviewed the law and order situation in the district at Aalo yesterday.
Presiding over the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak asked all administrative
and police officers to tackle the law and order tactfully in the district. People
with criminal backgrounds may also take refuge in the district he said while adding
that guidelines should be maintained strictly while issuing ILP. Administration should
be transparent and flexible while dealing with administrative matters and law and
order problems. Problems may come up in the hydropower development areas and administrative
officer should act as link between corporation and local people. The explosives for
works should not go in the wrong hands. The DC, however, assured to take up with
Govt. to station trained scouts at Likabali and Kangkhu areas.
The West Siang Superintendent of Police Sindhu Pillai disclosed her efforts to set
up police station at Tato and Kangku circles to contain law and order. She assured
to strengthen the ILP check gate and intensify night petrolling to check trouble
shooters. She also stressed on involvement of OC traffic in drive against violation
of traffic rules.
The ADCs of Aalo, Kamba, Mechuka, Yomcha, Rumgong, Likabali, Basar and administrative
officers of various circles highlighted their various problems and issues. Many other
important issues including the Kambu-Bene land dispute, land and forest encroachments
at Likabali sub-division were also discussed in the meeting. DIPRO
Community meetings on reproductive and child health
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Voluntary Health Association of Arunachal Pradesh (VHAAP) in
collaboration with the field level NGOs, K.S. Association of Khupi and NSS organized
community meetings on Reproductive and Child Health at Khupi and Kimi of West Kameng
district on Nov 15 and 16. The meetings were conducted by community people themselves
and all the eligible couples, pregnant women and community leaders have participated
in it. Panchayat leaders, GBs, youth leaders from nearby areas were also present
in the meetings. They appreciated the steps taken by NGOs for the benefit of far-flung
and un-served areas.
The RCH centres have been set up at Khupi, Kimi in West Kameng and Nomora and Pate
in East Kameng district and RCH staffs with essential medicines have been posted
in the centres. The NGOs will be launching social marketing of affordable medicines
as per the community needs in their door steps as a part of outreach service delivery.
The VHAAP and associated NGOs shall also be conducting immunization camps in those
un-served and under served areas in collaboration with the district RCH societies
of both the districts in next round, according to a VHAAP release.
Meet to improve medical and education scenario
ITANAGAR, Nov 23: In order to streamline the medical and educational system in West
Siang district, a coordination meeting of the Govt officers and Panchayat leaders
was held at Aalo yesterday. The ADCs of sub-divisions, Zilla Parishad members, DMO,
DDSE and ADEOs attended the meeting.
Chairing the meet West Siang DC Amjad Tak laid stress on good use of fund under Rogi
Kalyan Samiti. He said medicines should reach out to the needy people. The medicines
should be procured from approved firm and quality and quantum of flow should be verified
by a board involving administration and Panchayat leaders.
He expressed his dismay over non-availability of medicines at Tato during recent
accident as raised by ZPM as Mechukha subdivisions got Rs.5 Lakhs from NRHM and Rs.
2.50 lakhs from Border Area Development Fund for procurement of such need based medicines.
He also asked medical department to organize a health camp at Monigoing to check
growing health problems there.
On education sector, the DC was very specific about implementation of Mid-Day meal
scheme in schools to encourage small children to attend school. ADEOs should liaise
with Administration and Panchayat leaders to sort out their problems. He also asked
all ADEOs to give a detail report on defunct schools for necessary action.
Participating in the discussion, the West Siang Zilla Parishad chairperson, Jarsa
Gamlin stressed on transparency and awareness on health related matters among the
people. Gamlin also pointed out shortage of doctors and infrastructures problems
being faced by PHC, CHC all over the district. Such short comings should be over
come through whatever resources are available with us, he said.
On educational front, he said the West Siang, which was known to be a highly literate
district in past, has gradually been losing its reputation. Un-conducive teaching
and learning atmosphere due to non-availability of teachers is main reason behind
it. He called upon the ADEOs to play crucial role in block level. A beginning had
been made to evolve an effective transfer and posting policy and for incentives
to improve work culture of the teachers.
Earlier, the DMO of the District Dr. Talung Tamut elaborated the details of health
scenario in the district. The DDSE Nyage Potom laid emphasis on fair distribution
of teachers in the district without interference to bring out quality education.
He disclosed that out of 466 transferred teachers, only 135 could be implemented
due to problem of interferences.
The ADC Yomcha, Mechuka, Kamba, Rumgong, ZPMs, ASM Chairpersons and ADEOs of different
blocks spelt out their problems on different issues related to education and medical
in their respective places.DIPRO
Foundation Day of Diibo Hija Medar Nello Celebrated
ZIRO, Nov 24: Meder Nello Paph (Diibo-Hija) was celebrated its 4th foundation day
on Nov 22 last in a befitting manner at its Nello premise.
Attending the function as the Chief Guest, Lower Subansiri district DFDO, Pani Taram
in his speech said that though he himself is Christian, he actively involve in preservation
of own tradition, culture and religion. Stressing importance of own tradition, culture
and religion, he appealed people particularly to those who have adopted alien religion
to respect Danyi-Piilo faith and encourage activities taken up for promoting indigenous
Taking serious note of embracing foreign language vis a vis deterioration of own
dialect, he appealed people of Apatani community to take up a step to preserve their
own dialect and advocated that identity will be vanish if not taken care in time.
However, he appreciated the prayer songs which are written purely in own dialect.
Appreciating their present trends, he urged Danyi Piilo Society to maintain their
present spirit and zeal in preservation of tradition, culture and religion and donated
Rs 20,000 to the organizing committee and ` 5,000 for priests.
Distinguishing good and evil activities of human being, the guest of honour of the
function AE WRD Ziro Punyo Bamang said that God blesses to those who are doing positive
things but not the one who seek blessing to commit a theft.
Taking Meder Nello as “Retreat -cum-cleansing centre”, he hoped that people who attend
Meder Nello are God fearing from doing wrong things and are preaching for all the
good. He donated ` 15,000 to the organizing committee.
Among others, DPS chairman, Mudang Elyu, Meder Nello’s initiator Kago Charung Siira,
Paph Meder Nello Secy, Kago Takha also spoke at the function.
Large numbers of believers attended the function.
U-19 Inter Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament
ERUCC clash with DCCC in final
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Eastern Region United Cricket Club (ERUCC), Tezu will lock horns
with local outfit Donyi Colony Cricket Club (DCCC) in the final of the U-19 Inter
Club Ranking T20 Cricket Tournament-2010-11 at Naharlagun cricket ground tomorrow.
ERUCC stormed into the final defeating Nirjuli Cricket Club (NCC) by 8 wicket in
a thrilling first semifinals today.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Nirjuli Cricket Club scored 92
runs in 20 over losing nine wicket. Akhilesh Sahani top-scored with a quickfire 26
run off 30 balls. Techi Neri contributed useful 20 runs to team’s total.
While chasing the target, ERUCC lost their opening pair cheaply. However, captain
Brena Kri and all-rounder Jony Mai steadied the innings and guided the team to victory
without further loss. They reached the target of 93 runs with one ball to spare.
Jony Mai of ERUCC was declared MoM for his all round performance. He took four wicket
and contributed useful 16 runs.
In second semifinals, Donyi Colony Cricket Club defeated CRY Cricket Club by 4 wickets.
Deciding to bat first after winning the toss, CRYCC innings could not last long and
collapsed to DCCC’s disciplined pace attack in 18.5 over scoring 72 run.
Chasing the target, DCCC suffered early jolt when their both the openers returned
back to the pavilion scoring noughts. At a time the score card read 8/4. However,
the team was rescued from the brink of defeat by Mr. Dependable Duyu Hanyi and all-rounder
Momar Ori. They reached the magic figure in the last over of the match. Ori and Hanyi
scored 29 and 21 run respectively.
Momar Ori of DCCC, who excelled with both bat and ball ( 3wkt) was adjudged the man
of the match.
Karatekas bring laurel to Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Three Karatekas of Arunachal Wado-Kai Karate-Do Association (AWKKDA)
have brought laurels to the state as well as country by winning three Gold and two
Silver medals in the 7th International Wado-Kai Karate Do Championship held in Kolkata
Sensei Rakom Dugi of Upper Subansiri won two gold medals in the championship, one
each in Black Belt Open Kata in men’s senior category and 51-55 Kg Men’s individual
Mima Bui of Upper Subansiri won a Gold in individual Kumite (fighting) in Boys 14-15
years category and a Silver in Kata display.
Dari Lokam of Kurung Kumey won a Silver medal in individual Kumite (fighting) in
Men’s U-75 kg category.
The team was led by Sensei Yarda Niki, chief instructor cum president of Arunachal
Wado-Kai Karate Do Association.
Society urges the authorities to redress grievances
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The sub-divisional offices of PWD, Power (Elect) and RWD at Taliha/Kodak
remained defunct for the last five years due to absence of officers and officials,
complained Charto Valley Welfare Society (CVWA) Taliha in a letter addressed to Upper
Subansiri Deputy Commissioner.
The Society alleged that some Govt officers are staying at Daporijo instead of their
posting place at Taliha. It demanded the DC to instruct all those officers and officials
to immediately report for duty and stay at their respective posting places.
Regretting over their reluctance to stay at their posting place, CVWST urged the
deputy commissioner to transfer out those absentee officials who do not wish to stay
at Taliha to facilitate others.
CVWS, in its another memorandum submitted to the Director, Department of Postal Services,
Arunachal Pradesh division, demanded to up-grade the present Taliha branch Post Office
to sub- Post Office along with staff quarters.
Taliha being the oldest administrative circle in Upper Subansiri district with a
population of more than 15,000 where all the major Govt departments have established
offices deserves a full fledged post office. The Government departments, staff and
public of the area are facing communication bottleneck, insurmountable hardships
and inconveniences due to absence of a full-fledged post office, the memorandum said,
adding that the present branch post office at Taliha was running from the private
residence of the branch post master for the last several years. It has become a tough
and risky job for the branch post master for receipt and delivery of letters, opening
postal savings passbooks, collection of recurring deposits etc. due to lack of an
office accommodation, it added.
It further added that the local administration has expressed willingness to earmark
and provide the required land for establishment of the Post Office and staff quarters.
In yet another memorandum submitted to BSNL GM, CVWS urged for immediate posting
of a Tele-engineer and a Chawkider at Taliha BSNL telephone exchange for proper maintenance
of the telephone exchange. The society said that BSNL mobile service at Taliha was
not smooth and urged the authority to rectify defects for uninterrupted mobile service.
Meanwhile, the society urged BRTF Commandant, 77 RCC Hq. Daporijo to repair the damaged
culverts and drainage system at Taliha township to prevent artificial flood due to
LWS celebrates 4th foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The 4th foundation day cum general conference of Leyu Welfare Society
(LWS) was conducted at Singkik Hall, Daporijo recently.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling, who attended the conference as
chief guest, advised the clan members to maintain peace and tranquility in the society.
He also suggested every registered society/NGOs to work for bringing awareness among
masses about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
District Planning Officer Samme Timba, who was the guest of honour, emphasized on
preservation of culture and tradition and called upon parents to make their child
conscious of the need to preserve it for identity.
Senior member of Leyu clan and MLA Punji Mara appealed to the society members to
maintain peace and harmony among them as well as other societies. He also suggested
students to devote their time and energy in study to become a good citizen.
Former president of the society Tachu Hina appealed to the society members to maintain
affinity among clan members quoting popular saying that ‘united we stand, divided
The society felicitated CBSE toppers of Leyu students of 2008-2010 Damru Jeram and
Chubom Hina, who secured 79 % and 72 % respectively.
Meanwhile, Er Taluk Jeram and Rocky Motu have been selected as president and general
secretary of the Leyu Welfare Society for the session 2010-2013.
Awareness campaign on RMSA
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Department of School Education launched a mass awareness campaign
cum training programme for stake holders for effective implementation of Rashtriya
Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in various administrative headquarters of Lohit
district from November 8 to 18.
The first phase of the campaign was conducted at Mahadevpur and Namsai.
Launching the programme at Mahadevpur, the DPC cum nodal officer Nyamo Rina described
the significance of RMSA to achieve the goal of universalization of secondary education
in the district by the end of 2017. He exhorted the gathering to work with a renewed
vigour and dynamism to fulfill the objectives of the noble venture and to ensure
‘education for all’ upto the age of 18 years through this ambitious initiative.
Extra Assistant Commissioner Mito Dirchi appreciated the efforts of the DSE in accomplishing
the universalization of higher education in line with SSA and assured whole-hearted
cooperation in fulfilling this task of nation building.
In Namsai leg of the campaign, the awareness camp was chaired by additional deputy
commissioner L Borang who lauded this initiative and asked all stake holders to ensure
that secondary and higher secondary education accessible and available to all in
Lohit district irrespective of their socio-economic background. He further asked
the teachers to work with a vision and mission to accomplish the objectives of RMSA
within the plan period.
Both campaigns were attended by principals, headmasters, teachers and hosts of public
and panchayat leaders.
This next phase of the campaign would cover Chongkham, Sunpura and Tezu, according
to an official release.
West Siang NCP appeals for separate anchal samity segment for Kangku circle
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Nationalist Congress Party, West Siang District unit vice president
Gumke Riba appealed to the Rural Development and Panchayat Minister for creation
of separate Anchal Samity segment for Kangku circle for all round development.
While describing the urgent need for granting separate Anchal Samity segment to Kangku,
the NCP leader in its letter to the Minister said that if granted it would not only
help boost rural economy by facilitating villagers to take up various horticultural
activities but also reduce the inconveniences faced by the villagers in performing
various official works at Likabali SDO and BDO offices.
Kangku circle comprises 22 villages which include Kamcham, Ngopi, New Ngopi, Upper
Barojan, Lower Barojan, Nyijir Koche, Uli, Kangku, Recherite, Balisori, Siloni, Torajan,
Rate, Germe, Hime, Mimang, New Mimang, Maai, Pompek, Sogum, Champak Sojo and Durpai.
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) organized two day women awareness
camp at the premises of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Chimpu on 20th and 21st of
November. Around 84 delegates from various sectors of Itanagar, Naharlagun and Pachin
village participated in the program.
Awareness camp was inaugurated by Arunachal Vikash Parishad, President, Nabam Atum
on 20th November. Topics covered during camp included importance of women education,
role of women in society and their role in promotion and preservation of indigenous
faith and culture. Also cultural program and yoga classes were held during the awareness
camp. Other participants of camp included Dr Lina Ligu of RKM Hospital, DM Mallo
Vice-president AVP, Techi Gubin general secretary AVP and Bina Bora Sanrakshak of
Vikash Parishad North East Zone.
Union demands funds for school boundary
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union
(APCYGTSU) demanded Education Minister for granting fund for erection of protection
wall and fencing of the school boundary of Palin Govt. Hr. Sec. School to prevent
The students union in its memorandum rued that it has been running from pillar to
post for fund to construct the boundary wall since 2003. But nobody has shown any
interest towards its urge for construction of the same.
Describing lack of hostel facility both at Chambang and Yangte Govt. Sec. Schools
since its establishment, the union demanded the Minister to grant for construction
of two new hostels each in Chambang and Yangte. It further demanded for posting of
Principal at Palin GHSS and construction of an office for him and immediate posting
of Headmasters at Govt. Sec. Schools Chambang and Yangte.
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The executives members of All Yachuli Students Union in its meeting
held at Yazali yesterday unanimously resolved and entrusted the issue regarding their
three-point demands to All Nyishi Students Union. The demands included immediate
shifting of temporary district office at Yachuli, no administrative officers, particularly
DC and OC should be transferred and maintenance and recovery of damages of Govt offices
and properties from the demolishers.
MLA to inaugurate ABCC HQ
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Local MLA Techi Kaso has consented to inaugurate the Arunachal
Baptist Church Council headquarter at Itanagar on Nov 27. Rev. Bonny Resu, general
secretary, Asia Pacific Baptist Federation will dedicate the council HQ land to the
glory of God.
APCSOA lauds Govt
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association (APCSOA)
extended its heartiest thanks to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Education Minister
Bosiram Siram for appointing P.N.Thungon, APCS, as Director Elementary Education
(DEE) on bifurcation of the Directorate of School Education into two departments.
The Association is grateful to the state Govt for reposing its faith on the ability
of APCS cadre officers.
The APCSOA hoped that with his new assignment as DEE-cum-SPD SSA, P.N.Thungon would
provide an exemplary administration to the Education department.
ATA oppose appointment
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) in its general body meeting
today held discussion on the recent bifurcation of directorate of school education
and appointment of director of elementary education, promotional avenue and pay anomaly
of A/T A.
After long deliberation, the house unanimously adopted resolutions opposing the recent
appointment of director of elementary education from the APCS cadre. The appointment
should be made from the senior most joint director of school education of the department,
The house also resolved to approach the Govt for immediate rectification of pay anomaly
and promotional quota of A/T A.
RTE awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: A day long awareness campaign on right to education was organized
at Mengio on November 20 last.
Addressing the gathering, ZPM Nabam Bate advised the head master, teacher in-charge,
VEC members and PRI leaders to share the very concept of right to education.
He emphasized on micro planning to be carry out from the grassroots level after verifying
all existing infrastructure and require facilities as per the need of the concerned
school for proper planning.
He advised the field staff to visit school regularly for proper implementation of
the ongoing scheme like MDM and other activities and also suggested the Parents,
VEC and PRI leaders to come forward in accelerating quality education through joint
venture mission and further urged all headmaster, teacher in-charge to play as elderly,
parents, social reformers, volunteers and key facilitators in educating all children
irrespective of caste, creed and gender.
EAC M Loyi highlighted the importance of education and appealed all the participants
to spread the message of RTE Act provisions at grassroots level through VEC meeting
so that each and every child get free education facilities and also directed all
teachers of the area to be regular in their duties.
JES annual sports meet held
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Jubilee English School, Itanagar celebrated its 5th annual school
sports meet at Nyokum Lapang Ground yesterday.
NSUI President Kafa Bagang attended the closing ceremony function as chief guest.He
advised the tiny tot to devote in their study along with other curricular activities.
ITANAGAR, Nov 25: VKV School, Ziro has released first Vol. of its souvenir called
“Harmony Vol-I” on Nov 22. It was complied and written by its Orators Club of the
school. The souvenir was formally released by the chief guest of the function, Yachang
Tacho, Editor of The Subansiri weekly news paper, Ziro.
Appreciating the club members and teachers for taking pain in bringing out the souvenir
successfully, he said that such piece of works will enhance creativity of the student
and will remain as treasure of information and knowledge.
While narrating the success story of some of the VKV students in their life, he asked
students to be serious in their studies. He also encouraged students to get specialized
in any field and maintain discipline.
Highlighting present unemployment problems being faced in the state where scope of
getting government job is fading day by day, he asked students to do hard work and
prepare themselves to face the problem in future. Later, he distributed the prizes
to winner of literary competition.
Earlier, Anand Mohan Mishra, School Principal in his welcome address had briefed
on formation of Orator Club in the school and its functionaries.
AIR and DD staff observe boycott
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Joining the nation wide strike called by the National Federation
of Akashvani and Doorsarshan Employees (NFADE), the NFADE Unit, Arunachal Pradesh
is also observing the 48 hrs long boycott call from November 23 to 25.
Demanding repealing of the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990, the employees from AIR Stations
and Doordarshan organized dharna and other agitation programmes.
Transmission of programmes including news remained off since Tuesday morning which
is scheduled to be broadcast from all the AIR stations of Arunachal Pradesh and Doordarshan
Kendra, Itanagar, according to a release.
Annual school day celebration
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar will celebrate the 28th Annual
School Day with a 3-day programme from November 27 to 30.
Par. Secy. for civil Supply Lokam Tassar and AAPSU president Takam Tatung would attend
the inaugural function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
District level Science exhibition
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Govt. Hr. Sec. School Yingkiong stood first while JNV Geku secured
the second position in the district level science exhibition conducted at Yingkiong
Orin Lego, EAC, who attended the exhibition as chief guest stressed the need for
inculcating scientific temperament among the students.
DDSE T Paron also spoke on the occasion.
All Higher secondary and Secondary schools of Upper Siang participated in the competition.
Transfer & posting
ITANAGAR: In the interest of public service, the state Govt in an order has transfered
and posted Deputy Commissioner, Yupia, Nandini Paliwal as Director General (Training)
Special Secretary (Personnel, AR, Vigilance & cooperation), while Art and Culture
Director Pige Ligu has been posted as Yupia DC. Joint Secretary (Personnel), Remo
Kamki, as been transferred and posted as Director, Art & Culture. DIPR
Nocte Chalo Loku
ITANAGAR: MLA Techi Kaso and Secretary UD Kapa Kholie have consented to attend as
chief guest and guest of honour in the capital complex Nocte Chalo Loku celebration
at Tirap Changlang festival ground, Senki View, Itanagar on Nov 25.
1468 domestic animal vaccinated
ITANAGAR: A total of 1468 domestic animals were vaccinated against various diseases
during the week-long mass vaccination programme of livestock in Itanagar and adjacent
villages. Nine-hundred and fifty-two cattle, 30 mithun, 322 goat and 164 pigs were
vaccinated against foot and mouth disease, HS, BQ and swine fever in pigs, informed
Dr. M Ete, VO, Veterinary Dispensary here.
The programme was conducted by a team of veterinary experts from Veterinary Dispensary
Itanagar and the State Biological Park headed by Dr. B Warjari, senior veterinary
officer and Dr. M Ete, Veterinary officer.
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The staff of Directorate of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development,
Naharlagun condoled the demise of CDPO Longding Monghai Wangsu who died on November
17 at her residence, Longding after prolong illness.
The staff of the department observed two minute silence and prayed to almighty to
give enough strength to the bereaved family members to withstand this hour of sorrow
Monghai was born on August 14, 1968 at Longsom village, Longding circle.
She joined the government service on 1989 as extension officer and served the department
as CDPO from 1991 till her death.
Thousands march to Parliament to protest against mega projects
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: More than 8000 people from Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttrakhandh,
Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Assam and Arunachal came together
to raise their voice against construction of Mega Dams to stop displacement of people
this afternoon in Delhi.
The Parliament Gherao Programme which started this afternoon however was stopped
before reaching Parliament.
The Forum for Siang Dialogue (FfSD), against the Construction of 2700 MW, Lower Siang
Hydro Electric Project joined the National Rally and Parliament Gherao Programme
Organized by National Alliance for Peoples’ Movement (NAPM).
Addressing a rally yesterday held at Jantar Mantar, Medha Patkar said that Government
of India is not even prepared to listen to the voices of the people of Assam and
The demonstrators undertook a symbolic march to the Parliament against dams especially
in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Madhya
The activists have placed a nine-point charter of demands which includes issues of
a White Paper on all the land acquisition, displacement caused and rehabilitation
completed since independence. The White Paper must also make public the extent of
land utilised, unutilised and land acquired for public purpose but remains occupied
by sick and non-functional industries and other infrastructure projects.
Meanwhile, Forum for Siang Dialogue led by the General Secretary Ogam Mengu and Secretary
Oyin Yomso met Environment Minister Jairam Rameshji yesterday and pleaded with him
to stop Dams on River Siang and postpone the Public Hearing fixed on Dec 20-24 as
the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) has not yet been conducted and obtained by the Govt.
from the to be affected peoples.
Today the FfSd Spokesperson Vijay Taram along with Akhil Gogoi, Medha Patkar, Vimal
Bhai and members of NAPM met the Union WRD Minister PK Bhansal and submitted a representation
to Stop all Dams on river Siang and invited him to visit Siang Valley to take a firsthand
24-hours hospital and outdoor patients service
State health deptt. to introduce RKS hospital management policy
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Arunachal Pradesh health department has decided to introduce
the RKS Hospital Management policy and guidelines in all general hospitals and district
hospitals of the state. This decision was unanimously taken in a consultative meeting
held under the initiative of state Health and Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling
at his office chamber on Nov 23.
The meeting was organized in order to streamline the management of the General Hospitals
and District Hospitals in the state. Health Secretary Kaling Tayeng, Director T.
Basar, Additional DHS K. Nishing and CMO M. Jini attended the meeting.
Accordingly, the General Hospitals, District Hospitals will function as per RKS Hospital
Management guidelines and policy which was approved by Central Govt. All the General
Hospitals and District Hospitals in the state will provide twenty four hours hospital
service and attend the outdoor patient without any break. The qualified doctors and
experienced Lab. Technicians will provide twenty-four hours service and laboratory
will be opened without any break for the convenience of the patients. It was also
decided in the meeting to give extra efforts to eradicate the malaria in Arunachal
with regular DDT spray in every village and circles to check the disease.
Steps are being taken to open blood sample collection centre in every health centre
for laboratory test which will help in identifying the affected areas and take further
remedial measures. The blood sample reports will be sent by every health center
monthly for onward submission to the concern Central ministry.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Tanga Byaling appealed to all other ministers, MLAs, district
administrations, panchayat leaders and intellectual group to extend their valuable
suggestions in improving the health condition of the people of the state and work
together for heath security. The minister also appealed to all the doctors and hospital
staff to share the responsibility and to become sincere to their duties and deliver
their best services to the patients.
Airmen recruitment rally to begin from Friday
NAHARLAGAUN, Nov 24: Airmen recruitment rally for unmarried male candidates from
Arunachal Pradesh would begin from Friday at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Naharlagaun
at 7am, said Wing Commander T.P. Shahji, Commanding Officer, Airmen Recruitment Centre,
Guwahati, on Wednesday while addressing media persons at Banquet Hall.
The Wing Commander said recruitment from north-east states in Airmen categories is
few due to various factors including inadequate information, distance, and motivation.
Therefore, wide awareness and motivation to the youths is essential, he said and
appealed media to support in creating adequate publicity all over the state for maximum
Recruitment in two categories, technical and non-technical posts for 10+2 pass candidates
for domiciles of the state, would be conducted by a team of Ari Force Selection Committee
comprising 30 officers and staff on the spot.
Candidates with minimum 50% marks and with Maths, Physics, and English, and diploma
holders with minimum physical height of 152.5cm would be eligible for Technical categories
while for non-technical categories 10+2 pass candidates with same physical standards
and with any subjects can appear the test. Evaluation of marks and physical tests
would be performed during the course, the Wing Commander informed.
According to Shahji, the list of selected candidates would be published in All India
Select List by January 2011, and accordingly they would be enrolled as per availability
DIPR Lekhi Puntso, earlier, while appreciating the co-operaton of media in the recruitment
drive, informed that the information on the matter has been extensively given to
all district administrations. He expressed hope that maximum candidates would turn
out for the recruitment.
Wing Commander K. Tyagi, Commanding Officer, Airmen Selection Centre, Guwahati, and
other officers were also present on the occasion. DIPR
Greetings on Chalo Loku
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended festival greetings
and best wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the joyous occasion of Chalo
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu also greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh particularly
the Nocte community on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Chalo Loku.
In his festival message, Governor expressed his hope that while continuing the excellent
tradition, this socio-religious festival will be the binding force amongst the communities
and also help in showcasing the cultural mosaic of the state.
On this auspicious occasion, I join with all Arunachalees to offer our prayer to
Almighty Rang for peace, prosperity and well being of all, Gen Singh said in his
message. In his message, Khandu said that the harvest festival of Noctes which is
also an occasion to bid adieu to the old year and welcome the New Year with renewed
hopes, usher in peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the sentient beings.
It is also an occasion to showcase and preserve our rich cultural heritage and I
hope our younger generation will uphold the spirit of our ancestral tradition in
days to come, Khandu further stated in his message.
Traffic awareness campaign in Capital ends
AAPSU calls for road safety signboard in all schools
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Traffic Awareness Campaign by All Arunachal Pradesh Students
Union in close collaboration with APP, Traffic Cell concluded today at Donyi Polo
Vidhya Bhawan with a pledge to uphold the theme: “2011-2012: No Youth Accident Year”,
in letter and spirit.
AAPSU leaders, led by President Takam Tatung and Traffic Awareness Campaign Chairman
Nabam Tamar, who is also the Vice President (Protocol) also, visited Govt Hr Secondary
School, Itanagar and Gyan Ganga School asking the students to obey traffic rules
for their safety.
AAPSU leaders also asked them to pass on the traffic awareness to their ignorant
kiths and kin so that there is minimum accidents in this coming new year, especially
Tamar informed that due to technical snag; power point presentation-the main ingredient
of the Campaign, by APP Traffic Cell did not take place today in all the three Schools
and expressed regret. He, however, expressed his gratitude to all concerned, especially
mentioning APP Traffic Cell for the successful conclusion of the campaign. Meanwhile,
Tatung has urged the concern authority to put up speed breakers and proper signboards
in all the schools of Capital Complex. He opined that accidents could be averted
by the speed breaker and signboard would alert the over-speeding drivers to slow
AAPSU will continue it’s Traffic Awareness Campaign in selected districts with traffic
congestion such as big towns like Pasighat, Aalo, Tezu, Ziro etc.
AAPSU Vice President (Administration) Sonam Tenzing, Spokesperson Tobom Dai, Assistant
General Secretary Marge Riba, Vice President (Women Wing) Kohman Lungphi, Auditor
Danghi Mangam, Asst Social Service Lokam Tachok, Vigilance Secretary Bengia Tayu
also attended the campaign.
Governor stresses on Sadbhavana projects
ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Social commitment of the Army is very important to win the hearts
and minds of the people of this frontier state, said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen
JJ Singh while interacting with Maj Gen SS Dasaka of Eastern Command, Kolkata, Brig
BK Pandey and Brig Jarken Gamlin of 4 Corps, who called on him at Raj Bhavan here
Goodwill gestures like opening of schools, nurseries or hospital can do lots of difference.
Along with other projects of the Army, Sadbhavana projects should come up in order
to create good environment, he added.
Assuring his all out help for any developmental project of the Armed Forces in Arunachal
Pradesh, Governor pointed, people over here in general are very positive towards
the Army and therefore rising to their expectations, we must implementation projects
in a time bound manner.
Sharing his experiences as Commanding Officer in early seventies in the state with
the Army Officers, Gen Singh advised them on team work, bonding amongst the personnel
and officers and utmost care for every member of the unit.
Governor also stressed on the Army officers to take lead in preserving the rich flora
and fauna of the State.
Informing them of first ever State level Rally of Ex-Servicemen at Itanagar on 4th
December, former Chief of Indian Army advocated that 4 Corps, 3 Corps and Eastern
Command as a whole must play lead roles in conducting the rally, so that it is organized
in a befitting manner.
Earlier, Maj Gen Dasaka with a help of PowerPoint apprised the Governor of infrastructural
developmental projects and its teething problems in implementation in the state.
He went on to suggest for a labour bank in the state and also emphasized on encouraging
ex-service men to participate in the projects of the Army. PRO to Governor.