Empowering the girl child in ASSET way
WAKRO, Oct 21: The ASSET, an Wakro based NGO has scripted another success story in
its story of empowering the girl child in Lohit district.
Under the initiative of this NGO, Alice Shipsey and Edward Shipsey of Brighton in
the United Kingdom announced adoption of girl Shipilu Sisong and Eshuilu Minin at
Members in ASSET were moved by the desire of Shipilu Sisong, 16, who reportedly never
went to school for education. The adopted girl students will be looked after under
the RAS (Ritu Arunachal Sankalp), a program of the ASSET.
Lohit DDSE K Rina also assured full support to the cause of ensuring the right to
education of children.
Anugrah while expressing deep concern appreciated Krikong Sisong for his desire to
educate his daughter though lately.
KGBV Principal Manju Ama assured that the KGBV Wakro will assist ASSET and the RAS
program in all possible ways to ensure the all round development and welfare of such
children. Alice a young social activist and Edward Shipsey who intends to support
social work of charity are in a month long visit program to promote Reading Habits
in young learners through the VT-AWIC Library Network. The duo conducted reading
promotion programs in various schools of Chapakhowa, Roing and Tezu and are presently
Similar sessions will also be conducted in Chongkham and Namsai area with the active
involvement and support of the Lohit District Administration.
Satyanarayanan Mundayoor who is spearheading a Library Movement in Arunachal Pradesh
also informed ASSET that the sessions by Alice and Edward is very well received by
the energetic children who are pouring in huge numbers to spend more time on learning.
MP to inaugurate Don Bosco Alumni Annual Day celebrations
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy will inaugurate the Don Bosco Alumni
Dimapur Provincial Federation Annual Day celebrations at Don Bosco School, Jully
here on Oct 24.
Bamang Felix, Nido Pavitro, Padi Richo and Chowna Mein are among other prominent
DB Alumni who are expected to grace the occasion.
The Annual Day which will be attended by representatives of Don Bosco Alumni from
Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Nagaland and Manipur is the first of its kind to
be held in the state. The day-long programme will consist of meeting of the Organizing
Committee of the National Congress, inaugural Session, presentation of reports, entertainment,
photo session, business session.
In a review meeting held here at DBYC, the members expressed satisfaction over the
way the DB Alumni, Itanagar, has come up with a host of youth-friendly activities.
The Annual Day celebration is a unique opportunity for us meet our old pals, said
Michi Paku, the President of DB Alumni, Itanagar.
Eye camp organized to mark World Sight Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The 11th World Sight Day with the theme ‘reaching the doorstep
of people to restore sight’ was observed at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri with a
The Upper Subansiri District Blind Control Society under the banner of District Health
Society organized a free eye refraction camp at Daporijo district hospital from Oct
14 to 20 to mark the occasion. During the camp, 52 free refractions cases were done.
An essay competition was also organized amongst the students of class VII and VIII
of Bazaar Middle School, Daporijo on Oct 19 on the topic ‘blindness and its prevention’.
Damlo Kamra of class VIII, Yajum Singkom of class VIII and Raja Ekke of class VIII
won the first, second and third prize respectively.
On the concluding day of the observation yesterday a friendly football match between
DC XI and Panchayat XI was organized. Panchayat XI won the match by 3-1.
The Deputy Commissioner cum chairman DHS, A Abhayankar attended the function as
chief guest and SP A. Bitin as guest of honour. Abhayankar appreciated the efforts
of the DMO’s office in conducting such a good programme and gave away the prizes
to the winners of the essay competition and football match. DMO in-charge Dr. T.
Taki informed the public about the importance of eye sight and creation of awareness
through the celebration of the day. DIPRO
Students and PR leaders question appointments
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: After hue and cry raised by All Mishmi Students Union against illegal
appointment of seven assistant (AT) and five junior teachers (JT) for Lohit and Anjaw
district, state government has finally cancelled their appointments. Earlier AMSU
has threatened to lock DDSE offices of Lohit and Anjaw pressing for their demand.
Welcoming the decision of state government, AMSU hope that in future such illegal
appointment will not be repeated and every candidate shall be given a fair chance.
Meanwhile group of Panchayat leaders from Lohit district had written a complaint
letter to Deputy Commissioner regarding appointment of group III and IV category
employees in the district without any advertisement.
Leaders claim that peon, clerks and teachers are being appointed directly from Itanagar
without any advertisement, thereby depriving eligible local candidates any chance.
Panchayat leaders have appealed to all head of department of Lohit district not to
accept joining letter of those directly appointed from Itanagar without any interview.
Further they have appealed the authorities to immediately cancel all illegal appointments
and fresh process of appointment be initiated by advertising vacant posts.
Robbery at Nirjuli
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee informed that a robbery at gun-point
had been carried out by some unidentified persons at M/s Doni Enterprises, Nirjuli
Two salesmen had been physically assaulted before taking the sale proceeds of the
day amounting to `63,000/- (Rupees Sixty Three Thousand).
President of the Committee, Nabum Moni said that till date such type of dacoity and
robbery were witnessed particularly during night hours only, but now the anti-social
elements are so strong that they are freely committing the heinous crime in broad
He further said submission of memorandum to Minister (Home) on 11/03/2010 yielded
no any positive response till date regarding provision of CCTV at market place, provision
for flashlight tower, police beat houses, conversion of Nirjuli PoP to full fledge
police station and CRPF patrolling at evening time.
It said that after witnessing such incident, the state government should immediately
fulfill the genuine demands, if it wants to maintain proper law and order at Nirjuli.
Khunjuju and Tapuk attend Chindang festival
BOMDILA, Oct 21: MLA Tapuk Taku has stressed on preservation of age-old custom and
tradition in this era of modernity. The need of the hour is for a concerted effort
to retain the social fabric with slight changes keeping in tandem with the changing
scenario of the world, said MLA Tapuk Taku while attending the Chindang festival
of the Sajolangs (Mijis) here at Bomdila yesterday.
Tapuk called upon all to participate in the festival to foster and augment the feeling
of communal harmony.
On the other hand, the 9-days Central Chindang was celebrated at Nafra in the district
under the patronage of Parliamentary Secretary for HPD and local MLA R.T Khunjuju.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Palin Area Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) has decided to conduct
awareness campaign on socio-economic development, organize Late Zeemi Tassar Memorial
Football Trophy and ‘Rekham Padha’ dance competitions during its first ever foundation
day celebration on November 11 next at New Palin.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The G-extension road at Naharlagun has been totally damaged by
overflowing water due to blockage of drains.
Stagnant water in the road and overflowing have created lots of problems not only
to the shopkeepers but also vehicular movement, said ‘G’ Extension Youth Welfare
Association. It appealed to the authority to take necessary action immediately to
repair the road.
Police Martyrs Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Pradesh Police led by DGP Kanwaljit Deol today observed
Police Martyrs Day by paying tribute at the martyrs memorial at Police Training Centre
SBK Singh, IGP, Atul Kurkarni, JD SIB and high ranking police officers as well as
officers from ITBP, CRPF were present on the occasion.
Police Martyrs Day is celebrated on October 21 in memory of those 10 CRPF personnel
who had sacrificed their lives for mother land fighting with marauding Chinese Army
at Hot Spring in Ladakh in 1959.
Police casualty throughout the country is on increase due to manifold increase in
militancy and insurgency. A total of 799 police personnel were killed and 4,200 seriously
injured during 2009 all over India, said Robin Hibu, DIGP (E).
Association calls for retender
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Kurung Kumey District Unit Registered Contractor Association (KKDURCA)
has supported the issue raised by All Arunachal Pradesh Register Contractor Association
(AAPRCA) regarding the Changlang to Margherita road tender which was floated out
of the state.
The district unit association urged the state govt. to immediately retender road
Itanagar, Oct 21: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president has appointed Ajit
Nacho and Daggam Riba as the State Kisan Morcha president and general secretary respectively.
Meanwhile Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president of East Kameng unit has appointed
Hokup Lamnio as vice president.
JAJD’s micro saving project
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Jiyo aur Jine Do, a micro financing empowerment project, Itanagar
has deliver five free Car equity scheme in cash value of ` 2,25000 to Yayon Pabin
of Aalo, West Siang District.
Meanwhile, the JAJD advised Yayon to invest the money in sustainable income generation
CNC hand over assets
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Central Nyokum Committee has handed over Nirjuly Nyokum ground,
Nyikum Nyia hall and Nyokum Lapang Itanagar including Toy Train, Nyub Namlo to local
committees for smooth functioning.
Further, the proposed Tadar Tang Gallery cum Shopping Complex, Nyokum ground at Nirjuli
has also handed over to Nirjuli Nyokum Ground Welfare Committee for construction.
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Athletic Meet of Pania division began at Palin in Kurung Kumey
district on October 19.
Participants from seven circle headquarters under Pania sub-division are participating
in the meet which aims to tap hidden sports talents. The winners will be selected
for district level competitions.
Chuku Takar, ADC, Palin, who attended the event as chief guest, advised the participants
to compete the event with sportsman spirit.
Techi Azad, ZPM, Palin, who was the guest of honour, asked the participants to avail
the opportunity to expose their talents.
Hopes galore on SLVMC
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Appreciating the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee
(SLVMC) members for inspecting the implementation of the PMGSY projects in Sagalee
area, Karsingsa ASM Kipa Chapo has appealed the SLVMC to inspect all rural development
projects so that rural people, particularly, below poverty line people take the
full benefit of the schemes.
Society’s plea to education minister
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Tai-Abu Hisa Welfare Society (TAHWS) of Yangte in Kurung Kumey
district has objected to upgradation of the Govt Secondary School, Yangte at its
present site due to insufficient land for this purpose. Moreover, the local people
are entirely depend on this land for agriculture activities, the Society said.
The Society in a letter addressed to the Education Minister requested him to direct
the local administration and authorities concerned to shift the school to somewhere
considering the need of the agriculture land for livelihood of local people.
ABCC supports ACF stand
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Baptist Church Council (ABCC) has supported the demand
of Arunachal Christian Forum for restoration of peace and tranquility and suitable
compensation for reconstruction of the Baptist Church at Hayuliang in Anjaw district.
While condemning the reported destruction of the Church at Hayuliang on Oct 7, the
ABCC said the miscreants involved in destruction activities should be put behind
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: All Nyishi Youth Association, Upper Subansiri District Unit and
All Tagin Youth Organisation (ATYO) in a joint meeting have expressed concern over
alleged irregularities in Upper Subansiri education department. Both the organizations
threatened to launch a democratic movement at Daporijo in case of failure of the
authorities to transfer/suspend DDSE of the district for his alleged involvement
Pasighat CCC meeting held
PASIGHAT, Oct 21: The final meeting of Centenary Celebration Committee (CCC) was
held under the chairmanship of the DC cum-chairman Onit Panyang at Pasighat Oct 20
All the chairmen of subcommittees submitted their estimates to the organizing Secretary
Bittem Darang, DFO. Panyang suggested the house to consider and approve the genuine
estimates and called for shouldering responsibilities by all, Govt. officers, leaders
and general public.
He informed that a master plan would be prepared in the meeting and forwarded to
the government for approval in a meeting to be held at the Conference Hall of the
Director, Tourism at Itanagar on Oct 22.
The house while discussing on resource mobilization, decided to appeal the Govt.
employees of the district to donate one day salary. The committee also approved and
asked all the head of offices to arrange necessary funds for immediate painting of
residential and non residential buildings from their respective departmental heads.
Govt. move lauded
ITANAGAR, Oct 21: All Kurung Kumey District FPS Welfare Association thanked the Centre,
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu as well as PWD Minister Nabam Tuki and MP Takam Sanjoy,
Mukut Mithi and Ninong Ering for approving air dropping of essential commodities
in far flung areas.
NAHARLAGUN: Indian Air force will conduct a Special Recruitment rally for unmarried
eligible male candidates of the State at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from October
24 to 29 next. DIPR
Apang admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang has been admitted today at All India
Institute of Medical Science for further medical consultations.
Apang was shifted to AIIMS after the Sessions Court, Lakhimpur granted him permission
to go out of the state for health checkups.
The former Chief Minister is a diabetic and hypertensive patient.
Apang who was arrested on Aug 24 for his alleged involvement in PDS scam was granted
bail on Oct 8 with the precondition that he would not go out of the state without
the permission of the Court.
Few turns up for rally
PASIGHAT: The Pasighat Citizens Welfare Society (PCWS) organized a public referendum
rally on Oct 20 last at the Gandhi-Chowk, Main bazaar, Pasighat to have a debate
and discussion on the proposed 2700 mw mega dam on Siang River.
Though the society had appealed all the forums, NGOs, unions, associations, resources
persons and citizens to attend the same, the turnout was very poor and hardly fifteen
persons turned up in the rally on the day. DIPRO
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh played out a gaolless draw with Tripura in the opening
match of U-16 National Football Championship (zonal) played at Maharaj Bir Bikram
Stadium, Agartala, Tripura today.
Arunachal colts will play their second group level match against Manipur on October
BC Das and S Bhattacharjee are the coach and manager of the participating Arunachalee