AAPSU blames state Govt for violence
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has blasted state
government for their complete failure to control situation at Namsai. AAPSU President
Takam Tatung and General Secretary Tujom Poyom have squarely blamed state government
for eruption of violence at Namsai because of rally by pro-PRC supporters.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung said that this whole incident is a result of the failure
of administration. “Government knew in advance that a rally was going to be organized.
At first stance, how could they allow non-APST people to organize rally inside Arunachal
territory. And secondly why enough police forces were not deployed to tackle the
situation,” questioned AAPSU President Takam Tatung. He also questioned role of home
ministry in this regard. “Daily they get report about movement of pro-PRC group.
They could have taken precaution to protect rights of local indigenous tribal. This
incident has exposed poor working culture of home ministry and district administration,”
stated Tatung. Further pointing finger at local legislators, he also held them responsible
for this mess. “They had tried to help non-APST get PRC in order to consolidate their
vote banks. But they forgot that people of Arunachal will never accept non-APST in
their own land,” said Tatung. Reacting to report of Dirak Gate being closed for Arunachal
bound vehicles, Tatung said, “They wanted PRC in Arunachal claiming that they are
part of this state. But now they are imposing blockade against Arunachalee. This
clearly shows in heart they are not Arunachalee. Now their motive has been exposed
and I am sure no ordinary Arunachalee will ever support their cause even for humanitarian
AAPSU General Secretary Tujom Poyom had asked authorities to immediately arrest
all the non-APST people who were involved in violent acts against local tribals.
Further both AAPSU President and General Secretary warned that AAPSU will launch
massive movement against state government if they do not arrest those non-APST people
who started violence.
State BJYM organise ‘save Arunachal’ rally
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arunachal Pradesh today organized
a rally on theme “save Arunachal and save Jammu & Kashmir” here in capital complex.
Large number of BJYM members took out the rally from Ganga market which ended at
Later the BJYM leaders submitted a memorandum to Raj Bhawan and demanded the UPA
government to strip special status to Jammu & Kashmir under article 370 of Constitutions.
Castigating the Congress led state government for alleged poor governance, rampant
corruption and failure to act decisively against multi-crore PDS scam accused, the
BJYM said that state government is reluctant to arrest PDS scam accused who are
roaming freely. Speaking to media persons at Raj Bawan gate, the state BJYM President
Doni Nich alleged that the people first state Govt has failed to live up the expectation
of common people.
BJP general secretary Dominic Tadar called upon the people to play pivotal role
in order to root out corruption from the state.
The BJYM further condemned the repeated Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh and
alleged that the state government did not take up the issue of suffering people of
the international boundary.
BJYM national secretary Pranab Burauh who spearheaded the protest rally along with
Nabarun Medhi BJYM incharge Arunachal and Santanan Bose BJYM incharge Assam demanded
that the PDS scam case be handed over to CBI for fair investigation.
2nd phase Siang dam rally on Nov 25
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Pasighat Citizens Welfare Society (PCWS) has decided to launch
its 2nd Phase Siang Dam Public Rally on November 25 in co-ordination with the other
agitating group of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and it will also organize Brahmaputra
Siang Yagya to pray for peace and safety of the people living in both the downstream
and upstream of the mighty Siang river.
Meanwhile, PCWS strongly resented to a news report in this daily regarding Siang
Dam Public Referendum rally held at Pasighat on October 20 last in which it was reported
that turnout was poor.
The society claimed that though there were few members on the dias, as many as 5000
citizens attended and gave a patient hearing to the deliverance of Anti-Siang Dam.
Boogie Woogie semifinal today
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: The semifinal of the Arunachal Boogie Woogie Dance Competition-2010
will be held at National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun on 24th October (Sunday).
Seven contestants, namely, Vijay Singhi, Takam Nikum, Tadar Nime, Shatabdi Nath,
Ana Nabam Hina, Rinchin Norbu Bapu and Yajum Pangking will compete in the semifinal
(Western) to enter into the final of 1st Arunachal Boogie Woogie, state level dance
competition. However, only 5 contestants will enter into the final of the competition
scheduled to be held on Nov 7.
The winner will receive a cash prize of Rs.3 lakhs and Runners up will get Rs. 2
lakhs. The top 10 dancers of the competition also shall be rewarded.
Large number of dignitaries including chief patron of Boogie Woogie and Finance
Minister Setong Sena, MLA K Sidisow, Commissioner, cultural affairs Y D Thongchi,
Art and Culture Director Pigu Ligu, APSWC chairperson Komoli Mossang are expected
to grace the occasion.
ANSU demands deployment of adequate forces to thwart UG activities
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Expressing serious concern over the reported presence of unknown
under ground (UG) groups in East Kameng district headquarter, the All Nyishi Students’
Union (ANSU) today demanded the home ministry to intervene immediately into the matter
and deploy more police and paramilitary forces in the district to suppress the presence
of under ground elements in its budding stage.
Justifying Union’s demand for adequate forces in the district ANSU President Niglar
Veo informed that on Oct 22 at around 7 pm six youths of unknown under ground organizations
equipped with AK-47 and pistols made surprise attack on S.K Nath, the Project Manager
of Gamon India and tried to kidnap him.
When he resisted, they shot at him with the pistol but he escaped narrowly. An FIR
has already been lodged at police station, Seppa, it said. Condemning the incident
the ANSU demanded the state Govt to provide security for the safety of the official
staff of the Gamon India so that the work of road construction from Seppa to Chayangtajo,
which is the life line for the people of entire upper part of the district, goes
ANSU further informed that earlier on Oct 19 such incident had happened and a FIR
was lodged in the same police station but no action could have been taken.
The Union led a delegation headed by its president and general secretary to the Home
Minister to address and discuss on the matter in urgency but the minister could not
turn up due to unknown reason, the ANSU said and xpressed dismay over such irresponsible
attitude of a person in the chair of a responsible position.
Meanwhile, the Union condemned the act of circulation of video clip showing a girl
being tortured inhumanely. It is a complete violation of human rights and a murder
of dignity of womanhood, the union said while adding that such a barbaric act is
not acceptable to the modern and civilized society. The Union urged all sections
to refrain themselves from indulging and adopting such kind of brutal means for justice.
The Union also appealed all to stop the circulation of the clip.
Paediatric cataract prog at RKMH
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: The Department of Opthal-mology, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
is conducting a five-day long free of cost pediatric cataract programme with support
from the ORBIS International, New Delhi in its hospital here from Nov 7 to 11.
The visiting faculty Dr. David Laws, Paediatric Ophthalmologist from United Kingdom
would be seeing paediatric eye cases on these days and performing surgeries also.
R.K.M.H. is also conducting a CME program on Pediatric Ophthalmology at its conference
hall on Nov 7. Dr Moji Jini, Chief Medical Officer, General Hospital, has consented
to be chief guest on the occasion. It may be mentioned here that R.K.M.H has been
collaborating with ORBIS International New Delhi in running a project for childhood
blindness since August 2006. ORBIS is an international development agency working
exclusively for prevention and treatment of childhood blindness through ophthalmic
service delivery organizations.
People’s cooperation sought to protect wildlife
ZIRO, Oct 23: An awareness workshop on community participation in wildlife protection
was organized at Ziro today jointly by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA), Hapoli
Forest Division, Apatani Cultural and Literary Society (ACLS) and Ngunu Ziro. The
workshop was attended by local officers, Gaon Buras, Gaon Buris, Panchayat leaders
and leaders of village development committees of different villages.
Attending the workshop as the chief guest, DSP Tao Pekhi said that it is important
to safeguard the forests and wildlife as they are integral parts of tribal life.
Ziro Police Station OC Techi Tab, the Guest of Honor, said that firearms issued for
self-defence are mostly misused for hunting. He sought cooperation of the people
in implementing the law for peaceful society.
Kalung Bida, ACF, briefed about the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and said that the
department alone cannot effectively implement the Act without public cooperation.
He exhorted the public to extend helping hands with the Department of Environment
and Forests. The legal aspects of wildlife protection was dealt with by Tanyang Tado
and Tage Halley, advocates while Hage Tarung, Circle Officer, spoke about the importance
of community participation in environmental conservation and wildlife protection.
Earlier, Dr. Tage Kanno, Executive Director, FGA briefed about the objectives of
the workshop and said that this is part of a wildlife survey project being carried
out in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary being supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership
Fund (CEPF) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Environment and Ecology (ATREE). The
preliminary findings of the survey results which was started last year, was presented
by Hibu Tatu, Chairman, Ngunu Ziro and Punyo Chada, an MCC member of FGA.
It may be mentioned that the wildlife survey is being carried out by FGA since June
2009 using the indigenous knowledge of the Apatani tribal people and incorporating
the scientific methods as well. Though several different species have been photographed
using infra-red cameras, the preliminary findings point to decreasing abundance in
lots of species, especially Assamese Macaque and squirrel which are vital to sustaining
the culture of the Apatanis.
In the afternoon session, chaired by Nani Tani, Zilla Parishad Member, the participants
passed significant resolutions, notable of whom are that to approach the appropriate
authorities to ban hunting in the forests around Ziro, restriction of issue of arms
licence, an official order banning carrying of firearms except by the license holders
and formation of committees to oversee hunting activities in the area, according
to an official release.
Parliamentary Standing Committee at Tawang
TAWANG, Oct 23: The members of Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by Brajesh
Pathak is on a 3-day visit to Tawang district.
The main purpose of the visit of the committee members is to interact with the representatives
of the State Drugs Control Organisation on the monitoring of quality of drugs and
cosmetics manufactured and marketed in the state and efficacy of existing pre and
post-inspection mechanism. Subsequently interact with representatives of State Government
on the implementation of National Rural Health Mission. Among others, Dr. T. Basar,
Director of Health Service, Talem Tapok, MD, NRHM, Dr. D. Padung Nodal Officer,
NRHM, are attending the Standing Committee meeting. The Parliamentary Standing Committee
members included Rasheed Massod, Vijay Buhuguna, Ashok Argal, Dr. Anup Kr. Saha,
Datta Meghe, Viplove Thakur, Jayshreeben K. Patel, Vasanthi Stanley, N. Kristappa.
The members also visited Tawang Monastery, Tawang District Hospital, and District
Textiles and Handloom Emporium. They will visit Primary Health Centre, Lhou (sub-centre),
and Jang PHC tomorrow.
Earlier, Kaling Tayeng, Secretary, Health, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh along with
Duly Kamduk, incharge Deputy Commissioner, and other Govt officers welcomed the
Committee members on their arrival at Tawang. DIPRO
AAPSU Marty Cup from Nov 28
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union will have its first ever
“AAPSU Marty Cup” from November 28 next at Itanagar in memory of those student activists
who laid down their lives for the cause of the Union.
The Marty Cup will have Football for Men and Volleyball for Women and will be selected
from the District Students Union of all the 16 districts, Colleges and Universities.
AAPSU Assistant General Secretary Marge Riba has been appointed as the Chairman of
the Oranising Committee while Assistant Games and Sports Secretary Tame Papu will
be the Vice Chairman. “A proper notification will be issued to all concern and
DSU’s at the earliest possible time”, informed Marge Riba.
Further, AAPSU is going to launch a traffic awareness programme in Capital Complex
soon.AAPSU vice president Nabam Tamar has been appointed chairman, whereas convenor
Ringu Kuku will be the vice chairman of the awareness programme.
Dumporijo APWWS unit inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS), Dumpurijo sub-division
unit was inaugurated in a function on Oct 20.
Dumpurijo ADC Gejum Ete and Gussar ZPM Pakde Uli were chief guest and guest of honor
respectively of the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, woman activist Gumri Ringu highlighted the importance of
empowering the women for their equal status in the society. She also highlighted
the atrocities against women and educated the participants about various Acts meant
for protection of women and girl child. Among others Govt officers including Gussar
CO T Gyaddu, Dumporijo EAC T Budong and panchayat leaders spoke on the occasion.
Many women activists were also participated in the inaugural function as special
Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp
PASIGHAT, Oct 23: Two days long 6th Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) was inaugurated
by the ADC Pasighat S.C. Debnath at the JN College lower campus auditorium today.
The camp was organized by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) JNC and sponsored
by the Department of Science and Technology (GOI).
Addressing the participating students on the occasion, the Chief Guest Debnath said
the entire NE region is bestowed with enough natural resources. There are tremendous
scopes for agro-base industries, forestry, horticulture, mushroom farming, herbal,
medicinal and aromatic plants, beekeeping, bio-technology, floriculture, wood base
products etc but a major effort is needed towards industrialization.
Further, he encouraged the youth to instill the entrepreneurship culture and mindset
added that the state is surrounded by Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Nepal
and there is high possibility of cross border trades.
He appreciated the college authorities for organizing the camp.
Earlier, the Principal T. Talom in his brief speech said the college is glorifying
the concept of entrepreneurship and providing youngsters the necessary skills to
form and run their ventures and introduce entrepreneurship as a career option to
them. He claimed that his associates are preparing a pool of next generation entrepreneurs.
Resource persons from faculties of JNC Dr. Kamaraja and Dr. Naresh Kumar and college
of Horticulture, Pasighat Associate Professor Dr. P. Raja and Dr. A.K. Singh gave
lectures and imparted training through power point presentation. DIPRO
e-Arik & e-Village: A successful journey of CAU
PASIGHAT, Oct 23: The idea of e-Agriculture initiative (e-Arik project) of Central
Agricultural University, Pasighat was first conceived by then Assistant Professor
of Extension, Dr. R. Saravanan, during 2007 by the financial support from the Department
of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
The e-Arik project was first implemented in the Yangrung village (“Arik” means “Agriculture”
in the Adi tribal dialect). The project examined the application of ICTs in providing
agricultural extension services and its socio-economic impact among rural tribal
farming community in the “Yagrung” and near by 12 villages of East Siang district.
The project was successfully experimented in single window system for the improved
agricultural information and technology delivery by using computer, internet, phone,
radio and television. Project provided all time expert consultation on agriculture
production, protection and marketing aspects through ICTs. The e-Arik research project
staff regularly undertook field visits to observe crop condition, diagnosis the pest,
diseases, and nutrient deficiency, physiological problems, and then field crop condition
digitally documented and suggested solutions to the farmers. Further, farm scientists
undertook need based field visits and provide expert advice to the farmers. Further,
farmers training and demonstrations were conducted by the project staff, Subject
Matter Specialists of KVK (East Siang District) and extension personnel from the
developmental departments. Project portal (www.earik.in) provides information on
crop cultivation, agriculture and rural developmental departments and their schemes,
day to day market information and weather conditions, which was also displayed in
the village knowledge centre notice board. Further, information on health, education,
governance and other information for tribal farmers are available in the project
The village agricultural library at the e-Arik-village knowledge centre is having
the collection of farm publications, multimedia CDs and daily news papers for the
ready reference of the farmers and others. Farm input display unit at e-Arik-village
knowledge centre exhibits bio-fertilizers, organic pesticides and fungicide samples
for the familiarization among the farmers. The ICT awareness lectures, regular trainings
were conducted for the benefit of village children, students, village school teachers
and villagers. The village advisory committee members, farmers and project team regularly
reviewed the progress of the project.
Based on the successful performance of the project during 2007-08, the e-Arik project
was awarded national level Best e-Governed Project – Special Jury Award for 2007-08
by the by the Computer Society of India (CSI) and Nihilent, for its significant contributions
to the farming community of remote and rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh State of
Considering success of the e-Arik project, the Centre for Development of Advanced
Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad, a scientific society under Ministry of Communications
and Information Technology, Government of India, joined with the Central Agricultural
University, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat to implement the innovative
e-Village Project in 10 villages of East Siang district to benefit the rural people,
since 2008. Ten selected villages from East Siang district equipped with the computer
facility and other ICT facility to provide reliable information services to the village
people in the areas of agriculture, health, education, e-Governance and rural energy.
Computer literacy was imparted for the school children, unemployed rural youth and
other community members with a support of trained computer instructor from the village.
Notably, this project is a first village level initiative from C-DAC, Hyderabad in
the north-east region.
Prof. S.N. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal Manipur
visited “e-Village Centres” at Berung, Sikabamin and Sille villages during March
2009 and directed the College of Horticulture and Forestry to adopt all the ten e-Villages
as a model villages to undertake research and extension activities (www.modelevillage.in).
Because of his foresighted vision, extension and research activities of CHF and KVK
activities were integrated and concentrated in the ten e-Villages. Notably, “Giriraja
& Girirani”, a high yielding poultry breeds were distributed to the Berung villagers.
To indicate few selected advanced farm training and technology transfer; Mushroom
cultivation, vermi-compost, System of Rice Intensification, Rubber cultivation, Fisheries
development, pest and diseases control in rice and khasi mandarin, Post Harvest Management
techniques and Value addition in horticultural crops and paddy cum fish culture were
integrated with farming systems. Further, technology week in e-Village centers in
collaboration with KVK, East Siang District, Kissan mela at Berung along with Rural
Horticultural Work Experience Students, Farmer-Scientists interface workshop, Tree
plantation at Berung during world environmental day conducted to create awareness
among the rural people. More than 750 children and village youth underwent computer
education at the e_Arik & e-Village centres during May, 2007 to October, 2010.
The e-Village moves forward with the visionary leadership and guidance of Prof. S.N.
Puri, who was recently honoured with "Academic Leadership Award" in Agriculture Leadership
Summit, 2010 in New Delhi and Dr. V. K. Mishra, Dean of the College of Horticulture
and Forestry, Pasighat.
A simple idea towards betterment, the e-Arik initiative proves, a small step slowly
makes a big difference, if it is continued by the committed and hard working few
individuals with the support of Prof. S. N. Puri, VC, CAU.
In the continuation of the e-Arik and e-Village, another innovative project sponsored
by the NABARD titled e-Kiosk, touch screen kiosk for technology transfer to the farmers
of East Siang district is also in offing and tries to integrate Adi language audio
with the computer touch screen text.
To quote few examples of change by e-Village, a farmer from Nagorlung, viewed video
on rubber seedling preparation by T budding at e-Village centre and practices in
his rubber farm, a farmer from Sille adopts fisheries, System of Rice Intensification
(SRI) was adopted by a farmer from Sikabamin, few Yagrung village women takes-up
mushroom cultivation and this list goes big and grows day by day. Above all, in
remote Detak village, no road connectivity during rainy season and electricity is
a precious and scarce commodity, a primary school going child lays her little fingers
in computer keyboard and slowly moves the mouse, and looks the monitor in the e-Village
centre and she smiles, again smiles, that innocent and happy smile says lot about
the impact of the e-Village project.
U-19 Twenty20 tourney from Nov 1
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: The first U-19 Inter Club Ranking Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will
begin at Nyokum Lapang Cricket Ground from November 1.
According to Arunachal Cricket Association release, all the 20 participating clubs
are divided into four groups of five teams each with two top teams from each group
qualifying for the quarterfinals. Both the semifinals would be held on November 25
while the final would be played on November 27.
Teams: Pool ‘A’: United Capital Cricket Club, Poyupaga Cricket Club, Deccan Youth
Cricket Club, Nirjuli Cricket Club, Royal Kings-XI Club; Pool ‘B’: Jaryir Cricket
Club, Papum Poma Cricket Club, Dari Lokam Cricket Club, Donyi Colony Cricket Club,
‘A’ Sector Youth Cricket Club; Pool ‘C’: Kargu Kardi Cricket Club, Eleven Stars Cricket
Club, Cry Cricket Club, Nirjuli Market Welfare Cricket Committee, Gichik Abu Cricket
Club; Pool ‘D’: Nirjuli ‘Legend’ Cricket Club, Ziro-II Cricket Club, Eastern Region
Cricket Club, United Toru Cricket Club, Mengio Cricket Club.
Arunachal colts draw with Manipur
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Formidable Manipur were held to 1-1 draw by Arunachal colts in
their second league level match of the U-16 National Football Championship (zonal)
played at Maharaj Bir Bikram Stadium, Agartala, Tripura today.
State chess tourney in Dec
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association would conduct the 2nd State
Level Chess Championship -2010 at Youth Hostel, Naharlagun from December 4 to 10
next. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE rules.
Appeal to Govt
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: The believers of Donyi Poloism, in a meeting at Naharlagun today
appealed to the State Government to allot a plot of land in favour of Donyi Polo
believers of Galo community to construct a Donyi-Polo Gamgi at Naharlagun area.
LAWA foundation Day
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Lendo Ao Welfare Association (LAWA) will felicitate senior members
and toppers of class VIII to XII during its 19th foundation day celebration on October
25. Various competitions, such as essay writing, poem recitation, traditional folk
dance and games and sports would also be organized. The foundation day will be celebrated
in every Lendo dominated area, according to LAWA release.
Arunachalee girls enter final
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Joram Rupa and Nabam Deepu have been selected for final round of
Dabur Gulabari fresh face of North East-2010 contest. In this event, 100 contestants
had auditioned out of which 18 have been selected for final round.
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees’ Welfare Association
(AAPSTEWA) will celebrate its Raising Day at Naharlagun APSTS station premise on
Oct 27. MLA Tachi Kaso and Transport Commissioner Y D Thongchi would attend the celebration
as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Tarh Welfare Society mourned the untimely demise of Tarak Nukh
(25) of Gaga village, Nyapin circle who died on October 21. He was an active member
of the Society and working as staff of the PWD Doimukh division.
The members of the society prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and
give strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Chief Secretary Tabom Bam would inaugurate the Allahabad bank branch
at E Sector, Itanagar on Oct 27.
Free asthma detection camp
ITANAGAR: Heema Hospital Itanagar is conducting free asthma detection camp cum lung
function test at the hospital on October 25. WRD Minister Atum Welly would attend
the inaugural function as chief guest.
NYC appealfor hospital
ITANAGAR: Nationalist Youth Congress highlighting the grievances of the people appealed
the state government and the concerned department to establish district hospital