ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Lower Subansiri captured the coveted Tadar Tang Memorial State
Level Football title for the fifth time defeating defending champion Papum Pare 3-1
in the final at Rajiv Gandhi stadium, Naharlagun today.
The match started on a promising note with both teams trading shots and focusing
on offensive plays. But neither team was successful in finding the breakthrough until
an own goal by Papum Pare’s Tapan Bora in 16 minutes. Seven minutes later, a strong
footer from Mihin Pullo again shook Papum Pare’s net. Lower Subansiri was leading
2-0 in the half time.
The second half was a seesaw battle between the two sides with Papum Pare making
all out efforts to find the equalizers. The margin was reduced to 1-2 by Papum Pare
in 49th minute with goal scored by Pasang Tamang from a perfect cross from the right
winger. Mihin struck again in 54th minute to give Lower Subansiri 3-1 lead. The supporters
and players of Lower Subansiri erupted in jubilation when the long final hooter was
blown by the referee ensuring victory of the team.
The last part of the match witnessed some dangerous tackling by players from both
sides. Techi Takkar (Jersey No.4) of Papum Pare and Pura Dukhung of Lower Subansiri
were sent off by field referee while Toko Poliam, Hage Talloh, Mihin Pullo, of Lower
Subansiri and Techi Takkar (Jersey no 16), Rahul Barman and Tarh Anthony of Papum
Pare were cautioned with yellow cards for foul play. Mihin Pullo of Lower Subansiri
was awarded the Golden Boot for scoring highest goal in the tournament while Toko
Polliam of the same team was adjudged the “Best Player of the Tournament”. Tadu Taka
of Lower Subansiri was chosen as “Best Goalkeeper. Fair play team award went to West
The winner took away cash prize of Rs.50,000 along with the trophy while the runners
up team was given Rs.30,000 along with a trophy. Individual winners were also given
cash prizes of Rs.5000 each.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki gave away the winner’s trophy to Papum Pare. Reading FC
Director Eamonn Dolan and his Deputy Lee Heron also distributed prizes the individual
winners and fair play team.
Besides the Reading FC officials, the match was also witnessed by Parliamentary Secretaries
Nabam Rebia and Karikho Kri, State Sports Authority Chairman Tapuk Taku, vice chairman
Likha Tara, local MLA Techi Kaso, Tadar Yedir, wife of Late Tadar Tang and other
‘RG Stadium to be converted into international stadium’
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Naharlagun would be converted into a football
stadium of international standard equipped with state-of the -art facilities, Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki today said and assured to provide Rs.two crore for the purpose.
Addressing a packed stadium on the final day of the 11th Tadar Tang Memorial State
Level Football Championship at Naharlagun today, Tuki said “My government has committed
to develop sports infrastructure in every district, for which, Rs. 200 crore has
already been earmarked under SPA .”
Informing about adoption of a pragmatic sports policy by his government, Tuki said
that the main vision of the policy is to make Arunachal a leading state in sports
arena through target oriented action plans for diverse activities, including coaching,
training, counseling and participation at various levels of tournaments and championships
of all sports disciplines.
The policy also provides for lucrative incentives to outstanding sportspersons, job
reservation and maximum opportunities and benefits to indigenous youths.
“While a pension scheme for welfare of distressed sports persons has been incorporated
in the Policy, special focus is also laid on promotion of sports amongst girls and
the physically challenged,” he informed. Paying rich tributes to Late Tadar Tang,
on whose memory the tournament is held every year, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude
to the Tadar Tang Multipurpose Society, formed by Late Tang’s well-wishers, for starting
this state level football tournament and offering one of the best platforms for budding
football players to showcase their talent
The chief minister has agreed to enhance the grant for the tournament from Rs 8 lakhs
to Rs 12 lakhs from this year.
Tuki also expressed gratitude to Eamonn Dolan, Director of Reading Football Academy
and his Deputy Lee Heron, who are here and have been following the tournament since
last couple of days scouting potential in local players.
He appreciated the visit of Dolan as normally the Director doesn’t travel but just
because of his invitation, the European premier league soccer club sent him to Arunachal
“Arunachal Pradesh will be ever grateful to the Reading FC for their interest and
acceptance to train our talents in one of the best coaching centers of Europe free
of cost,” he said.
The Reading FC Director, earlier, showered praise on the people of Arunachal Pradesh
for extending heartwarming welcome to him and his deputy along with Tomo Nomuk, Reading
FC Advisor for Asia, and making memorable their stay in the state capital.
He emphasized on catching talented players as young as 10 to 11 years and training
them professionally. He admitted the potential available and hoped that an association
would be created between the State and the Club to evolve a coordination and cooperation
to churn out world-class professional football players from the State.
MP Takam Sanjoy, who is also President of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association
(APFA), addressing the players and spectators stressed on discipline. He said without
discipline nothing would be achieved no matter how talented you are.
Meanwhile, Sanjoy, on behalf of APFA, appealed the Chief Minister to place sufficient
funds for renovation and maintenance of the R G Stadium. The Chief Minister has assured
to place funds for the same from SPA in the current financial year.
Docoits loot cash; three arrested
NAHARLAGUN, Oct 03: A group of five miscreants committed dacoity at pistol-point
at the General Agency, an Amul distributor, owned by Ramesh Kumar Jhawer in A-Sector
here around 8.10 am Wednesday but three of them were arrested within an hour.
Three accused who were arrested were identified as Keji Taniu Ramniu, 33, of Parsi-Parlo
and Dena Tanang, 29, of Bikia village, both under Tali/ Pip-Sorang circle of Kurung
Kumey district; AK Singh, 35, resident of Koiwagaonwa of Bihar living in E-sector,
Naharlagun, while Veo and Raju from Seppa ran away with the booty, Capital Complex
SP Hibu Tamang informed.
Dena, Veo and Raju had entered the building, took away the cash kept in a cotton
bag inside the wooden cabin and ran away in the car in which other two were waiting.
On receiving the report, a police team led by SI M Geyi and SI N Lali trailed behind
and arrested three of them from Transport Colony, Polo Colony around 9.15 am while
search operation involving the CRPF and IRBn personnel was launched to apprehend
the two absconding accused, who managed to disappear through river route.
A case was registered and investigation launched, while the SP, SDPOs NC Dutta (Naharlagun)
and Taru Gusar (Itanagar) joined the probe.
The SP had sounded a red alert immediately, sealed the Capital Complex and launched
massive search operation by setting up nakas at various vulnerable points. He appreciated
Geyi and Lali for their prompt action.
Singh is a history sheeter, who was arrested in a traders’ extortion case of Nahalagun
PS (No 65/2004 u/s section 387/34 IPC), while the costly car No WB 06 1584, Hundai
Civic brought here for sale and used in the crime is part of the investigation, the
Arunachal Governor calls on Meghalaya governor, CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J J Singh called
on the Governor of Meghalaya Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary at Raj Bhavan, Shillong today.
They discussed concerning interests of the two neigbouring States and shared ideas
for developmental initiatives taken up in their respective States, especially on
State First Lady Anupama Singh, who accompanied the Governor during the call on,
presented a ‘Thankha’ to Meghalaya Governor on behalf of the people of Arunachal
Pradesh. Later Arunachal Pradesh Governor, who is on a two-day visit to Meghalaya
also met the Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma at Raj Bhavan, Shillong. They
discussed on areas of prospective commercial activities and exchange programmes.
(PRO to Governor)
SDO sends SOS, asks Govt to continue air sorties in flood-ravaged Dambuk
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Dambuk sub-division officer in charge today send “save our soul”(SOS)
message to the state government saying the situation at Dambuk Sub-Division in Lower
Dibang Valley district is far from better.
SDO in charge Eving Yirang asked for non-stop air sorties during the hours of need
while alarming that food crisis loomed large over the areas as the surface communication
to sub-division is yet to be cleared and the area remained cut off from rest of the
world. He further said that for restoration of surface communication it could take
After spot visit to various places such as Anpum and Paglam, Yirang reported that
though the flood water has receded, the situation of these areas is still grim, with
extensive damages of crops and livestock. He went on to say the area have turned
ghost town with sickening smells emanating from cattle carcasses lying everywhere
after the flood fury. SDO also said that despite the PWD road was washed away at
Loklung village; none of PWD officials visited the site to stock of the situation.
APSCW team organizes legal awareness camps in two districts
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: A team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW)
headed by its chairperson Gumri Ringu organized legal awareness camps on Domestic
violence Act- 2005 and Prohibitions of Child Marriage Act 2006 & Crime against women
during its district tour to Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri from Sept 22 to
29. Other members of the team included APSCW vice Vice- Chairperson, Radhilu Chai
and Members Dharmawati Mangmow, Yabin Zirdo, Yapi Kulo and Meyo Taku. In its first
leg of legal awareness camp organized in collaboration with Mecha Welfare Society,
Yachuli at Yachuli, Lower Subansiri district on Sept 22 Ringu, highlighted the
Domestic violence Act- 2005 & Child Marriage Prohibition Act- 2006. While vice chairperson
Radhilu Chai elaborated on the power and functions of APSCW, Joram Yajum, Chairperson,
Mecha Welfare Society, highlighted the grievances being faced by the girls and womenfolk
of their area. This was followed by legal awareness camp at Ziro on Sept 23. Here
the APSCW team also visited Achukuru Welfare Society, Ziro. On Sept 24, the team
had a brief meeting at Raga with PRIs, Women Groups, general public and youths.
The Chairperson, APSCW, Ringu had highlighted the significance of APSCW and its effort
in working for the cause of aggrieved girl / women.
While addressing the awareness camp at Daporijo on Sept 25, Gumri Ringu appealed
the District Administrations to open a District Grievances Cell, in every District
HQ, so that justice could be delivered to the aggrieved girl / women. Further, she
requested for creation of Juvenile Justice Board (JBB) at District level.
The APSCW team organized legal awareness camps at Taliha on Sept 26, at Nacho on
Sept 27, at Dumporijo on Sept 28.
The legal awareness tour came to an end with awareness camp organized at Baririjo
on Sept 29. Govt officials, panchayat leaders, gaon burahs and gao buris and general
public were present in all the awareness camps conducted in these wo districts.
State level training cum workshop on integrated watershed management programme
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: A State Level Training cum Workshop on Integrated Watershed Management
Programme (IWMP), the flagship programme of Ministry of Rural Development, Government
of India, began at SIRD Conference Hall, here today.
Delegates of the Workshop include Project Directors of DRDAs, designated officers
of Watershed Cell cum Data Centre (WCDC) including Assistant Project Officers, Technical
Assistants (IWDP) etc. and officers and officials of State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA)
at the Department of Rural Development.
Speaking on the occasion, M. Ronya Joint Director RE, Department of Rural Development
Government of Arunachal Pradesh, stressed on the need for proper capacity building
of all stakeholders. He informed that under IWMP a specific allocation is there of
5 percent of project cost for Institution Building and Capacity Building, which is
to be utilised in three specific installments as per the three phases of programme
implementation. In addition to this allocation, Govt of India has provided funds
to SIRD Arunachal Pradesh for the purpose of conduction of training programmes in
coordination with SLNA Arunachal Pradesh, highlighting the seriousness that Department
of Land Resources, MoRD gives to training and capacity building interventions. M.
Ronya also appreciated the timely intervention of SIRD in view of clarifications
required for Livelihoods for landless asset less and Production system and Micro
Enterprises component under IWMP. He also stressed on the need for timely and proper
updation of MIS under IWMP, especially in view of the fact that subsequent release
of funds by Govt of India shall be subject to proper updation of MIS. He also emphasized
on the need for timely release of State Matching share for the projects, which is
being regarded as an important criteria for release of subsequent release of central
share of funds.
Stressing on the important issues being pursued by Department of Rural Development
Government of Arunachal Pradesh, M. Ronya asked for early submission of GP wise village
list, Annual Plans and MPRs which are to be submitted by 30th of every month.
V.K. Sharma, Associate Professor HIRD Nilokheri, who has been invited for sharing
his experience and expertise on IWMP, addressing the delegates emphasised on the
need for proper preparation of 28 DPRs for IWMP projects sanctioned during 2011-12
for Arunachal Pradesh in a participative manner under the guidance of WCDC and PIAs.
He also stressed on the need for greater coordination between WCDC and SLNA for ensuring
streamlined implementation of IWMP projects in Arunachal Pradesh.
The training programme is being coordinated by Rakesh Srivastava and Sinku Wada Bagang,
Assistant Directors at SIRD. The three day programme shall cover issues pertaining
to planning and management of IWMP, understanding of important IWMP concepts, roles
and responsibilities of various institutions under IWMP, and activities under IWMP.
It shall also dwell on livelihoods and production system and micro enterprises component
Earlier SW Bagang, Assistant Director cum Course Coordinator welcomed the delegates
and Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director cum Course Director highlighted the background
of the workshop. Dr. Kirto Loyi, Dy. Director SIRD gave away the vote of thanks.
Eminent resource persons from Department of Science and Technology, GB Pant Institute
of Himalayan Environment and Development, National Informatics Centre Itanagar are
also scheduled to address the delegates in the 3 days workshop.
Arogya – state level health fair begins at Ziro
ZIRO, Oct 03: Parliamentary Secretary, health and FW, Nido Pavitro inaugurated four
days Arogya -- State Level Health Fair on Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and
Homeopathy at Ziro today.
Speaking on the occasion Pavitro said “Lower Subansiri district is a store house
of medicinal herbal plants. This opportunity should be used to learn and identify
more of these herbs. Large scale plantation of medicinal herbs should be encouraged
and its commercial viability be studied.” Further, exhorting the public to actively
participate in the fair he informed that this fair will not only project the requirements
of modern day medical treatment with collaboration of Ayurveda but also be a platform
for horizontal and vertical discussion of Ayurveda treatment.
The visitors can avail the free consultations and free medicines during the fair,
he informed. Arogya Nidhi, a health program for BPL family will provide a financial
assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh for treatments and operations. This provision can be extended
to any hospitals empanelled with the health department, he said and added that the
central government has sponsored 1.5 crore under this scheme.
While emphasizing on adapting traditional method of treatment, Padi Richo, Parliamentary
Secretary, UD &LM said that “ Ziro Valley can become a medical tourism hub due the
presence of a large number of medicinal plants. Patients coming in for treatment
can enjoy the natural beauty of the valley and relax in its mild weather”.
He also said that one should also be aware of the side effects of the allopathic
medicines and try to inculcate a healthy living habit.
Terming the day as a historic one, Deputy Commissioner Lower Subansiri Dist Taru
Talo extended his gratitude to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh and Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt.
of India for choosing Lower Subansiri district to host this fair.
Dr Rama Shankar in-charge Ayurveda Regional Research Institute in his keynote address
dealt in length the growth of Ayurveda in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr. B.V.S Murthy, DDHS, AYUSH also spoke on the occasion.
Health Services Director Dr. K. Nishing, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical
Sciences, Chancellor Dr. P. R. Trivedi, DDHS, AYUSH Dr. B.V.S Murty, HoDs and PRI
members also attended the programme.
The special features of the fair are live yoga demonstrations, public health awareness
lectures, AYUSH Specialist for consultation, AYUSH products and therapies, traditional
healers, medicinal plants and books and publications.
Earlier, Pavitro, inaugurated the office of the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical
Sciences University, Ziro in presence of Richo, Talo and the medical staff. DIPRO
Awareness rally on women’s rights
ROING, Oct 03: On Tuesday, women from across the Lower Dibang Valley district took
part in a rally on women’s rights organized by Integrated Child Development Services
(ICDS) department, Roing.
“The rally, which coincided with the 143rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
was organized to spark awareness on women’s rights, especially on growing issue of
domestic violence with the hope that more and more women will get involved,” said
Nelo Umbrey, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Roing.
Leading the rally, Umbrey explained how domestic violence has negative impact on
a family and on the entire community. To stop the violence against women, they had
to be sensitized first and made aware to fight for their rights, she said.
The rally started from CDPO office located near helipad, and continued towards the
administrative office building covering major parts of the town. Joined by representatives
of various women’s organization and self help groups, the rally raised slogans condemning
incidents of rising violence against women in the state.
After the walk ended, a meeting was held in CDPO office where one participant Renaki
Pulu, a local women activist brought the attention of the organizer on lack of awareness
on women’s rights among the victims. She emphasized on the department for organizing
workshops for capacity building and generating awareness on women’s rights issue.
Wakro marches for sanitation
Wakro, Oct 03: Coinciding the Gandhi Jayanti celebration, Er Lupalum Kri, SE, PH
& WS flagged off the sanitation walk yesterday organized by Er Tayum Tok, EE, PH&WS,
Namsai. Among others, students and staff of the Govt Secondary School, the Apnes
and KGBV at Wakro took part in it.
Addressing the school children, teachers, staffs and members of Wakro Bazaar Er Lupalum
exhorted the children to take up health and hygiene issues and vigorously campaign
for sanitation in their homes and villages. The students can be the best agents to
motivate family members and villagers on sanitation issues and encourage construction
of toilets in every household. He pointed out that women face great hardship in lack
of proper toilet facility in households and that the issue should not be neglected
rather earnestly pursued by all. Er Kri also disclosed that Mawai village was awarded
the Nirmal Gram Puraskaar. To the applause of all present he further revealed that
Eighteen villages have received the award so far in Namsai division.
The SE appreciated committed efforts put in by Namsai division of the Public Health
and Water Supply department under the able leadership of EE Er Tayum Tok while also
not failing to recognize the distinguished services of Er Oyuk Padung who was formerly
the EE. Togelum Chikro, JE and consultant Dasamso Minin highlighted the programs
of the PH&Ws department for educating and promoting general public on sanitation.
Mohd Ahmed, Head Master, GSS read out the message of Mahatma Gandhi saying "My system
of education leads to the development of the mind, body and soul. The ordinary system
cares only for the mind. I will inculcate in them (humble rural people) the importance
of hygiene and sanitation, and when they come to ask me for a sweeper, I will tell
them, 'I will be your sweeper and I will train you all in the job.'For my material
needs village is my world, but for my spiritual needs, the whole world is my village."
The message was selected by Satyanarayanan Mundayoor for the occasion.
The Apnes and the girls of KGBV Wakro celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in a befitting manner.
Apne Batemlu Mam of Class VII drew an impressive sketch of the father of the nation
for the event of Ramdhun chanting. Students spoke on the life of Lal Bahadur Shastry
and Mahatma Gandhi.
Kenbom Nyodu, EAC, Chongkham in a brief ceremony forwarded the book gift of “ Beautiful
Country- STORIES FROM ANOTHER INDIA” to Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament representing
2 Arunachal East parliamentary constituency. The book gift by Anu Shiksha Seva Trust,
Wakro is in continuing the literacy campaign started on the International Literacy
Day. ASSET expressed gratitude to Er M.B. Singh and the Chongkham administration
for organizing the ceremony in a short notice.
MLA Chongkham-Wakro and the ADC Namsai were present on the occasion. ASSET also presented
the book gift to Tamune Miso, DC (designate), Anini. Apne Amilu Minin presented the
book gift to SE Lupalum Kri in Anugrah to mark the occasion. The books will be gifted
to more leaders in Arunachal Pradesh as a part of the yearlong literacy campaign.
Felix-led high-level team calls on CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: A high level team from the department of environment & forest,
Arunachal Pradesh, led by Arunachal Pradesh State Medicinal Plant Board chairman
Bamang Felix, is slated to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to
be held at Hyderabad during October 8th -18th next.
Funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), representatives of 161 from
across the globe are expected to take part in the CoP.
The CoP aims at conservation of the rich biodiversity of the earth and conservation,
cultivation and utilization of medicinal species in the larger interest of the humanity.
As biodiversity holds the key to sustain the living beings while sustaining the life
of the earth, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki after giving a patient hearing to the presentation
by the Felix-led team advocated for a scientific approach in highlighting the rich
biodiversity of this Himalayan state.
It would be worth mentioning here that Arunachal Pradesh is considered one of the
11 biodiversity hotspots in the world while its forest cover of over 82%, highest
dense forest coverage in the country.
Arunachal Pradesh has a pivotal role to play with its vast medicinal plant resources
whose global demand has been rising across the world, the CM pointed out.
The chief minister advocated scientific farming giving special emphasis in involving
local scientists besides engaging the community, the first stake holder, so that
the local people are engaged in scientific conservation, cultivation and commercial
production of medicinal plants while conserving the biodiversity.
It may be mentioned that the state government, UNDP and Global Environment Facility
(GEF) have decided to take up a collaborative project for conservation, cultivation
and sustainable development of medicinal plants involving the community in seven
identified medicinal plant conservation areas in the state.
Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering, principal forest secretary & PCCF BS Sajwan along
with senior forest and board officers were present. (CMMC)
Silver Jubilee Foundation day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: The Youth Fellowship of Christian Revival Church (CRC) Naharlagun
has celebrated its Silver Jubilee Foundation Day with befitting manner here on Tuesday.
The celebration started on Monday with a theme ‘God’s solid foundation stands firm’.
The colorful programme started with hoisting of the jubilee flag by ACRYA President
Evan. Dr. Joram Dol, and unveiling of jubilee plaque by the pastor of church Hillang
Speaking on the occasion Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers
Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam urged the youth to be responsible
citizens. Stressing on the role of youth in shaping the society, Sonam said without
youth’s contributions the development and changes in the society is not possible.
He also suggested the youths to be disciplined and respect the elders.
Nabam Tado, in his address appealed the youths to shoulder the responsibility and
educate their counterparts through church activities for building a harmonious and
peaceful society. Tai Ete, General Secretary APCRCC highlighted the pros and cons
of the silver jubilee foundation. To mark the occasion various colourful cultural
programe, such as songs and dance were presented and later Jubilee song book also
released by Pastor Tai Tatup, Chairman, Papum Pare district Sub-council of APCRCC.
Basic Computer and PC Technician Course concluded
TAWANG, Oct 03: The six-month long Basic Computer and PC Technician Course conducted
by the 4th Bn ITBP under its Civic Action Programme at the Perception Management
Centre, Tawang concluded.
Ten monks of the Tawang Monastery, eighty students mostly orphans and physically
challenged students of Manjushree Vidyapeeth and public of the district were given
computer and PC course during the six month long training programme.
Addressing the closing ceremony Tawang Deputy Commission Kemo Lollen called the Perception
Management Progamme an innovative one and emphasized the need on continuing the
computer literacy drive of ITBP. The DC also distributed prizes and certificate to
He lauded the ITBP for its role in spreading education among the masses along with
its main task of manning the Sino-Indian Border. The DC stressed the need of Computer
Education in School curriculum and added that “a man without computer knowledge is
like a body without soul in modern day life”.
Later, Lollen held a meeting with the officials from the Army, BRTF, Navodhya Vidyalaya,
Police and the DA officers to assess the preparations for the visit of the 1st sub-committee
of the committee of the parliament on official language.
The members discussed and finalized the minute to minute programme of the visiting
committee. It is to be mentioned here that the said committee comprising of 11(eleven)
Members of Parliament is scheduled to visit Tawang from October 6-8 to inspect some
of the central offices/undertakings on implementation of the official language policy.
District level farmers training
AALO Oct 03: A district level farmers training on cultivation practices, pest and
disease management on Winter Vegetables was organized by Project Director, ATMA,
West Siang District at DAO’s Office, Aalo recently.
Altogether 140 farmers from Aalo attended the training programme.
In his inaugural speech West Siang District Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete, shared
his experiences of exposure visits to the agriculturally developed countries and
emphasized on commercial agriculture.
DHO Aalo K. Doji suggested the farmers to go for demand driven agriculture and enhance
the socio-economic status.
The resource persons from the Research Station of ICAR Basar, Dr. Parnabjyoti Sharma
SMS (Horti.), Anup Chandra (Entomologist) and Raguveer Singh, Scientist (Plant Pathology)
dwelt at length about the cultivation practices, pest and disease management on Cole
crop and potato respectively.
DAO cum P.D. ATMA Karbom Riram, R.K. Kanaujiya, PO (MCP) Basar, N.
Riba, ADO (Hq), N. Loya, ADO (APMC), J. Jini, ADO, J. Yomcha, ADO, M. Kato, ADO (PP)
and T. Jerang, ADO (Rumgong) were the other officers present during the training
Gandhi Jayanti in Ruksin sub-division
RUKSIN, Oct 03: Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at different educational institutions
at Ruksin, Bilat and Sille-Oyan areas under Ruksin sub-division with various programme
including procession, cleaning drive and discussion on the wisdom of Mahata Gandhi
Addressing the gathering at Oyan Upper Primary School, former Arunachal MP (RS) and
former Arunachal State Information Commissioner Nyodek Yonggam suggested the student
communities to emulate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. Stating that ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ is
an occasion to remember the contribution of the Father of Nation, Yonggam urged the
young students take inspiration from Gandhiji’s thoughts and actions to address present
day problems that confront the societies.
Eminent citizens including forest officer (ACF) Boken Pao, Oyan Anchal Somity Member
Tajom Mibang and other also spoke on the occasion.
The government officials of Bilat Circle led by Circle Officer Tony Mitkong conducted
a cleaning drive at Bilar Bazaar to mark the occasion. Local people also took active
part in the social service.
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated across Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated across Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday
with district administrations, various institutions and general public pledging to
follow the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and organizing cleanliness drive and other programmes
on his 143rd birth anniversary.
At Bomdila, the pledge to make Bomdila plastic free, clean and green for better environment
by the combined efforts of the District Administration and the department of tourism
with co-operation from its entire people and the mass cleanliness drive that followed
was dedicated to the Father of the Nation.
Prior to the mass social service, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi in his motivational
address to the students, teachers, officers, staff and public which numbered to around
seven hundred in head count gathered at Buddha Stadium, called on them to strengthen
the spirit of unity and promote peace and to strive for non-violence as this was
the most effective tool used by Gandhi to fight against the British rule and to attain
freedom from their tyrannical clutches.
He exhorted the people to do away with the plastic culture and to make an all out
effort to keep the town clean which directly would reflect on one’s good health besides
paving the way for further flow of tourists to the district. He also advocated for
planting of trees to augment the afforestation process which would add beauty to
the area and which would also be a natural barrier against soil erosion and other
forms of natural and man- made calamities, he added.
An oath to make Bomdila plastic free, clean and green for a better environment was
administered by the DC Rinchin Tashi on the occasion.
Later the DC distributed dustbin bags and issued spades, shovels, bamboo brooms etc
sponsored by the Tourism department and the District Urban Development Agency to
all the Sector In-charges for use in the cleanliness drive.
Earlier in the morning, all the schools of the district headquarters Bomdila participated
in the Prabhat pherry and organized programmes in their respective schools. Rich
floral tributes were paid followed by speeches from the teachers and students, singing
of Ramdhun and all religion prayer etc.
At Koloriang, the students took out a prabhat ferry on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
All the Govt staff led by DC Rajeev Takuk paid floral tribute to the statue of Gandhiji
in a simple function at DC’s office on the occasion. M.D Prasad DAO spoke on the
life and struggle of Gandhiji and his path of ahimsa. A social service was also
conducted by Govt staff in the market area to mark the occasion.
At Ziro, “Asatho ma satgamaya, Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityorma amrutamgamaya” reverberated
the Govt. Middle School playground as the Lower Subansiri district Deputy commissioner,
HODs, teaching staff, student community and the public gathered to pay tributes to
the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo exhorted the students to follow
the ‘simple living and high thinking way of life’ as shown by the Mahatma. He asked
the students to denounce liquor and adapt a healthy living pattern. “Always harmonize
your thoughts and actions. Think positive and be good citizens” he added.
R S Bhist, Lecturer, DIET, Yachuli spoke on the importance of the day and implored
the students to follow the “satya and ahimsa” path as laid down by Gandhiji. He also
added that from Martin Luther King to Barack Obama all have been inspired by the
An NGO , Ngunu Ziro demonstrated waste management tactics to the gathering using
used cold drink bottles, plastic carry bags and newspapers. Kasturba Gandhi Ashram,
Hong presented the Sarva Dharma Prathna on the occasion.
Early in the morning, the student and the teaching community joined the procession
from the main bazaar area Hapoli to Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Middle School. The 2nd phase
of Clean Ziro drive was conducted in and around the Hapoli township on the occasion.
At Seppa, Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at Gramin Vikas Udhyan , circuit house Seppa,
East Kameng in a befitting manner on Oct 2. The programme started with a Prabhat
phery followed by garlanding of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Tope Bam, DC East Kameng
and others. All religious prayer was also organized in front of the statue of the
Father of the Nation. D. B. Singh, ST ( Pol. Sc), Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Seppa
enlightened the huge gathering on the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and urged them
to follow Gandhian principles.
Earlier, a Social Service was conducted at office complex, bazaar line and colonies
of Seppa. DIPROs
The Youth Congress Committee of 10th East Seppa A/C headed by Khabdom Pinda, President
10th East Seppa Youth Congress conducted mass social service at UTP Cell and clear
the jungle short cut road leading to district hospital Seppa to mark the Gandhi Jayanti.
The central executive members of the Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineers Welfare Association
(APJEWA) paid floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 143th Birth Anniversary
at Niti-Vihar, Itanagar Tuesday. The members also recalled the contributions of former
Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Sashtri on his birth anniversary.
Meanwhile, APJEWA mourned untimely demise of Teju PWD junior engineer A K Dey and
prayed for his soul rest in peace in the heavenly abode.
Students of the Government secondary school, Lumba (Old Palin) and Kasturba Gandhi
Balika Vidyalaya, (KGBV) Palin in collaboration with the general public organized
a mass social service at Lumba village, Kurung Kumey district to mark the Gandhi
Jayanti yesterday. Students forming four groups cleaned the market place, medical
sub centre, and school campus of both GSS, Lumba and KGBV, Palin. Sports competition
was also organized on the occasion.
Donyi Mumsi Foundation Society celebrated 143rd Birth Anniversary of Rastra Pita
Mahatma Gandhi as Gandhi Jayanti at Donyi Mumsi Foundation School Itanagar on Oct
2. The programme was graced by Tony Koyu , MD, APIDFC. He described how Mohandas
Karamchand Gandhi became Mahatma. He asked the students to follow the path of truth
and Ahimsha which was the main teaching of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Society also organized various literary programmes like essay competition in
Hindi and English, Poem competition and cultural activity for school students. Children
of Donyi Mumsi Foundation school presented the song - Raghu Pati Raghovo Raja Ram.
Upcoming artiste Amol Biswas also enthralled the audience with his patriotic songs.
Prizes were also distributed to the participants in various events.
Assembly Youth Congress members under Thrizino-Buragaon constituency, general public
and students and teachers of the Govt Middle School, Lower Bhalukpong celebrated
the Gandhi Jayanti at school premises yesterday. The members paid floral tribute
to the portrait of Mahatma. A social service also conducted at Model village and
Govt Middle School to mark the occasion.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Moderate earthquakes hits NE states
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: A series of earthquakes of moderate intensity measuring 5.1 on the
Richter Scale jolted Assam and other parts of the North East region, the met office
Three quakes shook Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya between 12.07
am and 12.10 am today waking up people and making them to rush outdoors in panic
Another earthquake hit the region at 7.39 am.
The epicentre of the tremors was at Rangapara in central Assam's Sonitpur district
on Latitude 26.9 degree north and Longitude 92.8 degree east at a depth of 35 km,
the met office said. No casualty, injury or loss of property has been registered
so far, but there are unofficial reports about minor cracks developing in several
buildings in Sonitpur due to the tremor.
Gaden Thri Rimpoche arrives Tawang
TAWANG, Oct 3: Gaden Thri Rimpoche, Jetsun Thupten Nima Lugtok Tenzin Norbu Pal-Zangpo
arrived at Tawang today.
During his stay here from Oct 3-22, Gaden Thri Rimpoche, the supreme guru of Gelukpa
sect of Buddhism, would give extensive teachings on Buddhism at Tawang Monastery
and he is expected to visit some of the pilgrimage sites in and around Tawang as
He will deliver teachings on “Lamtso Namsum” composed by Je Tsongkhapa at Tawang
Monastery from October 5-7, from October 8-10 he will confer “Guyasamaja initiation”
(Sangwa Due-pai Wang) along with the formation of Sand Mandala (Kyingkhor). On 11th
Oct, “Chakrasamwara initiation” (Khorlo Dechok Wang) will be conferred. On 12th Oct,
“Yamantaka initiation” (Dorjee Jigje Wang) will be conferred. From 13th to 16th
Oct, he will give commentary on Guyasamaja. On 17th Oct, Tenzhuk (Long life prayer)
to be offered to his eminence, on 18th Oct, “White Tara Long Life initiation” (Tsewang)
will be conferred to the public. Apart from these, the devotees will be allowed to
have dharshan of the Sand Mandala.
Earlier today, he was given a warm reception at Sela Pass by Pema Khandu, Minister
RWD and Tourism, Religious heads of various monasteries of the district, officers
of the district and public leaders. DIPRO
Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat road restored for light vehicles
YINGKIONG, Oct 03: The Yingkiong-Mariyang-Pasighat road, which remained disrupted
for last several days at Singak river due to capsizing of a steel bridge during recent
flood has been restored for light mobile vehicles today.
It was made possible by construction of a log-bridge at the site by villagers of
Gobuk and Kolung with initiative of Upper Siang District Deputy Commissioner Liyon
Borang who supervised the voluntary social service personally at the site.
It may be mentioned that this road was handed over to Highway Department way back
in 2010 and since then it has been without a caretaker causing severe hardship during
frequent disruption. Every time, when there is disruption the district administration
has to act without any resource/fund. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Reading FC Director Eamonn Dolan, who along with his deputy Lee
Heron, is currently in the state capital, said that he felt himself really lucky
to have earthquake experience here last night.
“The state of Arunachal Pradesh has shared with us their experience of earthquake
at a time when we were sharing our experience on football with them,” Eamonn said
in lighter vein while addressing the huge crowd of football lovers on the final day
of Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament at Naharlagun today.
“Earthquake usually do not occurs in England,” he said.
A mild tremor measuring 5.1 in Richter scale shook Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring
Assam yesterday night.
ITANAGAR, Oct 3: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh has
congratulated the State Government, the DGP, 2 Mountain Division, Assam Regiment,
State Police and Lohit district administration for the excellent operation in which
self-styled commander-in-chief of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), Sumna
Munglang and six of his important accomplices were apprehended.
The Governor said that the successful operation will help in restoring confidence
amongst the people and establishment of law and order in Namsai area. (PRO to governor)
Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris Rally
KHONSA, Oct 3: DAO Division organized an Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris rally at Nehru
Stadium, Khonsa recently.
On the occasion, CDR 117 INF BDE Brig Jai Singh remembered the contribution and supreme
sacrifice made by ex-servicemen. He distributed gifts to gallantry awardees, Veer
Naris and meritorious students.
Stalls were established by various departments to enhance awareness about schemes
to facilitate their upliftment. Medical stalls were also established and services
relating to gynaecologist, opthalmologist and dentists were given.
600 ex-servicemen and their dependants from Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts
benefitted from it.
The deputy commissioners of Tirap and Longding districts, Superintendent of Police
Tirap, CO19 AR, CO 36 BN CRPF, CO 14 Rajput RGT and all heads of department also
attended the occasion. DIPRO
School fraternity mourns student’s death
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: The teachers, management committee and students of government
middle school Mani Doimukh today deeply mourned the death of Hake Tanga, a class
VIII student who was drowned in Pare (Dikrong) on 25th September last. Tanga’s body
was reportedly recovered from Parbatinagar area, Harmuty in Assam on Sunday after
five days extensive search operation.
In a message to aggrieved family, the school fraternity said death of Tanga is an
irreparable loss and he will be fondly remembered as good student forever. Coinciding
the Gandhi Jayanti, a mass tree plantation programmee was also conducted at school
premise as a mark of respect to late Tanga.
Water supply disrupted
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Following heavy downpour, the main water supply pipeline to Senki
Park WTP (Lappu Nallah) and Mowb-II (Doria Main Supply line) have been completely
damaged, informed official sources.
Public Health Engineering and Water Supply department officials informed that rain
triggered landslides also washed away water supply pipelines at various points.
The department has appealed consumers of Mowb-II section and its feeder tank and
RKM Hospital section to bear with it.
The source added that restoration works for the water supply lines are in full swing.
Man and machines have been engaged on a war-footing to restore the supply, the official
Association calls for uniform eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: All Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association, in its representation
to the deputy commissioner Capital Complex, demanded for uniform eviction drive along
national highway 52-A. The Association expressed displeasure over the recent eviction
drive conducted by district administration saying it was largely targeted OBT structures
only. It said that law should treat everybody equally and eviction drive should
effectively carry out against all encroachers who constructed building with total
violations of govt prescribed guidelines. Further, the association said that failing
to meet their demand, would compel them to agitate.
AAPANWA pleads for eviction
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu(Priest) Welfare Association
today requested the Parliamentary secretary for home and geology and Mining for eviction
drive against illegal land encroachers at Nyibu Nijik Model Village Jammi Jaate-I
&II. Further, it lamented that despite lodged several complaints about the illegal
activities, no action was taken so far.
ITANAGAR, Oct 03: Tapik Colony Welfare Committee, Karsingsa conducted social service
at Urban Health Care Centre, Karsingsa and its nearby areas.
The social service was participated by PRI embers of the segment –II.
Meanwhile, the committee informing about the availability of government quarters,
urged the medical staff of the Karsingsa to shift in the vacant quarters immediately.
It also appealed to the concerned authority to keep the health centre clean and construct
a permanent boundary wall for its safety and security.
ITBP Kimin, All Kimin Youth Welfare Association and Bazar Welfare Committee, Kimin
jointly conducted social service at Kimin Township yesterday.
Government officers and staff, few PRI leaders and public also joined the cleanliness
drive conducted at Kimin daily market and from ITBP gate to APP check gate points.
80 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Food price and India
Indian planners are talking about moving away from the old idea of giving special
concessions and subsidies to the small farmers, even as the Global Food Index brings
to the fore India’s appalling state of nutrition.
India is vulnerable to food price shocks, according to the Global Food Security Index
2012 released in New Delhi last week. India’s high vulnerability to food price shocks
is explained as being due to a high incidence of poverty and food expenditure, in
relation to other outlays.
The Global Food Security Index (GFSI) conducted by the Economicst Intelligence Unit
(EIU) and commissioned by American chemical company DuPont, ranks 105 countries in
accordance to their relative level of food security in three internationally established
categories -- affordability, availability and quality and safety. This study ranks
India 66th, much below its neighbour China which has been placed at the 38th position.
Even as the study attributes India’s high political stability as the primary driver
of its first place rank in food availability within South Asia, the lack of a diverse
diet and low protein quality constrain India’s score in food quality and safety,
placing it at the third spot among the five countries in the region.
India is behind Pakistan and Sri Lanka in terms of protein intake, according to
the report that makes no mention of the vegetarian food-culture of the Hindu-dominated
country where a large section of people do not eat meats. Besides, poverty makes
these diets unaffordable.
EIU’s regional Director, Pratiba Thaker put it like this: “India’s food is starch-based.”
Explaining India’s ranking, Thaker said that India’s moderate global ranking means
it has some strengths, yet it also has some areas that it needs to work on, like
the infrastructure and storage facilities to help the produce reach the markets on
time, which in turn will ensure good money for the farmers.
We are the loser
I am a diehard fan of football and like most of people of capital I was enjoying
Tadar Tang trophy. While it makes me very very proud that the standard of game and
talent of players have increased to multiple level since our childhood. But two
things which pricks me is why our CM, Ministers, Legislators and other VIPs need
to crowd the stadium every day ? It’s alright they are fan too but when entire state
is sinking under floodwater, people dying in tragedy and ration shortage are being
highlighted everyday in media do they really have time and morality to enjoy the
game, that too coming in their posh, headlighted Fortuners bought in spite severe
fund crisis? Every afternoon your motorcade create serpentine traffic jam till late
evening. I am sorry but your Fortuners bring misfortune to us.
Second prick is our foul mouthed, ever menacing and most non sporting audience,
which keeps on shouting, Maaro, Kaato, Paun tur dega, Bahar mein dekh lega and all
Maa- Behen things as if they do not have Maa & Behen. I have seen opponent teams
shaking hands & exchanging warm regards after match. Its only audience who raise
the temperature of game be it girls, boys, grown ups even women all needs to be put
tape on their mouth. When you behave like animal you will be treated like one. This
Tadar Tang trophy whoever be winner, loser is our audience.
Why not hunger strike instead of bandh ?
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of the people of Arunachal
as well as the associations, unions and other parties who declare bandh and strikes
now and then.
Bandh and strikes does not only hamper the life of people but it slows down the
economic growth of a particular area. The major and the immediate sufferers of bandh
and strikes are the business men and the students. It can be seen that government
officials generally enjoy the bandh and strikes while general public become the immediate
Bandh is democratically correct if it is based on genuine reason. At the same time,
it is morally wrong as the bandh generally cripples life of ordinary citizens who
are not party to it.
Therefore, I would like to question the unions and associations, why they do
not go for hunger strike instead bandh if their demands are really genuine. When
there are many other options in hand to register protest and express grievances,
whey they choose to call bandh ?
Exempt the exam goers
I would like to draw the kind attention of the Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum
that the National Institute of Open Schooling has already declared its time table
for Examination and it is conducting its Secondary and Sr. Secondary Examination
from Oct 05 to 07 at various centers in Capital Complex.
Therefore it is my sincere request to the Forum to think for a while about the plight
of the students who are going to appear the examination on Oct 05.
In addition to this, I on behalf of candidates and NIOS appeal the organization to
show leniency and allow the candidates with proper ID Card and Hall Tickets to travel
to the various examination centers for appearing the examination on 05/10/2012.