ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
extended his sincere greetings to people of the State in general and to Muslim brethren
in particular on the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also extended his best wishes on occasion of Id-ul-Zuha
to the citizens.
In his festival message, the Governor expressed his hope that the occasion will further
strengthen the rich Islamic tradition of faith, brotherhood, harmony, and devotion
amongst the believers and others in the society. The Governor wished that the Id-ul-Zuha
this year usher in happiness and prosperity for all.
In a message this evening Tuki wished “Eid Mubarak” to members of the Muslim community
on the festive occasion also known as Bakr-id.
“This is a celebration in commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to offer his only
son as a sacrifice at God’s command and symbolizes a person’s extreme devotion to
the Almighty. I join my Muslim brothers and sisters in offering special prayers for
the peace and prosperity of all mankind,” the Chief Minister said in the message.
He expressed belief that the celebration of ardent faith of the believers in the
Almighty will also foster communal harmony and peace in the state.
2 file nominations for Dambuk by-election
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Two candidates file nomination for 42nd Dambuk Assembly Constituency
by-election on the last date of nominations to the Returning Officer at Roing on
Oct 14. Gum Tayeng, wife of late Jomin Tayeng filed her nomination from Indian National
Congress Party while Mulluku Tacho, S/o Late Aloki Tacho of Sirang Village filed
nomination as an independent candidate.
Ashok Kumar, General Observer for the By-Election has witnessed the filing of nominations,
reports Roing DIPRO
Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Office (CEO) Itanagar in a release informed that after
scrutiny today both the nominations have been found valid.
The last date for withdrawal of candidatures is Oct 17.
Prof. placed under suspension on molestation charges
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: On the charges of molestation and sexual harassment, the University
Authority has placed Prof. M. C. Behera, Director, Arunachal Institute of Tribal
Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, under suspension with immediate effect, according
to a release issued by RGU Registrar.
During the period of suspension, the headquarters of Prof. Behera should be RGU campus,
Rono Hills, Doimukh and he shall not leave the headquarters without prior permission
of the competent authority, the release said.
Chingdang festival greetings
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
conveyed warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of
Chingdang festival. He has expressed his hope that the festivity will ushers-in peace,
good harvest and prosperity for all.
In his festival message, the Governor said that Chingdang is the most popular festival
of the Sajolang community. During the festival, the community not only worships
the deities but also the nature for the wellbeing of mankind. Such traditions and
practices of the tribal communities have always helped in the continuation of the
treasured cultural heritage as well as in the preservation the flora and fauna.
Joining the Sajolang community on the occasion in offering prayers to Almighty to
bless each one with choicest blessings, the Governor has expressed his confidence
that along with the festivity, the festival will continue in conserving the green
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also extended his wishes on joyous occasion of Chindang
festival to be celebrated by members of the Sajolong community across the state.
“Like all our festivals, Chindang too is an agri-based festival not only to appease
the Almighty for a bumper harvest but also to rejoice life and the grandeur of Mother
Nature,” he said in a message on eve of the festival.
Tuki expressed belief that celebration of the festival will imbibe a sense of pride
in the indigenous communities of the state but also foster unity and bonhomie.
“I join my Sajolong brothers and sisters on this joyous occasion and wish for prosperity
and wellbeing of all,” he added.
Students demand posting of teachers at Kamki DPGC
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Students Union of Donyi Polo Government College, Kamki has
demanded the director of higher and technical education to immediately post sufficient
teachers in the college.
According to a release by the students union, a representation was submitted to the
director of higher and technical education for immediate posting of History, English,
Hindi and Political Science Assistant Professors/ Lecturers at DPGC Kamki.
The students’ union team apprised the Director of the problems faced by the students
due to shortage of lecturers in the college.
Later, the students’ union team met Joint Director Dr Tejum Padu at his office chamber.
Meanwhile, the Joint Director said that the Director was well aware about the shortage
of teachers in the college and will take issue of posting teachers on top priority.
Veteran Cup football
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Altogether, eight teams have confirmed their participation in first
state level Veteran Cup (30 & above) Football Tournament-2013 beginning at RG Stadium,
Naharlagun on October 19 to 27.
The teams are, United Siang FC, Arunachal United FC, East Kameng FC, Naharlagun United
FC, E & K's, Officers Sports Club, State Legislative Assembly, Ward No. 25, Naharlagun,
informed the organizer.
Seminar on women empowerment
RUKSIN, Oct 15: The three-day conference cum seminar organized by Siang Adi Baptist
Association (SABA) for its women wing at Siluk under Mebo sub-division concluded
on October 13.
The programme started with lighting of lamp followed by congregational prayer by
the believers from different units.
The resource persons in the programme urged the believers to maintain their moral
responsibilities to reform the society.
Various women related issues such as women empowerment, service sacrifice and economic
empowerment were thoroughly discussed by the trained resource persons in the seminar
with theme “Role of women in social transformation.”
Dance and Bible quiz competitions conducted among the groups was the special attractions
of the three-day occasion.
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The joint coordination committee namely, ‘Double Lane BRTF Road
Issue’ formed by the members of Galo Students' Union (GSU) and Volunteer People's
Union for Democratic Right (VPUDR) has served a fresh ultimatum to Kamba ADC to refund
the 3.5 % of the amount allegedly collected from the compensation given to people
affected by two lane BRTF road from Aalo to Tato.
While expressing its strong resentment for not refunding the money even expiry of
the 15 days ultimatum served on September 30, the Coordination Committee, in its
letter to the ADC threatened to launch phase wise democratic movement, if the allegedly
collected money is not refunded to the beneficiaries within a week.
Meanwhile, GSU strongly appealed to the ADC, Kamba to deal with the matter sincerely
without any biasness.
East Kameng BJP unit gives ultimatum to DC
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Alleging misappropriation of fund under various schemes in East
Kameng district, the district BJP unit has urged upon the DC to take appropriate
action against the defaulters within 15 days.
In a letter addressed to the DC, while apprising of seven of its complaint letters
given to the DC against various schemes in the district, it warned that it will resort
to dharna outside DC’s office if the demand is not fulfilled within 15 days.
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The existing telephone number of casualty/emergency wing of Arunachal
State Hospital has been disrupted due to cable cut. However, the hospital authority
has provided with alternative telephone number 0360 2351905 to use instead of the
0360-2246677, according to a Hospital release.
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Reacting to a news report wherein Damin Paniasang BADP Road Construction
Contractors’ Forum (DPBADPRCF) had said that the PIL filed against BADP funds in
respect of CD Block of Damin, Koloriang and Parsi-Parlo led to the non-payment to
the contractors of the scheme, the 21st Koloriang Peoples’ Forum (KPF) has clarified
that the PIL has no role in the halt of the payment.
In a release, it claimed the High Court had directed and passed order on February
25 this year directing the Chief Secretary to keep in abeyance the release of BADP
funds since 2008 against CD Block of Koloriang, Damin and Parsi-Parlo until a report
of SIT or a CBI constituted by the state government is submitted but interestingly
Court’s verdict was superseded and the BADP payments against CD Block Koloriang,
Parsi-Parlo and Sarli were released fully. As such PIL has no role against non-release
of BADP payment against Damin-Paniasang road, the release added.
Further asking DPBADPRCF to approach court to seek justice on the non-payment of
their work done, it appealed the chief secretary to investigate why the payment of
Damin-Paniasang BADP scheme is being halted.
Insecticide spray machines distributed
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: East Siang District Agriculture Officer, O Yomso distributed insecticide
spray machines to those farmers, who attended the training under National Food Training
Mission at Pokdum recently.
Speaking on the occasion, the Gram Chairperson of the Tekang village appreciated
the government for providing the machines to the farmers. She urged the Govt. to
extend the same kind of help to the farmers of Tekang and Yagrung villages, where
agriculture and horticulture are mainstay of the people and practiced in large scale.
Aggrieved DRDA staffs demand ban on appointment
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: In its representation to Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
Minister Tanga Byaling, the aggrieved staffs of District Rural Development Agency
(DRDA) under the aegis of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association Arunachal Pradesh
Unit today demanded ban on appointment of any category posts under the department.
It claimed that department had made numerous appointments despite staffs are facing
salary crisis over the last eight months. The association also demanded the minister
to maintain its 10% per cent ratio of lateral induction for block development officer
post. It also claimed that department has violated existing recruitment rule by appointing
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Bugun Welfare Society in a meeting at Singchung village on October
13 has prohibited hunting of any wild animal, bird and fishing by non-traditional
methods within the jurisdiction of Singchung village. Violation of the same will
invite penalty, including seizure of the weapons/equipments used for such illegal
hunting and fishing, according to a Bugun Welfare Society release.
Millo Tasser, the Divisional Forest Officer, extended his whole hearted supported
towards this endeavour, including creating sign boards for the village council in
support of this resolution.
Further, Tasser gave a presentation on Community Reserves and Village Forest Reserves
and also talked about leading a green life style to minimize damage to our eco system.
Members of the Bugun community agreed to the rough boundary limits of a proposed
community reserve that will be adjacent to Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and Sessa
All members, including Naresh Glow, ex-MLA, Dawa Sarai, head gaon burah, Singchung
Village Council, Phuntso Phiang, Chaiperson of Singchung Village Management Committee
and others including Anchal Samiti Members, teachers and other leaders were supportive
of the intent to declaring the area as a community reserve.
The area and land-use will be mapped by Bugun Welfare Society in collaboration with
researchers and scientists working in the area. This will be done in consultation
with the Bugun tribe, the release added.
Final review meeting on ITM held
TAWANG, Oct 15: A final review meeting of the International Tourism Mart (ITM) and
Tawang Festival 2013 was convened at the DC’s conference Hall here yesterday.
Presiding over the meeting Parliamentary secretary, tourism P D Sona expressed his
optimism that since the tourism Minister was personally monitoring the preparations,
the arrangements would be satisfactory. Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev
briefed the House about the various sub-committees and their respective roles for
the upcoming ITM and Tawang Festival 2013.
The Secretary Tourism Sonam Chombay said that the ITM was an international event
and would play a major role n developing the tourism potential of the state and the
ITM is a serious business event where tour operators -- international and national,
domestic, regional and local would be interacting with each other. Moreover, “local
culture, food and the place will add flavour to the important events. DIPRO
Mebo RWD subdivision store gutted
PASIGHAT, Oct 15: A devastating fire gutted down the Mebo RWD subdivision store
last midnight. Properties worth Rs one crore including CGI sheets procured with MLALAD
of Ralom Borang, Mebo MLA which were stored in the building to be distributed to
the beneficiaries were completely destroyed. The fire also devoured departmental
surveying equipments, tools and plants. Cause of the accident is being investigated.
Ralom Borang while expressing his concern and anguise wanted proper investigation
to rule out any foul play. DIPRO
Our relationship with China is 'more complex', India says
Tuki meets Khurshid, takes up ‘stapled visa’ issue
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Union Minister of External
Affairs Salman Khurshid late Sunday evening at New Delhi and placed his concerns
on the policy of the Chinese Government with regard to Arunachal Pradesh in issuing
‘stapled visas’ to its citizens.
Tuki, who was moved by the denial to two young archers from the state to travel to
China to participate in the Youth World Archery Championship at Wuxi for possessing
‘stapled visas’ issued by the Chinese Embassy, urged the Union Minister for concerted
efforts to boost confidence building measures through negotiations with Chinese authorities
to overcome the consistent policy of issuing stapled visas to citizens of Arunachal
“This incident (of denying travel rights to the two archers) has demoralized not
only the two young players, who enjoy top rankings in the country, but also other
youths and sports fraternity of the state and region,” Tuki said while lamenting
that the incident comes at a time when the State Government is taking several initiatives
to promote sports and youth affairs in accordance with the National Sports Policy.
Besides, the Chief Minister pointed, citizens of the state willing to travel to China
for multifarious purposes like tourism, business conclaves, student interactions
and official tours have been denied the opportunity in the past due to the ‘stapled
“The democratic fabric of a nation like India, of which Arunachal Pradesh is an integral
part, is threatened by such attitude from the neighboring country. The repeated denial
of natural rights of Arunachalee citizens reflects the inconsistent position of China
with respect to the territorial integrity of the state as an integral part of India.
Therefore, it is high time that the Government of India takes up the matter in right
earnest with the Chinese Government at appropriate levels for early resolution of
the issue of stapled visas,” Tuki observed while strongly objecting to the Chinese
position despite repeated assurances in the past for taking note of the issue.
Going through the concerns and observations on the issue submitted by the Chief Minister
in written form, the External Affairs Minister assured that it will be taken up very
soon with his Chinese counterpart on priority.
Expressing regret, he sympathized with the two young archers, who despite their top
rankings and potentials were denied of the opportunity to take part in a world championship.
Khurshid also assured that he will impress upon the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
to take up the matter at the highest level.
NEW DELHI: Terming India's relationship with China as "more complex", national security
adviser (NSA) Shivshanker Menon on Tuesday said the two countries have managed to
maintain the equilibrium needed for peace and stability despite differences.
"The matter of our dealing with China is more complex... There are certainly issues
between us, as there will be between two neighbours who are growing and changing
so rapidly. We try to maintain the dynamic equilibrium in the relationship needed
for peace, stability and predictability. So far, we have both managed to do so successfully,"
Addressing the Sardar Patel Memorial lecture, the NSA said as early as 1950, the
then home minister Sardar Patel had flagged the issue of improving border management
after the Chinese Army entered Tibet.
He said the points raised by Patel in a letter to then Prime Minister Jawaharlal
Nehru were designed to strengthen India. "This indeed is still our agenda. It is
precisely these areas that we have made progress in the last decade, more, I dare
say than in any single decade before this one," he said.
Menon said Patel died soon after writing the letter and its contents could not be
discussed with Nehru. "One of the fascinating 'what if' questions in our history
is the course that events would have taken with China if we had acted on Patel's
suggestions when they were made," he said.
Referring to the Chinese border, he said the area has been relatively peaceful since
1962 war as "we are careful to maintain equilibrium or prevent the emergence of a
significant imbalance and a political context in which neither side finds the costs
of changing the status quo attractive".
He pointed that since 1988, the two countries have developed a broader relationship
with China being India's largest trading partner in goods. PTI
SUMA seeks people’s cooperation
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: Reiterating that Govt.’s indifferent attitude to reconsider its
demands despite repeated pleas has compelled the union to declare non-co operation
movement, Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has appealed to all
indigenous people of the state to extend co-operation to its proposed 24 hr Capital
“We have already conducted mass awareness campaign in various affected districts
to draw the attention of the Government about the concerns of people of the state
on some burning issues, like PRCs to non-APSTs and its future consequences,” SUMA
in a release said. The students union cautioned that prolonged negligence by the
state government to reconsider the issue will invite wide-spread agitation in the
entire state in days to come.
Meanwhile, SUMA informed in the release that all ambulances, police patrol party,
press and media will be exempted from purview of the bandh.
Nobin bags 2 silver in C’wealth Karate Championship in Canada
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Senior Karate player of the state P Nobin Jomoh won a silver medal
each in individual Kumite and Kata events in the Seventh Commonwealth Karate Championship
held in Montreal, Canada.
Participating in Individual Kumite in 84 kg plus category, Nobin routed his opponents
from Ghana and Botswana in first and second rounds and Australia in the semifinal
to enter the final. He lost to his opponent from the host country in the final after
giving a tough fight, Nobin told this daily over telephone from Canada today evening.
Later, the Canadian was adjudged overall champion.
Nobin also won a silver medal in Individual Kata. India bagged three gold, seven
silver and six bronze medals in the championship which concluded on Sunday.
The team was led by KAI President R Thiagarajan and General Secretary Bharat Sharma,
while Viraf Vatcha and Ambedkar Gupta were the coaches.
Meanwhile, Nobin thanked Sports Authority of Arunachal Chairman Tapuk Taku, Vice
Chairman and Arunachal Karate Association (AKA) President Sensei Likha Tara, Coach
and AKA Technical Director Sensei S Deven Sharma, AKA General Secretary Sensei L
Marik, Director, Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow, Arunachal Pradesh Building&
Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam, Tagung Neri, Kata
Rangmo and all others, who extended support and guidance to him, and credited them
for his success.
DC calls for effective enforcement of NDPS Act -1985
KHONSA, Oct 15: A meeting in connection with menace of opium cultivation with PRI
leaders of Tirap district was held at DC’s Conference hall here today to address
enforcement of NDPS Act- 1985 against the opium cultivators/drug peddlers of Tirap
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi said that Lazu and Deomali areas
were infested with opium cultivation. He suggested the EAC Lazu to conduct emergency
meeting with PRIs leaders of Lazu area to discourage poppy cultivation and to encourage
long term cultivation such as large cardamom, green chilly etc. The 20 SHGs of Lazu
area were benefited with alternative crops during 2012, but they have failed to follow
up inspite of several Govt. instructions. He further added to trace out the exact
locations where the poppy opium are being cultivated so that action be initiated
against the cultivators as per provisions of NDPS Act - 1985.
Tirap SP Vikranjit Singh said that till now no one came forward directly to complain
against the opium and brown sugar peddlers making in road into Tirap District as
these days persons between 25-40 years of age are addicted with opium (Kani) and
brown sugar. He urged the Panchayat leaders to extend full support to fight against
opium cultivators and drug peddlers as to book them under the provision of law.
H. Matcha, ADC Khonsa urged the departments of agriculture and horticulture to
deployed staffs to train the villagers to grow cash crops to smoothen their livelihood
and replace illicit and opium cultivation.
Chawang Lowang, ZPC Tirap assured to extend full co-operation to fight together against
Drug peddlers and illicit opium poppy cultivators of Tirap. Meanwhile, ZPMs of Khonsa
Block and Dadam Block also spoke on the occasion and extended cooperation with Govt.
agencies to fight against the menace of opium poppy cultivation.
Earlier, N L Nam, EAC incharge Lazu and S Wangpan, Suptd (T and E) also brief
about the illicit poppy opium cultivation activities of the district. DIPRO
NHPC seeking CCI’s intervention on 3000MW Dibang project
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: NHPC Ltd is seeking intervention of Cabinet Committee on Investment
(CCI) on its Rs 16,000 crore 3000MW Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) held up due
to absence of forest clearance.
The project met with setback when the FAC (Forest Advisory Committee) of Ministry
of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in its meeting held on July 2013, recommended the
rejection of forest clearance to the project.
A Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh was signed
in June 2006 for implementation of Dibang project and public hearings were held in
Roing and New Anaya in March this year.
Seeking salvation, NHPC knocked the door of the government for its project caught
in the red tape. The CCI headed by Prime Minister of India is a committee for giving
fast-track nod to mega projects of investment worth Rs 1000 crore and above.
NHPC submitted a draft note to CCI with proposal to direct MoEF to reconsider the
project for accordance of stage-I forest clearance.
Justifying its proposal, NHPC stated that power availability in Northeast will be
surplus with the commissioning of Dibang project and that the project will provide
much needed flood cushion that will moderate the impact of flood in the region.
“NHPC has mischievously roped in CCI. But it does not mean CCI can bypass the clearance
process. It can only ask the MoEF to reconsider NHPC’s proposal,” said an environmental
activist, who wished not to be named. According to an estimate, 122 large power projects
in the country worth nearly Rs 4.28 lakh crore have sought help of CCI held up in
procedural issues like land acquisition, environment and forest clearances.
But not many projects are able to come out of procedural wrangles despite being pushed
by CCI. “For example,” says the environmentalist, “Power projects in Arunachal such
as Etalin (3,097 MW) and Attunli (680MW) are facing delays in securing clearance
from the defence and home ministries despite the CCI’s intervention.”
It’s not only the CCI where NHPC is knocking the door. Minister of State for Power,
Jyotiraditya Scindia recently requested the intervention of MoEF in arranging for
forest clearance for Dibang project.
CCLAPF calls on Dev. Commissioner (Fin)
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: In order to discuss about the land allotment cases etc. in the
Capital Complex, a team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF)
led by its Chairman called on the Development Commissioner (Finance), GoAP at his
office chamber today.
While wholeheartedly appreciating the initiative of the people-friendly state government
for promptly instituting a committee to resolve the contentious land allotment issue
in the Capital Complex, the CCLAPF hoped that the committee under the able guidance
and chairmanship of the Development Commissioner (Finance), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
will be able to come out with a recommendation which would be in the best interest
of both the state and its citizens, according to a CCLAPF release. The grievances
and observations of the Forum on the issue were also submitted to the Development
Commissioner (Finance) in the form of representation during the meeting today.
The Forum also categorically requested the Development Commissioner (Finance) to
immediately repeal the draconian Order No. DAP/PEN/3/2001/561 Dtd. 17/06/2013 regarding
the need for the government employees to obtain NOC from concerned DC and CEO for
settling their retirement dues and for promotion in services.
The release claimed that the Development Commissioner (Finance), after a patient
hearing, has assured the visiting team to revoke the Order (No. DAP/PEN/3/2001/561
Dtd. 17/06/2013) very soon.
“As regard to the government constituted land committee, he informed that no formal
government order has been received by him yet. As soon as he receives the formal
government order about the constitution of the above said committee, he stated that
he shall accordingly initiate necessary actions / activities of the committee,” the
Adopt a village: Governor to officials
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma,
who visited Yingkiong and Tuting in Upper Siang district on Oct 11 last suggested
that district heads of department must adopt a village or two in order to ensure
that the fruit of development is percolated to every village of the state. In addition
to the responsibility as district heads of their respective department, they must
to see that projects are implemented, healthcare is taken care and education is provided
to every child in their adopted villages.
Stating that youth decides the future of the country and need proper guidance, Governor
asked the Police department to engage the youth in socially useful and sports activities.
He said that every policeman must act as guide and philosopher of the youth and motivate
them so that they grow up to be responsible citizens. With proactive role by the
department, present and new generations of Arunachali youth will not face challenges
due to alcohol and drug menace.
Governor also called upon the youth to inculcate required knowledge and skills so
that they can stand on their own feet. He advised them to look beyond government
jobs and prepare themselves accordingly.
Interacting with the villagers of the frontier district, Governor said that they
are the sentinels. If they are strong, whole of Arunachal Pradesh and the country
is secured. With combined effort of the government and the people, development can
reach to every corner.
Reminding the people, including Panchayati Raj functionaries and public leaders that
along with rights they also have responsibilities, Governor advised them to change
their mind set. It is duty of every citizen to rise above their narrow domestic interests
and strive for overall development of the State and country.
Impressed by the unspoiled forest cover of Upper Siang district, Governor said that
it is the gift of nature to the people of the district. Development activities, such
as building roads, houses etc. must be carried out but at the same time, nature must
not be disturbed, he said while reminding them of the recent natural disaster in
Local MLA of Yingkiong-Tuting Assembly constituency, Alo Libang and Panchayati Raj
functionaries apprised the Governor of problems faced by the people of the district
while includes road communication, lack of bridges and financial institutions.
Earlier in his interaction with district heads of departments, Deputy Commissioner
Liyon Borang briefed the Governor on the developmental projects and activities in
the district. PRO to Governor
AGSU calls on CM, places demands
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: A team of All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) called on Chief Minister
Nabum Tuki at his official Bungalow here today and submitted the reports and findings
of AGSUs recent awareness tour with the theme “Run for Brotherhood”.
AGSU demanded for declaring Jeko Village of Lohit district as Galo Village, immediate
functioning of ‘C’ class Police Station at Banggo Village of Paglam circle under
Dambuk Sub-Division of Lower Dibang Valley district, establishment of Primary Health
Centre (PHC) at Namlang village of Chowkam under Namsai Sub-Division of Lohit district,
immediate posting of teachers and granting of financial aid for infrastructures development
including construction of school boundary wall at Government Residential M.E School
After patient hearing on the demand, the AGSU release claimed, the Chief Minister
assured the AGSU to fulfill the demands for functioning of ‘C’ class police Station
at Banggo and assured to direct the Home Department for its early functioning. For
posting of teachers and granting of financial aid, the chief minister assured to
look into the matter seriously.
Further, the chief minister suggested AGSU to pursue the matter for declaration of
Jeko village under Lohit district with the Deputy Commissioner Lohit for further
action. He also assured the AGSU to seriously look into the matter for establishment
of Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Namlang village after discus with local MLA of
In the meeting, the president of AGSU urged the chief minister for infrastructure
development of DPGC Kamki, like maintenance of college approach road, installation
of high mast tower at College campus, water supply, installation of separate transformer
to ease the problem of electricity, allocation of adequate fund for construction
of multipurpose college auditorium and library building etc.
Demand to set up Industrial Centre at Nari-Koyu
RUKSIN, Oct 15: Although there is huge scope for agriculture, horticulture and other
allied activities in entire Nari-Koyu constituency including Nari, Seren, Koyu and
Kora circles, the farmers are still unable to reap the benefit of the opportunity
due to lack of industry in the area.
The greater Nari-Koyu area is blessed with fertile land, available raw materials
and man power that are required for setting up industries. But the farmers of the
area are incurring heavy losses due to wastage of their produces due to absence of
proper marketing network and proper industrial policy by the state government.
The villagers say the establishment of small scale industry at Nari-Seren area has
been a long-pending public demand. They also feel that establishment of weaving and
craft industry units in the area will help solve the unemployment problem and improve
the economic status of the rural people.
Koyu EAC HQ with more than 4000 population is still lagging far behind other areas
in development. In fact, no development has been noticed since establishment of the
EAC HQ 20 years ago, they alleged.
The PRI leaders of the area led by Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii have been constantly
pursuing the matter with the Industry department, but no positive step has been taken
so far by the authority to fulfill the public demand.
The leader, in a memorandum submitted to Industry, Textile and Handloom and Handicraft
Minister Tapang Taloh urged for establishment of a Sericulture farm at Nari and Telam
besides a cluster weaving centre. He also demanded the authority for posting of craft
superintendent and designer in the industrial unit.
Rally to mark Global Hand Washing Day
WAKRO, Oct 15: Global Hand Washing Day rally and campaign was flagged off by Niharika
Rathore and Kaveri Dixit here today. Hundreds of rural school children participated
in the swatchhata rally organized by the Executive Engineer, Namsai division of the
Public Health & Water Supply department.
Togelum Chikro, JE, PH&WS, welcomed all present to an active participation while
Kaling Pao, consultant (HRD) of Lohit district spoke on the significance of the day.
He explained that the Global Hand Washing Day is dedicated to creating awareness
on hand washing with soap as a key approach to prevent diseases especially in the
rural areas. Dushamso Minin, Consultant (water and sanitation) for the district elaborated
on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and Nirmal Gram Puruskar. He exhorted community members
to construct and use toilets in homes, schools and Anganwadis.
To a loud applause by all participants, Solai Dellang, ASM, Wakro declared saying,”
we will all team up to have a clean and green Wakro. We must join hands to keep our
area and homes clean.” Niharika Rathore guided students to live healthy and fit lives
by staying neat and clean while also caring to keep the surroundings clean. We must
keep our homes and toilets clean too, she added saying, toilets being the place used
by other members of a family or society, it is our responsibility to flush well after
every use and to keep them clean. We must never be responsible for others to get
ill and this we can ensure by staying clean and keeping our toilets clean. We must
wash our hands properly with soap every time we use toilets she opined. Jonali Yun,
Chairperson of Wakro Anchal Samiti who attended the function as the Chief Guest exhorted
all to do away with open defecation practice and appealed all to build and use toilets.
Soput Mepong, GB, Wakro and Khetana Mannoi, PGT, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezu also attended
Smart classroom and science laboratories inaugurated
AALO, Oct. 15: The Smart Class and Science Laboratories of four-storied and U-shaped
colossal Saint Xaviers International School Aalo was inaugurated by West Siang Deputy
Commissioner M K Sahoo amid applause on Oct 14 last.
It is the first school in Arunachal to have Smart Class in all classrooms with integrated
learning solution from the Tata Class Edge and install well equipped physics, Chemistry
and Biology laboratories for the students right from 6th standard.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the school with such modern technology
is always directed towards quality education and inculcating education through such
latest technology to children in their formative years will go a long way to fulfill
the aspirations of the parents also.
He urged all the school authorities to channelize their energies to earn reputation
of being a model school of the state to fulfill the dream of Kito Sora.
Attending the inaugural function DDSE Tomi Doke disclosed that all private schools
of the district are being inspected to get the first hand knowledge about its functioning.
He insisted on going with NCERT text books to ensure uniformity and participation
of teachers in all Teachers Training conducted from time to time by the department.
Doi Ado said that the school on such line is the need of the hour in the district
and appealed the teaching community to give their best to make the school worth its
Col. G.S. Chundawat, Commanding Officer 19 Grenadier appreciated the effort of Kito
Sora to open school on such line and assure all help and cooperation from the side
The Chairman of the school, Kito Sora Ex. MLA disclosed that his dream of opening
a school of its present kind emanates from lack of education and childhood deprivation
of educational opportunities under compelling circumstances and everything has been
put in for the cause of the school. Though the beginning has been made but 95 per
cent of the tasks ahead are left, he said.
The Principal of the school Advocate J S Rex, Master Tomi Sora and Miss Dhunth Abhirami
of the school also dwelt on the functioning of the school and extended their gratitude
to all for cooperation to make the day a successful one. The visiting dignitaries
also had the taste of digitized classroom teaching.
At present the school have enrolment of more than 40 students and the school will
formally be inaugurated after completing few unaccomplished tasks. DIPRO
State Level Youth leadership development prog begins
ITANAGAR, Oct 15: The Mega state level youth leadership Development Programme was
inaugurated by agriculture, horticulture and Animal Husbandry Minister Setong Sena
at VKV Nirjuli campus on Oct 13 last. The four days programme with the theme “Vijay
Hi Vijay’ is being organised as a part of Swami Vivakananda’s 150th birth anniversary
celebration. Prominent among others present on the occasion were Reverent Swami
Chinmayananda, one of the Pioneer of Ramakrishna Mission, who started School and
Hospital in Arunachal Pradesh and Reverent Vishweshananda, Secretary RK mission hospital,
400 selected collegian youths covering all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh are
participating in the Mega Maha Shibir “VIJAY HI VIJAY“.
In his inaugural address Sena urged the Arunachalee youths to take maximum benfit
from the camp and enhance their skill and leadership quality to face the present
challenges. He also appealed youth to take up the Agriculture, Horticulture and
Animal Husbandry relating activities in the state.
Swami Vivekananda is the only Hero, who can provide solution to the challenges being
faced by present vibrant youths, Sena said that the guidance of Swami Vivekananda
helped him to reach upto present status of his life.
As the strong building require strong foundation and good quality materials, similarly,
youths can build their character and personality by imbibing positive attitude with
qualitative knowledge through such environment, said Swami Chinmayanandaji in his
address. He further said “future of India is in the hands of youths.
Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher and Technical Education and Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda
Kendra highlighted about the Year long programme of 150th Birth anniversaries of
Swami Vivekananada and said that ‘this programme is a part of Yuva Sakti Ayam’.
Advocate Pritam Taffo, Organising Secretary of SV-SSS Samiti also spoke on the occasion.
Er. S. Sumnyan, Superintending Engineer, Highway, PWD and Yuva Shakti Ayam Pramukh
SV-SSS-2013 has briefed the Youth about the aim and objective of the 4 days Maha
The second day of the programme started with Pratasmaran at 5.30 am. This was followed
by Yoga/Pranayama and power point presentation on Tejas. Later Baudhik session on
the topic “Wake up Bharat ! Enlighten the World! !” and other programmes were organised.
Chera Talo Memorial Volleyball Tournament begins
KOLORIANG, Oct 15: The Chera Talo Memorial Volleyball Tournament in its second year
of conception by Chera Welfare Society (CWS) saw an enthusiastic kick-off today at
Koloriang General Ground.
Attending the inaugural function, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjay while remembering late
Chera Talo hoped that the people of Koloriang would remember him with fondness and
respect and try to be like the man late Chera Talo was.
Emphasizing on the importance of sports in a person’s life, he said, “Sports not
only keep a person healthy but also incorporate a sense of goodwill among players
as a person especially in team sports where you play not for the individual but for
the team as a whole”.
He requested all the participants to maintain sportsmanship spirit and play with
full fairness and enthusiasm while administering the oath to the participants.
Nine teams for women and eight teams for men’s volleyball from in and around Koloriang
are participating in this edition of the tournament.
Later, Chairman of Chera Welfare Society, Chera Siro submitted a memorandum to Sanjay
for naming the district hospital currently under construction in the name of late
Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise, Lokam Tassar, Kurung Kumey DC and SP, HoDs,
Panchayat Leaders and Chera Mekia wife of late Chera Talo along with her family also
attended programme. DIPRO
Some 3.5 billion people, half the world's population, lack crucial waste management
services, significantly harming environment, health and economies, the United Nations
reported, stressing that recycling and proper treatment can be a literal and metaphorical
"Open dumping, the most prevalent waste disposal method in many countries, can lead
to acute health impacts for those living closest to dumping sites, most often the
urban poor," the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said, calling the statistics "staggering"
as it released a new study on the problem that showed that one tonne of recycled
electronic waste could yield as much gold as five to 15 tonnes of typical gold ore.
The study - Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies: Moving from Challenges
to Opportunities - released in conjunction with the UN Institute for Training and
Research (UNITAR) stresses that management is not only a challenge but "a largely
untapped opportunity," with treated waste used as a recoverable resource put to profitable
Beyond the potential amount of recovered gold from one tonne of electrical and electronic
waste (e-waste), it notes that recovered copper, aluminium and rare metals would
exceed by many times the levels found in typical ores. Printed circuit boards are
"probably the richest ore stream you're ever going to find," it says.
Recycling a tonne of aluminum saves 1.3 tonnes of bauxite residues, 15 cubic metres
of cooling water, 0.86 cubic metres of process water and nearly 40 barrels of oil,
while preventing the emission of two tonnes of carbon dioxide and 11 kilos of sulphur
In 2000 recycling in the European Union generated over 229,200 jobs, which by 2008
had increased to nearly 512,340 - an annual growth rate of over 10.5 percent. The
proportion of people employed in waste-related recovery activities in there increased
from over 400 persons per million inhabitants in 2000, to over 600 in 2007, an increase
of some 45 per cent.