State celebrates Solung with traditional fervor and gaiety
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Solung the main festival of Adis was celebrated throughout the
State with pomp and gaiety today.
Attending the festival at Solung Mopin Ground here today as chief guest, local MLA
Techi Kaso said that he was happy to be a part of the celebration and greeted the
people of the community on the occasion. Describing the importance of celebrating
festivals for one’s own identity, Kaso exhorted the younger generation to carry forward
this legacy by actively involving in such celebration. He urged them to participate
in festivals so that they can learn and keep the tradition alive. He said that no
religion, custom and tradition is small, everyone should respect it and celebrate
it with the feeling of oneness.
Kaso, who attended the festival for a brief period, lamented the deplorable road
condition of NH52A where crowds of vehicle could easily be seen throughout the day.
During such vehicular traffic, there is every possibility of accidents, and we should
discourage the bad practice of imposing or giving fines for that, appealed Kaso.
Earlier, the MLA released the Solung souvenir Diigok Roli.
Guest of honour Dagmo Jini, recalled his days as circle officer at Shillong where
he was entrusted to work for opium eradication in the state, especially in Tirap
and Changlang. He said that now the ugly tentacles of opium has spread to Adi belts
which is a major cause of concern. He appealed community members to keep themselves
away from opium addiction. He also urged the people not to sacrifice too much of
animals in the festivals.
The veteran also remembered how Mopin and Solungs were first celebrated in 1966 in
public pioneered by Late Daying Ering. He advised every community to "keep culture
intact. Otherwise it will disturb you,". He also appealed to the decedents of Abotani
to live in complete peace and harmony for development. And, if any differences arise,
it should be resolved by sitting together, he added. Earlier, he released an Adi
Colorful cultural dance by ponung parties, modern dance by tiny tots of Donyi Polo
Vidya Bhawan and inaugural song by Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang were some of the main
highlights of the day-long celebration.
There was also a prize distribution of Lutnyung Megu Memorial Drawing competition
and felicitation of Class- X, XII and JEE topers, Among those felicitated were Nancy
Jamoh of VKV School, Nirjuli who scored 100% in her class. Adi movie Yeken ke Binyat
by Delong Padung was released on the occasion. Celebration of the festival at Naharlagun
came alive vividly this morning with community members thronging the festival ground
with their best traditional attires.
Participating in the celebration as chief guest, Home Commissioner Tajom Taloh, advocated
for preservation of their language and folk culture, which are in danger of extinction.
He said people should participate in the celebration of ethnic festivals as they
provide us an opportunity to gain knowledge of our respective languages and cultures.
Recounting his personal experience, he said, there are much precious folklore, songs,
and dance forms with which the younger generation are getting detached with the passage
of time. He advised the young generation to learn and practice them keenly to promote
their culture and identity.
Tony Koyu, a prominent social worker and managing director of APIDFC, who was the
guest of honour, stressed for promoting the spiritual aspects of the community even
as they endeavour to preserve their language and other cultural elements. He said
that tribal languages are dying out rapidly all over the world and therefore we should
work hard to preserve our languages by developing a proper script and promoting our
On the occasion, the festival celebration committee also felicitated Angkom Paron
and T. Melong, for their lifelong service and contribution to the cause of Adi culture.
Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi, who graced the occasion as chief guest at Roing,
called upon all to contribute for preservation of our culture and tradition and said
that festival acts as a platform to showcase our rich cultural heritage. He reminded
that Arunachal Festival (celebrated every year prior to Statehood Day from February
11-20) was also initiated in the year 2003 when he was the chief minister of the
state for the same purpose to preserve and showcase rich cultural heritage of every
tribes of the state in a common platform. He further said that every festival has
its own significance and reflect the identity of a community. However, he stated
that the way of celebration of almost all the festivals of Arunachalee tribes has
drifted away from its originality which needs to be brought back to its original
MLA Jomin Tayeng said that apart from merry making, festival is an occasion to share
love, joy, peace and extend brotherhood to other community residing nearby. He further
called upon each and every one to work together and stand in unity to spread this
message of love, joy and peace.
At Changlang, Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo along
with heads of offices witnessed the celebration organized by the Adi community residing
The deputy commissioner, speaking on the occasion, urged upon all the people to maintain
cordial relation with other communities to uphold the feelings of unity and integrity.
He said that festivals bring all the sections of society together irrespective of
caste, creed and religion and help promote peace and harmony. He exhorted all to
continue to maintain and preserve the age old culture and tradition along with modern
Adi community at Bomdila also celebrated Solung.
Participating in the festival, MLA Phurpa Tsering prayed for good health and prosperity
for all and the prevalence of unity and amity in this blessed place of Lord Buddha.
Earlier, officiating the celebration as the guest of honour, Deputy Commissioner
Rinchin Tashi called for preserving ones rich culture and tradition in order to maintain
ones identity but incorporating the changes which are for the betterment of the people
and the society.
Earlier, the Chairman of the celebration committee, Project Director Dakbom Riba
dwelled at length on the importance and the mythology of the celebration and said
that the festival is basically agriculture related like the other festivals of the
state praying the Almighty for a rich harvest, peace and prosperity and overall well
being of the sentient beings.
At Pasighat, the festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervour
at the Solung ground today. People from all walks of life participated enthusiastically
showing the sense of unity and integrity.
"We are still in touch with the root," said Oshong Ering, IAS (Rtd) a prominent writer,
who graced the occasion as Chief Guest, passing a good message to the younger generation.
According to Ering, such celebration is like a mirror of the society through which
one’s own identity is reflected.
He appealed to all to celebrate the festival in true spirit preserving and promoting
the rich cultural heritage of Adis.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Member of Parliament Ninong Ering also joined
the celebration and expressed their best wishes to all. Among others Aloke Kumar
IPS SP, S.C. Debnath ADC, head of offices, retired IAS and APCS officers, senior
citizens, public leaders and general public of Pasighat were also present.
Other highlights of the day were "Taku Taabat" (a ritual to begin) and the ceremonial
flag hoisting by the Chief Guest followed by chanting of hymns by the Solung Miri.
Tayom Dai described the mythological aspects of Solung to the gathering on the occasion.
State Govt & NEDFi sign contract for 3rd party monitoring of projects
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Pradesh Govt and North Eastern development Finance Corporation
Ltd (NEDFi) today signed a contract for third party monitoring of Special Plan Assistance
(2009-10), RIDF and BADP (2009-10) projects implemented in the state.
State Secretary Planning Ankur Garg and CMD, NEDFi B.P Muktieh signed the contract
at a function held here this evening in presence of State Development Commissioner
V.K Deb, Chief Engineers of all Works Departments and officers and officials from
Planning Department and NEDFi.
Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning said that it is a pioneering role of the state government
not only in North East but also in the country to introduce the evaluation process
through third party monitoring. He informed that NEDFi would be covering a total
of eight districts in the eastern sector, while NEEPCO is covering in the western
part of the state in third party monitoring process.
While assuring full support and cooperation from the government, he called upon
the officers from various works departments to take cognizance of the comments made
by NEDFi in its report on SPA for 2008-09. This will enable us to bring about much
more transparency in the execution of the projects, Garg stated.
Addressing the occasion, V.K Deb commended NEDFi for undertaking the third party
monitoring in the eastern sector of the state and appreciated their report presented
to the state government for 2008-09.
NEDFi which was entrusted with third party monitoring for SPA in 2008-09, has been
given added responsibility for conducting the same on BADP and RIDF for 2009-10,
he informed, adding that the execution of the monitoring process should be efficient
and qualitative, as the evaluation is done at the highest level of governance in
He emphasized on a collaborative approach for proper and effective implementation
of schemes in the state while adding that the MoU signed today should be beneficial
for the development of the state.
Earlier, while welcoming all to the function, the CMD, NEDFi, B P Muktieh, gave a
background of NEDFi activities which aimed at industrial development of the region.
He informed that the NEDFi is undertaking around 2000 projects in the region at a
cost of Rs. 15000 crores.
Stating that the non performing assets of NEDFi is the lowest in the region at 2.4
percent which is comparable to others in the country, the CMD also dwelt on various
other activities such as NEDFi Haat organized at Guwahati annually for upcoming entrepreneurs
besides other commitments for the overall infrastructure development of North East
region. NEDFi will stress upon timely implementation of projects to avoid cost overruns,
During the feedback session, secretary, PHE&WS, Tomi Ete called for avoiding multiplicity
of contractors by the departments as it creats hurdles for smooth and effective execution
of different projects in the state, while Chief Engineer, RWD, T Welly drew attention
to the problems created on account of political interference which hampered the effective
implementation of development projects in the state.
NEDFi had undertaken nine projects in East Siang, five in Lower Dibang valley, while
two projects in Dibang Valley districts under SPA for the third party monitoring
during 2008-09 on experiment basis.
A power point presentation on the findings of third party monitoring of the projects
in those three districts was made elaborately on the occasion highlighting the details
of the projects with short term, medium term and long term recommendations for effective
implementation of funds while ensuring quality projects. DIPR
Union to stage dharna against Apang arrest
Organisations demand CBI enquiry in PDS case
10 days ultimatum for Govt.
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Adi Students Union, Itanagar Unit would organize a dharna in front
of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly to lodge their protest against the “pick
and choose” arrest of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang for his alleged involvement
in the PDS scam.
The students further said that investigating agency must prove its impartiality by
arresting the legislators, contractors and all those others involved in the PDS scam.
It also called for handing over of investigation to CBI and removal of SP SIC M S
The Union further called on the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to break his silence
on the arrest of Apang. It asked why the CM was being silent on the PDS issue in
the state and why the state government was hesitant on handing over the case to CBI.
Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union and Arunachal Youth Volunteer Association while
handing out a ten days ultimatum to the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said all accused
in the PDS case must be arrested and exemplary punishment given in accordance with
established law. It further demanded handing over of case to the CBI for fair probe.
The association further demanded that Chauhan be immediately transferred out of
the state for his alleged involvement in various cases. The organisations further
said that Chauhan was suspended by the former Chief Minister for his alleged involvement
with extremist organizations in 2006. It further demanded the resignation of the
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu if he fails to redress the demands put forward by the
organizations within the stipulated ten days.
Arunachal Anti Corruption Sena while welcoming the arrest of former Chief Minister
wanted to know why Apang alone was being handpicked while all other accused are at
large. It demanded immediate arrest of all accused, handing over of the case to CBI
and suspension of M S Chauhan for misusing his official power and status.
It further wanted to know why the state government was shying away from handing the
case over to CBI.
Arunachal People Front while coming out in support of the former Chief Minister said
that all those involved in the scam should not be spared. It further questioned the
high-handedness of SIC in arrest of Apang while adding that arrest was pre planned.
It further said that SIC was a “blunder” and very soon state government will be answerable
to the people of the state.
Tamin Elite Society, Upper Subansiri has questioned the procedure used in the arrest
of the former Chief Minister. The Society called on the SIC to provide privileges
and regards due to the former Chief Minister.
While advocating handing over of the case to CBI, it said that common citizens are
bound to question at the lone arrest of Apang in the entire scam.
Capital Complex Yachuli Area Welfare Association said investigation should not end
with the arrest of former chief minister while adding that PDS case should be handed
over to CBI so that PDS system is streamlined in the state. It further said that
people of Yachuli area did not question the workings of SIC even though many of the
accused hails from the area.
People support Apang’s demand for CBI enquiry: Omak
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Former Legislator Omak Apang who addressed a press conference in
New Delhi today said that the Arunachalee public who are well-versed with the details
of long-running PDS case endorse Gegong Apang’s call for an enquiry by the CBI which
is the only agency that is fit to conduct a fair investigation into the whole affair.
He expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of support by the citizens of Arunachal
cutting across tribal affiliation, various social and political organizations and
all fair-minded Arunachalees after former Chief Minister’s arrest.
The interaction focused on the issue of the evolution of the PIL No. 50/2004 from
the date on which it was filed (11/10/ 2004) to the present. It was noted that though
the case is subjudice, the details of the case are very much in the public domain
and anyone with any familiarity with it would come to the conclusion that the arrest
of Gegong Apang is politically motivated. The most glaring illustration of this is
that it is only after the resignation of Gegong Apang as Chief Minister and the formation
of the new government that his name appears on any list. Further, while there are
several other prominent citizens on the list it is only Gegong Apang who has been
singled out for arrest in such an unseemly manner.
“Yobin: a marginalized tribe in search of Arunachalee identity”
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A symposium on Yobin: a marginalized tribe in search of Arunachalee
identity was organized by Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin here today. The symposium saw participation
of ministers, MLAs, student’s leaders and representatives from civil society and
The Yobin representatives put forwarded their case and said that they have been marginalized
deliberately by the government even though they are an indigenous community who
have resided in the Dawodi area, now called Vijaynagar for time immemorial.
Putting forward his sentiments P Yobin, president of Yobin Tribe Welfare Committee
said that it was for the state government to take a call on the status of the Yobins.
He further added that it was time truth about the community was told to the world.
L Yobin, who is the general secy of the Yobin Tribe Welfare Committee while calling
for grant of ST status said that the community has been residing in the area prior
to the independence of the country. He questioned the legitimacy of not granting
St Status under such circumstances.
Finance Minister Setong Sena said that Yobins were Indian citizens not refugees.
He further added that government of Arunachal had recommended granting of ST status
to the community in 2000.
AAPSU president Takam Tatung said that Union would take a decision on grant of ST
status only after arriving at a consensus with all the stakeholders.
Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin said that people of the state should not equate the
Yobins with Chakma and Hajong refugees as the former was indigenous inhabitants of
Vijaynagar area while the latter was forced on the state.
Academician Dr Nani Bath said that all efforts need to be put in place so that marginalized
communities of Arunachal are given equal preference. He said that everything should
be taken into account before frustration sets in.
Speaking on challenges faced by border areas, MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona said that citizen
feels alienated because of many factors. He said that employees were reluctant to
serve in border areas because of lack of facilities and employees react as if they
have been given a life sentence when they posted in far flung areas. He further said
that added to al these problems people of border areas do not have access to health,
education whereas they have the same aspiration as rest of the people in the state.
ACR chairperson Bamang Tago said that recognition of Yobins was due under ambit of
law. Other speakers included NESO leader Gumjum haider, AAPSU Gen Secy Tujum Poyom
and MLAs C C Singpho and Kamlung Mossang and Dr Sarit Choudhury of RGU.
Two arrested for assault on doctor
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Two persons have been arrested in connection with assault of Dr
Tage Kano at GREF canteen, Ziro on Aug 30. One person arrested is reported to be
from Army deputed with GREF while the other one is GREF personnel.
However the villagers have informed this daily that one of the arrested was not involved
in the attack and that he had come over to Ziro from Joram Top today.
Police sources however deny it. They informed that they were picked up from GREF
Meanwhile the Central Executive Body of APDA has called on the district administration
to take immediate actio and give justice to Dr Tage Kano failing which the Central
APDA shall be compelled to take further necessary action. It condemned the inhuman
act meted out on the the doctor.
On the other hand Tajang Village Development Committee has reiterated that GREF shifted
out of Tajang village within a week’s time and all those involved with the attack
be taken to task within 24 hours.
It said that during the initial years there were cordial relation between the people
and GREF, which, however has deteriorated over the time. It alleged the private land
of the villagers has been encroached by the GREF personnel. The officer mess is constructed
on the main road to Bamboo garden, Horticulture farm and Rai forest and the villagers
are facing difficulties to go to their forest and farm due to non availability of
The GREF personnel have cut down almost all the pine trees considered sacred by the
local peoples and preserved for centuries while adding that GREF personnel were destructing
the environment by turning the area into dumping ground of all possible wastes.
Due to the extraction of firewood and construction materials the pristine forest
preserved for centuries by the village communities has been destroyed beyond regeneration,
they alleged while informing that the sands and stones of the village areas are extracted
indiscriminately. It further gave four accounts of physical atrocities committed
Humane side of Police at full display in Russa
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: At a time when Arunachal Pradesh police has been gaining all wrong
publicity be it Jumchi Nguso death or Roing incident where one local citizen died
after IRBn jawans allegedly beat him up, experiences at Russa village comes across
The dedicated efforts put in by state police at Russa village where border skirmishes
between Assam and Arunachal broke out on 14th August has been appreciated by locals.
Forces comprising of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) and IRBn has been camping in
the area despite facing logistic trouble. Their relentless endeavor to safeguard
the interest of local people and state in general has not going unnoticed.
Working in hostile condition with no proper barrack to stay and almost non-existent
medical facilities, the police team is still performing their duty to the best of
their capacity. The locals of Russa as a goodwill gesture have vacated their own
house to convert it into police barrack. The bonhomie between police and local resident
is a treat to watch. “Had it not been the timely intervention of our Arunachal police,
the forces of neighboring state could have made life miserable for us. We are feeling
safe because our police are guarding us all the time,” told a local resident of Russa
Finance Minister Setong Sena, the head of ministerial delegation which visited the
area, heaped praises on police force for their prompt action in providing fool proof
security to the locals.
Despite tough living condition, police team has been continuously camping in the
area and performing their duty.
“Ever since boundary problem started they have been staying here. Though they are
facing many troubles like poor water supply, pitiable place to stay, no proper health
facilities and erratic electricity supply but still we have never heard them complaining
about anything,” told another local resident.
Within the force also there is perfect coordination.
Superintendent of police Tirap district, Paldan, who has been personally monitoring
situation by staying at Russa village, deserves every word of appreciation. Not
only villagers, even his junior officials can be heard praising him. “Our SP Paldan
was having health problem. Even then he did not move out and stayed with us. He has
been source of inspiration for us and his presence always boasts our morale,” told
one lower ranked police official.
Perhaps remaining police force of state can learn few tips from those forces currently
engaged at Russa village. The need of the hour is to build healthier relation between
citizen and police to make this state a better place to live.
Adopt Mebo model in all segments: NCP
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh has urged the state
Govt to adopt Mebo model in all other 59 assembly segments for rapid development
Appreciating the reported decision of All Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president
and PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki for awarding contract works on 50:50 ratio to
the supporters of two major political parties for execution of two Govt schemes under
SPA in Mebo sub-division, NCP state unit vice president Tad Tana in a release today
said such historic step deserves appreciation and can well be termed as beginning
of democratic movement and realization of importance of opposition parties. NCP
further said such Mebo model should be started from home constituency of APCC president!
He urged the CLP leader Dorjee Khandu too to support the impartial development model
to be followed in all other 59 Assembly segments irrespective of any party affiliation
of the people’s representatives from the constituencies.
'With TMC and NCP sharing the seats of powers at Centre with Congress such developmental
model is a bold step in projecting a people friendly image of the Congress in state
and shall go a long way in timely execution of development works without conflicts
and court cases,’ the release said.
The NCP leader further said that since PPA too is a regional party and BJP by virtue
of being the principal opposition party at Centre and state, it would therefore not
be wrong to take them along in the innovative developmental model devised by Nabam
Tuki. The big brother role of Congress realized by its president should be welcome
by one and all. Even the Central party leadership of Congress would appreciate the
arrangement especially in a sensitive and backward border state like Arunachal Pradesh
surrounded by hostile enemies, Tana said.
Such a model would create automatic platform for healthy debate, discussion and
consensus on any major development issues effecting the life, culture and destiny
of future generation be it signing of MOAs with powers developers or execution of
numerous schemes under PM Package, other development programmes or even state's
AOP's schemes, the release said.
Mobile Phone tower at Kaying on Solung
KAYING, Sept 01: It was a red-letter day for the people of Kaying area in West Siang
district as they got the BSNL mobile phone tower on the day of Solung festival
Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman
Jalley Sonam inaugurated the tower in presence of large gathering.
Sonam also addressed the people as the chief guest on the occasion of Solung. While
appreciating the people of Kaying for maintaining rich culture and heritage, he
advised the younger generation to shoulder the responsibility for promotion of own
culture and tradition.Pointing out the vast scope for horticulture he advised
the people to be self-employed and take up horticulture instead of looking for contract
and supply works order from the departments.
Sonam assured to construct a podium at Kaying and donated an amount of Rs 50,000
and Rs 20000 to the Solung festival organizing committee and the Ponung parties.
Later, he distributed free exercise book to workers of Kaying at Inspection Bunglow,
Kaying and advised the workers to register their name in APB&OCWWB to avail benefits.
Special invitee BSNL, General Manager Shyam Narayan also took part in Solung festival
and assured to extend all possible help. He also assured to provide free SIM card
to the people of Kaying for a certain period.
All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Chairman Takar Goi was the Guest
of Honour on the occasion. He briefed about the importance of education and stressed
on child education.
He emphasised on maintaining unity and brotherhood within the Kaying circle for all
round development. He said “we should not damage any public property rather we should
take care of it for our own future benefits”. He donated an amount of Rs 30,000 to
the Solung celebration committee.
Chairman, Central Solung Celebration Committee, Kaying Taring Nyigang, General Secretary
T Padung, President T Tamut and Kaying ZPM Tasan Tamir also spoke on the occasion.
Besides local Ponung parties, Ponung party from Geku, Upper Siang district performed.
Among others, Deputy General Manager BSNL B Siram, Commissioner Labour Ojing Darung,
AAPPTF General Secretary Dobing Sonam, Administrative officers of Kaying attended
Cold storage project at Niglok commissioned
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: 1000 MT Capacity Multipurpose 3 storied cold storage project at
Niglok (Ruksin) in East Siang District has been commissioned and handed over to Department
of Agriculture by the Project consultant M/S Refcon Project Kolkata on Aug 27.
Chairman Arunachal Pradesh, Agriculture Marketing Board Pasang Dorjee Sona, in his
address urged the officers, farmers and traders for better utilization of cold Storage
with better remunerative prices to the farmers. He further said that Mini Cold Storage
can also be installed where ever needed in the district.
Director of Agriculture Cum-Chief Executive Officer of Agriculture Marketing Board
Tago Basar suggested for better management of the project. For proper handling of
the machinery items, training would be imparted under supervision of the project
consultancy M/S Refcon project at Niglok. He also advised that the cold storage project
should be leased out to the private parties by executing proper deed of agreement
with the parties concerned. Mere handing and taking over of the project will not
serve the purpose unless the plant is fully utilized by the Agriculture Market committee
(APMC) Pasighat, he added.
Deputy Director, Marketting A. Lego said that the cold storage could be utilized
for storing of Potato, Orange, Pineapple. Tomato, Mustard Ginger during peak season
and can release in the off season for earning more profits.
Among others, SDO, Ruksin Y Tayeng, Chair Person, Ruksin, Anchal Samity Ojing Aje,
Society calls for implementation of Act
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) appealed
to the State Government to implement Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, which reserves
three percent of all categories of jobs in the Government sector for persons with
The Society while urging people from all sections to support its demand for early
implementation of the Act, impressed upon the authorities that there could not be
a more humane and pious job than looking into the problems of suffering humanity.
It said that implementation of the same Act in the state would secure the life of
the people with disability at present and future as well.
Although the Act is an attempt to bring about change but due to lack of implementation,
it has not made much difference.
Rebia calls for dedicated service of teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Parliamentary secretary, Industries Nabam Rebia today called upon
all head teachers of all Govt schools to perform their duty with sincerity and dedication.
He was addressing head teachers of Doimukh, Kimin Banderdewa, Balijan, Sangdupota,
Tarasso circles after he inaugurated the head teachers training on quality aspect
and financial management at Doimukh. Altogether 157 head teachers attended the training.
Rebia, who is also Doimukh MLA said teachers should give due importance in building
the foundation of basic education of students at elementary level with clear knowledge
Admitting that teaching, particularly in primary and upper primary levels, is a hardest
profession, the MLA also stressed on quality teaching so that the students gain enough
confidence to face any competitive challenges in modern world. He also appreciated
the Papum Pare DDSE for organising such important training.
Capital DC Dr Deepak Kumar highlighted the aims and object of SSA and stressed on
transparency in every level with special attention to child education.
Papum Pare DDSE cum DPO Tagu Tana Tara in his address called upon the teaching community
to do their best for proper education to the children particularly at elementary
Highlighting the measures taken for universal access to education for children, Tara
also stressed the need of adopting new teaching method to attract the children in
Rain cause damages in Upper Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: The heavy monsoon downpour has caused extensive damages in major
area of Upper Subansiri district. Many of the interior areas of district like that
of Takshing have been cut from rest of the world. Meanwhile All Upper Subansiri District
Students Union (AUSDSU) has appealed to the government to make PDS item available
as people are facing tough time. However echoing the similar sentiment of All Kurung
Kumey District Students Union, AUSDSU has opposed head load carrying system for interior
Union has demanded government to airlift PDS items in interior places to prevent
any food crisis. Further union has warned that if food items do not reach general
public in right time and if there is any loss of life due to delay in airlifting
of item, government have to pay heavy price for it.
Meanwhile the Union would organize a football tournament to mark Gandhi Jayanti at
Leadership development program
BOMDILA, Sept 1: ‘Vijay hi Vijay’ – a state-level programme to develop leadership
in ignited youths of the state was launched on Aug 30 at Bomdila. Lauding the role
of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti for such valuable programme which has far-reaching
effect towards Human Resource Development, DC Rinchin Tashi after launching the
program urged the youths to whole-heartedly participate in such programme for personality
development besides the academic pursuit. He also referred to the recently concluded
3-days seminar at Tawang on Traditional System : Change and Continuity amongst the
Monpas and opined that this organization has given a lot, not only to the state and
the nation but also to the whole mankind in their effort to make this world a better
place to live in.
Earlier, the Prant Sanghatak Rupesh Mathur, State Co-ordinator for Vijay Hi Vijay
Er. Pai Dawe and Yuva Manch Pramukh West Kameng unit Sange Tashi also spoke at length
on the concept of Vijay Hi Vijay and its significance in man-making and nation building
besides giving the call for self-introspection.
The programme is aimed at equipping the college students and enterprising youths
of the villages and towns with four perspectives on Sterling character, National
perspective, Capacity to work in an organized team and Will to Win. During mid September,
book based competition in colleges and one day leadership workshop would be conducted
for screening of the ignited youths for further participation in the Vijay Hi Vijay
meet at VKV Itanagar from October 11-16th where interactions with renowned personalities,
Development of various skills such as public speaking, Group discussion, Experience
on inherent potentials, Manifestation through team work etc would be the prospects
Skill Development Programme
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Under the Skill Development Programme, sponsored by NABARD, 42
days long training on weaving Jute products is going on at Yupia.
ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) from Dimapur has organized this training
for 25 rural women of Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri Districts. The training aims
to impart skills to the women on weaving door mats, door screens, dining table mats,
ladies bags, market bags, purses, pen stands, bottle covers etc.
While inaugurating the training session on Aug 23 at Yupia ADC Tai Kaye, said that
the participants should take up activities to increase their income.
Action plan against drug abuse
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Jagriti (AJ), an NGO will chalk out its action plan for
eradication of drug abuse from the state in a meeting to be held at Govt Hr Secondary
School, Itanagar on Sept 3. R K M secretary Swami Vishweshanandaji has consented
to deliver lecture on how to combat drug menace which has become greatest threat
to future generation, the organisation said in a release.
AASSATA opposes cabinet decision
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Reminding its ultimatum served to the state Govt for regularisation
of SSA teachers on seniority basis, All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers
Association (AASSATA) today urged the state Govt to revoke the cabinet decision for
holding re-interview for regularisation of SSA teachers.
Opposing the decision as unwise, the Association advocated that all the serving SSA
teachers were appointed through proper recruitment process. Therefore, there is no
need for re-interview for SSA teachers, it said.
Meanwhile, supporting the ultimatum submitted by AASSATA in favour of its demand,
the Upper Subansiri unit of the Association appealed to the state Govt, particularly
education department to take immediate step for fulfillment of demands for regularization
of SSA teachers.
Oreitation on IDSP
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A four-day orientation training under the Integrated Disease Surveillance
Project (IDSP) concluded here on Aug 27 last.
As many as 37 participants, including District Surveillance Officer, epidemiologist,
microbiologist, entomologist and data managers from all over the state took part
in the traning programme.
Dr L Jampa, State Surveillance Officer (IDSP) underscored the importance of the training
under the IDSP terming it an important step in the capacity-building. He further
said that health department would be eased from the burden of tackling frequent outbreaks/epidemics
in the state.
Farmers on exposure visit to Nagaland
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: KVK, Papum-Pare under the sponsorship of Agricultural Technology
Management Agency (ATMA), Yupia recently organized Inter-state farmers exposure visit
to ICAR complex, Nagaland.
A group of 20 farmers including 11 female farmers representing different Farmers
Club and CD-Block of Papum-Pare district visited National Research Centre on Mithun,
ICAR, Jharnapani, KVK Dimapur and Central Institute of Horticulture, Medzifema on
August 25– 27.
The team was led by ADO, ATMA, Yupia Soni Muri and SMS, Animal Science KVK, P/Pare
Dr. P. Borah.
The farmers group were given first hand information on improved Mithun husbandry
and acquainted with the latest indigenous technology on Alder based Jhum cultivation
at Ponoma village near Kohima. They were also introduced to Water Shed Development
and Land Use Project at Paren, where the concept of systematic land use in an integrated
approach of farming is being carried out.
After visiting the various ICAR complex and water shed project in Nagaland the farmers
were very much kin to have such a well organized water shed project in Arunachal
Pradesh. So, that such project could serve as the learning centre for the progressive
farmers of the state.
Nutrition promotion for stronger nation
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Community food & nutrition extension unit, ministry of women &
child development organised a one workshop for 50 participants today at Itanagar.
The theme of the workshop – nutrition promotion for stronger nation is a part of
national nutrition week celebration which started today.
Director, Social Welfare woment and child development R. T. Riba said the national
nutrition week workshop 2010 with various action would prove to be useful for the
people of Arunachal Pradesh. A diet which meets the nutritional requirements, both
in quality and quantity, under the clean and hygienic conditions is of Paramount
importance for maintaining good health at all ages and stages of life, she said.
Malnutrition is the largest risk factor in the world for disability and premature
mortality, especially in developing countries, and is entirely preventable, she
Station Director, All India Radio L. Varte and B. Bordoloi, officer – incharge, food
& nutrition board also addressed the participants.
Workshop on National Children’s Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A State Level Resource Persons Orientation cum Training Workshop
on National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) was conducted by Arunachal Pradesh
State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) here in Arunachal Pradesh Science
NCSC is national programme meant for children within the age group of 10-17 years,
catalyzed and supported by Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad, Department
of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and being implemented by
APSCS&T in Arunachal Pradesh since 1995.
The workshop was organized with the main objective towards orienting the district
level stake holders from the school education department and teachers as resource
persons for carrying forward and implementing the activities of NCSC 2010 based on
the selected focal theme “Land Resources: Use for Prosperity, Save for Posterity”
in their respective districts and to motivate and guide the children both from formal
and non-formal education system for participating in this programme.
APSCS&T Director and Member Secretary S. De. Sarkar in his inaugural address urged
upon the officers and teachers to take more coordinated approaches and initiatives
towards participation of maximum numbers of school, children of their respective
district in field oriented programme of NCSC. He reiterated that proper guidance
is the vital component for the children to understanding the focal theme, sub-themes
for preparation of location specific real-life situation quality projects so that
children form Arunachal Pradesh can compete with their counterparts at the highest
Representatives from only ten districts participated in the day long workshop. At
the culmination of the workshop, resource and other guidelines in sufficient numbers
along with the softcopy in CD were handed over to officers from the districts for
organizing and conducting the activities of NCSC 2010 in their respective districts
in true Perspective of the objectives laid down by Department of Science & Technology,
Government of India.
Students mourn the death of Nguri Tana
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Nguri Tana a young boy pursuing law at Arunachal Law academy (ALA)
passed away on 31st August due to illness. Hailing from Yangte circle of Kurung Kumey
district, late Tana had completed his graduation from St. Anthony College, Shillong
and was currently in his 3rd semester at ALA. The death of such bright young boy
has plunged whole family into shock.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has termed his premature demise as great
loss to society. “I knew him personally. He was nice boy with excellent academic
record. His death has personally hurt me deeply,” said AAPSU president Takam Tatung.
All Nyishi Student’s Union has expressed deep shock over the untimely death of Nguri
Tana. Union conveyed its condolence to the bereaved family and prays almighty for
eternal peace of the departed soul.
All Kurung Kumey District Student’s Union (AKKDSU) has also condoled the death of
Nguri Tana. Union has offered deep condolence to the family of late Tana and prayed
for peace of his soul. Arunachal Law Academy Students Union has expressed deep sorrow
over sudden demise of one of their colleague Nguri Tana. In this regard a condolence
meeting was held and two minute silence was observed in remembrance of late Tana.
Arunachal Students Union Shillong(ASUS) joining the rest of the student community
has mourned demise of Nguri Tana. Late Tana in his various capacities as member of
ASUS during his college days at Shillong has vastly contributed to the union. Union
prayed to the almighty god to give peace to the soul of late Tana.
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh and Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu have extended Janmastami greetings to the people of Arunachal.
ANSU gets support
ITANAGAR, Sep 1: All Papum Poma Students Union (APPSU) has come out in support of
the proposed capital bandh called by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) on 6th of this
month. In a release, union stated that all the demands of ANSU are legitimate and
state government should seriously look into their demand.
ITANAGAR, Sep 1: Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha, East Kameng district unit has
requested executing department and contractors to immediately complete construction
of roads at Seppa Township, Seppa to Chayangtajo, Seppa to Bameng, Seppa to Pakke-Kessang
and Bameng to Lada.
Civic action prog
CHANGLANG, Sept 1: Under civic action programme, 25 Assam Rifles R handed over a
bus waiting shed, badminton court & five solar lights to Hatangsu village, Changlang.
The project is fully funded & constructed by Army under operation samaritan amounting.
The occasion was attended by DIG 25 Sect AR Brig J S Negi , VSM , as chief guest
who unveiled the stone for waiting shed & solar street lights.
Changlang DC Opak Gao’s appreciated the efforts of AR. Later, he unveiled the foundation
stone for play ground & water supply scheme.
ITANAGAR, Sep 1: All Kurung Kumey district FPS Welfare Association has protested
against government’s decision to re-introduce head load carriage system of PDS in
the district. Association has urged government to airlift PDS item so as essential
ration commodities is available in interior areas of Kurung Kumey district.
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A mother of five children Tara Yater is alleged to have been killed
by her second husband on Aug 15 at Sakiang in Papum Pare. Informing this, Sagalee
unit of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society said that the alleged killer has
been arrested and currently under Police custody. It demanded that the first husband
of the deceased be handed over to Police too. The Society alleged that he abandoned
his wife to marry for a second time.
ITANAGAR, Sept 1: All Nyapin Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association (ANSPYWA)
demanded the BSNL authority in the state start mobile service at Nyapin and Sangram
immediately by activating the already erected tower in the area.
The students union said that although construction of the tower has been completed
successfully last year it remained non-starter/defunct due to lack of sincerity on
the part of BSNL authority towards people of the area.