Three day legislative session starts on a monotonous note
Itanagar, Sept 3: The three day meet of the fourth session of the fifth Arunachal
Pradesh Legislative Assembly began today on a dull note with almost no noteworthy
debate and discussion. The dull session which is almost becoming a regular feature
however had some good news for the legislators themselves and some for the citizens.
ALLOWANCES: The tax payers might not be amused but the lawmakers of Arunachal are
just about to give themselves a rise. Though there would be no pay salary hike as
such theoretically, but the amendments in the existing law could see major increase
in sumptuary allowances with all members including the chief minister and speaker
taking home more than Rs ninety thousand a month!
CHILD TRAFFICKING: Even after reported trafficking of Aruanchalee children rocked
the state earlier this year in Feb, nothing concrete seems to have materialized.
While responding to a Zero hour discussion today at the first day of the Session
on trafficking of children from Arunachal to Nepal in the name of Free Education,
the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu expressed concern at the rising cases of child trafficking
while adding that government will take necessary action against those involved in
The trafficked children were from Bana in East Kameng. Some of them later found their
Tani Loffa who raised the issue while demanding that a committee be formed to trace
our the missing children said that Norbu Wangdi, the alleged trafficker reportedly
took Rs 3000 from parents on the pretext of their educational expenses and selling
them off to religious institutions in Nepal. Altogether 18 children from Bana area
in East Kameng were taken by the alleged trafficker, who is yet to be traced by the
police, Loffa said.
The Chief Minister further said that action would be taken against Wangdi while adding
that the state government would take steps to maintain a record of the number of
students going outside the state for education.
The Seppa Police, when contacted said parents of the six missing children registered
a complaint. But the case was not registered after the children came back from Nepal.
The Police added that parents had refused to do lodge a formal complaint.
It is alleged that there are as many as 150 children from Arunachal in the Phuntsok
Choeling monastery in Kathmandu, allegedly a Chinese funded monastery who are opposed
to Dalai Lama’s teaching.
SIC: The state government has nothing to do with the ongoing investigation into the
PDS scam and arrest of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang by the Special Investigation
Cell (SIC), as the Cell reports directly to the High Court, the House was informed.
Replying to a calling attention motion moved by Bamang Felix (NCP), Parliamentary
Affairs Minister Jarbom Gamlin informed that the Sessions Court at North Lakhimpur
was dealing with the case as the separation of judiciary from executive was yet to
take place in Arunachal Pradesh.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while replying to a question
raised by Tani Loffa (TMC) on the number of corruption cases registered and number
of accused with the SIC said that 31 cases were registered of which reports of nine
cases have been completed while 14 cases were under various stages of investigation.
The chief minister further said that there are 17 employees working with the SIC
including the SP while adding that SIC is a police station.
The member further raised questions about the integrity of SP SIC M S Chauhan while
dubbing him a bad mannered person who had no regard for anyone. He alleged that SP
was reported to have taken money from accused, which he said “can’t be proved”.
Private member’s resolutions: Education Minister Bosiram said that his ministry was
working to address the loopholes in the department while admitting that ministry
was facing problem because of poor sighted policies. He said that there was acute
shortage of Science and Mathematics teachers while the department was overburdened
with Social Science teachers. He was responding to private member’s resolution by
He said that within a very short time, 200 JTs would be recruited under SSA of which
75 percent would be reserved for Science while the rest would be allocated to Languages.
He further said that 50% of the total 679 posts for ATA would be reserved for Science
while adding that there would be open competition for senior teachers to be conducted
by Arunachal Pradesh Public Services Commission. State cannot afford laxity when
it comes to quality education, he said.
He further said that 200 teachers for special children would be recruited. While
admitting that it would be a difficult task for department to find eligible candidates
from among the indigenous tribal of the state, the minister said that training would
have to be given to those candidates to cater to the needs of the children. NCP MLA
Jomin Tayeng called for Special Economic Zone along the Kanubari-Kamengbari route
to arrest the poor economic conditions. He further said that these areas have become
underground breeding ground because of economic constrain.
The Chief Minister while responding to the resolution said that state was not yet
ready for SEZs. The resolution was later withdrawn.
CHAKMA-HAJONG Refugee issue: Home Minister Tako Dabi informed the house that apart
from Committee on Chakma-Hajong refuges formed by the centre being headed by a joint
secretary who would submit its report within three months, the state government has
also formed a committee headed by C C Singhpho with Kamlung Mossang, C T Mein, Nabum
Rebia and SP and DC’s of Changlang, Papum pare and Lohit as members. He was responding
to MLA Bamang Felix who raised the issue on Chakma Hajong refugees in the state.
The member while giving a detailed account of criminal activities by refugees further
added that unprecedented increase in numbers of refugees is a cause for concern for
the state. He further demanded a separate ministry for refugees.
Question Hour: Health & Family Welfare Minister Tanga Byaling informed that steps
would be taken to control outbreak of malaria in the state. He was responding to
a question by T N Thongdok who called for posting of doctors at CHC Kalaktang and
CHC Rupa and establishment of PHC at Balemu. The member informed that Balemu witnessed
six deaths this year because of malarial outbreak.
LABOUR WAGES: The Chief Minister announced govt’s decision to enhance wages of the
labourers based on recommendation of a committee headed by V K Dev, commissioner
V K Dev. The financial liability would amount to Rs 80. Cr. For the current financial
year, if the recommendations are adopted from Oct, it would be Rs 40 Cr.
Obituary: The House paid respect to former Vice President of India Late Bhairon Singh
Sekhawat who died on May 16 and former MLA Talo Kadu who passed away on Aug 18.
Panel of Chairmen: Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong announced the panel of chairmen for
the session which included Likha Saaya, Bamang Felix, Dr Tangor Tapak and Kamthok
BILLS: The Arunachal Pradesh Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the AP Speaker and
Deputy Speaker Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the AP Salaries and
Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the AP Salaries and Allowances and
Pensions of Members of the Legislative Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and the AP
Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2010 were introduced on the floor of the
Quotes of the day
# Ghus ghas mein koi proof nehi hai: Tani Loffa informing the house about alleged
transactions by SP SIC with PDS accused.
# After election seven of the eight doctors have been transferred out of Kalaktang:
# Manpower should have been created before the creation of infrastructure: Nang Sati
# There should be a separate ministry for refugees: Bamang Felix
# Some paper just carry letters to the editor with brickbat and bouquets for us:
# Chief Guest banke geya aur andhadhun upgradation kiya. Jabki facilities hi nehi
hain: Bosiram Siram on many schools with inadequate infrastructure.
# Surprise visit karne se sachai pata chalta hain. Nehi toh sab saja ke rakh deta
hain: Tanga Byaling advocating surprise visits to find the real picture
# You ask your question. Question jyada lamba hogaya hain: Speaker Lowangdong to
Bamang Felix asking him to stick to time.
Former MLAs write to Chief Justice for CBI enquiry in PDS case
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Former MLAs Kipa Babu and Takam Sorang have appealed to the Chief
Justice of India to direct CBI to take over the multi-crore PDS scam for free and
In a letter to the Justice S H Kapadia, Chief Justice of India, the former MLA duo
also appealed him to issue necessary directives to the Arunachal Pradesh Govt to
dissolve present SIC so that no person shall fall prey to the hands of SIC like former
Chief Minister Gegong Apang in near future due to political differences with the
persons who are at the helm of affairs. They said that SIC is a tool of persons
of high stature.
Pointing out the sentiment of the people after the arrest of Apang in connection
with the alleged involvement in Rs. 1000 crores PDS scam in the state, the former
legislators said that even the people of the state are of the view that the scandal
be investigated by independent investigation agency to book the real culprits.
The letter claimed that in fact about 80 to 90 per cent of the present and former
ministers and MLAs of the state are involved in the PDS scam and are under the radar
of investigation agency.
The former MLAs said that functioning of SIC is not fully independent and investigation
of PDS scam by SIC is not a fair. The investigation shall not yield any justifiable
result as the as SIC has failed to trail or interrogate persons of high statures
in the course of investigation, they said and demanded that it should be investigated
by an independent Central Investigation Agency.
IMWA concerned at influx of outsiders
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: ‘Defective’ procedures in issuing inner line permit (ILP) have
enabled criminals and unscrupulous people to enter the state capital in guise of
businessmen and labourers, said Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA).
Innocent Arunachalee people are being cheated by those so called businessmen, tantrik
and astrologers by selling bogus items in the name of precious metals, IMWA president
Bamang Taji said, in a release. Observing numerous suspected and labourers roaming
in Itanagar and beggars begging door to door in market areas which is against the
ethics of tribal society like ours, the president appealed to the administration
to look into matters seriously and check all these public nuisance at the earliest.
Elected representatives to interact with ABK & AdiSU
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The elected representatives of Adi Community in an impromptu meeting
discussed the ongoing burning issues confronting the community.
The elected leaders are deeply pained to note that the Adi Community as a whole has
been dragged into the controversy arising out of the arrest of former Chief Minister
Gegong Apang, said a joint press statement signed by the elected representatives.
They are of the view that the name of the Adi Community should not be used in individual
case. The society as such has no concern with the individual criminal case. It is
also regretted that a slew of press statements has been made in the name of ABK alleging
that former chief minister Gegong Apang has been politically victimized and there
is an element of political vendetta, the statement added.
The elected representatives after detailed discussion have decided to interact with
the office bearers of the ABK and AdiSU on Sept 5. They are of the opinion that the
State Government under the leadership of Dorjee Khandu has no connection or involvement
with the arrest of Gegong Apang.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh, Parliamentary secretary
J K Panggeng, MLAs Alo Libang, Jomin Tayeng, Tamiyo Taga, Dr Tangor Tapak, Ralom
Borang in their joint statement said “As we understand the present case has arisen
out of the PIL No.50/2004 which was filed in Gauhati High Court, alleging gross anomalies
in PDS in Arunachal Pradesh. In this case many Adi officers were arrested but at
that time there was no hue and cry from any corner”. The statement further said,
“this being the position, the elected representatives appeal the members of Adi community
not to have misunderstanding with the Government or for that matter blame the state
Govt for the arrest of Apang as the SIC is directly doing under direction of the
High Court. The Government cannot interfere with the direction of the High Court”.
Communities form Forum, rejects Bordoloi Commission Report
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The representatives of Community Based Organisations and Human
Rights concerned bodies held a daylong meeting and deliberated on various issues
faced by the respective bodies.
The house resolved to reject the infamous 1951 Notification and the one-man Commission
Report known today as the Bordoloi Commission Report, basing on which the state of
Assam has been violating the Supreme Court’s directive for maintaining status quo
and encroaching on the land holdings of the tribes people of Arunachal Pradesh.
During the day long meeting, chaired by Galo Welfare Society, (GWS) President, Jarjum
Ete and co-chaired by Apatani Socio Cultural Welfare Society, (ASCWS), General Secretary,
Pura Guth Tago, the participants decided to come together and form a secular and
non-political forum, christened as Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum, which will
be accountable only to the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, to deal with conflict
situations of all kinds and all levels, welfare issues, development matters, and
particularly, to represent the Arunachalee peoples affected by the inter-state boundary
The house also constituted a Committee on the Inter State Boundary Issue. And the
same comes into immediate effect from today, and it was authorised by the body to
function autonomously in the collective pursuit for a legal and amicable settlement
of the long pending problem left unattended by the Government of India and the concerned
state governments. An interim Committee was constituted to be chaired by Bengia
Tolum, President, Nyishi Elite Society and Jarjum Ete, President, Galo Welfare Society
as Co-Chair. Awang Lowang, Chairman, Nocte Welfare Forum, will be the Chief Coordinator,
Pura Guth Tago, General Secretary, Apatani Socio Cultural Welfare Society will be
the Publicity Secretary, Montu Mossang, General Secretary, Tangsa Welfare Forum as
Treasurer. The next meeting of the body will be on Sept 17.
CM assures ANSU delegation
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: A delegation of All Nyishi Student’s Union (ANSU) led by its president
Niglar Veo and general secretary Nilly Likha Tabo today called on the state Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu in his residential office with their charter of demands.
Khandu after paying a patient hearing, assured to consider the proposal of establishment
of National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote Kampo, Papumpare as recommended
by the site selection committee.
He further assured the delegation to call a meeting of MLAs of Ziro and Yachuli with
representatives of both the parties within a span of two months to decide upon the
establishment of Polytechnic College.
While responding to the request of declaring Kara Dadi as National Park in East Kameng
District, Khandu said he would take up the matter with the concern department.
Regarding the demand of equal right of settlement at Lower Subansiri district headquarter
by ANSU, the chief minister said he would speak with the concern Deputy Commissioner
on the matter. While clarifying the union on the demand of roads from Itanagar to
Balukpong via- Seijosa, Doimukh to Gerukhamukh via Kimin, Tamin to Tali and road
from Chayang Tajo to Nyapin, Khandu said that the state government with its limited
resources totally depends upon the centre for adequate funding for roads. He, however,
said he would take up these roads according to need based basis on top priority.
On the demand of Hydro Power Projects in Kurung Kumey and East Kameng, the chief
minister said that a proper survey for ensuring the feasibility of such projects
would soon be conducted in these areas comprising of the local legislators of the
district along with interested power developers. Khandu however said that the cooperation
of the local people for bringing such projects in their area is highly necessitated
so as to ensure that no law and order problem arises in coming years which would
hamper the development of the area as well as the local people.
Khandu further said adequate manning of Police Stations and police outpost as demanded
by the union can be done when a battalion of under training police personnel finishes
their training course and set ready to be posted.
The delegation included district and branch student union leaders from Papumpare,
Kurung Kumey, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri districts. PRO to
“NEEPCO release water without warning”
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: At a time when heated debate is ranging through out the state about
pros and cons of power project, an act of negligence by NEEPCO authority came as
an alarm bell. On 2nd September people of Lichi and Hawa Camp situated in the downstream
of Ranganadi hydropower dam were surprised to see usually dry Ranganadi River flowing
in full pace. It is reported that animals roaming the nearby river were washed away
in full day light. Even GREF truck along with couple of crew members had a narrow
escape as they were collecting boulders from river.
Informing about this incident, Lichi Cher Project Affected Area Management Committee
has expressed serious concern about negligent behavior of NEEPCO authority. It is
to be recalled that in the year 2003 one Lokam Tuching of Lichi lost his life due
to sudden release of water by NEEPCO from Ranganadi dam without any prior notice.
The young boy who was fishing was drowned in broad day light after water was release
from Ranganadi dam. Taking serious exception to sudden release of water without any
prior information, Lichi Cher Project Affected Area Management Committee has given
one month ultimatum to NEEPCO authority to mend their ways or face democratic movement.
Committee informed that it had submitted a memorandum in 2008 demanding immediate
installation of warning system at Lichi and Cher villages, construction of flood
control dams and rehabilitation of affected villages to pre-empt losses due to sudden
increase in water level. But as of till now nothing has been done regarding their
demand, it informed.
Committee further stated that dictatorial attitude of NEEPCO authority by releasing
water without caring for downstream people has left them in great trauma.
Govenor asks students to perform their role with passion
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen J J Singh yesterday addressed the
students of the Management on Leadership at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Management,
“Your India has arrived. It is unbound and you have a role to play” the Governor
said. He called upon the students to perform their role with passion and pride.
Reflecting his experience in military leadership as chief of Indian Army, Gen Singh
said leadership evolves as an art of handling men. Leadership, therefore, amounts
to "knowing what to do" and "getting things done" this equally applies at all management
levels, he said.
He also highlighted the importance of Conceptual Skills, such as Envisioning, Dealing
with Uncertainty and Ambiguity, Interpersonal Skills, Communicating and happiness.
Governor, who is on a three-day official tour to Meghalaya had meetings with Meghalaya
Governor, officials of Eastern Air Command and other dignitaries. A Crusader of tourism
in the State, Gen Singh visited Cheerapunji on his second leg of the tour. Pro to
Apatani community to celebrate Yapung on Sept 10
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Yapung or Korlang is one of the major festivals of Apatani community
performed at respective villages by traditional head priests in the month of September
since time immemorial to appease Yapung/Korlang (benevolent deity). It is believed
that when Yapung or Korlang, deity is disturbed by human activities such as fishing,
hunting, felling trees, earth cutting involving sound pollution, the Yapung/Korlang
God and Goddess send storm, rain and hailstorm. As a result paddy and other seasonal
crops are destroyed completely and famine and epidemic on earth occur.
During the rituals, four night and five days taboo has to be observed strictly which
prohibit entire inhabitant of Apatani plateau to do any kind of activities that might
disturb the nature. Whoever violates such restriction knowingly or unknowingly have
to pay heavy penalty and Yapung is to be performed once again.
Meanwhile to ensure a common date for the ritual, Apatani Priest Association of Ziro
organized a meeting with all Nyibus (Priests), Goras (traditional ritual management
committee) and Bulyang (traditional village council) at Charung Piimii-Lanii Hall,
Danyi-Piilo ground Hapoli on August 28.
During the meeting 197 members comprising of Nyibus, Goras and Bulyang took a historic
decision to celebrate Yapung Puja by entire villages of Apatani community on Sept
10 with effect from this year.
Solung Celebrated with Traditional Fervour at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Sept 3: Solung the harvest festival of the Adis was celebrated with traditional
fervour and gaiety by the Adi community residing at Daporijo. The festival was marked
by offering of Mithun to Goddess Kine-Nane for bumper harvest, peace and prosperity.
The whole community enjoyed a community feast and joined in the ponung led by the
Miri Abu and relived the mythological stories through song and dance. The celebration
was marked by a cultural shows and prize distribution ceremony.
Solung was also celebrated with traditional gaiety at Yingkiong, Upper Siang District
on Sept 1. Alo Libang, MLA unfurled the Solung Flag in presence of Pawan Kumar Sain,
DC, Upper Siang and other officers, public leaders and others.
While wishing happy and prosperous life for all on the occasion of Solung, Libang
called for celebration of festival unitedly with traditional values. He also cautioned
against excessive sacrifice of mithuns during festival and appreciated the people
of the district for their unity and maintaining communal harmony. He hoped that the
same spirit will be maintained in future also.
Pawan Kumar Sain while appreciating the hospitality of community wanted the young
generation involve in preservation of culture and traditional values. Prabhat Pherry,
recitation of Solung mythology, traditional games and sports, cultural programmes,
Solung football, etc were the other highlights of the day. DIPROs
Meanwhile, Oyan village of East Siang district will celebrate post Solung at Oyan
on September 11. East Siang deputy commissioner Onit Panyang and SDO Yemling Tayeng
will be the chief guest and guest of honour of the celebration.
Greater participation for a stronger democracy
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Justice K. Mereeno of Guwahati High Court, Itanagar bench inaugurated
a three-day photo exhibition at Nirvachan Sadan here today in presence of Govt
and election officials and students. The exhibition is being organized jointly by
election department, directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, regional office
Guwahati, and state Information department to commemorate the diamond jubilee celebration
of Election Commission of India with a theme of “Greater participation for a stronger
This is the third exhibition in the North East so far with three more exhibitions
in Manipur, Tripura, and Mizoram in the offing while similar exhibitions are in progress
at other state capitals of the country.
The exhibition seeks to provide glimpses of India’s electoral process over last 60
years -- a process inseparable from the country’s democratic history. Altogether
146 photos, including 20 election photos depicting various election scenes of the
state and various processes of election in the country’s last sixty years are on
display. The exhibition would remain open for general public from 11am to 4am from
September 4 to 5.
On the occasion, a painting competition for students is also being conducted by the
Directorate of School Education for which prizes to winners would be given on the
Rina Sonowal, Director, DAVP, Regional office Guwahati, Principal Secretary to CM
and CEO Yeshi Tsering, and Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher Education, DIPR Lekhi
Phuntso were also present on the occasion. DIPR
School lying defunct for want of teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: The Govt. I.V. School Segi under Segi-Gusar circle of Upper Subansiri
district remained defunct for the last five years for want of teachers, claimed All
Segi-Gusar Unemployed Youth Forum.
Another school, named the Govt Middle School, Bui is also facing the same problem
which has adversely affected the teaching and learning in both schools.
While deploring the Education Department for failing to post teachers in those schools
in far flung areas, the youth association appealed to the village elders, HGBs, GBs
and public leaders of the area to come forward and help spread the light of education
by brushing aside all differences, ‘selfishness’ and ‘individualism.’
Meanwhile, All Maro Baririjo Area Students’ Union took strong exception to the absenteeism
of SSA teachers posted in some schools in Baririjo area.
While lodging complaints against those irregular teachers, especially of Govt Primary
Schools Tode and Korarijo, who have been remaining absent from duties, the students
union claimed that many schools in the area are yet to start their new academic session
due to utter negligence of teachers towards their profession.
DC not happy with infrastructural development of JNV
SEPPA, Sept 3: While addressing the annual Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC) meet
for the session 2010 at JNV school Seppa today, the East Kameng DC Tope Bam expressed
his total dissatisfaction over the ongoing infrastructural development works of the
The DC who is also the chairman of the VMC, further raised his concern at the lack
of quality parameters by the implementing agency, CPWD Tezpur, and further directed
them to properly monitor the ongoing work. He also stated that atleast one senior
member of CPWD ought to be present on the next VMC meet to discuss the ongoing works
failing which the matter would be viewed seriously.
Later the committee also discussed on various issues regarding regular supply of
treated potable water at JNV, regular power supply, rectification of BSNL landline
services, fair conduct of JNV selection test, health & hygiene in and around the
Meanwhile the DC, along with ZPM Boru Sangyu (Member), DDSE T.Ramching (Member),
DMO T.Gongo (Member) and other members visited the classes while also interacting
and advising the students to maintain proper discipline in the school. DIPRO
Road connectivity demanded
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: As road connectivity is one of the main components of development,
the All Nyapin Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association (ANSPYWA) demanded road
from Nyapin to various places, such as Pagi, Mengio, Phassang and Chayang Tajo; and
hoped leaders of the area will take up the issue with the Government.
Meanwhile, the Association extended support to All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU)’s
12-hr Capital bandh on September Six in support of its various demands. The association
also backed All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU)’s demand for re-introduction
of Air Dropping of PDS items in remote and inaccessible areas of Kurung Kumey district
by immediately cancelling head-load carriage system for regular and timely distribution
of ration items.
ATA unit supports AASSATA demand
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: Lower Subansiri district unit of Arunachal Teachers’ Association
(ATA) extended support to the proposed phase wise pen down strike from September
16 by All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) protesting
against non-fulfillment of its various demands, including regularization of services
of teachers under SSA.
Seva Dal meeting
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: All India Congress Seva Dal Organizer and in-charge North East,
P.A. Gurung has advocated for organizing mobilization activities for its cadre to
further strengthen the Seva Dal organization in the state.
Gurung, who attended a Seva Dal meeting at Congress Bhawan, Naharlagun yesterday,
said that regular visit by party chief to state will motivate cadres to work with
zeal and spirit. He advised state Seva Dal to invite party chairman Jagdish Tytler
and chief organizer Mahendra Joshi and utilize their influences in party organizational
In his speech, APCSD chief organizer Taki Taba appealed to its cadres to work hard
to strengthen Seva Dal in their respective districts.
The meeting was attended by all the Pradesh Seva Dal office bearers, district chief
organizers, chairmen and Mahila organizers.
Training workshop on low cost technologies held
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, North
East Unit has organized a two-day training workshop on low cost appropriate technologies
for capacity building of farmers at its Multi Technology Demonstration Centre, Midpu,
Doimukh on September 2 and 3. As many as 40 participants, half of them being females,
from 10 villages of Ziro in Lower Subansiri District and West Kameng district were
imparted training on seventeen low cost technologies.
The training programme was organized under the GOI-UNDP CCF-II Project entitled “Biodiversity
through Community Based Natural Resource Management in Arunachal Pradesh” in an effort
to promote participation of local communities in biodiversity conservation measures
and resource management.
Addressing the participants, Dr. P.K. Samal, Scientist Incharge of the Institute
said biologically richest Arunachal in the recent times is facing the danger of
bio-resources degradation under various threats. He informed that the Institute,
through the GOI-UNDP CCF-II project is focusing to conserve the rich and unique bio-resource
of state through developing micro enterprises and promoting alternative livelihood
schemes like ecotourism, agro forestry, medicinal and aromatic plants. The training
programme was coordinated by Er. MS Lodhi, Scientist of the Institute and the training
was imparted by resource persons Mihin Dollo and. Dr. L. Jitendro Singh, Maamang
Tamuk and others.
Power channel damaged by landslide
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Sessa MHS (3x500KW) the only power source for Balukpong circle
headquarter and its adjoining villages have been shut down from Sept due to damage
of power channel, according to an official release.
A portion of the channel measuring about 50 mtr was damaged due to a massive landslide
on August 31, the release informed saying that restoration work could not be taken
up immediately because of after effects of landslide. Restoration work will take
more than two week’s time depending on weather condition, the release said. The area
will be reeling in darkness till the restoration work is completed.
However, alternative arrangement has been discussed with the power department to
provide power supply to Balukpong circle headquarter and its adjoining villages.
The department requested the people to bear with them till the damaged power channel
of Sessa MHS is restored.
Changlang DC visits District Hospital
Changlang, Sept 3: The Changlang district Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao paid a short
visit to District Hospital, Changlang to take stock of the infrastructures, services
provision, manpower and overall sanitary condition of the hospital today
While praising the doctors and the staffs for maintaining cleanliness and providing
quality health care services to the people the DC expressed concern over the sinking
of a portion of the hospital building. However, he assured to take up the matter
with competent authorities for saving the hospital areas.
Later, he addressed the health workers and ANMS from various Sub-Centres, PHCs and
CHCs of Changlang district while attending training on Routine Immunization. He
advised them to receive qualitative training so that they can go back to community
and serve and educate people comfortably on preventive aspects of the diseases. DIPRO
Poor service resented
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has regretted
poor service of Vodafone mobile network in the state.
Organization has asked the company to take urgent steps to improve its mobile service
as customers are facing lot of problem due to poor service.
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: A new Nyishi audio cum CD album comprising of folk and modern
song was released on 1st September in presence of Tali MLA Markio Tado.
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Nyapin, Sangram, Phassang Student’s Union (NSPSU) has supported
the proposed bandh on 6th September by All Nyishi Students Union. The union has strongly
supported demand for the road connectivity from Nyapin to Chyangtajo in East Kameng
and Mengio to Nyapin.
ESDP on computer hardware
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Institute,
Itanagar branch is going to organize an Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme
(ESDP) on ‘computer hardware and maintenance’ at SSI Computer education here from
Sept 16 to 27.
Teachers reiterates status quo
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: A joint delegation of Central Executive committees of Arunachal
Teachers Association and HM/VP called on the Education Minister Bosiram Siram yesterday
and reiterated its demand for modification of some vital provisions of the proposed
bills on subordinate legislation of Arunachal Education Act 2010. The delegations
appealed the minister to maintain status quo of the position of both the principal
and deputy director of school education as the up-gradation of post of DDSE would
deprive the majority of teachers from holding the post of DDSE. The minister reportedly
assured the delegation to look into the matter positively.
Student’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Sept 03: All Palin Chambang, Yangte Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union
expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of Nguri Tana, a 3rd semester student
of Arunachal Law Academy, Naharlagun. He was son of Nguri Logi of Rebung village
under Yangte circle of Kurung Kumey district.
The members of the association observed two minutes silence to mourn his death and
prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed their heartfelt
condolence to the bereft family members to bear the irreparable loss.
Resume bus service
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: All Maro Baririjo Area Students’ Union (AMBASU) demanded the authorities
concerned of STS department to immediately resume bus services from Daporijo to Baririjo.
The students union said in a release that APST bus services from the district headquarter
to Baririjo has been suspended few months back due to unknown reason.
SARLI, Sept 3: The Yangfo Welfare Society has deeply mourned the demise of Tapo Yangfo,
Anchal Chairperson of Sarli, Kurung Kumey who died on Thursday morning after a long
bout of illness. Tapo is survived by 4 children and his wife. The Society prayed
for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family.
Arunachal win bronze
ITANAGAR: Demonstrating its worst ever performance, the 28-member Arunachal Taekwondo
squad returned here yesterday managing to win just a bronze in the 28th National
Sub-junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship held at Guwahati from August 28
to 30 last.
Ranjit Biswakarma’s bronze medal won in under 38 kg category saved the Arunachal
the blushes, according to All Arunachal Taekwondo Association release.
Workshop cum seminar
ITANAGAR: The Department of Cooperation is organizing its first ever state level
cooperative seminar cum workshop to draft state level cooperative policy on September
8 and 9 here in Itanagar.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu will attend the workshop cum seminar as chief guest
while a galaxy of ministers, parliamentary secretaries would also attend. Managing
director NCDC, New Delhi, will be the special guest.
APCC congratulates Sonia
ITANAGAR: The rank and file of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) congratulated
Sonia Gandhi for being elected unopposed as the president of Indian National Congress
(INC) for record fourth term.
"Gandhi will spearhead the responsibility for next term to further strengthen the
party organization right from grassroot level and dedicate herself in nation building
to realize the dreams of Rajiv Gandhi to make India a Super Power in the world,"
APCC said in a congratulatory message. It also lauded the party cadres for reposing
faith in the leadership of Gandhi and exhorted them to work with sincerity and dedication
for the greater interest of INC.