RTE will ensure quality elementary education: Tayeng
ROING, Sept 20: A meeting cum Awareness Programme on Community Mobilisation and Preparedness
for Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 was held at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.
The programme was jointly organized by DDSE’s Office and Zilla Mission, Roing (SSA).
MLA Jomin Tayeng who took part in the programe hoped that the implementation of Right
to Education Act will ensure quality elementary education to all the children. Urging
the implementing authority he said, “the law book does not become effective in itself,
but the persons who implement it makes the law effective”. Narrating the deteriorating
conditions of the school buildings in the district he said that greater emphasize
should be given in reconstruction of dilapidated school buildings in order to improve
the educational atmosphere. "Without a proper school building, class room and no
subject teacher, how can child have education?" he stressed his point. He suggested
for formation of a committee to evaluate the performance record of all the schools
in the district and accordingly transfer and posting of the teachers need to be done
on the basis of the results of each school. Citing that some teachers are serving
at remote and hard place like Dambuk for more than 16 years and some are in the soft
place for more than 20 years he suggested for maintenance of record on the length
of services in order to do justice in their transfer and posting. He further said
that the welfare of the teachers needs to be looked into so that they may do their
job with more interest. He also requested the Deputy Commissioner of the district
for unannounced visit to the schools to find out the ground realities.
Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of the district who is also the chairperson of the
Zilla Mission, Roing (SSA) said that the Right to Education Act has imbibed a feeling
of hope to provide a free and fair education to all. Citing acute shortage of mathematics
and science teachers in the district, she said that the rationalization with minimum
resources is very difficult but with the implementation of the act the rationalization
of the teachers will be done in the larger interest of the society. He appealed all
the Public and Panchayat leaders, parents and teachers to extend their support in
creating awareness and proper implementation of the act in order to give man making
and character building education to the children. She further exhorted if every one
of us perform our duty with sincerity, we can together make a change for better.
Tanyang Tatak, DDSE informed that the RTE Act 2009 has been initiated since April
1 this year in the district. Under this act free education to children up to 14 years
of age shall be given. He further informed that free text books and free admission
has been given to all the children from elementary to Class VIII and free school
uniforms are yet to be received from the govt. He also informed that due to irregularities
and being absent from their duties, pay of 110 teachers in the district have been
Chiliko Meto, Zila Chairperson, Mibom Pertin & Namo Linggi, ZPMs, Basu Perme and
Sakole Linggi, Ex MLAs also spoke on the occasion.
Anchal Chairpersons, Principals, Head Masters, Officers and Teacher Incharge of Block
Resource Centre (BRCs) and Cluster Resource Centre (CRCs) participated in the programme.
Trained teachers demand appointments
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Arunachal DIET Pre-Service Teachers Association (ADPSTA) has appealed
the education department to give preference to trained teachers in appointment to
the posts of assistant teachers as per Govt notifications.
In a representation to the education minister, the Association said state Govt
notification issued on April 2, 1999 had clearly mentioned that only those candidates
who have completed 2 years pre-service teachers education training (diploma in elementary
education (DEED) from DIET shall be recruited as assistant teachers and no untrained
teachers should be recruited in regular basis.
State gazette notification on July 2nd, 2001 and National Council of Teacher Education
(NCTE) New Delhi clearly mentioned that assistant teachers should be class XII pass
with two years DIET diploma course certificate, the association further pointed out.
It further urged the state Govt to appoint the trained teachers on officiating basis
or under SSA scheme till formulation of recruitment rules and creation of adequate
policy for appointment of assistant teachers.
Issuing PRC to non-APST a historical blunder
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Endorsing the demand of apex student body the All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU), today one of its federal unit All Papum Pare District Students
Union (APPDSU) has also came out strongly against the issuing of permanent residential
certificate (PRC) to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang districts. APPDSU has asked
government under which circumstance they have issued PRC to non-APST and asked them
not to cheat people by taking shelter of Supreme Court.
Union reminded state government that under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act
of 1873 non-APST people need inner line permit (ILP) to enter Arunachal and they
are not allowed to buy property. So, how could state government think of granting
PRC to them? As now it has been made clear by various experts that even Supreme Court
of India cannot meddle with this act, government should explain to the people of
Arunachal how they can say that they issued this order under Supreme Court guidelines.
APPDSU has also questioned the role of ministers involve in granting PRC to non-APST.
Urging them not to forget their tribal lineage, union wondered how group of ministers
could take decision in favor of non-APST as they also very well knows that this order
will seriously harm the interest of locals. APPDSU wanted to know whether present
government works for the interest of outsiders and not for the local tribal population.
Already Arunachal is facing numerous problems like Chakma-Hajong refugee issue and
boundary problems, state government has gifted new headache in the form of PRC to
non-APST, union added. Further APPDSU warned that people of Arunachal will never
forgive present government for making this historical blunder of issuing PRC to non-APST
Ensure strict implementation ofpolicies for project affected people
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Downstream Affected People’s Movement of Kamba-Kaying pertaining
to Siyom run-of river projects in West Siang district (in short DAMP) has urged the
Govt and private power developers to ensure strict and mandatory implementation
of the provision of National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy 2007 (NRRP-2007),
state Rehabilitation and Rehibilation Policy -2008, Schedule Tribes and Other Traditional
Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act 2006 and other relevant acts for
safety and security of the project affected people.
The organization in a memorandum to Chief Minister said it is neither against the
policy of Arunachal Pradesh Govt nor against any power developers, but the authorities
concerned must take the project affected people of the the downstream affected
areas particularly of Tato-II Hydro power project into confidence besides strict
adherence to the mandatory provisions of the guidelines and codal formalities while
implementing hydro projects.
The Movement further said state Govt and private power developers must ensure safety
and security of the people residing in project area and downstream and ensure people’s
participation in public hearing. Stating that organization will work on resettlement,
relief and disaster, the memorandum urged the power developers to ensure effective
implementation of relief and rehabilitation and disaster management plan for safety
and security of the project affected people.
Overwhelming response for Miss Tirap – 2010
KHONSA, Sept 20: Miss Tirap-2010, the much – awaited mega event, is receiving overwhelming
response from the aspiring participants from across Tirap district. The participants
are mostly school and college – going students who want to showcase their latent
talents through the beauty pageant.
The event, organized by the famed Selp-Help-Group Shine Tirap as a part of a crusade
against drug abuse and injustice with the central theme, ‘let beauty prevail’, will
be held on 9th October ’10 at Nehru Stadium, Khonsa. Many prominent personalities
both from Tirap and outside are expected to attend the show.
The winner of the contest will be richer by Rs 50,000 and will undergo 3 months
computer course while the 1st runners-up will get Rs 30,000 and 2 months computer
course. The 2nd runners-up will be awarded Rs 15,000 and 2 months computer course.
Also, there will be 8 sub-titles with Rs 5,000 each for grabs. Popular musical groups
from neighbouring Assam and local artistes will enthrall the gathering. During the
day on 9th Oct’10, an awareness campaign against opium addiction will be conducted
by a team of Doctors and resource persons for the GBs and Panchayat leaders.
Against the backdrop of insurgency problem in the district, such an entertainment
programme will bring respite for the people and will, without an iota of doubt, enthuse
the young girls to groom themselves and hone their skills to participate in bigger
events outside the district in future. The chief patron D.Bosai added that the Shine
Tirap had proved its mettle when it successfully conducted the Miss Tirap-2007 and
hoped that the ensuing event would be a roaring success too. (DIPRO)
EDP under PMEGP begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Arunachal Pradesh Seva Sangh chairman R T Tara inaugurated the
two-week long 2nd phase training on EDP under the Prime Minister Employment Generation
Programme (PMEGP) at Multi-Disciplinary Training Centre (MDTC) Midpu, Doimukh on
Sept 16 last. Altogether 33 beneficiaries are participating in it. Arunachal Pradesh
Khadi and Village Industries Board (APKVIB) chief executive officer Sukamal Dev was
also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the first phase of ten-day long training on EDP concluded on Sept 10 last.
Altogether 24 beneficiaries (22 from East Siang and two from Upper Siang) took part
in the programme.
Sukamal Dev and MDTC principal Vishal Nath Rai distributed certificates to the participants
during the valedictory function.
Training and job placement for BPL youth
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The Don Bosco International Society under the aegis of DB Tech
(Don Bosco Technical Education Association) with its headquarters in New Delhi is
launching training and job placement for BPL youth the country over. In the training
centres spread through the length and breadth of India, the project is to benefit
40000 BPL youth in the coming three years. Financed by the Ministry of Rural Development,
New Delhi, the three months’ training and job placement in the fourth month is provided
free for eligible youth. In Arunachal Pradesh the DB Tech MoRD project will be first
launched at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar by 24th September and will provide training
in Hospitality, Information Technology Enabled Services (Computer) and Retail. Registration
forms are made available for eligible candidates at DBYC Itanagar (0360/2292843).
The Programme will primarily cater to youth belonging to BPL families to be self
reliant and economically empowered to live better lives in the years to come. The
different programmes will be given certificates from nationally reputed institutions
and from DB Tech and Ministry of Rural Development.
DB Tech is a network of 125 Don Bosco skill training centres spread across 25 states
in the country making it the largest NGO (Non Governmental Organization) engaged
in livelihood training in India. All the centres in 10 DB Tech regions provide employment-linked,
market-oriented vocational training of short duration to the economically and socially
marginalized youth. In the first phase DB Tech will impart vocational training to
40,000 youngsters over the next three years. The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana
(SGSY) under MoRD aims to provide employment-linked, market oriented training to
youngsters in the age group of 18-35 years from below poverty line (BPL) families
across the country. The scheme provides livelihood skills to youth by mainstreaming
opportunities in the sunrise sectors of the economy. “Our Mission 2020 is to provide
skills, training and job placement for 2 million young people in ten years,” says
DB Tech India National Coordinator Fr A.M. Jose SDB confident of DB Tech network
across rural India comprising of 6,38,000 villages harbouring 72.2 percent of the
population. “The training that we impart will not be just training for training
sake. The uniqueness of the programme is that 75% of the trainees will be placed
in job within and outside North East and we hope the young people of Arunachal seize
this golden opportunity to better their lives”, said Fr. Cyriac SDB., Director of
Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar.
3rd Nyishi Idol-2010
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The grand finale of the 3rd Nyishi Idol 2010 was organized
successfully at Siddharta Hall here on Sept 19 last. Altogether five artistes entered
the final, however, results will be declared on Sept 22 at the same venue.
Former ANSU president Techi Nera and ANSU general secretary Likha Tabo were the chief
guest and guest of honour of the grand finale respectively. NES general secretary
Vijay Sonam and information and public secretary were guests of honour.
Training on extension functionaries
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lohit conducted a two training programmes
for extension functionaries of Namsai Sub Division from Sept 15.
A total of 17 extension functionaries (AFA) working under SDAO Namsai, I/C BDO cum
EAC Chongkham and DTO, FTC Kherem have attended the training programmes. First training
was conducted on Integrated Pest management of Vegetable crops.
In the first day Debasish Borah, Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy) while giving
a brief description about the activities of the KVK and urged the help of all the
field workers for effective implementation and dissemination of knowledge among the
Madhumita Sonowal, Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Protection) detailed about the
recent concept of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), its importance, tools of IPM
and management practices of pests of Major vegetable crops of the District.
The second training, was conducted on the topic Integrated Nutrient Management (INM).
Debasish Borah, SMS (Agronomy) thoroughly discussed about the recent concept of INM,
its importance, components of INM. He also discussed about the INM practices of major
cereal crops of Lohit Dist. particularly rice. In his training SMS (Agronomy) give
details about Vermicompost Production technology, Biofertilizers, Green Manuring,
use of microbes for composting, Use of crop residue and bio waste as a source of
The trainers and trainees agreed for better interaction in future and confirmed that
the technology available with the KVK will effectively be disseminated among the
needy farmers of the district. Some of the trainees also requested the scientists
of the centre to conduct trainings for them regularly. Training compendium was distributed
among the trainees for both the programmes.
SDP for unemployed
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A 30 days Skill Development Programme for 25 unemployed Youth
was formally inaugurated by the Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Namsai, Sub-Division M.C.
Roy today at Wingko village. This Programme is organized by the National Youth Project,
Arunachal Pradesh which is sponsored by the NABARD.
This effort is being made with an objective of uplifting the Socio- economic condition
of the villagers, as this village was adopted by the NABARD, which is a maiden venture
by this financial institution in the entire state.
Students demands action
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: All East Kameng Student Union (AEKSU), All Pipu-Chayang Tajo,
Gawe Purang, Sawa student union (APCGSSU) and All Bameng Khenewa and Lada Student
Union (ABLKSU) who visited various school and government offices in Chayang Tajo
block has said that there is shortage of teaching staff and non-teaching staffs at
govt. hr. sec. school chayang tajo, furniture. it said that of the 12 teachers, there
were only two teachers including the principal in charge. it further informed that
girls hostel land at Chayang Tajo has been encroached causing risk of soil erosion.
It further said that K.G.B.V. at Chayang Tajo needs principal while adding that
as per guideline of k.g.b.v there should be around 100 students but at present the
student strength is only 70 nos. and it was also found that during this current academic
session there were no new admissions.
The unions further said that staffs of CHC Chayang Tajo are absenting from work and
there is shortage of medicine.
The union further said that employees of various departments are not regular in discharging
It further informed of shortage in PDS supply and improper electricity supply at
Chayang Tajo. The union in a letter to dc has called on him to direct various heads
to be punctual in their duties while adding that district administration should carry
out unannounced visits to ensure attendance of govet employees.
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: All Chayang Tajo Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) appealed
to the PR leaders of Chayang-Tajo area to withdraw the petition on BADP scheme in
Chayang-Tajo constituency so that the payment of genuine contractor may be released
as early as possible and also for the greater interest of the common public of the
The association claimed that the public of the area are satisfied with the quality
and work implemented under BADP scheme.
However, the association appealed to the MLA Chayang-Tajo to monitor the works implemented
by the various executing agencies and to check judicious use of public money.
It further demanding sufficient supply of medicines and posting of medical staff
at Chayang Tajo appreciated the MLA for posting doctors at Chayang Tajo and also
appealed to the concerned department to post Veterinary staff along with medicines
at Chayant Tajo immediately.
The association appealed to the Chief Minister to include Chayang Tajo under tourism
centre of the state and state transport department to provide daily bus service from
Seppa to Chayamg Tajo.
Meanwhile, highlighting the poor quality and slow progress of road construction works
from Seppa to Chayang Tajo by Gammon India Limited, the association lamented over
the PWD Bameng Division and NEC incharge for their poor monitoring of the road project.
Training on record management
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: A week-long Training Programme on “ Record Management” commenced
at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun today. 48 officials of AP Civil
Secretariat/ HoDs from Itanagar/ Naharlagn & different districts of AP are attending
Director (TRG) Pema Tshetan in his inaugural address pointed out that ministerial
staffs are an important part of Govt. machinery & much depends on their contribution
for efficient running of the government departments. He expressed his strong anxiety
about the poor state of Record management in the Govt. offices & lack of proper attention
towards records maintenance. The Director hoped that Training-cum- Workshop on Record
management will provide proper sensitization awakening & understanding about the
principles of good record management & procedures of clearing, maintenance, storage
& preservation of records including the need to undertake periodical review & weeding
Training Cum Workshop on Capacity Building held
Seppa, Sept 20: The three days training cum workshop on capacity building for resources
group of the district was inaugurated today by East Kameng District Deputy Commissioner
Tope Bam at BRC Seppa.
Addressing the learned person in the program, Bam said that the teachers are the
builder of the nation and the career as wel. He appealed them to be hardworking and
dedicated in performing the duties. He directed that those who want to pursue higher
studies should obtained official permission from the competent authority. In order
to ensure smooth functioning of the schools he said that he might make sudden visit
to any schools in order to check the numbers of teacher present in the school. the
stern action shall be initiated against those found absent in the school during
his visit. He appealed local teachers to be sincere and dedicated so a s to develop
good report with the teachers by not involving in making groupism. They should extend
their support and security to non-local teachers. He also asked to report any problem
arise in the schools for which he will be ready to extend his security and help.
The program commenced with the welcome address by Shri Kata Rangmo, District Adult
Education Officer, Seppa. While explaining the aims and objectives of the training
R .Pathak, Pedagogy Coordinator said that the capacity amongst the resources group
is to be built up with an aim to extend on-site academic support to the new and untrained
teachers in their locality so as to bring about the improvement in teaching-learning
process and to achieve quality education as per the desired of the SSA.
Tapip Ramsing, DDSE express his deep concern over the poor functioning of various
schools in the district and asked the teachers to be sincere and dedicated in discharging
their duties at their respective posting places so that the educational scenario
would be improved thereby the lost traditional status of the teachers are gained
in the soceity.
As many as 150 resources person at the district, block and cluster level have been
nominated as KRP RP, DRG, BRG and CRG amongst ADEO,s BRCC, CRCC and talented and
experience teachers for extending their on-site academic support in teaching learning
process. They are being well equipped with pedagogical skills and innovatives teaching-learning
process like child centered approach, activities based teaching and development at
no cost, low cost teaching learning material (TLM) and its effectives use in classroom.
Besides the multi-langual education (MLE) needs to be impart to achieve quality.
Approach to language teaching English and hindi, science, Maths, SIST teachings,
have been scheduled to be imparted. Apart from it financial management and maintenance
of account, kitsbox and quality aspect are to be imparted.
The program was attended by 73 participant across the district. DIPRO, Seppa
Arunachal Boogie Woogie Dance
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: The second round of the Arunachal Boogie Woogie Dance competition
2010 was successfully held on the evening of 19th September 2010. The evening was
a cultural fair where the participants competed on traditional dance numbers. The
participants presented the vivid cultural traditions of the state with beautiful
dance numbers of their respective tribes. The traditional attires or costumes enchanted
the judges and the audience.
The result of the first round public voting was announced in the evening. Yajum
Pangking (Code 13) topped the voting chart with 49% of total votes followed by Rinchin
Norbu Bapu (Code 15) and Shatabdi Nath (Code 06) and made their place in the top
14 finalists. The other participants those who made themselves through into top 14
are Tako Yazar (Code 07), Tadar Nemey (code 10), Tana Rina (code 14), Takam Nikum
(Code 12), Takam Taming (Code 02), Nabam Ana Hina (code 01), Tana Rini (Code 05),
Taw Nanu (code 09), Apostle Pertin (code 04), Jumgie Riba (code 11) and Vijay Singhie
Aanand Chintey and Tana Rinnu were eliminated.
The top 14 finalist will compete in the third round dancing to the tunes of the evergreen
old Melodies of Hindi cinema on Sept 26 at National Cinema Hall, Naharlagun. Two
more dancers will be eliminated in the same evening on account of the average of
the judge’s points and public voting. Out of the 14 finalists Takam Taming (02) and
Rinchin Norbu Bapu (15) has been kept safe by the judges owing to their splendid
performances in the second round securing the highest judges points. The fate of
rest 12 depends on public voting.
Gumjum Haider, General Secy. North East Students Organisation (NESO) said that the
state of Arunachal has no dirt of talent. It is only required to tap those talents.
He also spoke about the tremendous talent of Toko Teji who is taking part in the
“India’s got Talent 2”. He appealed everyone to support Teji. He further said that
Teji is the breakthrough and more will follow. He expressed hope in the dancers of
Arunachal Boogie woogie as they too have the talent to compete at the national level.
Haider said that he will support the organizers for the cause at any level and appealed
everyone to support the same.
The evening was also graced by veteran singer, lyricist and cultural activist Jomnya
Siram, Deputy Director, Department of Art & culture with his family. The programme
was also attended by Sri S. Venkatesh, PD, Impac ITC Bangalore.
Ajay Kipa, the chairman of the organizing committee appealed everyone to come and
encourage the emerging talents of the dancers of Arunachal Boogie Woogie. Further,
he also appealed the people of the state to come forward and support the latest wonder
boy Sri Toko Teji.
BTFC enter final
Itanagar, Sept 20: BTFC stormed into the final of summer cup invitational football
c’ship defeating MVFC 4-2 in the first semifinal at RG stadium today.
BTFC will play against the winner of tomorrow’s 2nd semis to be played between CCSC
vs IRBn in the final on Sept 22.
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Arunachal
Pradesh will felicitate everester Tapi Mra on September 22.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang has consented
to attend the occasion as chief guest.
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Nationalist Congress Party state unit president Ngurang Pinch
has consented to be the chief guest of the closing ceremony of the 4th Himveer
Football Tournament ITBP Cup-2010 at Subansiri Mini Stadium on Sept 21.
IMFL retailers against more licence for liquor shops
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Expressing concern over the overflow of license for IMFL retailers
All Capital Complex IMFL Retail Association (ACCUMFLRA) has appealed the authorities
concerned to stop issuing such license in the capital region with immediate effect.
Considering the present downturn in the liquor market, authorities should maintain
a gap of minimum five years while issuing new license for IMFL retailers the Association
Advocating for strict adherence to rules and regulations while issuing new license,
the association further said there should be gap of 300 mtrs between two liquor
shops and shifting of liquor outlet to new place should strictly be prohibited.
ITANAGAR, Sept 20: Arunachal Tamil Sangam has felicitated Yashni Nagarajan, class
XII second topper in Arunachal Pradesh in 2009-10 academic session during a felicitation
function held here yesterday. A silver medal and certificate of appreciation were
conferred upon her as a token of appreciation. The function was presided over the
ATS president Thiru K Moni and attended by most of the Tamil members of Capital Complex.
She was the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, Naharlagun and currently doing B
Tech in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in National Institute of Technology,
BJYM demands CBI probe in PDS scam
ITANAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Arunachal Pradesh unit has
urged the state Govt to hand over multi-crore PDS scam to CBI for fair probe and
demanded arrest of all accused in the PDS case.
It further demanded that chief minister take the responsibility of increasing law
and order problems in the state and resign on moral ground.
Meanwhile, the BJYM decided to organize a Jammu-Kashmir Bachao rally in order to
bring peace in trouble-torn state.
Minister assures water supply to DNGC
ITANAGAR: While responding to the one-point memorandum submitted by the Students
Union of the Dera Natung Govt College, Itanagar, PHE Minister Chowna Mein has assured
to provide 24 hours water supply to DNG College building including Nyari Welly Girls
Hostel. This was informed by the union in a release today.
While lauding the minister for his assurance, the union hoped that other ministers
will look into the various other problems being faced by the premier institute of
GSU supports AAPSU
ITANAGAR: Galo Students’ Union (GSU) extended its support to All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union’s demands for immediate cancellation of granting Permanent Residential
Certificate (PRC) to non APST by the state government.
It further condemning the state government’s decision regarding PRC issue said that
it hurt the sentiment of every Tribal population of the state and also condemned
the recent Seppa incident, where a junior teacher Khya Sonam was beaten by the IRBN
personnel and demanded the state government to post and deploy the IRBN force to
Border area of the state.