Governor urges army to contain drug menace
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has called for concerted
efforts to contain drug menace.
While addressing a Sainik Sammelan of 26 Maratha Light Infantry at Chowkham in Lohit
district today, he said that along with their duties, the Forces should step into
check drug menace in the state.
Along with local administration and indigenous people, drug addiction need to be
eradicated from the area and efforts should be put in to bring back the addicts to
correct path through Sadbhawna Project, he stressed.
The Governor, who was on a day long visit to Chowkham, expressed his appreciation
on the high working standard of the battalion and operational successes.
He further suggested adoption of schools among others.
The Honorary Colonel of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Gen Singh said that
during operations, innocent people should not be harassed or harmed.
Earlier, the Governor and the First Lady Anupama Singh were received at the battalion
headquarters by Col P.L. Jayram, commanding officer of 26 Maratha LI.
Gen Singh, who was also commissioned from the same regiment interacted with personnel
of the battalion and had Bara Khana with them.
Governor, CM greet teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has extended his best wishes
to the teaching community on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. He exuded his hope
that the occasion will inspire each one of them to rededicate themselves to build
a quantum of human resource that has the highest degree of knowledge and intellectual
In his message, Gen Singh said, Dr. S Radhakrishnan, whose birthday is celebrated
as Teacher’s Day is the embodiment of righteousness and high moral values. His philosophy
and teachings inspire all of us to commit ourselves to cause of the illiterate with
service and sacrifice, he said.
Exhorting the teaching community to follow the highest moral and ethical values of
Dr. Radhakrishnan, Gen Singh said that as a tribute to him and also to show our acknowledgement
and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers towards our development,
the Teacher's Day is celebrated all over the country.
The Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu expressed the hope that the day which commemorates
the birth anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who was one of the most distinguished
diplomat, educationist, scholar and teacher, apart from being the President of India,
will instill more zeal and enthusiasm into the teaching community to shoulder the
responsibility of educating the society.
Khandu appealed to all teacher friends to pledge to inculcate knowledge, unity and
discipline amongst the student community, impart quality education and to be a role
model by working harder to achieve the desired goal.
Former MLA Tezu Karikho Kri wished a teaching fraternity on teacher day. He expressed
the hope that day would motivate the teachers to rededicate themselves towards nation
Patanjali Seva Kendra
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: The long pending desire of the Arunachalees regarding the
opening of the retail outlet of Ayurvedic medicines and other herbal products of
Divya Yog Pharmacy being operated by Patanjali Yog Samiti Haridwar has finally been
cherished. Patanjali Seva Kendra has been opened at Vivek Vihar this evening in a
simple but impressive manner by Padmini Singla IAS (Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex)
with the lightening of lamp. The Seva Kendra will house free consultancy services
of an Ayurved Vaidya from Patanjali Yog Samiti Haridwar.
Takam calls on Centre to release pending funds
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Lok Sabha Member Takam Sanjoy has requested Centre to release pending
fund for completion of various sports schemes in Arunachal Pradesh.
Sanjoy, who met Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Dr. MS Gill yesterday
at New Delhi in connection with spill over schemes sanctioned by the Ministry, said
that work of 14 centrally sponsored schemes under Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
were pending at various stages due to non-release of the remaining fund amounting
to Rs 8.52 crore.
During the meeting it was informed that the Ministry had stopped funding of some
schemes and put a ban on taking new schemes. However, the Ministry has asked the
Planning Commission to sanction a total of Rs 60 crore for spill over schemes of
sports for various states as one time funding and settlement.
Gill further informed that he and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman have agreed
to place the funds as one time exercise for early completion under ACA programme
of the state and central heads. The minister urged Sanjoy to confirm the subject
matter and its implementation with Planning Commission and the State Govt.
The centrally sponsored schemes which were pending at various stages are-- State
Level Sports Complex at Chimpu, Itanagar ( 80 pc), District Sports Complex, Ziro
(75 pc), District Sports Complex, Roing (80 pc), District Sports Complex, Daporijo
(20 pc), District Sports Complex, Yangte (50 pc), District Sports Complex, Dirang
(90 pc), District Sports Complex, Khonsa (30 pc), District Sports Complex, Yupia
(70 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat. III), Palin, 90 pc), District Sports Complex, Pasighat
(20 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.I), Rupa, (50 pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.III), Anini (80
pc), Indoor Stadium (Cat.I), Tawang (100 pc), and Indoor Stadium (Cat.II) Yomcha
Meanwhile, Gill agreed to the request of Sanjoy to visit Arunachal in November- December
and arrange necessary resources and funds from Sports Ministry for conduct of North
East Sports Festival, reports DIPRO.
A proud moment awaits VKV, Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Come Teachers’ Day, a National award for outstanding contribution
in the field of education awaits Karnam Prahlada Rao from Bellary, Karnataka. The
award will be given in a glittering ceremony by the President of India, Pratibha
Devi Patil in New Delhi. Surprisingly the award is in recognition of his silent and
dedicated work for over 30 years not in Karnataka but in the remote Himalayan tribal
State of Arunachal Pradesh.
In the late seventies even in the metros of the country, not many might have heard
of NEFA. But not Prahalada Rao. Born in 1951 in the remote Kalapura Village, Bellary
District in Karnataka, Prahlada Rao completed his graduation in Arts and Bachelor
of Education. Barely was in his late twenties, when a call came from Vivekananda
Kendra Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) for service in the NEFA. He left home without a second
thought, though there were many opportunities knocking at his door in the home state
itself.Travelling over 3000 km to that un-known, climatically hostile, linguistically
and culturally different terrain, Prahlada Rao as a Primary Teacher, plunged into
the “Man Making and Nation Building” educational activities of Vivekananda Kendra
in the year 1977. Since then, it has been a relentless struggle against all odds,
to bring the light of education to the tribal children there who in those days belonged
to the first generation learners. Not limiting him within the four walls of class
rooms, the fire of service in his belly prompted Rao take up community development
work like cleanliness Campaigns, health camps, adult education classes also, thus
endearing to the community and leaving a mark wherever he worked. Now for over three
decades, Rao has been part of the triumphs and tribulations of that remote Himalayan
State. Thanks to the efforts of people like him in Vivekananda Kendra, Arunachal
Pradesh slowly took strides in development.
Recognizing his unique contribution, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh had given
him the “Best Teacher Award” in the year 2000 itself. The present National Award
is a grateful Nation’s recognition for his silent nation building work being carried
out in a strategically very significant part of the country, which the neighboring
China even now claims as its part!.
Now, in his late fifties, Rao is the Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Yazali,
a Senior Secondary English Medium School in Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal
A proud moment indeed for Vivekananda Kendra kanyakumari, Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal
Sangma is day dreaming: APCC
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee reacting to the press statement
of General Secretary, NCP P.A. Sangma, said that the statement are self mocking,
shameful and hollow and amounts to day dreaming.
Claims of NCP to play crucial role in formation of next state government and allotment
of tickets to those who fail to get tickets in other parties is self contradictory.
How one count chicks before it is hatched, APCC asked?
Sangma had yesterday said that Congress is a divided house with many chief ministerial
candidates and that NCP would give tickets to those rejected by other parties.
The Arunachal Pradesh witnessed unprecedented, multi faceted development in almost
all sectors under the leadership of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu with support of
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, the party claimed.
Sangma's claim of anti-incumbency factor in the state is contradictory and baseless
and aimed at gaining cheap political mileage. APCC, President Nabam Tuki made it
clear that there is no dispute regarding Chief Minister ship and Dorjee Khandu would
continue to lead the government, the party said while adding that Sangma's statement
does not suit his stature as a leader.
CCRD to Screen ‘Half Moon’
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Setting the stage for the musicians who will be showcased in the
coming Saturdays at CCRD’s Saturday Cinemaghar, the first film to be screened is
‘Half Moon’. A feature film about a musicians love for his craft.
The film revolves around an ageing musician Mamo’s journey into Iraq after the fall
of Saddam Hussein to perform one last time. His determination is tested when a wise
man from his village predicts that a tragedy will strike during the half moon. Mamo’s
insistence on finding a forbidden female singer promises to bring about the destruction
of his troupe. A charming and lyrical film of metaphor and music, Half Moon is a
magical tale of one man’s tryst with his musical destiny.
The film is directed by Bahman Ghobadi, whose films centre around Kurdish life and
are shocking and real , but frequently touched with hope and humour. After his award-winning
A Time of Drunken Horses (1999)- the first Kurdish full-length feature film in the
history of Iranian Cinema-Ghobadi gained an international reputation. His Turtles
Can Fly won several awards including the Peace Film Award at the Berlin International
Film Festival in 2005.
Half Moon has received critical acclaims and has won many awards such as Golden Seashell
Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival and People’s Choice award in Istanbul
International Film Festival.
The event, organised by Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, will begin
at 4.30 pm on Saturday at E&K Restaurant, Naharlagun.
Changing role of teachers and quality education in Arunachal
Quality education is solution to all the problems. Teachers are the main ingredient
in respect of giving education to the society. They are the one who teach the ways
of life, channelise youth power and mould their character. Teachers are the “backbone
of the nation”. Since ancient period its significance and role have always been respected.
However, time and situation have affected its status and role.
Arunachal Pradesh is among the least literate state of India with literacy rate of
54.76%. Though the rate is dismal, hard work put in by teachers, if not all of them
cannot be undermined.
Many dedicated and brilliant school teachers are serving in various schools of the
state. They limit their lives in the remote isolated village having no road connectivity
and short of all modern amenities. Because of these teachers, our society survives
and is progressing.
However, we can’t deny the fact that with passing of time such dedicated, determined
and sincere teachers are diminishing. Worst features of dilution of quality teachers
are that many of school teachers in our state don’t know even their posting place
and drawing their salary residing at capital complex. Many are unable to speak and
write single correct English sentences whereas our official as well as medium of
study is English. Many do not mind smoking and drinking in the open market. Imagine
that they are guiding and teaching our beloved children which is the future of nation.
One who does not adhere to morality, what kind of moral will they teach. Until and
unless one who teaches is a man and a woman of character, quality education can’t
The regularization of the officiating teachers without formal interview and bureaucratic
political nexus and highhandedness in SSA teachers recruitment process on many occasion
are highly responsible for dilution of quality teachers in Arunachal Pradesh. In
many occasions, students with sound academic record, disciplined and sincere do not
find their names in the merit list due to interference by bureaucrats and political
Who is the loser? Definitely, common masses of society. The knowledge which the sincere
boy and the girl wanted to disseminate as teachers couldn’t be availed by the society.
Common masses are the worst sufferer because of lack of quality teachers. It is because
all the quantified teachers are posted in the government schools mostly in rural
areas. Those who are responsible for dilution of quality teachers seldom bother about
it because their children are studying at costly private schools. But poor guardian
unable to send their children to the private schools suffers the most.
Except in few government schools, syllabus in all government schools are seldom completed.
But unlike ST/SC or OBC reservation policy there is no provision for students of
such rural schools in the competitive examination. So many rural areas students suffers
and inequality prevail amidst slogan of equality and social justice.
Recently Indian parliament passed right to education bill 2009 which envisaged providing
all children between ages of 6 to 14 years the right to education. Without imparting
quality education, pass certificate will be of no use. We need to address the problem
of quality teacher deficiency and then talk of quality education.
The Arunachal Pradesh state govt decision to recruit J/T and S/T through APPCS is
welcome step. In fact, APPCS is also not free from allegation of nepotism and favoritism
yet it is more reliable. Many more such move is needed to improve the education scenario
of our state.
Time has come for educated people of Arunachal Pradesh to look for change in our
attitude and habits. Whole corrupted system prevails largely due to unchanged attitude
of our bureaucrats, public leaders and citizens. Age old attitude of narrow clan
and ethnic bondage is riding every one of us. Till quality education is imparted
to the young blood by valued teachers, hope for change and just society is bleak.
The moral character and academic records of the students must be given weightage
during teacher’s recruitment process because teaching is more than a job. Quality
education is of distance dream without quality teachers. (The contributor is a student
of Rajiv Gandhi University, Department of Political science)
Upper Siang win
NAHARLAGUN, Sep 4: Upper Siang outplayed Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy in a league
level match of Under 16 Dera Natung Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Rajiv
Gandhi Stadium here today.
Bharat Panyang scored two goals in seven and 42 minutes while General Modi and Jhon
Beli scored a goal apiece for Upper Siang.The fourth goal came in favour of Upper
Siang was a suicide one. The lone goal for SLSA was scored by Marnya Karbak.
The first match of the day played between Lohit and East Kameng ended in draw (2-2).
Districts gear up for assembly polls
DAPORIJO, Sept 4: After the recent announcement of the of the poll dates for the
State Legislative Assembly elections and the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct
in the state, a meeting was held here today at the office of the Deputy Commissioner
cum CEO, H K shalla to coordinate the poll process and check the poll preparedness
of the district. The meeting was attended by the SP and head of all the departments
of the district.
While stressing that the District Administration could successfully conduct the Panchayat
and Parliamentary elections in the past only because of the coordinated effort of
all the departments, he requested all to extend help with the same tempo to conduct
the election peacefully, freely and fairly.
Pertinent points like the connectivity and accessibility of the polling booths through
porter tracks and suspension bridges, requisition of govt. vehicles, staff position
of different departments were discussed. Stressing that the district had about 250
polling booths with about 150 declared as sensitive places, more staff would be needed
so that they could be deployed in those booths. So all the govt. staff had to be
ready for election duty and no one would be exempted except in dire circumstances.
Upper Subansiri being a district with hilly terrain and difficult roads, the concerned
departments were asked to clear any blocks and maintain the roads and bridges before
the coming elections and to stock all the essential commodities so that no major
problems would be faced during the ensuing elections. (DIPRO)
SEPPA: A meeting of all Head of Departments, Administrative officers & Election officials
was chaired by Pige Ligu, DEO, Seppa here at Kameng hall to discuss various issues
pertaining to poll preparedness for ensuing Assembly Election.
Liken Koyu, CO (Election) presented the day to day correspondence from Election Commission
as well as gave a brief note on Model Code of conduct-Dos and Donts.
Addressing it as a crucial meeting, the DEO appealed all Administrative officers
& HoDs to extend full cooperation for successful conduct of ensuing Assembly poll
in a free & fair manner. He further said that the conduct of Election to Legislative
Assembly in East Kameng District would be different under his guidance and supervision
for which he has requested one & all to extend full cooperation.
In the line of discussion, the DEO gave a short briefing on various issues like deployment
of sufficient police personnel in various polling station and circle headquarters
including district H/Q. He also suggested that all Adm. Officers must ensure maintenance
of porter tracks wherever movement of vehicle is not possible. He also pointed out
that some of the Govt. servants pretend to skip from the election duties by making
short of excuses either through medical or some other reasons, such cases will not
be entertained unless the matter is expedited by the CEO, Itanagar.
Speaking on law & order as well as deployment of sufficient police personnel during
the entire poll process, the SP, Tumme Amo informed that he will communicate to the
higher authority to meet up the requirement of actual position of security forces
required in the district.
ROING: DC cum DEO Y W Ringu has called for free and fair conduct of Assembly Election
at 42-Dambuk and 43-Roing Assembly Constituency.
In a consultative meeting with HoDs of Lower Dibang Valley District in the DC’s chamber
yesterday, Ringu emphasized for impartial dealings with all political parties. Reading
out the Model Code of Conduct, DEO said that as soon as the MCC are enforced, the
govt officers & officials are under the direct guidance and control of ECI and sought
all the officers and officials to be vigilance and careful till the election process
is complete. Any kind of negligence in discharging election duties will be dealt
with firmly as per the provision under ECI Acts & Regulation, she asserted.
Ringu further called the HoDs to keep the govt. machineries like vehicle in ready
to use condition and also asked the work departments for smoothening of road, pipe
line and electricity for smooth conduct of forthcoming Assembly Election. She further
asked all the HoDs to call back the govt. officers and officials, who are in long
leave for election duty on or before 15th of September.
T. Karga, SP has sought proper coordination between Civil Officers and Police personnel
during election. He said that one should not be hesitate to give information and
WT message to the control room or SP Office during poll day.
All the HoDs of Lower Dibang Valley District besides Administrative Officers were
present in the meeting.
Meanwhile, to make the EVM more familiar with the voters, the District Election Office
is conducting EVM Awareness Programme throughout the district w.e.f. 8-9th September
by teams of co-trainers to create awareness about the use of EVM among the electors
of Lower Dibang Valley district. (DIPROs)
Training cum avian and HINI Flu
ANINI, Sept 4: We need to be prepared for whatever surprises these dreaded virus
delivers next”, Deputy Commissioner, Tayor Jempen said here today while inaugurating
the two days capacity building and skill development training cum awareness on Avian
influenza which was organized by the Dept of Animal, Husbandry and Veterinary, Dibang
Valley district, at the conference hall of Circuit House Anini.
Precautions and following Dos and Don’ts are only effective means to protect oneself
from the killer avian and swine influenza viruses, Jempen empathetically said.
“We all must get ready”, he said while adding that both type of influenza surges
to its peak during the winter, when there would be large scale migration of seasonal
birds from central Asia and across the border.
He urged the participating trainees to spread the messages and knowledge gained in
the awareness programme throughout the nook and corner of the villages in the district.
He also exhorted the participants to encourage group discussions among the village
people in order to disseminate information on the capricious virus.
Responding to suggestions put forward by the officers, Jempen assured to put restriction
on the entry of labourers without proper screening by the expert doctors. He informed
that in this connection, the concerned officers were instructed to carry out proper
verification of a person before issuing an inner line permit.
DVO, Dr. B. K. Saikia urged the people to inform the District Administration, Chief
Veterinary Officer, DAHO or any other designated officers on event of outbreak of
avian influenza to avert poultry & human health hazards in the district.
Dwelling on the action plans, Dr Saikia said observance of all the precautionary
measures could reduce direct transmission of avian influ virus to humans.
About the training programme, VO, Dr. Marli Ete disclosed that it is basically aimed
at creating awareness and imparting basic techniques of handling the avian influenza
cases to the field staffs of various line departments and panchayat leaders, who
would help the government machineries in hunting down the outbreak of killer diseases.
DRCHO, Dr Karik Basar, who was also invited as Resource person to speak on swine
flu, said that H1N1 virus is becoming global issues taking toll of human lives whole
Giving vivid picture of symptoms and precautionary measures, he disclosed that vaccine
could be ready by November 2009. He said avoid frequent travelling to affected areas
and stay away from the infected people.
DMO, K. Kamki, ADI, Kato Riram, DRRO (DIPRO) Incharge, Tana Tage suggested to form
District Level Surviliance Committee, carrying out of screening test among migrant
labourers, students coming from outside the state and setting up of isolation ward
in district hospital and intensive publicity of Dos and Dont’s through pamphlets
in entire district.
A Tribute to a Teacher: Dr. S Radhakrishnan
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed
him for a lifetime. - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
That's exactly what a teacher has done for us, September 5th is the birth anniversary
of Dr. Radhakrishnan, India’s second President and a literary scholar and life long
educator. Today is a special day. Why? It's Teacher's Day. It is the day we celebrate
the people who have transformed our lives for the better through the medium of education.
Since 1962, we observed September 5th every year as teachers to celebrate the educators
in our lives. This day is just a mere reflection of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's
love for and attachment to the teaching profession. Teacher's Day in India is a tribute
to the hard work that is put by the teacher all year long to educate a child.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September, 1888 in Tirutani, a well-known
religious center in the Madras. Bright and precocious, with a scholarly disposition
and a serene demeanor, from the very beginning, Radhakrishnan spent the first eight
years of his life happily and fruitfully in his home town with his parents. The
significant fact that Radhakrishnan's parents, though orthodox, thought it fit to
send their beloved son to Christian Missionary schools and colleges: Lutheran Mission
School, Tirupathi (1896-1900), Vellore College, Vellore (1900-1904), Madras Christian
College (1904-1908). The far-sightedness and broad-mindedness of his revered parents,
which enabled them, in those days of blind prejudices and equally blind social taboos,
to send their son to well-disciplined Christian educational institutions -held him
in good stead throughout, making it possible for him to acquire knowledge. He choose
Philosophy as his main or Honours subject in his B.A. degree course and that definitely
decided his higher course of studies. He studied Sanskrit and Hindi also and garnered
a good deal of interest in the traditional languages of India. He also read the Vedas
and the Upanishads with great care and reverence.
For, all throughout his brilliant career, honor after honor was showered on him.
The following are some of the main posts held by him most fittingly and efficiently:
Lecturer and then Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Presidency College, Madras;
Professor of Philosophy, Mysore University (1918-1921); Professor of Philosophy,
Calcutta University (1921-1931) and again (1937-1944); Vice-Chancellor of the Andhra
University (1931); Spaulding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics, Oxford University
(1932-1953) - first Indian to be so appointed; and Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras
Hindu University (1942). Among the cultural posts held by him may be mentioned: Leader
of the Indian Delegation to UNESCO many times (1946-1950); Chairman of the University
Education Commission (1948) appointed by the Government of India; Chairman of the
Executive Board of UNESCO (1948); President of UNESCO (1952); Delegate to the P.E.N.
Congress (1959); Vice President of International P.E.N.; Honorary Fellow of the British
Academy (1962); Representative of the Calcutta University at the Congress of Philosophy,
Harvard University, U.S.A. (May 1962). Among the most esteemed political posts held
by him some of them are: Ambassador-Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary to
the U.S.S.R. (1949-1952), First Vice-President of India (1952-1956) and Second President
of India (1962-1966). He became the Vice-President for the second time from the year
1957-1962. Among the Honorary degrees and distinctions achieved were: Knighthood
(1931); Honorary D. Ph. (Teheran University, 1963); Honorary D.Litt. (Tribhuvan University,
Nepal, 1963); Honorary Doctor of Law (Pennsylvania University, 1963); Honorary Ph.D.
(Moscow University, 1964); Honorary Doctor of Law (National University of Ireland,
1964); over one hundred Honorary degrees including those from Oxford, Cambridge and
Rome Universities; Honorary Member of the Order of Merit, Buckingham Palace (12 June,
Radhakrishnan was, and still is, one of the most celebrated writers of the present
generation. His works are many and varied on philosophical, theological, ethical,
educational, social and cultural subjects. He contributed also numerous articles
to different well-known journals, which too, will prove to be of immense value to
generations to come. His first book, 'The Ethics of the Vedanta and Its Material
Presupposition', being his thesis for the M.A. degree examination of the Madras University,
published in 1908, at the tender age of twenty only, at once established his fame
as a great philosophical writer of undoubted ability. All his later works are landmarks
in their respective fields, like 'The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore' (1918),
'Idealistic View of Life' (1932), 'Eastern Religions and Western Thought', 'Reign
of Philosophy in Contemporary Thought', Kalki or The Future of Civilization', 'Indian
Philosophy (2 vols.), etc.
Radhakrishnan is considered as the greatest philosopher of India, and one of the
greatest philosophers of the world. In 1952 the Library of Living Philosophers, an
institute of world-wide repute, brought out a massive volume on 'The Philosophy of
Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, devoted wholly to a critical appreciation of his philosophical
doctrines. This proves beyond doubt that he is universally considered to be one amongst
the most notable of modern philosophical luminaries. Dr. Radhakrishnan is, indeed,
a versatile genius - a great scholar, philosopher, seer, writer, orator, political
leader, administrator and above all, a great man.
Fresher meet in New Delhi and Yazali
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Government College, Yachuli celebrated its fresher meet at its
college premises on September 3 last.
On the occasion, Principal of the college Dr. NT Rikam advised the students to maintain
sincerity and dedication in their studies to fulfill the expectations of their parents.
Meanwhile, Licha Tana and Tapi Monu have been adjudged as Mr and Miss Fresher.
Arunachal Student Union Delhi organized its Fresher’s meet on August 29 at Arunachal
house, New Delhi.
Amongst other, Union minister for water resources Vincent Pala, MP Takam Sanjay,
MP Mukut mithi, MLA Techi Hemu, Advisor to Government of Meghalaya Anish Gandhi,
Maharaja of Tripura Pradyut Deb Burman, AIYC in charge North-East and Kerala Nyamar
Karbak, President, NSUI Hibi Eden and various youth leaders from Arunachal Pradesh
and North-East organization’s attended the function.
Speaking on the occasion Takam Sanjay emphasized on the importance of education and
safety of Arunachalee students in Delhi.
Anish Gandhi spoke about the importance of Union and their roles in shaping the developmental
activities of nation.
Meanwhile, Pinky Maga and Taba Doni won the Mr and Miss Fresher’s2009-10 title respectively.
The union thanked Nabum Tuki and all the well wishers for their cooperation and support
to the union.
Awareness camp on NREGA
Changlang, Sept 4: A Micro Literacy and Awareness Camp on National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act was organized here at the Headquarter of remote Mammao Circle. Mammao
C D Block was recently created by bifurcating from Nampong-Manmao C D Block. It is
about 28 Km from the district headquarter.
The Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar, Jairampur ADC M Roy and BDO
Nampong Widat Kimsing were present in the awareness programme besides the officers,
officials and Gaoh Burahs, Public Leaders and villagers of the Block.
Dr S B Deepak Kumar who is also the District Programme co-ordinator NREGS informed
that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides at least one hundred days
of guaranteed wage employment every financial year to every household whose adult
members volunteers to do unskilled manual work.
The Act gives legal guarantee of a hundred days of wage employment in a financial
year. The jobseekers may apply in plain paper/prescribe form or even in oral to the
concern BDO who is also a Programme Officer for registration and issuance of job
card, he added. While stressing on identifying and selecting employment as well as
development oriented schemes Dr Kumar urged upon the people present in the programme
to carry out works for development of community as a whole. He appealed the Gaoh
Burahs to take active part in selecting the schemes for the larger interest of the
Dr Kumar visited Government Secondary School, Manmao and Primary Health centre, Manmao.
Earlier Manmao BDO W Mossang while explaining the aims and objectives of the programme
informed that it was an endeavour to generate awareness among the general populace
so that they could avail optimum benefits from the scheme. He suggested that creation
of durable assets with employment generation would be beneficial for the village
Nampong BDO Widat Kimsing who was resource person in the programme explained that
the job seekers must register their names along with required photographs at BDO’s
office and get their job card issued so that the work may be provided as per the
guide lines. She further informed that while selecting the schemes focus should be
given on the works in their order of priority on Water conservation and water harvesting,
Drought proofing (including afforestation and tree plantation), Irrigation Channels
including micro and minor irrigation works, Provision of irrigation facility to the
land owned by households belonging to ST, Renovation of traditional water bodies
including desisting of tanks, Land development, Flood control and protection including
drainage of water logged areas, Rural connectivity to provide all weather road. She
informed that as far as possible the work must be carried out within a radius of
5 KM of the village where applicant resides at the time of applying or in any case,
within the jurisdiction of Gram Panchayat constituency.
ADC Jairampur M Roy and Lemkhum Mossang Public leader also spoke on the occasion.