Selja assures fund for cultural hall in each district
NEW DELHI, Sept 04: A couple of days after reiterating his commitment to work for
preservation and promotion of indigenous culture and traditions of the state during
Solung celebrations on September 1, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on Kumari
Selja, the Union Minister for Culture, who also holds the portfolio of Housing and
Urban Poverty Alleviation ministry, and sought Center’s assistance to fulfill it.
Asserting the need to initiate concrete steps to preserve and promote the rich cultural
heritage of various tribes of the state, Tuki said that the Government has to take
the lead in this regard, especially in view of the rapidly changing world scenario.
Responding affirmatively, the Union Minister appreciated the concern expressed by
Tuki and assured all cooperation from her Ministry. She accepted in principle to
allocate funds for construction of cultural halls in every district headquarters
of the state.
When highlighted by Tuki that Arunachal Pradesh is a distinct state with so many
tribes, each celebrating their own indigenous festivals round the year, Kumari Selja
offered to provide grants to facilitate the celebrations. Once the assurance is fulfilled
grants would be provided to the state government for celebration of festivals of
each and every tribe of the state.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reiterated his appeal to the Union Ministry of Culture
for bringing the Buddha’s Relic from the National Museum to Arunachal Pradesh in
the month of November next when the Buddhists of the state would be celebrating the
2600 years of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Tourism Minister Pema Khandu and Parliamentary
Secretaries Padi Richo and Nido Pavitra.
NTPC awaits Arunachal govt nod for Rs 1 lakh cr power project
As per its policy, the state government is believed to have asked NTPC to make an
upfront payment of about Rs 400 crore for setting up the project.
New Delhi, Sept 04: State-owned NTPC is awaiting nod from the Arunachal Pradesh government
for its proposed Rs 1 lakh crore hydro power project, a top company official said
As per its policy, the state government is believed to have asked NTPC to make an
upfront payment of about Rs 400 crore for setting up the project.
"We have to sort out various matters. The state government has to sort out a lot
of things like land, environment, etc," NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Arup
Roy Choudhury told reporters here.
According to sources, the state government is asking NTPC to make an upfront payment
of about Rs 4,00,000 per megawatt before starting work on the project.
The company had evinced interest in setting up a 9,750 MW hydel project at Siang
in Arunachal Pradesh at an investment of about Rs 1 lakh crore.
The proposed Rs 1 lakh crore investment for the project is to be spread over 10 years
or the construction time of the project. Around Rs 10 crore is incurred for producing
one megawatt of hydro power.
Former Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had written to the Arunachal Pradesh government
for allowing NTPC to execute this project in the State.
As per reports, the efforts to harness the Brahmaputra comes after China communicated
its plans to construct hydro-electric projects on Yarlung Tsangpo, the Tibetan name
for the Brahmaputra.
The current installed capacity of NTPC is 39,174 MW through 16 coal based, seven
gas and seven Joint Venture power stations spread across the country.
With over 16,000 MW capacity under construction, NTPC plans to become 1,28,000 MW
company by the year 2032.
The company has set a target of importing 16 million tonne of coal in the current
financial year (2012-13).
"We are importing 16 million tonne coal in this fiscal of which 9 million tonne has
been done and the remaining would be done during the year," Choudhury added. PTI
AAPSU calls state-wide bandh in support of NESO on Sept 6
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Joining with the chorus of North East Students’ Organization
(NESO) against the atrocities committed towards the people of the region in various
parts of the country All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union(AAPSU) today declared
12 hours state-wide bandh in support of NESO on Sept 6.
In a release, AAPSU sought support and cooperation from the people across the state.
It further instructed its federal units to spearhead and enforce the bandh in their
respective jurisdiction. Essential services like milk van, ambulances and paramilitary
forces will be exempted from the purview of bandh, the union said.
NESO has been demanding the Center to act tough against on atrocities meted out to
the people of the region and deportation of illegal immigrants.
Police yet to nab Samuel’s killer
RUKSIN, Sept 04: Though 30 days have passed, the police yet to make any breakthrough
in the Samuel Koyu murder case.
Late Samuel was a native of Detak village under Nari police station and he was serving
as Head Constable (Radiogram) at Sille Police Out Post. He went missing on July 30
and his semi-decomposed body was recovered from jungle near Debing village on August
3 last. The Ruksin police, after registering a case (No- 12/2012, U/S- 302 of IPC)
started investigation of the case and subsequently recovered the helmet and the TVS
motorcycle used by the victim.
The incident evoked massive public outcry in Ruksin and Nari area as various sections
of local people blamed the police for neglecting investigation of the case. They
set the police a deadline of 30 days to nab the culprits, which expired yesterday.
The victim’s family men, who are in a tizzy condition, are hopefully staring at the
future course of action initiated by the local organizations.
On the other hand, Ruksin police reportedly passed message to various police stations
in Assam and other NE states informing about the incident and the suspects involved
with the murder. Police has picked up as many as 30 persons regarding Samuel murder
case and got some primary clues from their statements.
“We are expecting a positive outcome within the next 10 days. The actual cause behind
the murder can be ascertained after nabbing the culprits, who are now absconding.
By now, we are unable to disclose any development for the sake of the ongoing investigation”,
said the Investigating Officer.
CCPDA demands arrest of assaulters
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The Capital Complex Petroleum Depots Association (CCPDA) has strongly
condemned the physical assault on employees of M/s Itanagar Auto Agency Petrol Pump,
‘C’-sector here on Aug 2 night by group of miscreants. An FIR has been lodged in
this regard at Itanagar police station by CCPDA.
A group of people reportedly came to the said Petrol Pump in Maruti Alto car around
9 PM and had an altercation with the employees. Later they physically assaulted the
employees of petrol pump causing serious injurious to some of them.
Expressing serious concern over the attack on a petrol pump situated in the centre
of capital the Association called on capital police to immediate arrest the culprits
involved in the assault case and threatened to go for democratic movement if the
assaulters are not arrested at the earliest. When contact Itanagar police station
officer in charge Make Bui confirmed the incident and said police will take its own
course of action as per law.
It is not for the first time that attacks on petrol pump has happened. In the past
also many such incidents has taken place. Such miscreants create bad atmosphere
in capital complex and thereby hampers the business opportunities, CCPDA stated in
Forum reiterates its stand, threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Reiterating its resentment over the decision to change Greenfield
Airport construction site from Karsingsa to Hollongi, the Banderdewa Circle Intellectual
Forum (BCIF) today declared that it would fight till the state government reconsiders
BCIF President Yurum Nillo in a press conference held here today while referring
to Hollongi as sensitive interstate boundary area blamed state government of playing
spoilsport in the issue. “After all the official procedures were done, its construction
should have been now started. Why is it that the site has been changed now to Hollongi
which also has the presence of many Chakma and Hajong refugees which makes it all
the more dangerous?,” questioned Nillo.
“As it is the fourth time now that the site is being changed, we doubt if it will
ever be built,” he lamented.
He further added, “Karsingsa also had been the choice of Airport Authority of India
(AAI) way back in the year 2006 when the site was approved and now also as claimed
by the state government on August 30. If it is the case, we want to know if AAI is
BCIF General Secretary Kipa Taniang while informing that the state government had
given Rs. One crore to AAI for conducting “Detailed Techno Economic Feasibility Study
and preparation of DPR” for the Karsingsa site said, “the state government has invested
so much for the site, the whole process will have to be repeated for the site at
Hollongi. Who will then refund the investment that has been done so far for the Karsingsa
The Forum further appealed all the CM, Cabinet members, MLAs and all the organization
to support the issue. Taniang further said that the forum will organize phase wise
bandh call till the state government reconsiders its decision.
Stalemate between two communities resolved amicably
Bomdila, Sept 04: The stalemate between Hrusso (Aka) and Nyishi communities in West
Kameng district came to a logical conclusion at the historic Bomdila convention held
Tuesday at Govt Hr Secondary School Auditorium hall here after 23 days.
A small difference between a few youths of both the communities on August 12 last
snowballed into a major crisis in this peaceful town, where a few Hrusso youths allegedly
assaulted some Nyishi youths at Buddha Stadium during a football tournament.
Concerned at the oft-repeated ‘atrocities’ on Nyishi denizens living here, the All
Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and All Nyishi Youths Association (ANYA) on August 12
last served extraordinary notice asking its community members to leave the district
within 45 days.
In a reconciliation bid among both the communities living peacefully since undivided
Kameng district days, a 60-member team steered by Nyishi Elite Society president
Bengia Tolum, including members of ANSU, ANYA, All East Kameng Students Union and
East Kameng Socio Welfare and Culture Organization (EKSWCO) arrived here yesterday
on the invitation of All Hrusso (Aka) Socio-Cultural Society (AHSCS) to hammer out
an acceptable and ever lasting solution. The Nyishi Community was represented by
the NES, ANSU, ANYA, EKSWCO and AEKSU, while the Hrusso was represented by AHSCS
and All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (ARSU) besides West Kameng Indigenous Peoples’
Society (WKIPS), All Sajolang Elite Society and Sherdukpen Youth Welfare Society.
All the members in a joint declaration during the convention chaired by deputy commissioner
Rinchin Tashi, unanimously resolved for strengthening the age-old relationship of
bonhomie for the generations to come on the principle of ‘Forgive and Forget’ from
both the side and to cement the usual emotional attachment of both the close communities.
The Convention while condemning the incident resolved to ensure that Nyishi would
stay with dignity in all respect with equal benefits and status as an indigenous
people of the state in the district.
“Both the community leaders shall endeavor to instill mutual trust and confidence
and ensure peaceful co-existence as before,” the convention resolved.
It further resolved that the isolated instances of personal fight would be taken
as personal and not communalized in future and in such case criminals would be treated
as criminals and no communal colour would be assigned.
“Both the community leaders will work in this endeavour. The individual fights will
be taken as purely personal and no social protection will be accorded,” it resolved.
Other resolutions of the historic convention include, District Administration would
deal with the criminals belonging to any community as per the law of the land and
there would be no protection from the community leaders.
The convention also jointly urge the District administration for issuance of permanent
resident certificates (PRCs), S/T certificates, land allotment etc, as per genuineness
governed by the government rules & guidelines in force and at par with other districts
of the state.
Violation of this joint declaration shall invite appropriate legal and social action,
the convention resolved and constituted a 22-member Nyishi-Hrusso (Aka) Co-ordination
Committee of Bomdila Convention ‘2012 to address the differences, if any with Er
Taba Teni, SE, PHED as the Convenor of the Committee for the first six months.
Meanwhile, the convention resolved to withdraw the quit notice served in the aftermath
of the incident.
The DM later while lauding the organizations for resolving the issue amicably without
involving the district administration termed the occasion as ‘historic’ saying that
it would herald a new chapter of peace and tranquility in the district.
He also urged upon the members of the communities to strictly adhere to the resolutions
in letter and spirit.
SLP turns to be a destination of ‘Gyan Yatra’
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Almost 2600 school students visited Subansiri Lower Project between
August 27and September 4 on excursion tour programme called ‘Gyan Yatra’ arranged
by Dhemaji District Administration under the aegis of Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha
Students of class IX from 69 Govt. provincialised secondary schools of Dhemaji are
being taken to different locations with an aim to provide them learning exposure
to the intricacies of culture and ecological diversities of the district.
At the project site, Rakesh, Executive Director and Om Prakash, General Manager explained
the students about the construction, operation and benefits of the hydro power project.
They told them that hydropower is cheap and environment friendly. Interacting with
students they said that Subansiri Lower Project is safe in all aspects. Highlighting
the importance of electricity in day-to-day life, they explained that electricity
has become not only the basic need of the human life today but it is the backbone
of development of a country. The students were shown and explained about different
components of the project by NHPC staff, according a NHPC, SLP release.
A three-day painting exhibition of bespoke art deco pieces by the first lady of Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: ‘Dual Identity,’ a three-day solo exhibition of bespoke art deco
pieces by Anupama Singh, the first lady of Arunachal Pradesh was held at New Delhi
from September 1 to 3. The exhibition was a huge success as large numbers of visitors
and art enthusiasts visited each day of the display.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his cabinet minister colleagues also visited the solo
exhibition. Handicrafts made of wood and brass designed by Singh along with textiles
items were on display.
Acclaimed designer of Handicrafts of brass and textiles, Singh is a multi-faceted
artist by profession, who always believes that Arunachalee culture and heritage is
very rich in art.
It may be recalled that she had inaugurated ‘Eclectic Palette’ a four-day Arts Exhibition,
organized by Arunachal Akademi of fine Arts at city based hotel here on August 20,
2010. It was first of its kind, where works of indigenous artists was on display.
The First Lady has been tirelessly working to promote indigenous textiles and handicraft
products. Always dressed up with local attires, Singh has been promoting indigenous
attires. Another important sector, she is pursuing is ‘Thankha’ painting. She feels
that the initiative will not only help in maintain the traditional needs but also
help in employment generation.
Anupama was brought up amidst a world of literature and the fine arts as both her
parents were literary figures, her mother Prabjot Kaur a famous writer and her father
Col Narenderpal Singh, a well known soldier-writer. As a young child, she travelled
to Afghanistan along with her father who was Military Attache there. When her father
was again Defence Attache in Paris, she pursued her passion by doing an intensive
art course at the Beaux-Arts and Academic Julian. This was supplemented by a course
in applied and decorative arts at Ecole Superior at Paris. Since then painting became
a passion, particularly of rural India’s strong and silent women, executed in vibrant
hues. A series of solo exhibitions followed, the first one being held in Pune when
she was just twenty.
The transition from a painter to a designer took place, when during one of her exhibitions
at the Lalit Kala Academy in 1992, she was approached by an export house to design
Today, Singh has emerged as a celebrated and mature artist with a distinct style
and standing of her own. She has alongside her painting career, diversified into
designing artifacts, furniture and tapestry and runs a successful design house of
her own creations. Her designed products are exported to USA, French and many other
countries. (PRO to Raj Bhavan)
Adopt sustainable tourism projects: DC
PASIGHAT, Sept 04: Adopt long-term sustainable tourism projects, suggested the Deputy
Commissioner RK Mishra today. He was chairing a meeting in his office chamber to
finalize tourism developmental projects for East Siang District.
Tourism takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental
impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the environment and host communities.
Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism
development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural
heritage and biodiversity, stated Mishra.
While going through the proposals of tourism projects presented by A Jamoh, DTO,
the DC advised to respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities conserving
their living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to inter-cultural
understanding and tolerance. Sustainable tourism should also maintain a high level
of tourist satisfaction and ensure a meaningful experience to the tourists.
SP Pushpendra Kumar also urged to ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing
socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including
stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities,
and contributing to poverty alleviation.
After threadbare discussion on various proposals, the house finally accepted two
proposals to recommend the government for approval for development of river banks
of Siang and development of Ramro-Patang
The meeting was attended by SP, DTO (Tourism), DFO (WL), EE (PHED), DD (UD), DRO
and tour operators. DIPRO
Wancho chiefs urged to maintain unity
KHONSA, Sept 04: Parliamentary Secretary, IPR Thangwang Wangham, called upon all
the chiefs to maintain unity and perform their duties honestly and sincerely.
Addressing a meeting of all the Wancho chiefs at Longding today, Thangwang Wangham,
who is the Chief of Niausa, highlighted the history of the Wanchos and said that
the institution of Chiefs had always played a vital role in running the administration
of the village. He said that the role of the chiefs was relevant even today.
Many other chiefs also spoke on the occasion.
A memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Longding in which it was stated
that all the small problems in the villages should be solved by the chiefs themselves
and that all the chiefs should be empowered to sign on all the official documents
before sending to the administration.
The memorandum further added that all the chiefs should be consulted by the government
department while carrying out development work in the villages. It was also stated
that Wancho Wangham council should be officially recognized.
It may be added here that the Wanchos have this Chieftainship institution since time
immemorial. All the rituals and Custom revolve around the chief. The Chief is the
apex body of all decision making in the village.DIPRO
Road link snaps as Log Bridge at Ngorlung washes away
RUKSIN, Sept 04: The Public Work Department (PWD) officials in East Siang have come
under public criticism for not maintaining quality of works during partial restoration
of communication along Mirem-Mikong-Jonai road.
It may be recalled that a Bailey bridge over Ngorlung river connecting the areas
caved in during last part of June this year snapping road communication for long
days. The PWD later partly restored communication along the road by constructing
a log-bridge thereon. But, surging water of the river due to heavy rain again washed
away the log-bridge on Friday night and pushed the local people out of gear.
There was a blame game between the PWD officials and local police when the bridge
The local villagers are infuriated at the lackadaisical attitude of the PWD officials
and demanded the district administration for proper inquiry into the matter. They
alleged that the department officials have misappropriated huge amount of fund in
the name of construction of Log Bridge.
“Our PR leaders earlier sought proper inquiry to trace out those involved with the
bridge caving incident, but not fruited .We are demanding the district administration
to conduct ground inquiry over the alleged misappropriation of money by the PWD officials”,
said some sufferers of Ngorlung village.
AAPSA celebrates Teachers Day
Make Arunachal a hub of quality education: Speaker
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The 1st ever Teachers Day Celebration of Private Schools was organized
by All Arunachal Private Schools Association (AAPSA) in collaboration with Sahodya
Arunachal Chapter at Royal International School, Papu Nallah yesterday.
Altogether, 500 teachers from various private schools of Capital Complex along with
the representatives from various districts attended the celebration.
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong encouraged the
teachers and the principals and owners of all the private schools to work harder
in order to bring about a quality education and to make Arunachal Pradesh a hub for
Lowangdong informed that four Bills in the direction of Higher Education has already
been introduced and passed in the State Assembly which will enhance the higher education
scenario of the state. He added that more such bills would be coming in the next
assembly session which will provide ample opportunity to the students to study in
Further, acknowledging the services rendered by the teachers and the Private Schools
of the state, he said, AAPSA should further enhance it by working together with the
mission to educate all.
Rt. Rev. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar shared his experiences with the teachers
and encouraged them to be more dedicated in their profession and also expressed his
love for the teaching fraternity.
On the occasion Sahodaya Arunachal and AAPSA congratulates Jayashree Gosh, Principal,
Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth, Itanagar for being selected for the prestigious CBSE Mentor
Awards, 2011 by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
Later, Lowangdong and Thomas gave away Teacher of the Year Award and a Certificate
to teachers of private schools. The awardees are: Barnana Thakur, Nirmalendu Sinha,
Rajesh Kapoor, Thomaskutty Abraham, Buddha Bir Tamang, TB Sonar, Sandhiya Sunil,
Nabajit Sharma, Dogin Rinyo, Ningtinglang, Nilesh Kumar Bhan, R K Ojha, Sangita Srivastava,
Nirmala Thakur, Samy Nathans, Biju PJ, Anamika Chakravarthy, B. Singh, Jumken Nada,
Gita Singh, Mala Ram, Parma Nand Sinha and Tapi Rani.
Festival and Festivities are Integral part of life: Ete
AALO, Sept 04: Solung, the popular festival of the Adi community, was celebrated
in various parts of West Siang District in befitting manners from September one to
At Aalo: Parliament Secretary Home, Geology and Mining Gadam Ete said that it always
important to galvanize our thought pattern to know and propagate good essence of
all the tribal festivals in the state. The festival emits rich values of our culture,
belief, practices and tribal way of life through the ages and knows no barriers on
caste, creed and religion in the making of a peaceful tribal society to head towards
path of development.
Extending his Solung greetings to all the people, he said that the festivals among
Abotani belt are all alike and associated with agriculture and general well-being
of the society and urged active participation of all communities in such festivities.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete said that festival always gives us a common
platform to interact and know each other to foster unity, oneness and mutual trust
among all communities and assured mass participation in the years to come.
The Chief Advisor of the festival Dibang Tatak, Ex MLA said that changes and modernity
over a period of time is inevitable but abrupt shift in our costume and practices
will erode our values. He urged younger generations to always stay rooted their own
President, CSGCC-2012 Tamuna Messar and General Secretary Advocate Tageng Padoh dwelt
at length on the significance and mythological aspects of solung festival.
At Pangin: The West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jarsa Gamlin while addressing
a huge gathering called for fostering unity and brotherhood through such festivity.
One’s own festival has been the guiding and binding force behind all our activities
and it is always important to preserve and give wide exposure about the richness
of our culture.
Tapun Taki, DACO also attended the festival.
At Police Colony: The festivity ran high with attractive programme at the residence
of Advocate Taji Tajom where Solung Giidi Committee, Poung Party from Geku and senior
members of Galo Community congregated to share nostalgic moments of festival celebration
then and now.
The senior member of the Galo Society, Tumpak Ete stressed on promotion and preservation
of tribal culture and appealed younger generation to take keen interest in taking
up our rich folklores in written form so that they do not die a natural death with
the invasion of modernity and changes. He presented a book on Solung Festival written
by him to the Solung Festival Committee.
At Patum: MLA Rumgong Tamio Taga attended the festival and gave his festival greetings
to entire community. The three-day-long programme included wide variety of cultural
shows, rhythmical Abang Ponung by Geku Ponung Party, mithun sacrifice, and Ponung
Dobo etc. DIPRO
Awareness camp on national flagship progs
Aalo, Sept 04: An awareness camp on National Flagship programmes was conducted
at Forest Colony “Bori Dere”, especially for the Bori tribe residing at Aalo township
by Youth Congress Committee, (AICC) 32 Rumgong Constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, Resource Person, Kato Riram, Asstt. Director Industry Aalo,
highlighted the importance of PMEGP and its benefit to unemployed youth. Binyom Rime
coordinator ICICI lambort Aalo also highlighted the facilities provided by central
govt. through Health Insurance and other medical benefits. He asked people to come
forward and avail the benefit under RGSSBY.
Speaking on the occasion, Tarut Pari, President AYCC 32 Rumgong appealed the people
to come forward and avail the facilities provided by Govt. through various flagship
programme. Modam Karbak, Gen. Secretary, DCC West Siang who presided over the meeting
appreciated the awareness camp and extended his thanks to officers concerned for
their effort to create awareness on National Flagship Schemes in the area. Takit
Yaying, ASM Chairperson 15 Payum and Monya Kamduk President 31 Aalo East were also
present on the occasion.DIPRO
Bharatiya Vikash Ratan Award 2012 to HP Biswas
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The Bharatya Vikash Ratan Award was conferred on National Youth
Project President Hari Pado Biswas by All India Business Development Association
in recognition to his selfless service to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
The award was given to 30 recipients at a special function at Constitution Club in
New Delhi on September 3 by former governor of Assam and various other states.
The award was given to people who have done for their praise worthy afford to bring
a difference in the life of the community.
Those present on the occasion included Dr GVG Krishna Murthy former Election Commissioner
of India, Metasebia Tadesse the Minister Councillor of Ethiopia to India, Prof S.
S. Bhakri Director United Nations UNESCO Study Division, Anees Durrani secretary
AICC, P.C Nailwal Public leader Uttarakhand, Mukesh Somchand Shah industrialist and
various other renowned personalities from social and economic sectors.
Speaking on the accession Dr B.N. Singh said that this award will motivate all the
awardees to do more work for national development. In his speech he cited many examples
by which small work of its kind can be a change makers in the society.
Dr GVG Krishna Murthy elaborated how we are integrated in one forum inspite of diversity
in culture, religion, caste, he said he feels proud to be an Indian.
Ethiopian Minister elaborately discussed the bilateral relationship between the two
Prof Bhakri suggested all the social workers to concentrate on the issues related
to social and economic change and development of the rural India.
It is to mention here that H.P Biswas running National Youth Project a national level
organization which is running over 64 countries and in all the states of India. In
Arunachal Pradesh itself Biswas was catalyzed its activities in all the districts
having 47 centres where various developmental works are going on for the development
of the state.
Parl Secy graces freshers’ social meet
KHONSA, Sept 04: The Parliamentary Secretary for DoTC and SWWCD Yumsen Matey while
attending the Freshers’ Social Meet of Govt Hr. Sec. School, here today said that
the school had produced a number of public leaders and officers and hoped that it
would continue to produce more officers in the near future also.
He told the students that today’s world had become fiercely competitive adding that
a mere degree would not stand them in good stead. Matey asked the students and the
teachers to maintain cordial relations to create a conducive atmosphere for healthy
teaching and learning. While urging the students to maintain discipline at any cost,
Matey said that they should accord top priority to their studies while actively participating
in other co-curricular activities of the school. He appreciated the dedicated services
of the teachers who were working against all odds.
While replying to the grievances put forth by the Principal of the school, Matey
assured to initiate tangible steps to address the most pressing problems of the school.
He later gave away the prizes to the winners of different events. Denhang Bosai,
DIPRO said that the freshers’ meet was an important milestone in the life of the
students and the school calendar and asked the senior students to treat the freshers
well to make them feel at home in the school. He emphatically said that the learned
teachers were ever ready to give what they knew adding that the students should also
be equally receptive and be ready to take whatever their teachers imparted to them.
The Principal and the school captain also spoke on the occasion.
The students from four different houses presented a colourful cultural programme
to mark the occasion. They enthralled the huge gathering with their sterling performance
of lively songs and dances. Public leaders, parents, students and teachers attended
the all important function.DIPRO
Free Vocational Training on Skill Development Held
Aalo, Sept 04: A Free Vocational training on Beauty Culture and Hair Dressing was
organized by Topu Ete (Bsr) in collaboration with department of Industry at DIC Aalo
yesterday sponsored by the Director General of Employment and Training Ministry of
Labour and Employment, New Delhi.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Marnya Ete, who also present, said that such awareness
camp on skill development will not only benefit the unemployed youths to earn a decent
living but also contribute to nation’s economy. Government jobs are hard to come
by these days and self employment generation schemes should be taken up by the unemployed
youth, Ete said and appreciated the efforts put in by Topu Ete for doing such social
work for the benefit of the state and nation as whole.
Participating in the programme, Doi Ado, Ex. Minister appealed the unemployed youths
to extract maximum benefit from such schemes.
Delivering her key note address on the occasion, the Chairman BC.HD Topu Ete (Bsr),
who has been authorized by the central government to provide free vocational training
on Beauty Culture and Hair Dressing within the state disclosed that she is entrusted
to generate awareness to the unemployed youths, drop outs students, child labour
and their families and other workers seeking certification of their skills acquired
The Deputy Director of Industry, Aalo Gomar Angu dwelt at length on the topic and
other income generating and self employment schemes under department of industry.DIPRO
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
Teachers’ Day greetings
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings to all the people of the State,
especially the teaching community on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the birth anniversary
of Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, tomorrow.
In his message to the people on the occasion, the Governor said that Dr. Radhakrishnan,
a philosopher and a genius, has always motivated all. He expressed the hope that
the occasion will inspire each and everyone to rededicate oneself towards nation
building through education and to follow the high moral and ethical values espoused
by Dr. Radhakrishnan.
Emphasizing that a teacher affects eternity as he or she continues to influence all
throughout the life, the Governor reiterated his call to the teachers to inculcate
knowledge values and discipline amongst the student community and also to be their
“This is the day to pay our respects and tributes to the valuable contribution made
by teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and enlightening and shaping the
career of students,” said Tuki in his message this evening. He advised, “I call upon
my student friends to pay reverence and gratitude to their teachers for their selfless
effort in shaping their career and enriching the education system in the process.”
On the occasion he also paid rich tributes to former President of India Dr Sarvapalli
Radhakrishnan, the prominent thinker, philosopher and an educator, whose birth anniversary
is celebrated as the Teacher’s Day across the nation.
“As Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that ‘teachers should be the best minds in the country’,
I believe our teachers will live up to it and re-dedicate themselves in shaping the
future of our country on this day,” the Chief Minister added.
Governor calls on the union home minister
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J.J. Singh called
on the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde at New Delhi yesterday and congratulated
Shinde, who recently took over the charge as Home Minister.
In the meeting, they discussed on the overall law and order scenario of the State.
Other initiatives and projects under the Home Ministry in the State including modernization
of the force and recent police recruitment rallies were also discussed. (PRO to Taj
LSC beat 8PMFC in the final
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Lileng Soccer Club beat 8PM Football Club by 2-0 in the final
match of Gaalem Pajing Solung Cup Football tournament held at Boleng yesterday.
While in individual level prize, Lingak Taki adjudged as Best footballer, Micheal
Mibang as Best Goalkeeper, Kaling Tatin as highest scorer and Komsing Football Club
was adjudged as discipline team of the tournament.
The closing ceremony was attended by Boleng ADC Taho Mize, OC Atan Taki and adviser
cum OSD to Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Veterinary Nalong Mize.
‘Handling of Cash and Accounts’ training begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: A week-long in-service training programme on “Handling of cash
and accounts” commenced at Administrative Training Institute Naharlagun yesterday.
Altogether, 29 officials of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat, Head of Departments
are attending the training.
In his brief inaugural function, Training director Pema Tshetan said cash and accounts
subjects are two important pillars of Govt financial management and functions. Therefore,
the officials and officers handling Govt cash and accounts matters should be highly
trained and equipped with the fair knowledge and skill about the correct and meticulous
application of relevant financial rules, guidelines and norms, he said.
Deputy director, (Training) T Lodo and Assistant director (Training) and Course
coordinator Prescilla Tayeng also spoke on the occasion.
Minister, orgs mourn ZPM’s death
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Power and Rural Development Minister Tanga Byaling today mourned
the demise of Gusar Circle Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) Pakde Uli, who died in a road
accident at Chiputa near Doimukh on Sunday. Late Uli was also former Upper Subansiri
district Youth Congress president.
Expressing deep shock, Byaling said that Uli’s service to entire district and its
people will be remembered.
Meanwhile Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress, All Upper Subansiri Contractors Welfare
Association and Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar also condoled the death of Panchayat
leader. In their condolence messages to aggrieved family the organizations termed
the death as irreparable loss to family and the society.
Initiation Day organized at Don Bosco College
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: The Don Bosco College, Itanagar National Service Scheme (NSS)
unit today organized Initiation Day of its NSS unit with much fanfare.
Speaking on occasion Dr. V.N Sharma called upon the NSS volunteers and students
to dedicate their time in service of society alongwith the study. He also said that
youths need to play vital role in the state developmental process.
Fr Nicholas Gaungdiat, Principal of the college stressed on the service of NSS volunteers
to needy people in the society. Hundreds of NSS volunteers took formal pledge to
offer their service to the society in bringing communal harmony and brotherhood.
Various programs including patriotic songs and dances were presented to mark the
Social Service conducted at Daporijo
Daporijo, Sept 04: Siyum Circle Students’ Union, in collaboration with the Urban
Development department, conducted a mass social service/cleanliness drive in Daporijo
town on September one with the aim to prevent spread of diseases by maintaining cleanliness
and personal hygienic.
The students cleaned the Medical Line, Transport Office, Way to Circuit house, near
DDSE office areas of Daporijo town. The students and public were guided by UD department
officers and ZPM Duma Yekar during the cleanliness drive. DIPRO
Meritorious students felicitated
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: Hija Artistes and Literacy Forum of Lower Subansiri has felicitated
the meritorious students of class X and XII on its 4th Foundation Day on Monday at
Ziro. Taku Rini of class X and Dani Yakang and Pura Yalla of class XII were among
the students felicitated by the Forum.
Solung celebrated at Mebo
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: Solung is the most important of all festivals of Adi community
and it is the identity of the community said Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
Vice President Lombo Tayeng while addressing the Solung celebration at Mebo organized
by All Mebo Students’ Union.
Extending his Solung greetings to the people, Tayeng advised the gathering to preserve
own tradition and culture and added that certain modifications need to be included
in the Solung celebration to make it more colorful.
AAPSU Convener, Kuku Ringu highlighted the importance of festival and culture and
advised the students to documents the folk songs and folklores of the community.
School and hostel discipline needs proper handling: DC
Aalo, Sept 04: The first School Management Committee Meeting of Govt. H.S. School
Aalo, attended by the Principal, HoDs, Public leaders, senior citizens and representatives
from teachers from various schools was held under the chairmanship of West Siang
Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete recently to take stock of school and hostel discipline
and assess various development activities of the school.
Presiding over the function, the DC said that the school has its reputation to produce
many a luminaries in the past and the image of the school needs to be kept intact.
Growing indiscipline among the students everywhere is a cause of concern and it needs
to be addressed in a focused manner by the school authority and all right thinking
people. Effort should be made to inculcate discipline, duty and punctuality among
students to improve the educational scenario of the district, he said.
The principal of the school Markar Padu briefed on activities of the school. The
senior citizen and public leaders who are the school management committee members
also spelt out their fruitful suggestions on the occasion. DIPRO
51 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Organic cotton and the farmers
Two Japan-based companies that promotes environmentally conscious lifestyle through
sales of sustainably sourced food and apparel – have pledged to improve the income
of Indian farmers, their health, and the environment by scaling up production of
organically produced cotton, which is free of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers
and has an approximately 30 per cent higher market price.
The two companies pledged to scale up their Pre-Organic Cotton (POC) programme, which
encourages farmers in India to switch from conventional to organic cotton production
by guaranteeing to buy the cotton that is organically produced at a price higher
than that of conventional cotton.
Such a commitment is critical to the initiative’s success since it typically takes
three years for farmers to obtain an organic certification; organic cotton costs
more to produce but farmers are forced to sell it at cheaper, conventional cotton
prices. During the three-year waiting period, the participating farmers will see
a 20 to 30 per cent increase in their income, with a projected additional 12 per
cent increase once their farms gain official international organic certification.
Cotton occupies a mere five per cent of all farmland in India, yet it accounts for
more than half of the country’s pesticide use, adding a financial burden to farmers
and causing serious health concerns including skin and respiratory diseases. The
conversion process to organic cotton remains financially unfeasible for most farmers,
despite the financial and health benefits.
Stop illegal collection of sand
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I on behalf of villagers of Wagun IV,
III & II of Bordumsa, Changlang district would like to draw attention to Govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh towards the burning problem faced by the villagers along Assam-Arunachal
boundary that some vested interest persons mainly from Jagun (Assam) are trying to
collect sand, sand singles from the river bed of Buridihing river without valid permission.
While opposing, they even threaten to our people. During 2010-11 also same problem
cropped up for such illegal collection from the jurisdiction of Arunachal Pradesh
right from Wagun ferry ghat. During winter, sand, sand-singles are extracted by using
JCV etc. As a result, Arunachal suffers revenue loss. It also damages ecological
balance, causes flood, land erosion which directly affects inhabitants of nearby
Therefore, we earnestly urge Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, especially local administration
and PR leaders to put their hands together to stop collection of sand, sand-singles
from Wagun ferry Ghat of Arunachal’s jurisdiction for the greater interest of all.
If necessary police personnel should be deployed for protection.