ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The members of Halo Society, a local NGO and Arunachal Pradesh
State Hospital, Naharlagun today visited the Gyan Mission Orphanage, Chimpu and distributed
relief materials to the orphanage.
The kitchen, dining hall and store room including essential kitchen commodities of
the orphanage were completely burnt down in a devastating fire which broke out at
the orphanage campus few days back. The visiting members also interacted with the
Meanwhile, the orphanage management has expressed its deep sense of gratitude to
the visitors for their love and help in this time of need.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: A day-long mass social service was organized at Chimpu under the
sponsorship of I-Bhatt Panchayat in collaboration with All Chimpu Village Youth Association
(ACVYA) and Society for Advancement& Recreation in Rural Areas (SARRA).
Aimed at generating awareness amongst the villagers about cleanliness and hygiene,
the drive was equally participated by ZPM I- Borum, Bamang Anand, other PRI leaders,
youth leaders and the general public.
Review meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Jt. Director, Women and Child Development Dept. T P Loyi conducted
a review meeting with CDPOs and staff of Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley district
in the office chamber of DD (ICDs) on August 27. Both districts has 6 sanctioned
The CDPOs highlighted about the project under them, achievements and problems faced
within their respective projects in the meeting. The review meeting discussed the
need of constructing store rooms in every ICDs project so that RBTE items can be
well stored. The CDPOs of Dibang Valley District claimed that they are not receiving
RTE since long.
The joint director insisted on sensitization of PRIs with regards to various schemes
and programmes implemented by the department. She also emphasized on the need to
put effort by CDPOs to work along with health department to observe village health
and nutrition day.
The Joint Director along with DD (ICDs) visited Anganwadi Centres and took stock
of the functioning of AWCs and Director supervisory staffs and AWWs to carry out
utmost sincerity and devotion in their duties.
The Jt. Director also called on Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar
and apprised him of various schemes implemented by the department.
Interaction prog of Anganwadi workers
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: An interaction programme of Anganwadi workers and helpers was held
under the initiative of Councillor cum ‘Member’ Empowered Standing Committee Taba
Yall Nabam at women and Child Development Training Centre (WCDTG), Vivek Vihar here
The councilor took note of various problems faced by the Anganwadi Training Centre,
workers and helpers. She also assured to take up various problems of state’s lone
training centre, which lying in a ‘deplorable condition’, with the authorities concerned
She appealed to the anganwadi workers and helpers to discharge dutty sincerely for
development of the society.
Earlier, the Principal of the training centre M Gao highlighted the various problems
faced by the training centre.
The meeting was attended by child development project officer SC Tok, supervisors,
gram sevikas, AW workers and helpers.
The Ward members of Ward No 5 also attended the programme and took active part in
Youths resent poor construction of culverts
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: A team comprising youths of Balijan Circle Youth Association (BCYA),
Hollongi Nyvgam Youth Association (HNYA) and supported by PRI leaders of the area
under Balijan administrative circle, Papum Pare inspected all the culverts (bridges)
being constructed using pipes within Hollongi Panchayat by the M/S TK Engineering
and Consortium Pvt. Ltd. under the supervision of Public Works Department (PWD),
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh today.
During the joint visit, the team claims to have found that all the culverts (bridges)
have been poorly built. The culverts are not only weak and outdated but also developing
cracks and fissures which may not able to support heavy load of traffics.
Moreover, the culverts (bridges) have low water outflow capacity leading to stagnation
of water and outflow causing the change of direction of stream. Further siltation
in cultivable paddy fields due to absence of proper drainage systems for smooth flowing
of water has caused heavy loss to the villagers, the release alleged.
Both the BCYA and HNYA have strongly urged the Public Works Department, Govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh to immediately take stock of the situation and compensate the loss
inflicted to the family concerned at the earliest.
Quarterly review meeting ends
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Three days HRG Validation cum Quarterly review meeting of TI NGO
partners implementing HIV Programme under Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society
was organized by APSACS at ATI, D-Sector, Naharlagun.
Dr. S. Kakoty, Project Director, APSACS and Dr. Riken Rina, Jt. Director (BSD), APSACS
attended the meeting and addressed the NGO partners. Dr. Kakoty stressed on the quality
of service delivery, while Dr. Rina had spoken at length on issues pertaining to
HIV testing at ICTCs and STI management.
Resource persons Sobhagya, Regional Technical Officer (Intravenous Drug Users) and
R. Hussain, Regional Technical Officer (Migrants & Truckers) from National AIDS Control
Organization, North East Regional Office, Ministry of H&FW, GOI, Guwahati had taken
up the technical session.
NGO representatives including Komoli Mossang, Madang Sonam, Taba Manglam, S.K. Singh,
the Project Managers, various Stakeholders and community members actively participated
the three days programme.
Sun Club to meet Donyi Sanggo in final
YINGKIONG, Aug 31: Sun Club beat Bogum FC 3-1 to enter the final of the Solung football
tournament here today.
The Sun Club team will meet Donyi Sanggo team from Damro in the final Trophy tomorrow.
Sakuntala crowned Miss Lune Upper Siang, 2013
YINGKIONG, Aug 31: Sakuntala Mitkong was crowned Miss Lune Upper Siang, 2013 at Multipurpose
Community Hall yesterday evening. Ponung Darang and Mijeena Pertin were adjudged
the first runners up and second runners up respectively.
Sakuntala is the daughter of Yasu Mitkong, a Govt. employee serving at Mariyang.
Ponung is daughter of Lt. Taying Darang of Komsing village and Mijeena is daughter
of Adong Pertin, EAC and Oma Tamuk (Pertin) of Damro village under Mariyang Sub-Division.
Winner Lune was awarded a scooty while the first runners up and the 2nd runners up
were given a laptop and cash prize of Rs. 15,000 respectively. DIPRO
CM to inaugurate army recruitment rally
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Indian army in coordination with district administration is
all set to conduct recruitment rally for the eligible youth from all over the state
at General Football Ground Aalo from 2nd to 8th September. The Branch Recruiting
Officer from Jorhat Col. M.K. Gupta is closely monitoring all arrangements like barricade,
tents, installation of computers, electrification, drainage clearance, food and lodging,
provision of toilet and drinking water and briefed in detail the process of recruitment.
West Siang Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo, M Loyi ADC, Dy. SP, Col G.S. Chundawat
with rank and file of army and heads of department associated with the ground preparation
were also present in the ground to look into the shortcomings for the rally. The
State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will inaugurate the rally on Sept 2. (DIPRO)
GSU educational and social awareness tour concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The 16 days educational and social awareness tour of Galo Students
Union (GSU) concluded at Tirbin with the team holding its last campaign at Govt.
Secondary School on August 28.
The tour with theme ‘Kaju School Inlaju’ aimed at creating educational and social
awareness among Galo people and taking stock of various problems faced by the students
and schools in Galo inhabited area.
The GSU team interacted with various govt. authorities, teachers, students and public
of all the visited areas and made an attempt to study the developmental activities
and also the shortcomings of those same.
The union has decided to take up the issues with the authorities concerned after
the conduction of the next executive body meeting of the union.
Chairman cum Secretary General of GSU has expressed gratitude to all the resource
persons, including Dr. Emi Rumi, Mohen Rina, JDSE, Jarjum Ete, for sparing their
valuable time to be the part of the tour and the public.
He also thanked AAPSU and NESO team for joining the GSU team at Donyi Polo Govt.
Speaker to attend 59th CPAC
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong has left for New
Delhi to attend the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference to be
held at Johannesburg, South Africa from September 1 to 6 next.
He will also be undertaking study tour to Australia, Japan and Korea.
KKSU conducts educational awareness tour
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) inspected various schools within
its jurisdiction during its education awareness programme and took stock of various
problems faced by schools and students.
According to a KKSU release, various schools, including Govt. Sec. School Darak,
GHSSs, Liromoba, Yomcha, Upper Primary Schools, Essi Kerte, Boje Lite and Tai were
facing shortage of teachers.
Meanwhile, the union, in a memorandum has appealed to the director of school education
to post a Science teacher (PCM) and English teacher at Darak Govt. Sec. School, English,
Hindi, Economics, Geography, History and mathematics teachers (S/T) at GHSS, Liromoba,
Economics (S/T) and Hindi (J/T) teachers at Govt. Hr. Sec School, Yomcha.
It also demanded for immediate posting of one Mathematics, English, Hindi, Social
Science, Science (J/T) teacher each at Govt. Upper Primary Schools, Essi Kerte, Boje
Lite and Tai.
KKSU also urged the DSE to provide sufficient quarters for teachers in those mentioned
Question mark over use of Rs 144281.53 lakh upfront money
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: After a brief hiatus, hydro dollar is again raining in the state.
Government of Arunachal recently signed a memorandum with NEEPCO Ltd for construction
of mega dam Siang Upper Stage-II on river Siang at Upper Siang district. The state
Govt received a whopping Rs 5000.00 Lakhs (Treasury challan No.5 dtd.31/05/2013)
as upfront money from NEEPCO.
Altogether state government signed 8 MoU/MoA with various hydro power developers
this year only. The total number of MoU/MoA signed till date is 233. Majority of
the rivers of state has been sold to private developers and very few rivers remain
untouched. However the big question is there any accountability of huge upfront money
received from hydro power developers?
This year alone Govt received Rs 5246.65 Lakh upfront money. The hydro boom started
in the year 2005 when Govt of Arunachal started inviting private companies to develop
hydropower projects. In the year 2005-06 state government received Rs 1488.00 lakh
as upfront money followed by Rs 4072.25 lakh in 2006-07, Rs 34720.85 lakh (2007-08),
Rs 51962.76 lakh (2008-09), Rs 22916. 98 lakh (2009-10), Rs 18100.34 lakh (2010-11),
Rs 5624.65 lakh (2011-12) and Rs 149.05 lakh (2012-13). The total amount received
as upfront money starting from the year 2005-06 to present is whopping Rs 144281.53
lakhs. It’s a massive amount of money for the state like Arunachal Pradesh which
depends on central government for every single developmental project.
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC) paid an advance of Rs 225 crore
to the state government for 3000 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project on river Dibang.
This money was supposedly to be used for reviving ailing Apex Bank, however, the
situation of bank have not improved much till date. As per the agreement, amount
was to be recovered by NHPC with the interest of 9% per annum to be compounded annually
from the value of free power which state Govt is entitled as per MoA. The NHPC has
been authorized by state Govt for disposal of free power till the company recovers
principle amount along with interest. It means state Govt will not able to use free
power allotted to it from Dibang project until the advance paid is cleared. Such
instance clearly shows that politicians are only interested in receiving upfront
money and hardly worries about future consequences.
In all the cases it has been noticed that government went on to sign MoU/MoA with
private developers without consulting the affected villagers.
The Dibang Multipurpose Project and Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project witnessed
bitter opposition from the project affected local citizens. The recently signed Siang
Upper Stage-II project is also beginning to face heat from the local citizens who
are dead against construction of dam on river Siang. This month on August 17 and
26 respectively massive protest against proposed Siang Upper Stage-II project was
held at Yingkiong and Riga village. Hydro proponent often argues that for the development
of Arunachal “we have no choice but to go for construction of mega dams over various
rivers of state.” However the construction of large number of mega dams can have
serious environmental impact in the future. Also many questions remain unanswered
over the use of upfront money.
Former minister Niani Natung passes away
One-day state mourning declared
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Niani Natung breathed
her last at GNRC, Guwahati at 11.45 am today after a brief illness.
Hailing from Pakke Kessang Assembly constituency, East Kameng district, late Niani
Natung became the first lady minister from Nyishi community after the demise of her
husband Late Dera Natung, former education minister. She was holding the post of
vice president of Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee at the time of her
death. She left behind two sons and two daughters, according to party sources.
After the death of the then Education Minister Dera Natung in a helicopter crash
near Sessa, West Kameng district on 8th May 2001, Late Niani Natung was sworn in
as Minister of State for Social Welfare. She won the by-election of the Pakke-Kesang
Assembly seat in East Kameng district, which was conducted on 20th September 2001.
Her husband Late Dera Natung won the seat three times, (1990, 1995 and 1999).
Later, she also served as Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma condoled the sad
demise of former Minister of State, Niani Natung.
Joining all the people in offering prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul,
Governor said that in her death the State has lost an admired and dedicated social
worker. She always stood for the welfare of poor and downtrodden. The people of Arunachal
Pradesh will always cherish her fond memories. Chief Nabam Tuki has also expressed
grief over the demise of former Minister Niani Natung today. The state government
has declared a day of State-Mourning on September 1.
Tuki remembered Late Natung as a simple and honest woman, who was an able partner
of her late husband, Dera Natung, who was one of the most dynamic and visionary minister
and leader witnessed by Arunachal Pradesh.
He offered his condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that they be
bestowed with enough strength to bear the irreparable loss.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly has mourned the demise of Niani Natung.
In his condolence message, he wrote, the premature death of Niani Natung is a great
loss to the people of East Kameng district in particular and to the state as a whole.
She was the 3rd woman MLA of East Kameng district. The people of East Kameng district
will always remember her for the sacrificed she and her family made for the welfare
of the Nyishi people.
“My family joins me to convey our heartfelt condolence and pray to the almighty god
to give enough strength and courage to the bereaved family members and may the departed
soul rest in peace.”
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) also mourning the untimely demise
termed her as an active, hard working and an energetic lady who served the party
with sincerity and dedication and made immense contribution for all-round development
of the state as a politician and a social worker. Her untimely demise is a great
loss to the INC party in particular and the state as a whole. Her immense contribution
for the welfare of the state will always be remembered by the people of the state.
APCC president, who is presently stationed at New Delhi and the rank and file of
APCC prayed to the almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow
strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss caused.
Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh expressed deep shock over the sudden demises
of Niani Natung.
Recalling the contributions of late Niani Natung, BJP said she was the most vocal,
pro-active and articulated former AAPSU activist during the eighty’s. She became
eye openers for the students and other organizations in eradicating the social evils
prevailing in those days. Apart from that, the people will remember her immense
contribution as minister, the Party said. The rank and file of the BJP deeply mourned
her demise and prayed her soul may rest on the eternal peace.
2nd day of Job Mela covers
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Around 5000 youths from western Arunachal Pradesh representing
eight districts of Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri,
Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey have attended the second day of the state government’s
ambitious Job Mela cum Skill Development selection rally at Indira Gandhi Park here
Atleast 28 Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) were busy sensitizing the youths
about job opportunities on various sectors within and outside state and imparting
training in relevant skills for proper placements in different companies, besides
grooming them for taking up self employment ventures.
The spectacular huge turn out of unemployed youths across the state is in fact ‘a
good beginning for success’, as stated by state chief minister Nabam Tuki in his
address here yesterday. Reiterating his government’s commitment to create employment
avenues to provide sustainable livelihood to at least one lakh youths within five
years, Tuki today hoped that the target may further exceed. He said that the government
endeavors to provide social security, food security and livelihood security to the
citizen through various programmes for a peaceful, tension free and crime free society
in the state.
Speaking on vast employment avenues and career options in various public and private
sectors, the chief minister hoped that with proper skill development, the youths
will be gainfully employed for a decent living.
Speaking about the on going recruitment of 280 women police to man women police station
being set up in all districts of the state, the chief minister also informed about
the Army recruitment rally at Aalo from September 2 next and called upon the youths
to participate in the rally.
Highlighting on self employment avenues in sectors like agriculture, horticulture
and other allied sectors, he disclosed that such trainings will also be conducted
in districts at the level of Deputy Commissioners every three months in future for
selection of beneficiaries in a transparent manner.
On the occasion, he called upon the youths to avail maximum benefits of the opportunities
at Job Mela for a bright future ahead and sought support and cooperation from all
elected representatives at various levels cutting across political affiliations,
NGOs and members of other civil societies in taking proactive role and work together
for a sustainable development of the state.
Earlier, Principal Advisor to CM on Skill Development Sharda Prasad and Chief Secretary
HK Paliwal addressed the job aspirants with words of advice.
INTUC Arunachal Pradesh branch president Padi Richo termed the event a trend setter,
while Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries president Lala Techi lauded it as
a novel initiative of GoAP, particularly CM and Industries Minister Tapang Taloh
that would bring attitudinal change among the local youth and All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union president Kamta Lapung appreciated the move that would go a long
way in skilling the local youth and end unemployment problem confronting the state.
Among others, the second day programme was attended by Agriculture and Horticulture
Minister Setong Sena, Parliamentary Secretaries Thangwang Wangham and Takar Marde,
besides other government officers.
All the VTPs including three from Arunachal Pradesh- National Youth Project, Itanagar,
M/s Gorgeous Parlour-cum- Training Institute, Aalo and Indira Gandhi Technological
& Medical Sciences University, Ziro gave their presentations on courses designed
and offered on sectors of their specializations followed by individual counseling
and selections of candidates in their trade of choice at their respective stalls.
About 2100 candidates out of a total of about 4000 were selected on the first day
of Job Mela covering 10 districts of West Siang, Upper Siang, East Siang, Lower Dibang
Valley, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Changlang, Tirap, Longding and Anjaw. The third day
of the mela will be devoted to candidates of capital complex for which a total of
4261candidates have registered in various trades. DIPR
Advocate attacked in court room
Bar Association demands action against wrong doers
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: West Siang District Bar Association (WSDBA) demanded strict action
against the group of people who allegedly attacked advocate Mimar Basar while he
was attending a court hearing in the court of judicial magistrate first class (JMFC)
cum EAC Otem Jamoh on Aug 29 at Tirbin.
In an emergency meeting held with WSDBA President Geli Ete on the chair, all the
advocates of West Siang expressed their anguish over alleged barbaric attack on advocate
Basar and sought the intervention of Chief Minister for immediate action against
the wrong doers.
Giving details of the incident, the district bar association in a release said that
advocate Basar was allegedly abused and humiliated by a teacher Gumyom Jilen in the
JMFC chamber. Later he was allegedly physically attacked by an ex-ASM Bai Jilen.
The Association further alleged that instigated by G Jilen, Basar was also attacked
and severely injured by a group of mob outside the court.
After the emergency meeting, WSDBA demanded immediate arrest of all the persons involved
in the assault case and also demanded suspension of the teacher from his service
for his alleged serious act of crime. It further demanded a judicial enquiry into
the ‘shame incident’.
Expressing concern over the repeated humiliation done to the advocates in Tirbin
area, the Association further requested the MLA Gojen Gadi to take step for safety
and security of advocates.
Governor, CM greet people on Solung
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the people of
State on the festive occasion of Solung to be celebrated across the state on Sunday.
Offering prayers to Doying-Bote and Kine-Naane to bless all with happiness and prosperity,
the Governor expressed the hope that the festivity will usher-in bumper harvest,
peace, and tranquility in the State.
“Solung, one of the most colourful festivals of the State features the rich cultural
heritage of Arunachal Pradesh. This socio-religious festival of Adi community, which
is observed throughout the State with traditional gaiety and flavor facilitates in
preserving the treasured age-old culture and traditional values,” the Governor said
in his message.
“In his festival message here this evening, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki hoped that
indigenous festivals would continue to be celebrated with traditional fervor and
gusto. “Each tribe of ours has their own distinct culture and festivals that keep
us rooted to our rich heritage and remind us our identity. Let’s celebrate each of
these festivals with the same spirit not only to preserve our culture but also to
spread the message of love and bonhomie,” Tuki said.
The Chief Minister joined members of the Adi community in offering prayers to Doying-Bote
and Kine-Naane for a rich harvest, peace and prosperity for all.
Young entrepreneur caught in the web of deceit
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: For one Gomar Karlo, 23th August was “horrifying day” and the incident
would surely keep haunting him for rest of his life.
Gomar, a young entrepreneur at his 33 from Likabali in West Siang district has woken
up by a call from his family on Friday morning informing him that he had been issued
legal notice of Debt Recovery Tribunal, Guwahati with its O. A No. 216 of 2012 filed
by UCO Bank, Itanagar Branch against debt of Rs 30, 15,772.
The unexpected information left Gomar speechless and dumbstruck with disbelief as
he has been portrayed as defaulter in local dallies. However he somehow managed to
control himself from being fainted and rushed back to Itanagar on the same day. On
the way to Itanagar he realized that he is caught in web of deceit and the sky had
fallen upon him. Tormented young entrepreneur vowed to fight tooth and nail for
justice and to save his clean image.
On the same day he lodged FIR with Itanagar police station with case No.179/13, U/S,
468/471/420/34 IPC, accordingly the capital police acted promptly and arrested fraudster
one Bishu Saha, S/O Sri T. Saha, resident of PO/PS Harmoti, district North Lakimpur,
Assam who used to be Gomar’s tenant.
“I am as surprised as anyone of my family members on legal notice of Debt Recovery
Tribunal served by UCO bank, honestly I never been to UCO bank ever in my life” said
Gomar in disbelief.
According to police, Saha duped Gomar by forging his trading licence no. 2290/ Dated
Itanagar, 28/6/05 with fictitious groceries business shop namely M/S Gyatri Enterprises
in which Gomar was proprietor having business place at C Sector, Gandhi Market Itanagar.
Interestingly UCO bank granted sanction to Bishu Saha worth of 10 lakh with interest
rate 13.25% P.A with monthly rests on 02/02/2007. Later it enhanced the cash credit
limit from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh in 11/02/2008 with rate of interest 14.5% p.a.
Investigating officer informed this scribe that accused Saha had confessed that he
forged Gomar name to obtain cash credit from UCO bank. Surprisingly UCO bank readily
granted sanction to Saha without having cross check on his personal details under
know your customers (KYC).
“I cannot believe how come UCO Bank could grant sanction to such a huge amount to
anyone without verifying the facts” he added. “I don’t want any local people become
victim of fraudsters who are prowling around to strike at slight chance” Gomar firmly
Sources informed that in similar nature of fraud cases, the CBI had investigated
against UCO bank on basis of FIR lodged by one Dr. Swapen Kumar Nandi Zonal Manager
dated 11th February 2011 against then Chief Manager P.K Ghoshal and D K Roy now posted
as senior manager UCO bank Jorhat, Assam. CBI later charge sheeted and the case is
reportedly pending before the court of district and session court at Yupia.
“My incident should be eye-opener for others that a simple non APST tenant can go
on such extent, which almost ruined my career and life” Gomar said with content.
No development without peace and work culture, says Byaling
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Where there is no peace and work culture, there can’t be development
even if Govt. sanctioned fund and schemes, said Tanga Byaling, Minister Rural Development
and Power (Elect.) while addressing the PRI members during the sensitization cum
training workshop at Govt. Hr. Sec. School auditorium, Seppa yesterday. This is the
second phase of centrally sponsored flagship programme being conducted by the RD
dept. in coordination with the department of Panchayati Raj and SIRD.
Minister Byaling also spoke in detail about motive behind the programme which is
for proper implementation of all RD schemes. He added that the programme is to educate
the PRI members about their role and responsibilities before devolution of power
to them. He called upon the PRI members not to play politics and apply party system
in developmental matters stating that party system prevails only during election,
when election is over, elected leader is for all. He advised them to maintain unity
and proper coordination with the local MLA for development of their respective areas.
He called upon the people to take income generated activities like poultry, agricultural
and horticultural activities etc and not to depend only on Govt job.
Terming MGNREGA and IWMP as best schemes, he called on the BDOs to guide the rural
people and carry out schemes in a transparent manner by doing good works. Adding
that uploading of MIS and timely submission of UC was required for flow of fund he
assured to allot fund for Panchayat Bhawan at Seppa.
Tarin Dakpe, Deputy Commissioner said the training programme is to educate, aware
and enable the PRI members to do good works and also to monitor schemes of all RD
programmes. He asked for selection of realistic schemes at the Gram Sabha level.
He was hopeful that with the visit of minister the power requirement of East Kameng
shall be fulfilled.
Tani Loffa, MLA cum Chairman Forest Corp., Tapuk Taku, MLA Cum Chairman, Sport Authority
of Arunachal, Karya Bagang MLA and Meyuk Cheda, Chairperson Zilla Parishad also spoke
on the occasion.
Minister also inspected 2X3.15 MVA including associated 11 KV lines at Seppa Township
under NLCPR Scheme which will feed power from Khupi and 2X1500 KW Pacha Small Hydel
Project after its Completion.
Accompanied him during the tour were the Secretary RD K. Dulom, Director RD Kemo
Leker, Director P R N.Ete, Director SIRD and Er. J.Tato, Chief Engineer (Power) West
Responding the protestors outside the Auditorium at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Seppa,
Minister assured immediate restoration of 33Kv line from Bana to Seppa; running of
D.G. set till restoration and repair of hydro power problems at Pacha Hydel.(DIPRO)
Raj Bhawan felicitates Everesters
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: All the five Everesters of Arunachal Pradesh Tapi Mra, Anshu Jamsenpa,
Tine Mena, Nima Lama and Tame Bagang and Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports
Association (AMASA) president Tsering Wange on being invited called on Governor of
Arunachal Pradesh Lt General (Rtd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhavan recently.
The Governor congratulated the Everest conquerors for their achievements in the field
of mountaineering and presented a memento each to all the five Everesters.
He asked the Everest Conquerors to work in sync with the State Government and make
Arunachal Pradesh number one state in adventure sports & adventure tourism in the
During the interaction, the AMASA president emphasized on opening up mountain expeditions
to unexplored peaks, organizing adventure tourism awareness training programmes,
formulating mountaineering policy on the lines of Nepal Government and opening up
of international border route with Bhutan, China and Myanmar for trade and tourism.
The interactive session at Raj Bhawan was also attended by Capital DC Sanjay Goel,
Director Sports & Youth Affairs D K Dinglow and Adventure Cell Incharge Dr K R Meetei.
The State Everesters accompanied by President AMASA also called on the Political
Secretary to Chief Minister Bamang Tago in the CM Bungalow yesterday.
Meanwhile, the delegation appealed to the State Government to allocate more funds
to the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Arunachal Tourism, Sports Authority
of Arunachal and increase the corpus fund of Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA)
so that potential achievers of the state can be trained, groomed and honed properly.
Bamang stated that 10 percent reservation policy for sportspersons as announced by
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and cash incentives will definitely encourage the upcoming
sports persons in a big way.
The Everesters stated that GoAP has earlier extended financial assistance to meet
up part of the expedition expenditure for which they are grateful to Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki. However, they clarified that they are yet to receive Rs.1 Lac cash incentive
which was announced by HCM for the mountaineers who unfurled Indian flag & Arunachal
logo on Mt Gorichen on 23 Oct 2012.
It may be recalled that our Everesters has been felicitated by the President of India,
former President of India, Prime Minister of India, Union Defence Minister, Union
Sports Minister, Union Tourism Minister, Chief of Indian Army, Chief Ministers of
J&K, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim for creating Everest records which is a
matter of pride for the whole state, stated the AMASA president in a release.
No road construction without adequate compensation, say land owners
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The land owners of the proposed road from Reru to Ring Road via
Mide in Lower Subansiri district in a letter to the Chief Engineer, PWD, Central
Zone, resented that the consent of land owners were not taken prior to sanctioning
of CRF scheme amounting to Rs 645 lakh for construction of road which passes through
individual as well as community land.
Stating that consent of land owners is mandatory for construction of road, the Miiro
Khoda Welfare Society Capital Complex and land owners said “our land has not been
acquired by the authority for the aforesaid scheme nor any compensation was paid
to us till date. We will not allow any authority to use our private land and community
land without acquiring the same as per law and if adequate compensation is not paid
It further alleged that without obtaining the consent of the project affected people,
Executive Engineer, PWD, Ziro-Division, Lower Subansiri District, had partially executed
formation cutting for construction of Reru to Ring Road via Mide with malafide intention
without floating a tender, on which, the Society claimed that the Gauhati High Court
had directed not to award work without floating a tender vide judgment order dated
19.10.2012 passed in WP ( C) No. 386(AP) 2012.
The society further said that it had lodged an FIR at Ziro Police Station on August
18 against EE PWD Ziro division for causing damages to land and properties while
executing the aforesaid work.
Alleging anomalies in preparation of bills for formation cutting, the society alleged
that a sum of Rs 50 lakh had already been drawn.
The society and land affected villagers requested the CE, PWD, Western Zone to intervene
in the present case and to initiate necessary action against the EE for his alleged
arbitrary, malafide and illegal action and to stop him from making any further payments
till the amicable settlements is reached between the land owners and authority concerned.
Rectify the name of river within 25 days: BRBES
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Boh Ramo Bokar (Adi) Elite Society, in a memorandum, has urged
the West Siang Deputy Commissioner for immediate correction of the name of river
Yarjep to ‘Shi River’.
The society, while condemning M/s Rajrat Energy Holding Project Ltd, which entered
into a memorandum of understanding with the state government for execution of the
proposed Kangtangsiri Hudro-Power Project over Siyum river, for changing the name
of the river from Shi River to Yarjep thus hurting the sentiment of society, has
demanded the DC to rectify the name of the river within 25 days.
While expressing strong resentment over curtailment of compensation against forest
products to the affected land owners, the society urged the DC that the affected
people should be entitled to compensation for lost value of forest products/resources.
Other demands included, among others, inclusion of local medicinal plants and flowers/orchids
into property assessment, providing free education to atleast one member from each
project affected family.
In another memorandum to DDSE, West Siang, the society demanded for appointment of
separate block education officer for Manigong and Pidi circle by creating a separate
block, appointment of BRC from local teachers of Manigong and Pidi circles. It also
demanded the DDSE to either departmentally take over the 100-bed residential school,
Manigong or entrust some NGO from manigong and Pidi for smooth functioning of the
APCPO condemned shameful Likabali incident
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Arunachal Pradesh Child Protection Organization has condemned in
strongest term the shameful August 27 Likabali incident and award stringent punishment
to the culprit(s) involved in the rape/molestation case as per law.
Expressing grave concern over the rising incidents of rape and molestation cases
in the state, the organization demanded the authority to cancel the registration
of the Green Valley Residential School, Likabali.
“Culprits should get rigorous punishment”
Meanwhile, Jigo-Yego Student’s Union (JYSU), while appreciating various student unions,
organizations, NGOs, who swung into action and supported the movement against shameful
August 27 incident at Likabali, has vowed to continue its fight till justice is delivered
to the victims and stringent punishment awarded to the culprits involved in the incident.
The union prayed for early recovery of OC Likabli PS D Dulom.
AGYO asks Govt for speedy trial
of Likabali rape case
The All Galo Youth Organization (AGYO) has condemned the reported molestation and
rape of minor girls at a residential school at Likabali.
In a release, demanding the concerned authority to take strict action against the
accused said, the rapist should be hanged.
Meanwhile the organization has given a 15 days ultimatum asking for speedy trial
and awarding exemplary punishment to the rapist.
If the authority concerned fails to fulfill our demand within 15 days, we shall go
for further democratic movement, it said.
Expressing concern over the alleged sexual assault on minor girls in a private school
at Likabali, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) strongly condemned the heinous act.
Demanding capital punishment to the accused, the Society appealed the state Govt
and district administration to keep strict vigil on the private institutions in the
state and take all measures to prevent recurrence of such shameful incidents in future.
“It is a big question, how a teacher, who is supposed to teach all the good things,
could exploit its students sexually,” it said.