ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The people of Likabali town are facing harassment due to closing
down of State Bank of India, Likabali branch for the last two days. According to
the report majority of staffs of SBI who stays at Silapathar and Dhemaji town respectively
have not turned up in the last two days owing to Dhemaji district bandh. As a result
of it, bank and ATM has remained closed causing much discomfort to the customers.
State government employees are the worst sufferers as they are unable to withdraw
salary. The local citizens have expressed dismay over the situation.
“This problem cropped up as most of SBI staffs are staying at Silapathar and Dhemaji
town. These staffs are being paid house allowance and therefore they should shift
base to Likabali. Rent houses are available in Likabali too. Bandh call in Dhemaji
district is quite common and if they don’t shift base at the earliest such problem
may again crop up in the future,” shared a local citizen. They have appealed to SBI
regional manager, Itanagar to take note of the problems of Likabali citizens and
address it at the earliest.
Unsung war hero laid to rest
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Arunachal Pradesh lost her another son Kakung Osik, an unsung
war hero who breathed his last after prolonged illness at Tigra village, near Pasighat
in East Siang district yesterday. He was 76 years old and is survived by wife, three
sons and a daughter.
He spent his youthful life as a sentinel of the nation under Assam Rifle. Rifleman
in profession, he fought against the Chinese army in 1962 Indo-China war and also
participated in Bangladesh liberation war which was stated to be from 26th March
to 16th December 1971. Born on April 30, 1937 at Komkar Village in Upper Siang district,
Kakung, son of late Opang Osik, was appointed as a Rifleman on 30th April 1956
at Sadiya and retired on 8th October 1976 after 20 years, five months and nine days
of dedicated service.
Kakung was awarded with Sanya Seva medal, medal with Clasp (Nefa), and Raksha medal
for his tremendous service. His contribution for this land and the people of the
country will remain forever in the heart of the people.
On March 2, 2013, one of his interviews was published in this Daily. (From Mingkeng
Army conducts awareness campaign
KHONSA, Sept 5: The 117 Infantry Brigade Station at Khonsa conducted a one-day awareness
campaign in order to encourage the students and youths to join Indian Army at Govt.
Higher Secondary School, Khonsa today. The 3 officers from Army including JCO who
were the resource persons spoke at length about the Career in Indian Army. They said
that Indian Army provides job security to all the youths of India including the North-East.
They also said that the students of North-East India were physically fit and are
talented by nature adding that the North-East youths are also very good in sports.
They urged students to willingly join Indian Army not only to serve the families
butalso serve the country.
Altogether 120 students from Class-XI and XII actively participated in the day-long
programme. They appreciated the kind gesture of the Indian Army for conducting the
Awareness Campaign. The students expressed that they were truly motivated and encouraged
by the campaign programme. The school captain of Govt. H.S. School, Khonsa Rankhuan
Tekwa on behalf of the students requested the Army authorities to conduct more such
programme in near future also.
Golden jubilee Baane Solung deferred due to inclement weather
ROING, Sept 5: The Golden Jubilee Baane Solung 2013 that is supposed to be begin
from September 6 at Parbuk in Lower Dibang Valley District has been deferred w.e.f.
September 18 to 21, 2013. Date of arrival on September 18 and Taku – Tabat on September
19, 2013 accordingly.
This is due to unavoidable circumstances as the surface road communication to the
district headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley District has been disrupted by torrential
rainfalls over the last few days. As the event aims to showcase the rich traditional
culture of entire Adi Community of the state and many cultural troupes from other
districts viz. East Siang, West Siang, Upper Siang and Namsai and Dambuk Area are
to be participated at Golden Jubilee Baane Solung Celebration at Parbuk could not
reach due to the disruption of surface road communication to the district headquarter
of Lower Dibang Valley District through Omorpur Ghat at Dibang River and through
Alubari Ghat at Lohit River. It was informed that the water levels of Dibang River,
Dotung River, Sissiri & Sine River at Dambuk and Deopani River at Roing have rised
and flowing in danger level.
The Organizing Committee further informed that this fixation of date for Golden Jubilee
Baane Solung 2013 is final and supersede all earlier fixation of date as per the
President ABK (Central). DIPRO
Free medical camp conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: A free medical camp especially on chronic Hepatitis – B was organized
by a social activist Jeevan Taku in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb India
Pvt. Ltd and N.G Laboratory at Abo Tani Manch, Seppa on September 1.
Altogether 666 were tested out of which 33 cases found positive. The positive cases
will be sent to Mumbai for further examination, the organizer said. The organizer
also expressed gratitude to Dr Hage Tado, MO and Pacha Tallong H/A from District
Hospital, Seppa for their participation and lauded the youths of Donyi Polo Nyedar
Namlo Seppa for their cooperation to make the camp successful.
The organizer further urged the health department and the state Govt as a whole
to conduct free medical camps regularly in interior places for the benefit of
poor and needy people of the district in particular and state in general.
Donyi-Sanggo FC lift Solung Trophy
YINGKIONG, Sept 5: Donyi-Sanggo Football Club of Damro defeated Sun Football Club
Yingkiong by 2-0 in a final match played on Sept 1 to win the coveted Solung Trophy
2013. Both goals were scored by Olik Takuk.
Chief Guest of the Solung Celebration 2013, Tapir Gao, Ex-MP Arunachal East distributed
the prizes to the teams. The tournament was jointly conducted successfully by Solung
Celebration committee and DSA Yingkiong. DIPRO
Advocate assault refuted
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: In a surprising turn to the reported assault of an advocate Mimar
Basar on August 29 last at Tirbin, EAC cum JMFC, Tirbin, Otem Jamoh has disowned
the incident and clarified that nothing of that sort happened.
Jamoh, in a signed letter, informed that the alleged assaulters were arrested on
Sept 2 by OC PS Tirbin after a FIR was lodged by Basar on the same day.
After the accused was produced before the JFMC, he was later bailed out by Tirbin
ZPM Bajap Jilen. The case is now pending in the court, he said.
Gumyum Jilen and Bai Jilen has nothing to do with the assault and said that the allegations
I would like to appeal all, particular the people of Basar and Tirbin circle, that
spreading of such kind of rumour may create misunderstanding among the peace loving
people of Basar and Tirbin. Please do not believe in the allegations that have been
leveled by advocate Mimar Basar. I would appeal all to maintain communal harmony,
he further added.
Meanwhile, ZPM Tirbin Bajap Jilen also explained that nothing of the sort happened
He said, as per witness from the senior citizens, Bango secretary and first class
Magistrate, no such incident happened. Only verbal arguments were exchanged.
While welcoming constitution of a fact finding committee for the incident, he also
requested Karko Ao Welfare Society (KAWA) to constitute a fact finding committee
to ascertain the incident.
‘Include Parsi-Parlo area in state tourist circuit’
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The Parsi Parlo Area Youth Organization has requested for including
Parsi Parlo in the state Tourist circuit.
In a letter submitted to the director, tourism, it said, Parsi-Parlo is a place of
confluence of three rivers -- Kumey, (Kamla) Parsi and Parlo, located 48 kms away
from Koloriang, inter-connected with all weather road. The area is bounded with lush
green mountains. In winter, clouded mountain can also be seen. The area also has
enigmatic natural beauty and is a place of photographers’ delight. Hence, Parsi-Parlo
has all the potentiality to be promoted as a tourist destination, especially in the
area of adventure sports such as trekking, rafting and angling.
The locals are ready to cooperate with the government in this regard and welcome
the tourists in the area, it added.
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: In order to maintain proper decorum in the office and to ensure
proper attendance of the employees, CCTV camera and Bio-metric attendance have been
installed at District Agriculture Office, Changlang.
The installations were done under the initiative of the DAO A D Panggam.
Month-long tour prog of state NSUI unit begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: A team of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state unit under
the leadership of its president Kirbe Dulom has started a state-wide tour programme
to visit all the government colleges affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono
Hills, in order to interact with students and faculties of each college.
The month-long tour began with visits to Government College, Yachuli and Saint Claret
College, Ziro in Lower Subansiri district yesterday. The visit was welcomed with
remarkable response from the students as well as the teaching faculty. Dulom while
highlighting the role of students in shaping the Nation called on the students to
achieve overall success.
The team also felicitated the students who secured outstanding scores during their
final examination this year.
The team has now proceeded to J N College and Doying Gumin College, both at Pasighat
in East Siang district.
Awareness campaign for women
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The National Institute of Technology, Yupia today organized an
awareness campaign for women’s rights on the theme ‘Situation Control for Women’
with collaboration with the All Arunachal Pradesh Shotokan Karate-do Association
Experts from AAPSKA like Karateka P Nobon Jomoh and his team demonstrated techniques
for girls/women to control problematic situation, particularly in their work place.
All the girl students and women staffs of the institute participated in the event.
This has been taken up as per government’s directive to ensure safety for women in
the work place.
Assistant professor Yaka Bulo who coordinated the programme is planning to conduct
such regular programme in the institute.
PPA flays Govt on job mela
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today criticized state Govt
for its recently organized job mela.
Describing the job mela as “misnomer mela,” the PPA general secretary Dr Ashan Riddi
in a release today said “till the last day of Mela, none have been given any job,
what has actually happened was that only some aspirants have been placed for vocational
training. This kind of placement for training is only first step toward the job market.”
The party further said ‘it is very doubtful if the government is very sincere in
placement of the trained aspirants after training or just befooling the people. Instead
of spending resources for development and facilitating skill development to the youths,
the Congress government is wasting money by increasing expenditure on VIPs, VVIPs
and appointing many appendix bodies Chairman and Vice-chairman.”
The PPA said ‘If the Government is really sincere and committed for development,
they should reduce the size of Parliamentary Secretary, Chairman, Vice- Chairman
and numbers of vehicles and security personnel attached with the VIPs and VVIPs immediately.”
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: Ward number 3 Municipal councillor Takap Tagru has called on the
local residents under his jurisdiction to stay alert as the swelling Senki River
which is eroding its bank may reach the residential area if the rain continues to
Teachers are cornerstones of our future: CM
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: ‘Teachers are the cornerstones of our future and act as foundation
for creating responsible citizens and good human beings,’ said Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki while addressing the function organized by the department of elementary education
on the occasion of Teachers Day at Banquet Hall here today. ‘This day is celebrated
to show our acknowledgment and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers
towards our development. Let us not fail them,’ the chief minister said while paying
rich tribute to great philosopher, teacher and second president of India Dr Sarvepalli
Radhakrishnan on this auspicious occasion.
The Chief Minister also extended his sincere greetings to teachers everywhere and
salute the teachers of state for their dedicating service, especially in remote and
rural areas and for shaping the future of Arunachal Pradesh. Accepting the hardships
being faced by the teachers, especially those serving in interior areas where even
basic amenities to live a life of dignity is unavailable, Tuki said, despite hardships
like lack of basic facilities like accommodation and communication, teachers in remote
Arunachal Pradesh have proved more than their mettle in educating and churning out
intellectuals over the years. “Our teachers need more appreciation and recognition
than their counterparts elsewhere. My government is committed to look into these
issues, therefore, teachers, who have shown utter dedication towards their profession
are getting honoured and rewarded on this day”, he said. “There is a general concern
that our government schools are not functioning up to the mark. In far flung locations,
teachers do not attend the classes regularly which is affecting the very status of
the existence of government schools as students prefer private schools. This is very
serious. Our state is paying the highest salary to SSA teachers in the country while
we celebrate the day, let us also introspect and give our minds in correcting where
we are failing. If a teacher fails in his duty, students will fail in their lives.”
Chief Minister had committed to provide accommodation to the teachers in interior
places on top priority. Work in this regard is on. He has also committed to recognize
and reward hard-working teachers and provide incentives for those working in remote
locations therefore requested the Education Commissioner to come out with a detail
incentive scheme within a fortnight to encourage teachers to work in hard and middle
Tuki further said, managing school education cannot be left only to the Directorate
of School Education. Hence he asked the district Deputy Commissioner to take charge
of nurturing, monitoring, and supervising all the schools within the district. If
schools function properly, the students will receive all the benefits like textbook,
mid-day-meal, uniform, etc., the parents will be happy, the energy of the students
will be channelized positively and the overall environment will become better. Therefore,
he asked all the DCs to get all the schools inspected, problems identified and remedial
measures taken within next two months. They must take appropriate action promptly
against the defaulting officials and use all measures to make each school properly
CM while concern about the Mid Day Meal tragedy in Bihar where many children fell
prey to food poisoning due to carelessness of the authorities, asked all the teachers
to ensure strict inspection of the mid-day meals before serving it to the children.
While congratulating the Department of Education for novel initiatives taken to streamline
the education scenario of the state he said, the Education Department has started
doing regular inspection of schools, which is a good step. The initiative of GUIDE
scheme to encourage our officers to adopt and mentor a school of their choice is
also a laudable effort. Mentoring a school is a benevolent task with far reaching
implications as has been witnessed in some states of the country. It works on the
belief that every educated and well-informed individual needs to attach himself/herself
with the present day school system. As they say charity begins at home, the officers
in the Department and in the Districts are expected to become the torchbearers of
As education is a priority of every government, the CM said, “we have launched number
of flagship schemes to develop the sector. In order to encourage girl child education,
a new scheme Vidya has been launched. Under this scheme, every girl student of class-V
in Government Schools will have a fixed deposit of Rs 5000 for continuing education.
This amount will be made available to the girl student with interest after completion
of Class-XII. We have allocated Rs 5 Crore for the scheme, which will benefit more
than 10,000 girls in the current year.
To break the barrier and ensure attendance and hygiene of girl students of class
VI-XII in Government Schools, sanitary napkins to about 82,000 girl students will
be provided. For this a provision of Rs two Crore has been allocated.
Broadening the mandate of the CM talent award scheme for meritorious students, the
Government will provide laptops to all those students who score more than 60% in
class X examination from Government Schools. While last year only 1200 students benefited
from a similar scheme, this year on about 5000 students will be benefited.
In order to recognize and encourage the exemplary services of our teachers, Chief
Minister’s award for Excellence in quality education i.e. “Best Teachers Award” –
Male and Female - has been instituted. Rs one Crore has been allocated for this
purpose. Also, in each district, one school will be selected for the ‘Best School
Award’ with cash incentives, the CM further added.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, while extending his best wishes to the teacher
on the auspicious and paying his sincere tribute to Dr. S. Radhakrishna appreciated
the initiative taken by the State Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his vision to lead
the state towards lasting progress and meeting the challenges of education sector
in the state and placing the education in his priority sector.
The Education Minister while congratulating the national and state awardee teachers
on the occasion said, it is the teacher who unfolds the worth of education and mysteries
of knowledge for making them fruitful in life of everyone in the universe. Whatever
anyone achieves in his/her life is only by dint of education. Hence, he urged the
teaching fraternity to work hard to this noble cause to scale new heights in the
‘Education for all’ is the call of nation after advent of RTE, a dawn of new era
for the entire country. Hence, if a single child of the state remained un-enrolled
in the school, the objectives would not be attained. The girl child, underprivileged
child, CWSN and other special categories need to feel respected. Need of the hour
is not pity but love and care for which task lies in the hand of teachers to bring
them in the mainstream, the Minister added.
The Education Minister further said, today education department is successfully addressing
the targeted goals both in physical and financial front such as streamlining the
defunct schools, training to untrained teachers, special focus on girl’s education;
physically challenge issues, urban deprived groups, coverage of rural inhabitation
In meeting all these challenges of education sector, he urged all the officers and
officials to be dedicated towards commitment to provide fair and judicious educational
administration to win love and admiration of the people. The future calls us to work
with vigour and focus in order to till the scales of justice for our children.
On the occasion, beautiful dance and songs were performed by the school children.
Altogether 16 teachers were conferred state teachers award -2013 for their dedicated
works in the filed of education.
The awardees are : Ngoichung Bapu, Bishnu Prasad Mahanta, Ashok Kumar Rai, Krishna
Nand Singh, Aftab Alem Ansari, Himangshu Kumar Nath, Harendra Saikia, Rakesh Kumar
Chaturvedi, Ajay Kumar Sinha, Taning Nayam, Sobram Kri, Bapu Tara, Nang Pawfe Gohain,
Bijum Kumum, Byabang Pillik, Maz Harul Islam.
They were awarded with cash prize of Rs. 15,000 , shawl and a certificate each. DIPR
Education dept initiates action to check activities of private universities
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Reacting to the news item published in this daily about floating
of advertisement by various private universities of state seeking applications for
admission into various courses, the office of director of higher and technical education
today informed that on the basis of news report department of education had constituted
a committee under the chairmanship of Joint Director, Higher Education in order to
safeguard the future of aspiring students of the State and to avoid the scandals
as referred to in the news item.
In a press release Dr Joram Begi, Director Higher & Technical Education Govt, of
Arunachal Pradesh clarified that all the five Private Universities are in the stage
of establishment and are not yet fully functional. The Department of Education is
monitoring the activities of Private Universities through the powers vested by the
Arunachal Pradesh College and other Institutions of Higher Education (Establishment
& Regulations) Act, 2010. “It is learnt that two of the five Universities have floated
advertisements from off campuses for admission in various courses or for establishment
of Regional/ Study Centre outside the territorial jurisdiction of the State in violation
of the UGC (Establishment and maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations,
2003. This violation of norms has already been apprised to the Govt of Arunachal
Pradesh to initiate appropriate action. The Private Universities have also been written
to adhere to the UGC Regulations by the Directorate,” informed Dr Begi. Meanwhile,
People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has strongly criticized Congress Govt for commercialization
of education system and urged the government not to temper with quality of education
for their selfish motives. “Till very recently, education institutions were the
only institutions particularly certificate issuing institutions where the corruption
of the Congress could not reach. However, their corruption have made inroad into
the education institutions. In nexus with some unscrupulous corporate, they have
established many private Universities and private open Private University in the
State. Those corporate are coming to State not as voluntary organizations or for
welfare service or genuinely aimed at giving quality education rather are coming
to sell the certificate like CMJ University, Meghalaya,” stated PPA in a release.
PPA also added that present Chief Minister and Education Minister will be responsible
for anything misdeed in future by those private universities operating in the state.
Party has appealed to the Governor to intervene and ensure that without full-fledged
infrastructure and following the guidelines of Regulatory Authorities no private
Universities in the State should start academic programme. PPA also cautioned the
private universities not to try to take advantages of the simplicity of the people
Meanwhile Dr. Jitumony Rajkonwar, Registrar of Indira Gandhi and Technological Sciences
University, Ziro in a release claimed that Bachelor's Degrees in Medical Laboratory
Technology, Radiology, Optometry and Physiotherapy the only courses being conducted
at Ziro Campus fully developed by the University's Authorities besides the District
Hospital facilities at Ziro with the permission of the State Government. The Doctor
of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and other Master's Degree courses are proposed for the future
and these will be launched after developing the full fledged campus in 375 acres
of land owned by the University. Dr. Rajkonwar further added that arrangements have
been made for seeking approvals from the Medical Council of India (MCI), Indian Nursing
Council (INC), National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), Rehabilitation Council
of India and Bar Council of India with a view to launching other programmes. In the
mean time the University claimed that it has developed full fledged Library at Ziro
with more than 15,500 books and other educational aids.
Rain plays havoc, river Siang flows above danger mark
PASIGHAT, Sept 05: Several pockets of Pasighat are battling with flood like situation
due to weeklong torrential rains while the River Siang has already been crossed the
danger mark (153.96). Situation turned worse with the reports of few areas being
inundated by flood water like cremation ground, Sibokorong-Siang confluence, Komlighat,
Raneghat and the entire low laying river bank areas. Situation in Mebo is equally
unwanted and reported to be grim. The logged bridge at Kadang has been washed away
while NH 52 road communication has been disrupted between Pasighat and Mebo, as the
bridge approach of Siku has been damaged badly by the over flowing river water.
Taking serious note on the issue Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava had to postpone
her scheduled Video-Conference by obtaining approval from the state’s Chief Secretary
today. She convened an emergency meeting this morning which was attended by the SP
Pushpendra Kumar, ZPC Kaling Dai, DDMO, DMO and EEs of PWD, PHED, Power (Elect) and
WRD. She discussed about availability of relief materials and preparations. The DC
asked the public residing adjacent to the river and in the low lying areas to be
careful, alerted and closely monitor on every development. She cautioned all not
to go for fearless boating or fishing etc. The DC informed that the authority is
fully prepared and arrangement for temporary shelter is being made at the IGJ Auditorium.
At the same time she instructed the officers of disaster management, Army of Rayang
Division, police, medical, food and civil supply, water and sanitation and also road
and transport departments to be prepared for any eventualities. Later the DC and
SP along with ZPC Dai and a team of officers visited all the venerable places to
take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, the SP Kumar informed that his department is fully prepared to extend
complete supports and cooperation with men and machineries in the need of hour. DIPRO
MP trio ask PM to take steps to prevent Chinese incursion
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Raising serious concern over repeated Chinese incursions into
the Indian territory, the three Members of Parliament (MP) from Arunachal Pradesh
today requested the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to prevent such incidents.
Voicing their concern over China’s recent aggressive moves along the Indo-China boundary,
including frequent cross-border incursions in the Arunachal sector, the three Members
of Parliament, Ninong Ering, Takam Sanjoy and Mukut Mithi suggested three immediate
steps to secure the 1,080-kilometer-long Arunachal border with Tibet to thwart transgressions
by Beijing, which included Review of all ongoing surface connectivity projects along
the Sino-Indian border, particularly in the Chaglagam sector, to ensure defence preparedness.
They insisted that a deadline should be set for completion of these projects. Secondly,
they suggested that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) should constitute a committee
to study the problems of villagers in border areas and suggest ways and means to
provide basic amenities. This, they said, would stop the villagers from taking the
painful decision to migrate from their traditional habitations.
Lastly, they suggested to ensure proper supply lines to the forward posts of defence
forces as it is difficult for the state government to do the same because of a paucity
The suggestions from the lawmakers come in the wake of the Peoples' Liberation Army
(PLA) having repeated face-offs with the Indian Army in the last six months.
The latest infiltration by Chinese troops took place in the Chaglagam Sector of Arunachal
The three MPs said, “Arunachal Pradesh is in a disadvantageous position in relation
to China as the Arunachal side of Himalayas is marked with high hills, deep gorges,
and dense forests and is largely uninhabited contrary to the Tibet side, which is
They also said that the population of Arunachal is only 2.85 percent of the total
North East population, whereas its area is 32.83 percent of the Northeastern region.
"Therefore, in order to secure our borders with China, the focus should be on the
development of the border areas of the state," they said.
"While we share the developmental concerns and priorities of the rest of the nation,
the requirements of the state which are unique on account of its strategic location,
limited availability of resources and very low baseline of development need to be
met through special treatment on priority for developing physical and social infrastructure
in border areas," they added.
"Due to the absence of proper social and physical infrastructure, the population
in remote border areas of the state have the obvious tendency to migrate to better
developed lower reaches, leaving strategic locations unpopulated," they said.
Though the state government has taken steps with its limited resources to set up
administrative centres and circles, the absence of proper physical and social infrastructure
results in non-availability of basic amenities like drinking water, schools and public
health centres, they added.
The absence of connectivity, they said, makes life in these areas intolerably difficult,
and therefore, they emphasised the immediate need of development of all-weather roads
to connect the habitations of small villages, particularly in areas prone to Chinese
They claimed that the incursions by Chinese troops have so far been taking place
in the Tawang region in Western Arunachal.
They concluded by saying that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have a deep and abiding
commitment to guard the nation's territorial integrity, but cautioned that this alone
cannot stop the Chinese incursions.
Teachers’ Day celebrated throughout Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: Teachers’ Day was celebrated throughout Arunachal Pradesh with
various programmes commemorating the birth day of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan today.
The Teachers Day was celebrated at Rajiv Gandhi University with various colourful
programme under the aegis of newly elected executive body of the RGUSU. Vice Chancellor
Prof Tamo Mibang paid homage to the portrait of Dr S Radhakrishnan on the occasion.
This was followed by senior professors, heads of department, faculty members and
students. Prof Mibang also addressed the gathering and explained the importance of
Teachers Day. Recitation of poem by Rebom Bello was one of the attractions of the
programme. A friendlyfootball match was played between the faculty members and
the executive members of RGUSU. The Faculty team won the match by 4-2 in a penalty
Teacher’s Day was also celebrated at Govt Secondary School, RGU Campus, Rono Hills
with a fusion of vivid cultural dances, songs, dramas and speeches.
Speaking on the occasion, Headmaster Koj Tachang venerated the position of teachers
and the role they play in building of the society and the Nation. He urged the teachers
to emancipate their duties with religious zeal and not to stray away from their duties.
The National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Yupia organized essay competition on
the topic “Teaching is a Noble Profession" to mark the celebration of Teachers
Ongwat Wakhet-CSE won the 1st prize, while Anant Kumar Singh-CSE and Roshan Thomas-ECE
bagged the second prize jointly. Namrata Singh-EEE walked away with third prize.
Addressing the students and the teachers on this auspicious day NIT Director Prof.
C.T. Bhunia invited the young bright and scholastic students to opt for teaching
and research by choice and not by chance. He opinioned that good teachers are costly
but bad teachers cost more. He emphasized that indeed this is the time for the top
ranking students to opt for teaching and research professions.
Prof. Bhunia categorically mentioned that higher teaching and education is of no
value without effective research. He called upon the young faculty members to play
the role models for the young generations in the profession of teaching and research.
On the occasion, the best teacher, the best employee and the best student awards
for 2012-13 were given respectively to Dr. Nabakumar Pramanik, Taw Talo and V. Sai
RGGP gets girls’ hostel on Teachers Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: On the eve of the Teachers’ Day celebration, Director of Higher
and Technical Education Joram Begi has inaugurated a 60-bedded Girls’ Hostel of
Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic in a simple and impressive function here today.
Among others Dr. T. Padu, Jt. Director Higher & Technical Education, Taba Yall Nabam,
Councilor of Ward No-05 and A K Tripathy, Principal Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic
were present on the occasion.
In his inaugural address Dr. Begi emphasized the need of girls’ education and their
role in the society. Yall and Dr. Padu advised the students to be hardworking and
studious to achieve their goal in life.
The students, faculty and staff of RGGP also celebrated the Teachers day in a grand
manner in presence of Dr Joram Begi, Dr. T.Padu, Taba Yall Nabam, college principal
A K Tripathy, faculties and staff of the college. As a part of the celebration, games
and sports were also organized by the students union of Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic.
Speaking on the occasion, all the speakers including Dr Begi advised the students
to focus on their studies and be good citizen. They also asked the students to be
sincere, maintain discipline and peaceful environment in the institute.
Students Union general secretary Nabam Isaac Rickam in his address appealed to the
students to respect and love their teachers for their dedicated service in man-making
and nation building.
VKV organizes Yuva Sammelan at PTC
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The VKV PTC Banaderdewa organized a Yuva Sammelan in connection
with the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Police Training Centre premises,
Banderdewa on August 23. Around 700 youths participated in the programme.
While presiding over the programme Banderdewa DFO Tasso Sira, who is also Convener,
Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroh Ayojan Samit highlighted the significance
of the message of Swami Vivekananda in this critical juncture.
PTC Principal Take Ringu, while addressing the audience advised the youth to take
inspiration from Swamiji’s life and move ahead to the path shown by the great soul
In her key note address to the youth, B. Radha Devi, Joint Secretary, Vivekananda
Kendra Vidyalaya Arunachal Pradesh Trust said that Arunachal Pradesh is the land
of rich natural resource. “It is our duty to use the land according to everybody’s
need, not anybody’s greed. Youth can play a pivotal role in this regard, she advised.
Swami Vivekananda was the cultural ambassador to West. Swami Vivekananda urged
people to be inquisitive and at the same time earnest in their search, she said.
Every youth should train their mind and body to cope up with every situation. Take
Swamiji’s message as a mission to bring back the glorious past of India, she said.
NH-52 at Siku eroded; communication disrupted
PASIGHAT, Sept 05: Surging water of Siku river, which become tumult due to continuous
rain in the upper reaches for the last one week today breached approach road of Siku
RCC bridge at its right side, disrupted communication between Mebo town and Pasighat
HQ. The erosion also snapped communication along Mebo-Dhlao road, which is posing
scarcity threat of essential items towards the villagers of greater Mebo area.
It is observed the turbulent Siku river has been breaching right abutment of Siku
RCC bridge every year during monsoon and disrupt road communication. The perennial
stream, which collect plenty water at upper reaches, from the confluence of Siku
and Sirum streams flowing down from Adi Pasi and Haohali, is also posing serious
threat to the human habitations at its right bank.
The district administration, following a series of newspaper reports on the threat
posed by the river, too up the matter with Border Roads Oragnization, initiated to
canalize the water flow towards left side to control its erosion menace. But the
late anti-diversion measure finally failed to control the river flow and it again
breached the approach road at the same portion.
The local people are in apprehension of the fact that surging water of Siku river
might enter the plain area on its right bank and sweep away Ayeng village.
On the other hand, rainwater has inundated several portions in and around Pasighat
town, created immense trouble to the commuters. The second wave of monsoon active
in the region causes heavy downpour at the hilly region and filled the rivers and
streams to overflow. According to Water Resource department, Siang river is flowing
above danger level at Pasighat portion
Heavy rainfall in Siang valley is causing massive landslide along Pasighat-Mariyang-Yingkiong
road and plying vehicles along becomes very risky, informed construction agency sources.
Sources said that landslides made the road muddy and sleepy at Singer, Bodak village
portions consequently operation of vehicles on the road becomes almost impossible.
The companies have engaged their men and machines round the clock to clear the road,
but it has not been cleared so far. The company executives requested the commuters
to avoid journey along the road for these days.
Kimin ICDS observes National Nutrition Week
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The Kimin ICDS project in collaboration with the Bishnu Jyoti Kala
Kendra, Song and Drama Division, Jamugurihat, Assam observed the National Nutrition
Week 2013 with the theme ‘Food Security for Healthy Life’. Various programmes like
recipe competition, disseminating awareness of the services provided by the department
through songs and dramas were organized as a part of the celebration. ICDS staff
of the project, adolescent girls, children and womenfolk of Kimin area took part
Attending the programme as chief guest, Anchal Samiti Chairperson Takio Yanu lauded
the ICDS project for organizing the programme and urged the organizers to organize
more such awareness programme in the near future. She exhorted the participants to
avail all the services provided by the department and also suggested the Anganwadi
Workers to carry out their duties sincerely.
Medical officer Dr Tana Aruna Likha explained in detail about the importance of proper
nutrition for leading healthy life. She also pointed out some common unhealthy practices
which were hampering the health of the society.
CDPO J Taba talking about the impact of hunger and nutrition as a critical component
to a healthy life, said, “Good nutrition, particularly during the first three years
of a child’s life, is important for establishing good foundation for physical and
mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity.
Karate pioneers, masters of Arunachal felicitated
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) president Sensei Likha Tara
and Technical Director Sensei S. Deven Sarma were felicitated by All Arunachal Pradesh
Nihon Shotokan Karate Do Association (AAPNSKA) for their immeasurable and lifetime
contributions in the development and promotion of Karate in Arunachal Pradesh on
the occasion of Teacher’s Day celebration today. AKA vice president Sensei Tai Hipik
and general secretary Sensei L Marik were also felicitated on the occasion for their
tireless efforts in making and promoting karate as one of the most popular sports
in the state.
Senior karate players P Nobin Jomoh and Tam (Tarh) Tapak, on behalf of AAPNSKA, presented
the mementos, bouquets and gifts to AKA president Tara, technical director Sarma,
vice president Hipik and general secretary Marik in a simple but impressive function
organized at SAI SAG centre Naharlagun today. Senior journalist of The Arunachal
Times M Doley was also felicitated on the occasion acknowledging his contributions
in sports sector through regular reporting.
Speaking on the occasion, Tara expressed his happiness at being felicitated by AAPNSKA
on the auspicious occasion.
While reminding the students of the dos and don’ts of teacher-student relations,
Tara, also vice chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal, advised the budding players
to always respect and obey their teachers and practice hard to excel in their chosen
fields. He also advised them to refrain from using tobacco and tobacco products,
He also informed the students about the employment opportunities in sports sector
for meritorious sportspersons. He said that an athlete can earn decent living through
Echoing Tara, Technical Director (AKA) Sensei Sarma said that teacher-student relationship
is very important for children. While appreciating the initiative of AAPNSKA to felicitate
him and his colleagues, Sarma asked the upcoming players to maintain strict discipline,
practice hard and inculcate a spirit of healthy competition in them to improve performance.
Vice presidents (AKA) Hipik and Yarda Niki, general secretary Marik also spoke on
the occasion and delivered few words of advises to the students. They asked them
to respect their teachers and elders to achieve success in life.
Dances and songs performed by the students of SAI SAG centre enthralled the audience.
Arunachal Wado Kai Karate Do Association general secretary Nanu Sangha, senior karate
players/instructors and student of SAI SAG centre attended the programme.
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Enough of enough
This is in response to the letter by N.Shaun and Ami Kipa regarding the rejected
list of APPCCE (prelim) 2013. The minimum qualification for appearing in the said
exam is graduation, so all the candidate can read instruction of how to fill up the
form which is issued along with the application form. Most importantly, one month
time is given for the submission of form from date of issuing of application form.
So in this one month; a candidate can re-check the application form thousand times
before submitting it.
It has been pointed by some that even UPSC gives chance to rectify the mistake in
application form. But we don’t think so. We remember that till 2004-05 we used to
send UPSC form by post. Many of our’s friend’s application was rejected at that time
because of not signing the application form, for not pasting the photo etc. Yes,
now a day’s UPSC is accepting application online and yes of course in online application,
one cannot commit mistake, it is because of specially designed software. In short,
application sent by post or other then online gets no second chance for correction.
Then, many of our friends use to send two applications for the said exam as an extra
precaution which shows that they were really serious for the exam.
Rejected candidates are saying that they should not be rejected on minor issue such
as not signing of application, photo, attestation etc. If this is a minor thing,
we do not understand why application form is issued for? What things are done in
the application form?
It has been clearly mentioned in the advertisement regarding the minimum and maximum
age requirement for the said exam. Then, why 364 under age and over age (Data according
to N.SHAUN published in Arunachal times published on 3rd Sept. 2013) have applied
for the said exam. And now they are saying they have spent lots of money and have
been preparing for months, whereas they knew it very well, that their application
will be rejected ultimately.
Our friend says that APPSC has history of finally accepting the application of rejected
candidate. Because of this mistake of AAPSC, non-serous candidate are careless in
filling up form for they know after making hue and cry and by putting pressure their
application will be accepted. Hence if this trend is not stopped this time, every
time in such exam rejected candidate will appear to create problem.
Through this daily we would like to inform to APPSC that if application of rejected
candidates is accepted, then every time in coming exam also AAPSC will have to do
the same thing in such case as there is no need of filling up the application form,
just submitting the name will be sufficient.
Our main point is that if those candidates had really been serious they should have
been really careful while filling up the form. After all, rules and regulation is
there, and those who do not care of this must be punished.
Before giving examination they are making such hue and cry, what they will do later
on. Hence we appeal the entire selected candidate to come out openly and support
the APPSC, because this is competition and filtration of candidates is part of competition.
Job mela is a good initiative
In pursuance of his wise and bold decision to create one lakh job avenue within the
12th five year plan, conducting a job-cum-skill development selection Mela at I G
Park Chief Minister Nabam Tuki deserve admiration from all section of the people
irrespective of their political affiliation. Job Mela, the first of its kind and
noble initiative, by our CM Tuki is worthy of appreciation for ingenious initiative
of holding a Job Mela right in our corridor when the youth especially the educated
yet unemployed are clamoring against the unemployment menace. He has taken this decision
on right time to tackle the unemployment menace which is likely to create social
unrest and nuisance in near future. It is informed that as per national record, the
ratio of govt. employee of Arunachal Pradesh is the second highest i.e. 57.88:1000
with the Sikkim on top. However, despite this, we have more than one lakh unemployed
youths in the state and it is increasing day by day.
Geographically our state is the largest one in NE Region but only 25% of the land
is habitable and suitable for cultivation. It is thinly populated and that also
is scattered in far flung areas. Furthermore, after completion of graduation today’s
generation do not want to go back to their respective villages for doing physical
work in the fields and thus, they are concentrating in the urban areas, particularly
in the capital town seeking government job as well as in private sectors. Out of
the thousands only few lucky candidates get absorbed, rest are in frustration for
not getting job anywhere. In view of this doomed to failure situation some youths
are forced to indulge in criminal activities. Considering this ever increasing unemployment
problem to enable them to live a noble life in their future, CM’s decision to create
1 lakh job within this current financial year is highly appreciable for far sighted
and timely decision to solve this ever growing unemployment problem up to certain
extend. Besides this, non-tribal people had already captured the small market.
The Job Mela which concluded recently offered a chance for the mushrooming unemployed
youths to find a job of their likes and capabilities. It also opened their eyes and
minds on various jobs in private sectors other than relying heavily on government
It is said that a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step; the CM’s initiative
of Job Mela would surely pave him a way to create 1 lac job opportunity for the unemployed
youth of the State.
I’m also of the firm belief that such Mela would assuage unemployment problems of
our state to a large extent. At the same time, I’m hopeful that our respected Chief
Minister would continue to carry on with such innovative ideas for sustainable development
of our pristine State.
Wait is on
I am writing on behalf of PMEGP beneficiaries of Papum Pare District. PMEGP 2013
interview was held on 5th to 6th July, 2013 at DDI office, Yupia and next day on
7th July 2013 result was declared in reference of No.DIC/PP/PMEGP/140/2013-014, dated
7th July 2013. It has been almost two months but there has been no any intimation
from the DDI, Office Yupia for further works and its procedures. It is hereby appealed
to concern department to look unto this matter as we have been waiting patiently
for the last two months.
Laws and interventions aimed at reducing human trafficking by targeting commercial
sex workers can, whatever their good intentions, actually endanger their health and
result in human rights violations, experts say.
According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 58 percent of human trafficking
cases are for sexual exploitation, a number that activists worry has led the public
and policy-makers to conflate trafficking with sex work, to the detriment of effective
Part of the problem, say activists, is that anti-trafficking programmes often take
the form of “raid and rescue” missions - in which brothels or other locations identified
by the authorities as potentially housing trafficking victims are forcefully entered.
These operations can invade privacy and reduce public health outreach efficacy by
scattering networks of sex workers who, in some cases, had implemented successful
sex worker-led health programming, according to UN Development Programme (UNDP) research
from 2012 on sex work in Asia and the Pacific.
For some UN officials, the problem is not the efforts to end human trafficking per
se, but the fact that anti-trafficking work is complicated and sometimes implemented