WAKRO, Sept 8: In a simple function at Anugrah the Beena Ghose Roy (BGR) Award for
academic excellence was presented to Kenter Tacha, daughter of Yasap Tacha and EkenTacha
today. The BGR Award is being presented every year to mark the International Literacy
Day to best performer among the Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe students appearing
for the AISSE of the CBSE from the government secondary school, Wakro.
The name of Kenter Tacha was recommended by Md Ahmad, Head Master of the government
secondary school, Wakro. Yasap Tacha received the certificate and cash award on behalf
of Kenter who is pursuing studies in Itanagar.
Earlier in a visit to Anugrah, Seju P Kuruvilla, Superintendent of Police, Tezu appreciated
the Anu Shiksha Seva Trust for services rendered to society. The SP further exhorted
all members of the ASSET to continue to serve the society with dedication.
Kuruvilla also took out time to meet and interact with Apne Apyailu Mam and Apne
Reshma Halai, girl children sponsored free education with assistance from the 82
Mountain Brigade of the Indian Army. He expressed happiness saying such initiative
by the army will do wonders to the society as education is the best way to touch
lives and brighten the world. Damodar A.T. IFS also interacted with the children.
Damodar also conveyed that good schools committed to the cause of imparting good
education to the students is the best way of helping develop a good healthy society.
GMSC drub BT-XI in Giogi Taya Memorial Football tournament
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The 2nd state level Giogi Taya Memorial Football tournament-2013
began at Rajiv Gandhi stadium Naharlagun today.
In the inaugural match played between Gora Makik Sports Club (GMSC) and Bamang Taji
XI (BT-IX) the former defeated the later by 3-2. Ligang Bongo of GMSC netted two
goals, while Hage Kemo scored 1. On the other hand, Hage Talloh and Nize Zirdo scored
one each for the Bamang Taji team.
Altogether 25 teams are participating in the tournament. The final match will be
held on Sept 26.
Participating in the inaugural session of the tournament as chief guest, district
fishery development officer Pani Taram emphasized on maintaining discipline in sports.
Kipa Takum and Gangta Tugung, councilors of Ward No 25 and 26 respectively were
present as guests of honour.
1. Nyokum Lapang FC Vs IGPFC (1:30pm).
2. Taring FC Vs Triumph FC (3 pm)
International Literacy Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: The International Literacy Day was celebrated by the Govt. Middle
School, Barapani, Naharlagun under the banner of “Papum Pare Zilla Shaksharata Samiti
School children took out a procession to create awareness on literacy and shouted
slogan like “Siksha hey adhikar hamara, sikshit bane samaj sara”, “Parhti kanya parhti
nari, unnat hoti doniya sari” and “literate women, educate society”.
Speaking on the occasion, T T Tara, DDSE cum member Secretary PZSS, highlighted the
importance of the literacy for all-round development of individual, community and
society, particularly of Papum Pare District. He further appealed all the citizen
of the state to assist and contribute in the mission of eradicating illiteracy from
Highlighting the aims and objective of the International Literacy Day, Emin Rumi,
APO also informed the mass about the education scenario of the Country. It was only
12 per cent in the year 1947. Today as per the Census 2011, it has raised to 74.04
per cent. Of which Literacy rate of Arunachal Pradesh is 67 per cent.
Head Master of the school P P Dorjee also spoke on the occasion.
AAPSU & CCPDA adopt joint resolution
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: The executive members of AAPSU and CCPDA in a joint meeting held
at Naharlagun today unanimously resolved that no demand of fuel by hand-slips, letter
pad will be entertained by all petrol pumps. Even telephonic demands will not be
entertained in the name of AAPSU.
It was further resolved that any one found to be misusing the name of AAPSU to obtain
fuel from the petrol pumps shall be handed over to the legal authorities and further
action will be initiated by AAPSU against them. This was informed in a joint press
release issued by Techi Doni, assistant general secretary, AAPSU, who is also chairman
in-charge of fuel and CCPDA president Tadar Babin
Training on Panchayat
Enterprise Suite begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: Two weeks training programme on Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES)
for district level Panchayat officials has started at DC's Conference Hall, Changlang.
The training is sponsored by Department of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
in collaboration with NIC and district administration. The training programme was
inaugurated by M.C. Roy, ADC-cum-DPDO (District Panchayat Development Officer), Changlang
District in presence of Saurav Das, trainer (DPMU, District Project Management Unit),
Radhe Hinda, DIO, NIC Changlang, and other participants. All district level panchayat
functionaries attended the training programme.
M.C. Roy appraised about implementation of PES in the Panchayati Raj System and said
PR system will be more accountable and effective with the implementation. He asked
all the participants to receive the training properly for better implementation of
PES in the PR system. Later, Radhe Hinda, DIO NIC told the trainees, "you must have
desire to learn; Nothing is impossible, you can learn computer operations and PES
software while you are doing hand-on practically in front of computer screens if
you have the aspiration."
The PES software developed by National informatics Center (NIC) is one of the initiatives
of central government for implementation of e-Governance in Panchayat Raj Institutions
(PRIs), which is sought to be achieved through the e-Panchayat MMP (Mission Mode
Project) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Ministry of Panchayati
Raj (MoPR) has undertaken e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (e-Panchayat MMP) with
a view to introduce and strengthen e-Governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)
across the country and build associated capacities of the PRIs for effective adoption
of the e-Governance initiative. Under this project, Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES)
has been conceptualised which comprises 11 Core Common applications to make the planning
and accounting of Panchayat schemes online so that Citizen can access the services
and schemes of government under the e-Panchayat and also Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(MoPR), Government of India can access to the functioning of the Panchayats in the
AAPSU against demolition of big structures
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: While supporting the ongoing eviction by the state government
for taking over land for right of way for national highway, school compound, temple
or church or public ground, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) said
it would not tolerate or allow dismantling of buildings for any other purpose.
After a meeting with Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCAPF), AAPSU
president Kamta Lapung pointed out that 30% and 70% of the land belonged to reserve
forest and to community respectively. Instead of creating a controversy over the
issue, the GoAP should voluntarily issue land possession certificate to the occupants
in the twin capital without any distinction and create a conducive situation to resolve
the issue immediately, Lapung said in a statement.
Accusing the GoAP for “failure in all front”, he asked the authority to stop circulation
of notice to individuals for eviction drive as AAPSU as per its principle is committed
to protect the property of every individual.
Either all the dilapidated GoAP quarters should be maintained or float tender for
the purpose floated.
Lastly, Lapung suggest the GoAP to create the table for early solution with Capital
Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum.
Flood-affected people cry for relief
DAMBUK, Sept 08: Visit to flood affected areas of Anpum-Paglam by local panchayat
leaders has revealed that local residents have received no relief material or even
attention by the state government.
The flooding crisis followed after last week’s heavy downpours that caused Dibang
and Datung rivers to over flow, leaving large parts of Paglam and surrounding areas
The tour for flood affected areas started out Saturday morning led by Kaling Pertin,
Zilla Parishad Member, Dambuk. The tour team had to track through Chapakhowa and
Amarpur in Assam to reach Paglam due to closure of Roing-Dambuk road caused by the
overflowing Dibang river.
This 50 km long Roing-Paglam road has to cross three rivers – Dibang, Datung and
Bhalu ghat. In between, since there are no modes for conveyance, the tour team had
to walk for several miles.
On reaching Paglam circle headquarters, the team was received by local panchayat
leaders, government officials and the local public. Tokbom Saring, Anchal Chairperson,
Dambuk, Moba Riba, Anchal Samity Member (ASM), Bango, and Monitong Mili, ASM, Anpum
accompanied the team.
Local residents say that they had not seen any government officials in their area,
nor have they received relief materials. Many were livid with anger that government
had abandoned them to face life with virtually nothing. A small medical team from
nearby primary health centre was the only help available for them. A week has passed
by since the whole area was deluged by flood water where up to 10,000 people of the
circle are affected. Transport in most parts of these areas has also been paralyzed
due to damaged roads and overflowing river water.
Local residents are wholly dependent on agriculture, and this part of the region
is the most important food-producing areas of the district. The flooding has now
totally destroyed farmlands in these affected areas. They are now heartbroken over
these losses as it is the time for reaping the crop.
Villagers are decrying the absence of government officials as they having been reduced
to the most basic existence, where even drinking water is in scarce.
The flood crisis has given rise to lack of safe drinking water in these areas. In
several of the houses, the hand pump is submerged under the water, which was the
only source for safe drinking water. The flood water has also not spared the roads,
culverts and electric poles, damaging all that comes through its way.
The flooding has also damaged the school infrastructure. The campus of government
secondary school in Paglam are all covered with dirt and mud carried by flood water.
All classrooms are badly damaged with walls perforated by gush of flood water, and
desks and benches washed away.
Almost all parts of Paglam headquarters is severely affected with several government
quarters, private residences and the government offices inundated by flood water.
Learning of the miseries of flood affected people; the Dambuk anchal samity leader
Saring donated Rs 20,000 as immediate relief. Announcing the relief, he said its
best they are doing with Dambuk anchal samity currently plagued by severe shortage
The local villagers carried ray of hope from the visiting team. “We hope authorities
learn of our miseries. Government officials keep abstaining as well our own leaders
do ever care to visit. This visit has brought us some hope,” said one resident.
Govt requests ANSU to reconsider proposed 36-hour bandh call
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: Responding to the charter of demands placed by All Nyishi Students
Union (ANSU), the State Government today clarified that all the matters have been
taken up in right earnest.
While establishment of additional police stations in and around twin capital city
of Itanagar has already been materialized, notification for opening of additional
police station at Chimpu, Niti-Vihar, Pappu Hill and Nirjuli has been issued.
The process for installation of CCTV camera at key locations is actively being taken
up and is under various stages of progress. The government is taking every care to
ensure that it is expedited and completed soon.
In respect of Bomjen Gapak murder case, the Police is doing all out effort to nab
the culprits. The government is confident that the breakthrough will be visible in
coming few days.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been very particular in dealing with
crimes and criminals. He has been reiterating that a criminal is a criminal without
any religion, tribe, community or region and that his government will not tolerate
any sort of criminal activities nor would spare any criminal irrespective of his
or her background, position or connections.
“At all costs, law of the land will prevail,” he had assured on many occasions. All
sorts of criminal cases and law and order problem in the state are being seriously
The matter of a full time Home Minister has been referred to the Party High Command
for appropriate decision.
“We are hopeful that a decision in this regard will soon be taken,” Tuki said. He
also observed that decisions once taken takes time for implementation as there are
laid down norms and legal procedures to follow. Hence, it is advisable that the citizens
bear with the government and cooperate instead of giving deadlines for certain demands
to be fulfilled.
“Please don’t jump to conclusions that the Government is sleeping over issues and
doing nothing. It is for our own good and overall benefit of the people that issues
are sorted out as soon as possible. But at times certain things are beyond the control
of even a government,” the Political Secretary to Chief Minister Bamang Tago pointed
and appealed all to understand the situation.
In the light of above, the Tago requested ANSU to reconsider their 36 hour proposed
bandh call from September 12 next for the greater interest of the common people particularly
the daily wage earners and the business communities. He further cited that in the
backdrop of monsoon creating havoc in form of flood and natural calamity, it would
be tough time for all to fight against the nature’s fury at times of emergency if
the bandh is being affected. “This is the period of school examinations and there
are many schools which are conducting Second Semester examinations these days” Tago
said while appealing the Union to call off the bandh so that the academic activities
of the students are not affected.
Public raise concern over poor road condition
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: Public of Dulom village has expressed their serious concern over
the deteriorating road condition of Dulom village connecting Daporijo town to Dulom
village. The poor road condition may lead to accident in near future.
A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of ASM Dulom, to discuss the poor road
condition of Dulom village. Due to random earth cutting near the road side surface
of road is getting destroyed and leading to landslide in many places. Owing to which
vehicle movement is not possible since many years.
Using of JCB in the earth cutting has become serious matter of concern, as using
this machine leads to major destruction of pipeline and damage road. Villagers are
facing huge problem due to this earth cutting as the road is not motorable for vehicle.
Big problem arises especially during the emergency when they are to carry patient
Villagers led by ASM Dulom has strongly appealed department concern to maintain the
road and initiate legal action against the public involved in earth cutting leading
to the damage of road.
Youths are the custodians of Nation: State BJP
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: Youths are the nation’s power and custodian of the nation, said
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh president Tai Tagak yesterday while
addressing the inaugural session of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leaders in BJYM
state executive conclave at Naharlagun yesterday. Tagak said the youths act as a
bridge between old and new generation in the society and party and people in the
political system of the country. They are the custodians of the nation, he said
while emphasizing the need of channelizing the youth power with effective policies
and programme for the cause of the state, nation and society as a whole.
The BJP president, while pointing out the prevailing scenario in the country and
state such as spiraling rise in prices of essential commodities, corruption and internal
and external insecurity and atrocities against women and girl anywhere in the country,
exhorted the youths to come forward to save the state in particular and nation in
The BJP president also called upon the BJYM leaders to reach out to the people of
the state to know the reality of the people in ground level and to strengthen the
party organization. Only a strong and organized party can ensure true spirit of democracy,
“There is need of leaders who truly leads the youth based and groomed from an organized
party and the state is yet to have this taste”, the BJP president said and called
upon the BJYM members to struggle hard to set this trend in this frontier state.
This change of mindset and attitudes in the upcoming younger generation leaderships
would certainly bring changes and help in building new Arunachal, the BJP state
president said and emphasized the need of team efforts to “unearth the true face
of state Congress Government before the public”. The BJP president also strongly
condemned the both Central and State Govts on the uncontrolled price rise in
the essential commodities and food items and worse kind of economic situation.
Former MP and national executive member Kiren Rijiju in his speech said youths are
the future leaders of the country. Rijiju also observed that BJYM has no student
wings which slow down the party activities.
Former MP and National general secretary, Tapir Gao attended the concluding session
and called upon the youth force to work hard and save the nation from the clutches
of ‘wrong hands and miss-governances’ for which the country men are facing the brunt
of increasing prices of essential commodities for last few years.
State BJP general Secretary in-Charge Organization and Prabhari state BJYM also addressed
the meeting and called upon the party’s youth wing to maintain party discipline and
follow the path and sacrifices shown by the party ideologues- Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee
and Pundit Deendayal Upadhyay and party patriarchs – Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K.
The inaugural meeting was attended by North East BJYMs convener Bill Lodha, State
General secretary (Orgn), BJP Nagaland and Organization Sampark Prabhari for BJP
Arunachal Pradesh, Prashant Arora, BJYM National Secretary, Nich Doni, Arunachal
Pradesh BJYM President, Dugh Saha, and his team and all districts BJYM presidents
and general secretaries, BJYM Mandal Presidents and State leaders of the BJYM and
state BJYM office bearer.
Pasighat ‘Juvenile Home’ - nobody’s baby
PASIGHAT, Sept 08: Juvenile Remand Home, Pasighat, the only home of the juvenile
delinquent in the state is running without proper infrastructure and other requirements
to host the inmates. Lack of vehicles and manpower shortage become major impediment
in smooth functioning the ‘Home.’
There are six contractual staff including the cook man and gardener, who have been
assigned to conduct overall activities of the juvenile home. Although the contractual
staffs have been performing theri duties with minimal incentive, yet the authority’s
negligence is bringing a bleak future to their families.
This correspondent, during recent visit noticed pathetic condition inside the juvenile
home depicting utter negligence from the governments end. A larger portion out of
the allotted 7 hectare plot inside the home is lying unused and covered with unwanted
weeds and bushes.
The contractual staffs, while revealing their grievances said that they were working
here for several years with an expectation of regularization, but the authority’s
negligence is pouring cold water on their cherished hope.
The Juvenile Justice Act, 2006 passed by Indian Parliament came into existence in
the state in 2007. The Act was enforced in order to take proper care and rectify
the young criminals through proper education and rehabilitation measures. The Arunachal
government, following legal provisions of the Act, set up the ‘Juvenile Home’ at
Pasighat town outskirts in 2008. But the home is not yet properly functioning thanks
to the negligence of the successive state governments. The juvenile inmates are debarred
from getting proper care and rehabilitation measures.
The district Women and Child Development department has been moving the authority
to appoint regular staff for running the juvenile home, their move fails to attract
attention of the concerning ministry. The home had a sanction of Rs 17 lakh for construction
of administrative building, staff quarter, girls’ hostel inside the home complex.
But, appointment of regular staff, arrangement of vehicles and other facilities are
yet to be addressed.
51st APLS literary session dedicated to Bhupen Hazarika
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: The 51st literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society
(APLS) was dedicated to observe 87th birth anniversary of stalwart legendary figure
Late Bhupen Hazarika held today at Conference Hall of J N State Museum, Itanagar.
The literary session was chaired by its executive member Dr S K Ghosh.
Besides the floral tribute to the portrait of Late Bhupen Hazarika, Inumoni Das Borah
presented a Bhupen Hazarika’s Song- “Bimurta More Nikhati” to pay tribute to the
The literary session started with as usual ‘Santi stotra’ led by Lisa Ghosh. The
51st session received new dimension with the presence of two poets as maiden participants
in this literary platform. First one was renowned Child Specialist of Naharlagun
General Hospital Dr Takop Zirdo in the form of sensitive poet as an expression of
his emotional upsurge. He presented three self-composed poems in Galo language “Sikkim
Nom Mvvpa Duuna”, “Mehwr Kollela” and “Rokom Doxi Gv Mupuk Nam”. Second one was a
student of Government Higher Secondary School, Itanagar, a budding poet recited a
superb English poem “Dream”. The literary session was meaningful for having submission
of many literary contributions by its members. Lisa Ghosh a student of class-X, VKV
read out a creative story “Happiness”-a mind blowing piece. Another student Aryamaan
Das Borah presented a story-“Kiku learns a lesson”, Dr.Radhe Yampi read out a sensitive
writing “It is not God saved You”, R N Koley offered a mini creative story-“Aaj Shanibar”.
Before conclusion, Roman Das Borah presented a melodious Galo Song to the members
Monthly coordination meeting facilitates improvement in work culture
BOMDILA, Sept 08: Perhaps West Kameng in the state may be the only district to have
the monthly co-ordination meetings of officers and staffs on regular basis.
The credit for facilitating this platform, where the officers and the staffs of DC’s
and its allied offices freely interact to bridge the inherent gap between the two
sections of people based on job hierarchy, where the stage is set for self introspection,
where one is motivated to inculcate a sense of discipline, dedication and obligation
for public service and where one affirms to set some standards for self and others
to follow etc, undoubtedly goes to Deputy Commissioner A K Singh; who took over the
reins of the district administration in the month of April last and made the co-ordination
meetings a mandatory one and outlined his priorities whereby work culture topped
The monthly co-ordination meetings; one among some of the means and ways which could
pave the way for attainment of the targets as outlined; thus came into existence,
and the results obtained in these first four months or so; though modest in nature
and quantum, are there for everyone to see.
A marked difference and further improvement is being seen and felt in the working
system, which if followed by others in the state, would surely make a worthwhile
difference and also would strengthen the hands of the state government in pursuit
of its cherished dream and vision – people first & people friendly government.
The co-ordination meeting held on the last working day of August, among others aimed
at digitization of office files and records based on the format developed by the
Kerala state government with modifications in the software in tune with the local
requirements, installation of Bio-metric attendance machines in the various offices
functioning in the district headquarters Bomdila and installation of CCTVs in the
An individual can pave the way, be the torch bearer, be a friend, philosopher and
guide but it depends on the people, the mass and the society to make it count and
worthwhile by joining hands and marching forward in the interest of public service.
(From Gocham Taga, DIPRO)
Forum for suitable solution to land encroachment issue
ITANAGAR, Sept 08: While appreciating the ongoing ‘uniform’ verification drive by
CEO cum ADM in Capital Complex, the Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum
(CCLAPF) today said that no private buildings constructed in the so called encroached
Govt. plot shall be left out.
In its general body meeting held at Nikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli today, the Forum apprised
the members that it had called on the DC capital and many other Govt officers and
public representatives on this issue and also submitted its representation to
the Chief Minister. As the eviction drive affects more than 20,000 people, the legislators
and other dignitaries assured to look into the matter sympathetically, the Forum
The CCLAPF further said that no sectors or colonies in the entire Capital Complex
is completely free from the so called encroachment cases. “In fact large number of
private buildings, whose combined value would run into hundreds of crores of rupees,
have already come up and is providing shelter to thousands of families.” The Forum
feels that at this stage, the whole issue should be looked into in a very holistic
manner. “Further, considering the number of private buildings which have already
come up in the so called encroached Govt. plots in all the sectors; the effect and
scenario in the event of any demolition, if ever carried out uniformly, would be
no different than a city which has been ruthlessly bombarded. In other words, the
Capital Complex would become a ruined city.” The Forum earnestly hopes that the present
people first government of the state would surely evolve some suitable solution to
this vexed issue.
Sonowal Kachari team wins C K Memorial football
NAMSAI, Sept 08: The Sonowal Kachari team defeated the Mahadevpur Highway team in
the final match of C K Memorial Football tournament played at Mahadevpur under Lekang
circle recently. Around 800 enthusiasts’ football lovers enjoyed the final match
of the tournament.
Participating in the closing ceremony of the tournament organized by the Socio-Economic
Welfare Association (SEWA), a Namsai based organization in Lohit district, Finance
Minister Chowna Mein highlighted the importance of sports for youths and appreciated
SEWA for this noble cause. He further said that state government is very much keen
to promote sports for the youths from district and sub-division level in the days
Robin Baruah, Secretary, Organizing Committee cum Joint Secretary, SEWA Lekang Block
disclosed the activities of the organization against drug abuse by the youths. He
said that the Association’s main objective is to target the non-addict youths of
the society so that they do not fall prey to drug abuse. SEWA president Dr. C M
Thamong also spoke on the occasion and explained the ill-effects of opium and drugs.
He also appealed the youths to be aware ill effects of killer drugs and refrain
Among other officials, ADC Namsai, EAC Lekang, HoDs of various departments, ZPM and
other public leaders were present in the occasion.
Book on ‘Boh Ao’ released
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) president Kangir Jamoh today unveiled a
book named ‘The Boh Ao…History and evolution of the Boh Ao Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh’
written by pugilist turned writer Aling Pinggam in a simple but impressive function
held here at Capital Complex All Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare Society (ALRBWS) office,
The primary purpose of this books is to analyse and explain about the historical
routes of migration and its origin, matrimonial relation, social organization, folk
tales and songs, phonology, clan and lineages and genealogy of Boh Aos the erstwhile
Adi Pailibo of Arunachal Pradesh, revealed Pinggam.
“Like most tribal people in the world, the Boh Ao too do not have a written history,
but they posses a rich oral history in the form of legends and folktales which have
been transmitted to them from generation to generation. Subsequently, all these material
has been made as a source material to reconstruct the early history of the Boh Ao
tribe”, he said.
This book attempts to address the origin, genealogy, custom and geography etc. of
Boh Aos and its inhabitant area in a perspective way. This study has been undertaken
in the hope that it might be useful to the present and future generations of Boh
Aos and other reader looking for information, Pinggam added.
“Today is a historic day as noted sportsman has turned into writer and he had translated
for the first time the oral history of their into written form”, said ABK president
while releasing the book.
He also called upon the upcoming generations to focus on important issues and ventilate
it out to the society to make strong society as well as strong nation.
Further, he emphasized that the book could preserve genealogy and focuses the people
through his writing.
Lauding Pinggam, who brought laurel to the state in various national and international
events through kick boxing, ALRBWS president T Kochung hoped that more such books
will come out to depict the importance of the society.
ALRBWS convener Takar Tapen and Vice-president Akar Koje also spoke on the occasion.
Lathao Hr SS team lift inter-school football trophy
NAMSAI, Sept 8: On the eve of Teacher’s Day, the final match of Inter-School Football
League Tournament under the age group of 16 was played between Lathao Hr. Secondary
School and Namsai Secondary School. After a tooth-biting performance by the teenage
players, Lathao Hr. Sec. School won the trophy in penalty shot.
Attending the concluding ceremony of the tournament, Finance Minister Chowna Mein
emphasized the need of sports for the youths. He admired SEWA for conducting such
events. He also informed that the State Government is taking lots of initiatives
to promote better sports in the state. The minister was accompanied by DCC (I) President
Chow Zingnu Namchoom, ZPM Chairperson C.K. Mounglang, ZPM Namsai, Chow Mahajini Chowpoo,
ADC Namsai, all HoDs of the Sub-Division and other public leaders.
All the players and match officials of the tournament were conferred with gifts,
medals and citations. The Secretary General of SEWA, C.T. Manlong delivered his welcome
address, while president of the association Dr. C M. Thamoung in his speech, highlighted
the evil effects of substance abuse and also explained the aims and objectives of
In his speech, he informed that a 10-point memorandum had already been submitted
to Chief Minister who had appreciated the steps being taken by SEWA to root out
this evil. The President also appealed Finance Minister to review the memorandum
with CM and other council of ministers in the cabinet.
SEWA also awarded two retired teachers of the Sub-Division namely Chow Saong Moungkang
(Lifetime Achievement) and Lonkeswar Kalita. The awards were distributed by Finance
Sector roads of capital is unhygienic and battered
I appreciate the efforts of the DA, Department of land, UD and Housing, GoAP to dismantle
illegal buildings constructed in the vicinity of govt quarters and along NH. But
again, am not contend with what the govt is doing to make their efforts worthwhile.
Clearing the vicinity of the NH to broaden it and to construct public facilities
is good but not taking requisite steps to clear and maintain the increasing garbage
in the highway and unhygienic and battered sector roads are not good at all. Checking
the illegal occupation and construction of private buildings near govt buildings
is good but not doing anything to check and maintain the old and decrepit govt buildings
is not good at all. While the city and its dwellers are increasing day by day the
need for proper and more accommodation are increasing with it. The roads are hardly
improving and the govt buildings are getting older. There are not even enough govt
quarters to counter the needs and neither new buildings/quarters are made and even
govt employees now prefer private rented apartments.
Increase in private buildings has catered to these needs. But the govt is doing great.
I just wonder why they waited so long to exercise their power. Apart from this; it
seems that the garbage and dumping sites have startlingly increased after the municipal
elections. The drains made last year have vanished. Nothing is really happening.
It is better if the govt pay attention to such matters first in lieu of showing that
the govt really works.
Bring more transparency
Very often we find so and so organizations, unions and associations condemning about
manipulation in job interviews and monetary involvement in the whole process. I would
like to put forward my view and suggestion in this regard in order to maintain transparency
and to avoid any such illegal and unfair practices. Why don’t our state service commission
like APPSC and various other Government Departments while declaring the results of
selected candidates furnish total marks obtained along with??
So therefore it’s my earnest request to afore mention service commission and
various other Government Departments to access this suggestion so as to bring about
transparency in the interview selection process and clear the confusions of aspiring
candidates. And also to prove the clean image of the recruiting commission, department
and board. Please don’t wait for another RTI to be filed and long lasting dharnas
Good work should be appreciated
Huge success of the recently concluded mass job fair-cum-skill development interview
rally organized by the State Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki apparently is pinching thorns in the eyes of the oppositions.
In all 9,012 Arunachalees out of a total 13,383 registered youth took part in a job
fair-cum-skill development interview rally. About 70% of the youths were reportedly
selected by two or three of the total 28 vocational training providers, creating
a new record. The massive participation of youths from every nook and corner of the
state in the job mela is testimony of its success and speaks volume about the seriousness
of our youths towards skill development and employability.
Such initiatives by any state government, which too with the personal involvement
of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, has never before been seen in any
part of the country. Doesn’t this make us proud? Doesn’t Arunachal Pradesh find its
prominent spot in the country’s map?
Criticizing anybody for criticism sake is not a healthy practice. The Sporadic reaction
and opposition from few national and regional political parties and also from few
vested interest individuals in the social media soon after the completion of the
first ever successful JOB MELA has showcased their narrow mindedness and outburst
of their utter frustrations. It reflects the lack of vision, absence of conscience
to appreciate good and constructive development happening in the State of Arunachal
Pradesh. Such negative stand of any political party has to be out rightly rejected
and condemned in the strongest words.
If these political parties and few individuals term Job Mela as a political gimmick,
then so be it. As long as unemployed youths are engaged and gainfully employed we
don’t mind the Congress government making it a stunt to lure votes. In fact we appreciate
and endorse the vision of our chief minister who understood the basic problem of
our state and pledged to address these issues. In fact, this was one of the driving
forces behind the job fair. Arunachal has a huge communication bottleneck due to
the treacherous geography of the hills, so the government got the vocational training
providers to come here and interview the unemployed youth. Isn’t this a realistic
and practical approach? If it is not then what does these political parties interpret
about realistic and practical approach?
We are confident that the State Government might have definitely put in place mechanism
to ensure that the Vocational Training Providers conduct proper training and offer
placement for the selected candidates. The seed has been sown, let us wait for crop
to reap and then will give a befitting reply to these wide open mouthed self centered
individuals and political parties.
If we are not wrong, there would have been definitely many candidates from the family
of these opposition political party leaders who participated in the Job Fair and
many selected also. Before raising brows upon the Government, why don’t these self
centered people ask their children and take their view first?
We appreciate and commend the innovative step initiated by Arunachal Pradesh Government
under the leadership of CM Nabam Tuki and while keeping our fingers crossed believe
that he would come out with many more wonders for the our people and the state. We
are proud of you sir.
What is capital administration doing?
For the last two days am reading a circular in your daily circulated by members of
Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples Forum wherein they are calling all encroacher/land
affected peoples of capital complex for general meeting at Nirjuli. I had a big laugh
after reading the circular. These land encroachers has no shame and has courage to
declare themselves as encroacher in the newspaper.
Where is Mr Talo Potom, land department authority and why capital administration
is silent on this issue. As they have already declared in front of world that they
are encroacher, is not its duty of capital administration to take action against
them. Also is this meeting not illegal, considering that it’s a meeting of land encroacher.
Potom sir and DC Capital you have a task cut out for you.
Listen to us Library department
With utmost sincerity, through your esteemed daily, I would like to put forward the
delinquency of the State Library Department. I am a regular visitor of the library
and hire books on a regular basis. Like any other ordinary day on 31.08.2013 I went
to the library to return back the books 1 have issued from the new library block
that has been opened recently few months ago. But it was closed. On enquiry, I was
told to come next day. To my dismay, it happened for 4 more days.
I came to know from other source that some staffs had gone for training and there
is shortage of staff members. I was never told so. Over my question, I didn’t really
get an appropriate answer which meant I was ignored. Have I no right to information?
At least a notice should have been stuck so that I wouldn’t have wasted my time going
there. It is my kind request to the department to please avoid such misconduct.
Apart from this, with due respect and honour, I kindly request department to please
increase the time period of library. For school students it is very difficult to
catch up with time as many reach home after 3pm. It is my own experience that I used
to go to the library sacrificing my lunch like many other school going students.
We had to rush even faster as library often closes before 4pm which is against its
own rule and regulation. Moreover, it adds to our disappointment that the library
remains closed on Sunday.
Therefore, it is my sincere request to the concerned authority to look into the matter
and take an appropriate action at the earliest possible. For many book lovers like
me, library is our second school. Improving and managing the time as I have mentioned
above, will not only give us more time to spend in the library, but will also encourage
other students to come and read in the library.
Kago Nancy Kanya
Damsite and Pachin colony road need urgent attention
Through you esteemed daily, I would like to throw a light into pathetic condition
of roads in Damsite and Pachin colony, Naharlagun.
The worst condition of road one can witness within capital complex is that of the
roads of Damsite and Pachin colony. Those who have not visited these places may find
it hard to believe that there exist roads in capital complex which is much worse
than many roads in remotest villages of the state. When you are in two or three wheelers
on these roads, you are compelled to believe that a journey on horse-back would be
much smoother and easier. Hence Capital dwellers need not go to distant places for
adventurous trekking with these sorts of tracks readily available within state capital.
Since time immemorial, these roads have been crying for maintenance but only to find
deaf ears of authority. Our local MLA needs to understand that the patience of people
of Damsite and Pachin is running out. When is he going to give us the roads we deserve?
No head would believe that required amount of fund was never sanction against these
roads. It’s clear case of corruption for which people rightly blame local MLA for
he is accountable to the people of capital complex. As such the concerned local MLA
must wake himself up and let the people feel his existence.
I wonder if dreams of people of capital complex to have proper roads would ever be
realized. I wonder if our concerned authority/MLA would ever bother to budge an inch.
---- Editorial ----
China ahead in material consumption
China has surged ahead of the rest of the world in material consumption, creating
intense environmental pressures, but the country also remains among the most successful
in the world in improving resource efficiency, according to a new report released
by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The report found that China's growing affluence has made it the world's largest consumer
of primary materials (such as construction minerals, metal ores, fossil fuels and
biomass), with domestic material consumption levels four times that of the USA.
From 1970 to 2008, China's per capita consumption of materials grew from one third
to over one and a half times the world's average levels. Domestic consumption of
natural resources per capita increased at almost twice the rate of the whole of the
Asia Pacific region due to massive investments in urban infrastructure, energy systems
and manufacturing capacity. The report notes, however, that some 20% of the resource
use in China goes towards the production of goods which are eventually consumed abroad.
The UNEP report underlines China's relative improvements in energy efficiency. While
the country's absolute energy efficiency is below the average for the Asia Pacific
region and the rest of the world, its energy efficiency improved faster than anywhere
else over the past four decades.
However the report notes these improvements in energy efficiency alone are not enough
to stabilize environmental pressures. It states that if China's most recent policy
initiatives - which include targets to reduce water consumption and losses of arable
land, and to increase the up-take of non-fossil fuels - fail to accelerate resource
efficiency gains beyond current rates, environmental pressures can be expected to