ITANAGAR, Dec 05: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
State accepts draft MAP policy
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The draft MAP (medicinal and aromatic plants) policy for Arunachal
Pradesh has been accepted in principle after a threadbare discussion in a workshop
organized under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh State Medicinal Plant Board (APSMPB)
at the conference hall of PCCF today.
If materialized, Arunachal Pradesh would be the first state to have legal policy
on MAP sector. The draft MAP policy was presented by Environment Legal Defense Firm,
Chairing the workshop on policy and legal review with a focus on the traditional
knowledge and participatory forest management under UNDP-GoI-GEF project “Mainstreaming
conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plant diversity in three Indian states,
including Arunachal Pradesh”, APSMPB vice chairman Soni Degio said that attention
should be given to local people’s interest while preparing such policy since ours
is a tribal dominated state. The policy should be prepared keeping in mind the interest
of local communities, he opined.
The meeting was attended by Dr. PR Gaujreal, Asstt. Professor, Dept. Forestry, NERIST,
representative from WWF, Additional PCCF (WP), Member Secretary APSMPB, Deputy Director
Horticulture, Deputy Secretary Law, among others.
Dwelling house gutted
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: In a major fire accident, the private residence of one Solung Tajo
(Chaku) was completely razed to the ground at Abo Tani Colony, Itanagar yesterday
All the properties of the family worth lakhs of rupees, including local beads were
burnt to ashes in the fire, informed All Tajo Wefare Association Capital Complex.
At the time of the accident, the house owner was away on duty at Sonajuli, Balizan
circle. The house owner is serving as Chowkidar under department of agriculture.
The reason for the fire is not yet known.
Meanwhile, All Tajo Welfare Association appealed to the district administration and
the department of relief and rehabilitation to provide necessary help to the family
to mitigate the suffering and sorrow of the aggrieved family.
Handcrafts Accessories Fashion Show
ITANAGAR, Dec 6: Arunachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board (APKVIB)
in association with the North East Institute of Fashion Technology (NEIFT), Guwahati
is organizing a Handcrafts Accessories Fashion Show in a city based hotel here on
Dec 7. Sponsored by the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textile,
Government of India, New Delhi, the show aims at displaying the contemporary and
traditionally rich textiles of all the NE states including Arunachal Pradesh to give
supports and encouragements to the artisans of this region.
Industries, Textile & Handicrafts Minister Tapang Taloh, KVIB Chairman Taki Taba,
Vice Chairman B. Singhi have consented to grace the occasion.
AAPSU mourns death of college student, calls for improved law and order
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: AAPSU president Takam Tatung expressed deep shock at the mysterious
death of a young student Nani Tama at Pasighat recently. Late Tama was a student
of Christian College, Shillong and a native of Ziro town. His body was found buried
under sand on the bank of river Siang on Dec 1 last.
Takung appealed to the East Siang district administration and state Govt as a whole
to strictly tackle the law and order situation in order to maintain peace and tranquility.
The AAPSU president conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family of
All Lower Subansiri District Youth Association (ALSDYA) today expressed deep shock
and anguish over the untimely death of Nani Tama, a 19-year-old college student.
Expressing concern over the increasing rate of crimes and unlawful activities, the
Association demanded arrest of the culprits involved in the heinous crime.
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The central executive body of AASSATA today expressed strong displeasure
over the inability of education department to fulfill their demands.
Claiming that the education minister expressed his inability to fulfill the demands
for one go regularization of remaining 2003 batch SSA teachers when a delegation
of the AASSATA/ATA CEC members called on him yesterday, the Association said “it
is nothing but revocation of his assurance and promises made even before the formation
of the High power committee.” Withdrawal of own commitment has made the situated
more complicated which will also encourage our agitating teachers for more and more
vigorous and rigorous movement, the Association said. Pointing out the delay in submission
of report by the high power committee, the Association further said even the chief
minister had assured to fulfill its grievances ‘as and when the committee’s report
was tabled at his office. Though an early intervention was expected from him in the
submission of the report, the failure to do so left ‘many questions unanswered,’
While reiterating its support the AASSATA movement, its Lower Subansiri District
unit informed that the functioning of the schools in Lower Subansiri came to a halt
due to agitation. The AASSATA district unit appealed to the state Govt to find out
a acceptable solution at the earliest so as to ensure normal functioning of the schools.
NNA conducts education awareness prog to mark its foundation day
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) on its 6th Foundation day organized an
education awareness program at Jote Secondary School yesterday.
During the campaign, NNA advised the students to maintain discipline, respect their
teachers and parents and study hard to achieve success in life. NNA also advised
them to keep themselves away from immoral activities and be attentive in the classroom.
NNA also informed about the various career options which they can plan and choose
as per their aptitude.
Responding to various problems like quarters without toilet, shortage of drinking
water supply, lack of computer education place before it by the School Authority,
the NNA requested the concerned Education Department to provide the basic essential
needs of the teachers in every schools of the State for the betterment and smooth
functioning of Schools, particularly Jote Secondary School.
The Team comprised of executives, members and the Joint Secretaries of NNA.
School dedication prog
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Delhi Public School (DPS) here will organize the ‘school dedication
programme’ and school annual day in a befitting manner on Dec 13. Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki and MPs Mukut Mithi and Takam Sanjoy have consented to grace the occasion.
DPS situated at Jollong village was established in 2006 to cater to the needs of
the students of the state. This year the school has reached the full-fledged ‘senior
Educational and Sports meets
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The five days Inter-Pijeriang Sports Meet organized by the youths
of the areas to motivate the young generation towards sports and other co-curricular
Various literary and sports activities like, essay writing competition, extempore
speech and quiz competition volleyball, football are being conducted.
Attending the inaugural function, Mama Natung, social activist, said that sports
not only help one physically fit but also foster unity and brotherhood. No education
is complete without sport, he said, and exhorted youths to take up sports sincerely.
East Kameng DDSE Kata Rangmo informed the parents and Panchayat leaders about various
sports and educational facilities and urged them to encourage their wards to avail
the govt provided facilities. He also urged them to extend all cooperation to the
administration in building career of the students. He urged the PRI leaders to help
the authority in successful implementation of RTE Act in their area.
The closing ceremony on December 9 will be attended by Health Minister Atum Welly.
Jarku team lift 4TH Onyok Moyong Memorial Cricket Trophy
PASIGHAT, Dec 06: Jarku team lifted the 4th Onyok Moyong Memorial Cricket Trophy
beating Mebo Cricket Club in the final at Govt D Ering HS School playground here
The winner team received Rs.25,000 and while the runners up team was given Rs.15,000.
Man of the Match Keny Tayeng was adjudged the man of the tournament.
All the ex-officio members of ABSU and present executive members attended the match
to boost up the morale of the players, informed All Bogong Students’ Union (ABSU)
president Onit Tamuk.
The tournament was organized by ABSU.
Executive Engineer of Pasighat PWD division Oni Jamoh witnessed the final match as
chief guest. (From Maksam Tayeng)
In-service teachers training on ‘behavioral development’
ROING, Dec 06: A one day in-service teachers training on “behavioral development”
was conducted by the Education Department of Lower Dibang Valley at Anchal Samity
Hall, Roing recently sponsored by
National Hydro Power Corporation Limited (NHPC), Roing.
Attended the training, Roing ADC W Tikhak expressed his deep concerns on the role
of teachers in the society and hoped that the training would bring positive outcome
and help them live up to the expectations.
V K Ratan, GM, DMP Roing addressing the gathering opined for inculcating aesthetic
values in the students while imparting quality education. He also highlighted motives
of the project and the commitment of NHPC towards education and health sectors.
J Katiyar and B N Bhattacharjee, DIET lecturers and Obang Langkam, BEO spoke as resource
persons on the day-long programme.
Abu Saring, District Adult Education Officer, U C Sharma, Chief Geology and Rajmal,
CE DMP Roing were also present on the occasion.
Altogether 95 teachers from various schools of the district attended the training.
Month-long coaching camp begins
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The month-long special coaching camp cum selection trial organized
by Arunachal Cricket Association has started for U-14, U-19, U-22 and women began
on December one.
Declare Riga as HQ of proposed Siang district: DHQDC
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: District Headquarters Demanding Committee (DHQDC), Riga, East Siang
district has appealed to the state Govt to declare Riga circle as the headquarter
of the proposed Siang district.
In a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister, the Committee hoped that the headquarter
for the proposed Siang district will be established after considering all the feasibilities
for such headquarters.
Riga circle, with availability of all the basic needs and land for future expansion
of the township, is the most ideal place for proposed district headquarter, the committee
Committee appeals for early release of contractors bills
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Yarda Village Development Committee (YVDC) has appealed to the
concern authority to release the pending bills of the contractors of the Yangte to
Tali RIDF road immediately.
The committee in a release today said that the contractors are facing financial
problems as they are deprived of their payment since 2010. Some of the contractors,
who had taken loan and invested in road, are the worst sufferers as the interest
of loan amount are soaring day by day.
The committee threatened to stop road construction activities under Yarda area if
the pending bills of the contractors are not released immediately.
ICAR team educates farmers on technology, climate change
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: A team from ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh
Centre and KVK West Siang, Basar led by Dr. R Bhagawati, Joint Director visited the
farmers’ field involved under NICRA (KVK) project at Padi, Chisi and Dali villages
The team monitored the farmers’ field as well as the other interventions carried
out by the farmers and interacted with the executive members of the Village Level
Climate Risk Management Committee (VLCRMC) in details about the project and suggested
them to follow the codal formalities of the project.
The Joint Director suggested the farmers to follow the technologies transferred by
the KVK to get the maximum benefit from the project. He also advised the farmers
to be aware of the effects of climate changes with regards to production of different
crops and take up the contingency plan as and when required as suggested by the concerned
specialist of the KVK.
144 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Tuki assures to enhance Corpus Fund for DPSHI
A purposeful day with differently abled children
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: They chirped, they sang, they danced, they laughed….but the others
had almost moist eyes. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was no exception.
Indeed it was a day of celebration for the lesser privileged children of Donyi Polo
Schools of Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired, but for the VVIP visitor it was
an emotional one – a rarity in his hectic and busy schedule. The Chief Minister had
missed to attend the ‘World Day for the Disabled’ that was observed in the school
premises at Chimpu here on December 3 as he was on tour to Tawang and West Kameng
districts, he offered to visit the school and spend time with the children on any
other day. Thus, the visit today, but for the children and staff of the schools,
it was an extension of the December 3 celebrations and they celebrated with picture-perfect
dances without hearing the music and singing songs without seeing the world.
“Why are these little kids born different? Isn’t there any cure?” Tuki wondered aloud
after watching a hearing impaired girl write her name on the blackboard and a visually
impaired girl typing confidently on a desktop.
When Principal H Sharma explained the causes, mostly genetic, Tuki promptly suggested
the Social Justice & Empowerment department to create awareness amongst the masses.
He also suggested incorporating subjects in schools and colleges to create awareness
on causes of such child-births. “They are born into this world differently-abled
for no fault of theirs. It is our prime duty to take care of them and provide them
a life we live,” he said.
Addressing the school staff, the Chief Minister advised them to take optimum care
of the children. He specifically suggested regular health checks as well as safety
and security of the children.
“As they are differently-abled it should be made sure that their rights are not violated.
Also the school authorities must ensure their safety from hazards like accidents,
fires, etc as they may not be able to react on time due to their disabilities,” he
Tuki assured to enhance the Corpus Fund granted to the school, which at present is
Rs 5 crore. He sought a detailed proposal from the school authorities for the same.
Walking around the newly established school for the visually impaired, Tuki admitted
the need to extend the present building that also houses a hostel. He assured to
grant Rs 1 crore from SPA for the same. Further, he announced to procure a bus for
the school as without one, movement of the students is mostly restricted to the school
As Social Justice & Empowerment Secretary Belatee Pertin and Director Tao Tebin were
present on the occasion, Tuki advised them to identify scopes for procurement of
funds under different schemes from the Central Government to help such charitable
“I am always there for you. I will be more than happy to be of some help to this
institution and bring smiles in the life of these children. Count on me!” he offered
while promising to spend time with them at least once in two-three months.
Also present on the occasion was former Chief Minister and Chairman of the Donyi
Polo Mission, Gegong Apang.
Donyi-Polo Mission was founded by Apang in 1978 and registered under Society Registration
Act, 1860 in 1979 becoming the second registered society after the Cooperative Society
in the state.
The Donyi-Polo Mission School for the Hearing Impaired was established in 1990 with
only three children from Lower Dibang Valley. Since then 56 students have passed
out from the school, which offers education up to class X. Plans are afoot to upgrade
the school up to class XII. Many past students are serving in various government
jobs under the 3% reservation policy.
The school for visually impaired was started in 2008. It started with 6 blind students
from Kurung Kumey. Today the strength has gone up to 22.
Sanjoy laments delay in land acquisition
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: Taking strong exception to inordinate delay in acquiring land by
the GoAP, particularly district administrations for execution of the ambitious Trans-Arunachal
Highway, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy today said such unavoidable delay would have
far-reaching socio-economic implications.
Though the concession agreement for the 311-km Nechipu-Hoi road via Seppa, Pakke
Kesang and Sagalee was signed between the union ministry of road, transport and highways
(MoRTH) and M/s Sushee-IVRCL a year ago, but the district administrations are yet
to acquire the land.
Two tenders were cancelled by the MoRTH before that which had delayed the process
by three years. The district administrations should have completed the handing over
of land to the MoRTH for payment of compensation and transfer of land to the executing
agency for beginning the work by now but alas, the MP lamented.
The 407-km Potin-Panging road via Ziro, Raga, Daporijo, Bame, Aalo and Panging, whose
concession agreement was signed between the MoRTH and M/s ECI-SREL on August 14 last
is no exception either, he informed.
When the PMO is monitoring all projects under the PM’s package announced by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on January 31, 2008, such lackadaisical attitude would serve
as the greatest drag for the road project, Sanjoy reasoned. Create to connect if
Appreciating that the 158-km Joram-Koloriang road in remote Kurung Kumey district
bordering China has been entrusted to the BRO, he regretted that of late the performance
of the BRO was not up to the mark which had prompted the GoAP to draw the attention
of the Defence ministry, MoRTH and the PMO for outsourcing the expedite the road
“With the GoI deciding to entrust the BRO the responsibility to build the border
roads, including 340-km Balipara-Bhalukpong-Tawang road, which I inspected recently,
with strategic importance, it is an opportunity for the BRO to prove its worth without
any pretext for delay.”
All are aware about the importance of road in a hilly state like Arunachal Pradesh,
while the border roads are much more important than any other roads in the state.
I, being the Lok Sabha representative of the state from Western Parliamentary constituency,
would like to reiterate my wholehearted support to the BRO for discharging its national
duty with due earnest reflecting its motto “Srmane Sabrvam Sadhyam’ or “Creates,
If the meaning of BRO in Swedish is bridge, the defence organization is best placed
to create the much needed connections in the hilly border state by building all-weather
roads to prove that it cares for the people, who are true sentinels of India’s Eastern
Frontier, the MP added.
‘Bomdila declaration for peaceful co-existence’
BOMDILA, Dec 06: The law and order problem in Bomdila was normalized with the announcement
of ‘Bomdila Declaration’ followed by amicable settlement of police assault case yesterday.
The police assaulters who were booked under several sections offered public apology
to ASI S Thinley in a mass gathering near SP Office Bomdila. They also gave an undertaking
to the District Administration.
Sajalong Elite Society President Aju Khunjuju while thanking all concerned for their
matured decision announced a sum of Rs.100000 towards medical expenses for ASI S
The Bomdila Declaration was the outcome of two days of deliberation (25th Nov and
4th Dec) initiated by West Kameng Indigenous People’s Society and participated by
several NGOs, civil societies and community based organizations of the district.
An Action Committee was formed with Tsering Sonam as Chairman, Johny Miji as Member
Secretary and Tsering Wange as Convenor. The President and Secretary of six indigenous
community based organizations of the district are its members. All West Kameng Students
Union represented by its President & Secretary and two women representatives namely
Nyomba and Dorjee Lamu were also incorporated in the Action Committee.
The first major point in the ‘Bomdila Declaration’ states that two months jail term
and fine of Rs.200000 will be imposed to the person who involves youth groups/students/community
people in personal matters like assault/fight with any other person.
The Action Committee headed by Tsering Sonam will try to inculcate work culture,
healthy living with sound mind and sound health, promoting brotherhood, friendship,
unity, cooperation and communal harmony among all the six tribes residing in the
district. The Action Committee will also ensure that the misguided youths do not
indulge in unlawful activities like extortion, dacoity, burglary and insurgent activities.
Lack of marketing facilities hits hard medicinal plant growers
ROING, Dec 06: Lack of proper marketing channel and poor road communication has hit
hard the medicinal plant growers in Lower Dibang Valley district.
Speaking to officials from State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB) and Divisional Forest
Office (Wildlife), a group of farmers say they are now hesitant to cultivate medicinal
“There are no buyers. First they (middlemen) ask us to get a truck load of herbs.
Next they want more. Still they refuse to buy our herbs,” says Mupi Mendo, a farmer
in Koronu village, who is now totally distressed with the idea of growing medicinal
While poor infrastructural support for market is one reason, heavy dependent on middlemen
and improper benefits to farmers due to lack of awareness on real prices has also
affected them badly.
Mendo has grown several medicinal plants like bel, kalmegh, tulsi and pipli in her
herbal garden. But it is now left uncared and unattended.
She also has some saplings tucked neatly near her house walls, which she says was
supplied by an NGO a few days back. While different schemes and projects are launched
to convince the farmers to grow medicinal plants, no improvements are to be seen
towards streamlining the marketing channel.
A team of officials Kenjum Rina, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Tenzing Dema, project
coordinator SMPB, Nasiya Mena, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) along with few
resource persons made these observation during their two day field trip on December
4-5 to meet the local medicinal plant growers in the district.
This visit is part of the GEF UNDP funded project ‘Mainstreaming Conservation and
Sustainable use of Medicinal Plant Diversity in 3 Indian States’ to identify local
stakeholders and their knowledge on biological resources used for medicine.
“The whole effort towards promotion of sustainable use of medicinal plant as livelihood
opportunity will be a waste without first enabling markets for farmers,” said Tenzing.
“In case of no buyers, these herbs cannot be eaten, or preserved. It has to be thrown
The effort to conserve and grow medicinal plants in the district was actively encouraged
since early 2000. But in the face of other viable cash crops, large scale production
of medicinal herbs on commercial scale finds no scope.
Mena, a local expert on medicinal plants and who once actively propagated cultivation
of herbal medicines in the district says, “I now encourage farmers to grow potatoes.
This is best suggestion I can give to them.”
New dates and venue for AAPSU election announced
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: With the disputing parties opting to sit together in order to sort
out a solution yesterday, the cloud of confusion arising out of the misunderstandings
amongst AAPSU members has been cleared off.
While announcing the new dates and venue, AAPSU President Takam Tatung and Interim
Committee, DSUs Chairman Tagru Tame yesterday in a joint press release declared that
the misunderstandings arising out of the failed 24th Conference-cum-Election programme
at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district has been resolved.
Both the parties accepted that the dates and venue of the 24th General Conference-cum-Election
had been deferred due to loss of identity cards of delegates and difficulties in
the registration process. Therefore, with the consult of all the contesting candidates
and District Students’ Unions AAPSU has decided to conduct the 24th election of the
state’s apex students’ body at Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar from
21st to 24th of December, 2012.
While lamenting on the misunderstandings that had surfaced among the members of the
students’ community, Tagru Tame said that he had gone to the General Conference-cum-Election
as a well wisher and a senior student of the state in order to support the cause
and encourage democratic spirit among the students. He thanked AAPSU President Takam
Tatung for his foresight and averting a catastrophe by postponing the union’s election.
“I appreciate Tatung’s decision of postponing the conference-cum-election. There
was fear of clashes that might have resulted to bloodshed”, said Tagru, adding that
he had to accept his appointment as chairman of the Interim Committee in order to
“We want one AAPSU and one AAPSU election. AAPSU must not be misjudged, miscalculated
or misunderstood due to the disagreements arising out amongst its members”, said
AAPSU President Takam Tatung while appreciating the matured move of the Interim Committee.
The AAPSU President further informed that the election to be conducted at DNGC from
December 21st to 24th would be observed strictly as per the constitution of AAPSU
with active participation and help of the executive body of the union.
While citing law and order reasons, Tatung apologized for rescheduling of the dates
and venues of the union’s election. He informed that AAPSU had to take into consideration
about the examinations of the students in the state and celebrations of Christmas
to come out with a date for the election. They requested the student community not
to get confused and intimidated. Tagru and Tatung further appealed the capital complex
administration and the police to provide additional forces in the capital complex
during the union’s election at DNGC as a precautionary measure to avert any anti-social
activity in the name of AAPSU. They also questioned the state government and the
Lower Subansiri district administration for failing to arrest anyone even after seizing
a huge cache of arms during the proposed General Conference-cum-Election at Ziro.
“No one has been arrested or booked and not a single case has been registered despite
seizure of weapons including fire arms”, they said.
Meanwhile, Tatung appealed to all section of the people to pray for early recovery
of AAPSU federal assembly deputy speaker and one of candidates for the post of AAPSU
GS Taley Dashi. Dashi reportedly met with an accident at Narayanpur (Assam) on his
way from Shillong to Doimukh to participate in a platform speech regarding election
during November last. Dashi, who had received injuries in the road mishap, was referred
to Delhi for treatment. However, he returned back to his home town Daporijo recently,
Takung informed and prayed for his early recovery.
Importance of biological control of pest underlined
PASIGHAT, Dec 06: The 3 days state level training on “Biological control on Insect
pest and disease of winter vegetable” for the agriculture and horticulture field
officers concluded at GTC training centre here today.
The training programme sponsored by State Agricultural Management & Extension Traning
Institute (SAMETI) and funded by Union Ministry of Agriculture was attended by 30
officials, including Agriculture Development Officer (ADO), Agriculture Field Assistants
and horticulture development officers from East Siang, Changlang and Lohit districts.
The first day of the training included introduction on the important vegetable crops
grown in the hilly state with bio-control based IDM of the seasonal vegetables. The
second day programme marked Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vegetable crops with
special reference to bio-control based IPM in crusiferous and solanaceous vegetables.
Another topic of the day was management of Nematode infestation in vegetable crops.
There programme was concluded with a field visit.
Resource persons from Pasighat College of Horticulture and Forestry under Central
Agriculture University including professor Dr S D Warade, Assistant professors- P
Raja, RK Dubey, KM Singh and R Patidar attended in different session of the training
and imparted technical through slide and video shows on various pest control measures.
Protection of crops plants from various pathogens was another important topic of
the concluding session. The experts also laid stress on maintenance of "Economic
Threshold Level" during application of the pest control measures.
Briefing on the importance of rotational trainings, the director cum principal of
SAMETI Ote Darin informed that the Government of India has given major emphasis on
biological pest control measures in the wake of ecological imbalance. He said that
the experts, taking the adverse affects chemical pesticides into accounts, have designed
and improved the biological pest control, which is eco- friendly.
The in-charge of SAMETI Ajit Pao informed that SAMETI has already conducted 25 agricultural
training this year and the concluding programme is scheduled to be conducted within
last week of this month.
Stage ready for 7th National Shotokan Karate Do Championship
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The 7th National Shotokan Karate Do Championship will be held at
Naharlagun from December 13-15.
Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy will inaugurate the Championship and the Shotokan
Karate Training Hall on December 13. The training hall equipped with latest equipments
with the sole aim to train and groom the karate players of the state and bring them
at par with other world class karate players has been constructed under initiative
of Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) president Likha Tara.
Former World Champion and International Chief Instructor of Nihon Shotokan Karate
Federation (NSKF), Japan Shihan Pemba Tamang (8 Dan) will attend the championship
to boost the morale of karate players of the state in particular the country in general.
Tamang will also conduct a training camp with help of senior instructors of the state.
Pemba will be arriving here from Japan on December 12.
Another International Instructor from Sri Lanka Nilantha Wickramagalle and All India
Karate Federation (AIKF) General Secretary Bharat Sharma would also attend the championship.
The Kumite event of the championship will be held for both Men and Women in senior
and junior categories in the age group of U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16. U-18 and Senior
Open (above 18 years) while the Kata event would be held in U-12, U -16, Team (for
both men and women) and Senior Open (above 16 years) categories.
A total of 84 medals, including 24 gold, 24 silver and 36 bronze will be up for grab
in the entire championship, National Instructor cum Arunachal Karate Do Association
(AKA) Technical Director S. Deben Sharma told.
Over 350 Shotokan style karate players from the country are expected to take part
in the championship.
The preparation is almost completed, Tara said while informing that Arunachal has
been shouldered to host the championship on the basis of the state’s performance
in the last championship.
Arunachal bagged highest medals in the last championship held in Kolkata last year.
According to him, the highest medal winning state in the previous championship is
only allowed to host the championship in this style (Shotokan) of karate.
On being asked, AKA General Secretary and National Judge L. Marik said that “I am
expecting Arunachal to win atleast 10 gold medals in the championship. He infor-med
that the players of the state were given 75 days’ rigorous training to prepare them
for the event.
Disaster sensitization programme at Longding
KHONSA, Dec 06: The Disaster Management Cell Khonsa under the aegis of Tirap Deputy
Commissioner organised a disaster sensitization programme for the students and teacher-in-charge
of Govt schools of Longding at the Conference Hall of Longding Circuit House yesterday.
A PowerPoint presentation on types of disaster, causes of earthquake and Dos and
Don’ts during earthquake were presented by P Duggong. He advised the students to
share the knowledge of disaster preparedness with their friends and family members.
V Mitte, Field Officer, Disaster Management, explained the types of fire and fire
extinguishers, causes and preventive measures of fire accident. He also briefed the
students about the causes of landslide and its precautionary measures.
Leaflets on Dos and Don’ts on fire accident, landslide and earthquake were distributed
to the participants. Different types of posters on disaster preparedness and safety
tips were given to the teacher-in-charge for the schools. A documentary film on disaster
was also screened.
More than 100 students from Govt Higher secondary school, Govt Town Middle School
and Govt Primary School of Longding participated in the disaster sensitization programme.
2nd ANYA youth convention begins
Bandh is not solution to problems: Mossang
ITANAGAR, Dec 06: The 2nd Youth Convention of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA)
with a theme ‘Built Youth built community’ began at Yazali today. The Convention
was declared opened by Geology and Mining Minister Kamlung Mossang amidst huge gathering
including delegates from Nyishi inhabited 6 districts of state.
In his inaugural address Mossang advocated for bandh free state capital. “We may
have petty differences in day to day life but bandh is not the solution to the problems
rather it is the beginning of the problems.” He said Nyishi being largest tribe of
the state has more responsibilities towards building the state and making it better
place to live in for all tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. If Nyshis are developed Arunanchal
will become developed state, he said.
He asked the youth to explore self-employment opportunities. All short cut methods
of earning livelihood should be avoided, he said adding each of the youth should
inculcate good moral character to become a future responsible leader in the society.
“Dignity of labour is need of the hour. Our youth of the state should take up different
kind of trades instead of importing workers and traders from outside.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Tax & Excise, Lokam Tassar emphasized on promotion of
traditional games and sports. He asked ANYA members to become good volunteers at
the time of natural calamities and serve the society and state as good citizens.
Earlier Bamang Taji, President ANYA appealed all delegates to create awareness on
evil effects of Pan Masala, Gutka and drugs etc. Taring Mama, former president ANYA
asked the youths to avail this platform to learn traditional games, sports, arts
and culture to become a productive citizen in the society. It was attended, among
others, by Chairman State Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee of PDS etc Toko
Anil, DC and SP Ziro.
DRDA governing body meet held
ZIRO, Dec 06: Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum emphasized
on cooperation and coordination among all the BDOs and the PRI members of each CD-Block
for effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and speedy development
in the district.
Attending the 45th Governing Body meeting of DRDA at Hapoli yeterday, Tongum exhorted
all the HoDs, PRI members, Bank official to join hands together in making the district
an ideal district. He also requested all the PRI members to educate themselves well
with all the acts and provisions concerned with CSS like MG-NREGA, SGSY, IAY, IWMP
etc, so that monitoring on their part can be more effective. Political differences
should not be a reason for delayed developmental activities, he added. He also requested
the DRDA draft AOP to be supplied in advance to enable detailed and effective discussion
in ensuing meetings.
PD, DRDA Hage Lailang called upon all the scheme implementing bodies for proper documentation
and submission of utilization certificates on time since CSS are performance based
and demand drive. He also presented the financial achievements of DRDA for the year
Nending Chatung, SDO also spoke on the occasion. He emphasized on physical achievements
of various scheme.
The BDOs of Ziro-I, Ziro-II and Tamen CD block presented their draft AAPs of all
programs for 2012-2013.DIPRO
APYC’s village outreach prog highlights social issues
ITANAGAR, Nov 06: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (Department of outreach) along
with Yangfo Welfare Society conducted a one day convention at Kung Gabing (Yangfo
village) under Chayang Tajo constituency on December 5.
While addressing the gathering of Panchayat leaders, public, youths, and the students,
APYC General Secretary cum in charge of Dept. of Outreach Honipa Sono Yangfo informed
that the basic idea of village outreach programme is to take APYC beyond its political
based agenda by highlighting the real problems faced by the rural people. And this
is to be done by eradicating the prevailing social issues like child marriage, caste
and tribe based discrimination meted out to Puroik tribe. Stressing the need for
healthy and hygienic life style Yangfo advised the villagers to drink boiled water
to get rid from various water borne diseases and at same time to avail the free medicine
facility provided under the NRHM scheme as well as free nutritious meal supplied
as a balanced diet by the Anganwadi workers. He also insisted the village elders
to send their children to nearby school informing that the government provides free
education to all up to class VIII under RTE Act. And To tackle the unemployment issue,
he urged the village youths to avail the benefit of various centrally sponsored programs
like MNREGA and bank loans under agriculture sector for self reliance.
ZPM Meku Yangfo ZPM stressed on women empowerment and said that it was due to women’s
reservation bill that she got the opportunity to get into active politics.
Present on the occasion were former MLA Tame Yangfo, formers AAPSU leaders Chaku
Yangfo and Lumi Yangfo, among others.
A volleyball match was held between students and public leaders followed by cultural
program in the evening.
In search of missing people
Nepal and Sri Lanka share few similarities in their post-conflict experiences. The
former has a peace deal, a government ministry overseeing post-war reconstruction,
a national programme to trace missing persons and an NGO to advocate for their families
- none of which exist in Sri Lanka. But the two do have something essential in common:
grieving relatives of the missing who are now searching for answers.
There are thousands still unaccounted for in both these South Asian countries. In
Nepal, the tracing unit of the Nepal Red Cross, which helps reunite family members
by tracking down the missing, is trying to locate 1,401 missing persons.
Sri Lankan government data from 2011 estimated 2,635 people in the country’s former
conflict zone, Northern Province, are “untraceable” (missing). Other estimates are
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 5,671 reported
cases of wartime-related disappearance, not counting people who went missing in Sri
Lanka in the final stages of fighting from 2008 to 2009. At the end of 2011, the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Sri Lanka had compiled a database
of 15,780 cases of missing persons, some of which dated back to 1990.
An open letter to CS
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to write an open letter to the state Chief
Secretary regarding non-availability of required stamp papers in state treasuries.
It is unfortunate to observe that when the district administration (stamps and resignation
department) is asking its citizens for proper use of denominational stamp papers,
the required stamps are not found in state treasuries.
Stamp papers, particularly of Rs 10, 20, 50 and 100 are most required by the common
people for various purpose under Indian Stamp Act. Unfortunately, such stamps are
not available in most state treasuries including Itanagar.
Earlier, through this daily, the ECDS Kimin chairman raised the issue and asked
the state Govt to find out remedial measures, but yielded no results.
It is seen that the only state treasuries are authorized to sell the non-judicial
stamps in Arunachal Pradesh. During Govt holidays, the common people have to wait
for days together to obtain required stamps as there are no stamp vendors appointed
in the state.
It is evident that our resource crunch state has been losing huge revenues from
stamps sale vis-à-vis document registration everyday. Therefore, I would like to
request the Chief Secretary to take personal interest into the matter and give necessary
direction to authorities to bring succor to common people of the state and check
Secretary, Tayer Hago Multipurpose Society
Culprits deserve exemplary punishment
First of all, I, on behalf of the Tarh Welfare Society (TWS), would like to express
our deep sense of gratitude to Nyishi Elite Society(NES), All Nyishi Students Union
(ANSU), All Yachuli Students Union (AYSU), Women Welfare Association Yazali (WWAY),
Ziro–II Anti Corruption Youth Forum (ZACYF), All Dodo Welfare Society (ADWS), Abu
Camdir Youth Association (ACYA) and Dodo ASM Toko Tana and well-wishers who had extended
support and launched democratic movement for justice to Late Rallo Rine (Tarh) and
for arrest of murderers.
The help and cooperation extended by Lower Subansiri district Deputy Commissioner
Taru Talo, SP P N Khrimey will never be forgotten. TWS also extends special gratitude
to Tapun Messar, SI officer in-charge of Yazali police station and his team.
Further, the TWS strongly appeal to the higher authority not to grant bail to the
accused and award them exemplary punishment (capital punishment) so that our beloved
sister’s soul may rest in peace as well as criminal minded persons think twice before
committing such heinous crimes.
Finally, we appeal the people of Arunachal Pradesh to verify the credentials properly
while hiring or engaging labourers in different works to avoid such incident near