NAHARLAGUN, Feb 9: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Dr. Pallam Raju
has assured fullest support of the central government to the infrastructural and
academic development of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU). He gave the assurance, while
addressing the students and faculty members of the University at Rono Hills today.
Every possibility will be explored to develop and expand the university in all sphere
in the 12th five year plan to make it a world class university with special focus
on quality education, the HRD minister said.
Expressing concern that India lacked top world class educational institutions, there
is need to create one, he said and asked the faculty members to give more emphasis
on research works and quality education. He expressed the hope that with committed
leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and dedicated Vice Chancellor, the University
will certainly scale new heights in the next few years.
While suggesting the faculty members and the students to strive harder and influence
the colleges and educational institutions around them with their knowledge and skills
asked them to fit into the larger game plan of look east policy of the Central government.
In his welcome address, Vice chancellor of RGU Prof. Tamo Mibang, said with conversion
of the institution as central university six years ago, the expectation of the people
in terms of its infrastructural and academic expansion and in terms of quality has
increased many folds. He sought the fullest support of the Central Government to
the infant central university
The function was also attended by state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, MP Takam Sanjoy,
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, local MLA Nabam Ribia, officers of the state government
and Rajiv Gandhi University.
Tuki had sought Centre's special focus for development of infrastructure in the state's
education sector during his earlier meeting with Raju.
He had pleaded for special packages for Rajiv Gandhi University and other upcoming
universities, and release of central grant regularly for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to
ensure timely payment of salaries to the teachers.
After being apprised of various drawbacks and problems, Raju had assured, "There
will be no shortfall from my ministry and development of education scenario of Arunachal
Pradesh would continue in an accelerated pace with hundred percent assistance for
meaningful human resources development while taking care of welfare of teachers and
Later in the afternoon, the Union Minister accompanied by Tuki, Education Minister
Bosiram Siram and MP Takam Sanjoy visited NERIST.
During his visit, the Union Minister inaugurated the newly installed 1000 KW Solar
Panels at NERIST for the harnessing solar energy, the recently renovated and upgraded
Education Technology Cell (ET Cell) of the Institute. The role played by the ET Cell
for both the facilitation of internet services and the conduct of regular Seminar/Conferences
at the Institute were highlighted to the team by the NERIST Director Prof. Dipankar
He also briefed the ministers about the vision of the Institute, its role for the
region in the foreseeable future. He requested the Minister to support the Institute
in addressing some of its pressing needs.
Raju spent about 45 minutes interacting with the Director, Registrar, internal members
of the Board of Management and a few other faculties including the former in-charge
directors of the Institute. The Director apprised him about the future and upcoming
programmes including his plans to have tie-up with some fab-labs in Europe to enhance
quality of research in VLSI. He also updated him on the other research activities
and achievements of the Institute including the success in getting fund support under
FIST programme of DST to enhance its research potential and collaboration with the
American University of Sharjah – also to this end.
Prior to this the Director briefed him about the modular pattern of education that
this Institute has been following and showed the team of ministers the on-going projects
undertaken by the Institute recently.
The Union Minister is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the prestigious National
Institute of Technology (NIT) at Jote, near here tomorrow.
Meanwhile, M M Pallam Raju along with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Education Minister
Bosiram Siram, MP Takam Sanjoy, Parliamentary secretary, planning Nabam Rebia and
director of higher and technical education Joram Begi today visited the Dera Natung
Govt College library and interacted with college principal Tomar Ete and general
secretary of the college student union Gora Rika. DIPR with inputs from PTI
Alien Gods rock Aalo audience in MMC
Ete exhorts youth for selfless service
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Alien Gods, a well known death metal band from Arunachal Pradesh,
rocked Aalo audience during the third edition of Multi Media Campaign on HIV/AIDS
which has been rechristened as “Live Another Day; Journey Against AIDS” at Donyi
Polo Ground today.
Carnal Sins, the winner of last year’s MMC Red Rockfest Contest, who is touring the
8 districts along with Alien Gods to create awareness on HIV also enthralled the
fans by its head banging performance.
Two other rock bands, Blood Dust and Soul of Phoenix also entertained the audience
to its satisfaction. The members of the rock bands during its performance asked the
youth to stay safe against HIV and drugs. They also told the youths about the four
routes of HIV transmission.
Attending the programme, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Gadam Ete exhorted the youths
to stay safe from HIV/AIDS.
While appreciating All Aalo Youth Welfare Association for extending yeomen service
to the society, he said that NGO should work for the welfare of the people. Creating
awareness on health like HIV is a selfless service to the people and we need youth
who can really give selfless service to the society, he said. Emphasising on the
need to take the campaign to the rural level also he said that the IEC materials
on HIV should be developed in different dialects of the state for better understanding.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Marki Loyi asked youth to take active part in creating
awareness on HIV. He said that HIV/AIDS is preventable but not curable. So it is
very important that we learn about HIV at early age.
Both Ete and Loya appealed youth to come forward for HIV testing and also to volunteer
themselves for HIV test in ICTC camp set up at the venue during MMC at Aalo.
Yumring Nokpa, General Secretary, ArNP+, who is also accompanying the MMC team in
all the venues while sharing his experience appealed youth to not discriminate people
Highlighting the aims and objective of the MMC, APSACS Deputy Director (IEC) Tashor
Pali said that Rock music and other entertainment activities are very important to
keep the youths mind healthy. But it is more important for them to know about HIV
to remain safe from the disease, he added. While hugging Nokpa, a person with HIV
positive, on stage, he said that sharing food, clothes, toilet do not spread HIV,
Ongtang Thamphang, Deputy Director (IEC), Family Welfare sensitised the audience
on weekly iron and folic acid supplementation. He appealed the youth, specially aged
between 10-19 years to take IFA tablet to keep themselve healthy. He also appealed
the parents to encourage their children to take IFA tablets.
All Aalo Youth Welfare Association (AAWYA) president Geli Ete highlighted the role
of youth in creating HIV/AIDS awareness.
This year the MMC in Aalo was organised by APSACS in association with AAWYA. There
was a record turn up of youth audience of around 3000 people in Aalo this time.
All Arunachal Pradesh Young Star Artiste Association also presented breath-taking
acrobatic dance led by Nabam Apang to the delight of the audience. RKM School, Aalo
also presented a local group dance to entertain the audience.
Labour commissioner granted bail
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung was today granted bail by Judicial
First Class Magistrate in the land encroachment case. Darung was arrested yesterday
from his office after High Court ordered for his arrest under section 3 of PDPP Act,
which is a non-bailable offence.
The high drama involving arrest of Darung once again shows how fractured the Arunachal
According to sources, government of Arunachal Pradesh was given lot of pressure to
release Darung with warning that issue may take communal colour if labour commissioner
is not released at the earliest. The incident also showed how much clout state politicians
yield. Ministers, MLAs, MPs and various other politicians made beeline to ensure
the release of labour commissioner. The capital administration has taken strong step
by arresting him; however the law abiding citizens of capital will now expect them
to take action against all the remaining land encroachers of capital. Their action
will be watched carefully in the days to come.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Law Students Union has appreciated capital administration
for arresting labour commissioner. ALSU also urged administration to continue the
drive and arrest all other land encroachers of capital irrespective of tribe and
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU), in a hurriedly convened meeting today
demanded re-arrest and suspension of Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung within 14 days
failing which the union threatened to launch indefinite tools down and blackout throughout
the capital complex.
While appreciating Capital DC, ADM-cum-CEO Talo Potom and Naharlagun Police for arresting
Darung, the union has regretted that despite best efforts by the district administration
to keep law equal for all but due to alleged tremendous pressure from few vested
MLAs and cabinet ministers, who despite knowing the truth and court verdict ‘misused’
their power and position and interfered in court proceedings. “Not only that they
tremendously pressurized CJM to initiate special session court on a Holiday (second
Saturday),” AAPWU claimed.
AAPWU threatened to come out openly against such minister(s), who misuse their power
and position to protect criminal(s) in future and requested them to refrain from
Terming the allegations leveled against it as baseless, AAPWU requested those unions
to know the truth before going to press or leveling any such allegations in future.
“It was Court’s verdict who found Ojing Darung guilty under PDPP Act. AAPWU is not
against any community or tribe but is against Darung, AAPWU alleged that the labour
commissioner indulged in anti-labour activity by misusing his chair and non implementation
of various welfare schemes under Labour Welfare Board meant for poor registered workers.
AAPWU requested those unions and organizations to work for betterment of the society
not for any individual who has been acquainted guilty by session court and high court.
AAPWU also demanded immediate eviction of private building constructed in place of
T-IV govt. quarter at D Sector within 14 days.
Our Correspondent adds from Pasighat: Adi Students Union (AdiSU), in an emergency
meeting today proposed a series of democratic movements, including protest rally
in Itanagar and respective headquarters of Adi inhabited areas to be followed by
12 hour bandh, if Darung is not released immediately.
The AdiSU, in support of various organizations staged a protest dharna in front of
the East Siang DC’s office yesterday in protest against arrest of Darung. The Union
claimed that Darung’s arrest was a pre-planned conspiracy to mentally harass him.
ALSU reiterates demands, threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has given two weeks ultimatum
to the state government to fulfill the five-point memorandum submitted by them to
the chief minister.
Addressing the press persons at Arunachal Press Club, ALSU members led by its president
Tadar Tarish and Romik Jogu came down heavily on state government for failing to
hear the grievances put forwarded by union.
They claimed that in the past too state government failed to act to the demands put
by them. Today they submitted fresh five-point memorandum which included immediate
removal of parliamentary secretary for home Gadam Ete, appointment of new independent
home minister, separation of judiciary from executive, establishment of separate
high court and appointment of tribal high court judge.
“Our parliamentary secretary for home is busy fighting his own case at Supreme Court
and therefore is not able to give enough time. Ever since he became parliamentary
secretary for home numerous crime incident has jolted people of state but most of
the case not been solved till date,” said ALSU general secretary Romik Jagu.
ALSU President Tadar Tarish cited the example of Tongam Rina case and stated that
home ministry has failed to act swiftly in this case. “Instead of making any inroad
into the case, government kept us fooling in regards to Rina case. They told people
that case is being transferred to CBI but later it came out wrong. It happened because
of the absence of independent home minister as there was no coordination among the
officers of home ministry,” said Tarish.
ALSU threatened to launch series of agitation against state government if their demands
are not meted out at the earliest.
ALSU while demanding immediate separation of judiciary from executive claimed that
state government had assured on many times to look into this matter but till date
nothing took place in reality. ALSU Vice president Temi Pabo and finance secretary
Maru Tayuk were also present on the occasion.
Mishmis celebrate Reh-Tamladu in unison
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: Reh and Tamladu festivals of Mishmi community were jointly celebrated
by the people of Mishmi community residing in Capital Complex at Siddhartha Hall
Though Reh and Tamladu festivals are celebrated on different days by the three sub-tribes
of the community, namely Idu Mishmi, Digaru Mishmi and Mijo Mishmi both the festivals
are celebrated today by the three sub-tribes of the community in unison to show case
the rich culture, tradition and beliefs of the community to the outside world at
a common platform. Reh is generally celebrated on February two while Tamladu is celebrated
on February 15.
Tamladu is celebrated mainly to pray god to save the village from natural calamities
and welfare and prosperity of human beings. Reh is celebrated by Idu Mishmi for six
days with various arrangements including animal sacrifice for general well being
The festivals also bring into light the lifestyle of the community through their
unique dresses, food, dance and music.
Attending the celebration, local MLA Techi Kaso appealed to the community members
to preserve and protect their unique culture, tradition and beliefs for which he
urged the senior members of the community to lead the younger generation from the
front. He also exhorted the youths of the community to take part in such celebration
with enthusiasm as festivals reflect our diverse cultural heritage.
Responding to a request made by the organizing committee for a festival ground, Kaso
assured to extend financial assistance in acquiring it. He, however, suggested the
organizing committee to look up the plot first.
Earlier, Kaso unfurled the festival flag.
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women Chairperson Gumri Ringu, in her brief
speech said that the unique dresses and culture speaks volume of the high status
given to Mishmi women in their society. She assured that APSCW is always ready to
help victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment and fight for their justice
Secretary IPR Indira Mallo Jain, social activist and Padma shree Binny Yanga, Director
Trade and Commerce Tokong Pertin, PHE CE Lokalum Kri, Organizing Committee Chairman
Jati Pulu also attended the festival.
Colorful cultural display by young girls and boys, students of RGU and performance
of Priest Dance performed during the 5th day of funeral ceremony were main attractions
of the day-long programme.
UGC sponsored seminar gets underway
RUKSIN, Feb 9: An UGC sponsored National level Seminar on “role of women in rural
development with special reference to the tribes of NE India” got underway at Murkongselek
College, Assam near here today.
The two-day seminar organized by the Internal Quality Assessment Cell of the college
is being participated by eminent sociologists, researchers, thinkers and college
professors from Assam and Arunachal.
Welcoming the participants, Dr Hara Kanta Pegu, principal of the host Murkongselek
College briefed the historical background of the area with reference to the development
of his college. Stating that the selected topics of discussion was very relevant,
Pegu exuded confidence that this seminar would go a long way in creating awareness
among the rural womenfolk and help them cherish the goal of the democracy, wherein
men and women have equal rights and opportunities.
Participating the technical session, a couple of professors highlighted various aspects
of Adi women in terms of their developmental role in rural areas. The assistant professors
duo Purnima Dube of DECTE, Pasighat and Dr Anga Padu from JN College, Pasighat through
presenting a paper focused on the role played by Adi women for the uplift of socio-economic
status of the rural societies. The professors also have had threadbare discussion
on the shortfalls of Adi women with reference to the factors affecting on their empowerment.
Earlier, delivering the keynote address on the occasion, Dr Devi Morang Doley, discussed
on increasing cases of domestic violence against women and their suppression. She
laid stress on concerted efforts to change the trend of suppression on women and
gender discrimination, which is affecting on empowerment of tribal women.
Dr Rupam Saikia of Dibrugarh, in his inaugural speech highlighted on various aspects
of women related topics. Dr Saikia opined that corruption has been the main hindrance
in rural women emancipation.
Renowned sociologist and retired professor of Dibrugarh University Dr Durgeswar Doley
said that society cannot make progress without participation of the women. He feels
that thorough analysis should be made on the issues of tribal women as well as the
other women of other Indian communities. Thought education is must for empowerment
of the tribal women it is not enough for them, Dr. Doley opined without elaborating.
Refrain from distorted presentation of culture: CNC
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Central Nyokum Committee (CNC) has appealed to all the members
of the community to refrain from distorted presentation of rich cultural heritage
of Nyishi and to ensure that only Nyishi traditional dances are presented in the
Chairing the maiden meeting-cum-interactive programme of the CNC for the session
2013-2016 at Naharlagun today, Bengia Tolum, also Chairman of the CNC, called upon
one and all to enthusiastically participate the Nyokum Yullo, 2013 slated from February
24 to 28. He prayed to Nyokum Anne to bestow all round peace, progress and prosperity.
The modus-operandi of the celebration and restrictions enunciated in the last tenures
shall continue to be followed, the meeting resolved after threadbare discussion.
Among others, it was re-iterated in the meeting that the Nyokum Flag will be hoisted
in the morning of February 24, the arrival of the priests, both main priest (Yullo
Nyub) and second priest (Gallang Nyub) on February 24 (forenoon), ritual sacrifice
on February 26, priests retreat on February 27 and ceremonial, DAPO (prohibition
procession) on February 28. However, Dapo prohibition is not enforceable in the present
day life, CNC the release said.
It has also been decided to cap the exorbitant prizes for running shield and trophies
for football and volleyball competitions restricting the range within Rs.25,000-Rs.5,000
for first, second and third prizes and other consolation awards.
Echoing the decisions as publicized by the previous tenures of CNC, the meeting re-iterated
that no financial grant shall be accorded by the CNC to any celebration committees,
rather, it shall be onus on the part of the local committees to accord all support
to the CNC members deputed for the purpose in their centres.
As the Central Nyokum Committee proposes to depute its central executive members
as an observer for coordination and consultation of the local Nyokum Yullo Committees
who in turn will submit detailed report after the celebration, all the local committees
are expected to submit the list of their office bearers, the detailed programme
and invited Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and special invitees to their respective
Secretary-in-charge who in turn will report to the Central Nyokum Committee with
detailed action plan. While endorsing the previous resolutions and taking into account
of the need to conserve Mithun, it has been decided that the slaughter of Mithun
would be restricted to the minimum necessity and in tune with the restrictions.
It is pertaining to mention here that the Chairman and the Secretary General of the
CNC were elected in the General Conference held at Nyikum Nyia Hall, Nyirubjolli
on Decemebr 15, 2012 and the Central Executive Body constituted by the duo on Janaury
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: Weekly newspaper "The Yomgo Calling" will be republished from this
week onward. Publication of the weekly was suspended due to some unavoidable circumstances,
informed chief editor of the weekly.
SCC hosts regional workshop on research methodology
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: Saint Claret College hosted a two-day Regional Workshop for College
Lecturers on the theme “Research Methodology for Social Sciences” on February 8-9.
The Workshop was attended by 30 assistant professors and research scholars from Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya, and was led by Dr. Mrinmoy Sarma of Tezpur University
and Dr. Paulson Veliyannoor of Saint Claret College.
The Workshop was part-funded by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong.
Inaugurating the Workshop on Friday, Dr. Nani Bath, Head, Department of Political
Science, Rajiv Gandhi University, lauded the college for organizing such a relevant
and demanding workshop and urged the participants to create a research culture in
their respective institutions for the furtherance of knowledge and progress of society.
He also briefly discussed the concerns and constraints in doing research in a state
like Arunachal Pradesh.
Over the two days of workshop, Dr. Sarma familiarized the participants with the nature,
process, and dynamics of quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and
Dr. Veliyannoor introduced the dynamics of qualitative research and dealt with the
ethical imperatives in doing research. Awarding certificates of participation at
the Valedictory Function, Rev. Fr. Benoy Joseph, Principal, SCCZ, urged the participants
to put the insights of the workshop into practice.
Participants were much appreciative of the workshop and thanked the organizers for
arranging such training programs of relevance and usefulness.
PASIGHAT, Feb 9: Continuing its drive to remove black tinted films from car windows,
the DTO here with help of district administration and police removed tinted films
from 273 cars today, informed East Siang DTO Chakpa Wangsu.
Informing that the drive will be continued, Wangsu informed that the department is
all set to introduce ‘High Security Registration Number Plate’ in the district soon
within this month.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra appreciated the enforcing officers for
their efforts and also the vehicle owners for their helping attitude and cooperation.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee (NBWC) today organized a
meeting at Takar Complex, Naharlagun to discuss the problems of the business community
and present law and order situation. The meeting presided over by the Capital Complex
deputy commissioner Sanjoy Goel was attended by large number of businessmen, senior
citizens and general public.
After threadbare discussion, the members present in the meeting adopted resolution
opposing forceful donation collection and forceful selling of housie ticket and calendar,
gift coupons etc by any individuals on behalf of their respective association/union/
organization. The house also decided that no trader will close their shops during
illegal bandh call by any unknown organization. The Bazar Welfare Committee Naharlagun
also urged the competent authority to improve the law and order so that the traders
run their business without fear.
ACS submits memo to Pallam
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: Alleging corruption, injustice and inequality in job reservation
towards local population in North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)
and violation of recruitment rules by people running the affairs of the Institute,
Arunachal Civil Society (ACS), in a memorandum to Union Minister for Human Resource
Development (HRD), has demanded for immediate filling up of backlog vacancies for
ACS alleged that people at helm in NERIST modify recruitment rules to suit for direct
recruitment. Demanding investigation into recruitment of Registrar and his suspension
till investigation is complete, the memorandum claimed various irregularities in
appointment of a Registrar.
“Recruitment of non-APST candidates made against APST quota must be cancelled immediately
to pave way for appointment of educated un-employed APST and conduction of all recruitment
process for premier institutions in the state like NERIST, RGU and NIT should be
held within the state, the memorandum further demanded.
It also demanded immediate action to clear all cases pending against NERIST in Court,
immediate removal of a foreigner who was appointed to the post of Laboratory Attendant
/Helper and stop paying subsistence allowance.
Meanwhile, the Union Minister for HRD Pallam Raju assured that he will take the matter
on priority basis, the ACS claimed.
AGSU’s pea to DC
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The All Galo Students Union (AGSU) has appealed to the West Siang
deputy commissioner to deploy adequate security personnel to ensure ‘normal working
hours’ during the proposed 72 hours bandh from February 12 in entire Galo dominated
area in connection with the January 10 Aalo incident.
“There is no convincing reason to enforce bandh in this juncture in connection with
the Aalo incident, rather every individual should come forward to assist the SIT
and committees constituted in this regard,” the AGSU said in its memorandum addressed
to the West Siang deputy commissioner.
It is worth mentioning here that the Galo Students Union has decided to go ahead
with its 72 hours bandh in protest against the non-fulfillment of its demands in
connection with the January 10 Aalo incident in which a student leader Goto Yudik
lost his life.
Org calls for proper implementation of transfer-posting policy
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Organization (AAPACO) has
urged the state government to strictly implement the transfer and posting policy.
‘Many Govt officers and officials are staying in their respective posting place for
more than 7-10 years even after the normal tenure of 3 years, the Organization said
adding that transfer and posting of Govt officers as per transfer and posting policy
will help in development of the state in a better way.
ATMA training prog for farmers
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: An Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) sponsored training
cum demonstration programme on ‘Vaccination against Ranikhet disease in chicken was
organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Changlang at Tikhak Taipy basti under Nampong
circle yesterday. All together 12 farmers participated in the programme.
The Subject Matter Specialist in Animal Science of the KVK imparted knowledge on
mode of transmission, clinical signs, necessary preventive and controlling measures
for Ranikhet disease in chicken. Besides, he also demonstrated the methods of vaccination
in chicken against the disease by using F1 and R2B vaccine.
Programme Coordinator of the KVK suggested the trainees to utilize their gained knowledge
in practical field to prevent the disease.
AR provides basic amenities to villagers
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: The 18 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 25 Sector Assam Rifles
has constructed three toilet blocks at Dogpi village for improving the villagers’
The toilet blocks constructed under Operation Samaritan was handed over to villagers
of Dogpi on February two by post commander 18 Assam Rifles deployed at Dogpi.
Dogpi is a small village located 19 km (approx) from Jairampur, Changlang district
of Arunachal Pradesh which falls under ‘area of responsibility’ of 18 Assam Rifles.
Due to remoteness of the area, the villagers of the Dogpi region were devoid of
basic civic amenities.
Construction of the toilet blocks at the village would help villagers main their
health and hygiene and generate goodwill for the armed forces deployed the in the
insurgency infested area.
Post Commander Dogpi explained the role and responsibility of the Assam Rifles in
maintaining law and order besides working for the people’s welfare. He also advised
the beneficiaries to make good use of the asset.
The Gaon Burah of village was the Chief Guest of the function.
ITBP conducts passing out parade for 375 Himveers
AALO, Feb 09: The passing out parade and oath taking ceremony the newly trained
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force was held at Additional Training Centre, 20th
Bn ITBP Force, Basar. As many as 375 soldiers were inducted into the force.
Attending parade, RK Saini, IG (NE. FTR) ITBP expressed his deep sense of satisfaction
for the 375 Constables/GD who passed out after 44 weeks of rigorous training in PT,
judo, weapon handling, map reading, drill, firing, field craft, battle craft, rock
climbing, jungle training etc. He said that ITBP has its own recognition in national
and international level for guarding the borders. He appealed all the newly passed
out soldiers to carry forward rich and healthy tradition of the force. He also awarded
prizes to the best trainees in different categories.
Earlier, Raja Babu Singh, DIG, SHQ Itanagar, ITBP Force disclosed that the newly
passed out trainees are given multiple nature of training to equip them to guard
the Indian border.
Anuj Kumar Singh, Commandant 20th Bn said that constant effort has been made to impart
quality training through a selected team of trainers who toiled day and night.
Pritam Singh, Commandant (Water Wing), Senior Officials of District and State administration
and large number of people from Basar and Aalo witnessed and enjoyed the passing
out parade. DIPRO
Kena takes part in Donyi-Mari festival
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: During his extensive tour to his own Assembly constituency, Likabali
MLA cum Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena attended
the Donyi-Mari Festival at Lika village on February 7 last. Bokar Basar, Additional
Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex also attended the festival.
While addressing the gathering, both Kena and Basar exhorted the people to preserve
and propagate traditional identities through celebrating such festivals. Further,
Kena contributed some amount in cash as a token of encourage to Donyi-Mari Festival
On February 08, Kena along with Likabali SDO T. Bage attended Nyoi-Ao Annual Conference
at Kumtor village. In his address, Kena praised Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for his
people-friendly initiatives towards all-round development of rural Arunachal. He
also appreciated people for their support to the INC Government and its pro-people
oriented policies. Kena announced an amount of Rs.2 lacs from his MLALAD fund for
construction of a Park there.
Skill Development Programme on Handicrafts begins at Ziro.
ITANAGAR, Feb 09: National Youth Project started its 3rd Skill Development Programme
on Handicrafts at Ziro Lower Subansiri district on February 8.
The SDP was formally inaugurated by AP Chobin, Assist. Director I/C state office
KVIC Itanagar along with Tapan Biswas of NYP.
Speaking on the occasion, Chobin briefed the benefits of such training and various
other schemes of the Commission for the welfare of the artisans. He informed that
the successful trainees can apply for avail bank loan and PMEGP scheme for eradicating
unemployment problem. He insisted all the trainees to take part all the sessions
of the SDP. The programme will continue till February 28. Certificate will be issued
to all the successful candidates, according to an NYP release.
Health awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: A team of doctors along with students from North East Homoeopathic
Medical College and Hospital today organized a health awareness camp at Poma Middle
School under Sangdupota circle.
More than 250 beneficiaries including villagers and students were offered free health
check up during the camp. Later in an interaction session held at school playground,
the resource persons including College principle Prof Shrivastava delivered lecturers
on the need of maintaining health and hygiene.
LKAA conducts work camp
ITANAGAR, Feb 09 : Lohit Kera-Aa-Association (LKAA), a newly formed youth organization
of Lohit Idu Mishmis with it’s headquarter at Telluliang village under Tezu circle
of Lohit district conducted a “ Work Camp” today at Telluliang village by involving
all the Idu Mishmi youths, elite members of Lohit and students of IGG college.
A residential house for Tehe Mili, an unemployed youth of Telluliang was constructed
with financial and material contributions from every youth members of LKAA comprising
youth from Telluliang village, Tamlanagar, Tezu Bazaar, Farm Colony and IGG College,
The LKAA was led by Deben Linggi, President and Reka Mimi, Vice-President and Idu
college students were led by Rajen Miwu, Assistant Professor of Indira Gandhi Government
The motto of the LKAA which was formed on the auspicious occasion of the just concluded
Mega Reh festival is to foster unity and integrity amongst the Idu Mishmi youth of
Lohit, to preserve its rich tradition and culture and channelize the youth energy
for a positive change in the Idu Mishmi Society.
President of LKAA Deben Linggi informed that the decision to conduct the work camp
by constructing the said dwelling unit was undertaken during the meeting held on
February 6 at Telluliang which was attended by Idu Mishmi officers such Research
Officer, District Youth Coordinator (NYK), ICDS officials, Panchayat leaders of Telluliang
Village and Idu Community based NGO representatives, Lecturers from IGG College posted
in Tezu, Panchayat leaders of Telluliang and energetic executive members of the newly
formed LKAA, Telluliang.
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: The Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has distributed relief
materials to the rate menace affected farmers of Taniotab range, Kurung Kumey district
on February 8.
Altogether 150 rice bags and 150 kgs salt (50 kg rice and 1 kg salt to each family)
were distributed by the team of NBCC headed by relief and rehabilitation incharge
BJP inspects four lane highway project
ITANAGAR, Feb 9: New president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh
Tai Tagak accompanied by BJP National Council Member, Wangman Lowangcha, District
BJP President, Papum Pare, Yuwa Bullet and former Doimukh MLA Ngurang Pinch, state
Convener, BJP Labour Cell, Tame Tama and other party functionaries and senior party
leaders visited the ongoing 4 lane highway construction project from Gohpur (Assam)
to Chimpu to take stock of the ground level work progress of the ambitious project
on February 7.
The team interacted with the personnel of M/s T.K. Engineering Consortium, the road
construction agency and appreciated the company for carrying out the works of 4 lane
highway construction in a short period of time which started from April 2012. The
capability shown by the local construction company is also praiseworthy, the BJP
said. The BJP President viewed that timely completion of 4 lane and 2 lane Highways
certainly would boost the connectivity for the state. He also urged the state government
to take steps for rewarding the best performing agencies in the infrastructure projects.
The BJP said that the 4 lane highway project under the national highway development
project was the brainchild of the then BJP led NDA Government at the centre headed
by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Siram gives emphasis on proper drainage system
PASIGHAT, Feb 9: Developmental activities also bring destruction if they are not
done properly and in a planned manner, opined Education Minister Bosiram Siram.
Siram, who is also local MLA visited the Pasighat township today morning along with
Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra, Deputy SP BS Mahra, engineers of Urban Development
and youth leaders with a mission to improve the drainage system of the township in
Siram asked the DC to instruct the BRO authority for immediate completion of the
roadside (NH-52) drains. While directing the DD (UD) for making a good strategy for
drainage system in the township, Siram said suggested for regular maintenance and
cleaning of drains to avoid over flooding. Stagnant water due to over flooding not
only provides perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes but also cause great inconvenience
to pedestrian and businessmen as well.
The minister advised the Pasighat Market Welfare Association to conduct cleanliness
drive time to time to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of the town. DIPRO
209 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.