Governor lays foundation stone of mini-secretariat
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J J Singh laid
the foundation stone for a mini secretariat at Sagalee, Papum Pare district today.
The Governor, who is accompanied by his Secretary and Secretary Planning, Ankur Garg
called for timely implementation of the project so that objective of project is realized
at the earliest.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is also the local MLA was present along with large
number of people, including Secretary Land Management Bilatee Pertin, Papum Pare
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, SP Nabam Gungte and PWD Chief Engineer Western Zone
Briefing on the project, Er. Gongo informed that the building will be
G+3 with RCC framed structure with a plinth area of 3142.10 Sqm.
Funded under special plan assistance (SPA) the project, with an estimated cost of
Rs. 16.80 crore will be executed by Public Words Department. The target year of completion
The mini secretariat once completed will house the offices of Additional Deputy Commissioner,
Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer, Sub Divisional Horticultural Officer, Textile
and Handicraft, Industries and Child Development Project Officer, Extension Officer
Horticulture. It will also have offices of Assistant Engineers of Water Resources
Development, Rural Development and Public Health Engineering.
The concept of the Mini-Secretariat is to house all government departments under
the same roof in order to expedite file process, which in turn will expedite the
pace of projects and programmes implementation.
Tuki since the day he took over as Chief Minister a little over a year ago has been
emphasizing on having mini-secretariats in each district and sub-divisional Headquarters
to accommodate all head of offices for administrative convenience.
Later the Governor along with Chief Minister visited the construction sites of some
important development projects. Emphasizing on timely and quality implementation
of projects, they saw the under construct steel arch bridge over river Pare. Executed
by PWD at an estimated cost of Rs. 534.41 lakhs, the bridge has a span of 92 meters
and width of 4.25 meters. Started on 2nd December 2010, the project is targeted to
be completed by 1st June 2013.
They also visited the under construction Indoor Stadium and Multipurpose cultural
hall building in Sagalee township. The Governor advising the engineers for quality
work, expressed happiness that it has been executed by local engineers.
Urban Project Officer Tassar Taru, under whom both the projects are being implemented,
informed that Rs. 4.08 crore stadium project includes a Indoor stadium, quarters,
boundary wall, parking space, gallery and drainage. Taru added that the Multi purpose
cultural hall building project is being taken up at the cost of 3.99 crore, which
will have all basic amenities.
As regular practice during his tour to interior places, the Governor visited the
Higher Secondary School, Sagalee. Along with Chief Minister, the Governor interacted
with the teachers and saw the classrooms and computer center. He suggested for utilizing
the service of local computer graduates in addressing the problems in computer education.
The Governor also suggested for multistoried building in mitigating the problem of
teachers’ accommodations. PRO to Governor
Pico Hydel project commissioned
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Pico range hydro electric project of 2 KW capacities has been
commissioned and formally inaugurated by Marki Loya, Director, APEDA on 23rd February'2013
at Miya village under Lower Subansiri district. The project has been named as “JIITT
PICO HYDEL PROJECT” has been privately developed by Likha Tongum, Chairperson, Zila
Parishad, Lower Subansiri District. The project has been established over Tabli stream
near Miya village under Pistana Circle. There is a cardamom garden and the project
will benefit the garden and a part of Miya village. APEDA has contributed in giving
technical guidelines and funding was arranged by the developer himself.
Tadar Mangku, executive engineer, PHE Division, Itanagar has also assisted in the
completion of the project. The project is one of its kinds in the state, as it has
been set up by a private Individual at his own cost and arrangement. It is expected
to create awareness and can be replicated by others in the state. The function was
attended among others by Hage Lailang, Project Director, DRDA, Ziro,
Bengia Tadap, Deputy Director, APEDA. Yachuli, P S. Pandey, Project Officer, APEDA,
Doimukh, Taba Chiji, ZPM, Yazali, Toko Puna, ZPM, Yachuli, Gaon Burahs and general
public of the area.
FGA conducts exposure visit for Palin SHG federation
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Five days training-cum exposure visit to Self Help Group (SHG)
federation of Palin circle organized by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) concluded
here today. They visited Government run Dairy and Poultry farm in Nirjuli , Multi-Disciplinary
Training Center (MDTC), Midpu and also visited mushroom production center of Horticulture
department at Rajbhawan area and interact with the officer in charge.
The main objective of the exposure program was to motivate them that they can also
make a difference at village level by doing some sort of income generation activities
for their livelihood. It attempts to bring about a social and economic transformation
of the members by common effort and mutual help. The program also taught them how
to work united under SHG federation.
Altogether 15 members participated in the program. Byabang Rocket, Chairperson, FGA
lead the team. It is worth to mention here that Future Generations Arunachal (FGA)
is working with rural communities to bring equitable and sustainable development
AAPSU condemns murder incident
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) strongly condemned
the brutal killing of a salesman by unknown miscreants in Capital recently. The
victim identified as Dipankar Bhowal has been missing since February 20 last and
his half burnt body was found from Hollongi dumping site yesterday.
Such inhuman and barbaric act deserves condemnation from every quarter, the AAPSU
said and urged the administration to speed up the investigation process, book the
culprits involved and punish them as per laws. Further, AAPSU has blamed state government
for failing to tackle law and order in the state. It is the sole responsibility of
the state Govt to tackle and improve the law and order, said Lota Singhi, IPR Secy,
AAPSU while addressing the gathering at Nyokum celebration, Chimpu. While advising
the students to preserve own culture and tradition, he also urged the parents to
play pro-active role in promoting our culture and tradition in order to preserve
AAPSU, however, warned all the anti-social elements not to disrupt the peace and
tranquility of the state. People should cooperate with the movement against corruption
and crimes which disturb the very existence of public peace, said Happy Toko, Vice
President (Pro) cum Chairman Communal Harmony, AAPSU.
Tea cultivation making rapid stride in Siang belt
RUKSIN, Feb 25: Tea cultivation, which is widely considered another ‘money spinner’
in landlocked Arunachal has found its mooring in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh
The tea board under the Ministry of Trade and Commerce has set up a regional office
at Itanagar. The office which is headed by one Assistant Director of Tea Development
is working for development of the tea plantation activities in the state.
The commercial horticulturists of Siang belt, bereft of any industry, have now set
its eyes on tea based industry. Next to rubber plantation, tea plantation in hilly
terrains and foothills of East Siang and West Siang has taken off signaling economic
boon among the farmers. The farmers, using the existing feasibility of tea plantation,
are growing small tea gardens and enhancing tea productivity in the state.
As many as 40 farmers in and around Ruksin block have grown small tea gardens and
production of green leaves produced by 20 such gardens are being regularly supplied
to Siang Tea Industries (P) Ltd at Donyi-Polo Tea Estate (Oyan). Tea plantation activities
in the rest gardens are reportedly under progress. The tea planters’ of the area
have constituted a union in the name of style of “Small Tea Growers Association of
Arunachal Pradesh” including Ex-tea planter Nyodek Yonggam as chairman and Ruksin
ZPM Tonggeng Panyang as secretary. The main objective of the association is to encourage
the tea planters for enhancing their economy by scientific cultivation of tea.
The union, which is extending a helping hand to the new tea planters of the area
including parts of Assam, has been conducting periodic training on tea plantation
and its maintenance of the tea bushes. It also conducted a special training on “Pruning
process of tea” at Oyan during mid December last year.
Yonggam, who is native of Oyan village in East Siang district, earlier worked in
‘Doomdooma Tea Company’ for half a decade and had gained practical knowledge on tea
plantation and management of tea garden. He has published a guide book for new tea
planters in two volumes and handed over these to the tea planters. He has developed
a tea garden inside his farm house covering an area of 10 hectares. Yonggam also
served the people of the state as Member of Parliament during 1992 to 1996 and later
took the charge of Chief information Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh Information
Commission in 2006.
On the other hand, another Kolkata based “Vinayak Tea Company Ltd,” has come forward
to promote tea plantation activities in Siang belt.
The tea company based on an agreement with the state’s Industry department has acquisitioned
a plot of land inside Industrial Growth Centre at Niglok for setting up ‘Tea Processing
Industry’. It aims to facilitate the local small tea growers by supplying tea plant
in subsidised rate and accordingly developed two Tea Nurseries’- one near Niglok
Industrial Growth Centre and the other at Oyan.
Lutte Batte Festival celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The 1st ever Lutte Batte Festival was celebrated at Lumba Secondary
School Ground on 22nd February with a motto of unity, integrity, communal harmony
and peaceful co-existence of all and also to promote culture, tradition and age old
heritage of Lumba people in particular and Nyishi as a whole.
The main attraction of the festival was lighting up of the torch followed by flag
hoisting by the Chief Guest Takam Pario, Palin MLA.
In his address Pario suggested the huge gathering to take up self employment and
economically sustainable ventures such as poultry farm, piggery, horticulture and
agriculture activities which will immensely benefit the progressive farmers without
depending much on Govt schemes. However, he promised to accord priority on infrastructure
development such as construction of school building, road connectivity, electricity,
drinking water, bridges and rural development programmes of the constituency.
While responding to a two point memorandum submitted by Tamchi Dollee, president
Lumba Youth Welfare Society, he announced to sanction Rs. 20 Lakh from his MLA-LAD
fund in next AOP for the construction of multipurpose community hall at Lumba. Regarding
the construction of School play ground at KGBV Palin, he promised to consider the
proposal with consultation with the chairman, Tani-Koo Welfare Society, Dolang Bharat,
who runs and manage the schools.
In his presidential and key note address Tamchi Dollee emphasized on village level
development as a real development as it amounts to the development of Assembly Constituency
and district level development amounts to the development of the state and the state
level development amounts to the development of the nation.
Guest of Honour Toko Onuj, MD, HPDCL, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh applauded LYWS for
organizing such meaningful programme. He advised the youths to be the role model
of the society and respect elders, protect and promote the customs and traditions.
There is a huge potential of Hydro Power in the region and if exploited judiciously
will act as an engine of economic prosperity of the region which will also benefit
the locals in the form of employment and other opportunities. He donated one Mithun
for the next Lutte Batte Festival with a promised to join next year's celebration.
Earlier, the celebration started with colourful presentations of cultural programmes
followed by Mega Buya and various kind of entertainment presented by village and
elderly womenfolk, students of various schools and joined by general public of Lumba.
Among others, GBs, PR leaders, Govt officials, teachers and students were present
on the occasion.
ATA federal units meet held
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The federal units meeting of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA)
was held at Naharlagun on February 23. The meeting discussed about the problems
and confusion that cropped up during and after the recent state-wide pen down and
tool down strike called jointly by ATA and AASSATA and also highlighted the outcome
from the said democratic movement.
Presiding over the meeting, ATA CEC president N.R Tam highlighted numerous welfare
activities undertaken by ATA CEC in cooperation with district ATA units like increasing
the age bar of in-service teachers to appear in interview of ST (PGT) from 38 year
to 45 years through Gauhati High Court, enhancement of cash award for teacher awardees
from Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000, rectification of pay anomalies of Assistant Teachers
and other categories of teaching communities which will be implemented from April
'2013, besides pressurizing the Govt for regularization of 122 SSA teachers of 2003
batch, construction of Shikshak Bhawan and many other achievement of ATA CEC during
the current tenure.
Further the ATA president appealed the teaching community not to take any steps
for formation of other association within teaching community which will make the
ATA weak and give undue advantages to the government to adopt the policy of divide
Representatives from various district ATA units while mentioning their support during
the state wide pen down and tool down strike, also highlighted various problems confronting
their respective districts and also emphasized for the unity of ATA for greater interest
of teaching community.
T C Jeena and J. Kena, Secretary and Chairman of AT (A) adhoc committee clarified
the formation of adhoc committee AT (A) under the banner of CEC ATA and thanked ATA
for bringing a positive result in the matter of pay anomaly rectification of assistant
teacher and others and simultaneously opined for dissolution of the adhoc committee
of AT(A) and accordingly the house unanimously dissolved the committee, according
to a ATA release.
While lauding the CM and Education Minister of the state for fulfilling the demands
of the teachers by accepting the issues for implementation, the house also emphasized
that matter of restoration of 50 per cent promotional avenue of AT to JT as per
RR 2009 should be initiated on top priority after the rectification of anomalies.
Further the house adopted resolution for rationalization of the transfer and posting
of teachers/ creation of district cadre system for all categories of teachers except
the post of education officers which will solve the problem of shortcoming of teachers
in all districts.
Ensure proper ritual code and conduct: NIFCS
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Nyishi Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society (NIFCS) urged the CNC
members to ensure proper ritual code and conduct during main Nyokum celebration on
February 26 as ritual is the basic and fundamental part of the Nyokum.
Clarifying that faith and culture in tribal society is inclusive and holistic which
cannot be treated as separate entity, NIFS President Taba Hare said that faith breeds
holistic customs and customary practices which later on become tradition and traditional
practices of the given society.
“In tribal society whether it is social, economic, politics, business, every act
and deals start with holistic ritual practices related to propitiation of nature
and gods for ensuring social harmony, secure economic activity, ethics and morality
in politics and business.
The president urged the indigenous community of Arunachal Pradesh in general and
Nyishi community in particular not to misinterpret the word faith and culture since
both are inclusive and inseparable.
He also urged every Nyishi to uphold the core spiritual value and sanctity of Nyokum
at any cost by practicing holistic spiritual traditions for the world peace and social
harmony in the state instead of celebrating Nyokum merely as festival without holistic
He also exhorted the younger generation to develop secular view and respect every
faith and belief system of the world while maintaining its indigenous faith and cultural
system intact without allowing it to lose its essence and sanctity.
The President and General Secretary Dr. Hui Tag greeted the Nyishi brethren of Arunachal
Pradesh and all the citizens of the state on the auspicious occasion of Nyokum Yullo.
Dibang Valley organizes sanitation walks
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: A sanitation walk was conducted at Anini with an aim to eradicate
practices of open defecation and bring changes to the mindset of every people about
the importance of health and hygiene on February 20.
After the statehood day celebration, the deputy commissioner flagged off the sanitation
walk from the General Ground which ended at the New Office of the Deputy Commissioner.
The Walk led by the DC, who is also Chairman Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee,
was participated by all heads of Departments of the District, Panchayat leaders,
students, and public. The organising team headed by the Executive Engineer PHE&WS
Division Anini (Member Secretary DWSC) along with his team, JE Headquarter, Consultant
Water & Sanitation and all staffs of the Division also participated in the walk.
While addressing the gathering on the occasion, DC highlighted the achievement
of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), formerly known as Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)
in all corners of the district. He also stressed on the need of making Anini an open
defecation free district.
A drawing competition was also conducted on the same day on the topic “Health and
Hygiene” to focus the importance of sanitation to every students. Class IV and V
student of Government Primary School, Kaji participated in the competition. The School
Headmistress Athuma Mihu along with her team took full initiation in supporting the
Department and making the competition a success.
In the competition, the winners were Sanja Kumar Nath (1st prize), Karthik (2nd prize)
and Agur Padum (3rd prize). Lackey Miwu, Anjeli Miso, Sapna Tamang, Laxmi Sherpa,
Nami Mimi as consolation prize.
APEDA training prog on solar home lighting system
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: A week-long training on repairing of solar home lightning system
and solar lantern sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt,
of India was conducted by APEDA Kharsang in collaboration with NVIRT Guwahati at
ITI, Balinong from February18.
Altogether 30 trainees from ITI, Balinong and from remote Vijoynagar and Gandhigram
villages attended the training.
Inaugurating the workshop, APEDA (Tezu) Deputy Director M Bam explained the main
motive behind the training and uses and benefit of solar devices.
BK Mahanta from NVIRT, Guwahati advised the trainees to be free and frank during
training and try to get maximum benefit from out of the training course.
KVLincon, Principal ITI Balinong requested the Deputy Director, APEDA for providing
solar bio-gas plant at the hostels and installation of solar street lights and solar
cookers at the ITI for the benefit of the trainees coming from all over the state
and also from Assam. Further, he requested to conduct this type of training programme
at the ITI at least once in a year.
Sentum Ronrang, President BCC (I)Miao also advised the trainees to acquire maximum
knowledge from the training, especially trainees coming from remote places, like
Vijoynagar and Gandhigram where bio gas plant, street light system and solar cookers
are extensively used.
Meanwhile, the APEDA Deputy Director has assured to pursue the matter with the higher
authorities for installation of solar cookers at ITI, Balinong.
Army officer joins Donyi Polo prayer session
AALO, Feb 25: Lt General A K Sahni, SM,VSM, GOC, 3 CORPS accompanied by his wife
Vineeta Sahni, Maj Gen. RPS Bhadauria , VSM GOC, 56 Infantry Division, his wife
Veena Bhadauria, Brigadier Ajay Verma and host of army officers visited Donyi Polo
Dere and sat
with believers of Donyi Polo faith at their prayer session today.
Addressing the gathering Lt. General Sahni expressed his gratitude to the Donyi Polo
Trust Committee to invite him for the prayer session. Nestled with beautiful nature
and bountiful resources, the tribal people in this part of this country has a reason
to Nature Worship and I am happy to be a part of it, he said. The army will always
come forward for the cause of hill people whenever needed, he said. The dignitaries
also planted saplings in front of the Donyi Polo Dere.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering Pakjum Ete, President Donyi Polo Trust Committee
said “we all look forward and respect the Sentinel of the Mountain as our friend
The tribal people are nature worshipers and we try to preserve our culture through
orally transmitted literature from generation to generation, he said. DIPRO
Sensitization workshop on tourism for police
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Police plays an important role in the growth of tourism in Arunachal
as they are the first person to interact with the tourist in the check gates and
other places in Arunachal. The Department of Tourism opines that in the days to come
the new recruits of police personnel will be posted in the nook and corner of the
state. And they will play a vital role for the safety of tourists and pave way for
better tourism in the state. Thus the department of tourism to create awareness on
tourism and to sensitization the under-training police personnel, one day workshop
on tourism was organized and conducted in PTC, Banderdewa today.
Various subjects such as importance of tourism, tourist circuits, first aids, AIDS,
tourist handling and travel formalities were covered and role of police in catering
the visiting tourist were taken up during the workshop.
Youths construct dwelling house for police widow
TEZU, Feb 25: Lohit Kera–Aa-Association (LKAA), Telluliang, a youth organization
of Lohit Idu Mishmis has endeavoured again to construct a dwelling house of a widow
of a police man Mili Epralo of Telluliang by involving Idu Mishmi Youth and officials
residing in Tezu.
The house was completed in a single day with generous donation of construction materials
by the LKAA members and physical involvement of the LKAA youth of Telluliang.
The work camp was attended by the LKAA Chairman Yime Mega and Asst. Professor IGG
College, Tezu Rajen Miwu,
According to LKAA release, widow has been making her livelihood as daily agricultural
wage labour in the fields of mustard and rice located in Digaru and Sunpura areas
since many years.
Mother of three daughters, she is still deprived of her pension benefits despite
repeated pleas to the competent authority. She had also participated in the state
Police recruitment rally 3-4 years ago for the widows and qualified in the physical
test. But she never got the job offer letter from the PHQ, Itanagar, the release
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs 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
APCC mourns Muklom’s death
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has condoled the untimely
demise of KK Muklom, the former DYC, President and veteran leader of Changlang district.
APCC prayed to almighty god for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Free coaching classes at RGU
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: UGC sponsored free coaching class for entry to services for ST/SC
and Minorities especially for APPSCCE 2013 started today at Rajiv Gandhi University.
Total 125 students registered their names and attending the classes.
While inaugurating the programme Prof. K.C. Kapoor, Vice Chancellor in-charge advised
the students to be prepared for new environment of competitive world. Dr. O. Moyong,
one of the resource persons also spoke on the occasion Earlier Dr. Nani Tamang Jose,
Deputy Registrar and Coordinator of the USC Scheme in his welcome address briefed
the participants about the scheme and the coaching programme. The coaching class
would continue for one month.
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, General (Retd) JJ Singh and
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have conveyed warm greetings to the people of Arunachal
Pradesh on the occasion of Nyokum Yullo.
Nyokum--the most important agro-based festival of Nyishis-- would be centrally celebrated
all across the state tomorrow.
In his festival message, the Governor expressed confidence that the festival will
showcase the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the Nyishi community and also
provide glimpses of the age-old traditions of the tribe.
“On the occasion, I join my Nyishi brethren in offering our prayers to almighty for
peace and wellbeing of all,” the Governor said in his message.
On eve of the festival, Tuki expressed hope that almighty Donyi-Polo would shower
its choicest blessings on all human beings and bless a bumper harvest in the coming
season. “I hope this Nyokum would strengthen the bonding between members of one
of the largest communities of the state as well as with other communities.
“Being a Nyishi myself, I welcome all members of each and every community to join
the festivity and showcase to the world that we are united in diversity,” he said
in a message this evening.
The Chief Minister will be hosting the festival at his home constituency Sagalee
tomorrow, which would be joined by Governor Gen J J Singh as the Chief Guest.
Blood donation camp at Dbc
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Donate blood; Save a life” was the chorus of the many volunteers
who came forward to donate blood during the Blood Donation Camp organized by the
NSS units in collaboration with RK Mission Hospital (RKMH) here at Don Bosco College,
Fr. Nicholas Guangdiat, Principal of the college encouraged the students to come
forward to donate blood.
Dr. LR Chowdhury, a senior doctor of RKMH explained to the students the whole concept
of blood donation. The donors were given fruits, biscuits and juice to boost up
their energy instantly. It was also promised that the donors will be duly acknowledged
of their noble act by giving them a certificate in the name of the hospital.
“Initially, I was afraid but the thought of saving someone’s life helped me overcome
my fear,” was the reply of a donor as she moved out of the blood donation room.
“We are highly impressed by the interest and the courage of your students in this
noble venture,” was the remark of a member of the medical team.
This camp was a great educative experience for all the Bosconians, including those
who just watched with regard to blood donation particularly for removing fear from
Pre-Nyokum celebrated at TN
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Arunachalee students studying in various colleges of Tamil Nadu
celebrated Pre Nyokum at Udyaphati in Salem district of Tamil Nadu.
The main objective of celebrating the statehood day out side state was to maintain
and showcase our rich cultural heritage to outside world. The celebration also provided
an opportunity to all the Arunacahlee students studying in Tamil Nadu to come together
thus fostering brotherhood and unity among them. The celebration was also attended
by the family members of those who are serving and staying Arunachal Pradesh.
The chief guest of the event Tai Tahu advised the Arunachalee students in Tamil Nadu
to preserve their rich cultural heritage and not to be influenced by western culture.
He also advised them to study hard to achieve the desired goal in life.
Mr and Miss Nyokum 2013, quiz and extempore speech, various games and sports and
dance competitions were organized to mark the celebration. Tamchi John and Tamchi
Muni were adjudged Mr and Miss Nyokum 2013.
BJP organizational tour
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Sate BJP president Tai Tagak left here today for West Siang district
on an organizational tour.
Tagak will address a party workers meeting at Aalo and address his first public rally
at Kamba tomorrow. BJP NE States Organizational-in- Charge P Chandra Sekhar Rao would
also address the party rally at Kamba.
The State BJP president has rushed national council member and party spokesman Wangman
Lowangha to Longding and Tirap, general secretary (Org /admn) BR Waghe to East Kameng
to assess the party organization/ re- organize the frontal wings and revitalize the
party's district units.
Niya colony people celebrates Nyokum
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Niya Colony Banderdewa celebrated Nyokum Yullo on 23rd February
at Nyokum ground near PTC Banderdewa. Former minister TC Teli and Dharma K T Milli,
circle officer Bihpuria, Assam attended the programme. The members of All Arunachal
Pradesh Border Peace Association welcomed such kind of celebration and hope for better
relation between two neighbours.
Riga students demand district Hq at Riga
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: While welcoming the State cabinet’s recent decision (in principle)
for creation of Middle Siang district and plan for construction of mini-secretariat
in each district headquarters, the Riga Students Union (RSU), East Siang, has urged
the Chief Minister to consider its demands for establishment of the headquarters
of the proposed district at Riga.
In a memorandum to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Union said that Riga, the EAC headquarter
has highest land area (2633.89 acres of land) donated by the people of Riga village
free of cost way back in 1992. Riga Hq. is geographically located 1000 to 1500 Mtrs
above the sea level and it is free from danger of earth quake and flood and other
natural calamities. Moreover, there is smooth transportation and communication
facilities including air service for which a helipad has already been constructed.
There are enough land for future expansion of the headquarters and construction
of international airport too if needed, the Union said.
HWS wins men’s volleyball title
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Ha Welfare Society defeated Sonam Brothers to become champion in
the Men’s volleyball competition organized as part of the Nyokum Yullo celebration
by Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee-2013, Nirjuli at Nyikum Nyia ground today.
Khyoda Dunge won the Women’s Volleyball title defeating Ha Welfare Society in the
Tatung Tayan and Techi Neme were adjudged the best Men and Women player respectively.
More than 1000 sports lovers, including MLA and NYCC chairman Techi Kaso, officers
and public leaders enjoyed the final matches.
MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Thangwang Wangham and and Director NERIST Prof. Dipankar
Pal will attend the main celebration of Nyokum Yullo tomorrow as chief guest and
guest of honour respectively.
Ban on use of name plate
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: In pursuance of Supreme Court order Arunachal Pradesh transport
department has banned use of name plate or designation plate in front or rear of
the vehicles under relevant provision of the Motor Vehicle Acts 1988. The violators
of the ban order shall be liable to be penalized with fine which may extend to five
VK Arun Jyoti provides relief items to Sigin fire victims
DAPORIJO, Feb 25: Vivekanada Kendra Arun Jyoti (VKAJ), Upper Subansiri district unit
donated blankets and some kitchen items to 40 families of recent Sigin Colony fire
A fire safety awareness programme was also conducted in the sideline of the distribution
programme wherein all the colony dwellers and workers from VKAJ of Daporijo were
VKAJ district unit Sangachalak Same Timba highlighted the major causes of fire accidents
in Daporijo town and held carelessness of people mainly responsible for most of the
fire mishaps. He said that the extent of damage during fire incident here becomes
high as the dwelling houses are constructed without proper planning in a congested
Pramukh Arunjyoti Upper Subansiri unite, Jumli Ligu appealed to the people to follow
the safety measures they have learnt during fire awareness campaign organized by
various NGOs and other party in the past.
AVP organizes workshop
DAPORIJO, Feb 25: Two days workshop was organized by Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP)
for circle level working committees at Menga village for better understanding of
AVP’s activity and service to the Arunachal Pradesh and the nation.
75 delegates comprising men and women from 10 circles attended the workshop.
Customary law was also the part of the subject to be discussed.
Debate and discussion on the various topics like social empowerment of society were
organized in the workshop.
Attending the workshop, District Planning Officer Same Timba appreciated the valuable
contributions of AVP, especially for promotion and protection of indigenous faith
and culture. He urged the members of the NGO to work harder for the welfare of the
society. He urged all to show respect for others’ religion and preserve one’s own
culture, tradition and language for identity.
Attending the valedictory function of the workshop, Take Mosu, Deputy Director Industry
and Textile stressed upon preservation of own culture saying that ‘loss of culture
is loss of identity.’ He also opposed any religious conversion.
GARS celebrates annual day
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The annual day celebration of Guardian Angel Residential School,
Itanagar started yesterday. Minister Rural Development and Panchayat Tanga Byaling
along with Additional district magistrate Talo Potom attended the inaugural programme.
In his address minister Byaling advised teachers and parents to educate children
the civic values and discipline so that they become good citizen in the future. The
best student award was given to Marli Ango, a student of class 7.
Coop Society revived
ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Mori- Rotgo Banggo Large Sized Multipurpose Co-operative Society
has been revived with inauguration of Fair Price Counter and opening of new groceries
The cooperative society which was established during 1958 and upgraded to Large Sized
Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd. during September 1987 was lying defunct for
years together due to alleged ‘mismanagement’ of the Managing Director. After his
transfer from the Society a new Board of Directors has been reconstituted under the
Chairmanship of Yahung Tekseng and Alo Miyu as Secretary with other five members.
The newly re-constituted board has prepared new budget for improvement the society.
Akin Apang, one of the senior most members of the Board of Directors, has inaugurated
the new FPS counter of MRB Lamps Ltd. today and selling of FPS rice started on the
The Board members have emphasized on credit business involving local fanners and
un-employed educated youth. The society is also organizing awareness generation programmes
in the villages under its jurisdiction.
225 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
On International Women’s Day, UN Women will launch “One Woman: A song for UN Women”,
a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists from across
the globe. It will be released on March 8, 2013.
“One Woman” calls for change and celebrates acts of courage and determination by
ordinary women who daily make extraordinary contributions to their countries and
communities. The lyrics are inspired by stories of women whom UN Women has supported,
UN Women is the UN organization charged with advancing women’s empowerment and gender
equality worldwide. It began its work in 2011, the first new UN organization in decades.
“One Woman” is the first theme song for a UN organisation.
Singers and performers from all regions, women and men, donated their time and contributed
“One Woman” aims to become a rallying cry that inspires listeners about the mission
of UN Women and engages them to join in the drive for women’s empowerment and gender
The song will be available for purchase on the song website and all common channels
like iTunes and Amazon for $0.99. All proceeds go directly to UN Women in support
of its programmes to empower women on the ground.
Neutral venue as headquarter
Through the column of your esteem daily , I would like to appeal especially citizens,
Ngos and student unions of newly proposed lower Siang district to cooperate with
the state govt under the able leadership of chief minister Nabum Tuk and don't disturb
any process, which may result in delaying of the process for creation of new district
and its headquarter.
Myself as a ordinary citizen and solely concerned for the interest of people of this
proposed new district would like to suggest that a centrally located, neutral and
undisputed, and having easy accessibility from four corner be selected as its headquarter.
Places like Gensi, Garu, Daring or Kadu etc can be considered instead of Basar and
Likabali. It has been reflected from earlier releases in local newspaper and in reader
forum column as well that people of two areas are ready to go to any extent to snatch
the headquarter from each other. Such situation will bring no solution rather early
creation of district will be hampered and other new district may be created before
its. Example is Longding district which has been created and people of Longding are
quite happy and rejoicing where as in our case it is opposite. Sometimes it makes
me feel that there is some vested interest in the way some groups are demanding Basar
and Likabali as its headquarter because both the town are already well established
and well developed and they have almost all comfort in their doorstep whereas condition
of other area are very bleak.
Therefore, my appeal is that a backward area be selected for headquarter and let
it see light of development.
Central Bank of India
Use Central fund judiciously
The Statehood day has been celebrated and we are fortunate enough to be the part
of this extravagant and much- hyped celebration. It was overwhelming and show still,
celebration of art, tradition, blend of tribal cuisine, fashion and celebrity centered
In this week of pomp and gaiety, before we begin this, we struggle and witness a
lot of hick- ups in the machinery of the state government and hardship gathered enough
where we confronted a serious and unending problem that is to be solved. In the year
2011 we bagged a nation fame cabinet reshuffle where we had our most short seated
chief minister. We have also witness a bunch of robbery and dacoits, along with a
serial illegal job appointment cases and infamous Tongam Rina daylight firing case,
the Sigin colony fire ablaze, Jote -Cheda fire accident and rape of a minor girl
at Chowkham by the Chakma refugees.
The state government took keen interest and funded for the celebration of the statehood
day. The celebration was up to the mark. But will it be the way of development for
our state? If it is then, why don’t the state governments take keen interest to divert
the state fund where it can be used properly?
The way government is incurring huge expenditure on VIP gathering, self maintenance,
over schedule chopper service and continuous celebration is a noble job, in one sense
but unrealistic and unproductive in other hand. Just flaunting their figure in front
using public expenditure comes first for the politicians. Where was the government
when a minor girl was crying for help after confronting the brutality of Chakma refugees,
where was the government when the villages and colonies were in flames.
Just sitting in the chamber checking the central share fund and finding the way to
conceal it would not lead to any good consequences of the state. Before the advent
of the statehood day we have witnessed lots of serious incident and break down of
(Members of Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh)
Through your esteem daily I on behalf of Hai -Machi Segment under Pipsorang Circle,
Kurung Kumey District, Arunachal Pradesh would like to request to the state government
to provide relief to the people of Pipsorang Circle. The bamboo flowering has damaged
large tracts of paddy field. The damaged field is not fit for any other agricultural
produce now. I request state government to kindly verify the same as early as possible
and provide ration items for Pipsorang Circle.