ITANAGAR, Feb 12: One NSCN (K) central member (civil) surrendered before Longding
deputy commissioner and Superintendent of Police in Longding recently.
The Myanmar trained Wangdon Wangpan alias W Wangcho (30) of Longsom village under
Longding police station of Longding district, who joined in NSCN (K) in 2010 surrendered
before Longding deputy commissioner Tope Bam and Superintendent of Police Rajesh
Kumar in Longding recently, according to an official release. Responding to a request
made by Pongsa Saham, vice chairman of Surrendered Underground Welfare Association
Arunachal Pradesh (SUWAAP) for rehabilitation package for the surrendered militant,
the DC assured to take up the matter with the Govt, in due course for all surrendered
One arrested for demolition of Govt. Qtr
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: An assistant teacher was reportedly arrested for allegedly demolition
of government quarter at Lobi here, informed additional district magistrate Talo
Potom in a release. A team of lady police along with circle officer rushed to Lobi
and arrested the accused and later handed over to Women Police Station for detention.
Considering the nature of offense OC WPS Itanagar has been directed to register a
regular case and submits the charge sheet after proper investigation, ADM added.
2nd Job Mela at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Feb 12: The 2nd job Mela cum selection of unemployed youths for vocational
training was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao at DIC Pasighat in presence
of S. Prasad, Principal Adviser to the Chief Minister, Denong Tamuk, Chief Councilor
PMC, officers, Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) and aspiring candidates.
On the occasion Gao said that, "this opportunity is the vision and brain child of
Chief Minister for creating job opportunities for the jobless". This is a mission
which has to be taken seriously by aspiring youths to equip themselves to face the
challenges of life. The knowledge acquired will help one to reach the pinnacle of
their careers if taken up with dedication and sincerity. He hoped the Mela will help
in building careers of many youths.
Denong Tamuk also advised the candidates to be sincere and dedicated in their chosen
Sharada Prasad in his keynote address informed about the modalities of selection
and placement in jobs. He emphasized that discipline; hard works, dedication are
the key to success. The selected candidates should select the trade of their choice
and should be committed. They will not only be trained in their trades but personality
development, behavior, corporate environment, language will also be taken care of.
After completion of the training, the Nation Council of Vocational Training will
asses and issue them a certificate which will help them to obtain job in any part
of the world. He also informed that there is shortage of skilled work force in the
world. The job opportunity and career growth prospect becomes very high. The Arunachal
Govt. through the Industry department is investing heavily to create these opportunities.
The CM is personally taking interest keeping track of all the development. So all
should take the responsibility to carry forward the mission, he added.
Kaling Koyu, DDI while informed that the selected candidates will be sent to various
Vocation Training Provides Institutions of the country. Till now 87 youths are undergoing
training successfully from the district, he added. The training will not only prepare
them to get jobs but it will help them to start their own enterprises, said the DDI.
Counseling and selection of trades were carried out by the various VTPs of the country.
Binni Yania passes away
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: First lady contractor of Arunachal Pradesh (then NEFA) and social
activist Binni Yania passed away at K Ringu Complex G-Extension road Naharlagun
Late Binni Yania, popularly known as Rani Bini, left behind many relatives including
100 grandchildren. Padmashree Binny Yanga (Maya), Chairperson Oju Welfare Association
is the first daughter and Gumri Ringu, present Chairperson Arunachal Pradesh State
Commission for Women is the second daughter of Binni Yania.
Born on January 15, 1914, late Binni was the first lady contractor of early 60's.
She was awarded as pioneer contractor of Ziro, Tamin-Tali and Banderdewa- Itanagar
road works in 1972. Late K A A Raja, the first Chief Commissioner of NEFA awarded
her with commendation certificate for the best work rendered by her during those
difficulty days in NEFA.
Wife of late Binni Jaipu, Ex- Political Assistant, Lower Subansiri district, late
Binni Yania was an active member of PIC (Project Implementation Committee) at Ziro
and pioneering promoter of traditional handlooms and known lyrics of Boori-Boot song
"Chit Aohge Halu Bognamgeri Be Dot Aohge Karbo Sonam Geribe". She was also a social
activist and played a pivotal role in bridging the traditional customary practices
with modern contemporary world. Her last rites will take place tomorrow (Feb 13).
The members and staffs of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), and
Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS) have mourned the sad demise of
Binny Yania. She was known for her great contribution to the Society and was an active
RGU results out
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has announced the result of B.Sc
and B.Com first semester and first year Special (Annual) examination held in December
2013. The result can be seen in the university website: www.rgu.ac.in.
Meeting on Statehood day celebration
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: A meeting was held at the DC's chamber chaired by Capital Deputy
Commissioner Mige Kamki to discuss the preparation of Statehood day celebration.
During the meeting, Kamki said that the objective of the meeting was to find out
the best which could provide superior quality sound system in time. The meeting was
attended by the members of the organising committee for the Statehood day celebration
BWS celebrates Foundation Day
PALIN Feb 12: The Byabang Welfare Society, (BWS) celebrated its 3rd Pre-Nyokum cum
Foundation Day with full enthusiasm and joy at New Palin, Kurung Kumey district from
February 6 to 8. The celebration began with the hoisting of BWS flag by Byabang
Taj, OSD to Power Minister cum PRO to Chief Minister as chief guest.
In his brief speech, Byabang Taj appealed to all the brethren to spread the message
of brotherhood and oneness. He appreciated the Society for its noble cause and initiatives
taken to protect the nature. He further promised to extend every possible help for
the uplift of the society in the days to come. He also promised to sponsor the meritorious
students of Byabang clan in this coming 2014, 10th and 12th Examination and BWS shall
organize a felicitation program.
Byabang Neme, LRSO, Koloriang, Kurung Kumey was the guest of honour. Earlier, BWS
President Byabang Jagat delivered a speech on the role and objective of the society.
The best attractions of the three days celebration were volleyball, football and
cultural competitions and beauty contest.
BJP stresses on team spirit
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Karyakartas are the foundation of BJP and team spirit is essential
to improve the communication skill within the party, said party's Upper Subansiri
district unit president Tapa Dadi while inaugurating the BJP Daporijo mandal office
today. Party MLA Tapen Siga, Jili Jeram, Mandal president and party workers were
present on the occasion. He further called upon the workers to maintain discipline
which is the key to success in every sphere of life, according to BJP release.
Modi's Tea Stall launched
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh today formally launched
Modi's Tea Stall at Bank Tinali and Akashdeep Ganga Market, Itanagar as part of the
Narendra Modi's nation-wide 'Chai Pe Charcha' programme.
While explaining the objective of launching the programme, State BJP president Tai
Tagak called upon the people of the state to actively participating in it to realize
the Modi's Mission 272+ in the ensuing Lok Sabha Election.
The programme was attended by Katan Kamboh, Vice President, Techi Necha, Vice President
cum Spokesperson, Doni Nich, BJYM National Secretary, Dominic Tadar, General Secretary,
Hinium Tachu Secretary and Dug Saha, President BJYM along with party rank and file.
GSU distributes relief to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: A 4-member team of Galo Students Union (GSU) led by its Secretary
General Binya Ronya visited the fire victims of Gemo Tali village under Kamba circle
and distributed them blankets, pillows, mosquito nets and other items. The relief
materials were provided by Kenbom Riba, Bazaar Secretary on behalf of both the Old
and New Market Committees of Aalo.
GSU urged for providing necessary relief to the victims under CM's relief fund and
also look into the establishment of a Fire Station at Kamba which witnessed frequent
fire accidents in the recent past.
CYO dismiss claim
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The Capital Youth Organization has dismissed the claim that it
has connection with political parties. In a release CYO President Bengia Nachung
clarified that, "Ours is purely a social organization and we are totally non-political
organization till now. We have never been affiliated with any political parties.
And as a social organization we always stand for only welfare of capital people."
Foundation day observed
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply
Department Workers' Union observed its 16th Foundation Day at Naharlagun today with
befitting manner. During the celebration development activities of the union was
also highlighted by the president.
School Rally on sanitation conducted under NBA
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: In continuation with the NBA (Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan) programme
to create awareness for better sanitation and hygiene among the public of Kurung
Kumey district Sangram PHE & WS Division carried out school rally at various schools
under Kurung Kumey District.
Attending the programme at Sangram recently, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Gejum
Ete along with SDO Sangram spoke to the participants from Govt. Hr. Sec. School &
Ane Mariam Pvt. School regarding benefits of sanitation and hygiene practice. He
also suggested the participants to avoid open defecation to render better health
and economic status in life.
While coming up with the programme at other blocks later, the District Consultants
further appealed all the participants specially the school students to take the path
of hygiene in every step of life and requested the school teachers who were also
a part of the rally to render their valuable support and cooperation to conduct such
needful programme in near future.
Awareness camp on tea cultivation
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: An awareness camp on tea cultivation and management was conducted
at Kanubari, Longding district recently. The awareness camp was organized by Arunachal
Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association under the sponsorship of the Department of
Trade and Commerce, GoAP. More than 150 prospective farmers from the Kanubari administrative
sub-division have attended the programme.
N. Wangjen, Addl. Dy. Commissioner, Kanubari in his inaugural speech exhorted all
the participants to avail and utilize the scheme and to enhance their economic livelihood
because the area has suitable factors for cultivation of Tea. Metali Wangjen, ZPM,
Kanubari also spoke on the occasion.
Sanjib Rajbongshi, Assistant Director Tea Development, Tea Board of India, Itanagar
and Biswajyoti Bordoloi, Junior Advisory Officer, Arunachal Advisory Centre, Tea
Research Association, Itanagar attended the programme as resource persons and gave
detail presentation on the systematic and scientific cultivation of tea in the technical
Earlier, Sompha Wangsa, General Secretary (APSTGA), who himself is a progressive
farmer and is responsible for mobilization of tea cultivation activities in the area,
in his address gave detail accounts of the activities being undertaken by the Association
for socio-economic development of the area. The Department of Trade & Commerce in
support with the Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association has been working
with untiring effort to accelerate the tea movement in the State, especially for
training programmes of progressive tea farmers.
Panchayat leaders for new RCC bridge
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The panchayat leaders of Baririjo Anchal Samity block have appealed
to the state Govt for reconstruction and replacement of present dilapidated iron
bridge over Banyom valley river at Ronya village under Barijo circle of Upper Subansiri
district with RCC Bridge.
In a representation addressed to the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the panchayat leaders
said, the iron bridge, which is a life line of many villages, remains in pathetic
condition due to lack of maintenance by the authority since 1980. The aged bridge
has already got damaged and therefore needs replacement with new RCC bridge to prevent
any unwanted accident, the representation said.
ASS team in Arunachal on mission goodwill
Strengthen age-old ties: Tuki
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Expressing deep shock at the unfortunate January 29 inter-state
boundary incident at Tarasso/Chauldhua that claimed valuable lives, Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki exhorted Assam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) to make all out efforts
to strengthen the age-old relations between the peoples of both neighbouring states.
His exhortation came when a nine-member ASS team led by its vice president Dr Paramananda
Rajbangshi on a goodwill mission along with the members of Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society (APLS) headed by its president Y D Thongchi called on him at his official
bungalow here on Tuesday to express solidarity with the people of Arunachal in punishing
the guilty of the incident, finding an acceptable and amicable solution to the boundary
row and measures to cement the bilateral ties further.
The economic blockade was univocally condemned by ASS, APLS and the CM, who said
it was not justified as innocent people of both states suffer. Lakhs of Assamese
are living in Arunachal and same is the case for Arunachaees with strong matrimonial
ties with Assamese, Tuki reasoned.
Highlighting the strong bonds between the peoples of both states since the days of
North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA) when the language was Assamese, teachers and
administrators were from Assam, the CM said that both states are inseparable because
the Arunachalees and the Assamese have close social, cultural and linguistic affinity.
Pointing out that responsible NGOs, like ASS and APLS could play a pivotal role in
cementing the bilateral relations further, the chief minister consented to the suggestions
of Dr Rajbongshi to conduct good will tour by both NGOs to some disputed boundary
areas and hold cultural exchange programmes besides inaugurating Lummer Dai Centre
for NE Cultural Research at Bihupuria in April next. The centre would be a symbol
of strong unity, amity and love between both the states, Tuki said and assured all
possible help in response to the ASS memorandum.
Lawmaker Phosum Khimhun, who had attended the annual ASS session at Barpeta has announced
a Sishu Sahitya Award named after writer-poet Kengsam Kenglang, Dr Rajbongshi informed,
adding ASS formed in 1917 is one the largest NGOs in the world.
Disclosing that he has been attending numerous socio-cultural-political functions
at the invitation of his uncounted friends in Assam, Tuki said he had begun his political
career from Guwahati in 1983 in presence of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
"The Tarasso/Chualdhua incident should have never occurred as I expedited the visit
of Supreme Court constituted single-man Local Boundary Commission headed by retired
high court judge Tarun Chattarjee and members M K Naidu and S K Goel, which visited
12 disputed areas and the last were to Tarasso, Gumto and Kimin under Papumpare district;
Likabali under West Siang, Gerukamukh and Dollungmukh under Lower Subansiri during
Nov 12 to 14 last to take stock of the ground realities by interacting with the people.
Both the state governments took immediate steps to bring normalcy, the Sonitpur
and Papum Pare district administrations have been conducting investigations while
"I have urged the home ministry for an independent probe," he said and suggested
the media teams of both state to visit the affected area for factual reporting.
"The statue of India's cultural icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika would be installed at Itanagar
for which APLS president Thongchi has been entrusted with the responsibility," Tuki
"Humanity is beyond political border which was proved when you whole heartedly took
part in the last rites of Bhupenda and brought his ashes to be immersed in the rivers
of Arunachal," Dr Rajbongshi said and urged Tuki to take bold steps along with his
Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi and the central government to punish the perpetrators
of January 29 incident besides finding an amicable solution to the boundary imbroglio
by winning the trust of the people of both sides.
"Arunachalees had fought with the Britishers for Assam. The relations have been continuing
since then and it should not be stained at any cost," Thongchi said in his address.
The rendition of melodious Assamese and Arunachalee numbers reflected the truth behind
India's unity song "Mile sur mera tumhara".
The ASS team included Rayanti Rava, Sangeet Natak Academy's Ustad Bismail Khan awardee,
Debojit Bora, Manik Ahamed, Nipen Kumar Das, Sunil Gurung, Palak Gogoi, Banikanta
Rava and J C Sharma. Guwahati DRC D J Bora accompanied the team.
The APLS team included vice president Tage Tada, general secretary Tokong Pertin,
Mamang Dai, a Padmashree awardee, Sangeet Natak Akademy member Bengia Hemanta, Batem
Pertin, Nabam Tarang, Sokep Kri, Raman Bora, Inumani Das Borah, Dr Pekba Ringu and
Pradeep Kumar, information & publicity secretary of APLS.
Lawmakers Padi Richo and Tani Loffa and APPSC member Jati Pulu were also were present.
Assam-Arunachal border a new theatre of Maoists: Govt
Naxals extort Rs 140 crore annually
New Delhi, Feb 12: Naxals are trying to set up organisational bases in the Northeast
to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal
Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities, the government
said on Wednesday.
"The CPI(Maoist) has developed close fraternal ties with Northeast insurgent groups
like the Revolutionary People's Front and People's Liberation Army of Manipur. Both
the outfits have agreed upon mutual cooperation in the areas of training, funding,
supply of arms and ammunition," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told Rajya Sabha
in a written reply.
The minister said the Upper Assam Leading Committee (UALC) of CPI(Maoist) is presently
operating in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and have been involved in incidents of looting
of weapons and extortion from local villagers.
The government said UALC has also been engaged in recruitment and training of cadres
for the outfit in Assam and these cadres have been utilised in extensive propaganda
against mega dams in Assam.
"In this backdrop, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre
of Maoist activities. The outfit is also establishing separate channels in the Northeast,
particularly in Nagaland for procurement of ammunition," the minister said.
Singh said the central government has alerted the state governments concerned of
the Northeast in this regard. The government is also monitoring the situation closely,
"The activities of CPI(Maoist) has declined significantly in the Northeast in recent
times, consequent to the arrest of important cadres from the area," he said. Naxals
have been extorting money to the tune of Rs 140 crore annually from contractors,
businessmen and corporate houses besides their front organisations are suspected
to be receiving foreign funds clandestinely.
"Though an exact quantification of their finance is not possible, it has been assessed
in a study conducted by the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, Delhi, that
the CPI-Maoist has been collecting not less than Rs 140 crore annually from a variety
of sources," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh informed Rajya Sabha in a written
He also said possibility of certain front organisations of CPI(Maoist) clandestinely
getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out.
Singh said the main source of funds for the Maoists include extortion from 'tendu
patta' contractors, extortion from infrastructure/ development work contractors,
'levy' from businessmen and corporate houses.
In addition, they rob banks and public and private properties to augment their finances.
"The Left Wing Extremists groups, particularly the CPI (Maoist), extort considerable
'levy' from various illegal mining mafia groups in Naxal-affected states," the minister
NESO, AAPSU stage dharna against racial abuse
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) and North East
Students' Organization (NESO) today sat on dharna in front of Raj Bhawan here in
protest against racial abuse that led to death of a young Arunachalee in the national
capital last month.
Addressing the protesters, NESO secretary general Prakash Sinam Singh urged all the
students and people across the state to stand united and fight against such barbaric
The rape of a minor girl of Manipur by the son of landlord just few days after Nido
Tania's killing shows that we the people of NE are still unsafe in national capital,
NESO also appealed to the political leaders of the NE region to stand united and
work for the welfare of the people of the region. AAPSU president Kamta Lapung also
addressed the gathering and criticized the state government and both the Members
of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh for doing nothing for the safety and security
of people from the state in the national capital.
"The issue of murder of Lt. Tania is not only for his parents but for all the people
of North East who are being discriminated for so many years in the national capital
and other parts of country," said AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi.
Highlighting incidence of racial discriminations against NE people in the national
capital, AAPSU stated that two boys from Manipur were beaten and abused in public
place on January 25. The incident was followed by the murder of Lt. Nido Tania on
January 29. On February 8, a minor girl aged about 14 years was kidnapped from public
place and brutally raped by the son of a landlord. Then again on February 9, two
boys from North East were beaten up in public without no fault of their.
Later, NESO, on behalf of people of the NE region, submitted a memorandum to the
Governor demanding capital punishment to all the perpetrators of the heinous crime
at the earliest, stringent action against the police personnel for failing to register
case and conduct medical examination following the first assault by the accused persons,
erection of a memorial/statue of Nido Tania at a suitable location in the national
capital, instruction by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for inclusion
of NE- its geographical location, people, culture, ethos, etc in the syllabus of
school under all states board and central board including the CBSE and awareness
campaign across the country, enactment of Anti-Racism Act and declaration of January
30 as National Anti-Racism day. Many students from several institutes also participated
in the dharna.
CM visits Kharsang, lays foundation stone of Govt Polytechnic, Circle Hq
KHARSANG, Feb 12: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today visited Kharsang in Changlang
district and laid foundation stone of the Govt Polytechnic at Old Plone, Circle headquarter
at Namphai -I for the newly created Namphai circle. He also inaugurated Community
hall cum recreation centre and newly constructed double storied Primary Health C
entre building at Kharsang. He lauded the contractor of the PHC building and the
executing agency WRD Kharsang for excellent workmanship and judicious utilization
Addressing a huge public gathering at Kharsang later in the day the chief minister
highlighted the flagship programme of the state Govt and sought co-operation from
the people and officials for successful implementation of the Govt sponsored schemes.
Responding to memorandum submitted by the public of Miao subdivision, he assured
to take necessary steps to upgrade Kharsang circle headquarter to SDO/EAC, development
of the general ground and construction of mini stadium at Kharsang, development
of tourism infrastructure for Namdapha National Park and other genuine demands of
the public. He further emphasized that, his government will leave no stone unturned
to take measures for the larger interest of the state. He also commended the local
legislator cum Minister Kamlung Mosang for his leadership and the initiatives to
drive forward this very resourceful area in positive direction.
Also present on the day were officials and prominent public leaders of the area.
Nido Tania’s family meets Sonia Gandhi
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Nido Tania's family led by Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy called
on AICC president Sonia Gandhi at her 10-Janpath residence here this morning.
Emotionally charged Sonia hugged Tania's Mother Marina and conveyed her deepest condolence
to the family including Parliamentary Secretary to Health & Family Welfare, Food
and Civil Supply Nido Pavitra (father) and exuded confidence by assuring to seriously
pursue the Tania's case at the highest forum.
Gandhi also assured to seriously look into a memorandum submitted by Marina demanding
capital punishment to the culprits, stringent action against the police personnel
for failure to register the case as well as the failure to conduct medical examination
following the first assault by the accused persons, instruction by the union MHRD
for inclusion of the North East geography, its people, culture, ethos, etc in the
schools syllabus of all State Boards and Central Boards including the CBSE and awareness
campaign across the country.
On the repeated attacks on NE people in the national capital, she said the people's
mindset have to be changed through massive awareness in all forms of media.
"You have all our support…such incident happens due to ignorance of the people about
the NE. We need to educate our people through massive campaigns in all forms of media
and in school syllabi," she opined. Marina also demanded enactment of a stringent
anti-racial law, erection of a Tania's memorial in national, declaring January
30 as National Anti-Racism Day in India, designation of fast track court of the
four in Delhi to try all elated cases of atrocities, establishment of a police station
to deal with cases related to racial discrimination and atrocities against NE people
to be manned by officers from NE states, Delhi Police should recruit 5,000 from NE
at one go by conducting recruitment in capitals of 8 NE states (There are only 39
policemen from NE among the strong 90,000 contingent of Delhi Police).
Sanjoy, also All India Tribal MP Forum convenor, sought Sonia's special attention
in ensuring safety of the NE people working and studying in National Capital Region.
Union MoS (Minority Affairs) Ninong Ering, MP from Meghalaya Vincent H. Pala, joint
secretary Sadhana Deori included the team.
Meanwhile, Sanjoy is convening an All Faith Memorial Service for Tania here on Feb
1`5 where religious leaders from different faiths that included Shankaracharya, Imam
Bukari of Jama Masjid, New Delhi and Archbishop Anil Josehp Thomas Couto have confirmed
their participations amongst hosts of other religious leaders, students and general
ITP prog in West Siang concludes
AALO, Feb 12: Three days block level sensitization-cum-orientation training programme
for capacity building to the frontline government functionaries and PRI member including
SHGs through Intensive Training Programme for four blocks of West Siang concluded
at Likabali on February 08.
Tayom Bage, Sub-Divisional Officer, Likabali inaugurated the ITP and said that Intensive
Training Programme is one of the important Training Project of ATI, Naharlagun which
seeks to refurbish, reorient and upgrade domain knowledge amongst all important stakeholders
in all the four identified sectors for not just better programme delivery, but also
for sensitizing the concerned for institutionalization mechanisms for sustained results
programme delivery in quality and quantitative result in increasing community participation
and asked every ones full cooperation and participation and exhorted the importance
and benefits of the training Programmes.
Tamar Baki, Tech. Asst.-cum- training coordinator, ITP Project gave brief introduction
of the programme and highlighted the main content of the need and major objective
of this ITP programme including important issues and various aspects, scope to be
covered includes Issues and imperatives of Good governance; Office Procedures of
providing information as per RTI Act; Office Procedure and Office Management; Office
procedure of File management; Conduct Rule (CCS Rule); Office Procedure of financial
management; Importance of ethical norms in good governance; Managerial skills in
Leadership, Motivation and team building at workplace & Procedure of developmental
schemes in the identified core sectors under ITP project i.e (a) Rural Livelihood
& Rural Development (B) Drinking Water & Rural Sanitation (c) Education in Rural
Areas and (d) Primary Health in rural areas and develop the capacity building by
ensuring better delivery of public services in rural areas by them as an ultimate
objective of this course.
E. Ete, APO-cum-DRP, Education, Er. Benga Gara, AE-cum-RP, PHED,Likabali and Shri.
Tamar Baki, TA-cum- State level Master trainer, DRDA, Aalo acted as Master Trainers
and Resource Persons in this mega training ITP, project of Block Level. DIPRO
AGSU calls for solution to boundary problem
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: All Galo Students' Union (AGSU) has urged the state government
to come up with a concrete policy in order to solve the vexed boundary dispute with
Taking serious note of the reported directives of Assam officials from Dhemaji district
to the villagers of Durpai in West Siang district to vacate their land and not to
carry out wet rice cultivation in fields owned by Galo people since time immemorial,
AGSU, in a release described it unfortunate, unconstitutional and unauthentic.
"It is thoroughly observed that tense within the border between Assam and Arunachal
is a handy work of Assam government as there is nothing enmity with the indigenous
people of both the state sharing the inter-state boundary in foothills area. The
situation becomes tense/volatile whenever the officials from Assam carryout 'unconstitutional'
activities by violating the status-quo in the border areas," the release said.
AGSU appealed to both the indigenous people living in Assam-Arunachal boundary to
maintain peace and preserve their age- old relationships.
AGSU also appealed to all civil societies, NGOs, pressure groups, welfare organizations
and students unions to work hard to find an amicable solution to border row between
Meanwhile, AGSU appealed to the state government for immediate establishment of a
separate fire station at Kamba ADC. It lamented that the authority has not taken
any initiative for establishment of fire station at Kamba despite repeated pleas.
AGSU also appealed to the state government for providing sufficient reliefs to the
victims of Gemo Tali fire accident as per laid down norms for their quick resettlement.
Earlier, the executive body members of the union condoled the death of Mori Riba
and prayed for eternal peace of departed soul.
4th day of CM's Trophy tournament
Capital Complex & Papum Pare emerge winner in men’s football
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Capital Complex and Papum Pare won their respective matches in
Men's football on the fourth day of the first state level Chief Minister's Trophy
on Football and Volleyball (men & women) at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy complex,
Chimpu near here today.
Capital Complex defeated Upper Siang 6-1 and Papum Pare edged past Upper Subansiri
1-0 in a keenly contested match. In another match, East Siang and Lower Subansiri
played out 1-1 draw.
After today's matches, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare and Capital Complex
entered the quarter- finals.
In women's football, West Siang trounced Upper Subansiri 5-0 and Kurung Kumey thrashed
Lower Subansiri 8-0.
Capital Complex, West Siang, Kurung Kumey and East Siang districts entered in the
In men's volleyball, West Siang beat Upper Subansiri 25-15, 25-14, Kurung Kumey beat
Lower Subansiri 25-16, 19-25, 25-23, Capital Complex beat Upper Siang 25-13, 25-13
and East Kameng beat East Siang 25-9, 25-21 sets.
Lower Subansiri will play against Upper Subansiri at 8 am tomorrow while West Siang
will meet Kurung Kumey at 9 am tomorrow in men's volleyball.
In women's volleyball, East Kameng defeated East Siang 25-9, 25-13 and Kurung Kumey
beat Capital Complex 25-23, 23-25, 23-25 sets.
Lower Subansiri Vs East Kameng (8 am)
Papum Pare Vs Kurung Kumey (9 am)
East Siang vs West Siang (10 am)
Capital Complex Vs Upper Subansiri (11 am).
NABARD conducts awareness prog on AMIGS scheme
TEZU, Feb 12: A one day awareness programme on development and strengthening of Agricultural
Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization (AMIGS) was held yesterday
at DC's Conference Hall, Tezu for the banker's, NGOs and all the Govt. officers of
agri and allied departments of Lohit district.
The program was organized by the NABARD Regional Office, Itanagar on behalf of NABCONS
in collaboration with the local NGO, Amik Matai Society.
Kamal Roy, Assistant Project Manager cum DDM, NABARD highlighted in detail of the
AMIGS scheme. He informed that the objective of the scheme is to provide additional
agricultural marketing infrastructure to cope up with the large expected marketable
surpluses of agricultural and allied commodities including dairy, poultry, fishery,
livestock and minor forest produce.
Shavin Mam on behalf of Amik Matai Society dwelt in length about the need for promotion
of SHGs and Farmers Clubs in Lohit district for socio-economic development of the
locality especially when the government is going to implement the NRLM and NERLP
schemes in the state. He solicited the co-operation of the bankers and departments
concerned for building up the capacity of the SHGs by imparting the demand driven
trainings in the livelihood sector.
Chairing the meeting, Rajiv Takuk, Deputy Commissioner, Lohit assured to extend all
possible support to the development efforts of NABARD, departments and NGOs to bring
about sustainable livelihood development in the district. He exhorted the officers
present in the meeting to make realistic planning and effective implementation leading
to achievement of the desired impact of the development schemes. He also requested
the agri. and allied departments and NGOs to promote federations of milk producers,
ginger, orange and cardamom growers with the support of NABARD and other banks with
systematic sorting, segregation and packaging so as fetch good price to the farmers
with provision of necessary infrastructures. Onus lies on the collaborative efforts
of the local administration, departments, banks and NGOs to find out alternative
livelihood means to contain the opium addiction in the district, he exhorted.
Silver jubilee of East Kameng district Revival Church celebrated
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The East Kameng District Revival Church has celebrated it's Silver
Jubilee at general ground, Seppa with three days programme from February 7 to 9.
The believers in huge number along with full time workers gathered to celebrate the
occasion. Rev. Neivotso Neikha, mission director (NECRCC) delivered the God's message
and followed by a short exhortation by President (APCRCC) and special guest L. K.
Participating in the celebration as special guest on the 2nd day of the programme,
MLA Tani Loffa appreciated the Christian community of the district, emphasized on
changing the lifestyle and follow the path of Lord Jesus Christ and to avoid evil
thoughts. Rev. Neivotso Neikha delivered the message of God. Earlier, the flag was
hoisted by Meichi Taku, chairman, Silver Jubilee celebration. He also appreciated
and recognized the contributions of pioneers like Late Nisham Sonam (1st Pastor),
Hano Taffo (1st treasurer) and other Church leaders like Evangelist Jackey Tayung.
The 3rd day's programme started with the address by Norbu Sonam, Chief Patron. He
greeted all the believers and dignitaries present in the jubilee function. Tapuk
Taku, MLA, Seppa also extended his greetings to all the members present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Member of Parliament, Arunachal West Takam Sanjoy could
not turn up to attend the function due to bad weather condition. However, they conveyed
their inconvenience through a fax message and encouraged by contributing financial
Ollo Woraang Juku festival celebrated
UD minister calls for preservation of rich tradition
LAZU, Feb 12: The 2nd Ollo Woraang Juku festival of the Ollo group of Noctes of Lazu
area was celebrated with great fanfare and gaiety at Lazu today.
Greeting the people on the occasion, Urban Development and Fisheries Minister Rajesh
Tacho said that India is a country of many colourful festivals which are known over
the world adding that India is a country of unity in diversity wherein people of
different ethnic entities join in each other's festivals. The minister passionately
appealed all to jealously guard their traditional systems and spare no effort to
preserve the rich legacies for the posterity. He said that development would not
come from outside but the people themselves will have to develop and urged all to
take up schemes in agriculture and horticulture in large scale to improve their economy.
He told the gathering that no place can make any headway without proper education
and said that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had launched many employment generating programmes
in the state and urged the youth to take full advantage.
The guest of honour Thinghap Taiju, Parliamentary Secretary, WRD asked the people
to strengthen the hands of local MLA Yumsen Matey for all round development and preserve
the rich culture of the Ollos. The local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, DoTCL and
SWWCD while thanking the minister for his kind presence highlighted the significance
of the Worang festival and asked the people to be proud of their identity as Ollos.
He urged them to work hard to catch up with the more developed tribes of the state.
Earlier, the minister unfurled the festival flag and witnessed the rituals at the
makeshift altar. He later released the Ollo Pongwan CD cassette amidst huge applause.
Folk dances, modern dances and community feast marked the day-long celebrations.
The festive occasion was attended by DC, Tirap, SP, Tirap, Secretary, APCC Dabi,
HoDs, PRI leaders, chiefs and GBs. DIPRO
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to express extreme disappointment
against Lower Dibang valley administration for not publishing the recruitment date
of computer-cum-account assistant in the local dailies. I want to ask district administration,
whether there are no internet facilities available in your office or what? If yes
then why don't you inform us about date of interview? Are the fees for publishing
advertisement too much? If other district administrations can publish it in the local
dailies then why can't our district administration do the same?
At last, being an unemployed youth of LDV, I want to tell district administration
that you had disappointed us.
Let's stop acting like wild animals
It is heartening to know that entire country is expressing their solidarity over
the brutal killing of our beloved brother late Nido Tania. The episode was given
a national character by news channels like Times Now, Headlines today and various
other channels. Being alarmed by such brutality, whole day I kept browsing news channel
to catch up every details of what would be next. But, alas! Every time I switched
on my TV, it would show me some unending debate of politicians and time consuming
advertisements. Few years ago, in South Delhi while entire Arunachal students were
expressing solidarity with press fraternity by organizing protest against the brutal
attack on young lady journalist Tongam Rina of Arunachal Times I was amazed to find
most of the country's leading news channels like Zee news, Times Now and others present
except my favourite Aaj Tak channel. I was thinking what is wrong with this news
channel? Is there any reason for not covering us? Yes, there may be one solid reason.
"Few years ago some guys in Itanagar broke vehicle of Aaj Tak and even attacked its
staff, which forced them to flee from the state," told me a fellow Arunachalee. Dear
people of Arunachal, let's stop acting like wild animals. Today we claim that we
are in modern age but sadly many are seen acting like they are still in Tarzan era.
This generation is perishing anyhow but let's save our future generation. Lastly
today we can be proud of having successfully united every Indians in protest against
various injustices........be it Tongam Rina's case, Tarrasso incident or late Nido
Tania's case. It is only because of the incredible role played by our media and press
fraternity that our minds are truly awakened.
Mowb Colony 2,
KGBV teachers being ignored by state government
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of East Kameng Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
Teachers Association (EKKGBVTA) would like to draw kind attention of Government of
Arunachal Pradesh towards hardship faced by the teachers working under the ambitious
programme of Government of Arunachal Pradesh that is Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
The GoAP are interested to promote girls education in Arunachal Pradesh but they
are totally ignoring the welfare of staffs working under KGBVs of Arunachal Pradesh.
The salaries of staffs are very meager as compared to duties that we perform. The
prices of essential commodities are getting hiked day by day but our salary remains
stagnate since it was implemented from 2005-06 in Arunachal Pradesh. The GoAP has
enhanced the salary of each and every department; right from the regular, casual
and contractual workers as per the Sixth pay commission but they did not enhance
the salary of KGBV staffs at that time.
From that very moment the KGBV staffs started to submit memorandum after memorandum
to GoAP but still our genuine demands are not fulfilled till date and GoAP is remaining
silent towards our demands.
At present also indefinite pen down strike was declared by AAPKGBVTA from 27th January
2014 but still GoAP is not in mood to solve our problems. GoAP is totally responsible
for the present pen down strike because they failed to meet our genuine demands.
Hope, our grievances will be looked into by the authorities in the right earnest
and needful action be taken at the earliest possible.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
---- Editorial ----
New boundary tension erupts
The Assam-Arunachal boundary problem is again back to forefront. Tension is prevailing
in Durpai village of West Siang district after group of senior officers from Assam
led by SP and ADC of Dhemaji district yesterday visited the village and asked villagers
to vacate the land. The Assam officials had claimed that the land belongs to them.
This incident comes just few days after border clash at Tarasso claimed 10 lives.
The incident resulted in imposing of economic blockade against Arunachal. Also one
Arunachalee boy was brutally assaulted at Assam.
The economic blockade which lasted for one week paralyzed whole state. State capital
was cut from rest of the country due to blockade. It caused immense pain to the people
of state. Such was the intensity of blockade that if it had lasted for another week,
there could have been retaliatory action in Arunachal. The government of Assam and
Arunachal should take urgent note of Durpai incident and take precautionary measures.
The two states cannot afford to have another clash as it will possibly destroy the
age old relation.