KHONSA, Jan 10: The DFO, Deomali Forest Division explained the public, students and
teachers of Residential Girls School, Borduria and staff of Deomali Forest Division
about forest fires and its ill effects and control measures in details in an awareness
He requested the students of the school and the public as well to act as an ambassador
to disseminate the message of forest fires to their parents and common masses and
to control forest fires in order to safeguard the vegetation and environment.
Wanglin Lowangdong, Speaker, released the posters on forest fires. He dealt at length
regarding conservation of forest and wild life by the local population. He also spoke
regarding the evils of forest fires and its subsequent detrimental effects on ecology
and environment. He appealed to public leaders, students and everybody present to
assist the department of Environment and Forests to control forest fires.
To mark the occasion, a trekking expedition in the Borduria VRF was conducted wherein
the site for creation of Arboretum was finalized. DIPRO
Teacher’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) East Kameng District Unit
today deeply mourned the death of assistant teacher Sanjay Taniang who passed away
on Thursday. Late Taniang was serving as assistant teacher at government primary
school Niti Darlong of Seijosa circle under East Kameng. He joined in service on
14th April 1987. Association fondly remembers late Taniang as sincere and dedicated
A dwelling house gutted
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: A dwelling house of one Hiba Tajuk was reportedly gutted down in
fire accident at Lower Putung village here on 7th January. The house owner was not
present when the accident occurred and the fire devoured all house-hold properties,
the release added.
Stage ready for celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Prant is gearing up to celebrate 150th
birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Many programmes have been finalized requiring
participation of the youth, women, students, villagers etc. The celebrations are
scheduled to start on 12th January 2013 and conclude on 12th January 2014.
Kendra is going to organize an awareness shobha yatra passing through various parts
of Itanagar on 12th January 2013 to mark the beginning of celebration at Itanagar
as well as in the state. The procession which will be flagged off from three locations
viz., i) Nyokum Lapang Ground, ii) Mowb-II, and iii) R K Mission at 7.30 A M. All
these groups will then proceed and culminate at Indira Gandhi Park wherein Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki will address the participants.
International award for E Doye
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Ego Doye, principal of government secondary school Ganga brought
laurels to the state after he was awarded with International Status Award for Intellectual
Development on the occasion of International Summit at Holiday Inn Bangkok, Thailand
on 4th January last. The award was given to Doye in recognition to his individual
contribution for the international integration. The award was given away by deputy
prime minister of Thailand Kon Davransi. Other recipients of the award were Prof.
L Fimate, Director of RIIMS Imphal and Paul Montek Singh Narula, Chief Executive
Officer, Cintex Company Limited Bangkok.
NIT to host regional Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The three days North Eastern Regional Science Congress will be
held National Institute of Technology (NIT) from tomorrow.
Reputed scientists and engineers from various parts of the country are expected to
participate and present research papers. The Congress will cover mostly all disciplines
of science, like Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
Information and Communication Science and Technology, Material Sciences, Mathematical
Sciences, Medical Science, Biology, Physical Sciences and Technical Education etc.
Bar association seeks an alternative forum
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Claiming that additional and session court Bomdila of three districts
- East, West Kameng and Tawang is not functioning due to non-appointment of regular
additional and sessions judge Bomdila, Additional District & Sessions Court Bomdila
Bar Association today demanded for an alternative forum to enable public to seek
legal remedy till the appointment of regular judge. It said that due to non- functioning
of the said court, the three districts left without court and people are facing problem
to readdress their grievances.
State Govt & NEDFi sign MoU
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for third party monitoring
of SPA projects for the year 2010-11 was signed between the state government and
NEDFi at the Raj Bhawan office today. Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning on behalf of
the State government while SK Baruah, GM & Company Secretary inked the MoU for NEDFi,
according to a planning department release.
Riba and Mallo visit Talley Valley
ZIRO, Jan 10: Director Art and Culture Mamta Riba and Secretary IPR Indira Mallo
Jain visited the Talley Valley which was recently shortlisted among various sites
from India for UNESCO World Heritage site by Archaeological Survey of India.
Expressing her joy over Talley Valley being shortlisted for UNESCO world heritage
site, the Secretary IPR, congratulated the people of Lower Subansiri district and
exhorted the concern authorities to ensure that endangered species are protected
from local hunters. More new species are waiting to be discovered in this rich treasure
of biodiversity, she added.
The Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous attractions of Ziro that
houses a diverse range of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is spread over an area of
337 sqkm. and is surrounded by silver fir trees, ferns, orchids, bamboo and rhododendron.
This sanctuary offers abode to several endangered species like clouded leopards.
Situated towards the northwest of Ziro, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is known
as a biodiversity zone.
DFO, Lower Subansiri district, Col. Koj Tari, Retd Wing commander Gyati Kago, Dr.
Tage Kano of Future Generations, film personalities and other officials of the district
administration were also part of the team. DIPRO
DC urges staff to prepare for Panchayat polls
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: In a meeting held at Yupia on Wednesday, Papum Pare deputy commissioner
Pige Ligu has instructed EROs and AEROs to be in readiness ensuing Panchayati Raj
election scheduled to be held in the month of April and May. DC also urged all the
heads of the department to give the name of officers and staffs at earliest for advance
preparedness of the election. ADC Tarin Dakpe also instructed EROs and AEROs to publish
the error free panchayati Raj Electoral Roll as per the schedule of the state election
commission. The meeting was also attended, among others, by Zilla Chairperson Nabam
‘Allocate venue for agitation’
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization today demanded the district
administration for allocation of particular venue for agitation and dharna. Organization’s
demand came after district administration imposed ban on democratic movements such
as agitation and dharna in sensitive and VIP locations.
It said that district administration should allocate proper venue, where people could
protest while expressing their grievances to the authority.
APST bus service demanded
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Claiming that since 2008-09, APST has withdrawn its bus service
from Itanagar to Pakke-Kessang in East Kameng district, All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang
Dissing Passo Seijosa Students Union today sought bus service to be resumed for Pakke-Kessang.
It said that common people are unable to afford the exorbitant fare charges of Tata
179 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
CM lays foundation of CO office at Yagrung, assures road dev.
PASIGHAT, Jan 10: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has assured to grant adequate fund for
development of road communication at Yagrung area and construction of bridges along
Pasighat-Ledum-Tene road. Tuki gave this assurance after laying the foundation stone
of the newly declared circle office headquarters at Yagrung. He also announced Rs
one crore for construction of office building and staff quarters.
Addressing the local villagers at Yagrung Secondary school campus, Tuki urged the
people to look after the office and other assets as their own property. He said the
people of five villages would be benefited from the office as all circle level officials
work could be get done from the office.
He also opened the extension building of Yagrung Secondary school constructed with
Responding a memorandum submitted by the PRI members led by Bosing Banggo ZPM Namuk
Taloh, the chief minister assured of granting fund for construction of rural link
road in the area besides protection of erosion posed by the hilly streams in the
The Yagrng area has historical importance as warrior like Matmur Jamoh, those who
fought against the British in Anglo-Adi war, was born in the village. Being settled
during pre-independent time, the village has shifted its location four times so far
in the wake of natural calamities.
Establishment of a circle office was a long-pending public demand of the local people.
The state government, following public demand finally declared to establish an independent
circle office headquarters at Yagrung by vide notification No- DAD-62/2010 dated
The CM, who arrived at Pasighat today at about 3.00 pm also opened the school building
at Yagrung Secondary School constructed with Special Plan Assistance (SPA). He also
laid the foundation stone of East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) office
building at Pasighat town in the evening.
The CM will lay foundation stone of State University at JNC hilltop and inaugurate
an Amusement Park (Chat Puja) cum Recreational Park at Pane Korong tomorrow. He will
also address a public rally at Pasighat bazaar at noon and leave Pasighat in the
The chief minister was accompanied by Union Minister Ninong Ering, Lok Sbha MP Takam
Sanjay, state’s Education Minister Bosiram Siram and hosts of MLAs and parliamentary
secretaries besides public leaders and government officials.
8th NE business summit
Taloh puts emphasis on border trade
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Representing Arunachal Pradesh in the 8th North East Business Summit
in New Delhi, Industry Minister Tapang Taloh requested delegates from Myanmar to
give more emphasis to re-construct the Stilwell Road at Myanmar side which will attract
investment not only in Arunachal Pradesh but also in their country.
Participating in the Infrastructure Development for International Border Trade Facilitation
session of the summit, Taloh highlighted the state’s long international boundary
with neighboring countries, such as Bhutan in the West (160km), China in the North
(1080Km) and Myanmar in the East (540Kms) which provide Arunachal Pradesh a great
potential for border trade. Amongst all the border trade points with these neighboring
countries, Pangsau Pass (Nampong) in Changlang district under Indo-Myanmar sector
is the most feasible trade point, he said. The 1726 km Stilwell Road starts from
Ledo in Assam to Kunming in China.
The Road passes through Jairampur and Nampong in Arunachal Pradesh covering 31 km
and 30 km in Assam. The 61 km road in India side has already been converted into
NH-153 and the bordering works is almost completed excepting 11.5 km from Nampong
to Pangsau Pass (in Patkai Mountain Range, border pillar no.173). He told that Nampong
Land Custom Station (LCS) had been renovated and requires Government of India’s intervention
The International Banking Forum also agreed with the suggestion and decided to workout
the feasibility for establishing Banking institute in the Myanmar.
In Investor Meet Session with Minister of DoNER and North Eastern Region Industry
Minister and senior officials focused on new investment, review of ongoing industrial
projects, views of NEIIPP schemes, status of disbursal of incentives and subsidies
declared under NEIIPP and the respective State Govt. polices etc.
Answering to a question, Taloh said Arunachal Pradesh is a peace loving state which
will obviously enhance the inflow of domestic and international tourists in Arunachal
Participating in the “One To One” Meet, BB Dutta, Extension Officer, briefed the
prospective investors about the objectives and incentives provision under State Industrial
Policy of Arunachal Pradesh besides incentives under NEIIPP like 90% Transport Subsidy,
30% Central Capital Investment subsidy etc. Many investors took keen interest to
visit Arunachal Pradesh.
The Infrastructure Development for International Border Trade Facilitation session
was witnessed by dignitaries from Myanmar, Nepal, Ministers from Tripura, Mizoram,
dignitaries of Banking sectors and official from Indian Chamber of Commerce.
While participating in the group discussion on “Horizons of Heaven-Opportunities
in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector”, Repo Ronya, Director of Industries strongly
pleaded for Air connectivity in Lilabari Airport of North Lakhimpur District of Assam
with Guwahati and elsewhere in order to increase inflow of tourist and the prospective
investors to the Arunachal Pradesh in one hand and on the other to facilitate the
people of two districts of Assam and eight districts of Arunachal Pradesh. He explained
that due to non-availability of air connectivity with the State capital, Itanagar
it takes eight hours for the people to catch flight from Guwahati Airport.
The Second Day session started with Education, Information Technology and Skills
Development and discussion was focused on Empowering people through E-Governance,
Strengthening of connectivity framework through I.T, conducive atmosphere for higher
education and scopes of employment in NE Region, issues of rarity of specialized
vocational education institutes and a gap in demand and supply chain and livelihood,
employment generation and entrepreneurship through Skill Development.
Panelists attended were Rajdeep Sahrawat, senior General Manager & Head of International
Business (Public Sector),TCS, Ranjan Chaudhary, Principal Programme Development,
NSDC, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, NIELIT and others.
In a special session on Action Agenda for Future for exploring the advantages of
Horticulture, Food Processing and Plantation Sectors in North East, the panelists
from different forums, including S Bhattacharjee, MD, NERAMAC shown the role of NERAMAC
in promoting horticulture and food processing sector in North East.
G Boriah explained the Tea Board’s role in strategizing the sustainable growth of
Tea sector in the North East. He appreciated Arunachal Pradesh for encouraging tea
plantation sector. Apart from that he also stated that Tea Board offices will be
established very shortly in every
The two-day Summit organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce concluded with keynote
address by Sam Pitroda, Advisor to PM on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations,
In his address, Pitroda said that “North east is an important part of the country,
which deserves more importance. The NE states should focus on three initiatives for
improvement – Infrastructure, Information System & Innovation. The NE states have
human capacity and potential. They should take more responsibility and initiative,
demand more and do more. Government is there to help”,
“The North East States have tremendous tourism potential. We are now focusing on
IT and an IT Park is being set up in Imphal. A Timber Park has been set up to facilitate
furniture manufacturing. Apart from offering subsidies in various sectors, Government
is also introducing inter-state transport subsidy for the food sector”, said Govindas
Konthoujam, Minister, Industries & Commerce, Government of Manipur.
“North-East India is virtually sitting at the cusp of a high trajectory growth path,
by virtue of its strategic location, natural resource base, high literacy rate and
English speaking population. As pointed out by the twelfth five year plan, connectivity
is crucial for ensuring the future growth and development of the NER, and its ensuing
integration with the neigbouring Southeast Asian, East Asian and South Asian nations”,
said Rajiv Mundhra, President, Indian Chamber Of Commerce.
Dr Rajeev Singh, Director General, Indian Chamber of Commerce said that the “North
East India offers huge opportunities in sectors of strategic importance like energy
and infrastructure; oil, natural gas and hydrocarbons; agro, food processing and
horticulture; floriculture; IT and ITeS and Tourism.
Necessary infrastructure development, greater promulgation of e-governance, reinstatement
of affordable rail, road, air and inland waterway connectivity between the North-Eastern
states and the rest of India, and the Southeast, South and East Asian countries can
unlock the true economic potential of the region, he said. Better tourism development
initiatives and greater stakeholder participation in the growth process are key imperative
for the region. Time-bound implementation of projects, conducive centre-state relations,
political stability, monitoring of fund–flows and necessary marketing and branding
can truly transform this goldmine of a region into a vibrant hub for business, tourism
and trade. ICC is keen to partner the government in all its initiatives at tapping
the NER’s locational advantage as a backdrop to its development. We hope that as
India and the ASEAN look forward to a speedy implementation of the Master Plan on
ASEAN Connectivity, the North-Eastern states will successfully capture the growing
synergies of improved trade and investment linkages and will emerge as an international
trade hub for the Asian Union”, Dr Singh added.
Also present at the session were U Thar Aye, Chief Minister of Sagaing Region of
Myanmar, Dr Hun Kim, Country Director - India, Asian Development Bank, Rajiv Mundhra,
President Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Capital Police accords top priority to Tongam shooting case: SP
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Capital Police has accorded the highest importance to the investigation
into Tongam Rina shooting case, said SP Capital Surender Kumar in a release today.
Reacting to a press statement of Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh
Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) in which they had expressed concern over slow
pace of investigation into Tongam Rina shooting case, the SP clarified that “a letter
has been received from CBI wherein it has been stated that after due consultations
and considerations, CBI had requested that this case may not be endorsed to it for
investigation and the said agency has conveyed its regret to the State Govt. in this
Informing that the Capital Police is carrying out the investigation into this case
on day to day basis, the release further said “six police teams have been constituted
each headed by SI rank officer to investigate into different angles of the case.
These teams have been working into the case investigation from day one and they are
working very hard to work out and to arrest the culprits involved in this case.”
“In the recent past, we have approached to the victim and we have discussed the case
investigation with her. Even during AAPSU election, three teams were regularly working
into investigation of the said case and are directly monitored by SP himself. Further,
it has been conveyed to the concerned that the victim or the victim’s family may
depute someone trustworthy to sit into the meeting of the Police teams held on regular
basis to monitor the case investigation,” the release added.
The release further said that even SP Capital is in regular touch with all concerned
and has given his mobile no. to all so that no communication gap happen between the
victim, the press fraternity and the police.
The SP capital further clarified that as per record and available information, there
is no prima-facie involvement of any powerful people in this case and the Police
teams so constituted for investigation into this case has never complained about
any interference from anyone. “There is no fact on record or otherwise which can
be suppressed in this case and it is to be assured to the press fraternity that whoever
be the culprit in this case shall be brought behind the bar as and when identified
as culprit in this case,” the release said.
While appreciating the efforts and co-operation of the State press fraternity in
this case, the Capital police also sought the same cooperation in future. “We have
to recognize that investigation of a sensitive and complicated case like this requires
some time in order to reach at certain conclusion. All angles of the case investigation
have to be thoroughly looked into in a professional manner and whenever reports are
obtained from some department or other it takes time,” the release added.
Apex Bank signs MoU with NHFDC for economic empowerment of PWDs
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd has signed
an MoU with the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC),
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India on January 10 paving the
way to finance developmental schemes of the Corporation by the Apex Bank in the state.
A workshop was also organized by the Apex Bank in collaboration with the NHFDC at
Conference of Agriculture Department, Naharlagun to sensitize the apex bank officials
and persons with disabilities (PWDs) on various promotional schemes of the Corporation.
The NHFDC officials Mr Mishra, Company Secretary and A. Kumar, Chief Manager, gave
an impressive power point presentation of loan and other promotional schemes.
R.D. Thongon, Jt RCS gave an elaborate background how the department of cooperation
takes initiative for implementation of the scheme in the state. He has advised the
beneficiaries to avail the schemes and use the loan amount judiciously.
Earlier, Tsering Thongdok, MD, Apex Bank said the Apex Bank being a state’s own bank
has taken the responsibility to implement the scheme. He requested the beneficiaries
to be regular in repayment of loan so that the scheme can provide regular economic
support to the persons with disabilities.
The program was attended by targeted beneficiaries, bank officials, NGO, Researchers
and University students. The members All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Association
lauded the apex bank for implementing the schemes and assured to cooperate in loan
Largest tree of Arunachal Pradesh located
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J J Singh presented cash
awards to the persons who have located the largest trees in the State. The awards
were distributed during the inaugural function of Children Park at Raj Bhawan complex
The largest tree of Arunachal Pradesh under multi-trucked tree complex, Indian Rubber
(Ficus elastic) has been located at Kalek Village, under Pangin Forest Range of Yingkiong
Forest Division, which has a circumference of 59.8 meters. Second largest tree under
the category Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) was located at Kankar Nallah, Nirjuli, under
Banderdewa Forest Range of Banderdewa Forest Division, which has a circumference
of 22 meters. Proponents Takom Tamuk of Kalek Village received the cash award of
Rs. 15,000 and Rai Yayer of Kankar Nallah, Nirjuli, received the cash award of Rs.
The largest tree of Arunachal Pradesh under single boled category, a Hollock (Terminalia
myriocorpa) has been located at Charu Village, under Taliha Forest Range of Daporijo
Forest Division, which has girth of 15.89 meters. The cash award of Rs. 15,000 was
awarded to Tatum Charu. The second largest tree under this category, another Hollock
(Terminalia myriocorpa) has been located at Pugging Village, under Yingkiong Forest
Range of Yingkiong Forest Division, which has a girth of 17 meters. Proponent Yoppak
Sitek received the cash award of Rs. 5000 for his effort.
The brainchild of the Governor the aim of the initiative in locating the largest
tree was to add another feather to the tourism potential of the State. The Governor,
while giving away the awards expressed his hope that these trees will be huge attraction
for tourists and even for local people. It will also work as deterrent to those who
practice Jhum cultivation and help in preservation of our pristine environment.
Thirty Seven proposals were received from all over the State, which was put to scrutiny
through a duly constituted technical committee. Trees were short listed based on
the reported girth/circumference of the bole or boles in case of multi-trunked tree
complexes. Short listed trees were got physically verified through the forest officials
and the species were also got confirmed through Scientists of the Systematic Botany
Division of State Forest Research Institute, wherever necessary. The health of the
trees and the species were also considered for relative positioning of the trees.
PRO to Raj Bhawan
TMC calls for solution to teachers’ problem
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Expressing serious concern over students’ academic career due to
the on-going pen down strike by SSA teachers demanding regularization of their jobs,
the State unit of Trinmool Congress has urged the state government to find a tangible
solution to the demands without further delay.
“Govt can not be a mute spectator in serious issues like this where interests of
students are involved,” party general secretary Techi Necha said in a release. He
urged the government to take the matter seriously and find solution in the greater
interest of the teachers and the students.
“The prolonged strike by the SSA teachers has adversely affected academic studies
of students of government schools across the state. It is Constitutional duty of
the Government to find a tangible solution to the demands of the teachers, whether
it is genuine or not, Necha said.
Children Park at Raj Bhawan complex opens
Children are the future of state: Governor
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) JJ Singh inaugurated
a Children Park at Raj Bhawan Complex, Itanagar today. First Lady of the State Anupama
Singh, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Development and Marketing Board Techi
Kaso, Chief Secretary Dr. H.K. Paliwal, PCCF & Principal Secretary Environment &
Forests D.V. Negi, Development Commissioner Ramesh Negi, Secretary to Governor Ankur
Garg and host of guests and invitees along with children from different schools of
the Capital Complex and Raj Bhawan Complex were present on the occasion.
The park was envisaged by the Governor and First lady as part of beautification of
Raj Bhawan complex and has been constructed by Department of Environment and Forests.
The first couple also unveiled a lively looking model of Tyrannosaurs Rex, which
is being installed in the park by Department of Science and Technology. The model
is made up of Glass fibre resistant to heat and rain and has been procured from Science
City Kolkata a unit of National Council of Science & Museum under Ministry of Culture,
Govt of India.
Adding festivity to the inaugural function, the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya,
Chimpu and Kidzee, Niti Vihar presented cultural items. Musical Chair and ‘Tug of
War’ competitions were organized. A plantation programme was also conducted on the
occasion. A painting competition was also conducted on the eve of the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor expressed his hope that the park will be immensely
benefit to the children of the Capital complex. He advised them to avail optimum
benefit out of it and at the same time take care of the park.
The Governor said that children are the future of the State. If they work hard and
keep physically fit, the future of Arunachal Pradesh will be better. Exhorting them
to contribute towards the State and Nation, the Governor advised them to be obedient
to their teachers and parents.
The First Lady of the State also advised the children to take part in outdoor physical
activities and utilize the park properly. She also appreciated the creative and aesthetic
potential of the children who took part in the painting completion.
The park, measuring an area of 1282.50 Sq has a Cresent slide, a Wide slide, a double
arc swing, a Marry go around, a Brinjal, a Victoria Bench, a Stadium Bench and a
Multiactivity play system.
It has a boundary wall of height from 1.0 m with 1.5 m with decorative grills. Earth
filling of 2,551.50 Cu.m has been done to provide a gentle gradient to the park.
It has internal walking path made of interlock bricks measuring 135.0 m long inside
the park. Bermuda hybrid grass has been planted along with planting of golden hedge
and ornamental shrub (gold christ ) and cycus plants along the boundary wall. To
make it more attractive to children, painting of cartoon characters on the inner
boundary wall of the park has been done measuring total of 1,470.15 Sq.ft.
The Department of Public Works, Public Health Engineering, Power and Raj Bhawan,
along with Department of Environment and Forests contributed in successful conduct
of the inaugural function.
Book on floral assets launched
The Governor along with the First lady of the State launched a book on flora of Raj
Bhawan, titled ‘Raj Bhawan-Arunachal Pradesh: A green destination’ on the occasion.
Another brainchild of the Governor, aims to highlight the importance of conservation
and preservation of floral asserts of the State, it provides details of the trees
including photographs, their scientific names, brief description and utility, medicinal
and other values, number and location of such species in Raj Bhawan and the adjoining
complex. B.S. Sajwan, PCCF, Dr. P. Subramanyam, CCF & Director, State Forest Research
Institute, Chimpu and Dr.L.R. Bhuyan, Systematic Botanist, SFRI, Chimpu contributed
in documentation. PRO to Governor
Govt. keen to develop school infrastructures: Tuki
AALO, Jan 10: Most of the Govt. schools in the state are functioning with the infrastructures
of the early sixties and Govt. is committed to develop the infrastructures in all
Government-run schools with concrete buildings in the years to come, said Chief Minister
Nabum Tuki during his whirlwind visit to West Siang yesterday.
Attending the Annual day of the Siyom Army Public School, he lauded the Indian Army
for coming up for the cause of civilian to start school that impart quality education
for the state in general and the district in particular and expressed his gratitude
to Major General RPS Bhaduria, GOC 56 Infantry Likabali and Brigadier Ajay Verma
for their initiative to shape up a model school.
He also laid the foundation stone of 20-bed wards at District Hospital Aalo.
During his visit to Govt. Higher Secondary School Aalo, the Chief Minister assured
to place the demands like construction of Rostrum, teachers quarters, classroom buildings
in next SPB on topmost priority and declared amid applause to get the Golden Jubilee
Hall sanctioned during this current financial year.
“What we need today is a congenial society where we all can thrive and live peacefully
and encouraged the students to inculcate discipline, duty and devotion to excel in
different parameters of life to be good members of the society,” the CM opined.
In a football match played in the school ground between DC XI and CM XI, the match
ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Chief Minister is accompanied by Member of Parliament Takam Sanjay, Transport
Minister Jarkar Gamlin, Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena, Parliamentary Secretaries Gojen
Gadi, Gadam Ete and PD Sona, MLA Tako Dabii and host of senior leaders and officers
of state Govt.
‘Future of state depends on quality education’
Inaugurating the newly constructed SFS School at Tato, West Siang the Chief Minister
called on the citizens not to compromise on quality education which is the only
way to progress and development. He thanked the Bishop of Itanagar, Dr. John Thomas
and the Catholic missionaries for taking interest in establishing quality schools
in remote places like Tato.
Takam Sanjoy, Member of Parliament exhorted the people to cooperate with the school
authorities to ensure the smooth functioning of the school.
Bishop of Itanagar, Dr. Thomas said that the construction of the school at Tato was
part of the policy of the Catholic Church to establish a string of good schools in
the remote border areas of the state.
PD Sona, the local MLA also attended the function and promised a dozen computers
for the school. Many political and civil dignitaries attended the function.
Advocacy on HIV, Tourism awareness organized
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Control Society in association with Department
of Tourism organized a one-day advocacy on HIV/AIDS and Tourism awareness program
for hoteliers, taxi and tour operators of Arunachal Pradesh here today.
The advocacy meeting with themes ‘Talk AIDS Stop AIDS’ and ‘Nature’s Creation Your
Destination-Arunachal’ was organized to sensitize the targetted groups on the issue
of HIV/AIDS and Tourism potential in the state.
In his brief speech, Tourism Director A K Singh said that since the State Govt. has
declared tourism as an Industry, the main objective of the Tourism Department is
to market the Tourism potential of Arunachal Pradesh to the other part of the world.
While expressing concern that very few people of the state have realized its potential
and developed a sense of professionalism in the tourism sector, he hoped that things
would get better in future.
Dr. Riken Rina, Jt. Director (B/S) APSACS, while attending the programme as resource
person said that promotion of tourism is very important to boost state’s economy
and also to generate self employment. At the same time it has the potentiality to
increase sexual activity for which awareness on disease like, HIVAIDS is very important.
While quoting the example of Thailand which is known for Sex Tourism but having very
low incidence of HIV, he said that sexual activity is biological necessity which
always does not lead to HIV but ignorance can.
Dr. Rina also provided through PowerPoint presentation the details on HIV scenario
at global, national and state level. He also made the participants aware about STI
syndromes and treatment.
Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC) APSACS in his welcome address said that the joint
endeavour of both APSACS and Tourism Department having same target can help achieve
desired result to sensitize in their concern areas. It is very important to keep
the state safe and clean in order to attract more tourists from other part of the
country and it can be done by creating awareness among the stake holders on issues
like HIV/AIDS, he added.
Bengia Manna Sonam, Asstt. Director, Tourism, while attending the programme as one
of the Resource Persons highlighted the importance of tourism in the context of economic,
social, culture and environment. She also dwelt in length various tourism potentiality
of Arunachal Pradesh. While highlighting Campaign Clean India initiative, which has
been launched in Arunachal Pradesh in a big way, she called on the participants to
take a pledge to keep their surrounding clean and not to use plastic/ polythene bags/containers.
Yomjum Yomgam, Tourist Operator, in his address urged the participants to extend
their cooperation in ensuring security and safety of tourist visiting the state.
He also exhorted the participants to create awareness on HIV/AIDS so that people
remain safe from the disease.
Panggeng discourages opium cultivation
YINGKIONG, Jan 10: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary J K Panggeng cautioned the
villagers against opium cultivation and drugs addiction in a development cum public
meeting at Jeying camp yesterday.
Addressing the villagers, Panggeng educated the villagers about ill effects of drugs
addiction and discouraged cultivation of opium. He advised them to take up cultivation
of cash crops like, Tea, Cardamom, Rubber.
Discussing on present education scenario, the parliamentary secretary urged the teachers
to discharge duty sincerely. He took strong exception to the reported irregularities
of SSA teachers.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by Ageng Tayeng, ASM Sili village, Paggeng said
that tender work for construction of Byasang Bridge over Yamne River linking Sili
and Jeru, Pongging and Katan has already been completed and construction works will
be started soon. Regarding Bailey bridge over Yamne linking Silli and Jeru, Panggeng
said he would take up the matter with the state government for fund allotment.
Panggeng informed the people that the state government headed by CM Nabum Tuki has
been encouraging tea and rubber cultivation. He assured to look into other demands
on the basis of genuineness.
The eight-point memorandum demanded construction of a Musup at Sili, barrack for
teaching staffs at Jeying, hostel for students at Middle School, Jeying, maintenance
of link road from IB to Pasighat-Damro road, boundary wall for Primary Health Centre,
Quarter for JE(PHE), technical and financial support of the state government for
tea cultivation in the area. The Parliamentary Secretary sought cooperation of public
for all round development of the area.
Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang briefed the over all scenario of development in
various sectors and appealed one and all not to disturb the on-going construction
work on the State-Highway and some hydro power projects, two major life-line of the
people of the area. The DC cautioned the absentee SSA teachers and opium cultivators
of serious action against them.
In the meeting the, the DHO, DAO and ARCS also spoke and advised the people for Tea,
Cardamom and rubber cultivation to raise the economic condition of the people.
Among others, SDO, Mariyang, CO, Katan and T Phukhan representing M/s Vinayak Tea
Trading Company Pvt. Ltd., Gaon Buras, PR members, youth, teachers and villagers
of Pongging, Jeru, Silli, Padu and Katan villages were present.
On the same day, a training-cum-exposure visit of farmers was conducted by the department
of Horticulture Upper Siang District, Yingkiong and around 60 numbers of farmers
participated the one day training. DIPRO
RSS propagating the ideals of Swamiji: Kannan
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 10: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliated organizations
are working tirelessly to propagate the ideals of Swami Vivekananada to help it regain
its historic glory, said RSS all India joint general secretary K C Kannan.
Addressing a gathering of state intelligentsia at Hotel Tosum here today, Kannan
said spreading the human philosophy of the great monk to embrace the humanity without
any distinction would be the greatest tribute to him on his 150th birth anniversary.
Swamiji was a great patriot who had turned the destiny of the world, Bharat in particularly
by awakening the youth to shoulder the responsibility of steering the humanity on
the right path.
The RSS is committed to take foreword the unfinished task of the Swamiji during the
celebrations and has been working in this direction for the last 87 years.
Underscoring the importance of indigenous faith and culture, he said such faith are
the oldest and mother of all cultures, which should be promoted and popularized among
the younger generations for their protection for the posterity.
Kannan on his maiden week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh has already addressed similar
huge gatherings at Pasighat and Aalo. He will address a three-day residential camp
at Seppa from January 11.
Adi Baane Kebang chief patron and Itanagar Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang president Annong
Perme, in his address, said the religious conflicts would end in the society if the
meaning of religion or dharma - assimilation not distinction - as defined by Swamiji
Among others, State Swami Vivekanada Sardh Shati Samoroh Samiti president Nabam Atum,
former IFCSAP presidents Tonyi Koyu & Taba Hare, North East Shraddha Jagaran pramukh
of Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram Ramesh Babu, RSS prant karyavah Nido Sakter and vibhag
karyavah Dr Techi Upen Tara, among others, were, present on the occasion, according
to a RSS release.
District Task Force meeting for IPPI held
Ziro, Jan 10: Carrying out India’s mission of a polio free nation by 2015, the District
Task Force for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization held its coordination meeting
at the office chamber of the DC-cum-Chairman, DTF, IPPI Taru Talo today.
Addressing the members, Talo assured full cooperation from the district administration
for the program, and exhorted the members to voluntarily support the cause.
DFWO Dr. K Basar dealt in details the district plan for IPPI. With 6865 target group
and 488 manpower needed to carry out the first phase of immunization on January 20,
Dr Basar requested the member departments to cooperate and make the program a success.
He also informed that this year the migratory laborers and their residing areas have
been targeted as high risk areas and emphasized on intensifying immunization in those
DMO H Tam also informed the members that house to house immunization will also be
carried out after January 20. The members present also decided to have a panel discussion
at AIR for widespread publicity of the campaign.
EAC (TPT), DIPRO, DDSE, DD(ICDS) DTO(T) Station Director AIR and media person attended
the meeting. DIPRO
A new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that as much as
50 per cent of all food produced around the world never reaches a human stomach due
to issues as varied as inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities.
The report 'Global Food Waste Not Want Not' found that between 30 per cent and 50
per cent or 1.2-2 billion tonnes of food produced around the world each year never
reaches a human stomach, and about 550 billion m3 of water is wasted globally in
growing crops that never reach the consumer.
By 2075 the UN predicts that the world's population is set to reach around 9.5 billion,
which could mean an extra three billion mouths to feed. A key issue to dealing with
this population growth is how to produce more food in a world with resources under
competing pressures - particularly given the added stresses caused by global warming
and the increasing popularity of eating meat - which requires around 10 times the
land resources of food like rice or potatoes.
As water, land and energy resources come under increasing pressure from competing
human demands, engineers have a crucial role to play in preventing food loss and
waste by developing more efficient ways of growing, transporting and storing foods.
But in order for this to happen Governments, development agencies and organisation
like the UN must work together to help change people's mindsets on waste and discourage
wasteful practices by farmers, food producers, supermarkets and consumers.
Police will be held responsible for failure in Rina shooting case
This is in response to news item published today in regards to Tongam shooting case.
It is surprising to note that some police officers privately informed the press persons
about the involvement of some powerful persons which are making the investigation
difficult. One can assume easily those persons must be in power (government), otherwise
they would not have been able to interfere in the investigation. But again who can
be more powerful than the governor and the chief minister? If the investigators are
finding it difficult, why don't they report it to the media directly or to the CM
as he is holding the portfolio of home minister? As the saying goes "hatoo mein chudiya
pehenni chahiye" is apt for the police department. Whatever the reasons, if the investigators
keep mum, they will be held responsible for public uprising which is likely in the
future. And to the organizations in the name of community, youths, student union
etc, they should analyze again that Tongam shooting case is not simply an attack
on the media, it involves massive corruption, misuse of power, politics, threat to
law and order, unethical and immorality of our society. They should come forward
and lend help to the press fraternity. Lastly hope that our CM will take right steps
before its citizens and before the eyes of God.
Confusion after confusion
Through your esteemed daily I'd like to share my little confusion regarding the recent
"Advertisement for recruitment of District Project Managers" published recently in
the website of State Govt. by Department of Information Technology, GoAP. First of
all I'd like to ask, why wasn't this published on official website of Department
of IT i.e; www.apdit.in? And above that, now most of the departments and district
administrations even institutions and small firms of Arunachal are having and maintaining
their own website, then why the highest department in the field of IT in our state
doesn't have their own website? What happened to their previous one?
Now, It says that the Advertisement is for recruitment of District Project Manager,
and it also says that "The overall objective of hiring a DPM is to work closely and
support Deputy Commissioner as well as District e-Governance Society (DeGS) of respective
district for local level co-ordination and ensuring delivery of e-District services
to ensure that the project is rolled out within stipulated timelines. District Project
Manager would coordinate with various stakeholders at District/Block levels, State
level officials, System Integrators (SI), State Program Management Unit (SPMU), National
Program Management Unit (NPMU) and other project stakeholders."
But the amazing and most surprising thing lies in the ELIGIBILITY Criteria which
is "BCA/B.Sc-IT/B.E/B.Tech/MCA or must be a graduate (any discipline) with 1 year
Computer Diploma." So, question is that can a person who is not graduate in IT/CS
know anything about MANAGING this post? Do they have EQUIVALENT knowledge of inside-out
of Computer Hardware/Software with IT/CS Graduates? Are BCA/BSc IT or any graduates
equivalent to BE/B.Tech-(IT/CS)/MCA graduates? Also according to this advertisement
"ANY BE/B.Tech GRADUATE is eligible". What can be more disheartening for IT/CS Graduates
after reading this advertisement?
Also, the method of form submission is very confusing. It's written that the applications
will be only accepted online. And surprisingly there's no place for online-filling.
Also they have given an Application Format with Undertaking and a space for signature.
So, how are they expecting us to send the application online?
Of all the Departments or people, this was most unexpected of the State's Highest
Department in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY field. They themselves being the State's
premier in IT, how can they commit such kinds of mistakes? Also, according to me
and most of the people, this was the first ever advertisement published by the Department
of IT in all these years. Thanking You,
N L Richo,
Don’t taste our patience
While going through the newspaper this morning, I thoroughly read the news item “Tongam
shooting case: Press fraternity express concern over slow pace of investigation,
demand update.” It is quite shocking to know that police officers in privately is
expressing their inability to crack case due to involvement of powerful people. My
sympathy goes out to press fraternities of state who are still fighting for their
colleague, though rest of state had forgot her case. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along
with parliamentary secretary for home Gadam Ete on numerous occasions had promised
to deliver justice. What happened to their promises? Are these politicians trying
to fool people of Arunachal with their fake promises?
A lot was expected from present SP Capital Surender Kumar, a young IPS officer when
he joined. But as days are passing on, he too is failing to show any sincerity in
regards to Tongam Rina case. I appeal to the capital police to reveal the name of
those powerful people who are involved in Rina. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Capital
police has lot to answer. The people of Arunachal are waiting but please don’t taste