ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A week-long in-service training programme on “Court Procedure”
for the APCS officers in the rank of COs/EACs commenced at Administrative Training
Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today. As many as eighteen officers are attending the
programme which is being conducted with the 100 per cent course fee sponsorship of
DoPT, Gol under its specific State Category Plan Training Assistance for 2012-13.
Addressing the participants at the inaugural function, Capital DC Sanjay Goel said
such in-house training for APCS officers who are holding the dual responsibility
of judiciary & executive will go a long way in strengthening their knowledge and
skill. Training gives an opportunity to re-charge and revive to achieve higher performance
level, he said. The DC also encouraged the officers to follow the principle of “Simple
living & high thinking” and become a role model for others with sincerity and hard
Earlier, the Director (training) explained the aim and objective of the programme
while P. Tayeng, assistant director (Training) and Course Coordinator highlighted
the course content.
A week-long Training Course on "Networking & Internet" also commenced at ATI today.
As many as twenty-four) officials of the various line Departments including AP Civil
Secretariat, Itanagar/Naharlagun/Nirjuli are attending the training programme.
Among others, training director Pema Tshetan, Course Coordinator, T Lodo, Dy. Director
(training) spoke on the occasion.
KVK team inspects farmers’ field
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A team from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Basar inspected the Pea
and Toria crop fields covered under Agriculture Technology Managmenet Agency (ATMA)
The team evaluated the problems and constraints of the farmers were discussed in
details. The team expressed their satisfaction and encouraged them to work hard and
get the technical guidance from the KVK from time to time. The crops were in flowering
and pod formation stages. There was no symptom of nutrient deficiency, insect/pest
infestation and incidence of any diseases. The team suggested the farmers for testing
the soil before sowing any crop to get higher production.
Kirto & Dage enter final in badminton tourney
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Kirto Nyorak and Dage Chiram entered into the Boys U-13 and U-15
singles final in the District Level Badminton Tournament of West Siang conducted
by General Administration in collaboration with Basar Badminton Club yesterday.
Kirto beat Toni Bam while Dage beat Degam Yomgam in their respective semifinals matches
played yesterday. Kirto will meet Mie Nyodu and Dage will play against John Bam in
In Open category, Karmo Riram paired with Tomar Ango reached final after beating
Lee Sora and his partner Kenjum Riram 21-14, 21-17.
Tojo Bam and Jumsen Bam beat the duo of Migo Basar and Toni Bam (Sr) 21-11, 21-9
and advanced to semifinal to be played later tonight.
Teachers interaction tour
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A team of Arunachal Teacher’s Association (ATA) Lower Subansiri
district unit today visited the all the secondary schools of Ziro-I and II blocks
and interacted with the teachers as per the proposed school visit cum teachers
AAK president relinquishes post
PASIGHAT, Jan 21: The Executive Committee of Adi Bane Kebang in a special sitting
here yesterday selected its vice president Nini Pertin as President (Acting) after
Professor Tamo Mibang relinquished from the post following his appointment as Vice
Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, informed Maktil Apum, AGS AAK.
In the sitting, the committee also adopted various resolutions such as celebration
of AAK foundation day at Ngopok Village under Mebo Circle, modification of existing
Adi script, revamping of literary activities including registration of its official
magazine ‘Ngargo Lupo’ and its regular publication. (From Maksam Tayeng)
ALSU seeks better BSNL service
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The poor and erratic BSNL network service remains a cause of concern
as Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today sought better BSNL network services
at Capital Complex particularly at Palwan Point and Sango Motor between Naharlagun
In a letter addressed to the BSNL general manager ALSU stated that BSNL network remains
poor at some areas such as Palwan Point and Sango Motor despite many complaints written
by people for its improvement.
KVK training on jam making
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A day-long training programme on “Preparation of Kiwi Jam” and
“Pest control in Potato without use of Chemicals” were conducted by Krishi Vigyan
Kendra, Lower Subansiri at Hong village on today.
Shashi Kant Chaturvedi, Subject Matter Specialist in Horticulture trained the members
of Parii Bogo self help group of Hong Village (Ziro) on preparation of Kiwi Jam by
preparing it on the spot.
Mudang Tana, SMS (Plant Protection) also trained the farmers about pest control in
potato without chemicals.
Altogether 12 farmers participated in the programme.
Organization alleges misuse of fund, demands action
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Kameng Youth Organization (KYO) today demanded immediate action
against the then Executive Engineer and Assistant Engineer PWD Kalaktang Division
alleging them of misuse of fund under special plan assistance amounting Rs 300 lacs
which was meant for the construction of culture centre at Chillipum in West Kameng.
In its FIR lodged with Kalaktang police station, KYO claimed that amount was withdrawn
with false work completion reports. It also claimed that the department had mentioned
that allocated works had been completed during month of March 2012, whereas organization
went on to claim that culture centre at Chillipum was completed years back with donation
contributed by public, NGO and Buddhist believers rather than from SPA fund. It further
appealed to the concerned authority to take immediate action against the said officers.
APCC welcomes Rahul as party VP
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today welcomed the
decision of its party to elevate Rahul Gandhi as vice president of All India Congress
Committee. APCC expressed its hope that Gandhi scion would take the Congress party
into new height and said that youths of the country would inspired to join the party
under his leadership.
Change nomenclature of district, says AAPYO
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today objected
the proposed new district nomenclature 'Karadadi' and pleaded to change it into 'Lower
Kurung Kumey.' In a representation to the chief minister, organization said that
name of proposed new district is not appropriate, instead, it should be called as
lower Kurung Kumey district.
KVK training on Dairy Management
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The 3 days training on Scientific Dairy Management for farmers
organized by National Research Center on Yak, (ICAR) Dirang in collaboration with
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Lohit began at conference hall of Namsai ADC today.
56 dairy entrepreneurs from Chongkham, Namsai and Lekang circle attended on the first
day of the training which was inaugurated by Namsai EAC.
District Veterinary Officer Dr. Mamo Tama detailed the farmers about various Govt
schemes for dairy farm and insurance while Dr. Kesab Sharma, SVO, Mahadevpur narrated
about the prospects of dairy farming, feasibility of packet milking in Lohit and
different breeds cattle and feeding their in a scientific manner.
KVK Program Coordinator Dr. P.K. Mallick delivered a talk on breeding and scientific
management of dairy farm.
The farmers showed keen interest on dairy production and also assured to practice
scientific dairy farming in future.
Dr. U.A. Nandankar highlighted artificial insemination (AI) and its advantage and
Dr. Jayanta, veterinary officer, Namsai also spoke on the occasion.
190 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Record footfall inked
PPWF to be landmark tourism event: Sona
NAMPONG, Jan 21: The three-day Pangsau Pass Winter Festival-2013 inked record footfalls
of 20,000 in two days, most of whom had the experience of visiting the neighbouring
nation without passport or visa.
Though on the inaugural day Sunday, the Indian Army did not permit the tourists to
take their vehicle beyond Nampong border post, 12.5 km short of Myanmar, but they
granted permission today after lot of persuasion by Agriculture Minister and local
legislator Setong Sena, protocol commissioner Bandana Deori, Changlang deputy commissioner
Chanchal Yadav and organising committee president Aboo Kimsing, Nampong ADC Nidhi
Hundreds of vehicles made a beeline to Pangsau Pass right from early morning on the
dilapidated road improved by the Arunachal PWD. But the road could not withstand
the heavy traffic flow which forced blockade and the DC had to impose a ban on flow
of Indian vehicles temporarily to clear the vehicle before the vehicles were allowed
In keeping with the tradition of the festival; Sena, Deori, the DC and a group of
senior officers went to Pangsau Pass with gifts and goodwill to thank the Myanmar
government for all help. Sona and tourism secretary Sonam Chombay steering through
the road congested by vehicles on both sides joined them later.
Addressing a huge gathering as guest of honour in the evening, Sona said the footfall
and vehicle tyre marks on the road to Myanmar indicated the PPWF would be one of
the biggest events in the state.
Referring to the three-day International Tourism Mart that concluded at Guwahati
Sunday, Sona said 79 delegates from 23 countries and delegates from nine participating
states including national and international media were all gaga over the state tourism
which did exceedingly well and received one of the highest queries from the foreign
delegates including officials, tour operators and hoteliers. “Arunachal is a big
name now for global tourists,” he said to the thunderous applause of the gathering.
Festivals instead of VIP-centric should be people’s festival like PPWF, which with
the wholehearted support of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Planning Minister Chowna
Mein and the untiring efforts of Sena would make the region one of the most important
tourist hubs of the state. Efforts are on to open new tourist circuits covering this
area, he said while thanking the Indian Army and Myanmar government for their support
for the grand success of the event.
Commanding officer of 3 Corps Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, in his address as chief guest,
described the festival as a landmark event that reflected the rich cultural mosaic
and rich traditions of the local denizens, unlike any such events in the country
as it is a collage of culture of the neighbouring nation.
“This reflects the dynamism and awareness of the local leaders,” he said and hoped
that the festival would grow by strength in years to come.
Releasing of balloons by the guests and scintillating cultural programme made the
evening colourful. The day was packed with various cultural items and traditional
games and sports, unique for the visitors, who relished the delicious local cuisines
in the local huts at the venue.
While marketing at Pangsau Pass today many told this editor that the trip to this
country and having a look of infamous ‘Lake of no Return’ is a unique experience
though there are hardly any stuffs worth buying.
Myanmarese were doing brisk business at Pagsau Pass as well as in make shift stalls
at the festival ground here. Sena admitted that the festival not only benefits the
Myanmarese the most but strengthens the Indo-Myanmar relations.
The chief minister is scheduled to attend the concluding function tomorrow as the
chief guest. He will be accompanied with Union MoS for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering,
Rajya Sabha member & APCC president Mukut Mithi and Planning Minister Mein.
PMGSY roads to link Lada, Vijayanagar with rest of Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Jan 21: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today approved
in principle construction of two roads in Arunachal Pradesh, namely Bameng to Lada
(55 kms) and Miao to Vijaynagar (157 kms) under PMGSY of the Ministry of Rural Development.
Lada, a remote circle headquarters in East Kameng district, is yet to be connected
by a road. Due to lack of road communication majority of the inhabitants of the area
– mostly Sajalongs and Puroiks – have migrated to settle in the foothills of East
Kameng and West Kameng. Likewise, Vijaynagar, also a circle headquarters in Changlang
district has been facing myriad problems due to incompletion of the Miao-Vijayanagar
road. Though the road has reached Vijaynagar from Miao, it remains closed or unfit
for vehicular movement most part of the year.
The Chief Minister, who visited Lada on October 16 and Vijoynagar on December 23
last year, had assured the people at both places that he would earnestly take the
road connectivity issue with the Center and next time people will see him visiting
the area by road.
Jairam Ramesh conveyed the good news to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who met him here
today to discuss various matters related to the Rural Development Sector in the state.
Taking the opportunity, the Chief Minister invited Ramesh to lay the foundation stones
of both the important roads. In a positive gesture the Union Minister consented to
visit Arunachal from February 18 to 20 next. During the meeting which lasted nearly
an hour, the Union Minister reiterated the commitment of his Ministry towards development
of the frontier state.
Tuki apprised Ramesh that he will convene an extensive review meeting of the RWD/PMGSY
Schemes during the latter’s visit to the state in February.
In the course of the day Tuki also called on Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moiley
and appealed to him for increasing the allocation of petrol pumps in the state for
the benefit of the people from remote areas. Moiley assured the Chief Minister that
he will take up the matter with the Oil PSUs under his Ministry including the Indian
Oil Corporation at the earliest.
Later in the day, the Chief Minister called on Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
and Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh to discuss various matters related to
NES winds up district tour
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) led by its president Bengia Tolum
wound up its East Kameng, West Kameng and Assam tour on Sunday evening with series
of meetings at Pakke Kessang, Seppa town and Bana in East Kameng, Bhalukpong in West
Kameng, Phulguri, Charduar and Dhubia in Assam.
The tour themed, “Nurturing youth energy and harnessing women folk” that started
on 16 November last year covered Kurung Kumey, Upper and Lower Subansiri districts.
At Pakke Kessang, the District Demand Committee (Pakke Kessang) General Secretary
Aka Tok Camdhir submitted a one-point memorandum and sought NES’ help for creation
of Pakke Kessang district with its headquarters at Lemmi comprising administrative
circles—Pakke-kessang, Dessing Passo, Passa, Pijeriang and Seijosa while citing communication
bottleneck, administrative inconvenience, lack of development and availability of
The demand dates back to almost two decades starting from Apang govt under the tutelage
of former minister Dera Natung; a memorandum of which was also submitted to NES entourage
in 2009, he narrated.
Sunil Nabam, chairman of the Committee justifying the demand prayed the NES team
to facilitate discussion with the state leadership while citing that the recent creation
of four districts has not taken place in Nyishi areas.
In his address, Tolum, reiterated the positive role of youth and women in the community
and nation building. He advised the youth to strive for the state and national level
competitive examinations or good entrepreneurship. He assured to take-up the one
point memorandum for creation of Pakke-kessang district with the state leadership
and impressed upon the government for formation of a District Re-Organization Commission
to recommend creation of districts on need base. At Seppa, Tapuk Taku, chairman Sports
Authority of Arunachal in his welcome address urged the youth to refrain from indulging
in criminal activities. Expressing his indignation over the reported cases of extortion
in Seppa township by few miscreants, Tapuk appealed all to cooperate the administration
in containing such activities.
Arjun Panye, ANSU general secretary stated that the “pen and paper” rule the world
in this IT-age while encouraging the youth to pay more attention to their education.
“In this IT-age, physical might has no relevance; knowledge is power and wealth in
the present day context. We must also discourage clanism, areasim and unionism and
able to identify which is right or wrong,” Arjun advocated.
Neelam Moriam Khoda, President Nyishi Nyem Acham and Higio Aruni, secretary, Women
and Family Affairs (NES) in their address urged the womenfolk to be self-reliant
in addition to their role of a caring, loving wife or mother.
Kumar Waii speaking on behalf of all the four MLAs of the district assured to take
the law breakers to stringent task and appealed the apex body to rise to combat the
menace. “The parents and guardians must play proactive role to thwart the growing
crimes. Due to commission of offences by few individuals, the district or the region
is being defamed and hence, the criminals need to be dealt with iron hand,” he announced.
Tolum underscored the role of youth and women in building a vibrant community. “Extortion,
theft, adultery are not our culture. We are identified as hard working, straight
forward and hospitable people. The footsteps of social services of late Nyari Welly,
Dera Natung, Nicham Sonam and Tarh Achung who are no more with us and Kameng Dolo
and PG Dodum amongst us needs to be followed by our present generation,” he appealed
Tani Loffa, Karya Bagang, officers, Goan Burahs, Panchayat leaders, women, youth
and students participated in the programme.
At Bana, Tani Loffa, outlined the NES entourage commemorating 25 years of community
service to the gathering.
Asung Yame, Vice President, EKSCWO highlighted the Nyishi-Aka-Miji relationship as
a single community–celebrating Nyokum and Sarok together in Bana and Richukrong areas.
Miti Brey, ASM, requested NES to explore the reasons as to why Bana and Richukrong
administrative circles are not reflected in the political map of India.
“Bangni and Bangru, erstwhile, commonly known as Dafla before the constitutional
amendment was never a separate tribe. Our dialect is same except the camouflaged
At Phulguri, the largest Nyishi village in Assam, Chuku Humeshri led the presentation
to the visiting team while Juniram Wahge speaking on behalf of the villagers requested
the team to take up with the Assam Government to include Nyishi as the Hills Tribe
of Assam as notified to Garos, Bodos and Nagas. This has caused immense hardship
in reservation in jobs and political and local self Government representation, he
The NES President expressed his pleasure over the intact preservation of Nyishi identity
and Nyishi dialect despite being in Assam for decades together and advised them to
have strong bond and cordial relationship with fellow ethnic population of Assam.
Unity, development and building public as well as private infrastructure should be
the spirit of the people, he advised. On the Hills Tribe notification issue, he asked
the Secretary i/c, Assam Unit, NES to take up the matter with the tribal organization
After a brief interaction at Rangagorah, the NES president had an interaction with
Apurba Jiban Baruah, DIG, Assam on various problems confronting the Nyishi community
living in Assam. (from dodum yangfo)
DC suggests tight mechanism to prevent revenue leakage
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr Sachin Shinde said that revenue collection
mechanism must be properly streamlined to enhance revenue collection and also to
prevent leakage of revenue.
Attending a review meeting on revenue collection, mini secretariat, CC roads and
other development matters at his conference hall here today, the Deputy Commissioner
said that proper and foolproof vigil should be maintained by Tax and Excise department
at the entry check gates. Shinde said that the concerned officers should frequently
inspect the revenue-earning ventures and an honest effort should be made by all to
enhance the revenue earning in the interest of the revenue- crunch state.
While speaking on other aspects of development activities in the district, the DC
said without mincing his words that no lackadaisical attitude of the officers would
be tolerated while carrying out government schemes.
All the officers representing revenue-earning departments apprised the participants
on revenue collected by them. The Tax and Excise Superintendent threw light on procedures
and ways of collecting revenue and urged the departments to follow the guidelines
of the government.
A threadbare discussion was also held on mini secretariat, CC roads and Chief Minister’s
Agriculture Mechanism Programme. Discussion was also held on how to increase production
of textiles and handicrafts in which ADTH MS C. Rajkumari actively participated.
Speaking about Tirap District Career Counseling Cell, the DC said that there would
a coaching camp from April and added that in March opium de-addiction camp would
be conducted. Apart from these, discussion was held on other aspects of development
PHED hands over seven water supply schemes to PRIs
PASIGHAT, Jan 21: The Public Health Engineering and Water Supply (PHE & WS) department
of Pasighat today handed over the responsibility of maintenance of its seven completed
water supply schemes to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). Seven schemes under
Rural Water Supply projects allotted in the financial year 2011-12 were implemented
by Pasighat division of PHED.
Coincided with handing over of water supply schemes to the local bodies, the PHED
organized a workshop on “Sustainable Sanitation and Management of Drinking Water
Quality Monitoring” today at its Sub-division office premise in presence of the department
officials and PRI members.
Inaugurating the workshop, executive engineer (PHED), O Padung urged the PRI members
to hold the responsibility of management of the drinking water schemes in their respective
villages. Nyong Paloh, Assistant Engineer of PHED briefed on sanitation and health
linkage and management of drinking water supply etc.
Addressing the PRI members, the district consultant (monitoring and evaluation) Bitem
Dupak discussed about role of the PRI members, while laboratory technician Ojing
Megu made demonstration on water quality testing with FTI.
The recently completed rural water supply were placed at Napit, Pekung, Monku, Kelek
Roing, Rengging, Bilt and Kemi (check post) villages under East Siang district.
In the occasion, the PHED also distributed 10 FTI kits to PRI members participated
from the project areas.
Pema inaugurates Stupa for peace
LUMLA, Jan 21: Namgey Chorten, a Buddhist Stupa erected at Mangnam Village, Lumla
was inaugurated by RWD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu in presence of Parliamentary
Secretary Civil Aviation Jambey Tashi, Parliamentary Secretary Science & Technology
Phurpa Tsering and Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev.
The Stupa filled with sacred relics and Buddha’s statues was consecrated according
to sacred text by Rev. Guru Tulku Rinpoche, the abbot of Tawang Monastery.
There are three representations of the Buddha - Body, Speech, and Mind. Actual statues
within the Stupa are representations of Buddha's holy body. The scriptures represent
Buddha's holy speech. And the Stupas itself represent Buddha's holy mind, informed
Guru Rinpoche to the huge gathering. Amongst all the eight type of stupa, Namgey
Chorten is considered the most auspicious. It is built to emit energy of peace, prosperity
and long life not just to the local inhabitants but to entire sentient being of Universe.
The Minister showed his knowledge of spirituality when he said, ‘Stupas are powerful
holy object that even an unintentional circumambulation purifies negativities and
accumulates virtue. Thus animals and insects that inadvertently circumambulate a
stupa create powerful causes for auspicious rebirths and eventual enlightenment’.
Appreciating the local MLA, Pema said that he is not surprised to see the development
pace of Lumla under the able leadership of Jambey Tashi.
Appealing to the crowd, the local MLA said, ‘Tawang is synonym to Peace. And I believe
that the people of Tawang will continue to be the messier of peace to the rest of
Arunachal’. He further requested not be lured and misguided by ambiguous people with
SP Tawang S N Mosobi, HODs, and Public Leaders were also present on the auspicious
Army recruitment rally for Arunachalee candidates
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat will conduct recruitment rally for
candidates from all districts of Arunachal Pradesh for enrolment of male candidates
in Soldier (General Duty) at Sarbananda Singha Sports Stadium, Tinsukia, Assam from
February 12 to 20.
NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders, sons of servicemen, sons of Ex-servicemen, sons of
War Widows, re-enrolment of DSC, Sportsmen, who have represented at State or National
level will be screened on February 18.
Candidates of Technical/Nursing Assistant/Clerk categories soldiers (from all states
of North East) will be screened on February 19. Written Test for candidates, who
will be found fit in physical tests, documents check and medical examination will
be held on February 24.
Educational qualification for Soldier (GD) category is Class VIII for Scheduled Tribes
and Class X for general category.
The candidates should be at least 160 cm in height for Soldier (GD) and it should
be 157 CM for Soldier Tech & Nursing Assistant. Candidates should produce original
educational documents, birth certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC)/Nativity
Certificate, Scheduled Tribe Certificate, character certificate and unmarried certificate.
Interested candidates may contact ARO Jorhat ((@ tele-0376-2310830 (IVRS). Details
of qualifications are also available at Army web site (joinindianarmy.nic.in.).
Ete condemns Aalo incident
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: While condemning the Aalo incident on 10th January in which a student
leader Goto Yudik lost his life, Gadam Ete, Parliamentary Secretary, Home, stated
that the incident happened ‘due to two factions of Galo Students' Organizations.’
“This could have been avoided if Galo Welfare Society (GWS) took proper precautionary
measures. The district administration and home department can not be blamed for the
fault of the Galo Welfare Society,” Ete said in a release. He further said that the
district administration is doing its duties to solve the problems ‘as it is evidence
from the fact that murderer has been arrested and other culprits involved in the
incident are under warrant.’ While referring to the peace committee that has reportedly
been formed to solve the issue, Ete said so far no formal report has been made to
the district administration in this regard. “I appeal to all the Galo community that
the issue should not be mixed with politics and effort has to be put to solve the
issue at the community level to give justice to the bereaved family,” Ete said. It
is high time to sit together and concentrate on the issue to avoid further repercussion,
While condemning the proposed bandh call on Jan 22, the release said that the bandh
call is not in any way going to solve the issue. Such bandh call may affect the preparation
for R Day celebration, the release said adding “if anybody disturb the district administration
by calling such bandh, stem action will be taken against the bandh caller as per
Meanwhile, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in a release today said that it has exempted
vehicular movement from the purview of its proposed 24-hour bandh in Galo dominated
Training on disability rehabilitation
BOMDILA, Jan 21: The five days orientation and training on Disability Rehabilitation
organized by National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Department of
Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI in collaboration
with the West Kameng District Administration commenced at Indoor Multi Sports Complex
Inaugurating the program, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi called upon the target
groups – the doctors, child development project officers, anganwadi workers, teachers
and the PRI members to take up the cause with a missionary zeal. ‘Mere participation
and attendance would not serve the purpose. Active interaction and disseminating
the same at the grassroots level is of utmost importance,’ he said. He also opined
that the civil societies in the district could play a major role in this matter.
Though accessibility in some parts of the district is a major bottleneck, the commitment
of the target groups would be the motivating and guiding force, he added.
Dr. Om Sai Ramesh, V.T Mugesh and Dr. Mousomi Bowmik of the NIMH are imparting the
training programme as part of the extension and outreach programmes exclusively for
specific target groups from the North eastern states.
The focal points for the 5-day-long training would be on prevention, early identification
and early intervention of disabilities, special educational inputs, inclusion and
integration of children with disabilities, assessment and behavioral management of
children with mental retardation and legislations in the field of disability, rehabilitation
and various schemes and benefits for persons with disabilities.
The Deputy Director, ICDS cell Bomdila coordinated the programme which was attended
by the target groups from host district, East Kameng and Tawang. DIPRO
AGSU condemns Aalo incident, appeals for peace
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: All Galo Students' Union (AGSU) has strongly condemned the Aalo
incident occurred on Jan 10 during Galo day celebration in which a youth delegate
Goto Yudik lost his life. Terming the incident ‘unfortunate and shameful’, the AGSU
deeply mourned the death of Yudik.
Saying that many innocent publics are being misinterpreted and false and fabricated
reports without knowing the actual facts were issued regarding the incident, AGSU
in a release today appealed all conscious citizens to refrain from petty politics
and blame game. The AGSU urged all section of societies to work for the peace and
defuse the situation rather than making provoking press releases.
Claiming that prime accused/culprit of the incident has surrendered himself before
the authorities concern and the authorities have been investigating the case, the
AGSU requested some individuals not to escalate the issue for their political gains,
rather come forward to solve the burning issues with good sagacity. AGSU further
hopes that the peace committee will bring back normalcy within the Galo community
and unearth the truth behind the incident.
Stressing on the need to fight together for justice to late Yudik and his family,
the AGSU, however, opposed the proposed agitation from Jan 23. “AGSU will not encourage
the bandh culture as it hampers a lot in developmental activities and only results
in the appalling affect on the economy of our own people of the state in general
and community in particular. Calling bandh and violence will not serve any purpose
unless we work with positivity and tactful way,” the union said. ‘Therefore we request
all the Galo based organizations especially the youths that we are the future of
our community and we should not take any decision under the emotional outburst and
political influence of some vested persons,’ the union added.
TN Memorial Football tourney organized successfully
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Pakke-Kessang Sports Club in collaboration with the family
members and well-wishers of Late Tagum Nabam has successfully organized the 3rd
Tagum Nabam Memorial Football tournament at Pakke-Kessang from Jan 13 to 16 last.
Late Tagum Nabam had served the society as ASM for three consecutive terms and also
always encouraged the youth to take keen interest in the field of culture, and games
and sports activities.
Altogether seven teams participated in the tournament. The Seramso/IAY defeated
the Govt Secondary School in the final match to won the tournament
Son Tana of Seramso/IAY, Rudra Chetry and Takia Nabam were adjudged as highest scorer,
player of the tournament and best goal keeper respectively.
Earlier, addressing the inaugural function, vice chairman of Sports Authority of
Arunachal Pradesh cum AKA president Likha Tara assured to extend all possible and
necessary supports for promotion of games and sports activities in the rural areas.
Highlighting the initiatives being taken by the state Govt for promotion of sports
activities in the state, Likha has also assured to provide Rs one lakh from SAA
for development of play ground and other sports infrastructure, informed Sports
Club in a release. The inaugural function was attended among others by Pakke-Kessang
ZPM cum APCC general secretary B C Tok.
Er Tayum Tok, EE PHED cum president, 12th Pakke Kessang Intellectual Forum attended
the closing ceremony on Jan 16. He was optimistic that sports personnel of the area
will enhance their skill and participate in the state and national level sports competition
to bring name and fame for Arunachal.
Tadung wins national (Sub-Jr.) Wushu gold
ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Tadung Dada of Arunachal Pradesh won a gold medal in the 12th Sub-Junior
National Wushu Championship 2012 held at Raj Nanda Gaon Chattisgarh from December
24 to 30.
Tadung, son of Pangmo Dada and Binita Dada is a IXth standard student of Arunodaya
Govt. Hr. Sec. School Itanagar. He defeated five strong opponents before claiming
the gold, informed All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association in a release.
While lauding the performance of the upcoming player, AAPWA President Toko Teki wished
him a very bright future.
The five-member Arunachal team was led by Coach Bimol Singh.
It is worth mentioning here that AAPWA chief coach M. Prem Kumar Singh was invited
by Wushu Association of India as Head Judge of the championship.
Meanwhile, AAPWA has selected nine players for the ensuing North East Games to be
held in Imphal, Manipur. The two days selection trial was conducted under the supervision
of O. Singh, Chief Coach of Sikkim Wushu Associaion and AAPWA president Teki. The
players will take part in Sanshou (fight).
The team: (Boys) Likha Tad (48 kg), Ajoy Terang (52 kg), Bangram Tungi (60 kg), Riya
Buru (65 kg), Manu Gora (70 kg); (Girls) Tai Yamak (45 kg), Basanti Terangpi (48
kg), Nilima Terangpi (52 kg), Anu (65 kg).
Torture remains a serious concern in numerous detention facilities across Afghanistan,
despite significant efforts by the Government and international partners to address
the problem, according to a new United Nations report released on Sunday.
The report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) states that more than
half of 635 conflict-related detainees interviewed experienced ill-treatment and
torture, particularly in 34 facilities of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and the
National Directorate of Security (NDS) between October 2011 and October 2012.
Torture took the form of abusive interrogation techniques in which Afghan officials
inflicted severe pain and suffering on detainees during interrogations aimed mainly
at obtaining a confession or information, UNAMA stated. Fourteen methods of torture
and ill-treatment were described similar to practices previously documented by the
Among other measures to improve detention practices, the Government carried out training
programmes on prevention of the ill-treatment of detainees, issued policy directives,
increased the number of inspections and reassigned personnel.
UNAMA stated that its findings reinforce the urgent and long-term need for reforms
in the judiciary, prosecution and law enforcement sectors and offers 64 recommendations
to the Government and international partners.
In addition to other measures, UNAMA recommends the creation of an independent national
preventive mechanism on torture described in the Optional Protocol to the Convention
This is in response to the letter which appeared in the reader forum column of your
daily today written by one Martin. We the central executive body of AASSATA strongly
condemn the person who wrote against the present ongoing indefinite pen down strike
launched by ATA and AASSATA, jointly pressing for our demand for one go regularization
of remaining un-regularized teachers of 2003 batch. This strike has been necessitated
owing to govt’s deaf ear to our charter of demand for almost a year from the day
of ultimatum served to the appropriate authority after persistent representation
at the highest level on several times.
As an intellectual organization of the state, we know our moral obligation and responsibilities
to discharge duty for the welfare of our students and society at large. We don’t
need to be guided, supervised, monitored, suggested and evaluated by a person who
criticized our genuine demand. We always welcome and invite positive and constructive
criticism from all the sections of the societies because constructive criticism,
encouragement, support, cooperation, mutual understanding and recognizing of each
other’s problem in society and searching for mitigation of problem to find solutions
for peace, progress and prosperity is our teachers lifelong mission throughout the
life as a nation builder while discharging man making profession in society. We appreciate
some of the organizations, well wishers, like minded intellectuals, Panchayat leaders,
Political parties Leader, community Organization and students Organization for extending
their whole hearted support to our cause through moral and media by understanding
our core problem for immediate redressal of charter of demand from the govt. We sincerely
appeal all the critics of our society and its activity not to be swayed away by their
negative understanding and propaganda who want to meet their selfish motive and benefit
by criticizing destructive ways in hope of getting reward from the people who are
in position and authority. This kind of destructive and unwanted criticism is unethical,
unacceptable, immoral, shameful and condemnable in totality because this unwise easy
earning by damaging the popularity of any society is beginning of bad trend in civilized
society. So, all section of society should condemn such menace of anti social, evil
and demons minded people. Finally, we appeal cross section of society to come forward
in extending their support and cooperation to our ongoing indefinite strike till
our demand for complete one go regularization of remaining unregularized 2003 batch
teachers are fulfilled by the state govt.
Tarak Tai Tarh
Techi Pahi Tara
SSA teachers deserves better treatment
Through your esteemed daily I would like to respond to the previous release in Readers
forum regarding SSA Teachers. All the SSA teachers presently serving are well qualified
for their post. Yes, there may be many who are now qualified in CTET (Central Teachers
Eligibility Test) or STET (State Teachers Eligibility Test) but it was not the required
criteria for recruitment or eligibility required for teachers 10 or 5 years ago or
not even at the present. Let’s not forget that many of SSA teachers are serving with
sincerity almost for decade. So let the present methods of recruitment for teachers
be implemented on present appointments. Let’s not deny the service rendered by SSA
teachers. Let them have their award not deprivation. There was a time when SSA teachers
served duty with empty stomach, empty pocket so on. Even during last Deepwali, Christmas
& New Year celebration most of the teachers had to hide their face. Since they had
no penny in their A/Cs to buy gifts for their children and enjoy with family and
friends as their salaries were not released for months, but none from the organization
or well wisher from society had a voice for that.
If the SSA teachers are claiming for regularization of their service what crime are
they committing? The students know their teachers. They should come forward in first
place to support in union. I urge every sections of society including unions & organization
to see deep in the demands of SSA teachers and loudly support in one voice to “Fullfil